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Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 63,816
Posted By mikezohsix
I am jealous of your ability to sketch what...

I am jealous of your ability to sketch what you're doing. I worked with a couple tool designers that could draw like that, but I never could.

Interested in your sunroof pictures as that is the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-01-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,116
Posted By mikezohsix
Frigid is relative. TX, yea, that's not cold.

Frigid is relative.
TX, yea, that's not cold.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,116
Posted By mikezohsix
What about your cam and follower issue? We're...

What about your cam and follower issue?
We're dealing with that currently and wondering what happened.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 63,816
Posted By mikezohsix
The issue with the "D" pillar was getting the...

The issue with the "D" pillar was getting the window channel all in alignment. We sectioned and stretched the green pillar to do that, then put the silver channel on to make the line to the bed...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 63,816
Posted By mikezohsix
DO NOT BUY A CAR WITH ANY RUST IN THE UNIBODY. ...

DO NOT BUY A CAR WITH ANY RUST IN THE UNIBODY.
Believe me, start with a good car.
FWIW, I'm Stiggy's dad, and was there for all of his conversion.

If you're really going to start this project...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,840
Posted By mikezohsix
Since we've diverged into a MPG discussion, we...

Since we've diverged into a MPG discussion, we had a 1995 Saab 9000 turbo 5 spd that got 32+ mpg at 75-80 mph, on a mix of highway and very fast back roads. As a hoot, I did a 550 mile round trip to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By mikezohsix
squeaks when it's been running for a few hours. ...

squeaks when it's been running for a few hours.
fine on short trips.
noise goes away when you turn the fan off.
worse in cold weather, but it's getting less ambient temp dependent
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By mikezohsix
tools are widely available on Amazon and the Bay...

tools are widely available on Amazon and the Bay from $60 and up, all the same thing.

Same as the Behr/Mahle that FCP has for $128?

My original question was, what is the "right" manufacturer to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By mikezohsix
wouldn't you think? Disappointing on a 85k mile...

wouldn't you think?
Disappointing on a 85k mile car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By mikezohsix
2015 XC60 RD needs a blower motor - which one to buy

Any experience with the reliability of replacement blower motors would be appreciated.
FCP says the Mahl is the same as the OEM.
It's cheap, but I don't want to buy the wrong one and do this job in...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,506
Posted By mikezohsix
I have a complete subframe drop out from a 2004...

I have a complete subframe drop out from a 2004 GTO with an automatic.
Had an idea that I was going to adapt the center section into my LS1/T56 powered V90.
My plan was to keep the Volvo hubs, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
Your dash and interior have really come together....

Your dash and interior have really come together. The black headliner and trim look great. And the steering wheel is perfect for the vintage vibe. Well done!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By mikezohsix
Hey Jordan - The process you outlined mostly...

Hey Jordan -

The process you outlined mostly worked.
I have full motion on the roof and shade, just the auto back or forward is not working for the glass, and now the shade (used to work).

I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By mikezohsix
thanks Jordan, and thanks for the how to on the...

thanks Jordan, and thanks for the how to on the blower replacement.
Haven't wanted to come back to the well too often and wear out my welcome.

mike
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By mikezohsix
I haven't heard it try to go back, it does go up...

I haven't heard it try to go back, it does go up and down, so figure the motor is ok.
I've done all the re-calibrate routines I've found on the internet, plus pulling fuses.

Was also told to lift...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By mikezohsix
can anyone provide trouble shooting steps for XC60 sunroof

The 2015.5 car I bought for my wife has a sunroof that won't go back.
It will tilt up and down with no problems.
The shade works as it should.

I have removed the fuses for the roof to "reset"...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
Your car is finally off my lift - what's new with...

Your car is finally off my lift - what's new with it?

Spoiler alert, a lot has happened this spring....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
Actually there is no SQ5 diesel. The SQ5 is...

Actually there is no SQ5 diesel.
The SQ5 is only available with the 3.0 supercharged gas engine.
There's a Q5 S line diesel, which is almost there.

S Line get's you the sport seats some of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
There's one sitting on the shelf from me doing my...

There's one sitting on the shelf from me doing my heads the first time. It's in the box with all the valve tools - didn't think of it last night.
Can play with it when we degree the cam.

On the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
Absolutely agree, the cam profile should be...

Absolutely agree, the cam profile should be decelerating the valve prior to the valve reversing direction. The RSI cam lobe is very "pointy" compared to the cams I typically deal with, which means...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
on the lash cap issue. Here's my thinking......

on the lash cap issue.

Here's my thinking...

- The lash cap could only be displaced/come lose, if the gap between the valve tip and the inside of the bucket opened up. Otherwise, how would it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
we're talking replacing both the intake and...

we're talking replacing both the intake and exhaust valves, or just the exhaust valves?
Sorry I'm not up to speed on what Pat said, but I'm sure I'll learn.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,060
Posted By mikezohsix
great story! might want to rotate your exhaust...

great story!
might want to rotate your exhaust clamps, get's some more ground clearance...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
When I saw the thread at the top of the list I...

When I saw the thread at the top of the list I figured Stiggy posted this weekend's accomplishments!

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but we actually put his dirt bike in it this weekend.
You'll have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,731
Posted By mikezohsix
PM Stiggy Pop, he just picked up a set of four...

PM Stiggy Pop, he just picked up a set of four what appear to be basically new OEM mud flaps.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,270
Posted By mikezohsix
I have a complete 2004 GTO IRS take out with all...

I have a complete 2004 GTO IRS take out with all the sub=frame mounts that I saved for something like this.
You would have to shorten the half shafts, and struts.
Was behind an LS1 and 4L60, so...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
ah yes, and on the floor in the background are...

ah yes, and on the floor in the background are the pile of leaves that were frozen to the Lexan as we dug and chopped it out of the frozen tundra with a two bladed ax. With the balance of said sheet...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
Maybe you can imagine by looking at the...

Maybe you can imagine by looking at the reflection that we were able to curve the .250 Lexan to match the curve of the door glass, which is the same as the long quarter glass on the wagon.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
Even I'm a little surprised at how well it worked...

Even I'm a little surprised at how well it worked out!
Having a lot of fun figuring things out that haven't been done before.

On to the next issue, quarter windows....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
Nice job Mike. that's using your head... If...

Nice job Mike.
that's using your head...
If it becomes a problem in the future, you could make a plate with the studs and slip it inside the bar, and it would make a sandwich with the aluminum...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
Ahh, but this is practice. Mike's 242 is going...

Ahh, but this is practice. Mike's 242 is going to get rockers at some point, and they will be welded and leaded, as we did with the seams on the Ute. Also learning all about the new materials,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
The UK car sold for the equivalent of $3600 USD. ...

The UK car sold for the equivalent of $3600 USD.
Encouraging, though obviously this is not being done for a profit!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
There's something sort of Zen about working with...

There's something sort of Zen about working with your son, relearning an old skill on my side, and watching your son learn something on his side.

It's been a good project because its "as time...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
Dogs look bored - maybe need more sparks? ...

Dogs look bored - maybe need more sparks?

Can't wait to see the car/truck/ute in a coat a coat of primer so you can really see the lines.

I predict that your arms will be very tired of block...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 469,644
Posted By mikezohsix
I am glad you approve of Saab stories since the...

I am glad you approve of Saab stories since the Volvos and Saabs are really close relatives, even if no one wants to admit it...

Your description of popping out of gear is the EXACT description...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 469,644
Posted By mikezohsix
My son sent me this thread, impressive build! ...

My son sent me this thread, impressive build!
Looks familiar in many ways.......

My experience with transmissions popping out of gear has always been related to the shafts "walking" in the case. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
I hear that your car was invited for showing...

I hear that your car was invited for showing in-doors at the Staggered show at Eastern States this weekend.

How'd it go?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
and upset the perfectly set 50-50 weight...

and upset the perfectly set 50-50 weight distribution.
we shaved the top of the tail lights to trim it in perfectly, so they're custom too!

You should see how foggy one of the headlights is -...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
I'd be interested in hearing some guesses. ...

I'd be interested in hearing some guesses.

The tailgate function is turning into a real engineering exercise. Maybe not Bucha style execution, but we're mig welding, hammer and block, bang it out...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
took me a while to figure that one out, it is the...

took me a while to figure that one out, it is the best selling car in the US, not one of the best.
hint-
My granddaughter loves going for a spin in it!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,967
Posted By mikezohsix
My opinion, if you want to keep the feel of the...

My opinion, if you want to keep the feel of the V90, and not feel like you're driving a race car, then you need compliant mounts. I used GTO mounts when I built my car, they came with the engine. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
I'm with you 100% on the side profile, the truck...

I'm with you 100% on the side profile, the truck really looks almost like it could be a Ute out of Australia, the lines are there like they should be. The idea that came from a poster in this thread...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
The "other" Volvo is living in the garage these...

The "other" Volvo is living in the garage these days getting a hydraulic clutch setup.
Hopefully it gets moving under its own power this weekend and we can get back to the 943.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,889
Posted By mikezohsix
[QUOTE=TurboDenny;5590812] JVAB billet...

[QUOTE=TurboDenny;5590812]


JVAB billet flywheel & Kennedy 228mm stage 2 clutch. Sad something so pretty resides in a bellhousing.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33757307621_6ed86864d0_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
What he said, and I'll add that in some places...

What he said, and I'll add that in some places the weld sucked the material in to the limit of even the short strand filler we used for a base coat. Without the lead we would have been pushing 3/8...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
mmm, i don't think so. Let's see, put some gas...

mmm, i don't think so.
Let's see, put some gas in the container, pump it up, and light it? - not feeling that at all.

We weren't using oxy-acetylene, that's an acetylene air torch, a plumber...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
It has to be a good solid stop that is...

It has to be a good solid stop that is adjustable.
We could put some kind of adjustable bolt on the pedal itself, and have it contact the firewall, but there can't be carpet where it's hitting.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 553,950
Posted By mikezohsix
The hydraulic aftermarket system will need a...

The hydraulic aftermarket system will need a clutch pedal stop.

Any ideas for how to incorporate that into pedal box?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
There is something special about sharing a...

There is something special about sharing a birthday.

I had/have an excellent relationship with my dad, very car oriented. I am truly blessed to share a birthday with my son, and have that same...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 273,071
Posted By mikezohsix
We need a donor car or a scrap car that we can...

We need a donor car or a scrap car that we can cut some of the pieces we need.
Have had offers come in, but nothing local - trying to keep it to +/-2 hours of the Hartford/Springfield area.
...
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