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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-08-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By v8volvo
Although it may seem counterintuitive that the...

Although it may seem counterintuitive that the gassers, with less torque and a more peaky power band, got a taller rear end ratio than the diesels, there are usability factors that help make sense of...
Forum: Help! My car died! 11-08-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By v8volvo
Maybe something having to do with distortion of...

Maybe something having to do with distortion of the block deck if the threads start too near the surface?
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 11-08-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By v8volvo
Tom Bryant had some improved versions built, info...

Tom Bryant had some improved versions built, info at the link ngoma provided. They are new castings and strengthened. He wanted decent money for them to recoup his costs but probably worth it since...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 10-16-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By v8volvo
If you can't find one easily, I may have some...

If you can't find one easily, I may have some spares.

Anders also has lots of engine parts and may be able to provide one if you contact him.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-16-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By v8volvo
Timing is a good place to start. If the cold...

Timing is a good place to start. If the cold start lever was not fully retracted into the "warm" position (all the way to its stop with noticeable free motion in the lever) when you set the timing,...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-13-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,801
Posted By v8volvo
I haven't been able to see any noticeable impact...

I haven't been able to see any noticeable impact on MPG or engine health even running the cooler tstat year round. Far from a scientific conclusion but at least it appears not to hurt. It seems...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 10-07-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By v8volvo
Part of the problem is that the process for new...

Part of the problem is that the process for new users to register is currently more complicated than it should be. That may be decreasing the number of new members joining and starting discussions. ...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-06-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds like a good plan.

Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-04-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By v8volvo
I would not hesitate with the Gates, or a Conti...

I would not hesitate with the Gates, or a Conti or Dayco or Roulunds belt would be fine as well. All are OE level suppliers.

However, much more important than which brand of belt you choose is...
Forum: Cars for sale 06-19-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By v8volvo
1986 744 td $489

Not mine, no connection: https://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/6144457608.html

Looks like it needs some help but runs and low price.

'86 is a good year, either to own or for parts, has the one...
Forum: Help! My car died! 06-16-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By v8volvo
There are two different glow systems it could...

There are two different glow systems it could have depending on what cars those parts came from. Post some pictures of the relays and setup and we'll help you identify what's there.

Short circuit...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 06-06-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By v8volvo
Nice looking setup. However we can't tell you...

Nice looking setup. However we can't tell you much from the pictures unless you do some checks and get answers.

I suggest you start by plugging your boost gauge in somewhere ahead of the...
Forum: Help! My car died! 06-06-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By v8volvo
When you say you changed some fluids, did you...

When you say you changed some fluids, did you have the coolant out of it?

Did you get all the air out before starting it? These will not burp simply by filling the rad up, you need to remove the...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 06-02-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By v8volvo
Good to fix the leak but it shouldn't cause boost...

Good to fix the leak but it shouldn't cause boost to fall with higher RPM. Something about the way this setup breathes isn't right.

Are you able to check the boost pressure ahead of the IC? Eg...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 06-02-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By v8volvo
Suddenly started doing this or been this way...

Suddenly started doing this or been this way since it was first put together?

Sounds like an air inlet restriction issue. The smoke and high EGT suggests there should be more than enough drive...
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 06-01-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,964
Posted By v8volvo
I was wrong, thought there were a few stickers...

I was wrong, thought there were a few stickers left, there was only one, and zero after today.

If there is sufficient demand for more stickers, we will look into it.
Forum: Forum News / Comments and Suggestions 05-31-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,964
Posted By v8volvo
Got your funds, thanks. Send me your address if...

Got your funds, thanks. Send me your address if you want a sticker.

There are a couple remaining of Jason's original stickers for any other folks who would like one. If there's further demand we...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-27-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By v8volvo
That depends, what do you want to do? Go through...

That depends, what do you want to do? Go through them and get them back on the road? Basic maintenance? Other?

To get a baseline of condition, start with these:
- Get the diesel greenbooks so...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By v8volvo
The holes are broken or stripped? It sounds like...

The holes are broken or stripped? It sounds like the engine you got may have been from a car that was in an accident. The alternator mount also holds the fan bearing and in a front end hit could be...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By v8volvo
Welcome, sounds like a fun project. Looking...

Welcome, sounds like a fun project. Looking forward to following the pictures.

I'm moving this into the Garage section in the Showroom area, which is where most folks put their build threads. If...
Forum: Performance and aftermarket 05-16-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By v8volvo
Late 940/960 came with the Eaton G80 locker...

Late 940/960 came with the Eaton G80 locker mentioned above so that is the bolt-in option, but not everyone likes them for a couple of reasons, they only operate up to 25mph or so without...
Forum: Items Wanted 05-16-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By v8volvo
Could you use a flywheel from an Audi gas or...

Could you use a flywheel from an Audi gas or diesel 5cyl car? Most of the front and back of the engine on the D24 and D24T is identical to the 5 cylinder Audi family, including the bellhousing...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-08-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By v8volvo
Others may disagree but if the cars were running...

Others may disagree but if the cars were running 2 years ago the fuel probably will be OK as long as it doesn't have water in it. Diesel doesn't turn into jello like gas does and can have a long...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 05-05-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By v8volvo
I have the tools and can loan them to you. The...

I have the tools and can loan them to you. The way I do this is with a free loan, but a very large deposit ($500-$3000 depending on which and how many tools you need) to ensure their return, since...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,972
Posted By v8volvo
Nice improvements. Looks great. How many...

Nice improvements. Looks great.

How many miles on it now? :D
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