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Old 03-20-2021, 06:15 PM   #301
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My buddy Namgyal and his friend Thomas wanted to take some pics of the Volvo today. Once they develop them I'll post them here. Got a cool polaroid out of it.



Had to remove the intake to install a Lowdoller oil pressure sensor and adapter since the factory one **** the bed



Got everything assembled, needed to buy new injector o-rings. Aaaand I didn't torque the oil pressure adapter enough, so its leaking a bunch of oil. Great. Headed back out Monday to remove everything and torque it down.
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Old 03-22-2021, 08:49 PM   #302
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At least it looks good...

I'm exhausted trying to get this thing to idle. I feel like I've tried everything at this point. When you start the car, it starts to idle around 700-800 then runs up to 2500.

-Car will die if I cover the TB with a glove/cardboard. Also sprayed all around engine with starting fluid and no noticeable RPM spikes. So vacuum leaks = ruled out?

-Swapped in a new IAC today. It idled perfectly for 10min. Went and got gas and killed it, when I started it back up it runs up to ~2500rpm and won't come down

-Checked pin-out for the IAC and its good

Any v8 have any suggestions?
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:40 PM   #303
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Any engine codes?

It does look great!
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:11 PM   #304
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What engine management?
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:16 PM   #305
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What engine management?
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:34 PM   #306
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I want a ride.


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Old 03-24-2021, 11:35 PM   #307
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It sounds like your idle PID terms may be off.

Hot idle IAC setting should be around 10% from what I know. The Holley Terminator X FB group is a pretty good resource as well.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:56 AM   #308
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You'll get one soon! Once I get this issue figured out, I'll shoot you a text

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It sounds like your idle PID terms may be off.

Hot idle IAC setting should be around 10% from what I know. The Holley Terminator X FB group is a pretty good resource as well.
Term X group hasn't provided much help at this point, I've dug through old posts for hours trying to find someone with a similar situation. I think I'm going to run the startup wizard again and start with a fresh tune
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Old 03-25-2021, 11:05 PM   #309
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I think I'm going to run the startup wizard again and start with a fresh tune
A fresh start can be good for sure. I ran the HP in my last LS 427 track car and had good results with a higher target idle of ~850, hot idle IAC at ~10%, and PD terms set at the recommended factory setting. The big cam also liked it a little rich around idle.
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:34 AM   #310
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Started a fresh tune on the Terminator and have mostly solved my idle issues. The IAC still wants to hang, so I made some tweaks to the IAC Hold parameters and am gonna try it out today.



I ended up ordering GAZ Golds for the front earlier this week. Once I install them, I'll be taking it to get aligned at Trackside in Portland.
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Old 03-29-2021, 06:20 PM   #311
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What a sleeper...

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Old 03-29-2021, 08:18 PM   #312
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What a sleeper...

Its gotten a ton of thumbs up and stares already. I'm almost wishing I left it on factory wheels now...
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Old 03-29-2021, 11:15 PM   #313
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I may have to LS.




I blame you...
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:11 PM   #314
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I blame you...
Once you get a ride in it, I think you'll be convinced.

I'm starting to consider finding another shell. I molested this one too far...
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:41 PM   #315
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I'm starting to consider finding another shell. I molested this one too far...
The black car will be going up for sale soon. Let me know if you're interested.
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:45 PM   #316
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The black car will be going up for sale soon. Let me know if you're interested.
I'm a snob, I think I need to stick with a 242... I'm picking up an 86+ front end for my other beige shell this weekend, and grabbed a flathood last weekend. Starting to consider getting it painted and cleaned up, then dropping the LS into it later on
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:13 PM   #317
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I'm a snob, I think I need to stick with a 242... I'm picking up an 86+ front end for my other beige shell this weekend, and grabbed a flathood last weekend. Starting to consider getting it painted and cleaned up, then dropping the LS into it later on
Hahahaha, no worries. I was all about the 242 until I started using my car as a car. Now I'm a 4-door purists
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:19 PM   #318
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Hahahaha, no worries. I was all about the 242 until I started using my car as a car. Now I'm a 4-door purists
As a dad I prefer the 2-door. Fite me.
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:22 PM   #319
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*Pedantic power increasing*
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Hahahaha, no worries. I was all about the 242 until I started using my car as a car. Now I'm a 4-door purists
I started as a 4 door guy, I just love having the least useful cars possible. Never get stuck with DD duty in a 2-door with fixed buckets...
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:01 AM   #321
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I started as a 4 door guy, I just love having the least useful cars possible. Never get stuck with DD duty in a 2-door with fixed buckets...
Just tag me next time
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:37 AM   #322
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Headed home this weekend to see the family (now that everyone is vaccinated) and did a little work on Derek (Vol242vos) old beige shell. I picked up this 86+ front end from a buddy and found a flathood on a FB group. I'm considering getting this shell painted and putting the V8 into it, but no decisions yet



Also, my grandpa and I worked out a deal for me to buy his 2008 Tundra. I helped him buy this truck brand new and have always loved it. He's getting older and just doesn't really need a big truck anymore. I'm excited to have a reliable tow rig, maybe I can start jumping on those deals that are a little farther away now...



No progress on the V8 car, gonna head out this weekend and get a few small things done. I put in a universal carpet kit and its been bugging me this entire time, so I think I'm going to swap in the factory brown carpet after cleaning it up.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:24 PM   #323
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Headed home this weekend to see the family (now that everyone is vaccinated) and did a little work on Derek (Vol242vos) old beige shell. I picked up this 86+ front end from a buddy and found a flathood on a FB group. I'm considering getting this shell painted and putting the V8 into it, but no decisions yet
Also, my grandpa and I worked out a deal for me to buy his 2008 Tundra. I helped him buy this truck brand new and have always loved it. He's getting older and just doesn't really need a big truck anymore. I'm excited to have a reliable tow rig, maybe I can start jumping on those deals that are a little farther away now...

No progress on the V8 car, gonna head out this weekend and get a few small things done. I put in a universal carpet kit and its been bugging me this entire time, so I think I'm going to swap in the factory brown carpet after cleaning it up.
Did you post pictures of carpet install?
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:09 PM   #324
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Did you post pictures of carpet install?
No, I didn't end up taking many pictures during install. The carpet was a pain in the ass to work with, I wasn't patient enough and the actual carpet seems to be shorter on one side than the other (door sill trim doesn't fully cover the carpet). I should have waited for a factory black carpet to pop up in the junkyard
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:25 PM   #325
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A few quick 35mm shots from my buddies. At this point, I'm just waiting to get my front coilovers and I think the car is "finished" for now!
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