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Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,368
Posted By didenpx
Want me to hunt it down? I think someone in New...

Want me to hunt it down? I think someone in New England bought it, right? :)
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,368
Posted By didenpx
Agree with Matt; impressive how much progress you...

Agree with Matt; impressive how much progress you are making in such a short period of time. We're so lucky that VP is there for the vintage Volvo models; such good quality especially on the body...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Those don't look like any rockers that I've ever...

Those don't look like any rockers that I've ever seen. Ridiculous.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
looking great Steve!

looking great Steve!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By didenpx
perfect Ian; thanks very much!

perfect Ian; thanks very much!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By didenpx
Never mind: just ran out to look at my 73 parts...

Never mind: just ran out to look at my 73 parts car and I see that the black wire there that splits out from the harness is for the brake failure light.

I'm working with a new VP harness and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Ian. This one then? <a...

Thanks Ian.

This one then?

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By didenpx
P1800E Horn Wiring

Trying to figure out where the steering gear end of the wire from the horn pad is supposed to terminate. Despite all the photos I took and all of the online resources (e.g. parts catalog) I don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
I was going to suggest celebrating with a cigar...

I was going to suggest celebrating with a cigar but I recommend that you not have any ignition sources in your garage at this point.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Great news! What a tedious chore...

Great news! What a tedious chore...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By didenpx
+1 I had my 1800 radiator re-cored a few...

+1

I had my 1800 radiator re-cored a few months ago and it was not not awful.

Really sorry about this setback :(
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
If that's the worst of the rust then you're in...

If that's the worst of the rust then you're in really good shape! I'm sure you're relieved to be nearly done with all of the scraping and on to real repair work too.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
Should be done this coming week. Took some time...

Should be done this coming week. Took some time while the dash was off to try to figure out why H20 temp gauge is running in the red even though temps around the engine appear well within normal...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,368
Posted By didenpx
hope this can be of some help: <a...

hope this can be of some help:

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,368
Posted By didenpx
Iíll post the formula used on my 70 later...

Iíll post the formula used on my 70 later tonight. Iím assuming yours is 46 cherry red as well and that the color stayed more or less consistent over years. We used unpainted original from under...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Cool, thanks for the rundown. How bad is the...

Cool, thanks for the rundown. How bad is the rear wheel area rust? Hopefully confined to the outer arch where the patch panels are easy to tack in!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Body looks in really good condition! I've...

Body looks in really good condition!

I've been following along so maybe I already saw and forgot, but what's your overall plan for the car? You're well on your way to a full up resto!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By didenpx
It's really impressive what you accomplished in...

It's really impressive what you accomplished in such a short time! It's a really nice looking car.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
Duder; thanks very much! We'll see how things go...

Duder; thanks very much! We'll see how things go regarding Jay Leno's advice.

Ian; thanks for reminding me to start with the basics and work my way up. I will do as you suggest and report what I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By didenpx
Great work and impressive how quickly you've...

Great work and impressive how quickly you've gotten all this done! Sounds from the mechanical thread that you've got the carbs mostly sorted out...hope you get the other kink worked out quickly.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
Thanks for the positive feedback to all; it helps...

Thanks for the positive feedback to all; it helps counteract the rust repair induced PTSD.

To answer questions:
-Steve - not sure if AAV is good; that will be first thing I check out on the idle...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
At shop for glass install, interior fitting, and...

At shop for glass install, interior fitting, and finishing touches. First time with the new wheels and tires today; look better than I had hoped. Still have idle hunting between 800 & 1500 rpm;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By didenpx
Art - thanks for this easy out suggestion. I'm...

Art - thanks for this easy out suggestion. I'm going to implement it on my 77 242.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 105,186
Posted By didenpx
Just checked out a couple of videos (they're...

Just checked out a couple of videos (they're great!). Subscribed on YouTube and will be following closely. Thanks for documenting!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By didenpx
Fast work; this would have taken me about 4 1/2...

Fast work; this would have taken me about 4 1/2 years!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,368
Posted By didenpx
Really looking forward to following this project!

Really looking forward to following this project!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
VP repros with Vredestein Sprint Classics in...

VP repros with Vredestein Sprint Classics in 165HR15
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 22,005
Posted By didenpx
that looks fantastic!

that looks fantastic!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By didenpx
Repeat from my project thread just in case...

Repeat from my project thread just in case someone searches here in the future trying to revive a D-Jet vehicle:

The original MAP sensor ohmed out within specs and held a vacuum at 7 psi.

We...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
It lives! The latest and a recap (hopefully...

It lives!

The latest and a recap (hopefully of some use to someone else in the future trying to revive a D-Jet vehicle):

The original MAP sensor ohmed out within specs and held a vacuum at 7...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By didenpx
Copy

Copy
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By didenpx
Haven't checked vacuum but will; thanks for...

Haven't checked vacuum but will; thanks for recommendation.

New wiring harness and all cleaned and detailed parts so grounds should be good but will confirm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By didenpx
Bring a camera; it's an experience.

Bring a camera; it's an experience.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By didenpx
D-Jet No Start Help

Posted in Project and Restorations as well:

1970 1800E

-30 psi at fuel rail
-injectors are triggering in pairs when the engine is rotated manually
-cold start injector is firing and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
thanks; will check it out as well

thanks; will check it out as well
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By didenpx
AC Auto Sales, Leeds Maine. I was there about 10...

AC Auto Sales, Leeds Maine. I was there about 10 years ago and he had dozens of cars in fields/woods. I heard from someone at the Sunapee car show that he's still there....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
that looks to have worked like magic! Super...

that looks to have worked like magic! Super clean.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
Never mind on the 123 dizzy/tacho wiring...

Never mind on the 123 dizzy/tacho wiring question. Found a wiring diagram on the Yahoo 1800 Group site.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
It won't.....or at least not really. The latest:...

It won't.....or at least not really. The latest:

-30 psi at fuel rail
-injectors are triggering in pairs when the engine is rotated manually
-cold start injector is firing and the engine will...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
Thanks to all! And special thanks today to...

Thanks to all!

And special thanks today to Eric at Hi Performance for helping me/the shop with some trans-continental trouble shooting.

We now have confirmed functioning of ECU and TPS and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Steve, Is the undercoating you're dealing...

Steve,

Is the undercoating you're dealing with the Waxoyl (or similar) stuff or black rubberized stuff?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By didenpx
Now that looks serious!

Now that looks serious!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,565
Posted By didenpx
Engine cranked for the first time since ~1982...

Engine cranked for the first time since ~1982 this afternoon. Hopefully it will fire tomorrow. Spark plug wires will be sorted...just temporary.

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Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Looks great. Beware the scope creep.....or just...

Looks great. Beware the scope creep.....or just embrace it.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,217
Posted By didenpx
+1 Glad to see you're going to give it another...

+1 Glad to see you're going to give it another chance at life!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
I'm having flashbacks to my childhood. They...

I'm having flashbacks to my childhood. They could only be more iconic if they had some goldenrod and avocado in them.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Agree on VP as a resource; very nice people all...

Agree on VP as a resource; very nice people all around, not crazy prices, and good product. I've been surprised at how much of the stuff they're selling is new production Volvo too. I recently...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,713
Posted By didenpx
Steve, When you get access to the sill it...

Steve,

When you get access to the sill it will be a great opportunity to hit it with the Eastwood internal frame coating. It comes with a long hose with a multi-direction spray nozzle and does an...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,721
Posted By didenpx
I've got it registered for Larz Anderson Swedish...

I've got it registered for Larz Anderson Swedish Car Day in August so that's the current target. Hopefully it will all come together in time.....
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