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Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By mikep
White Horse? MALORT??

White Horse? MALORT??
Forum: events 08-07-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
September virtual meet from the range. “WHAT??”

September virtual meet from the range. “WHAT??”
Forum: events 08-07-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
I was going to get back in there after my shower...

I was going to get back in there after my shower but it was 11:30. I woke up with a mohawk.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mikep
I use the ultra rtv, but on freeze plugs and cam...

I use the ultra rtv, but on freeze plugs and cam hole plugs i use the old school permatex (#2)
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By mikep
That’s cool.

That’s cool.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By mikep
If it’s hanging off the end of your cam hole,...

If it’s hanging off the end of your cam hole, isn’t it technically cam smeg?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By mikep
The IPD springs i tested were from a 244 i...

The IPD springs i tested were from a 244 i dragged out of the weeds on a farm. It had IPD sways and Bilsteins.
I have not seen a set of wagon rears, my guess is they are very similar.
Forum: events 08-04-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,439
Posted By mikep
Same. I was going to offer to go gonzo and drop...

Same. I was going to offer to go gonzo and drop him off the wrong way before heading back to delaware. We need an itinerary.
Forum: events 08-04-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
No input so far, so it might be quiet.

No input so far, so it might be quiet.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By mikep
Do some measuring, report back. ...

Do some measuring, report back.
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5747681&postcount=7
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,362
Posted By mikep
First part: If you remove a caliper, hose, etc...

First part:
If you remove a caliper, hose, etc and don’t want the master cylinder to empty, put something on the brake pedal. If you push it to the floor, fluid will initially squirt out but then...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By mikep
Ok, since you asked to keep it short and you...

Ok, since you asked to keep it short and you already have a fan mounted:

Can a switch alone work?
Yes, if it has a high enough amp rating. A tip: switches rated for 20 amps and above will feel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By mikep
Thanks for adding that. My dad ran leftover race...

Thanks for adding that. My dad ran leftover race pistons in a 510 with a stock cam on the street. Knocked like crazy. I never had the nerve to check compression for fear of hurting my gauge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By mikep
Compression numbers vary by compression ratio and...

Compression numbers vary by compression ratio and volume.
Those numbers are good for 8.5-9:1.
Forum: events 07-27-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
Nah, it’s all good.

Nah, it’s all good.
Forum: events 07-27-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
What was turnout like last time? Low? It IS the...

What was turnout like last time? Low? It IS the beach/pool season in the north, but the aussies might be looking for a chat.
Forum: events 07-26-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
Edited the title. No idea if i can make this one....

Edited the title. No idea if i can make this one. I will be on the road, then friday i have to try to be so tired that i fall asleep during an EEG. So we’ll see.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By mikep
I edited out that thumbs down icon. My fat thumbs...

I edited out that thumbs down icon. My fat thumbs did that i guess.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By mikep
My favorite machine shop in Salisbury MD had a...

My favorite machine shop in Salisbury MD had a ford 2.3 plate they used on volvos. I can check to see if they still do.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
What is the post-inspection routine like? Any...

What is the post-inspection routine like? Any tear-down? As long as you leave the port diameters alone at the gasket, and focus on the sharp bits in the exhaust short turn, nobody is going to flag...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
Your question had been answered, but you didn't...

Your question had been answered, but you didn't like the answer you got.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
Well, it's good to see that I sound like an idiot...

Well, it's good to see that I sound like an idiot but I'm not one.
And you complain that everyone else must be the change you see in turbobricks.
Party on.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
Also, the reason for less intake duration is to...

Also, the reason for less intake duration is to close that valve a little earlier and get some low-speed squeeze started earlier. Towing grinds are split a lot of the time.

Possible reason for...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
If I remember correctly, the vx is a V cam with...

If I remember correctly, the vx is a V cam with its nuts cut off on the exhaust side. Since the exhaust ports and shrouding are so bad on the 8 valve Volvos, you would want, if anything, MORE lift...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
I assumed correctly. If you owned a dyno you...

I assumed correctly. If you owned a dyno you would have bragged about it already.
And mine was a light-hearted comment, i don’t often feel the need to check/correct/“pwn” someone.
Project silly...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
Kenny, thanks for explaining all that. My brother...

Kenny, thanks for explaining all that. My brother and girlfriend are here, so i’m not online much.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,798
Posted By mikep
Because you don’t own a chassis dyno. Kenny does.

Because you don’t own a chassis dyno. Kenny does.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By mikep
We used to joke about the Volvospeed formula:...

We used to joke about the Volvospeed formula: pegz, tintz, hidz. HID bulbs in stock housings really suck, BTW.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By mikep
How about Camaro 17x9s with 25mm adapters in...

How about Camaro 17x9s with 25mm adapters in front and 40mm in rear?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,055
Posted By mikep
Marvel mystery oil is trash. Do not use it in an...

Marvel mystery oil is trash. Do not use it in an engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By mikep
To clarify, regular valves have a thinner head,...

To clarify, regular valves have a thinner head, concave in the combustion chamber face. The sodium valves are chunkier, having a flat face with a dimple in the center of the face.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 225,032
Posted By mikep
Neither. The rate stays the same but they can sag...

Neither. The rate stays the same but they can sag (sag, droop, “take a set”).
The torsional modulus of steel is pretty consistent across the alloys and hardness range. Too soft and it sags. Too hard...
Forum: events 07-03-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,439
Posted By mikep
“full send”

“full send”
Forum: events 07-03-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
Stacey decided to invite people over without...

Stacey decided to invite people over without telling me. I told her I didn’t want a party, but it’s ok. Just 3 people besides my son and grandkids showed up, and they were close friends. But by the...
Forum: events 06-26-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,439
Posted By mikep
Or I could tow him home..

Or I could tow him home..
Forum: showroom 06-26-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 266,808
Posted By mikep
Early pics (2004-2010) of volvo mods, non-volvos,...

Early pics (2004-2010) of volvo mods, non-volvos, build-up and death of Wolly the 245, cobbling/painting Rob Prince's drift 242, and the time a vandal burned most of my volvos....
Forum: showroom 06-26-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 266,808
Posted By mikep
Quoting TFT (wherever he is now) to note the...

Quoting TFT (wherever he is now) to note the intent of the thread, and the link to the pics thread. I will move posted pics to that thread, and if I have time today, will delete dead links, etc.
Forum: events 06-26-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,439
Posted By mikep
Or you could drive the 740 and avoid hooning..

Or you could drive the 740 and avoid hooning..
Forum: events 06-26-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
I edited the title and sent Kenny a message. I...

I edited the title and sent Kenny a message. I will be on the road so I prefer if he started it, but if he's busy I'll do something.
I'll be in Mooresville, so maybe we can do some sort of race car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By mikep
Moisture barrier for floors is usually “6 mil”...

Moisture barrier for floors is usually “6 mil” (.006”) and available in small rolls cheap.
12 mil is more rare, then it jumps to the 20 mil, usually only found in huge rolls.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By mikep
From what i remember, all the 8v aluminum volvo...

From what i remember, all the 8v aluminum volvo heads share the same exhaust ports.
The early and late style improved intake ports are close the identical from pics i have seen, but i only remember...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By mikep
All of that. I worry more about the top of...

All of that.

I worry more about the top of exhaust, and both of the inside radii. And all heinous sharp spots and boogers.

The chamber work all depends on the application.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By mikep
It hurts my fingers and my soul every time i port...

It hurts my fingers and my soul every time i port one. It’s why i wish i hadn’t “traded” (give away) my two 16 valve heads.



I was just thinking about doing that.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By mikep
I ****ing love you guys. serially.

I ****ing love you guys. serially.
Forum: events 06-09-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 312,924
Posted By mikep
Since July 2nd is my 60th birthday, Maybe.

Since July 2nd is my 60th birthday, Maybe.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By mikep
Time to break out the torch and hammer.

Time to break out the torch and hammer.
Forum: events 06-06-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,439
Posted By mikep
My friend Randy in texas reimbursed me for parts...

My friend Randy in texas reimbursed me for parts I put on his CTS-V (6-speed LS), and in paypal he put "car parts". I got flagged for selling parts. Cancelled the transfer, told him to just send a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,008
Posted By mikep
If there is still old fluid in the calipers,...

If there is still old fluid in the calipers, start there. Ducting can?t hurt.
As for the pads, i have no experience with ebc.
Forum: events 06-02-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,439
Posted By mikep
I sent ONE HUNNNERT greenbacks, because you never...

I sent ONE HUNNNERT greenbacks, because you never know how long you might stay.

Aspire to go big, so that others may also go big while ye bask in each others auras and ****. This is the gospel...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By mikep
You live in Charlotte? I?ll make you a deal on a...

You live in Charlotte? I?ll make you a deal on a squirterizable package. Want a nice rebuilt head too? I?m working on 2 of those. Intake, the whole shebang.
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