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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ By the time a lobe is flat enough to...

/\ /\ /\ By the time a lobe is flat enough to cause a noticeable running issue, it's really easy to spot by eye. Just run the motor around and watch the valves go up and down, look for one that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 99
Posted By JohnMc
Recorded sound is always bad for diagnosing...

Recorded sound is always bad for diagnosing noises like that. But it doesn't really quite sound like rod knock to me. The one time I had a spun rod bearing on my PV's B20 is sounded a bit deeper...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 424,931
Posted By JohnMc
About double what I paid for my 1-pc not all that...

About double what I paid for my 1-pc not all that long ago, which makes sense. It's not like a couple of feet of steel ubing cost much, it's all the parts and fittings and labor. And a 2-pc has...
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 424,931
Posted By JohnMc
I've been considering going back to 2-pc on mine,...

I've been considering going back to 2-pc on mine, when I get the Ford 8.8 in it. I haven't had any rubbing issues with mine so far, but I get some vibrations at triple digit speeds that don't make...
Forum: events Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,466
Posted By JohnMc
All information seems to support the notion that...

All information seems to support the notion that the delta variant is covered by the current vaccines, so the risk at this point is mainly falling on the unvaccinated (and unvaccinated members of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By JohnMc
There were what, 3 different flange sizes? With...

There were what, 3 different flange sizes? With only a casual pattern to which ones were used on what cars.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By JohnMc
EDIT: And I checked on my phone and see you...

EDIT: And I checked on my phone and see you posted pics (my work blocks most pic hosting sites) - that's not a Volvo part number, it's too short and in the wrong spot. The part numbers are on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By JohnMc
I was under the impression that 'only' R-Sport...

I was under the impression that 'only' R-Sport heads had the stamping, but I could certainly be wrong, that's just the only head I've seen that was stamped.

But I gather that hiperfauto (who knows...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By JohnMc
Agreed, that's normal.

Agreed, that's normal.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,476
Posted By JohnMc
Back in the 80's when there was a bit of a fuel...

Back in the 80's when there was a bit of a fuel price spike, we used to run my Dad's diesel Land Rover on used fryer oil. All he did was to filter it fairly well and just pour it straight into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By JohnMc
I probably should have mentioned - Corvette...

I probably should have mentioned - Corvette accessories don't mech well with car accessories, int he same way car accessories don't mesh well with truck accessories.

They do, however (with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By JohnMc
Are you putting a turbo in there as well? ...

Are you putting a turbo in there as well? Corvette accessories put the compressor down low on the passenger side, underneath the exhaust manifold.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By JohnMc
That would be the rarest type of un-drilled...

That would be the rarest type of un-drilled injector heads. If it was an R-Sport head, it would have a stamped part number on the top side, along the side the intake manifold sits. I don't think any...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to comment on the undrilled injector...

I was going to comment on the undrilled injector pads. Being in WA it could have been a later model carbed car, or a boat head, or an R-Sport head, or even a later production parts-counter...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By JohnMc
Coffee's for closers! (I think it's restricted to...

Coffee's for closers! (I think it's restricted to donating posters: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356726 )

Other than that, load them to a hosting site like Imgur (free account)...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,113
Posted By JohnMc
Post up some pics of the disc brakes. It is...

Post up some pics of the disc brakes. It is pretty easy to bolt discs onto a PV front suspension, but it's possible it's already sitting on some other frame.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,476
Posted By JohnMc
www.d24t.com

www.d24t.com
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,657
Posted By JohnMc
On the plus side, if you do have some issues...

On the plus side, if you do have some issues along the way, you'll probably have to pull the motor apart and replace things, but there's a far better chance that it won't completely self destruct and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
Lol, uber derp on my part. I read the top part...

Lol, uber derp on my part. I read the top part where it says 'Salvaged Tesla Model S 85kW lithium battery module'.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
Ran across this link on another board, and...

Ran across this link on another board, and thought it was a pretty cheap price for an 85 kW battery pack:
http://store.evtv.me/proddetail.php?prod=TeslaBattModule

$1295. Apparently there's not a...
Forum: events 06-29-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,466
Posted By JohnMc
The lodge has 3 showers. Or were you talking...

The lodge has 3 showers.

Or were you talking about rain? Heh.
Forum: events 06-28-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,466
Posted By JohnMc
It's been pretty nice cool fall weather every...

It's been pretty nice cool fall weather every time I've been.
Forum: events 06-28-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,466
Posted By JohnMc
There's a pretty big lawn area around the main...

There's a pretty big lawn area around the main house. Room for lots of tents.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
Artisanal small batch hand-drawn copper-beryllium...

Artisanal small batch hand-drawn copper-beryllium wires.
Forum: showroom 06-24-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By JohnMc
140's, for whatever reason, have FWD-like...

140's, for whatever reason, have FWD-like offsets. Same situation as later model FWD offset wheels - just use some adapters/spacers.
Forum: website & board 06-23-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By JohnMc
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By JohnMc
Pull the plug off and jumper between the wires. ...

Pull the plug off and jumper between the wires. When the pressure is high enough, the switch completes the circuit.

Only do it briefly as a diagnostic, if the pressure really is too low it will...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
Here's the company that makes that motor:...

Here's the company that makes that motor: https://www.phi-power.com/en/home/
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,113
Posted By JohnMc
Post up a few pics? Curious to see how bad it...

Post up a few pics? Curious to see how bad it is.

How hard is it to remove? Dunno, grab an ingle grinder and have at it.

I've never chopped a firewall out of a Duett, much less a PV, closest...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
You could probably save some effort cutting and...

You could probably save some effort cutting and pasting and just post a link: https://www.homemade-circuits.com/high-wattage-brushless-motor-controller/
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
19 edits now.

19 edits now.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
17 edits so far on that post. He did 35 on one...

17 edits so far on that post. He did 35 on one of his earlier posts.

Must be a weird phone world thing to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By JohnMc
I got a lower mile one from a junkyard since...

I got a lower mile one from a junkyard since then, but just haven't bothered to stick it in. With the turbo LS spinning the wheels, a better working G80 would probably just start breaking things. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
I'm really surprised that HKK hasn't made his own...

I'm really surprised that HKK hasn't made his own EV project.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By JohnMc
It's not that hard to ge4t it to engage. Jack up...

It's not that hard to ge4t it to engage. Jack up one wheel, leave it in gear (or park if it's an auto), and spin the wheel by hand. Get it going fairly well, not scary fast or anything, and if it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,129
Posted By JohnMc
G80 diffs act like open diffs until you spin them...

G80 diffs act like open diffs until you spin them fast enough. I think it needs about 100 rpm difference between the sides to engage.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By JohnMc
I did that on my PV's transmission. Filed the...

I did that on my PV's transmission. Filed the notch straight again, and made thin 'shims' like that which wrapped around the shifter pins. It's been great for a very long time.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,113
Posted By JohnMc
I don't think you're going to find repop parts...

I don't think you're going to find repop parts like that for Duetts. They're just pretty damn rare. Unless you get a 'parts Duett', and they're rare enough that it might not make sense to chop one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,113
Posted By JohnMc
Oh yeah, and Joe Lazenby: ...

Oh yeah, and Joe Lazenby: https://www.susquehannaspares.com/
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,113
Posted By JohnMc
Active and helpful posters here run this place: ...

Active and helpful posters here run this place: http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/index.php

Other classic Volvo parts sources (many of them probably pulling from the same sources)...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,066
Posted By JohnMc
And I'm not really very well versed in LS's, but...

And I'm not really very well versed in LS's, but my general impression is that even the smaller displacement motors wake up very nicely and make decent HP with a simple cam-n-valve-springs swap, just...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 47,424
Posted By JohnMc
Probably wouldn't be a huge amount of money. ALH...

Probably wouldn't be a huge amount of money. ALH motor, Toyota pickup trans, adapter.

No help on the free time and parking space issue though, lol.

I've occasionally pondered a TDI swap into...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,066
Posted By JohnMc
There's a spread in what you can pay for an 'LS',...

There's a spread in what you can pay for an 'LS', for sure, but yeah, at this point in time a 'low end' less desirable LS motor will just be sitting out in the yard. Iron block lower displacement...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,467
Posted By JohnMc
I've been pondering a way to fit an compressor in...

I've been pondering a way to fit an compressor in my car. It would have been easier with an LSA supercharger sitting in the valley instead of a turbo and crossover piping hanging around the front of...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,467
Posted By JohnMc
Ineligible due to lack of A/C. But it's a turbo...

Ineligible due to lack of A/C. But it's a turbo LS with a 6 speed manual.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 109,336
Posted By JohnMc
Someone's probably been there with a Valp before.

Someone's probably been there with a Valp before.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,425
Posted By JohnMc
Looking sharp!

Looking sharp!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By JohnMc
I do, but it's the wrong kind of whiteblock (alu...

I do, but it's the wrong kind of whiteblock (alu LS).

It's not bad beind the LS, but I scooted that forward about 1.25 inches, helped with bellhousing clearance, turbo piping placement. SO no...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,066
Posted By JohnMc
FWIW I linked the wrong part in. I had that...

FWIW I linked the wrong part in. I had that bookmarked, but I thought I'd look up where I got mine from when I bought it, and it was the 12" version, not the 18 I linked. I bought mine direct from...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,066
Posted By JohnMc
I guess this isn't really an STS thread anyhow. ...

I guess this isn't really an STS thread anyhow. Here's the steering shaft I used: https://www.butchsspeedshop.com/product_p/119-112.htm

I forget where I got it from specifically, but with that...
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