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Old 05-10-2007, 10:11 AM   #226
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Damn, that's insanity, good to hear to walked away from that one (which was what, a few years ago? lol)

This PRV motor is far from perverted. I'm pretty much speechless.
Which roll are you referring to?

The PRV six IS perverted. Just the way we like it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:17 AM   #227
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Holy crap.

Can't believe I haven't seen this thread before.

Damn, that's insanity, good to hear to walked away from that one (which was what, a few years ago? lol)

This PRV motor is far from perverted. I'm pretty much speechless.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:36 AM   #228
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:13 PM   #229
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Real Rally Manly Men snear at deaf.

What?
Huh? Speak up wouldja!!
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:40 PM   #230
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Holy crap.

Can't believe I haven't seen this thread before.

Damn, that's insanity, good to hear to walked away from all those rollovers (which was what, a few years ago? lol)

This PRV motor is such a pervert!. I'm pretty much speechless.
fixed. lol.
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #231
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I've heard some of the hype about this car, and finally seeing this - holy wow!! It's all true! I'm stunned.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:14 PM   #232
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I've heard some of the hype about this car, and finally seeing this - holy wow!! It's all true! I'm stunned.
Man, seeing is OK, looking is good, but riding in it is unfawking believeable.

He should be locked up.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:23 PM   #233
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Man, seeing is OK, looking is good, but riding in it is unfawking believeable.

He should be locked up.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:23 PM   #234
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So when will it be running and when will it take a cruise through Portland. I heard the last visit was worth many giggles. I want to see a 1/4 mile hole shot at PIR.


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BTW I love that you used the stock manifolds with just tubing run over the bell housing. I was looking at the lump in my garage trying to envision it. Now I don't need to.

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Old 05-12-2007, 04:28 AM   #235
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I went over and took a bunch of pics the other week, most of which turned out beautifully. Here's a sample of them, just to give you guys a teaser. I'll be tossing up a photogallery for John Lane with all the pics eventually, so these links might change! When I do then I'll update this post.

Currently the car starts up decently, not bad after sitting for a few years. It scoots around the driveway just fine too. Right now it's missing front brakes and a heap of other things that are getting upgraded, but it's quite a beast, trust me.








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Old 05-12-2007, 04:38 AM   #236
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that is quite the shop mr. lane has there.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:56 AM   #237
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It has the std. Volvo front door speakers to get that really good tune everyone's talking about to make the engine produce immense power. Essential for any race car.

Nice premises for the car too.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:31 AM   #238
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John! Rollin on stock front struts??
I'm shocked. Shocked!

on the other hand, at least your car has wheels on the front

btw, I need to discuss that V6 bellhousing with you, i.e. which box is it supposed to attach to?

oh yeah, love the airfilter.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:26 AM   #239
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Thanks for posting the pics John.

Thank you for your kind words guys.

My poor Volvo is in need of a whole bunch of love.

Last time out (2003?) we were screwing around doing a non-sanctioned, non official, no permission, no insurance 'practice.' The dreaded wheel bearing issue showed up again in the right front. It went straight rather then turn left.... Thump into a berm at the right front and it was on it's side right after having been painted and prettied. The paint had not finished smelling of the bodyshop. Ugh.

The arrangement for the turbo..... An esteemed member of this very board is building a set of headers for me that should do wonders for power considering what a set of headers does for a DeLorean with that lump of love it has under the hood (25+hp improvement in the D with headers!! No kidding!!).

The Axle is one out of the 9" Ford rear that I bent bumping into something on a stage.

Kevin the OE struts are in there so that it can be moved about. No brakes. I will not turn a wheel on a stage again with Volvo 240 spindles. I've broken and bent too many of them with frustrating consequences. The Bellhousing. We should have chit-chat. Give me a ring.

The Airfilter is like that due to my having repeated issues with a marginally smaller K&N cone style air filter having a naughty habit of becoming horribly mis-shaped in use... It was forever trying to get sucked into the turbo.

Jannes I figure that with a better tune a thousand horsepower should be at my beck and call. I may have to upgrade the wiring to those fine speakers to get there.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:25 PM   #240
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Those pics are great! I'd love to see more high res pics of the engine bay!
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:57 PM   #241
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Where do the 240 spindles break John? When it comes time to get that thing going, let me know if I can be any help
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:26 AM   #242
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:37 AM   #243
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John, is that the ZF PS rack you spoke of in the pic?
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:55 AM   #244
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-My posts from yesterday are gone. Ahhh the joys of electronics.

-To my friend down under.... High res pics of the engine bay will only show just how many times the tin on the strut towers has been folded and hammered flat+ all the dirt.

-Eric I have broken spindles where it meets up with the square shaped metal at the bottom of the strut tube, where the threads for the castle nut (to set preload on wheel bearings) join the spindle, bent a strut tube where it meets up with the square shaped metal at the bottom of the strut tube.

-Steve my car has the right rack for that set of rack guts. Question is which rack will the next set of quick guts be for?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:57 PM   #245
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bumpity bump bump bump

john, how are you going to replace the volvo spindles? i remember seeing your DMS shock source and "enabler" posting some pics of an escort front end, i presume from JVAB. just looking to borrow some R&D from folks that have broken stuff to throw on my 242. I've got another set of springs for the back to raise it up to get some more travel out of the rear bilsteins, is that a good way to go? i'm really not educated on how much travel one needs out of the front and rear shocks for the different kinds of driving these cars encounter
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:14 PM   #246
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My little treasure will be fitted with Sellholm's goodies. Piccies will follow. Thi$ will hurt $ome.

I have been just stunned at what an improvement I saw in putting power down with fitting the DMS rear shocks. I have previously used Volvo R-Sport shocks, Bilstien Heavy-duty (with whatever valving they came with) with IPd's overload coils for a 240 wagon. After fitting the DMS rear shocks when I applied power the car would squat and the contents of the car would be pinned in the seat with acceleration on gravel. To the driver this is amusing. With ALL the other shocks boost came up and the rear wheels would spin uselessly.

The Ford Cossie 4X4 front suspension looked great on paper but has been a disappointment on stage. Big issues havebeen recurring wheel bearing failures and geometry stuff that goes along with cobbling something into the car that does not really belong there. I don't pretend to be a proper engineer. I sure DID like the HUGE brakes and AP calipers. The brake pedal was always great when a wheel bearing wasn't dyin' making for the caliper pistons getting kicked back in their bores.

Before the rallycar turns a wheel competitively again it will have proper suspenders, brakes, a reworked differential, I'll seam-weld the rear half of the car (this did not happen after the last roll and repair) and make the bodywork less ugly again. I will also get to remap the injection and I'll be fitting headers to feed the turbo.

Hold my beer and watch this!!
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:15 PM   #247
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The tube will shift in the steel spindle/stub with a light hit. I barely scuffed the edge of a steel wheel lip when I hit a guardrail (flat-faced the wheel on the barrier), and it shifted the spindle on the tube til the tire hit the strut tube. I gained about 5° negative camber. It's weak and needs gussets from the tube to the spindle.

With the big grippy tires I use now, I'm wondering when something like this will happen without a collision.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:18 PM   #248
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You tarmac boyz must be real weenies. I bend stuff up all the time on gravel.

I applied the brakes in a straight line on gravel with rallytires and bent a pair of stock control arms. That was the last time I tried stock control arms.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:35 PM   #249
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I applied the brakes in a straight line on gravel with rallytires and bent a pair of stock control arms. That was the last time I tried stock control arms.
just because those rally tires get such awesome grip?

thats insane.

I like to pretend and think I rally the gravel hard. In reality I'm always pretty cautious, usually because I can plunge 200feet off a cliff on one side, or ditch it on the other side on a narrow road where you might find the odd logging truck hauling ass with no chance to stop if you get caught on a tight corner.

I have found some really cool spots/roads though to rally.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:57 PM   #250
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I've forever been in awe of the manner of grip we manage on gravel.

Log trucks FTL when they are coming at you.....
Those fun roads are like that cuz of them log trucks though.
Now them truckers.... Thems some drivers.
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