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Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Just an fyi... F cams are the same as the...

Just an fyi...

F cams are the same as the B28 cams, just retimed for the 280.

E cams are hotter, but also note that B280E's came in 2 guises. There was a basic version with 155bhp for...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,495
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
All those worried about spare parts for the M90...

All those worried about spare parts for the M90 might like to know the internals are the same as the M56 850 gearbox.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
#2 is the access hole for the mixture adjustment...

#2 is the access hole for the mixture adjustment via a allen key

Yours is a B27E with the early 'octopus' manifold that came on >78 cars, 79 got the twin rectangle manifolds and 80> went to the...
Forum: events 12-21-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
My pics are here; ...

My pics are here;

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.257361910994995.62934.100001635634501&type=3
Forum: events 12-18-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Well stop being a miserable Brummie Git and...

Well stop being a miserable Brummie Git and actually come to one.............
Forum: events 12-16-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I think the gloves belong to Mike - he was...

I think the gloves belong to Mike - he was moaning about having lost a pair shortly after he played with the Smart.

Cherokee is, I believe, the Tesco own brand clothing label, so all we have to...
Forum: events 12-13-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Ignoring mein host and his cars a total of 16...

Ignoring mein host and his cars a total of 16 people turned up

Cars attending;

2x240, 1x 740, 2x940, 2x 960/S90, 1x V40, 1x S60, 2x P2V70, 2x S80, a Fester and a Coarse.

There were only 2...
Forum: events 12-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I have mentioned to Foggy that I wouldn't be...

I have mentioned to Foggy that I wouldn't be surprised if the turbo has gone due to some other reason, especially given the way it was idling when he left on Sat night. Both Roger and I remarked on...
Forum: events 12-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Yep, splendid weekend as always. Apologies...

Yep, splendid weekend as always.

Apologies to Chesh for not having the engine out on Sat pm and commiserations to Foggy on the demise of his tractor.
Forum: events 12-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Why on earth have you left your car in Salford of...

Why on earth have you left your car in Salford of all places?? Do you wish to never see it again?
Forum: events 11-28-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
This is why I've chosen it - I'm desperate to see...

This is why I've chosen it - I'm desperate to see how they do it!!
Forum: showroom 11-21-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Ah...........

Ah........ yes...........well..........ummmm...........I was hoping you wouldn't spot that!!


Anyway, my comments were more of a 'poking fun at Pete's write up and PR bollocks' than aimed at you...
Forum: showroom 11-21-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Translation; Roger bought a new car to save...

Translation;

Roger bought a new car to save money.

New car turns out to be bollocksed

Roger spends copious amounts of money on new car to un-bollocks it.

Total cost of new car is now more...
Forum: events 11-16-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Err, you missed me off that list - genuine...

Err, you missed me off that list - genuine mistake or wishful thinking??
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
They came in 1987 and were available in the last...

They came in 1987 and were available in the last of the non facelift 760's.

The easiest way to tell if it's a B280 compared to a B28 is to look at the inlet manifold - if it has two rectangular...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
They're not 'rain lights', they're rear fog...

They're not 'rain lights', they're rear fog lights. As the name implies they are to be used in foggy conditions, more specifically when visibility is down to less than 100 yards. If you switch them...
Forum: events 10-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,553
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I'm in, those dates are fine, I won't be claiming...

I'm in, those dates are fine, I won't be claiming a bed as the single bed I had last was possibly the worst form of torture I have ever been exposed to (except, of course, listening to Roger explain...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Gearboxes fitted to commercial vehicles tend not...

Gearboxes fitted to commercial vehicles tend not to be splash lubricated and thus require the removal of a driveshaft or prop before towing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
As it's a manual it doesn't matter. Just stick it...

As it's a manual it doesn't matter. Just stick it in neutral and have done with it.

It's autos that need a reverse tow or have the prop removed.
Forum: showroom 10-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,301
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Ah, you found one - I'll stop looking then!

Ah, you found one - I'll stop looking then!
Forum: website & board 07-30-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,367
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Listen, thicko, try reading what I have written....

Listen, thicko, try reading what I have written. I have admitted that my solution is not going to be effective simply because several people have pointed out the fact that it is not a space issue....
Forum: website & board 07-30-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,367
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
And your point is? OT still goes over 7...

And your point is?

OT still goes over 7 months with over 450 threads , some of which have over 20k posts.

Equally I started this thread 2 months ago when OT stretched back further than that.
...
Forum: website & board 07-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,367
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Ah, finally some ideas are forthcoming!! I...

Ah, finally some ideas are forthcoming!!

I was told (by more than one mod) that it was a space issue, hence my idea about deleting the contents of OT. However, it seems other people have been told...
Forum: website & board 07-26-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,367
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Jeeeezus H Christ! Is the standard of...

Jeeeezus H Christ!

Is the standard of education in the US really that low or are you all a genetic experiment to see if the human body can exist without a brain?

No-one has ever said anything...
Forum: website & board 07-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,367
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
No, no, you misunderstand. I'm not...

No, no, you misunderstand.

I'm not suggesting OT goes completely, just the current content. Delete all the existing posts (after giving a suitable notice period) to free up space, but keep OT in...
Forum: website & board 07-11-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,367
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Delete OT to speed up the server??

Given that the site seems to be maxing itself out at the mo, and that moving to a new server (from what I understand) is going to be a long drawn out process, would it be worth deleting the entire...
Forum: website & board 07-05-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
It's back, but seems to limit itself to the last...

It's back, but seems to limit itself to the last 100 threads only. Unless of course there's a feature to increase this in the user CP - I haven't looked yet.

EDIT: I should mention that this is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Would it be worth slinging yet another high...

Would it be worth slinging yet another high mileage stock engine in there for the time being just to save the 'built' engine whilst practising getting to grips with tuning etc?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Bummer. I take it we won't be seeing you on...

Bummer.

I take it we won't be seeing you on Sunday then?
Forum: showroom 06-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Sounds as if it's going to be pretty quick given...

Sounds as if it's going to be pretty quick given the way the speed increased (if only it was in mph.........!!!:-P), and it does sound good in the car.

The trouble is that it sounds horrible from...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I suppose that's my fault as well........... ...

I suppose that's my fault as well...........


Congrats on the legality, hopefully we'll all get to savour it before too long!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I think we just bolted those clusters in to check...

I think we just bolted those clusters in to check the look more than anything else. There were two different types of PCB for those shape clusters - I wonder if the set on the lights is the wrong one...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I seem to recall reading somewhere that it's best...

I seem to recall reading somewhere that it's best to have the wheels on the ground so that the rack is actually having to do some work and force the fluid around thus expelling the air.

As you...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
PAS might not be fully bled yet as jerkiness,...

PAS might not be fully bled yet as jerkiness, whining pumps and lack of assistance are common if not properly bled. How did you bleed it - full lock to full lock several times whilst making sure the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Smart! So when's the great public unveiling...

Smart!

So when's the great public unveiling and what turned out to be the problem?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
It sounds to me as if you've got fuel and spark...

It sounds to me as if you've got fuel and spark (ignoring the missing cyl for a mo), but they're not meeting at the right time given you've got coughing and flames. Are you sure you've got the timing...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 217,415
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
That's odd, I'd have thought it'd still start on...

That's odd, I'd have thought it'd still start on only 4. Redblocks will often start on 3 so I'd have thought a 5 pot would fire on 4. By sheer stupidity I've found that the 6 pots will start on 4.
...
Forum: showroom 04-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,511
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
On the plus side, whilst the V70 is going to die...

On the plus side, whilst the V70 is going to die at least the 940 can get its freshened up tweaked engine.
Forum: showroom 04-16-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,511
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Wise decision Chesh - in my experience small...

Wise decision Chesh - in my experience small children are not great at dusting and other household chores; in fact they create more mess than they should be capable of given their size. It wouldn't...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,301
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
There are a couple of sets of Aurigas kicking...

There are a couple of sets of Aurigas kicking about for cheap at the mo, get them instead.
Forum: showroom 02-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
It's also crap..........

It's also crap..........
Forum: showroom 01-25-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Day 4 The following day saw a leisurely...

Day 4

The following day saw a leisurely breakfast and then it was time to bade farewell to Germany, load up with crates of local beer and head for home. An uneventful trip saw us back at Sangatte...
Forum: showroom 01-25-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Day 3 The next day revealed the splendour of...

Day 3

The next day revealed the splendour of Pension Pott's location in all its winter glory, along with a very iced up 740;...
Forum: showroom 01-25-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Day2 Packing the car the following morn; ...

Day2

Packing the car the following morn;
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs042.snc6/167276_135722069825647_100001635634501_222586_555025_n.jpg


Whilst re-packing the car it...
Forum: showroom 01-25-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
1 seat, 2 wings, 3 exhausts, 4 glasses, 5 people and 6 doors

A few years ago Foggyjames recieved a message from on of the senior members of the German DAF Owners Club asking about importing a right hand drive DAF as he didn't have one in his collection. This...
Forum: showroom 01-24-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,672
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Volvo was 'in bed with' Mitsubishi to create the...

Volvo was 'in bed with' Mitsubishi to create the smaller 4 to 7 tonne range in Europe and Asia, but Volvo bought White and Autocar in the US and bought Renault in Europe. As Renault owned Mack Volvo...
Forum: showroom 01-23-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,672
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
Volvo have always had high power engines...

Volvo have always had high power engines available, it's just the American market is suspicious of anything it doesn't know hence Volvo offering American engines and gearboxes to get a hold of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
IIRC the advice in the early handbooks for the...

IIRC the advice in the early handbooks for the 240 said to accelerate when engaging O/D and dip the clutch when disengaging.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,676
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
I'm well aware of why the 2.5 is more 'revvy'...

I'm well aware of why the 2.5 is more 'revvy' than the 3.0 but that's irrelevant in this thread.

Steve has a 960 as his project car and has a 2.8T to go in it to replace whatever is in it now. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,676
Posted By TheJoyOfSix
2.5 manuals are a waste of time as there's no...

2.5 manuals are a waste of time as there's no torque to speak of low down, the 2.5 only works well with an auto box.

The T6 motor should be halfway between the 2.5 and the 3.0 in terms of...
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