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Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By culberro
I’m not sure how converter recycling works in...

I’m not sure how converter recycling works in kiwiland, but those are ~$700 usd in our area. A new mid pipe with cats is $250-300.
You’re engine doesn’t make enough power to make removing them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By culberro
I use a setup that closes off all of the coolant...

I use a setup that closes off all of the coolant passages and allows me to pressurize them with air. I then use a soap/water mixture to look for cracks. Works very well.

On car, you might be able...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By culberro
Oil cap snot is pretty common if the engine sat...

Oil cap snot is pretty common if the engine sat for a while, especially if in a humid area. It’ll usually clear up pretty quickly once the oil gets got and burns off the moisture.

Heads do leak...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By culberro
It’s hit or miss on how clean they weld. But I...

It’s hit or miss on how clean they weld. But I heat them up with a propane burner, tig weld with SS rod, post heat, and then wrap in a fiberglass blanket. Anyone that has a welding shop should be...
Forum: showroom 11-18-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By culberro
The hella rallye 2000 use a 7” round lens and...

The hella rallye 2000 use a 7” round lens and h1/h4 bulbs. Pretty easy to get replacement glass or bulbs.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By culberro
The 242 rally car has a 42in(?) curved LED bar...

The 242 rally car has a 42in(?) curved LED bar off of Amazon mounted on the front bumper just in front of the grill. I think it was $50 or so. It's what we use to race 70mph through the woods at...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By culberro
Stuck open injector, FPR not seating properly, or...

Stuck open injector, FPR not seating properly, or the Earls check valve not working.
If it's not an injector being stuck open, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By culberro
That is an understatement. SPD products are...

That is an understatement.
SPD products are some of the best out there. Their 321 is wonderful to weld. It’s so clean.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By culberro
Or some bent sheet aluminum, or some epoxy. ...

Or some bent sheet aluminum, or some epoxy.

It's just annoying that it has to be done.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By culberro
You're correct, I updated the post. They must...

You're correct, I updated the post. They must have changed the design. It used to be a solid block, but now it's a "U" channel so they won't cancel turn signals properly.

You have to fill in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,106
Posted By culberro
Yes. I'd like to ev my horse drawn carriage good...

Yes. I'd like to ev my horse drawn carriage good sir
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By culberro
I really like the NRG quick releases that use the...

I really like the NRG quick releases that use the multiple balls to lock the hub. They do not develop play, and you never have to worry about having the wheel on crooked.

For a 6-bolt adapter,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,106
Posted By culberro
Seems like the iM series is what a rwd vehicle...

Seems like the iM series is what a rwd vehicle would use.
https://cascadiamotion.com/integrated

So what's the cost on the different levels of iM packages?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,106
Posted By culberro
That's it, I'm selling my Volvo and getting an...

That's it, I'm selling my Volvo and getting an Alfa!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By culberro
Raising the roof of the exhaust port is what you...

Raising the roof of the exhaust port is what you don’t want to do, so be careful when working on that bump. Some heads have core shift and you’ll find the cooling passage really quick when working in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,106
Posted By culberro
$7k is very reasonable for that setup, is the...

$7k is very reasonable for that setup, is the transaxle sourced from an OEM vehicle or your own (BW?) design?

Most important question: where’s the rwd version?!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By culberro
Honda GX heads suffer from similar issue as the...

Honda GX heads suffer from similar issue as the 8v heads :rofl:
Near horizontal ports, and really poor transitions into the bowl area.

From a thread a few days ago, good links on "how-to"...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By culberro
Hey there. Just so ya know, I'm booked out a ways...

Hey there. Just so ya know, I'm booked out a ways on heads. Like months.

You can buy the tools for porting a head for ~$150 (all electric stuff), and do it yourself. Pretty easy to do. Let me...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 83,106
Posted By culberro
The Netgain Hyper 9 is proving to be a decent...

The Netgain Hyper 9 is proving to be a decent little motor for the price, and would work well for a 240 run around EV. It's 127hp peak, which should be adequate. Would be really fun with a 2-3spd...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By culberro
The TXR kit is going to be the easiest one to...

The TXR kit is going to be the easiest one to use. Requires changing out to 7/9 struts.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By culberro
That's good to know on the drive yoke.

That's good to know on the drive yoke.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By culberro
It would be a good idea to verify that the...

It would be a good idea to verify that the manifold is actually opened up to the t3 flange size, plenty of places online list the dimensions.

I wouldn’t go beyond the standard t3 size just to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
Totally doable. Needs to use smaller rod journals...

Totally doable. Needs to use smaller rod journals to make it all work out. The RSI 2.6 was done this way, Mitsubishi rods maybe?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,195
Posted By culberro
Scott at STS Machining has a freshly rebuilt...

Scott at STS Machining has a freshly rebuilt b21ft for sale. I bet he'd even help get it shipped to you as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
This is exactly what building a high performance...

This is exactly what building a high performance volvo engine is like, you are the kid in the passenger seat, and the driver is the redblock:

https://youtu.be/js4krRwNT7E?t=60
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
You're using a somewhat large turbo, but you have...

You're using a somewhat large turbo, but you have failed to really define what power range you want.
The stroker crank will provide an earlier spool time by just the added displacement.
You...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
Generally yes. Mean piston speed should be no...

Generally yes.
Mean piston speed should be no more than ~25 m/s (some engines are higher)
MPS = RPM * stroke (mm)/30,000

For a 86mm crank, that’s around 8700rpm.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
The scene: Harlard gets ready to make pull to...

The scene:
Harlard gets ready to make pull to 8500 and data log it, just to make Kenny proud.

I patiently await the text about something breaking.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
~8% power increase from displacement alone + ~4%...

~8% power increase from displacement alone + ~4% torque and power increase from longer stroke.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
The rally car with its stock b230 bottom end went...

The rally car with its stock b230 bottom end went to around 8k+ for an extended period of time on many occasions. :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By culberro
Cast redblock cranks aren't exactly known for...

Cast redblock cranks aren't exactly known for failing....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By culberro
Yes. b21/b23/b230 all use the same camshafts. ...

Yes.
b21/b23/b230 all use the same camshafts.

Edit, 7/9 series seed to have the slot in the back of the cam for the distributor.
You'll want to make sure that the cam has the slot, if you need...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By culberro
One is for turbo, the other NA (one says...

One is for turbo, the other NA (one says "turbo"). The numbers you highlighted are total duration and lobe separation angle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By culberro
Check the cam timing, and the roll-pin in the...

Check the cam timing, and the roll-pin in the cam. Verify the cam is timed correctly to the crank.
Similar symptoms. Low power, detonation with any fuel type. Stock M cam will idle just fine when...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By culberro
I also edited my post with some info about...

I also edited my post with some info about opening up the combustion chambers, the exhaust valve is heavily shrouded.


Erland Cox is a huge library of information, and also has plenty of pics as...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By culberro
Are you using the cheaper welded KL intake or the...

Are you using the cheaper welded KL intake or the more expensive cast 2-piece one?

Now that we know a bit more about your setup, it's a bit easier to give you some guidance or direction.

The...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By culberro
Nope. The 531 has a better intake port and...

Nope.
The 531 has a better intake port and combustion chamber (slightly more opened up).
The 530 and 531 both have the same terrible exhaust port.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By culberro
There are very good gains to made in porting a...

There are very good gains to made in porting a stock head and using stock sized valves.
You can also make serious power on an untouched 8v head, especially with e85.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By culberro
Super cool!

Super cool!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,058
Posted By culberro
Unless you got bronze guides installed, do not...

Unless you got bronze guides installed, do not run stainless steel valves.

Stock valves are actually really high quality. Even the new stock replacements are better than the cheaper SS valves...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,058
Posted By culberro
Those guides are so long that it doesn't matter...

Those guides are so long that it doesn't matter what you do.

Grinding down the guides is usually easier than: removing the guides, porting the head, profiling the guides, and then reinstalling...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By culberro
Here's a AliExpress kit, labelled for a b21/200...

Here's a AliExpress kit, labelled for a b21/200 which will work on a b23/230 as well.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By culberro
Not too bad these days, $60/ea plus the bulbs: ...

Not too bad these days, $60/ea plus the bulbs:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/164838468409?epid=22035406242&hash=item2661236b39:g:JXAAAOSw5QVewVe4
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By culberro
Cibie 7" eCodes are a step up over the Hella's....

Cibie 7" eCodes are a step up over the Hella's. Fight me. :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By culberro
Get a dcoe manifold from china (aliexpress) and...

Get a dcoe manifold from china (aliexpress) and some knock off dcoe 45s (FAJS). That's one of the cheapest ways to do it, and it's still going to be $700-850.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,877
Posted By culberro
waffle cossie rack breakfast

waffle cossie rack breakfast
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By culberro
If it's still connected to the intake manifold,...

If it's still connected to the intake manifold, absolutely.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By culberro
Here's a link to the motor mounts that I made: ...

Here's a link to the motor mounts that I made:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By culberro
And vacuum leaks, and MAF

And vacuum leaks, and MAF
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,972
Posted By culberro
You can keep the 3.9 rear end with a m46/m47, the...

You can keep the 3.9 rear end with a m46/m47, the 0.8 5th gear in the m46/47 is actually really nice with a lower geared diff. That is unless you're spending hours on the freeway.

The low 1st...
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