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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By quillc
I've had this low profile version for years....

I've had this low profile version for years. Works fine.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 138,409
Posted By quillc
I love how it almost lifts the inside tire on a...

I love how it almost lifts the inside tire on a sweeping curve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By quillc
Two weekends ago, I had this exact same problem. ...

Two weekends ago, I had this exact same problem.

Checked the brakes, they were good.

Took the RR axle out and found that the axle bearing race was trashed in one spot.

Put in an axle from a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 217,215
Posted By quillc
Hope you find it! If not, build something...

Hope you find it!

If not, build something better!!

Either way, welcome back to the forum. iPD still has never done another run of 28MM sways since you left.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-15-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 233,111
Posted By quillc
Are you running a CAT? I get that on my car...

Are you running a CAT?

I get that on my car that doesn't run a cat.

Smells like speed.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By quillc
Could also be wasted trailing arm bushings. Those...

Could also be wasted trailing arm bushings. Those are really hard to see unless you undo the bolt and drop the axle down a bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 829
Posted By quillc
I would think that it's a whole lot easier adding...

I would think that it's a whole lot easier adding oil squirters onto the Penta block than it is to modify the crank for use in the later automotive block.

My only concern using the Penta block...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By quillc
2nd on the fact that you can't keep the head...

2nd on the fact that you can't keep the head mounted dizzy. There isn't room for it in the 240 chassis.

I have a B23FT in my shop now that's destined for my GLT car.

For LH2.4, the easiest...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-25-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By quillc
Why the hell not? Sounds like a fun project. ...

Why the hell not? Sounds like a fun project.

As I see it, you really have two options.
1. As others have stated before, start with a truck chassis and graft the 240 body onto the truck frame....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By quillc
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/245-volvo...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/245-volvos/6689886636.html

$950 for both (not mine). Another grand in transportation costs and you are blessed with a pair of (likely) rust free running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By quillc
don't know about the MTC resistor, but I've used...

don't know about the MTC resistor, but I've used the VDO blower motor on two projects now and the work well.

On all aftermarket blower motors, the motor doesn't have the little feed tube for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By quillc
Yes it's most likely that the resistor pack has...

Yes it's most likely that the resistor pack has gone bad. you have to remove the blower motor in order to effectively remove the existing resistor pack. You might as well change the blower motor at...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 233,111
Posted By quillc
Only if you want a UUUUUUUG left leg.

Only if you want a UUUUUUUG left leg.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 233,111
Posted By quillc
I had the exact same issue. In my case, the...

I had the exact same issue.

In my case, the ears of the flange were bent resulting in an inability to seal in the middle.

I sanded the flange perfectly flat to true it up. Reinstalled and was...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,027
Posted By quillc
Nice insulated garage! I'm jealous. I have a...

Nice insulated garage! I'm jealous. I have a metal skin shop (Quonset hut style). It gets the job done, but is cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

Its important to note that you have no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By quillc
I was going to say 'use a spanner wrench', but in...

I was going to say 'use a spanner wrench', but in the picture, you already have one.

I've used a spanner, air hammer, pipe wrench... anything but the spanner trashes the gland nut. air hammer will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By quillc
The Volvo manifolds have that funky step in it....

The Volvo manifolds have that funky step in it. They don't use a gasket. Same thing on the outlet, it is just flanged.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By quillc
I've just used the iPD upper control arms that...

I've just used the iPD upper control arms that have the poly bushings coupled with the TAB poly bushings (Superpro I seem to recall). Pretty sure the TAB bushings were at fault. There were several...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,504
Posted By quillc
Moog. More money, but are re-greaseable.

Moog.

More money, but are re-greaseable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By quillc
In order of typical failure... 1. Upper control...

In order of typical failure...
1. Upper control arm bushings.
2. Main TAB bushings.
3. Front lower trailing arm bushings.
4. Panhard bar bushings.

If they have never been done, I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By quillc
Sounds like the driveshaft carrier bearing. ...

Sounds like the driveshaft carrier bearing.

Last time mine went bad, I though the same thing on the wheel bearings. Greased them good, still had the same problem.

The bearing would 'sing' on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,104
Posted By quillc
Just rotate the cam and the crank to TDC prior to...

Just rotate the cam and the crank to TDC prior to installing the belt. Be aware that it will shift a little once the tensioner takes up the slack. Rotate the motor by hand a couple of revolutions and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By quillc
If you want a patch panel cut out, LMK. I still...

If you want a patch panel cut out, LMK. I still have what's left of an 84 wagon parts car that hasn't gone to the crusher (yet).
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By quillc
Put one on the wife's car. Little louder...

Put one on the wife's car.

Little louder than the stock system.

Works fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,233
Posted By quillc
Just on the outside. As I recall, I had to buy a...

Just on the outside. As I recall, I had to buy a slightly longer bolt as well to compensate.

The first spacer actually came from a 1965 Dodge D300 truck. They used a spacer in a similar way and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,233
Posted By quillc
Whatever it was that Rock Auto (I think) sent me....

Whatever it was that Rock Auto (I think) sent me.

I did the same thing (the washers) to the 91 245 that my wife drives on an old set of rubber bushings. Doesn't seem to matter brand as long as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,233
Posted By quillc
On my DD (40k miles/year), I've gone through...

On my DD (40k miles/year), I've gone through several iterations.

My original rubber bushings were beat when I put the car together. I figured 'poly is better' so bought the iPD bushings.

1. iPD...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By quillc
This filter will keep the bugs out, but that's...

This filter will keep the bugs out, but that's about it.

Whether you should buy a filter like this depends upon your use case.

If you ever drive your vehicle in dusty conditions, then this is...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By quillc
I have this spot-weld cutter kit:...

I have this spot-weld cutter kit:...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By quillc
Be sure to buy a spotweld cutter and a body saw. ...

Be sure to buy a spotweld cutter and a body saw.

Your piece of mind will thank you.

Cut the extraneous pieces off the replacement to get an idea of where the spotwelds are and how it goes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By quillc
I would return them. I bought a set of Ben's...

I would return them.

I bought a set of Ben's spacers years ago along with the associated extended high strength wheel studs. I've got a couple hundred thousand miles on them. Even the tire places...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By quillc
I drove ~100k miles with the GT braces before...

I drove ~100k miles with the GT braces before putting a strut bar brace on. Made a noticeable difference on sweeping turns (onramps at speed).

I also run lower braces (ipd).
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By quillc
I've had to do that many times as well.

I've had to do that many times as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 138,409
Posted By quillc
Liv'in the dream that all of us on the board have.

Liv'in the dream that all of us on the board have.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By quillc
Don't feel bad. I harvested the door and quarter...

Don't feel bad. I harvested the door and quarter windows out of that car. It wasn't as nice as the pictures showed..

Just cut off a set of sedan quarters and splice them in.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,890
Posted By quillc
I have a porta power and live not far from you in...

I have a porta power and live not far from you in Kitsap.


PM me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,295
Posted By quillc
You need to bleed all four calipers. I just...

You need to bleed all four calipers.

I just replaced all four calipers this past Sunday.

I start out with the Motive bleeder only. Go once around - all eight bleeder screws.

I go around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,015
Posted By quillc
Looks like massive blow by to me. The puffs of...

Looks like massive blow by to me. The puffs of smoke in time with the cranking engine were humorous.


Last time I had an engine with that much blow by it had broken #4 exhaust valve and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By quillc
Just put a T in the lower radiator hose. ...

Just put a T in the lower radiator hose.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UPP5GS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or similar. You can then T back into the heater core return to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By quillc
Since the computers are all NLA, I found a good...

Since the computers are all NLA, I found a good EFI and ignition computer for my B23.

I pick up pieces of interior from time to time. Fortunately, there is the occasional 240 that shows up in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By quillc
To get a good bleed after major brake work, I use...

To get a good bleed after major brake work, I use both a Motive pressure bleeder and a large volume MityVac. In the past I have just used the Motive pressure bleeder.

The combination of the two...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By quillc
Could also use a Johnny Joint in lieu of a rod...

Could also use a Johnny Joint in lieu of a rod end.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/currie-johnny-joint-rod-ends

The rod ends have a reputation for being very high NVH...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,330
Posted By quillc
Minor update. Usual maintenance stuff,...

Minor update.

Usual maintenance stuff, engine oil and trans oil (Type F).

Took out the manual steering rack and installed a JY ZF rack. Found that lurking in a 93 wagon from an old Green Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By quillc
Just roll the fender lip. Works fine and stops...

Just roll the fender lip. Works fine and stops the rubbing.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,330
Posted By quillc
Ordered a set of Xpel headlight protectors for a...

Ordered a set of Xpel headlight protectors for a 7" jeep headlight.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BI865U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In this case, it was a metal...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 422,604
Posted By quillc
There was a previous thread were it was endlessly...

There was a previous thread were it was endlessly debated as to the efficacy and need of using torque plates when honing a motor.


Personally, when boring a motor I use torque plates when honing...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By quillc
You have to lower the car back down and get some...

You have to lower the car back down and get some weight on the strut shaft. It'll usually zip down then.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By quillc
Pull the plugs and oil down the cylinders...

Pull the plugs and oil down the cylinders repeatedly.

Then try to break it loose again.

If Roadkill can break a motor loose that's been sitting 30-40 years, so can you.

get it running and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 422,604
Posted By quillc
Here we go again.....

Here we go again.....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By quillc
There is a special tool for that. I've built my...

There is a special tool for that. I've built my own by chopping the top off of a socket and welding a bar to the side. You tighten the nut with the tool while holding the top of the strut shaft with...
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