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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By 283SD
New now a days means, never ever works

New now a days means, never ever works
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By 283SD
When you are drilling cast iron the drill bit has...

When you are drilling cast iron the drill bit has to be sharpened different than when drilling steel. You have to grind the leading edge [sharp rake ] parallel to the center line of the drill this...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By 283SD
I have a 90' 245/ NA/ AUTO, with the full gauge...

I have a 90' 245/ NA/ AUTO, with the full gauge package. The oil temp stays about the same as water temp 70'C, except when pulling a long hill + 2 miles [100'C]. A big cooler can cool the oil too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By 283SD
The body is wider at the rear for the late tail...

The body is wider at the rear for the late tail lights than the early ones, I noticed that the other day when I had my 78 wagon parked next to my 90 wagon. The wrap around lights are the later ones,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By 283SD
Get another set of lifters and check the...

Get another set of lifters and check the size,been there done that, on an MGB motor. I would not try to enlarge the bore in the block for the lifters.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,499
Posted By 283SD
Put a dial indicator on the rim at the outer most...

Put a dial indicator on the rim at the outer most point of a machined surface. Check for radial run out and side to side run out. There should be less than .010 run out. 50 to 55 MPH is the speed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By 283SD
Just changed the speed sensor in the diff in my...

Just changed the speed sensor in the diff in my wife's 90'245, speedo just stopped working, had no ohm reading on the old sensor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By 283SD
I had an issue with a problem like that on my...

I had an issue with a problem like that on my sister's 244. Turns out that the problem was the ignition computer that mounts to the fire wall on the passenger side foot well. Once the car cooled...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,957
Posted By 283SD
I use Mobil 1. Change it at 5K, My wife's 90 245...

I use Mobil 1. Change it at 5K, My wife's 90 245 has 560,000 miles on it. the former owner used Mobil 1, We bought it 19 years ago, with 180K on it,still runs fine. My V8 wagon runs Mobil 1 as well...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,705
Posted By 283SD
The flare nuts on the brake lines can get stuck...

The flare nuts on the brake lines can get stuck to the lines, wiggle them back and fourth gently and use a good flare wrench and some WD 40 or the like. Press and hold the brake pedal down to keep...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By 283SD
Start at the harness before it tee's to the rear...

Start at the harness before it tee's to the rear lights to see if you are getting power there. I don't know if the bulb warning light device under the dash might have to do with it, had one fail and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By 283SD
I'd rather have a V8.

I'd rather have a V8.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By 283SD
I have Koni's in my V8 wagon and I am pleased...

I have Koni's in my V8 wagon and I am pleased with them. With a little tweaking on the adjustments the ride and handling is great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By 283SD
A friend of mine gave me a High Lite II years...

A friend of mine gave me a High Lite II years ago. I mounted it at the top of the rear window on my '78 wagon, ran the wire out of the head liner to the light.It has worked fine for years, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By 283SD
They hold the front shock absorbing struts for...

They hold the front shock absorbing struts for the front bumper. There should be a welded nut on the bottom of the frame rail. You have taken the bolt out past the nut.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By 283SD
I used the IPD lowering springs on my V8 wagon...

I used the IPD lowering springs on my V8 wagon they built me a custom 1" rear bar {dual exhaust} and I run Koni's at all corners, once I dialed in the shocks it has been a dream to drive.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By 283SD
The Bertones had 3.54 gears that fit the 1031,...

The Bertones had 3.54 gears that fit the 1031, they had a bigger housing, bigger pinion bearing and bigger ring gear. 3.73 and higher only fit the 1030 housing, been there done that. I have a 90 245...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By 283SD
The more you go forward the less eye travel you...

The more you go forward the less eye travel you need, #1&2. The bullet mirrors might be too small for that. #3&4 might be better. Have some one hold them on the car and check the view.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By 283SD
Your best bet is to find a good clean area and...

Your best bet is to find a good clean area and have a scan done. It might take a few tries to get a good match[spray outs]. As far as the old codes go there isn't a lot of data on them sometimes. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By 283SD
I found on my wife's car a small rust hole in the...

I found on my wife's car a small rust hole in the filler pipe next to the O ring clamp. I had to cut a hole in the trunk floor above it to get to it. Used JB weld to seal it and it has been fine now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By 283SD
How deep are the pits? and has the head been...

How deep are the pits? and has the head been milled before. They might go away with a light cut or at least improve the surface.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By 283SD
I have Koni Sport shocks on the rear of my V8...

I have Koni Sport shocks on the rear of my V8 car. Compressed is 11" The Vanagon shock might be to long {13.340}, The shorter compressed length would allow the car to sit lower with out bottoming out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By 283SD
I have Bertone door cards in my V8 2 door wagon....

I have Bertone door cards in my V8 2 door wagon. I got speakers from Retro Sound I think due to the limited depth of the door card to door chassis [ 1.5"]. I did not want to cut into the wood panel....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 927
Posted By 283SD
I use Mobil 1 in all our cars and yard equipment....

I use Mobil 1 in all our cars and yard equipment. My wife's '90 245 has 550,000 miles on it, always used Mobil 1 and we have had it for 19 years. When I did a head gasket change on it last year you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By 283SD
I had a coolant temp sensor code problem turns...

I had a coolant temp sensor code problem turns out it was a bad ground on the fuel rail [2 grounds]
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By 283SD
Too big

Too big
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By 283SD
Locktite crazy glue.

Locktite crazy glue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,409
Posted By 283SD
Resurface it. It looks like a lot of clutch...

Resurface it. It looks like a lot of clutch slippage to get it so hot to burn the surface.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By 283SD
I made mine 31 years ago. I used Dodge P/U truck...

I made mine 31 years ago. I used Dodge P/U truck motor mounts, the engine mount base and the cross member mount are parallel to the ground. I did have to notch the rear of the cross member. Some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By 283SD
The environment that we live in,acid rain,...

The environment that we live in,acid rain, industrial fallout, ash from forest fires ,bird poop, tree sap,etc, rain and hot sun on the paint. Parked near the road? street/road debris that has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By 283SD
I had IPD make me a 1" rear bar for my V8 wagon...

I had IPD make me a 1" rear bar for my V8 wagon back in '89. They made it with two humps so that it would clear the dual exhaust. It make a huge improvement in the ride. I have the stock bar on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By 283SD
Years ago [1989] I got a rear spoiler from IPD I...

Years ago [1989] I got a rear spoiler from IPD I don't know if they make them any more, they look good and work well, keeps the rear window clean in the rain.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By 283SD
I used Aeroquip -10 lines to re locate the oil...

I used Aeroquip -10 lines to re locate the oil filter and oil cooler on my V8 wagon, the power steering hoses and p/s oil cooler hoses are also Aeroquip. All had to be custom made. I like the look...
Forum: events 04-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,862
Posted By 283SD
Hope to go, but I am having some knee problems,...

Hope to go, but I am having some knee problems, will find out tomorrow, what and when, what is in store for me. Left knee was smashed in a car wreck when I hit a guy head on that ran a stop sign,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By 283SD
There is a plastic triangle behind the mirror on...

There is a plastic triangle behind the mirror on the inside that has to come off with some gentle prying to expose the bolts/screws that hold the mirror on. Once the mirror is unbolted, gently work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By 283SD
If you can get the end rolls of newspaper print...

If you can get the end rolls of newspaper print paper, this makes it the best for cleaning, no inks etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By 283SD
Never seize the threads for proper torque spec's

Never seize the threads for proper torque spec's
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,737
Posted By 283SD
An old drag racing trick was to put an air...

An old drag racing trick was to put an air bag/lift in the R/R spring coil or over the leaf spring to preload that side due to the torque reaction.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By 283SD
I welded a bar to a deep 1/2" socket that fits...

I welded a bar to a deep 1/2" socket that fits the nut, I can then use a 3/8 socket and extension through the 1/2" hole to hold the strut shaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By 283SD
Magnets come loose causing the motor to bind, I...

Magnets come loose causing the motor to bind, I have re glued them with JB weld with good results.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By 283SD
I found that the TPS switch went bad on my wife's...

I found that the TPS switch went bad on my wife's '90 245. Some days it would be fine other times it was hard to start. CEL came on finally, changed the switch and all is fine so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By 283SD
One of the shops that I do contract work for just...

One of the shops that I do contract work for just restored an MGB. New brake hoses, new rotors, new pads and new repop calipers. Brake squeal after the third stop. Changed the rotors three time with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By 283SD
I have an 87' steering column, the lock cylinder...

I have an 87' steering column, the lock cylinder is pressed onto the metal tube, other than pressing it off, I don't see how you can change it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By 283SD
File a SMALL flat on the base of the needle about...

File a SMALL flat on the base of the needle about 3/8" down the needle this will enrich the mixture at idle, so that you don't over enrich the mixture once past part throttle. With a big cam this...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,939
Posted By 283SD
I had my radiator custom built when I did my V8...

I had my radiator custom built when I did my V8 swap 30 years ago. Heavy duty 4 core with brass tanks, the core opening is as big as the opening on the car,17"H X 24"W, 2 12" pusher fans with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By 283SD
I put a separate bung in the oil pan for the...

I put a separate bung in the oil pan for the sender, [stock 1990 245]. Normal temps @ 70 C. Drove up a STEEP mountain road in the Catskill's, [4 miles up,only open part of the year,barely more than a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,847
Posted By 283SD
Did you do a pressure test when in O/D. there is...

Did you do a pressure test when in O/D. there is a port to check this. you will need a 1000 lb gauge, it should put out 450 lbs aprox when in O/D, and the proper fittings, I had an 8' hose made up so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By 283SD
The off set of the inside of the rim will be the...

The off set of the inside of the rim will be the way the tire mounts, the tire goes on the short side drop onto the rim.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By 283SD
Ring gap should be .004 X bore diameter in...

Ring gap should be .004 X bore diameter in inches, as a basic rule. Some hi/perf and turbo engines might require different gaps, check with the ring maker for their settings.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,586
Posted By 283SD
The name of the place in Gardner is Amthors...

The name of the place in Gardner is Amthors welding
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