I've had a six cylinder with a W58 behind it in my 242 for the last ~8 years. I'm a little mixed on the W58 to be honest. The ratios are pretty good and it's a nice and quiet. The shifter feel is a bit mushy but acceptable.
Fitting it was kind of death by 1000 cuts. The "bolt-on" toyota...
I have the same block and head setup on my car and I run these crower 2JZ springs:
Here are some numbers
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I bought this '83 DL about a while back ago from Chris (duder) here on the forums. I had recently moved to LA for work and needed something to drive around. It was all stock when I got it and had about 290k on the clock. Chris rescued it from the crusher, got it basically road worthy and past...
It's time to start a new, real project thread for the heap.
Here's the old showroom thread for reference.
Quick recap on the car.
Some cagey bits:
C5 Corvette Z06 driveline:
Volvo B8444s 4.4l V8 from an XC90:
BBS centerlock wheels:
Faux race car pedal box:
And some other...
We've got the volvos on trackdays thread, the inspirational volvos thread, and the hot 200/700/900 threads. It's time to bring everyone back down to earth. Post up your best shots of the projects you have no realistic hope of finishing. Cars on wheels need not apply. I'll go first:
I am involved in quite a few projects that aren't really big enough to get their own thread but are still more or less noteworthy. I figured I'd keep this thread updated with what I'm currently working on in the shop if there is any interest in it.
Latest is making up a trans adapter to fit a...
This is one of the cars my folkrace team currently operates. It's a late 60's VW Type 3 Variant aka Squareback with a B23E swap. The races are run on a ~1000m closed course rallycross track
Before I explain the issue I'm having, let me give a list of my current setup:
MS1-E on a V3 PCB, 029y4 firmware, fuel and spark on a Volvo inline 5, sequential COP, wheel decoder mode with 2nd trigger (VR on crank, hall on cam), coil packs with built in ignitors, batch fire, one squirt per...
I recently wrestled with this and I decided to get the most important information down in one place to make it easier for other people. This will NOT be a hold-your-hand-every-step-of-the-way guide. If you need an article like that you shouldn't be megasquirting an engine in the first place, let...
More often than not someone will make a post with 5+ large images in it, and someone else will come along and quote the entire post, showing all the photos over again. If it's an unusually large post this bogs my laptop horribly and re-runs all the photos I've already seen. I'm sure I'm not the...
I know this is long winded but please bear with me here.
Quick run down of the specs:
b5234t 2.3l DOHC inline-5,
MSnS-Extra 029v on a V3 pcb,
dual trigger setup with 60-2 wheel + VR on the crank and 1 tooth wheel + hall effect sensor on the cam.
I set it up to drive 5 S80 T6 COP ignition...
I just came from the Socal Euro show. Chris had his turbo 960 there and was interviewed for Street Tuner Challenge which runs on the Speed Channel. He won their "best in show" award or something like that. He got a bag of random prizes and a cool little plaque, plus a spot on national TV which...
My brother Karl and I were at the ecology yard in Chula Vista, CA the other day pulling a bunch of 960 stuff. I was walking through the volvo section and spotted this choice specimen of race car engineering:
Scored these beauties on eBay:
OMP ARS Carbon/Kevlar sidemount seats. They weigh about 10lbs each. I only paid $850 shipped. Super good deal considering the seats retail for about $2900 each. The upholstery is really rough in spots and the cushions are missing, but for the price I could...
I would say it was a successful meet. I had a lot of fun meeting people and putting faces to names. It was a gorgeous spring day on the Cape and the weather couldn't have been better.
I've been diagnosing buu142's '89 740 turbo for the last few days. It has a strange problem where it won't make any boost at all, regardless of load or rpm. The engine is bone stock save for a gutted cat and a TurboXS boost controller set at 12psi.
I pressure tested the intake plumbing and it...