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Old 11-04-2017, 05:23 PM   #551
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Here's a very bad compilation of ****ery in the last two years of my box of bolts. Bad sound quality, and various potato cameras. My first attempt to edit videos. I need more practice. But here it is. If you enjoy fire, water, and boost shenanigans , then enjoy. https://youtu.be/LueS7sQmH6Q?t=7
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:55 AM   #552
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Fun small run with t76 5.3 , best sound with headphones. Stop light convo is fun.https://youtu.be/L88i3EyiTbk
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:31 PM   #553
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https://youtu.be/qXbF4-l7S1c

Widow vs new zl1?

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Old 11-26-2017, 11:39 AM   #554
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Took some pictures in downtown houston. The Starter died in parking lot (8 years old), had to push start to get home , Yay manual transmission. Had to pull transmission bolts off and slide trans back a few inches to get to top starter bolt with a wrench , boo standard trans t56 swap!! The top bolt ended up being seized badly. I further rounded the bolt off and had to brake the aluminum starter where the bolt threads in , in order to get it off. What a fiasco. Added a new bov, data logs showed improvement in response and additional boost quicker , with gear changes. I also changed boost controller, changed boost controller plumbing, plumbed alcohol jets into intake manifold directly. Rebuilding turbo next week. Somehow developed a chip on the impeller cold side, when i bought the hx52 used it looked like it was pulled off a semi that caught fire. New cold side wheel was 30 bux, rebuild kit was 30 bux, and shaft and exhaust wheel was 138 bux. Each wheel is individually balanced, so i will throw it together and send it. Shes running like a champ. Almost 17k miles on it now since I rebuilt the engine and upgraded it . Been driving the stink out of it. I cant imagine just driving one at the track and not daily driving it. Boost is at 25psi now , it pulls to 130mph quicker, than most of my passengers would like it to. Suspension is really soft in the back now so it hooks really well. I think my springs are probably worn out shrug. Anyway , heres some pics of the turd. Some of you will especially appreciate the first one.





















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Old 04-25-2018, 05:28 PM   #555
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Sorry people, been busy, very busy. Restored a 93 firebird, upgrading supra race car, upgrading customer Syclone, and a ton of other stuff in between including t2 k. Check out my videos on you tube "Black Widow Volvo" and the same on insta.

Where to start.. First off , I have had nothing but problems with both intake manifold and exhaust manifold. They have been in competition, to see who can crack the most , and largest-it seems. I have fixed the intake manifold about 3 times myself before taking it to a pro at Autobanh several times to fix different spots. Just last week one of the mounts that holds the fuel rail on broke compeletely off and #4 injector came off the fuel rail at full boost! FUGH!! I fealt the power lay over and smelled loud e85, and hit the key. Luckily it didnt burn down and I used some zipties and wire to put the thing back together to get home (although I always carry a fire extinguisher in the car) mean while , fending off potential thieves in the ghetto, cirlcling around like buzzards, yay Houston Tx. I now see, why some people dont build intake manifolds for a living. Its really tough to get them to hold. I cracked it down the middle of the weld twice at 15psi, then once at 25psi at the weld. Then twice on the thin aluminum where it needed thicker material.

Pics out of order, got stuff to do ..Sry.











































Old turbo placement out and high up...




New turbo placement , a little lower. need new hood as location changed dramatically.













The exhaust has been ten times worse, easily-requiring welding every two to three weeks! It would crack , until it got so bad I could only get full boost bouncing off rev in 1st at around 7500 full load. Material too thin, bracing sucked, design sucked, I failed. So , after repairing it more times than I can recall, I cut copied and pasted another one myself. I bought that top of the line harbor freight Welder, the Vulcan 220, and every attatchment it has. That thing is a beast. I am no pro at all -so as per normal for me, I practice on my own car. I hear some of you sighing, but, Got to start somewhere! So far, I have completely welded up transmission brace, exhaust manifold, intercooler piping, and intake fixes. The intake fixes didnt last, but the rest is fine. Aluminum is quite testy, requires a bit of heat first, much cleaning, and on , and on. I like the spool gun, cant seem to do crap with the torch. Need more experience. LeSigh.

I had a header from something, not sure if its a bb ford or chevy, but the runners were damned near perfectly spaced. With the persuasion of a fixed bench vice , I got the runners almost perfectly spaced. I think the pictures explain the process better than words. The header is a lot shorter ,with a lot better bracing, support, and flow. The car builds boost 1500rpm quicker than other header. I can build 5.9 psi off idle bouncing off rev limit 3 times. Bouncing off it once nets 3.9psi. Before i could only get 1.5psi. Car drives completely different, kills tires , comes off the line pretty quick, even though tire spin. Check out new video "spinnin" on Yt. Car is quick. There are a few videos of me playing with supercharged ls3 , rated at 450 from factory WITHOUT BOOST(he was claiming 550hp with added charger and cooler), and a fun race with a 5.3 , 76mm pick up, for anyone that wants to foolishly doubt the motivating factor. Those videos were with old pos manifold. Every part of the power ban has been improved. The old header was almost equal length, the new is not.


Had some clutch slip going on, got real bad coming back from t2k. On second set of triple discs. Found out alot more info on Nascar triple disc clutch I foolishly ran. First off, good for only 3 races, not made for street , slip. No slip. The material on the disc is sprayed on. So I shipped The entire setup to Darby diesel or Amercian power and brake, about 3 hours north of me In Texas. They made a triple disc setup into a streetable twin disc, eliminating two floater discs and one clutch disc. Now i have a riveted twin disc street clutch setup with brass pucks. It slips, and grips when you want. Works very well. Cost me 400 and change . Great turn around, ask for mudflap 12143505611. Be prepared to talks some ****.LOL. Hes a riot!

original Nascar quarter master pro triple disc, with sts volvo flywheel, dodge nascar flywheel with machined feet.


New modified quarter master twin disc street , rated at 780ftlb.








Also, after coming back from t2k, I noticed some overspray from timing belt of oil and coolant and power steering mix. My power steering let go and started leaking at front bearing on pump, the cover that has gasket behind it for front main seal and balancer started leaking from gasket. So i pulled all of that apart and, even replaced ac compressor as it was getting weak.I also replaced the stupid ass rubber seal on top of water pump that started to seep. Such a crap design.












Thats about all the time i have pateince for typing about at the moment, stay tuned...

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Been a while. Been Busy and that's good! T56 Trans is still in one piece, Clutch has been a fantastic improvement! Slips for only a rotation or two and grips, yay brass lined twin disc. Old redblock is still strong. Valve seals are showing signs of needing replaced. Nice puff of smoke on start up when cold. 30k on bottom end thereabouts, head was very used, and I shaved the deck-and / or "sent it" so they say. Maybe 200k on head or so. So it is time to do the seals. Other than that it's the same its always been, possibly faster. I have noticed metal flake in the oil since day one. Copper type tiny bits. Still seems to be happening. Could be coppercoat, maybe not. I also noticed the balance shaft has abnormal amount of thrust play. Nice clunk back and forth. That cant be normal! I think really the issue is stock oil pump cavitates before 7500 redline. Causing oil starvation. I will have to build another , with dry sump-the next time. I do admit to dialing the boost down to 20 for most daily driving. I had a misfire that seemed to go away by dailing back to 20, from 25/26 psi. Datalog shows rpm dip and becomes wierd. Fuel is there , but spark seems to be dropping. Probably time for new set of plugs again. I Will change them in a few days. I Have replaced coil pack and ignitor. Just replaced fuel filter with a Wix one , e85 seems to eat them rather quickly, and I dont know of a better solution other than upgrading all the fuel lines and filter.The Problem seems intermittant. I have Checked datalogs, and finally found a wierd fluctuating tps. I Will see what a new one does when it arrives.

It's more than enough power at 20 psi for daily, but I plan to start actually getting results from this fun little build. I have really enjoyed driving this thing. Im now curious what it makes, and I cant wait to start breaking this thing More at the drag strip, and being sorely disappointed in the sub par performance all of the sudden. I feel like I can launch it pretty decent with street tires. But I know the drag track is a different world, and traction will become a horrible issue-launch possibly will prove pointless . I have honestly been afraid to put anything more sticky than what I have now, on the rear. But I know I will need to , in order to get any kind of positive results. I know the rear end will shatter with good traction at the track. So I will have to upgrade the last part of the car , I have done , much of nothing, to upgrade the g80. Replaced it three times so far, since I have owned the car. Ac is cold when I wait for tow truck though- sigh.

A group of buddies of mine , wanted to see a burnout, at the time it seemed fine. One offered to film it. May have Seemed innocent and fun chance to show off, idk, After reviewing several times, and showing one family member, I realized it was dumb. Anything could have gone wrong, and sent the car into a parked car or house.. or animal, or a child..No one wants that on thier conscience . ...I or someone else, could/may- have done.. a hella burnout , in a nieghborhood. If you care to see what stupid looks like .......


https://youtu.be/U2pSpBLbaKI

There it is.. I dont usually go out to spots to just do drifts or burnouts, nor do I film it. I for sure dont do this in any nieghborhood , nor should you. So I guess I should now go burn up a vacant parking lot or something more stupid, and more importantly, less dangerous to others. You know- maybe I can skip that and take it to a drag track?! I really like driving it. It has Texas tags on it now. No more Void Plates. Got a Warning from a state trooper, so it was time.
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