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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By culberro
I'm with you Roy. When I was doing track days...

I'm with you Roy.
When I was doing track days with the 242 turbo I'd have to rotate tires mid-way through the day and all 4 were shot at the end of the day (Falken 615Ks). Brake pads were also...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By culberro
I didn't know that! 225/45/16 would be nice on...

I didn't know that!
225/45/16 would be nice on a brick.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By culberro
The sidewall height isn’t helping you at all, and...

The sidewall height isn’t helping you at all, and the stock-ish suspension alignment is not anywhere close to what you want for track driving.

There’s not a lot of good track tires, in an...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By culberro
I swear that I'm the only person that has great...

I swear that I'm the only person that has great luck with Spec clutches :e-shrug:
Also, never use a solid hub unless you're racing and are inspecting it often.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By culberro
That is comically fast.

That is comically fast.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
If you're just swapping out the springs, you're...

If you're just swapping out the springs, you're going to need to C-notch the rails and use shorter stroke shocks unless you want to run on the non-existent bump stops again.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
The lower you make a 240, the worse the...

The lower you make a 240, the worse the suspension geometry gets in the front and rear.
Just an FYI.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
#nevertrustdrifters

#nevertrustdrifters
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
Is water going to spray through? It's fine. ...

Is water going to spray through? It's fine.

The diff mount broke in a friends rally car, the pinion flange was rubbing on the floor pan so much that the sheet metal was glowing orange and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
That amount of rubbing isn't too bad. It also...

That amount of rubbing isn't too bad. It also looks like your shocks might be bottoming out as well.
I see you don't have a pinon bump rubber as well, those are handy to have.
Did you cut the bump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By culberro
If you want half the hp/liter of a modern engine,...

If you want half the hp/liter of a modern engine, go or it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By culberro
I'm betting the limit is due to the size of the...

I'm betting the limit is due to the size of the turbine housing backing up flow out of the engine. It sounds like you have a t25 housing, and that's going to be limiting your flow and ultimate HP.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By culberro
I ran into this issue on the drift car as well,...

I ran into this issue on the drift car as well, mine was off a bit more than what you have going on. This was with KL Racing arms and poly bushings, so a bit different on the setup. It wasn't an...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
Allowing the rear end to actually move will only...

Allowing the rear end to actually move will only make it faster. So there’s that.
But if you’re blowing your tires off already and can’t gain wheel speed (sitting there on the limiter), you’re kind...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
Yep, this is exactly what caused me to start...

Yep, this is exactly what caused me to start searching for rear grip.

With a solid rear axle you can't have any real amount of toe-in on the rear, so you loose a lot of grip in drift compared to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
Depends what you want the car to do. If you're...

Depends what you want the car to do. If you're just starting out and want to be sideways, a rear bar and 60psi in the tires is fun. But then you can't drive fast in drift, and you're always trying to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
You're car is pretty low, and you're on what...

You're car is pretty low, and you're on what looks like a bumpy track. It looks like the tire sidewalls are doing most of the suspension in the rear as well, AKA your springs and shocks aren't doing...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By culberro
240 rear suspension is very odd and not...

240 rear suspension is very odd and not conventional when it comes to springs and shocks.
The spring motion ratio is ~1.5 , and the shock is like 0.75. So you need a soft spring and a very stiff...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By culberro
Any aftermarket round or oval can “turbo”...

Any aftermarket round or oval can “turbo” muffler. They will have no baffles, some sort of packing, and will have the least amount of drone on a 4cyl engine.

I’ve used flowmaster and other...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By culberro
You would not be the first person to put shims on...

You would not be the first person to put shims on the cup side of the carrier bearings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By culberro
Move the pinion away from the ring gear (thinner...

Move the pinion away from the ring gear (thinner pinion shim).

Or increase backlash and move the pinion closer.

Did you use marking compound on the pinion?
This will help tell you where to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,113
Posted By culberro
Anyone with a lathe and some aluminum can make...

Anyone with a lathe and some aluminum can make the spacers if you want to go that route.

Engine machine shop, precision machine shop, STS maybe?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 53,636
Posted By culberro
If you put either type of adjuster on the axle...

If you put either type of adjuster on the axle end, instead of the chassis end like IPD, it’s pretty easy to adjust as long as you don’t have poly bushings on the chassis side.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 53,636
Posted By culberro
The mag wheel cleaner will help with corrosion...

The mag wheel cleaner will help with corrosion and making them look pretty, but you’ll want to actually polish them and seal them afterwards. It’s basically oven cleaner that eats off the oxide layer...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By culberro
Made in the US, great quality and extremely...

Made in the US, great quality and extremely simple. It's also $16.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174646015784
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 53,636
Posted By culberro
Do you have any adjustable panhard rod on the...

Do you have any adjustable panhard rod on the rear? If there's more clearance on the passenger side (I bet there is), you could shift the axle to the passenger side and gain some clearance.

For...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By culberro
Was this with a new nut? You really need to use a...

Was this with a new nut? You really need to use a new nut when setting the pinion with nut torque. The nuts are pinched at the top, and setting by pinion nut torque with a used nut will require...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,843
Posted By culberro
You are correct on this, I was mistaken. ...

You are correct on this, I was mistaken.

I’ve seen this happen on two vehicles that had a loose distributor and they would rotate and overheat. The distributor would rotate with the dizzy shaft,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By culberro
Came here to say this. The stock cast manifold...

Came here to say this.
The stock cast manifold is good for substantially more HP than most will ever make NA.
The best thing you can do is upsize and shorten the secondaries in the down-pipe, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,843
Posted By culberro
Check the electrical grounds: valve cover to...

Check the electrical grounds: valve cover to firewall, engine harness to intake manifold, and the negative battery terminal to engine block.

A friend was pulling his hair out after an engine swap...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,843
Posted By culberro
My thought is that the timing is really far...

My thought is that the timing is really far advanced and causing it to overheat.
Or something blocking the cooling system.
Or the sensor/gauge/wiring is causing an false reading.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,843
Posted By culberro
If you spray water on the thermostat housing when...

If you spray water on the thermostat housing when the temp is in the red area, does the water instantly evaporate/boil?
Can you grab the upper radiator hose without it severely burning your hand?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,843
Posted By culberro
Do you have a mechanical temp gauge or a infrared...

Do you have a mechanical temp gauge or a infrared temp gun you can use?
Check the temp of the thermostats housing or the top radiator hose.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By culberro
You’ll probably want a custom made 1/4” (or...

You’ll probably want a custom made 1/4” (or 3/16”) aluminum skid plate that extends all the way back to the front control arm mounts.

I think LMR (?) in Sweden was selling rally skid plates as...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-15-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By culberro
I use Samco silicone and summit racing brand...

I use Samco silicone and summit racing brand silicone without issue on most things. I did recently find out that rodents like silicone hoses a lot more than rubber, so I'll phase out the silicone and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By culberro
It's super easy to do them separately as well. I...

It's super easy to do them separately as well. I just prefer to do them together.

With the t5, just pop a spare tailshaft yoke (or the drive shaft) in there and put it in gear. Spin the yoke as...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By culberro
If it's a earlier 240 that you can remove the...

If it's a earlier 240 that you can remove the slam panel and radiator, and walk the entire assembly in.
If it's a later 240 with the slam panel/core spot welded together, you can unbolt the entire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By culberro
This. Make sure the car is not going to kill you...

This. Make sure the car is not going to kill you if it starts.

Grab some spare wire and strip each ~1/4".
Go from the post the battery cable is on (or directly to 12v+ on the battery), then...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By culberro
uhhhhh, what chassis?

uhhhhh, what chassis?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
When mounting a cell, it's really common to cut a...

When mounting a cell, it's really common to cut a square hole out of the trunk and sink the outer "can" down as much as reasonably possible.

You can use something like this to offer a bit more...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,304
Posted By culberro
I mean, we’re not talking about pushrod Volvo...

I mean, we’re not talking about pushrod Volvo engines here. We are sophisticated individuals.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
Use a Holley hydramat or a cheap fuel surge tank?...

Use a Holley hydramat or a cheap fuel surge tank?

Unless you’re drag racing, a welded sump is not what you want to use. It’s also going to be a huge PITA to install, and probably work worse than...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,304
Posted By culberro
I think the bigger variable is the block height...

I think the bigger variable is the block height from Volvo.
Connecting rods and pistons are easy to accurately make, block heigh it one that a lot of manufactures seem to have gone “good enough!”
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,851
Posted By culberro
It will be totally fine.

It will be totally fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,304
Posted By culberro
Not all the time. Piston heights are all over...

Not all the time.
Piston heights are all over the place, just like chamber volume.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
If you care about track driving, I'd look into...

If you care about track driving, I'd look into SCCA improved touring or a NASA class that allows fuel cells.

In my experience, you can have batteries and fuel cells in the same general area....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
Are you building to a specific race series? Or...

Are you building to a specific race series? Or just a fun track day car?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
Fuel surge-tank under the hood makes a lot of...

Fuel surge-tank under the hood makes a lot of sense. Only a small amount of pressurized fuel in the entire system that way.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
There's a nice spot above the axle where you...

There's a nice spot above the axle where you could tuck one away.
The Hyperfuel and Radium ones are pretty small as well, and you could tuck it into the corner of the trunk.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By culberro
Swirl pot or surge tank is a good idea, mounting...

Swirl pot or surge tank is a good idea, mounting it under the car in the rear ... not such a good idea imo.
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