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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 542
Posted By TestPoint
16 gallons, 60.5L I trust the odometer more...

16 gallons, 60.5L

I trust the odometer more than the gas gauge since it wanders around a lot. About 220 miles is about 12 gallons, about 18.5 mpg.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By TestPoint
I have had both CAM and ZF racks fail, or rather...

I have had both CAM and ZF racks fail, or rather wear out and leak or inter tie rod failures so that would not be a determining factor. A used 50k mile rack failed in less than 10k of use. I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By TestPoint
The Coverlay brand dash covers are about as good...

The Coverlay brand dash covers are about as good as it gets for serious restoration.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/20150613_184433.jpg
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By TestPoint
I went to a local tire store and asked for a tire...

I went to a local tire store and asked for a tire that approximated the height of the 35 year old spare. No problem. Owner looked up the height and width of the rim and produced an inexpensive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By TestPoint
Looks like the Bosch fuel distributor document...

Looks like the Bosch fuel distributor document picture. The multiple shims are for adjusting the pressure as explained above. The K-jet system was built for many years and there were many versions...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By TestPoint
Hard to find with your thumb.

Hard to find with your thumb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By TestPoint
I found a local auto restoration shop that has...

I found a local auto restoration shop that has their own internal interior shop. They quoted $125 for matching the leather in one seat. Seat only, not back reusing the original vinyl. That is with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By TestPoint
Rubber hammer!

Rubber hammer!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By TestPoint
Some time around '81 - '82 Volvo/Bosch turned the...

Some time around '81 - '82 Volvo/Bosch turned the air meter plate around so that it meters down rather than up, at least on my B28F.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By TestPoint
Oops . . . . You describe a gummed up...

Oops . . . .

You describe a gummed up metering rod in the center of the distributor.

Been there. If you force the rod up and it gets stuck you will end up filling your cylinders with fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By TestPoint
The first thing encountered past the fuel filter...

The first thing encountered past the fuel filter is the pressure regulator within the fuel distributor (black block) . If you don't have more that 70psi input to it you are not going to get anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By TestPoint
Everything operating on a K-jet is doing so...

Everything operating on a K-jet is doing so because of the fuel pressure. Drive a K-jet car you need the ability to test the fuel pressure.

The fuel distributor regulates the pressure down from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By TestPoint
The obvious place to start is with the radiator. ...

The obvious place to start is with the radiator. My '82 radiator hot side tank was filled up with junk to the point that no water flowed across the bottom half. It had been flushed repeatedly back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By TestPoint
Since the U-joint was what was disturbed that is...

Since the U-joint was what was disturbed that is a good guess as to the source of the new noise. I took a two piece shaft to a balance shop for similar and learned that the snap rings come in three...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 864
Posted By TestPoint
In the case of the very high amperage of the...

In the case of the very high amperage of the starter checking voltage/test light is not enough and current is difficult to measure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By TestPoint
Anyone that makes a living repairing cars is...

Anyone that makes a living repairing cars is going to be a bunch of bucks and the original estimate usually does not cover things found along the way on a 30+ year old car.

Are you looking for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By TestPoint
The brake system is pretty complicated for its...

The brake system is pretty complicated for its time with multiple pistons in the front fed by different circuits. The rear pressure balance units with air installed can be a long term hobby. Once...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By TestPoint
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By TestPoint
The calipers have 'dimples' in the two halves...

The calipers have 'dimples' in the two halves that must match. Really just two sharp punch impressions in the outside halves.

Maybe 3 of the 4 work.

I have had very old rubber lines fail...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By TestPoint
Is the coolant system full enough to feed the...

Is the coolant system full enough to feed the heater system? Is the heater valve open? Is the hose on the core side of the valve warm?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By TestPoint
Is the remote an aftermarket device or original...

Is the remote an aftermarket device or original equipment on your 1932 Hupmobile? There is a sync button on most aftermarket units. Press buttons on both fob and receiver at the same time. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By TestPoint
JohnLane is our first line of defense against an...

JohnLane is our first line of defense against an invasion from Canada.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By TestPoint
My $180 repo tank from RockAuto had the well...

My $180 repo tank from RockAuto had the well around the pick up area. I will have to admit ignorance of the 'serge tank' you refer to.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By TestPoint
Might want to try the WANTED forum on this site. ...

Might want to try the WANTED forum on this site.

Reproduction tanks are available at such places as RockAuto pretty inexpensively. Shipping for a tank is going to be the killer.

Since you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By TestPoint
I had a mirror/glass shop cut a new mirror based...

I had a mirror/glass shop cut a new mirror based on a plexiglass pattern that I cut to match the old mirror and stuck it on with double backed attachment tape. There is not a way to address an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By TestPoint
Been there . . . more than 3 days. Didn't...

Been there . . . more than 3 days.

Didn't intend to redirect your reasonable request.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By TestPoint
I thought that everyone in the PNW was a...

I thought that everyone in the PNW was a certified Volvo Technician.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By TestPoint
The pressure pump is easier to replace and the...

The pressure pump is easier to replace and the most likely causing noise. But with that said a failing lift pump can cause the pressure pump to make noise. A full tank of fuel will overcome the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By TestPoint
Actually, there are 3 sizes. I know because I...

Actually, there are 3 sizes. I know because I bought all 3 before getting the right one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By TestPoint
My V8 conversion fuel pump relay is in the right...

My V8 conversion fuel pump relay is in the right hand side rear wheel well on the wagon.

You are going to have to carefully document the intended operation of your particular conversion.

Tell...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By TestPoint
There have been many reports of non-OEM in tank...

There have been many reports of non-OEM in tank pumps having leads turned over.

http://cleanflametrap.com/transferPump.htm
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By TestPoint
Fuel pump relays have a long history of cracking...

Fuel pump relays have a long history of cracking the solder joint between the relay external contacts and the circuit board inside. Some cracks are just not visible. Remove the cover and flow the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By TestPoint
Sounds like you have some hydraulic assist going...

Sounds like you have some hydraulic assist going on.

Sorry, you need to replace the rack . . . and do another alignment.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By TestPoint
I have had an ignition switch fail. It would...

I have had an ignition switch fail. It would pass voltage but not current which caused a long trouble shooting problem. Voltage was read at the starter but there was not enough current to engage...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 78,839
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, I am going to be there but the Bertone...

Yeah, I am going to be there but the Bertone probably will not. Last year was the heart surgery this year is arthritis which has slowed me down to the point that climbing around a car isn't as much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By TestPoint
Step 1: Measure fuel pressures. Need a test...

Step 1: Measure fuel pressures.

Need a test rig? Build one. Lots of other detail.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=289775
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 78,839
Posted By TestPoint
Remote fob controlled door and trunk lock/unlock

I converted the utter Volvo to remote lock/unlock capability some time ago based on volvogeek's Articles Composition (http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224742) adding an aftermarket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By TestPoint
The carpet is almost in. With the steam formed...

The carpet is almost in. With the steam formed non-OEM replacement carpet you have to use spray contact adhesive to tack the carpet down in-by-inch as you form it back into all the Volvo floor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By TestPoint
The bottom of the button was obviously broken. ...

The bottom of the button was obviously broken. Guess I will go back to the parts chart and see if anyone (laughing) has just the button.

Well . . . for a mere $19.28 I can get an OEM Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, everything is there . . . except for the two...

Yes, everything is there . . . except for the two half moon clips that hold the spring retainer in place.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/20170929_174544.jpg

They look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By TestPoint
OK, no response . . . . Let me ask it...

OK, no response . . . .

Let me ask it another way. Anyone got a picture of the shift / reverse interlock mechanism? Or, does anyone have a broken one that they can take a picture of?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By TestPoint
Shift stalk reassembly

I took the top off of the shift stalk with the intention of painting the bezel below. Couldn't get the lower part of the 'knob' off so that didn't get done. It appears that there is a missing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By TestPoint
Adding Volvo Euro rear fog lights

John,

Thanks for taking the time to detail that out! But, I don't think that I will make the effort. As a hobby car it doesn't see much poor weather driving. Plus, it needs a heater core and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By TestPoint
I have taken two apart, one survived. Really not...

I have taken two apart, one survived. Really not much to go wrong except for trash blown through the fuel filter.

What are you trying to fix?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By TestPoint
245 tail light wiring . . . white wires.

Installed new tail light assemblies in the '82 245. Everything works but I have white wires with spade clips left over on both sides. Did not find white of the GreenBook wiring diagrams.

Can I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By TestPoint
Tire alignment can, indeed, cause a 'wandering'...

Tire alignment can, indeed, cause a 'wandering' feel to the suspension if set to total of 0 degrees. It needs about 1 degree of total toe in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By TestPoint
Here is the original thread on bypassing the...

Here is the original thread on bypassing the board: https://www.brickboard.com/ARCHIVES/2001JAN/20125745.shtml

One other thing to check is a good connection on the sensor or the sensor itself. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By TestPoint
. . . and at least 3 center bearing sizes.

. . . and at least 3 center bearing sizes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By TestPoint
I don't think you can buy everything you need for...

I don't think you can buy everything you need for everything in a 'set'.

Craftsman, Snap-On, etc. are all very expensive guaranteed forever tools and even if I made a living relying on them I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 78,839
Posted By TestPoint
Adventure in carpeting

My first efforts at installing replacement carpet left a less than satisfactory job around the shift console, both front and rear. Spent the big bucks again to get a whole new steam formed piece of...
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