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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,107
Posted By spock345
I thought I'd resurrect this thread instead of...

I thought I'd resurrect this thread instead of making another. I got a set of the 5.5" VP wheels from someone nearby. Then got a set of 195/65r15 tires mounted. I took it for a drive this weekend and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,680
Posted By spock345
Most hybrids I've seen have those warnings...

Most hybrids I've seen have those warnings plastered all over the place under the hood. Maybe Tesla hasn't been sued enough yet to start putting warning labels on things?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By spock345
Ok, next time I need to do this sort of work I am...

Ok, next time I need to do this sort of work I am finding someone with one of those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By spock345
It seems to have worked OK. I painted the surface...

It seems to have worked OK. I painted the surface and sanded until the paint was gone with 80 grit. Then sanded with 120 and 220 to smooth it all out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By spock345
Ok, I'll go bring it by today. If they don't want...

Ok, I'll go bring it by today. If they don't want to do it I guess I'll do the sandpaper taped to a pane of glass method (the janky way they do cylinder heads). I've got a mirror laying around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By spock345
Warped B18/20 SU manifold

I finally go around to just yanking the manifold off my car to see what was going on with the lean condition on cylinder 1. turns out the mating surfaces on the manifold aren't true.

Is it worth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By spock345
I know they have a 3 bar, 5 bar (80psi-ish), and...

I know they have a 3 bar, 5 bar (80psi-ish), and a 100psi one. With a couple versions of each with different resistance ranges.

All of them should though produce some activity on the gauge even if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By spock345
The 164 mount as a transmission mount worked...

The 164 mount as a transmission mount worked really well for me.

Last I checked the 760 diesel mount is still available for the passenger size and about the same as the 240 diesel mount.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By spock345
Automatic seat belt length Amazon

Since the original belts in my 122 were shot when I bought it I decided to just go straight to automatic belts. I ended up with the ones that Skandix/VP sells. Has anyone else with these in their car...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By spock345
CD009, T5, Getrag, etc. All would give you easier...

CD009, T5, Getrag, etc. All would give you easier access to new synchros and other rebuild parts. But I have a feeling that it would be going a bit too deep down the rabbit hole for a mild NA B230.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 352,463
Posted By spock345
My sealed beams may have just been spent. When I...

My sealed beams may have just been spent. When I removed them to clean out the buckets one of them split in half.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By spock345
The STS shifter bushings are a good idea. Bronze...

The STS shifter bushings are a good idea. Bronze and delrin. Makes the shifter more solid and minimizes the slop. A 164 engine mount as a heavy duty transmission mount also helped with shifter feel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 352,463
Posted By spock345
I've been debating a similar gauge setup in my...

I've been debating a similar gauge setup in my car. What size did you end up with for the tach and speedometer?

Also those H4 lights are definitely an upgrade from the sealed beams.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By spock345
Do some reading on how carburetors work,...

Do some reading on how carburetors work, understanding the venturi effect among other concepts will help. The carburetor you will likely find on an older American car are going to be different than...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By spock345
Non detergent SAE 30 was on sale at the local...

Non detergent SAE 30 was on sale at the local Napa for ~$2 a quart. So I just stocked up on that.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By spock345
I ended up trading for an M41 with a J type. It...

I ended up trading for an M41 with a J type. It came with the right cover I needed. When I removed the cover to replace the gasket I realized something that made me feel real stupid.

Apparently...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,432
Posted By spock345
Have you got dashpot oil in them? The oil is...

Have you got dashpot oil in them? The oil is supposed to provide a dampening effect on the pistons rising. The dashpot cover works as a one way valve that resists the upward movement of the pistons....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,432
Posted By spock345
I don't know why I didn't remember this earlier...

I don't know why I didn't remember this earlier but I recall having a problem with the fast idle screws keeping my throttle plates open a bit. If screwed in too far they will contact the fast idle...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
Gearbox fully torn down

Had some difficulty getting the rather badly chipped reverse idler gear out. Also got the main shaft apart to replace the bad synchro. Painted the case because there wasn't much paint left under the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By spock345
I had a bent large flathead screwdriver sitting...

I had a bent large flathead screwdriver sitting in my toolbox that I turned into a drift punch. That worked pretty well after warming the case a bit around the shaft with a propane torch (it didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,432
Posted By spock345
I can see this being a problem especially if the...

I can see this being a problem especially if the carbs have the older linear throttle springs. They seem to put a force on the shaft that worsens vacuum leaks.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,540
Posted By spock345
The last year for the M41 was '75. It would be an...

The last year for the M41 was '75. It would be an M46 in 1976 onward.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 68,781
Posted By spock345
That last sentence makes it seem like the entire...

That last sentence makes it seem like the entire post was taken directly out of marketing material. Given that you just created an account today, only have one post, and it is a necro-post at that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By spock345
Turborg apparently has some gearboxes in need of...

Turborg apparently has some gearboxes in need of R&R. Still waiting on a reply. If all else fails I've got some spare parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By spock345
I've been using this guide along with the Haynes...

I've been using this guide along with the Haynes manual (surprisingly good for the 122).

https://advrider.com/f/threads/volvo-m40-transmission-rebuild.641530/

Still can't find anything about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By spock345
M40 rebuild questions, bearing part numbers

While I sort out my overdrive transmission conundrum I've decided to rebuild the M40 as the oil was filled with glitter and an exploratory surgery found bad input and output main shaft bearings and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By spock345
That is probably the best route instead of...

That is probably the best route instead of monkeying with spring rates to find the right pressure on the ball detents with shorter springs. I assume that is set in a certain way by the ZF and Volvo...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
Tore down the M40 for fun to see what the cause...

Tore down the M40 for fun to see what the cause of the glittery oil was. I thought it would be harder, only took about 45 minutes to do. Turns out I have one bad synchro (teeth sheared off), chunks...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
Update, drained the oil in the M40. It is...

Update, drained the oil in the M40. It is glittery. That combined with a messed up input shaft bearing means it gets to come apart.

I started the disassembly process and all the gaskets were...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By spock345
I am assuming the M410, given its relation to the...

I am assuming the M410, given its relation to the M40/41 has synchros that are susceptible to GL5 eating them. I don't think there is any friction material.

Although I do wonder how the 4T oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
I'll probably rebuild the M40 as a spare at a...

I'll probably rebuild the M40 as a spare at a later date. Seems like a relatively easy gearbox to learn how to do it with.

The only reason I bought that M410 from craigslist is because paypal...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By spock345
From what I can tell McMaster likely doesn't have...

From what I can tell McMaster likely doesn't have the right springs. At least not ones that meet the dimensional requirements. I approximated the spring rate and it seems rather high at about 60...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By spock345
Kind of defeats the purpose of going with a Volvo...

Kind of defeats the purpose of going with a Volvo gearbox that could fit the short shifter, which was to avoid cutting the tunnel and having to redo the carpet. Although at this point it may just be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
Also I am not sure how much play the input...

Also I am not sure how much play the input bearing on an M40 is supposed to have. I pulled mine today to grab the top cover and investigate a leak. Either way it may need some work.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
I definitely want the long shifter but apparently...

I definitely want the long shifter but apparently there are some incompatibilities between the two setups. I am not sure if I will be able to make it work.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By spock345
M410 cover swap

I ran into an unforeseen problem when trying to swap the shifter covers on an M410.

Here is the setup on my M40.
https://imgur.com/nS462NQl.jpg

Here is the M410, the ball and spring setup for...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,926
Posted By spock345
Another update

I ended up fooling around with ideas this weekend and noticed that the person who drilled the bell housing to fit the hydraulic fork used a small spacer to make sure the clutch fork had the right...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,786
Posted By spock345
I'd probably own a W114 or 115 if all the ones...

I'd probably own a W114 or 115 if all the ones I've looked at weren't hiding terminal rust. I like the build quality and bombproof feel. Although without all the little gadgets in modern cars that...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
I inadvertently got a good amount of scrap wood....

I inadvertently got a good amount of scrap wood. I am pretty sure there is 40-ish lbs of wood and deck screws in that crate. Given what lumber is now going for the previous owner probably could have...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,276
Posted By spock345
Waiting on some parts. So I decided to give the...

Waiting on some parts. So I decided to give the gearbox a new coat of paint with some of the red I had left over from the engine. I found bits of the original dull red and some black paint on it....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,786
Posted By spock345
I recall that someone put a Nissan Leaf motor...

I recall that someone put a Nissan Leaf motor they got from a wrecked car into a Mercedes W115 in place of the original four cylinder and backed it up with a Ford three speed. Apparently adapter...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By spock345
Maybe everything is performance?

Maybe everything is performance?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By spock345
Still kind of tempted because then I can run the...

Still kind of tempted because then I can run the stock clutch setup. I also kind of like being able to split the transmission and bell housing.

Eh, I'll pop it in and see what happens and keep an...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By spock345
I am seriously wondering whether I should trade...

I am seriously wondering whether I should trade the M410 for an M41 just for the rebuild parts availability. For all my thoughts of modifying the motor I probably won't end up exceeding an M41's...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By spock345
I thought the synchros for the M410 and M400...

I thought the synchros for the M410 and M400 didn't match the M40/41?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By spock345
I made that mistake once. The exhaust leak and...

I made that mistake once. The exhaust leak and burning plastic smell informed me that it was a bad idea. It pays to check if the nut you grabbed from your of assorted hardware is a nylon lock nut.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By spock345
Oil for an M410

Any recommendations on oil for an M410? I assume it has the same GL-4 restriction as the M40/41 for gear oil. Does redline MTL work or should I just go pick up some SAE 30?

Anything I should do...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By spock345
Damn

Damn
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By spock345
J type output flange compatibility

I've got an M410 with the larger output flange on the overdrive and a smaller flange on the driveshaft half I found.

Can I swap the flange from the M40 currently sitting in my car or do I need to...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By spock345
I guess the next question is, what oil do I put...

I guess the next question is, what oil do I put in it and what should I replace while it is out of the car?

Update: I cleaned off any sawdust from the crate and popped the top off to take a look...
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