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Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By JohnMc
I'd go ahead with it since you have it. Then...

I'd go ahead with it since you have it. Then reevaluate *if* it has issues, which hopefully it won't. I was just saying, not all issues are very apparent even with the top off and looking...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By JohnMc
*record scratch* Hold up, I meant M41/M40. WTF,...

*record scratch* Hold up, I meant M41/M40. WTF, fingers.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 672
Posted By JohnMc
So is the hot junkyard style ticket to still get...

So is the hot junkyard style ticket to still get your hands on a Chevy Bolt battery pack? Seems like they're easier to fit into a 'legacy' type car. Designed from scratch EV's seem to have that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By JohnMc
I stuck an unknown junkyard M41 in my PV (long...

I stuck an unknown junkyard M41 in my PV (long time ago), and did the same thing, swapped the long shifter/short cover onto it, and eyeballed the internals while doing so, and didn't see any issues. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 672
Posted By JohnMc
I'll wait until Chevy makes that 800 hp 'e-COPO'...

I'll wait until Chevy makes that 800 hp 'e-COPO' motor that bolts right in where an LS motor was.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 350,628
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, on the drives it was a matter of taking it...

Yeah, on the drives it was a matter of taking it easy around the corners, seeing a straight and vROOOm, OK, now we're at the end of the straight already.

I'd *just* gotten it together then. A...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 350,628
Posted By JohnMc
I'm thinking I might bring the turbo Miata down...

I'm thinking I might bring the turbo Miata down this time.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By JohnMc
Since it's pretty soft aluminum, if you're...

Since it's pretty soft aluminum, if you're careful, you don't need to use a tap. I just went to a hardware store and bought a regular bolt with the proper thread pitch (took the switch, matched it...
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By JohnMc
The 'Whoa!!! Ahhhh.. ASS HOLE!" is cracking me...

The 'Whoa!!! Ahhhh.. ASS HOLE!" is cracking me up. There's still that half second until he realizes the yellow flag was out.
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By JohnMc
Sounds like he signed both, the Volvo and the...

Sounds like he signed both, the Volvo and the Porsche.
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By JohnMc
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,108
Posted By JohnMc
I've been using mine for a while now. It really...

I've been using mine for a while now. It really needs a taller axle ratio. I'm still using it with my 3.73 Volvo rear end, and it's 6 closely spaced gears, and it spins the motor more than it needs...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JohnMc
CD009 ratios: 3.78/2.32/1.62/1.27/1.00/0.79 ...

CD009 ratios: 3.78/2.32/1.62/1.27/1.00/0.79
Miata ratios: 3.76/2.27/1.65/1.26/1.00/0.84

Lol, same damn thing with both of them. The turbo LS just needs revs far less than the turbo Miata does.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JohnMc
That's one small advantage to the CD009's weird...

That's one small advantage to the CD009's weird (for a 6 speed) ratios - when teamed up with a tall rear end ratio you get lower driveshaft RPMs. Look at that donor car propav8r got where the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
But then he'd need to add power steering to an...

But then he'd need to add power steering to an Amazon, which makes the process a whole lot bigger.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,715
Posted By JohnMc
Before you put money into this SBC, consider...

Before you put money into this SBC, consider picking up a cheap LS from a junkyard?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ That's what I'm using. CD009, behind a...

/\ /\ /\ That's what I'm using. CD009, behind a turbo 5.3 with about 550 hp.

A few stray thoughts about it:
- The trans itself is pretty cheap - $750-ish for min (JK40C variety out of a G37),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By JohnMc
We actually have two of these: ...

We actually have two of these: https://www.harborfreight.com/450-lbs-low-lift-transmission-jack-61232.html

Had one for a long while, works great. Recently bought another one to help deal with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
I guess that's why they can be prone to sucking...

I guess that's why they can be prone to sucking the fluid out of the system if the seals on the MC go bad? Not just leaking under pressure slowly, but actively being sucked out the back end of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By JohnMc
Look up the ohm-temp specs, toss it in a pot of...

Look up the ohm-temp specs, toss it in a pot of water on the stove and check it.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By JohnMc
Two good things: 1) It doesn't really need to...

Two good things:
1) It doesn't really need to be all that close to run. Talking broad side of the barn. Engines will run on a wide range of mixtures. Just mostly poorly.
2) Autotune (assuming...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By JohnMc
LS swap here - I got a sensor adapter for the top...

LS swap here - I got a sensor adapter for the top radiator hose. Since I pieced the hoses together from little silicone elbows and connectors and aluminum tubes, this just took the place of one of...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By JohnMc
Unfortunately, built Volvo's tend to be a bit...

Unfortunately, built Volvo's tend to be a bit more unique, we're not really doing cookie cutter builds. Everyone has a different mix of parts.

When I built my DSM CAS/COP/Sequential injection/16V...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By JohnMc
It's probably not forward sump enough, but since...

It's probably not forward sump enough, but since the same basic engine family is used in some longitudinal cars, you can get a sump with some extra clearance at the back. Look for an AWM or BHW oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By JohnMc
I've always just set fuel levels by bending the...

I've always just set fuel levels by bending the tab on the float?

Sounds like you have a regulator, just set it down to 2.5, 3 psi and see if it behaves better.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By JohnMc
TDi swap it, they even make adapters to bolt it...

TDi swap it, they even make adapters to bolt it to the Toyota trans (ACME adapters).

Bingo - same HP, more torx, better MPG, no smog worries even in CA (I think???), cool diesel clatter, and put...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By JohnMc
Just be careful not to bang the turbine blades on...

Just be careful not to bang the turbine blades on the housing when R&R'ing it.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By JohnMc
What's wrong with a 22RE? It's a stoopidly...

What's wrong with a 22RE? It's a stoopidly reliable and durable motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By JohnMc
Just drive it around a bit (without heavy...

Just drive it around a bit (without heavy braking, just drive gently and normally), and then *carefully* feel to see if one of the wheels is significantly warmer than the others.

Another...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By JohnMc
I know you said the carbs were rebuilt, but if...

I know you said the carbs were rebuilt, but if there are air leaks along the throttle shafts, it will lean the mixture out at (or very near) idle. And that's where you set the mixture, so if you set...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah - since the B230 oil pump itself pokes down...

Yeah - since the B230 oil pump itself pokes down into the sump, not just a pickup tube - it would be a very complicated change to move the pump (and it's int shaft driven gear) forward.

B234 would...
Forum: website & board 04-16-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By JohnMc
There was some javascript link in script tags -...

There was some javascript link in script tags - the 'nicoletto.com' shown in in the screen shots above. I took that out. Not sure what it was supposed to be doing. I removed it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
They're fine on the PV, but it's a lighter car. ...

They're fine on the PV, but it's a lighter car. 2150 lbs or thereabouts?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By JohnMc
Another quick check you can do is to turn the key...

Another quick check you can do is to turn the key on, don't start it (not a problem in your case hah, sorry). Then go stand up by the motor and open the throttle by hand. It's not really a TPS like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
A friend of mine at work was bragging a bit on...

A friend of mine at work was bragging a bit on how his 10 year old Suburban had made it to 150K miles. Wow! OK....


Then a month or so later he was saying how he was driving it on the highway...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
It's just a safety thing. Any single failure...

It's just a safety thing. Any single failure anywhere in the system of a single circuit system and you have no brakes at all. Generally speaking, if one circuit fails in a dual circuit system, it's...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 350,628
Posted By JohnMc
Jared's asking about 240 ball joints and tie rod...

Jared's asking about 240 ball joints and tie rod ends on FB.

I CALL SHENS!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
I was trying to google up the bore and not...

I was trying to google up the bore and not finding anything definitive. But yeah, larger MC bore than normal - less 'leverage' in the system, more force needed for a given amount of braking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
Pad material makes a difference too.

Pad material makes a difference too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,329
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, what's the bore on your Wilwood MC? ...

Yeah, what's the bore on your Wilwood MC?

I'm using 122 discs up front on my PV, with drums out back, with the stock PV master cylinder (I really, really should put a dual circuit MC on it).
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By JohnMc
Single wire alternators just need that single...

Single wire alternators just need that single wire. Some of them use an external jumper to the exciter wire from that terminal, some do it internally.

I stuck a GM alternator on my PV, and with...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to say what hiperf said, but he...

I was going to say what hiperf said, but he already said it. It's just not going to fit.

Find a buyer for it (164 manual trans parts are very rare and valuable). Is the flywheel you have coming...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 97,145
Posted By JohnMc
I think he means the pads going further out than...

I think he means the pads going further out than the rotors.

I don't think it's a big deal. As it wears you'll just get a little lip on the pad. I have a similar situation going on like that on...
Forum: events 04-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,933
Posted By JohnMc
And no charge for tent camping. Just pay the...

And no charge for tent camping. Just pay the food fund.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By JohnMc
They're a bit less useful on a 240 where the...

They're a bit less useful on a 240 where the starter hump on the bellhousing has to be rotated so much as the trans moves toward the motor.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 759,435
Posted By JohnMc
:lol: I've been making a little stack of...

:lol:

I've been making a little stack of parts to bolt onto it.
- Wilwood brake kit for the front (waiting on the last bits)
- boxed front lower control arms
- pondering something else other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By JohnMc
I never knew 240's did that vertical hood trick,...

I never knew 240's did that vertical hood trick, I thought that was a 700/900 thing. Huh.

I've pulled Volvo drivetrains a fair amount, PV, 122, 140, 240. And I've done it with a variety of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,070
Posted By JohnMc
A Clovis point is one f the styles of projectile...

A Clovis point is one f the styles of projectile points made in North America around 13,000 years ago.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Clovis_Point.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 759,435
Posted By JohnMc
*lamest update ever* All I did was start it...

*lamest update ever*

All I did was start it up and back it out of the garage. Lol, I'm late getting it out of winter storage this year. I've been busy doing random other things.

Oh, I did get...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By JohnMc
I think a pressure gauge test would provide the...

I think a pressure gauge test would provide the answer. See if the pressure is spiking up a bit in low-flow situations. is the return line still the same size? It's possible that's the...
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