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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 02:01 AM
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Posted By 283SD
I have one for an '85

I have one for an '85
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By 283SD
My V8 2 door wagon has Bertone door cards. Rather...

My V8 2 door wagon has Bertone door cards. Rather than cut the wood veneer that they were behind of I found thin speaker from Retro Sound.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,687
Posted By 283SD
In the past I've had R&P failures due to...

In the past I've had R&P failures due to synthetic gear lube. In my V8 wagon, and the race car that I was crew chief for. The synthetic gear oil does not offer enough shock protection, causing...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,687
Posted By 283SD
Drop the rear to 3.9

Drop the rear to 3.9
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By 283SD
Do not ever use a plastic tarp, never.

Do not ever use a plastic tarp, never.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By 283SD
You will not get enough oil flow, 5/16" line, in...

You will not get enough oil flow, 5/16" line, in the trans cooler. I run-10 lines on the V8 Wagon/remote filter, -8 on the MG'S also remote filters, and you will heat the coolant. I have a stand...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By 283SD
I have a 3.54 R&P and a complete 3.31 rear axle,...

I have a 3.54 R&P and a complete 3.31 rear axle, Mid Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By 283SD
A crush sleeve can only be used once. The better...

A crush sleeve can only be used once. The better way to go is with a solid spacer and shims, this takes time to set up the proper preload, measured in inch/pounds. Doing a diff does take skill and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By 283SD
For what ever reason on those vintage Volvo's the...

For what ever reason on those vintage Volvo's the wire coating just fell apart. Changed many harnesses back in the day when I could get them from Volvo, they were not cheap. Other than taking the...
Forum: events 09-21-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By 283SD
Wanted to go, but the show is 2@1/2 hours away....

Wanted to go, but the show is 2@1/2 hours away. We are going on a rally the day before, through the Catskill Mountains 4+ hours in our Bentley. Better luck next year.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,462
Posted By 283SD
When I first built mt V8 wagon {1989}, It had...

When I first built mt V8 wagon {1989}, It had 3,90 gears. I run a power glide transmission, low would shift out @ 64 MPH in under 4 sec. Top end was about 120 MPH, but you could reach that in 15 sec....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By 283SD
Roller Rockers

Any thing that gets rid of parasitic friction=HP. Full bearing roller rockers will do that, bushed rockers that still have bushings that have friction. Friction is the enemy. Teflon coatings...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,728
Posted By 283SD
I posted above that I use Mobil 1, I use 15/50 in...

I posted above that I use Mobil 1, I use 15/50 in all our cars, never a winter issue, we live in NY.One of the other cars that we have is a 1960 S2 Bentley, [6.25 all alum V8] in that I use 20/50...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By 283SD
They are roller tip rockers not full roller...

They are roller tip rockers not full roller bearing rocker arms. you MUST check that they ride on the valve stem properly, On one of the race cars that I built we used full roller bearing rocker...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,728
Posted By 283SD
I use Mobil 1 in all of our cars, lawn mower's,...

I use Mobil 1 in all of our cars, lawn mower's, yard tractor's, snow blower,etc. The cars get an oil change @ 5K miles, the yard equipment once a year. I have been using Mobil 1 since 1980, whatever...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By 283SD
As the clutch disc wears the "fingers/surface"...

As the clutch disc wears the "fingers/surface" will move towards the transmission. If no adjustment is made the release bearing will get tighter and tighter to the point that it is holding the clutch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,988
Posted By 283SD
After doing restoration work for 50 years, I have...

After doing restoration work for 50 years, I have to say you did a GREAT job. I was hired years ago to restore a car that they made 1 of. I was given a photograph of what it looked like in 1955. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By 283SD
Most body shops have a camera that can scan the...

Most body shops have a camera that can scan the color, and make a sample. You will need to do a spray out to see how good the match is. I have had mixed results, did fine for my V8 Volvo, no luck for...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By 283SD
New rod too long? Is there any free play or is...

New rod too long? Is there any free play or is the rod/arm tight in the slave cylinder?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 283SD
H-/2-1&1/4" H-/4-1&1/2" H-/6-1&3/4" H-/8-2" see...

H-/2-1&1/4" H-/4-1&1/2" H-/6-1&3/4" H-/8-2" see how they are measured in INCHES.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By 283SD
Worn tail shaft bushing, bad U/joint, check them...

Worn tail shaft bushing, bad U/joint, check them out. We bought an 87 245 back in March, wicked vibration, worn tail shaft bushing and drive flange.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,518
Posted By 283SD
I have an old school 350 Chevy in my wagon...

I have an old school 350 Chevy in my wagon [installed in 10/88]. I drove for a year with the stock suspension, worked and looked fine. Bought lowering springs from IPD in'90 when I make it the two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By 283SD
It vent's the cabin air pressure, when I redo the...

It vent's the cabin air pressure, when I redo the V8 wagon, I will put one on the left side also, thinking of putting ones on each front fender.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By 283SD
With the air cleaners off I use a flat screw...

With the air cleaners off I use a flat screw driver to lift the piston 1/8" to check the mixture, never mind the lifting pin.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,245
Posted By 283SD
11 years ago I traded a pair of Austin Healey...

11 years ago I traded a pair of Austin Healey Sprite air cleaners for a factory/?dealer/? installed Volvo LSD. It has been in the V8 wagon ever since with no problems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By 283SD
I have an 87 245 5 speed motor that is drilled...

I have an 87 245 5 speed motor that is drilled and tapped for the CPS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By 283SD
I have a set on my DD. I like the look, white...

I have a set on my DD. I like the look, white wagon, with black wheels, have a few spares.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By 283SD
Code 144; EZ-116K fault codes. Load signal...

Code 144; EZ-116K fault codes. Load signal missing[from LH control unit]. Control unit assumes the engine is at full load.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By 283SD
I ended up cutting a U shaped hole in the sheet...

I ended up cutting a U shaped hole in the sheet metal above the filler pipe for better access when I had to replace the tank on my wife's 90/245 a few years ago, made life much easier to install the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By 283SD
BORE IT. that much out of round NFG>. Don't cheap...

BORE IT. that much out of round NFG>. Don't cheap out, I have had to fix motors that people went cheap on,ended up costing 2X as much to fix it. I have been in the auto/restoration/racecar business...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,628
Posted By 283SD
Whenever I do a clutch job, the FIRST thing that...

Whenever I do a clutch job, the FIRST thing that I check is: will the clutch will disengage,; once it is installed, before I hook every everything up and put it on the ground. If there is a problem...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,303
Posted By 283SD
Late timing will give you lack of power, and make...

Late timing will give you lack of power, and make it run hot, tooth off? on the belt?, Go back to square one, re-ckeck the belt/gears etc. If you had to move the dist that much something is off
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,070
Posted By 283SD
I put IPD's lowered springs on my V8 wagon 30...

I put IPD's lowered springs on my V8 wagon 30 years ago, and 300K miles later they have settled to where I like them. Got time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By 283SD
I had a problem with the caliper pistons pulling...

I had a problem with the caliper pistons pulling back to far on a 1800ES, half pedal at best. On trick that I used was to press the pedal down hard as you can, lock it with a stick and walk away for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By 283SD
Yes, they do wear out,overheating and abuse will...

Yes, they do wear out,overheating and abuse will cause them to fail. My wife's 240 wagon went 550K before it needed a head gasket, started leaking coolant out the side of the block. With a bi/metal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By 283SD
I've had good luck with welding a nut to the...

I've had good luck with welding a nut to the broken stud, some times it takes a couple of tries, yes the heat can make it free up. If you are doing this with the head on it can be tricky. Some heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,802
Posted By 283SD
I have used vise grips to " pinch the outer nut...

I have used vise grips to " pinch the outer nut across the flats and break the bond loose, clamp it as hard as you can with smooth jaw vise grips". Use good quality flare wrenches, set them so you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By 283SD
Our last Volvo that we bought,[March '20] had a...

Our last Volvo that we bought,[March '20] had a lot of play in the drive flange on the trans [automatic], wicked vibration @ 55mph. Got a new flange, but with the covid-19 we haven't put it on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,938
Posted By 283SD
It might be a pain but if [ you might need a...

It might be a pain but if [ you might need a helper] you open the bleeder, press the pedal down, close bleeder, release the pedal, repeat. this way you don't compress the fluid and trap air. Think of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By 283SD
I fill the bearing cavity with grease, just...

I fill the bearing cavity with grease, just greasing the bearing will not leave you with a lot of grease. Road bumps centrifugal force etc helps spread the grease. When I put the seal on with some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By 283SD
I've used cork for a number of fuel/gas...

I've used cork for a number of fuel/gas applications, fuel sender in tank , sediment bowl on my tractor, gas can, etc. Seems to work well.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,073
Posted By 283SD
I have a 1961 MK1 MG midget, With a nasty...

I have a 1961 MK1 MG midget, With a nasty [100HP/Liter]1275cc A series motor. I run points, I shift @ 7500k,red line is 8500K. Never had a miss fire, Used it for a season in the FP race car that I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By 283SD
I have seen a lot worse on cars that worked fine...

I have seen a lot worse on cars that worked fine in all the years that I have been rebuilding them. Polish the shaft and get a new bushing.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,731
Posted By 283SD
I set the back of the hood 1/2 higher than stock...

I set the back of the hood 1/2 higher than stock on my V8 wagon. I have never had a problem with the motor running hot, but I had a custom radiator built for the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,298
Posted By 283SD
Yakima. I have a set that was made for hauling a...

Yakima. I have a set that was made for hauling a canoe. Uses the roof gutter, hauled 10 sheets of 1/2 plywood no problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By 283SD
I put them on my '78 V8 wagon back in '91. Bought...

I put them on my '78 V8 wagon back in '91. Bought every thing new from Volvo for the front, and all new parts for the rear. Cross drilled all the rotors, 120 holes per rotor. Still haven't put pads...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By 283SD
Our local NAPA store carries them both loose and...

Our local NAPA store carries them both loose and pre-made in copper/nickle,BTY the thread is 10mmX1.0
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By 283SD
Spray the out side of the windshield all around...

Spray the out side of the windshield all around the trim with soapy water, use an air nozzle on the inside, look for bubbles on the out side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,251
Posted By 283SD
It could be the seam between the cowl and the...

It could be the seam between the cowl and the inner windshield sheet metal. I've seen them leak there. Clean the inside good and reseal it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By 283SD
Bought a cheap flare wrench from NAPA, works...

Bought a cheap flare wrench from NAPA, works better than my Snap-On flare wrench. Sometimes if you tighten the fitting first it breaks the bond of rust loose
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