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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By IansPlatinum
Greenbook says 80W for colder climates, 90W for...

Greenbook says 80W for colder climates, 90W for warmer.
It also lists SAE 30W as an acceptable alternative.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By IansPlatinum
I think if it backs out when trying to loosen the...

I think if it backs out when trying to loosen the nut, it's no biggie
Just remove nut & reinstall stud. I think the two reasons for being a stud for this application are
1: hanging of manifold &...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By IansPlatinum
Hmm, now I'm curious, has anybody used this stuff...

Hmm, now I'm curious, has anybody used this stuff before?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001HW82SW/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8UWkFbW5CSX7K

High temp and non-metallic. Might have to give this one a shot.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By IansPlatinum
Amazon's got this on prime 1-day shipping, so I...

Amazon's got this on prime 1-day shipping, so I think that's gonna be the way to go
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By IansPlatinum
I already removed the originals, and the...

I already removed the originals, and the stainless replacements are already here :e-shrug:

The nuts are the copper ones FCP sells. aluminum & stainless corrode, but not in a catastrophic way. We...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By IansPlatinum
I read that that's the good stuff. They don't...

I read that that's the good stuff. They don't have it in any stores nearby though. Maybe I can order on amazon.

I'll probably also go see if autozone has some copper antiseize
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By IansPlatinum
Correct Anti-seize for stainless Exhaust manifold studs

I am having trouble finding my answer on here or the rest of the internet.

Folks, those who have installed stainless exhaust manifold studs, what anti-seize did you use on the stud going into the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By IansPlatinum
sheared crank timing gear? take plug out and...

sheared crank timing gear?

take plug out and see if you can have someone crank the car and watch a piston move up & down?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,637
Posted By IansPlatinum
I kinda wish I could make my valves smaller or...

I kinda wish I could make my valves smaller or add some sort of fins/grooves to them

So for me yeah I think 8V > big 8V > 16V
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By IansPlatinum
Get an actual reading with an IR temp gun. Point...

Get an actual reading with an IR temp gun. Point it at the coolant hose, not at metal.
160F is cold for an engine but will scald your hand.
In other words, don't go by 'feeling'

The intake...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
EDIT: I'm just gonna draw it out. ...

EDIT:

I'm just gonna draw it out.

https://imgur.com/8DBjj0Ah.jpg

Green are components I'm keeping stock.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
I can see how going from 300 hp to a 240 would...

I can see how going from 300 hp to a 240 would make you think something's wrong.

As my fiancee puts it, they're unsafely slow. She doesn't know about the kickdown cable though.

Keep your DVOM...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,672
Posted By IansPlatinum
Was cleaning out the garage and found an old...

Was cleaning out the garage and found an old insurance card that came out of rusty. Looks like the car was driven up to as late as 2012!
Googled the address out of curiosity, set the date back to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Whenever the pump is silent when jumping the...

Whenever the pump is silent when jumping the fuses, that's when you need your voltmeter. Intermittent functionality could mean power loss or pump malfunction. The voltmeter will tell you which it is....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
That is strange... i'd reread art's guide again. ...

That is strange... i'd reread art's guide again.

Maybe unplug the main pump too. put some long lead aligators on a volt meter, set to DC, and measure main pump voltage and then the tank pump...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Have you had someone jump the fuses while you are...

Have you had someone jump the fuses while you are on the other end with a voltmeter on the unplugged supply pump harness? Takes 15 min to verify that the pump is getting proper voltage... I think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By IansPlatinum
Dumb advice, but triple check and make sure...

Dumb advice, but triple check and make sure you're forcing them the correct way. Years ago i accidentally tightened and snapped a TC bolt because I was on the back side of it and thought I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Very thorough & professional as always....

Very thorough & professional as always. Therapeutic, even. Hope it comes together and performs well come the 31st!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
Nah, community said I shouldn't need to because...

Nah, community said I shouldn't need to because I'm staying NA.
Plus I don't want to mess up the comfy ride
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
Decided to drain the trans fluid from the old...

Decided to drain the trans fluid from the old trans. Chocolate brown. I had done a 12 qt flush only a year ago. Definitely on its last legs, as this fluid should still be red.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://i.imgur.com/ESvSHPlh.jpg ...

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

https://i.imgur.com/QJv2Ptfh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rlDCm7Qh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By IansPlatinum
Have you tried putting a r134a adapter on the...

Have you tried putting a r134a adapter on the drier and charging from there?

https://i.imgur.com/aT7ZBw7h.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yep, & much smaller. Propane/butane blend, about...

Yep, & much smaller. Propane/butane blend, about 75%/25%. I guess the main concern is flammability, but there's not a whole lot of mass in the system, and I've also read that even though r134a isn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
I'm thinking about continuing to use envirosafe...

I'm thinking about continuing to use envirosafe (same as duracool) as the refrigerant.

I really enjoyed being able to just let the refrigerant vent (it's just propane/butane, very little...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
It's a AW71 from roy (2manyturbos). Stronger than...

It's a AW71 from roy (2manyturbos). Stronger than the AW70, and from cool weather PNW so less likely to be burnt up from heat.

I'll be installing a new filter, seals, TC seal, and kickdown cable...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
You are more than welcome! You can also...

You are more than welcome!

You can also borrow the shop crane when I'm done, probably won't need it for a bit
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
I got carried away :e-shrug: ...

I got carried away
:e-shrug:

https://i.imgur.com/bYDNX5Ih.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/guKjNEZh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
Today i'm tackling some engine bay rust. Nothing...

Today i'm tackling some engine bay rust. Nothing too extensive luckily (Thank you, Texas), but needs to be dealt with regardless. I've known since the time I bought the car that a PO had a battery...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
You better, there's gonna be a whole lotta gas...

You better, there's gonna be a whole lotta gas huffin' involved. Open all the doors and do it outside when you have a gentle breeze

I would personally look for a new tank though. That looks nasty...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,195
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yeah seats got that gangsta lean. Someone said...

Yeah seats got that gangsta lean. Someone said that there's a weld in the seat frame to check.

If it's a hauler, put some cherokee springs in the back! No harsh ride unloaded, and adds ~500 lb of...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
I like the rear valence. I do want to scuff &...

I like the rear valence. I do want to scuff & paint it with some SEM exterior trim paint though. The faded grey is getting old.

I am considering custom mudflaps though. The volvo ones are pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By IansPlatinum
:e-shrug: you'll save $ by keeping the foot off...

:e-shrug: you'll save $ by keeping the foot off the pedal and keeping the eco-friendly M cam

Keep in mind when you swap cams you'll probably have to reshim, which will be more money to track down...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Hah, no worries. FCP has my back with a lifetime...

Hah, no worries. FCP has my back with a lifetime warranty if it goes bad, and if it does, lesson learned. I bought the car with the in tank pump broken, and still drove it around everywhere. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Nope. Delco. The original pump I pulled off had...

Nope. Delco. The original pump I pulled off had "AC" stamped on it just like the replacement. I'll see if I have a picture

Edit: no picture, but it appears delphi bought AC delco in 1995. Idk, FCP...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,195
Posted By IansPlatinum
Need more pics of car- is it the metallic green?...

Need more pics of car- is it the metallic green? What year?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Search for Art's guide on jumping the fuses to...

Search for Art's guide on jumping the fuses to test the in tank pump. There's a couple fuses you jump with a paperclip and you'll be able to hear if the pump is coming on.

I can't speak to the IPD...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,672
Posted By IansPlatinum
This one came from seller "niland0_0" on...

This one came from seller "niland0_0" on Ebay
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By IansPlatinum
I thought mine helped. I'd say butt dyno +5%. I'm...

I thought mine helped. I'd say butt dyno +5%. I'm going to try advancing it 5 degrees and see what happens
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,222
Posted By IansPlatinum
:rofl::rofl::rofl: Just drive it like that!...

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Just drive it like that! :rofl:

But in all seriousness, that still sounds too loud even with the resonator. I'd be willing to bet your muffler is wasted. I didn't realize...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By IansPlatinum
If you REALLY wanted a cabin air filter, I...

If you REALLY wanted a cabin air filter,
I don't think it'd be all that hard to do it at the cowl vents.

something like this but with AC filter material, Needs to be anti-mold/anti-fungal though...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
Video of the shenanigans: <iframe...

Video of the shenanigans:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9PREffL10tw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope;...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
I've heard about guys taking their fuel rail off...

I've heard about guys taking their fuel rail off the intake manifold (but keeping it all hooked up still) and putting the injectors into 4 little graduated cylinders, securing them, and then having...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
Thanks. You should, the canopy is a perfect...

Thanks. You should, the canopy is a perfect addition to the camping brick. 8.2' x 8.2' ARB canopy. About $300 new.



Glad I didn't go with the recaps. That was the conclusion that my research...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
Great stuff, gorgeous photos. 240 camping is the...

Great stuff, gorgeous photos. 240 camping is the best. I don't even bring a tent any more. You can fit a twin size mattress perfectly in the back of a 240, if you want to go that route. Amazon has...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
For a Volvo ;-) 195/75R14 Yes sir!...

For a Volvo ;-)



195/75R14
Yes sir! Expensive little bastards
I got them from someone who bought them at government auction, so half price for me.
As the LLV gets phased out though, they'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,217
Posted By IansPlatinum
More OHV park this weekend. This time with extra...

More OHV park this weekend. This time with extra spring boosters in the front and 20" eibach springs in the rear

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

https://i.imgur.com/MEDRFz5h.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By IansPlatinum
I do not have the part number, but I do know it...

I do not have the part number, but I do know it was the only r134a adapter they had, and I bought it only a year ago so they should still carry it

I don't know if it's taboo to fill at the drier...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By IansPlatinum
I bought an adapter for $5 or so at autozone and...

I bought an adapter for $5 or so at autozone and it fit perfectly on my 92's drier, I don't even use the J-pipe. Hope this helps.

https://i.imgur.com/aT7ZBw7h.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,580
Posted By IansPlatinum
:zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall: ...

:zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall:
:zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall::zeeall:



I've been using 87. I have LH2.4, and I'm guessing yours is either that or 2.2 ...? Either...
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