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Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
Operation 4+1 has begun Parts car mayhem to...

Operation 4+1 has begun

Parts car mayhem to follow. Just did the worst part yesterday - contortionist under-dash pedal box wrestling. What an unpleasant job.

crust:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
Fresh 225s (thanks for mounting and balancing,...

Fresh 225s (thanks for mounting and balancing, mikep)

https://i.imgur.com/AOrxiGml.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,917
Posted By woodenpudden
Any is better than none, but copper anti-seize...

Any is better than none, but copper anti-seize can withstand slightly higher temperatures.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,245
Posted By woodenpudden
Pictures are great, here's a relevant one: a...

Pictures are great, here's a relevant one: a cutaway of the 530 head's exhaust port.



https://i.imgur.com/cCcfFdEl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,786
Posted By woodenpudden
10-years-after-it-began update Back in 2014,...

10-years-after-it-began update

Back in 2014, I sold this wagon to another board member who worked on tall ships. He drove it to Maine that same day, and then back to Williamsburg VA, where it...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
uh oh https://i.imgur.com/UTyfBCAl.jpg

uh oh

https://i.imgur.com/UTyfBCAl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 369,474
Posted By woodenpudden
^ this. And the "distance learning" is such a...

^ this. And the "distance learning" is such a pain in the ass.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
No real update, currently working on the project...

No real update, currently working on the project called life & sanity. Main focus right now is closing out a divorce, once that's done and lawyer fees are no longer a question mark I'll be back on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By woodenpudden
Yea eyeballing the newer seats told me a similar...

Yea eyeballing the newer seats told me a similar story. Got any '91 wagon seats? :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By woodenpudden
'91 Wagon rear seats borked

The release for the latch so I can fold the seats down is dead. It seized one day out of the blue, plastic pull-handle exploded in my hands, no big deal really. Except that I can't even get the seat...
Forum: showroom 02-12-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 120,388
Posted By woodenpudden
:kitty: I still have a pic of your valve...

:kitty:

I still have a pic of your valve cover on my fridge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,780
Posted By woodenpudden
Hey, that's the magic Connecticut M47! Tightest...

Hey, that's the magic Connecticut M47! Tightest one left in the world.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,657
Posted By woodenpudden
Just curious. IPD has aftermarket no-name brand...

Just curious. IPD has aftermarket no-name brand and CRP brand listed on the website, both sold as individual shims. If you know your lash is correct (you didn't answer Towery's question of where the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,657
Posted By woodenpudden
"aftermarket" or CRP?

"aftermarket" or CRP?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,657
Posted By woodenpudden
what brand shims did you order?

what brand shims did you order?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By woodenpudden
wood spacer behind the panel and aftermarket...

wood spacer behind the panel and aftermarket speaker grille on the aftermarket speaker was the only way I could ever have front door speakers not fall out or fall victim to knees and knuckles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,678
Posted By woodenpudden
I had a 245 on stock uncut springs with Bilstein...

I had a 245 on stock uncut springs with Bilstein HDs and just a 25mm front swaybar, stock rear bar, stock bushings - it was a soft ride but was still responsive and not a sloppy mess like totally...
Forum: showroom 12-08-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By woodenpudden
Here, just imagine that rear door isn't there ...

Here, just imagine that rear door isn't there

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/14226548629_97c480c2f0_c.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By woodenpudden
oui, brass is softer than the cam. edit: no...

oui, brass is softer than the cam.

edit: no really, soft wire wheel or brush, just do it:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8507873026_f7f2a1cea3_z.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By woodenpudden
Brass wire brush and parts washer or gentle...

Brass wire brush and parts washer or gentle solvent like WD40

When it looks clean again, if there is still visible discoloration or funkiness - see if your fingernails catch on anything on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,165
Posted By woodenpudden
3 years in Dave time is at least a decade...

3 years in Dave time is at least a decade uncompressed. Dave goes. He travels.

Know what I mean

(say no more)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,165
Posted By woodenpudden
This. OE Bougicord, blue NGK, or the NAPA dark...

This. OE Bougicord, blue NGK, or the NAPA dark blue plug wires are all good quality. Get the Bosch cap and rotor. Might as well plop new spark plugs in there too, they're dirt cheap and easy to...
Forum: events 10-18-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 57,813
Posted By woodenpudden
Second for 4/25

Second for 4/25
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,709
Posted By woodenpudden
I don't know if I can take full credit, think I...

I don't know if I can take full credit, think I remember seeing someone else recommend it but it stuck with me. Good RTV does work in a pickle. When dad and I pulled the engine from my Forester a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,709
Posted By woodenpudden
and another option: ...

and another option:
https://www.brickboard.com/RWD/volvo/1576672/740/760/780/radio_suppression_relay_connector_fixed_240740940.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,709
Posted By woodenpudden
If the relay is functional and all the male pins...

If the relay is functional and all the male pins on it are ok, and the female pins on the connector aren't too boogered up, you can clean it all up (I mean get all contact surfaces shiny and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,709
Posted By woodenpudden
google and brickboard are here to help you ...

google and brickboard are here to help you

https://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/FAQPDFVersions/FuelSystem.pdf
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
https://i.imgur.com/JKMMwpmh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/JKMMwpmh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tOchtqeh.jpg

Dudes from Delmarva Auto Glass did a very good job. The glass itself is not amazing but it looks fine, isn't broken. Passenger...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,468
Posted By woodenpudden
Isn't the '93 model year 960 nearly identical to...

Isn't the '93 model year 960 nearly identical to the 940? I think it was '95 when they became different vehicles. We can always goof with my '91 if the '93 has already been cannibalized
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,012
Posted By woodenpudden
If you're going to work on your own car, start...

If you're going to work on your own car, start with an auto mechanics fundamentals book. This is the one I read twice to pound basics into my head (it has a useful basic automotive electronics...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,859
Posted By woodenpudden
Before this thread existed, I said to mikep in...

Before this thread existed, I said to mikep in actual face-to-face conversation: 7 psi with a large compressor housing and really efficient intercooler (this was before I knew John was peeling apart...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
Thank you guys. Just liability on the car so the...

Thank you guys. Just liability on the car so the cost will be out of pocket. I might step up my game and do a special Hagerty (or whatever, using state farm at the moment) policy on the car in case...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
I did not make the grille. I'm on the fence...

I did not make the grille. I'm on the fence about putting a 5-speed in this turd because right now it's my only automatic transmission vehicle, and it behaves just fine.

At the moment I'm working...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
Yea buddy. They'll get paint one day :-P

Yea buddy. They'll get paint one day :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
It's a whole different location and shape for the...

It's a whole different location and shape for the center hinge and whatnot in the '93 wagon, maybe pics will explain better.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,712
Posted By woodenpudden
Hmmm, hardly a project at this point :raincloud: ...

Hmmm, hardly a project at this point :raincloud:

Just been driving it. The rear seat fold-down latch broke, so I figured the time was ripe to go ahead and swap in the rest of the black interior...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By woodenpudden
If this is your daily driver, quickest road to...

If this is your daily driver, quickest road to recovery is the best option. Throw a used pump in it and go. Why'd you take it apart in the first place? Low pressure? Have driven a few 300,000+ mile...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 1,813
Posted By woodenpudden
It's a turbo, give it synthetic.

It's a turbo, give it synthetic.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By woodenpudden
I've never had your particular issue but that...

I've never had your particular issue but that fuse box is a mess, lots of potential for bent connectors to touch each other if you've been back there yanking on stuff. Start pokin' around with a...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By woodenpudden
circa 2009 https://i.imgur.com/ITJ9Uw0h.jpg

circa 2009

https://i.imgur.com/ITJ9Uw0h.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By woodenpudden
Not sure what engineering rationale was behind...

Not sure what engineering rationale was behind lockout/no lockout aside from allowing torque converter float in overdrive on a turbo car, in order to preserve the function of overdrive. I have a '91...
Forum: showroom 03-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 120,388
Posted By woodenpudden
DAT LIP Is there a name for that...

DAT LIP

Is there a name for that redorangebrown color?
Forum: events 01-29-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,143
Posted By woodenpudden
I'm in for one of those two days.

I'm in for one of those two days.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By woodenpudden
Normal, and all things considered pretty...

Normal, and all things considered pretty respectable. T cam turbo cars have a great big powerband, even for an old-school turbo, around 2500-5300ish rpm.

The only way you'll improve on that is...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 92,750
Posted By woodenpudden
Correct, its only fault was a tendency to plow,...

Correct, its only fault was a tendency to plow, but behavior on bumpy roads etc. was excellent
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,149
Posted By woodenpudden
I've run the aforementioned Continentals, General...

I've run the aforementioned Continentals, General G-max, and BFgoodrich for years, all really good in the rain. Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric are also really good/predictable in the rain, have had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By woodenpudden
Oil is more viscous (more like molasses) when...

Oil is more viscous (more like molasses) when cold. Lower cold viscosity (the number before the W) is a little better for cold starts. In a B230, 10W-30 is fine year-round if you're driving around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,966
Posted By woodenpudden
https://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/

https://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,444
Posted By woodenpudden
Bingo I may have used ever so slightly...

Bingo

I may have used ever so slightly shorter studs on my manifold. If I can remember, I'll go out to the garage and photograph+measure the manifold outlet studs with 16T loosely attached for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,698
Posted By woodenpudden
240 clusters like to collect leaky heater core...

240 clusters like to collect leaky heater core moisture, in addition to the usual warning signs (steam from vents, coolant smell, yadda) hence my concern (this is my first 940)
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