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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By sheepbleat
Iím no proctologist but I have reason to believe...

Iím no proctologist but I have reason to believe that this will keep the wasps at bay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By sheepbleat
When I was a kid we had a greyhound that ate a...

When I was a kid we had a greyhound that ate a bee once. Maybe lots of greyhounds?

In all seriousness, I’d try a foaming spray like Terro or a wasp powder. Cover yourself up and wait until after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By sheepbleat
Not saying this is the correct thing to do, but...

Not saying this is the correct thing to do, but if you were to do the swap on jack stands youíd probably get the exhaust clearance you need just by unhooking the rubber hangers. Then youíll need a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By sheepbleat
I’m not mechanically inclined and have done this...

I’m not mechanically inclined and have done this on a very crusty car on the street in NYC in about 10 hours. Is this legal? No. Is it possible? Yes.

Agreed that a more experienced mechanic could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By sheepbleat
Thanks both! There was an old O2 sensor in there...

Thanks both! There was an old O2 sensor in there originally, so it’s probably M18 x 1.5. I’ll pull the trigger on that bolt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By sheepbleat
Plug for O2 Sensor Hole in Manifold

Car: Ď91 244 w/ B230F, NA

Replacing my exhaust manifold with one from the junkyard. New oneís got a hole for an O2 sensor, but I was planning on running the sensor down by the cat.

What should...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By sheepbleat
Oh baby :spin: This is what Iím here for....

Oh baby :spin:

This is what Iím here for. Looking forward to watching this come together.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By sheepbleat
I don’t have an exact answer to your question,...

I don’t have an exact answer to your question, but hopefully this data point will help:

About a month ago I was able to fit an entire 240 rear end (rotors, dust shields, studs, and all) in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,053
Posted By sheepbleat
Consider me subscribed. I have a swap coming up...

Consider me subscribed. I have a swap coming up and I’ve been trying to figure out how to pull it off on jack stands with as few helper hands as possible.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,678
Posted By sheepbleat
This is an A+ thread. I was considering a...

This is an A+ thread.

I was considering a summer without AC, but now I think it’s time I replace my compressor and convert to R134A.

Thank you, wcirco and vishmutzy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By sheepbleat
My 240 defaults to just dash vents without...

My 240 defaults to just dash vents without vacuum. Not sure if this is consistent across all model years.

Unfortunately I know this from enduring a northeastern winter with a leaky vacuum hose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By sheepbleat
As someone who’s encountered this...

As someone who’s encountered this unintentionally, I can say this approach is very effective. It also made for a very foggy car, but I think that’s also a wrong-coast problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By sheepbleat
They really shouldnít. I made that comment mostly...

They really shouldnít. I made that comment mostly in jest.

Language around horns in the inspection manual is brief and just calls out that it has to function. Iím sure an inspector whoís having a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By sheepbleat
Got it! Yes. Between this diagram and the one...

Got it! Yes. Between this diagram and the one that Dave Barton shared I think Iím dialed.

Off to find a rocker switch, some relays, connectors, and a wire loom.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By sheepbleat
This is genius.

This is genius.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By sheepbleat
Thatís the one! I suspect it will be appreciated...

Thatís the one! I suspect it will be appreciated by my close friends and frowned upon by NY inspectors.

This is a huge help. Thank you. Will grab a 40 amp relay and have at it once the horn shows...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-14-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By sheepbleat
Aftermarket Horns: Living my cycling team car dream

Hey TB,

Iíve got a 240 project car thatís beginning to take shape, and Iím getting into the fun parts. Part of that is installing this obnoxious horn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,737
Posted By sheepbleat
+1 on this. Blew that fuse recently on a 240...

+1 on this.

Blew that fuse recently on a 240 that had been wasting away in a vacant lot for years. Took it as a reminder to clean and lubricate the power windows. Huge improvement. Also cleaned...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,524
Posted By sheepbleat
Not cheap. $375 installed with the new molding....

Not cheap. $375 installed with the new molding. Got it done here in BK. LMK if you want the installerís contact info. Heís in Sunset Park.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By sheepbleat
Had the same experience 2 weeks back. Needed to...

Had the same experience 2 weeks back. Needed to swap in a new rear end and decided to go poly while I was at it. Gregerivnís press was worth every penny. Also just a great person to do business with....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,524
Posted By sheepbleat
Just got back from having a windshield put into a...

Just got back from having a windshield put into a ‘91 244. Guy said it was an absolute pain to find the glass, but it came from a warehouse in South NJ.

The glass arrived with some really small...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By sheepbleat
No brand on the arms themselves, but the box had...

No brand on the arms themselves, but the box had TRQ tape on it. LMK if you want a link to the eBay ad.

Definitely awesome that they come with bushings, but I’ve gotta press em out for some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sheepbleat
Thanks for the heads up. Iíve got a new...

Thanks for the heads up. Iíve got a new thermostat for that flap that Iím dropping in this weekend. Itís a new-to-me project car but itís slowly coming together.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By sheepbleat
Just unboxed ‘em. They’re... alright. ...

Just unboxed ‘em. They’re... alright.

Definitely feel the paint concerns. Doesn’t look like it’ll last long, and there’s some bubbly weirdness in some areas.

Will I still put them on my car?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By sheepbleat
I caved and ordered a pair of cheap trailing arms...

I caved and ordered a pair of cheap trailing arms on eBay for $90. Had the same thought process as you: Was replacing bushings and springs and the ones I had were salted to death.

They’re arriving...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,524
Posted By sheepbleat
I just had a shop successfully track one down for...

I just had a shop successfully track one down for me this week. Car’s a ‘91 244 and the windshield was sitting in a warehouse in NJ.

The guy I spoke with made it sound like the later ones are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sheepbleat
This was the answer. Just went out over...

This was the answer.

Just went out over lunch and decided to take a more measured approach in the light of day. Took off the water pump/fan pulley, v belts, and timing belt cover. Didnít take...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sheepbleat
Gotcha. Thank you! I was worried about this, but...

Gotcha. Thank you! I was worried about this, but it makes sense.

My upper timing belt cover has a sizable crack/tear where it meets the lower portion of the cover. Sounds like it could be rubbing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sheepbleat
Updating with pics. Note the rubber shards on top...

Updating with pics. Note the rubber shards on top of the water pump. Sounds like the next step is for me to take off the fan, pulley, accessory belts, and timing belt cover and see how it runs. Any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sheepbleat
Thank you! Updated with model info. I should know...

Thank you! Updated with model info. I should know better.

A) Iíll grab some photos in daylight today. And yes, drive pulley = water pump/fan pulley.

B) Iíll check the tension via deflection...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By sheepbleat
Warning lights and belt sounds/smells after new water pump

Edit: Car’s a ‘91 NA 244. B230F. Autotragic.

Put in a new water pump and radiator for the first time tonight. All went according to plan until I was getting ready to start the car and check for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By sheepbleat
Confirmed: M10 x 1.5

Confirmed: M10 x 1.5
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By sheepbleat
Awesome. Thanks both. And while I’m...

Awesome. Thanks both.

And while I’m asking... anyone know the threads on these? My heart says M10 x 1.5 but it’s a shot in the dark.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By sheepbleat
Removing a trashed rear spring retaining plate

This bolt/plate (https://www.ipdusa.com/products/10309/Rear-Spring-Retaining-Plate-240-260-Genuine-Volvo-1206811-121668) has met an untimely demise in my 1991 244. The bolt just spins freely in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By sheepbleat
Thanks for the update! Glad it worked out. Will...

Thanks for the update! Glad it worked out. Will remember this when I inevitably encounter the same issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By sheepbleat
Update: Put in a rear end with a better diff from...

Update: Put in a rear end with a better diff from the junkyard in today. 10 hours of a whole lotta rusty hardware, but problem solved. Relieved.

Next... bushings.

Thanks for the help, y’all.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By sheepbleat
Easiest way is to have a look at the rack. Find...

Easiest way is to have a look at the rack. Find where the boot clamps down on the tie rod. If the boot clamps directly onto the rod, itís probably a CAM. If it clamps onto a rubber donut on the rod,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By sheepbleat
This is what Iím thinking, too. Found a...

This is what Iím thinking, too.

Found a replacement 3.73 1031 non-ABS rear end for it that seems healthy. Gonna swap it in and hope for the best.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By sheepbleat
Update: Drained the old oil today. It was black...

Update: Drained the old oil today. It was black and sludgy. There were some metal shavings on the magnet but nothing crazy.

Replaced the oil. Took it for a spin. Same whine/whirr sound. Bummer.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By sheepbleat
Thanks all. Gonna crawl under there to swap the...

Thanks all. Gonna crawl under there to swap the fluid and take a gander at the magnet tomorrow. Will let you know what I find.

For what it’s worth, the whine gets louder when the motor is sending...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,747
Posted By sheepbleat
Question Rear Differential Whine

Iíve got a Ď91 244 that has a steady whine from the rear end that seems to increase as speed increases. I asked the go-to old Volvo mechanic in this neck of the woods and he was fairly certain itís...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,225
Posted By sheepbleat
This video...

This video (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEJbKLZ7RmM) looks like it produces pretty promising results.

I was looking for a good clear coat to give it a whirl, but I stumbled into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By sheepbleat
Nothing dead here! TB’s the party that goes all...

Nothing dead here! TB’s the party that goes all night!

To be honest, I’m currently weighing solutions for the same issue. If you search around you’ll find some comments on dash covers, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By sheepbleat
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By sheepbleat
Legends. Thank you both. FWD caps and acorns...

Legends. Thank you both.

FWD caps and acorns it is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By sheepbleat
Center caps for (gulp) Coronas

Alright TB. I know how much yíall love Coronas but...

I just got a cheap set that Iím looking to use for winter wheels. Of course they donít come with center caps.

Iím not looking to pay a...
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