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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By nel621
Get your test light out and make sure you have...

Get your test light out and make sure you have ground and power at the fuel pump terminals.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By nel621
I have yet to see a 240 with a gas tank drain...

I have yet to see a 240 with a gas tank drain plug.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By nel621
Disconnect the fuel line running into the tank....

Disconnect the fuel line running into the tank. Run a new line, hose into a 5 gal gas can. You don't want to pump all of the old gas through the fuel injection system. You can remove the spark plugs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By nel621
^ Is that a Volvo lawn ornament with the moss?

^ Is that a Volvo lawn ornament with the moss?
Forum: showroom 04-10-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 466
Posted By nel621
The trim pieces above the bumper are held with...

The trim pieces above the bumper are held with PIA clips and sometimes can be tricky to get them to hold properly. They can be found at any auto body supply house or IPD and Volvo, etc. For the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By nel621
Wolf Brand ...

Wolf Brand
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh77/nel6211/e-codes%20bling%20and%20things/e-codes%20bling%20and%20things%20017_zps1lmb3tfc.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By nel621
ground wire????

ground wire????
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By nel621
Solid like a Brick!

Solid like a Brick!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By nel621
good deal.

good deal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By nel621
Fill with premium gas, check oil level and tires,...

Fill with premium gas, check oil level and tires, try the brakes a few times. If it checks out OK then drive it to Pa. When you get to Pa. change the oil and filter, car still running OK then drive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By nel621
Attach a sturdy string to the wire before you...

Attach a sturdy string to the wire before you pull it through the door. It will help when you have to pull it back into the cabin. Not sure of the driver's side but on the passenger there is a large...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By nel621
Good luck. Remember, drive it 20 feet and jam on...

Good luck. Remember, drive it 20 feet and jam on the brakes!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By nel621
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh77/nel6211/Cl...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh77/nel6211/Cleaning%20with%20detergent%20600/with%20Virgo%20cap_zpsocyabc4h.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By nel621
Virgo cap doesn't work on...

Virgo cap doesn't work on fronthttp://http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh77/nel6211/Cleaning%20with%20detergent%20600/barely%20fits_zps3bndfr6u.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By nel621
:)

:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By nel621
I went with black cladding and black bumpers on...

I went with black cladding and black bumpers on my blue 89. The black 90 will get the same treatment.http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh77/nel6211/79%20and%2081%20Bertones/89and90240dl.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By nel621
The bumper covers are indeed black, no paint. I...

The bumper covers are indeed black, no paint. I did paint mine as they were just a bit faded with SEM black bumper paint. I also painted the lower cladding with SEM black trim paint. Did not care for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By nel621
^ This. Once removed I'm sure it will start to...

^ This. Once removed I'm sure it will start to surface rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By nel621
I'm sure Seafoam and other gas treatments have...

I'm sure Seafoam and other gas treatments have their place but I would not introduce any new chemicals to the gas or engine. Wait till you get it home in case the snake oils make things worse.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By nel621
check the tires and maybe pull the wheels to SEE...

check the tires and maybe pull the wheels to SEE what's up with the brakes. I picked up a running 89GL that sat for a few years and didn't really check tires and brakes. As soon as we got on the...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By nel621
Nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

Nice collection. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,609
Posted By nel621
How good is your center support mount?

How good is your center support mount?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By nel621
^ good time to check the wires on the central...

^ good time to check the wires on the central door lock thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By nel621
Check Dave Bartons web site

Check Dave Bartons web site
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nel621
You can remove all of the door cards and test...

You can remove all of the door cards and test each actuator one by one to see if they do lock/unlock. http://cleanflametrap.com/lock423.jpg
Forum: showroom 03-02-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,052
Posted By nel621
Looks like you have an original one there. Is the...

Looks like you have an original one there. Is the inside corner a 90 degree angle? Doesn't look like it. This may be the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By nel621
How long have you owned this car? Are you the...

How long have you owned this car? Are you the second, third, etc. owner? Open the doors and feel for a paint edge on the edge of the door. You're trying to feel for a high spot. A detailers' trick to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By nel621
IIRC the black was always a single stage paint,...

IIRC the black was always a single stage paint, meaning no clear coat just color coat. The paint may oxidize (slight fade/haze ) but not fade and peel like you have. I have a 1990 240 with the same...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By nel621
That hood has been painted before. The original...

That hood has been painted before. The original black did not have clear coat. Had it been OE paint you would have been able to polish it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nel621
You will now need to follow the wires into the...

You will now need to follow the wires into the rubber boot that connect to the body. First unplug the harness from under the dash or disconnect your battery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By nel621
Sand down the rusty corners, treat with POR 15...

Sand down the rusty corners, treat with POR 15 and paint it. Have the paint supply shop mix you a color match in a spray can. Take your time, mask more than you think you need and do a nice job....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nel621
1) The "new" door cards should fit. The only time...

1) The "new" door cards should fit. The only time the cards are different is if one has roll up window and the power window. But they will still fit.
2) The doors that do not unlock could have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By nel621
Find a local PNP yard, get newer style seats then...

Find a local PNP yard, get newer style seats then order the new covers. Car-part.com is a good starting point. There will always be color difference due to fading.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By nel621
Check the wires in the hinge locations.

Check the wires in the hinge locations.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By nel621
Sorry it wasn't a simple fix. But you managed.

Sorry it wasn't a simple fix. But you managed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By nel621
Two things. First make sure the nut holding the...

Two things. First make sure the nut holding the arm is tight. Second, inside the car behind the glove box, you should see a small bracket with a square hole. Make sure there is bolt going into the...
Forum: events 02-22-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By nel621
It always rain. Missed it last year due to death...

It always rain. Missed it last year due to death in family. I hope to make it this year. Old Iron, you bringing that 122?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By nel621
^ This is what mine looked like. Splice in some...

^ This is what mine looked like. Splice in some new wire, solder and heat shrink. Try to keep the same colors on the splice.The wires closer to the "black tube are bit harder. Once you get some good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By nel621
^ That seat looks great!

^ That seat looks great!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By nel621
practice here ...

practice here
http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339893
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By nel621
^ Just like the leather seats on the 240s.

^ Just like the leather seats on the 240s.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By nel621
The extra holes are from the original stitching.

The extra holes are from the original stitching.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By nel621
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1024/1398529136_8457...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1024/1398529136_8457ced06d_z.jpg?zz=1
This is more like the one the mechanic built. He painted his a deep blue color.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By nel621
The proto type for the coupe was a 164 front on a...

The proto type for the coupe was a 164 front on a modified 242 body. I knew a Volvo tech in Long Island, NY who did his to his coupe. Looked totally...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 727
Posted By nel621
^ Or unclip them and try to move them to a...

^ Or unclip them and try to move them to a "better" location.
Forum: showroom 02-10-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By nel621
Jealous much? :-P:)

Jealous much? :-P:)
Forum: showroom 02-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By nel621
https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/it...

https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/162170/162170_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By nel621
Found where the black wire attaches. It connects...

Found where the black wire attaches. It connects to end of one side of the seat heat pad. What was confusing was that as it exits the seat it becomes a red wire that goes into the top the top heat...
Forum: showroom 02-08-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By nel621
That's almost as hideous as that lime green...

That's almost as hideous as that lime green Bertone that was for sale since forever.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By nel621
uh, copyright issues?

uh, copyright issues?
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