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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By JohnMc
I wouldn't really worry about what that stock...

I wouldn't really worry about what that stock gauge is doing. Maybe take it out of the engine, stick it in some hot water and double check it with a thermometer? They're usually wildly innaccurate...
Forum: website & board 01-20-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By JohnMc
And an honorary log-in to Brickboard.

And an honorary log-in to Brickboard.
Forum: website & board 01-20-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By JohnMc
But for those 0 hours, you're freeeeee.....

But for those 0 hours, you're freeeeee.....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By JohnMc
Extra NA horses do cost more than extra turbo...

Extra NA horses do cost more than extra turbo horses. Especially extra pushrod horses.
Forum: website & board 01-19-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By JohnMc
:rofl: Going 16V turbo took 3 or 4 months,...

:rofl:

Going 16V turbo took 3 or 4 months, going LS turbo took 2 long afternoons. Easier than putting another damn HG on the 16V, BY FAR!
Forum: website & board 01-19-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By JohnMc
My VW wagon is 90hp with a turbo. But it...

My VW wagon is 90hp with a turbo.

But it gets almost 50 mpg, so it's got different tricks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,150
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, it just sits between whatever ignition...

Yeah, it just sits between whatever ignition system you have and the coil. You can run them from a points dist, or any of the aftermarket ignition systems. The wires that went to the coil get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,150
Posted By JohnMc
I have an MSD 6A box on my PV's motor. And the...

I have an MSD 6A box on my PV's motor. And the wire I have it wired up, at least, it's easy to bypass (just remove the MSD output wires from the coil, take the inputs off the MSD and hook them to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,150
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, you should be able to get it pretty smooth....

Yeah, you should be able to get it pretty smooth.

It's an art, not a science. An iterative repetition of cycles, hopefully with less and less change each time. It's just tricky because airflow...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By JohnMc
My very vague mental running total was about...

My very vague mental running total was about 1/3rd lower than reality. :rofl:
Forum: showroom 01-18-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By JohnMc
w00t!

w00t!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By JohnMc
2008 Hummer H3 Alpha 5.3L LH8 - $1575 LS9...

2008 Hummer H3 Alpha 5.3L LH8 - $1575
LS9 Camshaft - $150
LS7 lifters and guides (probably not needed) - $115
PAC 1218 valve springs - $136
Holley 302-1 oil pan - $350
Gen 4 hi-flow oil pump...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By JohnMc
Mine originally looked factory, someone spent...

Mine originally looked factory, someone spent some time carefully melting and reshaping parts of the bottom of a 940 Turbo airbox, until it fit into the corner of the 240 engine bay like it belonged...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,150
Posted By JohnMc
I've had mine on the car for 15-ish years. But...

I've had mine on the car for 15-ish years. But it's also on the firewall and doesn't get shaken around as much.

But you never know what you're getting these days. Knockoff? A knockoff of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,150
Posted By JohnMc
You really can't set the tune with fuel squirting...

You really can't set the tune with fuel squirting out one of the carbs. The level is 'way too high' and extra fuel is going into the motor through the jet.

I've been using one that looks like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,150
Posted By JohnMc
In addition to the above (stuck jets and fuel...

In addition to the above (stuck jets and fuel pressure too high) tiny TINY bits of grit can keep the jets stuck open as well, sometimes they've fallen out and aren't seen if you disassemble. But...
Forum: website & board 01-11-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By JohnMc
PM'd you to verify your email address.

PM'd you to verify your email address.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By JohnMc
Hah, I'll be interested to see if anybody has...

Hah, I'll be interested to see if anybody has anything to say about the windows. I just always thought it was an inadvertent 'safety feature' - make the windows as slow as possible to avoid catching...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 91,985
Posted By JohnMc
https://x.cdn-expressen.se/images/aa/0e/aa0ecae0a8...

https://x.cdn-expressen.se/images/aa/0e/aa0ecae0a8244d8998f04e7c60ec5311/4x3/650@80.jpg
I hate Östergötland Nazis.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 91,985
Posted By JohnMc
Beige and red is looking might nice there.

Beige and red is looking might nice there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By JohnMc
*golf clap*

*golf clap*
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By JohnMc
They just use run-flat tires instead. Many...

They just use run-flat tires instead. Many drivers (and especially the ones that tend to drive newer cars) don't want to be changing a tire anyhow. They just have a tire pressure warning on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, my wife crumpled the tank on her 4Runner,...

Yeah, my wife crumpled the tank on her 4Runner, got another one from a junkyard and discovered it was rusty as hell inside once we got it home (looked fine outside). Then spent a little while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By JohnMc
The Rockauto one I have has a drain.

The Rockauto one I have has a drain.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By JohnMc
I have this one from Rock Auto: ...

I have this one from Rock Auto: https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/liland+global,IVL1B,fuel+tank,6268

Sitting in the living room, waiting for me to stick a dual pump setup in it. It has a swirl...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,075
Posted By JohnMc
You need to donate money to support the site to...

You need to donate money to support the site to get the ability to directly attach pics.

Alternatively - get a free account at Imgur, upload your pics to there, then link them to here.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By JohnMc
/\ /\ /\ That's what I did with my 531 head. I...

/\ /\ /\ That's what I did with my 531 head. I only discovered this after it was all together and I added coolant, lol. I forget the size, but I jsut got a little metal freeze plug, smeared a tiny...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, driving on modern freeways at 75 MPH is NO...

Yeah, driving on modern freeways at 75 MPH is NO FUN w/o an overdrive. One of the better things I've done for my PV.
Forum: showroom 12-20-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By JohnMc
I was going to mention the story about why there...

I was going to mention the story about why there were only 68 made, but he did in the video.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JohnMc
I just supervise from the porch with a cold drink...

I just supervise from the porch with a cold drink in hand. Work, work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JohnMc
Those are the same points I use. Diagonal from...

Those are the same points I use. Diagonal from the A/C idler mount to the rear manifold bolt. And yes, a load leveler works really, really, really well.

https://i.imgur.com/OhDZQGTh.jpg
Forum: showroom 12-20-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By JohnMc
Shoutout to hiperfauto at 7:50.

Shoutout to hiperfauto at 7:50.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By JohnMc
Could be a stuck relief valve bleeding off...

Could be a stuck relief valve bleeding off pressure in all situations. But generally, that will just trim the peak oil pressure down to whatever the spring can handle, but when the pressure is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By JohnMc
It's a bit low, but not catastrophically low. ...

It's a bit low, but not catastrophically low. Probably won't cause any real issues.

Could be the oil pump, could be the transfer tube seals, could be worn bearings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By JohnMc
10 psi at what RPM? That's not unusual for a...

10 psi at what RPM? That's not unusual for a fully warmed engine at idle. Not so good if it's revved up a bit.

The warning lights only go on at close to zero psi. Does it work with the key on,...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By JohnMc
I used to run those exact same foam sock filters...

I used to run those exact same foam sock filters on mine, but one cold morning, the cars was a bit snorty after a cold start (they're warm blooded carbs) and it caught one of them on fire. A few...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By JohnMc
No experience actually driving a K cam, but the...

No experience actually driving a K cam, but the specs suggest it would be hard to tell the difference between them. Practically the same cam. If you were a butt dyno extraordinaire you might be...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By JohnMc
And for non-EU buyers, that includes VAT, which...

And for non-EU buyers, that includes VAT, which is not collected if it's sold outside the EU. Add it to the cart, then you'll see the tax split out.

Base header is 5186 skr = about $610.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By JohnMc
The TPS does two fairly minor things (in terms of...

The TPS does two fairly minor things (in terms of how it runs).
- at idle it engages the special 'hand tuned' idle mixture circuit (hand tweedled at the factory so it would pass idle emissions tests...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, my DCOE's are pretty much set it and (crowd...

Yeah, my DCOE's are pretty much set it and (crowd joins in ) forget it. The few times it's started idling unevenly and I've started to mess with the carbs to fix it... it's ended up being something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By JohnMc
Two things: 1) Your earlier issue sort of...

Two things:
1) Your earlier issue sort of sounds like an issue with the engine coolant temp sensor. With a failed sensor or failed wiring - it reads as ***very*** cold, and the ECU runs very rich,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By JohnMc
That's the one I was trying to find - with the...

That's the one I was trying to find - with the Flintsones Vikings on the cover. If that had been more readily available backintheday, then those crappy DGV carb swap sales would have been cut waaaay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By JohnMc
16V redblock swap was loads of fun. Then the...

16V redblock swap was loads of fun.
Then the 16V 'whiteblock' swap is a bunch more fun than that.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,075
Posted By JohnMc
PS: Sent you a PM.

PS: Sent you a PM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By JohnMc
Debugging D-Jet is so much fun. Rather than...

Debugging D-Jet is so much fun.

Rather than typing a bunch, I'll just drop a link: http://www.vclassics.com/archive/efi.htm

And of course, check valve lash and make sure the ignition is...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I'm curious of the throttle linkage as...

Yeah, I'm curious of the throttle linkage as well.

Mine is the bar that runs along the intake manifold. The throttle pushrod attaches at the back, and both carbs have arms attached to the bar....
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By JohnMc
EDIT: Big caveat I forgot to add, my experiences...

EDIT: Big caveat I forgot to add, my experiences were with DCOE40's, choke sizes act differently in different sized carbs. But still, a choke that's too big for the motor will act like that
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,075
Posted By JohnMc
It's just a matter of luck to find one in the...

It's just a matter of luck to find one in the junkyards. Redblock Volvo's usualy hit the PnP style junkyards these days, and of the 5 in the general area, only 2 have online inventory (Pick-n-Pull...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,075
Posted By JohnMc
Perfomance Automotive in Bethalto, Hood...

Perfomance Automotive in Bethalto, Hood Performance in west plains and Morley Performance.

Who does your machine work?[/QUOTE]
Phase II, in Sunset Hills (Stl South County).

I've had them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By JohnMc
I've got a cheeeeep load leveler, it works fine. ...

I've got a cheeeeep load leveler, it works fine. Just had to oil the threads, grease the slider, tack weld the nuts holding the handle, I think that's it. It's great though, makes it feel like...
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