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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By IansPlatinum
Next batch of goodies- any suggestions, anyone?...

Next batch of goodies- any suggestions, anyone? Goal is to get the car inspected & registered now.

https://imgur.com/JoHz7vCh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
way less than a 50 year old set of matching...

way less than a 50 year old set of matching correct-color NOS door cards shipped from sweden should cost... $300 :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
Something fun showed up in the mail today. ...

Something fun showed up in the mail today.

What could that be?

https://i.imgur.com/cuK7v0Mh.jpg

Ah, a set of 4 NOS door cards! Thanks VP

It'll be a while until these get installed sadly....
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
probably to insulate the terminal... that's the...

probably to insulate the terminal... that's the side where my positive terminal sits, and the brake line would be grounded so arcing would happen should they contact. My 92 240 has the same thing...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
thanks, yes I'm not holding back on the paint....

thanks, yes I'm not holding back on the paint. Goal right now is to get it looking OK, and protect the exposed rust areas with some color matched rattlecan until I get body work finished on it &...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
After some new braided stainless brake lines from...

After some new braided stainless brake lines from hiperf (no pics yet) and a full brake flush, valve job, carb balancing, choke adjusting, tire inflating, diff oil changing, m40 oil topping off,...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
Mine goes to the side of the engine block. I have...

Mine goes to the side of the engine block. I have an AC compressor mounted, so it's technically sitting on the AC bracket.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
After the engine was confirmed to be able to run,...

After the engine was confirmed to be able to run, I then set about setting up the vehicle to be able to drive

New tires were in order...

https://i.imgur.com/53Q5X27h.jpg

note the original...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
And then I neglected rusty for about a year while...

And then I neglected rusty for about a year while I focused on other car projects (and other non-car projects) instead of clearing my queue.

After a time of considering selling rusty, I finally...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
Squad https://i.imgur.com/3w8X3xEh.jpg ...

Squad

https://i.imgur.com/3w8X3xEh.jpg

Wanted to see how much life I could inject into the single stage paint with some compound:

https://i.imgur.com/IGi96Dzh.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By IansPlatinum
Rusty, the 1971 145S

In July of 2018, while bored on a business trip, I scolled upon a 1971 145 for sale in albuquerque, NM, on craigslist. It had missed my 145 searches because it was simply listed as "1972 volvo"...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,570
Posted By IansPlatinum
Got a chance to knock out some little things: ...

Got a chance to knock out some little things:

Stance simulation via jack stands:

https://i.imgur.com/5C21M7oh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/S27efGth.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/40nk8ioh.jpg

That's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 741
Posted By IansPlatinum
My bigger concern about pulling a JY engine is...

My bigger concern about pulling a JY engine is why did the car end up at the JY in the first place? It it's been T boned or rear-ended, go for it. Otherwise, you have to wonder if an engine related...
Forum: showroom 03-17-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By IansPlatinum
PO put the spare on one wheel, and one of the...

PO put the spare on one wheel, and one of the regular wheels in the trunk. The spare's the one that reads SPECIAL SPARE. That's a firestone tire that (all?) 240s came with.
Forum: showroom 03-16-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By IansPlatinum
Just put a set of Michelin XZXs on my 71 145. Now...

Just put a set of Michelin XZXs on my 71 145. Now they're made in Serbia :-(

Hilarious inflation spec too as per door sticker on the 145: 23psi front, 36 psi rear :lol:

Aaaaand also one has a...
Forum: showroom 03-16-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By IansPlatinum
I believe it was too, for the 140 at least it...

I believe it was too, for the 140 at least it was:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Volvo_145_green_vr_TCE.jpg/1920px-Volvo_145_green_vr_TCE.jpg
Forum: showroom 03-16-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By IansPlatinum
:uh: look like michelin XZX to me ...

:uh:

look like michelin XZX to me

https://i.imgur.com/nuPqZohh.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/8209/8156159423_2c813b7eba_b.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/noMAAOSwWdZZZ22J/s-l400.png
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,847
Posted By IansPlatinum
I know my B20 oil pan sits really close to the...

I know my B20 oil pan sits really close to the cross member with bad motor mounts. Are you sure the engine vibrations aren't occasionally hitting oil pan against the cross member?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By IansPlatinum
Just surface. I blasted it all down to bare cast...

Just surface. I blasted it all down to bare cast iron yesterday. Just wondering if it's worth 'seasoning' on the inside of the runners like how one would season a cast iron pan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By IansPlatinum
rust being picked up by the gasoline and flying...

rust being picked up by the gasoline and flying into the cylinders won't cause any issues...? :uh:

I don't think I'm OCD, unless you mean Overly Cautious Disorder or Overthinking inConsequential...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://i.imgur.com/z6Ee1Woh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/z6Ee1Woh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By IansPlatinum
ok, new question guys- I blasted the entire...

ok, new question guys- I blasted the entire manifold, inside & out-

now I'm not worried about the flash rust on the outside of the manifold, because I can just use POR15 "metal ready" phosphoric...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By IansPlatinum
The AW71 does not have a shift computer, and...

The AW71 does not have a shift computer, and instead uses a kickdown cable to control pressure in reference to governor speed-generated pressure to determine when to shift.

If this mechanical...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,711
Posted By IansPlatinum
I installed fatmat hood liner and it reduced some...

I installed fatmat hood liner and it reduced some engine noise.

On my 850 I installed some closed cell neoprene 1/2" thick under the carpets and it's much quieter now. About to do the same for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,649
Posted By IansPlatinum
Lol how did you guess I have an 850T for...

Lol how did you guess

I have an 850T for those types of shenanigans

If it will enhance longevity by any stretch I'll consider doing it. If not, maybe I'll just leave it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,649
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yeah, Roy's sending me a 93-95 aw71 with roller...

Yeah, Roy's sending me a 93-95 aw71 with roller bearing tailshaft

I'm able to get 26+ mpg currently without the L... maybe in the future I'll reconsider.

Will definitely be addig a cooler....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,649
Posted By IansPlatinum
Never heard of that transmission before

Never heard of that transmission before
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By IansPlatinum
...think of it this way. Volvo hired a team...

...think of it this way.

Volvo hired a team of engineers to optimize the materials for every component on the car such that they would not be excessively pricey, and unnecessary material is often...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,649
Posted By IansPlatinum
Hey now, I'm the one buying the transmission. ...

Hey now, I'm the one buying the transmission.

But yeah I went with an Aw71 from Roy

Installing a cooler too- hoping the transmission will never know it left PNW
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By IansPlatinum
:e-shrug: the vw bug tires sbabbs was talking...

:e-shrug: the vw bug tires sbabbs was talking about are 165r15 (165/80r15) I'm pretty sure. The same tires that the volvo 140s came with, and that didn't stop 145 drivers from hauling their stuff...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By IansPlatinum
Maybe in a textbook. I real life it's not...

Maybe in a textbook.

I real life it's not exactly linear (nothing is) but there are a lot of factors that do correlate with speed. And there's many different types of frictional effects/forces....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By IansPlatinum
If that's your only symptom, yeah, but Kyote has...

If that's your only symptom, yeah, but Kyote has a point about the aw70 + turbo

My trans is slipping in reverse when hot, so that plus the whine is enough to make me want to swap to an aw71...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By IansPlatinum
Could also be something in the rear axle. ...

Could also be something in the rear axle.

You could possibly raise the rear axle up, see if it makes the noise, and if it does, mark the axle to flange alignment, and mark axle back half to front...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By IansPlatinum
^^^ and running deflated tires absorb bumps in...

^^^ and running deflated tires absorb bumps in the road which means you'll be driving straight forward rather than wasting gas driving up & down, reducing total number of miles that you have to drive
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By IansPlatinum
Hold up, I might need to buy some more stuff in...

Hold up, I might need to buy some more stuff in addition.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By IansPlatinum
B20 combined manifold question

Alright, so I've removed the manifold and butterflies, and am getting ready to mediablast the surface in preparation for some header paint, and install the shaft plugs from hiperf.

Big question,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By IansPlatinum
Do some studying on this link. ...

Do some studying on this link.
https://ecomodder.com/forum/tool-aero-rolling-resistance.php

At just 64 km/h (40mph), your Cd=0.35 940 sedan could be fighting over 50% aero forces.

Think of it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By IansPlatinum
old school vw method... might have to try it...

old school vw method...
might have to try it out.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,533
Posted By IansPlatinum
fill back seat and trunk with helium balloons ....

fill back seat and trunk with helium balloons
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but seriously, weight reduction only helps fuel efficiency as far as accelerating (city driving) goes. On a flat highway, you've already...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By IansPlatinum
no, the new thule 300 feet don't come with them....

no, the new thule 300 feet don't come with them. Just a rubberized paint coating that accomplishes the same task
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By IansPlatinum
I don't have locks on mine. Maybe if I did I...

I don't have locks on mine. Maybe if I did I would have the answer to my question...

I thought the locks just prevented the knobs from being loosened, and I am able to tighten the locks in both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By IansPlatinum
Thule 300 Rack question

Brickers, which is the proper way to install the thule 300 feet on our gutters? Inner edge or outer edge? Inner edge would be stronger but I worry about the foot "popping" loose

Outer:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
i've learned a lot since investigating this issue...

i've learned a lot since investigating this issue (didn't know there was a service terminal at all on sunday lol). Will be trying that next time.

I'm starting to suspect bulkhead connector since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
Repeated the test; I had misremembered. Switching...

Repeated the test; I had misremembered. Switching the door switch makes the ohm meter jump from 2k to 20k ohms, so no worries there. Human error
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
Also, why is the starter service terminal (pink...

Also, why is the starter service terminal (pink wire) changing from closed to open with respect to the positive terminal when I open/close the door switch :???:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
So then the starter should be able to start with...

So then the starter should be able to start with only 10V at the solenoid, provided it has the full 12.7+ volts at the positive post?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
I should be seeing full battery voltage, I assume?

I should be seeing full battery voltage, I assume?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
ignition switch was a simple remove & replace,...

ignition switch was a simple remove & replace, neutral safety was a simple cut-off-the-connector-and-crimp. The issue also existed before the NSS bypass. I bypassed the NSS thinking it may have been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
just went an disconnected it. no obvious...

just went an disconnected it. no obvious corrosion, but the bullet jackets are crumbly as would be expected. Ya know, now I wonder if that blue/yellow bullet wasn't fully plugged in, and maybe...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By IansPlatinum
Starting Issue - 1992 240

Ok TB gurus,
Here's a fun one.

Problem: intermittent non-start. No cranking, no clicking, nothing.

Background info:
New ignition switch 1 year ago (Volvo brand)
Jumped neutral safety switch...
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