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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By JohnLane
Dumping the clutch in reverse will let you know...

Dumping the clutch in reverse will let you know how good the cone clutch is for fourth.
If worn out it will slip in reverse. The sprag (one way guy) keeps it from slipping going forward.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By JohnLane
Rubber or spherical Fred. I ran rubber in the...

Rubber or spherical Fred. I ran rubber in the front of the lower arms. Lasted and absorbed enough. BIG spherical bearings for upper arms spread the load out for quiet suspension and it will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By JohnLane
I need to get those. Front end squeaks in the...

I need to get those. Front end squeaks in the Mercedes again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By JohnLane
Crappy engine mounts in a ratty old Volvo? ...

Crappy engine mounts in a ratty old Volvo? Noooooo.... Couldn't be that!

Grounds too. It happens.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 971
Posted By JohnLane
Sorry about the torched 240. 142E will have...

Sorry about the torched 240.
142E will have flurry of arms steering. Lots of front end bushings, balljoints and the like that are forever just itching to wear out.
D-Jet is great when it works...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By JohnLane
Crush it now.

Crush it now.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 115,963
Posted By JohnLane
Sander I'm eager to see/listen to this one!

Sander I'm eager to see/listen to this one!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By JohnLane
Points in a 240? I have installed many...

Points in a 240?

I have installed many 'Pertronics' kits that replace points with a device that lives in the distributor with a trigger that slides over the rubbing block which opens the points...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnLane
Do them up for adjustable track width and caster...

Do them up for adjustable track width and caster adjustment. Another 3" of track width did wonders.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By JohnLane
Will that stank smoke hurt an O2 sensor in the...

Will that stank smoke hurt an O2 sensor in the minute or two it is in exhaust?

I know for sure that the smoke used on the intake side won't! Lol

I have a smoke machine and can attest to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By JohnLane
Lol! That will shake the fillings loose!

Lol! That will shake the fillings loose!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnLane
So lack of grip for you pavement pussies huh? ...

So lack of grip for you pavement pussies huh? Lol

We folded up a set of stock control arms under braking with used rallytires that were up to temperature. Out practicing East of Issaquah...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnLane
Has anyone compared just how different the car...

Has anyone compared just how different the car handles when properly stitch-welded and caged?

The 200/700 series cars are what I refer to as 'flexible flyers.' Many of us enjoyed that wagon as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By JohnLane
I fit 6X9" speakers in the rear deck with a good...

I fit 6X9" speakers in the rear deck with a good head unit and amp that sounded real nice decades ago. Seems like the Bertone came with raised speaker boxes back there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By JohnLane
Like Volvo did for DL models with AM only radio.

Like Volvo did for DL models with AM only radio.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By JohnLane
I have got to clean screens in the past. Takes...

I have got to clean screens in the past. Takes surprisingly little ick to raise control pressure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By JohnLane
Damn Tom. That's ugly.

Damn Tom. That's ugly.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 150,787
Posted By JohnLane
Tom changing oil with a 134A conversion is snake...

Tom changing oil with a 134A conversion is snake oil.

Put the adaptors on... Add a little oil. Charge it up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By JohnLane
Well that was riveting!

Well that was riveting!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,556
Posted By JohnLane
One could be boxed up and shipped if wadded up...

One could be boxed up and shipped if wadded up Camaros and Rustangs are unavailable locally.
Bet that someone may even supply a bellhousing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By JohnLane
Virgos are quickly and easily bent by tire shop...

Virgos are quickly and easily bent by tire shop clowns who are unaware that they have to be mounted/dismounted with the face of the wheel facing down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By JohnLane
OP you don't mention if it is overheating. ...

OP you don't mention if it is overheating.

Decades ago the radiators would plug up.

Modern aluminum core radiator gets more heat out then copper and brass.

I use a leak down tester to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
Um... About a dab wider then how they came out of...

Um... About a dab wider then how they came out of the box. I used Bosch H6DC.
The MSD forgave many sins!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
That's right! I used an MSD box and coil when...

That's right! I used an MSD box and coil when it had K-Ket, then with the carburators. The MSD made a spark that sizzzled and would burn right through paint if a coil wire was left off for...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
Had a lot of fun in that car. She really goes...

Had a lot of fun in that car. She really goes good.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
Back in the day my name + rally plugged into...

Back in the day my name + rally plugged into YouTube brought up a plethora of them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By JohnLane
Considering that the dash is not structural......

Considering that the dash is not structural... Prolly not.

That said... It may just be worth poking around under the car to be sure that the nose isn't trying to fall off due to rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By JohnLane
Snap-On box end 13mm will get it done. Easy...

Snap-On box end 13mm will get it done. Easy peasy.

That said.... One can scrub up the throttle body with it in place. Wire brushy and some carb cleaner. Shop rag to wipe up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By JohnLane
I had screeching sound under the hood of the...

I had screeching sound under the hood of the Mercedes. Intermittent. For at least a few days. Hmmmm.... Couldn't find a source of noise... Seemed like in the block (wth?) Gave it a serp belt and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
I really love just how much power fresh...

I really love just how much power fresh rallytires happily apply. Most tarmac guys think their junk applies big power. They are wrong. Bwahahahahaha....

So a busted yoke for power. That's...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
Seems something happened with driveshaft center...

Seems something happened with driveshaft center bearing. Before or after a U-Joint issue? Good question. Let's just say that the tunnel has um.... More room for the driveshaft now.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
He knows not the concept of mechanical sympathy! ...

He knows not the concept of mechanical sympathy! Seems it rearranged the coachwork before coming apart. Should have been a difficult set of sounds and sensations to miss well ahead of failure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By JohnLane
I have seen replacement drive axles develop an...

I have seen replacement drive axles develop an issue within minutes to months of installation.

I have also seen dampers do all manner of creepy wierd ish. Intermittently too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,749
Posted By JohnLane
OP have you verified that the camshaft turns when...

OP have you verified that the camshaft turns when cranked?

A broken timing belt means the distributor does not turn... Therefore no spark.

Pull oil cap... Crank engine. You can watch the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By JohnLane
Sure there are! Replace exhaust manifolds...

Sure there are!

Replace exhaust manifolds on your engine with headers or exhaust manifolds as fitted to '88-'91 Eagle Premier or Dodge Monaco. Adds seat of the pants improvement. No...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 49,928
Posted By JohnLane
Pat give it a real aluminum radiator and cooling...

Pat give it a real aluminum radiator and cooling will never be an issue.
Lots of room for a Griffin V-8 radiator like I gave the Rallycar. I used a fan clutch and could hear when it was needed....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By JohnLane
They would start and die cold in the '90s when...

They would start and die cold in the '90s when carbon built up on the backs of the intake valves. At the dealer we used the walnut shell blaster to get the carbon off the valves. Today we use...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 01-18-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By JohnLane
I ran mine 10-12" from turbo outlet. Never had...

I ran mine 10-12" from turbo outlet. Never had an issue with it. Weld a bung into the pipe... Done!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By JohnLane
JVL is said to have his kit of H-Beams and forged...

JVL is said to have his kit of H-Beams and forged Pistons dialed in. Others do as well. The development is already done. Spend the money for something that works and FINISH the project rather...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,657
Posted By JohnLane
Every limited slip I have put in a Volvo rear...

Every limited slip I have put in a Volvo rear end.... Clutch type, TrueTrac, ZF.... All of them. New carrier bearings with shims in same position as original. I always check gear pattern... All...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By JohnLane
Pistons are noisy when loaded. Injectors...

Pistons are noisy when loaded.

Injectors are not heard over all else happening under the hood.

Injectors in your Volvo are quiet compared with Direct Injection injectors in modern anything. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,657
Posted By JohnLane
I've always done ratio changes via replacing the...

I've always done ratio changes via replacing the housing with one that already has the desired ratio.

Installed a number of limited slips in Volvo rear ends. Never needed to change a shim.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,850
Posted By JohnLane
A number of times I have seen oil leaks dry up...

A number of times I have seen oil leaks dry up and go away (or at least get enough better to not be an issue) via fresh synthetic engine oil and changing it every 5000. A couple times in my cars. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,377
Posted By JohnLane
I use Contis on the MB for all seasons. Almost...

I use Contis on the MB for all seasons. Almost as good as Michelin Pilot Sport in the summer, excellent in the rain and not scary in ice/snow. They last wayyy better then the pencil eraser...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,850
Posted By JohnLane
Many times I have fixed an oil leak and cleaned...

Many times I have fixed an oil leak and cleaned one up what looked to be real good.... Next half a dozen oil changes it still has oil mess after a period of time.

Wash it up with a can of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By JohnLane
Which water pump did you choose for charge...

Which water pump did you choose for charge cooling?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnLane
Rally car crack. First hit is free!

Rally car crack. First hit is free!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnLane
This was the '90s. If at all was on film. ...

This was the '90s. If at all was on film. Remember that?

Scott and I had been out practicing on the roads East of Issaquah before all the gates.

Tires were good and warm... Brakes had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnLane
I had a pair of stock control arms fold up under...

I had a pair of stock control arms fold up under braking on gravel with warm rally tires.

You track boys who've not had them fold up into pretzels are a bunch of pansies.

The right fix for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,135
Posted By JohnLane
If your test light uses a puny little bulb that...

If your test light uses a puny little bulb that draws nary more then a digital volt meter then... Worthless. This is why I fit one of those big bright bulbs that we use in a dome light. It pulls...
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