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Forum: showroom Yesterday, 02:45 PM
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Posted By dl242gt
Those black mirrors were used on the 242GT to go...

Those black mirrors were used on the 242GT to go along with the black trim on the car. Nice find! You could probably also buy them as an accessory.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By dl242gt
It is probably time to check or replace some...

It is probably time to check or replace some fuses. The ground on the alternator can also cause the excitor circuit to not function so I think you are on the right path.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, use the higher temp rated hose like the...

Yes, use the higher temp rated hose like the teflon version.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By dl242gt
Seems like you covered the bases pretty well....

Seems like you covered the bases pretty well. There are some springs in that top cover sliding plate that could be worn. The amsoil stuff is pretty good. But I've had better shift feel with the MTL...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By dl242gt
The dash light not working is many times the...

The dash light not working is many times the exciter/charge light not working. For a basic check of the ignition switch. Turn it on to the position 2 for the light test. If the lights are not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By dl242gt
Sounds like you may have some wear inside the...

Sounds like you may have some wear inside the trans. Inside the top cover is a sliding plate that can develop wear in the area where the selector shaft piece move it. Make sure your clutch adjustment...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By dl242gt
Those are nice if that is what you are looking...

Those are nice if that is what you are looking for. I like custom dash clusters and if that is wired in properly it should work fine for you. Personally, I like the Volvo GT cluster setup and hope to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dl242gt
The ignition amp if the input failed could drag...

The ignition amp if the input failed could drag down the switching signal coming from the EZK box. I've never had that happen with an EZK but old electronics can do weird stuff.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 389,813
Posted By dl242gt
Looks great Doug! Nice garage setup. Globex corp...

Looks great Doug! Nice garage setup. Globex corp is the best!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By dl242gt
Looking good! Red block is going to make some red...

Looking good! Red block is going to make some red hot horses. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dl242gt
If the wiring is good and the crank sensor can be...

If the wiring is good and the crank sensor can be relied on. Then it's the ezk box that is left in the chain of operation. You can start your trouble shooting at the ignition amp. Check that it has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By dl242gt
Probably a trail from a seeping pinion seal. You...

Probably a trail from a seeping pinion seal. You may also want to change the rear cover gasket. check and see if it smells like gear oil. You only get a small metal tag if the anti spin diff is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By dl242gt
When the plastic timing cover warps from being...

When the plastic timing cover warps from being near thirty year old heat cycled plastic. It can move a bit and rub against the alternator pulley or even rub against the belt next to it. When people...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-30-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By dl242gt
Looks good. As I suspected those don't install in...

Looks good. As I suspected those don't install in the normal brace location. The stock Volvo ones install on the rear bracket for the large control arm bushing. But that is also a good location....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By dl242gt
For the upper bracket to hold the intercooler you...

For the upper bracket to hold the intercooler you can use the upper 740 brackets. You just have to slot the bolt holes so the bolts will work. The fan shroud is too long to work. You can try to cut...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By dl242gt
The carb is still an HS6 model carb in 67. Volvo...

The carb is still an HS6 model carb in 67. Volvo HS6 carbs are a performance upgrade for an MGB.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By dl242gt
Got a picture of your installation?

Got a picture of your installation?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dl242gt
I have gotten a bad brand new sensor. It gave me...

I have gotten a bad brand new sensor. It gave me a no start problem when that happened on my wagon. It was a bougicord one which is the OEM brand of sensor. So, it happens. A Beck Arnley one is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By dl242gt
Konis on comfort setting are nice and comfy while...

Konis on comfort setting are nice and comfy while still improving the handling. But they are not the most affordable shock.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By dl242gt
It's a taller air filter that flows more air. By...

It's a taller air filter that flows more air. By then the B18B was up to 115hp. So they added a bit more aiflow since the engines were also using that dual outlet cast manifold.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By dl242gt
Another thought was to check the alternator. If...

Another thought was to check the alternator. If the output of the alternator had a problem. The voltage could rise and fall if it's not functioning correctly.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By dl242gt
The new carbs were the change from two bolt air...

The new carbs were the change from two bolt air filters to three bolt air filters. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By dl242gt
A standard 67 122S model would have the dual down...

A standard 67 122S model would have the dual down pipe cast iron manifold. It is the main reason the power went up a bit without any other changes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,537
Posted By dl242gt
Yeah, good numbers there. It's got to be some...

Yeah, good numbers there. It's got to be some spark advance or fuel air related for that thing to run but have no power. I think you are on the right path. Just frustrating with how much stuff was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,537
Posted By dl242gt
Just curious. Have you compression tested the...

Just curious. Have you compression tested the engine?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By dl242gt
How are the diagonal strut bar bushings? The ones...

How are the diagonal strut bar bushings? The ones that clamp around the control arm and have a large bushing at the rear to the body. The control arm bushing can make a clunk as well. But the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By dl242gt
It's time to do a fuel pressure check. It could...

It's time to do a fuel pressure check. It could be that there is an issue with the fuel pump. With the fuse to the fuel pump blowing. I'm thinking the wiring was not upgraded when a high power in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By dl242gt
Is your old one rusted out? You can have a good...

Is your old one rusted out? You can have a good exhaust shop cut the converter out and replace it with some pipe. By 98 most markets around the world were getting cars with converters. You could try...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By dl242gt
DJ Auto is the Taiwan manufacturer that makes the...

DJ Auto is the Taiwan manufacturer that makes the aftermarket ecode lights that are sold at FCPeuro and other resellers. What you buy from Skiandix is the real thing from Volvo manufactured by Cibie.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By dl242gt
I didn't know someone made lower braces in that...

I didn't know someone made lower braces in that style. My genuine Volvo ones are round pipe with the ends crushed and a hole drilled in them. Came with nice hardware. I have the volvo version on both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
Make sure you also take a look at the speed...

Make sure you also take a look at the speed signal connector on the rear axle. I just had to do that repair on my 93 wagon. You may have a poor connection there with the signal too weak to function.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By dl242gt
I've used the aftermarket DJ auto ones. They...

I've used the aftermarket DJ auto ones. They served me well for about 12 years. By then the reflectors had rusted and the mounting pins for the reflector had broken. I'm on my second set. If you want...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks, I missed that slider. Sounds like either...

Thanks, I missed that slider. Sounds like either the water pump bearing failing and letting the impeller kit the block. Or the alternator as mentioned. Perfect to check with the stethoscope. If you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By dl242gt
Well done! Nice to see a good save on keeping...

Well done! Nice to see a good save on keeping that board working. I just had to do the speedometer sensor wiring repair on my 93.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By dl242gt
Where you are holding the chassis brace is not...

Where you are holding the chassis brace is not where it bolts on. The brace installs from a hole in the front engine crossmember to the bracket that holds the rear control arm bushing. The brace just...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By dl242gt
Just across the river from me in PA is a place...

Just across the river from me in PA is a place called HR clutch. They rebuild clutches to requested requirements. They can provide you with a good clutch for a +T. A friend just got one from them for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By dl242gt
When I bought my turbo the converter was clogged....

When I bought my turbo the converter was clogged. It's very common on the US models. The converter is very close to the engine and gets a lot of carbon from the exhaust building up inside. On the US...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By dl242gt
For some reason I get no sound when I view videos...

For some reason I get no sound when I view videos in imgur. I can tell you an alternator with worn bearings can have enough slop that the cooling fan on the alternator can hit the body making a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By dl242gt
Seems like the signal converter isn't working. Do...

Seems like the signal converter isn't working. Do you have a way to check for the signal output? At least a meter. The signal should be digital for the abs but an analog input to the speedo. It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,851
Posted By dl242gt
They did raise the bar at Pro parts Sweden. When...

They did raise the bar at Pro parts Sweden. When I used to buy their timing belt back cover. It wasn't marked for setting the timing. Now they added the mark you need to set the timing properly.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By dl242gt
There are several differences. Plus the...

There are several differences. Plus the conservative attitude of Volvo meant that emissions had to be more strict. So, besides the lambda control for fuel mixture. The B21FT also used the lambda...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By dl242gt
With LH2.4 you have to have spark before the fuel...

With LH2.4 you have to have spark before the fuel pumps turn on. So, if you have no spark follow the symptom to figure out what's wrong. You can use a meter or a low power test light to check the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,851
Posted By dl242gt
In checking around. No one has anything in stock...

In checking around. No one has anything in stock except for VP autoparts and Skandix. So, I ordered one from VP. They told me theirs is new so I will keep the old core and see if I can get it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,537
Posted By dl242gt
She's a witch. Burn her! We should check to see...

She's a witch. Burn her! We should check to see if she is a witch. See if she floats.

Sure hope you get this thing figured out. Running with no power does seem like the ignition system should be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By dl242gt
I would definitely get the kjet pressure gauge...

I would definitely get the kjet pressure gauge setup and test your control pressure regulator. If it clogs it makes the engine too lean. This will make it hard to start and stall over and over on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By dl242gt
To stage zero your car. You will want to do any...

To stage zero your car. You will want to do any required maintenance and service tasks. Things like the timing belt and tensioner. All V belts, hoses. I presume the car you are working on is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By dl242gt
SU HS8 are 2" and used with some pretty big...

SU HS8 are 2" and used with some pretty big Healey and Jaguar engines. If I recall correctly Mike Jr or Mike Sr in their project 122 thread had aftermarket Weber clones. They may be available in 50mm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By dl242gt
Sorry but with the 93 type of airbag steering...

Sorry but with the 93 type of airbag steering wheel. The horn contact and mounting bracket for the clockspring/horn contact are different than the earlier setup. Your momo adapter and r sport wheel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, the car has an AW70 in it. It's the best...

Yes, the car has an AW70 in it. It's the best version since it has a bearing supporting the output shaft starting in 93 as far as I know. What is your use with the car? Do you have plans for a turbo?...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,968
Posted By dl242gt
FYI Side gap spark plugs do improve the spark in...

FYI Side gap spark plugs do improve the spark in the chamber. They have been used as the stock type of spark plug in Mercedes and Porsches since the 60s. I've used a platinum version W6DPO and WR6DPO...
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