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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 04:49 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
Brad, that appears to be the entire Volvo kit...

Brad, that appears to be the entire Volvo kit for both racks. The steel 'saddle' is what I need. Guess what, I have changed phones also and don't find your number in my current version. PM to...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
Anyone got a ZF passenger side mounting kit for...

Anyone got a ZF passenger side mounting kit for MikeSr's ZF rack? It didn't come with one and I had hoped the CAM mounting would, could, should work. No cigar.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By TestPoint
The blades are 18" and 16".

The blades are 18" and 16".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By TestPoint
Searched for modification inserts at all the...

Searched for modification inserts at all the local and internet suppliers. All the people were born after this car and didn't have any interest in solving the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By TestPoint
One of my early issues with these cars . . . with...

One of my early issues with these cars . . . with many more to follow . . . was exactly what you initially described. A rear door lock would not operate. Found an electrical connection on the lock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By TestPoint
Moving to the new standard would probably be the...

Moving to the new standard would probably be the easiest way to go.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
Dropped by MikeSr. home today . . . didn't just...

Dropped by MikeSr. home today . . . didn't just drop by . . . drove 75 miles and the GPS only screwed up once. Sorta intentional.

Took him up on his offer of a fabled ZF rack that had been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By TestPoint
Wiper arms and blades for 1981

Looking in all the wrong places . . . .

My '81 Bertone wiper arms are expecting to receive a blade assembly that has a pin to connect to the arm. I think I remember this being a pretty standard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,985
Posted By TestPoint
Good reason to charge by weight. Another...

Good reason to charge by weight.

Another port can be added if you are going to test by hi/lo pressure/temperature readings.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
Of course, but that would be very painful plus 2...

Of course, but that would be very painful plus 2 alignments. Boy, is it getting difficult to get up off the floor from under a car. Perhaps it is time to take up another hobby.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
Oh . . . Nooooooooooooo, Mr. Bill!

Snake bit again.

Rack blew the right side seal . . . and it is only 38 years old. Leaks all over the place.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By TestPoint
Easiest and safest way to drain the tank is to...

Easiest and safest way to drain the tank is to remove the hose from the back of the pressure pump, extend it with tubing into a container adequate for the amount of gas in the tank. Jump the in-tank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, but . . . . you can pull, push, bend...

Yes, but . . . .

you can pull, push, bend the plastic and metal to allow installation. I have done it without breaking anything.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
I have reservations at the host hotel also. Yes,...

I have reservations at the host hotel also. Yes, Friday and Sat.

Bertone got washed after climbing off the jack stands and runs at the moment. Lots of little things to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By TestPoint
Where are you attaching the chain? What bolts...

Where are you attaching the chain? What bolts are you using to connect the chain to? Most engine bolts have enough length and threads to support the engine/transmission.

Have you done this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By TestPoint
About 3/4" long. Gotta paint them black.

About 3/4" long.

Gotta paint them black.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By TestPoint
Temp switch max, fan max. What is the low...

Temp switch max, fan max.

What is the low pressure side readings. At what pressure does the clutch engage? What pressure does it cycle off. It is normal that the low side would drop when the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By TestPoint
I covered the protective covering with shrink...

I covered the protective covering with shrink wrap as a solution to the appearance issue. Looks as new.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By TestPoint
That means do not cut the hose off with a knife. ...

That means do not cut the hose off with a knife. The shrink seal is not adequate to overcome any imperfections.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By TestPoint
The outer covers have nothing to do with fuel...

The outer covers have nothing to do with fuel transport. If you are not seeing signs of leaking I would not mess with them. I had to replace a couple due to a small fire and they are not cheap even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By TestPoint
I feel your pain but there is not much you can do...

I feel your pain but there is not much you can do other than remove the entire enclosure and a recycling yard is about the only source. That means you get to pull the box twice.

I have a leaking...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 161,843
Posted By TestPoint
Kristina's coming out party . . . .

After a couple months detour to the world of Jeep I am back in the Bertone garage.

She got down off the jack stands today for the first time in about 3 years. A little heart surgery and torn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By TestPoint
One of the many lessons I learned in my V8...

One of the many lessons I learned in my V8 conversion is that drive shafts are a real pain in the a$$. Rather than buy the IDP adjustable torque rods I modified the originals.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By TestPoint
The little 2" pressure gauge is a very common...

The little 2" pressure gauge is a very common item. You need a minimum of 100 psi scale that will handle everything on one of these cars. Lower control pressure is in the 20-25 range, high 43-48,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By TestPoint
Most likely your rubber hoses to the calipers...

Most likely your rubber hoses to the calipers have failed internally. I have seen several on the rear but never on the front. They all should be changed out on a 35+ year old car.

The brake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By TestPoint
The WUR is a very simple device that is...

The WUR is a very simple device that is reasonably serviceable but you are going to need a fuel pressure test system before you do anything else. Parts and description can be found here to build...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By TestPoint
The warm up regulator, otherwise called a control...

The warm up regulator, otherwise called a control pressure regulator, is a separate device. It is fed from a fuel line connected at the top of the fuel distributor. As stated, it is a common...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By TestPoint
Careful with Rock Auto shipping charges. If...

Careful with Rock Auto shipping charges.

If all are shipped from one site they are reasonable but the parts can all come from different warehouses and you pay the shipping over and over again.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By TestPoint
Rebuilding a fuel distributor is not for the...

Rebuilding a fuel distributor is not for the faint of heart.

Unless you repair very expensive Swiss watches for a living or a hobby I would suggest that you do not try to solve K-jet problems by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By TestPoint
Verifying that 10v might be appropriate.

Verifying that 10v might be appropriate.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By TestPoint
Did Volvo do away with the voltage regulator on...

Did Volvo do away with the voltage regulator on the back of the instrument panel by 1984?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By TestPoint
TurboBricks Brand Fuel Pressure Test Equipment: ...

TurboBricks Brand Fuel Pressure Test Equipment:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 40,898
Posted By TestPoint
Boy! That is wall to wall engine!

Boy! That is wall to wall engine!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By TestPoint
A common fuel problem is that the in-tank pump...

A common fuel problem is that the in-tank pump fails or a 2" hose connecting the pick-up to the pump fails. Suction from the pressure pump allows running as long as the tank is above half full. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By TestPoint
Never mind engine idling. You want to measure...

Never mind engine idling. You want to measure STATIC pressure. That is the pressure with the gas equalized throughout the system, high, low and in between.

That should be about 45 psi.

When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By TestPoint
I think you said that (with everything shut off,...

I think you said that (with everything shut off, including engine,) the static pressure is 80 psi. That's too high. Should be about 45 psi.

Then you said that (with the AC control knob set at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By TestPoint
First thought that comes to mind is that you have...

First thought that comes to mind is that you have some gas but not enough to keep the pressure switch operated. When the compressor kicks in and sucks down the low pressure side to the point that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By TestPoint
No mention of cam and ignition timing.

No mention of cam and ignition timing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By TestPoint
My previous owner's mechanic resorted to bending...

My previous owner's mechanic resorted to bending the assembly to get it back in. In the process lost the float ball. The bent pickup tube allowed a couple gallons of 19 year old gas to remain in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By TestPoint
The more you describe the symptoms the more it...

The more you describe the symptoms the more it sounds like an engine problem rather than clutch.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 40,898
Posted By TestPoint
Who said you couldn't put a modern Ford V8 into a...

Who said you couldn't put a modern Ford V8 into a Volvo? And the hood closes too!

Yes, congratulations!

Now you have to be careful not to spin that right rear tire too much before you get a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By TestPoint
Someone with a 700 series will come along and...

Someone with a 700 series will come along and help but on a 240 the cowl vent needs to be cleaned both up top and on both sides below the doors. Remove the carpet and find an 1 1/2" plastic plug...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,829
Posted By TestPoint
The head liner is a stretchable vinyl that has a...

The head liner is a stretchable vinyl that has a 1/4" wide stiff plastic strip sewn around the edges. The plastic strip turns under into a crimped strip of metal welded the entire circumference of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By TestPoint
Whooh! You have just asked the true meaning...

Whooh!

You have just asked the true meaning of the universe.

Do you have a set of gauges?

Absolute bottom of the line repair is to buy a big can of R134a that contains a sealant with a gauge...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By TestPoint
What is your idle RPM? Your idle air control...

What is your idle RPM? Your idle air control valve may not be providing enough throttle to keep it running with the AC load.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By TestPoint
The insurance company of the party at fault have...

The insurance company of the party at fault have no authority to declare a vehicle 'totaled'. They are responsible to restore the vehicle to the condition it was in before the damage.

Ask to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 40,898
Posted By TestPoint
Life and engine transplants are a series of...

Life and engine transplants are a series of compromises.

Your pump is expecting Mercon V, your rack is expecting Type F.

I suspect that either will be just fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure balancing units at the rear are...

The pressure balancing units at the rear are famous for hiding air.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By TestPoint
What is the history behind the three WUR's? ...

What is the history behind the three WUR's?

Original been sitting for years? Junk yard replacements with no know history?

If you have taken one of these things apart you know about the very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By TestPoint
Vacuum it down and install the correct weight of...

Vacuum it down and install the correct weight of R12 . . . moving on down the assembly line.

Let the dealer handle it.
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