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Forum: showroom 06-03-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2,878
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Posted By James M
How was the dash?

How was the dash?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By James M
No leaks? Still have R12 in the system? ...

No leaks? Still have R12 in the system?

R134a port fittings, ester oil and recharge w/ R134a will get you going. Orings, drier and expansion valve if your feeling fancy but the AC will cool...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By James M
Now someone just has to watch Facebook and link...

Now someone just has to watch Facebook and link this thread 100 times a day

I guess my Amazon will be getting straight 30w next time
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By James M
Back out or grind off the seatbelt bolts and you...

Back out or grind off the seatbelt bolts and you can use a 1 price without running most of the time
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By James M
Turbo belt line trim?

Turbo belt line trim?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By James M
We don't do LR stuff here Unless you're...

We don't do LR stuff here

Unless you're Jack of course
Forum: events 05-13-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 108,198
Posted By James M
Just means we'll have to do it (again;-))

Just means we'll have to do it (again;-))
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By James M
Might try a radiator repair shop if you want to...

Might try a radiator repair shop if you want to keep the metal end tanks, either that or a few PnP runs
Forum: website & board 05-13-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 98,320
Posted By James M
This thread deserves a bump right about now. ...

This thread deserves a bump right about now. PayPal incoming
Forum: events 03-15-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 108,198
Posted By James M
BYOTT? I'll bring a toolbag but if anyone blows...

BYOTT? I'll bring a toolbag but if anyone blows up too bad I happen to know a good shop in Davis :oogle:

Don't worry guys I have plenty of spare 245s for the weekend, pretty good chance one will...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,501
Posted By James M
Lots of adapter setups have you trim the...

Lots of adapter setups have you trim the bellhousing to accommodate the starter.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,501
Posted By James M
I've been thinking of putting the same trans in...

I've been thinking of putting the same trans in an Amazon, could be an M41 alternative. Adapter plate or cut and shut seem to be the only options as it's an integral bellhousing. They also use a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By James M
My inner TB is telling me to recommend a stepped...

My inner TB is telling me to recommend a stepped drill bit and some dielectric grease
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By James M
Just having a laugh, my apologies. Having on...

Just having a laugh, my apologies.

Having on a lift should help narrow it down.

I did not need them with IPD lowering springs, but did with BNE adjustable perches and shorter springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By James M
but but but All bushings are fresh polyurethane....

but but but All bushings are fresh polyurethane. I double checked that everything was tight and it is.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By James M
If you suspect pinion angle is off measure it...

If you suspect pinion angle is off measure it before getting torque rods, I didn't need adjustable torque rods with just IPD springs even with a 1 piece driveshaft. That being said it's not going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By James M
Between the intank and main pump? I run "not...

Between the intank and main pump?

I run "not for fuel injection" hose with the main pump bypassed and a DW in tank pump without issue. You probably won't die
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,964
Posted By James M
1.9tdi T5 amazon? Bellhousing already exists...

1.9tdi T5 amazon?
Bellhousing already exists (https://www.rwdmotorsport.com/product/vw-audi-1-8-litre-to-borg-warner-t5-bellhousing/)

This thread drives my amazon wagon lust
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By James M
Unless you can hold it with something as you...

Unless you can hold it with something as you tighten it rewelding it is probably your best bet.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By James M
I'd take a look at rest pressure after it sits,...

I'd take a look at rest pressure after it sits, greenbook should have the specs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,607
Posted By James M
I've only used a dolly but my original 245 has...

I've only used a dolly but my original 245 has towed plenty of bricks home, over the Sierras was a little nerve-wracking brakes wise but otherwise no issues. Dolly is pretty beefy, ~4000lbs w/245...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By James M
To answer your first question this article has a...

To answer your first question this article has a good chart of what car had what: https://blog.fcpeuro.com/volvo-turbocharger-swap-guide



^ FWD turbos on redblocks are a pretty well documented...
Forum: showroom 02-17-2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 30,970
Posted By James M
Biggest 6pack in the world, Wisconsin has it all ...

Biggest 6pack in the world, Wisconsin has it all exept for special teams

Sadly if it even passed through the Midwest it might have more rust then your first express, but maybe you'll uncover it...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By James M
If you have junkyards nearby a conical fladge 15g...

If you have junkyards nearby a conical fladge 15g off a 850 would be a much better bet then rebuilding a 13c.

If you can weld any FWD TD04HL turbo is an upgrade but make sure to grab the...
Forum: events 02-16-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 108,198
Posted By James M
I may have a spare 245 parked on the mean streets...

I may have a spare 245 parked on the mean streets of Davis right now :oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,964
Posted By James M
Now there is a plan

Now there is a plan
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,302
Posted By James M
I can't wait to bump this thread in a decade and...

I can't wait to bump this thread in a decade and ask if it's happened yet
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By James M
I wish vBulletin had an average characters per...

I wish vBulletin had an average characters per post stat
Forum: showroom 02-07-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 30,797
Posted By James M
They are Koni 8610-1437 race inserts, I cut about...

They are Koni 8610-1437 race inserts, I cut about 3" off the tubes just below the threads and welded them back together
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By James M
Looks the same as the GLT turbo wheel I was...

Looks the same as the GLT turbo wheel I was trying to fix?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By James M
I did steps 1/2, spit glue all over my hands and...

I did steps 1/2, spit glue all over my hands and the wheel and installed an Rsport wheel instead
Forum: showroom 02-06-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 30,797
Posted By James M
I have 19mm adapters with front GTA wheels (0mm...

I have 19mm adapters with front GTA wheels (0mm offset before adapters, -19mm after) on the rear of the car and rear GTA wheels (16mm before, -3mm after) on the front. The front arches are untouched...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By James M
Straight from the horse's mouth. Thanks for the...

Straight from the horse's mouth. Thanks for the heads up, would have gotten them straight from you but the car isn't worth adjustable dampeners.



Thanks, I'm glad someone did a poor job of...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By James M
There are 6 and 8 bolt b20 crankshafts, earlier...

There are 6 and 8 bolt b20 crankshafts, earlier models being 6 bolt. My assumption is you'll have to find a 6 bolt b20 flex plate, but I don't know off hand if the AW70 torque converter bolts up.
Forum: showroom 02-06-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 30,797
Posted By James M
This thread is the best bet for finding info on...

This thread is the best bet for finding info on it, props for searching and finding it. Reading up on wheel adapters will be helpful before throwing down money on something others say is right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By James M
I'm 6 for 6? on those suckers, haven't rounded...

I'm 6 for 6? on those suckers, haven't rounded one or twisted fitting off the pan yet. It's a lot easier to not **** it up with a good angle on it. Up on a lift it's easy enough, on the ground I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By James M
The 5840 lists the Tbar size as 2 7/16" from the...

The 5840 lists the Tbar size as 2 7/16" from the center of each bolt hole, I have not measured the Amazon control arms but looking at them yesterday I'd guess they are wider?

Gonna get a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By James M
<a href="https://imgbb.com/"><img...

<a href="https://imgbb.com/"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/6BVpmf4/shockinfo.png" alt="shockinfo" border="0"></a>

Yeah I was definitely off far enough to need better info, either that or the pair I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By James M
100mm doesn't seem that big until you convert it...

100mm doesn't seem that big until you convert it to freedom units and realize that's 4 inches:omg:. When picking between the sizes I sure considered those, but hope this and maybe flipping the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2022, 04:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By James M
This is what I was looking into, thanks for the...

This is what I was looking into, thanks for the tip on pinto/mustang. I'm not really too concerned with adjustability I just don't want to bottom out the strut before the suspension. If I have to...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 343,969
Posted By James M
Uncleknucklez?...

Uncleknucklez? (http://www.forums.turbobricks.com/member.php?u=11969)

If hotboi is what your after.......
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By James M
Front dampers for Amazon w/ lowering springs

I've had a set of Classic Swede 60mm lowering springs laying around for my Amazon for a while and am hoping to install them soon. The site notes "Must be used with shortened front dampers" and he...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,503
Posted By James M
Normally when running EVO turbos I've seen people...

Normally when running EVO turbos I've seen people use the NA manifolds and build a J pipe, might have luck doing that.

Either way make that sucker spool, and not leak doing it and Ide call it a win
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By James M
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=35...

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359224

I didn't read any of that thread or this one since it's 940 discussion but it's been asked before
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By James M
AW70/71 are not electronically controlled, you...

AW70/71 are not electronically controlled, you don't need any additional wiring outside of the OD solenoid. That flywheel sensor is for the ECU/EZK, if your running carbs it's not necessary.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By James M
Was Volvo parts binning some 76 cars? Thought...

Was Volvo parts binning some 76 cars? Thought they exclusively moved to b21.

I know they put m45s behind the OHC motors here, but was under the impression they didn't show up in b20 cars in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By James M
SN95 V6 t5s didn't get beat on half as bad, are...

SN95 V6 t5s didn't get beat on half as bad, are 20 years newer and can be found for $150 at the PnP

Send a picture of the M45+OD, iirc US never got OHV M45 trans <citation from smarter person...
Forum: showroom 01-26-2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By James M
Man I bet he beats all the jeeps to the Safeway...

Man I bet he beats all the jeeps to the Safeway parking medians when they put vegan jerky on sale
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 49,413
Posted By James M
It's hanging out so I didn't need a tape measure...

It's hanging out so I didn't need a tape measure when lining up motor mount position, but with that done, and my hope of ever fitting the stock radiator being long gone it's getting the sawzall next...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 49,413
Posted By James M
None really, car sat in the apartment complex...

None really, car sat in the apartment complex parking lot for the 5 weeks I've been on break
<a href="https://ibb.co/LzS9S72"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/C5BVBGT/PXL-20220124-230211276-MP.jpg"...
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