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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By 2manyturbos
On the later flex plates the outer reinforcement...

On the later flex plates the outer reinforcement washer is spot welded to the flex plate. The bolts are the same for both the flywheel and flex plate.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By 2manyturbos
A ratchet strap is even allowed for Autocross. I...

A ratchet strap is even allowed for Autocross. I doubt it will pass tech for a track day. Accordind to the rules here, any flexible hold down method is unacceptable.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
A head gasket is $17. What is your time to...

A head gasket is $17. What is your time to replace one worth? IOW, I would put in a new gasket. Especially since the B230 heads are seldom straight unless they have just been surfaced.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
Oil pressure has to do with resistance. IOW, no,...

Oil pressure has to do with resistance. IOW, no, you can't check for oil pressure with the head off. Not without blocking off the passages that supply the camshaft and followers with oil.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
Put on a new oil filter and try again. There may...

Put on a new oil filter and try again. There may have been something funky with that oil filter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
The oil pan has to come off in order to change...

The oil pan has to come off in order to change the oil pump. Is it not pumping any oil?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
If you are spinning the intermediate shaft...

If you are spinning the intermediate shaft clockwise facing the engine and you are turning it fast enough with an air ratchet or electric drill, oil should be coming out of the cam journal supply...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
No problem doing that. Without the washer the...

No problem doing that. Without the washer the sprockets will not be aligned and at high speed, the belt may want to wander. It also might be fine, hard to say, not worth taking a chance running it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
OP, do not reassemble the cam/sprocket without...

OP, do not reassemble the cam/sprocket without the washer. The washer is what locates the cam sprocket in the right place relative to the idler shaft and crank sprocket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,624
Posted By 2manyturbos
This stupid myth needs to die. Go to a crank...

This stupid myth needs to die. Go to a crank shaft shop sometime and check out what is used to polish a crankshaft after grinding it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By 2manyturbos
Don't use the block off plate. It is necessary...

Don't use the block off plate. It is necessary to be able to lock overdrive out. Heavily loaded with long grades the lock out comes in handy. Also, you can't completely drain an AW-71. Even if...
Forum: showroom 09-03-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By 2manyturbos
Cool stuff.

Cool stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By 2manyturbos
Modern? 4 gears instead of 10? Why not bite the...

Modern? 4 gears instead of 10? Why not bite the bullet and get a 10L80. They are available on car-part.com in the $2,000 range.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By 2manyturbos
Yes. 93-94 940 clusters work in 91-92 740/940s. ...

Yes. 93-94 940 clusters work in 91-92 740/940s. You have to modify the Instrument cluster housing slightly and install your earlier fuel gauge in the later cluster while performing a slight rewire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By 2manyturbos
What you described is the typical behavior of a...

What you described is the typical behavior of a 1991-92 7-9 speedo failure due to bad capacitors.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have a couple of ZF tie rod ends at my shop. ...

I have a couple of ZF tie rod ends at my shop. PM a reminder to check them in a couple of hours. I'm headed there shortly.

From the thread furthest in on the tire rod to the beginning of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,201
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have had zero problems with the GMB pumps on...

I have had zero problems with the GMB pumps on B23/B230 engines. I have no idea how many I have installed at this point.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2manyturbos
I had ruled that out in my mind due to his OEM...

I had ruled that out in my mind due to his OEM fork statement. The aftermarket forks are junk. Not only do they bend, the geometry is wrong before it is ever installed. Thanks for the update.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Posted By 2manyturbos
14-17 lb*ft. At 25 you will snap them off.

14-17 lb*ft. At 25 you will snap them off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Posted By 2manyturbos
There is no comparison. WD-40 is almost useless...

There is no comparison. WD-40 is almost useless as a penetrating oil. Don't attempt this job without using PB Blaster or some other known, good penetrating oil. One broken stud and you will turn a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By 2manyturbos
Nothing you did caused the seal to leak. The...

Nothing you did caused the seal to leak. The seal is at least 36 years old by now. The good news is they are easy to replace.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By 2manyturbos
More than once I have had one of the springs that...

More than once I have had one of the springs that load the odometer reset lever fly off and get stuck where it keeps the speedometer needle from making its full sweep. The last time was a 93 240 2...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have resorted to dropping the gas tank to do...

I have resorted to dropping the gas tank to do this job more than once. Back east with rusty cars, it is not a good idea. It would likely snowball into extracting broken off fasteners.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By 2manyturbos
Which clutch cable are you running, metal sheath...

Which clutch cable are you running, metal sheath or the crappy plastic modern version?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By 2manyturbos
I don't think so. If the valves are adjusted to...

I don't think so. If the valves are adjusted to spec the engine is quiet anyway, IMO. I like the sound of mechanical cams.
Forum: showroom 08-16-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,635
Posted By 2manyturbos
That would be referred to as a Death Run vs. Hill...

That would be referred to as a Death Run vs. Hill Climb.

This year's Maryhill Hill Climb is coming up soon. 9/17/22. WMC hosting. An no, I don't run Hill Climbs. Not until I have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By 2manyturbos
The body shape is identical in that area. The...

The body shape is identical in that area. The 960 windshield should fit the 760. A decent glass shop should be able to answer your question.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By 2manyturbos
Possibly. Did you check whether the pump is...

Possibly. Did you check whether the pump is wired correctly? If not, just pull one of the leads running to the main pump, remove the fuel line from the rail and cycle the key a few times or crank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By 2manyturbos
30mm. The 240 1031 has a 27mm nut.

30mm. The 240 1031 has a 27mm nut.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By 2manyturbos
You probably either have the linkage that goes...

You probably either have the linkage that goes from the shifter to the transmission rusted so bad it’s ready to disintegrate or, the two bolts that hold the shifter lever pivot point to the bottom of...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By 2manyturbos
This. Greg Ervin's 740 was running stock valves...

This. Greg Ervin's 740 was running stock valves and springs with the ports slightly cleaned up. It pulled hard all the way to 6,500 RPM. Maybe, higher. I was always too busy driving to pay...
Forum: showroom 08-10-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By 2manyturbos
Yes, those are the wheels I was referring to.

Yes, those are the wheels I was referring to.
Forum: showroom 08-09-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By 2manyturbos
Yes, there is a company making new steel wheels...

Yes, there is a company making new steel wheels in larger sizes that are the correct offset for RWD Volvos. I can not remember their name at the moment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By 2manyturbos
I hope it continues to hold. If it is a very...

I hope it continues to hold. If it is a very light cloth, it will probably continue to hold in place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have used it before as well. The headliners...

I have used it before as well. The headliners came loose within a year or so. I hate to rain on your parade. All the upholstery shops I've had do work for me use the general trim adhesive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By 2manyturbos
Get the 3M general trim adhesive for carpets etc....

Get the 3M general trim adhesive for carpets etc. It sprays as well as their headliner adhesive, yet, is much better at hold materials in place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,742
Posted By 2manyturbos
The compressors are completely different, 940...

The compressors are completely different, 940 versus 960. I doubt there’s anything you could use from a 940 compressor to make that 960 compressor work again. And yes, the reading you are getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,742
Posted By 2manyturbos
Exactly. Compressor connector to compressor case.

Exactly. Compressor connector to compressor case.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,085
Posted By 2manyturbos
The pump/sending unit sits inside the basket. ...

The pump/sending unit sits inside the basket. That is what is tricky. Trying to get it oriented to end up in the basket without knocking the assembly apart because it is catching on the edge of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,531
Posted By 2manyturbos
Trust your measurements. You need the carrier...

Trust your measurements. You need the carrier bearing and donut for a 2” shaft.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,125
Posted By 2manyturbos
Simon is/was also running a Getrag, IIRC. That...

Simon is/was also running a Getrag, IIRC. That would kill your $2,000 budget just putting together a trans, driveshaft, clutch, flywheel, PP, disc so you can run a manual trans. All you need is a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By 2manyturbos
740/940 windshields are the same. When you are...

740/940 windshields are the same. When you are saying 90 series, if you mean an S,V90, no, the glass is longer top to bottom. You shouldn't have any problem finding a 740 windshield new.

You can...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,125
Posted By 2manyturbos
Greg's 740 ran a 12.603 second quarter at 104 mph...

Greg's 740 ran a 12.603 second quarter at 104 mph with a 1.6 second 60 foot time on a stock AW-71. It will do that repeatedly and still hill climb and Autocross with the best of them. You should be...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-28-2022, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By 2manyturbos
^^ And split the muffler casings open in the...

^^

And split the muffler casings open in the process.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By 2manyturbos
^^ And camshaft.

^^

And camshaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By 2manyturbos
^^ That makes sense. Most of the B230FTs...

^^

That makes sense. Most of the B230FTs I’ve tested had 130-135 psi readings on all 4. The NA B230s were consistently at 150 psi. I have no idea how accurate my 2 different gages are.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By 2manyturbos
I have never seen a definitive published value...

I have never seen a definitive published value for compression values on a new engine. There are minimum values in the Bentley manual and other sources. I would not be the slightest bit concerned...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-27-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By 2manyturbos
To me, that's just the current equivalent of the...

To me, that's just the current equivalent of the fart can exhaust. "Look at me, I have a slow car, but, I'm imagining and trying to project that it's fast".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By 2manyturbos
:rofl: I have a 240 customer that does the same...

:rofl: I have a 240 customer that does the same thing about once every two years. Buys gas, goes through the car wash and remembers about the antenna immediately upon exiting the wash. The last...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By 2manyturbos
They are chokes. The idea behind them is to keep...

They are chokes. The idea behind them is to keep the pump from interfering with the radio. Later sending units don't have them. You can eliminate them without issue.
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