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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By swiggy
The ignition change makes a noticeable...

The ignition change makes a noticeable difference. Runs way smoother, I got 2-3 mpg better (the points were adjusted properly, and the volvo points are pretty good, they just aren't as good as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 864
Posted By swiggy
On carbed cars the turn signals are on same fuse...

On carbed cars the turn signals are on same fuse as the idle circuit solenoid, its pretty common for this to happen when the fuse is sketchy, but keeping your foot on gas will stop it dying. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By swiggy
I blew out a set of boge turbo gas in less than 2...

I blew out a set of boge turbo gas in less than 2 years, but I drive on a bunch of gravel roads. Bilsteins are the only thing worth putting in
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By swiggy
Its not so bad if you just cut into it and...

Its not so bad if you just cut into it and tape/epoxy it back up again. I've only done one and it was maybe 6 hours, would be much quicker next time. I wouldn't even consider doing it 'properly' and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By swiggy
both of my 240s have those cracks. Doesn't seem...

both of my 240s have those cracks. Doesn't seem to be a problem, I thought it was really common
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By swiggy
I drove a 240 like that for a year. You can only...

I drove a 240 like that for a year. You can only smell exhaust with the windows down, sucks it back in through the rust holes in the body. If your car isn't too holy then you'll be fine. Just keep...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By swiggy
It was standard for a few years on canadian DLs....

It was standard for a few years on canadian DLs. 70s cars got single SU's mostly, early 80s seem to have strombergs. Not sure exactly what year was the change over. I had 3 single carb manifolds sat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By swiggy
Yeah, they will bang into gear feeling horrible...

Yeah, they will bang into gear feeling horrible for a long time. I had one that slipped when I was towing, and banged into gear so hard the whole car shook and people would ask me what I hit, it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By swiggy
K cam has lots of overlap, unburnt fuel passing...

K cam has lots of overlap, unburnt fuel passing straight through, especially at low rpm. Raising the idle (if you can do that with your smog rules) should drop HC. If its just an idle test, put some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By swiggy
I am yet to see a mech speedo 240 where the...

I am yet to see a mech speedo 240 where the needle didn't bounce around a few mph. I always thought that was the way they are
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 716
Posted By swiggy
your block looks a little rusty in the first few...

your block looks a little rusty in the first few pics
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By swiggy
I already took the head off, it was blown...

I already took the head off, it was blown slightly near cylinder 1, you had to look pretty carefully to see it. I've cleaned everything up and got the head back on tonight, just got to put everything...
Forum: performance & suspension 03-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By swiggy
Yeah, b230f is a downgrade from a B23E

Yeah, b230f is a downgrade from a B23E
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By swiggy
Yeah, K cam lowers the static compression, its...

Yeah, K cam lowers the static compression, its going to be more likely to detonate with a smaller cam no? I fill it with 91 whenever I'm towing, usually 89 normally and it doesn't ping. Just noticed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By swiggy
Sanity check needed, HG (I think)

Hey guys, not been on here much recently, car has been trouble free and I've been super busy! I'd just like a sanity check before I rip this motor apart..

Anyway my wagon with a kjet B23E has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By swiggy
Thats what it felt like to me, I got it out of...

Thats what it felt like to me, I got it out of there and packed with proper wheel bearing grease. It feels nothing like wheel bearing grease, way too thin
Forum: performance & suspension 08-19-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By swiggy
Hmm, it was over a year ago that I did all the...

Hmm, it was over a year ago that I did all the brake work. The rears definitely work, a tiny bit of pedal pressure and I can't turn the rear wheels, release and I can turn them easily by hand....
Forum: performance & suspension 08-19-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By swiggy
Removing rear brake proportioning valve

I know theres been a couple of threads on this, I've searched and read them..

But my usage is slightly different. I drive on quite a few gravel roads, but I'm not racing on them and don't want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By swiggy
Happened to me, let me find the thread. Be really...

Happened to me, let me find the thread. Be really careful when you take it apart. I think this is a more common failure than people think, the internal stop in the strut insert is the only thing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By swiggy
1/4" socket worked for me on the A1 cardone...

1/4" socket worked for me on the A1 cardone rebuild (it is in between 6 and 7mm, I guess I have the same bleeder?). But after 3 months the caliper seals completely blew out and deposited all of the...
Forum: performance & suspension 07-19-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By swiggy
I've bent both of my rear trailing arms simply...

I've bent both of my rear trailing arms simply driving on dirt roads, definitely not beating on the car. Nothing crazy in the suspension, just poly bushings, overload springs and Bilstein HDs....
Forum: showroom 05-17-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7,958
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Posted By swiggy
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By swiggy
Thanks Mick, I guess I don't need the spring,...

Thanks Mick, I guess I don't need the spring, makes sense to me. I don't see where one would fit on the mechanism I have (identical to the one from the breakers you found), I was just slightly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By swiggy
82 240DL Canadian spec, manual windows power locks

82 240DL Canadian spec, manual windows power locks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By swiggy
Not easy to find around here, parts car I have...

Not easy to find around here, parts car I have access to has power windows. I'm sure I can weld it in place, after peening it using John's/Mick's methods and it will never come off, probably more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By swiggy
Thanks guys, sounds like an easy fix then. I'm...

Thanks guys, sounds like an easy fix then. I'm still tempted to tack on a little bit of weld at the back of that squared pin to make sure it never comes out, is there a reason that I shouldn't do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By swiggy
Whats wrong with my window? Pics

So I have taken out this manual window that was non-functional, and it seemed that one of the joints was completely disconnected.

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I put them together, using a hammer to knock the pin...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By swiggy
I'm not the only one on here who had this problem...

I'm not the only one on here who had this problem either, there are a couple of threads where people had brand new leaking MTC junction boxes. Its only brakes..
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By swiggy
I had no problem getting the lines in, they fit...

I had no problem getting the lines in, they fit and thread in just fine, my problem was that it leaked from several of the fittings after I torqued them. After it leaked, I tried over-torquing them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By swiggy
I wouldn't recommend the MTC one, I couldn't get...

I wouldn't recommend the MTC one, I couldn't get the lines to seal. Seems to be really poorly machined threads in the holes in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By swiggy
Solid rotors too

Solid rotors too
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By swiggy
Just bumping with what appears to be an 82 DL...

Just bumping with what appears to be an 82 DL with a larger spindle as per Mr Yount's picture, no threads at end and no keyway.

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Couldn't get the brake caliper off with a 2 foot breaker...
Forum: performance & suspension 05-05-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,119
Posted By swiggy
I don't believe volvo ever sold a car with a k...

I don't believe volvo ever sold a car with a k cam and a lambda system did they? They didn't here anyway. Maybe theres a reason for that. I like the K cam, a B23E still has torque as long as you are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By swiggy
I found it a lot easier to dissassemble the front...

I found it a lot easier to dissassemble the front end, rad support etc. Easier to not scratch paint too much
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By swiggy
OK great. The lock mechanism doesn't seem to have...

OK great. The lock mechanism doesn't seem to have anything wrong with it, a little nudge and now it works.. I guess it sat for a while and got stuck, I should check all the adjustments though and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By swiggy
I got it off with just a tiny amount of...

I got it off with just a tiny amount of bending/cracking on a bit of the wood, not much at all. I'm happy. Any recommended method of strengthening damaged bits? Duck tape?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By swiggy
Thanks. I'm not sure I could do it with a slim...

Thanks. I'm not sure I could do it with a slim jim, never really used one before. And I'm not sure whats broken, it might not even be possible. I have a similar looking pry small pry bar, but I can't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By swiggy
Removing door panel with door stuck closed?

Drivers door is stuck closed, something must be wrong in the latch mechanism. I can't get the door panel off with the door panel closed, can't pry at the clips.. Can't really see down into the...
Forum: showroom 04-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By swiggy
Sounds good though

Sounds good though
Forum: showroom 04-29-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By swiggy
Your temp and fuel gauges didn't seem to work (or...

Your temp and fuel gauges didn't seem to work (or your engine was cold and you were out of gas), and your brake failure light was also on. Given the general ghetto nature of your dash I assumed it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
This was a car purchased non-running, so it may...

This was a car purchased non-running, so it may have been run on regular and pinged. Weird how it was just one cylinder (can't really be fuel related on a single carb motor, maybe a big intake gasket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
Thanks a lot for that offer, appreciated. I may...

Thanks a lot for that offer, appreciated. I may take you up on that sometime. Got the head back from machine shop today, it does look good, nice and shiny :lol:

Cleaning the carbon off the pistons...
Forum: performance & suspension 04-25-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By swiggy
A K cam is going to lower your dynamic...

A K cam is going to lower your dynamic compression and would make it less likely to ping than an M cam, at least at lower RPMs, everything else being equal. Are you hearing valves that need shimming?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
+ $110 round trip for the passenger ferry from...

+ $110 round trip for the passenger ferry from Victoria which takes 3 hours in each direction.

I've often thought about heading there, it seems like a good option, problem is to make it worth it I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
They charge ridiculous prices. Its not a...

They charge ridiculous prices. Its not a self-serve JY either. I guarantee they would want more than $250 for a head
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
Cheers Mick. Makes sense. No JY's round...

Cheers Mick. Makes sense.

No JY's round here, parts cars often pop up cheap but they aren't always around to order. Right now there is somebody selling a b230f for $250. But this is my girlfriends...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
Car needs a waterpump too, old one feels really...

Car needs a waterpump too, old one feels really stiff to turn and looks original.. 160 000 miles means it probably is. Want to get it together by this weekend which is the only time my buddy is free...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
So head has some corrosion, needs welding as well...

So head has some corrosion, needs welding as well as skimming. Gasket has blown because of head corrosion near number 4, it is corroded almost to the fire ring. Looks like its going to be a $250...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
Yeah, I took it apart. Can't get hold of a...

Yeah, I took it apart. Can't get hold of a leakdown tester, well I can't really afford $70 right now, the head is definitely going to the machine shop.

No catastrophic failure, kind of surprising...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By swiggy
Cool thanks. I already ran some cheap no name oil...

Cool thanks. I already ran some cheap no name oil I found in the shed through it in an attempt to flush out at least some of the gunk. The block coolant drain wasn't clogged at all and coolant seemed...
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