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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 191
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Posted By DET17
What product or process did you use for the ~...

What product or process did you use for the ~ rubber trim on the lower section of the doors? I have polished my black 745T and some buffing compound is on those rubberish sections.

Looking good,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By DET17
Yes, The method I learned from 15A works...

Yes,

The method I learned from 15A works well; I just harvested a pair of late 9 series trim sets.

First, practice on a car you don't care about! Your old trim or boneyard beater. There...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,201
Posted By DET17
I've got the twin to your car.... 84 242 and I...

I've got the twin to your car.... 84 242 and I think the same color as well. My paint won't be saved as the car baked in the SE for years and has primer showing on the roof. My 84 says it was built...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,748
Posted By DET17
SAAB tee in the suction (return) hose? What...

SAAB tee in the suction (return) hose? What switch did you use, the 82*C or the 92*C?

I just made the same change to my 940, but I triggered (grounded) the low speed fan.... left the high speed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By DET17
The last 2 I've viewed both were filled with...

The last 2 I've viewed both were filled with leaves on the entrance side (from fan to evap. coil case). I just vacuumed out my 92 745 which was barely possible by pulling the resister pack out of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By DET17
LS conversion Amazon Wagon article in current HotRod issue

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/v8-swapped-volvo-wagon-street-rod-scandinavian-style/

Owner claims he grew up with Swedish cars.... and his kids all drove 240 wagons
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By DET17
Lubricate the ACME thread (trapezoidal thread) to...

Lubricate the ACME thread (trapezoidal thread) to ease compression.

As stated, grab as many spring coils as possible to ease your labor; 4 minimum. Stock springs need much more compression that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By DET17
By the 93+ 9 series condenser, which was factory...

By the 93+ 9 series condenser, which was factory R134a. Might not be drop in, but best available stocker.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By DET17
Pre 91 used the expansion valve.

Pre 91 used the expansion valve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By DET17
The radiator is marginal if it is creeping after...

The radiator is marginal if it is creeping after a boost pull. A good radiator will drop 10*C, 20*F across the tubes. His setup is generating more thermal load than that radiator can expel. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By DET17
A proper functioning system will give a 20*F...

A proper functioning system will give a 20*F delta across the evaporator. Forget outside temps for any reference other than charge high/low pressures.

How is the Efan being controlled?

My...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By DET17
Unless you want a lowered stance, stock sedan/...

Unless you want a lowered stance, stock sedan/ saloon springs. Should be plenty of stock for OE rear springs. Wagon springs would probably provide too much elevation.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By DET17
Sounds like your charge is near appropriate. As...

Sounds like your charge is near appropriate. As the 89 doesn't have a pusher fan.... and I'll presume you have not E-fan converted, you need to take your delta T readings driving at say 55mph. If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By DET17
The 89 2 series has an R12 TXV (thermostatic...

The 89 2 series has an R12 TXV (thermostatic expansion valve)...... you should convert yours to the upgrade R134a, which my son tells me is still available.

When you vacuumed down the system, did...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By DET17
All compressors I have worked with have a HIGH...

All compressors I have worked with have a HIGH pressure relief valve to protect your compressor and perhaps condenser from exploding with an overcharge OR a failed condenser fan. When you cannot...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By DET17
Because StealthFTi recommends it. Just use a...

Because StealthFTi recommends it. Just use a light coat of hylomar.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 40,761
Posted By DET17
Missed this post; if you are referring to my...

Missed this post; if you are referring to my Eurosport Tuning air box, it looks identical to the BSR which the OP has in his 9. I suspect Frank setup a buy with private branding for their...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By DET17
I seem to recall many 93 offerings on eBay..... I...

I seem to recall many 93 offerings on eBay..... I know 91-92 is same, and then perhaps 93 only, 94-95? Only a sip or two of java this morning...... EDIT - sorry the above is 7/9 relevant. The 93...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By DET17
Further to this point: if your head has been...

Further to this point: if your head has been "planed" for flatness, your cam is RETARDED when timing is running straight up. I'm using the full Dales' 6* advance, and am probably barely at 0* net...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 33,807
Posted By DET17
Very nice 242 build young man! Seen your posts...

Very nice 242 build young man! Seen your posts popping up, but finally got a chance today to look thru your entire thread. Nice quality workmanship which seems scarce these days on TB, what with...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By DET17
AW71 with 3.73 final gearing, never have any...

AW71 with 3.73 final gearing, never have any issue getting boost in 1st.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By DET17
For sure the 93 2 series has a pusher.... perhaps...

For sure the 93 2 series has a pusher.... perhaps earlier back to 91 as well. If you have fitted an E-fan, then perhaps a moot point.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By DET17
BTW, there is a convenient to use low side...

BTW, there is a convenient to use low side suction hose that originated on the 760/780 cars, late 80s. I had a devil of a time fitting the aftermarket suction hoses on my 940, and bought one of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By DET17
Been running a MLS gasket for 20K miles with a...

Been running a MLS gasket for 20K miles with a planed and polished head, block just wet sanded with 400 and 800 grit on a flat steel plate. Remember, the head being aluminium is what needs to expand...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By DET17
Be careful with the forward plates on the...

Be careful with the forward plates on the subframe. I favored a plate too much forward and then had to trim one to attach the forward nut/stud. Pics in my build.....and of course check articulation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By DET17
I have seen these stuck quite tight; needle nose...

I have seen these stuck quite tight; needle nose and pull hard.

If it breaks, remove pipe then drill out and flush with air and then AC flush.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By DET17
Those are 1/16 inch increments. -10 is 5/8...

Those are 1/16 inch increments.

-10 is 5/8 hose
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 104,236
Posted By DET17
Yes, hood was there. Not wrecked, but several...

Yes, hood was there. Not wrecked, but several dents.

Pullapart North, 2nd row on the end against the fence.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 104,236
Posted By DET17
Thank you sir...... nope, that hood was purchased...

Thank you sir...... nope, that hood was purchased from Wren several years back. Actually still painted in Polar White, when you compare that color to the rest of my car (minus pass. fender) you can...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By DET17
Best jump into that Canuck thread in the...

Best jump into that Canuck thread in the showroom..... there are several/many in BC. Believe it or not, there is a small Volvo shop not that far from downtown Victoria, just east of little China...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By DET17
The do88.se version is also essentially a drop in...

The do88.se version is also essentially a drop in for the 7/9 series. Very minor sheet metal clearancing (dremel) if you are anal like I am.... and wanted it centered. The stack is TIGHT when you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By DET17
Unless your earlier 7 series has a TXV for...

Unless your earlier 7 series has a TXV for dropping the pressure of the HIGH pressure liquid, you have an orifice tube in that line.

Confirm what you've got; PM to Swedish Iron and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 84,767
Posted By DET17
My wife feels just the opposite! I can appreciate...

My wife feels just the opposite! I can appreciate your position with kids..... .BTDT.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By DET17
Your vehicle has a CCOT compressor control........

Your vehicle has a CCOT compressor control..... cycling clutch orifice tube. Read up on theory of operation, where else.... the 700/900 Maint. Pages.

Low/High side pressures depend completely...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 84,767
Posted By DET17
Shifting gears..... how do you like the middle...

Shifting gears..... how do you like the middle hole on the QSRC's? Hope it's good, as I've got mine set in the same position.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By DET17
As Kay said, with engine at TDC (#1 piston & also...

As Kay said, with engine at TDC (#1 piston & also #4) there is only 1 clocking of the flywheel on the crank that puts the -2 in the starter hole. Be sure to user the proper bolts for attachment of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 104,236
Posted By DET17
The dented fender leaves.... and SAAB temp switch arrives

ever closer to the finish line.....

Never mentioned it in this thread, but when I bought this 940 back in 2011, the PO told me his daughter had a close encounter with a mailbox. It took me awhile...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By DET17
As someone who has manufactured tires for 31...

As someone who has manufactured tires for 31 years, I'll chime in.

Mounting the bare rim on your adapters, hubs, torque to spec. When you read run out in the bead area (you can setup your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By DET17
Use a press, and the proper OD socket against a...

Use a press, and the proper OD socket against a well soaped bushing.

Then hold your mouth just right and push........
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By DET17
Good news! Knowledge yields...

Good news! Knowledge yields "cool".........
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By DET17
After doing this.... dismount tires, install bare...

After doing this.... dismount tires, install bare rims, use magnetic base and dial indicator to measure radial runout in the bead pocket of your rims. Discover factory wheel specs, then confront...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By DET17
and thank ARD. I would have stumbled into my 19t...

and thank ARD. I would have stumbled into my 19t upgrade without their upgrade kit & video.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By DET17
When I just overhauled the AC on the DD, I found...

When I just overhauled the AC on the DD, I found a hole worn into the HI side line leaving the compressor and heading to the condenser..... when Volvo straps the line to the side of the compressor...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By DET17
There is typically no joy, trying to cobble...

There is typically no joy, trying to cobble together random parts. As we say in the South, "You pay for what you get".

I bought a complete kit from ARD Tuning that I used to build my 19t........
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,131
Posted By DET17
Did you watch your installer remove the trim...

Did you watch your installer remove the trim around the windshield? Did he have special tools?

I presume one must use a very thin flat blade from the windshield, then push toward the A-pillar to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By DET17
Back on topic: find a 95 NA low mile grandma...

Back on topic: find a 95 NA low mile grandma car; use the AW71L and you should have the squirter unmolested "reasonably straight" bore block you can pump up with H beams and smarter pistons.......
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By DET17
Call Ben and beg for his wisdom...... I've seen...

Call Ben and beg for his wisdom...... I've seen these complaints for years, and I've bought several kits from him over the same period. ZERO documentation; apparently you must call / email him.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By DET17
Folks, there IS a second ground attachment there...

Folks, there IS a second ground attachment there on my 92 745T. AC compressor black ground wire; has a large eye ring at the compressor mount bolt and a smaller one at the block. On my 92 it is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By DET17
Thank you sir..... I just need to find one in the...

Thank you sir..... I just need to find one in the local Pullapart to practice on.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By DET17
Anybody know if the 780 hitch / mounts are a...

Anybody know if the 780 hitch / mounts are a unique animal? I've got the OEM 7/9 hitch setup that I'll be selling soon; just removed from my 92 745T where it was a true bolt on. This style with...
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