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Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By alschnertz
Looks good. There should be a manual...

Looks good.

There should be a manual transmission swap in your future.
It will completely change the character of the car for the better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By alschnertz
That's not what I meant, but that second set of...

That's not what I meant, but that second set of butterflies can also be a source of leaks.
The things I was talking about are on the carb. butterflies. You'd know them if you saw them.

I do not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By alschnertz
^ Agreed. I tried a few gaskets on a stubborn...

^ Agreed. I tried a few gaskets on a stubborn B20 of mine with the same symptoms before I realized the manifold was warping slightly only after it warmed up. The gaskets were just not thick enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By alschnertz
My guess is that your intake manifold is slightly...

My guess is that your intake manifold is slightly warped and after the car warms up, the seal between it and its gasket no longer seals and extra air in induced into the head.

You can try spraying...
Forum: website & board 04-04-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,176
Posted By alschnertz
Tossed in another % of TB sales which means I'm...

Tossed in another % of TB sales which means I'm upside down on this.

Thank you and KEEP TB AD FREE! :zeeall:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By alschnertz
Rebuilding a pair of SUs is pretty simple, but I...

Rebuilding a pair of SUs is pretty simple, but I didn't realize you had a "reason for switching".
Go for it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By alschnertz
Maybe stick with the SUs? :e-shrug:

Maybe stick with the SUs? :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By alschnertz
I installed tachometers in the ashtray space on a...

I installed tachometers in the ashtray space on a few early 140s. This way I could keep the ribbon speedometer.

<img src='//brickboard.s3.amazonaws.com/brickpix/6781.jpg'/>

Yes, they were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,767
Posted By alschnertz
I can see one of the adjusting nuts in your top...

I can see one of the adjusting nuts in your top photo.
Follow the cable back from the fork. You can't miss the two adjusting nuts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,767
Posted By alschnertz
You backed off the adjustment and it's still...

You backed off the adjustment and it's still stuck?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By alschnertz
I used Joe Curto too for H4, HS6 and HIF-6 carb...

I used Joe Curto too for H4, HS6 and HIF-6 carb shaft issues and misc SU parts.
Another guy is Tom Bryant in Maine.

Been a long time (10-15 yrs?) since, but both guys did good work IMO.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By alschnertz
If you need a striker assembly, I've got some...

If you need a striker assembly, I've got some that were removed from a '72 144E or 145S.
Have some hinges too.

Yours for shipping from 06468 (CT).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By alschnertz
Update: Installed a new alternator today. ...

Update: Installed a new alternator today.

Ironically, after the light coming on three times last weekend, it never came on again this week so it was an uneventful commute. Regardless, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,998
Posted By alschnertz
I used a Sylvania kit. Around $20 on Amazon. ...

I used a Sylvania kit. Around $20 on Amazon.
Worked well on my van. Took around two hours or so.
It's only been 6 months, but they're holding up well.
(There's a shadow on the after photo)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By alschnertz
Thank you guys. This is the real-world info. I...

Thank you guys.
This is the real-world info. I was looking for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By alschnertz
How far would you go with a bad alternator?

2001 S40 254,000 miles.

I have a failing alternator. Began charging intermittently over the past few days.
Have ordered a new one, but it won't be here for a few days.

So in the event of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By alschnertz
Bent clutch fork? Worn layshaft bearings?

Bent clutch fork?
Worn layshaft bearings?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,152
Posted By alschnertz
Wasn't it also the "rule of nines"? But I...

Wasn't it also the "rule of nines"?

But I don't remember what the hell that meant.
Something like adjust the two valves that add up to nine. Like the #1 & #8; then #2 & #7 etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,115
Posted By alschnertz
Not cheap, but here's another alternative. I...

Not cheap, but here's another alternative.
I remembered this Jay Leno video from years ago.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oBjXecsF860
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,259
Posted By alschnertz
I've used a few Budge universal covers over the...

I've used a few Budge universal covers over the years.
They've held up better than other "cheap" covers.
I'd guess an Amazon would fall into the "medium" size category.
The last one I bought over...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,494
Posted By alschnertz
Posted something and then realized it didn't...

Posted something and then realized it didn't really answer your question.
Whoops.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,494
Posted By alschnertz
I drove a '72 B20B (+0.030") from 1993 to 2006...

I drove a '72 B20B (+0.030") from 1993 to 2006 year round in temps. of -10F to 100F.
Tried HS6 and HIF6 carbs.

Maybe I was lucky, but I much preferred the HIFs after they were sorted out.
They...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 8,655
Posted By alschnertz
I thought a 24F was the recommended battery for...

I thought a 24F was the recommended battery for an early 140.
But it doesn't seem like "F" (reversed posts) batteries are available anymore.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,546
Posted By alschnertz
Really? CT went back to 2 plates a few years...

Really?
CT went back to 2 plates a few years ago.
They also eliminated proof of registration stickers at the time.

OP, I'd go with nothing (remove the lower brackets though).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,974
Posted By alschnertz
I stand corrected. For some reason I thought you...

I stand corrected. For some reason I thought you were talking about a wagon.

122S sedan, original tire size was 5.90 X 15 which is approx. 165/80 X 15.
122S wagon, original tire size was 6.40 X...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,974
Posted By alschnertz
I suspect your tire size has something to do with...

I suspect your tire size has something to do with your issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,161
Posted By alschnertz
I wouldn't change them unless I knew something...

I wouldn't change them unless I knew something was wrong. Maybe look under the hood at night (in the dark, engine running) to see if they're arcing. If not, I wouldn't spend the $ on new wires yet....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By alschnertz
I know nothing about Canadian towing regulations,...

I know nothing about Canadian towing regulations, but I doubt the RCMP would consider this a trailer.

https://images11.palcdn.com/hlr-system/Thumbnails/86/868/8683/8683005.jpg

Still, it may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,161
Posted By alschnertz
What model SU carbs?

What model SU carbs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By alschnertz
Always check the gap. Regardless if someone...

Always check the gap.
Regardless if someone tells you it's not necessary.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By alschnertz
I've used a "large" size Budge brand ...

I've used a "large" size Budge brand
(https://www.budgecovers.com/car-covers?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Z2gy6ep7AIVwp-zCh2vhwsBEAAYASAAEgKIjvD_BwE)
cover on the 745 for the past dozen years or so. I...
Forum: events 09-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,410
Posted By alschnertz
Not so fast. Saw this today: "Mitchell...

Not so fast. Saw this today:

"Mitchell Volvo has decided to cancel/postpone their 'Swedish Beauty Car Show' until 2021 due to new State of CT covid-19 rules and fines."
Forum: showroom 09-13-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By alschnertz
TurtleWax Wax & Dry works well

My wife picked this up.
This is my new favorite car product. It's very easy to use and leaves a nice shine. Don't know how long it holds up, but it's so easy to use I'd use it every wash.

At...
Forum: website & board 09-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,176
Posted By alschnertz
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: showroom 09-07-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,890
Posted By alschnertz
Finally did this headlight restoration with the...

Finally did this headlight restoration with the Sylvania kit.
Took about 1-1/2 hrs. Results are amazing and the lights look like new.

Time will tell on how well they hold up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,906
Posted By alschnertz
I thought only the US was forced to use ethanol...

I thought only the US was forced to use ethanol blended gasoline.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,607
Posted By alschnertz
If you're going to spend the $ on those two...

If you're going to spend the $ on those two items, why not get a heavier duty tool for about the same price?

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html?_br_psugg_q=hydraulic+press...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 50,977
Posted By alschnertz
Did the "good condition" one come from me? I had...

Did the "good condition" one come from me? I had one with a hole in the same place but don't remember who it got sold to.
On mine, the PO had a dial for a speaker fader installed there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,955
Posted By alschnertz
I have also used Wheel Collision Center in...

I have also used Wheel Collision Center in Danbury, CT about 3 years ago.
Not for restoration, but only for straightening. No complaints.

Steel wheels $50.
Alloy wheels $100.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,774
Posted By alschnertz
I'll bet the intake manifold is warped. Works...

I'll bet the intake manifold is warped.
Works fine when cold, but as things heat up, there is an intake leak at the gasket.

Don't be surprised if you have to (shudder the thought) use high-temp...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By alschnertz
I also greased the ball & pins on reassembly.

I also greased the ball & pins on reassembly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By alschnertz
The only "modification" I did was to elongate the...

The only "modification" I did was to elongate the slots on the cover so the new drift pins slid easily in the slots without much play.
Did a write-up decades ago on brickboard, but can't find it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: I did the roll pin fix decades ago. ...

:nod:
I did the roll pin fix decades ago.
First on a M40, but then on a few M41s and a M4.

Never looked back. They're all still working well.
Though it's important that you don't use the shift...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 50,977
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks for the shout-out. Looks like you lost...

Thanks for the shout-out.
Looks like you lost 190,000 miles in the transition!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,751
Posted By alschnertz
Not familiar with that hole. Never heard that. ...

Not familiar with that hole. Never heard that.

Did "VOLVO" refer you to it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,122
Posted By alschnertz
I don't think this is helping any, but I would...

I don't think this is helping any, but I would get the idle down to 700-800 rpm.

I don't like to kill the engine by using the transmission. My opinion is that if you have to do that, something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: Me too. It got me through a couple of...

:nod:
Me too. It got me through a couple of M40s and M41s.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,085
Posted By alschnertz
Me? I'd install some king of bushing.

Me? I'd install some king of bushing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By alschnertz
Your recollection is correct.

Your recollection is correct.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 117,832
Posted By alschnertz
Got a clip for you. Will pm later

Got a clip for you.
Will pm later
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