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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 09:13 AM
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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: 41
Views: 790
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: 151
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: 30
Views: 2,246
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: 5,674
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: 762
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: 762
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: 762
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: 738
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: 738
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: 738
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: 523
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: 1,039
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: 52,438
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: 2,193
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: 2,193
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: 842
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: 842
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: 842
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 5,674
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: 1,313
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: 5,674
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: 1,520
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: 1,240
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: 758
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: 758
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: 1,520
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: 1,520
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: 1,520
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: 1,520
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: 1,151
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...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,234
Posted By JohnMc
16V redblock running DCOE's. At least...

16V redblock running DCOE's.


At least that's what I keep mulling over for my old round-fender Volvo hooooopty.
Forum: events 02-14-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By JohnMc
https://c.tenor.com/weniFOgNHUUAAAAC/futurama-fry....

https://c.tenor.com/weniFOgNHUUAAAAC/futurama-fry.gif

I'll drive a Volvo this year.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\. If the valve seats have been work...

/\ /\ /\. If the valve seats have been work hardened back when leaded fuel was a thing, sometimes they hang on for a while with unleaded fuel. But once they start to wear, or if you have them...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, with the fuel injections I'd use some of...

Yeah, with the fuel injections I'd use some of the D-Jet parts like the injectors/fuel rail, intake/throttle body. But not really much else. Not the ECU, not the MAP sensor, not the throttle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By JohnMc
A lot of the content is still in Swedish using...

A lot of the content is still in Swedish using that option. Using Google translate at least tries on the descriptions of each individual item.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, if you're not rebuilding the bottom end...

Yeah, if you're not rebuilding the bottom end anyhow, where B21 pistons/machining would just be a modest increase over rebuilding it with new B20 parts, don't worry about it.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By JohnMc
Low and middle range torque affects the...

Low and middle range torque affects the drivability far more than it does the 'peak HP' number, since the torque drops off at higher RPM's where, because of the maths, the peak HP is usually...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By JohnMc
Hmmm, a model PV in my color......

Hmmm, a model PV in my color... https://img.tradera.net/images/370/470825370_d7edf292-63f1-48c3-9bd1-84e9a52aacac.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ Same experience. Make an account, most...

/\ /\ /\ Same experience. Make an account, most sellers are OK with shipping to the US, they'll usually say if they aren't. I haven't bought that much stuff there, but it's been pretty easy. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By JohnMc
I wasn't sure what RPM the D-Jet mani helped out...

I wasn't sure what RPM the D-Jet mani helped out at vs. the SU's.

And I was just curious about the P cam because there's a possibility it's a lower duration (like an A or C cam), but possibly...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By JohnMc
You'll be looking for a tractor cam, so the...

You'll be looking for a tractor cam, so the normal suggestion of a D or K cam wouldn't work for you, they just move the power band up some.

I'd be curious on the specs of the Penta P cam, sounds...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By JohnMc
Interesting. I googled around a bit and it's a...

Interesting. I googled around a bit and it's a narrow-band sensor, it just produces output similar to a wide-band (0-5V).

So no more useful for non-stochio fuel readings than a narrowband.
Forum: showroom 02-03-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By JohnMc
I'm sort of thinking arguing about which old...

I'm sort of thinking arguing about which old Volvo is best looking is sort of missing the point. They're all ugly. Even the 1800. Especially the 1800.
Forum: showroom 02-03-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By JohnMc
I love the tailgates on the 122 wagons. And the...

I love the tailgates on the 122 wagons. And the cool way they designed the license plate to flip down so it can remain visible if you're hauling something with the gate down.

My Dad had a blue...
Forum: showroom 02-01-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By JohnMc
Duett rules the wagons. PV VOLVO IS BEST...

Duett rules the wagons.

PV VOLVO IS BEST VOLVO!

But in general, Coupes > wagons > sedans.

If there was a 3 door coupe (which the Duett is), it would be ahead of the coupes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By JohnMc
And you might try going up to 100 ft lbs to see...

And you might try going up to 100 ft lbs to see if that pulls it onto the shaft more.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By JohnMc
I put a bit of anti-seize on the axle shaft (and...

I put a bit of anti-seize on the axle shaft (and I'll certainly defer to the experts as to whether that is a bad idea or not?).

And it might not hurt to warm the drum up to expand it a little?
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