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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By quillc
Get the sedan with little/no rust. Or you...

Get the sedan with little/no rust.

Or you could by a car like this: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-1993-volvo-240-wagon-great/6928762029.html

and then have it shipped across...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By quillc
There was something about putting it in reverse...

There was something about putting it in reverse and dumping the clutch or similar as I recall. I'm sure someone on the board will know the procedure off the top of their head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 875
Posted By quillc
I'd daily it. I daily an 83 242 at 134 miles...

I'd daily it.

I daily an 83 242 at 134 miles a day. Frankly LH2 isn't too far away from Djet. Both very simplistic.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By quillc
Yeah, your fluid is boiling over. Its a hydraulic...

Yeah, your fluid is boiling over. Its a hydraulic system and the excessive (for the design load anyway) steering input is causing the fluid to expand and puke out of the top cap.

Buy a stacked...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By quillc
Stop by Tap Plastics (or online) and buy a chunk...

Stop by Tap Plastics (or online) and buy a chunk of Polypropylene. Trace the carb gasket with a scribe and use a coping saw/band saw/other to cut out the profile. !/2" thick is more than adequate. Be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By quillc
Exactly. Sucks to pull the trans and then say...

Exactly. Sucks to pull the trans and then say 'huh, this looks fine...'

If you get down under the car and look at the clutch fork, if it is in the normal position - its probably some other portion...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By quillc
Firewall likely tore out where the cable passes...

Firewall likely tore out where the cable passes through it.

Look in the engine compartment where the cable passes through it. There may be an insulation pad in the way preventing you seeing what...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,201
Posted By quillc
Analysis paralysis guys. For a street +T,...

Analysis paralysis guys.

For a street +T, pretty much any cam beyond the M is an improvement. The difference in HP might be 2 or 3 for any of these cams.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 702
Posted By quillc
Full synthetic in all my vehicles (1966 to...

Full synthetic in all my vehicles (1966 to newish).
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,201
Posted By quillc
Pretty much anything other than the M cam that...

Pretty much anything other than the M cam that the engine came with.

As stated before, T seems to work well in a +T configuration as you have more compression in an NA motor.

An A, V, iPD turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By quillc
The 16 valve LS kind. You'll make more power...

The 16 valve LS kind.

You'll make more power from a stock 5.3 than most of the modified whiteblock swaps.

Add a turbo or two and you'll be well double what the whiteblocks will produce.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 131,237
Posted By quillc
This is why you see a lot of LS swaps running...

This is why you see a lot of LS swaps running electric water pumps.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By quillc
He's looking for the 'engine reconditioning'...

He's looking for the 'engine reconditioning' book.

Books for Cars.com has at least one or two on the shelf
Books4cars.com
They ship internationally all the time. Every time I'm in there (I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,324
Posted By quillc
Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect...

Could also be a (largish) vacuum leak. Inspect all of your hoses - especially the flame trap hoses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By quillc
http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm I have all...

http://www.sirtools.com/volvo.htm

I have all of these seal tools. A nice square installation compared to the shaft makes the seal last longer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,659
Posted By quillc
I've taken flywheels like that to the machine...

I've taken flywheels like that to the machine shop and had them surfaced just fine.

They will tell you if there is an issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By quillc
I stopped using the hushers a while back. They...

I stopped using the hushers a while back. They always look like that. I just shim the adjustment at the lowest end of 'normal' that I can. You can hear a little clicking, but nothing major. Hard to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,504
Posted By quillc
Those look nice, but they are still only 19 #/hr....

Those look nice, but they are still only 19 #/hr. May make for a little better fuel economy, but won't flow more fuel than the stockers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,638
Posted By quillc
yeah, I realized that after I posted. Felt...

yeah, I realized that after I posted. Felt foolish, but decided to not delete the post. Glad the Hella worked out!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By quillc
I had the old style cable in there. Twas worn...

I had the old style cable in there. Twas worn through the lining.

The new cable feels fine and cycles easily. I've got two of these cars and the new vs old cable feels the same.

The issue is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,638
Posted By quillc
Is that with the engine operating? That's really...

Is that with the engine operating? That's really low.

The alternator voltage should be 13.5 - 14.1V.

If the voltage is that low, you have a ton of voltage drop. I would also check your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By quillc
I've had bad experiences with all of them. I've...

I've had bad experiences with all of them. I've recently come to the conclusion that the rubber is the least bad option. There is no silver bullet. I'm toying with making a steel bracket (for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By quillc
Yep. Buy Zimmerman or Brembo. ...

Yep. Buy Zimmerman or Brembo.




Don't think so, buy maybe someone else knows better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By quillc
Nope. Something else going on there. Likely have...

Nope. Something else going on there. Likely have a vacuum leak. 1982=LH1 EFI (one year only). If there is an issue with the EFI system, you would be better off updating the system to LH2.2 from an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By quillc
So could(can) I. All of the force that the clutch...

So could(can) I. All of the force that the clutch exerts is placed on that cable where it passes through the firewall. My clutch is a stock (NA car) Sachs clutch on the stock flat flywheel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By quillc
I see those around the Seattle area from time to...

I see those around the Seattle area from time to time. Reminds me of the old VW 4X4 Vanagons.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By quillc
You can also try airing down the tires, then air...

You can also try airing down the tires, then air them back up. If they didn't do that when they installed the tires, you can have issues with the tires being a shade out of round. This is due to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By quillc
techron fuel cleaner won't do anything for these...

techron fuel cleaner won't do anything for these cars.

For backflushing, I use a 12V dewalt drill/driver battery.

Most of the time (three times in the last 10 years). I'll pull my injectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By quillc
At this point, you would be better served to drop...

At this point, you would be better served to drop the trans out from the car on its own, then pull the engine separately.

If you do bolt the trans back up, be sure to rotate the trans to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By quillc
Thanks! The 'spacers' in there consist of: ...

Thanks!

The 'spacers' in there consist of:
1. 5/8" washer betweent the bushing and the firewall. This is cut to fit in place.
2. 1/2" washers between the cable and the firewall.

The 5/8"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By quillc
240 M46 Clutch Cable Firewall Tearout

Is your clutch pedal mysteriously sinking? Does it engage right off the floor? Have you adjusted the cable to the very limit of its travel and it doesn't seem to make any difference?

You have...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By quillc
Rock crawler?

Rock crawler?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By quillc
I've been using Bosch EV1 (same form factor as...

I've been using Bosch EV1 (same form factor as the Volvo) injectors from a 90's Ford 460 out of a Ford F250. 23#/hr vs the Volvo 19#/hr. Fits like stock. They are blue vs the orange.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By quillc
Your car is LH2. Two years only (83/84). Good...

Your car is LH2. Two years only (83/84). Good high compression motor for 83 :) I DD an 83 242.

The EFI on these cars is pretty simple, it really sounds like you have a couple of things going on....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 345,354
Posted By quillc
25+ in washington state is exempt in all counties.

25+ in washington state is exempt in all counties.
Forum: website & board 04-02-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,155
Posted By quillc
$20. Chris@yv1a.com username quillc

$20.
Chris@yv1a.com
username quillc
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 345,354
Posted By quillc
You need to be before the cat. If you have it...

You need to be before the cat. If you have it after the cat (assuming the cat isn't a gutted shell), you will have erroneous readings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HADOcrcMikA
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 163,401
Posted By quillc
There have been many people that use the 940 fan...

There have been many people that use the 940 fan with integrated shroud. The shroud is wider, but seems to be pretty simple to cut down and bond back together. There is also a nice relay controller...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By quillc
Depends. A two core copper wouldn't do as well as...

Depends. A two core copper wouldn't do as well as the same thickness aluminum. A three core copper would likely do about the same.

Copper has a higher heat transfer coefficient than aluminum, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 37,493
Posted By quillc
Need some electric cutouts.... ...

Need some electric cutouts....
https://www.jegs.com/i/Dougs-Headers/776/DEC250AK/10002/-1
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 345,354
Posted By quillc
Nice dyno pull! Cam ran out of breath. Need...

Nice dyno pull!

Cam ran out of breath. Need more cam. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By quillc
Just the bulb. Buy a pair. Depending upon...

Just the bulb.

Buy a pair. Depending upon how old they are, you will be surprised at how bright the newer bulb is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By quillc
There are only a couple of suspects - the upper...

There are only a couple of suspects - the upper or lower control arms.

If the TABs are original, they are the likely cause.

The 'torque arms' aka upper control arms could also have bad...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,537
Posted By quillc
180F and stable is pretty good......

180F and stable is pretty good......
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 345,354
Posted By quillc
591 is LH2.4, 541 is LH2.2. That said, they are...

591 is LH2.4, 541 is LH2.2. That said, they are both turbo ECUs.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By quillc
All of the Volvo pistons are either cast or...

All of the Volvo pistons are either cast or forged. To my knowledge B21/23 pistons were all forged, B230 pistons were all cast. All of the pistons are aluminum.

Mahle was the OEM supplier of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,063
Posted By quillc
you just have to come to the right place. There...

you just have to come to the right place. There is pretty much always a 242 in Craigslist in the Pacific NW.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/vancouver-1981-volvo-door/6818981369.html

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,537
Posted By quillc
Check that your radiator isn't plugged up...

Check that your radiator isn't plugged up internally. If your radiator is older (original) and the cooling system wasn't properly maintained, its very possible that some of the internal passages are...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By quillc
I know Casey personally. He makes nice stuff!

I know Casey personally. He makes nice stuff!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By quillc
E code headlights get H4 bulbs. If you have quad...

E code headlights get H4 bulbs. If you have quad square with Ecode - H4 for outer, H1 for inner.
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