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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By lookforjoe
There is no need to rebalance the 13c. Larger...

There is no need to rebalance the 13c. Larger turbos, sure, not the 13/15/16 sizing used by Volvo - IF you mark the existing locknut/shaft/wheel & put everything back EXACTLY as it was.

Areas that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By lookforjoe
Is the car 'Safety" (Pumpkin) Orange? Bay...

Is the car 'Safety" (Pumpkin) Orange?

Bay looks clean overall. What's with the blue hose for the booster & heater hose though?
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,205
Posted By lookforjoe
If you are adding the CSV wiring for the B230FT...

If you are adding the CSV wiring for the B230FT from the 740 to the 240 harness, just follow the wiring diagram for the MY 740 - that will give you the ECU pin locations.

Example - you can see the...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,205
Posted By lookforjoe
This one on Amazon has posts indicating it was...

This one on Amazon has posts indicating it was used with Volvo/ Mitsubishi 13c (https://www.amazon.com/Rebuild-Repair-Mitsubishi-3000GT-Turbocharger/dp/B00BEJA1T6)

I'd use that as reference & look...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 71,476
Posted By lookforjoe
I love the rusted-out look paint job. Paint...

I love the rusted-out look paint job. Paint surface looks pretty chunky/textured in the other pics - what did you use to achieve the effect? I may need to do something like this when my pickup...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By lookforjoe
I think his point was that in your initial post,...

I think his point was that in your initial post, you didn't include that pressure gauge was used to confirm line/regulated pressure when pump was activated - that is the relevant piece to include, as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By lookforjoe
A few things work off engine temp - on yours...

A few things work off engine temp - on yours mainly the aux air valve and the control pressure (sometimes called Warmup) regulator. Also cracked (air) hoses can often be worse once engine is...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,745
Posted By lookforjoe
So, there may be a communication issue - do you...

So, there may be a communication issue - do you mean half of the gauge or half way up the boost section (so approx 3/4 gauge)?

Half the gauge is where you go into positive pressure. If it doesn't...
Forum: showroom 09-24-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By lookforjoe
Plasti-Dip holds up better over (on top of)...

Plasti-Dip holds up better over (on top of) chrome, and no need to sand/scuff. That way, it's also reversable.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By lookforjoe
I followed the list in the +T stickies thread -...

I followed the list in the +T stickies thread - this worked for me for the feed line, going off the recommended 1/4" NPT -4an elbow (https://www.ebay.com/itm/254263321171)in the block.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,745
Posted By lookforjoe
I agree with the current remarks - you have what...

I agree with the current remarks - you have what appears to be a stock setup, with everything looking as it should in the pics you're posting. It would be wise to know where the fault lies, since it...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,854
Posted By lookforjoe
I wonder if the adaptor I used to convert from...

I wonder if the adaptor I used to convert from mechanical to electronic speedo would work the same -

https://i.postimg.cc/6pBnQZsy/X19-LH24-00094.jpg

then I used a HealTech Speedohealer to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By lookforjoe
76 has an auxiliary air valve - bolted to the...

76 has an auxiliary air valve - bolted to the valve cover

CIS didn't come in until much later (in the scheme of things)

Worth checking the flame trap hose(s) and the hoses for the aux air...
Forum: showroom 09-21-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By lookforjoe
Perhaps the climate has an impact - my experience...

Perhaps the climate has an impact - my experience is that it cracks. Considering the jacked-up cost, IMO it's not worth it for flexible panels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By lookforjoe
:lol: :rofl: :lol:

:lol: :rofl: :lol:
Forum: showroom 09-20-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you. It's been quite a few years since I...

Thank you. It's been quite a few years since I had my photography in a gallery exhibition - typically I would sell large size (12x18 range) prints for $250-300.

My wife takes pics of me taking...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By lookforjoe
I would never use another Spec setup - I went...

I would never use another Spec setup - I went through several versions on my old wagon - after 425AWHP I couldn't keep the nice AP Racing clutch/SM flywheel, it just wouldn't hold. I used Spec stage...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By lookforjoe
If you hook it up as intended it will give you...

If you hook it up as intended it will give you higher than stock boost & revised timing. Definite improvement over stock.
Forum: showroom 09-19-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By lookforjoe
:) some other locations ...

:) some other locations

https://i.postimg.cc/yN8RxbX6/Joe-Gallery058.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/mDh7X5tp/Joe-Gallery031.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/t45PXj6m/Joe-Gallery054.jpg
...
Forum: showroom 09-19-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By lookforjoe
LOL My other hobby when not modifying...

LOL



My other hobby when not modifying Volvos/Fiats is collecting & repairing old GI Joe figures and accessories. I have hundreds of them - mostly packed away like this
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
Get rid of all the soft lines - use quick connect...

Get rid of all the soft lines - use quick connect fittings & 4mm/5/16" nitrile line. Less failure, no clamps to blow off, no hose to crack.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By lookforjoe
The eFan relay triggers 1 & 2 ground through the...

The eFan relay triggers 1 & 2 ground through the ECU - if that's what you have. You would just need to cut the #1 low speed ground wire coming from the ECU connector (check the diagram for ECU...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By lookforjoe
Just use the Volvo hoses & tank - the DO88 hoses...

Just use the Volvo hoses & tank - the DO88 hoses can rupture & leak through the layers & out the end of the hose

https://i.postimg.cc/7YWH7wQZ/IMG-20191120-162711.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By lookforjoe
You can still buy the proper Volvo return hose -...

You can still buy the proper Volvo return hose - 9179420 (replaced the old 1266500) by the meter.

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20210828_142553631-jpg.51321/

I added...
Forum: showroom 09-17-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By lookforjoe
The great thing about .99c spray paint is that...

The great thing about .99c spray paint is that you can just keep a few cans & respray any areas that get rubbed/worn. I ran my X1/9 with that same paint for a couple years after doing the wide body...
Forum: showroom 09-17-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By lookforjoe
POR15 is not good for any surface that can flex -...

POR15 is not good for any surface that can flex - like a hood. Great for heavy gauge components or rigid panels with no flex potential. Floor pans, hoods, not so much, it will crack if there is any...
Forum: showroom 09-17-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By lookforjoe
How do you get the flock to stand on end with...

How do you get the flock to stand on end with their kit? When I flock GI Joe heads, it's in a electrostatic booth - the charge causes the flock to stand up

...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
"GD hardline"? Which one was leaking on you?...

"GD hardline"?

Which one was leaking on you? One of the fittings you had added?

https://pbase.com/kdh51/image/171934498.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
Looks good in terms of placement. Is that just...

Looks good in terms of placement. Is that just aluminized steel though? SS would hold up much better.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
There's a hefty crack in that hot side - looks...

There's a hefty crack in that hot side - looks like the flapper seat is ****ed... not sure how you could get in there to weld that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By lookforjoe
If you have the entire quarter panel, it makes...

If you have the entire quarter panel, it makes more sense to go all the way out to the spot weld seams. Even if it's more labor on the panel replacement up front, much easier to weld & less...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,793
Posted By lookforjoe
I was simply commenting on your first post where...

I was simply commenting on your first post where you mentioned the issues with the input shaft - from your comments it appeared you were having issues with T5 fitment with a Deeworks adaptor
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work. It's been 20 years since I owned a 700...

Nice work. It's been 20 years since I owned a 700 wagon - I forgot how soft that forward mount is. I'm not planning on any performance mods to speak of on my '91, however I will be hauling loads...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
The rear frame bracing is to beef up the...

The rear frame bracing is to beef up the sispensionmount points? Haven't investigated that - I may want to do something similar once I start on the pickup truck mods
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 58,316
Posted By lookforjoe
Yeah, pics would be great - 3 pages & one pic of...

Yeah, pics would be great - 3 pages & one pic of partial BNE strut assembly - some project thread :lol:

Always good to see documentation of mods (450 in tank, for example), there are always...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,793
Posted By lookforjoe
Nice work! It's frustrating when required...

Nice work!

It's frustrating when required parts for a conversion are not clearly identified up front - DeeWorks should indicate specifics with their adaptors, for example.

Why delete the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By lookforjoe
Looking good! Do you now have to replace the...

Looking good!

Do you now have to replace the entire DS with something more substantial, or just the front half to go from Volvo to whatever that is?

Are the V8 mounts intended for a different...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 229,692
Posted By lookforjoe
Any updates on your end? Just looking through the...

Any updates on your end? Just looking through the thread again - I'm going to start cutting up my wagon in the Fall. Besides copying your layout, I think I'm going to use a bed rail similar to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By lookforjoe
The factory WBO2 on my C30 T5 isn't further...

The factory WBO2 on my C30 T5 isn't further downstream than that either - which is why I put it there. AEM won't warranty a sensor placed this close though - they want it 18 or more inches...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By lookforjoe
what model Volvo? On my 740, H/L switch is the...

what model Volvo? On my 740, H/L switch is the easiest source. I used the LOtech pod

https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/pxl_20210716_215241025-jpg.49665/

WBO2 controller (+)...
Forum: showroom 08-20-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you, Dan. Car has been running well...

Thank you, Dan.

Car has been running well overall - used it for several Newark Airport runs as it has the most forgiving suspension & ride height .

I found that I have an oil leak from the...
Forum: showroom 08-10-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
Wrapped up the HVAC setup - added a vacuum...

Wrapped up the HVAC setup - added a vacuum reservoir, and got a new vacuum pump to replace the dead one.

Put a check valve back in for the HVAC circuit, T attaches the reservoir into the circuit
...
Forum: article composition 08-10-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 54,778
Posted By lookforjoe
This is the part you need to cut of the parts...

This is the part you need to cut of the parts car, if you are considering this:

https://i.postimg.cc/L6TS54cf/PXL-20210419-195118869.jpg

it's on the right side behind the motor above the PS rack
Forum: article composition 08-08-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 54,778
Posted By lookforjoe
The FPR is from EuroSpecSport - VW/Audi...

The FPR is from EuroSpecSport - VW/Audi applications - fits the same FPR pod used on 98 x70, maybe 850's as well, I don't recall

Cut the line to the rail, fitted that to the outlet of the pod, and...
Forum: showroom 08-04-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
I did add the second pressure switch set to 1 psi...

I did add the second pressure switch set to 1 psi

https://i.postimg.cc/9X6b4Y62/PXL-20210803-002921291.jpg

wired in series & function tested operation. Still need to hook up a vacuum gauge &...
Forum: showroom 08-03-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
The stock HVAC check valve is functional, I...

The stock HVAC check valve is functional, I tested it. According to the parts catalog, 91 740 manual AC had no vacuum reservoir. 940's came with one
...
Forum: showroom 08-02-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
Recent item. I've had complaints with the...

Recent item. I've had complaints with the hydraulic version since I bought them 7-8 years ago. These work.

With the +T, the heater/AC vent control is an issue (for me). With the absence of vacuum...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,058
Posted By lookforjoe
Did you confirm the pump draws sufficient vacuum?...

Did you confirm the pump draws sufficient vacuum? I don't recall the ratings, but it needs to be powerful. Many of those are actually weak. I tried a few versions quite some years back on my old...
Forum: showroom 07-28-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
Thank you! Slight detour today - I installed...

Thank you!

Slight detour today - I installed the rear diff on my C30 that I had added the Quaife 11J to about a year & a half ago...

https://i.postimg.cc/bN9Gybsg/IMG_20200103_132300.jpg

...
Forum: showroom 07-26-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,082
Posted By lookforjoe
Car ended up running very rich under load with...

Car ended up running very rich under load with the 30lb'ers, so I located some 24lb 0280155703's. AFR's are somewhat move even - 12's under part load/boost, still kinda lean when under higher...
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