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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By shoestring
B230FT clutch is a significant upgrade to the N/A...

B230FT clutch is a significant upgrade to the N/A and retains all the reliability of a production piece. You will NEVER make enough torque to compromise it and it's $200.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By shoestring
With that 60', an LSD should get him in the 13s,...

With that 60', an LSD should get him in the 13s, no sweat.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By shoestring
I would second not encouraging that. ...

I would second not encouraging that. Additionally, dragstrips are built to a formula, where public highways definitely are not.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By shoestring
Just as a point of reference, a 2.25" 16ga pipe...

Just as a point of reference, a 2.25" 16ga pipe will support just south of 180hp, and by that I mean it's absolutely not a restriction to that point. 2.50" will do about 200.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By shoestring
NPR (or Canadian equivalent) bumper sticker works

NPR (or Canadian equivalent) bumper sticker works
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By shoestring
Like the guides, for example. MINI N12/N14 and...

Like the guides, for example. MINI N12/N14 and this GM 3.6 V6 come to mind.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,052
Posted By shoestring
I have to ask if you put resistance on the ring...

I have to ask if you put resistance on the ring gear as you rotated the pinion. I ask because the contact pattern seems thin. I like where it is vertically on the tooth, but I don't like that it's...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By shoestring
I had my machinist refer to a 530 head as...

I had my machinist refer to a 530 head as "sophisticated European hardware" once. His delivery was so dry it wasn't until I'd left that I realized he'd been busting my chops.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By shoestring
Also, tractor engine.

Also, tractor engine.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By shoestring
Here is the answer to what is OHC interference

OK, measured this on an untouched B230 head with a correct base measurement of 146.1mm. That's the distance from the deck to the valve cover surface.

The intake valve is 9.80mm below the head...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 143,863
Posted By shoestring
Let me get the puller for the pinion gear first.

Let me get the puller for the pinion gear first.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By shoestring
Not so much an argument as...internet lore? ...

Not so much an argument as...internet lore? "This cam does, this cam doesn't" type stuff, which is why I said I should measure it and put it to bed. I'll get on it this weekend.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,437
Posted By shoestring
I think that you might be confusing "tumble" with...

I think that you might be confusing "tumble" with "flow". A cylinder head's chamber design helps to induce "tumble", that is, turbulence in the air/fuel mixture to help burn characteristics. A true...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,437
Posted By shoestring
Couple questions first: are there any measured...

Couple questions first: are there any measured performance/fuel economy gains from this? How similar to your combination was the one that was tested?

I will tell you I don't like it, but that's...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By shoestring
I should measure this and put it to bed.

I should measure this and put it to bed.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By shoestring
Like Culberro said, mill the head 0.040", then...

Like Culberro said, mill the head 0.040", then get an A, B, V, or VX cam, whichever is cheapest or most available. The differences in them in your application could be measured, but not felt. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,069
Posted By shoestring
B230 valvetrain weights: Spring 41g Spring...

B230 valvetrain weights:

Spring 41g
Spring retainer 18g
Shim bucket 53g (yikes!)
Shim (4.20mm as example) 28g
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By shoestring
Holy **** something I suggested partially worked....

Holy **** something I suggested partially worked. Glad you got it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By shoestring
You *might* be able to drill holes in what...

You *might* be able to drill holes in what remains of the gland nut to use an OTC brand gland nut tool. Look it up, you'll see what I mean. Don't drill into the strut, you'll be disappointed with...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,479
Posted By shoestring
Amen. I might be on Turbobricks, but not on a...

Amen. I might be on Turbobricks, but not on a Turbobricks budget.

Mostly.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,298
Posted By shoestring
Different kind of how many psi can a stock...

Different kind of how many psi can a stock support

In our race car we ran 20w50 Castrol, later squirter block. Hot we had about 20psi, and at full chat it would just tickle 50. We do have fresh...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,929
Posted By shoestring
What's the compression ratio on this B23?

What's the compression ratio on this B23?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,706
Posted By shoestring
I didn't realize that was a recognized category. ...

I didn't realize that was a recognized category. You're going down. ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,706
Posted By shoestring
For what it's worth, I've never missed a shift...

For what it's worth, I've never missed a shift with the stock setup in almost 10,000 miles of road racing.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,176
Posted By shoestring
I've used classicswede personally and so has...

I've used classicswede personally and so has redblockpowered here. Our transactions were good and I would recommend them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,777
Posted By shoestring
I believe a PRV holds the lap record for...

I believe a PRV holds the lap record for production-based engines at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Fact check: my error, it holds the SPEED RECORD.

So, there's some provenance in that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,751
Posted By shoestring
Once you get done whippin' Batman's ass, look...

Once you get done whippin' Batman's ass, look into the crank sensor, before the vampire birds get you.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By shoestring
GM makes an O2 sensor hole plug, 10017198, that's...

GM makes an O2 sensor hole plug, 10017198, that's cheap and does not require a gasket.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By shoestring
No, it was fully functional.

No, it was fully functional.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By shoestring
I can tell you from experience that my EGR...

I can tell you from experience that my EGR equipped '91 240 did NOT like it when we tried a -951 LH module with the original EZ116K, it detonated like crazy. Redblockpowered (who actually composed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
This is what I was looking for.

This is what I was looking for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
@culberro I see some springs are listed as...

@culberro I see some springs are listed as beehive, and some as conical. Can you shed light on what the difference might be, beyond just the shape?

The only place I ever found info on the stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
Doesn't look like they're available any more, or...

Doesn't look like they're available any more, or at least for the time being. The Sealed Power number on the 32v is VS1664, same with that. I also looked at CompCams 909 as a kind of straight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
I've read this. Both guys have better track...

I've read this. Both guys have better track records than I do, though, so I like to absorb what I can.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
There was an awesome article in Super Stock and...

There was an awesome article in Super Stock and Drag Racing Magazine from about 20 years ago that extolled the virtues of beehive springs in which David Vizard runs a small Chevy to like 8200 rpm or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
@culberro, any qualms about running the square...

@culberro, any qualms about running the square tooth belt with the BTR et al springs?

Also, can you put the rally car back, chubby Howard the Duck freaks me out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
Last time I bought these they were about 4 bucks...

Last time I bought these they were about 4 bucks a piece.

Holy smokes I just confirmed with local Ford store, yeah, MSRP $28 ea.

I'd try to track them down by application, maybe you can get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
They come in a pack of 4. Yes, but not the...

They come in a pack of 4.

Yes, but not the small one. There's one that JUST fits when you're starting with it. 1/2", maybe?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
8V. Springs are F6LZ-6513-AB. Retainers...

8V.

Springs are F6LZ-6513-AB. Retainers AL3Z-6514-A. If you do this, you do have to be cautious to not nick any part of the spring that moves. Also make sure to remove the sharp edge that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
Seat pressure is almost exactly the same as the...

Seat pressure is almost exactly the same as the stock Volvo springs, the rate is also very much in the ballpark. Beehive shape makes the spring control difference, plus the ability to run a smaller...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
I use Ford Mustang 4.6 32v springs (I think it's...

I use Ford Mustang 4.6 32v springs (I think it's from an early 2000's Cobra or something like that) and 6.2 Ford F150 Raptor retainers. I open up the top of the spring with a Dremel tool to fit the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,921
Posted By shoestring
Valvetrain is valvetrain. When I refresh a head,...

Valvetrain is valvetrain. When I refresh a head, I put springs in it. Also, I use beehive springs, because they offer superior performance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By shoestring
This is not correct. Problem is most likely TV...

This is not correct. Problem is most likely TV cable needs adjustment, and they're hyper-sensitive. Search AW70 throttle cable adjustment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,991
Posted By shoestring
Which model?

Which model?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,689
Posted By shoestring
Don't be embarrassed. I'm pretty sure anyone...

Don't be embarrassed. I'm pretty sure anyone who's done this swap has made this mistake. No harm, no foul.

Timing at idle for 2.4 is fixed by the EZ116K at 12 degrees.

I'm assuming that when...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-14-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,731
Posted By shoestring
I'm gonna come up with a solution for this and...

I'm gonna come up with a solution for this and make a million dollars, $14.99 at a time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By shoestring
It's on pdf page 1256. If you look at the...

It's on pdf page 1256. If you look at the catalog page on the upper right, it's page 1263, so the bracket APPEARS on cat page 1262.:-P:-P:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By shoestring
3538581. If you got to GCP.SE, 940 catalog...

3538581. If you got to GCP.SE, 940 catalog 91-93, catalog (not pdf) page 1262, callout 1b.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By shoestring
Dude that bracket is still available from Volvo...

Dude that bracket is still available from Volvo and is cheap. My buddy and I FINALLY finished swapping a B230FT out of a 940 into his 240 and we thought about fabbing that bracket also, until we...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,689
Posted By shoestring
#1 error here is usually flywheel oriented...

#1 error here is usually flywheel oriented correctly for crank sensor pickup. Are you certain you positioned the manual trans flywheel properly when you installed it? The gap in the holes should...
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