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mblue240 08-20-2016 05:21 AM

I don't know about CA, but I'll share what I did in OR. I had the original blue plates, beat up, in a box and new OR plates mounted on the car. I registered the car as a "special vehicle" (antiques, race cars, collector cars, etc.) then you only have to run a rear plate and you can use a vintage plates. I took the best plate I had to the DMV, they photocopy it and call it good. IMO it is well worth the extra effort. Plus in OR the special vehicle only gets registered once, so I never have to pay DMV on that car again.

Coupid 08-21-2016 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by mblue240 (Post 5454481)
I don't know about CA, but I'll share what I did in OR. I had the original blue plates, beat up, in a box and new OR plates mounted on the car. I registered the car as a "special vehicle" (antiques, race cars, collector cars, etc.) then you only have to run a rear plate and you can use a vintage plates. I took the best plate I had to the DMV, they photocopy it and call it good. IMO it is well worth the extra effort. Plus in OR the special vehicle only gets registered once, so I never have to pay DMV on that car again.

That's a good point too. I have collector car insurance on it so I could register it as a collector car.

Coupid 08-25-2016 09:21 PM

Which was does this gasket go? I think the crappy one that came with the weber blew out.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8244/2...efc777d8_c.jpgUntitled by Colin Kagel, on Flickr

Or

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8188/2...d7d9e50b_c.jpgUntitled by Colin Kagel, on Flickr

Coupid 08-25-2016 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5458135)
Which was does this gasket go? I think the crappy one that came with the weber blew out.


Nevermind, I dug around and found that the metal side should be towards the head.

Checkout the one that came with the weber. Did I put it on backwards or was it just a huge piece of crap?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8198/2...ea4cdd17_c.jpg

cwdodson88 08-26-2016 10:52 AM

huge POS... the ones that are perforated metallic cardboard seem to always blow out around the exhaust ports. I have recently had this happen and since the local parts house couldnt get me a FI gasket with alignment pin holes, I used the axle grease (exhaust) and ultra gray RTV (intake). So far that is holding up, but I need to get a new gasket ordered.

Coupid 08-26-2016 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by cwdodson88 (Post 5458400)
huge POS... the ones that are perforated metallic cardboard seem to always blow out around the exhaust ports. I have recently had this happen and since the local parts house couldnt get me a FI gasket with alignment pin holes, I used the axle grease (exhaust) and ultra gray RTV (intake). So far that is holding up, but I need to get a new gasket ordered.

Okay that's what I thought after comparing it to the new elring one. When I was installing it as part of the Weber conversion I remember thinking it looked terrible even when it was new. the car should be a lot quieter now!

brick-a-brac 08-26-2016 11:24 AM

Latecomer to this thread -- just read the entire thing all the way back to the beginning. Congratulations on bringing another 72 in 107 into the fold!

cwdodson88 08-26-2016 11:45 AM

Yeah, those perfo ones can work great on wildly fubard head/mani situations, but they dont last long. I have found that a quick slather with axle grease around the exhaust ports on both sides (instead of spray on gasket dressing) and a wipe on both sides with ultra gray rtv will get them to last a few years.. sometimes.

Coupid 08-26-2016 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by brick-a-brac (Post 5458434)
Latecomer to this thread -- just read the entire thing all the way back to the beginning. Congratulations on bringing another 72 in 107 into the fold!

Thanks! You have a pretty car.
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Originally Posted by cwdodson88 (Post 5458460)
Yeah, those perfo ones can work great on wildly fubard head/mani situations, but they dont last long. I have found that a quick slather with axle grease around the exhaust ports on both sides (instead of spray on gasket dressing) and a wipe on both sides with ultra gray rtv will get them to last a few years.. sometimes.

Thanks for the hints

Coupid 09-03-2016 09:01 PM

When I put the new gasket on I forgot to clean the mating surfaces. Since the last gasket failed in such spectacular fashion there was a ton of material left on the header. It took about 2 hours today but I was able to remove it and scrape the areas around the exhaust ports clean. Now the car is so much quieter!

NO_SPRK 09-05-2016 04:09 AM

They make full copper gaskets for the b18/20

Coupid 09-05-2016 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by NO_SPRK (Post 5463091)
They make full copper gaskets for the b18/20

I saw some of those when I was searching around. What is the benefit, just that they won't blow out? Have you run one on any of your cars?

toms_elleck 09-06-2016 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5463514)
I saw some of those when I was searching around. What is the benefit, just that they won't blow out? Have you run one on any of your cars?

I never used one on my B20 engine, but I have a lot of experience with them on aircooled VW exhaust ports. The copper was nice because you could reuse them several times, which was handy on a race engine that came apart pretty often. The downside is that it was hard to get them to make a complete seal. Luckily, they were only used on the exhaust side so a leak wasn't that big of a deal. I would be a little hesitant to use them on the intake side, because an intake leak can cause a huge problem. And I'd be especially hesitant on a B20 that has the intake and exhaust on the same gasket, and tends to already have sealing issues especially with aftermarket manifolds.

Coupid 09-07-2016 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by slammed145 (Post 5463814)
I never used one on my B20 engine, but I have a lot of experience with them on aircooled VW exhaust ports. The copper was nice because you could reuse them several times, which was handy on a race engine that came apart pretty often. The downside is that it was hard to get them to make a complete seal. Luckily, they were only used on the exhaust side so a leak wasn't that big of a deal. I would be a little hesitant to use them on the intake side, because an intake leak can cause a huge problem. And I'd be especially hesitant on a B20 that has the intake and exhaust on the same gasket, and tends to already have sealing issues especially with aftermarket manifolds.

Okay cool, that's sort of what I thought when I came across them.

Coupid 10-05-2016 02:54 PM

We finally got the photos back from our wedding, here are a couple of us driving off to the reception in the 142:

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7546/2...1cf8c2dc_c.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8551/2...53d4a932_c.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8543/2...b6a721b4_c.jpg

bmessina 10-07-2016 05:04 PM

What is the color code? My 145 says 97 on the plate but it doesn't look yellow at all...

Coupid 10-08-2016 12:35 AM

Mine is 107

Sine Qua Non 10-08-2016 09:50 AM

Congrats on the wedding.

V-O-L-V-O 10-10-2016 03:04 PM

Fantastic wedding pics...congrats!!!

Coupid 10-13-2016 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Sine Qua Non (Post 5481050)
Congrats on the wedding.

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Originally Posted by V-O-L-V-O (Post 5482100)
Fantastic wedding pics...congrats!!!

Thanks!!

toms_elleck 10-16-2016 05:07 AM

Whoa! Awesome Volvo wedding participation, and fantastic pictures.
Congratulations!

Coupid 11-12-2016 10:13 PM

The car has been running okay and I am too busy to really play around with it much. That being said at freeway speeds if I really got on the throttle the car would buck like it were running lean. Since I drive like a grandmother this was hardly ever an issue.

Tonight I had some free time and pulled the main jets out to take a look. Somehow they were set at 150-135. I bumped the 135 up to a 145 and low and behold it has great throttle response at all RPM range and loads!

With a 50-45 idle circuit the idle seems a little high even with the idle mixture adjusted in (1100rpm). What sort of primary idle jets are you guys running on B20s?https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5769/3...67e1e1e5_c.jpg

TurboES 11-14-2016 02:29 AM

My B20 with D cam shaved F head. Im using wideband A\F gauge. It gets lean for second when I open it very gick.
42 42
150 140
165 180

Coupid 11-15-2016 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by TurboES (Post 5502545)
My B20 with D cam shaved F head. Im using wideband A\F gauge. It gets lean for second when I open it very gick.
42 42
150 140
165 180

Thanks!

Coupid 11-20-2016 12:19 AM

I had been meaning to do this for a while but it was such a pain that I kept putting it off. The trunk struts were totally blown. Luckily I never really put anything back there so it wasn't that critical. I bought some replacements from a TB'r and finally bit the bullet and got them installed. Low and behold my trunk is erect! https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5609/3...23eed1e2_c.jpg

The culprits:https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5810/3...d2f88b07_c.jpg

I ended up having to pull the trunk off the hinges and the hinges off the body to get the old struts off.


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