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Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 176
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Posted By snailmale
https://i.imgur.com/YJtYFeM.jpg Timing belt...

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

Timing belt is now on the car and the gears remain aligned after two revolutions. There was a bit of a heart-stopping moment when I realized the intake cam gear...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
https://i.imgur.com/AgJQiB9.jpg It took a...

https://i.imgur.com/AgJQiB9.jpg

It took a lot of straining and pulling, but I got that water pump on there.

While the videos helped, many of them are for B230 cars, which have an extra stud by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 244,086
Posted By snailmale
https://www.volvowholesaleoemparts.com/ I've...

https://www.volvowholesaleoemparts.com/

I've had a very good experience shopping at the Culver City Volvo's webstore. Prices beat FCP and iPd and people in the area have an in-store pickup option,...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Well, I was all set to install my shiny new HEPU...

Well, I was all set to install my shiny new HEPU water pump, but then I found out I was short one M6x1.0-30mm long bolt, so FYI: they send out B230 hardware kits with all the pumps. A little...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Got a second chance to make some progress on the...

Got a second chance to make some progress on the car this weekend. Spent Monday cleaning up some of the 15W-40 I spilled on the garage and I spent most of the week trimming two of the vacuum lines...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Finally got my Dave Barton/Elbert Bos harness...

Finally got my Dave Barton/Elbert Bos harness installed on the engine-side. Still need to order the passenger-side barrel connectors.


https://i.imgur.com/nyQLn75.jpeg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Thanks for the words of encouragement! :D ...

Thanks for the words of encouragement! :D

In other news:

Started laying out the Dave Barton harness. It's not pictured in this photo, but I used green tape to tag the different 2 & 3 pole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By snailmale
Change them both since you're there.

Change them both since you're there.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Turns out I was dumb and you can indeed hammer in...

Turns out I was dumb and you can indeed hammer in the crankshaft seal with a 2" PVC coupler, ideally with a matching cap, and a rubber mallet. Total cost: About $7 ($4 PVC + $2.50 hammer).

It's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Notes: A 1" PVC coupler is the perfect size for...

Notes: A 1" PVC coupler is the perfect size for driving in oiled camshaft & intermediate seals. Works better than the adjustable rental tool from Autozone.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Finally, some time to get caught up. I wasn't...

Finally, some time to get caught up. I wasn't strong enough to break the crank pulley bolt loose, but my Milwaukee impact did a nice job of it. Very much a splurge, but it was worth it. Timing belt...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
No major updates. Poked a boroscope into the...

No major updates. Poked a boroscope into the cylinders to check for debris (thought part of the spark plug wire holder fell in). No plastic, just lots of build up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
Conclusion to the second part of this thread: I...

Conclusion to the second part of this thread: I spritzed a little PB Blaster down the spark plug holes after trying and failing to dribble some Marvel Mystery Oil through a small piece of hose. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
Yup, car ran fine minus some crazy vacuum leaks...

Yup, car ran fine minus some crazy vacuum leaks when I drove it into the garage. I have been using an 18" breaker bar but I didn't want a repeat of the fuel filter scenario where I had just enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
I'm embarrassed to ask this and derail the...

I'm embarrassed to ask this and derail the original topic, but it is supposed to require some strength to turn with the plugs in, neutral, e-brake off? The engine readily spins in the opposite...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
It might be! (totally was) :lol:

It might be! (totally was) :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
Man, I am bad at this. So I'm struggling to turn...

Man, I am bad at this. So I'm struggling to turn the crank to TDC clockwise (standing at front looking towards firewall) at #1 before I take the belt off. Will it become much easier if I take the A/C...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
That's actually the exact info I was looking for....

That's actually the exact info I was looking for. I've been watching & reading so many different guides before realizing the crank pulley is a little different between my B21 and the usual B230s that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By snailmale
B21(FT) 2pc Pulley Disassembly

I'm still learning that the B21 has a few quirks compared to the B230 and now I'm wondering how I can best get the 2pc crank pulley off. I tried rotating the engine (cw!) using a ratchet, but it...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Water pump came off with a bit of prying to...

Water pump came off with a bit of prying to reveal a real mess underneath. I'll not make any statements about the previous mechanic's work and let the pictures do the talking. Seems I made the right...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
No major updates. Went on a date & picked up the...

No major updates. Went on a date & picked up the locking M6 nuts for the water pump studs @ McMaster-Carr, slept, woke up early for F1, and spent most of the day scrubbing the oily buildup off my...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Just my luck: One of the water pump studs backed...

Just my luck: One of the water pump studs backed out just enough that I couldn't squeeze a 6-point or 12-point wrench or even a rotary cut-off wheel onto the nut. All attempts to use a open-end or...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Thanks for the tip. It worked like a charm. Now I...

Thanks for the tip. It worked like a charm. Now I have to save up my pennies for replacement pigtails having exhausted this month's Volvo budget. :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
New fuel filter in along with the new grommet...

New fuel filter in along with the new grommet installed.

https://i.imgur.com/FUbOkEE.png?1

Took the roof rack off to do some light clean up. The outer side fared a lot better than the inner...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
New grommet installed! As I said in the thread I...

New grommet installed! As I said in the thread I have going in the Maintenance section, the gasket is a little smaller, but it's nothing a thin bead of gorilla glue won't fix. That should get it to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,400
Posted By snailmale
Follow up: https://www.mcmaster.com/9307K61/ is a...

Follow up: https://www.mcmaster.com/9307K61/ is a "close enough" replacement for the smaller one. There's a bit of play to be expected when fitting a smaller grommet into a bigger hole, but I'll lay...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Thanks for the encouragement! Bet you'll never...

Thanks for the encouragement! Bet you'll never guess what happens in this update... :D

New overflow hose has been cut and now I just need the new radiator hose to arrive from Sweden at some point....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,400
Posted By snailmale
Try generic ones from McMaster Carr or Home...

Try generic ones from McMaster Carr or Home Depot. Mine are looking pretty messed up too. I'll verify the #s this weekend, but these might work: https://www.mcmaster.com/9600K102, even if they are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,400
Posted By snailmale
Man, I sure wish I had seen the above post before...

Man, I sure wish I had seen the above post before I took it out today, but that is basically how I got mine loose.

1.) Place rags underneath fitting.

2.) Remove fitting closest to pass side....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Well, this has been a difficult day. Found out I...

Well, this has been a difficult day. Found out I bought the wrong reservoir hose and not enough overflow tubing. Correct orders have been placed, but that was ten bucks wasted. Might be putting some...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Installed my repainted and rust-free coolant...

Installed my repainted and rust-free coolant overflow tray.

https://i.imgur.com/c0WvkHQ.png?1

https://i.imgur.com/5gKioVS.png?1


I touched up the spots where the tray touches the body....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
New vacuum lines are in and so is the thermostat....

New vacuum lines are in and so is the thermostat. A combo of hand-sanding and judicious use of a cup brush cleaned everything up nicely. It's hand-tight for now in the event I need extra room to fish...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Got a few vacuum lines mocked up. Clamps will be...

Got a few vacuum lines mocked up. Clamps will be added once I verify that the 1-way valve is pointed the right way. This was just to check fit.

https://i.imgur.com/OYKaOy7.jpg?1
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Heater hoses changed and heater core refilled...

Heater hoses changed and heater core refilled with Peak.

https://i.imgur.com/YXCKofq.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/WwYQMQy.jpg?1


Vacuum lines pulled off fuel distributor. Hopefully I have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Back to work! After a frustrating week I finally...

Back to work! After a frustrating week I finally attempted a cooling system flush.

After flooding my garage trying to put a garden hose in the top, I gave up and just popped off the 10mm holding...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Gradually reassembling it. Changed the idle...

Gradually reassembling it. Changed the idle bypass gaskets - those looked pretty ripe.

https://i.imgur.com/oRvdBjj.png?2

https://i.imgur.com/KF6d1IW.png?1

https://i.imgur.com/OtFna8R.png?1...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Just received my new Dave Barton harness and iPd...

Just received my new Dave Barton harness and iPd goodies just before my imagination led to me buying even more parts...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Who said anything about fixing? I prefer to think...

Who said anything about fixing? I prefer to think of it as "breaking with extra steps". :rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Scrubbing bubbles is a helluva parts cleaner....

Scrubbing bubbles is a helluva parts cleaner. Much faster than brake cleaner or even soapy water.

https://i.imgur.com/pkTpqpO.png

https://i.imgur.com/9iVOMGQ.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By snailmale
Mine's got the squiggle-S. Personally I find it...

Mine's got the squiggle-S. Personally I find it charming.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By snailmale
Yeah I think I'll just get this one. I was hoping...

Yeah I think I'll just get this one. I was hoping to avoid shopping at iPd so I don't get hit with shipping charges as I don't foresee any big orders in the near future. Guess I gotta stop being a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By snailmale
B21FT Crankcase Breather Hose

I want to install a new crankcase breather hose from the PCV Y-Junction as the current one's seen better days.

Will it matter if I just grab some generic hose of the right diameter that lacks the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
More cleaning! ...

More cleaning!

https://i.imgur.com/FvEvux4.png?1

Then I remembered why I was doing all this in the first place - to replace the oil trap.

https://i.imgur.com/sK9XxGq.png?2

OK just a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Now that the state of California has me working...

Now that the state of California has me working at home, I did some cleaning with the intake manifold removed (that IAC bracket had me confused as to why it wasn't coming out).

Before: ...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,008
Posted By snailmale
I'm in the middle of pulling the intake manifold...

I'm in the middle of pulling the intake manifold myself. Just curious, but how did you handle the throttle body & its linkages? Did you separate them from the intake and then take them out one-by-one...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Well my hand's pretty mangled after a fall...

Well my hand's pretty mangled after a fall because my town does not expect its residents to actually use the sidewalks. Still, I'm not one to let that stop me from working on things.

The intake...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Started breaking down the intake manifold for the...

Started breaking down the intake manifold for the oil trap replacement. As expected, this job is much much easier now that I'm doing it in the garage with light & warmth and no cats to pee on my car....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
https://i.imgur.com/vUZRB6u.png?1 Couldn't...

https://i.imgur.com/vUZRB6u.png?1

Couldn't bear to leave it out in the elements any longer as weather & available daylight kept me from working on it. Now I can work on it whenever I have free...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
Hmm... maybe the PCV isn't as bad shape as I...

Hmm... maybe the PCV isn't as bad shape as I thought if some oil is to be expected in the intake. I'll be monitoring it.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=300158

In other news I...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 119,214
Posted By snailmale
No amount of coaxing could get that banjo off, so...

No amount of coaxing could get that banjo off, so I guess I'll leave that for a professional (along with the brake flush and k-jet fine-tuning) before I do something ridiculous. At least I could...
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