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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By spock345
Nice, yeah if you are going with a DIY EFI...

Nice, yeah if you are going with a DIY EFI solution I'd get that running first and then add a turbo and sort out the gearbox. Having a P1800 also makes it easier to run a T5 because of the shifter...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By spock345
I've been thinking about that. I am just trying...

I've been thinking about that. I am just trying to figure out how to pull it off while maintaining the stock center carrier bearing. The bearing is on the front half and the rear half slips into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By spock345
I know a few folks make adapters for the M40/41...

I know a few folks make adapters for the M40/41 housings. There is the notorious VPD but apparently Tinus Tuning also makes one.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By spock345
Yes, a B18 or B20, even in stock form, is a...

Yes, a B18 or B20, even in stock form, is a pretty fun little motor for back roads and driving around town. Enjoy it while sorting out and collecting parts for a turbo swap.

They are also rather...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By spock345
Are the rods in B20 a weak point? I would have...

Are the rods in B20 a weak point? I would have thought it was the pistons as the rods are forged.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By spock345
I can't imagine it'll cause a problem considering...

I can't imagine it'll cause a problem considering that it can't be much wider than a J type OD, which fits just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By spock345
T5 in an pushrod car

This post is mostly going to be my musings on modern five speeds in pre 1975 cars. So I will be rambling a bit. Given the rarity of M41 gearboxes (I am now seeing prices of $2500 in some places for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By spock345
Good condition interior components do still...

Good condition interior components do still exist, but you are going to find them from fellow enthusiasts now. The days of finding nicely maintained seat in a junkyard car are nearing their end. As a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By spock345
I don't know about you but I've noticed decent...

I don't know about you but I've noticed decent junkyard seats are getting pretty thin on the ground around here. Re-upholstery is going to become more common for 240, 740, and 940 cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,549
Posted By spock345
TB just cosplays bobistheoilguy every couple...

TB just cosplays bobistheoilguy every couple months.
Forum: website & board 05-30-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By spock345
Nevermind, it is back to working.

Nevermind, it is back to working.
Forum: website & board 05-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By spock345
TLS certificate seems to be broken

I tried to log in this morning and was greeted by an expired certificate warning. Just thought I'd make folks aware of the issue.

If you still want to access the site just click through the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By spock345
I'll rebuild calipers (new pistons/rubber seals)...

I'll rebuild calipers (new pistons/rubber seals) when the bores are in good shape, but I do not mess around with threads.

My vote is to find a reman caliper.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By spock345
Measuring intake valve lift at TDC should be done...

Measuring intake valve lift at TDC should be done with the head on the motor as it involves a relationship between the cam and crankshaft positions. You'll need a timing belt on it to be accurate. If...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By spock345
Yeah, you can just dial in base timing by...

Yeah, you can just dial in base timing by clocking the distributor. There are a bunch of ways to figure out where the cam will be happy. Get a timing light and a vacuum gauge. You can either tune it...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By spock345
I'd second this. A relative avoided getting...

I'd second this. A relative avoided getting ripped off once because they did a leak down test even when the compression numbers looked good.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By spock345
135 135 105 140

135 135 105 140
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,109
Posted By spock345
I couldn't find a decent durometer mount for my...

I couldn't find a decent durometer mount for my M47 that wouldn't become floppy within a year. A 164 motor mount fixed the problem. Although it transmitted slightly more vibration to the cabin.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By spock345
You will feel a difference. The ~2mm more lift...

You will feel a difference. The ~2mm more lift helps. The duration and overlap are similar so the idle quality will be the same. The power band Enem advertises of 2000-6000rpm is accurate and good...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By spock345
Yeah, it really is. I had a 3.73 in my 240 and...

Yeah, it really is. I had a 3.73 in my 240 and 1st was almost useless. If there was even the slightest downhill slope when starting I'd just go for second.

The M40/41 3.13:1 1st is a much better...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By spock345
That is going to be a rather short 1st gear with...

That is going to be a rather short 1st gear with 3.91 in the back.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By spock345
Is it smaller than a T5? I recall when...

Is it smaller than a T5?

I recall when perusing transmission options a good used getrag came up as a rather pricey option compared to the domestic stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By spock345
I'd definitely join in on a group buy for an...

I'd definitely join in on a group buy for an M40/41 bellhousing to T5 adapter.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By spock345
The bolt pattern is the same and if it bolts up...

The bolt pattern is the same and if it bolts up to a B230 then I don't see why the input shaft would be any different. Although the gearbox will be at a bit of a slant. I expect you've experienced...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,020
Posted By spock345
Well, the decision came down to whatever was most...

Well, the decision came down to whatever was most convenient. I needed a new door lock cylinder for my S70 (the little tabs where it goes into the lock actuator broke). The cheapest place for that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By spock345
I was intrigued by what looks like two different...

I was intrigued by what looks like two different plastics.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By spock345
What material are you printing the adapter plate...

What material are you printing the adapter plate from?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By spock345
Fixed it, I just had to fiddle with it a bit.

Fixed it, I just had to fiddle with it a bit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By spock345
Door lock issue Volvo S70

I finally was able to get a new door lock cylinder for my S70. I installed it yesterday but then noticed a new problem.

Before I could pop the trunk and the gas cap with the switch inside the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,726
Posted By spock345
Not sure about the overpriced bit, I can get one...

Not sure about the overpriced bit, I can get one locally for around $300-400. Also the swap parts are available off the shelf.

Now they are noisy compared to an M47.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,726
Posted By spock345
The gear spread does look pretty nice. Reminds me...

The gear spread does look pretty nice. Reminds me of an M40/41 setup with that more useful 1st gear.

The question you'll probably get is "why not do a T5".
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,726
Posted By spock345
The first gen is 2,100lbs and the latest...

The first gen is 2,100lbs and the latest generation is 2,400lbs with weight increasing across the four generations.

In my opinion a Miata gearbox is better suited to an Amazon or 544 than a 240 if...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,475
Posted By spock345
The SwEm bracket is pretty nice. A good quality...

The SwEm bracket is pretty nice. A good quality part. Although I'd get a good quality alternator. There are a lot of crappy 10si units out there. I've had to cobble together working ones from my...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By spock345
If you ditch the AC this should all be doable....

If you ditch the AC this should all be doable. Although I guess it also depends on the size of the procharger.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By spock345
I guess if the axle binding doesn't get you, this...

I guess if the axle binding doesn't get you, this does.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,475
Posted By spock345
Yeah, it seems that the SBF is an inch longer...

Yeah, it seems that the SBF is an inch longer than an SBC.

The Buick/Oldsmobile 215 is about the same external dimensions as an SBC but has the distributor in the front. You also shed 200 pounds...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,475
Posted By spock345
Came across a swap idea. Some guy local to me has...

Came across a swap idea. Some guy local to me has a sedan swapped with a 327 SBC. The tricky bit is that most end up chopping up the firewall to make it fit. This guy was able to make it fit by...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,475
Posted By spock345
If you can get a motor that can fit a T5 or...

If you can get a motor that can fit a T5 or something similar then you could just cut a tunnel out of a junked 240.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,475
Posted By spock345
I concur on driving old sketchy carbureted cars....

I concur on driving old sketchy carbureted cars. Especially if they have a manual choke.

If you want to swap something in it maybe a 60 degree V6 of some sort?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
Really the thing I'd really want to do out of...

Really the thing I'd really want to do out of that list is hardened valve seats.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
IIRC 9.5:1 is the B20B compression ratio. With...

IIRC 9.5:1 is the B20B compression ratio. With the TT3 giving you dynamic compression that seems similar to the C cam a 9:1 to 9.5:1 static ratio makes sense. I think "filling capacity" is another...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
I'm still in the camp of slap the thing together...

I'm still in the camp of slap the thing together with stock pistons, a cam of your choice, and which ever head gets you the right CR. Then throw on the SUs and run it for a while. Then decide where...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
Just the fact that you have asymmetric lobes on...

Just the fact that you have asymmetric lobes on the cam changes the equation. The advertised spec back then versus now is probably due to measuring differences. For instance are they measuring from...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By spock345
If one can work out the bracketry right then it...

If one can work out the bracketry right then it would be possible to just stick the procharger in the same spot that a turbocharger would normally go. Then you could just re-use the intercooler and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By spock345
I would wager there may be a difference between a...

I would wager there may be a difference between a crack in the normal 90+ manifold spot and split clean in two.

The 90+ manifold crack problem does seem pretty easy to fix with a decent welder and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
Just for context I thought I'd throw up the cam...

Just for context I thought I'd throw up the cam specs for the TT3.

Intake: 10.4mm (0.409") and 259 degrees
Exhaust: 11mm (0.433") and 267 degrees
LSA is 111 degrees with a total overlap of 40...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
I've found D and K cams are perfectly drivable at...

I've found D and K cams are perfectly drivable at low to mid RPM. The K giving a bit more on the low end, but barely noticeable. My B20F with dual HS6s is pretty peppy around 2000-3000 rpm when...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,318
Posted By spock345
A C grind would probably be a good compromise....

A C grind would probably be a good compromise. Not sure how that would play with the larger valves of the E or F heads though. Or if the difference would even be noticeable.

Long intake runners...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By spock345
I ended up doing the glass and sandpaper trick...

I ended up doing the glass and sandpaper trick with my Amazon's intake manifold. I put some paint on the mating surface first so as I sanded I could see the trouble spots.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By spock345
I ended up having a similar problem and it came...

I ended up having a similar problem and it came in two parts. The alternator belt was slipping a lot. I went through two cheap belts. A new high quality belt fixed that.

The second part of the...
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