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Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 146,469
Posted By brickborg
This is just downright badass. Loving it- and...

This is just downright badass. Loving it- and subbed to your channel as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 73,931
Posted By brickborg
Looking sharp, seconded on the quad squares being...

Looking sharp, seconded on the quad squares being a great look.

The 16v looks right at home as well, really digging this build.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 63,215
Posted By brickborg
This is looking really good- nice work!

This is looking really good- nice work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By brickborg
Thanks for the correction, I'll use the...

Thanks for the correction, I'll use the thermostat housing for the coolant temp.

I did notice that the seals for the injectors are rock hard, so I bought some and haven't installed yet. They...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By brickborg
That's kind of my thought process as well. I...

That's kind of my thought process as well. I could watch the sensor blink RICH RICH LEAN RICH LEAN LEAN LEAN RICH RICH LEAN etc. while the LED was plugged in, so I'm thinking that the sensor is on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By brickborg
LH 2.2 Functionality- Partial O2 Sensor Failure?

Car is an 85 760 Turbo. Trying to be as detailed as possible, so this might be a long one. When I bought this car, it refused to idle. Replaced the IAC, then it wouldn't drive AT ALL till it got up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By brickborg
Praise be! Thanks for info, it's very much...

Praise be! Thanks for info, it's very much appreciated.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By brickborg
Kind of what I was thinking as well- I have the...

Kind of what I was thinking as well- I have the kit with the new seals for the distributor. Didn't know about the rear cam bearing cap needing sealant.

If that turns out to be the leak, can I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By brickborg
Distributor Oil Leak (With Engine Bay Rave)

After getting the 760 (1985 Turbo, LH 2.2) back on the road, started to notice some burning oil smell. Tossed some leak detection dye in the motor, and this was the result:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
In our last episode of "Man Has No Idea What He's...

In our last episode of "Man Has No Idea What He's Doing", I noted that the kickdown cable was broken on this car. Well, after fighting the old cable tooth and nail, I fixed that with a new Febi item-...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,858
Posted By brickborg
Very cool- some great work going on here! I think...

Very cool- some great work going on here! I think I'm going to copy your idea for the PCV hose, the foam around mine is starting to deteriorate.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 40,836
Posted By brickborg
Really like this car, nice work so far! Not...

Really like this car, nice work so far!

Not sure how the access is on 240 Turbos, but I had the same issue with the drain pipe (although it my case it was both the seal leaking AND a crack in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
Thanks for the kind words- when I saw that they...

Thanks for the kind words- when I saw that they still had the malaise-style CH plates I knew I had to put them on this thing. I'll never feel bad about giving the money to conservation efforts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,402
Posted By brickborg
Car: 1985 Volvo 760 Turbo (AW71) Mileage:...

Car: 1985 Volvo 760 Turbo (AW71)
Mileage: 80,300
Started Driving: 75,600
Annual Mileage: 8,500 (projected)
Oil Used: Shell Rotella T5 10W30
OCI: 3000
Filter: OEM/Mann or WIX, depending on...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
Damn! Thanks man, much appreciated. Just trying...

Damn! Thanks man, much appreciated. Just trying to keep it clean and do right by this unicorn old timer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By brickborg
Sanity Check- AW71 Kick Down Cable/Shift Question

Car is the 85 760 Turbo in my signature.

Got it back driving again after a long while sitting and after about 50 miles the car started to shift extremely hard. It's also very reluctant to shift-...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 283,880
Posted By brickborg
They used to, now we must will them back into...

They used to, now we must will them back into existence.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 283,880
Posted By brickborg
Looks fantastic- you've done some epic work here....

Looks fantastic- you've done some epic work here. Hope to see this thing at a Midwest meet or two in the future.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
TL;DR- It lives, and it's awesome. Last...

TL;DR- It lives, and it's awesome.

Last week I found time to finish tweaking the oil drain and feed routing for the T3, got the Remflex manifold gaskets in to compensate for the slightly warped...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,065
Posted By brickborg
Looks fantastic- love to see a 7er get some love...

Looks fantastic- love to see a 7er get some love like this. Adharas will look great on this car too. Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
It was definitely a motivation killer for sure. ...

It was definitely a motivation killer for sure.

Appreciate the kind words- your 242 is badass, btw.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
So it's been almost a year, and I'd like to say...

So it's been almost a year, and I'd like to say the car has been great. It will be someday, but it's still sitting in my garage.

In the interim, I finally got the old wiring harness out and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By brickborg
So after reading more about it, that's exactly...

So after reading more about it, that's exactly what I'm going to do. It seems that the general consensus for oil-cooled journal bearing stuff is that if I have smoking from excessive oil with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By brickborg
That's helpful, thank you. The line itself seems...

That's helpful, thank you. The line itself seems bit on the small side, but visual impressions don't mean much and it does have -4an fittings on it.

I'm still a little wary of the pinhole in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By brickborg
T3 Oil Feed Questions

In an effort to get rid of the obnoxious feed/drain hard lines for the stock T3 on my 760, I ended up making a -10an drain that works nicely. I also purchased the Kinugawa -4an oil feed kit they list...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By brickborg
Tell me how badly I've ****ed up- some T3 questions

Afternoon t-bricks, hope this nonsense finds you well.

I've had the stock T3 from my '85 760 off the car to do the exhaust manifold gaskets, install a flexible drain line to a shiny new Yoshifab...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By brickborg
Thanks fellas. I think I'll clearance the corner...

Thanks fellas. I think I'll clearance the corner of the fitting and let it ride for now. I'm itching to drive this thing again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By brickborg
Let's talk about T3 Oil Drains and clearance

A good morning to the TB hivemind. I am in the process of reconditioning the turbo side of my 1985 760.

In the process of doing the exhaust manifold gaskets, I noted that my turbo drain hard pipe...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,021
Posted By brickborg
Nice save- liking the progress so far.

Nice save- liking the progress so far.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By brickborg
I recently replaced my leaking Pierburg CBV with...

I recently replaced my leaking Pierburg CBV with a Forge Splitter valve- it works really nicely with minimal effort in terms of plumbing and mounting. Highly recommended.

Edit: Realized this was a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By brickborg
The intake manifold gasket and hardware is new...

The intake manifold gasket and hardware is new (had the manifold off when I put in the dbarton harness).

Glad to know that a leak at the head/exhaust manifold meeting could be bad enough to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By brickborg
Exhaust Manifold Gaskets Causing Misfire?

TLDR at the bottom, appreciate any input from the TB hivemind.

Car is a 1985 760 Turbo, LH2.2 and EZK. I am diagnosing a slight misfire at idle and stalling when cold. When warmed up, the car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By brickborg
That was incredibly helpful, thank you. It turns...

That was incredibly helpful, thank you. It turns out the box of LED's I bought from Amazon were DOA. Got some from an electrical supply store and it works as intended now. Followed your instructions...
Forum: showroom 07-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By brickborg
Absolutely- if you reproduce these I'd buy a set.

Absolutely- if you reproduce these I'd buy a set.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By brickborg
LH 2.2 LED CO Test Tool

I finally finished fixing all the vacuum leaks, installing all new sensors and a new wiring harness in my 85 760. It runs much better than before. That part is rad. However, it's always run rich, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
That article is incredibly helpful, lots of good...

That article is incredibly helpful, lots of good information in there. I think I'll probably go with the Mike Sanders as well, if I can find a US distributor near me. That's a really good idea re:...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
A small update to keep the next post from being...

A small update to keep the next post from being too much of a novel. Got the engine bay cleaned up, new spark plugs and wires in, and finished replacing the top end seals that needed it after the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
Thanks for the kind words. Funny you should...

Thanks for the kind words. Funny you should mention undercoating- I'm currently looking into what it will take to keep it from turning to dust in winter. The undercoating on the car is currently all...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 197,809
Posted By brickborg
Nice to see a Bertone getting love, and your...

Nice to see a Bertone getting love, and your standard of work is clearly very high. Rad thread all around.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,238
Posted By brickborg
Wow, this thing is beautiful. Tasteful but still...

Wow, this thing is beautiful. Tasteful but still mean as ****. I love it.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 34,734
Posted By brickborg
That looks great- nice work.

That looks great- nice work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By brickborg
That'd be me- overthinking is a sumbitch. Thanks...

That'd be me- overthinking is a sumbitch. Thanks all.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
Man, sad to see it on blocks but that thing is...

Man, sad to see it on blocks but that thing is gorgeous. I dig the body color surround on the eggrate- was that factory or a DEK special?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By brickborg
The set I took off was made by "ImportDirect" and...

The set I took off was made by "ImportDirect" and had the metal boots. These have the (newer, presumably) rubber boots and look like so:

http://u.cubeupload.com/amrborg/plugwires.jpg

If this is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
I do feel lucky- everything is covered in a layer...

I do feel lucky- everything is covered in a layer of dirt from disuse, but cleans up so nicely.

My plan is eventually to make a reliable 250-275 horsepower, with ~300lb/ft. I'm trying to answer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By brickborg
Kingsbourne Plug Wires

Good morning TB, a quick question for you all.

I'm mid-teardown in my 760's engine bay, and the time came to install the shiny new set of Kingsbourne plug wires I had. I was bummed to see that...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
I feel the same way. I don't mind at all- it was...

I feel the same way. I don't mind at all- it was listed for $3200; I drove it away for $2k after limping it back to the seller's shop. Not bad if I do say so myself.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
Thanks! I'd never seen a car in the 215 color...

Thanks! I'd never seen a car in the 215 color code before, I was definitely smitten.

Also, I do watch an uncomfortable amount of MCM and that particular bald doofus is me- I appreciate the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,084
Posted By brickborg
1985 760- The Jurbo Saga

I'm starting this thread to chronicle the goings-on with my turd of a 1985 760 Turbo that my wife has affectionately christened the "Jurbo" (that's pronounced YUR-bo, get it right). The plans are to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By brickborg
Circling back with this, I've been chipping away...

Circling back with this, I've been chipping away at what is clearly a compound problem. Any ideas to add to my plan below are welcome, I'm running out of feathers in my diagnostic cap.

Initial...
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