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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By JohnMc
I bought the 245 in Dec 2005. And while we were...

I bought the 245 in Dec 2005. And while we were waiting for something, I kept noticing people bringing the staff Christmas presents. And not little presents either, someone dropped off a case of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By JohnMc
I bought my 240 from a garage called Lorenzutti...

I bought my 240 from a garage called Lorenzutti Motors in Brooklyn. They're a Volvo specialty shop, they seem to have pretty stellar reviews. All I did was buy my 240 from them, it was minty.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-09-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,821
Posted By JohnMc
Well, spoke too soon. That thread is in For...

Well, spoke too soon.

That thread is in For Sale, and it probably doesn't need to be stickied there. I could move the thread to here and sticky it, but then it's a for sale ad in the wrong...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-09-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,821
Posted By JohnMc
'A' mod did it. Personally, I'm no fan of...

'A' mod did it.

Personally, I'm no fan of sticky threads, but I fixed it.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 306,665
Posted By JohnMc
Looking sharp as always, D!

Looking sharp as always, D!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By JohnMc
Put a 4/8 switch on the dash!!!* * but...

Put a 4/8 switch on the dash!!!*


* but yeah really get that ish outta there
Forum: events 06-02-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,145
Posted By JohnMc
/\ Same as Mike, in for a hunnert. Showing up...

/\ Same as Mike, in for a hunnert. Showing up Wed and camping.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-02-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,821
Posted By JohnMc
LH2.4 cranks signal is a sine wave, varying...

LH2.4 cranks signal is a sine wave, varying voltage, swinging back and forth. IIRC the voltage varies with RPM as well. So it's not really a precise clean electronic signal, it has to be...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By JohnMc
Find a PV shell and shove those parts in it! ...

Find a PV shell and shove those parts in it!

(then watch the PV shell twist itself up lol)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By JohnMc
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By JohnMc
They got bumps that make room for the squirters...

They got bumps that make room for the squirters earlier on, but most didn't have it. Then there is a somewhat random sounding patterns of them being on some engines, some not. AFAIK the only way to...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By JohnMc
Reliable means being able to survive some tuning...

Reliable means being able to survive some tuning missteps along the way. Which means being pretty much overbuilt for whatever HP level you're aiming at.

And if you're saying 300 hp, you're going...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-26-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,821
Posted By JohnMc
I'm WORTHLESS at diagnosing electronic issues,...

I'm WORTHLESS at diagnosing electronic issues, and this is ENTIRELY anecdotal, but might be useful as a diagnostic approach?

My first MS1 setup on the 8V motor in my 245 worked great most of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By JohnMc
Coleman 119-112. It's a solid steel shaft that...

Coleman 119-112. It's a solid steel shaft that replaces the OEM shaft between the steering column and the steering rack. Splines and size are correct, you'd need to grind a little groove for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By JohnMc
I snagged a rebuilt 240 ABS master cylinder...

I snagged a rebuilt 240 ABS master cylinder before they went NLA.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By JohnMc
I should have grabbed a steering rack form one of...

I should have grabbed a steering rack form one of the last few 240's that went through the PnP yards here. They're getting few and far between.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By JohnMc
I don't think the fuel system would be dirty - no...

I don't think the fuel system would be dirty - no need for a fuel system cleaner. That injector has been squirting gas like normal. And with no cat to overheat, no damage to the exhaust system. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By JohnMc
https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar/rocker-arm-sh...

https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar/rocker-arm-shaft-b18_b20.html
Forum: website & board 05-14-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,367
Posted By JohnMc
A backup from early April was used to restore the...

A backup from early April was used to restore the site.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, a considerable change in theory between the...

Yeah, a considerable change in theory between the B18 (started off with an open dump tube) and the B20 (had a little orifice to actively pull fumes in at idle, then an open dump tube to the carb to...
Forum: events 03-21-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,145
Posted By JohnMc
I'm in. Let me know when you want money for the...

I'm in. Let me know when you want money for the food.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,936
Posted By JohnMc
The 8-bolt crank is basically the B21 bottom end....

The 8-bolt crank is basically the B21 bottom end. They just did the big redesign in two stages. Bottom end first (8-bolt B20), then the top end (OHC head).
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By JohnMc
Indeed. I've driven some slow cars in the past. ...

Indeed. I've driven some slow cars in the past. A 36HP Beetle. A diesel MK1 Rabbit. And probably the slowest, but very fun nonetheless - a diesel Land Rover S2 pickup. And when I was a kid my...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By JohnMc
0-60? <s>Yes!</s> Maybe.

0-60? <s>Yes!</s> Maybe.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By JohnMc
Probably not much more can be done short of...

Probably not much more can be done short of swapping some D24T parts over.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By JohnMc
Rare factory 'Harlequin hinge' option... *crowd...

Rare factory 'Harlequin hinge' option...
*crowd gasps*
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By JohnMc
Have you considered merely moving the somewhat...

Have you considered merely moving the somewhat worn hinge to another door where it will be, percentage wise, a much smaller problem than on the driver door?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By JohnMc
The spring broke on the driver door on my 414...

The spring broke on the driver door on my 414 paint code 240 Classic. Good luck finding another 414 paint code 240 hinge.

Then, pure luck, a 414 paint code 940 showed up in the PnP yard. A...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By JohnMc
Refers to what locates the connecting rod side to...

Refers to what locates the connecting rod side to side.

Crank steered - the bit end rod is a close fit between both sides of the journal on the rod, and has a looser fit up at the piston.
Piston...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By JohnMc
I've seen people do that to put other brakes on...

I've seen people do that to put other brakes on and keep the original parking brake functionality. Like Wilwood rotors on alloy hats, with that part of the original rotor underneath.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 53,514
Posted By JohnMc
I did similar on mine. Various silicone hoses,...

I did similar on mine. Various silicone hoses, some going from one size to another, with little bits of alu pipe between. And a couple of temp sensor housings instead of alu pipes as well. I put...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,427
Posted By JohnMc
When 3rd gear lets go it makes quite a loud and...

When 3rd gear lets go it makes quite a loud and unpleasant noise.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,427
Posted By JohnMc
Mine was quieter with the stock shifter on it,...

Mine was quieter with the stock shifter on it, the Steeda seemed to transmit more noise. but then it shifted a LOT better, so totally worth it.

And then I replaced the hard shifter knob with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By JohnMc
A couple of years ago, coming back from our...

A couple of years ago, coming back from our summer road trip where we do a lot of hard off roading, interspersed with driving 75 - 80 mph on the interstate, my 4Runner got to where the rear end would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By JohnMc
And tires themselves. Once we put a set of...

And tires themselves. Once we put a set of Goodyear Wranglers on our old beater Bronco II (a short, tall, tippy SUVlet). And it got SQUIRMY on the highway at speed. It would sort of wiggle around,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By JohnMc
1) Check air pressure in the tires. It can cause...

1) Check air pressure in the tires. It can cause a loose handling feel like that and is an easy 'fix'
- On a Volvo I like to 'stagger' the pressure slightly with the rears a bit higher than the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By JohnMc
You really don't need much volume for that, do...

You really don't need much volume for that, do you? Unless you're doing that car-hopping competition thing, lol. You might just consider an accumulator tank and a modestly sized electric compressor...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By JohnMc
We have onboard air on both of our 4Runners, but...

We have onboard air on both of our 4Runners, but just for re-airing when you hit pavement again.

My wife has a ViAir kit on hers, lower capacity electric pump, but a 2.5 gal tank underneath. So...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,936
Posted By JohnMc
FWIW, that's what I ended up doing with the PV...

FWIW, that's what I ended up doing with the PV motor. It ended up being an almost identical failure on the piston, in almost the same exact spot on the piston, on the same cylinder. Weird. I used...
Forum: events 03-07-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By JohnMc
Sorry, you're legally obligated to go now.

Sorry, you're legally obligated to go now.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,936
Posted By JohnMc
And the concern is.... what exactly? The...

And the concern is.... what exactly?

The wrist pin is used in an interference fit on the rod small end - it's pressed in (with the rod warmed up and the pin chilled). Then the pin is held firmly...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By JohnMc
Per that chart, my 2.1L B20 should be about out...

Per that chart, my 2.1L B20 should be about out of puff with the 36mm chokes at 6000 rpm, but it pulls nice and hard up to 7500 rpm, I do that pretty frequently, and the power isn't really dropping...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By JohnMc
The York works in that application because it's...

The York works in that application because it's like a little piston engine, with it's own oil supply in the 'crank case'. And it works well enough pulling in air on an ongoing basis.

I think the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, slow cranking, or even just clunking...

Yeah, slow cranking, or even just clunking instead of cranking, could be current flow issue (dead battery, or poor conductivity along the path).

Grinding? Yeah, that sounds more mechanical in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By JohnMc
I've never had a ground cable on a starter on any...

I've never had a ground cable on a starter on any of my Volvos. From pushrods to the b230.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By JohnMc
PS: I do keep thinking about sticking my 16V...

PS: I do keep thinking about sticking my 16V B230 in my PV, perhaps with a pair of DCOE's to keep the old school flavor going.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By JohnMc
And if at some point you stumble across a nice...

And if at some point you stumble across a nice pair of 45's, snag them. And if not, 40's are just peachy.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By JohnMc
If you already have the 40's, I'd go ahead and...

If you already have the 40's, I'd go ahead and stick them on and enjoy the noises and the throttle response.

That's always been my stance on the PV, I stumbled across the set of 40's really...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,748
Posted By JohnMc
I'm far from an expert on DCOE's, but I've been...

I'm far from an expert on DCOE's, but I've been running DCOE 40's on my 2.1L B20 in the PV for a long time now. And what people who I think would know say is... even I need more carb (it's making...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By JohnMc
The suspension is pretty good at loading up and...

The suspension is pretty good at loading up and hiding slop. In addition to /\ /\ /\ you might try putting it in 1st/reverse and on level ground, hand brake off, rock the car back and forth, see if...
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