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Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 323
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Posted By ShadowofBob
Sweet looking compressor there. Did the old...

Sweet looking compressor there. Did the old craftsman bite the just or wasn't cutting it anymore?

Nice to also see my old +T parts live on.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,867
Posted By ShadowofBob
Not the same refinement/looks/features as the...

Not the same refinement/looks/features as the later 95-98 960/V90 and no IRS for the wagons, which would be exclusively what the conversion would take place on. I've driven a 740, a 940, 940SE and...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,867
Posted By ShadowofBob
I realize that. I meant more if the interior part...

I realize that. I meant more if the interior part of the harness from the engine bay fusebox to the ECU connectors was easily separated and replaced with a 940SE(a 960 with a redblock for all intents...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,867
Posted By ShadowofBob
Are the 960/V90 engine wiring harnesses pretty...

Are the 960/V90 engine wiring harnesses pretty integrated into everything else? Any difference in using a early 95 960 vs 98 V90? Or would you be able to make a 940SE harness work in a 1995 960?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,921
Posted By ShadowofBob
Clean setup there. I also ran into clearance...

Clean setup there. I also ran into clearance issues when I used stainless braided line on my first +T setup. Whenever I changed the filer there would be no paint by the drain line, but 5 years of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By ShadowofBob
You ECU won't have the fan grounds since it is a...

You ECU won't have the fan grounds since it is a 1991 unless the ECU was changed out at some point for a 9-- series(has nothing to do with Volvo 940 numbering) ECU. If you want to use the factory...
Forum: showroom 03-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By ShadowofBob
I always wanted to pull on another car with...

I always wanted to pull on another car with someone riding back there waving as you drove by. The donuts sound like fun too.
Forum: showroom 01-19-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By ShadowofBob
SIPS is non-electrical and doesn't need any...

SIPS is non-electrical and doesn't need any voltage at all to go off. If you want the SIPS to work properly you'll need to get the plastic honeycomb mesh installed in the lower part of the S90's...
Forum: showroom 11-30-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,030
Posted By ShadowofBob
Beautiful car. What I wanted to do to my old 740,...

Beautiful car. What I wanted to do to my old 740, but never made it all the way there. I've moved on to a plain 960/V90 now, but this makes me miss it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By ShadowofBob
I don't recall if my cam said anything on it. It...

I don't recall if my cam said anything on it. It did have a different casting quality than the OEM Volvo cams, was a touch darker and obviously less worn for its age. If its a Volvo cam it'll for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ShadowofBob
All coilpacks are the newer variety with just one...

All coilpacks are the newer variety with just one bolt hole. The previous owner replaced them all at some point. Doubt they would be bad yet, but I guess it's always a possibility. I've got a couple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ShadowofBob
Put in a new ECT when I did the radiator/hoses in...

Put in a new ECT when I did the radiator/hoses in August. Just swapped out the RPM and Cam position sensors last week. No change in the problem. Any other thoughts?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By ShadowofBob
AFAIK there is only one stage. The 960 chips on...

AFAIK there is only one stage. The 960 chips on their web site are for the B240FT motor that came in the European 960s. Fred, who used to post a lot here, had a chip for the B6304F motors that are...
Forum: showroom 09-13-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,032
Posted By ShadowofBob
I'd stick with smaller wheels for snows. You...

I'd stick with smaller wheels for snows. You won't dig in and get as good traction with the wide footprint of a Canisto compared to smaller wheels.
Forum: showroom 09-10-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,032
Posted By ShadowofBob
Mmmm... I need to tint my car and get my Titans...

Mmmm... I need to tint my car and get my Titans on it. Stick with the Volans. Never been a big fan of Canisto wheels.
Forum: showroom 08-14-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By ShadowofBob
Why do you think I kept motor with the rod...

Why do you think I kept motor with the rod knock:-P Have 10 5cyl LPT pistsons too. They just happen to have the same bore as the 960 block and a comp ratio of 9.0:1

Just need motoronic suite to...
Forum: showroom 08-14-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By ShadowofBob
the new daily...black is the new white

Picked this up a couple months ago for $500 and finally got around to getting some new pictures of it. The car had no transmission and a motor with rod knock, so I used my spare trans from my last...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By ShadowofBob
Heh I was think more along the lines of a gas...

Heh I was think more along the lines of a gas 20VT.:-P Same block as the 5cyl diesels though. Doesn't look like the OEM volvo mounts will work though, no bosses on the 5cyl block. Also am not sure a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By ShadowofBob
This picture just made me get some evil ideas...

This picture just made me get some evil ideas regarding an Audi I5 20vt in a RWD Volvo.:oogle:

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af168/vwjunkie53/volvo/102_2552.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ShadowofBob
Did a fuel pressure test with a gauge and priming...

Did a fuel pressure test with a gauge and priming it brings it up to proper pressure so I am fairly certain it's not a fuel issue. I checked for codes and got none and the values for the sensors like...
Forum: showroom 07-14-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 719,957
Posted By ShadowofBob
Yeah, it's basic OBDII, the same setup 96-98....

Yeah, it's basic OBDII, the same setup 96-98. Just hook up a code reader, see what is wrong, then clear the code. I've done it a lot on my car and others. I guess if they found some heinous problem,...
Forum: showroom 07-12-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 719,957
Posted By ShadowofBob
95-98 are all good. 95 is OBDI which is better if...

95-98 are all good. 95 is OBDI which is better if you are gonna try to pass emissions with any serious modifications like a Turbo. The OBDII stuff might get better if any decent tuning software...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ShadowofBob
bump. After driving the car more I realized the...

bump. After driving the car more I realized the motor can still be warm for the issue to appear. It really just needs to sit for a while for it to become apparent again. I want to lean towards a...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 719,957
Posted By ShadowofBob
Does anyone know what the PN or yr/model Volvo...

Does anyone know what the PN or yr/model Volvo for the newer blue emblem that will fit properly in the 960/S90 slash? Seen a lot of cars that have it in this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ShadowofBob
97 960: trouble on cold starts

So I got a 97 965 w/ no trans and a motor with a bad rod bearing to replace my 740. I just got the swapped trans and motor in it the other day and it runs great with one exception. The only problem I...
Forum: showroom 06-28-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,266
Posted By ShadowofBob
Clean car. It'll be interesting to see if the...

Clean car. It'll be interesting to see if the s/v70 brackets work. I know 850s and 960s share the same front rotors, but the calipers and possibly brackets are different. Wondering this myself since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By ShadowofBob
Any particular brand that works well? I got the...

Any particular brand that works well? I got the permatex non-aerosol one and it isn't very effective at removing the gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By ShadowofBob
That is fine for the top half, but the bottom is...

That is fine for the top half, but the bottom is still bolted to the block and I need a way to clean that section. I am not looking to do a head gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By ShadowofBob
850/960 cam/valve cover reseal

What's a good method for cleaning up the top and bottom of an 850/960 head? Last time I did this I had the head off and just had a machine shop tank it. Have the head on the motor this time and need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By ShadowofBob
V90 960 harness differences

I have a '97 960 wagon I just picked up with a bad rod bearing. Got another motor from a 97(might have been a 98) V90 at the junkyard and was just wondering if the engine harness were the same of if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
Tried different relays, besides I've never seen...

Tried different relays, besides I've never seen one with bad joints cause idle issues, just occasional no starts or cut outs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
Done that with a few different ones. In regards...

Done that with a few different ones. In regards to fuel I've swapped injectors (currently running 850T injectors; high impedance for +T and better spray pattern) and put in a new in tank pump. I've...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-28-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By ShadowofBob
I swapped the 92-94 cams in my old '96. You still...

I swapped the 92-94 cams in my old '96. You still have nice pick up and a better top end. I didn't notice a real issue with the way they interacted with the ignition maps, it also still passed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
Fine, I've tried at least 5 different ones both...

Fine, I've tried at least 5 different ones both dropped in with and without cleaning over the last 5 years. Doesn't make a difference.

I thought it might be wiring too, but I've replaced the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
Did a pressure test and smoke test and got rid of...

Did a pressure test and smoke test and got rid of all vacuum leaks (most were very minor and really only showed up under boost) last year and the idle was still just as bad. Checked the resistance of...
Forum: showroom 04-24-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By ShadowofBob
I'll ask my friend how he did it. I'm pretty sure...

I'll ask my friend how he did it. I'm pretty sure he just used the front bumper shocks in the rear or something along those lines. He only had to drill the frame rails for the shocks for the front...
Forum: showroom 04-24-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By ShadowofBob
No really, all 960 bumpers can be fitted to 940s....

No really, all 960 bumpers can be fitted to 940s. You just need to be consistent with the body style with the rear bumper. The sedan fits on a sedan and the wagon only fits a wagon. Their body...
Forum: showroom 03-11-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,959
Posted By ShadowofBob
Looking good. The only thing I noticed is that...

Looking good. The only thing I noticed is that the drain hose looks like it could be shortened a bit. There is a low/flat spot in it now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
bump any more thoughts?

bump any more thoughts?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
All that has been done numerous times. Electrical...

All that has been done numerous times. Electrical parts have been switched with known good ones as well. I have tried dealing with this a lot, just hoping someone posts something I may have missed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By ShadowofBob
1991 740 idle "bounce"

So I just fixed a bunch of little things on my 1991 740 that have been bugging me and decided to try and tackle this once again. My idle will not stay constant. It will stay between about 550-900 but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By ShadowofBob
Got the Visteon one in. Looks like a good old...

Got the Visteon one in. Looks like a good old metal one and fits well. Gonna get it pressure tested before I install just to be safe though. They aren't being made anymore so once they are gone its...
Forum: showroom 02-16-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,461
Posted By ShadowofBob
Looks good. Did all Bertones get that stitched...

Looks good. Did all Bertones get that stitched leather steering wheel? Would be a nice upgrade from the factory 740 rubber one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By ShadowofBob
Ah, I was afraid of that. I might have the...

Ah, I was afraid of that. I might have the Visteon brand one(NLA but still in stock to order on WorldPac) ordered in just to see what it is like and return whichever one fits worse.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By ShadowofBob
Did you ever get this to work? I am running into...

Did you ever get this to work? I am running into the same problem. It appears the core is just a tad to wide so the metal straps don't really go around the plastic end tanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,266
Posted By ShadowofBob
Just wondering, what replacement brand did you...

Just wondering, what replacement brand did you use for this?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By ShadowofBob
I'm running 14 PSI on 850T injectors(same as...

I'm running 14 PSI on 850T injectors(same as greentops, but better spray pattern and no need for resistor pack) along with freds chips. Had it this way the last year. Prior to that I had greentops...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Posted By ShadowofBob
I think the blue connector w/ pink wire circled...

I think the blue connector w/ pink wire circled above the battery is for remote start. If you leave your key in pos 2 and then give that wire 12v it will crank the car over from the engine bay,...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,231
Posted By ShadowofBob
haha. The 02 sensor has always been in front of...

haha. The 02 sensor has always been in front of the cat. On the NA cars it was actually mounted on the cat though so with that pipe between the downpipe missing it wasn't really getting any reading...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By ShadowofBob
Swedish Motors up in Boulder does good work. In...

Swedish Motors up in Boulder does good work. In Denver Volvo Specialists(their owner has the black 262 Bertone front page car from way back) also do great work.
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