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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By TestPoint
AW70/AW71's are scarce as hen's teeth, any you...

AW70/AW71's are scarce as hen's teeth, any you find are past due a rebuild or more than anyone on this forum would be willing to pay.

I have a 3.31 behind a Ford 4R70W that delivers a nice 1650...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By TestPoint
Starting with a Ford aluminum shaft is a giant...

Starting with a Ford aluminum shaft is a giant step ahead. Any competent shop can make the right length with the right yokes. In the area where I live I would estimate $100 for a yard shaft, less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By TestPoint
I don't remember the exact dimensions of the...

I don't remember the exact dimensions of the universal unit that I installed but wish I had ordered one 1" more narrow. Making one too small fit is probably easier that making a larger one fit. But...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By TestPoint
Any number of eBay folks will sell you a...

Any number of eBay folks will sell you a condenser that works better than OEM for $60. I sprayed the shiny aluminum with some dark gray primer to make in disappear behind the grill.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By TestPoint
I have been doing business with Voluparts in...

I have been doing business with Voluparts in Atanta since I moved here in 1979 with only one Volvo at the time. My BFF Bill, the owner, is still there some 39 years later, Terry retired.

They had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By TestPoint
They are gathering dust as spare parts stacked in...

They are gathering dust as spare parts stacked in my garage just like a lot of things in yours. The restoration shop really did a great job on them. Straightened as best they could, stripped in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By TestPoint
I tried the SEM vinyl paint on the carpets and...

I tried the SEM vinyl paint on the carpets and didn't like the stiff results. You have to spray - brush - spray - brush - spray - brush -spray - brush - spray - brush - spray - brush -spray - brush...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By TestPoint
Baby Bottles. ...

Baby Bottles.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1101425.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By TestPoint
My research into this subject uncovered that all...

My research into this subject uncovered that all molded carpets are manufactured by Auto Custom Carpets located in Anniston, AL. Carpets from Summit to Whitney to Ebay are sourced from there. Why...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By TestPoint
Shouldn't be a problem but I would close up any...

Shouldn't be a problem but I would close up any openings. Down here in the Land of Dixie insects seek any and every hole to explore.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By TestPoint
Well . . . did you buy it?

Well . . . did you buy it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By TestPoint
Of all the multiple things that Fuse #13 provides...

Of all the multiple things that Fuse #13 provides power to is the fuel injection relay.

That might be a clue.

Others are:

instruments
turn signals
seat belt warning light
CIS system
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,769
Posted By TestPoint
My back up plan on road trips with old Volvos is...

My back up plan on road trips with old Volvos is U-Haul pickup and a tow dolly. Probably less than shipping if your time is free.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By TestPoint
Find a painter that works out of his own building...

Find a painter that works out of his own building and does all the local shooting. I found such in the back woods of Georgia. Paid about $400 for a gallon of color and $300 for him to spray in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By TestPoint
Coronas clean up real pretty. ...

Coronas clean up real pretty.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/18e306da-216e-4750-a37b-f00615c8d4a6.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By TestPoint
Nice looking car overall. Interior weak but...

Nice looking car overall. Interior weak but replaceable. Paint matters and this would probably be a 10+ footer.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By TestPoint
Please post old car repair experience. ...

Please post old car repair experience.

Please post checking account balance for further advice.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By TestPoint
On a restoration thread I linked my repair...

On a restoration thread I linked my repair questions posted in this forum back to the restoration thread.

See the many links: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=256460
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
Think I will stick with Volvo's.

Think I will stick with Volvo's.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,275
Posted By TestPoint
You do know that the panel in front of the...

You do know that the panel in front of the radiator is body color?
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
I totally agree but that cost me a couple hours...

I totally agree but that cost me a couple hours of painful detail work. Priceless.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
No pictures today but I got the center console...

No pictures today but I got the center console connected back up with new LED lights in all the bulb holders. For $0.50 more Volvo could have added an additional 6" of wire to all the connections...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,275
Posted By TestPoint
Auto painting is not for for the faint of heart. ...

Auto painting is not for for the faint of heart. I spent weeks preping the wagon so I wouldn't be embarrassed at the paint shop. The shooter spent 4 hours taking care of all the things he could see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By TestPoint
All the Volvo's I work on loose the gas. At...

All the Volvo's I work on loose the gas. At least I gave you a warning.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By TestPoint
I would suggest that you identify the problem...

I would suggest that you identify the problem rather than start replacing parts.

The low pressure switch is there to protect the compressor when system pressure drops below minimum. That doesn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
Dear Diary . . . Today I put the main body...

Dear Diary . . .

Today I put the main body to engine wiring harness back into OEM plastic wiring harness destroyed in the fire. FIRE, you ask . . . way back some of the original 20 year old gas...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By TestPoint
NAPA, or any other large service shop can make...

NAPA, or any other large service shop can make any hose just about any way needed. After re plumbing two 240's the only fitting they did not have was the large connection to the output of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
THis car has been on jack stands for the majority...

THis car has been on jack stands for the majority of the last 5 years. Keeps the tires from getting flat spots.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
Engine . . .? I am focusing on all the...

Engine . . .?

I am focusing on all the details of body and interior.

I drove it to and from the paint shop. When I get everything else done I will get back to the engine. I did everything...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
Stainless steel trim has been machine polished...

Stainless steel trim has been machine polished and all the attachment clips are new. Gonna be great!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 98,292
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, I know, it has been months with nothing...

Yes, I know, it has been months with nothing done. Heart surgery, arthritis, other issues of growing older. Already registered for the Eurofest in Greenville in October.

Just piddling but found...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By TestPoint
I've put in a couple 240 windshields with only...

I've put in a couple 240 windshields with only butyl, no clips. That is what a glass installer will do. The rubber trim piece, it is not a seal, comes in various widths. Be sure to get one wide...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,275
Posted By TestPoint
We only have one auto paint store within 50 miles...

We only have one auto paint store within 50 miles and it is PPG so I guess that is what I put on the cars. Painter buys clear by the big bucket so I do not have any info on that but still happy...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,885
Posted By TestPoint
Time to update this thread. Two years since last...

Time to update this thread. Two years since last post.

Surly there has been nothing else in life getting in the way of Bertone restoration.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,759
Posted By TestPoint
There are mechanical issues beyond resistance.

There are mechanical issues beyond resistance.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,759
Posted By TestPoint
I spent months resolving injector problems and...

I spent months resolving injector problems and with a new set the problems went away. Thought it was magic. That is not diagnostic testing but simple results.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By TestPoint
For a simple leak down the 1 oz is a reasonable...

For a simple leak down the 1 oz is a reasonable answer. Like ZVOLV says without a recovery system with the replacement of the receiver dryer it is going to be a guess.

I do not remember the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By TestPoint
TBers don't 'recover' systems.

TBers don't 'recover' systems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By TestPoint
After a system leak down about 1 oz of oil needs...

After a system leak down about 1 oz of oil needs to be added. Auto parts stores sell a small can with R134 and that amount of oil that can be simply added.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By TestPoint
There is no difference between a sedan and wagon...

There is no difference between a sedan and wagon with the same transmission. I cannot comment on the difference between a manual and auto.

Redwood Chair is the real expert.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By TestPoint
TurboBricks Brand K-jet Fuel Pressure Test...

TurboBricks Brand K-jet Fuel Pressure Test Equipment:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775&highlight=fuel+pressure+gauge
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By TestPoint
Once up to operating temp the O2 sensor will...

Once up to operating temp the O2 sensor will operate quickly, really too quickly to see on anything other than a scope or it needs to be replaced.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By TestPoint
Clear flooding on our 30 year old cars is to...

Clear flooding on our 30 year old cars is to remove the plugs, verify that injectors are not leaking or actually spraying fuel and spin the starter for a lot of time. Then check the crank case oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By TestPoint
Volvo was concerned about running out of Diesel...

Volvo was concerned about running out of Diesel and the lack of a fuel pump but that, apparently, did not turn out to be a problem.

I like your idea of pressurizing the fuel tank with the return...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,423
Posted By TestPoint
On easy to replace items like the alternator I...

On easy to replace items like the alternator I usually choose lowest cost/life time warranty things.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By TestPoint
The return ATF coolant line dumps back into the...

The return ATF coolant line dumps back into the pan that has air in it so it doesn't matter.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,423
Posted By TestPoint
Any precious little mice winter over with the...

Any precious little mice winter over with the heap?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure in the ATF line is only about 30 psi...

The pressure in the ATF line is only about 30 psi but I would not trust JBWeld.

You can cut and splice with compression fitting connectors but replacing with a new line is probably easier.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By TestPoint
The tach red/white wire is loose and is just...

The tach red/white wire is loose and is just hanging back there. It is not in a harness as such when it gets to the instrument cluster with a single female connector on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By TestPoint
Here is my personal favorite: ...

Here is my personal favorite:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775&highlight=fuel+pressure+gauge
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