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Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 40,505
Posted By Coupid
My car had the exact same issue in the rear. I...

My car had the exact same issue in the rear. I was able to clearance the shock spacers a little and they slipped right in. I probably should have used your approach.

There is a right hander into...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
My daughter and I drove up to the Slorolling...

My daughter and I drove up to the Slorolling Rally this morning. The car did awesome over the 100 or so miles. We got to see a P1900, a bunch of Amazons and some clean 240s. Great day:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
Posted By Coupid
Wow great find!

Wow great find!
Forum: showroom 10-07-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By Coupid
Yes do it

Yes do it
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
The car wouldn’t crank this morning after running...

The car wouldn’t crank this morning after running a bunch of errands in the heat. After a few tries and shifting the car through the gears a few times it begrudgingly sprang to life. I’m thinking it...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Coupid
+1

+1
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Yeah, that has probably never been done. I...

Yeah, that has probably never been done. I ordered a new one and some Arctic Silver last night. It's supposed to be hot again today so I will test it again this afternoon and see if fully connecting...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Coupid
Welcome man! Good luck with the project

Welcome man! Good luck with the project
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
I had a few hours this evening so I took the...

I had a few hours this evening so I took the wagon for a little run through a nearby curvy road even though it was like 95 degrees outside. Oh man what an improvement! Absolutely no clunks and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Had a productive few days on the wagon this week....

Had a productive few days on the wagon this week. I noticed a few areas of improvement when I was doing the struts and springs. First the lower endlink bushings were a little worn and since this car...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,780
Posted By Coupid
Great work keeping this thing on the road and...

Great work keeping this thing on the road and really nice job documenting the progress!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the kind words, I should have been...

Thanks for the kind words, I should have been more specific. I wanted a photo that clearly showed the ride height since those other two had a lot of shadows in the wheel wells....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 40,505
Posted By Coupid
Youíll love them! Excited to hear your thoughts.

Youíll love them! Excited to hear your thoughts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Everything is back together. Wow what a...

Everything is back together. Wow what a difference! I took the wagon on a quick shakedown this afternoon and it felt great. Here are two bad photos of how it sits currently...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,446
Posted By Coupid
I love it! more photos please!!

I love it! more photos please!!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thatís interesting maybe they had to blow through...

Thatís interesting maybe they had to blow through a bunch of spring inventory in the late 80s. Canít wait to see what itís like with the ipd springs and non blown shocks. I know the sways will make a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
#pureprofit Iím joking about throwing...

#pureprofit



Iím joking about throwing them away. Iíll keep them along with the stock front sway in case the car needs to return to stock at some point. I donít see any tags on them with all...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
So I did a thing and ordered a bunch of IPD...

So I did a thing and ordered a bunch of IPD goodies that arrived mid-week:

https://i.ibb.co/JdVBMtg/4-EB3-B79-C-32-BF-413-A-9-B46-A56897783032.jpg (https://ibb.co/X412vLM)

Spring compressor...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
In typical TB fashion I made the snap decision to...

In typical TB fashion I made the snap decision to order the fun parts first instead of doing the heater core. IPD had their Labor Day sale so I picked up a set of sways, lowering springs and billy...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
I was looking for something to do this evening...

I was looking for something to do this evening and realized I never pulled out the air filter. It looked fine but I figured that while I was in there I could do a little more.

There were a ton of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
The price difference is similar here. 9 years...

The price difference is similar here. 9 years (and could have been longer it sounds like) is a very solid run. I'll have to keep pondering which way to go.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,113
Posted By Coupid
Sounds like you'll be busy for a while still lol....

Sounds like you'll be busy for a while still lol.

If only you lived closer I'm about to have some Dracos you could have.

I'm not seeing any photos in your last few posts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thatís what I was thinking especially as someone...

Thatís what I was thinking especially as someone who has done a heater core on a 700 series before but given the price difference I was hoping the Nissen one would have rave reviews. Wishful thinking...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Iím embarrassed to say it was plastidip but hear...

Iím embarrassed to say it was plastidip but hear me out. The car will mostly be garages and that stuff lays down so nicely you can hardly even tell. If it wears out too quickly Iíll properly mask...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Last night I struck a deal for some wheels to...

Last night I struck a deal for some wheels to replace the dracos and their terrible off brand tires.

Now I’m really scrapping the bottom of the easy cosmetic project barrel as I try desperately...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,759
Posted By Coupid
I started reading on the second page so apologize...

I started reading on the second page so apologize if its been covered... why not just pull the block out at this point? Just waiting until you have a replacement pan to swap on now?

great work...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
I lied, there were a few more little cosmetic...

I lied, there were a few more little cosmetic projects before I get serious about either the suspension or the heater core.

So this shoelace wasn’t going to work for me:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,113
Posted By Coupid
Good job! Way to persevere through all that...

Good job! Way to persevere through all that troubleshooting. What’s next now that it is running?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thank you! ...

Thank you!

https://i.ibb.co/hc3zDyX/B50-D3919-EB92-4409-AE8-F-32-E01-F7-AA3-C9.jpg (https://ibb.co/0KHbhcB)

I fitted the new windshield trim (shoutout to white855T!) which looks infinitely...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Fitted the new PCV elbow. Now 100% split free! ...

Fitted the new PCV elbow. Now 100% split free!

I also bought all new clips for the cowl weatherstripping so I could refit that bit of rubber on the firewall.

Finally I pulled the hatch trim...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Really simple little improvement tonight: ...

Really simple little improvement tonight:

https://i.ibb.co/BffFJrf/IMG-1247.jpg (https://ibb.co/RggdKBg)

What was left of the splash pan versus the new one lol.

Now I’m waiting for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Another evening, another project. Tonight I...

Another evening, another project. Tonight I tackled the transmission mount. The car had that distinctive lurching when going into gear and the shifts didn’t feel that great either. I ordered a Meyle...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Agreed! They are the best. Tonight I wanted...

Agreed! They are the best.

Tonight I wanted to tackle the PCV. Everything in the engine bay is pretty damp with oil. I didnít read any mention of a replacement at any point in the last 200k miles...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
As previously alluded to, thanks to SquareD I was...

As previously alluded to, thanks to SquareD I was able to piece together a set of fog lights for the car!

The rest of the parts arrived this week so I thought that I would take a look after dinner...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Forgot to take pictures during but here is a...

Forgot to take pictures during but here is a photo of the mostly finished product. I think the lighting makes it look a little worse than it does IRL. Iím confident I got all the surface rust.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 49,228
Posted By Coupid
I read through the last few pages. Sounds...

I read through the last few pages. Sounds frustrating but glad to hear about your plan to get it going gain with the 12T seems like a good way to get it going again and restart momentum. Congrats on...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thanks to SquareD I am halfway to having fog...

Thanks to SquareD I am halfway to having fog lights!

While I am awaiting some IPD and other parts shipments I want to start working on detailing the engine bay. The goal for today was to get most...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 348,519
Posted By Coupid
Those gauges are such a perfect match for your...

Those gauges are such a perfect match for your interior. I’m inspired to find a perfect match like that for my 740. Keep it up!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,706
Posted By Coupid
Nice save on the car and great project so far....

Nice save on the car and great project so far. Glad to be joining in right as things are getting interesting and the engine is in. Keep it up!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,169
Posted By Coupid
Great work! I have a soft spot for yellow 140s so...

Great work! I have a soft spot for yellow 140s so I'll be watching the build and adventure closely.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
The insides of the 100A Denso I bought from...

The insides of the 100A Denso I bought from KJetsonaPlane looks great so I decided to install it as is tonight. Installation was as easy as I remembered from when I did it on my 780 a few years ago....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 40,505
Posted By Coupid
Just read through the entire thread. Great...

Just read through the entire thread. Great project and lots of helpful information for M90 swaps and suspension. Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thanks, they are getting harder to find...

Thanks, they are getting harder to find especially the 80s ones.



Thanks man, I missed having a Volvo so much! Still sorting through which direction I want to take the car. The more I drive it,...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
After a little more driving I noticed that while...

After a little more driving I noticed that while the passenger turn signal did flash, it was pretty dim. I looked at the holder again and since it is for the parking light it was setup to contact the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Thanks, I've been tempted by those but feel like...

Thanks, I've been tempted by those but feel like I should just hold out for used OEM. They'll will probably stand the test of time a little better. Speaking of which, I should PM you on those...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
That would make a lot more sense probably but I...

That would make a lot more sense probably but I like the challenge of making the factory stuff work. I ordered a new DS switch so hopefully that does the trick. If not I will look at the wire mat...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Wagons are the best! I had a few minutes to...

Wagons are the best!

I had a few minutes to investigate the heated seats, neither switch powers on. It looks like someone spilled a coffee on the switches at some point. I replaced the little...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
IPD package arrive today so I got to work...

IPD package arrive today so I got to work replacing the taillights:

https://i.ibb.co/564y0gV/5-BADD1-EE-FACB-4535-A8-C7-323-C89-E3-C43-A.jpg (https://ibb.co/9NgLDkj)

With these:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
Had my usual 2 hours after bedtime to get some...

Had my usual 2 hours after bedtime to get some work done on the car. My chemical guys Deiron spray arrived so I wanted to try to tackle the neglected dracos. Here’s the before but in typical fashion...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,276
Posted By Coupid
The clean out continues and the first parts...

The clean out continues and the first parts arrived this evening. Lighted window switches:

https://i.ibb.co/Jxg1G0q/20-BE626-B-395-C-46-D7-BBDF-7-F9-FB80309-D0.jpg (https://ibb.co/dbxTV1t)


I...
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