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Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By alschnertz
Posted something and then realized it didn't...

Posted something and then realized it didn't really answer your question.
Whoops.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By alschnertz
I drove a '72 B20B (+0.030") from 1993 to 2006...

I drove a '72 B20B (+0.030") from 1993 to 2006 year round in temps. of -10F to 100F.
Tried HS6 and HIF6 carbs.

Maybe I was lucky, but I much preferred the HIFs after they were sorted out.
They...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 762
Posted By alschnertz
I thought a 24F was the recommended battery for...

I thought a 24F was the recommended battery for an early 140.
But it doesn't seem like "F" (reversed posts) batteries are available anymore.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By alschnertz
Really? CT went back to 2 plates a few years...

Really?
CT went back to 2 plates a few years ago.
They also eliminated proof of registration stickers at the time.

OP, I'd go with nothing (remove the lower brackets though).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By alschnertz
I stand corrected. For some reason I thought you...

I stand corrected. For some reason I thought you were talking about a wagon.

122S sedan, original tire size was 5.90 X 15 which is approx. 165/80 X 15.
122S wagon, original tire size was 6.40 X...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By alschnertz
I suspect your tire size has something to do with...

I suspect your tire size has something to do with your issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By alschnertz
I wouldn't change them unless I knew something...

I wouldn't change them unless I knew something was wrong. Maybe look under the hood at night (in the dark, engine running) to see if they're arcing. If not, I wouldn't spend the $ on new wires yet....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By alschnertz
I know nothing about Canadian towing regulations,...

I know nothing about Canadian towing regulations, but I doubt the RCMP would consider this a trailer.

https://images11.palcdn.com/hlr-system/Thumbnails/86/868/8683/8683005.jpg

Still, it may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By alschnertz
What model SU carbs?

What model SU carbs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By alschnertz
Always check the gap. Regardless if someone...

Always check the gap.
Regardless if someone tells you it's not necessary.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By alschnertz
I've used a "large" size Budge brand ...

I've used a "large" size Budge brand
(https://www.budgecovers.com/car-covers?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Z2gy6ep7AIVwp-zCh2vhwsBEAAYASAAEgKIjvD_BwE)
cover on the 745 for the past dozen years or so. I...
Forum: events 09-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By alschnertz
Not so fast. Saw this today: "Mitchell...

Not so fast. Saw this today:

"Mitchell Volvo has decided to cancel/postpone their 'Swedish Beauty Car Show' until 2021 due to new State of CT covid-19 rules and fines."
Forum: showroom 09-13-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By alschnertz
TurtleWax Wax & Dry works well

My wife picked this up.
This is my new favorite car product. It's very easy to use and leaves a nice shine. Don't know how long it holds up, but it's so easy to use I'd use it every wash.

At...
Forum: website & board 09-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,172
Posted By alschnertz
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: showroom 09-07-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,980
Posted By alschnertz
Finally did this headlight restoration with the...

Finally did this headlight restoration with the Sylvania kit.
Took about 1-1/2 hrs. Results are amazing and the lights look like new.

Time will tell on how well they hold up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,396
Posted By alschnertz
I thought only the US was forced to use ethanol...

I thought only the US was forced to use ethanol blended gasoline.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,156
Posted By alschnertz
If you're going to spend the $ on those two...

If you're going to spend the $ on those two items, why not get a heavier duty tool for about the same price?

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html?_br_psugg_q=hydraulic+press...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,900
Posted By alschnertz
Did the "good condition" one come from me? I had...

Did the "good condition" one come from me? I had one with a hole in the same place but don't remember who it got sold to.
On mine, the PO had a dial for a speaker fader installed there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,011
Posted By alschnertz
I have also used Wheel Collision Center in...

I have also used Wheel Collision Center in Danbury, CT about 3 years ago.
Not for restoration, but only for straightening. No complaints.

Steel wheels $50.
Alloy wheels $100.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By alschnertz
I'll bet the intake manifold is warped. Works...

I'll bet the intake manifold is warped.
Works fine when cold, but as things heat up, there is an intake leak at the gasket.

Don't be surprised if you have to (shudder the thought) use high-temp...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By alschnertz
I also greased the ball & pins on reassembly.

I also greased the ball & pins on reassembly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By alschnertz
The only "modification" I did was to elongate the...

The only "modification" I did was to elongate the slots on the cover so the new drift pins slid easily in the slots without much play.
Did a write-up decades ago on brickboard, but can't find it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: I did the roll pin fix decades ago. ...

:nod:
I did the roll pin fix decades ago.
First on a M40, but then on a few M41s and a M4.

Never looked back. They're all still working well.
Though it's important that you don't use the shift...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,900
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks for the shout-out. Looks like you lost...

Thanks for the shout-out.
Looks like you lost 190,000 miles in the transition!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By alschnertz
Not familiar with that hole. Never heard that. ...

Not familiar with that hole. Never heard that.

Did "VOLVO" refer you to it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,829
Posted By alschnertz
I don't think this is helping any, but I would...

I don't think this is helping any, but I would get the idle down to 700-800 rpm.

I don't like to kill the engine by using the transmission. My opinion is that if you have to do that, something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: Me too. It got me through a couple of...

:nod:
Me too. It got me through a couple of M40s and M41s.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By alschnertz
Me? I'd install some king of bushing.

Me? I'd install some king of bushing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By alschnertz
Your recollection is correct.

Your recollection is correct.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
Got a clip for you. Will pm later

Got a clip for you.
Will pm later
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
I have an old (1970) switch that has the wires...

I have an old (1970) switch that has the wires still attached and they are in the same locations that your photo shows. Unfortunately / fortunately (?), it does not have a wire attached to the male...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
I agree and have taken those apart to clean and...

I agree and have taken those apart to clean and lube. There's nothing to lose.
Would hate to see it thrown away before any diagnosis.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
I don't recall a separate ground wire for the...

I don't recall a separate ground wire for the light housings, so you would be correct that they need to be fastened to the chassis to complete the circuit.

I would recommend a VOA (voltage, ohms,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-07-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
Don't get discouraged. These cars are so...

Don't get discouraged.
These cars are so simple.
It's amazing how often all it takes is removing, cleaning and reassembling to get something operable again.

If a dope like me can make an early...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
I wonder if you knocked the flasher unit out of...

I wonder if you knocked the flasher unit out of it's receptical when you were reinstalling the instrument cluster.
The flasher plugs into the back side of the 4-way "HAZARD" switch.
Maybe try just...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
The upgrade to the fuel injected exhaust system...

The upgrade to the fuel injected exhaust system is very common. I'm not sure the smaller (carbureted) exhaust is even available anymore for lack of interest.

I'd suggest bench testing the rheostat...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
The problem with your instrument lighting is...

The problem with your instrument lighting is probably the rheostat.
It's a very simple unit and may only need a cleaning.
It is located on the back of the instrument cluster. I prefer to remove the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By alschnertz
IIRC, it should be as simple as jack the rear up...

IIRC, it should be as simple as jack the rear up and then spin one tire (by hand).
If the other side spins in the opposite direction, it is not a limited slip differential.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By alschnertz
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: Picked up the same (kit?) and installed...

:nod:
Picked up the same (kit?) and installed on my '70 145 many years ago from someone in NY.
Thought I was paying a premium at the time, but it was the right thing and I'm glad I did it.
It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By alschnertz
I can't be 100% positive, but I think only 1972...

I can't be 100% positive, but I think only 1972 models had the CHOKE / OVERDRIVE portion in the instrument cluster.

I had a carb'd '72 and a fuel injected '72.
Both had identical clusters.
The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By alschnertz
IIRC, the choke "switch" was a contact on the...

IIRC, the choke "switch" was a contact on the dash lever on my '72.
It would ground out to the metal portion of the choke pull lever.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,645
Posted By alschnertz
Just change the filter, top it up and go. No...

Just change the filter, top it up and go.
No reason to change all the oil again.
Forum: website & board 01-04-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By alschnertz
Am I right?

Am I right?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,012
Posted By alschnertz
It's not a gear. It's a screw / retainer to hold...

It's not a gear. It's a screw / retainer to hold the instrument cluster to the back of the dashboard.
There should be 2 of them.

What looks like a gear is actually just a knurled knob to grasp it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,630
Posted By alschnertz
"Lifting eye"

"Lifting eye"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,608
Posted By alschnertz
Beating this to death...

I'd guess that my '70 145 would be considered late production.
March 1970 - Chassis # 50461.

That would then makes sense that my '70 145 had the un-glamorous "chubby" latches.
;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,608
Posted By alschnertz
I've only had it since 1999, so who knows what...

I've only had it since 1999, so who knows what could have happened before.
Maybe yours were changed. :cameron:

:cheers:

Can't remember my build date, but I know it's on the tag. Maybe look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,608
Posted By alschnertz
Wow, sorry my post got taken the wrong way. ...

Wow, sorry my post got taken the wrong way.

Was only trying to get clarification since my '70 has the same latches (not skinny) as my '72s. And I have no reason to think that they're not stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,608
Posted By alschnertz
What is it about the pictured version (looks like...

What is it about the pictured version (looks like they're listing it as "pre 1972") that makes it probably not fit? It looks like thy're listing it as a "bis 1972" which I think is "pre 1972".
...
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