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Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2022, 03:34 PM
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Posted By dmg4
Now that hot weather has finally arrived, does...

Now that hot weather has finally arrived, does anyone have any data on how much HP is robbed by the AC system in these cars? I was thinking of running some times comparing the system on vs off.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Thank you. It was fun writing as well, and I...

Thank you. It was fun writing as well, and I appreciate all of the advice and expert knowledge of the forum Jedi.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Another update: Someday arrived early. I...

Another update: Someday arrived early. I bought and installed an IPD turbo cam. Checked the valve clearances after installation and all were between 0.012 and 0.013". Sold the VX cam on eBay...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
The 2.5" exhaust is on the car, and I've driven...

The 2.5" exhaust is on the car, and I've driven it about 100 miles.

As for speed, the best three 0-60 times were 11.79, 11.76. and 11.52. So, adding the 2.5" exhaust dropped about 0.5 seconds off...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By dmg4
Most of your questions are answered in a sticky...

Most of your questions are answered in a sticky in this section of the forum: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=354499

It's good advice, and works as described. If you don't see a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
The transmission is fine. It's not slipping. ...

The transmission is fine. It's not slipping.

We're headed down a rabbit hole here. The car was slow. Now it's much faster, but "fast" is a relative thing. The mods to improve speed were a VX3...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Bragging about the speed of a 240 that would...

Bragging about the speed of a 240 that would still struggle to catch a Prius?

Nope. Just questioning the logic of multiple flushes to address a problem that (to me) does not exist on this car. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By dmg4
Correct. I have two: a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice...

Correct. I have two: a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice wagon, and a 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood. Screw around with the intake resonators, and you will both degrade the airflow and it will sound like you have a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By dmg4
Has anyone taken before and after data on their...

Has anyone taken before and after data on their car and shown a degree of improvement from these mods? When does such a mod become necessary? If it makes you happy, then by all means do it. I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Flushed the transmission and changed the fluid...

Flushed the transmission and changed the fluid and filter about 500 miles ago. Nothing more yet. I could fuss with the transmission now, but the premier issue was that there was really not much to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Whoops. Duplicated a post and now can't delete...

Whoops. Duplicated a post and now can't delete it.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
It's getting better! Drove the car 80 miles in...

It's getting better! Drove the car 80 miles in a combination of stop+go and 75 mph on the interstate, and then returned for two more 0-60 runs. This time: 12.1 and 12.0 seconds. I only need to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Here's where we are today. The new cylinder...

Here's where we are today. The new cylinder head, shaved 0.040" is installed, and the IPD-VX cam has been swapped into it, with cam clearance all set to 0.012" intake and exhaust. New ignition and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
I stand corrected. I purchased what IPD refers...

I stand corrected. I purchased what IPD refers to as their VX cam for NA engines in 2021. In my defense, we've covered most of the alphabet on cams after 8 pages. I am not on familiar ground.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
I have the VX cam (for NA) not the VX3 (for...

I have the VX cam (for NA) not the VX3 (for turbo). Do you know if there is also advance ground into the VX?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Achemedes might had a misplaced faith in what he...

Achemedes might had a misplaced faith in what he might accomplish with a lever. At least that's what I think after removing the 30-yr-old head bolts. Jeeze, I don't know what those Swede...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By dmg4
See the thread on improving power/efficiency of...

See the thread on improving power/efficiency of the non-turbo (NA: Normally Aspirated) B230F engine. That's what you have. The 3" exhaust is wicked overkill unless you are making several other...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
OK, I'm new to this. I had nightmarish visions...

OK, I'm new to this. I had nightmarish visions of trying to solder that centipede-like EPROM in place after, and perhaps worse, "unsoldering" the OEM EPROM from it's socket. My question was perhaps...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Is the chip in the above units soldered in place,...

Is the chip in the above units soldered in place, or press-fit?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Ordered the EZK and fueling chips from...

Ordered the EZK and fueling chips from Redblockpowered. Look out Prius. I'm coming for you.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
D'Oh! (slaps forehead).

D'Oh! (slaps forehead).
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2022, 12:24 AM
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Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
I found two hilariously bad videos on YouTube...

I found two hilariously bad videos on YouTube describing the process of swapping chips in the EZK and fueling computers. This one is a beaut. Something goes terribly wrong (death by static shock?)...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Regarding chips: anyone know of a video or...

Regarding chips: anyone know of a video or online tutorial on precisely what is swapped, soldered, and where? I know the approximate location of the target. Now, if the task at hand was to destroy...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
OK. If I wanted to acquire a upgraded chip for...

OK. If I wanted to acquire a upgraded chip for my NA 1993 B230F, shaved 0.040 head, IPD VX cam, 2.5" exhaust, and did not necessarily want to be committed to 93 octane but perhaps a very modest...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Another quick question: I know my options to...

Another quick question:

I know my options to adjust ignition timing are limited in a 1993 B230F, but if this were a GM LT1 V8, where I'm on more familiar turf, I'd simply remove the PCM from a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
An update: the rebuilt cylinder head has arrived,...

An update: the rebuilt cylinder head has arrived, shaved 0.040" as suggested. If I didn't know it was a rebuild, I'd swear it was NOS (thank you, Clearwater Cylinder Head). It's absolutely...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2022, 07:41 AM
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Views: 7,194
Posted By dmg4
I have the IPD 25 front 22 rear on a 1993 245...

I have the IPD 25 front 22 rear on a 1993 245 (https://www.ipdusa.com/Catalog/Index?sku=100986). Less wallowing in hard cornering than the stock setup, but I'm rarely pushing this car anywhere near...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 01:44 PM
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Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
OK, in that case, it looks like I might be back...

OK, in that case, it looks like I might be back to just shaving the head 0.040", sticking with the mild VX cam for now, and upgrading the exhaust later, if necessary.

So, what do you think of...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
What's the "flow work" that would be...

What's the "flow work" that would be involved?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Another question: is there any difference between...

Another question: is there any difference between the head on your engine and the one used on a NA B230f? I ask because I'm wondering if larger valves are likely to produce the same benefit you...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
I assume that is a less likely outcome with a VX...

I assume that is a less likely outcome with a VX cam, correct?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Hmmmm..... this has possibilities. I'll ask the...

Hmmmm..... this has possibilities. I'll ask the shop and see what they can do.

Any downside?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
In discussions with the folks at Clearwater...

In discussions with the folks at Clearwater Cylinder Head, the techs there said they normally set the clearances at 007-.010 on the intake and .010 to .013 on the exhaust if it's a completely rebuilt...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Indeed! I'm as surprised as anyone at the...

Indeed! I'm as surprised as anyone at the interest in this thread.

But slow is relative. My first "car" was a 1949 Chevrolet 3600 3/4 ton pickup with a 216 straight 6 and 4-on-the-floor (1st was...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 07:13 PM
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Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Bzzzzt. Wrong answer. The airbox duct was...

Bzzzzt. Wrong answer.

The airbox duct was not even present in time trials before the VX cam was installed (15.4 sec 0-60). It was installed WITH the new cam. Initially after the VX cam was...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Genius! I missed it on the first three time...

Genius! I missed it on the first three time trials before the camshaft installation and hit it all three times afterwards. Who'd a thunk it?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
I'm reminded of a story of an expert navigator on...

I'm reminded of a story of an expert navigator on an expedition. When asked to plot the coordinates of the party, he underwent an extensive analysis, used his knowledge and experience, and announced...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
The VX cam was likely designed to underwhelm, but...

The VX cam was likely designed to underwhelm, but it helps to keep your expectations low. In my car it dropped the 0-60 time from 15.4 to 13.4. I enjoyed that outcome. I'll leave it to others to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Fair enough, but why get into full pages of trash...

Fair enough, but why get into full pages of trash talk against the NA B230F, and other aspects beyond control? That's what you get when you acquire a 1993 240 Classic wagon, along with an automatic...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
I believe the issue is in transmission more than...

I believe the issue is in transmission more than reception. There may be a grain of great wisdom encrypted in there somewhere, between the layers of irrelevant screed. I can respect that, but the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Ummm... OKaaaaaay (slowly reaching for pepper...

Ummm... OKaaaaaay (slowly reaching for pepper spray right now).
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Thank you so much! This answers my question. If...

Thank you so much! This answers my question. If you are not in the education business, they need you.

So, applying the rule of thumb suggested in the above reference to correct the assumptions...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Ummm..... OK (think to self: "Best example of...

Ummm..... OK (think to self: "Best example of argle bargle read in years!").
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Throttle is wide open. There is no fuel injected...

Throttle is wide open. There is no fuel injected (fuse #4 and removal of pump relay disabled both pumps). Not sure how a ramming effect could occur on a parked car with the engine turning over at...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Agreed. I fixed it. I also fabricated a new...

Agreed. I fixed it. I also fabricated a new foam gasket for the flapper when it was reinstalled, as the original one had long since turned to dust.

And now, about that question on...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Ran another test, "wet" this time. Added 2 ml...

Ran another test, "wet" this time. Added 2 ml of 10-30 oil to each cylinder, warm engine, throttle wide open, cranked until pressure stabilized (about 5 crank revolutions) with all plugs removed.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Why would that matter? Aren't both valves closed...

Why would that matter? Aren't both valves closed the time that the maximum pressure is reached, or is there overlap that results in one being open on the compression stroke?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
What am I missing in my assumptions? A...

What am I missing in my assumptions? A temperature effect of compression in PV=nRT? It was a "dry" test (no oil added to cylinders).
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
Just for fun, I warmed up the engine and ran a...

Just for fun, I warmed up the engine and ran a compression test.

1= 132 psi
2= 138 psi
3= 138 psi
4= 140 psi

Assuming an atmospheric pressure of 14.696 psi, a 9.1:1 compression ratio works...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,222
Posted By dmg4
That seems quite a difference from an advertised...

That seems quite a difference from an advertised spec. Was this taken on a new car following delivery and break-in, and are you confident that it's representative of the breed? And was this a...
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