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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 05:48 PM
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Posted By JohnMc
I double checked last time, I'll def triple check...

I double checked last time, I'll def triple check it this time. Loosey goosey like I'm gonna turbo it.
Forum: aftermarket engine management Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By JohnMc
Don't take my comment for anything other than...

Don't take my comment for anything other than admiration tinged with envy.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 238,863
Posted By JohnMc
That sounds like more than a junkyard would...

That sounds like more than a junkyard would typically pay (I think?), so maybe it will go to someone who wants to fix it.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
Lol, beware of what you click on, or you'll end...

Lol, beware of what you click on, or you'll end up looking at stuff like this: https://www.acm.se/en/product/stroker-kit-volvo-b20-925-mm-2

Which is completely silly.

I'm about 95% decided to...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 238,863
Posted By JohnMc
No clue. Some of the cars on there look like...

No clue. Some of the cars on there look like regular car auctions:

https://www.copart.com/lot/29544010...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By JohnMc
The 140's do have that bit of bracing on the...

The 140's do have that bit of bracing on the inner fenders - running diagonally from the upper part of the firewall to more or less the area where the crossmember attaches. So bracing across the...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By JohnMc
NOT A DOCTOR! Or an engine-ear. But I think...

NOT A DOCTOR! Or an engine-ear.

But I think it plays a role in the torsional rigidity of the front end - by serving as one of the stronger ties between the front subframes. On a 140, the latch...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnMc
Nailed by the Euro decimal point.

Nailed by the Euro decimal point.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By JohnMc
Maybe you have the boost controller in backwards....

Maybe you have the boost controller in backwards. I know the simple ball/spring/screw HF-style MBC's only work in one direction.

Easy enough to rule out - just remove that and run a straight line...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By JohnMc
I'm not a car thief, but I don think the ignition...

I'm not a car thief, but I don think the ignition locks on the Volvo are flimsy and easily broken. Some domestics were notorious for that - weak switches - screw a slide hammer in, tap, the cylinder...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 238,863
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to, but my finger slipped and I bid...

I was going to, but my finger slipped and I bid on this: https://www.copart.com/lot/27034310
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 283
Posted By JohnMc
Buy a PV, they weight 2,150 lbs (976 kg) with...

Buy a PV, they weight 2,150 lbs (976 kg) with everything installed still.

(just don't run into anything, they're a bit of a death trap).
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnMc
**** ***** **** **** ****** * *** * * ***...

**** ***** **** **** ****** * *** * * *** *****!!! Your parts are **** and worthless!!!
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnMc
Does this tactic usually work when shopping for...

Does this tactic usually work when shopping for custom hand made parts? :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,168
Posted By JohnMc
Does anyone else have a set so WTF can do his...

Does anyone else have a set so WTF can do his shtick and piss them off too? :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By JohnMc
And the theory here is that someone has your...

And the theory here is that someone has your keys, but not your permission?

How about a momentary switch on the starter circuit? Press the button, crank the motor, release the button. With a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By JohnMc
I don't think he bought it, he said he bought...

I don't think he bought it, he said he bought some modern ****box instead.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By JohnMc
A 5.3L LS swap and about 2/3rds throttle opening....

A 5.3L LS swap and about 2/3rds throttle opening.


Then when you put the pedal the rest of the way down it gets about 6, 7 psi of boost and probably makes something like 500 hp. Which is even...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By JohnMc
The carbs will continue to supply fuel/air as...

The carbs will continue to supply fuel/air as long as the motor keeps turning. Run-on requires something in the cylinder to ignite it. ANd that secondary butterfly system isn't doing that.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By JohnMc
Those are from earlier model Volvo's - the 1960's...

Those are from earlier model Volvo's - the 1960's B18's. They had a separate aluminum intake manifold - not designed to suck heat in from the exhaust. I think they were up to 1967?

LIke this:...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By JohnMc
Can you take some pics? There are different...

Can you take some pics? There are different kinds of manual boost controllers. It certainly sounds like you're turning yours up to 'max' instead of down.

And state where the other end of that...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By JohnMc
Pretty. And neat. And then you need to...

Pretty. And neat.


And then you need to add a wire to it.
/EdvardMunchScream
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By JohnMc
After one of my wrist pins broke and lightly...

After one of my wrist pins broke and lightly bunged up one of my rods (R-Sport sourced, IIRC) I got an elcheapo set off eBay. Maxpeeding.

The bolts were def. knockoffs, despite them saying...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By JohnMc
I've had run-on before on Volvos without that...

I've had run-on before on Volvos without that manifold - just the straight aluminum early SU manifolds. AFAIK that's not related to the manifold warming the fuel mixture slightly, it's more related...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By JohnMc
Do you have a dogdish flywheel? Lol.

Do you have a dogdish flywheel? Lol.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By JohnMc
:lol: I think you'd probably want some...

:lol:

I think you'd probably want some stiffer springs if you want to go much above the stock redline.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-13-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By JohnMc
The late model 240 kick panel has a decent amount...

The late model 240 kick panel has a decent amount of room behind it. I had my MS box bolted to the sheetmetal in roughly the same spot the Bosch ECU was. A

I think I have a pic most of the way...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By JohnMc
The wagon is actually pretty neat there now. But...

The wagon is actually pretty neat there now. But only because I got a pre-built LS-MS harness (Goldbox).

Previously I had an MS3X stub harness, and a home made harness from the engine through the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-13-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By JohnMc
What happens behind the passenger side kick...

What happens behind the passenger side kick panel, stays behind the passenger side kick panel.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
It's a pretty high compression ratio. Not...

It's a pretty high compression ratio. Not entirely intended. I got an R-Sport head on eBay many years ago, used for 'circle track racing' somewhere. It's a great head, flows really well, with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 113,110
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I wonder if there was a significant weight...

Heh, I wonder if there was a significant weight difference between the Jensen P1800 and the first 1800S cars.

I've seen *thick* lead from the factory on other types of old British cars. At least...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
It does sort of look like the detonation damage...

It does sort of look like the detonation damage on pg 20. Their 'installation error' pics look quite a bit different - far shallower - on the land itself and not extending into the body of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By JohnMc
Nope, just a bit of NVH. I tried poly bushings...

Nope, just a bit of NVH. I tried poly bushings on the rear torque rods and it vibrated pretty fiercely in high gears at low rpms. Switched back to rubber and it was gone.

Pretty much all the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
The cracks in the lands themselves are pretty...

The cracks in the lands themselves are pretty much vertical. I'd have to look at it again. But the flake itself is getting wider going up, which matches the second pic on pg 37. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By JohnMc
My T5 was always noisy, got noisier. After...

My T5 was always noisy, got noisier. After plenty of abuse behind 300 - 350 whp. But it never broke. One would probably last forever behind a stock non-boosted Volvo motor.

M47 should last...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
Frame it and hang it on the garage wall. I do...

Frame it and hang it on the garage wall. I do have a little 'drawer of fame' in my tool chest.
- shredded 3rd gear from the M47
- bent/broken rod from my 8V
- broken wristpin from the 16V
- a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
There are some MESSED UP pistons in there.

There are some MESSED UP pistons in there.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
Something like 5K?

Something like 5K?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
It is indeed suspicious that I would have done...

It is indeed suspicious that I would have done the same thing twice on the same cylinder.

I know I'll be SOOOOOPER careful putting the pistons back in this time. I always am, but a 'normal'...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By JohnMc
If you have some sort of added-on torque mount on...

If you have some sort of added-on torque mount on the engine - you could get by with very little. If it's wiggling around on stock mounts - maybe an inch.

I ran a ratchet strap for years with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By JohnMc
The Volvo motor is a buzzy thing (modestly large...

The Volvo motor is a buzzy thing (modestly large displacement for an inline 4) so it's stuck in there with some squishy mounts. And the motor does move that way under torque. So it's up to how...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
Very interesting link. On page 37 there are pics...

Very interesting link. On page 37 there are pics of nearly identical damage. But the angle of my flake (opening upward) seems to indicate that I damaged it on installation. Not knocking force from...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
Although won't the machine shop take them apart...

Although won't the machine shop take them apart to balance them anyhow - so they can weigh the con rod big ends and small ends separately.

I've rebuilt it in the past both with and without a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
Maybe I'll try disassembling one of the old...

Maybe I'll try disassembling one of the old pistons and see how it goes. I have two of them.

The interference fit is on the connecting rod small end - I guess what you say would work - just heat...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
It just wouldn't fit well in the PV. I couldn't...

It just wouldn't fit well in the PV. I couldn't use the superslick RSI front mount exhaust manifold, or the superbling Nathaninwa intake. And I might need to remove the heater since it's bulky and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By JohnMc
The first iteration of the 16V I was using MS1...

The first iteration of the 16V I was using MS1 with an add-on circuit on a daughter card, and a GM Typhoon boost control valve. The second iteration was using MS3X and the built in (err.. bolted...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 50,659
Posted By JohnMc
After not thinking about this much at all, I...

After not thinking about this much at all, I decided to go quick and dirty with it, and stick one of my leftover pistons from the last time one broke. I replaced all 4 then. I'm just going to take...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By JohnMc
Depends on your plans with the motor. If you...

Depends on your plans with the motor. If you want variable boost, just get a regular WG. If you just want the same boost all the time, get the adjustable and no boost controller.

On my 16V I was...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By JohnMc
1) No, blow air in it and see if it opens. 2)...

1) No, blow air in it and see if it opens.
2) The WG doesn't open and close at a specific pressure - it starts to open at one pressure, and is fully open at another. This doesn't exactly relate to...
Forum: events 02-10-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,459
Posted By JohnMc
Somebody needs to bring a gas-powered RC car and...

Somebody needs to bring a gas-powered RC car and clean up in the HP/L competition.
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