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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By nel621
Did the 77 have the delayed overhead interior...

Did the 77 have the delayed overhead interior light function? Perhaps not enough to brighten the bulb but still draw current? Remove the bulb and check again. Radio was mentioned. Remove fuse and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By nel621
Then I'm set, thanks.

Then I'm set, thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By nel621
Does ES-12A use the same type port as r12 for...

Does ES-12A use the same type port as r12 for charging? Also I have 134a gauges. Are r12 adapters available for these gauges?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By nel621
You can have AC (for a little while) without all...

You can have AC (for a little while) without all the hassle. Yes , it won't be the correct way but it works (for me). 134a is cheap, so having to refill maybe one a year isn't bad. I put a port in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By nel621
Thank you once again. :)

Thank you once again. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By nel621
One more windshield thread

I'll have to redo the paint on my 89 240. This time around I think I'll pull the windshield. I do like the look of the original trim but knowing that the clips are NLA I have to think twice. Question...
Forum: showroom 07-03-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By nel621
Maybe a thin strip of foam tape before install?

Maybe a thin strip of foam tape before install?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,760
Posted By nel621
If this is for a customer then just say no. Too...

If this is for a customer then just say no. Too much time and going to cost too much money. If you're doing it to "know" what happened and have spare time , then just remove the engine and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By nel621
I'm currently out of town and won't be back until...

I'm currently out of town and won't be back until mid July. I use a place in Yonkers, I'm in the Bronx. The owner is "car guy" with many old cars at his shop. I'll get you the address when I get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By nel621
Almost any shop will do an inspection, I think...

Almost any shop will do an inspection, I think it's $10. The car is over 25 years old, only need safety. Most shops will just put the sticker on the windshield without actually checking it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By nel621
I had one of those bleeders. What I did was use a...

I had one of those bleeders. What I did was use a spare reservoir cap to make a Volvo only fit. After a while the bleeder wouldn't hold pressure and got tossed. Not sure what happened to the custom...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,293
Posted By nel621
Your car is 31 years old. It doesn't need an...

Your car is 31 years old. It doesn't need an emission inspection, just safety. You can always skip the cat and go straight pipe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,206
Posted By nel621
I have this one, not for the Volvo but my Honda...

I have this one, not for the Volvo but my Honda Odyssey. Does what I need and more....
Forum: showroom 06-02-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,978
Posted By nel621
This is joke. We have similar laws in NY and...

This is joke. We have similar laws in NY and police never enforce them. On any given day you can find many cars with tint so dark you can't see inside, including the front windshield. Recently I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By nel621
Prices are up and down. No name down pipe $68,...

Prices are up and down. No name down pipe $68, one year warranty. Or $105 Starla, no mention of warranty. Bosal about $120 no warranty. All are free shipping.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By nel621
Starla seems to be the go to brand. Also can't...

Starla seems to be the go to brand. Also can't beat free shipping. How much hurt is there removing this 32 year old pipe and also trying to save the Cat?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By nel621
240 down pipe

Is IPD still the go to for exhaust parts? Or Groton? After 32 years the down pipe on my 240 finally gave up. Cat back is fine but the Cat section itself doesn't look like it will survive the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,260
Posted By nel621
How perfect does it need to be? You could replace...

How perfect does it need to be? You could replace the rotted section with some masonite board cut maybe 3 inches larger to overlap the top edge. Glue it with liquid nails , then attach your bottom ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By nel621
Bottle opener on rain gutter trick

I can't get my head around this. How exactly does this work? Also on reinstall does the trim just snap back into place?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
If you don't have stud gun you can still try to...

If you don't have stud gun you can still try to weld studs onto the damaged parts and pull with a dent puller. Just make sure your puller will hold whatever you use as a stud securely.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
That arch panel is not that big so the shipping...

That arch panel is not that big so the shipping quote is about right. They may ship UPS in which case it means they have an account and pay a lesser rate that if you or I if we went to UPS. WE used...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
I only saw the first pic bad pic. Didn't see the...

I only saw the first pic bad pic. Didn't see the second one. OP needs to grind it all down to bare metal THEN assess what can be done. A dolly and hammer could help the panel and then cut and weld...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
They are $32 ea and $22.47 shipping plus tax....

They are $32 ea and $22.47 shipping plus tax. Check the ad again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
$54.47 plus tax for 1.

$54.47 plus tax for 1.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
Post a pic of your issue.

Post a pic of your issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203117329236?hash=item2f4...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203117329236?hash=item2f4abc7b54:g:fyYAAOSwNOVa9LI2
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203117329265?hash=item2f4abc7b71:g:Sz4AAOSwwS1a9LJl
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fyYAAOSwNOVa9LI2/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fyYAAOSwNOVa9LI2/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
Good info from this guy. check out a few ...

Good info from this guy. check out a few
https://youtu.be/ZdigwBNKFfI
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
Yes, cut out he damaged section. Measure twice...

Yes, cut out he damaged section. Measure twice cut once , get a good close fit. Then spot weld here and there until all done , grind and body work and done. Keep the welded are cool. @ , 3 welds,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
Practice. Turn down the heat on your welder. Make...

Practice. Turn down the heat on your welder. Make your own patch panel. You can make it in three sections. The top, curved section cut and hammered to shape. Then a flat outer section, cut into an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
Free wheel arches here ...

Free wheel arches here
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=360299
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,498
Posted By nel621
Keep in mind that 262GL is more rare than the...

Keep in mind that 262GL is more rare than the 262c.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,166
Posted By nel621
Yes, I've seen these cracks on both front doors....

Yes, I've seen these cracks on both front doors. As for drilling I would prefer to weld.
Forum: showroom 05-08-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By nel621
The aluminum tape works but if you want paint...

The aluminum tape works but if you want paint that actually looks like chrome get the Eastwood Almost Chrome paint. Sand the area smooth, prime then paint. There are other paints that claim to dry to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,520
Posted By nel621
The mistake most people make when purchasing a...

The mistake most people make when purchasing a patch panel is they think they need to use the entire panel. Just cut and use the smallest section that will do the job. As for warping, slow and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,408
Posted By nel621
In some of the parking lots of AutoZone near me...

In some of the parking lots of AutoZone near me their are "mechanics" that hang out with all of their tools working on peoples cars. These guys are very busy. Heck, just the other day an engine was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,736
Posted By nel621
Getbrellashade.com

Getbrellashade.com
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By nel621
How long is the ride? Maybe just leave the pooch...

How long is the ride? Maybe just leave the pooch home for a couple hours?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,374
Posted By nel621
If you're set on taking the car with you maybe...

If you're set on taking the car with you maybe stock up on a few spare parts and throw those in the trunk.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By nel621
Ambitious.

Ambitious.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,736
Posted By nel621
Maybe just use the box it came in.

Maybe just use the box it came in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By nel621
More than likely a broken stud. The Virgo rim...

More than likely a broken stud. The Virgo rim will not fit with the small pin in place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,624
Posted By nel621
Once again LOCATION< LOCATION< LOCATION>

Once again LOCATION< LOCATION< LOCATION>
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By nel621
Buy you will have all of the OTHER parts you may...

Buy you will have all of the OTHER parts you may need in 5 years.:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By nel621
Just buy a spare parts car.

Just buy a spare parts car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By nel621
Naphtha for the butyl.

Naphtha for the butyl.
Forum: showroom 04-17-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By nel621
Talk about making the centers gold .......

Talk about making the centers gold .......
Forum: showroom 04-14-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By nel621
Well that sucks. Glad you're ok.

Well that sucks. Glad you're ok.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-12-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,948
Posted By nel621
Piston slap or too low octane gas.

Piston slap or too low octane gas.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By nel621
How much was that glass from S. Jersey?

How much was that glass from S. Jersey?
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