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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By TestPoint
Both my wipers are 16" and I don't think the...

Both my wipers are 16" and I don't think the windshield changed from '82 to '86.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By TestPoint
I would order new battery cables made up with...

I would order new battery cables made up with connectors. I am sure that you can order OEM part number cables but I would just take them off and go to NAPA and find what fits. I suggest NAPA...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By TestPoint
OAT or HOAT? That is the question. Those two...

OAT or HOAT? That is the question. Those two don't mix well.

Going by color works well. The GREEN old car antifreeze contained silicates (sand) that was intended to keep the iron block clean of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By TestPoint
These old cars get serious corrosion inside the...

These old cars get serious corrosion inside the cable insulation. Aggravated by 15 seconds of a short they may not want to function any more. Might be time for overall replacement. Cost lots less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By TestPoint
I think I bought one of these about 1975 when I...

I think I bought one of these about 1975 when I bought my first Volvo.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By TestPoint
The Chinese Volvo folks are doing all sorts of...

The Chinese Volvo folks are doing all sorts of things.

All the documentation once available on the internet has been removed by legal pressure.

Don't expect anything to get better except...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By TestPoint
Only about $20k plus dealer options when the 264...

Only about $20k plus dealer options when the 264 GL was only about$16k. For the '81.

Such a deal!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By TestPoint
Put 100K miles on Goldwings. Let me second...

Put 100K miles on Goldwings.

Let me second the Voluparts link for used parts but they also carry an extensive inventory of new and OEM parts. Been doing business with them since I moved to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By TestPoint
The 240's are easy to work on and repair parts...

The 240's are easy to work on and repair parts generally available. Plastic and other interior will be used. This forum's 'wanted' works very well.

Tasca is a Volvo retailer that specializes in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By TestPoint
I pull up a promo discount from Costco and take...

I pull up a promo discount from Costco and take it to my local Ford dealer which will match or come close to matching the price and are local rather than 60 miles away. The local Ford store includes...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By TestPoint
Enjoy this project. It's going to be a long...

Enjoy this project. It's going to be a long ride.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/yy4/tporterellijaycom/(edited)_(edited)_Bertone_Cleaned_Up(5).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By TestPoint
Where are you in Atlanta? I am going to be...

Where are you in Atlanta?

I am going to be in Canton sometime soon. That is about 60 miles south of home in the mountains.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 54,567
Posted By TestPoint
The logic of the above post works but it has...

The logic of the above post works but it has never been reported before to my knowledge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By TestPoint
Banjo bolts only seal on the copper washers. ...

Banjo bolts only seal on the copper washers. With all the work you put into this new copper washers would only be fitting. (pardon the pun)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 54,567
Posted By TestPoint
Time to replace the calipers. Sticking pads...

Time to replace the calipers. Sticking pads against rotors then boiling brake fluid.

Is one wheel is hotter than the other? Unusual wear on either side?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By TestPoint
Start with a quart of the Leatherique...

Start with a quart of the Leatherique rejuvenator. It does most of the work. Needs to be applied multiple times over an extended period for real results. A couple weeks in the case of cardboard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By TestPoint
This bothered me so much that I had to walk down...

This bothered me so much that I had to walk down to the garage on a dark and cold night to check. This little issue in my life was 6-8 years ago and I have experienced a number of olives flavored...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By TestPoint
Before you order an used tank for local radiator...

Before you order an used tank for local radiator shop restoration make sure you have a local radiator shop.

Aluminum radiators at less than their labor cost have just about put all out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By TestPoint
I would add a can of undercoating spray all over...

I would add a can of undercoating spray all over before installing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By TestPoint
A little knowledge is very needed here. ...

A little knowledge is very needed here.

Sometime in the early to mid eighties leather auto seat material changed from vat dyed leather to vinyl 'painted' leather. My '82 was actual dyed leather...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By TestPoint
Gee, what's wrong with the deep off-set box end...

Gee, what's wrong with the deep off-set box end wrench for $15?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By TestPoint
A deep offset box end wrench allows access to...

A deep offset box end wrench allows access to hold shaft and turn nut. Bought the whole set at HF for about $12. Only used that one wrench. Looks like they have gone up in the past 6 years.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By TestPoint
I use the jack with a few turns out to wedge the...

I use the jack with a few turns out to wedge the tire and jack to the sheet metal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By TestPoint
You must have deleted this part. Maybe you...

You must have deleted this part. Maybe you solved the issue.

I have had the same problem and ended up having to remove the cable from the transmission to get pull enough length through to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By TestPoint
I replaced my carpet with the one-piece steam...

I replaced my carpet with the one-piece steam formed carpet.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By TestPoint
These work if you want to go to white LED. ...

These work if you want to go to white LED.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By TestPoint
I would start by removing the entire support rack...

I would start by removing the entire support rack to clean up this mess. Cut the electrical, low pressure hose should come off. Then you can work on the other connections easier.

Those fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By TestPoint
Coverlay, the 240 series dash cover folks...

Coverlay, the 240 series dash cover folks recommend Silco 4500 RTV BLACK Silicone Sealer Adhesive.

It claims high temp, 450 degrees, and some degree of long term movement.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By TestPoint
Replaced the 83 hp 2.4L Diesel with a 240 hp 302...

Replaced the 83 hp 2.4L Diesel with a 240 hp 302 ci Ford V8. Replaced the BW55 with a 4 speed Ford 4R70W in front of a 3.31 rear end. Kinda got to be careful or you will spin the right rear tire.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By TestPoint
I have pulled a couple bell housings swapping...

I have pulled a couple bell housings swapping transmissions and cannot believe that the tiny little O ring has anything to do with a leak. There is absolutely no fluid available to leak between the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By TestPoint
Certainly not the timing belt. Take the...

Certainly not the timing belt.

Take the easiest off and see what happens.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
Long ago. All cylinders 165+. I was very...

Long ago. All cylinders 165+.

I was very concerned of freeze damage to block, radiator, heater core but the only thing I found was the heater core split.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
It is at 8 degrees before TDC at the moment. ...

It is at 8 degrees before TDC at the moment. Vacuum leak after pulling the entire intake system off recently to verify distributor setup most likely source of high idle.

Rainy, cool day. Time...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
I really believe that when I resolve the vacuum...

I really believe that when I resolve the vacuum leak it will fine. The thousand things wrong with the car and extended period of time to resolve them were due to very long term storage, an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
The distributor has only one hose on the pot. ...

The distributor has only one hose on the pot. The hose routing diagram on the hood is not correct. Finally found the correct at the back of the climate control greenbook halfway through this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By TestPoint
I was thinking of the New Year's weekend.

I was thinking of the New Year's weekend.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
[QUOTE=TestPoint;6131702] When I first...

[QUOTE=TestPoint;6131702]

When I first checked the timing based on the true #1 cylinder it was set for about 5 degrees after TDC.

The https://support.delorean.com/KB/browse.aspx link referenced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
That was an interesting article on the PRV...

That was an interesting article on the PRV engine.

My '81 is a 2.8L Bosch K-jet, contactless distributor, Lambda controlled version. This combination only lasted a couple years. And yes, almost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
It hasn't had the filter/ductwork on in my time...

It hasn't had the filter/ductwork on in my time as daddy. Found it in the trunk.

Ignition timing appears to be good from the crank to the timing gauge. Blue spark at plugs. Fuel seems close. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
The fuel lines have been flushed at least 3...

The fuel lines have been flushed at least 3 times. Flow testing done a few times also.

Injector flow testing after 2nd fuel distributor rebuild by commercial shop:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By TestPoint
CleanFlameTrap has a complete removal/install...

CleanFlameTrap has a complete removal/install HowTo here:
http://cleanflametrap.com/dash.html

The vinyl cover is permanently attached to the dash assembly. The whole thing has to come out. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
It has never run correctly in my 7+ years of...

It has never run correctly in my 7+ years of ownership. Elroy, the ASA certified oil change technician had his way with this thing for a year trying to get it to run after 19 years in a hay barn. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
. . . and that I have had this engine down to the...

. . . and that I have had this engine down to the timing chains verifying crank/piston TDC/cam/distributor timing. From crank shaft to timing chain to cams to piston TDC to distributor rotor to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
Hi John, You have been with me for about 7...

Hi John,

You have been with me for about 7 years on this car. Thanks for sticking around!

We eliminated the exhaust system about 6 of those 7 years ago. Pressure at the O2 sensor was about 2...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
Has the picture posting changed on the forum? I...

Has the picture posting changed on the forum? I can only post too big and too small. Seems like RWC has the same problem.

Through thousands of picture posts on a Jaguar forum everything was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,244
Posted By TestPoint
Before I accidently set it on fire . . . again.

I thought I would give the poor little Bertone one last chance.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By TestPoint
Quick first test - spray starter fluid into air...

Quick first test - spray starter fluid into air filter. If it starts, fuel issue. If it doesn't, spark issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By TestPoint
It wouldn't run at all if the pressure pump...

It wouldn't run at all if the pressure pump failed. It would run erratically, sorta like you describe, if the in-tank pump had failed, especially at below half tank of gas.

Listen at the gas...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 290,784
Posted By TestPoint
After blowing leaves for the 12th time . . .

The leaf color was great this year but now they are about 80% on the ground . . . on the 400 foot driveway . . . on the roof and in the gutters.

Anyway, after the fuel distributor rebuild it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,306
Posted By TestPoint
There should not be the same affect on a new MC. ...

There should not be the same affect on a new MC. No ridge, no mud.
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