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Forum: website & board Yesterday, 01:22 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 03:13 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
Pull the plug off and jumper between the wires. ...

Pull the plug off and jumper between the wires. When the pressure is high enough, the switch completes the circuit.

Only do it briefly as a diagnostic, if the pressure really is too low it will...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 12,047
Posted By JohnMc
Here's the company that makes that motor:...

Here's the company that makes that motor: https://www.phi-power.com/en/home/
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By JohnMc
Post up a few pics? Curious to see how bad it...

Post up a few pics? Curious to see how bad it is.

How hard is it to remove? Dunno, grab an ingle grinder and have at it.

I've never chopped a firewall out of a Duett, much less a PV, closest...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 12,047
Posted By JohnMc
You could probably save some effort cutting and...

You could probably save some effort cutting and pasting and just post a link: https://www.homemade-circuits.com/high-wattage-brushless-motor-controller/
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 12,047
Posted By JohnMc
19 edits now.

19 edits now.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 12,047
Posted By JohnMc
17 edits so far on that post. He did 35 on one...

17 edits so far on that post. He did 35 on one of his earlier posts.

Must be a weird phone world thing to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By JohnMc
I got a lower mile one from a junkyard since...

I got a lower mile one from a junkyard since then, but just haven't bothered to stick it in. With the turbo LS spinning the wheels, a better working G80 would probably just start breaking things. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 12,047
Posted By JohnMc
I'm really surprised that HKK hasn't made his own...

I'm really surprised that HKK hasn't made his own EV project.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By JohnMc
It's not that hard to ge4t it to engage. Jack up...

It's not that hard to ge4t it to engage. Jack up one wheel, leave it in gear (or park if it's an auto), and spin the wheel by hand. Get it going fairly well, not scary fast or anything, and if it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By JohnMc
G80 diffs act like open diffs until you spin them...

G80 diffs act like open diffs until you spin them fast enough. I think it needs about 100 rpm difference between the sides to engage.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By JohnMc
I did that on my PV's transmission. Filed the...

I did that on my PV's transmission. Filed the notch straight again, and made thin 'shims' like that which wrapped around the shifter pins. It's been great for a very long time.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By JohnMc
I don't think you're going to find repop parts...

I don't think you're going to find repop parts like that for Duetts. They're just pretty damn rare. Unless you get a 'parts Duett', and they're rare enough that it might not make sense to chop one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By JohnMc
Oh yeah, and Joe Lazenby: ...

Oh yeah, and Joe Lazenby: https://www.susquehannaspares.com/
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2021, 08:49 AM
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Views: 746
Posted By JohnMc
Active and helpful posters here run this place: ...

Active and helpful posters here run this place: http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/index.php

Other classic Volvo parts sources (many of them probably pulling from the same sources)...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By JohnMc
And I'm not really very well versed in LS's, but...

And I'm not really very well versed in LS's, but my general impression is that even the smaller displacement motors wake up very nicely and make decent HP with a simple cam-n-valve-springs swap, just...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 12,047
Posted By JohnMc
Probably wouldn't be a huge amount of money. ALH...

Probably wouldn't be a huge amount of money. ALH motor, Toyota pickup trans, adapter.

No help on the free time and parking space issue though, lol.

I've occasionally pondered a TDI swap into...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By JohnMc
There's a spread in what you can pay for an 'LS',...

There's a spread in what you can pay for an 'LS', for sure, but yeah, at this point in time a 'low end' less desirable LS motor will just be sitting out in the yard. Iron block lower displacement...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By JohnMc
I've been pondering a way to fit an compressor in...

I've been pondering a way to fit an compressor in my car. It would have been easier with an LSA supercharger sitting in the valley instead of a turbo and crossover piping hanging around the front of...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By JohnMc
Ineligible due to lack of A/C. But it's a turbo...

Ineligible due to lack of A/C. But it's a turbo LS with a 6 speed manual.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 94,564
Posted By JohnMc
Someone's probably been there with a Valp before.

Someone's probably been there with a Valp before.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,753
Posted By JohnMc
Looking sharp!

Looking sharp!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2021, 07:23 PM
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Views: 1,167
Posted By JohnMc
I do, but it's the wrong kind of whiteblock (alu...

I do, but it's the wrong kind of whiteblock (alu LS).

It's not bad beind the LS, but I scooted that forward about 1.25 inches, helped with bellhousing clearance, turbo piping placement. SO no...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By JohnMc
FWIW I linked the wrong part in. I had that...

FWIW I linked the wrong part in. I had that bookmarked, but I thought I'd look up where I got mine from when I bought it, and it was the 12" version, not the 18 I linked. I bought mine direct from...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By JohnMc
I guess this isn't really an STS thread anyhow. ...

I guess this isn't really an STS thread anyhow. Here's the steering shaft I used: https://www.butchsspeedshop.com/product_p/119-112.htm

I forget where I got it from specifically, but with that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By JohnMc
You could save a modest amount of money on the...

You could save a modest amount of money on the steering shaft as well, but same sentiment, support our Volvo parts vendors when you can.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By JohnMc
The motors are the same, but not the brackets...

The motors are the same, but not the brackets that bolt to the motors which reach over to the motor mounts (which have their own brackets on the bottom that attach to the crossmember). The 240...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By JohnMc
A couple of random points: My alu 5.3 came...

A couple of random points:

My alu 5.3 came from a Hummer H3 Alpha, which means it has one of the better oil pans for rear-sumped cars. But even then, when I test fit it in the 240, it fit very...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,390
Posted By JohnMc
What's the old saying? If you meet one *******,...

What's the old saying? If you meet one *******, well, you met an *******. If you meet *******s all day long, then you're the *******.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,390
Posted By JohnMc
OK. It's just hard to read past whatever it is...

OK. It's just hard to read past whatever it is you're doing in your posts.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,390
Posted By JohnMc
So you bought the ECU in 2004, and now you're...

So you bought the ECU in 2004, and now you're trying to get it running?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,390
Posted By JohnMc
Are you under the impression that Megasquirt...

Are you under the impression that Megasquirt hasn't changed at all since 2004?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2021, 10:05 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
Still time to get it running, blow it up, then...

Still time to get it running, blow it up, then rebuild it and have it ready for MM.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,390
Posted By JohnMc
Out of the vaguest curiosity, how long ago did...

Out of the vaguest curiosity, how long ago did you buy that Autronic?

EDIT: OK, I just saw the 2004 date on it.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By JohnMc
That's what I have sitting around the garage,...

That's what I have sitting around the garage, waiting to put it in the wagon. Waiting for... dunno. Just not in the mood to take it apart right now.

I plan on running one pump all the time,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,390
Posted By JohnMc
Ford just had the luck to have borrowed a huge...

Ford just had the luck to have borrowed a huge amount of money from private capital before the economic meltdown. once the meltdown happened, no loans like that were available for the other...
Forum: website & board 05-20-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,393
Posted By JohnMc
You certainly have a flair for the dramatic.

You certainly have a flair for the dramatic.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By JohnMc
DW300 in my 240. But it's not enough fuel for...

DW300 in my 240. But it's not enough fuel for the turbo LS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,163
Posted By JohnMc
So if the fan blows less air through the...

So if the fan blows less air through the radiator, where does the heat generated by the motor go?

Do you have any obvious air leaks where air in the engine compartment could blow into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,596
Posted By JohnMc
Largely off-topic cage fight moved to here: ...

Largely off-topic cage fight moved to here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=360409
Forum: website & board 05-18-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,393
Posted By JohnMc
You could load them to Imgur, then just pic the...

You could load them to Imgur, then just pic the size option when you copy the pic URL.

Upload once (you need to do this somewhere anyhow).

Small thumbnail:
https://i.imgur.com/YYEg0ent.jpg
...
Forum: website & board 05-18-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,393
Posted By JohnMc
Wait, so he doesn't seem to care, so you're...

Wait, so he doesn't seem to care, so you're asking him if he'll donate? But you do care, made a thread about it, and don't have a blue 'donator' user name?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,163
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ What he said. Failed on mine, I put up...

/\ /\ /\ What he said. Failed on mine, I put up with it for a while until the middle of the LS swap when I had that firewall heater connector out anyway. Little plastic valve ball just came loose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By JohnMc
SU HIF6 will have a tall cylindrical dome on top,...

SU HIF6 will have a tall cylindrical dome on top, to house the piston that regulates the vacuum at the jet:
https://www.minimania.com/images_temp/800600001fzx1280reb.jpg

The Stromberg 175CD will...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,431
Posted By JohnMc
And FWIW, I have only the mildest curiosity about...

And FWIW, I have only the mildest curiosity about the current 'state of the art' in hacking junkyard parts into decently working (i.e. stoopid fast, range OK enough to not be utterly useless) project...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,431
Posted By JohnMc
At some point the supply of wrecked Teslas will...

At some point the supply of wrecked Teslas will start to increase, along with other BEV vehicles to source batteries or drivetrains.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,431
Posted By JohnMc
6 figures and investors? Yeah, not really...

6 figures and investors? Yeah, not really sounding like a turbobricks kind of project. LS swap is more in the $/fun ratio for me.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,431
Posted By JohnMc
So, do you have any plans to do an electric Volvo...

So, do you have any plans to do an electric Volvo build?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-14-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,431
Posted By JohnMc
Show us on the doll where he hurt you. Heh. ...

Show us on the doll where he hurt you. Heh. Yeah, I'm not into the whole weird Elon cult thing that some people seem to be into.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,975
Posted By JohnMc
Don't know him, or his reputation. I haven't had...

Don't know him, or his reputation. I haven't had SU's on my PV for a couple of decades (more or less). But when I had them I had the slightly worn throttle bushing issue, and occasionally the...
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