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Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By quillc
On another note, I was able to install the studs...

On another note, I was able to install the studs on my 83 and then put the head on. On my 91, I was unable to do so. I had to set the head in place and then thread the studs in place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By quillc
Spray it liberally with WD-40 or similar. Work it...

Spray it liberally with WD-40 or similar. Work it back and forth while continuing to spray occasionally. Once it moves back and forth, you can usually (very gently) pry it up and out.


They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By quillc
Sounds to me like the motor mounts are wasted....

Sounds to me like the motor mounts are wasted. I'm sure that all of the hoses/rubber is old and weak, but the motor mounts are always particularly suspect as the rubber degrades just as bad.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By quillc
I've installed two sets so far. I installed...

I've installed two sets so far.

I installed them and torqued. Next day, I loosened and torqued one at a time.

Ran the motor and drove around for a bit.

Came out the next morning and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By quillc
I've always just used a press. I suppose you...

I've always just used a press. I suppose you could rig something up with a good sized two jaw puller.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By quillc
There is a great thread on the board about using...

There is a great thread on the board about using some aftermarket rubber seals to seal the wiper motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By quillc
sounds like a sticky injector.

sounds like a sticky injector.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By quillc
I've gotten a couple of heads from the Portland...

I've gotten a couple of heads from the Portland Head Rebuilders.

You should be able to have it milled at your local machine shop for less than that.

Pop the valves out and clean them up on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By quillc
Its leaking around your wiper motor. Had...

Its leaking around your wiper motor.

Had the same issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By quillc
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By quillc
Just cut the head off with an angle grinder. I've...

Just cut the head off with an angle grinder. I've used a carbide bit to grind the head off bolts. Works great.

Some ding dong PO likely used red locktight on them. You have to use a torch to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By quillc
it likely wouldn't run at all if you were a tooth...

it likely wouldn't run at all if you were a tooth off on the crank.

check the timing with a timing light.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By quillc
Couple things going on there. By turning...

Couple things going on there.


By turning on the heater, you are putting another heat exchanger in the loop - thereby removing heat out of the fluid. The Volvo heater core is pretty large in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By quillc
As the temperature rises, the cooling system...

As the temperature rises, the cooling system becomes pressurized. This is done to raise the boiling point of the coolant. (higher pressure = higher boiling point). Water boils at 250F at 15 psi....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By quillc
On these old diesels, its either fuel or air. ...

On these old diesels, its either fuel or air.

given the age of the fuel, I would suspect the fuel pump - either the main pump or the lift pump.

These engines will still run if the lift pump is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,873
Posted By quillc
As there isn't a hole burned in the top of the...

As there isn't a hole burned in the top of the piston, it looks like the rod broke and then took the piston out from below.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,526
Posted By quillc
http://www.odspares.com/ If hipfer can't...

http://www.odspares.com/

If hipfer can't help you out, these guys can.

Last I talked to them, they wanted ~500 usd to fully reman one of our OD units.

They also have a truly impressive...
Forum: showroom 03-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By quillc
Mods: I think that this should be in either...

Mods: I think that this should be in either performance or maintenance.

The Virgo rims are ET20. I suspect the ET23 rims will be ok. The ET11 rims will likely rub on the inside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By quillc
Synthetic oil does not simply result in increased...

Synthetic oil does not simply result in increased MPG. The oil is not 'slipperier' or some other such sh*t. The only way you save fuel is by using a lower viscosity oil, such as 0W-20. Its one of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By quillc
could be a few things. 1. worn steering coupler...

could be a few things.
1. worn steering coupler (Volvo calls it a clutch) on the steering shaft.
2. worn outer and/or inner tie rods.
3. worn out rack.

For #1, you should be able to visually...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By quillc
You can retrofit the extra spring at the fork. I...

You can retrofit the extra spring at the fork. I tried it out, but with a well lubricated clutch pedal bushing and the intact return spring, it made the pedal effort much too high for my liking.

...
Forum: showroom 03-05-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,973
Posted By quillc
f**king TTY head bolts. This is why I...

f**king TTY head bolts.


This is why I prefer studs even with stockish setups.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 113,170
Posted By quillc
I love this thread, it just keeps giving! Keep up...

I love this thread, it just keeps giving! Keep up the good work!





You need a cooling/ice vest....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By quillc
Helped a friend with the same problem. The little...

Helped a friend with the same problem. The little power junction block was the issue right by the battery. The little cable from the positive battery terminal to the block looked intact, but had no...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By quillc
Realistically any of these cams will work fine. ...

Realistically any of these cams will work fine.


As the turbo motor has very low compression, it will be a little bit of a dog down low. You can get an adjustable cam gear and advance the cam...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By quillc
Nice! Just paint the block (I used red...

Nice!


Just paint the block (I used red POR15) and call it good.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,769
Posted By quillc
Been rocking the elephant ears on my 242 for...

Been rocking the elephant ears on my 242 for years now. Large enough for decent visibility and I much prefer the look over the standard plastic version. They be difficult to get in just the right...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-19-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 32,539
Posted By quillc
They look cool. They are about as big as...

They look cool.


They are about as big as you can get and still look cool, but still in the cool range.


Be careful on the highway, you'll damage/destroy the rim if you hit anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By quillc
Heat it up with a torch and it'll turn right off....

Heat it up with a torch and it'll turn right off.

you will need to make it glowing hot.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,769
Posted By quillc
No worries, if you change your mind LMK.

No worries, if you change your mind LMK.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By quillc
At least have it pressure checked. It would suck...

At least have it pressure checked. It would suck to do a HG just to find out the head was cracked.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,769
Posted By quillc
I have some rust free but cheeks already cut out...

I have some rust free but cheeks already cut out of a parts car if you want them. PM me if interested.


I'm over west of Seattle, so not too far away.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 76,667
Posted By quillc
Thanks! Interested to see the solution...

Thanks!


Interested to see the solution for the mount.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By quillc
I've had this happen a couple times over the...

I've had this happen a couple times over the years. First time was a cracked head, second time was the HG. Have your head pressure checked and then milled before you bolt it back on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
940: Bolts 101
Views: 611
Posted By quillc
Any nickel or copper based antiseize will work...

Any nickel or copper based antiseize will work for you. The moly stuff is good as well, but lower temperature. Personally, I use the nickel based stuff for any high temperature (exhaust mostly) stuff...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 76,667
Posted By quillc
Mind sharing the .dwg file for that little piece...

Mind sharing the .dwg file for that little piece of art?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,389
Posted By quillc
Front crank seal, intermediate shaft seal or the...

Front crank seal, intermediate shaft seal or the seal housing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By quillc
Interestingly, I was able to remove the pinion...

Interestingly, I was able to remove the pinion nut at the JY with a Dewalt impact driver.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By quillc
If your striker plates are worn.... so are your...

If your striker plates are worn.... so are your hinges.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By quillc
You should be able to simply clean and lubricate...

You should be able to simply clean and lubricate the mechanism and you will be fine.

There is a spring on the 242 that helps offset the extra weight of the window.

That said, the rest of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 32,539
Posted By quillc
That thing must be a rocket to drive.

That thing must be a rocket to drive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By quillc
I use white lithium spray on the latch mechanism....

I use white lithium spray on the latch mechanism. With the little straw, you can get into the guts of the latch and the lithium sticks around quite nicely.

Inspect the hinges carefully to see if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By quillc
I suspect that the OD solenoid is stuck on. I had...

I suspect that the OD solenoid is stuck on. I had a similar problem years ago. After driving a short distance, the OD would just come on of its own accord without pushing the button. I was able to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 918
Posted By quillc
^^

^^
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By quillc
For sale section. there are usually a couple...

For sale section. there are usually a couple floating around.
local JY if you get lucky. In NY I would not expect you to be so as they were all crushed out years ago.
fleebay.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By quillc
83 manual was high compression (flat top...

83 manual was high compression (flat top pistons).

84 manual was low compression (dished pistons). :(

with the low compression motors, boost is the way to go although as Carl pointed out, you...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By quillc
It does show that 92-93 245 AW70 cars are...

It does show that 92-93 245 AW70 cars are equipped with 3.73 gears.

For my car (with 235/45/17 tires), I would expect that the motor will be about 2200 RPM with the M46 in OD @60.

On 15" wheels...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,053
Posted By quillc
Since the distributor advance is computer...

Since the distributor advance is computer controlled (no springs, no weights), how do you go about limiting advance without modifying the Chrysler ignition setup? I'm running the Bosch distributor...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By quillc
I'm going to do the exact same thing for my NA 83...

I'm going to do the exact same thing for my NA 83 DD car. Picked up a set of gears from the PnP the other day.

I figure I'll be about 2200 RPM at 60 with the 373. I'm at 2000 RPM now with the 331.
Forum: showroom 01-19-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,263
Posted By quillc
The stock yellow or the green looks nice to me.

The stock yellow or the green looks nice to me.
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