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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,419
Posted By volvowagoon
I hope to hear your fix if you find one. The...

I hope to hear your fix if you find one. The wagon is my fiance's daily, so I can't watch it close enough to know if it's working correctly. My updates are very far apart because of this.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
Thank you! I figured that would be the...

Thank you!



I figured that would be the best solution. I'm not a fan of the cost or the looks though. I'd rather just clean my drain every now ant then.



After 30 years of road time, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By volvowagoon
I agree with bobxyz to an extent. The cruise...

I agree with bobxyz to an extent. The cruise should still work even if the speedo/odo are broken. I would check for the speed signal coming from the rear. However, having a brake switch wire sent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By volvowagoon
I looked at my drain. It wasn't even attached to...

I looked at my drain. It wasn't even attached to the floor anymore. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By volvowagoon
That's factory unfortunately.

That's factory unfortunately.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
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Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By volvowagoon
Ahhh yes, the only other white block to arrive...

Ahhh yes, the only other white block to arrive IIRC. I showed up with a donut on my C30 since I had a blow out on the way. :lol: That car has over 180k on it now. Time flies.

Nice work. I'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By volvowagoon
I almost forgot about that! I didn't know OP was...

I almost forgot about that! I didn't know OP was there. There were a couple people from that meet who I used to talk to on and off, but don't seem to come to the site anymore. It would be cool to...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By volvowagoon
I can't say I did better! That looks like a very...

I can't say I did better! That looks like a very solid repair. +1 for Eastwood rust encapsulator. That stuff is really good and pretty cheap.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By volvowagoon
HA! I saw that thing resting on marketplace...

HA! I saw that thing resting on marketplace forever thinking it was doomed for the crusher. What part of Indiana are you from? Looks like the start of a fun project.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,419
Posted By volvowagoon
Dang. It was kind of a shot in the dark. I...

Dang. It was kind of a shot in the dark. I suppose it's still possible, but seems really unlikely given what you just told me. We'll see. It spun all weekend, but we have a cold front coming in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By volvowagoon
There's nothing wrong with the original...

There's nothing wrong with the original compressor as far as I know. I'm just saying that swapping the engine to one which uses serpentine belts and a different compressor may make retaining the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
I decided to finally finish the brake failure...

I decided to finally finish the brake failure switch while I was on a roll.
https://i.imgur.com/orRTT7W.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/t86NTBg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OtDnnQW.jpg

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Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
The odometer started doing it's thing again so I...

The odometer started doing it's thing again so I started doing my thing again. I won't go into too much detail because it's all here. https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=350828&page=2...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,419
Posted By volvowagoon
The never ending odometer repair continues. I...

The never ending odometer repair continues. I did try something different this time though. Maybe you'll think I'm crazy, but I think my theory is solid.

Let's recap... :) It's a pun. You'll...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By volvowagoon
I didn't really think about this as I didn't know...

I didn't really think about this as I didn't know the newer systems used a Delco pump. GM perhaps, but with v-belts. Do you think it would be simpler to make custom brackets for the updated Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By volvowagoon
You're probably right. Mine actually leaks water...

You're probably right. Mine actually leaks water in the same spots. I found these pictures on another forum. I'll have to see how bad mine is.
https://i.imgur.com/5S87tqP.jpg
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Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By volvowagoon
Engine swapping foresight with AC unknowns

Hey guys, I was poking around the projects section and came out pretty shocked to find little to no information about AC compressor retrofitting. Eventually, I'm hoping to swap a 3800 and 4l60e...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By volvowagoon
Is the air still blowing cold? Your evaporator...

Is the air still blowing cold? Your evaporator might be freezing over. Have you checked to see if your box is full of leaves?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By volvowagoon
Easy only if has the same ratio though, right? I...

Easy only if has the same ratio though, right? I don't think you can just swap a V8 input for a V6.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm surprised that you're finding more F-body...

I'm surprised that you're finding more F-body units than Ford. The opposite was true for me when I was looking for something to replace my blown up Camaro unit. Go figure.

FWIW. Even if you...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By volvowagoon
I wish I chimed in earlier. Don't start...

I wish I chimed in earlier.

Don't start screwing around with ANY of the GM T5s. It's not worth it even if it has the Ford case. The GM input shafts and extension housings are going to end up...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,931
Posted By volvowagoon
This is so coooool. :drool: Nice work.

This is so coooool. :drool: Nice work.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks! I have delicate garage queens, but...

Thanks! I have delicate garage queens, but Volvo's cockroach reputation makes me feel obligated to keep that odometer rolling. It may not stay Volvo powered forever, but it will be a reliable and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
I gave up on the lighting issue. Once I realized...

I gave up on the lighting issue. Once I realized that I dove into an issue much bigger than I anticipated, I started focusing on more important stuff.

Also, we went on another road trip! Moose...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 167,944
Posted By volvowagoon
I don't recall this necessarily being the case on...

I don't recall this necessarily being the case on a 9". People cut down the driver side tube and run two passenger side axles on 8.8"s all the time though.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,135
Posted By volvowagoon
Oh boy, this is good stuff. Although I've made...

Oh boy, this is good stuff. Although I've made some pretty good progress on the TKO swap in my Camaro, this HTOB stuff is reminding me that the best may be yet to come. :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By volvowagoon
Update: I bought some junky control arms from RA...

Update: I bought some junky control arms from RA for non-sport suspensions. For the most part, they fit nicely. They did need quite a bit of persuasion for all the bolt holes to align, but I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 121,689
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm glad you didn't scrap it!. This car is coming...

I'm glad you didn't scrap it!. This car is coming along so nicely, and the progress is satisfying to watch. Keep it up!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,931
Posted By volvowagoon
Ooooo I like this.

Ooooo I like this.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
However this light is getting power is certainly...

However this light is getting power is certainly not stock. I unplugged the mentioned 4 pin connector with the key on and the light stayed on. There's something really goofy going on there. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
I definitely have multiple issues because the...

I definitely have multiple issues because the door switch is known bad and the light will only come on when the key is on even though the power wire should be hot at all times. I never tested the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
Fiancé says she drove the whole way to work with...

Fiancé says she drove the whole way to work with the rear dome light on. :???: That would be the first reported sighting of that light working, so I guess I'll have to play with it a little more...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
More run-ins with junk parts. I went to...

More run-ins with junk parts.

I went to address a reverse light that hadn't been working for a long time. Of course the bulb socket needed to be bent up a little and was fixed in five minutes. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 47,588
Posted By volvowagoon
I can't see them either :(

I can't see them either :(
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,569
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm already liking the direction of this thread. ...

I'm already liking the direction of this thread. I hope the car is saved! Great buy either way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,438
Posted By volvowagoon
Yep. I agree. I don't get why people think...

Yep. I agree.

I don't get why people think Irv's car is so legendary. Yes, the SHELL was propelled much further than most other vehicles, but it certainly wasn't record breaking. I say shell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By volvowagoon
Hmm I see. I heard that there is a very slight...

Hmm I see. I heard that there is a very slight geometry change, but they certainly don't look any different in pictures. I think I remember seeing on another board that you can identify the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By volvowagoon
C30 Control Arm Shopping

Hello,

I have a nasty clunk in my 2010 C30 T5 at low speeds. I think the control arm bushings are shot, but I'll check soon. I have torn ball joint boots anyway so replacing the arm wouldn't be...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
:rockon: Great to know! Thank you. I feel...

:rockon:
Great to know! Thank you. I feel like a massive newb for asking this, but for the most simple of conversions, is it really as easy as plugging in the turbo ecms, extending the AMM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,816
Posted By volvowagoon
I agree! I wouldn't add or change anything said....

I agree! I wouldn't add or change anything said.

I'm going to PM the OP. I'm not sure what I can help with, but I have a dealer r134-a converted '89.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,392
Posted By volvowagoon
This is so satisfying to read. Great work! You...

This is so satisfying to read. Great work! You make it look easy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,533
Posted By volvowagoon
It's still working. Case closed! ...

It's still working. Case closed!
https://i.imgur.com/dze3LaM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5PLwgoB.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UkQIeO2xHZI"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,047
Posted By volvowagoon
After several days of trouble-free operation, I'm...

After several days of trouble-free operation, I'm calling the tach "fixed!" Also, I finally got the brand new trim ring from Volvo today. I can't believe Volvo still makes them....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,266
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice work! I'm jealous of the Texas metal. lol

Nice work! I'm jealous of the Texas metal. lol
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,649
Posted By volvowagoon
I use copper anti-seize on exhaust bolts and O2...

I use copper anti-seize on exhaust bolts and O2 threads. It's been a big time saver when removing stuff down the road.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By volvowagoon
I feel like I should chime in, but everything has...

I feel like I should chime in, but everything has pretty much already been said. Reflow the joints and install a new new cap. My signal got super crisp after that. I would have written an article...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,533
Posted By volvowagoon
Take three! I reinstalled the tach during...

Take three!

I reinstalled the tach during lunch. I fired the car up and things seemed to work even better this time. I'm trying not to get too excited, but the signal seems even more crisp and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,533
Posted By volvowagoon
I just went through and re-flowed all the circuit...

I just went through and re-flowed all the circuit board connections. It's not pretty, but I'm hopeful. One of the green wires was looking really ugly, so I chopped it back and reconnected it as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,533
Posted By volvowagoon
Sounds good. I'm sure I can find some.

Sounds good. I'm sure I can find some.
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