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Volvo head...on the car!
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:36 pm
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:36 pm
Looks VERY nice. Gonna be a monster.
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:43 pm
pretty damn sweet, nice rims btw
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:28 pm
Damn Colin, no grass growing under your hood.
But speaking of hood, what are you going to do about the intake clearance issue? Have you bagged the idea of using the EDIS block?
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:06 pm
Yeah, I talked to Phil Marshall at Carlisle and came to my senses.
Apparently I can use stock pistons, so I don't really have any reason to build up a block just yet. I just figured it was more trouble than it was worth... and what would I be gaining? A native serpentine belt setup and a direct-drive oil pump? Screw it. I want the thick-walled, stout-as-hell large journal 2.3.
EDIT: spelling (after a year... )
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:02 pm
Colin it looks good, do I see a cowl hood in your future?
AlexD... check your keyboard the last few post have not made much sense or put the joint down... whichever applies
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:23 am
NOOO! I'd rather bungie jump by my nutsack than put a cowl induction hood on an XR. I may have to graft a DSM bump in there, though.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:55 am
AlexD wrote:I just noticed you got hood shocks colin, instead of the rod.
Yeah, I like that. Are those the same ones used for the hatch? I want to do that, too.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:12 am
Yeah, I copied David Godfrey and others... I did that the day I got back from Carlisle. I just used the struts and ball studs from the hatch of my parts car... they're a little strong, though.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:24 pm
Or you just spend $35 on new shocks.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:29 pm
Did you get that head off Ebay? Isaw a few on there.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:35 pm
Uhh...no... I got it from the local junkyard for $125. Then I put about $300 into having a shop do the welding for me...
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:36 pm
Why would I need the support rod? Even ONE of those shocks will support the hood. If one fails, it's no biggie. Plus, the shocks push the hood up higher than the prop rod will hold it.
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:46 pm
You're being far too logical Colin. When your only goal in life is to sit in front of the computer and make useless, indecipherable posts all day, the actual content of the post is completely irrelevant.
Given what you've indicated, it sounds like tired, old shocks would probably do the job better than a pair of new ones.
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:12 am
Hey, cool, now I know what to do when I replace my old hatch struts (although now that it's summer, they work just fine)!