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Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2020, 11:17 PM
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Posted By escondidoron
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,407
Posted By escondidoron
Haha. Nice!

Haha. Nice!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,407
Posted By escondidoron
This isn't so much maintenance and restoration as...

This isn't so much maintenance and restoration as it is automotive archaeology. I find your documentation fascinating and your work is excellent. Keep it coming.

WRT setting the points to 0.018"...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I spent a little time working on the Banana...

I spent a little time working on the Banana today. I placed my parts order with Cold Hose this morning. I hope that I got everything that I need because they're all the way on the other side of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Thanks for the info. Not to worry, there are...

Thanks for the info. Not to worry, there are plenty of other existing holes, screws and bolts on the firewall to use to secure the A/C return hose from the evaporator to the compressor. Thanks to...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,619
Posted By escondidoron
940, I'm pretty sure that you know this already,...

940, I'm pretty sure that you know this already, but you can put your mind at ease WRT slave cylinder over-travel with a simple calculation by comparing the volume of fluid displaced by the master...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Does anybody know whether or not these two...

Does anybody know whether or not these two plugged holes have threaded nut plates behind them on my '73 145? I'm referring to the 2 plastic plugs on the cowl between the windshield washer...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,619
Posted By escondidoron
I just saw this tonight, so sorry about the late...

I just saw this tonight, so sorry about the late response. I've fabricated a similar concentric throwout bearing system for one of my non-Volvo cars, a 1962 Lotus Seven.

Your assumption...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Thank you for the kind words. Iíve been doing...

Thank you for the kind words. Iíve been doing the washer and tape thing since I was a kid; back in my slot car days.

I am rattle can spray painting with etching primer and Rustoleum. Before...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I got some time this afternoon to install the...

I got some time this afternoon to install the fuel line support bracket, the compressor mount and the compressor. I also made another set of fuel lines out of copper nickel brake line instead of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I made the bracket today and tried my hand at...

I made the bracket today and tried my hand at summarizing the fabrication via video:
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Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I decided that I was not entirely happy with the...

I decided that I was not entirely happy with the compressor clearance to the power brake vacuum boost canister. So this morning I removed the compressor mount bracket to start working on new flange...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Thank you Matt. Yes I did and I have ordered up...

Thank you Matt. Yes I did and I have ordered up a replacement. I should have it tomorrow morning. I'm assuming that the Phillips head screws in the oil filler cap go into the breather h
ose to...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I found the of the new polyurethane bushings from...

I found the of the new polyurethane bushings from RockAuto for the A/C compressor in the mailbox when I came home from work this evening. So pressing (squeezing really) them into the mount bracket...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Did a little more A/C work today. I fabricated /...

Did a little more A/C work today. I fabricated / welded up the revised A/C compressor mount bracket for the later Sanden-style compressor using the old York-style bracket as a starting point. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,201
Posted By escondidoron
Nice stance.

Nice stance.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,201
Posted By escondidoron
You're making me appreciate how cushy my life is...

You're making me appreciate how cushy my life is by virtue of having my own driveway. Your pic somehow reminded me of the pits at an old F1 track that I visited many years ago, Reims-Gueux. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,219
Posted By escondidoron
I wonder if the 240 adapter will work on a late...

I wonder if the 240 adapter will work on a late 140 as I have a '73 145 and a nice new Mountune wheel left over from another project hanging on the wall in the garage.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Progress on this a/c project is coming along slow...

Progress on this a/c project is coming along slow but steadily. This morning before heading off to the shop I fabricated some fuel lines that will clear the a/c compressor and it's mount bracket. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Had some time today and did a bit of underhood...

Had some time today and did a bit of underhood A/C preparation. I wanted to move more air thru the radiator than the original fan was capable of motivating. While I have installed a 14" electric...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
What a difference a year makes! I got back...

What a difference a year makes!

I got back from my morning bike ride and was pretty much gassed. I got to reminiscing about what I was doing one year ago today. So I threw this short video...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Thank you for the kind words to both Toybox and...

Thank you for the kind words to both Toybox and Coupid.




If you look closely there are 2 of them; The smaller is an 18" diameter and the big fella is a 24" diameter. We call them disc mills!...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I had some time available today so I rebuilt the...

I had some time available today so I rebuilt the Pick-A-Part HVAC assembly I pulled from the '89 240 sedan donor a few weeks back. The rebuild / overhaul consisted of a new heater core, blower and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-07-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,201
Posted By escondidoron
I know the feeling. Love your list....

I know the feeling.




Love your list. Definitely gotta have goals!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I was able to get back to work on the Banana...

I was able to get back to work on the Banana today a bit. The fan came on Wednesday and I was able to draw up some mounting brackets. With the fan in hand I decided that the lower fan-to-condenser...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Thank you. Yes, the original owner had a lower...

Thank you. Yes, the original owner had a lower body respray to deal with multiple door dings, etc., in single stage about 20 years ago. While decent, I would call that paint work about a twenty...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Wow. Very cool. I've never thought of my...

Wow. Very cool. I've never thought of my automotive activities as being a motivator for someone else.

I ordered up an electric fan from Amazon yesterday. It should arrive in a few days. Once...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Today was pretty productive. I made the mounting...

Today was pretty productive. I made the mounting brackets for the A/C condenser.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50095243638_0a2f7e1bfc_b.jpg
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I pressed the bearing out of the idler pulley...

I pressed the bearing out of the idler pulley this morning and found that it is a standard size 6204 bearing. And I also found that I didn't have any suitable red powder coat on hand. So rattle can...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
The A/C parts are starting to come together. The...

The A/C parts are starting to come together. The basic engine side components are now in hand. The new condenser should arrive in the next couple of days. I have been able to source an OEM dual...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Fixing up the Bad Banana is a long term project. ...

Fixing up the Bad Banana is a long term project. Now that it is an operational car I'm tackling projects one at a time with the goal of keeping it operational as much as possible and going after...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Today I have been cleaning up the dirtiest of the...

Today I have been cleaning up the dirtiest of the A/C parts that I collected at the junk yard yesterday. I use a water soluble driveway degreaser that I buy from my local DIY store. Very cheap, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Went to the junk yard today and scored a complete...

Went to the junk yard today and scored a complete A/C system out of an '89 244. It was an interesting experience and not as difficult as I had feared. The biggest issue that I had was that I forgot...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
New '89 donor 240 came in at one of the local...

New '89 donor 240 came in at one of the local pick-n-pull yards yesterday. Time to go score an A/C system.

Does anyone know if a 240 B23 or B21 crank pulley will work on a B20?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Haha. Rust from above. I'll have to remember...

Haha. Rust from above. I'll have to remember that.

I didn't add the rack. It was already fitted from new. The seller had removed it to polish the roof before the sale. I re-installed it...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
The Bad Banana Saga

Washed the Bad Banana last night. She cleans up pretty well I think for a 57 year old car.

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Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I'm intrigued with the concept of retrofitting...

I'm intrigued with the concept of retrofitting air conditioning. Has anyone here ever done this?

It is my understanding that this car's heater assembly is factory ready for an A/C install by...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
The brakes are fundamentally new by the previous...

The brakes are fundamentally new by the previous owner with only about 400 miles on them at the time of my purchase. New rotors, wheel bearings, and pads. The calipers were rebuilt at that time.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
I put fresh tires on it right after completing...

I put fresh tires on it right after completing the service outlined above. I went with Yokohama the YK740GTX in size 205/60-15. The tires that were on it were 205/65sand would just rub in diameter...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 71,379
Posted By escondidoron
Both of the wind wing latches on my 145 had come...

Both of the wind wing latches on my 145 had come off and were in the glove box at the time of purchase. I used inside rear view mirror adhesive to re-attach. As mentioned by 142guy it is imperative...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Thanks all for your kind responses. ...

Thanks all for your kind responses.



That is pretty much the plan. I'm not against a few upgrades here and there however.

I do like the Virgos that it came with. They're gonna stay.

So...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,176
Posted By escondidoron
Bad Banana: The On-Going Saga

This is my 1st post here. I've got a '73 145 that I bought last year from the original owner. He took pretty good care of it over the years. I bought the car for a couple of reasons, 1, because I...
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