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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:33 PM
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Posted By 283SD
I have never heard of the 1.432 measurement? I...

I have never heard of the 1.432 measurement? I have a magnetic clip on alignment gauge that mounts to the wheel hub takes out the bent rim from the set up [it cost me $400 dollars, but very, very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By 283SD
With the 5/16 & 3/8 copper/nickle lines it it...

With the 5/16 & 3/8 copper/nickle lines it it easy to kink with out a good bender. Last week I was called in to do work for at shop on a job to fab some parts, they had a cheap bender. Had to bend...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By 283SD
On my V8 wagon I have an adjustable sensor in the...

On my V8 wagon I have an adjustable sensor in the radiator tank at the outlet side. It is in a well/tube just below the top hose. I can adjust the on/off temp on the unit and I have an override in...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 283SD
I have one from an '87 245. I think that it had...

I have one from an '87 245. I think that it had the remote P/S res,I don't know if that matters. It's sitting on the floor in my shop and in the way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By 283SD
Made tools out of,bearing races, brake pistons,...

Made tools out of,bearing races, brake pistons, and fabbed some. I like the paint can opener, have a seal puller like that with a lever arm. I've used an air impact with a short socket on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By 283SD
How good of a welder are you and how much time do...

How good of a welder are you and how much time do you have, tools, equipment etc.? My wife's '90 245 looks like your car, could I fix it, yes, will I fix it no, I have spent 50 years doing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By 283SD
I have gotten pre made lines From NAPA with the...

I have gotten pre made lines From NAPA with the right fittings [10 x 1mm], and flare, Aprox 11" long. They worked fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By 283SD
ISO vs bubble flare. ISO is the flat fitting,...

ISO vs bubble flare. ISO is the flat fitting, bubble has the concave end. You can turn the holder for the line up side down to get a better flare/flat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By 283SD
Rings are not sealing,looks like oil fouled....

Rings are not sealing,looks like oil fouled. Changed the injector &, # 4 still the same, do a leak down test. With some driving the #4 cyl might come back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By 283SD
I've seen clevis pin in way worse shape than...

I've seen clevis pin in way worse shape than those, have a bunch in my wall o shame collection. After working on Britt cars that use a lot of them, I weld up the arm re-drill and away you go.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By 283SD
Flex hose's to the wheel clogged?

Flex hose's to the wheel clogged?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By 283SD
Do it. I put a V8 in my 2series wagon 32+ years...

Do it. I put a V8 in my 2series wagon 32+ years ago, still love to drive it. Yes get everything in place, but there will still be the odd part/piece that you will need. Good luck. One weekend?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By 283SD
I have Kerker stainless steel block huger headers...

I have Kerker stainless steel block huger headers on the V8 wagon. I got them 30 years ago from Summit,I don't know if they are still made. The right side was a little tight, I had to re-angle the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By 283SD
Clear silicone for the lenses is what I have used.

Clear silicone for the lenses is what I have used.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By 283SD
But a sample and do a spray out to see if it...

But a sample and do a spray out to see if it matches, tint as needed. We have an '87 245 DL and I can see that the roof to cowl is slightly different than the body but can't see any repaint, could be...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By 283SD
On the FP SCCA [1275cc] race car that I...

On the FP SCCA [1275cc] race car that I maintained for 20 Years for a friend, we ran a scraper for a while with .010 clearance. The engine lived most of it's life on the track at 6800+rpm, red line...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,896
Posted By 283SD
If I take out a couple of spark plugs out of the...

If I take out a couple of spark plugs out of the 350 Chevy in my wagon I might get down to 300HP.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By 283SD
Check the ground at the wiper motor.

Check the ground at the wiper motor.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By 283SD
Put mine in the right rear "cheek " in my V8...

Put mine in the right rear "cheek " in my V8 wagon. I ran welding cables to the starter motor terminal, It is grounded to the body in the well.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By 283SD
Run the stock ones. If you are running the dual...

Run the stock ones. If you are running the dual rear split you will need two after market valves, good luck getting them both the same. I'm sure that someone has the stock valves,why reinvent the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,791
Posted By 283SD
32 years ago I put a Chevy 350 in my '78 wagon,...

32 years ago I put a Chevy 350 in my '78 wagon, still driving it, 325K miles later.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,012
Posted By 283SD
Most body shops can't be bothered with that kind...

Most body shops can't be bothered with that kind of work. I live in the Northeast and few shops will do that kind of work. You need to find a shop that does ? restoration/custom work, it might not be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By 283SD
Was there last fall, Saw the un-offical car...

Was there last fall, Saw the un-offical car museum. Irv Gordon's car is now there.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,053
Posted By 283SD
So, 32 years ago I put a 350 Chevy in my 1978...

So, 32 years ago I put a 350 Chevy in my 1978 245. The motor made approx 300 HP.Drove for a year took it apart and built it to 370 HP specs, also made it a 2 door wagon. Beat the snot out of it for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By 283SD
Replace it, time and money to rebuild the old...

Replace it, time and money to rebuild the old one?. What else fits off the shelf?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By 283SD
New water pump,t belt, front cam,crank,...

New water pump,t belt, front cam,crank, intermediate seal,acc belts,plugs,wires,etc,oil& filter, trans oil change. Check brakes, how old are the tires? We just bought a 1987 245/180k miles very,very...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,485
Posted By 283SD
I'd rather have a V8

I'd rather have a V8
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By 283SD
I have a set of all black upper window trim in...

I have a set of all black upper window trim in good condition. Swapped it out on my car for the stainless/black trim. Don't know the years that they used it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By 283SD
I once worked on a car that had the cotter pin...

I once worked on a car that had the cotter pin hitting the dust cap where it was dented, in it made a clicking noise.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,773
Posted By 283SD
I have one on my drain plug, never find much on...

I have one on my drain plug, never find much on it. I go 5-6K miles on an oil change using Mobile 1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,502
Posted By 283SD
You need to lube the bolt as to not create...

You need to lube the bolt as to not create friction that will lead to friction and give a false torque reading.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By 283SD
242/244/245 with a V8. I've been driving mine,...

242/244/245 with a V8. I've been driving mine, [V8 2 door wagon] for 32 years now. 300+ miles on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By 283SD
My '78 wagon has the quad 4 lights. I have Hella...

My '78 wagon has the quad 4 lights. I have Hella lenses H1 & H4 and run the aux harness,there are 100w high beam bulbs available that fit if you want really good high beams[wink wink.]
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By 283SD
When I first built my V8 wagon [Chevy] 31 years...

When I first built my V8 wagon [Chevy] 31 years ago, the first motor made 300 HP. After a year of driving it, I made it a 2 door wagon and I upped the HP to 370. Beat the snot out of it for 200,000+...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By 283SD
If the jet is not centered the needle will stick,...

If the jet is not centered the needle will stick, take out the needle and see if it is better. I use ATF in the dash pots.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By 283SD
14.7 volts is on the edge of boiling your...

14.7 volts is on the edge of boiling your battery, 14.2 is the normal. The amps that the alternator makes is more important.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,329
Posted By 283SD
New now a days means, never ever works

New now a days means, never ever works
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,211
Posted By 283SD
When you are drilling cast iron the drill bit has...

When you are drilling cast iron the drill bit has to be sharpened different than when drilling steel. You have to grind the leading edge [sharp rake ] parallel to the center line of the drill this...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By 283SD
I have a 90' 245/ NA/ AUTO, with the full gauge...

I have a 90' 245/ NA/ AUTO, with the full gauge package. The oil temp stays about the same as water temp 70'C, except when pulling a long hill + 2 miles [100'C]. A big cooler can cool the oil too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By 283SD
The body is wider at the rear for the late tail...

The body is wider at the rear for the late tail lights than the early ones, I noticed that the other day when I had my 78 wagon parked next to my 90 wagon. The wrap around lights are the later ones,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By 283SD
Get another set of lifters and check the...

Get another set of lifters and check the size,been there done that, on an MGB motor. I would not try to enlarge the bore in the block for the lifters.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,787
Posted By 283SD
Put a dial indicator on the rim at the outer most...

Put a dial indicator on the rim at the outer most point of a machined surface. Check for radial run out and side to side run out. There should be less than .010 run out. 50 to 55 MPH is the speed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By 283SD
Just changed the speed sensor in the diff in my...

Just changed the speed sensor in the diff in my wife's 90'245, speedo just stopped working, had no ohm reading on the old sensor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By 283SD
I had an issue with a problem like that on my...

I had an issue with a problem like that on my sister's 244. Turns out that the problem was the ignition computer that mounts to the fire wall on the passenger side foot well. Once the car cooled...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,840
Posted By 283SD
I use Mobil 1. Change it at 5K, My wife's 90 245...

I use Mobil 1. Change it at 5K, My wife's 90 245 has 560,000 miles on it. the former owner used Mobil 1, We bought it 19 years ago, with 180K on it,still runs fine. My V8 wagon runs Mobil 1 as well...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,565
Posted By 283SD
The flare nuts on the brake lines can get stuck...

The flare nuts on the brake lines can get stuck to the lines, wiggle them back and fourth gently and use a good flare wrench and some WD 40 or the like. Press and hold the brake pedal down to keep...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By 283SD
Start at the harness before it tee's to the rear...

Start at the harness before it tee's to the rear lights to see if you are getting power there. I don't know if the bulb warning light device under the dash might have to do with it, had one fail and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By 283SD
I'd rather have a V8.

I'd rather have a V8.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By 283SD
I have Koni's in my V8 wagon and I am pleased...

I have Koni's in my V8 wagon and I am pleased with them. With a little tweaking on the adjustments the ride and handling is great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,929
Posted By 283SD
A friend of mine gave me a High Lite II years...

A friend of mine gave me a High Lite II years ago. I mounted it at the top of the rear window on my '78 wagon, ran the wire out of the head liner to the light.It has worked fine for years, but it...
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