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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:11 AM
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Posted By spock345
Definitely do this if you live near the ocean or...

Definitely do this if you live near the ocean or in a place that uses road salt. You won't get the same sort of terminal rot from ocean air that you would from road salt, but it can cause things to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By spock345
This is probably a good way to go. California...

This is probably a good way to go. California calipers are generally in good shape. I only replaced my rear ones because the bores were thoroughly screwed up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By spock345
Pretty much everything these days is a...

Pretty much everything these days is a remanufactured part. I recently did the rears on my 240. Went to the local oreillys. I ended up with what seemed to be calipers from two different rebuilders or...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By spock345
How much are they asking?

How much are they asking?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By spock345
HS6s would probably do the trick. Depending on...

HS6s would probably do the trick. Depending on the cam and compression OP is running. SUs are not all that happy with low idle vacuum.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By spock345
I was really tempted to go that route until I got...

I was really tempted to go that route until I got my SUs figured out. An out of the box EFI solution probably won't give more power, but size the barrels right and you'll probably be a lot less...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By spock345
I thought the motor had to be the same year or...

I thought the motor had to be the same year or newer than the car it is going in?

I've read of some folks sneaking a +t through the ref. Although I wouldn't bet on it. A 5.0 seems like a pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By spock345
I'd go find a used Weber 38/38 DGES. I assume you...

I'd go find a used Weber 38/38 DGES. I assume you are used to tuning the DGV on your car right now.

You could also try a holly. I am not sure if the bolt patters are the same but there are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By spock345
So what I am hearing is 0.5 ugga-duggas?

So what I am hearing is 0.5 ugga-duggas?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By spock345
Last time I did a transmission pan gasket on an...

Last time I did a transmission pan gasket on an AW70 it was something like 8-10 ft-lbs.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By spock345
160 and 405 heads are casting numbers (a number...

160 and 405 heads are casting numbers (a number stamped on the exhaust side between the ports and the valve cover). What you are going to want to pay attention to is whether or not the injector holes...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By spock345
Brakes, tie rods, ball joints, and a DIY...

Brakes, tie rods, ball joints, and a DIY alignment done. It is now road worthy.

Also a roof rack, just because.

https://i.imgur.com/ajsUGEDl.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By spock345
Interesting. I've gotta figure out whether the...

Interesting. I've gotta figure out whether the instrument is just off, if I am wrong about the rear end, or whether I have the wrong gear in the transmission.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By spock345
K-jet is only a big problem if it has sat and...

K-jet is only a big problem if it has sat and won't fire up. Setting it right is a big effort. But so can carburetors.

I know you can get carburetor manifolds for the B21/23/230 family of motors,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By spock345
Nice, well between the hourglass bushings and my...

Nice, well between the hourglass bushings and my new TAB tool replacing any bushings should be pretty easy this time around.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By spock345
Update for now, will add pictures later. Upgrades...

Update for now, will add pictures later. Upgrades the brakes to vented rotors in the front courtesy of some junkyard calipers. Also found out that the rear calipers were toast when I went to compress...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By spock345
Hourglass bushing removal or installation

I haven't dealt with the hourglass shaped bushings before and now have a set of torque rods with them. They seem like it would be easier to remove and install than the standard cylindrical bushings...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 602
Posted By spock345
I remember removing the dipstick tube when I did...

I remember removing the dipstick tube when I did the fluid on my AW70 years ago. I guess I won the lottery there. Although then I tried to do the accumulator mod with the gearbox in the car. Bathing...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 108,263
Posted By spock345
https://media.tenor.com/acU28-Gj1W0AAAAd/jack-nich...

https://media.tenor.com/acU28-Gj1W0AAAAd/jack-nicholson-jack.gif
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By spock345
Getting a sticker will make the car legit enough...

Getting a sticker will make the car legit enough that you could actually sell it easily. If the time ever came for such a thing. I have seen a few LS swapped cars that haven't gotten approved by the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By spock345
From what I can tell it is the luck of the draw...

From what I can tell it is the luck of the draw whether you get a ref that knows their stuff and goes through it with a fine toothed comb or not. I'd be worried about the outward differences between...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
And I now have three later seats in blue vinyl...

And I now have three later seats in blue vinyl sitting in my garage. Let's see if I can cobble together some functional seats. If I could find covers for the early style in decent shape I'd rather...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Interesting. For me right now it is mostly a...

Interesting. For me right now it is mostly a question of parts availability. The '86-93 seats and specifically the seat covers, are much easier to find in decent shape. In my car I have two problems...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Yeah, the difference is apparent. Mostly at the...

Yeah, the difference is apparent. Mostly at the top of the seat.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By spock345
Most Volvos I've seen with floor rust have rusted...

Most Volvos I've seen with floor rust have rusted from the inside out. Seems like a common thing.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By spock345
Floors don't look too bad rust wise.

Floors don't look too bad rust wise.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
I hooked up he new-ish calipers to the car today....

I hooked up he new-ish calipers to the car today. Was able to do it without loosing too much brake fluid. Still plenty in the reservoir. Shouldn't be too bad bleeding it with a power bleeder.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By spock345
Or it could be that the bulb failure relay has...

Or it could be that the bulb failure relay has failed.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,921
Posted By spock345
Probably a Spicer with a 4.10:1 or 4.56:1 ratio. ...

Probably a Spicer with a 4.10:1 or 4.56:1 ratio.

Luckily the wiring on these earlier cars is pretty simple to repair compared to the later ones.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Probably some middle of the road ceramics. I have...

Probably some middle of the road ceramics. I have some on the my VW and the Amazon, both are working well. I can deal with less of a cold bite and heat transfer in favor of better wear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Thanks, I think I may have some leads on options...

Thanks, I think I may have some leads on options to rectify the situation. Luckily the car is on jack stands as I await brake pads and some vented front rotors. So nothing pressing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Out of curiosity, is the difference the foam or...

Out of curiosity, is the difference the foam or the seat frame?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Or I could just say "**** it" and send a set of...

Or I could just say "**** it" and send a set of the old covers over to L-seat and see what they can do. They at least seem to recognize that the covers they list on their website are for '86-93 seat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Well that is annoying. I saw seats in a 240 at...

Well that is annoying. I saw seats in a 240 at yard a decent distance away while I was grabbing brake parts. Not sure if they will still be there next time I can justify the drive out. The closest...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
So am I just out of luck with these covers or is...

So am I just out of luck with these covers or is there a way to get it to fit. I tried adding some foam with mediocre results. Made the covers not fit in a different way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Junkyard calipers obtained.

Junkyard calipers obtained.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By spock345
Early vs late 240 seats and seat covers, help with fitment.

So I bought some blue 240 seat covers for my '80 wagon from Swedish Car parts (seat needed a rebuild, decided might as well go for new upholstery. Decent enough covers but I've noticed a good amount...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
I did that on my Amazon, they are doing well so...

I did that on my Amazon, they are doing well so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
I factored in the core charge when making this...

I factored in the core charge when making this determination.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Also with pick n pull if you only want store...

Also with pick n pull if you only want store credit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Well, reman calipers are about the same price as...

Well, reman calipers are about the same price as going out to a junkyard once I factor in gas and possible bridge tolls.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Well, the closest yard to me with a 240 had only...

Well, the closest yard to me with a 240 had only calipers for solid rotors. Solid rotors on an '89 was interesting.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Less than there used to be though. Same with the...

Less than there used to be though. Same with the older W123 Mercedes. I remember tons of 240s and 740s when I was growing up in the south bay. Many now sit unused waiting for the crusher.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
The 740s and 940s seem more common these days...

The 740s and 940s seem more common these days within a decent driving radius (less than an hour). 850s and early S70s are stupidly common.

240s have been less and less common. I remember when I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
There is one yard near me with an '89 240. Let's...

There is one yard near me with an '89 240. Let's hope those calipers are still there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Mines road is where the Amazon goes out to have...

Mines road is where the Amazon goes out to have fun. This car is just a grocery getter and furniture hauler. It all makes sense though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Yeah, I really just wanna do a brake fluid flush,...

Yeah, I really just wanna do a brake fluid flush, slap new wear parts on it, and go. Introducing air to the system would be a pain.

But if there is better enough braking to be had it might be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
This car has no chin spoiler and runs steelies....

This car has no chin spoiler and runs steelies. Mostly I just want to know if there is a miraculous difference or if it is more marginal. The calipers are good so I am tempted to just slap new rotors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
If your 242 is running solid rotors then my wagon...

If your 242 is running solid rotors then my wagon would probably be fine with them given that is is just a B21F. At this point the question is really do I put more cash into nicer rotors and pads, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,166
Posted By spock345
Solid to vented front rotors, worth the upgrade?

I've got a 1980 car with solid front rotors, would it be worth the upgrade to vented rotors? What would I need to do the swap?
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