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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By vlvosavr
Found a torn plastic pickup bedliner, cut the...

Found a torn plastic pickup bedliner, cut the sides off and trimmed the bottom to fit with the rear seat down so I can carry large messy stuff. Very rugged, has lasted through three wagons so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,514
Posted By vlvosavr
Close. Use JB Weld. Clean them up with alcohol...

Close. Use JB Weld. Clean them up with alcohol and a brass toothbrush and have at it, file and sand. Put a piece of hard plastic behind that notch for a backstop and build it up with 2 or 3...
Forum: showroom 06-27-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,993,414
Posted By vlvosavr
I had CSA Stars on them, kinda like Aussie...

I had CSA Stars on them, kinda like Aussie Geminis.[/QUOTE]

CSA Stars are getting refinished - the center discs have fresh white paint, will get clear-coat tomorrow, then start on the wheels...
Forum: showroom 06-27-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 1,993,414
Posted By vlvosavr
[QUOTE=+Kardboard+;6195225]I wonder what happened...

[QUOTE=+Kardboard+;6195225]I wonder what happened to my blue wagon. The guy is older so not connected much online from what I understand.

That would be mine - it's alive and well, and continuing...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,750
Posted By vlvosavr
So easy to make - 1" electrical conduit, smush...

So easy to make - 1" electrical conduit, smush the ends flat, 3/8" holes 16 1/2" on center.

The most difficult part is mashing the ends flat along with the side, rather than on center like it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By vlvosavr
Wow, thank you both for your detailed and...

Wow, thank you both for your detailed and comprehensive remarks!

Both transmissions seem to shift ok, a little stiff from sitting, but both cars rusted out before they wore out. The 86 has fewer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By vlvosavr
M47-->m46???

The M47 transmission in my new-to-me 89 245 yowls like a cat with its tail stepped on, especially in the lower gears. I have available 81 and 86 parts cars with M46s, but when I searchnoobed I found...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,602
Posted By vlvosavr
The ultimate solution:...

The ultimate solution: https://www.wagonmeister.com/240-replacement-heater-valve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,723
Posted By vlvosavr
Where the protective resist chipped off, you can...

Where the protective resist chipped off, you can just take a small artist's brush and paint it with Tremclad or any other non-waterbase paint. Works just fine, don't even have to color-match!
Forum: showroom 01-04-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,915
Posted By vlvosavr
^^ Quite right. Still requires modding. The 740T...

^^ Quite right. Still requires modding. The 740T grille is flatter than the 240 surround, so the rib across the bottom has to be removed to allow it to bend a bit more. Other trimmage is required to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,553
Posted By vlvosavr
Another approach - hardwiring. They're not...

Another approach - hardwiring. They're not completed and installed yet, but I bent the bulb-holder tabs back, drilled holes and soldered wires, covered with heat-shrink. There will be connectors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,226
Posted By vlvosavr
Injector data

I recompiled the data for easier comparison. Many thanks to Michael for putting it together.

Grey - 0280155702 - 19 lbs/hr - 199.7 cc/min
Yellow - 0280155746 - 19 lbs/hr - 199.7 cc/min
Pink ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,797
Posted By vlvosavr
I had to go out and look to see exactly what I...

I had to go out and look to see exactly what I did, back in the day. Basically, I glued the carpet to a piece of coroplast, cut it out around the edges, and made the holes for the hooks in back and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,797
Posted By vlvosavr
What I did on mine was to glue it with contact...

What I did on mine was to glue it with contact cement to a piece of coroplast (= corrugated cardboard made of plastic). Worked a treat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,707
Posted By vlvosavr
245 taillight Q

I have three pairs of 245 taillights; I can put together one pair of excellent, one pair of pretty good, and one pair of really crappy ones - IF I can get them non-destructively apart. What's the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,473
Posted By vlvosavr
Jacobs coil

88 245 - I found a Jacobs coil in a box of stuff I've carried around from place to place for the last thirty years, thought I'd put it on my car as it was chromed and would add bling under the hood....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,044
Posted By vlvosavr
Does that come out clean, or maybe wet-sand and...

Does that come out clean, or maybe wet-sand and buff? Pictures in the link would seem to indicate repainting is a necessity.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,857
Posted By vlvosavr
I had some teak veneer left over from doing a...

I had some teak veneer left over from doing a customer's large speaker cabinets, so I masked off the little chrome strip and used contact cement to stick the veneer on the plastic. Some dark pore...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By vlvosavr
You have found e's for $200? Would you share your...

You have found e's for $200? Would you share your source?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By vlvosavr
Another good one would be Beta Auto in Burnaby,...

Another good one would be Beta Auto in Burnaby, 2350 Beta, just south of Lougheed, 604-294-8358. Ask for Sada (pronounced say' duh), the owner. Repair, body work, certified inspection facility. He...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,569
Posted By vlvosavr
For those without welders, punch a dimple in the...

For those without welders, punch a dimple in the backing plate, drill a hole and pop-rivet the plate to the clamp. The dimple recesses the rivet below the surface the sticker sticks to.

Or even...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By vlvosavr
Ooops!!!...

Ooops!!! http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2
Forum: showroom 04-15-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By vlvosavr
Closest I could come to it. Sold out,...

Closest I could come to it. Sold out, unfortunately.

BTW, I really like the looks of their Butt Dyno - will have to get one after the V15 cam goes in.
Forum: showroom 06-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By vlvosavr
When I first put mine on I had to remember that...

When I first put mine on I had to remember that the bit of red I was seeing out of the lower corner of my eye was NOT the oil light or something.

What about the gauge cluster? I measured it to be...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,820
Posted By vlvosavr
Click on 'FAQ: Links to commonly discussed...

Click on 'FAQ: Links to commonly discussed topics' at the top of this forum, then go to 'heads/porting/design/etc.' Lotsa good data there. You might even be inclined to wave a die grinder at it after...
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