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Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
At least, not in small order quantities through...

At least, not in small order quantities through the conventional. I imagine it'd be worth it with larger batches, thus larger savings.

Putting a plug in the idea, as it stands, for now. Might find...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
There's also a cast dished version with an 8cc...

There's also a cast dished version with an 8cc dish. That's just the stock 96mm bore pistons, though. Forged pistons with notches exist, as well as those for larger bores.

To be honest, when I...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2021, 12:21 PM
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Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
Good point. If this works out as well as I expect...

Good point. If this works out as well as I expect it to, y'all will be the first to know.



1.01 inches at the pin, or at least that's the LS rod specs. Point is, it's wide up there at the pin....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
400 bucks before shipping, to just take a reamer...

400 bucks before shipping, to just take a reamer to it and cause potential problems. That's literally what I was describing in my post. Was also referring to them in a different way, elsewhere in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
52mm, not 58. The thing is that looking at...

52mm, not 58.

The thing is that looking at their offerings, the rods will be at least 200 dollars. What did you buy your rods for?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
I didn't, thank you. I'm unsure if they'll offer...

I didn't, thank you. I'm unsure if they'll offer the 158mm rods for the redblock, but we'll see.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
Very true, but my concern is that the cost to...

Very true, but my concern is that the cost to make this attempt to try this is a minimum of 400 dollars before shipping. If everything goes wrong, it'll not be good. Chinese rods from the source are...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
With the 158mm rod? 0.00277165354 inches further...

With the 158mm rod? 0.00277165354 inches further down than stock, assuming you use a 1.324in compression height. A 1.327 inch compression height would be ideal to keep the stock compression height...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
I 100% agree, that's why I'm frustrated that the...

I 100% agree, that's why I'm frustrated that the cost of 158mm rods is too high to allow experimentation with modification, and why the buy- in cost for experimentation is just to cover what I spend...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
The LS engines start at 96mm bore, same as the...

The LS engines start at 96mm bore, same as the B230. This is for the 4.8 and 5.3L engines. They are also available in 99mm, 99.6mm, 101.6mm, 103.25mm, 104.8mm, and 106.3mm, however the redblock bore...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Smorgesborg
A feeler thread for a potential mod

In short:
Alibaba 158mm H beams with 24mm wrist pin bushings, with crank steering (either 29.5mm wide or 29.75mm, TBD), and 4.8L/5.3L LS pistons.
How:
A bulk order of custom connecting rods from a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Smorgesborg
https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar/volvo-158-23-...

https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar/volvo-158-23-52-mm-b230-b234-2.html
https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar/158-21-52mm-b230-b234-special.html

Both are 158mm rods, both are wide at the bottom,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Smorgesborg
2 and 3: What's the difference between having it...

2 and 3: What's the difference between having it be 29.75 and 29.5? If I wanted to make sure the conrods are crank steered, could I use a 29.75 wide big end and bore out the wrist pin to 23mm, while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Smorgesborg
Questions About Conrods

Okay, so I was taking a look at aftermarket conrods for the B230, and I noticed something unusual that doesn't make sense to me.

Ignoring length and H vs I beam, there are 2 different types of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
Yeah, that's why I was considering the coleman...

Yeah, that's why I was considering the coleman fuel test, to induce knock through fuel quality.

Thank you for the remainder of the comments. If anyone else has anything to say to me, I'm not going...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
"Does this improve low end?" "Does this enable...

"Does this improve low end?"
"Does this enable shifting at lower speeds while avoiding lugging?"
"Does this prevent knock?"
"Does this increase efficiency?"

Those are my questions that I came...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
I will do all of this, one day. That day is not...

I will do all of this, one day. That day is not today, for many reasons.

I will return to this thread with my results, maybe in one year, maybe in 2, but I will come back and you will learn the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
Yeah, it's not a 100% appropriate control, but...

Yeah, it's not a 100% appropriate control, but all I need is enough evidence that it works. It's what I said before, because each application is different, getting 100% accurate data is impossible....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
My engine is not shaved. My engine is 100% stock,...

My engine is not shaved. My engine is 100% stock, and as of now, has never even been apart to be reshimmed. Belt services and water pumps only. The shave was recommended by other people in this...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
Yes, that is a realisation I am quickly coming...

Yes, that is a realisation I am quickly coming to. I'm right now considering how to create a test that is suitable, while sane.

Also; why isn't my engine perfect for this? It's the definition of a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
Would it be feasible, practical, or acceptable to...

Would it be feasible, practical, or acceptable to come up with a series of tests or benchmarks that do not involve expensive aftermarket ECUs and engine tuning, and can be done while keeping the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
I see. Can it do the cylinder pressure monitoring...

I see. Can it do the cylinder pressure monitoring using ion sensing?

I guess I'm going to need to start tearing out my 93 parts car engine and harness. I'll be back in Massachusetts at my parts...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
That sounds expensive. Any recommendations for...

That sounds expensive. Any recommendations for ECUs capable of this?
I'm guessing the cylinder pressure monitoring is to see whether or not the cylinder pressure is actually the same whether using...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
The main question is whether Somender Grooves...

The main question is whether Somender Grooves work as well as proponents of it claim it does, not whether something else might help more. That's why I want to do testing, and why I'm looking for...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:34 PM
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Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
I was not, for 2 reasons: 1. Milling the head...

I was not, for 2 reasons:
1. Milling the head would require first CC'ing the current head and then shaving appropriately. I lack the funds and/or means to do so, as die-grinding the head to a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 09:25 PM
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Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
It's not that I don't want to hear it. It's that...

It's not that I don't want to hear it. It's that I want to create a series of tests that can verify whether certain affirmations about the modification is true, while avoiding turning this thread...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,660
Posted By Smorgesborg
Exploration into Somender Groove Theory

To start:
THIS IS NOT ME ASKING YOU GUYS IF SOMENDER GROOVE THEORY WORKS OR NOT, THIS IS ME WANTING TO PERFORM A SERIES OF TESTS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT DOES

To elaborate:
With my recent dyno tests...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By Smorgesborg
2 things: 1. From what I've seen on the forums,...

2 things:
1. From what I've seen on the forums, the 9mm rods max out at 250 crank hp. Any more than that, you're going to throw it out the side of the block. the B230F engine's power output, 14psi...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
Know how long he'll take to fix it/charge to sell...

Know how long he'll take to fix it/charge to sell it? Might definitely be interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
Yep, that's the main reason why I did it. I've...

Yep, that's the main reason why I did it. I've got the perfect engine to set the benchmark for stock power, so why not?



If it's like that, I think I'll go to the WTB section once I'm ready.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Smorgesborg
....That's bizarre. Having more power and...

....That's bizarre. Having more power and duration, but a higher DCR. Will probably have to adjust the timing or step up my gas.

Well, I'm definitely going for the V15 now, or at least I will be...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
I'm looking at Shoestring's camspec for the...

I'm looking at Shoestring's camspec for the overlap. It's got twice as much overlap as the V cam.

Right now, I can produce 30hp or so at 60mph (1800 RPM), and about 50 when I get to 90 (2400 RPM)...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Smorgesborg
Considering I struggle on uphill, the V16 would...

Considering I struggle on uphill, the V16 would definitely be worse, methinks.

The think I'd like most is a dyno graph of the stock B230 engine with the different cams, would really help put...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
20ftlb lost from peak to peak isn't all that bad,...

20ftlb lost from peak to peak isn't all that bad, imo, especially considering how low it reaches peak torque and how far it goes. Personally, I'm surprised about the lack of the "power dropoff" I've...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
Vibration isn't really a problem, there's a bit...

Vibration isn't really a problem, there's a bit of a rattle noise in first through third due to straight cut gears. Used a foxbody driveshaft and a yoshifab adapter, but those are very overpriced for...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
Definitely M cam. I have the full service record,...

Definitely M cam. I have the full service record, and an engine rebuild is nowhere in there, just 5000 mile oil change intervals, up until I got it 4 years ago. The previous owner didn't mod it,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
On it. Edit: Sorry, can't do anything about...

On it.

Edit: Sorry, can't do anything about it. Enjoy the high resolution. Zoom out?

Edit edit: big thank to esmth
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,658
Posted By Smorgesborg
Stock B230F Performance and Dyno Numbers

So, I'm the owner of a 1986 Volvol 244 DL. It's in very good condition (the engine and body are, at least), to the point where it can get to the factory top speed of 108mph. It's a manual car,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By Smorgesborg
I'm not running a turbo, but I believe I can...

I'm not running a turbo, but I believe I can provide input on some questions:

2. Stock Turbo FPRs are 3 bar. As a relevant side note, stock fuel system maxes out at 300hp, after that you'll need a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By Smorgesborg
I ran a blowtorch through the metal part of the...

I ran a blowtorch through the metal part of the bushing. There was so much offgassing of of the rubber than the flame extended one foot out :lol:

After 5 minutes of that, I used a pair of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By Smorgesborg
That's..... actually really smart. Holy crap. ...

That's..... actually really smart. Holy crap.

Thank you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,345
Posted By Smorgesborg
Trying to replace Sway Bar End Link bushings

While removing my sway bar to replace it with 25mm, I realised that the sway bar end link bushings were shot. I ordered brand new end link bushings (polyurethane), but in the meantime I've realised...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,947
Posted By Smorgesborg
If I wanted a similar gear ratio to what I'd get...

If I wanted a similar gear ratio to what I'd get with a 3.73 rear end, I would've gone with an M47. :lol:

I chose the T5 mostly for its tall overdrive, but otherwise similar gearing to the stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,947
Posted By Smorgesborg
I posted a link in an earlier post of the FPR I...

I posted a link in an earlier post of the FPR I replaced my original one with 3 years back. 2.5 bar.

I replaced my injectors back to the original ones, the problem went away. Something tells me...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By Smorgesborg
Culberro, how can i obtain manganese bronze...

Culberro, how can i obtain manganese bronze guides? Do you sell them separately, or are they only part of your head service?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By Smorgesborg
According to the original sale forum post, it's...

According to the original sale forum post, it's the same ones as from the group buy 46/38's. I don't know if those hard chromed.

The only ones I can find are the VG933BR/VG934BR silicon bronze...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,413
Posted By Smorgesborg
Questions on Valves and Guides

I bought a pair of 46/38mm valves, SS intake and inconel exhaust. The previous owner had bought them from the last group buy, or at least some equivalent product to it. He went a different direction...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,947
Posted By Smorgesborg
Good news and confusing news: Good news is...

Good news and confusing news:

Good news is the old injectors are in, and the CO mixture is tuned.
Confusing news is that I could only tune it by sticking both ends of the LED into the pigtail,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,947
Posted By Smorgesborg
I see. That's unfortunate.

I see. That's unfortunate.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,947
Posted By Smorgesborg
No. I'm guessing this is in reference to properly...

No. I'm guessing this is in reference to properly shimming the speedometer hall sensor and testing runout once the 3.54 diff is in?
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