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Old 02-08-2011, 02:32 AM   #126
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Well do to all the requests for a pin-out of the spedo cluster on early 140's I made one for ya all. The green book or any wiring diagram just has them labeled with #'s and letters. You actually have to trace the board and the diagrams to figure this out.



High res photo so you can read it-------> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/DSCN2229.jpg
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:05 AM   #127
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Very cool! When I finally get a 140 again, I am going to have to remember to check back in here. Now, if only I had a use for a 140...
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #128
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So got the leds yesterday in the mail. Did the pin-out a while ago for testing customer speedos. Yes i do fix these and have tons of parts for them. I don't sell my parts, but I don't believe in holding information back for profit. I like to share everything i do so the knowledge may be preserved long after i leave this earth.

Here is a standard bulb.


This is the red LED. Its brighter than the white light and the white light would have been hidden under the green lens, taking many lumens away.


Here are the led bulbs lined up. The big ones are the reds. The small ones with the white tops are the supper brights for the dummy lights and the other 2 small ones are dimmer for turn signals blinker and bright lights lamp.












End result. This is my testing unit I'll be putting the board in a non scratched box with my original car miles


Bright enough for sure. even see the red over my 75watt bulb from my desk lamp. The dimmer does not work on these leds. So "'m working out how I'm going to dimm these. I'm looking at a inline resistor to bring up the level of resistance and then the dimmer may work. ill let you know results.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #129
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that looks awesome, the red instead of the green is nice. The lint of the speedometer is still visible with all the red lightning?
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:30 PM   #130
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yep its still visible. I spun the spedo plug got the pointer to jump so i could make sure of that.

Well it looks like resistors will not work. To dimm the leds you need allot more than 8.8 ohm to 0.01 ohms of resistance to see the lights dimm. I put a potentiometer between the 12v in on pin 2 and you need to swing from 10,000.0 ohms to 2.0 ohms to see the lights dimm. the stock unit does not have the range needed. :( guess there will be more to come on this howto as i look at potential potentiometers that will fit.

I had 3 potentiometers on hand a 5k (not full dimm), a 10k (full dimm around 8k ohms), and a 100k did not use to test as i found the range.

Guess ill have a rebuilt dimmer switch for sale.

Ill head out to radio shack and see if this one will fit later tonight.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062354

Im not a fan of the shack but its the closest thing to me open late enough.

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Old 02-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #131
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Hmm that's neat
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:53 PM   #132
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Because i will not need my currently rebuilt dimmer and i feel generous ill be giving it away to any one in need that has posted on this thread.

It has been tested and does work with standard lighting.

When you do remove your old dimmer i Will want the core please. So it will cost you about a buck in stamps and the 4inch box i sent it in back.

First to PM me gets it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #133
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I do need it for my 144, but shipping that back and forth seems silly
your a good guy though!
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:57 PM   #134
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LOL i want the bad one from your box so I'm not out parts. I fix these things for beer cash and can't afford to loose a core

If you don't have a dimmer at all i will over look your core if that's the case Borrie.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #135
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Thats man i'll keep that in mind. I might have some spare core's for you i'll have look soon
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:27 AM   #136
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well got the dimmer sorted out. 2.59 from radio shack, 1 plastic bushing sanded down to an angle 45 cent, 1 threaded coupler 75 cent. and i had 1/4 20 rod. You get a working led dimmer.















I cut it down to size and put the knob on the end. My camera batt died so no photo of that till tomarrow.

The dimmer works good. Its a bit sensitive I should have not got a liner one. but it works!
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:30 AM   #137
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Just saw that your wagon turned olive drab... i've thought about the same treatment on my 244, not as cool as a ODG 145 though!
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:04 AM   #138
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So finally figured out the window tract seals.

So here is a look at the tract




On the top is the one i found to fit the application. On the bottom is the Volvo original.
To give you a price idea for the replacement i found comes in 8 foot sections and costs $14 each. To replace with the volvo seal your looking at $68 each along with $27 each for the two plastic guides as well.

So ,in review, to do all 4 with the seal i found = $67 after shipping.
Volvo just the seals = $272 and if you need 4 plastic guides $108. Thats $380 So it was worth the time to find something else.

Here is the plastic guide Im talking about.


2 of mine are broken.


So here is a section of the volvo seal in the tract.


Here is the replacement in the tract.


So im happy with the fit !

I called up Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc. (814) 467-9842 , (814) 467-9282
They will want to know part code. Its AS1198. You need 4 of them.

There web side http://www.restorationspecialties.com you can download the catalog there. Hope this helps. I'm happy.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #139
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So Ive been busy with chrome lately.



I dislike the volvo plastic clip system. It does not hold well to the body the second time, Its EZ to steal the chrome off the side, and Its $50 bucks to replace them all after 40 years of rot eats the plastic.

So I came up with this fix



Machine screw that fits real snug in the tract. Then all you have to do is line them up and put a lock nut on the back and there on snug.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #140
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I'm a Lazy bastard so any time I find something i can do in front of my computer screen watching netflix, instead of out in the cold garage.

The emblems on my car are way past due for some restoration.
Before:


After 2hours of painting and paint removal.


The worst part about this is I did a set before this when I was tired the night before to my horror when i went to fit them on the car and found out they were 145 minus 1.



oh I'm giving the 144's away for free ------>http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...31#post3658331

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:10 PM   #141
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Got busy with the passenger front door again. Besides the mirror and interior panel I think its done.



Also put in power locks


And completely restored wing window.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #142
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Powerlocks! sweet!
Good thing you fixed the passengerside window.. how it usually goes in my car when i have passengers

* Boris opens up the flip window on the driverside.. that actually still works*
- Passenger, oh sweet lemme try that too
Boris; NOOOOOOOOOOOO IT WILL FALL OUT!

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #143
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Powerlocks! sweet!
Good thing you fixed the passengerside window.. how it usually goes in my car when i have passengers

* Boris opens up the flip window on the driverside.. that actually still works*
- Passenger, oh sweet lemme try that too
Boris; NOOOOOOOOOOOO IT WILL FALL OUT!

Yep. My wife opened her passenger side while i was doing the California road trip. All in one action the window latch fell off in her hand and the side window fell out. Lucky it did not break. Was only backing out the driveway.

Power locks were EZ. I put in an alarm system that has power-locks, remote start and turbo timer, heater control, ETC......... its amazing thing. Took 2 weeks to wire up the door lock actuators were only 8 bucks each so fig worth it to do while the doors are apart. It only took 30 min a door to install.

If you plan on doing it on yours ill take detailed photos of it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #144
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i'd like the option of central locking. I dont need the rest really
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #145
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Nice job on the door locks, I'm going to be doing that two soon. Did you use universal actuators or out of an 240 or something?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #146
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This whole thread blows me away.
Who is paying your bills while you're doing this ?
And I mean that in a good way !!
Great work, I wish I would have that much perseverence and see something like that through !
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:18 AM   #148
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Nice job on the door locks, I'm going to be doing that two soon. Did you use universal actuators or out of an 240 or something?
Universal actuators from the car alarm shop. They work great and if they fail i can get them replaced cheep and EZ.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:37 AM   #150
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Got busy again this weekend! Put in the passenger side mirror, door panel and door accessories.

Along with new stainless steel screws for the kicker board at the bottom of the door well.

Dyed all the Grey carpets black. This took soooooo....... much time. Had to yank them all !



Then got the old seat belts out. They were from a VW van is my best guess. Got the volvo original locking mech and belts in. Still need to find some plastic covers for where they mount on the B pillar. And the seats in as well.



Well ill do some more next weekend.
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