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Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,142
Posted By R32RennSport
Long over due update here. Side lined by life as...

Long over due update here. Side lined by life as it may be but I'm getting back at it.

Threads are normal right hand threads, 1/2 inch head, torque in alternating pattern to 45 ft/lbs as per...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By R32RennSport
I believe you are going to want it as close to...

I believe you are going to want it as close to the exhaust exit as possible, generally speaking putting anything near the collector of the header is a bad idea. Ping Vintage Wrench here on the forum...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,931
Posted By R32RennSport
I love my car with 30mm lowering springs and...

I love my car with 30mm lowering springs and Bilsteins which are all readily available. I had 60mm lowering springs previously and though it looked good the ride was terribly. The IPD front bar is a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
I appreciate the kind words Erik. I can only take...

I appreciate the kind words Erik. I can only take credit for my amateur still photography and editing which my wife has also told me I have a knack for and people seem to enjoy (I'm quite terrible at...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Hey thanks! So small update. After some...

Hey thanks!

So small update. After some questioning of my dyno results as well as other measured factors it was suggested that I degree in my camshaft to 1) check mechanical timing accuracy and 2)...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
A few hundred miles so far and wheels are still...

A few hundred miles so far and wheels are still looking great, let me put a few thousand on them and I'll report back. After one autocross in my R32 my front wheels would be heavily dusted, not so...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
My favorite film still from the short feature of...

My favorite film still from the short feature of my car Rust to Rally by Car Tales on YouTube.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/2knQOZ.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/po2knQOZj)
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice pick up, solid, looking forward to seeing...

Nice pick up, solid, looking forward to seeing your progress on this!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks guys, my friend Paolo did a fine jobbing...

Thanks guys, my friend Paolo did a fine jobbing putting this little feature together. I'm surprised at how well the audio recorded. Very happy to share this with the community. Sorry for making the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Here we go, super stoked on how this turned out....

Here we go, super stoked on how this turned out. Check it out guys!

https://youtu.be/SwYFDK3-GbU
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
!!! VIDEO !!! ...

!!! VIDEO !!!


https://youtu.be/Laa6aBF4hLw


I had a blast this weekend tossing the old girl around. Not the fastest way around a track by any means but it put a big smile on my face and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Reporting back with positive results. After a...

Reporting back with positive results. After a weekend of hammering on my Amazon at a local PCA autocross and few back roads I can confidently say that Porterfield RS 4 pads are a must in a vintage...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Not at all, think of this as a idea thread. It's...

Not at all, think of this as a idea thread. It's always good to revisit a topic after sometime to compile ideas and feedback.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I bed in...

Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I bed in the Porterfields last night and drove the scenic route into work today, these pads are amazing! I'm 95% where I want the brakes to be, I think I will...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,029
Posted By R32RennSport
Great work so far! Looking forward to hearing...

Great work so far! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Thank you for taking the time to respond...

Thank you for taking the time to respond everyone, much appreciated. I'm definitely in no way interested in changing out my calipers and/or rotors unless it was something that made sense (as in cheap...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Pro tip, call the order in directly to...

Pro tip, call the order in directly to Porterfield and ask about promotions. If you're a first time customer you get a 10% discount! Nice they are just down south, I should see them mid week!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
My bad, I didn't scroll down far enough :roll: ...

My bad, I didn't scroll down far enough :roll:

I've also heard great things about EBC pads from what I recall when I was working for a British sports car shop. Maybe I'll cross shop the two and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Holy crap those are as expensive as the track...

Holy crap those are as expensive as the track pads for my R32 :wtf:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
I should have thought of performance pads first....

I should have thought of performance pads first. All the friction materials are new (OE compounds) and it does have the single proportioning valve in the rear which I rebuilt as well.

I'll start...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,891
Posted By R32RennSport
Vintage Brake Upgrade

Vintage Brake Upgrade Help!

OK, before I get flamed for not using the search function here and on Google I haven't really found quite what I'm looking for.

To preface this here is what I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Just some adventures from around the urban...

Just some adventures from around the urban jungle.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/5mehi8.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pm5mehi8j)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Checked another item off my project list this...

Checked another item off my project list this weekend. I've been running cut down progressive springs for years, it was always mean't as a temporary solution to dialing in my ride height but at...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 93,542
Posted By R32RennSport
Amazing work on restoring those carbs. Love...

Amazing work on restoring those carbs. Love seeing the progress being made!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Yeah, I'm more about being practical then...

Yeah, I'm more about being practical then original when it comes to safety and besides putting in modern belts was the only way to talk my wife into letting the girls ride with me.

Not terrible,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
What's really nice, besides the obvious self...

What's really nice, besides the obvious self retracting feature, is that with the ratcheting mechanism I can know buckle in my two girls car seats in the car so they can go cruising with dad!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Decided to finally upgrade the seat belts in the...

Decided to finally upgrade the seat belts in the car after 10 years. The originals are a great novelty and I always enjoy telling the story about the Amazon having the first production 3 point seat...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Some expensive shots from the other night, local...

Some expensive shots from the other night, local CHP didn't care for my spirited canyon driving. ;-)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/Hxb4Gt.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! Current specs for those curious: ...

Thanks!

Current specs for those curious:


1974 metric 8 bolt crank B20 with IPD big bore (B21 pistons .020 over) (did not 0 the deck to pistons), compression approx 9:1
1973 B20 F head...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Been doing a lot of fine tuning over the past...

Been doing a lot of fine tuning over the past month, including a struggle with a mystery misfire for nearly a week that was caused by a secondary venturi set screw rattling loose in turn rotating the...
Forum: showroom 06-08-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,546
Views: 3,831,388
Posted By R32RennSport
This thread needs more vintage. :cool: ...

This thread needs more vintage. :cool:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/bbpAYF.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pobbpAYFj)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
So glad to be on the road enjoying the car...

So glad to be on the road enjoying the car lately. Having a solid overdrive really makes the car so livable when not rowing gears on a twisty back road. Can't wait to improve the braking performance...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
Sometimes the light hits just right. Hopefully...

Sometimes the light hits just right. Hopefully I'll have lots more content to share in the future including a short film! Had a great photo shoot with Car Tales on Youtube/Instagram. Unfortunately,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
It's been about a month so I thought I'd share...

It's been about a month so I thought I'd share some updates.

First and foremost I've been meaning to address my oil leaks since getting the engine broken in. I made quite a few rookie mistakes on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Thank you for verifying the internals. Glad to...

Thank you for verifying the internals. Glad to know I'm not crazy afterall :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Yes, one of the many great references out there.

Yes, one of the many great references out there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
I don't believe it was ever slipping, engagement...

I don't believe it was ever slipping, engagement was quite positive for the first 10 to 15 minutes of driving and then it would cleanly break off engagement once fluid reached a certain operating...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
In testing I confirmed this "theory". With...

In testing I confirmed this "theory". With nothing else changed, only OD units, my results were this:

4th gear, no OD, approx. 4000 RPM @70mph
4th gear, w/ early OD 25/115xxx, approx. 3400 RPM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Definitely, I read the torque was 10-12 after the...

Definitely, I read the torque was 10-12 after the fact, I probably over did it. :oops:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
That's what the general consensus is. All the...

That's what the general consensus is. All the Volvo literature I have found states the same. That's why I'm glad we're having this discussion as what I've found contradicts this not only in facts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Laycock manuals, two local British sportscar...

Laycock manuals, two local British sportscar restoration shops, also doing a Google search yields multiple results in various British car forums. While not Volvo specific, deciphering the serial...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
So with the old OD out I had time to dissect it...

So with the old OD out I had time to dissect it over the weekend. I've never had one full apart or know what exactly to look for but I found what I think are three significant things. Any advice...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 121,617
Posted By R32RennSport
So stoked to have an operational overdrive again....

So stoked to have an operational overdrive again. If you want to read about my overdrive saga as well as some good reference head over to the maintenance forum.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
The early cars perhaps, but the later cars that...

The early cars perhaps, but the later cars that were equipped had a higher ratio due in most part to increased performance and top speed. This late J type came out of a 200 series. Ive documented...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks. I'm just saying that according to...

Thanks.

I'm just saying that according to the reference material I found the first two numbers denote the percentage of reduction in whatever gear operated.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Update: OK, making some great progress!...

Update:

OK, making some great progress! Ripped out the old OD and installed the replacement and it works like a dream! Will dissect the old one over the weekend to determine the failure mode....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,494
Posted By R32RennSport
This is all very relevant and good information....

This is all very relevant and good information. Unfortunately a day late and a dollar short since I just swapped overdrives and found out that now my speedometer is around 80 indicated when GPS says...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 270,736
Posted By R32RennSport
Legit brother!

Legit brother!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,098
Posted By R32RennSport
Oddly enough when I review the resource info I...

Oddly enough when I review the resource info I used when doing this upgrade, their original pistons are different then both mine and the replacements (the green oring ones are their originals which...
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