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Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
My side window trim came factory black paint over...

My side window trim came factory black paint over the stainless steel below. I cleaned, scuffed and used SEM Trim Black. It has been in the garage for years now so I have no idea how it will hold...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,535
Posted By TestPoint
I found some black 2mm wide, 1/16" thick 3M...

I found some black 2mm wide, 1/16" thick 3M attachment tape that I used for exactly that purpose. It holds the ragged edge on and is sorta invisible without careful inspection. Most of the Berton's...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,535
Posted By TestPoint
I used a product very much like the dye you used...

I used a product very much like the dye you used and carefully applied it with one inch square fine grit paint scuff pads in an attempt to minimize stainless steel bright work scuffing. Spent hours...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
At least I got something done yesterday. This is...

At least I got something done yesterday. This is the last of the trim pieces to go on. Probably will have spent 8 hours on everything but I spend too much time thinking and too little doing. Lots...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,999
Posted By TestPoint
The butyl is fully sticky upon touching ANYTHING....

The butyl is fully sticky upon touching ANYTHING. It will soften and spread heated by the sun which it will surely be in Texas but it never gets less sticky.

The 'soften and spread' is the reason...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By TestPoint
Exactly what I am trying desperately to do. ...

Exactly what I am trying desperately to do.

Thanks Nelson.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By TestPoint
262 Bertone badge emblem locations

I know I photographed the badges on the Bertone before they got removed before painting but I can't find them. The GreenBook body book does not have badge locations but I know I have seen them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By TestPoint
I didn't even remove the broken clip bases. Only...

I didn't even remove the broken clip bases. Only one had anything of consequence sticking up and a pair of wire cutters nibbled that off.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
. . . a few days later . . . .

Been working but not much to show over several days. Thanks to NEL621 for some side trim clips got one side finished. The new clips for the wheel surround trim were difficult to install and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By TestPoint
You obviously have access to strange and...

You obviously have access to strange and wonderful places to find part numbers. Did you mention Russia at one time? Where can I find part numbers that only show up when specifically queried?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By TestPoint
Remove the original Clean the channel well ...

Remove the original

Clean the channel well

Use some liquid soap to allow install

Splice is centered at the bottom.

Lots easier upside down on sawhorses in case you have other work to do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By TestPoint
Air flow sensor O ring

The big O ring around the top of the K-jet air flow sensor on my '81 B28E V6 died after only 37 years. A part number, the O ring itself or even dimensions would be appreciated.

A search of Tasca...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By TestPoint
Eighty-two? Bosch K-jet? Warm up regulator? ...

Eighty-two? Bosch K-jet? Warm up regulator? That wouldn't be the Control Pressure Regulator by any chance? It is the K-jet equivelent of a choke. Hard starting when warm? Does it start fine in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By TestPoint
A hint from experience

Anything other than a straight connector needs to be positioned aligned with the other side connector and marked prior to crimping. The hose is so stiff that you cannot turn the connector more than...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
Giant Leap Forward

I declared the interior finished this afternoon.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/20151011_165012.jpg

Now I have go back with the gold pin...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,535
Posted By TestPoint
What a mess! BTDT! I found the little...

What a mess! BTDT!

I found the little gasket around the rear lite also. Mine had been destroyed by a previous glass replacement effort and nothing like it seemed to be available.

In my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By TestPoint
In my last visit to my favorite auto parts store...

In my last visit to my favorite auto parts store I noticed that at least one brand of brake cleaner advertised that it was now environmentally friendly in that it was not flammable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By TestPoint
The Volvo published 'Green Books' are the...

The Volvo published 'Green Books' are the complete guide to everything Volvo. They were hosted on a web site K-jet.org that is no longer available. At the top of this forum you will find a 'sticky'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,272
Posted By TestPoint
Is there any reason to believe that the engine is...

Is there any reason to believe that the engine is in any better shape than the rest of the car?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By TestPoint
You have already described that the pressure pump...

You have already described that the pressure pump did not run until bumping it then unreliably. The pressure pump has a habit of failing when not being run regularly. You are authorized to replace...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By TestPoint
Focus! If pulsing spray allows the engine to...

Focus!

If pulsing spray allows the engine to run then it is FUEL.

Your description of fuel pump says that it is not running reliably. There is enough evidence that the pump is bad to have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By TestPoint
I can't help with a repair recommendation but had...

I can't help with a repair recommendation but had similar issue after a rewire. I had the cold start injector wired to the heating element of the Control Pressure Regulator. Effectively full choke...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By TestPoint
The starter fluid says that the ignition system...

The starter fluid says that the ignition system is working to some extent. Also, there is enough compression to run. That leaves fuel.

Verify that both lift pump and pressure pump run. That is...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,072
Posted By TestPoint
You are going to need some 40 series tires to...

You are going to need some 40 series tires to even come close.

My 15", 65 series rub on bumps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,272
Posted By TestPoint
My Diesel started and drove to work. Never again...

My Diesel started and drove to work. Never again did as much as a pop.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,272
Posted By TestPoint
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineDiesel.html...

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineDiesel.html#DieselCompressionTest
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,272
Posted By TestPoint
Crank it all you want. I did. Hooked up a big...

Crank it all you want. I did. Hooked up a big battery charger/starter and probably wore out the starter.

Put it in storage for the later engine replacement.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,272
Posted By TestPoint
I think the non-turbo engines were rated at 83...

I think the non-turbo engines were rated at 83 hp. I'm not sure that mine ever got there.

Extremely well well maintained engine. Three thousand mile Diesel spec oil changes as a religion....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By TestPoint
The original Volvo keys are steel and not many...

The original Volvo keys are steel and not many locksmiths are capable of cutting that short of with a file. Keys blanks in brass are easy to cut to match to the pins. Even the brass key blanks are...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
I had carefully cleaned up the track slides and...

I had carefully cleaned up the track slides and painted them BLACK. Think I will stick with whut cum with the car.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By TestPoint
Door lock electrical collar

I found the following in my 5k+ collection of Volvo restoration photos and thought it might help some unfortunate soul searching for pictures in the future.

One of the reasons getting the collar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By TestPoint
There is a little more to getting an AC system...

There is a little more to getting an AC system working than throwing in a can of R134a. At a very minimum you need to know the static and running low pressure values to have a clue as to how much...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
Are you referring to the covers for back rear...

Are you referring to the covers for back rear outside bolts? Never seen them in other than black but I have matching vinyl paint if appropriate.

The one you see is just laying on the carpet and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
Got the seats back in. I think I have been here...

Got the seats back in. I think I have been here before a couple years ago. Make that three years ago.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/20180909_152002.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By TestPoint
Getting it off is the easy part. ...

Getting it off is the easy part.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5659490&postcount=3

While you are working in there be sure to clean and lube the door lock mounted on the outside...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 109,194
Posted By TestPoint
Oh, No o o o o o

o o o o o! Mr. Bill ! ! ! ! !

I am out of excuses as to why I am not finishing this thing.

The carpet has been a real mental and physical road block. The ACC carpet is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 88,144
Posted By TestPoint
Still waiting . . . .

Still waiting . . . .
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,072
Posted By TestPoint
Did you see the other 4.6L swap on this forum? ...

Did you see the other 4.6L swap on this forum?

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=341326
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,072
Posted By TestPoint
Prior to finding the 302 that was used I had a JY...

Prior to finding the 302 that was used I had a JY pull a 4.6L engine to purchase. Sitting on the floor it was questionable that it would fit under the hood. After some measurements, I made the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, color scanning is going to be a lot closer...

Yeah, color scanning is going to be a lot closer to your 28 year old paint than an OEM paint code. Clear coat is a lot easier to work with than single stage. Cut and polish it to match the old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, I have thousands of hours of $0.17 or $0.017...

Yes, I have thousands of hours of $0.17 or $0.017 per hours car restoration work. The Bertone is the very last one. I am already out of the Grandkids' car maintenance.

Going to work on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By TestPoint
Too late for that. Glass came bare from a JY.

Too late for that. Glass came bare from a JY.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By TestPoint
245 quarter window trim installation

Surly this has been discussed before but I can't find the right word combination for a search this morning.

Storm damage broke the left rear quarter window which has now been replaced. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By TestPoint
I bought a Jaguar XK8 15 years ago and went anal...

I bought a Jaguar XK8 15 years ago and went anal on maintenance including oil analysis. The oil analysis said that full synthetic only reaches full protective capability at 13k miles and should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By TestPoint
[quote]...typically when a wavy/rough road.[/img]...

[quote]...typically when a wavy/rough road.[/img]

(EDIT)

I found a FRONT END failed rear control arm bushing that was doing that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By TestPoint
Look under the car and you can see them at the...

Look under the car and you can see them at the edge of the pinch weld between the exterior sheet metal and the rest of the unibody.

one might try some thick string trimmer line rather than a coat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By TestPoint
There is a plastic trim piece around the glass...

There is a plastic trim piece around the glass that, while it did not hold the glass in place, it did fill the glass to pinch weld contact. I was never able to find it nor anything that could be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By TestPoint
The rear attachment of the 262C is different. It...

The rear attachment of the 262C is different. It has a formed plastic 'seal' that will not survive removal and is completely unavailable. Ask me how I know.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,535
Posted By TestPoint
Great place to start! I treated and treated...

Great place to start!

I treated and treated and treated and treated the V8 Volvo seats and while they got a great deal better they never got back to new. Same with the Bertone. No wear on them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By TestPoint
Gee . . . only $50 for a knob cover. ...

Gee . . . only $50 for a knob cover.


Shrink wrap is free if you have a left-over junk box like mine.
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