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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 772
Posted By TestPoint
What your readings say is that the radiator is...

What your readings say is that the radiator is working exactly as it should.

My only suggestion is that you will have to check it when the highway driving is causing an issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By TestPoint
There are drains on each side at the pinch welds...

There are drains on each side at the pinch welds at the bottom. There is also clean out ports on the interior wall of the rocker panels with plastic caps sealing them. Pry out the caps and vacuum...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By TestPoint
The shift console was not particularly...

The shift console was not particularly deteriorated but wasn't very pretty. Really difficult location to paint it in place.

The tan does become much more brittle with sun and age especially the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,696
Posted By TestPoint
Gotta throw in Voluparts in Atlanta where I have...

Gotta throw in Voluparts in Atlanta where I have been spending my Volvo bucks since '78. Not only are they a dismantle and inventory salvage yard but they carry just about everything in new repair...
Forum: article composition 02-14-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By TestPoint
Removing early 240 plastic shift knob

Often when detailing nearly 40 year old interior plastic there is a need to refinish the shift console which can be very time consuming because it is very difficult to remove plastic shift knob...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 127,671
Posted By TestPoint
Guess that I need to go back and at least explain...

Guess that I need to go back and at least explain better the deep, 1/4" drive, 5/16" socket placed between the upper wood and the shift stalk as a pusher.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 127,671
Posted By TestPoint
The shift console removal finally got resolved. ...

The shift console removal finally got resolved.

The lower half of the shift knob is only a friction fit. But there is a lot of friction there. It took a couple of 8" 'C' clamps and some wooded...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 772
Posted By TestPoint
Sure the coolant overflow tank has water in it...

Sure the coolant overflow tank has water in it cold?

Belt on waterpump tight?

You mention a 'newer radiator' but look at the radiator temperature high, middle and low with an IR thermometer. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,221
Posted By TestPoint
You are correct in that the lower half of the...

You are correct in that the lower half of the shift knob is only a friction fit. But there is a lot of friction there. It took a couple of 8" 'C' clamps and some wood jigs to get it off.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By TestPoint
The coat hanger connected the spring on the other...

The coat hanger connected the spring on the other side to the second 2x4 lever.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By TestPoint
Those springs have the tension approaching that...

Those springs have the tension approaching that of valve springs.

Don't hurt yourself!

I was not able to stretch only one side's springs to hook the seat pad. I had to stretch both sides at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By TestPoint
There are lots of things that fail more often...

There are lots of things that fail more often than coils. I would do a lot more isolation before time for the parts cannon. I have replaced a couple of coils in my lifetime and later fixed the...
Forum: website & board 02-06-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,837
Posted By TestPoint
I want two of the decals. I sent $50. I may...

I want two of the decals. I sent $50.

I may even get the Bertone on the road again.

Money sent . . . or will be shortly.


Done!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By TestPoint
I am hoping to reuse the knob. The objective is...

I am hoping to reuse the knob. The objective is to remove and refinish the shift surround.

Did you find anything securing the knob on the shaft?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By TestPoint
240 lower shift knob removal

Just one more time before I break the lower half of the shift knob I have to ask if anyone has succeeded in separating the lower plastic half of the shift knob from the shift stalk.

There...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By TestPoint
It is the voltage from the positive (+) side of...

It is the voltage from the positive (+) side of the battery (B).

From a long experience working for Mother Bell. We had 12, 24, 130 and 250v battery strings therefore B+ referenced the positive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By TestPoint
I don't have an electrical schematic handy for a...

I don't have an electrical schematic handy for a '78 but those after use fuses 5 and 7. If your fuel system was originally the early single pump and your currently installed system if the later lift...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By TestPoint
Dead headed into a pressure gauge at the filter...

Dead headed into a pressure gauge at the filter should read about 90 psi. If you are reading nothing that might be a problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By TestPoint
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1101425.jpg

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P1120011.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By TestPoint
Are you sure the pressure pump is running? Check...

Are you sure the pressure pump is running? Check the electrical to the pump first. If it is running is the tank low on fuel? If so it might be that the lift pump is not running or the short piece...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By TestPoint
What year did you 240's get evaporative emission...

What year did you 240's get evaporative emission systems?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By TestPoint
Wow! That is new, never before heard...

Wow!

That is new, never before heard information. I cannot believe that would extend to Chinese repro tanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By TestPoint
Focusing on only that detail heat it at 300...

Focusing on only that detail heat it at 300 degrees for an hour and then don't worry about it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By TestPoint
Based on my experience that is a very clean tank....

Based on my experience that is a very clean tank.

Flushing it with mineral spirits of some other low cost petroleum based spirits will get most of the junk out. The lift pump sock will take care...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By TestPoint
Based on the rusted '81 tank I experienced the...

Based on the rusted '81 tank I experienced the answer is neither.

Never heard of cold dipped.

Hot dipped is immersing in liquid zinc such as used on bolts and steel support pieces attached to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By TestPoint
There are really only three standard auto sized...

There are really only three standard auto sized U-joints.

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/102Driveshaftdiameters.jpg

1210, 1310 and 1330

All volvos are either 1210...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,736
Posted By TestPoint
I carefully cleaned and scuffed the bright...

I carefully cleaned and scuffed the bright commando bumpers and had them clear coated during the paint process. Nothing stuck. It all flacked off in sheets. The anodized finish couldn't be scuffed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By TestPoint
Our cars are old. 30+ years of junk accumulates...

Our cars are old. 30+ years of junk accumulates in the right radiator tank and blocks the flow across the horizonal tubes. The tubes themselves get restricted but can be 'rodded' out. I had my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By TestPoint
First let me say that I live in rural Georgia so...

First let me say that I live in rural Georgia so the cost of living and restoring old cars may be different from your area.

My '82 245 has the passenger seat that needs the cover replaced due to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By TestPoint
Remove the glove box and it will be obvious which...

Remove the glove box and it will be obvious which vacuum motor opens the defrost vent. Once you understand that you will have to pull the instrument panel and do the same thing on that side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By TestPoint
DO NOT just add gas and crank it. Rusty tank gas...

DO NOT just add gas and crank it. Rusty tank gas will destroy both pumps, fuel distributor, control pressure regulator and injectors in only a couple minutes. Rust in the gas will blow right...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By TestPoint
If the cone shaped oil saturated air filters did...

If the cone shaped oil saturated air filters did what they say they do manufacturers would have converted long ago.

My son bought a new F150 and spent a couple hundred converting to 'cold air cone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By TestPoint
An easy test for spark or fuel is to see if it...

An easy test for spark or fuel is to see if it will start on engine start fluid or flammable brake cleaner.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By TestPoint
My injectors were so gummed up that nothing came...

My injectors were so gummed up that nothing came out at all with pulsing ground. I ordered a reconditioned and tested set off ebay and with the trade in of the old ones they were like $7 apiece. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By TestPoint
Are you seeing the pulsing ground from the 'puter...

Are you seeing the pulsing ground from the 'puter at the injectors?

After installing my 12 year old Ford V8 engine that had been in a warehouse for 11 of those not a single injector would pass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,913
Posted By TestPoint
A quart of A/C flush at NAPA is $35. It took 2...

A quart of A/C flush at NAPA is $35. It took 2 cans of brake cleaner at $2.50 each to do the same thing. The condenser is the most difficult part. Fill it with the liquid and slosh that around in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,913
Posted By TestPoint
If you have had a compressor failure or unaware...

If you have had a compressor failure or unaware of such on a new-to-you vehicle it is best to flush the entire system. I took mine apart by each and every hose and part and flushed with brake...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By TestPoint
Have lots of educational experience with that...

Have lots of educational experience with that engine. Really not much difference from the 4 cylinder versions as far as fuel, timing and spark. Uses the same type of cold start injector, same...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,736
Posted By TestPoint
Sorry to hear that! They get to be like your...

Sorry to hear that!

They get to be like your children.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By TestPoint
My first choice would be the Volvo Greenbooks. ...

My first choice would be the Volvo Greenbooks. You can find original copies on ebay.com and some can be extracted from the stickies above. I have most all of the ones for my '81 262 in .pdf format....
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,227
Posted By TestPoint
A battery fits nicely in the butt cheek. I used...

A battery fits nicely in the butt cheek. I used find stranded welding cable to be able to flex around all the bends between the rear and front. Be sure to fuse it near the battery.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By TestPoint
What are ya'll doing to reinforce the unibody...

What are ya'll doing to reinforce the unibody construction. How much HP and torque can spot welds take?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By TestPoint
Why?

Why?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By TestPoint
Are you preparing one of our valued old Volvo's...

Are you preparing one of our valued old Volvo's for a demolition derby?

Despite owning, maintaining and loving these cars for 40 years I have never heard this type of question come up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,297
Posted By TestPoint
Yeah, but how often? How you doing Mike?

Yeah, but how often?

How you doing Mike?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,297
Posted By TestPoint
Now that we have inventoried every antifreeze...

Now that we have inventoried every antifreeze brand on the planet what interval do you replace the antifreeze?

New car manufacturers, and ours are certainly not new, advertise 100,000 mile service...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By TestPoint
Glad you mentioned long time batteries. My wife...

Glad you mentioned long time batteries. My wife bought a '93 Mazda Miata brand new at the start of glass mat technology. The original battery lasted 17 years and was replaced not because of failure...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,736
Posted By TestPoint
Cut and welded the '71 164 restoration quarter...

Cut and welded the '71 164 restoration quarter panel. This looks like a lot more fun.

I think that this car deserves at least the Ford V8 upgrade, maybe the LSx version.

At least a turbo Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By TestPoint
The anodizing finish on the aluminum is extremely...

The anodizing finish on the aluminum is extremely hard and will take some very heavy buffing without damage. I used Turtle Wax automotive paint rubbing compound on a DA foam pad with pretty good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By TestPoint
Who knows but I suspect the design life of the...

Who knows but I suspect the design life of the rubber hoses is something less than 30 years.

I have had them separate internally and not operate the calipers nor be able to be bled.
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