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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By volvowagoon
This is so coooool. :drool: Nice work.

This is so coooool. :drool: Nice work.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks! I have delicate garage queens, but...

Thanks! I have delicate garage queens, but Volvo's cockroach reputation makes me feel obligated to keep that odometer rolling. It may not stay Volvo powered forever, but it will be a reliable and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
I gave up on the lighting issue. Once I realized...

I gave up on the lighting issue. Once I realized that I dove into an issue much bigger than I anticipated, I started focusing on more important stuff.

Also, we went on another road trip! Moose...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 143,886
Posted By volvowagoon
I don't recall this necessarily being the case on...

I don't recall this necessarily being the case on a 9". People cut down the driver side tube and run two passenger side axles on 8.8"s all the time though.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By volvowagoon
Oh boy, this is good stuff. Although I've made...

Oh boy, this is good stuff. Although I've made some pretty good progress on the TKO swap in my Camaro, this HTOB stuff is reminding me that the best may be yet to come. :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By volvowagoon
Update: I bought some junky control arms from RA...

Update: I bought some junky control arms from RA for non-sport suspensions. For the most part, they fit nicely. They did need quite a bit of persuasion for all the bolt holes to align, but I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 105,346
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm glad you didn't scrap it!. This car is coming...

I'm glad you didn't scrap it!. This car is coming along so nicely, and the progress is satisfying to watch. Keep it up!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,925
Posted By volvowagoon
Ooooo I like this.

Ooooo I like this.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
However this light is getting power is certainly...

However this light is getting power is certainly not stock. I unplugged the mentioned 4 pin connector with the key on and the light stayed on. There's something really goofy going on there. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
I definitely have multiple issues because the...

I definitely have multiple issues because the door switch is known bad and the light will only come on when the key is on even though the power wire should be hot at all times. I never tested the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Fiancé says she drove the whole way to work with...

Fiancé says she drove the whole way to work with the rear dome light on. :???: That would be the first reported sighting of that light working, so I guess I'll have to play with it a little more...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
More run-ins with junk parts. I went to...

More run-ins with junk parts.

I went to address a reverse light that hadn't been working for a long time. Of course the bulb socket needed to be bent up a little and was fixed in five minutes. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 45,528
Posted By volvowagoon
I can't see them either :(

I can't see them either :(
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,664
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm already liking the direction of this thread. ...

I'm already liking the direction of this thread. I hope the car is saved! Great buy either way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,559
Posted By volvowagoon
Yep. I agree. I don't get why people think...

Yep. I agree.

I don't get why people think Irv's car is so legendary. Yes, the SHELL was propelled much further than most other vehicles, but it certainly wasn't record breaking. I say shell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By volvowagoon
Hmm I see. I heard that there is a very slight...

Hmm I see. I heard that there is a very slight geometry change, but they certainly don't look any different in pictures. I think I remember seeing on another board that you can identify the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By volvowagoon
C30 Control Arm Shopping

Hello,

I have a nasty clunk in my 2010 C30 T5 at low speeds. I think the control arm bushings are shot, but I'll check soon. I have torn ball joint boots anyway so replacing the arm wouldn't be...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
:rockon: Great to know! Thank you. I feel...

:rockon:
Great to know! Thank you. I feel like a massive newb for asking this, but for the most simple of conversions, is it really as easy as plugging in the turbo ecms, extending the AMM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By volvowagoon
I agree! I wouldn't add or change anything said....

I agree! I wouldn't add or change anything said.

I'm going to PM the OP. I'm not sure what I can help with, but I have a dealer r134-a converted '89.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,280
Posted By volvowagoon
This is so satisfying to read. Great work! You...

This is so satisfying to read. Great work! You make it look easy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
It's still working. Case closed! ...

It's still working. Case closed!
https://i.imgur.com/dze3LaM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5PLwgoB.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UkQIeO2xHZI"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
After several days of trouble-free operation, I'm...

After several days of trouble-free operation, I'm calling the tach "fixed!" Also, I finally got the brand new trim ring from Volvo today. I can't believe Volvo still makes them....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 34,995
Posted By volvowagoon
Nice work! I'm jealous of the Texas metal. lol

Nice work! I'm jealous of the Texas metal. lol
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,514
Posted By volvowagoon
I use copper anti-seize on exhaust bolts and O2...

I use copper anti-seize on exhaust bolts and O2 threads. It's been a big time saver when removing stuff down the road.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By volvowagoon
I feel like I should chime in, but everything has...

I feel like I should chime in, but everything has pretty much already been said. Reflow the joints and install a new new cap. My signal got super crisp after that. I would have written an article...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Take three! I reinstalled the tach during...

Take three!

I reinstalled the tach during lunch. I fired the car up and things seemed to work even better this time. I'm trying not to get too excited, but the signal seems even more crisp and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
I just went through and re-flowed all the circuit...

I just went through and re-flowed all the circuit board connections. It's not pretty, but I'm hopeful. One of the green wires was looking really ugly, so I chopped it back and reconnected it as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Sounds good. I'm sure I can find some.

Sounds good. I'm sure I can find some.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
I'll remove it later tonight and bring it into...

I'll remove it later tonight and bring it into work again tomorrow. A cracked solder joint is a good possibility given the dash slapping fix. lol Hopefully I can find something under the magnifier....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks for the offer, but I'm set on keeping my...

Thanks for the offer, but I'm set on keeping my cluster the way it is. I'm not dead set on using THIS small tach, but at the same time I'm kinda pissed at myself for getting into this situation. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Just kidding. It's still broken. Blank square...

Just kidding. It's still broken. Blank square is back in place. :-(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Update: The tach AND remote start worked...

Update: The tach AND remote start worked flawlessly through some little errands around town and most of the half hour drive home. About half way back I saw the needle drop to 0. :grrr: I gave the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
I'll definitely work on that. I have to come up...

I'll definitely work on that. I have to come up with something for my car club newsletter anyway. I don't mind sharing. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
I'd bet its the capacitor. They serve as an...

I'd bet its the capacitor. They serve as an electrical buffer, so bouncing and bad cap makes sense.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
I fixed it! <iframe width="560" height="315"...

I fixed it!

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-GpKxelmink" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks! I forgot that I tied up the wires a...

Thanks! I forgot that I tied up the wires a little nicer so that I wouldn't have to pull the cluster out for reassembly. That meant I could test my work during lunch!

<iframe width="560"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By volvowagoon
I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. The...

I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. The compressor isn't going to run if you don't have an adequate charge. I don't know much about the newer systems, but you should be able to quickly test the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm not really sure why I'm beating myself up...

I'm not really sure why I'm beating myself up over this tachometer. Although I failed to mention it, you may notice in the road trip pictures that the tach is out of sight and out of mind. I didn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks guys! You all rule. Again, sorry for...

Thanks guys! You all rule.

Again, sorry for the bad pics. I have a hard time getting my phone to focus on tiny stuff. I found a 47uF capacitor in my lab at work. It's a 35V but the smallest...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Yep. That was the ticket. Now I'm lost again. ...

Yep. That was the ticket. Now I'm lost again.
https://i.imgur.com/yWeXqdTl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GY7N3LG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CU6fcBv.jpg

Now what? Should I reflow some of the ugly...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks for the tip! That sounds like something...

Thanks for the tip! That sounds like something I'd only have patience for when the weather is much cooler though. :lol: I'm excited to see how yours turns out.

I mentioned the blurb about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm back, and I have not seen this gauge working...

I'm back, and I have not seen this gauge working all week. :-( I'm pretty nervous to pry the bezel off. Hopefully I don't break anything.
https://i.imgur.com/MLXqBHsl.jpg

"Carefully" is the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Sorry for neglecting turbobricks. I've been too...

Sorry for neglecting turbobricks. I've been too lazy to get on Imgur.

Over a week ago, the fuel pump mounts arrived.
https://i.imgur.com/CKUyMHP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gmndYPE.jpg

...and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Will do. Thanks for the lead. ...

Will do. Thanks for the lead.



Interesting. Yeah, mine bounces a little when it's actually working. I just kinda chalked it up to being an old tach although I knew it wasn't necessarily...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Hmmm it kinda seems to operate that way too. ...

Hmmm it kinda seems to operate that way too. Once it feels like working for more than about 5 seconds, it seems to work for the rest of the trip. Once you cut power, all bets are off.

Is anybody...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
I disconnected the remote start and ran the...

I disconnected the remote start and ran the original tach signal directly to the gauge. No dice. I got rid of the wire completely and ran a long alligator from the negative side of the coil to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Good idea. Thanks, Art. We don't really use the...

Good idea. Thanks, Art. We don't really use the remote starter unless we're trying show off anyway. :lol: I should really just remove it. It's become a rat's nest.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By volvowagoon
Botched Small Tach Installation or Bad Gauge?

I just got around to installing a very nice looking small tach which I bought here on the board. Sadly, it doesn't work all the time. :-( Sometimes it works just fine and then it drops in and out...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
It got toasty yesterday, and I still haven't...

It got toasty yesterday, and I still haven't noticed any running problems. :) I have noticed that the new pumps are kind of noisy, but I only notice it when the blower motor is off and the windows...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,062
Posted By volvowagoon
Update: I drove it to work this morning and it...

Update: I drove it to work this morning and it still feels nice. Maybe I've just talked myself into thinking it's fine, but the cruise control is much more responsive, the engine accelerates and...
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