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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 09:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Some rust around the rear driver's side wheel...

Some rust around the rear driver's side wheel opening at the front of the fender lip. I need to see what is involved with cutting it out & order the correct section. Looks like the rocker panel is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 70
Posted By sksmith
I agree with you! Steve

I agree with you!
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By sksmith
Delete - Answered

Eric or Ian,
Please disregard, I was able to get with Lennart at VP and we have it worked out.
Thanks,
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By sksmith
You should be able to get SAE 30 weight oil, if...

You should be able to get SAE 30 weight oil, if not locally, by ordering.
You can order it from:
NAPA Montréal
2085 AV HAIG
MONTRÉAL, QC H1N 3E2
(514) 351-4210...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By sksmith
No one answered wife, girlfriend, or significant...

No one answered wife, girlfriend, or significant other?
From the OT redhead thread, that's what I would guess!
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By sksmith
Very nice! Steve

Very nice!
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By sksmith
Congratulations! Now post some pictures of the...

Congratulations!
Now post some pictures of the new beast.
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
No pics of progress, but there is slow progress. ...

No pics of progress, but there is slow progress.
Removing 46 year old undercoating is a chore. Air scrapper is almost worthless unless I heat it first. Then I can only get about a 2" X 2" area to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Vintage: 142 seat skins
Views: 412
Posted By sksmith
Do they look like this? ...

Do they look like this?
https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=349733
These are not mine.
If so, the seller may be willing to strip the covers and ship. I might be worth contacting him....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By sksmith
The K&N filter arrived last week, so I finally...

The K&N filter arrived last week, so I finally decided to see how it fits.
The bad news is it is about an 1/8" too tall. The filter O.D. is a little smaller, not much though. The I.D. is spot on....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,240
Posted By sksmith
LOL!!! Didn't spell check that one, did I? It...

LOL!!! Didn't spell check that one, did I?
It will be corrected...….



Didn't catch that you are Sweden. But you are correct, twin Stromberg's or SU's were standard here until D-Jet was...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,240
Posted By sksmith
I agree with all of the above, except I would...

I agree with all of the above, except I would never trade a set of twin SU's for a crappy Weber conversion. Get the SU's properly rebuilt & sync'd, and they will perform 100X better than a Weber....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By sksmith
Yes, but I will won't need another for another...

Yes, but I will won't need another for another 100,000 miles! :-P
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By sksmith
[QUOTE=hiperfauto;5964602]The filter dimensions...

[QUOTE=hiperfauto;5964602]The filter dimensions are 6.25" tall x 3.5" i.d. x 5.5" o.d.. I already checked K&N's website and nothing came up using those dimensions.

This one is slightly taller &...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By sksmith
Before I found the old stock replacement, I...

Before I found the old stock replacement, I thought about placing a K&N cone filter in front of the radiator support where the original intake for the filter unit is located.
To do this, I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By sksmith
The odd sized fender bolt is correct, it goes...

The odd sized fender bolt is correct, it goes into the top mounting ear of the filter unit. There's bolt that goes thru the inner fender into the bottom of the unit to secure the base of the unit....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,658
Posted By sksmith
Absolutely beautiful car, can't wait to see this...

Absolutely beautiful car, can't wait to see this one finished!
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
I'll have to put it on when I get back Friday and...

I'll have to put it on when I get back Friday and check, but I don't recall it moving. That would be good news!
I was going off of the Haynes manual states, but it kind of implies that if there is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
And I thought it was the gearbox that was...

And I thought it was the gearbox that was loud...…
Pulled the driveshaft flange from the pinion to clean & change the seal. The pinion is loose. And I mean really loose.
Going to OKC for work...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Not too much to report. The rear axle has been...

Not too much to report. The rear axle has been painted, the poly torque rod, lower rear control arm & Panhard bar bushings are installed. The axle is sitting on me workbench waiting for me to go out...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,240
Posted By sksmith
Pretty sure the master cylinders were all ATE,...

Pretty sure the master cylinders were all ATE, don't know who made the boosters, so not sure if the caliper mfg's would have made a difference. It shouldn't have, because the calipers are...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,240
Posted By sksmith
No, I think there also should be an inline check...

No, I think there also should be an inline check valve in the vacuum line.
VP has this one: http://212.247.61.152/US/main.aspx?page=article&artno=678407
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 164,085
Posted By sksmith
Are the photos near the lighthouse in Mukilteo,...

Are the photos near the lighthouse in Mukilteo, WA? I miss Diamond Knot Brewery......
Car looks fantastic!
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,240
Posted By sksmith
The OE brake compound is more than sufficient for...

The OE brake compound is more than sufficient for a stock set up.
I'm almost positive there should be a check valve in the vacuum hose, there is on my 73. Do you have this?
Or, the booster could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By sksmith
I'll have to give the piston ring compressor a...

I'll have to give the piston ring compressor a shot & take the sleeve out.
You guys are a wealth of knowledge!!
Thanks,
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By sksmith
What's a brah? I thought it was bra?

What's a brah? I thought it was bra?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,335
Posted By sksmith
I owned an 02 Mustang GT. The brakes were pretty...

I owned an 02 Mustang GT. The brakes were pretty damn decent, and they had the remote booster servo.
Don't know if that's your criteria, or if you're looking at purely fitment.
Also, it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By sksmith
Big A$$ Poly Trailing Arm Bushing Installation

Can anyone post any tricks for installing the big a$$ poly rear trailing arm bushings in a 140 series?
I'm assuming that I can use my fancy China Freight ball joint / control arm press kit. Just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By sksmith
That looks like a good project, if you can handle...

That looks like a good project, if you can handle the rust repairs yourself or if you plan on driving it "as-is".
If you have to pay a shop to repair the rust, that will be big Euro.
The good news...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
It has it's bumps & bruises which will...

It has it's bumps & bruises which will "hopefully" be taken care of later this year.
My plan is to have the undercarriage, interior & engine bay completed this summer, put back together & running /...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Since all of the original links are gone, here is...

Since all of the original links are gone, here is the car in 2016 when we still lived in Everett, WA.
Prior to moving to St. Louis, I was trying to sell it. Once I got it here and my garage is very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By sksmith
Give Eric & Ian a shout at Hi Performance in...

Give Eric & Ian a shout at Hi Performance in Torrence, CA.
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Differential is coming along. The beginning: ...

Differential is coming along.
The beginning:
https://i.imgur.com/kHs9YGI.jpg?1

After several hours of cleaning with a heat gun, putty knife & final cleaning with the needle scaler:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By sksmith
Make sure to post some pics when you get a...

Make sure to post some pics when you get a chance.
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Fun day today. No pictures today, nothing too...

Fun day today. No pictures today, nothing too exciting.
I got the rear control arms & Panhard bar back last week. Had a local shop cook away all of the old undercoating. This morning I sandblasted &...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
I had never heard about that. I only know of...

I had never heard about that.
I only know of this style and the 4 blade fan without the clutch.
Here's the engine bay. I need to complete the rewiring before I drop this back in.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By sksmith
Yes, he has new stock lifters. Good luck,...

Yes, he has new stock lifters.

Good luck, I'll be a bit behind you with starting mine up.

Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Finished the engine this morning, set the valve...

Finished the engine this morning, set the valve clearances, installed the distributor, fan, & valve cover.
Now, how to get it off of this stand without scratching it all up...….
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By sksmith
They could be ARP studs & nuts or Torx nuts? ...

They could be ARP studs & nuts or Torx nuts?
Pics?
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By sksmith
https://youtu.be/fXSLcYQHqFQ

https://youtu.be/fXSLcYQHqFQ
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By sksmith
https://www.swedishcarparts.com/parts/1640-volvo-s...

https://www.swedishcarparts.com/parts/1640-volvo-seat-heater-replacement-pad-he240740
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By sksmith
Yikes! Don't think I'm brave enough to try...

Yikes!
Don't think I'm brave enough to try that at home!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By sksmith
It's on the underside of the water pump shaft. I...

It's on the underside of the water pump shaft. I went to take a pic, but it's covered by the fan pulley.
With the car off, try to wiggle the fan. Any movement and you have a bad bearing, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By sksmith
I'd clean it with Brakleen or carb cleaner, put...

I'd clean it with Brakleen or carb cleaner, put of jack stands and run it to see if it's leaking from the water pump outlet or gasket. The fan could be blowing it back onto the block, where it is...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By sksmith
I would say too big for a stock B20. Steve

I would say too big for a stock B20.
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Update..... Can't torque the head, shorted one...

Update.....
Can't torque the head, shorted one new head bolt. Also, shorted one pushrod. I double-checked my invoices online and I ordered the correct amount (10 & 8). Not too concerned, everyone...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By sksmith
Sorry, been busy & just got a chance to get...

Sorry, been busy & just got a chance to get online.
You are on the right track with the harness replacement. Volvo came out with an upgraded harness in 1988, IIRC, that was made out of...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,516
Posted By sksmith
Paul, thanks for the suggestion. If the B-A units...

Paul, thanks for the suggestion. If the B-A units don't work out, I'll give that place a shout.
Got the bottom end buttoned up.

https://i.imgur.com/wm3nkq7.jpg?1
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By sksmith
1987 was the last year of the notoriously bad...

1987 was the last year of the notoriously bad wiring harness that runs under the front of the engine. They got brittle and the wiring sheathing cracked causing crossed wiring.
My 86 wagon had this...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By sksmith
Ah! That is the block drain!!!! (Bigger...

Ah! That is the block drain!!!!
(Bigger monitors at work.....)
Steve
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