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Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2003, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By oppositelock
Oops, forgot to login above. Anyway, John was...

Oops, forgot to login above. Anyway, John was talking about starting out with it white and figure something out after that. I'm thinking it will look like a giant refrigerator with a big wing if he...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2003, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By oppositelock
Hey all, the Fire Breathing Monster is nearly...

Hey all, the Fire Breathing Monster is nearly back to full health! John has got the engine all fixed and improvements made to the engine management to provide even more power and driveability (as if...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2003, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By oppositelock
Stay tuned for R-rated topless Fire Breathing...

Stay tuned for R-rated topless Fire Breathing Monster photos!

I could post John Lane topless photos, too, but I don't think anyone wants to see that! :eek: I won't even get into the incar...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,177
Posted By oppositelock
Sure, just replace the crankshaft and the...

Sure, just replace the crankshaft and the camshaft, etc.

Seems like it would just be easier to drop in a small block Chevy and bolt Volvo Penta valve covers to it.

Or build a turbo PRV V-6 and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By oppositelock
Actually, the shock absorber is what limits the...

Actually, the shock absorber is what limits the droop travel on the rear. Therefore, if you have the rear of the car jacked up and have the car supported by jackstands under the frame instead of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2003, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,177
Posted By oppositelock
Umm, just one minor point, don't most marine...

Umm, just one minor point, don't most marine engines rotate the wrong direction? Then again, one speed forward and five speeds reverse could be fun! :yikes:

I know that the Chevy V-8 marine...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,163
Posted By oppositelock
Personally, I would never use carburettors on a...

Personally, I would never use carburettors on a turbocharged engine. I do, however, prefer them on a normally aspirated engine.

A programmable control system like Electromotive or Autronic, etc....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By oppositelock
Hey y'all, ask John Lane about forgetting to do ...

Hey y'all, ask John Lane about forgetting to do

up hoodpins, he's an expert! :twisted:
Photographic evidence of the first

incident:
http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbumPhoto.asp?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2003, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By oppositelock
Why bother? You can get as much torque out of ...

Why bother? You can get as much torque out of

the V-6 if you put a turbo on it!

Don't forget, you will also have to put in a stronger clutch, tranny,

rear end, etc, etc...

-Dave Clark
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By oppositelock
Because some people some people seem to...

Because some

people some people seem to have a misunderstanding about how the Evans coolant works I bring up this point that

you have touched on.

Don't assume that because that because the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By oppositelock
I've used the Evans propylene glycol...

I've used the Evans

propylene glycol coolant in several rally cars over the years with great success. The stuff is NOT bogus or BS.

I first started using it, and have been using it...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2003, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By oppositelock
Volvo strut top mounts are pretty well...

Volvo strut top mounts are

pretty well designed and good quality but just make sure the rubber is in good condition and not soft and

squished or rotted or cracked.

-Dave Clark
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2003, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By oppositelock
If I'm reading this correctly what you're ...

If I'm reading this correctly what you're

saying is that 700's do not sit level at static ride height, the left sits slightly lower than the right.

Changing the shocks/struts will not fix...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2003, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By oppositelock
The particular rear end in John Lane's car came...

The particular rear end in John Lane's car came out of an old Mustang. It was

narrowed and the brackets from a Volvo rear end were welded onto it. It was also equipped with custom Moser 35
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2003, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By oppositelock
I have to back up John's point on this one. I ...

I have to back up John's point on this one. I

don't think it's the diff you have to worry about. They seem to be able to handle more torque than the axle

shafts. If you truly have...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2003, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By oppositelock
Can you weld? If so then just make it yourself,...

Can you weld? If so then just make it yourself, it's easy. Find a custom muffler shop in your area. Not Midas or Joe Blow Muffler, but someplace that specializes in custom exhausts and headers for...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2003, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By oppositelock
1. Winning lotto ticket. 2. Turbo V-6. ...

1. Winning lotto ticket.

2. Turbo V-6.

3. Appropriately beefy tranny, something big and American.

4. Ford 9" rearend.

Oh, and John Lane has found a rollcage to be a useful addition to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2003, 04:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By oppositelock
Yes, I know what you mean, I've done plenty of...

Yes, I know what you mean, I've done plenty of that! I usually try to say something witty as I'm going off so as to make for better bench racing later on. I do remember as I was flying off a 75...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2003, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By oppositelock
Hey Dave, go here:...

Hey Dave, go here: http://www.printroom.com/pictureSearch.asp?userid=oppositelock and you will find all the albums of the buildup of the beast.

I'll try to get some pics of the repairs, but I...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2003, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By oppositelock
Obviously you know nothing about rallying. :roll:...

Obviously you know nothing about rallying. :roll: It's not dumb, it's just part of the game. We like to say there are only two types of rally drivers, those who have and those who will. If you...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2003, 01:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By oppositelock
No, John Lane makes your car flip. The PS had...

No, John Lane makes your car flip. The PS had nothing to do with it. John would have flipped anyway! :twisted:

(Ooh, John's gonna get me now...)

-Dave Clark
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2003, 01:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By oppositelock
Well he was reportedly going 110 when he lost...

Well he was reportedly going 110 when he lost it, I reckon he probably had scrubbed off a bit of speed by the time he was tumbling. John could fill you in on those details. If you notice the roof...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2003, 10:52 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
Well all I've got to say is, go check out the...

Well all I've got to say is, go check out the "Oops, he did it again!" thread to view the results of John's handiwork.

It would be cool to see if any of the spectators that helped right the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2003, 10:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,063
Posted By oppositelock
Well folks, there are only a few things you can...

Well folks, there are only a few things you can count on in this world and this is one of them. An upside down rally car with John Lane's name on it and a forest road littered with Volvo parts....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2003, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,484
Posted By oppositelock
That 162 roadster is pretty cool. ...

That 162 roadster is pretty cool.






Here is some required reading pertinent to this thread. A link to the "Fire Breathing Monster" thread: ...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2003, 07:19 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
Yes, good one, John, I see you've been being a...

Yes, good one, John, I see you've been being a naughty boy as usual. :badboy:

The only thing John likes doing more than demoralizing other drivers who think their expensive sports car is fast is...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2003, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By oppositelock
Gravel rally tires are absolute crap in the snow,...

Gravel rally tires are absolute crap in the snow, don't use them. You are way better off with a proper hydroscopic snow tire. Blizzaks are particularly good for a studless tire. Of course there...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2003, 06:32 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
You guys crack me up! :lol: :roll: I'm sorry,...

You guys crack me up! :lol: :roll: I'm sorry, but not a single one of you would be wanking off about driveability or boost coming up "too fast" if you actually got a ride in the car or a chance to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By oppositelock
Go look at the pics of John Lane's car. You can...

Go look at the pics of John Lane's car. You can find links to the web album in the Fire Breathing Monster threads. There are several pics that show the various vents and scoops we have in his hood....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2003, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By oppositelock
SCCA ProRally. Lighting problem? There is...

SCCA ProRally.

Lighting problem? There is no lighting problem. For night rallies John has a light bar with 4 Hella Rallye 4000 HID's. Yes, we're talking about $2500 worth of daylight. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2003, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By oppositelock
I've updated a couple of John Lane's turbo V-6...

I've updated a couple of John Lane's turbo V-6 Volvo web albums.

The Powerstroke intercooler install album has six new pics showing the completed installation. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By oppositelock
There are some pics of the Fire Breathing Monster...

There are some pics of the Fire Breathing Monster cage in the web album. I'e got some other pics I need to scan that show more detail.

The Fire Breathing Monster web album:...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
I have everything to do those, but am too lazy to...

I have everything to do those, but am too lazy to do the flat hood and such. This is easy, and at this point in the game easy is sounding very good indeed. :roll:
I am told that the wheel...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2003, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,048
Posted By oppositelock
Well you better start looking at '99 and newer...

Well you better start looking at '99 and newer Powerstroke pickups. You'll have a hard time finding an intercooler on a '94-'97.

I have a '98 E-450 16' box van (my rally service and tow rig) with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2003, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,048
Posted By oppositelock
Yes, John has been using a SAAB 9000 intercooler...

Yes, John has been using a SAAB 9000 intercooler up to this point. It's very similar to a Volvo intercooler, actually. Because it is pretty wide (although dwarfed by the PS) and single row it is...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2003, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By oppositelock
Dunno how you got away with that, we've got the...

Dunno how you got away with that, we've got the pipes sitting right down on the fenderwells. Couldn't get it too much lower.

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I guess I'll have to do a dual core now....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
Just to get this thread back on track... The...

Just to get this thread back on track...

The Powerstroke intercooler install is nearly done. I started another thread with links to the photo album since this thread is getting a little long and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2003, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By oppositelock
Hey all, the Powerstroke intercooler installation...

Hey all, the Powerstroke intercooler installation is nearly done. I've posted a new photo album charting the progress. This thing is seriously huge! Who needs headlights, anyway?! Still, we all...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2003, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,904
Posted By oppositelock
My bad. Kenny actually straightened me out. ...

My bad. Kenny actually straightened me out. "Lima" engine is what I was trying to think of. That's the common designation for the 2.3, just as "Pinto" is for the 2.0. Yes, it is damn confusing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2003, 04:06 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
4th gear from the other gearset is good, so the...

4th gear from the other gearset is good, so the only parts that need to be replaced are 2nd gear and the layshaft.

-Dave Clark
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,904
Posted By oppositelock
I think John V. knows that guy. I remember him...

I think John V. knows that guy. I remember him talking about him. JV and I discussed doing the same thing ten years ago when we first started talking about converting Merkurs as a way to get the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2003, 04:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,904
Posted By oppositelock
Nope, it's not a Duratec. It is a 2.3 "Pinto"...

Nope, it's not a Duratec. It is a 2.3 "Pinto" block, or whatever they are commonly called, with a prototype 16v head. It must be the one survivor you are talking about, if your info is correct. It...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,904
Posted By oppositelock
I can appreciate the junkyard ingenuity and all...

I can appreciate the junkyard ingenuity and all around low buck approach of this guy, but I gotta wonder: Wouldn't it just be easier to swap the whole Volvo engine into the car instead of trying to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2003, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By oppositelock
Just to clarify, with the normally aspirated V-6,...

Just to clarify, with the normally aspirated V-6, John never had any gearbox trouble that I can remember. And remember folks, this is in a rally car so it was used in anger. The gears that broke...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By oppositelock
Just to preface so everybody doesn't think I'm a...

Just to preface so everybody doesn't think I'm a wanker, I'm a rollcage builder (been doing it for 14 years, built lots of rally cars and LOTS of Porsche and other road race cars) and an SCCA...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2003, 08:09 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
OK, I tore the Quaife gearset out last night. ...

OK, I tore the Quaife gearset out last night. Here's the rundown of the damage (a little different than I thought.): One tooth missing from 2nd gear on mainshaft, several chipped teeth on 4th gear...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2003, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By oppositelock
http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?us...

http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=oppositelock&album_id=124351&image_id=12&view=actual

2.5 inch steel exhaust tubing. I used this because it was cheap and easy to work with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2003, 06:26 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
Oh, so you noticed the spoiler? :wink: The...

Oh, so you noticed the spoiler? :wink: The spoiler is there for only one reason, for pissing off all the right people. :twisted: Particularly, certain management and marketing types in SCCA. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2003, 12:33 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
I'm sure there probably is. The 240's are have...

I'm sure there probably is. The 240's are have been rallied so extensively in Scandanavia that there are a number of outfits producing such parts for them.

As far as the Getrag 265 goes, as...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2003, 10:37 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 106,577
Posted By oppositelock
Yeah, follow those links that were given. The...

Yeah, follow those links that were given. The prices look pretty similar. I think John might have paid a little less but he bought them directly from Quaife through a deal we had going at the time...
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