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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By 283SD
I have used a carb cleaner that comes in a...

I have used a carb cleaner that comes in a 1gallon can, made for dunking the carbs in to get rid of the built up junk. I also throw a hand full of small bolts in also. Pour in the clearer/ bolts let...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By 283SD
Drain the system fill, with water and a cooling...

Drain the system fill, with water and a cooling system cleaner, drive/ run car as per cleaner directions, fill with water run car drain and put in a50/50 mix of the good old green stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By 283SD
Needs to be bored,if it will clean up? maybe a...

Needs to be bored,if it will clean up? maybe a sleeve, does not look good
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By 283SD
I made a "clamp" to firmly hold the cable down...

I made a "clamp" to firmly hold the cable down off one of the pan bolts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By 283SD
On the tube type axles the tubes are pressed into...

On the tube type axles the tubes are pressed into the diff housing and plug welded to the housing, not oil proof. I have seen this on many rears as time goes on. Other than a bad pinion seal those...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By 283SD
Forged pistons need the proper piston to wall...

Forged pistons need the proper piston to wall clearance as they will "grow" as they heat up, sloppy at first. I built and maintained SCCA production HP/FP [5] racecars and vintage [Austin Healey...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By 283SD
Take the belts off start it up,does it still make...

Take the belts off start it up,does it still make noise. Look for the cause /WP /ALT/PS/ bad belts?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By 283SD
Looks like a hand grenade to me, let me know what...

Looks like a hand grenade to me, let me know what zip code you live in so that I can be far enough away.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By 283SD
In my 45+ years working on cars with Skinners...

In my 45+ years working on cars with Skinners Union Carbs, in your case I would use the HS6 carbs, never liked the HIF carbs.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By 283SD
V8... Mine makes an easy 350+HP.

V8... Mine makes an easy 350+HP.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By 283SD
I have thought about that on the V8 wagon, cleans...

I have thought about that on the V8 wagon, cleans up the engine bay. I relocated the battery to the right butt cheek when I first built the car to clear up the engine bay. But you will expose the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By 283SD
In 1991 I bought all new brakes for the V8 Wagon...

In 1991 I bought all new brakes for the V8 Wagon [350+HP] from Volvo. Rotors [vented front],pads, and calipers. Cross drilled all the rotors [120 holes per rotor]. They are still on the car today...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By 283SD
I have installed many gear sets from Yukon for...

I have installed many gear sets from Yukon for customers, found their product very good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By 283SD
Pedal sinking,Bad Master Cyl. Just because it was...

Pedal sinking,Bad Master Cyl. Just because it was new 2 years ago doesn't mean that it can fail. Years ago I bought a MSD coil for the V8 Wagon, I got 10 miles out of it before it failed,[it was made...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By 283SD
The leak in question is oil under pressure from...

The leak in question is oil under pressure from the oil pump to the cyl head, goop,sealer's etc won't work.
A. Leave it alone and let it leak if you do not want to change the head gasket.
B. Leave...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By 283SD
It's the oil feed to the cly head valve train....

It's the oil feed to the cly head valve train. You will need a new head gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By 283SD
I have one for an '85

I have one for an '85
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By 283SD
My V8 2 door wagon has Bertone door cards. Rather...

My V8 2 door wagon has Bertone door cards. Rather than cut the wood veneer that they were behind of I found thin speaker from Retro Sound.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,711
Posted By 283SD
In the past I've had R&P failures due to...

In the past I've had R&P failures due to synthetic gear lube. In my V8 wagon, and the race car that I was crew chief for. The synthetic gear oil does not offer enough shock protection, causing...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,711
Posted By 283SD
Drop the rear to 3.9

Drop the rear to 3.9
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By 283SD
Do not ever use a plastic tarp, never.

Do not ever use a plastic tarp, never.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By 283SD
You will not get enough oil flow, 5/16" line, in...

You will not get enough oil flow, 5/16" line, in the trans cooler. I run-10 lines on the V8 Wagon/remote filter, -8 on the MG'S also remote filters, and you will heat the coolant. I have a stand...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By 283SD
I have a 3.54 R&P and a complete 3.31 rear axle,...

I have a 3.54 R&P and a complete 3.31 rear axle, Mid Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-02-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By 283SD
A crush sleeve can only be used once. The better...

A crush sleeve can only be used once. The better way to go is with a solid spacer and shims, this takes time to set up the proper preload, measured in inch/pounds. Doing a diff does take skill and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By 283SD
For what ever reason on those vintage Volvo's the...

For what ever reason on those vintage Volvo's the wire coating just fell apart. Changed many harnesses back in the day when I could get them from Volvo, they were not cheap. Other than taking the...
Forum: events 09-21-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By 283SD
Wanted to go, but the show is 2@1/2 hours away....

Wanted to go, but the show is 2@1/2 hours away. We are going on a rally the day before, through the Catskill Mountains 4+ hours in our Bentley. Better luck next year.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,391
Posted By 283SD
When I first built mt V8 wagon {1989}, It had...

When I first built mt V8 wagon {1989}, It had 3,90 gears. I run a power glide transmission, low would shift out @ 64 MPH in under 4 sec. Top end was about 120 MPH, but you could reach that in 15 sec....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 283SD
Roller Rockers

Any thing that gets rid of parasitic friction=HP. Full bearing roller rockers will do that, bushed rockers that still have bushings that have friction. Friction is the enemy. Teflon coatings...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,516
Posted By 283SD
I posted above that I use Mobil 1, I use 15/50 in...

I posted above that I use Mobil 1, I use 15/50 in all our cars, never a winter issue, we live in NY.One of the other cars that we have is a 1960 S2 Bentley, [6.25 all alum V8] in that I use 20/50...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By 283SD
They are roller tip rockers not full roller...

They are roller tip rockers not full roller bearing rocker arms. you MUST check that they ride on the valve stem properly, On one of the race cars that I built we used full roller bearing rocker...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,516
Posted By 283SD
I use Mobil 1 in all of our cars, lawn mower's,...

I use Mobil 1 in all of our cars, lawn mower's, yard tractor's, snow blower,etc. The cars get an oil change @ 5K miles, the yard equipment once a year. I have been using Mobil 1 since 1980, whatever...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By 283SD
As the clutch disc wears the "fingers/surface"...

As the clutch disc wears the "fingers/surface" will move towards the transmission. If no adjustment is made the release bearing will get tighter and tighter to the point that it is holding the clutch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,390
Posted By 283SD
After doing restoration work for 50 years, I have...

After doing restoration work for 50 years, I have to say you did a GREAT job. I was hired years ago to restore a car that they made 1 of. I was given a photograph of what it looked like in 1955. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By 283SD
Most body shops have a camera that can scan the...

Most body shops have a camera that can scan the color, and make a sample. You will need to do a spray out to see how good the match is. I have had mixed results, did fine for my V8 Volvo, no luck for...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,125
Posted By 283SD
New rod too long? Is there any free play or is...

New rod too long? Is there any free play or is the rod/arm tight in the slave cylinder?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By 283SD
H-/2-1&1/4" H-/4-1&1/2" H-/6-1&3/4" H-/8-2" see...

H-/2-1&1/4" H-/4-1&1/2" H-/6-1&3/4" H-/8-2" see how they are measured in INCHES.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By 283SD
Worn tail shaft bushing, bad U/joint, check them...

Worn tail shaft bushing, bad U/joint, check them out. We bought an 87 245 back in March, wicked vibration, worn tail shaft bushing and drive flange.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,430
Posted By 283SD
I have an old school 350 Chevy in my wagon...

I have an old school 350 Chevy in my wagon [installed in 10/88]. I drove for a year with the stock suspension, worked and looked fine. Bought lowering springs from IPD in'90 when I make it the two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By 283SD
It vent's the cabin air pressure, when I redo the...

It vent's the cabin air pressure, when I redo the V8 wagon, I will put one on the left side also, thinking of putting ones on each front fender.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By 283SD
With the air cleaners off I use a flat screw...

With the air cleaners off I use a flat screw driver to lift the piston 1/8" to check the mixture, never mind the lifting pin.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,099
Posted By 283SD
11 years ago I traded a pair of Austin Healey...

11 years ago I traded a pair of Austin Healey Sprite air cleaners for a factory/?dealer/? installed Volvo LSD. It has been in the V8 wagon ever since with no problems.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By 283SD
I have an 87 245 5 speed motor that is drilled...

I have an 87 245 5 speed motor that is drilled and tapped for the CPS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By 283SD
I have a set on my DD. I like the look, white...

I have a set on my DD. I like the look, white wagon, with black wheels, have a few spares.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By 283SD
Code 144; EZ-116K fault codes. Load signal...

Code 144; EZ-116K fault codes. Load signal missing[from LH control unit]. Control unit assumes the engine is at full load.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By 283SD
I ended up cutting a U shaped hole in the sheet...

I ended up cutting a U shaped hole in the sheet metal above the filler pipe for better access when I had to replace the tank on my wife's 90/245 a few years ago, made life much easier to install the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By 283SD
BORE IT. that much out of round NFG>. Don't cheap...

BORE IT. that much out of round NFG>. Don't cheap out, I have had to fix motors that people went cheap on,ended up costing 2X as much to fix it. I have been in the auto/restoration/racecar business...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,729
Posted By 283SD
Whenever I do a clutch job, the FIRST thing that...

Whenever I do a clutch job, the FIRST thing that I check is: will the clutch will disengage,; once it is installed, before I hook every everything up and put it on the ground. If there is a problem...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,768
Posted By 283SD
Late timing will give you lack of power, and make...

Late timing will give you lack of power, and make it run hot, tooth off? on the belt?, Go back to square one, re-ckeck the belt/gears etc. If you had to move the dist that much something is off
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By 283SD
I put IPD's lowered springs on my V8 wagon 30...

I put IPD's lowered springs on my V8 wagon 30 years ago, and 300K miles later they have settled to where I like them. Got time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,782
Posted By 283SD
I had a problem with the caliper pistons pulling...

I had a problem with the caliper pistons pulling back to far on a 1800ES, half pedal at best. On trick that I used was to press the pedal down hard as you can, lock it with a stick and walk away for...
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