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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Posted By quillc
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/245-volvo...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/245-volvos/6689886636.html

$950 for both (not mine). Another grand in transportation costs and you are blessed with a pair of (likely) rust free running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By quillc
don't know about the MTC resistor, but I've used...

don't know about the MTC resistor, but I've used the VDO blower motor on two projects now and the work well.

On all aftermarket blower motors, the motor doesn't have the little feed tube for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By quillc
Yes it's most likely that the resistor pack has...

Yes it's most likely that the resistor pack has gone bad. you have to remove the blower motor in order to effectively remove the existing resistor pack. You might as well change the blower motor at...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 217,190
Posted By quillc
Only if you want a UUUUUUUG left leg.

Only if you want a UUUUUUUG left leg.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 217,190
Posted By quillc
I had the exact same issue. In my case, the...

I had the exact same issue.

In my case, the ears of the flange were bent resulting in an inability to seal in the middle.

I sanded the flange perfectly flat to true it up. Reinstalled and was...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,291
Posted By quillc
Nice insulated garage! I'm jealous. I have a...

Nice insulated garage! I'm jealous. I have a metal skin shop (Quonset hut style). It gets the job done, but is cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

Its important to note that you have no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By quillc
I was going to say 'use a spanner wrench', but in...

I was going to say 'use a spanner wrench', but in the picture, you already have one.

I've used a spanner, air hammer, pipe wrench... anything but the spanner trashes the gland nut. air hammer will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By quillc
The Volvo manifolds have that funky step in it....

The Volvo manifolds have that funky step in it. They don't use a gasket. Same thing on the outlet, it is just flanged.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By quillc
I've just used the iPD upper control arms that...

I've just used the iPD upper control arms that have the poly bushings coupled with the TAB poly bushings (Superpro I seem to recall). Pretty sure the TAB bushings were at fault. There were several...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,236
Posted By quillc
Moog. More money, but are re-greaseable.

Moog.

More money, but are re-greaseable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By quillc
In order of typical failure... 1. Upper control...

In order of typical failure...
1. Upper control arm bushings.
2. Main TAB bushings.
3. Front lower trailing arm bushings.
4. Panhard bar bushings.

If they have never been done, I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By quillc
Sounds like the driveshaft carrier bearing. ...

Sounds like the driveshaft carrier bearing.

Last time mine went bad, I though the same thing on the wheel bearings. Greased them good, still had the same problem.

The bearing would 'sing' on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,298
Posted By quillc
Just rotate the cam and the crank to TDC prior to...

Just rotate the cam and the crank to TDC prior to installing the belt. Be aware that it will shift a little once the tensioner takes up the slack. Rotate the motor by hand a couple of revolutions and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By quillc
If you want a patch panel cut out, LMK. I still...

If you want a patch panel cut out, LMK. I still have what's left of an 84 wagon parts car that hasn't gone to the crusher (yet).
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By quillc
Put one on the wife's car. Little louder...

Put one on the wife's car.

Little louder than the stock system.

Works fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By quillc
Just on the outside. As I recall, I had to buy a...

Just on the outside. As I recall, I had to buy a slightly longer bolt as well to compensate.

The first spacer actually came from a 1965 Dodge D300 truck. They used a spacer in a similar way and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By quillc
Whatever it was that Rock Auto (I think) sent me....

Whatever it was that Rock Auto (I think) sent me.

I did the same thing (the washers) to the 91 245 that my wife drives on an old set of rubber bushings. Doesn't seem to matter brand as long as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By quillc
On my DD (40k miles/year), I've gone through...

On my DD (40k miles/year), I've gone through several iterations.

My original rubber bushings were beat when I put the car together. I figured 'poly is better' so bought the iPD bushings.

1. iPD...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By quillc
This filter will keep the bugs out, but that's...

This filter will keep the bugs out, but that's about it.

Whether you should buy a filter like this depends upon your use case.

If you ever drive your vehicle in dusty conditions, then this is...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,897
Posted By quillc
I have this spot-weld cutter kit:...

I have this spot-weld cutter kit:...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,897
Posted By quillc
Be sure to buy a spotweld cutter and a body saw. ...

Be sure to buy a spotweld cutter and a body saw.

Your piece of mind will thank you.

Cut the extraneous pieces off the replacement to get an idea of where the spotwelds are and how it goes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By quillc
I would return them. I bought a set of Ben's...

I would return them.

I bought a set of Ben's spacers years ago along with the associated extended high strength wheel studs. I've got a couple hundred thousand miles on them. Even the tire places...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By quillc
I drove ~100k miles with the GT braces before...

I drove ~100k miles with the GT braces before putting a strut bar brace on. Made a noticeable difference on sweeping turns (onramps at speed).

I also run lower braces (ipd).
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,897
Posted By quillc
I've had to do that many times as well.

I've had to do that many times as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 135,275
Posted By quillc
Liv'in the dream that all of us on the board have.

Liv'in the dream that all of us on the board have.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,897
Posted By quillc
Don't feel bad. I harvested the door and quarter...

Don't feel bad. I harvested the door and quarter windows out of that car. It wasn't as nice as the pictures showed..

Just cut off a set of sedan quarters and splice them in.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,897
Posted By quillc
I have a porta power and live not far from you in...

I have a porta power and live not far from you in Kitsap.


PM me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By quillc
You need to bleed all four calipers. I just...

You need to bleed all four calipers.

I just replaced all four calipers this past Sunday.

I start out with the Motive bleeder only. Go once around - all eight bleeder screws.

I go around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,321
Posted By quillc
Looks like massive blow by to me. The puffs of...

Looks like massive blow by to me. The puffs of smoke in time with the cranking engine were humorous.


Last time I had an engine with that much blow by it had broken #4 exhaust valve and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By quillc
Just put a T in the lower radiator hose. ...

Just put a T in the lower radiator hose.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UPP5GS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or similar. You can then T back into the heater core return to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By quillc
Since the computers are all NLA, I found a good...

Since the computers are all NLA, I found a good EFI and ignition computer for my B23.

I pick up pieces of interior from time to time. Fortunately, there is the occasional 240 that shows up in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By quillc
To get a good bleed after major brake work, I use...

To get a good bleed after major brake work, I use both a Motive pressure bleeder and a large volume MityVac. In the past I have just used the Motive pressure bleeder.

The combination of the two...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By quillc
Could also use a Johnny Joint in lieu of a rod...

Could also use a Johnny Joint in lieu of a rod end.
https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/currie-johnny-joint-rod-ends

The rod ends have a reputation for being very high NVH...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,068
Posted By quillc
Minor update. Usual maintenance stuff,...

Minor update.

Usual maintenance stuff, engine oil and trans oil (Type F).

Took out the manual steering rack and installed a JY ZF rack. Found that lurking in a 93 wagon from an old Green Car...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By quillc
Just roll the fender lip. Works fine and stops...

Just roll the fender lip. Works fine and stops the rubbing.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,068
Posted By quillc
Ordered a set of Xpel headlight protectors for a...

Ordered a set of Xpel headlight protectors for a 7" jeep headlight.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BI865U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In this case, it was a metal...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 417,427
Posted By quillc
There was a previous thread were it was endlessly...

There was a previous thread were it was endlessly debated as to the efficacy and need of using torque plates when honing a motor.


Personally, when boring a motor I use torque plates when honing...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,080
Posted By quillc
You have to lower the car back down and get some...

You have to lower the car back down and get some weight on the strut shaft. It'll usually zip down then.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By quillc
Pull the plugs and oil down the cylinders...

Pull the plugs and oil down the cylinders repeatedly.

Then try to break it loose again.

If Roadkill can break a motor loose that's been sitting 30-40 years, so can you.

get it running and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 417,427
Posted By quillc
Here we go again.....

Here we go again.....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,080
Posted By quillc
There is a special tool for that. I've built my...

There is a special tool for that. I've built my own by chopping the top off of a socket and welding a bar to the side. You tighten the nut with the tool while holding the top of the strut shaft with...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,068
Posted By quillc
Another one bites the dust...

Another one bites the dust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By quillc
I look up the part number in the book and then do...

I look up the part number in the book and then do a search.

Bizarrely, I've found a lot of parts on Amazon & Ebay this way.

A good example of searching for the Elring OE part number HG set on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By quillc
Had the same thing happen on a B21FT. ...

Had the same thing happen on a B21FT.

Change the oil.
remove the plugs and pull the fuel pump fuse.
Crank for a bit to clear the cylinders.
I then also blew compressed air in the cylinders...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By quillc
Sirius/Nova wheels are said to be the strongest...

Sirius/Nova wheels are said to be the strongest OE wheels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By quillc
The funny thing is that I actually thought of...

The funny thing is that I actually thought of your build thread when I found them. At $15 each it seemed cheap and would be useful for someone in the community.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By quillc
Volvo KLM frame spec drawings

Hi all.


I found these in my local automotive book store and bought them. I figured that there would be some people here that could use them.


The link is here: www.yv1a.com/projects...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By quillc
It'll do the same thing if you have no/too low...

It'll do the same thing if you have no/too low temp of a thermostat. Keeps the car locked in open loop 'warmup' mode.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By quillc
I would think that the replacement coolant...

I would think that the replacement coolant temperature sensor allowed your car to go into closed loop operation (as opposed to open loop). As a result, your car is running much less rich all of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By quillc
typically, its very difficult to get the bow...

typically, its very difficult to get the bow completely out. That said, flat hoods are hard to come by these days. I'd try to get the bow out and at the same time keep an eye out for a replacement...
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