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Forum: events 03-07-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
9th- 19th I'll be on the other side of the pond. ...

9th- 19th I'll be on the other side of the pond.
23-25 I may be racing at CMP with Lucky Dog.

For us the 30th - 2nd is likely our best option.

Y'all make the schedule and we will try our...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I love everything about this.. That manifold is...

I love everything about this.. That manifold is the tits.. Keep the progress coming.

-Sam
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
A lot of work to setup the head for another...

A lot of work to setup the head for another camshaft. I have had my reservations about this head for a long time so its really an easier decision than you would think

-Sam
Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I drove the car to work all week and decided last...

I drove the car to work all week and decided last night to check the valve lash and just inspect things. Still not thrilled with the way the shims and camshaft are looking. Not sure whats going on...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
So I did some comparison of the NEW from IPD this...

So I did some comparison of the NEW from IPD this month cam vs the 3+ year old IPD cam that was installed in my car a month ago and to my surprise the new cam does not have that coating on it. Take a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I agree with all of the above. I plan on...

I agree with all of the above. I plan on investigating this when I get back in the shop.


-Sam
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Cam journals looked great. Some fuzzy stuff on my...

Cam journals looked great. Some fuzzy stuff on my magnetic drain plug but I'm not pulling the pan for that crap I will just change the oil a few times with the new install






I've taken it...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
The springs and retainers are from Josh at...

The springs and retainers are from Josh at Yoshifab https://yoshifab.com/store/volvo-8v-upgraded-valve-spring-set.html

Per his site "This setup has a 100lb seat pressure and will do .500 lift. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I talked to Ken Pruett from IPD yesterday for...

I talked to Ken Pruett from IPD yesterday for about 30min about my issue's and concerns. He was interested but had no ideas to the cause. He told me they have not had any issues like this from IPD...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I used some sort of cam lube Kenny had laying...

I used some sort of cam lube Kenny had laying around the shop. I used the old shims like I have done many times before without issue. I did not install this cam the perfect / proper way I literally...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
An interesting note it only really happened on...

An interesting note it only really happened on the exhaust valves. This head has upgraded larger exhaust valves but I don't really understand how I ran the RSI Stg 3 cam for a long long time without...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,274
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
IPD Camshaft install FAIL?

So we did the great RSI stage 3 vs IPD Turbo camshaft on the dyno and without a doubt the IPD cam made on average 15whp better than the RSI Stg3. So I decided to do some light maintenance " oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Race #6 at Barber Motorsports Park went better in...

Race #6 at Barber Motorsports Park went better in some ways than expected. 71 cars entered on Saturday and 59 started on Sunday.
Saturday was an almost total washout. With the welded diff and not...
Forum: events 12-08-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Lemons right? What team are you racing with.. The...

Lemons right? What team are you racing with.. The Race Bar BMW and Shark Car guys are awesome and have a great time..

-Sam
Forum: events 12-07-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Volvo Racing live feed Dec 11-12 2021

Racing at Barbers this weekend.. Its gonna be a soaker on Saturday but should be decent on Sunday.. Here are the links for our live feed if any of you are interested.

Saturday live ...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 135,664
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
This car is awesome.. You guys are doing...

This car is awesome.. You guys are doing amazingly well for the limited amount of power that you have..

-Sam
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,188
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
No..

No..
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,188
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
So do I.. It needs some TLC but I refuse to give...

So do I.. It needs some TLC but I refuse to give it. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Great observation Mr.Towery.. I had purchased a...

Great observation Mr.Towery.. I had purchased a fancy new AIM Solo 2 lap datalogger for that weekend but it came in a few days short and I was not able to overlay any lap data. We have a race there...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,188
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Some camshaft testing on the beater <iframe...

Some camshaft testing on the beater

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DurqbVVWT5k" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
New tires/wheels and suspension setup made some...

New tires/wheels and suspension setup made some great improvements.. Previous best time was 1.48.9 new best 1.46.4 with some things left on the table. I wish the car was making more power than it...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 92,347
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
What would it cost to have it sleeved with some...

What would it cost to have it sleeved with some Darton sleeves? While your at it install a decent BorgWarner EFR turbo upgrade and have fun.

-Sam
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,245
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
As far as ease of installation and gearing the...

As far as ease of installation and gearing the TK0 is the way to go.. Now as far as preference to shifting the CD009 shifts like a BMW or Supra getrag box.. Super smooth and a much more refined...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,215
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I'd personally go with the high output pump.. the...

I'd personally go with the high output pump.. the stock pump is a very weak pump and prone to failure.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 644,851
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Get to work.. That head gasket has only been...

Get to work.. That head gasket has only been blown for the last 5 years.. Only just recently slowed you down.
Forum: showroom 10-04-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
This is a PCA track day but anyone with a check...

This is a PCA track day but anyone with a check is normally welcome. To be fair most all of these cars are more capable than my wagon but but I've got a decent amount of experience at this track and...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Volvo thinks of everything.

Volvo thinks of everything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,653
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
I've had bad master cyl's do that before.. Its a...

I've had bad master cyl's do that before.. Its a cheap and easy fix to try..

-Sam
Forum: showroom 10-04-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Porsche < Volvo wagon

A little fun at Barber Motorsports park this weekend

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x-3MfLmPtSQ" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0"...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
https://www.resuspension.com/ ^^^^^^ ...

https://www.resuspension.com/

^^^^^^
These guys did the revalving for us.

I went back to the BMW/Volvo copper nuts and have not had an issue.. everything else is safety wired.
Forum: events 09-27-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
What a great weekend. Its amazing after all of...

What a great weekend. Its amazing after all of these years the core group of Tbrickers still get together like this. The weather could not have been any better " it will be 90 in Bama on Thursday :(...
Forum: events 09-21-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Getting excited. Filled up the wagon with a full...

Getting excited. Filled up the wagon with a full tank and and extra 10 gallons of e85 just in case. I'm gonna try and wash and clean up the car just a bit for the trip. The weather forecast is...
Forum: events 09-17-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Who the hell is going to manage the kitchen with...

Who the hell is going to manage the kitchen with Wren not there. If Harders is in charge we are all doomed.

On a serious note I'm really sad you won't be with us brother and we will be thinking...
Forum: events 09-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Is this ride going to be on Friday?

Is this ride going to be on Friday?
Forum: events 09-17-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Sarah and myself are headed up on Thursday...

Sarah and myself are headed up on Thursday morning hopefully we can leave out early. My dad is talking about coming up on maybe Friday or Saturday and hanging out for the day.

-Sam
Forum: events 07-23-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
So if I pull the wuss card and trailer my 245 up...

So if I pull the wuss card and trailer my 245 up where could I park my truck and trailer? The rear axle is starting to make some noise and honestly I don't think I've driven the car more than 200...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 578,104
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
is this thing gonna make Mountain Meet? The...

is this thing gonna make Mountain Meet? The gauges are awesome..

-Sam
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,555
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Nope its the original 91 b230f.. Never had the...

Nope its the original 91 b230f.. Never had the head off..
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
https://a4.pbase.com/g12/11/299211/2/171736808.coj...

https://a4.pbase.com/g12/11/299211/2/171736808.cojk5JqI.jpg
https://pbase.com/sam3481/image/171736809.jpg
https://pbase.com/sam3481/image/171736813.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,555
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
https://a4.pbase.com/g12/11/299211/2/171736808.coj...

https://a4.pbase.com/g12/11/299211/2/171736808.cojk5JqI.jpg
https://pbase.com/sam3481/image/171736809.jpg
https://pbase.com/sam3481/image/171736813.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,555
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Thanks for all the info fellas.. After more...

Thanks for all the info fellas.. After more research I think I'm still in good shape.. This engine has never been out of the car so I was a bit worried but considering I run both the 740/940...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,555
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Oil pressure how low is too low?

The oil pressure in the ole Champ wagon has never been stellar but I was curious what's considered too low.

Hot oil pressure is like 15psi at idle 800-900rpm
Hot oil pressure is around 40-45...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,588
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Flying Moose head removal video

I am just lightly testing the YouTube video blog waters and thought you guys might like this. Bring on the criticism and suggestions. I know better lighting and better music more camera angles. Let...
Forum: events 03-23-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
NO.......

NO.......
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,627
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
We tested the car at Road Atlanta and removed the...

We tested the car at Road Atlanta and removed the limiting straps all together. Still significant inside side tire spin coming out of turn 7. This is supposed to be the higher preload wavetrac unit....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,627
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Clutch type LSD options for dana diff?

I'm working on Randy Pobst's Flying Moose 740 endurance race car and we are having severe inside wheel spin with his car. Its especially noticeable on hard right hand turns. The car is currently...
Forum: events 03-11-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 124,637
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Not sure which wagon I bring this year. The...

Not sure which wagon I bring this year. The 2JSWEDE's diff is starting to make some intresting noises so if I bring it I may tow it. Might just drive my black 245 4banger...
Really looking forward...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Yep ditched the spec setup and running a sachs...

Yep ditched the spec setup and running a sachs pressure plate and ACT clutch disk


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ACL-6224207


Hopefully it proves to be better than the SPEC.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,150
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Back racing after a 5 year hiatus. We decided...

Back racing after a 5 year hiatus. We decided late last year to take our Battle Wagon 245 back racing. Numerous improvements have been made in the area of handling and brakes. Our first race would be...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,329
Posted By RoadRacer4Life
Jumbo brake bracket pin resleave

Hey everyone I'm having issues with some brakes on a 740 that I am working on.. This car is raced in endurance racing series like Champ car and WRL. The car is fitted with 940 turbo jumbo brakes and...
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