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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,914
Posted By TestPoint
Is there any reason to believe that the engine is...

Is there any reason to believe that the engine is in any better shape than the rest of the car?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By TestPoint
You have already described that the pressure pump...

You have already described that the pressure pump did not run until bumping it then unreliably. The pressure pump has a habit of failing when not being run regularly. You are authorized to replace...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By TestPoint
Focus! If pulsing spray allows the engine to...

Focus!

If pulsing spray allows the engine to run then it is FUEL.

Your description of fuel pump says that it is not running reliably. There is enough evidence that the pump is bad to have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By TestPoint
I can't help with a repair recommendation but had...

I can't help with a repair recommendation but had similar issue after a rewire. I had the cold start injector wired to the heating element of the Control Pressure Regulator. Effectively full choke...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By TestPoint
The starter fluid says that the ignition system...

The starter fluid says that the ignition system is working to some extent. Also, there is enough compression to run. That leaves fuel.

Verify that both lift pump and pressure pump run. That is...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,825
Posted By TestPoint
You are going to need some 40 series tires to...

You are going to need some 40 series tires to even come close.

My 15", 65 series rub on bumps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,914
Posted By TestPoint
My Diesel started and drove to work. Never again...

My Diesel started and drove to work. Never again did as much as a pop.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,914
Posted By TestPoint
https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineDiesel.html...

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/EngineDiesel.html#DieselCompressionTest
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,914
Posted By TestPoint
Crank it all you want. I did. Hooked up a big...

Crank it all you want. I did. Hooked up a big battery charger/starter and probably wore out the starter.

Put it in storage for the later engine replacement.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,914
Posted By TestPoint
I think the non-turbo engines were rated at 83...

I think the non-turbo engines were rated at 83 hp. I'm not sure that mine ever got there.

Extremely well well maintained engine. Three thousand mile Diesel spec oil changes as a religion....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By TestPoint
The original Volvo keys are steel and not many...

The original Volvo keys are steel and not many locksmiths are capable of cutting that short of with a file. Keys blanks in brass are easy to cut to match to the pins. Even the brass key blanks are...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,999
Posted By TestPoint
I had carefully cleaned up the track slides and...

I had carefully cleaned up the track slides and painted them BLACK. Think I will stick with whut cum with the car.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By TestPoint
Door lock electrical collar

I found the following in my 5k+ collection of Volvo restoration photos and thought it might help some unfortunate soul searching for pictures in the future.

One of the reasons getting the collar...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By TestPoint
There is a little more to getting an AC system...

There is a little more to getting an AC system working than throwing in a can of R134a. At a very minimum you need to know the static and running low pressure values to have a clue as to how much...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,999
Posted By TestPoint
Are you referring to the covers for back rear...

Are you referring to the covers for back rear outside bolts? Never seen them in other than black but I have matching vinyl paint if appropriate.

The one you see is just laying on the carpet and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,999
Posted By TestPoint
Got the seats back in. I think I have been here...

Got the seats back in. I think I have been here before a couple years ago. Make that three years ago.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/20180909_152002.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By TestPoint
Getting it off is the easy part. ...

Getting it off is the easy part.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5659490&postcount=3

While you are working in there be sure to clean and lube the door lock mounted on the outside...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,999
Posted By TestPoint
Oh, No o o o o o

o o o o o! Mr. Bill ! ! ! ! !

I am out of excuses as to why I am not finishing this thing.

The carpet has been a real mental and physical road block. The ACC carpet is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 86,244
Posted By TestPoint
Still waiting . . . .

Still waiting . . . .
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,825
Posted By TestPoint
Did you see the other 4.6L swap on this forum? ...

Did you see the other 4.6L swap on this forum?

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=341326
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,825
Posted By TestPoint
Prior to finding the 302 that was used I had a JY...

Prior to finding the 302 that was used I had a JY pull a 4.6L engine to purchase. Sitting on the floor it was questionable that it would fit under the hood. After some measurements, I made the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, color scanning is going to be a lot closer...

Yeah, color scanning is going to be a lot closer to your 28 year old paint than an OEM paint code. Clear coat is a lot easier to work with than single stage. Cut and polish it to match the old...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, I have thousands of hours of $0.17 or $0.017...

Yes, I have thousands of hours of $0.17 or $0.017 per hours car restoration work. The Bertone is the very last one. I am already out of the Grandkids' car maintenance.

Going to work on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By TestPoint
Too late for that. Glass came bare from a JY.

Too late for that. Glass came bare from a JY.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By TestPoint
245 quarter window trim installation

Surly this has been discussed before but I can't find the right word combination for a search this morning.

Storm damage broke the left rear quarter window which has now been replaced. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By TestPoint
I bought a Jaguar XK8 15 years ago and went anal...

I bought a Jaguar XK8 15 years ago and went anal on maintenance including oil analysis. The oil analysis said that full synthetic only reaches full protective capability at 13k miles and should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By TestPoint
[quote]...typically when a wavy/rough road.[/img]...

[quote]...typically when a wavy/rough road.[/img]

(EDIT)

I found a FRONT END failed rear control arm bushing that was doing that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By TestPoint
Look under the car and you can see them at the...

Look under the car and you can see them at the edge of the pinch weld between the exterior sheet metal and the rest of the unibody.

one might try some thick string trimmer line rather than a coat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By TestPoint
There is a plastic trim piece around the glass...

There is a plastic trim piece around the glass that, while it did not hold the glass in place, it did fill the glass to pinch weld contact. I was never able to find it nor anything that could be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By TestPoint
The rear attachment of the 262C is different. It...

The rear attachment of the 262C is different. It has a formed plastic 'seal' that will not survive removal and is completely unavailable. Ask me how I know.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,475
Posted By TestPoint
Great place to start! I treated and treated...

Great place to start!

I treated and treated and treated and treated the V8 Volvo seats and while they got a great deal better they never got back to new. Same with the Bertone. No wear on them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By TestPoint
Gee . . . only $50 for a knob cover. ...

Gee . . . only $50 for a knob cover.


Shrink wrap is free if you have a left-over junk box like mine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By TestPoint
I rather like the gold/bronze. Anyway, you have...

I rather like the gold/bronze. Anyway, you have two examples of how it would be laid out if Volvo did it. Not sure how stopping at the bottom of the glass would look which is how most two tones are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By TestPoint
My local auto paint store has a 'reader' that...

My local auto paint store has a 'reader' that scans the existing paint and produces a formula for matching paint. On a 30 year old car that seems like a better way to match color than to use the OEM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By TestPoint
Everybody's 1982 glove box plastic knob has...

Everybody's 1982 glove box plastic knob has fallen off.

Tight Wad Tom carefully cut three pieces of 3/4" shrink wrap the length of the back to front of the knob and neatly shrink wrapped them on. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 113,881
Posted By TestPoint
The windshield pinch weld is a prime place for...

The windshield pinch weld is a prime place for rust. See a spot, it is a lot larger under the glass. Best to treat any before paint.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By TestPoint
I used the DupiColor Chrome on the turn signal...

I used the DupiColor Chrome on the turn signal reflectors also. Had them apart recently after 4 years and they still look good.

Must have been an old can.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 113,881
Posted By TestPoint
That's who did my windshield in the wagon. Very...

That's who did my windshield in the wagon. Very familiar with Volvo's.

Sorry about the Hi-Jack.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 113,881
Posted By TestPoint
Sign up for Eurofest in Greenville last weekend...

Sign up for Eurofest in Greenville last weekend in October. That will give you a firm target to shoot for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By TestPoint
I never stopped to count them. Most are 8mm, 2...

I never stopped to count them. Most are 8mm, 2 to a connection so that's 16 on fuel lines, plus a couple on the frequency valve. There are various configurations of cold start injectors using 8mm. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By TestPoint
I checked the high beam/low beam H4651/H4656...

I checked the high beam/low beam H4651/H4656 front lens. They are very different. That leads me to believe that the available conversion lens that are all the same are a real compromise. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By TestPoint
This thread has gotten me interested in making a...

This thread has gotten me interested in making a conversion to halogen or LED for my Bertone. The objective would be to create a dead stock external look with whatever I could pack behind the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By TestPoint
Dave Burton has a world of information on...

Dave Burton has a world of information on headlight modifications.

Do some reading here: http://www.240turbo.com/volvo240mods.html#headlightrelayharness

Also check out Danial Stern's web site:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By TestPoint
A rusty tank can cause lots of problems ...

A rusty tank can cause lots of problems

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/PB101370.jpg

The resistance should be something less than 30 ohms. It is just a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By TestPoint
Wagon fixed window replacement

My little mountain top area of the North Georgia Mountains has a weather event that resulted in a broken left rear fixed glass in my V8 Volvo 245.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By TestPoint
The CPR is an extremely simply device not...

The CPR is an extremely simply device not requiring precision anything to clean and restore.

If you determine that the heating coil has continuity take it apart. If not, it probably needs to be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By TestPoint
I much prefer the 4 rectangle bulb look of my '81...

I much prefer the 4 rectangle bulb look of my '81 and '82 than the later European style. I did upgrade the wiring by replacing many feet of 16ga wire with 12ga by installing relays in the headlight...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By TestPoint
How did you mount H1/H4 bulbs in something that...

How did you mount H1/H4 bulbs in something that resembles the sealed 4656/4651 glass bulbs? I don't want to change the appearance but would like the light of high output LED.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By TestPoint
I have the quad rectangle and have not yet found...

I have the quad rectangle and have not yet found a real upgrade.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By TestPoint
WAIT ! What year 240 are you asking about?

WAIT !

What year 240 are you asking about?
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