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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By brian smith
Thanks for the review and the photos. That item...

Thanks for the review and the photos. That item actually looks kinda decent for the money.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,790
Posted By brian smith
Not really, but if you've effed with your horn,...

Not really, but if you've effed with your horn, and other things, then maybe because you are a "risk," they'll spend extra attention on your emissions profile, the existence and operation of factory...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By brian smith
Disregard multimeter, focus on something known to work.

Hey, this thread really helped me out:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=299455
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,790
Posted By brian smith
I used one in a 145, and installed an extra...

I used one in a 145, and installed an extra rocker switch in the interior used for switching back and forth between the stock horn and the fun horn. State Inspection-friendly setup.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,210
Posted By brian smith
I get it now - one way of bolting it on offsets...

I get it now - one way of bolting it on offsets the caliper more "inward" toward the HUB, and the other way more "outward" AWAY from the hub, as is most typically seen on an OEM bracket. You rotate...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,210
Posted By brian smith
very cool

This sounds like a very cool part.
A photo would probably make the answer to this question clear, once they're complete, but for now...How does this actually work? Is it that the bracket, in one...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,704
Posted By brian smith
Looks good. Clutch Return Helper Spring!

Looks good.
Clutch Return Helper Spring!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,607
Posted By brian smith
2 more data points

FCP Euro has the satisfaction guarantee. Even if you're getting the garbage Centric remanufactured parts, you could plan on ordering twice what you need and returning what doesn't work, which might...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,270
Posted By brian smith
depends on your comfort with tire touching the spring base

I've driven with sharp shoulder winter tires and about the same clearance. Upon some side loads, the tire did make contact and eventually wore a bit of a divot into them.
Although I won't choose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,952
Posted By brian smith
Ah, I see. The USB version stores 2 selectable...

Ah, I see. The USB version stores 2 selectable maps.
Perhaps your engine builder or whoever sold you the ignition can provide a file for you.
Good luck.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,952
Posted By brian smith
Right, that's what I'm assuming too. What I'm...

Right, that's what I'm assuming too. What I'm saying is that the slope of your curve around idle speed is over 1andahalf degrees per 100 rpm, and that it's probably going to be a challenge for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,952
Posted By brian smith
I've never used a 123+, however...

That seems like an enormous ignition ramp between 500 and 1200 rpm for an idle to be steady within that rev range. Such an aggressively ramped "mechanical" timing curve probably feels crappy when...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,055
Posted By brian smith
I still think fondly of the D-Jet 145 I had in...

I still think fondly of the D-Jet 145 I had in the late 90s. I've kept the full system in a box through a few moves despite the car being scrapped, you know, "just in case." Good luck with yours,...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,132
Posted By brian smith
Awesome result, thanks for posting both the info...

Awesome result, thanks for posting both the info and the video.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,246
Posted By brian smith
Advancing the cam a silly amount, especially if...

Advancing the cam a silly amount, especially if your adjustable gear is the contemporary type adjusted without any removal, is just a dead simple diagnostic tactic regarding the vacuum at idle, right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,133
Posted By brian smith
good lord. if I go 20,000 miles on one the car...

good lord.
if I go 20,000 miles on one the car runs poorly and the fasteners hate me, etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,759
Posted By brian smith
I realize that at -14F, one is likely loathe to...

I realize that at -14F, one is likely loathe to take this measurement...
When the engine is worn and that cold, you're likely to produce less vacuum at idle until it's warm.
Does it maybe run...
Forum: events 12-04-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,591
Posted By brian smith
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Forum: events 12-04-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,591
Posted By brian smith
Randy - I can't make it, but I'm glad to see...

Randy -
I can't make it, but I'm glad to see you posting it here.
Best wishes to you, your mom, and the crew down there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,486
Posted By brian smith
I added a pair of beefier stainless steel...

I added a pair of beefier stainless steel locknuts to mine.
Friggin' male end still got locked solid into the female, so even though my locknut was able to come free, adjusting them after about a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,111
Posted By brian smith
The adjustable time delay relays for taming the...

The adjustable time delay relays for taming the timing problem are really nice. Setting it to a speed that is noticeably faster than stock but not so fast as if there's a bulb out has continued to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,895
Posted By brian smith
On mine, for street use, I'd even go 215/55-16,...

On mine, for street use, I'd even go 215/55-16, for a 25.3" diameter, and 205/55-16 is about 24.9" diameter.
I'm guessing your shopping for street use tires, since you do state "high performance all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,547
Posted By brian smith
Great assortment of stuff above, each of those I...

Great assortment of stuff above, each of those I didn't do the first time I had mine off, I ended up wishing that I had, particularly the crank pos sensor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,666
Posted By brian smith
It looks to me, from the video, as if the idle...

It looks to me, from the video, as if the idle shakiness becomes especially strong below 13" of vacuum.
The "10% throttle" oscillations have got to be the idle control valve operating due to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,842
Posted By brian smith
People - Recognize: belts are easier to replace...

People -
Recognize: belts are easier to replace than these bushings.
Either go whole hog and re-enginerd it,
or perhaps do as I do: install the belts just tight enough not to slip, verify with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,575
Posted By brian smith
Nobody in the world will ever again be forced to...

Nobody in the world will ever again be forced to do such a thing by anything other than their own delusions. Commit your scarce duckets now or forever hold your damn peace.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,575
Posted By brian smith
Yeah, I'd buy one of those without any claim of...

Yeah, I'd buy one of those without any claim of turbulence reduction. Something that holds up to the typical rubbing against engine compartment walls and obstructions.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,580
Posted By brian smith
Are you saying that with a Simons kit and the...

Are you saying that with a Simons kit and the right Wurth product, and perhaps some non-included lap sleeve clamps, one can actually bolt on an exhaust system to a RWD Volvo and be done and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By brian smith
I know I used ARP 400-8013 and I ordered 2 sets...

I know I used ARP 400-8013 and I ordered 2 sets for 1 head, and liked it. I found them appropriate in length on both sides (for a stock N/A exhaust head pipe and LH2.4 intake.)
The exhaust side...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,580
Posted By brian smith
Thanks for posting that, I had posted a little...

Thanks for posting that, I had posted a little while back soliciting experiences with that product: here. (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=343054)

The under axle crush was evident...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 118,024
Posted By brian smith
A working D-Jet system would be pretty easy to...

A working D-Jet system would be pretty easy to live with while you make the rest of the car into a car.
Heck, it would be pretty easy to live with it as a D-Jet car indefinitely.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,893
Posted By brian smith
I appreciate the helpful responses, based on the...

I appreciate the helpful responses, based on the theoretical, but I was fishing for an actual experience.
The stainless system uses a visibly different muffler. One can make the general argument...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,893
Posted By brian smith
IPD 139511 - High Flow Stainless Steel Sport Exhaust Kit

So...it's almost July.
Has nobody bought and installed one of these (https://www.ipdusa.com/products/20781/139511-high-flow-stainless-steel-sport-exhaust-kit-240-non-turbo-models) yet?
I'm on the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-18-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,539
Posted By brian smith
Did you just say atmo on tbricks, atmo? That...

Did you just say atmo on tbricks, atmo?

That was, for me, a kind of "don't cross the streams" moment.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,539
Posted By brian smith
I'm no expert with tunerpro for lh2.4, but I've...

I'm no expert with tunerpro for lh2.4, but I've looked at it some.
It occurs to me that you might be modifying the wrong line.
Is it possible that the lowest load in that chart is actually the next...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 45,835
Posted By brian smith
I kinda like where this seems to be going. Lot's...

I kinda like where this seems to be going. Lot's of c-clamp usage present in photos. Get all meta at the end with c-clamp mouse left click.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,395
Posted By brian smith
Now that's.... I laughed.

Now that's.... I laughed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,795
Posted By brian smith
No load signal won't prevent it from starting. I...

No load signal won't prevent it from starting. I drove mine around for days with that lead intentionally removed. When that signal's missing, EZK just assumes the throttle's mashed (that's Southern...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,746
Posted By brian smith
RZ 337. Gewicht: 9100g

RZ 337. Gewicht: 9100g
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,607
Posted By brian smith
I'm not sure why anyone would use a T cam in an...

I'm not sure why anyone would use a T cam in an advanced position. It'll do the rev range you're describing above in the normal position. Maybe you'd want to advance it if you'll never exceed 2k...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,393
Posted By brian smith
I've been doing the above, with the exception of...

I've been doing the above, with the exception of using NAPA gasket spray adhesive on both sides of the gasket instead of the permatex smear. It seems to also soak in a bit and make the gasket more...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,847
Posted By brian smith
Spray it with a controller set up to boost mainly...

Spray it with a controller set up to boost mainly the midrange?
I know ms2extra should handle the ignition OK, but you may need a separate NOS controller.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,493
Posted By brian smith
Great info here. Probably 2/3 of the used air...

Great info here.
Probably 2/3 of the used air mass meters I've inspected for these cars have had dosages of dielectric grease (or something) inside the terminal connection and around half of those...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By brian smith
That oughta do it. I used PB Blaster soaking...

That oughta do it. I used PB Blaster soaking overnight on the tops, then "red" scotchbrite, then when I was done cleaning, to dilute the de-greasing PB properties and to keep the rust away, I hit...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,392
Posted By brian smith
Nice. Thanks for measuring and reporting back.

Nice. Thanks for measuring and reporting back.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,392
Posted By brian smith
Is the tubing close to 0.060" / 1.5mm thick?

Is the tubing close to 0.060" / 1.5mm thick?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By brian smith
If you're using the belts is a way that they're...

If you're using the belts is a way that they're snapping, maybe a kevlar-reinforced blue one is attractive.
If instead you're just getting worn cracked rubber or reaching replacement intervals...
Forum: showroom 12-10-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,500
Posted By brian smith
Does it exhibit the better damped needle of a...

Does it exhibit the better damped needle of a more contemporary tachometer, or simply a functioning replacement?
I disliked the Volvo tach so much I put the darned clock back in and used a 2 1/16"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By brian smith
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,365
Posted By brian smith
I've got one of these. Ratcheting Double Crimp...

I've got one of these.
Ratcheting Double Crimp Tool (https://www.amazon.com/Delphi-CECOMINOD039171-12014254-Weatherpack-Crimp/dp/B005BSYYV2)
It came with a nice weatherpack (I thought it was...
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