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Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,264
Posted By stealthfti
what year is the head? how many miles on it? ...

what year is the head? how many miles on it?

reason for asking is: a cracked valve seat in a 8v head ir really rare. Cracks in the casting between the valve seat inserts is much more common an...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,661
Posted By stealthfti
I doubt it. What you would need to do is go to...

I doubt it. What you would need to do is go to their site, look up the kit in the catalog, get the part number for the replacement 'air spring', go through their listing of air spring sizes, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,661
Posted By stealthfti
the airlift 1000 kit part number you want is...

the airlift 1000 kit part number you want is 60783. Airlift dropped the apllication listing for the 240 probably 10 yrs ago.

but....that is the kit for the 240. bought my first one for a 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By stealthfti
You are welcome, Harry. kinda figured that...

You are welcome, Harry.

kinda figured that this was for that stroked/overbored B20.

going wider gaps on the second comp ring than for the top ring: agreed heartily. been doing it thataway for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,803
Posted By stealthfti
Harry, if you"re using three piece oil rings...

Harry, if you"re using three piece oil rings [corrugated spacer and two very thin oil rings], [like what you find in Deves or Sealed Power ring sets], then you could just 'carefully' bend each of ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 54,550
Posted By stealthfti
Then it is apparent that your understanding of...

Then it is apparent that your understanding of just what "squish clearance" is, and what determines it to be, is SERIOUSLY deficient and uninformed.

There is no way that machining off material...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 54,550
Posted By stealthfti
1) yes 2) you can go that route: mill the...

1) yes

2) you can go that route: mill the block deck to increase the piston deck height positively to be able to use an OE type composite HG to end up with the squish clearance in the tight...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 54,550
Posted By stealthfti
You're welcome, Kyle. Yes Yes again....

You're welcome, Kyle.

Yes


Yes again. Rebuilt, as in boring of the cylinders and new pistons. Or 'refreshed' as in measured and bores honed, with pistons cleaned, measured, knurled and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 54,550
Posted By stealthfti
I've used several 27 thou MLSs. several 30 thou...

I've used several 27 thou MLSs. several 30 thou MLSs, and a bunch of 36 thou MLSs.


Most were in refreshed motors, meaning bored cylinders with OS pistons,or with knurled pistons to restore...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,439
Posted By stealthfti
the T3 that came on your 83, if it is still...

the T3 that came on your 83, if it is still original, is an oil-cooled center section, with a .63 A/R turbine housing, T31[?] turbine wheel, .42 A/R compressor housing, and 45 trim compressor wheel....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,058
Posted By stealthfti
Thanks, Paul. But don't worry. It won't happen...

Thanks, Paul. But don't worry. It won't happen very often.

TF
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,058
Posted By stealthfti
Volvo introduced their 'higher' volume in-pan oil...

Volvo introduced their 'higher' volume in-pan oil pump with the B23FT motor. Supposedly, all B230FTs and B230Fs also use that oil pump PN 1346144.

I have opened up a number of B230F motors and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By stealthfti
not so fast there...

I would suggest that you rethink the 30 thou thick MLS HG choice a bit. 36 thou thick would be a wiser choice.

why so?

1) how many miles constitutes "low mile '95 B230FD"?

2) did you...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,982
Posted By stealthfti
No. advancing the camshaft timing moves the...

No. advancing the camshaft timing moves the torque curve [the powerband] lower in the rpm scale. retarding the camshaft timing moves the torque curve higher up the rpm scale. i.e., advancing the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By stealthfti
thermo contact switch for the connection pipe...

thermo contact switch for the connection pipe [that pipe in the rad hose]

P/N 1276229

gasket for that switch

P/N 18671

the 'connection pipe' itself
Forum: performance & modifications 02-29-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,594
Posted By stealthfti
johhny boy, now you're trying the 'poor,...

johhny boy, now you're trying the 'poor, misunderstood and wronged party' excuse. Ain't gonna happen.

But first, some thank you's are due:

Thanks to all the guys who posted up pics showing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,594
Posted By stealthfti
The pistons that you posted the link to the...

The pistons that you posted the link to the pictures of are not B21 pistons. IF the wristpins are 22mm, then they are for early B20s, or possibly for a B18.....as part of what was known as a 'big...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,594
Posted By stealthfti
Be cause, *edit, I asked for measurements of the...

Be cause, *edit, I asked for measurements of the "SKIRT LENGTH". And according to the Hastings Mfg illustration, AND the Mahle Piston catalog illustration, the SKIRT LENGTH is the portion of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,594
Posted By stealthfti
Thank you, Ken, for posting that pic showing the...

Thank you, Ken, for posting that pic showing the skirt length on that piston. [and yeah, the skirt on that one is shorter than any of the Mahles I've measured.]

Could you clarify some pertinent...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,594
Posted By stealthfti
from post 9 above: *edit, you've been...

from post 9 above:


*edit, you've been making that *edit: assertion about the redblocks having short skirts for a while now; for the last couple of months anyways.

It wasn't until you said...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,982
Posted By stealthfti
Mike, What you are talking about as far as...

Mike,

What you are talking about as far as detonation problems running high boost levels....up there in the 25 psi range....has a lot less to do with squish clearances than it does with the 'final...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,982
Posted By stealthfti
Kyle, I'm gonna hafta disagree with you on that....

Kyle, I'm gonna hafta disagree with you on that.

If the squish clearance is right at 30 thou, then a V or K cam WILL be interference. The V will be mostly a butterfly kiss type of interference,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,982
Posted By stealthfti
Kyle, I go fo squish clearances right at or...

Kyle,

I go fo squish clearances right at or just under 30 thou, And that depends on a couple of things. Like: how snug are the pistons....the wall clearances.....AND what is the crown...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,982
Posted By stealthfti
You're welcome. True, you should measure the...

You're welcome.

True, you should measure the piston deck height in your motor. What year? NA or FT?

More than likely, your B21 will have a negative deck height. The older B21s and B23s were...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,982
Posted By stealthfti
IF you install the Cometic MLS HG properly, the...

IF you install the Cometic MLS HG properly, the thickness of the MLS HG will NOT be any problem.

I run a 27 thou MLS HG on my B21FTi, and it has performed flawlessly for more than a few years.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,934
Posted By stealthfti
Yes. 8AN socketless hose will fit onto the stock...

Yes. 8AN socketless hose will fit onto the stock fittings. NOT quite as snugly as onto Aeroquip socketless fittings [because the barbs on the stock fittings are not quite as 'raised' as are the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,355
Posted By stealthfti
Just changing the camshaft will not resolve all...

Just changing the camshaft will not resolve all issues.

For starters, do you know what rear end ratio the wagon has? probably it has the 4.10:1 as opposed to a 3.73:1.

With 245K miles: has...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,594
Posted By stealthfti
The ASSertion that the 'piston skirt' is the side...

The ASSertion that the 'piston skirt' is the side of the piston that is "below the pin" is just so much blatant bull$h!t.

The piston skirt starts at the bottom of the bottom ring, which on nearly...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,916
Posted By stealthfti
I use the Volvo special tool.....999-5222. It is...

I use the Volvo special tool.....999-5222. It is essentially a go-no go tool: to let you know if you have sufficient clearance above the valve stem so as to allow you to be able to insert an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 68,875
Posted By stealthfti
Excellent find there, Gary. I like the design. ...

Excellent find there, Gary. I like the design. Thanks for doing the legwork on that.

TF
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,883
Posted By stealthfti
Thanks for the 6th or 7th listing of the flow...

Thanks for the 6th or 7th listing of the flow bench measured CFMs on a 530 head.

With over 9 years to accumulate over 29,000 threads in just the 'performance' forum, I do realize that finding some...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By stealthfti
Don't fall into the numbers game trap. It's a...

Don't fall into the numbers game trap. It's a self delusional swampland. The goal is to improve and increase usable torque and when it comes on.

that 21FTi stock puts out somewhere in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By stealthfti
before you go buy yourself a 'bigger' turbo, do...

before you go buy yourself a 'bigger' turbo, do your motor a big favor and un-constipate the exhaust:

....get rid of that old style exhaust manifold and install a ported 90+ mani.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,848
Posted By stealthfti
Well, that pretty much explains it. Thank...

Well, that pretty much explains it.

Thank you for your candid answer.

Reinstalling the pistons without cleaning the ring grooves is definitely a no-no. The rings have to be able to rotate...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,985
Posted By stealthfti
yes. Hopefully not; but actually, not a surprise...

yes. Hopefully not; but actually, not a surprise that the cam is not giving you the results you think you shoulda got.

why?

because you went about things ass-backwards.

the first thing you...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,848
Posted By stealthfti
With endgaps at about 27 thou, things "should"...

With endgaps at about 27 thou, things "should" have been fine.

I put 'should' in quotation marks because it needs some caveats and qualifiers to go along with it.

There were no pics shown of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,848
Posted By stealthfti
the 'tune' may well be the primary culprit. But,...

the 'tune' may well be the primary culprit. But, you ought to try and remove the rings from that #1 piston and measure the endgap, just for the S&Gs, if nothing else.

Seriously though, from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,300
Posted By stealthfti
the easiest way I've found id to block off the...

the easiest way I've found id to block off the block port....14 x 1,5 IIRC....use an adapter at the block oil pressure sender port [also 14 x 1,5 I believe], and then go to 1/8 NPT -4AN. And make up...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,848
Posted By stealthfti
Agreed that seeing some pics of the 'broken'...

Agreed that seeing some pics of the 'broken' pistons would be assistive in figuring out the why.

The 230 pistons are all the same grade of cast piston from Mahle: the 'V' grade cast/reinforced...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 47,284
Posted By stealthfti
well.....to say '300hp', 'reliable', and '$4000...

well.....to say '300hp', 'reliable', and '$4000 budget' together in the same sentence as 'B230FT' does get to be almost 'oxymoronic'. That would depend on what some of the terms mean. Example: ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,010
Posted By stealthfti
As stated, the only 'flattop' pistons that you'll...

As stated, the only 'flattop' pistons that you'll find in the SOHC redblocks are in the older version: the B21/23s. [and in certain other market areas, the B17/19s]

The B230s all have dished...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 36,853
Posted By stealthfti
sticky please!

Would be possible to 'sticky' this thread? It is a good one; and the info is helpful.

I would agree that using an adapter plate to fit a regular TH torque converter to the redblock...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,109
Posted By stealthfti
Do you HAVE to lap the valves? no; of course...

Do you HAVE to lap the valves? no; of course not.

I've known people and shops that do not ever lap valves. their choice.

I lap valves. And have done so for years....decades, now.

Why? ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,300
Posted By stealthfti
incorrect. The 'density' of the air is affected...

incorrect. The 'density' of the air is affected and determined by its temperature, the ambient altitude, as well as the relative humidity. An AMM or MAF sensor does not and cannot precisely...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,300
Posted By stealthfti
Air mass meters, or MAFs [mass airfow sensors] do...

Air mass meters, or MAFs [mass airfow sensors] do NOT read oxygen content. They only read AIR flow, in volume, or more precisely, by 'density'. By calculating how much electric power it takes to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,300
Posted By stealthfti
High enough to be a factor. And....in ignoring...

High enough to be a factor. And....in ignoring it 'as' a factor, you will continue to not resolve the issues you are trying to sort out.

454m.....approximately 1407 ft.....IS a factor when it...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,300
Posted By stealthfti
What altitudes do you normally drive at? 1000...

What altitudes do you normally drive at? 1000 ft? 2000 ft? higher than that?

....the ambient altitude that you drive at IS a very important 'factor'.

TF
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 104,745
Posted By stealthfti
exactly what the SCR is on the E piston equipped...

exactly what the SCR is on the E piston equipped FT motor....not sure. didn't measure out every little thing and run the calcs. somewhere over 10:1. The Vcam drops the DCR nicely though.

[the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 104,745
Posted By stealthfti
Tight squish and high SCR work well together,...

Tight squish and high SCR work well together, whether NA or boosted.

I have a B230FT L block on the road now....just approaching 1K on the odo. Built with B230E very shallow dish pistons, 28...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,303
Posted By stealthfti
Did you test each squirter to verify the actual...

Did you test each squirter to verify the actual pop off pressure? They usually pop off right at 30 psi....a number that I have determined from actual testing.

Yes, a squirter is a spring loaded...
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