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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Toybox
That's about what I was quoted for a tiny little...

That's about what I was quoted for a tiny little Japanese daily driver.

The guy saw my eyes widen, and said, "yea, I know. We can't get reasonably priced core material anymore. The only owners...
Forum: website & board 03-30-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Toybox
Same here. What it's downloading is actually the...

Same here. What it's downloading is actually the full PHP code of the page, which normally should not be accessible to an end user.

I've tried multiple computers, multiple browsers, various...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Toybox
No surprise that we've got some knowledge here --...

No surprise that we've got some knowledge here -- TBH, it's fun to see several folks zero in so closely. :)

I might be one of the few without direct B18 experience, but Fords and Chryslers and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2022, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Toybox
Sure, I'll bite. 140 140 110 135 $ Not sure I...

Sure, I'll bite. 140 140 110 135 $
Not sure I need any stickers, but thanks for stirring people.

Seems pretty clear which hole is burning the most oil, eh? :)

Dang, that's nice paint on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Toybox
The first clues (vibration started immediately...

The first clues (vibration started immediately after replaced parts) strongly suggests driveshaft alignment issues. But then you said it vibrates in neutral also.

I'm wondering if you have...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Toybox
Agreed! Love the car, and love your dedication...

Agreed! Love the car, and love your dedication to resuscitation.

I've always thought the Amazon was one of the best looking cars ever made. Never owned one. At least not yet.


I wondered...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By Toybox
I admit it, you got me. :lol: Damn near had a...

I admit it, you got me. :lol: Damn near had a heart attack sitting right in my chair.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Toybox
Plan? A new set of rings, I'd guess. :lol: ...

Plan? A new set of rings, I'd guess. :lol:


But seriously, you find some very interesting cars. Congrats! Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,269
Posted By Toybox
LEDs might offer illumination also -- I have not...

LEDs might offer illumination also -- I have not been in the cabin of such a machine. But definitely glare, and often blinding.

Never really paid attention to which vehicles are so equipped, but...
Forum: showroom 11-16-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,269
Posted By Toybox
No sweat. I realized just after posting that I...

No sweat. I realized just after posting that I should have added some words to each picture. They're going to pop up years from now, as gospel truth to what round lights really look like; no one...
Forum: showroom 11-16-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,269
Posted By Toybox
Photoshop isn't your friend? OK, let's see what...

Photoshop isn't your friend? OK, let's see what I can do.

First of all, how are those 8" lights measured? If =A (the entire housing) then the glass is somewhat less. If =B (just the glass) then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,899
Posted By Toybox
Are you exaggerating? Something tells me you're...

Are you exaggerating? Something tells me you're not. I've heard of car manufacturers bragging about how many miles of wiring are in a car. As if that's something to be proud of.

I gave up ever...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,571
Posted By Toybox
The pressure switch is a nice idea, though. It...

The pressure switch is a nice idea, though. It will give you the fastest indication of trouble, especially if it springs a pinhole leak. On the other hand, if it's a pinhole, you don't necessarily...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,050
Posted By Toybox
That's impressive learning for a 15-yr-old. Not...

That's impressive learning for a 15-yr-old. Not to mention healthy resilience and optimism. Good signs.

In addition to the other manuals mentioned, I highly recommend Auto Mechanics Fundamentals...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By Toybox
Don't know if this was true all the way to 1993,...

Don't know if this was true all the way to 1993, but on the older 240s, the interval relay is located directly in the drip path of a water leak from the corner of the windshield. (I hope someone won...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,089
Posted By Toybox
Oooh, I like it! Very concise explanation, thank...

Oooh, I like it! Very concise explanation, thank you.

Especially considering the OP mentioned twice that it's not charging.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,667
Posted By Toybox
The following comment should be a sticky... or a...

The following comment should be a sticky... or a sig... :nod:



I've seen a lot of cases of tweaking a magic screw hoping for luck. They never end well.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Toybox
And if you disconnect those speaker wires, does...

And if you disconnect those speaker wires, does the problem abate? I sure would verify that first. Lots of rabbits to chase as they disappear down a hole.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,776
Posted By Toybox
It's not cheap, but if you want a set of good...

It's not cheap, but if you want a set of good lights, talk to Dan Stern. Among a myriad of talents and interests, he's a Volvo guy, too.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 46,101
Posted By Toybox
Manual brakes, always my favorite. Was this...

Manual brakes, always my favorite. Was this upgrade as simple as using a MC from a 1968-69, thus no need for mental gymnastics on bore calculations?

Looking good!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,465
Posted By Toybox
In case it matters, they make a 5/16" size also. ...

In case it matters, they make a 5/16" size also.



Am thinking similarly. The only racks that are really obvious to avoid are those with a big puddle underneath each tie rod. :lol:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,465
Posted By Toybox
Public Service Announcement: they work. ...

Public Service Announcement: they work. Periodic oil flushes are a great idea also. I've used these magnetic filters (in the return line) on every power steering rack I've ever owned, change the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,465
Posted By Toybox
That's one of the biggest red flags you could...

That's one of the biggest red flags you could ever see.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By Toybox
:omg:

:omg:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
Posted By Toybox
Can you get a reading from a clamp-on meter to...

Can you get a reading from a clamp-on meter to find out what "nearly pegged" means? It might be a pretty low amperage by today's standards. I don't know about Volvo, but I'd guess that all...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,400
Posted By Toybox
Ah yes, the dream scenario. Good luck with that....

Ah yes, the dream scenario. Good luck with that. :nod:

I can't think of any reason for vibration that doesn't involve either balance (offset weights rotating) or alignment (U-joint angles.) ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,718
Posted By Toybox
Especially if you put the hat on, every time you...

Especially if you put the hat on, every time you drive.

... with your turn signal always on.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 142,006
Posted By Toybox
Thank you for descriptions in such simple...

Thank you for descriptions in such simple language -- it encourages experimentation, which I previously hadn't considered in any significant way.



To capture those photos for posterity (or at...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,394
Posted By Toybox
Well, only since you asked... Good grief,...

Well, only since you asked...

Good grief, seriously? You don't see any culpability? OK, let's watch one scenario unfold:


And what did the AMERICAN turbobricks way do to run a swede tuner...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,394
Posted By Toybox
Don't assume that longevity means anything. As a...

Don't assume that longevity means anything. As a famous playwright once said,

“With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.”
― Oscar Wilde
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 2,006,364
Posted By Toybox
Nice. That reminds me of my stunt where I once...

Nice. That reminds me of my stunt where I once parked 2 cars in a 1.5 car garage just to see if it could be done... wonder if I have a picture.





And the fact that your garage floor is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 47,849
Posted By Toybox
That paint is turning out nice! My gosh, how I...

That paint is turning out nice! My gosh, how I love single-stage enamel. :nod: It can really come back to life with gentle persuasion.

Been pondering your earlier statement for months... if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,944
Posted By Toybox
So, wait... huh? The goal (presumably) is to...

So, wait... huh? The goal (presumably) is to make the car run as Volvo intended. You've found a couple of issues that are not as Volvo intended. But you've decided they're fine? I don't see it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,618
Posted By Toybox
What you describe is I think what came with the...

What you describe is I think what came with the Volvo R134a "upgrade" kit, perhaps 20 years ago. A new evaporator to fit into the existing dashboard, and the stickiest black insulation goop in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,944
Posted By Toybox
2k miles per quart? That doesn't seem abnormal. ...

2k miles per quart? That doesn't seem abnormal. And it certainly doesn't match your description of "blowing a lot of oil".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,651
Posted By Toybox
[/QUOTE] You've seen worse than installing...

[/QUOTE]

You've seen worse than installing the metal side toward the discs? Do tell!

Am ready for story time. :drama: Sometimes these are the best teachings...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 47,849
Posted By Toybox
Way back when our 1980 DL was a young puppy, the...

Way back when our 1980 DL was a young puppy, the best I could coax out of it was a 22 second 0-60 time. (4spd no OD; no idea of the gearing.) I'll be curious to see what you can do with your wagon....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 47,849
Posted By Toybox
Don't they measure approximately the same thing? ...

Don't they measure approximately the same thing? :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,186
Posted By Toybox
You don't state your location -- it might not...

You don't state your location -- it might not matter, but I can think of one possibility that could:

IF you happened to be in CA, and if the car happens to have an original blue license plate,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,392
Posted By Toybox
You've been given excellent advice on why you...

You've been given excellent advice on why you shouldn't allow this guy within 10 feet of your AC components. Perhaps he has other specialties, but this isn't one of them.



Not only alarm bells...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,586
Posted By Toybox
When you get near the end of the job, WD-40 will...

When you get near the end of the job, WD-40 will melt the rest. (Well, it would melt the whole thing, but it turns into a gosh awful mess. Peel away what you can, first.)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,714
Posted By Toybox
The back seat is almost big enough for two...

The back seat is almost big enough for two consenting adults... :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,987
Posted By Toybox
My old Chrysler weighed twice that. Dual circuit...

My old Chrysler weighed twice that. Dual circuit front/rear, 4 drums. Felt wonderful.

You are of course correct that more weight presents more challenge, but if the dimensions are engineered...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,714
Posted By Toybox
Jeff's the seller, right? Did you alert him of...

Jeff's the seller, right? Did you alert him of this well-written description? Methinks there's a lot of tweaking potential, product development, if he has a mind to. In particular, I'd love to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,987
Posted By Toybox
Yep. There's a marvelous pictorial of how/why,...

Yep. There's a marvelous pictorial of how/why, along with corrosion test results, at www.copper.org/applications/automotive/brake-tube/hydraulic_brake_tube.html...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,987
Posted By Toybox
^ +1 to Volvo going far above and beyond. :nod:...

^ +1 to Volvo going far above and beyond. :nod:

I don't even know of any other car that has a brake failure light. Or would need one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,987
Posted By Toybox
Manual brakes definitely can work. I've driven a...

Manual brakes definitely can work. I've driven a lot of 1960s and 70s American vehicles so equipped, which I found exquisite. Wonderful feel, excellent modulation, not requiring a whole lot of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,588
Posted By Toybox
Actually, your assertions point to not the...

Actually, your assertions point to not the raising of multiple windows, but the allowing of multiple stall situations concurrently.

I have met people who would happily keep their finger on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,714
Posted By Toybox
So, the new lines are perfectly straight, because...

So, the new lines are perfectly straight, because they're attached to some backing paper which won't bend without wrinkling? Hmmm. Cut reliefs in the paper edges, maybe?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,148
Posted By Toybox
Agreed wholeheartedly. The leveler is the...

Agreed wholeheartedly. The leveler is the whizzimigig attached between the chain and the top of the engine -- you spin the crank to change the center of gravity and thereby the tilt. After...
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