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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By TestPoint
The electrical part of the conversion is the big...

The electrical part of the conversion is the big half of the effort. No way the GM system is going to run the Ford. Easiest solution is an aftermarket 'puter. That bypasses all the PATS issues of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 245
Posted By TestPoint
Having been there, done that, I would suggest...

Having been there, done that, I would suggest that any properly functioning at least 2 row radiator that fit the opening in your car and with a correctly functioning electrical fan would be perfectly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By TestPoint
My experience with CPR (WUR) devices is far...

My experience with CPR (WUR) devices is far simpler. Cleaned a couple. They are very simple devices. A pressure disk blocking a fuel nozzle with a spring regulating the flow adjusted by a heater...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By TestPoint
First and easiest thing to check is the lock...

First and easiest thing to check is the lock itself mounted on the door jam. It is held on by the two Trox or Phillips headed bolts and will come off and go back on without issue. Corroded up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,197
Posted By TestPoint
There was a web site for many years, K-jet.org,...

There was a web site for many years, K-jet.org, that hosted most of the greenbooks for the free benefit of all. They suddenly shut down and deleted all the vast library of information without...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,197
Posted By TestPoint
Thanks, but I think that I have pretty much...

Thanks, but I think that I have pretty much everything I need for both a 240 and 260 purchased off ebay over the years both as .pdf files and paper media.

My preference would be that they all be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By TestPoint
Max cost below $54.93. Surly, anyone with the...

Max cost below $54.93. Surly, anyone with the need for and interest in assembling such a tool will have the at least some of the items in their junk box or available at their local JY or Lowes. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By TestPoint
The three way valve allows measurements of both...

The three way valve allows measurements of both distributor regulator pressure and WRU regulator on one gauge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By TestPoint
There is always the $20 TurboBricks brand fuel...

There is always the $20 TurboBricks brand fuel pressure test kit:

http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By TestPoint
The linkage does have bushings but it sounds more...

The linkage does have bushings but it sounds more like you are describing an internal shifting issue. Is the ATF black? Does it smell bad? Drain and refill to see if that affects it. Lots cheaper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,197
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, you may give them to me! Or . . . post...

Yes, you may give them to me!

Or . . . post on Ebay for those that might want a specific book.

The on line library is the way to go . . . if only we could get it completed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By TestPoint
Upgrade from the 3 speed BW55 to the 4 speed AW70...

Upgrade from the 3 speed BW55 to the 4 speed AW70 requires that the AW70 come from a 7xx/9xx with the PRV engine due to the bell housing. A little more rare but I found 2 within driving distance. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By TestPoint
One of many . . . . Check for leaks in the...

One of many . . . .

Check for leaks in the trunk associated with the fuel filler pipe especially the drain tube from the outside catch cup.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By TestPoint
16 gallons, 60.5L I trust the odometer more...

16 gallons, 60.5L

I trust the odometer more than the gas gauge since it wanders around a lot. About 220 miles is about 12 gallons, about 18.5 mpg.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By TestPoint
I have had both CAM and ZF racks fail, or rather...

I have had both CAM and ZF racks fail, or rather wear out and leak or inter tie rod failures so that would not be a determining factor. A used 50k mile rack failed in less than 10k of use. I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By TestPoint
The Coverlay brand dash covers are about as good...

The Coverlay brand dash covers are about as good as it gets for serious restoration.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/20150613_184433.jpg
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By TestPoint
I went to a local tire store and asked for a tire...

I went to a local tire store and asked for a tire that approximated the height of the 35 year old spare. No problem. Owner looked up the height and width of the rim and produced an inexpensive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By TestPoint
Looks like the Bosch fuel distributor document...

Looks like the Bosch fuel distributor document picture. The multiple shims are for adjusting the pressure as explained above. The K-jet system was built for many years and there were many versions...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By TestPoint
Hard to find with your thumb.

Hard to find with your thumb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By TestPoint
I found a local auto restoration shop that has...

I found a local auto restoration shop that has their own internal interior shop. They quoted $125 for matching the leather in one seat. Seat only, not back reusing the original vinyl. That is with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By TestPoint
Rubber hammer!

Rubber hammer!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By TestPoint
Some time around '81 - '82 Volvo/Bosch turned the...

Some time around '81 - '82 Volvo/Bosch turned the air meter plate around so that it meters down rather than up, at least on my B28F.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By TestPoint
Oops . . . . You describe a gummed up...

Oops . . . .

You describe a gummed up metering rod in the center of the distributor.

Been there. If you force the rod up and it gets stuck you will end up filling your cylinders with fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By TestPoint
The first thing encountered past the fuel filter...

The first thing encountered past the fuel filter is the pressure regulator within the fuel distributor (black block) . If you don't have more that 70psi input to it you are not going to get anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By TestPoint
Everything operating on a K-jet is doing so...

Everything operating on a K-jet is doing so because of the fuel pressure. Drive a K-jet car you need the ability to test the fuel pressure.

The fuel distributor regulates the pressure down from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By TestPoint
The obvious place to start is with the radiator. ...

The obvious place to start is with the radiator. My '82 radiator hot side tank was filled up with junk to the point that no water flowed across the bottom half. It had been flushed repeatedly back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By TestPoint
Since the U-joint was what was disturbed that is...

Since the U-joint was what was disturbed that is a good guess as to the source of the new noise. I took a two piece shaft to a balance shop for similar and learned that the snap rings come in three...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By TestPoint
In the case of the very high amperage of the...

In the case of the very high amperage of the starter checking voltage/test light is not enough and current is difficult to measure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By TestPoint
Anyone that makes a living repairing cars is...

Anyone that makes a living repairing cars is going to be a bunch of bucks and the original estimate usually does not cover things found along the way on a 30+ year old car.

Are you looking for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By TestPoint
The brake system is pretty complicated for its...

The brake system is pretty complicated for its time with multiple pistons in the front fed by different circuits. The rear pressure balance units with air installed can be a long term hobby. Once...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By TestPoint
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By TestPoint
The calipers have 'dimples' in the two halves...

The calipers have 'dimples' in the two halves that must match. Really just two sharp punch impressions in the outside halves.

Maybe 3 of the 4 work.

I have had very old rubber lines fail...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By TestPoint
Is the coolant system full enough to feed the...

Is the coolant system full enough to feed the heater system? Is the heater valve open? Is the hose on the core side of the valve warm?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By TestPoint
Is the remote an aftermarket device or original...

Is the remote an aftermarket device or original equipment on your 1932 Hupmobile? There is a sync button on most aftermarket units. Press buttons on both fob and receiver at the same time. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By TestPoint
JohnLane is our first line of defense against an...

JohnLane is our first line of defense against an invasion from Canada.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By TestPoint
My $180 repo tank from RockAuto had the well...

My $180 repo tank from RockAuto had the well around the pick up area. I will have to admit ignorance of the 'serge tank' you refer to.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By TestPoint
Might want to try the WANTED forum on this site. ...

Might want to try the WANTED forum on this site.

Reproduction tanks are available at such places as RockAuto pretty inexpensively. Shipping for a tank is going to be the killer.

Since you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By TestPoint
I had a mirror/glass shop cut a new mirror based...

I had a mirror/glass shop cut a new mirror based on a plexiglass pattern that I cut to match the old mirror and stuck it on with double backed attachment tape. There is not a way to address an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By TestPoint
Been there . . . more than 3 days. Didn't...

Been there . . . more than 3 days.

Didn't intend to redirect your reasonable request.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By TestPoint
I thought that everyone in the PNW was a...

I thought that everyone in the PNW was a certified Volvo Technician.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure pump is easier to replace and the...

The pressure pump is easier to replace and the most likely causing noise. But with that said a failing lift pump can cause the pressure pump to make noise. A full tank of fuel will overcome the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By TestPoint
Actually, there are 3 sizes. I know because I...

Actually, there are 3 sizes. I know because I bought all 3 before getting the right one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By TestPoint
My V8 conversion fuel pump relay is in the right...

My V8 conversion fuel pump relay is in the right hand side rear wheel well on the wagon.

You are going to have to carefully document the intended operation of your particular conversion.

Tell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By TestPoint
There have been many reports of non-OEM in tank...

There have been many reports of non-OEM in tank pumps having leads turned over.

http://cleanflametrap.com/transferPump.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By TestPoint
Fuel pump relays have a long history of cracking...

Fuel pump relays have a long history of cracking the solder joint between the relay external contacts and the circuit board inside. Some cracks are just not visible. Remove the cover and flow the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like you have some hydraulic assist going...

Sounds like you have some hydraulic assist going on.

Sorry, you need to replace the rack . . . and do another alignment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By TestPoint
I have had an ignition switch fail. It would...

I have had an ignition switch fail. It would pass voltage but not current which caused a long trouble shooting problem. Voltage was read at the starter but there was not enough current to engage...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 81,015
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, I am going to be there but the Bertone...

Yeah, I am going to be there but the Bertone probably will not. Last year was the heart surgery this year is arthritis which has slowed me down to the point that climbing around a car isn't as much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By TestPoint
Step 1: Measure fuel pressures. Need a test...

Step 1: Measure fuel pressures.

Need a test rig? Build one. Lots of other detail.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 81,015
Posted By TestPoint
Remote fob controlled door and trunk lock/unlock

I converted the utter Volvo to remote lock/unlock capability some time ago based on volvogeek's Articles Composition (http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224742) adding an aftermarket...
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