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Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 11:40 AM
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Posted By oemoilleaks
Yea I think I found your thread before I posted. ...

Yea I think I found your thread before I posted.

I really hate making seat brackets. It usually ends up costing me as much as if I had just bought one. So I thought I'd see if anyone knew of a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By oemoilleaks
Does anyone make Recaro seat brackets for 142s?

I'm looking to upgrade my seats in my '68 142s.

I was wondering if anyone makes seat brackets for the 142?

If not has anyone added Recaro LX's to their 142? How'd you do it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By oemoilleaks
I think it might be the booster. I unplugged...

I think it might be the booster.

I unplugged the vacuum line from the booster and clamped it shut and I had a solid pedal with zero sinking (albeit with a little bit of a throw before the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By oemoilleaks
I don't believe I do. I think the old was was...

I don't believe I do. I think the old was was also a centric unit. But Centric's are usually built/rebuilt here in Southern California.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By oemoilleaks
Man don't I know this to be true. I've had two...

Man don't I know this to be true. I've had two IPD mechanical fuel pumps fail within 500 miles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By oemoilleaks
Stumped on this spongy Brake Pedal - '68 142s

While on a "vintage rally" (more of a long back roads road trip) a couple of weeks ago I started to develop a spongier than usual brake pedal. On Sunday I got to work and did the following in the the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2020, 09:28 PM
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Posted By oemoilleaks
lovely!

lovely!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 12:53 AM
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Views: 2,406
Posted By oemoilleaks
k

k
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 12:53 AM
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Views: 2,406
Posted By oemoilleaks
no idea. never tried them!

no idea. never tried them!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,406
Posted By oemoilleaks
Speed Bleeders for various Vintage Volvos?

I've finally had enough of the stripped brake bleed nipples I have on my 142s. I was looking at getting some speed bleeders but I'm not sure the size and thread pitch I'd need.

I have the Ate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,614
Posted By oemoilleaks
I have a 4.10 Dana 30 rear end with a Detroit...

I have a 4.10 Dana 30 rear end with a Detroit Trutrac in it.

I did also just build a new big bore b20 with a vv71 so I'm sure the cam profile being different (as opposed to the K cam I had in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,614
Posted By oemoilleaks
Well that would explain it. I wasn't sure if I...

Well that would explain it. I wasn't sure if I was just imagining 1st gear feeling shorter in the '75 box. But what does confuse me is 4th also feeling shorter. I'm probably just imagining that one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,614
Posted By oemoilleaks
M40 gear ratios?

Was there any difference in gear ratios between an early 142 m40 and a 1975 240 m40?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By oemoilleaks
That would be great! I wonder if in the meantime...

That would be great! I wonder if in the meantime there was a make your own viton solution...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By oemoilleaks
Vintage buttcheek Jerry Can refurb - seals available?

I've been refurbishing an old buttcheek jerry can I got for my 140 and in trying to clean it out shadetree style (adding some gas, some loose hardware, and shaking it around like a miracca). In doing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,135
Posted By oemoilleaks
it's a GT cluster for sure. 4 gauges. Meaning the...

it's a GT cluster for sure. 4 gauges. Meaning the senders are the same as the stock cluster.

Today it started at the 0 mark and then just slowly disappeared.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,135
Posted By oemoilleaks
That makes sense... but this is a 5v cluster....

That makes sense... but this is a 5v cluster. I'll look for the right voltage
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,135
Posted By oemoilleaks
Check the wire for what though? What would the...

Check the wire for what though? What would the resistance in a wire look like?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,135
Posted By oemoilleaks
140 fuel gauge reading low (not the usual suspects)

After years of not having one I finally took it upon myself to get a GT cluster with a working fuel gauge. I plugged it in to confirm all the gauges and lights functioned and I noticed that the fuel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 73,184
Posted By oemoilleaks
Got the radiator in! I was somewhat surprised at...

Got the radiator in! I was somewhat surprised at how small it really is. And then I was doubly surprised when I realized I forgot to order a radiator cap.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 73,184
Posted By oemoilleaks
Did you make the brackets that secure the puller...

Did you make the brackets that secure the puller fan?

[I'm very much trying to implement your cooling setup in my car if you haven't guessed by now ;) ]
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 73,184
Posted By oemoilleaks
Looking at the photos (and reading the...

Looking at the photos (and reading the descriptions again) I was wondering what your plan was for when you have to change the accessory belts.

It looks (emphasis on looks... might not actually be)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Yea I figure it couldn't hurt and it only costs...

Yea I figure it couldn't hurt and it only costs me time at this point. Where as relocating the sender costs me an engine pull, time, and money.

If this turns out to have an effect, I'll wrap the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 73,184
Posted By oemoilleaks
This is the most elegant solution to an improved...

This is the most elegant solution to an improved radiator I've seen yet! Kudos!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
interesting.. it's not too warm where I am yet....

interesting.. it's not too warm where I am yet. still only about 70ļ F (21ļC). At speed my water temp drops, even if it's warm out, which is to be expected. But still the oil temps continue to rise...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Iím intrigued on how I could make my own tester...

Iím intrigued on how I could make my own tester out of the MAP sensor. But I 100% agree I should do a leak down. Iím going to try to reseat the rings before I do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
the engine was initially designed to simply dump...

the engine was initially designed to simply dump the excess oil vapor onto the road. Hence the un-vented oil filler cap and road tube you see in early b16s and p1800s. The catch can serves the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
What would cause crankcase pressurization in a...

What would cause crankcase pressurization in a scenario like mine?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Breakin was varied RPM, never higher than 5k, for...

Breakin was varied RPM, never higher than 5k, for the first 500 miles. Then had Ed Pinks dyno it.. which lead to some 6500RPM pulls. Then drove it on the highway from LA to Palm Springs where I heard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
I understand. His rationale was that most of the...

I understand. His rationale was that most of the PCV system and routing was based on smog laws. Hence why the routing changes throughout the years but the engine architecture doesn't.

I feel like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
The PCV system isn't setup as factory. I have...

The PCV system isn't setup as factory. I have both the oil filler cap and the flame trap plumbed to a catch can that vents to atmosphere through a filter... the only line going to the vacuum port on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Yea, I hear you on which side of the pan. I saw...

Yea, I hear you on which side of the pan. I saw the note after I ran this test.. I took it on the exhaust side since that's where the oil temp sender is located. (as it is on the p1800 pans), but I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
UPDATE: Even after letting it cool, I pulled the...

UPDATE: Even after letting it cool, I pulled the dipstick and got sprayed with oil. I put my thumb on the tube and confirmed it's building a little pressure, which says to me that I'm getting a fair...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 73,184
Posted By oemoilleaks
What radiator is that? Where did you get it? And...

What radiator is that? Where did you get it? And is there any chance you've got photos of how you had to adapt the car to get it to sit where you have it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
So I did a few things. I changed the Brad...

So I did a few things.

I changed the Brad Penn 10w30 oil for Vr-1 20w50. Then took it for a drive.

Oil temps got up to about 220ļ while hammering on it on the highway. I pulled off and found a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Still looks fresh! (And green because itís that...

Still looks fresh! (And green because itís that weird brad penn ****)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Well the coolant doesnít have to deal with...

Well the coolant doesnít have to deal with friction like the oil does. But Iíve even put the pyrometer down into the dipstick tube and confirmed the oil readings on the low end.

I have more faith...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
Itís not. The gauge is confirmed working, and...

Itís not. The gauge is confirmed working, and double checked it with a pyrometer. The oil temp bung welded in the factory location as the p1800.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
240ļ F Which is where it would sit...

240ļ F

Which is where it would sit before... it would just take A LOT longer to get there.

Oil is Brad Penn 10w30 with just shy of 1000 miles on it.
The engine has just over 2200 miles on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,965
Posted By oemoilleaks
So.. to bring things back from the dead.... ...

So.. to bring things back from the dead....

Let’s say you see your oil temp go from 240 to 260ish going up the grapevine.
And now, your oil temp rises super quick when you start the car a week...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,423
Posted By oemoilleaks
Sure. That could definitely be the case. But itís...

Sure. That could definitely be the case. But itís probably cheaper to try smaller chokes and rejet than it is to change the cam.

My cam was supposed to be an r-cam and it turned out to be a VV71...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,423
Posted By oemoilleaks
Honestly, I'd start by reducing the size of the...

Honestly, I'd start by reducing the size of the chokes. That was 100% my problem. It couldn't make any power down low, and then it throws off the AFR reading because you can't get enough fuel to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By oemoilleaks
Yup! You're right on all accounts. I will...

Yup! You're right on all accounts. I will probably need a rear gasket as well. On second thought.. do you guys have time this weekend? I'm going to give you a ring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By oemoilleaks
Ok gotcha! Apologies for not understanding what...

Ok gotcha! Apologies for not understanding what you were saying earlier.. I was told this was a '74 gearbox which threw me for a loop when you said all the metal gears were the same.

The green...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By oemoilleaks
So I would need a 381603 speedo gear then, right?

So I would need a 381603 speedo gear then, right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By oemoilleaks
Any other way to tell/confirm the year of the...

Any other way to tell/confirm the year of the trans? There’s an “m51” casting mark on the side.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 73,184
Posted By oemoilleaks
can not wait!!:-D

can not wait!!:-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By oemoilleaks
Finally had a chance to get the baseplate photo ...

Finally had a chance to get the baseplate photo

https://payload.cargocollective.com/1/8/273929/13698983/IMG_0349_670.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,614
Posted By oemoilleaks
Yea I hear you.. I need the drive gear to work...

Yea I hear you.. I need the drive gear to work because my fuel gauge doesn't, so it's how I know when to fill up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By oemoilleaks
Ahh ok that's what I thought it was, but I don't...

Ahh ok that's what I thought it was, but I don't have the necessary tools to remove the driveshaft flange... What size is that nut?
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