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Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2019, 08:36 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
The oil pump twist-n-fail is evidently not all...

The oil pump twist-n-fail is evidently not all that unusual.

Still haven't done the teardown... have been busy with typical summer stuff. But I suspect there's a wee little chunk-o-crud in there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:20 AM
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Views: 534
Posted By kyle242gt
Thanks guys - I have a buddy with an indy shop...

Thanks guys - I have a buddy with an indy shop that should be able to hook me up with an ETA if it comes to that. For now, we'll watch and wait; if it recurs, I'll pull it apart, clean the terminals...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 05:47 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
2004 V70 - Reduced Engine Performance, Engine System Service Required

:wave: Hi all -

2004 V70 2.5T, 157K on it. Maintenance up to date, but not obsessively so.

We live at sea level, feed it 87 just because.

Topped up with 1/3 tank gas at 3K' elevation (at a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 01:48 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Bro does a lot more driving than I do, and has a...

Bro does a lot more driving than I do, and has a much higher threshold for annoyance at old cars' shenanigans. So he put on about 1K miles commuting in it. Then it spontaneously had zero oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 08:51 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
The plot thickens! The brackets are only welded...

The plot thickens! The brackets are only welded on one side, and apparently the QC guy didn't catch the fact that this one was poorly welded. Combo of MIG and TIG to get penetration and decent...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 02:48 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Lower mount, which is why I was kind of...

Lower mount, which is why I was kind of surprised. I figured my jamoke-designed upper mount cobbling and 300# of tq would cause the upper to fail. Shows what I know.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 01:25 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Yeah, that's what I've got. I think of the upper...

Yeah, that's what I've got. I think of the upper mount as one, but obviously (now, anyway, haha) that it has to be two separate links to allow for articulation. POS Miata back in one piece, just...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 12:50 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Not too much rust, other than some surface stuff....

Not too much rust, other than some surface stuff. Haven't yet seen *exactly* how it was originally welded... the cellphone pics look like a single bead on one side of the control arm mount. Makes...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2018, 01:16 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Bro took the car for stress testing, commuted...

Bro took the car for stress testing, commuted about 200 miles over the course of a couple weeks. Steering and radiator did fine, in fact the whole car did pretty good. He did remark on the lack of...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
NASA - came from Woodenpudden, nice surprise, and...

NASA - came from Woodenpudden, nice surprise, and while "remove before liftoff" doesn't really work for an ignition key, the nuance is there at least.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2018, 01:19 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Here's a short video, sorry about the audio...

Here's a short video, sorry about the audio quality.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uh2X-er2JQo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media;...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2018, 06:12 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Sheetmetal back on. The interface between nose,...

Sheetmetal back on. The interface between nose, fender, hood is a little wonky on the passenger side; I have a gap of about 1/4". Trying to decide if I want to take things apart and massage a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2018, 01:04 AM
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Posted By kyle242gt
If "art" includes the drunken doodles of a...

If "art" includes the drunken doodles of a maniac, then I concur! :ahoy:

Shook it down some today, got gas, antifreeze, oil change stuff for V70. Zero drama, except that created by the freak in...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 657
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Posted By kyle242gt
I then patched the nose at the top where I'd...

I then patched the nose at the top where I'd previously cut it out. It lays on top of the radiator frame. So, the radiator supports the frame supports the body supports the frame supports the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2018, 09:22 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Slow motion is better than no motion. ...

Slow motion is better than no motion.

Radiator support welded in and done.

Radiator frame welded together, but bolt-in. That way I can get it clear of the car when removing the engine. One of...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 194,537
Posted By kyle242gt
Moving forward! In the process of lining things...

Moving forward! In the process of lining things up (measuring and thinking as always) found the driver's side front wheel about 3/4" further back than the passenger side. Crossmember skewed as...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2018, 06:45 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Yeah, I really need to learn to weld the silver...

Yeah, I really need to learn to weld the silver stuff. That would open up lots of options.

However! Another day measuring and thinking yielded some progress. My cat is helpful in that regard.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 194,537
Posted By kyle242gt
measuring and thinking. Thinking I might just...

measuring and thinking. Thinking I might just have to learn to weld aluminum, because that'd really simplify things.
Lower hose is into the steering gear. Might be able to get under with a little...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 194,537
Posted By kyle242gt
Some progress. Back to measuring, thinking,...

Some progress. Back to measuring, thinking, engineering, reverse engineering, and always searching for Occam's Razor.

Obviously the radiator is too big for the inner sheetmetal of the nose. And...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 02:14 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
It has a radiator, it's just an ebay special...

It has a radiator, it's just an ebay special designed for a Civic. It was the only option that (mostly) fit the car. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2018, 04:45 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
:nod: I'd like to get one too. Hard thing is...

:nod: I'd like to get one too. Hard thing is finding a co-conspirator and a place to hoon. This is so stupidly loud that I basically zip around the block and then hide.

Steering is pretty well...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2018, 06:46 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
And here's what I wound up with:...

And here's what I wound up with: https://www.ebay.com/itm/352470105670

Outlet is in the right spot. Should be easy enough :x: to hit from the driver's side waterpump inlet with a flex hose... ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2018, 04:12 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Back in one piece, took it for a quick shakedown...

Back in one piece, took it for a quick shakedown sans mufflers. Alignment isn't quite right, but it doesn't try to swap ends when getting on the gas anymore. :rockon: that's a win.

There's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2018, 07:50 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Oil filter thing was ... interesting. Putting...

Oil filter thing was ... interesting. Putting the remote adapter on, the hose barbs ended about 1" from the frame rail, not enough room for hoses. Ideal would be one of these:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2018, 04:17 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
:nod: that's all I'll do. Get the toe right about...

:nod: that's all I'll do. Get the toe right about zero, maybe a touch of toe-in. Eyeball the camber. Trust caster to Dog. If (when) the steering wheel is offcenter, I figure I can play with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2018, 03:25 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
I had a LOT of bump toe, like an inch or more, on...

I had a LOT of bump toe, like an inch or more, on major rear weight shift (wonder how that happens). Additionally, it wasn't exactly even, since the rack wasn't centered exactly. So, jump on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 10:02 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Funny thing! The tierods aren't adjustable, just...

Funny thing! The tierods aren't adjustable, just the draglink. Figure that one out. :roll:

Alignment is ??probably?? pretty okay; I did lower it a couple inches, but there's really no bumptoe...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 07:31 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
And the finished product.

And the finished product.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 07:30 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
All told, I think I prefer MIG to TIG. So much...

All told, I think I prefer MIG to TIG. So much easier to get access to tight spots, and one-hand mockup is a breeze. TIG is nice for detail work and being sure you get good penetration, but with my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 04:22 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Cut off the input shaft from the Subaru rack,...

Cut off the input shaft from the Subaru rack, ground it down to presssfit inside the Volvo column, tigged them together.

I'll put a pin in the column between the two pieces, but I'm sure they're...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2018, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kyle242gt
That's what she said? Wait... Yep, stock...

That's what she said? Wait...

Yep, stock steering, which is what I should have done from the getgo.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2018, 12:22 AM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Getting R+P inners in the inner mount plane isn't...

Getting R+P inners in the inner mount plane isn't possible with an off-the-shelf R+P. Did my homework and got as close as I could - and that was laughably far removed from ideal. I'm really hoping...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2018, 08:02 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Hi everyone - been a while. Radiator is not...

Hi everyone - been a while.

Radiator is not sufficient. I suspect my shroud, while super cool as far as making the fan efficient, doesn't really allow enough airflow. I think I'm going to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By kyle242gt
:omg: fantastic.

:omg: fantastic.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2017, 03:06 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
:bow: thanks!!! With that and the carpet in...

:bow: thanks!!! With that and the carpet in place, it's almost like a normal car.


:nod: that's a pretty good idea - they just quit for the season, but I'll have to see about getting out there...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2017, 03:47 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
All the carpet's back in. Much less high...

All the carpet's back in. Much less high frequency white noise, almost like a real car.

Seats are pretty grody, no question, but they're comfy!

Realistically, I think it's done.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-22-2017, 05:32 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Hanging out at a local taproom, mentioned to the...

Hanging out at a local taproom, mentioned to the proprietor I always wanted a taphandle for a shifter. So he gave me one. All I needed to make a new shifter!

Piece of steel for the base flange,...
Forum: website & board 08-25-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By kyle242gt
I see how it is, other people complain, you get...

I see how it is, other people complain, you get right on it... I complain, and crickets! :pointlol:
Forum: website & board 08-25-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 30,042
Posted By kyle242gt
oh shiznit, if that means what I think it means...

oh shiznit, if that means what I think it means :ohjoy:
Forum: website & board 08-24-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 253
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Posted By kyle242gt
Donated because MikeP nagged me in OT. Do I get...

Donated because MikeP nagged me in OT. Do I get more stickers?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 657
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Posted By kyle242gt
Swapped shocks.... not a big deal, no pictures,...

Swapped shocks.... not a big deal, no pictures, just off with the old and on with the new.

I could tell as soon as I started pulling it out of the garage.

...uttered "holy crap" under my...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,904
Posted By kyle242gt
Very pretty stuff! About the oil filter...

Very pretty stuff!

About the oil filter setup - I guess longer lines aren't really a negative, but couldn't you shortcut some of that? Or is it just using the premade lines? And is being that...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 194,537
Posted By kyle242gt
:cheers: Going to track them down now then. ...

:cheers:

Going to track them down now then. Would be great to have this thing more hunkered.

//edit Bilstein HD's en route from IPD, and KYB gas-a-justs from RockAuto. :x: will be neat to see...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2017, 01:19 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Voila! Amazing what putting the dash back...

Voila! Amazing what putting the dash back together does for the driving experience. Previously it was a splotchy multicolored mess, just the bare dash and gauges (no cap, no trim, no...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2017, 08:52 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
I started working on the dash. Removed some...

I started working on the dash. Removed some inner bracing (used to mount the original cluster) to make room for the fan (though I don't have one) and wiper (though I'll never drive in the rain)...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2017, 03:34 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Not really. I have one, but it's ~5yrs old,...

Not really. I have one, but it's ~5yrs old, signed by about three of the previous owners in varying places, etc etc. Years ago I had some guy want to buy the title, but that felt really shady to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 657
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Posted By kyle242gt
Nothing new to report.... after trying to get the...

Nothing new to report.... after trying to get the hulk of the mustang hauled off, and since basically any useful parts are gone, I told the kids they could whale on it.

Trying to get motivated to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 39,584
Posted By kyle242gt
Suburban's got 31+" tall tires.

Suburban's got 31+" tall tires.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 657
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Posted By kyle242gt
:cameron: why not? Honest answer - the trim,...

:cameron: why not?

Honest answer - the trim, while complete, is all pretty rough. I'd also need about 30-60 clips to hold it on, plus several screw-on end bits.
These would probably work:...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 194,537
Posted By kyle242gt
Thumbs are sore after putting all these dumb...

Thumbs are sore after putting all these dumb things in.
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