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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By MasterBlaster
These things? 14 - Just pry them out. The...

These things?

14 - Just pry them out. The clip usually pops back onto a stud if it comes off too.
13 - Wide-blade screwdriver twisted to spread the inner "teeth" enough to slip the line out. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By MasterBlaster
Is there an oil light just to the right of the...

Is there an oil light just to the right of the "0" zero mark on your speedo?
The charge light should be just left of the oil light.

Maybe it's as simple as the little light bulb has burned out?
...
Forum: showroom 11-30-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 155,099
Posted By MasterBlaster
https://i.imgur.com/hMc7fyQl.jpg Another...

https://i.imgur.com/hMc7fyQl.jpg


Another super-spreader event!
Why don't those doggies have masks?!?!?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By MasterBlaster
The entire cooling system, or just the reservoir...

The entire cooling system, or just the reservoir bottle?

And yes, if coolant is leaking out somewhere onto a belt, it can make it slip. If the water pump is going, it can also leak coolant from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By MasterBlaster
1232520 ...

1232520

https://www.volvopartswebstore.com/products/Volvo/Sealing-washer-Genuine-Classic-Part/1201566/1232520.html

Part # 82
Odd that the rear case is slotted at those 2 stud holes.
Almost...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,670
Views: 1,144,791
Posted By MasterBlaster
If you believe the InterWebs, then no. ...

If you believe the InterWebs, then no.

https://www.wheel-size.com/size/volvo/140-series/1971/

108 is not 114.3
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By MasterBlaster
Most engines start at rich when they're cold,...

Most engines start at rich when they're cold, coming down to "normal" 14.7:1 as the warming parts are better able to keep the fuel vaporized. Worse on older carbureted cars, but some injected cars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By MasterBlaster
And tight? ALL the belts?

And tight? ALL the belts?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By MasterBlaster
This is the kind with a small slot in the rack,...

This is the kind with a small slot in the rack, and you use a punch to "peen" a little bit of the new tie rod end's collar into the slot. It may be possible to get a small chisel into the slot to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By MasterBlaster
Fixed my speedo... again.

Took out the cluster... again.
Fixed a pad-to-trace break... again.

Just like several years ago, the speedo and odo would randomly die while driving. Previously, smacking the dash would get them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By MasterBlaster
Looks a little something like this: ...

Looks a little something like this:

https://i.postimg.cc/pTKPbrGH/740-clutch-cable.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By MasterBlaster
Sounds like water pump bearings to me. Any...

Sounds like water pump bearings to me.
Any pulley movement if you grab the the fan blades and wiggle forward/backward?
Probably have to loosen the belts to do a proper test.

If you have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By MasterBlaster
The "best" way? Find out WHY the link blew. ...

The "best" way? Find out WHY the link blew.

Once you sort out the reason....

The strip on my spare cluster measures ~.6mm x ~.1mm, so about .06 sq-mm.
Converted to a circle, that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By MasterBlaster
Not just a "sleeve", but also the fluid pump's...

Not just a "sleeve", but also the fluid pump's drive shaft, and sealing surface. If it's not dead straight relative to the torque converter's mounting pads and pilot, the wobbling shaft could take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By MasterBlaster
First picture from cleanflametrap's page... ...

First picture from cleanflametrap's page...

http://cleanflametrap.com/emfuse.html

http://cleanflametrap.com/emfuse/fuse847.jpg

And a side view from "another" site...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,270
Posted By MasterBlaster
Definitely won't work. Now, using brake cleaner...

Definitely won't work.
Now, using brake cleaner , just might.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By MasterBlaster
What do you mean "clumsy"? It's right there. ...

What do you mean "clumsy"? It's right there. Out in the open. Easy peasy! :) :spin:


https://i.postimg.cc/KvxMtX6p/B230-right-side.jpg


Unless your engine is, you know..... still in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By MasterBlaster
You mean, repaired just after the previous...

You mean, repaired just after the previous owner... "One Hella Rad Drifter, Yo!" slid sideways into a curb and snapped it?

I wonder if it's still the "correct" length.
I also wonder where things...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By MasterBlaster
Where's the pictures you took of the suspension...

Where's the pictures you took of the suspension while you were under there?
Is the panhard bar even still attached?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By MasterBlaster
I initially thought the detent spring from around...

I initially thought the detent spring from around the shift lever, but then you said 8mm.

Then I thought some internal part, but you didn't say "taking apart", just "removing".


Most springs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By MasterBlaster
No, that just tells the engine that you're...

No, that just tells the engine that you're technically only pressing the pedal part-way down.

The throttle cable attaches to the spool and turns it.
The spool pulls on a short link that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By MasterBlaster
Power comes in on grey from fuse 16. Red/white...

Power comes in on grey from fuse 16.
Red/white takes full power to seat belts + ashtray.
Brown #1 (dimmed) goes to radio display.
Brown #2 (dimmed) goes to the (auto) shifter, panel lights, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By MasterBlaster
Quick side question... is the replacement caliper...

Quick side question... is the replacement caliper new or used?

As for no fluid flow, sometimes (with gravity bleeding) it takes a while for the caliper to fill up enough to "overflow" out the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By MasterBlaster
I've heard that twice on here. Where? ...

I've heard that twice on here.
Where?

https://i.postimg.cc/Nf254kf8/all-hubs.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By MasterBlaster
The brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to the...

The brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to the master cylinder.

When you press the pedal, the master cylinder pumps the fluid through the lines to the caliper.

The pistons in the caliper are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By MasterBlaster
"Service" meaning....? How to change the oil? ...

"Service" meaning....?
How to change the oil?
How to change spark plugs?
How to take the entire car apart piece by piece, including every nut & bolt, rebuild every single part and put it back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By MasterBlaster
Volvo 740 - 63 Pontiac Firefly - 45 Old VW...

Volvo 740 - 63
Pontiac Firefly - 45
Old VW "wide 5" - 72
Old VW regular - 87-94
Most older Fords + Chevys - 100




So YOU'RE the guy that chronically over/under tightened everything, eh???...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By MasterBlaster
I don't see anything about headlights. Just "3...

I don't see anything about headlights.
Just "3 x Stoplight / 4 x Taillight"
:???:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By MasterBlaster
DP.

DP.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By MasterBlaster
Actually... Belt = 123 teeth Crank gear =...

Actually...

Belt = 123 teeth
Crank gear = 19 teeth
Cam gear = 38 teeth
Cam dot starts facing Up
One crank rotation = Cam dot facing down (the wrong way)

Rotation / Crank belt mark position...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By MasterBlaster
Didn't even notice. Normally, if I have a...

Didn't even notice.
Normally, if I have a question about MY car, I'd put a picture of MY car, since it tends to eliminate about 1000 assumptions and wrong guesses that have nothing to do with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By MasterBlaster
I don't do "modified" suspension, so I assume...

I don't do "modified" suspension, so I assume somebody took out the original stock "frame" and the two trailing arms that locate the axle with some reasonably compliant bushings, and swapped in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,303
Posted By MasterBlaster
Which direction? Air gets sucked out of the...

Which direction?
Air gets sucked out of the booster by the engine, so blowing through the check valve toward the engine should work, but toward the booster should be blocked.


Booster may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By MasterBlaster
1980 DL/GL/GLT Owner's Manual, page 74...

1980 DL/GL/GLT Owner's Manual, page 74 (https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/manuals/1980/1980_dl_gl_gt/80DLGLGT_03b.htm#pg74)

Installation
Clean the nuts and the contact surface between wheel and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By MasterBlaster
I think our engines are just so happy to still be...

I think our engines are just so happy to still be running that they're literally "jumping for joy".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By MasterBlaster
Blowing fuse 16? The wire is actually brown,...

Blowing fuse 16?

The wire is actually brown, but yes, I agree it goes to the (missing) shifter light.

Hook it up and have light, or tape it up and save your fuse budget.

<hr>
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By MasterBlaster
Have you remembered to open the hood ALL the way?...

Have you remembered to open the hood ALL the way?
Flip the little "stoppers" on the hinges so the hood points straight up.

<img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By MasterBlaster
:spin: :clap: :bouncy:

:spin: :clap: :bouncy:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By MasterBlaster
Silly little double-relay. One output powers the...

Silly little double-relay. One output powers the other half of the relay, AND the IAC, AND the Radio Interference Relay, which supplies power to the injectors, AND pin 9 of the fuel ECU. The other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By MasterBlaster
Apparently not. And there you go. ...

Apparently not.



And there you go.

Normally, a car will have a "tray" that everything attaches to, and a drain hose at each corner leading down the roof pillars to dump under the car. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By MasterBlaster
With new washers, don't just tighten it once and...

With new washers, don't just tighten it once and hope for the best. I find it works a lot better to go tight - loose - tight - loose - tight - loose 6 or 7 times (you should notice the wrench move a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By MasterBlaster
Eh, whatever. I still say Vanilla ice cream...

Eh, whatever.

I still say Vanilla ice cream is better than Chocolate, and you'll never change my mind. :neener:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By MasterBlaster
They do that. The one I got with the car in...

They do that.

The one I got with the car in Feb 2009 started leaking, so I replaced it along with all new heater hoses in Mar 2010.

August 2011, this happened:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By MasterBlaster
I had a quick look via Google (5 seconds or so?),...

I had a quick look via Google (5 seconds or so?), and found some old trucker's forum talking about greasing the release bearing...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By MasterBlaster
Either you haven't worked on multiple brands of...

Either you haven't worked on multiple brands of cars, or you forgot to include "...with cable actuated clutches..." in the above sentence. I've worked on many cars with free-floating release arms and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By MasterBlaster
Here's the best I could come up with from my 740....

Here's the best I could come up with from my 740.

I was just about finished making a CAD-worthy drawing, when suddenly a passing mse trampled on my computer, so this diagram has been completed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By MasterBlaster
Well, let's see... Starting at the start: ...

Well, let's see...

Starting at the start:
http://volvo.custhelp.com/app/homeV3


1970 140 Specifications page:
https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/manuals/1970/1970_140/70140_04.htm#pg59

M40
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By MasterBlaster
If I didn't know better, I'd think something...

If I didn't know better, I'd think something inside the trans is gone.

Worn synchros can let parts "walk" down the shafts until they disengage.
Bad shaft bearings will definitely cause a lot of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By MasterBlaster
Should be tight, not wobbly. We chatted about...

Should be tight, not wobbly.
We chatted about it back in 2013.......
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=280806
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,705
Posted By MasterBlaster
Oh, poop. $34.95 for 13 sockets vs $69 for just...

Oh, poop.
$34.95 for 13 sockets vs $69 for just one (Blue Point)?
I know which option I'd go for. :-P
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