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Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting project, should be great when done....

Interesting project, should be great when done. The 2.5 TDI engines are legends for power and durability and economy, no doubt an improvement over the old D24TIC in every way except maybe sound. ;-)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting, good info, thanks, now we are...

Interesting, good info, thanks, now we are getting somewhere.

So with the early "clamshell" style looks like you can unbolt half of the strap that holds the lock assembly to the column. But what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By v8volvo
Then what? Put vise grips on the splined stub and...

Then what? Put vise grips on the splined stub and steer it that way? Gotta be an easier way.



I thought about that and tried a few locksmiths, feels like a little more effort than I want to go...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,986
Posted By v8volvo
Nice work, car is looking great and good to see...

Nice work, car is looking great and good to see someone else keeping one of these early 7 sedans on the road.

I think that auxiliary electric vacuum pump was only used on the early 7 series turbos...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,114
Posted By v8volvo
89-90 740 GLE B234F with M46, not listed on that...

89-90 740 GLE B234F with M46, not listed on that table, will have a 3.31 axle.

Good luck finding one of those, though.

I think the easiest would probably be a 960-I wagon, 92 to 94, with solid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By v8volvo
Disabling 200 series steering column / ignition lock without key?

This is related to the car discussed in another thread here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356756

I decided to drag it home and try to save the drivetrain for another project. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,114
Posted By v8volvo
I think what kjets was saying is that aftermarket...

I think what kjets was saying is that aftermarket gear sets are likely to be from China and won't last like OEM parts will. Obviously you aren't talking about putting Kia 4.78 gears in your Volvo. ;)...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,114
Posted By v8volvo
Well there you go, so they did exist. The BW55...

Well there you go, so they did exist. The BW55 1983 only D24T 764 GLE is described in service literature but the early media reviews of them mention only the M46 being available. They must have built...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,114
Posted By v8volvo
Did that 3.15 ever actually exist? I don't think...

Did that 3.15 ever actually exist? I don't think it did. The 3spd BW55 '83 760TD was planned and was shown in publicity materials, but to my knowledge never actually produced for the US. Just as well...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,736
Posted By v8volvo
Interesting. The direct top gear is a common BMW...

Interesting. The direct top gear is a common BMW thing I guess. I think some of the older Getrag manual boxes in BMWs used to be the same way also.

3.08 gears are common in the Ford 8.8 axles IIRC...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,736
Posted By v8volvo
Holy cow, nicely done. What are the ratios...

Holy cow, nicely done.

What are the ratios of the DCT and what rear axle ratio are you running?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,518
Posted By v8volvo
Who told you that?

Who told you that?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,518
Posted By v8volvo
They drive well as stated above and the late even...

They drive well as stated above and the late even fire V6 engine is very nice and generally rock solid.

Coolant leaks could be from hoses to/from the water pump. The PRV engines, even these later...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,748
Posted By v8volvo
Great looking wagon. I love the red interiors...

Great looking wagon. I love the red interiors also. My 1986 745 TD and '83 764 TD both have red leather. I didn't like it at first but it has over time become one of my favorite features of both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,102
Posted By v8volvo
Most folks posting in here do know this, but...

Most folks posting in here do know this, but since some (and possibly the OP) seemingly do not:

The V6 does not have a timing belt, cams are run on chains. There's no "belt timing" to check here....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,758
Posted By v8volvo
Nice work! 24.5 is not much more than a few...

Nice work! 24.5 is not much more than a few percent off what it would get with a stock B230F and AW70, with half the cylinders and displacement, and less than half the power, and twice the noise and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,614
Posted By v8volvo
If long distance travel is your plan I would look...

If long distance travel is your plan I would look for a lockup trans above all else. Nice upgrade in a 240 that never had them from the factory.

AW70 and AW71 are both long-lasting units, with...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,758
Posted By v8volvo
Nice work, sounds like a great outcome. 2200 at...

Nice work, sounds like a great outcome. 2200 at 70 is presumably pretty close to what it would have been in the Lincoln. Probably makes 3rd a great gear for secondary roads with OD locked out, and OD...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By v8volvo
It will be a lot of work. Probably easiest if you...

It will be a lot of work. Probably easiest if you could get a complete earlier non-ABS parts car and then spend hours or days carefully extracting all the hard lines in the engine bay to swap over....
Forum: events 01-28-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By v8volvo
Don't think I'm going to be able to make it this...

Don't think I'm going to be able to make it this year unfortunately. Good to hear they shifted to March this time though. I went out for the initial February meet last year but was one of only a half...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,758
Posted By v8volvo
I've had a TrueTrac in a 3.54 axle before (old...

I've had a TrueTrac in a 3.54 axle before (old style 240 with mechanical speedo), haven't ever known anything to suggest they cannot be used in the taller R&P setups.

On the other hand, given...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,758
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds like fun. What's in it now? 3.73? ...

Sounds like fun. What's in it now? 3.73?

Would be interesting to do a couple of timed 1/4 mile runs with the current axle and the new one to see what the difference is. Should be more than fast...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
760: ECC
Views: 7,886
Posted By v8volvo
Good to hear you got a good diagram. I think the...

Good to hear you got a good diagram. I think the system was all the same from '83 to sometime late '80s (87?).

I think I have a spare programmer unit if you need one, from an '84 I parted out. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
760: ECC
Views: 7,886
Posted By v8volvo
IIRC most of the ECC/ACC stuff is GM parts so the...

IIRC most of the ECC/ACC stuff is GM parts so the part numbers, if they are there, might be hard to pick out if you're looking for a regular 7-digit Volvo PN.

Been meaning to look at mine and get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
760: ECC
Views: 7,886
Posted By v8volvo
The manual will help you with some of those...

The manual will help you with some of those questions if you can get one. The single wire temp sensor inline in the heater hose is an on/off switch that is meant to prevent the hvac fan from running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 37
760: ECC
Views: 7,886
Posted By v8volvo
I have a complete set of 700 manuals, will see if...

I have a complete set of 700 manuals, will see if I have any info that hasn't already been covered here. I got the ACC working on my '83 and a couple of '84s I have had, didn't take that much effort...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,059
Posted By v8volvo
Took my '83 764 TD on a 1500 mile round trip from...

Took my '83 764 TD on a 1500 mile round trip from central Montana to Washington coast and back two weeks ago. Total of eight high altitude mountain pass crossings, four each direction. Towed a 14'...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,059
Posted By v8volvo
Good one. One of the rare situations where a...

Good one. One of the rare situations where a carb has a functional advantage over EFI. :-P

Had a couple of similar situations over the years, neither turned out as smoothly as yours. One long...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,758
Posted By v8volvo
Looks and sounds great, and kudos for really...

Looks and sounds great, and kudos for really putting it to use. Swaps like this are always cool, but ten times more so when you put in the effort to get them to the point where you can rely on them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,059
Posted By v8volvo
Been a while since I took a long trip in a 240,...

Been a while since I took a long trip in a 240, not because of reliability concerns but because of comfort/noise factors. I worry more about me being able to withstand a long trip in those, less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By v8volvo
I made a replica of that tool out of flat stock,...

I made a replica of that tool out of flat stock, took a couple minutes and made it a snap to drive out the little pin and put it back together. Had this happen years ago and as hiperfauto describes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,081
Posted By v8volvo
To the two guys from Michigan with the stalling 745 16V in Livingston MT

Last weekend I encountered by random chance a couple of fellows parked at the FLAPS right here in my tiny town traveling from Michigan in a very nice blue 1989 16 valve 740 wagon with an intermittent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,578
Posted By v8volvo
Sure, if you can keep speeds under 60 mph, many...

Sure, if you can keep speeds under 60 mph, many vehicles are capable of decent mileage. Someone with a low speed highway commute might see high 20s average. But that's a rare scenario for regular...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,578
Posted By v8volvo
The Regina car I drove for a while averaged...

The Regina car I drove for a while averaged around 22-23 over 5500 miles, mostly suburban highway commuting back at that time, with some city driving and few weekend trips mixed in, and this was at...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,194
Posted By v8volvo
Looks like failed timing belt tensioner bearing...

Looks like failed timing belt tensioner bearing putting the roller off of square and making the belt walk forward, based on the view in your 3rd photo. Doubt it would have gone much further.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,758
Posted By v8volvo
Sounds fantastic. Still remember the feeling when...

Sounds fantastic. Still remember the feeling when the 5.0 came to life for the first time in my old 745, almost 20 years ago now (back before LS swaps were in style and when the EFI 5.0 Ford was the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By v8volvo
When you say 1cm play do you mean the cable has...

When you say 1cm play do you mean the cable has 1cm slack?

It needs to be adjusted for some preload, there should be no play or slack in the cable. The marker block on the cable should be a few...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By v8volvo
Kickdown cable too tight would make it shift late...

Kickdown cable too tight would make it shift late under part throttle but it sounds like your issue is flare on WOT shifts.

What does the fluid look and smell like now?

Could be a clogged/loose...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,516
Posted By v8volvo
Put a D24 in it. ...

Put a D24 in it.

http://www.murileemartin.com/UG/LBW17/1139-IMG_6600.jpg

http://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1779
Forum: events 02-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,556
Posted By v8volvo
1983 760 td.

1983 760 td.
Forum: events 02-12-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,556
Posted By v8volvo
Yeah that was me in the white 760. Didn't manage...

Yeah that was me in the white 760. Didn't manage to put many faces to names, we ducked inside for food after a few minutes.

Hopefully will make it again next time, good to see a few folks showed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By v8volvo
Thanks OP and others for the additional comments....

Thanks OP and others for the additional comments. Mine is an automatic so perhaps that explains less pronounced symptoms. However, I have had some speed dependent vibrations over the years that I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By v8volvo
Good info, thanks for sharing it. What kind...

Good info, thanks for sharing it.

What kind of difference did you notice with the new bushings vs the old? Symptoms that caused you to replace them? These are visibly deformed on my '86 745 but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,767
Posted By v8volvo
Keep in mind that for many EFI systems the...

Keep in mind that for many EFI systems the programmed fuel-air mix for "cold-cold" cranking and starting is near 2:1. A large amount of injected fuel is lost to condensation on cold intake runners,...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By v8volvo
2.5L (short stroke) version of the 2.9...

2.5L (short stroke) version of the 2.9 longitudinal engine that was also in the 960s and original S/V90 and later turned sideways in S80s and XC90s. The larger versions without a turbo are not...
Forum: events 01-31-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,556
Posted By v8volvo
I'm planning to be there.

I'm planning to be there.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 118,466
Posted By v8volvo
You wanted me to fill it with premium for the...

You wanted me to fill it with premium for the $150 parts-car selling price? :-P

Nice work, glad to see you got it going again.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 71,429
Posted By v8volvo
Looks like one of the GreenCarCo ones. Cam in...

Looks like one of the GreenCarCo ones. Cam in the D24 probably broke due to a slipped front balancer bolt. Just as well, put it back to gasser power, that's what it was originally anyway. :-P
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 272,213
Posted By v8volvo
Likely means you've got a reasonably healthy...

Likely means you've got a reasonably healthy diesel there too. :cool:

Looking nice, maybe you'll get attached to the oil burner and keep going in that direction! Add a turbo and IC and they can...
Forum: showroom 09-09-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,816
Posted By v8volvo
More fun - this time with less mud, at the...

More fun - this time with less mud, at the Nationals event in Chehalis in July:

http://i.imgur.com/A0bdQC4h.jpg

Pretty grueling day, two drivers doing 6 runs each so a total of 12, but it held...
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