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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, certainly not geared for modern freeway...

Yeah, certainly not geared for modern freeway traffic speeds. More of a side road cruiser.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,470
Posted By JohnMc
Of course. What would you like your monthly...

Of course. What would you like your monthly payment to be?
*slides you into an 84 month lease*
Forum: showroom 09-27-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By JohnMc
I guess it's just a regular Cayman 718,...

I guess it's just a regular Cayman 718, wrapped(?), wheels, made loud pops and bangs, so who knows what had been done to it. Being driven hard on the Dragon, and me following them the whole way. ...
Forum: showroom 09-26-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By JohnMc
And I took 2 pics? Other than a few of me fixing...

And I took 2 pics? Other than a few of me fixing the flat tire. Apparently not in a pic taking mood this year.
https://i.imgur.com/i8wATmph.jpeg
https://i.imgur.com/oKiHsuph.jpeg

And yeah,...
Forum: showroom 09-26-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By JohnMc
It was a hoot following the ALH Caddy. Kyle...

It was a hoot following the ALH Caddy. Kyle would step on it, the front end would immediately hop up about 3 inches, the tailpipe would start whooshing diesel soot, and I'd twitch over a couple of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
And it needs to be a bit wider, there's almost...

And it needs to be a bit wider, there's almost certainly going to be a line of some sort on an older car where the old trim was, and the new trim isn't going to be in exactly the same spot, so the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
Indeed. It's hard to notice all the tiny sand...

Indeed. It's hard to notice all the tiny sand pits on old glass, but new glass is just so incredibly clear.

The windshield on my PV is almost like a chunk of beach glass at this point, lol.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,786
Posted By JohnMc
A '91 240 showed up in one of the local PnP...

A '91 240 showed up in one of the local PnP yards. I think I'll go pull the rack on it.

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/inventory/st-louis-1586/?search=volvo
Forum: events 09-19-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,569
Posted By JohnMc
I was adding fun roads to the trip down, it got...

I was adding fun roads to the trip down, it got up to 13 1/2 hours. Which is certainly doable, but with all the fun roads at the back end of that... I just decided to do most of the interstate...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
Bloody hell that's sloppy. When I had mine...

Bloody hell that's sloppy.

When I had mine replaced on the wagon a few years ago, it had (according to the guy) the 'wrong' glue holding in the old windshield, and he had to spend a long time...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,810
Posted By JohnMc
I think that's sort of 'buy it now' price. The...

I think that's sort of 'buy it now' price. The current auction bid is $150, but there's some sort of reserve on it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,810
Posted By JohnMc
Need a crusty-af auto trans parts car?...

Need a crusty-af auto trans parts car? https://www.copart.com/lot/57922102/clean-title-1972-volvo-164e-tn-nashville
Forum: events 09-13-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,569
Posted By JohnMc
I was planning on driving the Miata again. ...

I was planning on driving the Miata again. Driving it to and from work today I noticed a chuffling exhaust leak from under the hood area that was a bit too much to ignore. So I zeroed in on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By JohnMc
I'd just unloom the harness and take out all the...

I'd just unloom the harness and take out all the fuel injections stuff. It will be a large percentage of it.

You'll need a different fuel pump, the fuel injection pump puts out way too much...
Forum: events 09-13-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,569
Posted By JohnMc
Dun-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh BAT MAN!

Dun-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh BAT MAN!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
Did you ever get it started? If you've got...

Did you ever get it started?

If you've got compression, then the cam gear and cam are working. About the only thing to look out for from that point are any valves with less lift than the others. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
Absolutely no reason to pull the engine for that...

Absolutely no reason to pull the engine for that work. The heads come off very easily, maybe an hours work (well, stuck exhaust manifold nuts could be an issue, depending). And the cam comes out of...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By JohnMc
It's just not a cam that would normally be...

It's just not a cam that would normally be easiest to find here in the US, since nothing sold here had it?

Either way, no way I'd bother putting that thing back in.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By JohnMc
You don't need to pull the motor to change the...

You don't need to pull the motor to change the cam. I've done it with the motor in the car in an 1800 before. Just take out the radiator and grille, it slides right on out the snout.

As to why...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By JohnMc
That doesn't sound like much lift. Is there...

That doesn't sound like much lift. Is there anything stamped on the back end of the cam?

Does it have an automatic trans? Someone may have wanted a tractor cam for all low end grunt.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By JohnMc
I used one of those between the seats on my PV...

I used one of those between the seats on my PV when I put Land Rover retracting belts in (because they had vertical reels and a cool hounds-tooth white/black pattern on the belts). Took out the...
Forum: events 09-06-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,569
Posted By JohnMc
I'll be there on Thu, probably arriving Thu...

I'll be there on Thu, probably arriving Thu afternoon.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,917
Posted By JohnMc
It's still not a great idea, the round 8V runner...

It's still not a great idea, the round 8V runner just doesn't fit well with the oval 16V port. Ait coming down the runner is going to hit a flat top and bottom of the 16V port sticking out into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,917
Posted By JohnMc
The thread revival concerns putting a super nice...

The thread revival concerns putting a super nice Nathaninwa 8V intake on a 16V.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
And I left the Corvette parts in the pump I got...

And I left the Corvette parts in the pump I got with the rest of the Corvette front end kit, just did hoses between the two and it's been fine.

Well, other than the damage I did during the swap...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
Same here. Simpler to deal with. As a side...

Same here. Simpler to deal with. As a side benefit, the Volvo cruise control works directly on the gas pedal, so it works perfectly fine with the LS motor.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
I screwed my rack up (somewhat mildly) when...

I screwed my rack up (somewhat mildly) when swapping in the steel steering shaft - the alu u-joint was STUCK on the rack and I tried a variety of gentler methods before resorting to BRUTE FORCE. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
On my car, the cam gear came totally loose from...

On my car, the cam gear came totally loose from the hub, but the motor kept running. At lower RPM's it sounded like a diesel, very loud clattering noise. But it would actually quiet down at higher...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
It'll probably be easier to run it on through the...

It'll probably be easier to run it on through the engine. Half and half fresh/few years old gas shouldn't be that bad.

Is there a stalk that matches the turn signal on the right side of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
Don't go too hot with SU's. They get confused by...

Don't go too hot with SU's. They get confused by reversion on a really snorty cam. And the heads don't flow all that well (almost all due to the exhaust ports), so a really hot cam might raise the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
That's one of the Achilles' heels of the pushrod...

That's one of the Achilles' heels of the pushrod redblocks. That pressed fiber timing gear. At 400K it's certainly been replaced before, but how long ago?

Another fun thing the fiber gears can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
A B20E distributor probably has a vacuum retard...

A B20E distributor probably has a vacuum retard on it, you wouldn't want to hook that up to the vac port on the carbs. It sort of does the opposite of what the vacuum gizmo on a B20B distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
Sure, but that gets into the variability of...

Sure, but that gets into the variability of compression tests. It's going to crank faster with all the plugs out, which will tend to have slightly higher readings. But like I said, worry a bit less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
Oh, and I was going to say, with these cars...

Oh, and I was going to say, with these cars having been around for half a century, you never know what mix of parts it has on it at this point. Could still be all original or correct replacement...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
No problem at all doing a compression test with...

No problem at all doing a compression test with the carbs off. You need to hold the throttles open if they're still attached, same thing.

As for the numbers... it's sort of hard to put up any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By JohnMc
I'd just do a compression test first and then...

I'd just do a compression test first and then plan what to do based on the results.

Oh, and adjust the valves first, and take note if any are loose or tight (and tight exhaust valves are a sort of...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,776
Posted By JohnMc
I stuck one on my PV way back in the day because...

I stuck one on my PV way back in the day because the stock little 4 bladed fan really doesn't move enough air to do anything at an idle. I was routinely needing to turn the heater and fan on full...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ Hear, hear! ...

/\ /\ /\ Hear, hear!

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-parts
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By JohnMc
Just talk to the seller. They probably do it...

Just talk to the seller. They probably do it routinely.

As a bonus, when selling outside the EU, they deduct about 25% of the price since such sales are not subject to the VAT.
Forum: events 08-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,569
Posted By JohnMc
Sent some shirt money to noz-e8tr

Sent some shirt money to noz-e8tr
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,964
Posted By JohnMc
I'm not entirely sure if it's a great idea or...

I'm not entirely sure if it's a great idea or not, but sometimes on stuff that I'm pretty sure wants to break, I'll tighten it slightly to break it loose, before switching to loosening it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,964
Posted By JohnMc
Just pay attention to the orientation of the...

Just pay attention to the orientation of the gaskets. They're not symmetrical.

And hope you don't break any studs. California is a good sign for that.
Forum: showroom 08-23-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,787
Views: 6,265,221
Posted By JohnMc
At a CnC on Saturday morning. ...

At a CnC on Saturday morning.

https://i.imgur.com/GZXFEGQ.jpg
Forum: events 08-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,569
Posted By JohnMc
Hmm, it adds an hour and a half-ish to the drive...

Hmm, it adds an hour and a half-ish to the drive to do do the Cherohala Skyway and Dragons Tail on the way. Only about half an hour for just the Dragons Tail.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,810
Posted By JohnMc
You can do all the fun things to a B30 that you...

You can do all the fun things to a B30 that you can to a B20. Triple DCOE's and 3.2L bore?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 812,772
Posted By JohnMc
Nop issues with the brakes on mine either, same...

Nop issues with the brakes on mine either, same thing, hose from the intake to the booster.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By JohnMc
Crawl under there and eyeball where the end of...

Crawl under there and eyeball where the end of the fork is resting relative to the hole in the bellhousing. If it's way forward in the hole and the clutch still isn't releasing, you'll need to pull...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By JohnMc
So it's not cranking normally, but like it has no...

So it's not cranking normally, but like it has no compression. And all 4 cylinders are pretty even? That's probably pointing toward a valve timing issue of some sort. It's very unlikely that all 4...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By JohnMc
We've been doing 'overlanding' glorified...

We've been doing 'overlanding' glorified car-camping with some off roading of various difficulty outin Colorado and Utah each summer since 2000. And we've very rarely had any issues while doing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By JohnMc
The flywheel, and the pilot bearing as well in...

The flywheel, and the pilot bearing as well in the end of the crank. Or, since you'd probably be installing a new pilot bearing, the clip that holds it in, not a commonly sold part.

And yeah,...
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