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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By TestPoint
I suggested draining at the hose from the lift...

I suggested draining at the hose from the lift pump because the fuel pressure at the filter is 90 psi. You really do not want to try to control 90 psi of fuel out of a 1/4" hose. Using the pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By TestPoint
Make your own pressure test setup. You will need...

Make your own pressure test setup. You will need an 8mm and 10mm banjo connector, a valve and a gauge. No magic required.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By TestPoint
This is that extra 2 gallons of gas from the tank...

This is that extra 2 gallons of gas from the tank after I had pumped it dry with the lift pump.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/PB101370.jpg

Obviously...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By TestPoint
He is in Norway. The overflow catch is a...

He is in Norway.

The overflow catch is a good idea.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By TestPoint
Very nice looking car!

Very nice looking car!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By TestPoint
Remove the low pressure suction hose from the...

Remove the low pressure suction hose from the fuel pump and run the pump with a jumper into a clean mud bucket to drain the tank.

Assuming you are draining the tank because of storage put a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By TestPoint
I just hate to see a low mileage engine go to the...

I just hate to see a low mileage engine go to the JY.

Check on the DeLorean forums to see if anyone wants it. They all had 28E/F but maybe someone is trying to do a restoration on the cheap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By TestPoint
That's acceptable but kinda at the upper limit. ...

That's acceptable but kinda at the upper limit. A 50/50 antifreeze mix with a 15 psi pressure cap should be good to 220 F. That is where it boils over.

Back flush the radiator under pressure,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By TestPoint
I am just guessing but perhaps the normal,...

I am just guessing but perhaps the normal, external air non operated position of the valve motor is no vacuum which could mean a loss of vacuum.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By TestPoint
The easy diagnosis is to 'rent' a coolant...

The easy diagnosis is to 'rent' a coolant pressure test kit from you local auto parts store. If you are losing enough coolant to need refilling there is a leak somewhere. Pump it up to 20psi, 15 is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like your inside/outside air valve is...

Sounds like your inside/outside air valve is open. Either stuck open or operated via controls.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like you have grounded the lock side of...

Sounds like you have grounded the lock side of the button release switch so that the lock is permanently held open. The ground should go through the momentary contact release switch.

Or the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By TestPoint
Snug is defined as 28.6 foot pounds of torque. ...

Snug is defined as 28.6 foot pounds of torque. The intent is to lock the wedge together until you can get a torque wrench on it to set it to factory specs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By TestPoint
Impact wrench.

Impact wrench.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By TestPoint
I need your 6 cylinder tach and will buy you a 4...

I need your 6 cylinder tach and will buy you a 4 cylinder tach or ship my 4 cylinder to you. The tachs changed over the years from flat black to slightly shinny. What year did the tach come from.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By TestPoint
Not sure how the control unit would deal with two...

Not sure how the control unit would deal with two input signals.

The O2 sensor is designed to operate in a specific temperature band that is affected by the distance back from the exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By TestPoint
. . . and put clean copper fuses into clean...

. . . and put clean copper fuses into clean copper fuse holders. The lead fuses self destruct given enough time and our cars are old enough.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By TestPoint
Sway bar bushings and drag links.

Sway bar bushings and drag links.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By TestPoint
Near the water pump/thermostat.

Near the water pump/thermostat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By TestPoint
The gauge operates based on the variable...

The gauge operates based on the variable resistance of the sensor. Appx 200 ohms to ground is appx 200*F. Appx 800 ohms to ground is appx 50*F.

Test the resistance and measure the actual head...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By TestPoint
The original 4 cylinder tach vs the V8...

The original 4 cylinder tach vs the V8 complicates the tach connection. There is a custom electronic solution but see one solution here:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=272683
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,609
Posted By TestPoint
Vibration . . . or something else. I had...

Vibration . . . or something else.

I had paid the shaft guy about $100 to shorten and balance a one tube custom shaft for my 302 conversion with new U-joints that I had installed. When I couldn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,609
Posted By TestPoint
Post #13 Setting the caps back against...

Post #13



Setting the caps back against the proper thickness snap rings is obviously a critical criteria that I had no knowledge of at the time. I had set the joints back against the rings but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By TestPoint
John Lane claims to be able to start an...

John Lane claims to be able to start an international incident with a shotgun he is so close to the Canadian border. He is also one of the foundations of Volvo knowledge people on this forum. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
Sorry I took so long. Got side tracked. ...

Sorry I took so long. Got side tracked.

Here is the scan. Guy at the paint counter cautioned that the formula is specific to the specified brand and type of paint.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By TestPoint
Probably the simplest solution is to replace it. ...

Probably the simplest solution is to replace it.

But . . . the tach operates off of a ground pulse from the spark coil. Make sure that you have good continuity.

If you perceive that it is off...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,772
Posted By TestPoint
I used the Ford Racing headers for the 302 engine...

I used the Ford Racing headers for the 302 engine ($250). Fit without issue after the bracket trick. The frame didn't even need denting (much) after that.

Tight on the steering column but was...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,772
Posted By TestPoint
The issue I had with the headers was the header...

The issue I had with the headers was the header coupling bracket touching the frame. While I dented the frame a bit a simpler solution is to grind off the bracket, turn it 90 degrees and weld it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By TestPoint
You can put as much oil on the cams as you want...

You can put as much oil on the cams as you want but only a tiny amount in the cylinders. A recent post hydrolocked the engine doing this. That was probably petrolocked rather than hydro.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
If your guys can mix to a paint code I can easily...

If your guys can mix to a paint code I can easily get a scanned code. I go near the paint shop every day. You are not going to find a rattle can anywhere close. I tried.

The alternative is to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
If you cannot identify an interior paint code I...

If you cannot identify an interior paint code I can take a kick panel to my local AutoColor for a scan tomorrow if that would help.

I would assume that my tan interior on the Bertone is the same...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By TestPoint
Two suggestions on issues I have found: clean the...

Two suggestions on issues I have found: clean the fuse connections, replace with copper fuses if you find lead coated fuses . . . and flow the solder connection within the relay between the relay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By TestPoint
Phosphoric acid converts rust (iron oxide) to...

Phosphoric acid converts rust (iron oxide) to ferric phosphate, a stable coating to underlying iron/steel. Phosphoric acid is available for a few bucks a gallon as an aluminum cleaner.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
Please post pictures of what doesn't fit. I had...

Please post pictures of what doesn't fit. I had to modify mine a little but it was with a sander not an ax.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By TestPoint
When I had my radiator tanks removed for rodding...

When I had my radiator tanks removed for rodding after overheating while driving we found that the input tank was filled half way up with junk so that the lower part of the radiator tubes were not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
Do you have an auto paint store that you can...

Do you have an auto paint store that you can visit?

I did not find any SEM paint that came close to matching. My local paint store scanned the back of one of the kick panels for a pure, unfaded...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By TestPoint
Don't do another thing before draining the tank !...

Don't do another thing before draining the tank ! ! ! !

My last two gallons of 'gas'.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/PB181388.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By TestPoint
Worst case is that the fuel tank has rusted and...

Worst case is that the fuel tank has rusted and starting attempts have pumped rust through the lift and pressure pumps and into the injectors destroying all.

Now, things may not be that bad.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By TestPoint
Wait ! ! ! What are you doing? The 3mm...

Wait ! ! !

What are you doing?

The 3mm CO adjustment is stripped out ? ? ? ? ?

The idle screws are intended to not be adjusted.

The adjustment is the 3mm CO screw and the CO computer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
My local AutoColor store matched a pint of vinyl...

My local AutoColor store matched a pint of vinyl paint to the Leatherique leather paint that I had already refinished the interior with. That color was matched to a small piece of leather that I cut...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By TestPoint
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/20150518_154658.jpg

The purpose of the double backed tape is to hold the cap tightly to the old dash surface while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,175
Posted By TestPoint
A corroded ground will reduce the voltage and...

A corroded ground will reduce the voltage and current to the motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By TestPoint
It is not going to be the lines that are the...

It is not going to be the lines that are the issue. It is going to be the distributor . . . and the control pressure regulator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By TestPoint
My experience is that a rusty tank will blow fine...

My experience is that a rusty tank will blow fine rust through the filter that will cause problems with the distributor. Now that the conversation has moved to fuel I have lots of learning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By TestPoint
I haven't read all the posts but with a '79 you...

I haven't read all the posts but with a '79 you certainly must have a K-jet system. There is a big 3 pound chunk of cast iron between the filter and the injectors called a fuel distributor. Without...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By TestPoint
My outside wipers were so hard that they broke...

My outside wipers were so hard that they broke off in the crimp channel and required removal in tiny pieces by using a sharp pick. Job something akin to replacing the heater fan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,880
Posted By TestPoint
With the compression issue you probably screwed...

With the compression issue you probably screwed yourself pretty badly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,880
Posted By TestPoint
Probably not the bottom end. Only thing to...

Probably not the bottom end.

Only thing to do is clean it up and reevaluate. With plugs out the cylinders will clean themselves with half a minute of starter rotation. Change the oil. Put it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By TestPoint
Could it be electrical? Weak battery slow, on...

Could it be electrical? Weak battery slow, on charger fast? Loose cables?

Too much gas could wash oil from the rings/cylinder walls and compression would go away.

What are the events around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,609
Posted By TestPoint
I had a significant learning experience building...

I had a significant learning experience building my custom two piece shaft for the V8 conversion. In a six month effort to completely eliminate shaft vibration my shaft balance guy coughed up the...
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