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Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 637
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Posted By Stiggy Pop
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Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Stiggy Pop
TentShedTrev is the only guy I can think of who...

TentShedTrev is the only guy I can think of who has a blown redblock setup that works/is driven hard regularly.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 228,834
Posted By Stiggy Pop
is this getting a 6cyl whiteblock? lost track...

is this getting a 6cyl whiteblock? lost track somewhere along the years :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 329,890
Posted By Stiggy Pop
reminds me of an old Top Gear when James is...

reminds me of an old Top Gear when James is doting on some junker car "Behold, the miracle of polish"
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,523
Posted By Stiggy Pop
haha, maybe if I can get my dad roped into it! We...

haha, maybe if I can get my dad roped into it! We do get bored during the winters. It's a real field rat but something really cool about it. I'll try to find a pic and post it, no idea what year it...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,523
Posted By Stiggy Pop
This thread has decidedly killed any of my...

This thread has decidedly killed any of my daydreams about repowering the neighbors Willys plow truck that I'm trying to annex.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Stiggy Pop
People need to learn how to use heli-coils...

People need to learn how to use heli-coils correctly, or someone better tell the FAA because we put millions of dollars worth of flight hardware in the air with heli-coils in everything aluminum....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,330
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm a big fan of my Stack Pro Control fuel...

I'm a big fan of my Stack Pro Control fuel pressure gauge. Compact sensor threads into the 1/8" port that basically every aftermarket FPR has, only wires running into the cabin, and has outputs to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 113,561
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I think our roads are pretty similar, from what...

I think our roads are pretty similar, from what I've seen you post up. I'd be pretty stuck with the tall fifth gears, fourth gets buzzy pretty quick, ~2400rpm is a great cruising rpm but not many...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 113,561
Posted By Stiggy Pop
unless you're burning up diaphragms I'd skip it,...

unless you're burning up diaphragms I'd skip it, extra cost, extra plumbing, extra points of failure, little to be gained. I've worked on IMSA cars that don't cool the gate... I think on a street car...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 113,561
Posted By Stiggy Pop
why bother water cooling the wastegate?

why bother water cooling the wastegate?
Forum: showroom 10-08-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Stiggy Pop
agreed, nice looking little car but too much...

agreed, nice looking little car but too much wheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 69,736
Posted By Stiggy Pop
many thanks, really appreciate it. In many ways...

many thanks, really appreciate it. In many ways these kinda comments mean more to me than all of the praise the 242 gets, since we made a lot more decisions surrounding how the thing would look.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 69,736
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Hi, and thanks! I like that ride height and...

Hi, and thanks! I like that ride height and setup, does not look too exaggerated. I have not yet decided if I will lift the car, but do want to get more tire under it like you have. The more utility...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 134,962
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I'm excited to watch this axle come together

I'm excited to watch this axle come together
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,838
Posted By Stiggy Pop
it basically is; NGK discontinued the Powerdex so...

it basically is; NGK discontinued the Powerdex so Ballenger produces it now.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,838
Posted By Stiggy Pop
this is what I have in my 242 and it's been...

this is what I have in my 242 and it's been great. NTK sensor is going strong after many years.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,654
Posted By Stiggy Pop
everyone has turbo whistle now, gear whine is the...

everyone has turbo whistle now, gear whine is the next wave.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,514
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Some truths transcend time

Some truths transcend time
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,514
Posted By Stiggy Pop
When I complete my set of NOS dl side trim Iím...

When I complete my set of NOS dl side trim Iím going to dedicate it to you and give you hope for the future generations
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Stiggy Pop
1992 240 dash in a 1979 242 not much to it, just...

1992 240 dash in a 1979 242 not much to it, just have to mount the later style hood release.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,514
Posted By Stiggy Pop
The “turbobricks doesn’t have money” trope is a...

The “turbobricks doesn’t have money” trope is a carry over from last decade. There’s multiple $20k+ builds on here all the time now. Doesn’t fix the economy of scale problem though.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Stiggy Pop
IMO cheap seats are like cheap helmets... caveat...

IMO cheap seats are like cheap helmets... caveat emptor
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I just ordered R4s for my 240 from topbrakes.com...

I just ordered R4s for my 240 from topbrakes.com and they came quickly, try them
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 314,697
Posted By Stiggy Pop
reminds me of my youth in SAAB 900's hitting fuel...

reminds me of my youth in SAAB 900's hitting fuel cut.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
interesting! Thanks for the input I'll keep an...

interesting! Thanks for the input I'll keep an open mind when I'm staring at it.

https://i.imgur.com/IPAc1CV.gif

Got a hold of my favorite Germans, the guy's buddy is going to fly over to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,297
Posted By Stiggy Pop
man, even when it's in a barrel we can't get e85...

man, even when it's in a barrel we can't get e85 on the east coast! What are they charging for a 55gal.?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I love this place! Generous offer. From what G&W...

I love this place! Generous offer. From what G&W has said they can't even get DHL to pick the thing up in Germany. I tried them at 4am EST today but didn't catch anyone. I'll send you a quick PM.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I said to someone online yesterday I don't even...

I said to someone online yesterday I don't even like having the ruined trim, it feels like bad Volvo voodoo. I think because I'm working so hard to get the other pieces from Germany, seeing these...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
mmm September in New England, no better place in...

mmm September in New England, no better place in the country. 50* in the mornings, 70* in the afternoon, no humidity... car is loving it!

I should report that after the flurry of activity with...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
do have an IR gun although I'm not sure it's...

do have an IR gun although I'm not sure it's going to provide any revelations (that thing's hot!).

I think with my level two mistake proofing of an airgap on the plug wires will help quite a bit....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By Stiggy Pop
I tested my gate with an air compressor,...

I tested my gate with an air compressor, regulator, manual boost control and apparently every adapter fitting I could find in the tool box

https://youtu.be/l-UmC6YKimE
Forum: website & board 09-07-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Ahh so itís not just me! Iíve trained myself to...

Ahh so itís not just me! Iíve trained myself to tap and hold on the thread, itíll do the shift but not make the selection. Then your second tap will be on the real target. Itís a minor pain.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 314,697
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Re: the range of misery for the mounts; exactly...

Re: the range of misery for the mounts; exactly the same in my car with HD rubber mounts and the STS solid third mount. It makes me want to rip the dashboard out of the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,078
Posted By Stiggy Pop
the quarter lol

the quarter lol
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 198,333
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yep, that and the patented SAAB midrange torque...

yep, that and the patented SAAB midrange torque smack make great passing cars! I had an even shorter ratio box from an earlier car in my '88 SPG and it was a burner. Then I got in a 9k aero with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 198,333
Posted By Stiggy Pop
:nod: I was on my way into work this morning and...

:nod: I was on my way into work this morning and needed to make a pass. Was going ~55mph in 5th, probably 2400rpm. No double clutch downshift and drama needed, squeezed the throttle built a little...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 198,333
Posted By Stiggy Pop
.8 OD with a 3.91 is tits. 4.3 would probably be...

.8 OD with a 3.91 is tits. 4.3 would probably be on the short side.

Whatever you do to get the hydro in the 140 it'll be worth it! I hated my cable clutch, and cursed volvo for being so cheap to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,078
Posted By Stiggy Pop
cast iron can be really "grabby", so you'll have...

cast iron can be really "grabby", so you'll have more margin for error with a bigger bit. Slower helps and imo the cutting fluid makes a big difference.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,078
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Pilot hole is too small, lower the motor speed,...

Pilot hole is too small, lower the motor speed, don't push so hard, use different drills, use Tap Magic cutting fluid, keep it straight.

Don't try to drill through broken drill bits with other...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Stiggy Pop
cometic says proper surface finish and DRY

cometic says proper surface finish and DRY
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Sorry didnít mean the holes, that was obvious....

Sorry didnít mean the holes, that was obvious. Wasnít sure if the skinny bumper cars had the same lip at the front edge of the panels. Seemed to make fitting the trim finicky.

Figured on the grill...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
thanks guys! and Professor Turbo a seat in your...

thanks guys! and Professor Turbo a seat in your class is always appreciated.

I finally bit the bullet and did the front bumper trim job. It was actually a pain in the ass compared to the back...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 198,333
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Wanted to watch the speedo in that vid!

Wanted to watch the speedo in that vid!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Stiggy Pop
would be interested to see. I don't think you...

would be interested to see. I don't think you mucked it up, it's basically impossible to put it on wrong.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,312
Posted By Stiggy Pop
agreed that it is strange, I can't really see how...

agreed that it is strange, I can't really see how it could go in properly oriented and end up clamped like that. I've used two Cometics on my 8v b230, first was probably in 2015 second was this year...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,330
Posted By Stiggy Pop
Post I called Elring a few years back and they told me...

I called Elring a few years back and they told me .047Ē compressed, idk
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,330
Posted By Stiggy Pop
b230 gaskets are 1.2mm/.047" compressed. Would...

b230 gaskets are 1.2mm/.047" compressed. Would guess b21 is probably the same.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
yes it does! my hands are still a little itchy...

yes it does! my hands are still a little itchy today just from goofing around with the spark plug boots.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 234,731
Posted By Stiggy Pop
maybe? Was never sure if the ceramic coating on...

maybe? Was never sure if the ceramic coating on the old downpipe actually helped or not now that ya mention it.

I'll be honest, I'm a bit of an aesthete under the hood and I ****ing hate header...
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