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Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By brickcupra
Fan switch

Hey , It might be a little hard to do wiring, but all the ideas above sound good. Just a tip, make sure you have heavy duty gauge like # 8 or so to power the relay and the fan. Also use a fuse...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 64,402
Posted By brickcupra
Exhaust !!!

Great minds think alike !!!I also did my exhaust just like yours, just that I had to add a second catalitic converter to diminish the emissions . Here it is , https://youtu.be/b-so6-vJ4bE
take care...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 114,502
Posted By brickcupra
gold paint

Hey , Love the color and how it came out!!!! Amazing build. Im about to get my wagon in the road any day now after 4 years part time build. Covid helped a lot cause i was able to do in a month what...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By brickcupra
Hey !!!

Hey I guess no one bothered to give you the proper greeting !!!
Welcome to the "bricks"
Hope you find the info and the support needed for your brick
Take care
DZ:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,301
Posted By brickcupra
steering wheel

Hey , that steering wheel came out amazing !!!!!
I got one 6 hole from an Alfa romeo in the states over 10 years ago. I am using it in the 240 wagon. I did re - enginnered the air bag clock to a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,006
Posted By brickcupra
Hi , cover .

Hi, I did a g 80 swap in my 92 wagon from a 940. I got the whole bearing set and the cover as well. Both aluminum covers were the same. I believe it will work for you. I didn t have to use mine cause...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 64,402
Posted By brickcupra
LOL , concern

lol , ok , well now you know the reason why the 7mgte. Yesterday I redid the right side motor mount cause the factory toyota has taken a beat and the engine vibrated at 3500 rpm. I friend changed his...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 64,402
Posted By brickcupra
7mgte swap

Hey , the engine was a gift back in 2007. I had a cressida and I swapped the 7mge to the turbo 7mgte. It was my test mule. Had the cressida for over 10 years. It rusted out at the rear suspension and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,301
Posted By brickcupra
Roof!!!!

Nice panoramic view !!! Also the third lite must lit aa far back as a mile, who ever dont see it , must NOt be behind a wheel!!!
Nice handles, I got mine form a range rover discovery.
Keep up the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,760
Posted By brickcupra
weldings!!!

Is that flux core? Thats awesome !!!! came out strong .

I'm using a flux core welder and it does what it is supposed to. Sometimes I need something mig welded, so I take it to work and in my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 64,402
Posted By brickcupra
Hibernation

Talking about hibernation, Mine had about 4 years to the date. Bought it 9/15/16, registered her 9/03/2020:-P. Had to pull the oil pan out for a helluva leak repair. I test drove it around the block...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 64,402
Posted By brickcupra
first start

Nice going !!!!
I remember the first start after the swap!!! best feeling ever !!!
Hope uyou get to enjoy the car before winter hits here
Take care
DZ:oogle:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By brickcupra
brake boster

Hi, Nice set up. Ive been working with a different type of brakes , but is been a pain trying to get the mc to hold pressure. I changed the booster forma toyota corolla nd the nc form a camry 1 inch...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 58,795
Posted By brickcupra
Blue Jeep!!!

Hey Nice job!!! Everything fits so well. Now the fun begins!!!!
You almost tripled the hp from about 48 to 114. that's a lot of pull for a tractor engine.
I recently got plates for my wagon and im...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By brickcupra
Hello from Chicago !!!

Hola , I am from Puerto Rico ( look for it in the Caribbean sea) . Good to see that you got your wish , just like I did with my wagon. Hopefu;;y you get to do your wagon before you are "finnished...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 41,423
Posted By brickcupra
power making

Hey thanks for watching the videos !!!!
I really cant tell how many ponies will be pushing. I changed the intercooler to a Mazdaspeed aluminum free flow unit and the wastage is an 8psi Volvo unit...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 41,423
Posted By brickcupra
video update

I got some new vidoes I wanna share with you guys .
Some upgraded tv screens and testing all gears in the transmission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y_HHXdchIQ
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,112
Posted By brickcupra
240 7mgte swap upgrade

hey guys , this are some vidoes as an upgrade of the mods done in the wagon. I still have some details to go and I am working in the a/c upgrade to the 134a system. God willing i will have plates by...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,568
Posted By brickcupra
Nice jack stands!!!!

Hey , well sometimes things don't go as planned. I know the feeling. I've been working in my wagon 4 4 years almost to the day i bought it. Almost done.
take care .:rofl:DZ
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 41,423
Posted By brickcupra
Covid update

Hey guys ,I AM back,dear Lord what a crazy time. I took a month off and it helped to really make some heavy duty updates and finish the rear suspension with a Volvo 940 locker.
Also the entire...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 152,084
Posted By brickcupra
Moving !!!!

I guess your brick was able to handle the load. RIGHT !!!! lol
Best of luck in your voyage to a new horizon
take care !!!!
DZ
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 58,795
Posted By brickcupra
Blue Jeep

Nice Color!!!
The rims remind me of the 80s when i used to be with my uncle in Puerto Rico in dirt competitions. Those were the days!!!!
Nice job!!!!
Hope is done soon so you can enjoy the hard...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 37,383
Posted By brickcupra
Fires!!!!

OMG!!!! Os sad to hear all these sad news in Cal. Praying that all this stuff plus covid takes a slower pace so we Tbrickers and the rest of the world can return to a certain new normal
Please be...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,622
Posted By brickcupra
om 606

Hi ,is funny how i was watching this week bout mb om 606
they make a lot of ponnies
hope ALL goes well with your swap
DZ:oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 245,478
Posted By brickcupra
Hey Amazing build!!!

hey nice job, Ive seen your 240 in the donut video!!!!
Im almost done with my build, A few things more and ready to hit the road, JACK!!!!!
congrats in the Awards!!!
Take care
DZ:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,859
Posted By brickcupra
nice wagon !!!

Hey , glad to hear you got your wish!!!
I am still doing mods in my 240 wagon, hopefully i get them done by September.
Take care and enjoy the build!!!
Dz :oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,568
Posted By brickcupra
Hey , nice wagon!!!

the wagon will love you back for rescuing her !!!!
I know mine will!!!
Godspeed in your project .
Take care ,greetings from the Windy City
DZ
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 152,084
Posted By brickcupra
Windshield@@@

Hey Nice upgrade. I was jst wondering the cost of the new windshield . I am planing to put a new one in mine once is registered. Right now Im doing the front suspension with new shocks and poly...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,160
Posted By brickcupra
alternator

Hi, Have you considered a chevy alternator?
they are dime a dozen and they push 105 amps and 14,5 volts. I used the one from a chevy Savana in my project and it worked fine until i crossed a wire...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,847
Posted By brickcupra
welcome newbie!!!

I was in Maine once like 1984 , Congrats on your new wagon!!!!
Any set of wheels with the right combination of tires will look good on her. I was doing some things in mine like changing the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,742
Posted By brickcupra
A/c ,

Hey , nice job, question What kind of condenser is that?
aftermarket or form another type of car?
I am trying to decide wether or not I use the original cause is over 28 years old and the car was...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 70,746
Posted By brickcupra
Blue Volvo!!!

Hey Nice looking 240!!! Im still doing my wagon , but i got the engine running already. I am trying to keep my a/c system, but i have to adapt the compressor form a 850 because i swapped the engine...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,188
Posted By brickcupra
Instrument panel.

Hey nice idea!!!! I used digital gauges on mine and the same type of leds for all sort of warning things, the only one different was the battery light , although it was led, I changed the bulb to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,541
Posted By brickcupra
Update

Hey , you are making me go back to the shop and finish my car today, but is a bit complicated because , although is a free space, is kinda far from home. I still gotta rebuilt or clean the alternator...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,205
Posted By brickcupra
Hello Toronto

Hello , fellow turbo bricker !!!!
Im in Chicago but Ive been in Toronto( City) Its a nice city. Ive been to that Island with the ferry and Ive spent the whole day there. I also went to korean town...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By brickcupra
alarm

Hey , nice I used to be an authorized prestige alarm installer. They are trouble free and bullet proof. I installed one in my friends car and is been working gor 9 years !!!:rofl::cool:
You don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,251
Posted By brickcupra
interesting dash,

thanks body!!! It took about a year to figure things out, like getting the right combo gauges , gps speedo, led lights, sensors , backing heavy duty plastic, gutting the original instrument panel and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,080
Posted By brickcupra
Finger Ouch!!!

Thanks for your comment in my wagon. You'll get there too.
Thank God the finger still intact, I know the feeling as I'm a welder as well and I use the grinder every hour at work.
Take care ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 41,423
Posted By brickcupra
Volvo Wagon 7mgte swap update

Hey , here again after a while. Ive been working in the wagon a little more thanks to covid. Engine swap is almost done except for some minor details like a bad solenoid egr valve, an oil leak,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,080
Posted By brickcupra
Hey nice job!!! you have a lot in your table. Im...

Hey nice job!!! you have a lot in your table. Im almost done with my engine swap. I still have to finish some details like reinstalling the chevy coil control module adapted for the toyota 7mgte...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,251
Posted By brickcupra
dashboard removal!!!

Hey, I just put a better looking dashpad in my wagon. I had pulled eveything form the front to redo the wiring harness after a 7mgte swap. Still working on the kinks cause i did digital instrument...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,188
Posted By brickcupra
ls swap

hey nice swap!!!
Ive been working with mine for about 3 years in spare times . I would have loved to get a hold of the pedal assembly , but ive done mine already .
Kinda Jealous you got yours...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 522,298
Posted By brickcupra
hey, belt out !!!!

Hey , this is just a weird idea. Can you get a smaller belt even if it is a cheap one without using a tensioner and replace the flat idler pulley for the grooved one? That might just work. I had a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,134
Posted By brickcupra
My wagon !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1yUFWY1E0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ERb_BpJ8k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2FeLiBRFYU

first one is just the engine
the second one is a more...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,134
Posted By brickcupra
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 522,298
Posted By brickcupra
belts

Hey partner, Hang in there !!! I know the feeling. A couple of times i felt like giving up on my brick , but then all the blood, sweat and tears put into it will be worth all the cursing and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,186
Posted By brickcupra
newbie

Hey welcome to the forums !!! About your wagon, Try dumping some fuel through the intake and check the sparks to see if they are wet. This is based on your comment that you have spark and fuel. From...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,074
Posted By brickcupra
hey Waht part of Illinois are you? Im near oak...

hey Waht part of Illinois are you? Im near oak Park . Still working in my project . Take care ,
DZ:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 328,127
Posted By brickcupra
nice amazing craftmanship !!! Question. Where did...

nice amazing craftmanship !!! Question. Where did you get the isolating gold foil ?
my converter is super close to the chassis and your idea will work superbly.
take care
DZ
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,929
Posted By brickcupra
axle swap

Hey Im doing the locker swap as well. Also I notice the bearing caps loose in my diff too. I scraped, sanded , polished and naval gel the housing till it came out pretty decent. Also I cleaned and...
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