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Forum: showroom 08-16-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By culberro
Just the uphill. It’s crazy steep and there is...

Just the uphill. It’s crazy steep and there is zero runoff, and running it DH would be very very sketchy.
They hold DH skateboarding events on it, and hit speeds of 55-60mph just from gravity.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By culberro
Most would say that is correct.

Most would say that is correct.
Forum: showroom 08-16-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By culberro
Was that ever a question???

Was that ever a question???
Forum: showroom 08-15-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By culberro
When the rally car had the 16v NA engine,...

When the rally car had the 16v NA engine, somewhere I have the in-car of this run:

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By culberro
So when setting lash with hushers you have to...

So when setting lash with hushers you have to remove them, set lash, then reinstall them. Lash will be much tighter, or zero with new hushers.

I’ve installed some viton (silicone?) hushers before,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By culberro
You’ll shoot your eye out kid

You’ll shoot your eye out kid
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By culberro
The hushers barely work, and usually cause more...

The hushers barely work, and usually cause more issues than solve. Without hushers, a 8v should have a very “sewing machine” sound when everything is set up properly. There will be mechanical noise,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
And Done:...

And Done: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1loYP0y8YcifGIaVvr8JKnAcBQscUKzfzy9CCfjYJ7to/edit?usp=sharing

I was going to add in the KL Racing single and duals that I've installed.. but they...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
I'll make a shared g-doc for the info, and update...

I'll make a shared g-doc for the info, and update it as I measure more springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
Yeah, the keepers are the same. I'd recommend...

Yeah, the keepers are the same. I'd recommend something like the SCAT hi-rev keepers though. They actually grip the valve a bit and that helps to reduce the risk of a keeper jumping out.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
Those will probably be fine. Make sure you get...

Those will probably be fine. Make sure you get retainers as well. The VW springs come in a few different diameters.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
OK, so I did some spring measuring, and compiled...

OK, so I did some spring measuring, and compiled some notes from all the spring sets I've measured.

You will find the spring force at installed height (38mm/1.5in), force at bind and bind height,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
I thought so, thanks for posting those up. ...

I thought so, thanks for posting those up.

I'm curious to see how soft the high mileage ones I have are :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
If you're interested in some beehives, I can set...

If you're interested in some beehives, I can set you up with some BTR beehives and Ferrea retainers. It's going to cost a bit more than the kit from Yoshifab, the retainers from Ferrea are currently...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
I'm using stock springs at close to 25psi charge...

I'm using stock springs at close to 25psi charge pressure and 6700 rpm :e-shrug:

The exhaust pressure is probably unfathomably high on the GTX2860 as well.

Yes there will be pressure pushing on...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
I need to do a comparison on the large vs small...

I need to do a comparison on the large vs small OEM springs at Installed height, bind height, and like 12mm of lift.

Maybe I'll do that this evening.

All of the stock volvo springs will work in...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By culberro
I mentioned the same thing. I did some...

I mentioned the same thing. I did some measurements and there’s a ~2mm mismatch in the bore spacing. The Lima 2.3 has an even bore spacing, and the volvo does not (106mm for the ford, and 105/108 for...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
The 4.6 springs are a good option as well. ...

The 4.6 springs are a good option as well.

If you’re using the VW springs, the single springs fit a whole lot easier.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By culberro
A few reasons why I wouldn’t use those springs. ...

A few reasons why I wouldn’t use those springs.
1. Installed force is 115lbs at 38mm installed height, that’s a bit much.
2. The OD is too big, It’s 36.5mm.

The cheap option for years has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By culberro
Can vouch for permatex adhesive not being up to...

Can vouch for permatex adhesive not being up to the task, it was what one place had and I didn't want to drive across town for the 3m at the time.
Redoing some trim covering today with 3m Super 77....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 584,488
Posted By culberro
EHPS and EPAS, know thy acronyms No real...

EHPS and EPAS, know thy acronyms

No real need for EHPS, but an eWP is definitely on the to-do list for me.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 584,488
Posted By culberro
Yeah, the drift car was eating pumps and puking...

Yeah, the drift car was eating pumps and puking fluid until I did a 40% under drive. Haven't boiled the fluid or replaced the pump since, and it still doesn't have a return line cooler.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 584,488
Posted By culberro
On the NA 16v rally engine I ran the larger water...

On the NA 16v rally engine I ran the larger water pump pulley and a small KL Racing crank pulley. Currently the b230ft rally setup uses a stock crank pulley and large water pump, but the redline is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 159,936
Posted By culberro
Are you installing the dual spring kit from...

Are you installing the dual spring kit from Erland?
If so, definitely check the retainer to guide/seal clearance. IPD cam lift should be fine, but I've seen enough Volvo heads to know that those...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By culberro
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

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Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By culberro
I'd pull the head and open up the combustion...

I'd pull the head and open up the combustion chambers on the exhaust side. Drop the CR a bit and improve flow... win-win.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2022, 09:23 PM
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Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
Definitely interested in some 45s. There’s a...

Definitely interested in some 45s. There’s a classic/vintage stage rally that’s starting up, and I’m waiting to hear back on if ITB efi will be legal… or do I have to go with carbs.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2022, 12:39 AM
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Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
So those DCOE 45s you’ve got….

So those DCOE 45s you’ve got….
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By culberro
Right hand side of the search bar there should be...

Right hand side of the search bar there should be an American flag, click the little drop down arrow next to it and select "English"
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By culberro
You forgot $500 minimum for a decent cylinder...

You forgot $500 minimum for a decent cylinder head :poo:

16v swaps are great fun, but they are definitely a puzzle that you have to put together. Some pieces require a little bit of trimming.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,503
Posted By culberro
Some tracks ban them, but you can be clever.

Some tracks ban them, but you can be clever.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-28-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By culberro
Skip the burble tune and go straight to ALS. We...

Skip the burble tune and go straight to ALS. We got passed by an audi on i5 at night that was doing the whole ALS while off throttle. Lots of flames!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By culberro
What they said ^ All that plus the part about...

What they said ^
All that plus the part about gaskets. Definitely use OEM gaskets.
Use stock head bolts, their completely adequate for most setups and make it a lot easier when removing the head in...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,899
Posted By culberro
Love the project! Where did you get the watts...

Love the project!
Where did you get the watts link differential cover?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
It sounds like a harmonic issue, which changing...

It sounds like a harmonic issue, which changing the overlap and cam timing will definitely change that. Gotta love carbs where they add fuel when the air moves through the carb on wave reflections.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 01:32 PM
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Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
Was it the Nuke/yoshifab ones that you... nuked?

Was it the Nuke/yoshifab ones that you... nuked?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
Also that’s like 25 MPGs… which is pretty darn...

Also that’s like 25 MPGs… which is pretty darn good (assuming 5-gallons of fuel used)
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 852,077
Posted By culberro
I found some cheap eBay/Alibaba 16v timing gears...

I found some cheap eBay/Alibaba 16v timing gears a while back. I think they were $50/ea. I’m sure Harlard probably has a set of slightly mangled ones he could sell you.

What rpm are you seeing the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 92,064
Posted By culberro
Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 92,064
Posted By culberro
are you sending me a turbo?

are you sending me a turbo?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-26-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By culberro
If you do this, I will never do head work for you...

If you do this, I will never do head work for you again :lol:

I am about to lose it on the next burble tuned Audi or BMW I see.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 72,733
Posted By culberro
I taper them down on most builds. I might just...

I taper them down on most builds.
I might just have some custom shorter ones made for the intake side, and have the exhausts get a side parabolic or radius end.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,245
Posted By culberro
If you’re wanting to be quick for cheap, don’t do...

If you’re wanting to be quick for cheap, don’t do bigger valves. The gain isn’t there if they’re just dropped in, and it’s only there if you do a bunch of porting and unshrouding to go along with...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 152,721
Posted By culberro
For porting, it's just a 531 with the intake...

For porting, it's just a 531 with the intake guide boss streamlined and a lot of bowl work. The intake flange side was also straightened out a bit as well. Exhaust is just the usual cleanup with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 72,733
Posted By culberro
The valves are VW air cooled race valves, and...

The valves are VW air cooled race valves, and they’re 112mm long.
The intake guides are installed at 13mm above the stock spring pad (instead of the stock 15.5mm), and that’s just because of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By culberro
Ahhhh, I get it. Top pic is what you have, bottom...

Ahhhh, I get it. Top pic is what you have, bottom is the spacers you’re looking for. I thought you had the long nuts.

You only need “top” spacers if the nuts hit the housing. I’ve used small...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By culberro
The nuts already have a built in spacer… The...

The nuts already have a built in spacer…
The thin ones usually go between the top spring “hat” and the bearing. From my experience using the Mookeeh style plates, you’ll want a taller spacer for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By culberro
Those pesky towels! 2 stories about...

Those pesky towels!
2 stories about towels/plugs..
Story 1: Friend rebuilt 600cc 4-cyl motorcycle engine, left towels in the intake ports, bent a few intake valves.

Story 2: My dad builds and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 591,637
Posted By culberro
Well that sucks that the diff didn’t increase in...

Well that sucks that the diff didn’t increase in TBR (aka limited slipness)

The broken bolts are just weights savings, just like the rust!
What did you torque them too? I’ve never broken those,...
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