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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By 283SD
I have an 87' steering column, the lock cylinder...

I have an 87' steering column, the lock cylinder is pressed onto the metal tube, other than pressing it off, I don't see how you can change it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By 283SD
File a SMALL flat on the base of the needle about...

File a SMALL flat on the base of the needle about 3/8" down the needle this will enrich the mixture at idle, so that you don't over enrich the mixture once past part throttle. With a big cam this...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,497
Posted By 283SD
I had my radiator custom built when I did my V8...

I had my radiator custom built when I did my V8 swap 30 years ago. Heavy duty 4 core with brass tanks, the core opening is as big as the opening on the car,17"H X 24"W, 2 12" pusher fans with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By 283SD
I put a separate bung in the oil pan for the...

I put a separate bung in the oil pan for the sender, [stock 1990 245]. Normal temps @ 70 C. Drove up a STEEP mountain road in the Catskill's, [4 miles up,only open part of the year,barely more than a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,238
Posted By 283SD
Did you do a pressure test when in O/D. there is...

Did you do a pressure test when in O/D. there is a port to check this. you will need a 1000 lb gauge, it should put out 450 lbs aprox when in O/D, and the proper fittings, I had an 8' hose made up so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By 283SD
The off set of the inside of the rim will be the...

The off set of the inside of the rim will be the way the tire mounts, the tire goes on the short side drop onto the rim.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By 283SD
Ring gap should be .004 X bore diameter in...

Ring gap should be .004 X bore diameter in inches, as a basic rule. Some hi/perf and turbo engines might require different gaps, check with the ring maker for their settings.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By 283SD
The name of the place in Gardner is Amthors...

The name of the place in Gardner is Amthors welding
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By 283SD
In Gardner N.Y. just down the road from Woodstock...

In Gardner N.Y. just down the road from Woodstock there is a drive shaft place, used them a few times. They are just off RT 44/55 down the road by the general store at the sharp bend that goes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By 283SD
I have parts.

I have parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By 283SD
Cotter pin hitting the dust cap, seen it happen.

Cotter pin hitting the dust cap, seen it happen.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By 283SD
I have one but the clear coat is craized and...

I have one but the clear coat is craized and faded, and I don;t know if a photo will give you the true color.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By 283SD
I've done some axle swaps, I made a jig to the...

I've done some axle swaps, I made a jig to the stock axle then put the new one in place and fabed from there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By 283SD
For your color choice, go to a mall and look at...

For your color choice, go to a mall and look at all the cars an see what color you like, note the model and year.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By 283SD
I've cut down the lash to .014 with no ill...

I've cut down the lash to .014 with no ill results, Installed an IPD cam in my wife car for a customer and ended up buying the car 1 year later [2001]. When I checked the lash this winter they were...
Forum: events 07-11-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By 283SD
I'd like to come, but it is about 2+ hours for me...

I'd like to come, but it is about 2+ hours for me to get to the meeting place. Will talk to my wife about the trip plus we have a dog that will need attention later in the day. sounds like a great...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By 283SD
The wires from the diff where they enter the body...

The wires from the diff where they enter the body a prone to breaking.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By 283SD
I built my 350 Chevy powered 240 wagon 30 years...

I built my 350 Chevy powered 240 wagon 30 years ago. I made it a 2 door 29 years ago, hence the 283 SD. I an now coming up on 300,000 miles. BTW it is a blast to drive!.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By 283SD
I have always used anti seize on the spark...

I have always used anti seize on the spark plugs,I have a nickel/ copper anti seize. Never had an issue with getting the plugs out. On my wife's car that we have had for 19 years now, never a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,033
Posted By 283SD
Great job!!!!!. I know what work goes into...

Great job!!!!!. I know what work goes into building some thing different, when I made my wagon a two door 29 years ago people thought I was crazy. Nice to see someone with a good mind and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By 283SD
I've been driving my V8 wagon for 30 years now,...

I've been driving my V8 wagon for 30 years now, coming up on 300,000 miles, have it out today, it'a still a blast to drive. BTW it weighs 3450 lbs with me in it and a full tank of fuel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By 283SD
I put speed bleeders on my car, anti seize on the...

I put speed bleeders on my car, anti seize on the threads, was able to bleed the brakes by my self.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By 283SD
If you are going to bleed the brake by hand...

If you are going to bleed the brake by hand [foot], you will need 2 people. Open the bleeder, push down on the pedal, close bleeder wait 4/5 seconds for the master to refill, repeat, I use clear...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,741
Posted By 283SD
I put Koni's on my V8 car, played with the...

I put Koni's on my V8 car, played with the adjustments. Rides and handles amazing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By 283SD
Mid 80's were prone to rust even though the...

Mid 80's were prone to rust even though the body's didn't, My sister's 86 had the floor all rotted out, and yes the cowl vent drains through the rockers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By 283SD
If the lines are routed properly, and secure they...

If the lines are routed properly, and secure they will not wear out anything.If they are draped all over the place that's a problem
Forum: events 06-19-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By 283SD
VCOA is not fond of me.

VCOA is not fond of me.
Forum: events 06-19-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By 283SD
Wrong coast for me. There is an International...

Wrong coast for me. There is an International Station Club, They meet all over the country. Met a couple of guy's this spring that belong to it, when they saw my car at a car show.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By 283SD
Why did I do Mine? They match the other Aeroquip...

Why did I do Mine? They match the other Aeroquip lines that I run to the remote oil filter and oil cooler, also have a P/S cooler, etc ,just to make everything match.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By 283SD
Made mine with Aeroquip lines and fittings, My V8...

Made mine with Aeroquip lines and fittings, My V8 car uses the GM pump, found a fitting that goes on the rack,s pressure side,Metric to AN.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By 283SD
I've been running point's on my V8 car for 30...

I've been running point's on my V8 car for 30 years now, [Mallory Dual Point/ Mech ADV]. I have NEVER had a problem. With the proper care and service they work fine, and are still less than the cost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 283SD
Earlier dash's won't work with your car.1991 is...

Earlier dash's won't work with your car.1991 is different than 90 [also has reset light] Way back to -87/86/85 I don't remember. My 78 dash will not fit your dash. All total different wire harness's....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 283SD
"Service" light reset.

"Service" light reset.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By 283SD
Ran Mobil 1 in my V8 wagon and the race car, both...

Ran Mobil 1 in my V8 wagon and the race car, both had text book fatigue failures , went back to normal gear oil. Haven't had a problem since.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By 283SD
Car runs great so far, since fix, amazing what...

Car runs great so far, since fix, amazing what one wire will do to the elect system.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,480
Posted By 283SD
Wagons with a standard trans came with a 3.31,...

Wagons with a standard trans came with a 3.31, rear this should help with your final drive ratio,but you need to change the whole axle housing
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By 283SD
Some times the bushings get a memory,they look...

Some times the bushings get a memory,they look good but can be off center with no play. A little on all the bushings adds up,now that the cars are getting older.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By 283SD
The panhard rod centers the rear side to side...

The panhard rod centers the rear side to side your pcts show one wheel closer than the other, worn trailing arm bushings ???
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By 283SD
Drove me crazy for 5 days, it started with a head...

Drove me crazy for 5 days, it started with a head gasket change, the bolt in question seemed tight but was .010 of contacting the fuel rail, didn't want to break it with more torque on the little...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By 283SD
Turns out the ground wire on the fuel rail was...

Turns out the ground wire on the fuel rail was loose, bolt felt tight when I put it back together after I did a head gasket. The threads were dirty or worn. This morning I found it, tapped the hole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By 283SD
Found the problem,one of the ground wires for the...

Found the problem,one of the ground wires for the fuel injectors was loose. The bolt that I thought was tight was binding before it got tight.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By 283SD
Did that, also changed the fuel pump relay and...

Did that, also changed the fuel pump relay and checked all the fuses. the check engine light does not come on with the key on?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By 283SD
Cranks no spark, no fuel pump

Drove my wife's 1990 245 into the shop with a check engine light. clearer the code , now it won't start,cranks but will not start. Check engine light does not come on with key in on position. changed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By 283SD
Cranks no spark, no fuel pump

Drove my wife's 240 wagon into the shop to check for a "check engine" light. No coolant code.Cleared code now it won't start. No " check engine " light when I turn on the key. This happened once...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,889
Posted By 283SD
It's not nice when a flywheel lets go. Years ago...

It's not nice when a flywheel lets go. Years ago I worked on a 67 Vette big block, the fly wheel blew, took out the glove box and exited through the right cowl vent very cleanly.
Forum: events 05-21-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,727
Posted By 283SD
It was my first time there in 25 years when I was...

It was my first time there in 25 years when I was selling parts. Met a lot of great people, they liked my V8 2 door wagon. Despite the rain I had a good time. See you all next year.
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,727
Posted By 283SD
I'll be bringing some 240 parts to sell, My buddy...

I'll be bringing some 240 parts to sell, My buddy has a swap meet space, if anyone needs something that is not to big,let me know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By 283SD
Do a leak down test on #3, if a lot of air comes...

Do a leak down test on #3, if a lot of air comes out of the oil fill cap with the cap off the rings are stuck to the piston. The reading of the leak down test should be 20% or better for a good...
Forum: events 05-14-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,727
Posted By 283SD
Leaving Newburgh, NY @ 2am I84&9W with a...

Leaving Newburgh, NY @ 2am I84&9W with a buddy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By 283SD
My 1990 wagon came with a set of Yakima racks,...

My 1990 wagon came with a set of Yakima racks, with the option for loading a canoe,it so happens that we have one. Take them off and you have no wind drag. Brought lots of stuff home from the box...
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