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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By spock345
Still far cheaper than a set of 240 e codes.

Still far cheaper than a set of 240 e codes.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,504
Posted By spock345
Yep, the late 67-68 cylinder is the same bore as...

Yep, the late 67-68 cylinder is the same bore as the single circuit one. Brakes feel the same as with the single. You just have to fabricate two short brake lines. Also my power bleeder fits the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By spock345
I made a small tool as described in the haynes...

I made a small tool as described in the haynes manual. Seems to work pretty well.

I've been pressing the clutch in part way when engaging and disengaging. The transition is quite a bit smoother.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By spock345
Dumping it in reverse worked. The only hang up...

Dumping it in reverse worked. The only hang up was the gasket sticking. Thanks everyone.

Got the thing apart last night. Replaced the gaskets around the iron band and replaced the two piston O...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By spock345
I gave up on my homemade door panels and bought a...

I gave up on my homemade door panels and bought a set of theirs. It is incredible. I just wish they would make the fiberboard parts for the two door rear panels and not just the covers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By spock345
I am using a long shifter with this. Might...

I am using a long shifter with this. Might convert it to a short shifter in the future if I desire though.

I just dumped the clutch in reverse yesterday. Will drain and drop it tonight. Got hung...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By spock345
If one does go with a T5 swap then you are...

If one does go with a T5 swap then you are already half way there on parts by doing an M46/47 swap anyway.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,504
Posted By spock345
Really should give an update on how the car is...

Really should give an update on how the car is going. The biggest thing was installing an M41 I got from a local guy. Need to reseal the OD. I really should have done that when the transmission was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By spock345
It is the gaskets around the iron band in the...

It is the gaskets around the iron band in the middle and where it attaches to the gearbox adapter thing. I already replaced the rear seal and speedometer seals to fix two leaks. Still leaking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By spock345
Resealing a J type OD

The OD on my M41 is leaking enough to make me worried. Is there anything particular that I need to keep in mind while I have it out? I know there is a way that the shaft can bind within the overdrive...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By spock345
I've already got a gauge pod down there a bit to...

I've already got a gauge pod down there a bit to the right of your switches with the long throw shifter. It clears OK.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By spock345
I rather like the auxiliary fuse box idea. I'll...

I rather like the auxiliary fuse box idea. I'll probably be adding one at least to the interior so I can have a fuse on the radio and such. I've really got to go through my wiring this weekend and...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By spock345
I ended up picking up a set of Hella 500 driving...

I ended up picking up a set of Hella 500 driving lights. Easier to find than a period correct option and seem like reasonable quality. Tempted to paint the black cases silver to make them match the...
Forum: events 09-28-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,447
Posted By spock345
Gives me a good reason to finally replace the...

Gives me a good reason to finally replace the overdrive gaskets on my M41 and put in a headliner.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,445
Posted By spock345
8.7:1 with the F head. Actually the same as the...

8.7:1 with the F head. Actually the same as the B230FT. People will routinely shave the head a bit (~9:1) and go for tight squish on those like with what cwdodson88 is running. Modern EFI should make...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,445
Posted By spock345
I've also tried to find a lower overlap OHV cam...

I've also tried to find a lower overlap OHV cam and have come up short. As you go higher in lift your duration gets a lot longer. The higher LSA and lower overlap cams with higher lift seem to have...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By spock345
Fog or driving light recomendations for Amazon

I am thinking of adding some fog lights or driving lights to my amazon while I re-organize some of the wiring (thinking about a separate small fuse box to handle the radio, auxiliary gauges, phone...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 157,057
Posted By spock345
I got mine to be rather comfortable, but it...

I got mine to be rather comfortable, but it involved kind of overstuffing the seats. For the bottom cushion I just made it one piece instead of the normal two.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,259
Posted By spock345
Doesn't E85 have an octane rating of something...

Doesn't E85 have an octane rating of something around 105?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,259
Posted By spock345
It would be better. The stock FT 8.7:1 is a good...

It would be better. The stock FT 8.7:1 is a good starting point. Although I've seen some bump it a bit to 9.0:1 after some head work. You'll also want to look at cam choice closely when monkeying...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,259
Posted By spock345
Depends, how high of an octane you got? Because...

Depends, how high of an octane you got? Because 93 isn't going to cut it. Pinging and/or detonation will do the motor in even if everything else holds.

With a redblock you need lower static...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,391
Posted By spock345
Yep, you can modify the Weber 38 DGS and 32/36...

Yep, you can modify the Weber 38 DGS and 32/36 DGV carbs for boost. Although from what I've read the fuel pressure can become an issue. You'll need a boost referenced regulator. Also I've read about...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,391
Posted By spock345
The M41 in my car definitely made highway trips...

The M41 in my car definitely made highway trips more pleasurable. Still very loud (classic car, no fixing that really), but it cruises at 65mph below 3000rpm now.

All the wagons we got in the US...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,391
Posted By spock345
I am debating those Lesjofors springs for my...

I am debating those Lesjofors springs for my Amazon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
I think so. Or at least get him to drink the OHV...

I think so. Or at least get him to drink the OHV kool aid.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
From what I've read so long as you aren't running...

From what I've read so long as you aren't running the 10.5:1 ratio the B20E got then you should be fine on pump gas. Apparently people get pinging with that on the high octane (91) we have in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
A relative has a 2001 Cherokee and its still got...

A relative has a 2001 Cherokee and its still got the 4.0 liter AMC straight six in it. Stupidly durable motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
By 1971 all the P1800s produced had fuel...

By 1971 all the P1800s produced had fuel injection. The 164 got it in 1972. The 140 got it starting in 1971.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
Compliant with California emissions regulations...

Compliant with California emissions regulations at the time.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By spock345
Sounds pretty similar to what a lot of folks end...

Sounds pretty similar to what a lot of folks end up with in a 140 or amazon with an M41.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By spock345
Looks like my M40 did. I'd poke my finger in the...

Looks like my M40 did. I'd poke my finger in the drain hole and feel around for any more chunks. Anyway, its days are probably numbered.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
I would wager the bushings are shot but put some...

I would wager the bushings are shot but put some poly bushings in there and you are in business. But you can drive home on shot bushings, it just won't be fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
140s and other B18/20 cars can definitely feel...

140s and other B18/20 cars can definitely feel faster than a stock 7/9 series turbo despite not actually being faster if you look at the numbers. I chock it up to lighter cars, what I consider a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
That's some pretty nice upholstery for a car...

That's some pretty nice upholstery for a car sitting in a field.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,387
Posted By spock345
As should be the priority with any classic car....

As should be the priority with any classic car. Everything else is comparatively easy. I used to kind of look at rot and think it wasn't that bad until I was half way through cutting the floors out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By spock345
This. I had to chase pretty much all the needed...

This. I had to chase pretty much all the needed threads when installing or removing my Amazon's engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By spock345
I've used a beefy three lug puller. The...

I've used a beefy three lug puller.

The amazon should have an adjuster on the back. It is a 1/4" square. Pretty much the same as a square drive. I use some hex bits and sockets to get a 1/4" drive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
If you pluck the lifters out and look at the cam...

If you pluck the lifters out and look at the cam lobes any flat ones will be pretty obvious. Cross hatching still in the bores? It looks like its in rather good shape.

I wouldn't buy any BS from a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,900
Posted By spock345
I for one like my OHV sports-tractor.

I for one like my OHV sports-tractor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
I'd yank the head and see how it looks before...

I'd yank the head and see how it looks before ordering all the parts and pulling the motor for a rebuild.

Also this

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=361479
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
Yeah, valve 7 seems to be an issue there.

Yeah, valve 7 seems to be an issue there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By spock345
I went under the car and found that there is a...

I went under the car and found that there is a decent dent in the rear shaft. Not super noticeable until you are down under the car looking closely.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
As far as I know the C and the K grind for the...

As far as I know the C and the K grind for the B30 are the same lobe dimensions as the C and K for the B18/20.

If that is true then definitely go for the K.

The B30 should have also gotten...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,645
Posted By spock345
I've had radios in the past where the setup isn't...

I've had radios in the past where the setup isn't as smart and the codes (or some way to derive them) are published online. I was trying to see if that was the case with this radio.

With my VW I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,645
Posted By spock345
Changed the oil and washed the engine bay this...

Changed the oil and washed the engine bay this weekend.

Tried replacing the ABS module but the first drive saw the light come back on. Not sure what happened there. I am thinking that something...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By spock345
My fiance is planning to do something on the...

My fiance is planning to do something on the inside of our recently acquired S70 with that floral print that appears on every old person's couch.

Definitely needs school honor roll stickers...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
Delo and Rotella diesel oil have high zinc...

Delo and Rotella diesel oil have high zinc content and are dirt cheap. Even the synthetic variants aren't that pricey.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
I'd adjust those to spec before pulling a cam....

I'd adjust those to spec before pulling a cam. I've noticed the valves can get really chattery when the clearances are loose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,753
Posted By spock345
Start it up. See if there is a difference. ...

Start it up. See if there is a difference.

I'd be tempted to pull the cam at that point. It does look like it is low.

How were the valve clearances?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,645
Posted By spock345
I'd only put a turbo on it if this motor blows...

I'd only put a turbo on it if this motor blows and I've got to go pull a new one. Which seems rather unlikely. Definitely going to become a project though. Too many little things to fix.
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