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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By planetman
We've had good results with Brembo rotors and OE...

We've had good results with Brembo rotors and OE Volvo brake pads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By planetman
Of course, always check the fuel pressure. ...

Of course, always check the fuel pressure.

About 6 months ago, a customer drove in for some maintenance and when he got to our shop, the front SU carb was leaking out of the vent.

The customer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By planetman
We've found that new easily available fuel pumps...

We've found that new easily available fuel pumps have a tendency to put out too much pressure and I believe this is due to the cheap check valves that are used in them and that's just 1 thing that's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By planetman
They're both the same size, 3/8". Try your...

They're both the same size, 3/8".

Try your local NAPA, but don't tell them what it's for or you might get the "it ain't listed in our catalog" answer.

A lot of American cars use this size crush...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By planetman
Yup, and BTW, Ken is right, the threads are 4mm x...

Yup, and BTW, Ken is right, the threads are 4mm x .7.

I checked both threads on the 1 we have in stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By planetman
It's obvious your nut plates are stripped, so if...

It's obvious your nut plates are stripped, so if you have the time, why don't you buy new nut plates and screws.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By planetman
It's common to see chipped or broken teeth on the...

It's common to see chipped or broken teeth on the reverse idler gear and depending on which transmission you have, a good used reverse gear can be found.

We might even have a good used 1.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By planetman
I looked up the part number for the ignition...

I looked up the part number for the ignition switch and the 2 mounting screw before I posted earlier today.

The part number for the screw is 956060 and unless Volvo updated the style of screw...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By planetman
1) is there a method to test a switch BEFORE...

1) is there a method to test a switch BEFORE installing?

You can plug in the replacement switch before installing it and use a flat blade screwdriver to turn the switch.

2) for the love of god,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-02-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,562
Posted By planetman
#1. Block heater for cold weather #2. Block...

#1. Block heater for cold weather
#2. Block coolant drain
#3. Sensor for Volvo special tool
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By planetman
No. Did you do anything to the bearings...

No.

Did you do anything to the bearings while you had it apart to change the rotors?

Does your car still have the original rear axle assembly that has the early style of axle bearings?

The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,675
Posted By planetman
As it happens, that movie was broadcast several...

As it happens, that movie was broadcast several times over the last week end on TV here in LA.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,675
Posted By planetman
Have you checked for a funny looking animated...

Have you checked for a funny looking animated fish wearing glasses? Das Limpet?

Have you tried doing a throttle body service/cleaning? Can you hear the throttle switch clicking as the throttle is...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,983
Posted By planetman
Volvo recommended 30wt engine oil and we prefer...

Volvo recommended 30wt engine oil and we prefer to use 30wt non-detergent.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By planetman
And it has to come from a "J" overdrive. A flange...

And it has to come from a "J" overdrive. A flange from a "D " overdrive won't work.

We do have a used "J" output flange if needed.

New ones are still available, but they ain't cheap!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,703
Posted By planetman
I was told that the police could still order them...

I was told that the police could still order them until 1975.

Also, Volvo didn't start installing dual circuit brakes until the very end of the 1967 production for both the 122 and 1800 Volvos and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,396
Posted By planetman
Here what the 2nd version of the intank fuel...

Here what the 2nd version of the intank fuel filter looked like. The original filters had a metal top and bottom.

The latest version of the these filters is now all plastic.

We might have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,006
Posted By planetman
Both of those parts are on our website and you...

Both of those parts are on our website and you can place an order after registering, but you won't be able to pay as we have disabled the payment module.

To ensure accuracy, we found it necessary...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,006
Posted By planetman
We've got them. $10.00 for 2 plugs and 4 gaskets...

We've got them. $10.00 for 2 plugs and 4 gaskets plus shipping.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,006
Posted By planetman
Remove the secondary butterflies and the...

Remove the secondary butterflies and the secondary throttle shafts and plug the holes in the manifold.

We've seen people unnecessarily drill, tap and install threaded plugs, while we have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By planetman
Yes, but the momentary switch has to be able to...

Yes, but the momentary switch has to be able to pass + power.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By planetman
I recommend re-wiring for the blue O/D latching...

I recommend re-wiring for the blue O/D latching relay.

We've installed this relay in several 122, 140 and 1800 Volvos usually while doing O/D conversions.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,760
Posted By planetman
We won't use the plastic floats that don't have a...

We won't use the plastic floats that don't have a metal strap to adjust the float level as there isn't enough thread on the float valve base to adjust properly.

I believe there is a different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,291
Posted By planetman
I found some used ones in Denmark if you are...

I found some used ones in Denmark if you are interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,989
Posted By planetman
Have you checked the wiring for the contact...

Have you checked the wiring for the contact trigger points?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,415
Posted By planetman
I forgot to mention that the thermostat does not...

I forgot to mention that the thermostat does not use a gasket, only the rubber ring that mounts on the thermostat!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,415
Posted By planetman
Since the water pump and thermostat are coming...

Since the water pump and thermostat are coming off anyway, change them unless they were changed recently.

Check the timing belt for cracks and if it's okay, re-tension the belt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,415
Posted By planetman
I wouldn't suspect the head gasket yet. Try...

I wouldn't suspect the head gasket yet.

Try resealing the thermostat housing and water pump.

We don't use anything but green coolant in the old Volvos we service unless the customer requests...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By planetman
Check the drain hose. We once had to re-insert...

Check the drain hose. We once had to re-insert the hose back into the hole in the door jamb.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,248
Posted By planetman
Maybe if I wasn't a "new timer", I might be able...

Maybe if I wasn't a "new timer", I might be able to offer help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By planetman
I've seen cable driven mechanical tachometers...

I've seen cable driven mechanical tachometers that were connected to the distributor or generator.

In fact the P1900's came with a cable driven tachometer run off the generator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By planetman
Yes, the original clusters can garner some high...

Yes, the original clusters can garner some high amounts and that's for used ones.

But occasionally you can find deals on the GT clusters with 4 gauges. I suggest you avoid the Rallye clusters...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By planetman
It's very simple to connect a tach on a 140. ...

It's very simple to connect a tach on a 140.

Do you have your heart set on fabricating your own cluster?

Are you familiar with the 2 alternate bolt in clusters, both of which have individual...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By planetman
Yes!

Yes!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By planetman
BTW, we normally leave the bellhousing on the...

BTW, we normally leave the bellhousing on the transmission when removing just the engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By planetman
I have a new 1.

I have a new 1.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,251
Posted By planetman
I just found the part numbers for the shims and...

I just found the part numbers for the shims and there are 4 thicknesses.

0.05mm
0.13mm
0.25mm
0.76mm

The 2 thinner shims are no longer available.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,251
Posted By planetman
I don't think you really have a choice but to use...

I don't think you really have a choice but to use your spare transmission.

If the relief valve had shims, they need to be installed. My brother just reuses what he finds being careful not loose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,251
Posted By planetman
I can't tell you for sure what causes the trust...

I can't tell you for sure what causes the trust washers to break. It could be from hard shifting, it could be lack of lubrication, it could just be age or something else. We normally reuse the thrust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,614
Posted By planetman
I'm not trying to cast aspersions on your...

I'm not trying to cast aspersions on your machining skills, but why re-invent the wheel.

We prefer to rebuild HS6 carbs ourselves, but there is 1 step we don't tackle and that is replacing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-18-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,251
Posted By planetman
We've seen more than 1 of those bronze thrust...

We've seen more than 1 of those bronze thrust washers break.

There is supposed to be a bronze bushing pressed into the hole inside the anulus under the 1-way clutch that supports the end of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,251
Posted By planetman
That's way too much brass and iron floating...

That's way too much brass and iron floating around so you really should go through both the 4 speed section and the overdrive or start with another transmission.

Most of the debris is likely from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By planetman
Probably, but if it is indeed the problem, I...

Probably, but if it is indeed the problem, I suggest removing it and getting a replacement.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By planetman
Try removing the door stop strap. It's only held...

Try removing the door stop strap. It's only held to the "A" pillar with 1 bolt and then you have to snake the end of the strap off of the spring all of which can be done without going inside the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By planetman
FYI, the OP has a C303 military personal carrier...

FYI, the OP has a C303 military personal carrier with a B30A that he wants to add A/C to.

I might have the brackets to mount the original York compressor to a B30 if you wind up needing them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By planetman
I suggest you inspect the both the steering and...

I suggest you inspect the both the steering and front suspension.

The steering box can be adjusted, but it's unusual for the steering box to get loose all of a sudden.

If LA is Los Angeles,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,094
Posted By planetman
FYI, 1254446 is listed in the 1975-1978 240/260...

FYI, 1254446 is listed in the 1975-1978 240/260 original Volvo parts catalog accessible online at the GCP website.

The page number printed on the page with the part numbers is 295, but if you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By planetman
If the transmission was working prior to this...

If the transmission was working prior to this problem cropped up, the issue most likely lies with the shift linkage or shift cover, both of which will probably require the removal of the transmission...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By planetman
Can you shift into all gears with the engine off?

Can you shift into all gears with the engine off?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By planetman
We've installed dozens of passenger side mirrors...

We've installed dozens of passenger side mirrors on all of the old Volvos with vent windows on the front doors and the location has always been a compromise that decision is left to the customer.
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