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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By volvowagoon
Will do. Thanks for the lead. ...

Will do. Thanks for the lead.



Interesting. Yeah, mine bounces a little when it's actually working. I just kinda chalked it up to being an old tach although I knew it wasn't necessarily...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By volvowagoon
Hmmm it kinda seems to operate that way too. ...

Hmmm it kinda seems to operate that way too. Once it feels like working for more than about 5 seconds, it seems to work for the rest of the trip. Once you cut power, all bets are off.

Is anybody...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By volvowagoon
I disconnected the remote start and ran the...

I disconnected the remote start and ran the original tach signal directly to the gauge. No dice. I got rid of the wire completely and ran a long alligator from the negative side of the coil to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By volvowagoon
Good idea. Thanks, Art. We don't really use the...

Good idea. Thanks, Art. We don't really use the remote starter unless we're trying show off anyway. :lol: I should really just remove it. It's become a rat's nest.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By volvowagoon
Botched Small Tach Installation or Bad Gauge?

I just got around to installing a very nice looking small tach which I bought here on the board. Sadly, it doesn't work all the time. :-( Sometimes it works just fine and then it drops in and out...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
It got toasty yesterday, and I still haven't...

It got toasty yesterday, and I still haven't noticed any running problems. :) I have noticed that the new pumps are kind of noisy, but I only notice it when the blower motor is off and the windows...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Update: I drove it to work this morning and it...

Update: I drove it to work this morning and it still feels nice. Maybe I've just talked myself into thinking it's fine, but the cruise control is much more responsive, the engine accelerates and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
The rain stopped, so I went straight to the...

The rain stopped, so I went straight to the fuses. Everything worked fine. Figures. I then hooked alligator clips to the black wire side of the sender connector and the ring terminal. Those got...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Gotcha. Yeah, the ring terminal is secure. I'll...

Gotcha. Yeah, the ring terminal is secure. I'll try what you said. As expected, the storm is already dying down. :roll: Now I can start the sweating process all over. I wish we still had...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Haha I was about to reply. Mine is like it...

Haha I was about to reply. Mine is like it showed it your pic. I need to hang out inside and drink some water. I need to cool down not only physically, but mentally. I hate doing things twice,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I had to put my brain in and start diagnosis. I...

I had to put my brain in and start diagnosis. I checked the lug for power like I said, and saw that I was getting voltage to the sender, so I moved down the chain.
https://i.imgur.com/q0rkQiRl.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Looking at my pictures and comparing them to...

Looking at my pictures and comparing them to cleanflametrap.com, I have the revised sender with correct wiring which makes sense since that seems to have been corrected for five years. I checked...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Main pump thing is resolved. I'm a doofus and...

Main pump thing is resolved. I'm a doofus and forgot to remove the in-tank pump fuse before doing the check. The main pump works as intended, but I cannot hear the in-tank pump working at all. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm going to read it now. The last post is...

I'm going to read it now. The last post is edited with a picture.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
The pump only seems to plug in one way which is...

The pump only seems to plug in one way which is guess is why I never thought twice about it. It also matches my the way I plugged in the old pump.
https://i.imgur.com/GqnX06Qm.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Okay... With the lift pump unplugged I can hear...

Okay... With the lift pump unplugged I can hear the main pump whining when I jump fuses. Now I'm confused.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I can do that myself right? If I unplug, it...

I can do that myself right? If I unplug, it shouldn't hurt anything having the fuses jumped. I'll give it a whirl
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
My hunch is confirmed. Nothing came out the...

My hunch is confirmed. Nothing came out the supply hose, but fuel started pumping through the return hose, rail, and back through the filter and main pump. Yikes. :oops: I've never flowed backward...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks. I really wish I was still sharing the...

Thanks. I really wish I was still sharing the same experience. To be honest, my enthusiasm for this car is dwindling fast. You'll see why in just a second!

Remember all that stuff about...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
After waiting way too long to get parts, I...

After waiting way too long to get parts, I finally received my incomplete order. The company cancelled those items, but I'm going to be giving them an earful on Monday. I don't see how it takes four...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
After breaking 3rd gear in the Camaro, I decided...

After breaking 3rd gear in the Camaro, I decided it would be easier to just take Friday off of work instead of trying to roll Moose out of the way of the GN and hoping that nobody dings me in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,530
Posted By volvowagoon
AW71 is already plenty of beef for an NA. I...

AW71 is already plenty of beef for an NA. I wouldn't sacrifice the smooth shifts either. Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
The first miracle happened as soon as I came...

The first miracle happened as soon as I came outside.
https://i.imgur.com/ZB0IgFy.jpg
I am extremely happy that I didn't have to drop the tank.
https://i.imgur.com/jUwOCVq.jpg
Now I have to deal...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,530
Posted By volvowagoon
OH ****! I did not see that coming! If you...

OH ****!

I did not see that coming! If you really want to do the engine bay correctly, this is certainly the best way. What transmission are you considering?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 117,596
Posted By volvowagoon
Same here! I'm still wowed by your execution...

Same here!

I'm still wowed by your execution of the AC, and the fact that you were able to cram it in there with that massive engine! Nice work. That car must be a dream to drive.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Ha touche IMO this tank should be good to go...

Ha touche

IMO this tank should be good to go as long as the sending unit comes out as designed. The rust is truly only isolated to this area which is much thicker. I shouldn't need to worry...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I take it back AGAIN! I thought about how...

I take it back AGAIN!

I thought about how this issue comes about after driving a while. I jumped fuses again while it was cold. It worked fine. Then I went for a long drive. When I jumped the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Well crap. Misdiagnosed. I can hear the...

Well crap.

Misdiagnosed. I can hear the pump running when I jump the fuse. Now I'm stumped about both the ill performance and the buzzing.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Ahh yeah. FCP will take care of you then. ...

Ahh yeah. FCP will take care of you then.

It's amazing how resilient these cars are when it comes to certain failures. I read Art's article on pumps. I thought that annoying buzz was a heat...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I should know this since I work for a fuel...

I should know this since I work for a fuel systems company. :oops: I assume that the priming pumps are good for a decent amount of power then? I do plan to keep the car within stock power for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By volvowagoon
I was going to say vacuum lines. Mine would work...

I was going to say vacuum lines. Mine would work on and off because the line sizes were wrong.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Yikes. The original ones definitely did a good...

Yikes. The original ones definitely did a good job as one would hope and expect. I just wouldn't replace it with the "same" one knowing what I know now. Okay, I'm triggered. It's story time now....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
You may be thinking Denso. If it was Delco I...

You may be thinking Denso. If it was Delco I would be strongly against OE in that case. I'll leave it at that!

Thanks for the advice. I'll check Art's page.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I forgot to take a "before" picture, but I got...

I forgot to take a "before" picture, but I got the cruise control working again.
https://i.imgur.com/69ZKCJD.jpg
You'll have to take my word for it when I say that this looks and functions much...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I thought about this as well. I have an...

I thought about this as well. I have an ultrasonic cleaner at work. Perhaps I should give that a shot. I'd be a lot more satisfied if I had an injector flow bench to quantify the efforts though. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I thought about that during my drive. Not...

I thought about that during my drive. Not having a lock-up converter is actually pretty annoying. However, I'm an odd car guy in the sense that I have no desire to drive a stick. I'd probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
Moose made the 450 mile round trip with relative...

Moose made the 450 mile round trip with relative ease.
https://i.imgur.com/mkFLJm5.jpg

This was my view for most of the trip to the site. Needless to say, I took a longer but more scenic route...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,530
Posted By volvowagoon
You continue to amaze! That looks extremely...

You continue to amaze! That looks extremely capable. Judging by the rest of this thread, I'm able to take your word for it's street manners as well. :rockon:

I took Moose camping over the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm LH2.4 as well. Supposedly '89 was the...

I'm LH2.4 as well. Supposedly '89 was the crossover year, but I've never seen LH2.2 in a an '89. Anyway, interesting! I did not know that was how this system worked. I'm used to GM stuff where...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm taking the 240 on a camping trip this...

I'm taking the 240 on a camping trip this weekend. This time I'll be flying solo on unfamiliar roads, so I'm feeling a bit nervous. As a quick effort I sucked the coolant out of the reservoir, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
I am not sure about the radiator. It came with...

I am not sure about the radiator. It came with the car, and I do not recall seeing a receipt. However, it looks pretty nice and has a Nissens tag. I don't want to condemn that yet. I will have to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,530
Posted By volvowagoon
That's worth it for the cup holder alone. :lol: ...

That's worth it for the cup holder alone. :lol: Nice score.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,530
Posted By volvowagoon
That's a really nice idea there. We don't even...

That's a really nice idea there. We don't even have a center armrest for ours. A place to put my elbows during any longer drive would be nice. Good work!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,501
Posted By volvowagoon
I'm surprised I missed this thread. The body...

I'm surprised I missed this thread. The body work seems to be coming along nicely. :nod:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By volvowagoon
This weekend we made the daring decision to start...

This weekend we made the daring decision to start trusting the wagon to go long distances again. The initial drive home just over a year ago is still its longest voyage in our ownership, but I would...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,892
Posted By volvowagoon
Thanks! We finally trust it to take us on a long...

Thanks! We finally trust it to take us on a long trip through the heat this weekend, so we're either going to find out what still sucks or have a great time. :lol:

Maybe toward the end of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,321
Posted By volvowagoon
This is giving me bad flashbacks. I hate doing...

This is giving me bad flashbacks. I hate doing this kind of work. I'm not a pro by any means, but my only advice is to take it in small sections at a time. Once you finish filling in one little...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By volvowagoon
Interesting. FWIW I've always hoped that...

Interesting. FWIW I've always hoped that somebody would come up with a way to tighten up manual remote mirror adjusters. I have two cars that could benefit from that with no new parts (that I know...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 88,180
Posted By volvowagoon
Your work on that bumper is impressive. I have a...

Your work on that bumper is impressive. I have a feeling that with the recent explosion of enthusiasm for 80/90s cars, we're going to need more people with the ability to fix stuff like that. Great...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,890
Posted By volvowagoon
I had the same issue with my old 240. I tried...

I had the same issue with my old 240. I tried just the cork. That didn't work well. I tried RTV. BIG no. I also tried a new cork with a thin layer of RTV, and that seemed to work best. I'm...
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