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Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,005
Posted By brickborg
Nice engine bay transformation- looks awesome!

Nice engine bay transformation- looks awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,604
Posted By brickborg
Oh man, I was contemplating doing the core on my...

Oh man, I was contemplating doing the core on my 85 just due to age, but after looking at those pictures I think mine will stay in place until it leaks. Props for your industriousness though!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,005
Posted By brickborg
Man, loving this car and the work you're doing....

Man, loving this car and the work you're doing. Psyched to see more!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By brickborg
Good to see another old 7er on the board- good...

Good to see another old 7er on the board- good luck man!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,317
Posted By brickborg
Think I recall this from Retro Rides, loved it...

Think I recall this from Retro Rides, loved it there and love seeing it here too. Anyone who's willing to spring for legit Stack equipment and stick them in a beautiful boosted 740 is rad in my book.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,604
Posted By brickborg
Nice to hear that the IPD stuff is as rad as...

Nice to hear that the IPD stuff is as rad as advertised- still loving this thread!

As far as the no-crank, I'm sure that someone who knows better than I will chime in, but I think your idea about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By brickborg
Perfect- glad to hear it worked ok for you....

Perfect- glad to hear it worked ok for you. Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
That's good to know- I have noticed that in...

That's good to know- I have noticed that in certain conditions my brake assist is not quite what it should be (ie. climbing a long steep hill, then having to brake continuously while coming down the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By brickborg
No kidding- that almost seems too easy. Guess...

No kidding- that almost seems too easy. Guess I'll be ordering one up and giving it a shot then. Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
Part 4 of the catch-up: So a small update-...

Part 4 of the catch-up:

So a small update- since my last post I've mostly been just driving the 760 and thinking about what needs improvement on it next. It needs (at least in my addled brain) a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
Part 3 of the big catch-up: When we last...

Part 3 of the big catch-up:

When we last left the 760, it was sitting in my garage as I searched for a replacement distributor to get it back on the road. I first tried the junkyard, but someone...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
Part 2 of the big catch-up: So then,...

Part 2 of the big catch-up:

So then, proceeding with the block-mounted distributor conversion, I had to check that the hall sensor wiring (for ignition pulse signal) would reach the new location....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
This constitutes part 1 of a big thread catchup-...

This constitutes part 1 of a big thread catchup- this work was done a while ago.

So since I've had plenty of time to work on the Volvo, I decided to address a major annoyance of mine- the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By brickborg
Oil Filter Relocation with Stock Cooler Sandwich

Morning TB- after doing another infuriating oil change on my 1985 760 Turbo this weekend, it's time to put the filter in a less stupid location.

TB search turned this up-...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,604
Posted By brickborg
Dig this wagon- nice work man!

Dig this wagon- nice work man!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,220
Posted By brickborg
Really digging this car- nice work so far!

Really digging this car- nice work so far!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,783
Posted By brickborg
Great story and a beautiful car. I owned an...

Great story and a beautiful car.

I owned an 88 780 with the B280f and really enjoyed the motor. I would absolutely own another- especially since you can find V6 cars for almost nothing compared...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By brickborg
I couldn't get my inductive light to show...

I couldn't get my inductive light to show anything on the coil to distributor wire while cranking, but I think now it's most likely a timing issue, as there's a good chance I put it in 180* out.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By brickborg
Well dang, if I don't feel like a dope for not...

Well dang, if I don't feel like a dope for not knowing resistance tests are done sans power- of course that makes logical sense but that never occurred to me. I'll check to see if I get 12V across...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By brickborg
A quick note too- I re-measured the...

A quick note too-

I re-measured the resistance of the terminal in question to ground with the ignition off and it was 0.3 ohms- the high resistance only occurs when the ignition is on. I assume...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By brickborg
LH 2.2 Hall Sensor Wiring

Car is a 1985 760 Turbo, LH2.2,

Just recently finished converting to a block mount distributor, and now have no spark. I was poking around with a multimeter today, and it looks like the Hall...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,822
Posted By brickborg
Very cool car, looks like its getting the right...

Very cool car, looks like its getting the right kind of attention now.

I know I'd be interested in your PRV car too if you have a thread of it somewhere!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By brickborg
The coolant temp sensor is a Bosch part that I...

The coolant temp sensor is a Bosch part that I replaced when I first bought the car a couple years ago, but that's not to say that the connector/wiring isn't wonky. I'll check that out- I assume you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By brickborg
LH2.2 Issues- Poor Cold Idle 40 seconds after start

Car is an '85 760 Turbo, 2.2 car.

This has kind of been an ongoing saga that seems to be coming to an end, but this last part is stumping me:

Initial symptoms:

Car would start and idle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By brickborg
After 15A very graciously gave me the rundown...

After 15A very graciously gave me the rundown yesterday, I wanted to put his answers here in case this thread can be useful for someone in the future:

1. The coil gets relocated from the firewall...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By brickborg
Thanks for the suggestion- I've done just that.

Thanks for the suggestion- I've done just that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By brickborg
Block Mounted Distributor Conversion Q's (1985 760 Turbo)

Car is an 85 760 Turbo.

Since I'm fed up with dealing with leaks from the head mounted LH 2.2 dizzy (second one I've resealed started leaking again last week- thanks MTC), I'm thinking seriously...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
So then, since I ended up buying a 2012 Civic to...

So then, since I ended up buying a 2012 Civic to take over DD duties, the 760 has been tucked away safe from the salt and other drivers with bald tires. Cleaned it up late last fall and took it for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 108,741
Posted By brickborg
Looks awesome, loving the 240 headrests on the...

Looks awesome, loving the 240 headrests on the Recaro's for the OEM+ look.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 281,825
Posted By brickborg
This is just downright badass. Loving it- and...

This is just downright badass. Loving it- and subbed to your channel as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 118,586
Posted By brickborg
Looking sharp, seconded on the quad squares being...

Looking sharp, seconded on the quad squares being a great look.

The 16v looks right at home as well, really digging this build.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 166,756
Posted By brickborg
This is looking really good- nice work!

This is looking really good- nice work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By brickborg
Thanks for the correction, I'll use the...

Thanks for the correction, I'll use the thermostat housing for the coolant temp.

I did notice that the seals for the injectors are rock hard, so I bought some and haven't installed yet. They...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By brickborg
That's kind of my thought process as well. I...

That's kind of my thought process as well. I could watch the sensor blink RICH RICH LEAN RICH LEAN LEAN LEAN RICH RICH LEAN etc. while the LED was plugged in, so I'm thinking that the sensor is on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
Posted By brickborg
LH 2.2 Functionality- Partial O2 Sensor Failure?

Car is an 85 760 Turbo. Trying to be as detailed as possible, so this might be a long one. When I bought this car, it refused to idle. Replaced the IAC, then it wouldn't drive AT ALL till it got up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By brickborg
Praise be! Thanks for info, it's very much...

Praise be! Thanks for info, it's very much appreciated.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By brickborg
Kind of what I was thinking as well- I have the...

Kind of what I was thinking as well- I have the kit with the new seals for the distributor. Didn't know about the rear cam bearing cap needing sealant.

If that turns out to be the leak, can I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By brickborg
Distributor Oil Leak (With Engine Bay Rave)

After getting the 760 (1985 Turbo, LH 2.2) back on the road, started to notice some burning oil smell. Tossed some leak detection dye in the motor, and this was the result:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
In our last episode of "Man Has No Idea What He's...

In our last episode of "Man Has No Idea What He's Doing", I noted that the kickdown cable was broken on this car. Well, after fighting the old cable tooth and nail, I fixed that with a new Febi item-...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 38,602
Posted By brickborg
Very cool- some great work going on here! I think...

Very cool- some great work going on here! I think I'm going to copy your idea for the PCV hose, the foam around mine is starting to deteriorate.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 120,995
Posted By brickborg
Really like this car, nice work so far! Not...

Really like this car, nice work so far!

Not sure how the access is on 240 Turbos, but I had the same issue with the drain pipe (although it my case it was both the seal leaking AND a crack in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
Thanks for the kind words- when I saw that they...

Thanks for the kind words- when I saw that they still had the malaise-style CH plates I knew I had to put them on this thing. I'll never feel bad about giving the money to conservation efforts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,559
Posted By brickborg
Car: 1985 Volvo 760 Turbo (AW71) Mileage:...

Car: 1985 Volvo 760 Turbo (AW71)
Mileage: 80,300
Started Driving: 75,600
Annual Mileage: 8,500 (projected)
Oil Used: Shell Rotella T5 10W30
OCI: 3000
Filter: OEM/Mann or WIX, depending on...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
Damn! Thanks man, much appreciated. Just trying...

Damn! Thanks man, much appreciated. Just trying to keep it clean and do right by this unicorn old timer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By brickborg
Sanity Check- AW71 Kick Down Cable/Shift Question

Car is the 85 760 Turbo in my signature.

Got it back driving again after a long while sitting and after about 50 miles the car started to shift extremely hard. It's also very reluctant to shift-...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 428,477
Posted By brickborg
They used to, now we must will them back into...

They used to, now we must will them back into existence.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 428,477
Posted By brickborg
Looks fantastic- you've done some epic work here....

Looks fantastic- you've done some epic work here. Hope to see this thing at a Midwest meet or two in the future.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
TL;DR- It lives, and it's awesome. Last...

TL;DR- It lives, and it's awesome.

Last week I found time to finish tweaking the oil drain and feed routing for the T3, got the Remflex manifold gaskets in to compensate for the slightly warped...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 111,978
Posted By brickborg
Looks fantastic- love to see a 7er get some love...

Looks fantastic- love to see a 7er get some love like this. Adharas will look great on this car too. Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,133
Posted By brickborg
It was definitely a motivation killer for sure. ...

It was definitely a motivation killer for sure.

Appreciate the kind words- your 242 is badass, btw.
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