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Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jwernerny
Too much time + Bad Ideas = Supercharged 760?

Being out of work, I spend 1/2 of my time looking for jobs openings that are not being filled anyway, and the other time working on a book I'm writing and working a side-gig I picked up before I was...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 143,115
Posted By jwernerny
This should work. Change the rear corner weight...

This should work. Change the rear corner weight as appropriate, and specify the spring length and lb/in. Everything is in reference to the first one, which should be a Nivomat.

Mk I Spring Rate...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 143,115
Posted By jwernerny
From an old post I wrote in 2008...

From an old post I wrote in 2008 (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=2042980&postcount=26

IPD Nivomat Delete Rear Springs:

92.5 lbs/in. Free Length: 20". Compressed Length ~8"...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
Closing the circle on this thread with some...

Closing the circle on this thread with some information I looked up/refound in the forums. Hopefully one of these will help when people are stumbling around looking for it.

This post (and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By jwernerny
No specifics, but here is a process to follow: ...

No specifics, but here is a process to follow:

- Find/measure the spring diameter

- Find the spring rate and uncompressed length of the stock spring. (Some hotrod/race shops have ways of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,834
Posted By jwernerny
"Volvo does not build race cars!" - Volvo Very...

"Volvo does not build race cars!" - Volvo Very High Level Exec upon seeing the Group A 242 GLT Turbo that two VCNA VP's had built from spare parts show up at the NY Autoshow decades ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
It might be a little while (months?), but I will...

It might be a little while (months?), but I will try to remember to update this when I do it.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
Here's a link to all of the 5" dia, 13" long...

Here's a link to all of the 5" dia, 13" long Hyperco springs that Amazon has. They have something like 150 lb to 375 lb in 25 lb increments:

...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
I'll pass. I do my own conversion with HD...

I'll pass. I do my own conversion with HD Bilstein's and Hyperco 13" long springs. I used 275 in the past, and it raises in rear end a little. I think on the 760, I'm going to try 250s. At...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
Thanks for the info. I'm outside of Rochester,...

Thanks for the info. I'm outside of Rochester, but I don't have a 740/940 bar (or any non-stock bars right now).
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
Bump... Bump... Any other thoughts on...

Bump... Bump...

Any other thoughts on 940/750 vs. 760 swaybar fitment? Will the bars for 4 cylinders work on the V6?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By jwernerny
'88 760 v6 Suspension Questions

Hello!

I've decided to upgrade the worn out suspension on my 760 with b280. The plan is for Bilsteins all the way around, and 250 lbs springs in the rear mk 1 IRS. I like billies and have done...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By jwernerny
That's why I bought him a turbo'd tank. :-)

That's why I bought him a turbo'd tank. :-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By jwernerny
The real question is do I toss the bent wheel or...

The real question is do I toss the bent wheel or think about saving it for future repair.

In terms of wheels, I am pretty well set. 3 full sets of 15x6 alloys from '88, '93, and '94. On those...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By jwernerny
960 RWD Alloy - Repair or Replace

About a year ago, I flew my son's 940T during a rally and destroyed the front struts. A few miles later on the stage, the ice broke under the car and I ended up bending a rim and deflating a tire. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,851
Posted By jwernerny
30 years ago, running 160 motor mounts in a 140...

30 years ago, running 160 motor mounts in a 140 with a built B20 was standard practice, as was running 164E vented front brakes on the same car. Many people also ran IPD stabilizer bars to help...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,349
Posted By jwernerny
I had problems with the plunger (screw-in thingy)...

I had problems with the plunger (screw-in thingy) binding up from time to time, so check and clean that also.

BTW, I found running ATF worked best for my motor, but it really depends on the engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,089
Posted By jwernerny
940T Motor Options?

Over in the Classified thread, I just posted looking for a B230FT to replace the one in my son's '92 940T. That doesn't mean that is the final solution for the car.

We have been talking about a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By jwernerny
I've had turbos since '91, and I hope I trained...

I've had turbos since '91, and I hope I trained my son to let the car cool before shutdown and to keep the oil changed. Not sure about the PO though.

When we looked at the car on the lift, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By jwernerny
Thanks! Too many things I could "use" in addition...

Thanks! Too many things I could "use" in addition to what my son's car needs!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By jwernerny
Blown Turbo Seal

My son's '92 940T is smoking like an old RX7. Actually, it's smoking worse than an old RX7. Inspection of the problem shows that the turbo oil seals are shot and oil is spraying out from where the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By jwernerny
Duct tape. Seriously, build up the socket with a...

Duct tape. Seriously, build up the socket with a little duct tape in the right place to keep it snug.

BTW, I'm only running the top, twin filament, bulbs in my '88 764 with E-codes. The ones I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,620
Posted By jwernerny
Have you looked around and talked to race shops...

Have you looked around and talked to race shops to see if anyone in your general area still makes radiators by hand? It won't be cheap, but it can be done "relatively" easily if you find the right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,800
Posted By jwernerny
Once you get it moving, TriFlow the track. I did...

Once you get it moving, TriFlow the track. I did this a couple of months ago on both the '88 760 and '94 940T, and it made the sunroofs work much better.

TriFlow, for those who don't know, is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,819
Posted By jwernerny
Heat soak can be solved with plastic spacers....

Heat soak can be solved with plastic spacers. I've seen them on HF4's on an MG. You might be able to find them, or find a high-temp resistant, low thermal coefficient (won't transfer hear) plastic...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,672
Posted By jwernerny
I prefer Bilstein HD. There is a difference in...

I prefer Bilstein HD. There is a difference in ride quality. This IPD video explains it well.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iwaDZbwHFt0" frameborder="0"...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 185,923
Posted By jwernerny
I just stumbled upon this thread (having myself...

I just stumbled upon this thread (having myself been inactive during the time it was active), and wanted to add some info about the Dan Theil/Wayne Baldwin car.

I've know the car in question since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,248
Posted By jwernerny
A racer who also was an Alfa and Lotus dealer...

A racer who also was an Alfa and Lotus dealer taught me this: Never save money on brakes or steering. If you car doesn't go, you won't crash. If your car can't turn or stop, you will crash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,248
Posted By jwernerny
Just have to search for a minute or so... There...

Just have to search for a minute or so... There are also vendors on TB that have them.
https://www.topbrakes.com/c/car-items/21723
https://www.topbrakes.com/c/car-items/21727
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,248
Posted By jwernerny
A good, (use to be) relatively cheap upgrade was...

A good, (use to be) relatively cheap upgrade was to use the 164E rotors (vented) and calipers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,444
Posted By jwernerny
Beat me by a matter of seconds. I posted to Off...

Beat me by a matter of seconds. I posted to Off Topic. :-)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By jwernerny
A good first step is a 142E exhaust, but building...

A good first step is a 142E exhaust, but building is more fun. I say 2.5" straight off the joining from the manifold into a 2 chamber, Flowmaster. No restriction. Lots of noise. Terrible at low RPM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,554
Posted By jwernerny
Man I am good. Found a thread about it (from...

Man I am good. Found a thread about it (from 2006!): http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=73422&highlight=solder
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,554
Posted By jwernerny
I remember chasing a similar problem on more than...

I remember chasing a similar problem on more than one 960 with ECC, and I remember the issues traced back to soldering. Well, actually not soldering, but delamination of the circuit board traces...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By jwernerny
Found this thread about the fuel gauge:...

Found this thread about the fuel gauge: https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=301665
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By jwernerny
I vaguely remember something about the sender...

I vaguely remember something about the sender being different or something with the rallye cluster in my '70 145. I do remember I used to fill based on mileage, not not on the gauge because the gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,261
Posted By jwernerny
Because the cassette transport in the unit was...

Because the cassette transport in the unit was bad, and I was done with 1980's tech. :-)

I think we used 1990's portable CD tech in that car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,261
Posted By jwernerny
If you are willing to lose using the cassette for...

If you are willing to lose using the cassette for cassettes, you can probably mod the radio to give it an aux input. It's a quick and simple mode, basically you cut the signal lines from the cassette...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,781
Posted By jwernerny
You want the exhaust manifold from a B20E/F and...

You want the exhaust manifold from a B20E/F and the intake for a '65ish 122 single piece intake, not the intake/exhaust abomination.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 143,115
Posted By jwernerny
I'm assuming 245, correct? (Not 745, etc.)

I'm assuming 245, correct? (Not 745, etc.)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By jwernerny
The KYB shocks are probably not strong enough for...

The KYB shocks are probably not strong enough for your lowering springs. They also tend to be harsh. We tried them in my son's 944 T and they could not cope with (control) the 275 lb/in rear springs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 94,034
Posted By jwernerny
Let's be careful playing in the Blame Game. ...

Let's be careful playing in the Blame Game.

Lawyers for Volvo have a long history of shutting down "Volvo" related items. This goes back to the '90s. I have even had pictures I took of Volvos...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,819
Posted By jwernerny
I ran HF6 SUs, HIF SU, Stromberg Carbs (as...

I ran HF6 SUs, HIF SU, Stromberg Carbs (as delivered in '70), and the DGEV 38 carb. The DGEV gave me more trouble and poorer performance of any of them. The worn out HF6 carbs were the best. In...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By jwernerny
Winter mode changes shift points. AFAIR, it also...

Winter mode changes shift points. AFAIR, it also makes the car start out in 2nd gear (unless forced into 1st by the shifter). The idea is to make it easier to get the car moving in snow.

Winter...
Forum: showroom 04-21-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 137,205
Posted By jwernerny
The track is designed for cars. It is the...

The track is designed for cars. It is the centerpiece of Pineview Run Auto & Country Club https://pineviewrun.com/. The track is one of the most technical courses I have driven. Off camber, down...
Forum: showroom 04-19-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 137,205
Posted By jwernerny
The local BMWCCA chapter rented a private track...

The local BMWCCA chapter rented a private track for a track day. It's not one of my Volvos, but my basically stock '02 WRX Wagon on stock tires. I used Torque for android to take the video with my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,585
Posted By jwernerny
No, he needs a 2Dr 122, but with an Automatic...

No, he needs a 2Dr 122, but with an Automatic tranny. Big doors, funky '50s styling, and almost no transmission tunnel. :-)

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/c...856085394.html
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,982
Posted By jwernerny
Kaplhenke Racing makes something interesting. ...

Kaplhenke Racing makes something interesting.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0260/2623/products/Subframev4_fullside_1024x1024.jpg?v=1387472779
Start here:...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,439
Posted By jwernerny
I just talked to my muffler shop. If you were...

I just talked to my muffler shop. If you were around Rochester NY, I recommend them. Great CAR guys. Not just mechanics.

I have to correct myself, it was a stainless steel brand the shop uses,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,668
Posted By jwernerny
I had steel in my B20. Valve tappet/lifter noise...

I had steel in my B20. Valve tappet/lifter noise (when not set really tight) was the only thing I noticed. Then again, it had a very free flowing exhaust by the time I was done. (3 chamber Delta...
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