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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By redblockpowered
Sounds like your new cluster is from a sedan.

Sounds like your new cluster is from a sedan.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
Seemed pretty chill to me. The only HPDE people I...

Seemed pretty chill to me. The only HPDE people I saw that really got into it were the instructors in the instructors-only group. All in all I'd strongly recommend it.

For HPDE1 you have to have...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
I was there with NASA, then the autocross the...

I was there with NASA, then the autocross the week after was TCUSA.

I think they're not coming back to LRP until October and even then they're not doing HPDE1 at that event.

Would have gotten...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
Since it's warm here again I'm trying to commit...

Since it's warm here again I'm trying to commit to touching something on the car whenever I have the time. Tuesday's task was to patch up the peeling headliner, courtesy of a can of Krylon fabric...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,420
Posted By redblockpowered
No performance difference at all, should just...

No performance difference at all, should just facilitate higher RPM by virtue of better valve control/lighter valvetrain mass. Unless you're already floating valves...

Camshaft ramp speed is more...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
Went to Lime Rock, got about 20 minutes of (top...

Went to Lime Rock, got about 20 minutes of (top speed limited) track time:

https://i.imgur.com/nNyAAZkl.jpg

It was good to get to test the car's handling at speed, thankfully felt about a...
Forum: showroom 04-21-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 120,975
Posted By redblockpowered
https://youtu.be/jS6SarW07u8 Went last...

https://youtu.be/jS6SarW07u8

Went last weekend. Was wet for the first half of the day and I did well. Ended up some 26th of 47 before it dried up, then fell about 10 spots in the dry. I suspect my...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-19-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,074
Posted By redblockpowered
Sad but true. Maybe only one leg depending on...

Sad but true. Maybe only one leg depending on level of modification.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-17-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By redblockpowered
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=239...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=239327

Like this?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,114
Posted By redblockpowered
Yeah that's what I'd put it down to. Doesn't...

Yeah that's what I'd put it down to. Doesn't sound like there's anything wrong with it beyond that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By redblockpowered
Yeah doesn't clear in the front.

Yeah doesn't clear in the front.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By redblockpowered
There were turbo cars with EGR in the US but I...

There were turbo cars with EGR in the US but I haven't come across many of them. Usually 939 or 954 ECU with 149 (I think) EZK.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,074
Posted By redblockpowered
7cm conical housing with a 15g/16t seems to...

7cm conical housing with a 15g/16t seems to provide a pretty meaningful improvement over the 13C. Haven't tried the 6cm myself so can't speak to that.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,748
Posted By redblockpowered
That'll do it.

That'll do it.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,748
Posted By redblockpowered
I wasn't able to find one on GCP.se but you might...

I wasn't able to find one on GCP.se but you might want to double check my work.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,074
Posted By redblockpowered
Which conical housing do you have, 7cm^2 or 6cm^2?

Which conical housing do you have, 7cm^2 or 6cm^2?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-15-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,114
Posted By redblockpowered
Installing larger injectors without tuning the...

Installing larger injectors without tuning the car will often cause fairly significant driveability issues, especially at part throttle.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By redblockpowered
Should be alright as is, then, at least...

Should be alright as is, then, at least electrically speaking. It won't touch the EGR hardware.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By redblockpowered
Which EZK do you have? An EGR EZK will throw a...

Which EZK do you have? An EGR EZK will throw a check engine light if the system is bypassed (unless chipped)
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By redblockpowered
Ah, there we go. For what it's worth the ECUs...

Ah, there we go. For what it's worth the ECUs that don't use the cold start injector have it dummied out in the software. If you want to be extra sure you could probably just even leave it unplugged.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By redblockpowered
I think the Garrett setups have this style...

I think the Garrett setups have this style (http://people.physics.anu.edu.au/~amh110/blow_off_valve.htm) CBV, which I think you can get from FCP still? Never touched a car with a T3 so don't quote me...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
Changed the dipstick tube seal, which had...

Changed the dipstick tube seal, which had evidence of allowing a pretty significant amount of leakage. The old one shattered across the garage when I tried to pull it off the tube. Would have been...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,406
Posted By redblockpowered
Can you swap back to a stock style spring?

Can you swap back to a stock style spring?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By redblockpowered
I love my V15 Turbo. Probably the nicest "fun...

I love my V15 Turbo. Probably the nicest "fun daily driver" cam you can get.

Idles pretty stock-like, though.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,406
Posted By redblockpowered
The rear spring rate BC offers is pretty goofy...

The rear spring rate BC offers is pretty goofy and better matched to a front spring that's about twice as stiff. No wonder folks are suffering from bouncy rear suspension.

They're cheap coilovers....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 192,525
Posted By redblockpowered
The oil sheik gold chrome wrap will be revealed...

The oil sheik gold chrome wrap will be revealed in due time.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
Good to know, honestly not surprised given the...

Good to know, honestly not surprised given the state of a lot of aftermarket plastic stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By redblockpowered
U-joints in the steering shaft, perhaps?

U-joints in the steering shaft, perhaps?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By redblockpowered
Steering rack bushings probably don't help either.

Steering rack bushings probably don't help either.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
I've heard of it, but didn't try it. I figure...

I've heard of it, but didn't try it. I figure this one is probably gross beyond cleaning and is due for replacement. It's hard to even see the coolant level.

Looked into a few odds and ends...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By redblockpowered
I like this idea, but it doesn't seem like you...

I like this idea, but it doesn't seem like you save much money and I wouldn't run a piston with valve reliefs for some other unrelated valve configuration. Or do an overbore for non-cleaning it up...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-26-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,910
Posted By redblockpowered
Someone should send one of those KL Racing cams...

Someone should send one of those KL Racing cams our way for measurement.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By redblockpowered
Affirmative.

Affirmative.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 426,638
Posted By redblockpowered
Well, dang. Good luck, seems like a good price...

Well, dang. Good luck, seems like a good price for something as sorted as this.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By redblockpowered
Only reason it would have IRS is if it's a '91 SE...

Only reason it would have IRS is if it's a '91 SE sedan.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 134,719
Posted By redblockpowered
Jim says no rates for 740/940. They're kept by...

Jim says no rates for 740/940. They're kept by the applications engineers in Sweden. Now, they do publish wire diameters, along with diameter and length, and maybe they're made from the same material...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-05-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 134,719
Posted By redblockpowered
Who did you contact at Lesjofors for spring...

Who did you contact at Lesjofors for spring rates? That's very interesting. I wonder what they're willing to tell me for 740/940 springs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By redblockpowered
I'm leaning toward some kind of actuator problem...

I'm leaning toward some kind of actuator problem too. You'd think one of the two would be functional, though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By redblockpowered
Alright, bypassed the solenoid with a short...

Alright, bypassed the solenoid with a short vacuum hose and tried to see what happened in each gear. Seemed like the problem persisted although to a much smaller extent. ~7.5 psi or so in 1st gear,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By redblockpowered
Hmm. The wastegate preload is set to 8 psi...

Hmm. The wastegate preload is set to 8 psi (around half of target, as I read to do) and it still happens if I turn the gain setting on the EBC all the way to 0.

Going to try cutting a piece of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By redblockpowered
Overboosting in low gears

I've been fighting this problem since I swapped to a 15G and I'm having trouble finding similar problems documented online so it's time to make a thread about it. My car overshoots its boost target...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,349
Posted By redblockpowered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4qnl19axAU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4qnl19axAU

Given the main complaints I have about my B230, this is enough reason to want a Lexus V8. Not everything is about power level.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By redblockpowered
I think they still sell 242GT front springs,...

I think they still sell 242GT front springs, which are some 40% stiffer than normal later 240 springs without losing travel. That plus no rear sway bar, bigger front sway bar, something like that...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 151,663
Posted By redblockpowered
Hinges could be a little tweaked from lack of...

Hinges could be a little tweaked from lack of lubrication as well.

I like the idea of the BMW struts on the Volvo control arm even better, maybe. Seems like a lot of the benefits for a lot less...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,863
Posted By redblockpowered
Budget builds and paying for labor don't mix.

Budget builds and paying for labor don't mix.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 99,839
Posted By redblockpowered
Fixed this, put a big hole in another coolant...

Fixed this, put a big hole in another coolant hose, and decided to stop screwing around with ancient rubber. I had the expansion tank hose and heater valve hoses left to do, so I ordered those....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 69,852
Posted By redblockpowered
I bet the "All Volvos are worth $500" Facebook...

I bet the "All Volvos are worth $500" Facebook group is full of insurance adjusters.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 77,846
Posted By redblockpowered
Not the nicest solution with respect to time...

Not the nicest solution with respect to time spent working on the car, but you could pull the dust shields off completely and try the QSRCs to see if they're worthwhile. I'd suspect that they are,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By redblockpowered
The fact that it's with the little housing...

The fact that it's with the little housing (albeit ported) makes even stranger. Must be the skinny rods, or Illuminati witchcraft. Do you have a graph? I'm thirsty for a broad 8v powerband.

I need...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By redblockpowered
I like Mobil 1 0W-40 personally, although a good...

I like Mobil 1 0W-40 personally, although a good 10W-40 or 5W-40 should also work well.

Peak power at 7k rpm with a V cam and stock head???
Which turbine housing on the 15G?
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