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Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By Coupid
Lol well that wouldnít actually be that bad since...

Lol well that wouldnít actually be that bad since itís only two screws to pull off the boost gauge. The clock was like fully buried in the damn thing. Those do look great but if I was going through...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-29-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Operation clock swap was a huge pain. So many...

Operation clock swap was a huge pain. So many screws to separate the cluster... but it was a success! https://i.ibb.co/nnBtZMK/4-E95-FD26-B4-E7-455-A-9-E7-B-392-A2-F7460-C9.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Had a few hours free so I headed down to the...

Had a few hours free so I headed down to the nearest junkyard about 45 minutes away in Santa Paula. They only had 1 RWD Volvo but I lucked out and it was a black interior 744 GL! I was able to pull a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 42,076
Posted By Coupid
Great looking wagon!

Great looking wagon!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Thanks Corey! Hand is doing well, it was...

Thanks Corey! Hand is doing well, it was basically just a lesson to not rush and to remember basic safety when working on cars.

I was able to get the oil cooler return line plumbed back in...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
It’s the best 740 interior option if you ask me!!...

It’s the best 740 interior option if you ask me!!

As if the heater core wasn’t enough fun, I thought I was knock out the rubber motor mount conversion. Figured it would take like two hours...
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Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
We really like it!

We really like it!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Wow, I jinxed it by thinking I was almost done...

Wow, I jinxed it by thinking I was almost done when I got the old core out... everything fought really hard when I was trying to reassemble. It’s back together!...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3,109
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Posted By Coupid
Those look incredible! Great trip

Those look incredible! Great trip
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Yeah not much too it. Just a lot of disassembly....

Yeah not much too it. Just a lot of disassembly. Iím sure it wont exactly fly back together. It would be stressful to try to do in a weekend but I was able to take the car down for a longer time so...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Been working on the heater core on and off for...

Been working on the heater core on and off for the last few days. I planned to document it but I found this tutorial instead and didn’t think I could improve upon it....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Okay I will! I donít want to jinx it but...

Okay I will!

I donít want to jinx it but the starter seems to have done the trick. I drove it around all morning doing errands the other day and it was solid. Not as hot as it had been but Iíll...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
After much deliberation and stalling I finally...

After much deliberation and stalling I finally ordered a new metal heater core from IPD this week. I figured pulling the dash apart would be the perfect opportunity to also pull the interior and...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
I pulled that NSS switch out and pulled the...

I pulled that NSS switch out and pulled the switch apart to clean the heck out of the contacts so Iím thinking that isnít the issue. I suppose it still could be faulty.

I found your QSRc thread....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the kind words. I was looking at the...

Thanks for the kind words. I was looking at the QSRC kit when I was still thinking about going the coilover/really low route. After reading through Benís description it sounded like they werenít...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Congrats on getting yours going! For sure it is a...

Congrats on getting yours going! For sure it is a good feeling.

I’ll give the voltage drop test a shot in the next few days and see what it shows. Could the heat of the engine be enough to push a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Forgot to add that during the install I must have...

Forgot to add that during the install I must have knocked the DS front wheel speed sensor loose since the Antilock light is random on now... ugh
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
New (rebuilt) Bosch starter arrived from FCP. I...

New (rebuilt) Bosch starter arrived from FCP. I pulled the old one last night. It was annoying to get it out but clearly not the original unit so not sooo bad. I just finished installing the new...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 140,964
Posted By Coupid
I drove our blue 740T wagon and met the group at...

I drove our blue 740T wagon and met the group at Bob's. It was my daughter's first Volvo event so I figured we'd limit the time spent away from the house since at 14 months old she doesn't have a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 140,964
Posted By Coupid
Look great as usual. Wait, this was at the...

Look great as usual. Wait, this was at the SLOrolling rally? I’m just now putting it together it together that I saw this car, met you and watched David Bello’s video of his drive. How’s the LSD?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Been a while since the last update. The car was...

Been a while since the last update. The car was doing awesome since it’s trip to Los Alamos then this morning after running errands all morning it wouldn’t start for like 30 minutes until it cooled...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,715
Posted By Coupid
My car had the exact same issue in the rear. I...

My car had the exact same issue in the rear. I was able to clearance the shock spacers a little and they slipped right in. I probably should have used your approach.

There is a right hander into...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
My daughter and I drove up to the Slorolling...

My daughter and I drove up to the Slorolling Rally this morning. The car did awesome over the 100 or so miles. We got to see a P1900, a bunch of Amazons and some clean 240s. Great day:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,752
Posted By Coupid
Wow great find!

Wow great find!
Forum: showroom 10-07-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By Coupid
Yes do it

Yes do it
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
The car wouldn’t crank this morning after running...

The car wouldn’t crank this morning after running a bunch of errands in the heat. After a few tries and shifting the car through the gears a few times it begrudgingly sprang to life. I’m thinking it...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By Coupid
+1

+1
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Yeah, that has probably never been done. I...

Yeah, that has probably never been done. I ordered a new one and some Arctic Silver last night. It's supposed to be hot again today so I will test it again this afternoon and see if fully connecting...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By Coupid
Welcome man! Good luck with the project

Welcome man! Good luck with the project
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
I had a few hours this evening so I took the...

I had a few hours this evening so I took the wagon for a little run through a nearby curvy road even though it was like 95 degrees outside. Oh man what an improvement! Absolutely no clunks and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Had a productive few days on the wagon this week....

Had a productive few days on the wagon this week. I noticed a few areas of improvement when I was doing the struts and springs. First the lower endlink bushings were a little worn and since this car...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,307
Posted By Coupid
Great work keeping this thing on the road and...

Great work keeping this thing on the road and really nice job documenting the progress!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the kind words, I should have been...

Thanks for the kind words, I should have been more specific. I wanted a photo that clearly showed the ride height since those other two had a lot of shadows in the wheel wells....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 50,715
Posted By Coupid
Youíll love them! Excited to hear your thoughts.

Youíll love them! Excited to hear your thoughts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Everything is back together. Wow what a...

Everything is back together. Wow what a difference! I took the wagon on a quick shakedown this afternoon and it felt great. Here are two bad photos of how it sits currently...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,080
Posted By Coupid
I love it! more photos please!!

I love it! more photos please!!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Thatís interesting maybe they had to blow through...

Thatís interesting maybe they had to blow through a bunch of spring inventory in the late 80s. Canít wait to see what itís like with the ipd springs and non blown shocks. I know the sways will make a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
#pureprofit Iím joking about throwing...

#pureprofit



Iím joking about throwing them away. Iíll keep them along with the stock front sway in case the car needs to return to stock at some point. I donít see any tags on them with all...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
So I did a thing and ordered a bunch of IPD...

So I did a thing and ordered a bunch of IPD goodies that arrived mid-week:

https://i.ibb.co/JdVBMtg/4-EB3-B79-C-32-BF-413-A-9-B46-A56897783032.jpg (https://ibb.co/X412vLM)

Spring compressor...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
In typical TB fashion I made the snap decision to...

In typical TB fashion I made the snap decision to order the fun parts first instead of doing the heater core. IPD had their Labor Day sale so I picked up a set of sways, lowering springs and billy...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
I was looking for something to do this evening...

I was looking for something to do this evening and realized I never pulled out the air filter. It looked fine but I figured that while I was in there I could do a little more.

There were a ton of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
The price difference is similar here. 9 years...

The price difference is similar here. 9 years (and could have been longer it sounds like) is a very solid run. I'll have to keep pondering which way to go.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,124
Posted By Coupid
Sounds like you'll be busy for a while still lol....

Sounds like you'll be busy for a while still lol.

If only you lived closer I'm about to have some Dracos you could have.

I'm not seeing any photos in your last few posts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Thatís what I was thinking especially as someone...

Thatís what I was thinking especially as someone who has done a heater core on a 700 series before but given the price difference I was hoping the Nissen one would have rave reviews. Wishful thinking...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Iím embarrassed to say it was plastidip but hear...

Iím embarrassed to say it was plastidip but hear me out. The car will mostly be garages and that stuff lays down so nicely you can hardly even tell. If it wears out too quickly Iíll properly mask...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
Last night I struck a deal for some wheels to...

Last night I struck a deal for some wheels to replace the dracos and their terrible off brand tires.

Now I’m really scrapping the bottom of the easy cosmetic project barrel as I try desperately...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,739
Posted By Coupid
I started reading on the second page so apologize...

I started reading on the second page so apologize if its been covered... why not just pull the block out at this point? Just waiting until you have a replacement pan to swap on now?

great work...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,007
Posted By Coupid
I lied, there were a few more little cosmetic...

I lied, there were a few more little cosmetic projects before I get serious about either the suspension or the heater core.

So this shoelace wasn’t going to work for me:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,124
Posted By Coupid
Good job! Way to persevere through all that...

Good job! Way to persevere through all that troubleshooting. What’s next now that it is running?
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