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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 384,253
Posted By TestPoint
Latest news! Master cylinder blew. Not a...

Latest news!

Master cylinder blew. Not a big deal, available over night. Replaced.

Bleeding brakes twisted off a bleed nipple. Left front vented caliper not available from any local parts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,359
Posted By TestPoint
It is not only the racks that are getting scarce....

It is not only the racks that are getting scarce.

My master cylinder starting leaking on the '81 Bertone. It was available next-day from a local AP store. But . . . broke the bleed valve off...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By TestPoint
The first thing to check is the battery. Have a...

The first thing to check is the battery. Have a local auto parts store do a load test.

If the alt is hitting it with 14.5v it should be fully charged and just doesn't have the cranking amps...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 384,253
Posted By TestPoint
Well, gave the Miata to a grand daughter, sold...

Well, gave the Miata to a grand daughter, sold the V8 245. Also the Jaguar XK8 convertible.

Bertone the only one left.

Two years ago when attempting to put it back on the road the steering...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By TestPoint
OK, pulled it all out. The bottom version,...

OK, pulled it all out.

The bottom version, the most complex, is the '81 configuration. I have all the plastic pieces and the manifold heat tubing (#23). The larger, about 3" pieces, are not in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By TestPoint
Both pumps run continuously with the excess fuel...

Both pumps run continuously with the excess fuel returning to the tank via the return line.

It has always been my pressure pump that made all the noise and some of that was because the lift pump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By TestPoint
Many reports of aftermarket tank pumps being...

Many reports of aftermarket tank pumps being wired backward.

Pull the hose off the back of the pressure pump and run the in-tank pump for verification.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By TestPoint
That's it. Thanks!

That's it.

Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By TestPoint
2.8L air intake system

Just getting around to cleaning up all the little details on the Bertone restoration. The air intake system on the 2.8L V6 includes a heated air cold start system that picks up warm/hot air off the...
Forum: article composition 09-17-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 56,521
Posted By TestPoint
Mine installed and worked perfectly with just the...

Mine installed and worked perfectly with just the original harness so I don't have any experience based advice. Like you say, the rear end speed sensor is associated with the ABS system. I think I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,420
Posted By TestPoint
Yes, you have power locks. The lock relays...

Yes, you have power locks.

The lock relays have nothing to do with the issue as you describe it.

I know you are going to have a hard time believing this but your problem may be in the latch box...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By TestPoint
The answer is no. Use the later windshield...

The answer is no.

Use the later windshield with the rubber surround. There is less wind noise and better water penetration protection.

Now the negative . . . .

Demand that the new glass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By TestPoint
Unsure of your description but from the face of...

Unsure of your description but from the face of the trim piece to the stand-off is 15/16". That's how much of your gauge will be 'inside' the trim piece. The way the Volvo gauges are set is to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By TestPoint
The little rubber 'feet' keep the OEM Volvo...

The little rubber 'feet' keep the OEM Volvo gauges in place. Takes 3 per gauge. Wow! $24 per gauge.

I just popped one of the trim pieces out and it measures 1 29/32nds opening by eyeball without...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,792
Posted By TestPoint
As your link shows there just isn't much on-hand...

As your link shows there just isn't much on-hand stock for racks.

You will probably end up having to supply the rack to rebuild and still pay $250+ plus shipping twice. No telling how long the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
240: OIL!!!
Views: 796
Posted By TestPoint
Oil is an emotional issue, not a technical issue....

Oil is an emotional issue, not a technical issue.

I have used only full synthetic since it became generally available and never had any of the long list of proposed issues. Run 10,000 miles...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,359
Posted By TestPoint
It is two files on my MS cloud. Too big to send....

It is two files on my MS cloud. Too big to send.

Volvo Green Book - Steering rack

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AsYocCh5AHZPghwHn_zt0qTNtJqz?e=tcbzxe
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By TestPoint
My '81 Bertone and '82 245GL Diesel both have the...

My '81 Bertone and '82 245GL Diesel both have the conceal panel. Just assumed all had it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By TestPoint
Here are links to my dropbox files for the...

Here are links to my dropbox files for the steering rack repair. This is the early version '76 - on and includes ZF.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,599
Posted By TestPoint
No. Both the parts store and Walmart have...

No.

Both the parts store and Walmart have added valves, hoses and meters to make it easy for amateurs' to test and add r134 and the prices for all above just a can of gas makes it a little hard to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,819
Posted By TestPoint
I'm not very familiar with the XJ but have a XK8...

I'm not very familiar with the XJ but have a XK8 and know that the later version had a very complicated computer system. Everything communicated via a Bosch local area network. If the processor in...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,819
Posted By TestPoint
I just have to ask . . . How are you going...

I just have to ask . . .

How are you going to mate the LSx to the Jag transmission? Or are you going with GM transmission also?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By TestPoint
I reread your post. It appears that you want...

I reread your post.

It appears that you want to recolor the vinyl on the door card which is more like leather than the plastic work above.

Leathereque sells a vinyl paint that is probably a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By TestPoint
I had a Coverlay dash to paint to match a good...

I had a Coverlay dash to paint to match a good condition interior.

Took the interior kick panel to a auto paint specialist who scanned the inside of the panel with a digital color reader. That...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By TestPoint
Turn the headlights on for 20 minutes, engine...

Turn the headlights on for 20 minutes, engine off, and report batt voltage.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By TestPoint
Long ago and far away I had responsibility for a...

Long ago and far away I had responsibility for a dozen or so battery strings that consisted of a total of about 200 individual 12v cells.

A lead/acid battery has a nominal, fully charged, voltage...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By TestPoint
80 static, 30 running is not far off expected.

80 static, 30 running is not far off expected.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 38,088
Posted By TestPoint
I ended up rebuilding the distributor myself. A...

I ended up rebuilding the distributor myself. A thread with pictures can be found here: http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356665

Some detail about resetting and adjusting the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By TestPoint
Try VOLUPARTS. They still have a warehouse full...

Try VOLUPARTS. They still have a warehouse full of 240 parts disassembled and in inventory.

http://www.voluparts.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By TestPoint
I have a complete hitch and mounting hardware...

I have a complete hitch and mounting hardware that I have decided not to install. PM me if you have interest. These things are getting scarce and no one is doing anything about it.

Shipping to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By TestPoint
Not heard the door lock problems referred to as a...

Not heard the door lock problems referred to as a 'flex' issue.

The horizonal link between the internal handle and the lock can seem a problem but the door handle/door lock problems are usually...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,891
Posted By TestPoint
I had the rear hatch seal out for a paint job. ...

I had the rear hatch seal out for a paint job. Came out easy, went back easy. A little soap helped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,599
Posted By TestPoint
I found an ebay unit that fit by dimensions H &...

I found an ebay unit that fit by dimensions H & V. Probably would have been better off buying about 1 inch smaller horizonal as I had to drill 4 holes to make it fit. About $50. The connections...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,588
Posted By TestPoint
Diesel is not going to hurt anything but probably...

Diesel is not going to hurt anything but probably would be more effective with some ATF added. ATF is the 'go-to' seized nut solvent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By TestPoint
Check Dave Barton's vacuum line diagrams for that...

Check Dave Barton's vacuum line diagrams for that part.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By TestPoint
It should not. Got a valve tool? Any auto...

It should not.

Got a valve tool? Any auto parts store will have them for a couple bucks. Tighten the stem down and see what happens.

If still leaking you are going to have to replace the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,588
Posted By TestPoint
I wish you find a easy solution but you are...

I wish you find a easy solution but you are running out of easy alternatives.

My brother brought me a 20 year old Jeep with an overheated seized engine not run in 6 months. Pulled the head, blown...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By TestPoint
Do you have a gauge set or at least buy a can of...

Do you have a gauge set or at least buy a can of R134a with a pressure gauge to charge the system? Be nice to know, first, if it is loss of gas.

After that gotta hunt for the leak. Dye or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By TestPoint
You really need to have a K-jet fuel pressure...

You really need to have a K-jet fuel pressure test set up to see what is going on. The K-jet system operates completely on fuel pressure regulation of the injector mixture.

Holding the throttle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By TestPoint
I took one of the inside kick shields to the...

I took one of the inside kick shields to the local auto paint store. The inside is as pure an example of Volvo's colors as you are going to get. They scanned it with their digital camera and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By TestPoint
Your CPR readings are far out of spec.

Your CPR readings are far out of spec.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By TestPoint
Everything you have said says RICH. CAT does...

Everything you have said says RICH.

CAT does not seem to be a problem.

Except you statement that the CPR was measuring 4.6 bar at full temp. That is 67.6 psi which is full fuel distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By TestPoint
Easy question . . . does the compressor clutch...

Easy question . . . does the compressor clutch engage when you attempt to turn cold on?

Harder question . . . what is the high/low pressure readings? If the clutch does not engage what is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,246
Posted By TestPoint
A deep offset 1 1/16 / 27mm wrench will hold the...

A deep offset 1 1/16 / 27mm wrench will hold the nut. HF had one in their $13 set of offset wrenches at one time. Doesn't appear that the current set includes that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,337
Posted By TestPoint
The butyl's purpose was to insulate the copper...

The butyl's purpose was to insulate the copper tubing to prevent sweating. It is available from auto parts stores in a box with enough to re-wrap about 3 cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,510
Posted By TestPoint
Wondering about the MAFS. The '78 was a K-jet...

Wondering about the MAFS. The '78 was a K-jet and had a fuel distributor and control pressure regulator.

Also wondering about the Alabama tech. Bay Minette? What did he charge?

If you have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,902
Posted By TestPoint
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,599
Posted By TestPoint
Too much thinking. Not enough doing. In my...

Too much thinking. Not enough doing.

In my V8 conversion I used the Ford 2000 model year compressor, new aluminum horizonal condenser, new R134a expansion valve, new hoses, rings and dryer. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,175
Posted By TestPoint
Pictures not complicated, just not hosted on this...

Pictures not complicated, just not hosted on this forum.

I am trapped onto PhotoBucket but it is not a favorite anymore. Post on a picture hosting site, copy the link address, click on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,668
Posted By TestPoint
Need a little more information and you do not...

Need a little more information and you do not have a carburetor. Fuel injected. Do you really know you are getting gas to the engine?

You say it will start but will not continue to run. Start...
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