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Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By 142 guy
Because of the way that the gear on the...

Because of the way that the gear on the distributor / oil pump drive engages the camshaft, I am going to take a flyer that it is an impossibility. Perhaps by turning the cam clockwise as you remove...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,124
Posted By 142 guy
Interesting. I would have thought that Texas...

Interesting. I would have thought that Texas temperatures would present a particular challenge in terms of heat cycling.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,124
Posted By 142 guy
The only reason I remember this is because on the...

The only reason I remember this is because on the final exam of a 3rd year materials engineering course there was a question which required you to derive the coefficients for the Arrhenius rate...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By 142 guy
The bigger issue may be wear in both the...

The bigger issue may be wear in both the distributor drive and the advance mechanism (if you have a B20 with the original distributor is more like 50 years old). On my 142 E I found that even with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,124
Posted By 142 guy
I tried that approach on another project. Even...

I tried that approach on another project. Even when I put a heavy tooth on the plastic part the epoxy bond eventually ended up failing. It might have been due to the fact that unreenforced ABS...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,124
Posted By 142 guy
If your existing panels do not have major missing...

If your existing panels do not have major missing pieces, you can do effective repairs by solvent welding the parts back together. I use acetone for this which is slightly more aggressive than a lot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By 142 guy
No, I was thinking take all the money that you...

No, I was thinking take all the money that you would spend / bleed away on an MS conversion and spend it up front to purchase a car that actually runs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By 142 guy
Been there done that. I am running MSExtra for...

Been there done that. I am running MSExtra for fuel and spark control on a B20E. If the existing injectors and fuel system is toast on the B30E you are going to be dropping serious coin on an MS...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By 142 guy
You are correct. It appears that when I was...

You are correct. It appears that when I was looking at the .pdf of the parts catalogue I picked up the last two numbers for the bushing from the line below.

The service manual doesn't cover this;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By 142 guy
My 142 is VIN 245965 that is just below the...

My 142 is VIN 245965 that is just below the cutoff for a design change on the transmission. The parts manual lists the bushings as 656020 (upper) and 656012 (lower). Will your 656019 substitute...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By 142 guy
Volvo 140 shift lever rubber bushings

I have a 1971 142 with M41 with the mile long lever. Inside the lever are two rubber bushings and it has become apparent that mine have lost their youthfulness - the external chrome housing rotates...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By 142 guy
I personally would be inclined to stay away from...

I personally would be inclined to stay away from the triple carb solution which was for the marine engines. Marine engines generally have a much easier go of it since it is more common for them to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By 142 guy
To switch a D jet engine to carbs you should not...

To switch a D jet engine to carbs you should not need to replace the tank (unless because of condition). You will need to block off the fuel return line to the tank. You will need to delete the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By 142 guy
If that 10 years of sitting was with fuel (now...

If that 10 years of sitting was with fuel (now stale fuel) in the system you should probably assume that the injectors, cold start valve, fuel lines, FPR, fuel pump will require heavy duty cleaning...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,417
Posted By 142 guy
If you are prepared to transplant all the...

If you are prepared to transplant all the mechanical bits and the ECU and run a stock engine tune, tuning should not be an issue. The fuel plumbing parts associated with a direct injection engine...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By 142 guy
On my turbo I never had problems with the engine...

On my turbo I never had problems with the engine coolant running hot. Heat damage to other 'stuff' on the turbo side of the engine was a greater issue. If you run only with an electric fan, air...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
A fuel pressure test would be a good step to...

A fuel pressure test would be a good step to confirm that both pumps are operating correctly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
Good that you were able to make the trip mostly...

Good that you were able to make the trip mostly successfully.

Be aware that the motors on electric fuel pumps usually fail during a restart. They will run, you will shut the car off and they will...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By 142 guy
I had started a thread a while back about B30...

I had started a thread a while back about B30 mounts for use in the 140. After confirming that they would fit I tried them and subsequently ditched them in favor of Genuine Volvo B20 mounts which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
Just so you know, silicone dielectric grease is...

Just so you know, silicone dielectric grease is an insulator. It works well as an external coating to stop oxidation of electrical connections - just like any other grease. If you want to improve...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
Yes, the alternator is charging the battery. You...

Yes, the alternator is charging the battery. You do not need to mess around with field flashing because that is not your problem. If you want to try an acid test, with the engine running switch on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
I am with Bobxyz on this. D+ is terminal 61....

I am with Bobxyz on this.

D+ is terminal 61. With the ignition switch on and you have D+ at 2 volts (which is roughly the forward bias voltage of the internal diode) and your charge light is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
Worn brushes can be confirmed by visual...

Worn brushes can be confirmed by visual inspection.

If your alternator has the internal regulator, it looks like the brushes are integral to the regulator assembly. Complete regulator / brush...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,155
Posted By 142 guy
I departed from 240 ownership in the previous...

I departed from 240 ownership in the previous century, so not particularly up on the details. The D+ / 61 terminal on most alternators is connected to the charge light to do double duty. When the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 142 guy
Mmmm, not up for modification of the...

Mmmm, not up for modification of the transmission. I was thinking more of some small proximity switch that would fit in the hole of the little cover.

The first and I think the second contacts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 142 guy
My car is a 1971 with the M41 and the cover for...

My car is a 1971 with the M41 and the cover for the original style long shift lever. I have grounded the black wire (switch wire) at the relay and the relay and back-up lights work just fine. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 142 guy
Substitute for M40 /41 reverse light switch

Has anybody come up with a reliable substitute for that stupid spring thing that Volvo fobs off as a switch on the M40 / 41 for the reverse lights? I am on replacement #3 and as I was backing up...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By 142 guy
Amazon could sometimes be slow in responding. A...

Amazon could sometimes be slow in responding. A couple of pokes with emails or a telephone call seems to wake them up. However, if you have ordered something from Brookhouse, then the point is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By 142 guy
Do a little bit of checking. ...

Do a little bit of checking.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5018874&postcount=1

Some of the R sport clusters had different senders. I don't know whether this applied to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By 142 guy
As an alternate path, since you live in what is...

As an alternate path, since you live in what is for the time being the United Kingdom, you can probably get Amazon Cars to sell you a set of their 140 fast road springs. They no longer ship these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By 142 guy
A neurotic voltage stabilizer will also cause...

A neurotic voltage stabilizer will also cause widely fluctuating gas gauge readings; but, that problem will also show up as fluctuations on the temperature gauge.

If you have access to a 10 ohm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By 142 guy
I don't have experience with all OEM ECUs; but,...

I don't have experience with all OEM ECUs; but, everyone that I have seen (even the 1970 vintage D jet) will do a fuel cut or reduction on de acceleration which causes the AFR to climb into the high...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By 142 guy
In Bosch's application data for their LSU wide...

In Bosch's application data for their LSU wide band sensors they state that high oil consumption will shorten the life of the sensor. I don't know for sure; but, I expect that narrow bands also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By 142 guy
What O2 sensor are you referring to? Are you...

What O2 sensor are you referring to? Are you running fuel control off of the OEM narrowband and have a separate wideband for display or are you using your wideband controller to provide a fake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By 142 guy
Some of the purpose built caster / camber gauges...

Some of the purpose built caster / camber gauges (Longacre for one as I recall) seem to have the correction factor built into the caster measurement scale on the bubble level. I note that they have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By 142 guy
Caster Measurement on 140 Series

I have found a lot of conflicting references for doing caster measurement when using a level gauge with a fixture for attaching it to the wheel rim (in this particular case a digital level gauge). ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By 142 guy
When the shut down occurs, is it just the engine...

When the shut down occurs, is it just the engine that quits or do you get power loss to other devices? Do you ever get the situation where the engine momentarily quits and then restarts? If you...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 51,413
Posted By 142 guy
Good luck with finding a new tank. When I resto...

Good luck with finding a new tank. When I resto modded my car 6+ years ago reproduction 140 tanks were not available. I don't think that situation has changed.

Without knowing the details of...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 51,413
Posted By 142 guy
Make sure you have the correct sender and the...

Make sure you have the correct sender and the correct gasket. The sender, gasket (and tank) up to 1970 is different from the 1971-72 unit. The one in the photo linked by IansPlatinum is the 1971...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By 142 guy
Been there, not done that! No provision in the...

Been there, not done that! No provision in the design for adjusting the release / engagement point on the 740 hydraulic clutch system.

I don't think the shim idea will work as all it does is...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By 142 guy
Do you know what pulse width your injectors are...

Do you know what pulse width your injectors are running at idle? With large injectors the idle pulse widths become very short and some injectors do not provide predictable fuel delivery at low...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 51,413
Posted By 142 guy
What is your hot starting process? I have never...

What is your hot starting process? I have never driven a car with Stromberg or SU carbs; but, it is common with carbs that when hot you need to press the throttle pedal down slightly to admit more...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 51,413
Posted By 142 guy
Ditto on the Permatex rearview mirror kit. I...

Ditto on the Permatex rearview mirror kit. I used it to reattach the clip on one of my vent window two or three years ago and so far it is holding fine. However, the Permatex is an acrylic product...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By 142 guy
The inexpensive flare tools tend to give rather...

The inexpensive flare tools tend to give rather imperfect results. Rather than mess around, I found it faster and ultimately cheaper to just have the needed hard lines fabricated by my local...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-14-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,771
Posted By 142 guy
For a pull-up resistor function the resistance is...

For a pull-up resistor function the resistance is not critical. Its primary purpose is to limit current. Go with the 4.7 k because 5 k is a non standard size and will have to be ordered from a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,395
Posted By 142 guy
Blue tops - do you mean the blue-green Bosch...

Blue tops - do you mean the blue-green Bosch barbed style injectors (part number ending 036) that came on the D jet cars? If so, they run just fine with MS (I have been doing this with MS II since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By 142 guy
That plug is looking on the oily side rather than...

That plug is looking on the oily side rather than rich. I might focus on oil consumption issues rather than mixture; however, oil consumption does not necessarily equate to rough running unless it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By 142 guy
If your breakerless ignition is a transistor...

If your breakerless ignition is a transistor switching system that just replaces the ignition points and switches the coil primary current just like the points did (A Pertronix or most older OEM...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By 142 guy
hiperfauto's tach is visually quite different...

hiperfauto's tach is visually quite different (including the wire colors) than the pod style tach that my car came with; but, the wire functions are identical. If you look in this photo, the pod...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By 142 guy
The photos are kind of small to do a good...

The photos are kind of small to do a good diagnosis on the condition of the spark plug insulator tips. In the last photo the #4 plug tip and base of the threads almost looks a little shiny...
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