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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By quillc
To get a good bleed after major brake work, I use...

To get a good bleed after major brake work, I use both a Motive pressure bleeder and a large volume MityVac. In the past I have just used the Motive pressure bleeder.

The combination of the two...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By quillc
Could also use a Johnny Joint in lieu of a rod...

Could also use a Johnny Joint in lieu of a rod end.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/currie-johnny-joint-rod-ends

The rod ends have a reputation for being very high NVH...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,117
Posted By quillc
Minor update. Usual maintenance stuff,...

Minor update.

Usual maintenance stuff, engine oil and trans oil (Type F).

Took out the manual steering rack and installed a JY ZF rack. Found that lurking in a 93 wagon from an old Green Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By quillc
Just roll the fender lip. Works fine and stops...

Just roll the fender lip. Works fine and stops the rubbing.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,117
Posted By quillc
Ordered a set of Xpel headlight protectors for a...

Ordered a set of Xpel headlight protectors for a 7" jeep headlight.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BI865U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In this case, it was a metal...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 404,603
Posted By quillc
There was a previous thread were it was endlessly...

There was a previous thread were it was endlessly debated as to the efficacy and need of using torque plates when honing a motor.


Personally, when boring a motor I use torque plates when honing...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By quillc
You have to lower the car back down and get some...

You have to lower the car back down and get some weight on the strut shaft. It'll usually zip down then.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By quillc
Pull the plugs and oil down the cylinders...

Pull the plugs and oil down the cylinders repeatedly.

Then try to break it loose again.

If Roadkill can break a motor loose that's been sitting 30-40 years, so can you.

get it running and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 404,603
Posted By quillc
Here we go again.....

Here we go again.....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By quillc
There is a special tool for that. I've built my...

There is a special tool for that. I've built my own by chopping the top off of a socket and welding a bar to the side. You tighten the nut with the tool while holding the top of the strut shaft with...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,117
Posted By quillc
Another one bites the dust...

Another one bites the dust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By quillc
I look up the part number in the book and then do...

I look up the part number in the book and then do a search.

Bizarrely, I've found a lot of parts on Amazon & Ebay this way.

A good example of searching for the Elring OE part number HG set on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By quillc
Had the same thing happen on a B21FT. ...

Had the same thing happen on a B21FT.

Change the oil.
remove the plugs and pull the fuel pump fuse.
Crank for a bit to clear the cylinders.
I then also blew compressed air in the cylinders...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By quillc
Sirius/Nova wheels are said to be the strongest...

Sirius/Nova wheels are said to be the strongest OE wheels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By quillc
The funny thing is that I actually thought of...

The funny thing is that I actually thought of your build thread when I found them. At $15 each it seemed cheap and would be useful for someone in the community.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By quillc
Volvo KLM frame spec drawings

Hi all.


I found these in my local automotive book store and bought them. I figured that there would be some people here that could use them.


The link is here: www.yv1a.com/projects...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By quillc
It'll do the same thing if you have no/too low...

It'll do the same thing if you have no/too low temp of a thermostat. Keeps the car locked in open loop 'warmup' mode.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By quillc
I would think that the replacement coolant...

I would think that the replacement coolant temperature sensor allowed your car to go into closed loop operation (as opposed to open loop). As a result, your car is running much less rich all of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By quillc
typically, its very difficult to get the bow...

typically, its very difficult to get the bow completely out. That said, flat hoods are hard to come by these days. I'd try to get the bow out and at the same time keep an eye out for a replacement...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By quillc
I have been running without a spring for years...

I have been running without a spring for years without an issue - almost 200k now.

The spring added a LOT of additional resistance for me. Removing it made the car much more comfortable to drive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By quillc
^this^ You just had a bubble. Happens...

^this^


You just had a bubble.
Happens all the time on drain/refill.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By quillc
You are running a (relatively) low compression 4...

You are running a (relatively) low compression 4 cylinder motor. The VX3 likely does a decent job as compared to the stock M cam, but you still don't have enough compression to take full advantage of...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By quillc
Very true, however carbs will certainly make as...

Very true, however carbs will certainly make as much or more power as EFI. It'll just be harder to start, get worse fuel economy, idle worse and so on. However if all you are going for is max power a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,437
Posted By quillc
You do. Its called Shapeways.com. There are...

You do. Its called Shapeways.com. There are others out there as well. Upload your STL, get a price, pay, it shows up in the mail a week later.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By quillc
That's one clean car - especially for a rust belt...

That's one clean car - especially for a rust belt car!






Everyone will recommend a good stage zero. Change all the fluids, bets, hoses good tune-up etc.
You could likely run a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By quillc
ITB = Individual Throttle Body....

ITB = Individual Throttle Body. https://www.jenvey.co.uk/

There are a variety of other ITB setups out there - including Weber.

Regardless, you will have to run an aftermarket EFI system to run...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By quillc
Its ONE way to go. As with anything,...

Its ONE way to go.


As with anything, there are advantages and disadvantages. With a big set of carbs, idle will be problematic and getting enough vacuum to run power brakes will likely be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By quillc
I use the little scotchbrite discs on my angle...

I use the little scotchbrite discs on my angle grinder. Done it several times now. Works fan-damn-tastic. Gets the block surface clean as a whistle and doesn't take any metal off. The first few times...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-01-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By quillc
You can make *almost* stock turbo power with your...

You can make *almost* stock turbo power with your high compression B23. Below is my experience with the same motor that I DD.

Your B23 is ~10.5 CR. Cut it a little and use a thin cometic HG. Head...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By quillc
I run an H on a high compression (~10.6 - 10.8:1)...

I run an H on a high compression (~10.6 - 10.8:1) B23 1983 vintage. Still rocking the LH2. Stahl header, 2 1/2 inch exhaust. Nuke gear running ~2 degrees advanced. 24# injectors from a Ford 460.

...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By quillc
On another note, I was able to install the studs...

On another note, I was able to install the studs on my 83 and then put the head on. On my 91, I was unable to do so. I had to set the head in place and then thread the studs in place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By quillc
Spray it liberally with WD-40 or similar. Work it...

Spray it liberally with WD-40 or similar. Work it back and forth while continuing to spray occasionally. Once it moves back and forth, you can usually (very gently) pry it up and out.


They are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By quillc
Sounds to me like the motor mounts are wasted....

Sounds to me like the motor mounts are wasted. I'm sure that all of the hoses/rubber is old and weak, but the motor mounts are always particularly suspect as the rubber degrades just as bad.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-12-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By quillc
I've installed two sets so far. I installed...

I've installed two sets so far.

I installed them and torqued. Next day, I loosened and torqued one at a time.

Ran the motor and drove around for a bit.

Came out the next morning and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By quillc
I've always just used a press. I suppose you...

I've always just used a press. I suppose you could rig something up with a good sized two jaw puller.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By quillc
There is a great thread on the board about using...

There is a great thread on the board about using some aftermarket rubber seals to seal the wiper motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By quillc
sounds like a sticky injector.

sounds like a sticky injector.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By quillc
I've gotten a couple of heads from the Portland...

I've gotten a couple of heads from the Portland Head Rebuilders.

You should be able to have it milled at your local machine shop for less than that.

Pop the valves out and clean them up on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By quillc
Its leaking around your wiper motor. Had...

Its leaking around your wiper motor.

Had the same issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By quillc
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By quillc
Just cut the head off with an angle grinder. I've...

Just cut the head off with an angle grinder. I've used a carbide bit to grind the head off bolts. Works great.

Some ding dong PO likely used red locktight on them. You have to use a torch to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By quillc
it likely wouldn't run at all if you were a tooth...

it likely wouldn't run at all if you were a tooth off on the crank.

check the timing with a timing light.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By quillc
Couple things going on there. By turning...

Couple things going on there.


By turning on the heater, you are putting another heat exchanger in the loop - thereby removing heat out of the fluid. The Volvo heater core is pretty large in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By quillc
As the temperature rises, the cooling system...

As the temperature rises, the cooling system becomes pressurized. This is done to raise the boiling point of the coolant. (higher pressure = higher boiling point). Water boils at 250F at 15 psi....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By quillc
On these old diesels, its either fuel or air. ...

On these old diesels, its either fuel or air.

given the age of the fuel, I would suspect the fuel pump - either the main pump or the lift pump.

These engines will still run if the lift pump is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,434
Posted By quillc
As there isn't a hole burned in the top of the...

As there isn't a hole burned in the top of the piston, it looks like the rod broke and then took the piston out from below.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,185
Posted By quillc
http://www.odspares.com/ If hipfer can't...

http://www.odspares.com/

If hipfer can't help you out, these guys can.

Last I talked to them, they wanted ~500 usd to fully reman one of our OD units.

They also have a truly impressive...
Forum: showroom 03-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By quillc
Mods: I think that this should be in either...

Mods: I think that this should be in either performance or maintenance.

The Virgo rims are ET20. I suspect the ET23 rims will be ok. The ET11 rims will likely rub on the inside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By quillc
Synthetic oil does not simply result in increased...

Synthetic oil does not simply result in increased MPG. The oil is not 'slipperier' or some other such sh*t. The only way you save fuel is by using a lower viscosity oil, such as 0W-20. Its one of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By quillc
could be a few things. 1. worn steering coupler...

could be a few things.
1. worn steering coupler (Volvo calls it a clutch) on the steering shaft.
2. worn outer and/or inner tie rods.
3. worn out rack.

For #1, you should be able to visually...
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