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Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Im running a vac booster on my stock Volvo brakes...

Im running a vac booster on my stock Volvo brakes at the moment. I want to clear space in the engine bay for a supercharger build in the future, so Id like to remove the booster but still have really...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Even if the 240 axle is too wide, I will be...

Even if the 240 axle is too wide, I will be running 49mm offset 7.5in volvo factory wheels. Im running 0 offset 7 in wheels that fit fine, so the 240 axle would have to be a lot wider to cause any...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Modern Hubs and Brakes on Volvo 122?

Hey all. Read on another thread on here that there is a way to swap modern Volvo brakes onto the front spindles of a 122? Something about some P1800 bearings or hubs makes it possible to run V70...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
1998 Volvo V70 Alarm

Anyone on here a "new" (and by new I mean 1998) Volvo expert? Have a friend who's Volvo V70 XC Ive been working on. Due to an incompetent locksmith, his driver door latch motored locking mechanism...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Ahh, understood.

Ahh, understood.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Dang! Thats pretty spendy! I didn’t realize that...

Dang! Thats pretty spendy! I didn’t realize that they thread in and that the new part comes with the “pin.” Mine almost look like the pins are “pounded” in. At that price I may just rebuild my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo 123GT Steering Bushing

Hey all. I have the 123GT 2 piece steering shaft in my Amazon. Steering is pretty mushy and I thought that especially with my wide front tires it would be a good idea to replace the bushings in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Ahh, scouring the internet I found that the 2.25"...

Ahh, scouring the internet I found that the 2.25" MC spacing will fit on a Datsun 240z, 260z, and 280zx booster with only a little filing of the bolt holes. Readily available remanufactured and only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Yes, between the MC bolt holes. Talked to an ebay...

Yes, between the MC bolt holes. Talked to an ebay seller about a 140 one, and I think he said the spacing was either 3.25" or 3.5". He also had another one that he showed as having 2.25" spacing, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
I don't know if anyone is still visiting this...

I don't know if anyone is still visiting this thread, but does anyone know any good sources to find brake boosters with the 2.25" master cylinder spacing? Im fine with welding up the "extender" that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Im pretty sure I have the wires plugged in...

Im pretty sure I have the wires plugged in correctly. Rotor spins counter clockwise and firing order is 1-3-4-2?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Ahh, by placing washers under the brass "nut"...

Ahh, by placing washers under the brass "nut" type housing that the needles ride in? Ill be sure to measure them up with some feeler gauges. Any rough number of what is correct?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
The carbs were just rebuilt about 3 weeks ago...

The carbs were just rebuilt about 3 weeks ago with new throttle shaft bushings and seals, so for my own sanity, Im eliminating that problem from the equation. The engine is basically brand new, as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Ah, you may have figured it out. Im using an...

Ah, you may have figured it out. Im using an electric fuel pump and have my regulator set to 4.5-5 psi. Also, pretty sure I have the non adjustable float types. New float needles too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Ill try .030". Thanks!

Ill try .030". Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Gotcha. Noobie question, but the dot on crank...

Gotcha. Noobie question, but the dot on crank gear and pulley gear should align at TDC, correct? I had a pretty reputable builder in my area rebuild the engine and installed the cam and crank, so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Crank pulley? Do you mean the crank gear? The...

Crank pulley? Do you mean the crank gear? The pulley shouldn't affect the timing should it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo Amazon always fouling spark plugs

Hey all. Im having a hell of a time tuning my Amazon, and I have no idea why. B20F with dual SU HS6s. Fully rebuilt engine, fully rebuilt carbs. New plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, coil,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Why is the dual circuit better? Isn't the...

Why is the dual circuit better? Isn't the pressure from the manifold the same regardless of how many lines are going to the wheels? I have the braided stainless IPD lines in all the flexible hose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
I actually have had the pleasure of driving a '63...

I actually have had the pleasure of driving a '63 Plymouth Fury that I was detailing for a customer, and even though it had unassisted brakes, and had been fairly neglected mechanically, it still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Ahh, makes sense then. Read online that a larger...

Ahh, makes sense then. Read online that a larger bore will give less pedal travel, but require more force to stop. Anyone have any familiarity with the inline vacuum boosters? Found a model listed as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
The Wilwood master is a 1inch bore from what I...

The Wilwood master is a 1inch bore from what I remember. The pedal isn't low and doesn't have a lot of creep. Just requires quite a lot of force to lock up the tires. I was able to make it leave tire...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,657
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo Amazon Brakes

Hey all. Just finished up rebuilding and bleeding the brakes on my Amazon. I have the single circuit front discs, and drums in the rear. I have rebuilt calipers up front, and new drum cylinders in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
I think he was referring to drilling the holes...

I think he was referring to drilling the holes for the linkage horns that connect to the throttle linkage. My new shafts came with the threaded holes and the slot for the throttle plate of course,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
If my carbs are really as bad as my guy says, I...

If my carbs are really as bad as my guy says, I might just try this myself. If it doesn't work, then I guess Ill find some used ones in better shape and try and rebuild those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
I went to my other guy rather than Joe since I...

I went to my other guy rather than Joe since I already got new shafts and bushings with my rebuild kit. They're stock size brass shafts with the zinc/stainless (Im not sure, its silvery metal)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Yep, actually shot that guy a message yesterday

Yep, actually shot that guy a message yesterday
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
More SU problems

Hey all. So I recently got my Volvo 122 (B20F, Twin SU HS6s) running and driving. I didn't like the way it was running, and noticed a lot of play in the throttle shafts on the carbs. I sent the carbs...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
What is the reason that mounting a muffler near...

What is the reason that mounting a muffler near the collector is a bad idea? Heat? And the reason Im not running a traditional exhaust is that my car is on air suspension, and the gap between the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo Amazon Side Pipe muffler position

Hey all. I have a slightly built Volvo B20 in my Amazon coupe. I built a stainless steel side pipe that comes straight out of the header, turns 90 degrees, and exits in front of the rear wheel. As...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Thanks for the advice! Definitely don’t want to...

Thanks for the advice! Definitely don’t want to spend money if it isn’t worth it. Ive learned to not exactly trust V Performance after some of the stories Ive heard about the shipping on their...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Mikuni HSRs worth all the fuss?

So Im running two SU HS6s with DX needles on a slightly built B20 (F head, nice header, slightly hot cam) and Im wondering whats the truth on Mikuni HSRs. Big power gains + efficiency gains? Or just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,561
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
I can provide a wiring diagram if necessary. This...

I can provide a wiring diagram if necessary. This coil and wiring set up previously worked with another VDO tach (albeit one that only had switches for 6 - 8 cylinder engines, hence the switch) And...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,561
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Its the VDO product number 333051. Black face...

Its the VDO product number 333051. Black face with an adjustable orange shift “hand.” Has three terminals the on the back in the 2,3,4 slots, and the rest are empty. Has three coding switches.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,561
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
I have a magnetic pointless system installed on...

I have a magnetic pointless system installed on my engine. Would that change anything?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,561
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo Amazon-VDO Tach not working

Hey all, Im reaching the end of my 122 restoration and Im installing a VDO tach. I have a keyed power in, a wire going to the negative of the coil, and a good ground. The tach is a three plug, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
That large red wire is just the main battery...

That large red wire is just the main battery positive that I have disconnected so it doesn’t drain the battery. I don’t have the amp light on the dash as Ive built a custom dash, but can the white...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Heres some pictures of the regulator, alternator,...

Heres some pictures of the regulator, alternator, and a wiring diagram of how its set up.

Alternator:
https://ibb.co/gjgbJ3C
https://ibb.co/dcJgcj8

Regulator:
https://ibb.co/D1MF5mH
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Not really sure how to post images on here since...

Not really sure how to post images on here since the only option seems to be a link. I am using the tall rectangular bosch voltage regulator, and what I am almost positive is an alternator is hooked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,487
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Question Volvo B20 Wiring

Hey all. Wired up my Volvo Amazon project and if the battery is connected, the voltage regulator (Bosch VW Type) and alternator start heating up. Figured either the voltage regulator is busted, or I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Running Super Rich

Hey all, recently finished wiring up the B20 engine in my Volvo 122. It has a F head and a F grind cam. I am using the same carbs that were on the original B18B, and the engine fires up. However, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,399
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo 122 Bagged-Adjustable Panhard Bar Options?

Hi all. I have a 1963 Volvo 122 which I have heavily customized. I have replaced the coils with air suspension and have lowered the car about 6inches (on lowest setting) The stock panhard bar causes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo 122 Heater Valve

Hi all. Just finished intalling my rebuilt heater, hoses, and valves. Just wondering where the best location to route the "sensor/thermostat" wire is inside the heater box. Does it go on the "hot"...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,546
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
M41 Wiring

Hey all. Im just now wiring up my M41 transmission in my 122. I am using the transmission cover with the overdrive lockout switch, as well as the reverse light switch. I am confused about the purpose...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,676
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Volvo Amazon Flexible Brakelines

Hi all. Im reaching the end of my total rebuild of a Volvo Amazon Coule, and am starting into replumbing the brakes. Im looking for a better option for the flexible lines (2 for the front wheels, 1...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
John. I meant best performance possible with my...

John.
I meant best performance possible with my HS6s. I've considered DCOEs and Mikunis, but just don't have the budget to switch from the SUs (at the moment). Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,603
Posted By blakemcelroy2000
Twin SU HS4s on a B20F

Im building a Volvo Amazon, and recentely got a B20 engine professionally honed and rebuilt. We used a "F" head, and the stock "F" grind cam (Also a 4-2-1 header). Im using the HS4s off of the B18...
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