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Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
The $340 miscellaneous thing that is somehow now...

The $340 miscellaneous thing that is somehow now worth $4 gets me dude :lol:

I don't even have an expense listed in there that comes out to $340. Completely fabricated numbers.



This is true...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
:lol: Gotta love their math. Handed over 10K...

:lol:

Gotta love their math. Handed over 10K in receipts from last 2.5 years and here is how they adjusted the value :lol:

https://imgur.com/tFWtBMah.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
I said a similar message and sent about 10 comps

I said a similar message and sent about 10 comps
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
First offer from insurance: $3100 Just sent a...

First offer from insurance: $3100
Just sent a reply disputing their valuation of my car.
We'll see where this goes...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,757
Posted By IansPlatinum
I personally like my 195/75r14 mailtruck goodyear...

I personally like my 195/75r14 mailtruck goodyear wrangler all terrains... but they spendy
Forum: showroom 02-14-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 196,464
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://imgur.com/fK5TzWAh.jpg

https://imgur.com/fK5TzWAh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'll check out GCP, maybe they have pricing even...

I'll check out GCP, maybe they have pricing even without stock?

It sucks that it happened but I'm just super lucky that it wasn't worse. I can think with a clear mind now that the issue of proving...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,717
Posted By IansPlatinum
Gorgeous. I love these wagons in snow. Especially...

Gorgeous. I love these wagons in snow. Especially stock/stockish ones.
If your heater core is anything like mine, it makes cold weather driving so comfortable.

Keep it up, thanks for the awesome...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
I have an extra set of 1992 trim pieces, but I'm...

I have an extra set of 1992 trim pieces, but I'm curious how they're going to price out replacing a one-year only long-NOS-extinct trim piece. And I think RWC will take you to bat on claims that the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
Latest update is that the other driver's...

Latest update is that the other driver's insurance has officially accepted fault.
I've also compiled a 63 page document totaling a little over 10K in parts over the last 2.5 years. :oops: Yikes. Oh...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,757
Posted By IansPlatinum
Please don't cut your fenders It's your car,...

Please don't cut your fenders

It's your car, but just know that it's not necessary, and if you put big enough tires that cutting IS necessary, you will decimate what little torque you have and...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By IansPlatinum
How difficult will it be for you to deploy the...

How difficult will it be for you to deploy the tent?

I've always been a big fan of sleepin in the car, never tried the roof tents. I've discovered that if I deploy a tent it will definitely rain...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By IansPlatinum
I think you've already ruined your chances of...

I think you've already ruined your chances of going milder by extending your control arms and fabbing up a johnny joint trailing arm!

This thing's gonna be sweet. Love camping 240s
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By IansPlatinum
The amount of articulation available with longer...

The amount of articulation available with longer shocks, rear sway bar delete, and some johnnys/heims is ungodly. Like way more than anyone driving a volvo would ever need. But still sick to have....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By IansPlatinum
Why not at least 1 Johnny joint on the torque...

Why not at least 1 Johnny joint on the torque rods?

Beautiful work otherwise. Straight 6s are sick
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
Not sure how/where they're going to source the...

Not sure how/where they're going to source the black 92 only fender trim. Or where they'll even get a front support member

Full list of things I can see that are damaged:

tie rod
bumper F & R...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By IansPlatinum
thought i'd pick up mpgs on a +4 advanced T cam...

thought i'd pick up mpgs on a +4 advanced T cam but I went down to 18 city 23 highway :lol: (aw71)

but now it at least has some pep! might try +2 as a good compromise to try to get back to 25-26...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By IansPlatinum
:zeeall::zeeall::zeeall:

:zeeall::zeeall::zeeall:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
it won't sadly, and I've accepted that. I'm too...

it won't sadly, and I've accepted that. I'm too observant and will always see the evidence.

BUT, considering the past 3 days have been spent by me thinking there would be no evidence to prove my...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
WOOHOOOOO **** YEAH Officer responding to...

WOOHOOOOO **** YEAH

Officer responding to the accident was able to find footage that confirms I was not at fault (cmon I drive a fkin volvo). The other driver also admitted that he illegally...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
Worst part is that I'm a very defensive driver,...

Worst part is that I'm a very defensive driver, and there was no way to avoid this. I'm sitting at a stop sign and the guy behind me just ****ing rips across my car like it's a can of sardines.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yeah, thankful that my fiancee and I are ok....

Yeah, thankful that my fiancee and I are ok. Texas drivers are something. Add a generous bucketful of micro-dick toxic masculinity syndrome, and now you have a ****ed up 240
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
There's a business with a camera facing the exact...

There's a business with a camera facing the exact direction of the incident but they can't check it until Tuesday.

I was completely stationary. Stopped, waiting to complete a right hand turn when...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,480
Posted By IansPlatinum
Very sad day for Boat. An aggressive driver...

Very sad day for Boat.

An aggressive driver in a lifted truck pulled around me today in a single lane turning right onto the highway service road and dented my rear quarter panel, ripped off my...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,717
Posted By IansPlatinum
When my temp gauge was at that point, it would...

When my temp gauge was at that point, it would read 175F at the hose. Make sure you're pointing at something non-reflective, like the hose, not the housing.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,717
Posted By IansPlatinum
Interested to see what you find here... my temp...

Interested to see what you find here... my temp gauge has always hung out right at 1/3. OE temp thermostat, temp faker bypassed. No matter if its the dead of summer in texas with AC on, etc... I...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,717
Posted By IansPlatinum
I know, I've been lazy on updating my thread ...

I know, I've been lazy on updating my thread

Everything's good, I'm driving it daily now since the 850 blew a headgasket. I'll scrub the engine bay and take some photos
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,717
Posted By IansPlatinum
My god. Incredible! I need to harness your energy...

My god. Incredible! I need to harness your energy & skill for the rusty quarters on the 145.

Looks great man. Super impressed
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,150
Posted By IansPlatinum
The 3/8" drive will strip it. I bent a small ~1mm...

The 3/8" drive will strip it. I bent a small ~1mm thick piece of scrap metal into an L shape that was 3/8" long and wide. That placed against one corner of my 3/8" drive ratchet worked.

Or you can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,150
Posted By IansPlatinum
yep. I think mine may have been as little as $70 ...

yep. I think mine may have been as little as $70

Best way by far. Get the radiator cleaned out while you're there too!

https://i.imgur.com/Xm4Lmqnl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By IansPlatinum
Well, accessory bushings are subject to way more...

Well, accessory bushings are subject to way more heat than suspension bushings, so maybe not the fairest comparison.

And I don't think OE front rubber bushings are available for the 140, and even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By IansPlatinum
Rubber vs Poly for 140 front suspension

Maybe it's been covered, but it isn't coming up on my searches.

1971 145S, bone stock. No slamming, keeping all original down to the 165 width pizza cutter tires

I want to rebuild the front...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By IansPlatinum
Why do all the old school guys recommend premix? ...

Why do all the old school guys recommend premix?

Same thing on the land cruiser forums. They all say premixed in unison when someone asks about coolant
Forum: showroom 12-01-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By IansPlatinum
OG tire size should be 165/80r15, AKA 165r15 ...

OG tire size should be 165/80r15, AKA 165r15

Something tells me RWC is gonna pipe up and tell you that you'll need the special wide 1975 164 wheels to run 205 width tires

I got 165r15 XZX tires...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
240: drains
Views: 1,147
Posted By IansPlatinum
you're asking questions that probably weren't...

you're asking questions that probably weren't asked in the early 60s and early 70s when the first and second revision of this chassis was designed.

I recommend butyl cord around the body plug to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
240: drains
Views: 1,147
Posted By IansPlatinum
My rocker has a drain right behind the front door...

My rocker has a drain right behind the front door seam

Vacuum out all the leaves out of the rockers first... and also make sure your leak isn't coming from the windshield corners
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By IansPlatinum
Well now it's no longer a harmonic damper. Just a...

Well now it's no longer a harmonic damper. Just a pulley. Expect shorter crank bearing life in the long term but I guess that's not really an issue for some
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 105,347
Posted By IansPlatinum
I also have to go pedal to the floor on a hot...

I also have to go pedal to the floor on a hot start. Like you, the owner's manual reassures me that it's normal, but I wonder if it's made worse by ethanol fuel? Supposedly, 10% ethanol blended fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 2,026
Posted By IansPlatinum
I drive my 140 like an old fart so battery just...

I drive my 140 like an old fart so battery just kinda stays put :lol:

Ratchet strap on the 850T though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By IansPlatinum
Gotta put it in the jar of extra screws that...

Gotta put it in the jar of extra screws that similarly appear during big jobs

From an engineering perspective, it doesn't look like a particularly useful spring (maybe for some ball detent or...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,854
Posted By IansPlatinum
Just wanted to say, no conclusion would be valid...

Just wanted to say, no conclusion would be valid unless you can prove the results are statistically significant.

To do this, you must have enough repeat tests/measurements to establish two...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,854
Posted By IansPlatinum
I don't think you'll see as much gain in the...

I don't think you'll see as much gain in the Somender groove as other similar methods might give... Baffled intake, swirled valves, etc

But that's just my guess. Here's some textbook material that...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,717
Posted By IansPlatinum
Awesome & wholesome update. Thanks for sharing...

Awesome & wholesome update. Thanks for sharing these photos.
Such a gorgeous vehicle, and you're doing it justice by taking it on drives like that.

Keep it up!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By IansPlatinum
It should just be good ol butyl Maybe in a...

It should just be good ol butyl

Maybe in a 122 it might have a little asbestos in it, but there shouldn't be any in a 90s car
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By IansPlatinum
I don't really trust the airbag to deploy at full...

I don't really trust the airbag to deploy at full engineered velocity at this age anyway, even if it was functional.

I am prone to overthinking things to the point of worry, but have been getting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By IansPlatinum
Probably some form of plastic UV degradation....

Probably some form of plastic UV degradation. Mine smelled funky though which made me think there was a possibility of it being mold?

I tried scrubbing it off, only to find that it just smeared it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,225
Posted By IansPlatinum
Mine looks exactly like this. I'm using the...

Mine looks exactly like this.

I'm using the same accessory bracket, and the same bosch 100a alternator.

I assumed volvo was compensating for the inevitable deflection of the stock rubber...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,499
Posted By IansPlatinum
People need to do this more. Any time I get a new...

People need to do this more. Any time I get a new car, new tires, or am on unfamiliar terrain (ice, snow, etc), I find an empty road and measure my stopping distance. It truly shapes how you drive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,499
Posted By IansPlatinum
I was using XJ springs at the time which are...

I was using XJ springs at the time which are stock rate and about 1.5" taller. Handled great, but you'll be on the highway, not doing the Nurburgring, so handling is only important as far as safety...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,499
Posted By IansPlatinum
There are ways to make the cargo carrier work and...

There are ways to make the cargo carrier work and still allow the hatch to open. I made a custom 3/16" wall 1 1/4" bar for my carrier with multiple holes to get just the right length so that the...
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