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Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By JohnMc
Talking original period road tests, with stock...

Talking original period road tests, with stock cars (well, I think manufacturers were sometimes known to subtly spice up press cars BITD?):

'57 444 B16, curb weight 2160 lbs, B16, 88 hp, 90 lb-ft,...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,222
Posted By JohnMc
I just got some cheap eBay fuel rails, didn't...

I just got some cheap eBay fuel rails, didn't worry about the car rail not fitting with the truck coils on mine.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By JohnMc
Holley mid mount already has upward pointing...

Holley mid mount already has upward pointing fittings, just swap the plugs and the hose barbs around. But then it costs $2300.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By JohnMc
Biggest PITA I had with water pumps was a...

Biggest PITA I had with water pumps was a fruitless search trying to find one that didn't point the heater hoses RIGHT at the hotside of the turbo. Ended up removing the stock fittings,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By JohnMc
Here's what I used on my Gen4 (ish?) LH8 5.3,...

Here's what I used on my Gen4 (ish?) LH8 5.3, since I needed everything up front (even the lower pulley had a chunk missing) I just bought a complete LS3 Corvette accessory kit:...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By JohnMc
I think that thread was a bit more useful (at...

I think that thread was a bit more useful (at least on the early pages) before gross polluter got pissed of at something and edited all his posts to a '.'
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By JohnMc
I don't know if there's an answer in that 8 page...

I don't know if there's an answer in that 8 page thread. I just saw a pic of what position the high res shutter wheel should be in at #1 TDC, and then fussed with it until that happened.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnMc
It was way worse with the PV/122 cars and their...

It was way worse with the PV/122 cars and their rubber floor mats instead of carpet. Water would get under them, and stay there. Carpets will at least dry out sooner or later.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By JohnMc
I had my JohnV billet flywheel and Spec clutch...

I had my JohnV billet flywheel and Spec clutch balanced together, and IIRC that was only off a gram or two. Probably wouldn't have relaly been noticeable without balancing it.

22 grams and you're...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, that all welded front nose/fender...

Yeah, that all welded front nose/fender construction makes repairs pretty difficult.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By JohnMc
Well, sounds like the manufacturer was asleep at...

Well, sounds like the manufacturer was asleep at the wheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
I think from what it looks like that it was...

I think from what it looks like that it was originally a B16 car, and it's had the B18 engine swapped in? Based on the B16 front suspension crossmember, and the stamped model and chassis number on...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By JohnMc
So I'd suspect some sort of communication issue,...

So I'd suspect some sort of communication issue, or a testing issue.

But to agree with Harlard's first response, all three items (ccrank, flywheel, pressure plate) should be separately balanced,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By JohnMc
22 ounces sounds like a HUGE AMOUNT. I can't...

22 ounces sounds like a HUGE AMOUNT. I can't even imagine how it could be that far off even on the most casually manufactured parts.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
I think most (probably all, but you never know)...

I think most (probably all, but you never know) of the B16 engined cars had 4.56 rear ends, the B18 engine came with the 4.10.

If the steering box is leaking, but is otherwise tight, one thing you...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
I have my drivetrain scooted forward 1 1/4...

I have my drivetrain scooted forward 1 1/4 inches, just to make room for the back end of the CD009 trans. I needed that clearance in front, even with the radiator against the rad support and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnMc
I've owned a green '72 and a mustard yellow '71...

I've owned a green '72 and a mustard yellow '71 before. Both of them ended up getting totaled. Some guy ran a stop sign and bent the '72 into an L shape. And I was sitting at a light and someone...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
The original Volvo cruise control still works on...

The original Volvo cruise control still works on mine. It's a vacuum actuator that works directly on the gas pedal itself, so all I did was get a Lokar cable kit and ran that to the pedal.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
After a quick google, an LR4 should have...

After a quick google, an LR4 should have cathedral ports, if you want a lower car intake, you'll want to find an LS1/LS2/LS6 intake.

In terms of the stock intakes, the LS6 intakes flows better...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
Mine was a truck motor too, an alu 5.3 LH8 from a...

Mine was a truck motor too, an alu 5.3 LH8 from a Hummer Alpha. LS parts all swap back and forth pretty extensively, I think (talking Gen 3 and 4) the only thing you have to look for are the older...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnMc
Must have been a later A/C retrofit - it's a...

Must have been a later A/C retrofit - it's a rotary compressor and a generic inside unit.

If it doesn't have a bunch of hidden rust (1800's are good at hiding it) or bondo an inch thick somewhere,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
My somewhat messy engine bay: ...

My somewhat messy engine bay:
https://i.imgur.com/a5omU4gh.jpg

Up from the water pump, under the strut bar, then the bypass valve (just left of the brake booster). On through that (when the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By JohnMc
I think it's supposed to hold stuff in place via...

I think it's supposed to hold stuff in place via the clamping force pulling all the layers of metal together. Not through simple sheer strength of the bolt being in the hole. So perhaps if the bolt...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
And since we're talking about the heater circuit,...

And since we're talking about the heater circuit, you need some sort of bypass valve on it. Coolant always needs to be flowing through that loop, even if you have the heat shut off in the cabin. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
It's not like the turbo coolant lines on a turbo...

It's not like the turbo coolant lines on a turbo car. The expansion tank doesn't really have coolant actively going through it. Just a sort of passive repository for the coolant to go in and out as...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
And really, it's not all that active a part of...

And really, it's not all that active a part of the cooling system, it's just a place for the coolant to expand into, and contract out of.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By JohnMc
On mine I put the smaller top line to a fitting...

On mine I put the smaller top line to a fitting on the radiator neck. And the larger bottom line I put on a short hose to a T in the heater loop, so bubbles would tend to go up into the reservoir.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By JohnMc
Hah, beaten to the punch on that front!

Hah, beaten to the punch on that front!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By JohnMc
I did verify via www.gcp.se that the 740 and the...

I did verify via www.gcp.se that the 740 and the 240 have the same part number for the ABS ECU (3523142-2), as well as the hydraulic valve unit (6819092-5).

You're probably down to the brackets...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By JohnMc
Not that this is a definitive authority, but...

Not that this is a definitive authority, but here's an eBay auction for an ABS ECU that agrees with my strong hunch that they're all the same:...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
Which would mean that it was swapped from 6V to...

Which would mean that it was swapped from 6V to 12V at some point. But really, the car's electrical is so simple that most of it really doesn't care.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
That's def a B16 nose, and a reworked B16...

That's def a B16 nose, and a reworked B16 radiator.

And FWIW I didn't know they were stamped there. I went and looked at mine, under the wiring and well, there they were. The type as well as the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
So where are the stamped numbers on the body you...

So where are the stamped numbers on the body you saw? And what paperwork did you get with the car? And what number does that paperwork have on it?

What I'm calling the crossmember is the bolted...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,245
Posted By JohnMc
You might have missed post #54 up there /\ /\ /\ ...

You might have missed post #54 up there /\ /\ /\

https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/memecreator-cdn/media/__processed__/4db/template-distracted-boyfriend-0c6db91aec9c.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,245
Posted By JohnMc
I'm about 99% sure that's not the case? Extra...

I'm about 99% sure that's not the case? Extra wheelbase between the rear of the fender and the wheels on the 164, the 140/240/260 is all (very close) to being the same. And even the '75 164 fenders...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,245
Posted By JohnMc
The 1800E has made its first kill.

The 1800E has made its first kill.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
And the B16 radiator doesn't seem to have any...

And the B16 radiator doesn't seem to have any issues keeping the pepped up (165 - 170 hp?) 2.1L B20 I have in my PV. Well, it used to overheat when sitting still and idling, but that's a lack of...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
Here's a pic showing where the two numbers are on...

Here's a pic showing where the two numbers are on a 60's PV:
https://www.californiaclassix.com/Bernard/62_Volvo-VIN.jpg

The silver/black plaque is on the left, and the painted-over body number is...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
And fwiw the body number is stamped onto an...

And fwiw the body number is stamped onto an aluminum plate that is painted with the body. It's attached to the bit of subframing that runs up the passenger side of the firewall. It's not stamped into...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
I thought of a way to check which year the car is...

I thought of a way to check which year the car is (although, possibly affected by crash repairs). But on of the things that changed between 1961/B16 PV's and 1962 B18 PV's is the steering idler arm....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,062
Posted By JohnMc
That does not seem right. When they were...

That does not seem right.

When they were making the PV's, there were two separate facilities involved. One was the body shop, which made the steel bodies, and then they were shipped over to...
Forum: showroom 11-04-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 297,817
Posted By JohnMc
Save the tape! Lol, I use #11 for the ease...

Save the tape!

Lol, I use #11 for the ease of applying the tape.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By JohnMc
Jared was having the engine/manifold lean over in...

Jared was having the engine/manifold lean over in corners and sort of mildly bind up the steering shaft. Which is not a good sensation, I'd imagine.

I did have fun fitting a decently sized...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By JohnMc
Also, if it turns into a protracted struggle to...

Also, if it turns into a protracted struggle to get the gear in the 100% correct position, you can always punt and just deal with the position its in. The dist has a pretty wide range of adjustment,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By JohnMc
The 'nines' method? What I do is basically the...

The 'nines' method? What I do is basically the same thing (might be what the Haynes manual says). Rotate the engine until a valve is open, and then set the 'mirror' valve - the one on the opposite...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, you'd probably want to avoid having it hit...

Yeah, you'd probably want to avoid having it hit the shaft. :)

My manifolds go forward for turbo purposes, so I never had to try to fit an exhaust in on the steering side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By JohnMc
It's certainly a very annoying thing to replace...

It's certainly a very annoying thing to replace and get timed up 'correctly'. Here's a pic that shows what it should be looking like at #1 TDC (valves shut on #1):...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By JohnMc
Are you using a solid steering shaft, or still...

Are you using a solid steering shaft, or still the rubber-isolated stock shaft?
Forum: showroom 10-27-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 297,817
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I think my car has a few mods that stick it...

Yeah, I think my car has a few mods that stick it in XSB, but by and large, it really is more of a STU car. Put stock injectors and ECU back on and I guess I'd be there, I guess re-gearing the diff...
Forum: showroom 10-27-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 297,817
Posted By JohnMc
I got an email from the Solo Chair regarding my...

I got an email from the Solo Chair regarding my car classification. "It was brought to my attention...". Yeah, I think I picked 'E street' without thinking much initially, looked it up, MSM goes in...
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