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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
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: 5
Views: 120
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: 5
Views: 120
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: 5
Views: 120
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.
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Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,571
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: 143
Views: 62,294
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: 143
Views: 62,294
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: 143
Views: 62,294
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: 143
Views: 62,294
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
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
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.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a fair bit done today. 2 remaining filler...

Got a fair bit done today. 2 remaining filler sections for each door, and the taper cap for the DS B pillar, then I finally got to welding a door shut. I started with the passenger door as the gap...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Lots done today, in between the rain showers....

Lots done today, in between the rain showers. Sealed all the seams that needed it, got the fillers made for the B pillar covers, cap & stake holder on the right.
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Plugging away at the valance welding ...

Plugging away at the valance welding

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220324_205220031-jpg.59535/
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Productive afternoon. Got the 3 supports...

Productive afternoon. Got the 3 supports fabricated, the end valance-to-door tie plates for the lower valance, and the caps to close off the valance/sill. Next I can remove the valance, do all the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Cut the valance filler (16ga) - had to go back &...

Cut the valance filler (16ga) - had to go back & forth trimming the outer 12" on each side - the valance actually has a dogleg to it on each side, so the depth was all wrong. I had to taper the base...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Plan was to focus on making the tie plate for the...

Plan was to focus on making the tie plate for the gate opening. I got the template made, then got sidetracked on balancing out the filler panels I needed to add to the left door, and that led to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Got a couple hours in today - spent most of the...

Got a couple hours in today - spent most of the day going to Jersey to get a Volvo for my Mum

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/img_20220319_191006-jpg.59401/

got more filler...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Back on it today after work - got some of the...

Back on it today after work - got some of the filler welded on the right door, shaved the right handle, and added the cap for the left (original) C pillar
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Cut out the cross braces & beams from the roof...

Cut out the cross braces & beams from the roof skin, so I can use parts of the skin for various areas.

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220316_200306879-jpg.59305/

Cut...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
small steps - got the upper inserts spot welded...

small steps - got the upper inserts spot welded together after a bunch of fettling to get the fit right

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220315_204938327-jpg.59280/
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Got back outside for a couple hours today whilst...

Got back outside for a couple hours today whilst the sun was in the driveway. Still feeling kinda shagged.

Removed the rear door locks & handles to prep for welding, and made some more tagboard...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,612
Posted By lookforjoe
Looking good! Not much rust to deal with on...

Looking good!

Not much rust to deal with on the replacement, which is a plus, considering it's age.

Now you can address all the rust on the bodyside seam areas before you get ready to fit the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Snow is gone & sun is out, so I worked outside...

Snow is gone & sun is out, so I worked outside for a few hours. Since I've been really sick since Sunday, I took a PCR test on Tues, & got back a positive Wed. night. I of course gifted it on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,301
Posted By lookforjoe
Needs clarification. If you use a seam sealer (or...

Needs clarification. If you use a seam sealer (or a panel bond as I did), how do you reckon there is a gap? I know from my experience that after spot welding, the panel bond could be tooled to a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
All I got done today was some wiring, no energy...

All I got done today was some wiring, no energy for anything more strenuous. Waiting for results of PCR test.

repinned the gate harness, JPT terminals 6pole + 2pole
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By lookforjoe
Take a pic of what you have. If there is no crank...

Take a pic of what you have. If there is no crank handle, it's probably for a reason - IE, the gear mechanism is ****ed & they got the roof panel level & left it at that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,301
Posted By lookforjoe
That is understandable if you are seam welding...

That is understandable if you are seam welding the overlap, but not if you are spot welding, or plug welding, surely. I flanged & spot welded my roof section (pics above), and if there is any...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Still really sick, so only a small amount of work...

Still really sick, so only a small amount of work today. Removed the seats, carpeting & lower trim

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220307_174745334-jpg.59053/

Gap that...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Feeling under the weather yesterday & today, so...

Feeling under the weather yesterday & today, so only futzed with a couple things I wanted to work out.

tweaked the backside of the panel so it will align with the molding

EDIT: Link to Volvo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By lookforjoe
https://i.imgur.com/RWJKRfy.jpeg The bracket...

https://i.imgur.com/RWJKRfy.jpeg

The bracket is probably interfering. Pretty sure the cutout aligns with the lock/unlock barrel that passes through the loops of the lever. SO, it looks like it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By lookforjoe
That's just a support for the latch - if it's not...

That's just a support for the latch - if it's not installed properly it could interfere with the button pivoting, & inhibit the latch operation. You've confirmed the barrel that actuates the latch is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,301
Posted By lookforjoe
You can, just have to remove the squeeze out from...

You can, just have to remove the squeeze out from the weld holes before you MIG them. I would do a series of quick tacks rather than a continuous fill, or you will likely blowout much of the sealer...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 124,123
Posted By lookforjoe
I love the rusted patina, I know I've already...

I love the rusted patina, I know I've already said that, but every time I look in your thread, it makes me smile :)

Everyone's taste is what it is, I'm glad the neon green is gone from under the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 32,548
Posted By lookforjoe
Clean layout. Did you ever resolve your twitchy...

Clean layout. Did you ever resolve your twitchy throttle / rapid boost with the 19T before you moved on? That was always an issue on white block based swaps.

Whats a Kenny PNP? MAP&IAT based...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,301
Posted By lookforjoe
If you are going to flange weld the repair, you...

If you are going to flange weld the repair, you should get either weld-thru seam sealer or a bonding sealer. The flange area will be prone to collecting moisture no matter what you do, unless it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By lookforjoe
Did you try looking at the parts schematic? Makes...

Did you try looking at the parts schematic? Makes it pretty clear.

Most likely the guide pin (#36) is not in the pivot/ button properly...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Yesterday I also took the wagon downtown - to...

Yesterday I also took the wagon downtown - to visit another friend I hadn't seen for some years....

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220305_205149154-jpg.58996/

....who,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
OK - so started with a good friend helping me...

OK - so started with a good friend helping me bolt the tailgate back into the roof. That was more difficult than I thought it would be - the gate has to be fully elevated for the hinges to tuck into...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Productive day. I'll add pics once I've processed...

Productive day. I'll add pics once I've processed them

Short video to show tailgate operation - I did not have to cut the gate with the extra inch I shaved off the roof depth. I do have to indent...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Only had a little time today, and it was bloody...

Only had a little time today, and it was bloody cold ��

Spent some time making a continuation of the 1/4 pinch weld - this is to support the rail cap. Needs to run down the center of the old glass...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Had an hour today, so I got the driver's side...

Had an hour today, so I got the driver's side pillar cover trimmed, door post cut & fitted

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220303_222025923-jpg.58866/
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Well thank you :) Worked on the B pillar...

Well thank you :)

Worked on the B pillar today. Chopped off the outer portion of the window frame, the inner part will eventually be welded to the new skin
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Worked on the B & C pillar reworking. Cut the...

Worked on the B & C pillar reworking. Cut the skins off the original C pillar and the spare set of D pillars

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220301_223120762-jpg.58788/
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Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Busy day today. Took some hours to get the D...

Busy day today. Took some hours to get the D section to align properly with the forward section. I cut an inch off the forward section first, then about another 1/8" to get it right. Had to cut off...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Chipping away. Set up the new MIG - wanted to try...

Chipping away. Set up the new MIG - wanted to try it on the tub seam

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20220225_180226100-jpg.58539/

Practise butt weld. This was with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Today I worked a few hours on shaving 1/2" or so...

Today I worked a few hours on shaving 1/2" or so off the depth of the reinforcement tub. I really, really want to minimize the depth of the cab to avoid cutting the tailgate.

First step was to cut...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Lots of pics today - temps went to about 60º -...

Lots of pics today - temps went to about 60º - so I went to town on the wagon

taped up the cut lines with Ann's help
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
Much of what I did was only due to the pickup...

Much of what I did was only due to the pickup conversion - the only thing you need to do for direct swap is make the electric motor support bracket, and drill the new mount holes in the sheet metal...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 62,294
Posted By lookforjoe
yeah - you can just add a plate to the stock...

yeah - you can just add a plate to the stock (old) mount bracket, drilled for mount. 700/900 Motors are all the same form factor, regardless of PN
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Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By lookforjoe
I would also recommend Treadstone - I tried a...

I would also recommend Treadstone - I tried a range of brands on my old V70 build - the Treadstone had the best fin/core design & includes internal splitters for designs with offset I/O.
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