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Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By blkaplan
So no to IRS swaps. ;-)

So no to IRS swaps. ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,885
Posted By blkaplan
(twofast242gt) Bryan Havinga rigged up some...

(twofast242gt) Bryan Havinga rigged up some remote reservoirs on his MC to clear. I think there are pics on his build thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By blkaplan
I wouldn't run that wheel with a 25mm spacer. If...

I wouldn't run that wheel with a 25mm spacer. If you want something slightly out try a 15mm spacer.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-extended-wheel-studs-wheel-spacers

a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By blkaplan
Its a NA 92 m47 car, so no oil cooler, and no...

Its a NA 92 m47 car, so no oil cooler, and no transcooler hooked up either. Its possible that some water could be going into the transcooler area in the radiator I suppose. Its a new radiator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,851
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-parts/products/700-900-irs-mki-rear-coilovers

nivo conversion.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By blkaplan
We did see the water pump needed to be reseated. ...

We did see the water pump needed to be reseated. maybe that's where my initial volume loss came from.

Ill keep driving and monitoring it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By blkaplan
Whats the easiest/best way to pressure test the...

Whats the easiest/best way to pressure test the head?

Car sat over the weekend with a pressure tester on the system, psi went from 7psi to around 5... not bad? Glad I didn't come into a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 271,961
Posted By blkaplan
Congrats on that closing price, thats decent...

Congrats on that closing price, thats decent money.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By blkaplan
8v 530 cooling system pressure loss...

So I have an issue with my attempted DD 92 245.

The car at one point sprung a HG, lost the sealing ring between 1-2.

When we had the head off we noticed a good bit of corrosion on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,885
Posted By blkaplan
Thats an important differentiation

Thats an important differentiation
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By blkaplan
the biggest downfall of the p1 platform (v50) is...

the biggest downfall of the p1 platform (v50) is the lack of coolant level sensors. As long as you replace all the cooling components preventatively you can prevent yourself from having engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By blkaplan
Coolant level sensor in the overflow tank is the...

Coolant level sensor in the overflow tank is the industry standard to monitor for coolant system issues.

If that reservoir gets empty that gives you a good amount of warning unless the car is...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,098
Posted By blkaplan
So looking at 21k or so for a battery pack +...

So looking at 21k or so for a battery pack + motor.


If you had to guess,,, whats the best and worse case scenario for price reductions next year?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,098
Posted By blkaplan
12k including that battery pack? What...

12k including that battery pack?

What kind of range would that be on something like a 240?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By blkaplan
Easily improved with a 3d printed widget.

Easily improved with a 3d printed widget.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By blkaplan
NRG and momo both use the same canceling design?

NRG and momo both use the same canceling design?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,098
Posted By blkaplan
+11111

+11111
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,326
Posted By blkaplan
Post in the wanted section.

Post in the wanted section.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By blkaplan
Those guide pins are really important, my setup...

Those guide pins are really important, my setup was missing it initially when I swapped to a m47 and the driveshaft had a lot of run out.

Post up in the wanted section. I'm sure someone has...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By blkaplan
you want a small rear bar. dont waste time with...

you want a small rear bar. dont waste time with a big one on these cars.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By blkaplan
Id try to make the exhaust outlet match the...

Id try to make the exhaust outlet match the turbine housing inlet, if the gasket matches then its good guide. if its oversized, don't use it as a guide.

It shouldn't take more than an hour or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,900
Posted By blkaplan
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 1,429,136
Posted By blkaplan
Its tough to find good aftermarket seats that...

Its tough to find good aftermarket seats that flip forward and don't look horrible/aren't death traps. Recaro is one of the few places that do it well.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,166
Posted By blkaplan
I remember you driving at an extremely leisurely...

I remember you driving at an extremely leisurely pace when I visited ~10 years ago.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,430
Posted By blkaplan
What blower motor did you use?

What blower motor did you use?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By blkaplan
Its 36mm

Its 36mm
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2021, 11:24 AM
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Views: 703,716
Posted By blkaplan
Did you let that shop know that you figured out...

Did you let that shop know that you figured out what the problem was? I know I sometimes have customers who have issues that aren't related to my products and you hear the problems and never know...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By blkaplan
:rofl: I guess that depends on your...

:rofl: I guess that depends on your perspective.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2021, 04:26 PM
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Views: 703,716
Posted By blkaplan
Its impressive that there was so much buildup...

Its impressive that there was so much buildup between the 2 it created problems with the amount of surface area that there is.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By blkaplan
Manual swap is always worth it. autos of...

Manual swap is always worth it.

autos of that era are horrible.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,021
Posted By blkaplan
Thats what I have heard... Sam is talking about...

Thats what I have heard... Sam is talking about the TKO, not the TKX.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,876
Posted By blkaplan
yea but its cosworth bro.

yea but its cosworth bro.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,021
Posted By blkaplan
Its the same. Im just out of stock and short on...

Its the same. Im just out of stock and short on time to make more adapters
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By blkaplan
id opt for lemforder if its an option

id opt for lemforder if its an option
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,021
Posted By blkaplan
With a 4.10 rear, i would aim for a 2.87 first...

With a 4.10 rear, i would aim for a 2.87 first and .64 5th.

That 5th will be pretty lazy but it will be a great cruising gear.

I did the 3.73 and .64 5th gear on a b230ft and it was...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 43,869
Posted By blkaplan
sweeet!

sweeet!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,873
Posted By blkaplan
all the 960s got the extra bracing because it got...

all the 960s got the extra bracing because it got the big block.

You just need anything prefacelift because it changed... I might have the rear control arm side-side brace if you need one.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,571
Posted By blkaplan
What is the typical weight of other axles for...

What is the typical weight of other axles for comparison sake?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,969
Posted By blkaplan
I dont know if it still applies but Volvo was...

I dont know if it still applies but Volvo was offering lifetime warranty on major components replaced at the dealer... tempting to have them do a rebuilt m47... Lifetime warranty on a m47? I can...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,969
Posted By blkaplan
M47 + 3.73 is a good combo. 240 turbos had...

M47 + 3.73 is a good combo.

240 turbos had m46+ 3.73

factory m47 cars had 3.31

If you do a lot of high speed cruising, the 3.31 is probably the best option. For more dynamic driving the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,372
Posted By blkaplan
Hope they are easy. Can always shoot me an email...

Hope they are easy. Can always shoot me an email to get it sorted.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,294
Posted By blkaplan
not too shabby

not too shabby
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,571
Posted By blkaplan
Isn't the 9" stuff really heavy and thirsty? ...

Isn't the 9" stuff really heavy and thirsty? Ive heard the way the gears are setup that it takes up some extra power
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,021
Posted By blkaplan
:grrr: Ill get to it sometime shortly. ...

:grrr:

Ill get to it sometime shortly. Order volume, sales support, and customer service demands have kept me off the machines much more than what's healthy.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By blkaplan
Yes it does. If you are changing it from...

Yes it does.

If you are changing it from how its was originally designed (either direction) you will need to space the bracket accordingly.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,372
Posted By blkaplan
We could probably modify a set here to have the...

We could probably modify a set here to have the requested CB on the wheel side. We try to stay away from customs though
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 1,400,314
Posted By blkaplan
If you have someone making your driveshaft out of...

If you have someone making your driveshaft out of pipe, run the **** away as fast as you can.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,021
Posted By blkaplan
Tkx.... Better gearing

Tkx.... Better gearing
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,654
Posted By blkaplan
It looks that you are trying to put a round tooth...

It looks that you are trying to put a round tooth belt on square tooth pulleys?

Is that so? If yes...

Do not pass go
Do not collect $200
Go directly to Jail

If not, that belt looks...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By blkaplan
on stock brakes ive been running stock pads, ...

on stock brakes ive been running stock pads, cheap and brake nicely but horrible dust.

I just put some bosch quiet cast on my DD With the brembo medium kit we sell. Its nice having a bigger...
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