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Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 41,483
Posted By matt b
Excellent, I'm glad the beast lives on and looks...

Excellent, I'm glad the beast lives on and looks as good as it will run with a good tune. Whos' tuning it this time around ? Aaron again or someone else ?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 41,483
Posted By matt b
Now hurry up and park it inside. You have the...

Now hurry up and park it inside. You have the only remaining dash/airbag cover that's not warped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By matt b
Cleaning up all the connections on your harness...

Cleaning up all the connections on your harness and replacing the dash bulbs should take care of the difference in brightness.

I'd check the inside of the dash for rust, they can have rust in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By matt b
No, not the dash cap. Ther fascia, the part below...

No, not the dash cap. Ther fascia, the part below where there's a patch to cover a previous hole. 1800S' use 3 pieces of it.

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Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 44,065
Posted By matt b
Low compression wouldn't cause a high idle, but...

Low compression wouldn't cause a high idle, but as others have said: an air leak definitely will. Is the linkage returning fully, right away or is it a little sluggish ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By matt b
You can try to contact Nick at Nick Tarlton...

You can try to contact Nick at Nick Tarlton International about the dash fascia. It's easy to find good used ones since they were used for so many years. I have entire dashes here (with the upper and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By matt b
Both my V70R and the last Amazon I had had...

Both my V70R and the last Amazon I had had California Car Covers. I still use the Amazon one on a P1800 when I have to move one outside and don't want to leave it in the sun. You can choose your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By matt b
Be careful removing the old stuff, I'm not...

Be careful removing the old stuff, I'm not entirely sure that it doesn't contain asbestos.

The way the headliners mount, you have room for something as thick as ¼ inch, which gives you endless...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,315
Posted By matt b
I can donate a spare cluster to your endeavor if...

I can donate a spare cluster to your endeavor if you just cover shipping. I have 3-4 sitting on a shelf and could part with one if you want to yank parts out of it. All of them have a functioning...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,315
Posted By matt b
Bill Hirsch makes an excellent chemical for that....

Bill Hirsch makes an excellent chemical for that. I don't like the POR-15 stuff, lots of stories of it coming off within 1-2 years of being applied.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,315
Posted By matt b
The pump should have two small rubber diaphragms...

The pump should have two small rubber diaphragms that suck and push the fuel through the filter and onto the carbs. They're a b*tch to replace but I would expect them to be shot if the car sat for...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,315
Posted By matt b
Off topic, but John have you thought about taller...

Off topic, but John have you thought about taller stacks for your Webers ? Just so you're not pulling air quite as close to the headers as you are now ? I doubt it would make a big difference, but...
Forum: showroom 09-20-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,934,825
Posted By matt b
Thanks, cut and buffed the paint and will give it...

Thanks, cut and buffed the paint and will give it a final shine in a month or so once it's fully assembled.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 58,255
Posted By matt b
Very cool of you to share the whole build. I love...

Very cool of you to share the whole build. I love the finished product. Well worth the effort, I imagine.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 45,857
Posted By matt b
WHat are you using for a panhard bar ? Looks...

WHat are you using for a panhard bar ?
Looks good, the dyed carpet looks like it was always black. Loving the progress.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By matt b
Exactly. Any other method based on old paint...

Exactly. Any other method based on old paint codes, without knowing the type of paint used, and unable to factor in sun fade will yield poor results.

Polish (and really make it shine) the whole...
Forum: showroom 09-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,934,825
Posted By matt b
Painted my 63 yesterday. Assembly starts next...

Painted my 63 yesterday. Assembly starts next week

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,655
Posted By matt b
Looks clean and very well executed. Did you...

Looks clean and very well executed.

Did you catch that your vent hose from your filler cap has a deep cut in it ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,430
Posted By matt b
Man.... That thing is crusty. I'd get that thing...

Man.... That thing is crusty. I'd get that thing towed out of the garage and cut my losses. Either have a shop go over the car to make sure you're not throwing good money after bad, or just find a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,430
Posted By matt b
Leverage is going to be key in all this....

Leverage is going to be key in all this. Hopefully you find a way to raise the car safely so that you can crawl underneath it and use a long breaker bar.

That thing has been fighting you tooth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By matt b
End links make that very noise you're describing...

End links make that very noise you're describing and will typically not have any other issues. Bushings would have some weird shifting happening as well, if they're really bad you can feel it in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By matt b
My first 3 Amazons had the generic option and...

My first 3 Amazons had the generic option and worked fine. If you're not worried about authenticity, OEM blah, blah, blah, I'd recommend going that route.

I can't find a picture of it, but my 65...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 78,497
Posted By matt b
A little clean up and it will look good. Nice...

A little clean up and it will look good. Nice work, some panel work can be a giant pain in the butt.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,184
Posted By matt b
I meant to make a video of the steering wheel...

I meant to make a video of the steering wheel restoration process last week, but ⅔ of the way through the video I realized I was using a steering wheel that was so bent it would never be safe for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By matt b
If nothing else, change your oil and see what it...

If nothing else, change your oil and see what it smells/looks like. Washing your cylinder walls with gas is going to ruin the engine.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 244,346
Posted By matt b
A driveshaft shop can help with that. I know mine...

A driveshaft shop can help with that. I know mine (Tucson Driveline and Balance) offers that service. It does involve a massive torch, but I don't know what other machines are used.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By matt b
Start at the passenger rear until you see nothing...

Start at the passenger rear until you see nothing but clean, new brake fluid. Then driver's rear, then passenger front and finally driver front. Make sure the car's level while you're doing all this....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,731
Posted By matt b
Your car has definitely had more than a little...

Your car has definitely had more than a little love tap, but it's great that you found the piece you needed. Post pics of the work involved in swapping out front ends.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,731
Posted By matt b
Take a piece of string and check the front end...

Take a piece of string and check the front end for straightness, square and general dimensions. Use identical points and work across the front end (bottom of PS windshield to DS corner of fender, for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,628
Posted By matt b
Our 09 had its PS pump grenade itself and the...

Our 09 had its PS pump grenade itself and the repair was pretty involved. Depending on your budget, it make be worth it to run fresh lines and replace the pump. I don't remember the details, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 1,999
Posted By matt b
Are you allowed to add some dye in the system...

Are you allowed to add some dye in the system yourself ? The P2 platform makes AC charging easy, even with simple over the counter bottles from an auto part store. Some come with dye, makes it easy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By matt b
This would be my approach: McMaster-Carr generic...

This would be my approach: McMaster-Carr generic gasket material (https://www.mcmaster.com/gaskets/gasket-material/ultra-chemical-resistant-compressible-ptfe-gasket-material-7/)

Just make sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By matt b
You can have a shop weld a small plate to your...

You can have a shop weld a small plate to your car to fit the style that matches the IPD bracket. I did that a few years ago on my 65. It's easier than it sounds.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By matt b
Set up an account with Schneider through their...

Set up an account with Schneider through their orange hub portal. You'll be happy you did.
But I 100% agree on crating it. I just had a pallet of sheet metal from VP get hit in transit. Thankfully...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,723
Posted By matt b
Amazon, P1800, 1800S, etc cross member shock mount repair

I tried cramming as many key words in the title to help others find this thread.

As many of us know, the upper shock mount area of the Amazon, 140 and 1800 series cars isn't great. Of the 4-5...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By matt b
You can used 2-3 HF moving blankets underneath...

You can used 2-3 HF moving blankets underneath the transmission, pieces of 4 by 4's and some ratchet straps to hold it on the pallet and a short piece of PCV on the input shaft to give it a little...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,184
Posted By matt b
If you don't, and assuming it's the usual dash...

If you don't, and assuming it's the usual dash pad material that Volvo used on the Amazons, 1800S' and 240's: hit it with 2-3 thick coats of Meguiar's Rubber and vinyl cleaner and protectant. P/N:...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 136,889
Posted By matt b
That's cool! Stock seatbelts in those cars are...

That's cool! Stock seatbelts in those cars are nice but modern belts are just better if you're not hung up on period correct, etc....

How bad was the ticket from CHP ?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,184
Posted By matt b
Pros use TIG or gas shielded MIG. We use both a...

Pros use TIG or gas shielded MIG. We use both a Miller (230 V) and the Hobart shown above as well as TIG on exterior panels. The wheel wells could easily be done with the little Hobart.

Ian, $133...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By matt b
You may have the wrong thermostat. The thermostat...

You may have the wrong thermostat. The thermostat is supposed to fill the entire space, otherwise your side to side play is the equivalent of a partially open thermostat.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 45,857
Posted By matt b
Get this baby up and running again already! Looks...

Get this baby up and running again already! Looks good, and I honestly never thought I'd say that about a beige car.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,059
Posted By matt b
Yes! BYW, check the inside of your shock...

Yes!
BYW, check the inside of your shock towers when you install them. You don't have a Canadian car but after seeing a couple of wagons with rusted out shock towers, I feel like we should all be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 71,081
Posted By matt b
Those wagons are underrated, they can do most of...

Those wagons are underrated, they can do most of what the R can do but without the massive expenses.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,059
Posted By matt b
Yeah, only the 04's have the simpler system that...

Yeah, only the 04's have the simpler system that allowed the resistor mod. I loved my KW's on my car, it really made it pleasant to drive. Here it is after the install. I don't think I'm ready to do...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,655
Posted By matt b
Nice work, that's a pretty healthy list! How are...

Nice work, that's a pretty healthy list! How are the brakes on it ?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,655
Posted By matt b
I'll be watching this closely. I love the car and...

I'll be watching this closely. I love the car and remember the ad well, we posted it here.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,644
Posted By matt b
You don't waste much time! The car looks fairly...

You don't waste much time! The car looks fairly clean and rust free for one that has sat so long.

You can treat the inside of your frame rails and the inside of most panels with Eastwood Internal...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,184
Posted By matt b
Wow, that's not good! That car has been driven at...

Wow, that's not good! That car has been driven at least!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,184
Posted By matt b
:omg: That rubber looks like dry cheese. How...

:omg:

That rubber looks like dry cheese. How sketchy was the rear end handling ?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 470,699
Posted By matt b
It was on an Amazon I bought out of SF. It leaked...

It was on an Amazon I bought out of SF. It leaked like crazy and was all dented from rocks being kicked up and the PO pushing against it to get to the car. It's a POS solution.
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