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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work! Looking forward to updates. Love all...

Nice work! Looking forward to updates. Love all the fabrication, and the clear photography documenting it :D
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 37,150
Posted By lookforjoe
Flywheel reference info. Rex = 44/2 (fig A)....

Flywheel reference info.

Rex = 44/2 (fig A). EZK116 = 60/1 (fig B)

https://i.postimg.cc/L23vCr9j/Screen-Shot-2022-06-27-at-11-00-38-PM.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By lookforjoe
It may vary with level of fuel in the tank, and...

It may vary with level of fuel in the tank, and ambient temps, since those will impact pressure in the tank. The EVAP system is supposed to safely vent the tank, and the most common failure in my...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Photo op on the way to Ithaca, NY for the annual...

Photo op on the way to Ithaca, NY for the annual EuroMeet

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/original_8ff54a1d-d487-4fcd-b719-9c1101d421bd_pxl_20220625_123351493-jpg.63087/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By lookforjoe
Did you locate a used one? I have several tested...

Did you locate a used one? I have several tested good units from when I did the LH2.2 conversion on my Fiat :)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Added the 200K medallion I've had stashed for the...

Added the 200K medallion I've had stashed for the past 30 years

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220621_101102161-jpg.63004/

Discovered a new issue with the tonneau once...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Thanks for the pics - I'm just going to leave...

Thanks for the pics - I'm just going to leave them flat

Installed the T-bolts on the posts this morning. Had to futz with the bores, I didn't have them all properly perpendicular to the post
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on the ribs for the tonneau. 1/4"...

Worked on the ribs for the tonneau.

1/4" rod. A little over 5' length each.

https://i.postimg.cc/yVRXnpT9/PXL-20220619-212609465.jpg

middle rod has to be shortened & flattened to allow...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 37,150
Posted By lookforjoe
Working on comparing the 91 LH, EZK, Regina & Rex...

Working on comparing the 91 LH, EZK, Regina & Rex wiring diagrams - using Stiggy's spreadsheet as my base document (many, many thanks, Mike jr)

Once I start, I will photograph in tedious detail...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on the tonneau cover today, after doing...

Worked on the tonneau cover today, after doing the r/f wheel bearing on it, and a strut bearing on a friends V50, destroyed by one of our many large potholes (thought I had a pic of that, but I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 37,150
Posted By lookforjoe
Yes indeed! I'm far enough along with the pickup...

Yes indeed! I'm far enough along with the pickup work that I can start thinking about the EMS conversion. Need to do the rear main so this is the time to address the conversion :)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 37,150
Posted By lookforjoe
Going to rewire the Regina to LH2.4 for my +T....

Going to rewire the Regina to LH2.4 for my +T. Regina +T works, however the AFR's are very uneven and LEAN under light boost (14's @ 2-3psi), then pig rich under heavier pedal. I want the motor to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you. Yeah, It will look too odd staggered....

Thank you. Yeah, It will look too odd staggered. The other change will be a 10 degree rake cut on the lower panel to flow with the C pillar rake.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Playing around with the bed side rails. They will...

Playing around with the bed side rails. They will be epoxied once I'm done futzing with them. These are just for when I need to transport materials. Not to be left in place.

Positioned the side...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
The carrier actually was still in place, just the...

The carrier actually was still in place, just the rubber tore around the bearing cage. It is definitely smoother now - the vibration was most noticeable on deceleration.

The mixed paint was...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
I worked on the driveshaft yesterday - took a...

I worked on the driveshaft yesterday - took a little while to get it set up safely for working underneath. This is the first time I have jacked it up off all four wheels since doing the chopping &...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Cut up the left rear door panel and made the...

Cut up the left rear door panel and made the fixed rear panel. Added the early 760 grab handle, after painting it with SEMS camel. Still have to make the modded carpeted inset
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By lookforjoe
In my 740 pickup with ipd bars, overload rear...

In my 740 pickup with ipd bars, overload rear coils, Bilstein HD's, stock LSD (all new this past year suspension bushings, balljoints, etc.) the handling is very good. With no load in the rear I've...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 308,358
Posted By lookforjoe
That's one good looking blue-green wagon :)

That's one good looking blue-green wagon :)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Only the gate & the door handles. I'm not...

Only the gate & the door handles. I'm not painting the whole pickup, only the hood & the welded panels. I might change my mind DTR, however the paint on the gate is very good. I don't care if the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Thanks - I know, it's so slow by todays...

Thanks - I know, it's so slow by todays standards, it worry about being rear ended more than anything.

Today I painted the gate rail. Need to do some cleanup on the C post-bed rail transition,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
mixed a more blueish-green for the wells ...

mixed a more blueish-green for the wells

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220605_170248844-jpg.62482/
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By lookforjoe
Looking forward to pics of the 'slice&dice"...

Looking forward to pics of the 'slice&dice" process, mostly for the rear end fit & align, seen plenty of motor shoe-horns :)

That silver grill could be repaired if you had a scrap grille to get...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on getting the bed finished up, so welding...

Worked on getting the bed finished up, so welding the pockets, refining the back end of the inner rail & D posts

seam sealer & secure right pocket
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By lookforjoe
Post back with the VIN. That determines which...

Post back with the VIN. That determines which shaft you have.

I have a couple of the late 98 shafts, and probably 99-00 version (larger carrier bearing)

CV's can be replaced/rebuilt

Bigger...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 436,068
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on the trunk lid and spoiler over the past...

Worked on the trunk lid and spoiler over the past couple days

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220527_202959635-jpg.62179/

wet sanded 1-7k, compound, polish
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By lookforjoe
Pretty sure I have a pair of NOS OEM bushings if...

Pretty sure I have a pair of NOS OEM bushings if you're interested - I'd go with BNE's offerings given that factory bushings don't last very long no matter what you do (besides not driving the car)....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 436,068
Posted By lookforjoe
New rear tires mounted so I can start driving the...

New rear tires mounted so I can start driving the X1/9 once more. Have an alignment scheduled for next Wednesday, so before I wear them out again
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Cleaning up the posts / faux rail transition -...

Cleaning up the posts / faux rail transition - sand, fill, sand fill, prime. Coming along OK

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220525_221431161-jpg.62117/
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Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Welded the caps in yesterday. will need some...

Welded the caps in yesterday. will need some refining, but that's the worst of the welding over with.

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220523_220228779-jpg.62051/
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Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you for the clarification, I stand...

Thank you for the clarification, I stand corrected :)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By lookforjoe
Sounds like one of those interweb myths. The...

Sounds like one of those interweb myths. The fenders & 1/4 panels did not change form beyond the changes required as a result of the side marker/parking light changes over the years. The wheel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Yesterday I added some material to the left cap,...

Yesterday I added some material to the left cap, and made the cover plate for the right side. That's as far as I got - had to make the right cap twice, first one I had the depth all wrong for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By lookforjoe
Cool project! I remember rebuilding 140...

Cool project! I remember rebuilding 140 transmissions back in the early 80's in the driveway, no problem. I did have the square frame Volvo press tool that fit over the casing, which made things...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on the end caps this afternoon set to...

Worked on the end caps this afternoon

set to align with outer top edge of taillamp

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220521_195338355-jpg.61953/

put primer on them for...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
added snaps to the wood floor to secure the...

added snaps to the wood floor to secure the plastic wagon cargo tray (saved in my attic for the past 20 years since I owned a 745)
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By lookforjoe
I see. One problem with that, if it does indeed...

I see. One problem with that, if it does indeed increase output, it will also typically reduce cap & rotor lifespan, in my experience with aftermarket higher energy output setups.not such a big deal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By lookforjoe
When I fixed my 91 745 AC, I switched to R134a....

When I fixed my 91 745 AC, I switched to R134a. I needed a new condenser, had to make two lines, and I changed the compressor. The accumulator is absolute minimum, regardless of any leaks or not. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By lookforjoe
To update - the problem is not the MCC head unit....

To update - the problem is not the MCC head unit. Fuse blew again yesterday driving around.

What I forgot about is that I rewired things for the 850/v70 eFan & relay - since the bl-gn wasn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By lookforjoe
Just curious, why switch power stage version?...

Just curious, why switch power stage version? Because you have one? The standard was readily available last time I checked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By lookforjoe
Many thanks! No one has mentioned my issue - I'll...

Many thanks! No one has mentioned my issue - I'll Take pics of my circuit board once I dismantle it to evaluate

Link for future reference...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By lookforjoe
Thanks for the input. All those under-hood...

Thanks for the input.

All those under-hood wires were replaced when I fixed the AC last summer - they were all shot. I got rid of the bullet connector setup at the same time, switched to insulated...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By lookforjoe
Swapped out the head unit after isolating the...

Swapped out the head unit after isolating the signal wire - with the head unit unplugged the fuse didn't blow

https://i.postimg.cc/GrzWGVXZ/PXL-20220518-212148286.jpg
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By lookforjoe
91 740 Fuse #9.3 Short (A/C, shift lock, seatbelt, eFan)

So, after Carlisle, I started blowing fuse #9 on just about every drive. No specifics that I could tie it to.

I unplugged the seat belt harnesses from the seats first, still blew the fuse.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 40,782
Posted By lookforjoe
Hey Adam I must have sold the clip kit at...

Hey Adam

I must have sold the clip kit at some point last year, I can't find it anywhere.

Makes sense to focus on a rebuild for the WUR
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Damn. There are pages that are gone... I had...

Damn. There are pages that are gone... I had documented long beyond the above post. about a month's worth of work is missing.

Made it to Carlisle Import show & back, had to leave early as my wife...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a fair bit done today. Valance/gate opening...

Got a fair bit done today. Valance/gate opening is now welded in place on the pillars, anyway. The sill I will need some time on. I found I had the valance set too far back, which meant the gate seal...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
I just did the +T on it for now. If I do a...

I just did the +T on it for now. If I do a drivetrain swap, I'd probably go with Honda K24 - easy 200WHP NA, way more +T, and easy to tune with Hondata or K-Tuner. I already have experience playing...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 73,759
Posted By lookforjoe
Temps are still in the freezing range, so not...

Temps are still in the freezing range, so not getting much done.

I added tie plates to the inner bottom of the gate valance, so I can tie the valance to the seat tub in the outer post area
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By lookforjoe
Need to do compression & leakdown tests to...

Need to do compression & leakdown tests to determine your next course of action. Those two (not compression alone) will absolutely tell you if you have blowby causing the crankcase pressure.
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