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Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2017, 08:37 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Dash came out great!

Dash came out great!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Duder; thanks for the kind invite! I may...

Duder; thanks for the kind invite!

I may make it out there myself some day....for the duration of this project the parts will be traveling solo, freight class :)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
It would probably make more sense to find a...

It would probably make more sense to find a decent B20E but I'll still probably go the route of having the original one rebuilt. Thinking that it might make a trip out to Torrance CA early next year...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
M410 and steering box back from rebuild by Hi...

M410 and steering box back from rebuild by Hi Performance. They probably didn't look this good coming off the factory floor. Thanks Ian and Eric!
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
It's in the body shop for finish work and paint. ...

It's in the body shop for finish work and paint. Should be back in my garage in Oct/Nov.

Sourced a correct M410 in May and in process of getting it shipped to High Performance for a rebuild.
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Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 122,751
Posted By didenpx
Love the shot of the front end with the E Codes!

Love the shot of the front end with the E Codes!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-31-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Steve! Still doing the Hamlet routine...

Thanks Steve!

Still doing the Hamlet routine on D-Jet originality vs MS but this was a helpful data point.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-23-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By didenpx
Stealth Engine Management Systems

Considering fuel delivery options for an 1800E restoration. I'm for a correct restoration but not sure I want to sort through the D-Jet.

The Stealth Engine Management Systems...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,835
Posted By didenpx
Beautiful work! Subscribed.

Beautiful work! Subscribed.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,062
Posted By didenpx
Sorry to say that I don't but I will keep an eye...

Sorry to say that I don't but I will keep an eye out.

In a decade of long distance commuting down Route 3 I've only ever seen 2 1800s on the road (and one of those was an ES being hauled North...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,062
Posted By didenpx
Holy crap! You care for some really unique...

Holy crap! You care for some really unique vehicles. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the next improvements to the 122.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By didenpx
Duder - thanks. I started out by looking for...

Duder - thanks. I started out by looking for that thread but couldn't find it. I'll give it another try thanks to you recalling seller.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By didenpx
thanks! :(

thanks!

:(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2016, 08:15 AM
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Views: 599
Posted By didenpx
240 Seat Styles - Year Changes

I'm trying to figure out whether some reproduction R-Sport seat covers (http://www.volvorsport.com/) will work for my 77 242 with the original seats.

What year did the 240 swap over from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,206
Posted By didenpx
Great project and beautiful car!

Great project and beautiful car!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2016, 08:38 PM
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Views: 123,226
Posted By didenpx
looks like really nice fab work on the floor...

looks like really nice fab work on the floor patch!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
I plan to do this as close to a correct...

I plan to do this as close to a correct restoration as possible...in the traditional TB fashion :rofl:

So for upholstery will be OEM/repro eventually, on a schedule driven by funds and spousal...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Thanks; love that video. Makes it look like...

Thanks; love that video. Makes it look like anyone with some basic tools and access to the sheet metal dies could start rolling these off the production line themselves. Wouldn't it be cool!?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 118,507
Posted By didenpx
Two thumbs up on the paint choice; looks...

Two thumbs up on the paint choice; looks brilliant!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Car is back from the body shop and in black...

Car is back from the body shop and in black primer. It's going to sit in my barn until they're ready to begin work on it (probably Jan/Feb). I'm surprised at what a huge difference it makes to see...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 152,480
Posted By didenpx
glad to see that this project is getting back on...

glad to see that this project is getting back on track! Please keep the updates coming.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Thanks very much vintagewrench! Now I need...

Thanks very much vintagewrench!

Now I need to spend a lot of time thinking about budgets and the proper order of doing all the things that need doing before I'll be able to start reassembly. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Oh, forgot this one: ...

Oh, forgot this one:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8206/28625992543_4bcb537183_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KBzGgz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KBzGgz) by didenpx...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
I paid $1,100 for the blasting (glass bead) and...

I paid $1,100 for the blasting (glass bead) and another $200 for the zinc phosphate which is guaranteed to prevent flash rust for 90 days as long as it's kept inside. I was happy with the price and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Blasted and zinc phosphated: ...

Blasted and zinc phosphated:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8354/29212947976_1a0bb40857_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LvrZEQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/LvrZEQ) by didenpx...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By didenpx
Early 740 E-Code Step by Step

It's probably here somewhere but I'll be damned if I can find it. Looking for a step by step for installing e-codes and wiper motors on an early 740. Especially the wiper motor connections.
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Duder; it does feel good. Probably going...

Thanks Duder; it does feel good. Probably going to celebrate by vacuuming up cobwebs and cleaning the garage stall.

Also thanks for the suggesting the American Racing option, which was news to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Finally off for blasting. Should be headed to...

Finally off for blasting. Should be headed to the body shop in 2-3 weeks.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8566/28367953090_5542d98cc9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KdMb8u)Untitled...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,110
Posted By didenpx
Saab Sonnett

cwdodson88 you have PM
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2016, 08:47 PM
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Views: 4,110
Posted By didenpx
Tarnation (on the second "nope")!

Tarnation (on the second "nope")!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,110
Posted By didenpx
Did you host a VCOA Granite State chapter meet in...

Did you host a VCOA Granite State chapter meet in the Fall of 2014 by any chance? Or did I maybe see this car at said meet?

Looks exceptionally clean. Trade for my Saffron C70? :rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,110
Posted By didenpx
I think I recognize that field; near Hannover? ...

I think I recognize that field; near Hannover?

Where's the project thread?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2016, 01:19 PM
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Views: 123,226
Posted By didenpx
This thread is insane! Major fabrication envy...

This thread is insane! Major fabrication envy here.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Thanks very much. I feel so much better about...

Thanks very much. I feel so much better about the project now that it's gotten to this stage. There were lots of times that I asked myself what the hell I'd gotten into and doubted it would ever be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Amen to that! Anyway I'm still hoping to see...

Amen to that!

Anyway I'm still hoping to see the Duckling on the road someday here. 11 years of commuting ~90 miles a day in the greater Boston area and I've seen a grand total of 2 1800s in...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Thanks guys! Duder - you wouldn't have had...

Thanks guys!

Duder - you wouldn't have had to do a small fraction of this welding on the Duckling. It ended up going to the greater Boston area, right? Or am I having a senior moment?

And...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,137
Posted By didenpx
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Some before/during/after shots of significant...

Some before/during/after shots of significant rust repairs; hopefully they will be useful to others....

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1598/26600940671_fc2e73d43d_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Need to finish up the parking brakes and the...

Need to finish up the parking brakes and the battery tray patch and then it's off to media blasting....

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1570/26009928364_89474ec832_z.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
Yes to the refund; so other than the lost time,...

Yes to the refund; so other than the lost time, no harm done.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
Got the Pilenga rotors from Eric and they are a...

Got the Pilenga rotors from Eric and they are a perfect fit; milled on the hub mating surface exactly like the originals. Thanks Eric and Hi Performance!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
The rotors that came off don't rub, so I have to...

The rotors that came off don't rub, so I have to conclude that the new rotors are the cause.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
The axle shafts were rebuilt with new bearings,...

The axle shafts were rebuilt with new bearings, seals, etc. and there's no play in them that I can detect.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
84B23F - thanks again for the links and...

84B23F - thanks again for the links and especially for the second photo. I measured the depth from the disk surface to the bottom of the rotor (where it mates to the hub). The photo indicates the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
Thanks; the engineering diagram is great. I'm...

Thanks; the engineering diagram is great. I'm going to measure the ones I have and see how they compare.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Got the axle shafts with the new bearings back...

Got the axle shafts with the new bearings back from the shop today and was hoping to get the parking brakes put back together so that there's some way to stop the thing when it becomes a roller and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By didenpx
1800E Rear Rotors Rubbing Backing Plate

Based on several searches it seemed that rear rotors for a 1970 1800E would be common to several models. I bought these:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/26305152576_9fda510582_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 28,180
Posted By didenpx
Ditto. The NOS parts finds are impressive.

Ditto. The NOS parts finds are impressive.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Exactly 800 days after the rear axle was dropped...

Exactly 800 days after the rear axle was dropped it's back on the car with the suspension bearing weight. Gee, how time flies. Not.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,523
Posted By didenpx
Still making progress toward getting the shell...

Still making progress toward getting the shell out for media blasting. It probably doesn't look like much is happening (and probably that's accurate) but the psychological impact of actually...
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