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Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By deadken
Filing or sanding the weight is going to take a...

Filing or sanding the weight is going to take a LONG time to make little difference.

I was wondering if I could drill a hole in my weight in order to lighten it a bit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,854
Posted By deadken
I'll add my 2 cents here: I'd bet that you...

I'll add my 2 cents here:

I'd bet that you could get away with just putting a head on it. I don't think I would, but you could.

Having said that, if this is a performance engine, I would be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By deadken
No I didn't check for codes. I could hear that...

No I didn't check for codes. I could hear that the fuel pump wasn't running, like it should have when the key was turned to the on position, so I immediately started there...

Thanks, I'll have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By deadken
Okay, here's a well learned lesson.... Be sure...

Okay, here's a well learned lesson.... Be sure that you grab the right white rectangular relay (https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/download/file.php?id=64&t=0) when you swap in a spare relay to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By deadken
'92 944T no power to fuel pump after not being used for 4 months.

I parked my Blue 1992 944T (yeah, I've had several) earlier this year since the AC doesn't work and I wanted to use other cars for the hot weather months. Well, this global pandemic thing has kept me...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
Posted By deadken
I haven't been able to find any decent exhaust...

I haven't been able to find any decent exhaust shops that will do a stainless steel system yet. I'm supposed to call one more, recommended by a co-worker, this week. Also, I have one other guy who is...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
Posted By deadken
1980 242GL, looking for 2.25" / 2.5" Stainless exhaust suggestions...

Hey guys,

I started up my 1980 240 Coupe and the exhaust has rotted out. I need to replace it before I get the car inspected.

I'm looking for a good quality Stainless Steel replacement...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-14-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,655
Posted By deadken
I've read and re-read the responses a bunch and I...

I've read and re-read the responses a bunch and I have been meaning to make a solid reply.

But, in the meantime...

I've picked up a Delphi 3bar map sensor yesterday and I wanted to figure out...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By deadken
Might one ask how many pounds of boost you were /...

Might one ask how many pounds of boost you were / are running at?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,381
Posted By deadken
1) I have no idea. But, perhaps now would be a...

1) I have no idea. But, perhaps now would be a good time to source a legit non-china FPR?

3) I have several sets of crimpers costing $80 and up. But, one set is most likely sufficient. If you want...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,570
Posted By deadken
I'm in NY as well, but my cars don't suffer from...

I'm in NY as well, but my cars don't suffer from the same rust woes as yours does (I'm guessing you are upstate, while I am on Long Island). I'm sorry to say that I just sent a good one to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By deadken
I'm not sure who told you that... I bought a...

I'm not sure who told you that...

I bought a 123Ignition distributor for my 1972 1800ES and I couldn't be more happy with it. A quick search shows that they make them for the 240 as well. You'd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By deadken
Never mind... They must have been for the...

Never mind...

They must have been for the dome lamp after all. After jiggling them around for the thousandth time, while looking through various holes to see where they could possibly come from,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By deadken
What wiring runs next to the Windshield Wiper wiring?

I'm at the tail end of stripping everything out of my 1992 944Turbo that was totaled in an accident. The engine, trans, dashboard, HVAC unit, etc are all out of the car.

Now, I want to take out...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-10-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,655
Posted By deadken
Thank you guys for all of the replies! I read...

Thank you guys for all of the replies! I read them right away, but didn't respond as I wanted to re-read them a few times first.

First things first:
I found my Innovate Wideband O2 kit. I...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-19-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,655
Posted By deadken
First time MicroSquirt install, what to expect?

Like most folks here, I have more than one Volvo and I'm fine with that. I have 6 at the moment, but that is including 1 parts car that is almost ready to go for scrap and 1 donor car that is...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,720
Posted By deadken
Going back to the intercooler topic, I would...

Going back to the intercooler topic, I would suggest you check out a KL Racing intercooler:
https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar/volvo-940-med-ac-60mm-.html
I was looking at getting a DO 88...
Forum: showroom 12-10-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By deadken
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: showroom 12-07-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the replies. As it ends up,...

Thanks for the replies.

As it ends up, since they are 5 Michelin tires and the rims are in very good shape he was thinking $300 and I was reminding him of all the parts I gave him when he had the...
Forum: showroom 12-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By deadken
Price check:5 x Multi-X rims with old snows and a set of (4) center caps?

My buddy offered me these rims that were taken off of his Coupe (he put on 16" Voxx rims), and then he totaled the car. Any idea of a fair price to offer him?

5 x rims with old snows and a set of...
Forum: showroom 12-07-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By deadken
Anyone have photos of Multi-X's on a 242?

My buddy has a set of 5 15" multi-X's that he took off of his Coupe. They have center caps and snow tires on them (not sure how old until I get to look up the date code when I see the wheels.

So,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,625
Posted By deadken
Thanks for all of the replies. I now know what to...

Thanks for all of the replies. I now know what to expect and why I still love redblocks...

I made it known that I was in no hurry and would have to clear out a car or two before even being able to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,625
Posted By deadken
What to look out for on a S70 / V70? Typical selling price?

My neighbor down the block has a 2000 V70 GLT SE that has been sitting in the driveway for as long as I can remember. I finally saw someone outside the house today so I asked about it and it is his...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,134
Posted By deadken
I've used that self etching primer and it bites...

I've used that self etching primer and it bites into the metal like a beast. I've been rather happy with the results I got from it. And, like others said, get the plastic tray and four rubber feet. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,850
Posted By deadken
Back when I bought my 123Ignition distributor for...

Back when I bought my 123Ignition distributor for my '72 1800ES, they didn't offer the USB version, just the one with the 16 position switch on the bottom (which meant pulling the distributor for any...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,679
Posted By deadken
Alright, so after installing a water pump and...

Alright, so after installing a water pump and timing belt, I decided to go ahead and bolt the radiator to the intercooler using the holes on the lip of the KL Racing intercooler. Here's what it looks...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,679
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the replies. When the intercooler is...

Thanks for the replies. When the intercooler is fit in, sitting flat on it's bottom mounts, and the radiator is sitting in properly, the tab does not fit above the radiator. The holes in the tab on...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,679
Posted By deadken
Anyone else install a KL Racing intercooler?

I recently picked up (2) KL Racing intercoolers for my 1992 944T and my 1992 745T. I installed the one in the 944T and found that the in has a lip on the upper inside that pushes the radiator towards...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,130
Posted By deadken
I didn't realize that the green caps were rated...

I didn't realize that the green caps were rated at 150kpa (22PSI). Just looking around, it seems that the black caps are rated at 75kpa (11PSI). I'm not sure that I've had any real problems with my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By deadken
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By deadken
EZK location on a 92' 940T

I'm finally stripping the last bits off of my totaled 1992 944T (later replaced with another 1992 944T and later a 1992 745T). Unfortunately, I positioned the car against the fence for maximum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,130
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the suggestion. I did end up buying a...

Thanks for the suggestion. I did end up buying a bunch of polyurethane mounting bushings since my alternator and power steering pump are starting to get a little angled.

Who are the 'twins at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,130
Posted By deadken
I'm so glad that I logged in a took a peek on...

I'm so glad that I logged in a took a peek on TB... Today my '92 940T sprung a coolant leak that looks to be from the top of the water pump. The previous owner, another Volvo guy, said that he had...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,520
Posted By deadken
Please elaborate...

Please elaborate...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By deadken
I'd suggest reading the sticky at least twice and...

I'd suggest reading the sticky at least twice and then looking at the two cars parked side by side and visualizing what needs to be done, how you will do it, and how it will look when it is done....
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,902
Posted By deadken
Thanks for all the replies, both helpful and...

Thanks for all the replies, both helpful and humorous!

I was looking at the A-liner campers before my girlfriend and I drove the 745T from NY to CO and back (visited SD on the way out). While...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,902
Posted By deadken
http://www.skandix.de/en/documents/installation-gu...

http://www.skandix.de/en/documents/installation-guide/reinforcement-kit-for-the-trailer-hitch/3000019/?bi=2801d1ec3b619bdf477d313880c266c4
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,902
Posted By deadken
What's the heaviest thing you tow with your Volvo?

I'm not sure where to post this, but I figure that this might be the most relevant sub-forum:

I've always been interested in getting a camper ever since my father bought a used Shasta (maybe a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,619
Posted By deadken
#!1: A buddy of mine decided to redo his 1968...

#!1: A buddy of mine decided to redo his 1968 1800 and got a set of aftermarket gauges. His speedo is entirely GPS based. I know that it was an easier mod on a 1800 (all gauges just mount onto the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By deadken
I can't speak for your specific year and model,...

I can't speak for your specific year and model, but I will say that I bought a 123Ignition distributor a long time ago for my 1972 1800ES and I have been nothing but happy with it. I compared the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,144
Posted By deadken
Not looking to reinvent the wheel here: 944T Engine build questions

I'm going to start by asking for suggestions and advice. I'm going to start off by saying that I haven't bought a boost controller yet and I'm leaning towards a EBC over a MBC. I know that a lot of...
Forum: website & board 06-14-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 115,277
Posted By deadken
$25 donation sent! I never knew about the...

$25 donation sent!

I never knew about the fund drive and apparently I just hit 100 posts after being here for just over 10 years.

I didn't realize that there was a sticker bonus for donating...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,392
Posted By deadken
I wanted to reach out and say thank you. I...

I wanted to reach out and say thank you. I recognize that a lot of this thread went off topic a bit, but I am appreciative to those who gave their time and help. I know that I'm responding to this...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,392
Posted By deadken
Looking for 39mm Sodium filled exhaust valves

I have a 531 head at a local machine shop that has a good reputation. While discussion what can be done, we talked about installing 39mm exhaust valves instead of the stock 38mm valves. The machinist...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,544
Posted By deadken
531 Head questions...

I have (2) 531 heads lined up for me to buy this weekend. They are from salt water Penta engines (no 2.5l bottom ends at the moment). One is still on the 2.3L block.


1) What makes it not worth...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,752
Posted By deadken
Ok... FWIW: I've owned at least 5 1800's. All of...

Ok... FWIW: I've owned at least 5 1800's. All of them were manual transmissions. I've dealt with Laycock '5' speeds, but I've never had to mess with the actual overdrive short of checking fluids and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,752
Posted By deadken
Can I take that to mean that if I put a new back...

Can I take that to mean that if I put a new back cover on the overdrive, I can connect a speedo cable to the manual transmission?

I'm assuming that Redwood Chairs response means that the later...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,752
Posted By deadken
1986 240 5-speed into 1980 240, what needs to change?

Man, how fast things change... I was just looking to pick up a 1995 944 to pull some parts off of it for my 1992 944T. Instead, that fell through just as a 1986 245 5-speed showed up!

So, I'm been...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,335
Posted By deadken
Thank you so very much. I kinda figured...

Thank you so very much.

I kinda figured that if it was a good head, I would have heard of it by now...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,335
Posted By deadken
AQ125 with a '160' head

Hey guys,

While keeping my eyes open for a AQ engine with a 531 head, I came across a AQ125 A (production date of around 1989) engine that has a 160 head on it. From what I can guess, this engine...
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