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Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By IansPlatinum
It was packaged very professionally and I'm sure...

It was packaged very professionally and I'm sure it will give me the low end oomf I'm looking for.

Also, I hit the mecca of 240 mileage today:

https://i.imgur.com/7rKslywh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By IansPlatinum
Not much today, just an oil change and engine bay...

Not much today, just an oil change and engine bay scrub & shine.
https://i.imgur.com/Olkk9Aoh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BO83Rqrh.jpg
T-cam procured, up next is a cam swap, shim job, new rear plug &...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By IansPlatinum
Keep in mind, your abs has valves whose purpose...

Keep in mind, your abs has valves whose purpose it is to shut off or maintain pressure to certain hydraulic lines, controlling the actuation of the brakes of individual wheels. If the valves are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By IansPlatinum
I think my issue might be related to the exhaust...

I think my issue might be related to the exhaust supports, since my exhaust doesn't have a flex joint. Raise your car and wiggle (with decent force) the front muffler/resonator- mine would shake the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By IansPlatinum
I have a similar issue, about to look at the...

I have a similar issue, about to look at the balancer. When you checked it, did you mark it with paint like hiperf shows? It would be hard to notice relative movement of two objects rotating at 15...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
Have you hit up your local radiator shop to get a...

Have you hit up your local radiator shop to get a guesstimate? Might be more affordable than you think.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By IansPlatinum
Some good wagoning this weekend at Hagerman...

Some good wagoning this weekend at Hagerman wildlife preserve
https://i.imgur.com/JUtpyUQh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
And to think you almost sold it... and to think I...

And to think you almost sold it... and to think I was considering buying it ;-)

Keep it up dude. There was a guy around tx with a green 142 named dwight, saw him drive past a couple times but...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By IansPlatinum
Glam shots from march: Some glamping in...

Glam shots from march:

Some glamping in Austin

https://i.imgur.com/4Y932aLh.jpg

Only one to attend volvo meetup that got cancelled due to rain :(

https://i.imgur.com/AiixoCmh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By IansPlatinum
"Boat", the 1992 240 Wagon

Starting this thread primarily to organize my plans and goals, and document progress along the way.

I use this car mostly as a utility vehicle, like I would an enclosed (90s & early 2000s) Ford...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'm not putting any extra power to my wheels....

I'm not putting any extra power to my wheels. Stock NA B230 right now.

As of right now, I didn't ream the mounting holes, or use a reducer sleeve.

So far, friction seems to keep it in place. A...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://i.imgur.com/baJg0yVh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/baJg0yVh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wZYFamRh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CA4OVpUh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By IansPlatinum
Went ahead and ordered an STS bearing

Went ahead and ordered an STS bearing
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By IansPlatinum
Is this too much play in center bearing support?

Looked back a few years over threads but didn't find any videos. Does this look like too much play? How much is normal?

I'm not experiencing any weird wobbles or vibration, just noticed it while...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Installed. Need an angle finder to fine tune...

Installed. Need an angle finder to fine tune pinion angle. Right now it's eyeballed.

Went with swedged tube AFC-19511 from summit. 11" was perfect. For now, I kept the 12mm hardware and just...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By IansPlatinum
I call dibs on your old seat skins for 14.99

I call dibs on your old seat skins for 14.99
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By IansPlatinum
Pull seats and inspect webbing. Those seats were...

Pull seats and inspect webbing. Those seats were supposedly of the comfiest in their day, according to car review mags from the 60s/70s. 48 years later, they're not gonna feel so nice. There's some...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
I was blown away with how quickly my random...

I was blown away with how quickly my random orbital did its job. Griot orbital with griot's compound. Same year, same color paint.
https://i.imgur.com/eKnJb6Ch.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
Haha, I feel ya. That's why I snagged my 71. Get...

Haha, I feel ya. That's why I snagged my 71. Get the new griot's compound, I was blown away. Their boss pads are the beez kneez too
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'm just glad you kept the damn thing and didn't...

I'm just glad you kept the damn thing and didn't sell & regret like the 145. Congrats.

And if you upgrade your orbital and compound game, that paint really will come back to life. And that will...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 78,781
Posted By IansPlatinum
... asbestos insulation? What does that look like...

... asbestos insulation? What does that look like in the amazon? Did 140s have it?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Returning 12" swedged tubes for 11"; in this...

Returning 12" swedged tubes for 11"; in this particular application, the 12" is too long because the johnny joints bottom out in the tube, leaving 2 1/8" from tube end to center, so minimum length is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 79,490
Posted By IansPlatinum
I would be apprehensive to drive it. Have you...

I would be apprehensive to drive it. Have you looked into anything to lighten the color of the coolant overflow bottle? I think that'd be the only thing on this car to discern it from a time machine...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'm pretty sure the 71 tank is vented via a small...

I'm pretty sure the 71 tank is vented via a small hose that runs off the side of the tank to an evap canister, therefore solid non-vented cap is ok I think.



Would like the details on where...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'm doing that on the axle side, but cannot on...

I'm doing that on the axle side, but cannot on the chassis side due to the chassis weld nut restricting my options to 12mm metric fasteners. The screw in the pictures above is 1/2"



Thanks......
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Thanks for the input. I tried searching, but it...

Thanks for the input. I tried searching, but it doesn't look like anyone makes sleeves for 12mm to 1/2. Have you heard of any?

Also, it has begun:

https://i.imgur.com/h2ds2Auh.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Gonna go the swedged/swaged tube route. Cheaper,...

Gonna go the swedged/swaged tube route. Cheaper, and more range.
New calculated range is 15.1-17.25 inches, or about 380 to 440mm

Order placed. Going to use greasable 1/2" bolts on axle side, and...
Forum: website & board 08-09-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,968
Posted By IansPlatinum
I literally thought it was abandoned when I saw...

I literally thought it was abandoned when I saw the date of all the featured articles and that build thread. It turned me away several times before I finally did more digging after I got my 240

...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Can anyone confirm that if you raise your car,...

Can anyone confirm that if you raise your car, torque rods need to lengthen, and if you lower your car, they need to shorten? That's how I'm picturing the pinion geometry in my head.

Think 25mm of...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yeah, that's why I want to go johnny joints over...

Yeah, that's why I want to go johnny joints over heims. They have poly ball sleeves that add some damping. Supposed to be great for bumpy/rocky terrain
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
I could. I might consider that route too... my...

I could. I might consider that route too... my inital concern is if both nuts come loose, then your torque rod can "fall out", but I feel like I'd hear the pinion whine long before that happened......
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By IansPlatinum
Ian's BAFTRs (Big A** F***ing Torque Rods)

It's unnecessary and overkill, but I'm doing it.

Planning a few trips to colorado and big bend in the near future, and need the wagon to be able to handle some abuse, so in my free time, I thunk &...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,820
Posted By IansPlatinum
Glad you decided to stick with it. Looks like...

Glad you decided to stick with it. Looks like good progress
Forum: showroom 08-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By IansPlatinum
Go to imgur.com, upload photos, and post back the...

Go to imgur.com, upload photos, and post back the link to the album that you uploaded to imgur
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By IansPlatinum
Could also be some object stuck in the filler...

Could also be some object stuck in the filler neck causing splash back on the pump nozzle
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,886
Posted By IansPlatinum
Rust inhibitor at all?

Rust inhibitor at all?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,886
Posted By IansPlatinum
Are you applying phosphoric acid or anything to...

Are you applying phosphoric acid or anything to prevent flash/surface rusting of the steel now that it's exposed?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 79,490
Posted By IansPlatinum
AAV working properly? On mine, because the AAV is...

AAV working properly? On mine, because the AAV is broken, I have to start it while feathering the pedal to allow more air into the manifold, otherwise it will die. I have to keep it revved around 2K...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By IansPlatinum
I would use the torque spec listed by VDO for the...

I would use the torque spec listed by VDO for the senders used for the gauges. You'll want a long extension, 24mm crow's foot (or 24mm socket), and torque wrench.

See page 22...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By IansPlatinum
:lol: I was over here thinking you had the...

:lol:

I was over here thinking you had the worst camera in the world!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,795
Posted By IansPlatinum
Parts: Here, eBay, VP-autoparts, Skandix,...

Parts:

Here, eBay, VP-autoparts, Skandix, Nordicar

Look for greenbook on ebay, or online I'm sure there's pdf copies uploaded. There's also a D-jet diagnostic green book. It wouldn't be a bad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By IansPlatinum
A history with the injector makes me think that's...

A history with the injector makes me think that's what's going on.
Mine stuck shut and reopened with the 9V trick, but I don't trust like that. Ordered another set, and now keep the old 4 in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By IansPlatinum
I had an injector randomly quit on me. It's...

I had an injector randomly quit on me. It's definitely alarming. Have your friend systematically unplug either injector connectors or spark plug wires.

I think the solenoids in the injectors are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,795
Posted By IansPlatinum
Score. 1971 is the best looking year IMO

Score. 1971 is the best looking year IMO
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,795
Posted By IansPlatinum
Nice. One thing to note is do not do the seafoam...

Nice. One thing to note is do not do the seafoam / water / chinese water torture treatment on D-jet cars. The vacuum sensor diaphragm is supposedly sensitive to the seafoam procedure and can get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,795
Posted By IansPlatinum
I've only owned one d-jet car now. In my...

I've only owned one d-jet car now.

In my extremely limited experience, it seems to be like most other injected cars, just open loop and analog. So an exhaust gas analyzer is a useful tool to tell...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By IansPlatinum
wow

wow
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By IansPlatinum
I thought they measured relative amount of oxygen...

I thought they measured relative amount of oxygen compared to outside gas.


Sure, for concentration, but overall amount is less, just like it's harder top breathe in a mountain range because the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'm probably overthinking it. BUT in this...

I'm probably overthinking it.

BUT in this example the velocity wouldn't alter the reading of the first sensor, because the density of the mixture going in is uniform. But the sensor behind it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By IansPlatinum
This is exactly what happened to me. Had an...

This is exactly what happened to me. Had an exhaust shop weld up an over-axle bend.
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