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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By culberro
Whatever is cheap on Rock Auto, usually MTC...

Whatever is cheap on Rock Auto, usually MTC garbage. They all suck equally in my experience. That's why I always switch to 164 mounts (the hex ones) and just drill out the motor mount brackets.
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
Well maybe custom retainers and locators are...

Well maybe custom retainers and locators are going to be the new thing. The locators I ordered from TrickFlow are way too loose of a fit for my liking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By culberro
Shave the head 0.030" as well for a significant...

Shave the head 0.030" as well for a significant torque improvement. It will still pass emissions if the rest of the engine and emissions equipment is up to snuff. I've never had one fail smog that...
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,062
Posted By culberro
And you should be! I think you're developing a...

And you should be! I think you're developing a well balanced system.



And a 20% increase is SOLID as a system. When I port a head and then someone says they're using the stock manifold I just...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,550
Posted By culberro
Those look very very nice.

Those look very very nice.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By culberro
Something that moved the turbo slightly forward...

Something that moved the turbo slightly forward would be a huge help to anyone with a 240 and a larger turbo. Similar to the 190e cosworth turbo manifold they have.

Even a bottom mount setup could...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
Oh no. Now there’s no valve springs available...

Oh no. Now there’s no valve springs available :lol:

I think PAC has them in stock btw.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
Lol, just looking through catalogs for years. The...

Lol, just looking through catalogs for years. The PAC springs came down in price a lot (and honestly are available again), which makes them a more viable option.

I was thinking of offering a drop...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
Welp looks like my favorite BTR springs are NLA. ...

Welp looks like my favorite BTR springs are NLA.
PAC 1223 or 1223X is still available and similar rates.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
I picked up a set (16) of the BTR LS9/LT1...

I picked up a set (16) of the BTR LS9/LT1 Titanium retainers (SR010-16), these are the same dimensions at the Ferrea E12014, but a fraction of the cost. Now to find some spring seats that will fit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By culberro
Driveshaft carrier bearing?

Driveshaft carrier bearing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By culberro
These cars are not as sensitive to camber...

These cars are not as sensitive to camber influenced toe change as others, but it's still a thing.

For DD and general driving duty, I find that max negative camper with stock springs and a smidge...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-28-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By culberro
Do you have the budget for a 123 distributor? ...

Do you have the budget for a 123 distributor?
They’ve gone up in price recently, but they’re a direct drop in electronic distributor.

Added some links:...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,903
Posted By culberro
Have experienced, now trying to organize a west...

Have experienced, now trying to organize a west coast Sellholm rack exchange program.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By culberro
That’s some really good info on the choke flow...

That’s some really good info on the choke flow with restrictor.
I don’t necessarily think the wheels are too small, but more the exhaust housing being an internally gated 0.48 setup being the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
That’s some great info, thanks!

That’s some great info, thanks!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-22-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By culberro
I'd recommend buying the flying lead harnesses...

I'd recommend buying the flying lead harnesses and building a new one. The old Volvo harnesses are not aging well.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By culberro
I’m not logging turbo speed, but I would love to....

I’m not logging turbo speed, but I would love to. Do you have a data logger I could use for a quick test? I would like to get a pressure sensor in the manifold so I can see what the exhaust pressure...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,937
Posted By culberro
Yes/no. They’re a little longer and don’t play...

Yes/no. They’re a little longer and don’t play well with stock camshaft base circle diameters.
If you go to a reduced base circle cam, they work great :)

Most of the VW replacement valves are not...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By culberro
Probably more duration. No idea what lift the...

Probably more duration. No idea what lift the duration numbers were taken at.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By culberro
That reground cam was like 13.5mm lift, so I...

That reground cam was like 13.5mm lift, so I think the 155hp cam was probably 12.5mm lift?
I think Kyle is singlehandedly responsible for how rare K-cams are now, he's reground so many of them...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By culberro
The rally car I do a bunch of work on uses a...

The rally car I do a bunch of work on uses a gtx2860. Works great and it's a compact package that fits well. The coolant hoses are TIGHT with the ATP housing and the manifold hardware. I think it's a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By culberro
I used an old motorcycle chain, some angle iron,...

I used an old motorcycle chain, some angle iron, and a long bolt to make a hold down. It wrapped around the battery and tray, and held it all together. This was years ago, and I wish I still had it!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By culberro
That's an attainable power goal with either a 530...

That's an attainable power goal with either a 530 head or a 531. The 531 is really suited for very high lift and high rpm motors.
If you have a 531 right now, it will require less porting work to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By culberro
Maybe this? ...

Maybe this?
https://maxtorqueperformance.com/index.php/product/formula-v-tire-and-rubber-treatment-1-quart/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By culberro
This or toluene is the cheap way to soften up...

This or toluene is the cheap way to soften up some rubber... but with the cost of solvents these days, new tires might be cheaper :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By culberro
Yeah, you have a combo of parts that’s fighting...

Yeah, you have a combo of parts that’s fighting each other.

I’d sell that RSI cam and drop a IPD Turbo cam in there. The IPD cam isn’t a massive cam, but it works so well.
The turbo you have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By culberro
They work. Some better than others. I’ll reach...

They work. Some better than others.
I’ll reach out to those I know that do this, and see what they’re using. I see that Pegasus sells a tire softener, and the bottle looks familiar to what my...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2022, 11:48 AM
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Views: 899,445
Posted By culberro
Dang man, that sounds like one heck of a roller...

Dang man, that sounds like one heck of a roller coaster!!! Glad they got it all sorted, and that you’ve got an awesome employer with a great medical leave policy! That’s huge!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By culberro
Those look like a lower lift profile, which may...

Those look like a lower lift profile, which may work well for you.
In talking with Erland a while back he suggested a custom cam from Jones Cam or Andrew’s Cam.

The KL Racing T5 could also work...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By culberro
Idk man, at one point I was building 25+ CRF450...

Idk man, at one point I was building 25+ CRF450 top ends a year for racing. And we had a lot of failures from both Web and Megacycle. I received 10 billet cams that had holes unthreaded and didn’t go...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By culberro
Their quality is very inconsistent at least with...

Their quality is very inconsistent at least with the motorcycle cams I’ve dealt with in the last decade. My dad also has them grind cams for him, and it’s all over the place on quality. Issues I've...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By culberro
I have not. They are very tall, and from some...

I have not. They are very tall, and from some research it seems like they will interfere... but maybe the grinding needed is minimal.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,091
Posted By culberro
That clutch disc is 240mm. I recently just sold...

That clutch disc is 240mm. I recently just sold one on the forum.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=365091
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By culberro
I've always wanted to try those...

I've always wanted to try those...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,684
Posted By culberro
The quality is definitely not a TIG welded...

The quality is definitely not a TIG welded instagram worthy stainless steel setup. It's mig welded and plated. Fitment is probably as good, or better, than any OEM replacement NA exhaust I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By culberro
The OE hose clamps are OK. They’re too stiff to...

The OE hose clamps are OK. They’re too stiff to seal well in some applications, and when they get crusty it’s easy to strip them out.

I just buy these from McMaster, choose the grade of SS you...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 387,128
Posted By culberro
I like the design. I know that the generic vents...

I like the design. I know that the generic vents on the rally car are not moving enough air, something the size of what you've deigned should work well.

Just a heads up, the "deburring" option at...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By culberro
Edit: usually all cam specs are in reference to...

Edit: usually all cam specs are in reference to crank degrees.

But with volvo people mentioning things on the forum……:e-shrug:






But most likely yes, even if volvo peeps are the only...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By culberro
There’s 38 teeth on the gear, so the gap between...

There’s 38 teeth on the gear, so the gap between teeth is ~9.5°
There’s ~10 lines between each tooth, so 1° per line. These are in cam degrees, which are double crank degrees.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By culberro
Each tick is 1° at the cam, which is 2° at the...

Each tick is 1° at the cam, which is 2° at the crank. The tall marks are 2° at the cam.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By culberro
The internals of the engine : rods, bearings,...

The internals of the engine : rods, bearings, pistons, cams are all interchangeable with the correct automotive parts.... and this will most likely save you money.
The downside is that there are no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By culberro
What is the application for this engine, boat or...

What is the application for this engine, boat or car?

The Ajusa camshaft is a "car" camshaft, not a "boat/penta" cam. They will fit, but they have different camshaft profiles. You can buy a used...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 183,394
Posted By culberro
Or it's a hold over from when it seemed every...

Or it's a hold over from when it seemed every aftermarket cam was ground with 4° of adv built in...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,903
Posted By culberro
It’s not the lock to lock turns you’re looking...

It’s not the lock to lock turns you’re looking for, but the rack travel for each turn of the pinion (input). I have yet to find a pinto based rack that has more travel per turn than a stock Volvo...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 183,394
Posted By culberro
So that’s a 20hp bump with the IPD turbo cam,...

So that’s a 20hp bump with the IPD turbo cam, some minor porting, and a fresh valve job?

It definitely looks to sign off around 6k, not even taking advantage of those valve springs yet!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-02-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By culberro
The 60-2 is an issue when using the stock VR...

The 60-2 is an issue when using the stock VR sensor with the microsquirt. There's a cheap ($30) bracket that allows you to use a GT101 hall sensor instead.
You can also try a 5k-10k shunt resistor...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-01-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By culberro
I'm pretty sure that's the first ECU I had to...

I'm pretty sure that's the first ECU I had to learn to "tune" on.
They're fine, the software is fine. Don't expect auto-tuning of any sort. I'm also pretty sure the fuel map is in injector pulse...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 814,469
Posted By culberro
The flow control valve is the part that threads...

The flow control valve is the part that threads in. The pressure relief is the floating piston and spring that are underneath that part.

Did you swap both out?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,903
Posted By culberro
The balance setting. Most likely time for an...

The balance setting. Most likely time for an adjustment or swap it out for a rebuilt unit.

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=278200
...
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