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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By TestPoint
Easiest and safest way to drain the tank is to...

Easiest and safest way to drain the tank is to remove the hose from the back of the pressure pump, extend it with tubing into a container adequate for the amount of gas in the tank. Jump the in-tank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, but . . . . you can pull, push, bend...

Yes, but . . . .

you can pull, push, bend the plastic and metal to allow installation. I have done it without breaking anything.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 159,457
Posted By TestPoint
I have reservations at the host hotel also. Yes,...

I have reservations at the host hotel also. Yes, Friday and Sat.

Bertone got washed after climbing off the jack stands and runs at the moment. Lots of little things to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By TestPoint
Where are you attaching the chain? What bolts...

Where are you attaching the chain? What bolts are you using to connect the chain to? Most engine bolts have enough length and threads to support the engine/transmission.

Have you done this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By TestPoint
About 3/4" long. Gotta paint them black.

About 3/4" long.

Gotta paint them black.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By TestPoint
Temp switch max, fan max. What is the low...

Temp switch max, fan max.

What is the low pressure side readings. At what pressure does the clutch engage? What pressure does it cycle off. It is normal that the low side would drop when the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By TestPoint
I covered the protective covering with shrink...

I covered the protective covering with shrink wrap as a solution to the appearance issue. Looks as new.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By TestPoint
That means do not cut the hose off with a knife. ...

That means do not cut the hose off with a knife. The shrink seal is not adequate to overcome any imperfections.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By TestPoint
The outer covers have nothing to do with fuel...

The outer covers have nothing to do with fuel transport. If you are not seeing signs of leaking I would not mess with them. I had to replace a couple due to a small fire and they are not cheap even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By TestPoint
I feel your pain but there is not much you can do...

I feel your pain but there is not much you can do other than remove the entire enclosure and a recycling yard is about the only source. That means you get to pull the box twice.

I have a leaking...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 159,457
Posted By TestPoint
Kristina's coming out party . . . .

After a couple months detour to the world of Jeep I am back in the Bertone garage.

She got down off the jack stands today for the first time in about 3 years. A little heart surgery and torn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By TestPoint
One of the many lessons I learned in my V8...

One of the many lessons I learned in my V8 conversion is that drive shafts are a real pain in the a$$. Rather than buy the IDP adjustable torque rods I modified the originals.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By TestPoint
The little 2" pressure gauge is a very common...

The little 2" pressure gauge is a very common item. You need a minimum of 100 psi scale that will handle everything on one of these cars. Lower control pressure is in the 20-25 range, high 43-48,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By TestPoint
Most likely your rubber hoses to the calipers...

Most likely your rubber hoses to the calipers have failed internally. I have seen several on the rear but never on the front. They all should be changed out on a 35+ year old car.

The brake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By TestPoint
The WUR is a very simple device that is...

The WUR is a very simple device that is reasonably serviceable but you are going to need a fuel pressure test system before you do anything else. Parts and description can be found here to build...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By TestPoint
The warm up regulator, otherwise called a control...

The warm up regulator, otherwise called a control pressure regulator, is a separate device. It is fed from a fuel line connected at the top of the fuel distributor. As stated, it is a common...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By TestPoint
Careful with Rock Auto shipping charges. If...

Careful with Rock Auto shipping charges.

If all are shipped from one site they are reasonable but the parts can all come from different warehouses and you pay the shipping over and over again.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By TestPoint
Rebuilding a fuel distributor is not for the...

Rebuilding a fuel distributor is not for the faint of heart.

Unless you repair very expensive Swiss watches for a living or a hobby I would suggest that you do not try to solve K-jet problems by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By TestPoint
Verifying that 10v might be appropriate.

Verifying that 10v might be appropriate.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By TestPoint
Did Volvo do away with the voltage regulator on...

Did Volvo do away with the voltage regulator on the back of the instrument panel by 1984?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,155
Posted By TestPoint
TurboBricks Brand Fuel Pressure Test Equipment: ...

TurboBricks Brand Fuel Pressure Test Equipment:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 39,394
Posted By TestPoint
Boy! That is wall to wall engine!

Boy! That is wall to wall engine!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By TestPoint
A common fuel problem is that the in-tank pump...

A common fuel problem is that the in-tank pump fails or a 2" hose connecting the pick-up to the pump fails. Suction from the pressure pump allows running as long as the tank is above half full. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By TestPoint
Never mind engine idling. You want to measure...

Never mind engine idling. You want to measure STATIC pressure. That is the pressure with the gas equalized throughout the system, high, low and in between.

That should be about 45 psi.

When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By TestPoint
I think you said that (with everything shut off,...

I think you said that (with everything shut off, including engine,) the static pressure is 80 psi. That's too high. Should be about 45 psi.

Then you said that (with the AC control knob set at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By TestPoint
First thought that comes to mind is that you have...

First thought that comes to mind is that you have some gas but not enough to keep the pressure switch operated. When the compressor kicks in and sucks down the low pressure side to the point that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By TestPoint
No mention of cam and ignition timing.

No mention of cam and ignition timing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By TestPoint
My previous owner's mechanic resorted to bending...

My previous owner's mechanic resorted to bending the assembly to get it back in. In the process lost the float ball. The bent pickup tube allowed a couple gallons of 19 year old gas to remain in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By TestPoint
The more you describe the symptoms the more it...

The more you describe the symptoms the more it sounds like an engine problem rather than clutch.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 39,394
Posted By TestPoint
Who said you couldn't put a modern Ford V8 into a...

Who said you couldn't put a modern Ford V8 into a Volvo? And the hood closes too!

Yes, congratulations!

Now you have to be careful not to spin that right rear tire too much before you get a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By TestPoint
Someone with a 700 series will come along and...

Someone with a 700 series will come along and help but on a 240 the cowl vent needs to be cleaned both up top and on both sides below the doors. Remove the carpet and find an 1 1/2" plastic plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,775
Posted By TestPoint
The head liner is a stretchable vinyl that has a...

The head liner is a stretchable vinyl that has a 1/4" wide stiff plastic strip sewn around the edges. The plastic strip turns under into a crimped strip of metal welded the entire circumference of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By TestPoint
Whooh! You have just asked the true meaning...

Whooh!

You have just asked the true meaning of the universe.

Do you have a set of gauges?

Absolute bottom of the line repair is to buy a big can of R134a that contains a sealant with a gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By TestPoint
What is your idle RPM? Your idle air control...

What is your idle RPM? Your idle air control valve may not be providing enough throttle to keep it running with the AC load.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,854
Posted By TestPoint
The insurance company of the party at fault have...

The insurance company of the party at fault have no authority to declare a vehicle 'totaled'. They are responsible to restore the vehicle to the condition it was in before the damage.

Ask to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 39,394
Posted By TestPoint
Life and engine transplants are a series of...

Life and engine transplants are a series of compromises.

Your pump is expecting Mercon V, your rack is expecting Type F.

I suspect that either will be just fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure balancing units at the rear are...

The pressure balancing units at the rear are famous for hiding air.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By TestPoint
What is the history behind the three WUR's? ...

What is the history behind the three WUR's?

Original been sitting for years? Junk yard replacements with no know history?

If you have taken one of these things apart you know about the very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By TestPoint
Vacuum it down and install the correct weight of...

Vacuum it down and install the correct weight of R12 . . . moving on down the assembly line.

Let the dealer handle it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By TestPoint
Sell it and buy one with a high side fitting . ....

Sell it and buy one with a high side fitting . . . or . . .

NAPA will be happy to sell you a high side hose with a fitting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,033
Posted By TestPoint
Those air compressor driven vacuum pumps are...

Those air compressor driven vacuum pumps are never going to get to the -30psi target but are probably much better than my first effort at recharging a dead AC system.

I fed a couple cans of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By TestPoint
The hose between the top of the fuel distributor...

The hose between the top of the fuel distributor and the 10mm rear connection at the WUR/CPR is the only hose with an 8mm banjo on one end and a 10mm on the other. If you are measuring system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By TestPoint
In the high position the voltage to the resistor...

In the high position the voltage to the resistor flows directly to the fan. If it will not run in high with a good fuse there is a very high probability that the motor needs replacement.

It could...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 39,394
Posted By TestPoint
Half way congrats . . . About this time I...

Half way congrats . . .

About this time I fought an ignition switch internal issue. Voltage through its contacts but no current. Use a test light to trace rather than a VOM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,775
Posted By TestPoint
245 hatch wiring replacement

The hatch is conveniently about 6' high when raised without the gas cylinder. A step ladder in the middle makes removal of one side at a time easy. The OEM wire are fine strand like welding cable...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By TestPoint
Perhaps you should come back to the AC a little...

Perhaps you should come back to the AC a little later in the summer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,633
Posted By TestPoint
I think you said that the system has been...

I think you said that the system has been converted to R134a.

To confirm, are the low and high pressure valves the larger R134a snap on connectors?

Have you measured gas pressure with your new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Vintage: 142 seat skins
Views: 915
Posted By TestPoint
I couldn't find them either for a '71 164 and...

I couldn't find them either for a '71 164 and that was a number of years ago. Had a set made and installed which probably looked better than if I had done it myself with a mail order set.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By TestPoint
Been there, done that. Those hoses are 31 years...

Been there, done that. Those hoses are 31 years old. Replace all. They are about $10 each. Sorry there are 6.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,555
Posted By TestPoint
A laser thermometer might add additional bit of...

A laser thermometer might add additional bit of information. My radiator was blocked about half way up on the input tank so that it only was about half effective.
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