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Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 248
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Posted By lookforjoe
installed new control arms and caster rod poly...

installed new control arms and caster rod poly bushes -

https://i.postimg.cc/MpDpnrdF/IMG-20200908-190022.jpg

Made mount plates that sit inside the frame rail so I could re-install the 960...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
I did take the LH 2.4 conversion as far as I...

I did take the LH 2.4 conversion as far as I could - it ran very well indeed. Just not enough HP to squeeze out of a 1600 that would be commensurate with the revised body work :D

I didn't alter...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 242,812
Posted By lookforjoe
Very impressive (content and video production) ! ...

Very impressive (content and video production) !

I have to watch some of your earlier videos - I need to figure out how to make a mold of my X1/9 custom nose :D
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on wrapping up the main nose work & the...

Worked on wrapping up the main nose work & the spoiler connection. Also used a chopped up Volvo spalsh pan to make an air guide

https://i.postimg.cc/nc7BN742/IMG-20200902-174033.jpg

adding...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By lookforjoe
Look through these pages : ...

Look through these pages :

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=235978&ukey_product=1154565#1
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Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By lookforjoe
You're still back to an issue with the step...

You're still back to an issue with the step (stack) height with the clutch. Think about it. Yours is acting like a stock worn clutch - grabs high in the pedal travel (slipping extra). OR the T/O is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you for your research - that is what we...

Thank you for your research - that is what we meant, sorry for using the wrong term. In anything but a stock setiup, it has to include the flywheel height though, since a modded/custom and/or...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By lookforjoe
Flywheel, Disc & PP. They need to be matched as a...

Flywheel, Disc & PP. They need to be matched as a set. as I'm sure you are aware, any clutch kit for a specific application is designed to operate in a very narrow window - if the throw is - + what...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By lookforjoe
Is the Spec clutch listed as applicable to the...

Is the Spec clutch listed as applicable to the flywheel you are using? Has the flywheel been resurfaced? You definitely have a stack height issue, which moving the pivot point would compensate for....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a good amount of work done on the front...

Got a good amount of work done on the front today. Fill, sand, repeat multiple times :)

U-Pol gold for the skim coats - much finer than 3M Bondo
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By lookforjoe
Sounds like a plan. Car looks amazing , btw -...

Sounds like a plan. Car looks amazing , btw - would be nice to see some detail shots of the paintwork etc
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By lookforjoe
If you look on the Volvo parts site:...

If you look on the Volvo parts site:...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
I got the K-Tuned TPS installed yesterday, sets...

I got the K-Tuned TPS installed yesterday, sets properly to 0º throttle angle at rest stop without any issues. I had to remove the TPS connector from the harness, and repin for the RSX type S switch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By lookforjoe
When you say 'round' one - you are referring to...

When you say 'round' one - you are referring to the upper terminal in your hand, above? There are three connectors (plug?) in the last pic - I'm assuming you mean the black power seat connector ?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By lookforjoe
I dunno. Got any pics of the housing? That other...

I dunno. Got any pics of the housing? That other one may be a TS (Sumitomo) connector actually, the difference is in the opening notches inside the two tangs that stick up - one has an open area, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By lookforjoe
In addition to pics, it would help to get an...

In addition to pics, it would help to get an precise list of the actual parts/part numbers/manufacturer (F&R springs, dampers, rear shocks, suspension components ) the installer used, since we can't...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 38,535
Posted By lookforjoe
Car looks good (better than I was anticpating...

Car looks good (better than I was anticpating from just reading the thread with no pics :( ) in the video!

Can you fix the postimg links for earlier stuff? postimg changed from .org to .cc at...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
While I'm waiting on the new TPS, I spent a fair...

While I'm waiting on the new TPS, I spent a fair number of hours over the last two days working on the nose again.

Finally figured out a method I'm happy with for reducing the headlamp surround,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Yes, I dropped from the 80mm to 72mm to resolve...

Yes, I dropped from the 80mm to 72mm to resolve the elevated idle, tip-in & part throttle issues that I just could not adjust out. Made it very unpleasant in-town driving. My wife doesn't want to get...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By lookforjoe
Take a pic of the terminal housing & post it....

Take a pic of the terminal housing & post it. There is often a part number stamped into the housing. Type of terminal is dictated by housing type & sealed or unsealed, not the other way around.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Got everything sorted out in terms of fitment,...

Got everything sorted out in terms of fitment, however the TPS won't zero

TB adaptor finished.

https://i.postimg.cc/qvFFZLTt/IMG-20200821-120254.jpg

even with TPS pushed to end of range, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Got the MAP bung figured out. Drilled & tapped...

Got the MAP bung figured out. Drilled & tapped the flange to use for the hold-down

https://i.postimg.cc/SQ1FmXt6/IMG-20200820-170602.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/mkgs8CpD/IMG-20200820-170630.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Many thanks! It's been quite an experience, for...

Many thanks! It's been quite an experience, for sure. Bodywork is definitely not my thing.

Been working on my house, so not much done on the X1/9. Today I made time to start on the 72mm TB...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Wrapped up the nose for right now - and moved on...

Wrapped up the nose for right now - and moved on to the mechanical work needed to get it running. Dropped the subframe, swapped the oil pan, tack welded the replacemnt subframe section & took the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,728
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice wagon! Looks like it's in good overall shape...

Nice wagon! Looks like it's in good overall shape bodywise - perhaps a respray at some point? Looks like overspray on the door latch deflector/guide in one pic. Haven't owned a 140 since the 80's - I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By lookforjoe
If you have the complete LH2.4 setup with...

If you have the complete LH2.4 setup with computers, then that would be ideal. If you convert back to LH2.2, then you will need the LH2.2 Turbo ECU & EZK module.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By lookforjoe
How about some pics of your engine bay? Which EMS...

How about some pics of your engine bay? Which EMS does your 740 have? Since Volvo used a wide range of systems depending on market requirements, it's most likely NOT the US market-standard LH2.4 or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By lookforjoe
It's about as bolt-on a mod as you could hope...

It's about as bolt-on a mod as you could hope for. Back when I did it to my '85 the electric versions were less common.

https://i.postimg.cc/3xxJXhmh/Old-Cars00019.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,632
Posted By lookforjoe
Very cool. Shame you didn't photo-document the...

Very cool. Shame you didn't photo-document the mod, always easier to read pics. I'm surprised though that you didn't ditch the expansion valve / drier & convert to orifice tube / accumulator....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By lookforjoe
My suggestion would be snap off the new rivets &...

My suggestion would be snap off the new rivets & reverse them - they usually go in to the rivet body that way, at least in my experience. Hinge on body first is a must though.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,629
Posted By lookforjoe
Interesting. I always assumed they acted like oil...

Interesting. I always assumed they acted like oil rings on a piston. How does that explain oil not leaking when idling or heavy decel? There is no positive pressure on the compressor side then, or am...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 531,087
Posted By lookforjoe
I've switched to the low-temp solder type that...

I've switched to the low-temp solder type that you linked earlier - manily cos (on the C30) CANbus is so sensitive, it's safer to avoid potential system errors. You can get them cheaper by the 100...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,629
Posted By lookforjoe
This is a clear diagram *(from Mitsu manual) of...

This is a clear diagram *(from Mitsu manual) of the assembled order - just ignore #7 since Mitsu for Volvo doesn't use the bearing snap ring setup
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,629
Posted By lookforjoe
Regardless of opinion, balancing the assembly...

Regardless of opinion, balancing the assembly matters, especially when changing the compressor wheel to a larger size. I think Gpop was who I used to use - it's been some years now since I've dealt...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,629
Posted By lookforjoe
So.... you put a 19T wheel on the existing...

So.... you put a 19T wheel on the existing impeller & didn't rebalance the assembly? They enlarged the recess groove in the CHRA for the compressor wheel, or reduced the compressor wheel? Not clear....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By lookforjoe
Hello Ben! Good to note - I still have a...

Hello Ben!

Good to note - I still have a pair of the Koni front inserts - so those could fit an older Volvo application? Would be nice to recoup a few $$ :D
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,334
Posted By lookforjoe
Just curious - any of you guys look into CEIKA or...

Just curious - any of you guys look into CEIKA or StopTech kits? I know the initial investment is fairly high, but they (CEIKA anyway) can make kits for ANY setup, you just have to provide them with...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,924
Posted By lookforjoe
I did look in my hardcopy 1971 & 1974 Greenbooks...

I did look in my hardcopy 1971 & 1974 Greenbooks - nothing in group 60/62 - the only control drawing they provide (that I could find) is for the chassis - someone had made technical drawings of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By lookforjoe
I love the ride quality of the Bilstein B8's I...

I love the ride quality of the Bilstein B8's I used in my custom (VW-based) coilovers with progressive rate 140-250 QA1 springs, not in a Volvo though. Personally, I have found Koni's overrated. I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,461
Posted By lookforjoe
Really depends on what you're doing. Higher than...

Really depends on what you're doing. Higher than stock rpm, high hp you will be pushing so much oil through the CC, you really, really need to drain it back, and as Homer already pointed out,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By lookforjoe
The link has expired? Do you need to be a member...

The link has expired? Do you need to be a member to see it? Maybe take a screenshot. If saw the part number listings, it might jog my memory. Last time I looked up 140 parts, it was on microfiche,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By lookforjoe
Considering how much a shiest example of a...

Considering how much a shiest example of a Delorean goes for, putting a 4 cyl in it makes little to no sense. Just putting in a B280 & LH 2.2 from a late 760 would be a vast improvement over the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By lookforjoe
I think the earlier post with the R Sport...

I think the earlier post with the R Sport listings indicate the factory bar was 15mm, hence the (15mm) notation - actually don't recall if standard issue wagon came with a heavier std bar. No real...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice example! My mum had a '70 144 in that...

Nice example! My mum had a '70 144 in that yellow. My last 142 (1974 MY) was the 'safety' orange color
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By lookforjoe
Understood. Some pics of the car would be a nice...

Understood. Some pics of the car would be a nice addition to the thread :D

As an aside - I lived in Scotland for some years as a kid - but down in the Firth of Forth region - Kirkcaldy.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By lookforjoe
I would think this alone would make a world of...

I would think this alone would make a world of difference. I haven't owned a 140 since the mid 80's, however just putting 240T 15" alloys & lower profile tires made a vast improvement to the handling.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 242,812
Posted By lookforjoe
This carbon fiber work is just nuts - nevermind...

This carbon fiber work is just nuts - nevermind the finished product, the level of work required for the entire development process is outstanding.

Once I'm done with the nose on my X1/9, I really...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
More back & forth (add material/remove material)...

More back & forth (add material/remove material) on the nose & headlamp 'bucket' areas. Ideally, the surrounds should look similar to this:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 162,954
Posted By lookforjoe
Plugging away at the nose repair. Got the sheet...

Plugging away at the nose repair. Got the sheet metal HL cover panels welded & filled. Worked on the nose / fender / grille transitins to get it all to flow nicely with the chopped version. S40...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By lookforjoe
That wasn't used until the B230 (1985 in the US)....

That wasn't used until the B230 (1985 in the US). Not sure if the block casting is the same in that area. You can look up parts here:
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