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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,181
Posted By sksmith
I have Hella H4 lamps in my 73, with the 3...

I have Hella H4 lamps in my 73, with the 3 plastic clips, and have no problem with them.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 43,692
Posted By sksmith
That sucks JohnMc. Good luck whichever...

That sucks JohnMc.
Good luck whichever direction you go.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,181
Posted By sksmith
You could try the Simons sport exhaust from VP...

You could try the Simons sport exhaust from VP Autoparts.

http://212.247.61.152/US/main.aspx?page=article&artno=071K

It's not stainless is the only downside. Too bad you recently missed out on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By sksmith
Beautiful car and great job getting it sorted!

Beautiful car and great job getting it sorted!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,899
Posted By sksmith
You can get Ospho at Lowe's / Home Depot....

You can get Ospho at Lowe's / Home Depot. Probably the same thing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,275
Posted By sksmith
Get 6mm poly sheet from your local big box...

Get 6mm poly sheet from your local big box (Lowe's / Home Depot) and use some 3M butyl rope caulk to stick it to the door, then reinstall the door card.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,181
Posted By sksmith
You have a slick top, I wouldn't put a roof rack...

You have a slick top, I wouldn't put a roof rack on her!
You might be able to find original owners manuals at autolit.com or ebay, if alschnertz doesn't have them.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,181
Posted By sksmith
Great looking car and congrats on the purchase.

Great looking car and congrats on the purchase.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By sksmith
Welcome to the forum and please post some photos.

Welcome to the forum and please post some photos.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,181
Posted By sksmith
Look fantastic! Any interior or engine pics?

Look fantastic!
Any interior or engine pics?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By sksmith
The M410 will not work, unless it's a unicorn...

The M410 will not work, unless it's a unicorn from an 1800. And those are 1 year only gearboxes.
If you are wanting to keep it close to original, you may be looking at a full gearbox rebuild. It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By sksmith
VP sells a kit:...

VP sells a kit: http://212.247.61.152/US/main.aspx?page=article&artno=273138

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Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By sksmith
I'm tempted to do the same thing with my rear...

I'm tempted to do the same thing with my rear quarter patches. Doing the floors on my 142, I think I'm probably not a competent enough welder for finish bodywork.
Your progress is inspiring!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By sksmith
Haven't built one, but hot rodders have been...

Haven't built one, but hot rodders have been making gauge inserts since the beginning of time. Shouldn't be too difficult to find a "how-to" by googling.
Just a quick typing of "how to how to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By sksmith
Why not get new VDO gauges and make the dash...

Why not get new VDO gauges and make the dash panel?
https://www.vdo-gauges.com/instruments-displays-and-clusters/by-series/vision-black.html
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By sksmith
Great fab skills and repairing the rust! Looks...

Great fab skills and repairing the rust! Looks good with the body shutz reapplied.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By sksmith
Can you PM me some pics of how you have that...

Can you PM me some pics of how you have that bolted up to the engine?
I'd like to see how that fits, if you have any spacers, and the alignment of your belt.
Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,668
Posted By sksmith
I hate autotuned, especially that horrible Cher...

I hate autotuned, especially that horrible Cher song! :-P

The D-Jet bits are pretty easy to find on fleabay. There are always fuel rails, injector holders, intakes, etc. on there.
Redwood is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By sksmith
On the bottom of the tank, probably front /...

On the bottom of the tank, probably front / right-hand side, there should be a plug.
Remove the plug and there is a filter. Gas will come out, so be warned.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By sksmith
Maybe a clogged in-tank filter or collapsing fuel...

Maybe a clogged in-tank filter or collapsing fuel lines?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Passenger side rust repaired. Not the best welds,...

Passenger side rust repaired. Not the best welds, but I got good penetration so I'll live with it.
Garage is too hot to go any further. Supposed to be in the lower 70's by next weekend, then I'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Floor pan rust removal / repair has commenced....

Floor pan rust removal / repair has commenced. Ordered a 2nd replacement pan from raybuck.com. I kind of screwed up the rear section, cut of the wrong side of my tape line.
Still have some more to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By sksmith
If it an original style Bosch alternator, the...

If it an original style Bosch alternator, the external regulator will be on the passenger side inner fender near the air cleaner housing and in front of the MAP sensor.
I'd have to look, but think...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,313
Posted By sksmith
Impressive and quick work!

Impressive and quick work!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 219,864
Posted By sksmith
That sucks. Hopefully the bottom end is still...

That sucks. Hopefully the bottom end is still fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
The driver side inner rocker panel with the...

The driver side inner rocker panel with the Eastwood internal frame coating. Now this stuff is worth its weight!
Exciting, I know.

https://i.imgur.com/TmOjPIN.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Thanks guys! Finished cleaning with Eastwood...

Thanks guys!
Finished cleaning with Eastwood Afterwash. Kind of a pain, you can only do small areas because it runs to low spots and drips off. Here's where it pays to find out what a product...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Finishing up hand sanding. The new floorpan will...

Finishing up hand sanding. The new floorpan will be here on Monday so I can start rust removal. Some progress pics.

https://i.imgur.com/vXhGFKF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/euXsVBS.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
This hasn't done with the spot blaster. That only...

This hasn't done with the spot blaster. That only does a spot about the size of a dime. It's worth it to find the spot welds on my driver's floorpan, but not for large areas.
The undercoating was...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Mostly cleaned the garage today. The undercoating...

Mostly cleaned the garage today. The undercoating was everywhere. Put down some new cardboard underlayment since what was there had undercoating caked on it.
The fun stuff, started hitting under the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
And my twice surgically repaired shoulders are...

And my twice surgically repaired shoulders are thankful!
Started around the trunk with some lacquer thinner & gray Scotchbrite pad. That is going much easier that I expected.
Haven't received ship...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 49,228
Posted By sksmith
Wouldn't an upper hose for an earlier B18-powered...

Wouldn't an upper hose for an earlier B18-powered 140 work?
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Whoa-hoo!! Undercoating is finally removed. Now...

Whoa-hoo!!
Undercoating is finally removed. Now begins the lacquer thinner & Scotchbrite pads after I take the old dog to the vet.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By sksmith
No help, I only recall seeing them with...

No help, I only recall seeing them with B21/23/230 transplants.
But I'm sure zip-ties were standard.
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
I got the rear wheel opening pieces from VP, but...

I got the rear wheel opening pieces from VP, but the driver's floor pan is coming from Ray Buck Auto Parts.
Pretty common to need to "convince" aftermarket patch panels.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Passenger side is nowhere as bad, thankfully. One...

Passenger side is nowhere as bad, thankfully. One small rust hole, the rest is pitted and can be saved with phosphoric acid.
Got the patch cut out for it but won't mess with it until the remainder...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
With the lights out, this is dangerous. Floor...

With the lights out, this is dangerous.
Floor pan on the driver side is worse than hoped. New section is ordered.
Steve

https://i.imgur.com/swOw6bs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DDLt6Vz.jpg?1
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By sksmith
Well there you go. I was always told you need the...

Well there you go. I was always told you need the 8 bolt rods for B21 pistons.
Learn something new every day!
Steve
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By sksmith
Can't use the B21 pistons without custom rods on...

Can't use the B21 pistons without custom rods on the 6 bolt crank.
Other than that, and the fact that 8 bolt's went metric, can't help out on the strength of one over the other.
Steve
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 92,428
Posted By sksmith
Looks perfect! I'd be afraid to drive it. :-P

Looks perfect! I'd be afraid to drive it. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By sksmith
James replaced his cam recently. If I recall,...

James replaced his cam recently.
If I recall, it was popping prior to the cam replacement.
Unless he flattened a lobe during break-in, the cam shouldn't be the problem.
Push rods all nice &...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By sksmith
On complete failure, yes. If it is not fully...

On complete failure, yes.
If it is not fully functional, it can cause issues with ignition causing misfires and such. You can test for leakage with a multi-meter.
If the condenser has not been...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
It's just the arches. The inner fenders are nice...

It's just the arches. The inner fenders are nice and solid. :oogle:
Steve
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By sksmith
New seat foam in your current seat? Always...

New seat foam in your current seat?
Always thought Volvo seats were some of the most comfortable. Never understood changing them to "racing" seats, unless you are racing.
Seriously, how many miles...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Overall, the body isn't bad, especially for a...

Overall, the body isn't bad, especially for a 140. It has some rust around the front and rear of the driver side rear wheel opening, the rear of the passenger side wheel opening, the windshield...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Passenger side done. No rust on it, other than...

Passenger side done. No rust on it, other than some surface rust where cowl side, bulkhead & inner fender join. Both sides have it. There was a ginormous glob of seam sealer on each that had hardened...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Thanks Vol242o. Getting the rest of the...

Thanks Vol242o.
Getting the rest of the underside this clean will be a chore. Not really looking forward to it!
Steve
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By sksmith
The disk, pressure plate & throw out bearing...

The disk, pressure plate & throw out bearing should be the same for either an M400 or M410.
The usual suspects sell them..... VP Auto Parts, Hi Performance Auto, Skandex. I checked Rock Auto, they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By sksmith
Shortly after buying my 142, I went to one of the...

Shortly after buying my 142, I went to one of the big box hardware stores and bought some foam filter media, like used in humidifiers or dehumidifiers. I cut it out & replaced the crumbling foam on...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,963
Posted By sksmith
Took off the driver side fender, then finished...

Took off the driver side fender, then finished cleaning undercoating & sanding the driver side inner fender today.
Got a good pic of the rust also.
I'll get out & finish the passenger side...
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