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Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 132,041
Posted By TestPoint
Yup! Down to the calf leather sun visors and...

Yup! Down to the calf leather sun visors and pigskin headliner.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By TestPoint
Ten years ago in my Jaguar Forum days it was...

Ten years ago in my Jaguar Forum days it was popular to send in oil samples for analysis to Blackstone Labs. The information that came back about full synthetic oil was that it didn't reach its full...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 132,041
Posted By TestPoint
Volvo built the chassis/drivetrain in Sweden and...

Volvo built the chassis/drivetrain in Sweden and shipped it to Italy for the different top and finish.

Rubbing alcohol (91%).

There was tan overspray on the wiring harness. Someone, in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 132,041
Posted By TestPoint
I haven't abandoned the Bertone . . . .

Yeah, it's been a month . . . .

Spring has almost arrived and it is time to get back into the garage. The center console was painted a long time ago with the vinyl leather paint and while it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By TestPoint
With the exact same symptoms my problem was...

With the exact same symptoms my problem was simply that the radiator was plugged up to the point that it was not adequately cooled.

Showed up on the temp gauge.

A $10 infrared temp gauge is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By TestPoint
The wheel is difficult to get off . . . . ...

The wheel is difficult to get off . . . .

When it releases it will stop on the nut that was left on loose . . . or your nose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By TestPoint
Hope your 26mm was a typo. GL242gt was correct ....

Hope your 26mm was a typo. GL242gt was correct . . . 27MM
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By TestPoint
A string of butyl around the base of the antenna...

A string of butyl around the base of the antenna works better than an "O" ring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By TestPoint
The sensor closes at about 7psi which is way, way...

The sensor closes at about 7psi which is way, way less than you need at any rpms.

Oil level correct? If low throw in some 40-50w oil or change it to 20-50w. That should get you through another...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By TestPoint
The antenna lead obviously comes in high under...

The antenna lead obviously comes in high under the windshield and is difficult to find. Remove the external antenna hardware and push a doubled white shirt hanger through until you can find it. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By TestPoint
The pinch weld in that area is a common location...

The pinch weld in that area is a common location for leaks but if disturbed the antenna can contribute.

The antenna is secured by a tapered threaded male protrusion that simply screws into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By TestPoint
Considering that it is Winter in Atlanta, even...

Considering that it is Winter in Atlanta, even though it has been a mild one, and you only drive 3 miles per trip I would suggest that 11mpg is about what you should expect.

The tire pressure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By TestPoint
Most likely the bulb.

Most likely the bulb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By TestPoint
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1101425.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By TestPoint
The standard answer on K-jet issues is 'what are...

The standard answer on K-jet issues is 'what are your fuel pressure readings?'.

The k-jet fuel system operates by managing fuel pressure through several devices.

Fuel pressure to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,730
Posted By TestPoint
180 degree head temp with an 180 degree...

180 degree head temp with an 180 degree thermostat is excellent. Block temp good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By TestPoint
My '82 diesel had the HVAC system vacuum 'T'ed'...

My '82 diesel had the HVAC system vacuum 'T'ed' off the brake booster which was driven off a mechanical vacuum pump. That is not going to help you much but it says that the brake booster has enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By TestPoint
You know, I have owned and driven an '82 245...

You know, I have owned and driven an '82 245 since new and I can't answer that question. Never thought about it.

Easy exploration is to remove the glove box. Vacuum motors right there.

Common...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By TestPoint
Unless there is an obvious leak in the reservoir,...

Unless there is an obvious leak in the reservoir, pump and hoses the racks is the obvious issue. A rebuilt rack with a warranty is your best bet.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,730
Posted By TestPoint
What your readings say is that the radiator is...

What your readings say is that the radiator is working exactly as it should.

My only suggestion is that you will have to check it when the highway driving is causing an issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By TestPoint
There are drains on each side at the pinch welds...

There are drains on each side at the pinch welds at the bottom. There is also clean out ports on the interior wall of the rocker panels with plastic caps sealing them. Pry out the caps and vacuum...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By TestPoint
The shift console was not particularly...

The shift console was not particularly deteriorated but wasn't very pretty. Really difficult location to paint it in place.

The tan does become much more brittle with sun and age especially the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By TestPoint
Gotta throw in Voluparts in Atlanta where I have...

Gotta throw in Voluparts in Atlanta where I have been spending my Volvo bucks since '78. Not only are they a dismantle and inventory salvage yard but they carry just about everything in new repair...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By TestPoint
Removing early 240 plastic shift knob

Often when detailing nearly 40 year old interior plastic there is a need to refinish the shift console which can be very time consuming because it is very difficult to remove plastic shift knob...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 132,041
Posted By TestPoint
Guess that I need to go back and at least explain...

Guess that I need to go back and at least explain better the deep, 1/4" drive, 5/16" socket placed between the upper wood and the shift stalk as a pusher.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 132,041
Posted By TestPoint
The shift console removal finally got resolved. ...

The shift console removal finally got resolved.

The lower half of the shift knob is only a friction fit. But there is a lot of friction there. It took a couple of 8" 'C' clamps and some wooded...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,730
Posted By TestPoint
Sure the coolant overflow tank has water in it...

Sure the coolant overflow tank has water in it cold?

Belt on waterpump tight?

You mention a 'newer radiator' but look at the radiator temperature high, middle and low with an IR thermometer. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,220
Posted By TestPoint
You are correct in that the lower half of the...

You are correct in that the lower half of the shift knob is only a friction fit. But there is a lot of friction there. It took a couple of 8" 'C' clamps and some wood jigs to get it off.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By TestPoint
The coat hanger connected the spring on the other...

The coat hanger connected the spring on the other side to the second 2x4 lever.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By TestPoint
Those springs have the tension approaching that...

Those springs have the tension approaching that of valve springs.

Don't hurt yourself!

I was not able to stretch only one side's springs to hook the seat pad. I had to stretch both sides at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By TestPoint
There are lots of things that fail more often...

There are lots of things that fail more often than coils. I would do a lot more isolation before time for the parts cannon. I have replaced a couple of coils in my lifetime and later fixed the...
Forum: website & board 02-06-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,646
Posted By TestPoint
I want two of the decals. I sent $50. I may...

I want two of the decals. I sent $50.

I may even get the Bertone on the road again.

Money sent . . . or will be shortly.


Done!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By TestPoint
I am hoping to reuse the knob. The objective is...

I am hoping to reuse the knob. The objective is to remove and refinish the shift surround.

Did you find anything securing the knob on the shaft?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By TestPoint
240 lower shift knob removal

Just one more time before I break the lower half of the shift knob I have to ask if anyone has succeeded in separating the lower plastic half of the shift knob from the shift stalk.

There...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By TestPoint
It is the voltage from the positive (+) side of...

It is the voltage from the positive (+) side of the battery (B).

From a long experience working for Mother Bell. We had 12, 24, 130 and 250v battery strings therefore B+ referenced the positive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By TestPoint
I don't have an electrical schematic handy for a...

I don't have an electrical schematic handy for a '78 but those after use fuses 5 and 7. If your fuel system was originally the early single pump and your currently installed system if the later lift...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By TestPoint
Dead headed into a pressure gauge at the filter...

Dead headed into a pressure gauge at the filter should read about 90 psi. If you are reading nothing that might be a problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By TestPoint
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1101425.jpg

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1120011.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By TestPoint
Are you sure the pressure pump is running? Check...

Are you sure the pressure pump is running? Check the electrical to the pump first. If it is running is the tank low on fuel? If so it might be that the lift pump is not running or the short piece...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By TestPoint
What year did you 240's get evaporative emission...

What year did you 240's get evaporative emission systems?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By TestPoint
Wow! That is new, never before heard...

Wow!

That is new, never before heard information. I cannot believe that would extend to Chinese repro tanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By TestPoint
Focusing on only that detail heat it at 300...

Focusing on only that detail heat it at 300 degrees for an hour and then don't worry about it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By TestPoint
Based on my experience that is a very clean tank....

Based on my experience that is a very clean tank.

Flushing it with mineral spirits of some other low cost petroleum based spirits will get most of the junk out. The lift pump sock will take care...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By TestPoint
Based on the rusted '81 tank I experienced the...

Based on the rusted '81 tank I experienced the answer is neither.

Never heard of cold dipped.

Hot dipped is immersing in liquid zinc such as used on bolts and steel support pieces attached to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By TestPoint
There are really only three standard auto sized...

There are really only three standard auto sized U-joints.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/102Driveshaftdiameters.jpg

1210, 1310 and 1330

All volvos are either 1210...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,017
Posted By TestPoint
I carefully cleaned and scuffed the bright...

I carefully cleaned and scuffed the bright commando bumpers and had them clear coated during the paint process. Nothing stuck. It all flacked off in sheets. The anodized finish couldn't be scuffed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By TestPoint
Our cars are old. 30+ years of junk accumulates...

Our cars are old. 30+ years of junk accumulates in the right radiator tank and blocks the flow across the horizonal tubes. The tubes themselves get restricted but can be 'rodded' out. I had my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By TestPoint
First let me say that I live in rural Georgia so...

First let me say that I live in rural Georgia so the cost of living and restoring old cars may be different from your area.

My '82 245 has the passenger seat that needs the cover replaced due to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By TestPoint
Remove the glove box and it will be obvious which...

Remove the glove box and it will be obvious which vacuum motor opens the defrost vent. Once you understand that you will have to pull the instrument panel and do the same thing on that side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By TestPoint
DO NOT just add gas and crank it. Rusty tank gas...

DO NOT just add gas and crank it. Rusty tank gas will destroy both pumps, fuel distributor, control pressure regulator and injectors in only a couple minutes. Rust in the gas will blow right...
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