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Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 252
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Posted By didenpx
Hang in there until the Summer (or is it...

Hang in there until the Summer (or is it permanent?) gig in the auto industry. Once you're not a broke student any longer and not surrounded by other broke students a lot of things will look...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By didenpx
In light of the latest bump and price drop on the...

In light of the latest bump and price drop on the for sale thread I urge you to rename this thread "Project Hamlet."
:)
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
Looks great! Which of the three photos above do...

Looks great! Which of the three photos above do you think best represents the shade of paint IRL? The middle shot looks very close to mine and the other two make it look slightly lighter.

Really...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By didenpx
You should definitely keep it given that you'll...

You should definitely keep it given that you'll have disposable income, come summer (per your earlier post). It's a nice car and you obviously have the skills to bring it back to reliable DD status.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
Wrapping this thread up and preparing to...

Wrapping this thread up and preparing to transition into the next project, which will be the resurrection of a 1973 1900ES using a rust and accident free (at least that's what I think!) stripped...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
I'm curious how you dealt with the quarter panel...

I'm curious how you dealt with the quarter panel where it attaches to the rear nacelle (or whatever the back piece is called) in this areas below the trunk floor that you can't access for welding. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 131,278
Posted By didenpx
Really enjoying the videos. You have admirable...

Really enjoying the videos. You have admirable patience and the results are spectacular!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
Bringing back some memories..... Glad to see...

Bringing back some memories.....

Glad to see that you're still making progress on it!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,318
Posted By didenpx
What a gorgeous car; everything looks just...

What a gorgeous car; everything looks just perfect!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
Want me to hunt it down? I think someone in New...

Want me to hunt it down? I think someone in New England bought it, right? :)
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
Agree with Matt; impressive how much progress you...

Agree with Matt; impressive how much progress you are making in such a short period of time. We're so lucky that VP is there for the vintage Volvo models; such good quality especially on the body...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
Those don't look like any rockers that I've ever...

Those don't look like any rockers that I've ever seen. Ridiculous.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
looking great Steve!

looking great Steve!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 08:39 PM
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Views: 658
Posted By didenpx
perfect Ian; thanks very much!

perfect Ian; thanks very much!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By didenpx
Never mind: just ran out to look at my 73 parts...

Never mind: just ran out to look at my 73 parts car and I see that the black wire there that splits out from the harness is for the brake failure light.

I'm working with a new VP harness and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Ian. This one then? <a...

Thanks Ian.

This one then?

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By didenpx
P1800E Horn Wiring

Trying to figure out where the steering gear end of the wire from the horn pad is supposed to terminate. Despite all the photos I took and all of the online resources (e.g. parts catalog) I don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
I was going to suggest celebrating with a cigar...

I was going to suggest celebrating with a cigar but I recommend that you not have any ignition sources in your garage at this point.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
Great news! What a tedious chore...

Great news! What a tedious chore...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By didenpx
+1 I had my 1800 radiator re-cored a few...

+1

I had my 1800 radiator re-cored a few months ago and it was not not awful.

Really sorry about this setback :(
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
If that's the worst of the rust then you're in...

If that's the worst of the rust then you're in really good shape! I'm sure you're relieved to be nearly done with all of the scraping and on to real repair work too.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
Should be done this coming week. Took some time...

Should be done this coming week. Took some time while the dash was off to try to figure out why H20 temp gauge is running in the red even though temps around the engine appear well within normal...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
hope this can be of some help: <a...

hope this can be of some help:

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
Iíll post the formula used on my 70 later...

Iíll post the formula used on my 70 later tonight. Iím assuming yours is 46 cherry red as well and that the color stayed more or less consistent over years. We used unpainted original from under...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
Cool, thanks for the rundown. How bad is the...

Cool, thanks for the rundown. How bad is the rear wheel area rust? Hopefully confined to the outer arch where the patch panels are easy to tack in!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
Body looks in really good condition! I've...

Body looks in really good condition!

I've been following along so maybe I already saw and forgot, but what's your overall plan for the car? You're well on your way to a full up resto!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By didenpx
It's really impressive what you accomplished in...

It's really impressive what you accomplished in such a short time! It's a really nice looking car.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
Duder; thanks very much! We'll see how things go...

Duder; thanks very much! We'll see how things go regarding Jay Leno's advice.

Ian; thanks for reminding me to start with the basics and work my way up. I will do as you suggest and report what I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By didenpx
Great work and impressive how quickly you've...

Great work and impressive how quickly you've gotten all this done! Sounds from the mechanical thread that you've got the carbs mostly sorted out...hope you get the other kink worked out quickly.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
Thanks for the positive feedback to all; it helps...

Thanks for the positive feedback to all; it helps counteract the rust repair induced PTSD.

To answer questions:
-Steve - not sure if AAV is good; that will be first thing I check out on the idle...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
At shop for glass install, interior fitting, and...

At shop for glass install, interior fitting, and finishing touches. First time with the new wheels and tires today; look better than I had hoped. Still have idle hunting between 800 & 1500 rpm;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By didenpx
Art - thanks for this easy out suggestion. I'm...

Art - thanks for this easy out suggestion. I'm going to implement it on my 77 242.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 131,278
Posted By didenpx
Just checked out a couple of videos (they're...

Just checked out a couple of videos (they're great!). Subscribed on YouTube and will be following closely. Thanks for documenting!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By didenpx
Fast work; this would have taken me about 4 1/2...

Fast work; this would have taken me about 4 1/2 years!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By didenpx
Really looking forward to following this project!

Really looking forward to following this project!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
VP repros with Vredestein Sprint Classics in...

VP repros with Vredestein Sprint Classics in 165HR15
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,318
Posted By didenpx
that looks fantastic!

that looks fantastic!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By didenpx
Repeat from my project thread just in case...

Repeat from my project thread just in case someone searches here in the future trying to revive a D-Jet vehicle:

The original MAP sensor ohmed out within specs and held a vacuum at 7 psi.

We...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
It lives! The latest and a recap (hopefully...

It lives!

The latest and a recap (hopefully of some use to someone else in the future trying to revive a D-Jet vehicle):

The original MAP sensor ohmed out within specs and held a vacuum at 7...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By didenpx
Copy

Copy
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By didenpx
Haven't checked vacuum but will; thanks for...

Haven't checked vacuum but will; thanks for recommendation.

New wiring harness and all cleaned and detailed parts so grounds should be good but will confirm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By didenpx
Bring a camera; it's an experience.

Bring a camera; it's an experience.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By didenpx
D-Jet No Start Help

Posted in Project and Restorations as well:

1970 1800E

-30 psi at fuel rail
-injectors are triggering in pairs when the engine is rotated manually
-cold start injector is firing and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
thanks; will check it out as well

thanks; will check it out as well
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By didenpx
AC Auto Sales, Leeds Maine. I was there about 10...

AC Auto Sales, Leeds Maine. I was there about 10 years ago and he had dozens of cars in fields/woods. I heard from someone at the Sunapee car show that he's still there....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By didenpx
that looks to have worked like magic! Super...

that looks to have worked like magic! Super clean.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
Never mind on the 123 dizzy/tacho wiring...

Never mind on the 123 dizzy/tacho wiring question. Found a wiring diagram on the Yahoo 1800 Group site.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
It won't.....or at least not really. The latest:...

It won't.....or at least not really. The latest:

-30 psi at fuel rail
-injectors are triggering in pairs when the engine is rotated manually
-cold start injector is firing and the engine will...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By didenpx
Thanks to all! And special thanks today to...

Thanks to all!

And special thanks today to Eric at Hi Performance for helping me/the shop with some trans-continental trouble shooting.

We now have confirmed functioning of ECU and TPS and...
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