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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By planetman
I should have a set of semi-loaded Girling 4...

I should have a set of semi-loaded Girling 4 piston non-ABS calipers for vented rotors in stock.

I have them professionally rebuilt by a bonded rebuilder and they cost $95.00 apiece.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By planetman
I use a local speedometer shop. He's the 1 I...

I use a local speedometer shop.

He's the 1 I used to update the same Smiths dash mounted tachometer.

He can probably repair it and if not, he can update it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By planetman
You can mount a K&N style air filter directly to...

You can mount a K&N style air filter directly to the intake manifold.

Or you can ask Steve if he will sell you a new element.

My supplier won't be able to get new replacement elements until...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By planetman
The rear trim for 145/245/265 changes in 1986. ...

The rear trim for 145/245/265 changes in 1986.

jnvolvo, my brother took the time to research your request as we have original Volvo parts books and microfiche.

He found they are still available...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By planetman
That's nowhere near the highest I've seen. ...

That's nowhere near the highest I've seen.

I'm asking $400.00 for a NOS tachometer.

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/product_info.php?products_id=1541

There's a used 1 on ebay for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By planetman
I still might be able to get a replacement filter...

I still might be able to get a replacement filter insert so you don't have to buy the whole assembly.

All of my normal sources for this filter have discontinued them, but after I did some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By planetman
Start with checking the ignition system. Do you...

Start with checking the ignition system. Do you have spark?

Then move onto the fuel injection. Do you hear the fuel pump running? Can you hear the injectors clicking when you move the throttle?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By planetman
Whatever you decide, I strongly suggest you ONLY...

Whatever you decide, I strongly suggest you ONLY use Volvo oil pump seals as the aftermarket seals harden and shrink. Volvo oil pump seals are soft and spongy and now are red, but used to be yellow....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By planetman
That's the way they originally were made. ...

That's the way they originally were made.

Just out of curiosity, is there a brand name on that tach?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By planetman
I don't believe Volvo ever sold that tachometer. ...

I don't believe Volvo ever sold that tachometer.

The Volvo add on tachometer for a pre-1973 140/164 looked like this.

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/TachNOS140.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By planetman
All braided steel fuel hose with AN fittings,...

All braided steel fuel hose with AN fittings, Holley fuel pressure regulator, Custom cable operated throttle linkage with billet arms and throttle shaft mounted return spring and IIRC, we also added...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By planetman
Don't forgot the spit and bailing wire.

Don't forgot the spit and bailing wire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By planetman
For some reason, Volvo used 2 different...

For some reason, Volvo used 2 different thicknesses of glass so there are 2 different thicknesses of rubber strips.

VP's website only lists the thinner rubber on the 1 page I checked. The thinner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,284
Posted By planetman
So what did you do to pass?

So what did you do to pass?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By planetman
Yes, that 3 groove pulley will fit. And yes,...

Yes, that 3 groove pulley will fit.

And yes, the 3rd groove is for power steering.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By planetman
Have you checked the fuel pressure while this is...

Have you checked the fuel pressure while this is happening?

Did you check the fuel filter? If you haven't, remove the fuel filter and let it drain backwards through the inlet side into a clear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By planetman
No, 164 crankshaft pulleys are different. ...

No, 164 crankshaft pulleys are different.

You can use any 2 groove pulley that fits any B18 or B20 and I have several styles of both. I also have some of the compressor mounting brackets, but I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 62,518
Posted By planetman
Well if you would have stopped by, I would have...

Well if you would have stopped by, I would have surprised you with 3 of those same hubcaps, none of them in great shape, but usable.

But you put family over me, ha. :) What kind of Volvo...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 62,518
Posted By planetman
Jack, You were only 20 miles away and you...

Jack,

You were only 20 miles away and you didn't stop by.

Almost 25 mpg, quite impressive. Were those the carbs I rebuilt?

Think of what your mileage would be if you had an overdrive. You...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By planetman
Electrical tape is the way to go for now, but you...

Electrical tape is the way to go for now, but you should consider a more permanent repair.

That junction is 1 of Volvos dumber electrical designs and it was used on 140s, 164s and 240s through...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,284
Posted By planetman
Can you post a picture of the print out with ALL...

Can you post a picture of the print out with ALL of the readings?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By planetman
The non fuel handling electrical and electronic...

The non fuel handling electrical and electronic D-jet components are pretty reliable and long term dry storage doesn't affect them much as long as no rodents have gotten a taste for the wiring. But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By planetman
No.

No.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By planetman
20 minutes, yes ~2500 rpm, yes Use a high...

20 minutes, yes
~2500 rpm, yes

Use a high quality oil that has a sufficient level of ZDDP or use a ZDDP additive and use a high quality oil filter and change the oil at 1500 miles, then back to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By planetman
I'll have to admit I have never thought to use a...

I'll have to admit I have never thought to use a large clamp to put the upward pressure needed to push the water pump up to properly seal the upper seals. My only concern with this method is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By planetman
I hope so, but have you ever changed a water pump...

I hope so, but have you ever changed a water pump on B18 or B20? You can't just bolt it in and go.

If you buy a low quality water pump or don't install it it right, you'll be doing it again.

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By planetman
You appear to be new here, so I have to ask about...

You appear to be new here, so I have to ask about your automotive repair skill level?

I like to keep them fuel injected as they run better, but that can get expensive depending on what's wrong....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By planetman
Which fuel injection, D-jet with electric...

Which fuel injection, D-jet with electric injectors or K-jet(CIS) with mechanical injectors?

And what is the problem problems?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By planetman
We use a tool like this to hold the cam gear when...

We use a tool like this to hold the cam gear when torquing the cam and aux shaft bolts.




https://public.snapon.com/R_RRD/Objects_lg/images/YA4660.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By planetman
You should also change the tube nuts. The...

You should also change the tube nuts.

The thread is 3/8" x 24 tpi.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By planetman
Volvo didn't think about camshaft access on the...

Volvo didn't think about camshaft access on the V6 260s and 700s.

Originally you would have to pull the heads to change the cams and a changing they be needing due to clogged oil passages, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By planetman
If you use the Volvo cam gear puller and the cam...

If you use the Volvo cam gear puller and the cam gear installation tools properly, you won't damage the cam plug.

If you need, I have both of those 2 tools available for rent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By planetman
There are several cheap in price and cheap in...

There are several cheap in price and cheap in quality universal fuel pumps you can buy from any auto parts store for less than $100.00 but I won't sell them to my customers, You will have modify the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By planetman
Volvo did have some soft camshafts and IIRC,...

Volvo did have some soft camshafts and IIRC, there was a recall back in the day.

However, new cams shouldn't have this problem.

The cause of excessive wear nowadays is usually due to the low...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By planetman
It looks like the rubber hushers that are placed...

It looks like the rubber hushers that are placed on the end of each valve tip need replacing. The shim buckets squeezes them down and reduces clatter and the hushers deteriorate over time.

Cheap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By planetman
Volvo knew! ...

Volvo knew!

http://volvo1800pictures.com/sb/4/4_htm/46-01%20June%201962%20Rear%20axle%20spicer%20model%2027%20P1200%20P1800.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By planetman
I forgot 1 more gasket which is the mounting...

I forgot 1 more gasket which is the mounting gasket that goes between the O/D and the adapter that bolts to the back of the transmission gasket, so a total of 4 gaskets, not 3.

pm'd
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By planetman
There are 3 paper gaskets, but if you want to...

There are 3 paper gaskets, but if you want to properly reseal the O/D, there are a number of additional parts that are needed that aren't in that o-ring kit.


Dowdy seal to seal the solenoid to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By planetman
Or his brother and that would be me.

Or his brother and that would be me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By planetman
We regularly rebuild J overdrive units and we did...

We regularly rebuild J overdrive units and we did one last week.

We normally have all the gaskets and seals in stock as well as a decent collection of used parts.

The last O/D needed a clutch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By planetman
Sorry for the 3rd degree, but I want to...

Sorry for the 3rd degree, but I want to understand the order of events.

A month or 2 ago you repaired a no start condition by installing a new condenser and nothing else. Did the miss start...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By planetman
Did have the misfire before you started changing...

Did have the misfire before you started changing parts?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By planetman
I have to admit that I have never had to change a...

I have to admit that I have never had to change a 245 rear hatch window seal, but I have changed dozens of front, rear and side windows with rubber seals.

It is not unusual for a rubber window...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By planetman
Just the ends that go into the caliper are bubble...

Just the ends that go into the caliper are bubble flares.

FYI, earlier versions of the 3 piston calipers used an external metal brake line to connect the 2 halves of the calper and both of those...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By planetman
I use A THIN COATING of "The Right Stuff" RTV...

I use A THIN COATING of "The Right Stuff" RTV with all kinds of gaskets including some engine gaskets.

However, I don't normally use anything but Gasacinch on both sides of the rear main seal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By planetman
My brother, hiperfauto, rebuilt and tested his...

My brother, hiperfauto, rebuilt and tested his 1st D-jet AAV a few days ago and it appeared to work.

We're probably going to install on his 142E or on a customers 1800ES.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By planetman
You should still do a vacuum test on the MPS(VPS)...

You should still do a vacuum test on the MPS(VPS) to see if it holds. If the diaphragm inside the vacuum sensor is broken, it will cause a lower vacuum reading to the ECU which in turns causes a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By planetman
These are pictures of a later M46. ...

These are pictures of a later M46.

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail.jpg

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail1.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By planetman
http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail...

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail.jpg

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail1.jpg

http://hiperformanceautoservice.com/images/Pigtail2.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 62,151
Posted By planetman
I'm pretty sure that he wants to keep the car as...

I'm pretty sure that he wants to keep the car as original as possible, hence the request for good used hose clamps in the Wanted thread.
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