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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By MasterBlaster
You mean, repaired just after the previous...

You mean, repaired just after the previous owner... "One Hella Rad Drifter, Yo!" slid sideways into a curb and snapped it?

I wonder if it's still the "correct" length.
I also wonder where things...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By MasterBlaster
Where's the pictures you took of the suspension...

Where's the pictures you took of the suspension while you were under there?
Is the panhard bar even still attached?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By MasterBlaster
I initially thought the detent spring from around...

I initially thought the detent spring from around the shift lever, but then you said 8mm.

Then I thought some internal part, but you didn't say "taking apart", just "removing".


Most springs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By MasterBlaster
No, that just tells the engine that you're...

No, that just tells the engine that you're technically only pressing the pedal part-way down.

The throttle cable attaches to the spool and turns it.
The spool pulls on a short link that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By MasterBlaster
Power comes in on grey from fuse 16. Red/white...

Power comes in on grey from fuse 16.
Red/white takes full power to seat belts + ashtray.
Brown #1 (dimmed) goes to radio display.
Brown #2 (dimmed) goes to the (auto) shifter, panel lights, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By MasterBlaster
Quick side question... is the replacement caliper...

Quick side question... is the replacement caliper new or used?

As for no fluid flow, sometimes (with gravity bleeding) it takes a while for the caliper to fill up enough to "overflow" out the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By MasterBlaster
I've heard that twice on here. Where? ...

I've heard that twice on here.
Where?

https://i.postimg.cc/Nf254kf8/all-hubs.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By MasterBlaster
The brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to the...

The brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to the master cylinder.

When you press the pedal, the master cylinder pumps the fluid through the lines to the caliper.

The pistons in the caliper are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By MasterBlaster
"Service" meaning....? How to change the oil? ...

"Service" meaning....?
How to change the oil?
How to change spark plugs?
How to take the entire car apart piece by piece, including every nut & bolt, rebuild every single part and put it back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By MasterBlaster
Volvo 740 - 63 Pontiac Firefly - 45 Old VW...

Volvo 740 - 63
Pontiac Firefly - 45
Old VW "wide 5" - 72
Old VW regular - 87-94
Most older Fords + Chevys - 100




So YOU'RE the guy that chronically over/under tightened everything, eh???...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By MasterBlaster
I don't see anything about headlights. Just "3...

I don't see anything about headlights.
Just "3 x Stoplight / 4 x Taillight"
:???:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By MasterBlaster
DP.

DP.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By MasterBlaster
Actually... Belt = 123 teeth Crank gear =...

Actually...

Belt = 123 teeth
Crank gear = 19 teeth
Cam gear = 38 teeth
Cam dot starts facing Up
One crank rotation = Cam dot facing down (the wrong way)

Rotation / Crank belt mark position...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By MasterBlaster
Didn't even notice. Normally, if I have a...

Didn't even notice.
Normally, if I have a question about MY car, I'd put a picture of MY car, since it tends to eliminate about 1000 assumptions and wrong guesses that have nothing to do with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By MasterBlaster
I don't do "modified" suspension, so I assume...

I don't do "modified" suspension, so I assume somebody took out the original stock "frame" and the two trailing arms that locate the axle with some reasonably compliant bushings, and swapped in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By MasterBlaster
Which direction? Air gets sucked out of the...

Which direction?
Air gets sucked out of the booster by the engine, so blowing through the check valve toward the engine should work, but toward the booster should be blocked.


Booster may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By MasterBlaster
1980 DL/GL/GLT Owner's Manual, page 74...

1980 DL/GL/GLT Owner's Manual, page 74 (https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/manuals/1980/1980_dl_gl_gt/80DLGLGT_03b.htm#pg74)

Installation
Clean the nuts and the contact surface between wheel and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By MasterBlaster
I think our engines are just so happy to still be...

I think our engines are just so happy to still be running that they're literally "jumping for joy".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By MasterBlaster
Blowing fuse 16? The wire is actually brown,...

Blowing fuse 16?

The wire is actually brown, but yes, I agree it goes to the (missing) shifter light.

Hook it up and have light, or tape it up and save your fuse budget.

<hr>
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By MasterBlaster
Have you remembered to open the hood ALL the way?...

Have you remembered to open the hood ALL the way?
Flip the little "stoppers" on the hinges so the hood points straight up.

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By MasterBlaster
:spin: :clap: :bouncy:

:spin: :clap: :bouncy:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By MasterBlaster
Silly little double-relay. One output powers the...

Silly little double-relay. One output powers the other half of the relay, AND the IAC, AND the Radio Interference Relay, which supplies power to the injectors, AND pin 9 of the fuel ECU. The other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By MasterBlaster
Apparently not. And there you go. ...

Apparently not.



And there you go.

Normally, a car will have a "tray" that everything attaches to, and a drain hose at each corner leading down the roof pillars to dump under the car. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By MasterBlaster
With new washers, don't just tighten it once and...

With new washers, don't just tighten it once and hope for the best. I find it works a lot better to go tight - loose - tight - loose - tight - loose 6 or 7 times (you should notice the wrench move a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By MasterBlaster
Eh, whatever. I still say Vanilla ice cream...

Eh, whatever.

I still say Vanilla ice cream is better than Chocolate, and you'll never change my mind. :neener:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By MasterBlaster
They do that. The one I got with the car in...

They do that.

The one I got with the car in Feb 2009 started leaking, so I replaced it along with all new heater hoses in Mar 2010.

August 2011, this happened:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By MasterBlaster
I had a quick look via Google (5 seconds or so?),...

I had a quick look via Google (5 seconds or so?), and found some old trucker's forum talking about greasing the release bearing...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By MasterBlaster
Either you haven't worked on multiple brands of...

Either you haven't worked on multiple brands of cars, or you forgot to include "...with cable actuated clutches..." in the above sentence. I've worked on many cars with free-floating release arms and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By MasterBlaster
Here's the best I could come up with from my 740....

Here's the best I could come up with from my 740.

I was just about finished making a CAD-worthy drawing, when suddenly a passing møøse trampled on my computer, so this diagram has been completed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By MasterBlaster
Well, let's see... Starting at the start: ...

Well, let's see...

Starting at the start:
http://volvo.custhelp.com/app/homeV3


1970 140 Specifications page:
https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/manuals/1970/1970_140/70140_04.htm#pg59

M40
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By MasterBlaster
If I didn't know better, I'd think something...

If I didn't know better, I'd think something inside the trans is gone.

Worn synchros can let parts "walk" down the shafts until they disengage.
Bad shaft bearings will definitely cause a lot of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By MasterBlaster
Should be tight, not wobbly. We chatted about...

Should be tight, not wobbly.
We chatted about it back in 2013.......
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=280806
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,030
Posted By MasterBlaster
Oh, poop. $34.95 for 13 sockets vs $69 for just...

Oh, poop.
$34.95 for 13 sockets vs $69 for just one (Blue Point)?
I know which option I'd go for. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,030
Posted By MasterBlaster
Hope he has better luck than some of the buyers...

Hope he has better luck than some of the buyers there...


<img src="https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81CiTLNdo8L.jpg" width=800></a>

<img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By MasterBlaster
Can't tell what you mean by "slow speeds", since...

Can't tell what you mean by "slow speeds", since your speedo apparently doesn't work.

Play your video at 0.25 speed at 21 seconds, and watch the wheel.
Wobble-wobble-wobble.
Wheel bent at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By MasterBlaster
Can you see inside the hole? How are the slip...

Can you see inside the hole?
How are the slip rings?
If the alternator's been in there long enough, the rings themselves could have deep grooves worn in them, preventing the new brushes from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By MasterBlaster
Signal is in the middle. Other middle is back-up....

Signal is in the middle. Other middle is back-up.
Brake + fog on the bottom (plug side).
The 2 "towers" are the running lights.
The sides of one of my towers is also kind of melted + crumbling. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,439
Posted By MasterBlaster
I was just about to say that, then scrolled down...

I was just about to say that, then scrolled down and saw your reply.

Of course, I usually add a pretty picture! :neener:

https://www.rockauto.com/info/31/BA0440207-3__ra_p.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By MasterBlaster
Assuming it's the same as an AW70L, here's my...

Assuming it's the same as an AW70L, here's my usual response...

https://i.postimg.cc/gJnyg19k/kickdown-adjust.jpg

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By MasterBlaster
Ignition switch sends power to the gauge over...

Ignition switch sends power to the gauge over red/black.

Gauge grounds part of itself using brown, going back to the fuse box bus bar.

The "activation" part of the gauge makes a loop through...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,750
Posted By MasterBlaster
Generally, a manual trans should slide easily...

Generally, a manual trans should slide easily right up to the block.

The only kinds of "resistance" I've experienced from working on assorted brands of car are:

- Transmission that isn't quite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By MasterBlaster
Often this can be caused by how you fill up at...

Often this can be caused by how you fill up at the gas station. The tank is designed to have some air space at the top for expansion and vapor "storage", so if you (or he) is the type that after the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,101
Posted By MasterBlaster
Take off the oil cap. Look inside. Can you...

Take off the oil cap.
Look inside.
Can you see the camshaft?
Crank the engine.
Does the camshaft rotate?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By MasterBlaster
Well, if you want to over-think it a bit more :)...

Well, if you want to over-think it a bit more :) , the stock "apparently too small" collar trying to wedge its way partially into the seal would tend to expand the seal against the outer bore,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By MasterBlaster
Ummm...

Ummm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By MasterBlaster
The question isn't: Does copper dissolve in oil...

The question isn't:
Does copper dissolve in oil and float around the engine destroying everything in its path?

The question is:
Why do you need another "retainer" besides the flange built into...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,750
Posted By MasterBlaster
To further clarify, the "larger" side faces the...

To further clarify, the "larger" side faces the engine + clutch, so the wide flat metal surface can push against (and spin with) the pressure plate fingers. The smaller diameter goes over the trans...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By MasterBlaster
Yeah, first time through I missed that...

Yeah, first time through I missed that waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down at the bottom of the novel. :oops:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By MasterBlaster
11 years ago, ...

11 years ago,
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=173594

"Kjets On a Plane" said:

88 is the first year of the updated one that won't crap out on you. 79 and older is pre **** up....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By MasterBlaster
And of course, "starting to throw codes" doesn't...

And of course, "starting to throw codes" doesn't really help without knowing which codes.
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