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Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By deadken
Please elaborate...

Please elaborate...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
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: 3,507
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: 3,507
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: 3,507
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: 2,153
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: 1,163
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: 937
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: 243
Views: 29,652
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: 2,331
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: 2,331
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: 1,210
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: 1,620
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: 1,620
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: 1,620
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: 1,033
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: 1,033
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...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By deadken
3.73 G80 price check...

I'm pretty close to buying an entire 1995 940 for the rear end, ac system, and squirter block. At this point, all I'm ready to change over on my car is the rear end. So, I figured that I'd ask how...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By deadken
Thank you! This is much of the information that I...

Thank you! This is much of the information that I was looking for!

Now, I'll need to find out what rear end ratio my 1992 940T has. Perhaps someone will post here the marking to look for. If not,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By deadken
The idea is to get a few performance parts for my...

The idea is to get a few performance parts for my other car. I like my 1992 940T and am happy with the car. I see no reason to spend a few hundred dollars on a 'locking' differential and then have to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-19-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By deadken
1994 & 1995 940 questions

I have a 1992 940T with the original block and non LSD rear. I was thinking of picking up a 1994 or 1995 parts car to grab the rear end and squirter block from. So my first questions are:
1) Do I...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,682
Posted By deadken
Ok... Perhaps I should clear things up a little. ...

Ok... Perhaps I should clear things up a little.

I had done a bit of research a while ago. Long ago enough that I couldn't remember exactly where I saw the recommendation to use the 4 bar FPR.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,682
Posted By deadken
What Dodge is the 4Bar FPR from?

Hey guys, I'm looking to pick up a 4bar fuel pressure regulator for my 92' 940T. From what I remember, there is a 4bar that came from a Dodge turbo car that fit without any / minimal modification. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By deadken
Ugh... I was hoping that wasn't the case......

Ugh... I was hoping that wasn't the case... Wouldn't it have been nice if the one in my daily driver had been a fluke and everyone responded: Just pull it down, those things never break!

I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By deadken
Best way to remove a 940 interior light without breaking it?

I was wondering if there are any tricks to removing the interior light on a 1992 940 without breaking it. The one in my daily driver has every single plastic tab broken and I am stripping parts off...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By deadken
Need work done between Custer, SD and Boulder, CO

Hey Guys,

I'm on a road trip with my 1992 745T Wagon that I recently bought from a member here. The wagon is loaded with 2 people, 2 dogs, 2 bikes, a Thuie roof rack with Thule Cargo carrier, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,065
Posted By deadken
I'm not positive, but I think you are going to...

I'm not positive, but I think you are going to want to dial in the cam (aka: adjustable cam gear) if you shave that much off the deck and head.

Fixed that for you...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By deadken
I believe what the others are asking is if your...

I believe what the others are asking is if your camshaft is starting off in the right positions (zero degrees) BEFORE you play with the adjustable gear settings. Think of things this way: If you...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,046
Posted By deadken
I'm wondering why you would want to? When I knew...

I'm wondering why you would want to? When I knew about carbs, I disliked fuel injection. When I learned about fuel injection, I vastly preferred it over carbs. Now, having said that, I get that...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,374
Posted By deadken
Sounds good, PM sent. Thanks for the...

Sounds good, PM sent.



Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'll start my own thread asking for people who own an OBX system for their opinion. I'm looking forward to buying TLAO's TME system, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,374
Posted By deadken
Can I threadjack for a minute? It's $440...

Can I threadjack for a minute?

It's $440 shipped to me just 2 days after you posted. I've been interested in changing out my exhaust to a quality 2.5" Stainless Steel system. I'm 51 years old and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By deadken
IIRC, all 960's came with a lower brace. I think...

IIRC, all 960's came with a lower brace. I think it was only the 940's that didn't come with it (in the US at least). Although I've owned a 960 (a long time ago) I never thought to look if it had it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, the 95...

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, the 95 has a salvage title and I haven't gotten a look at it in the daylight. I don't know if this was a butcher job body repair, a flood car, burn job or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By deadken
Intermittent problems can be a nightmare to...

Intermittent problems can be a nightmare to diagnose. If your car isn't starting, it shouldn't be too hard to narrow down the problem. As others have stated, you'll need to do some diagnostics or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the reply. I'm still unsure of what...

Thanks for the reply. I'm still unsure of what direction I'll go at this point. I'm thinking that the '95 is worth the $600 for the straight panels and the interior. If I get to use the squirter...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By deadken
What should I know about a 1995 940?

My daughter rear ended a Nissan Pathfinder with my 1992 940T. My bumper went under his (both cars were braking) and it took out my R/F nose (headlight, R/F fender, rad support, header panel, & hood)....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the replies and information. I spoke...

Thanks for the replies and information. I spoke with the seller who admitted that the shifter is broken. I really am not feeling very comfortable driving 2 hours to see this thing based on how this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By deadken
'93 940T Won't go into park

My daughter had an accident with my '92 940T. While looking for the parts (3/4 nose) to fix it I came across a '93 940T that is about 2 hours away. The seller says that the 'shifter needs a fuse, it...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By deadken
Awesome! Thanks for the quick responses guys. I...

Awesome! Thanks for the quick responses guys. I figured that the turbo engines would have them, but I never thought about a NA engine. Until, now.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By deadken
'95 940 NA, squirter or not?

I'm looking into buying an entire parts car to get the front clip I need to repair my '92 940T. One of the cars that I'm looking at is a naturally aspirated 1995 940. Do all of the 94+ 2.3L blocks...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-21-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By deadken
What timing! I read this post with interest as it...

What timing! I read this post with interest as it was on the top of the forum and my daughter just got into an accident with my '92 940Turbo. Now, the thing is I have a 1980 240GL that I was thinking...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,863
Posted By deadken
Thanks for the replies! I'll keep checking...

Thanks for the replies!

I'll keep checking back every now and then for the 3" downpipe, with any luck I'll get through to TLAO, but something tells me that if he had some, I would have heard back...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,863
Posted By deadken
Stock 1992 940T seeks upgrades...

I've finally gotten another 940Turbo Sedan and I'm pretty happy driving it. Of course, more power = more fun, but I'm not willing to sacrifice reliability nor be uncomfortable so I'm trying to avoid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By deadken
'92 940Turbo intermittent stalling

I recently put my 1992 940Turbo on the road. When I bought it I had been told that it had intermittent stalling issues 'but would never leave you stranded'. I figured the the pump relay would be the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,273
Posted By deadken
I'm a bit confused so in an attempt to reset...

I'm a bit confused so in an attempt to reset let's start from the beginning:
You'll need Fuel, Spark (with proper timing), and compression in order for your engine to run.
So, you have fuel. Do...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By deadken
Thanks very much for the reply, I appreciate the...

Thanks very much for the reply, I appreciate the information.

So, is it safe to assume that everything I would need to do a manual transmission conversion is right on the donor car? Any problems...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By deadken
Good donor trans / car for my needs / wants?

I have a 1980 242DL with the 3 speed auto trans. I'm thinking of eventually swapping in a 2.3l Turbo engine. I have enough going on in my life that I'm just going to leave the engine alone for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By deadken
Personally, I'd say penetrating oil, time, more...

Personally, I'd say penetrating oil, time, more penetrating oil, more time, again, more penetrating oil, and more time. Then, be gentle and if necessary heat. Frankly, I don't think you'll have big...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By deadken
It looks like it was removed and replaced by a...

It looks like it was removed and replaced by a 'test pipe'.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 136,695
Posted By deadken
Yes. The trans oil is making a 'viscous coupling'...

Yes. The trans oil is making a 'viscous coupling' between the shafts inside the transmission. As one shaft spins it slings oil around onto the other one and causes a fluid connection (which, BTW, is...
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