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Forum: website & board 06-23-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I would recommend a little book written by Sun...

I would recommend a little book written by Sun Tzu.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Got new temp sensors coming, and I'll pull the...

Got new temp sensors coming, and I'll pull the intake manifold, replace them (under the manifold) and do the worn out flame trap at the same time.

Did plugs, wires and injectors and it ran smooth,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Good tip. Gauge on the dash not working, but...

Good tip. Gauge on the dash not working, but could be the sensor. That is a really quick test. I'll do that first.

Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Hi Dan. Nope it cranks and runs fine. Just...

Hi Dan. Nope it cranks and runs fine. Just doesn't catch below zero. It gets cold in Ohio.

I am not blowing a bunch of gas or oil out the tailpipe. New plugs and wires are in, and fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
A mechanic told me about this when an old Sentra...

A mechanic told me about this when an old Sentra wouldn't start at 10 below once.

The Marvel oil worked like a champ last time, but something is amiss. I'll due the compression test after letting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Marvel mystery oil squirted in the cylinders...

Marvel mystery oil squirted in the cylinders restore compression enough to start a car after the cylinder walls were washed down with gas. Compression, spark and fuel are the three things needed.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
87 turbo. Never thought about the computer. It...

87 turbo. Never thought about the computer. It cranks away, but there is zero interest in starting.

It does start with Marvel squirted in the cylinders. I think a compression test is in order.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I'll do it yanking the plugs tomorrow. We are...

I'll do it yanking the plugs tomorrow. We are going to scream up into the 40's temperature wise, and put my tools on the hearth to get warm. Never had a hitch until it got cold for weeks at a time...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,067
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
This happened to me. There is a little stud...

This happened to me. There is a little stud mounted on the front wheels to locate the original wheels. Aftermarket wheels do not have the clearance for the stud and don't go on straight.

Pull a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Now a cold day no start happened again

I tried to start my 765 once at -5 F and nothing happened. Squirted Marvel in there to restore compression and it started up.

This happened again at 17 F. I have 160k on the motor, but not a lot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,691
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Back up idea if the previous post plan does not...

Back up idea if the previous post plan does not work out time wise. Picked up a beveling ratchet 10mm so got the right tool.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,691
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Good idea. Got new fuel injectors, and can redo...

Good idea. Got new fuel injectors, and can redo that at the same time and clean everything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
That sounds like the right solution. I am a...

That sounds like the right solution. I am a manufacturing guy and we end up pinning everything. Perfect use for my new tabletop drillpress next time.

After reassembly with no pin or key,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,691
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
B230FT best way in for flame trap

87 B230FT 765

Never did this myself. Early in my Volvo owning years a mechanic did this in ten minutes. I have ramps and a garage, but not sure what the trick is. The bolts are hard to get to....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I took it back apart and inspected everything. ...

I took it back apart and inspected everything. There is no nub.

There is a slot in the harmonic balancer and another slot in the gear that may have contained a key at one time. There is no other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
That is what I needed to hear. I'll redo it...

That is what I needed to hear. I'll redo it tomorrow. Got the tightening tool, and also ground down a deep impact socket to allow tightening with the fan still on. This will go quickly.

Never...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
You mentioned gear? I was talking about the...

You mentioned gear? I was talking about the harmonic balancer not true in it's rotation. The gear for the cam drive is perfect.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Got that and it works wonders. Wobbly is...

Got that and it works wonders.

Wobbly is maybe 15 degrees off a perfect 0 degree center as the pulley rotates. That is a lot to me. Had a wheel do that because a bolt was put in the locating...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
wiggly harmonic balancer

B230FT 1987 765.

My harmonic balancer came loose with 165xxx miles on the motor. I read a little and read about a key, index feature and no key. Deduced that locktite and an impact tighten are...
Forum: website & board 12-04-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,463
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Wasn't that a Frank Zappa song? I would start...

Wasn't that a Frank Zappa song? I would start there.

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,087
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Yep snugged it all up, and the noise is gone. ...

Yep snugged it all up, and the noise is gone.

Need to crawl under there and dial back the boost a little as well.

The real solution is to rebuild my other T3, and put in on the 90+ manifold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,135
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Did the same thing. Yanked some harnessing out...

Did the same thing. Yanked some harnessing out of my old 765 to double up on the lights. Now they are up high where they can be seen better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,087
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I'll listen for that.

I'll listen for that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,087
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
fluttery noise in car

So I got on it one day, and my boost from 6000 feet is a lot higher down near sea level. Now there is a fluttery noise like a card in the spokes that sounds like I blew out something in the exhaust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Passing emissions test

Moved to Cleveland, and have to pass a sniff test looks like. Besides seafoam, plugs, spark plug wires, Shell and an oil change any ideas how to ensure I pass emissions.

Got new fuel injectors as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Ended up with a pretty new V8 gas powered Uhaul...

Ended up with a pretty new V8 gas powered Uhaul ten footer. It was flat the whole way so was able to keep it at 75.

Cleveland is a long way, and the seats were not set up for my golden retriever,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Nope it would still happen just when turning left.

Nope it would still happen just when turning left.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,850
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I got a rebuild kit that contains two gears (one...

I got a rebuild kit that contains two gears (one for each manufacturer it could be) for the odometer. Got lights from Superbright LED, but when you have it apart you can replace all the bulbs.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Too much crap it is looking like. Got a 10'...

Too much crap it is looking like. Got a 10' truck but it is pretty damn flat the whole way to Ohio.

I could see crossing the continental divide being lots of fun towing anything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Nope. Wife bought her 26 year old a WRX STI. He...

Nope. Wife bought her 26 year old a WRX STI. He earns 12 bucks an hour meaning six more years until he is 32 in a tiny house. We had this discussion before to no avail, and I left.

Met a hot...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Both cars have manual transmissions and decent...

Both cars have manual transmissions and decent clutches.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Yep doing that.

Yep doing that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Okay flatbed sounds better. I have a hitch on...

Okay flatbed sounds better. I have a hitch on the Volvo and can tow the Sentra but need my stuff. I'll flatbed the Volvo behind the Uhaul, then come back and get the Sentra and drive it.

One...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Okay here is option two. Drive the truck, tow...

Okay here is option two. Drive the truck, tow the FWD Sentra with it's rear wheels spinning. I can have them truck the Volvo for 850 bucks.

Two grand for my trip plus the truck transport. This...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
It's a manual, so will do truck dragging the car...

It's a manual, so will do truck dragging the car then.

Now I understand the automatic thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,973
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Moving - tow or be towed

So I am off to Cleveland from Colorado. I can either get a U-haul and tow the brick, or use the brick to tow a little trailer.

The U-haul site says I need to disconnect the driveshaft if I use a...
Forum: showroom 07-23-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I am not understanding the keep it stock color...

I am not understanding the keep it stock color wise and V8 conversion in the same post. That car is not worth much, so do whatever you like.

I found it to be much easier to buy a car the way I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Can you take a photo? There are usually 850's...

Can you take a photo? There are usually 850's there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Based on what I bought from you there is faith. ...

Based on what I bought from you there is faith.

Sway bars are not in the plan, as they are heavy and bulky. I am going for pure gold and plan to wear motorcycle tie downs hanging turbos off my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
57 dollar day at the pull and pay

There is a set price for all you can carry Sunday. I am going to scout on Saturday.

Any rare injectors, turbos or anything to head for first? No there are no 242 GT's or anything like that, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,252
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I bought another cluster off ebay, but the...

I bought another cluster off ebay, but the soldering was the root cause for my 87 and 88. I used some flux and redid every joint, and everything worked ever since.
Forum: showroom 07-04-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I got the hitch to haul a little 12' jon boat and...

I got the hitch to haul a little 12' jon boat and electric trolling motor. We have an inflatable and it is a pain to get ready to go.

Probably will never get over 1000 lb and will take it easy. ...
Forum: showroom 07-04-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,096
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Installed a bolt on tow hitch. Running a tap...

Installed a bolt on tow hitch. Running a tap through the mounting holes made it pretty easy. The only problem was that the exhaust and tow bar wanted to occupy the same space. A spacer for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,262
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
It's actually a very straight three owner car...

It's actually a very straight three owner car that is in fantastic shape with only 155K miles. It is a driver though, and I just want it reasonable, not fantastic. I'll put up photos of the spray...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,262
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I saw that. I did not want to spend 24 bucks,...

I saw that. I did not want to spend 24 bucks, but what the heck. Just ordered it from Amazon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,262
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I was thinking of white vinegar and water. Seems...

I was thinking of white vinegar and water. Seems to work good for everything else. I will post pics of how it looks. My car is not ready for the concours yet anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,262
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Bleh already ordered it. I am going to try this...

Bleh already ordered it. I am going to try this stuff, and will get a correct panel at some point. Didn't spend much money on it.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,262
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
I see a red door and I want it painted black

My door card just exploded getting stuck on something. The junkyard was not fruitful, especially for door clips for the Volvo. Bought a new red panel on Ebay in good condition.

I can swap the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,542
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
Spend a lot of time in NE Ohio. I might be able...

Spend a lot of time in NE Ohio. I might be able to help get a motor in or out. Please do not provide Great Lakes Brewery crap as compensation.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,542
Posted By OldGrandpaTune
John V. is a real pro. I know when it gets to...

John V. is a real pro. I know when it gets to the stage of clunking like that, and especially foreign material in the oil, it is time to park, tear it down and see what is going on.

Self...
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