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  1. Much love everyone. Hopefully we can get this done and have more fun racing this summer again like last!! ~Matt
  2. Still a lot going on with the build. This year we are going AWD!!! I have fully switched over to YouTube now as my main platform. Below are some of my latest videos. Checkout the full channel here :
  3. Good day. My name is Alex. A newcomer to the forum. I watched your posts and videos with great interest. Excellent work done. I would like to do something similar. If it’s not difficult for you, please tell me how to do the right thing. I have a Volvo 850 T5 B5204FT (superheated engine), and there is a B5254T14 engine from Volvo v40 awd 2014. As for spare parts, there are no problems, a friend owns a Volvo disassembly. I also worked for 10 years with an official Volvo dealer, so I’m familiar with the brand. I would like to hear your opinion about this venture. I will be glad to any advice. Sorry for my English. Thanks in advance.


  4. Congrats! Glad i could help provide some inspiration!
  5. Fun time at the Poconos. 159mph official trap but didn't let out until 173 🙂
  6. Volvo OEM hydrualic mounts on the sides and the solid mount on the front (near harmonic balancer). 3rd gear for heat management. Not the best fan setup. 4th would probably be absolutely fine but i can collect plenty of data during a 3rd.
  7. 708WHP now 🙂 Another roll race sunday. 165mph goal.
  8. Fixed my sync loss by changing the value of my shunt resistor and also finally tuned ignition timing. Session got cut short due to t bolt clamp failure.
  9. I don’t think a zener diode would work. That would actually clip the AC sine wave. I simply want to reduce the amplitude. A resistor across the VR sensor lead works fine, you just need to choose the lowest value resistor that doesn’t give you problems at low rpm. I was running too high of a value (10k). Switching to 3.3k 1/3rd the amplitude and fixed the problem.
  10. Thanks!! The issue actually ended up being too big of a shunt resistor (resistor wired in parallel between the + and - leg of the VR sensor. The voltage was getting too high at high rpm and the decoding circuit would overload. I switched from a 10k to a 3.3k and it has solved the issue (atleast on the street). This will 1/3 the voltage. Nope, not yet. I work remote for my company, so gonna keep looking like a bum. 😂 Thank you!! Definitely a lot more power in it! Thanks!! Shhh dont tell anyone its a 5 cyl. Yeah I kept doing that. I would throw on the belt and be like wait wtf am i doing. Thanks! I really enjoy producing the YouTube videos and I think others do as well. I really want to try and take the channel to the next level. Theres SOOOO many Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Supra, BMW channels, its time for a legit Volvo one.
  11. Guys!! The car rips! Hope everyone is enjoying the YouTube videos. VS just isn't what it used to be so I have switched platforms.
  13. Making progress... slowly. Im mostly on YouTube only now, so here are some of the latest videos!!