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Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,128
Posted By Chuck W
Nice work! I keep looking at the engine bay...

Nice work!

I keep looking at the engine bay of my '78 and think that I really would like to paint it. Then I think of all the things that would need to be done to make it look "good"...
(And mine...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,128
Posted By Chuck W
$2,500 for the donor! That's a sweet deal! ...

$2,500 for the donor! That's a sweet deal!

This is going to be a fun build!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By Chuck W
Which ECU do you have (last 3 digits)? There...

Which ECU do you have (last 3 digits)?

There are a couple guys in the BIG M4.4 tuning thread on VolvoSpeed that have LPT .bins. I have a .bin and .xdf for the -609. You can also get some of the...
Forum: website & board 09-25-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,379
Posted By Chuck W
Sent some funds your way.

Sent some funds your way.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-25-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chuck W
Yeah. that's what it looked like. I pulled the...

Yeah. that's what it looked like.
I pulled the info from DigiKey, so I'll probably order one.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-25-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chuck W
What I have been using is an adapter that then...

What I have been using is an adapter that then accepts a USB cable. I swapped the cable, but that didn't seem to improve things any. I think the vibrations of it hanging off of the DB-9 over course...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-25-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chuck W
THIS...

THIS (https://www.dlpdesign.com/usb/dlptxrx-v14-ds.pdf) is the datasheet for the DLP unit that DIY sells.

I won't constantly plugging/unplugging the USB cable, so the Velcro may not concern me...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-24-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chuck W
MS Internal Serial to USB adapter

I've got an old MS1 with Extra code (V2.2) running one of my projects. I've been running an old external Serial to USB adapter for years with no problems.
Recently I've been having dropped...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,101
Posted By Chuck W
An affordable option for a street car, perhaps? ...

An affordable option for a street car, perhaps?

I was looking into something to use on the 240 that is waiting to be built.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,149
Posted By Chuck W
Obscuring the lights is the biggest issue for me.

Obscuring the lights is the biggest issue for me.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 430,620
Posted By Chuck W
So good.

So good.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,915
Posted By Chuck W
Working on the list of things to do and going...

Working on the list of things to do and going through a few items.

Looks like I'll need to see if I kept the DS kick panel out of my '85 when I go to install my WagonMeister fuse panel. Looks like...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 246,441
Posted By Chuck W
Bloody hell! That is awesome work!

Bloody hell! That is awesome work!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,915
Posted By Chuck W
Well, the TBird is finally on the road and out of...

Well, the TBird is finally on the road and out of the shop space.

https://turbochuckcom.ipage.com/webimages/projects/78%20Volvo%20264/2020/inshop_1.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,940
Posted By Chuck W
Nice car! Looks like my old '85GLT.

Nice car! Looks like my old '85GLT.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-20-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chuck W
Relocated the fan diode back out to the relay....

Relocated the fan diode back out to the relay. Everything is good to go now.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-19-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chuck W
Yeah, thanks for the confirmation. I had just...

Yeah, thanks for the confirmation. I had just been sitting here looking at things and realized that's exactly what happened. The diode is connected to the MS +12V now.

The easiest thing to do is...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-19-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chuck W
John, I was coming back here to basically say...

John, I was coming back here to basically say what you just described. I reinstalled the ECU and messed with a couple things, and that battery noise had gone away. I did notice that the injector LED...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-19-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chuck W
There was no wash-down of the engine bay. Just...

There was no wash-down of the engine bay. Just getting rid of a couple years of "garage dust" off of the outside.

The connector was loose, but still mostly engaged in the pins, but it was worth...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 04-19-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chuck W
Inadvertently ran MS unit with main connector loose, now won't start.

This is on my Thunderbird, but I figure there are plenty of knowledgeable folks here who might have some insight.

The MS unit in question is an old V2.2 MSnSE set-up I built for my TBird probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-13-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,124
Posted By Chuck W
Car looks awesome!

Car looks awesome!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,915
Posted By Chuck W
The guy who bought some of the parts off of the...

The guy who bought some of the parts off of the car I wasn't going to use had it.

I'm looking forward to being able to start working on the car!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,915
Posted By Chuck W
More new toys arrived. ...

More new toys arrived.
...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 02-29-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,037
Posted By Chuck W
Looks great. That's the plan for the harness...

Looks great. That's the plan for the harness install in the '78. The other couple installs have been less than ideal, but also working with what I had at the time. (My TBird MS install (15 years...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,915
Posted By Chuck W
More goodies arrived today. :) ...

More goodies arrived today. :)

https://turbochuckcom.ipage.com/webimages/projects/78%20Volvo%20264/2020/ECU/MaxxECU.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 430,620
Posted By Chuck W
The new exhaust is looking pretty good. Is...

The new exhaust is looking pretty good.

Is the turbo oil drain a custom piece?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,020
Posted By Chuck W
I actually think I have the original...

I actually think I have the original intake/rail/browntops I used on my car, before I swapped out for a powdercoated one and different injectors.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,020
Posted By Chuck W
I converted the B21FT that I dropped into my old...

I converted the B21FT that I dropped into my old '80 264 to MS.

Not too difficult. I used an LH2.2 dist and a FI intake.
Forum: article composition 12-26-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 118,498
Posted By Chuck W
Nothing wrong with that engine. I've got one in...

Nothing wrong with that engine. I've got one in my garage I'm going to use for a project.

It's got dual VVT, which isn't big deal. It's also DBW so you'll either need to configure for a cable...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,674
Posted By Chuck W
Welcome. The car looks great!

Welcome. The car looks great!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,915
Posted By Chuck W
OK, well things are mainly in parts accumulation...

OK, well things are mainly in parts accumulation mode at the moment while I work on some other stuff.

Got a DBW pedal position sensor and an S60/V70 throttle body recently and these two bits of...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,824
Posted By Chuck W
This. It seems like you really don't know what...

This. It seems like you really don't know what you want, and kind of asking the forum to tell you what (and even how) to do. (Just my casual observation)


Personally, I'll be dropping a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By Chuck W
Yeah, I just don't remember what it looked like...

Yeah, I just don't remember what it looked like when I put it together. It could've been that way all these years. I'd been looking more for cracks.

Scope creep will get you every time.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By Chuck W
I just see and old turbine housing. I don't...

I just see and old turbine housing. I don't recall how old that thing was.

As I mentioned before, it might be good to fatten things up under boost a bit more.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-29-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By Chuck W
Aside from a handful of VW's, my other non-Volvo...

Aside from a handful of VW's, my other non-Volvo vehicles have all been Fords.;-)
I had a couple of the XR4's and Scorpios (Granadas), but always liked the lines of the Mk1 Granada Coupes, but we...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By Chuck W
I love these cars! Any more info on this one?

I love these cars!

Any more info on this one?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By Chuck W
Sorry for the delay. Pretty sure I had Volvo...

Sorry for the delay.

Pretty sure I had Volvo coolant in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By Chuck W
When I saw the title of this on the forum list, I...

When I saw the title of this on the forum list, I knew who it was.

Glad you got that handled. I was dreading it....until I decided to get another car. :D

Good notes on the "shortcut", though.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By Chuck W
Well, it's a small bit of soldering inside the...

Well, it's a small bit of soldering inside the ECU for the conversion, and you could build your own harness. Then it's just getting the bin file from him for a reasonable cost.

It's also probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By Chuck W
Interesting swap choice. Haven't seen anyone do a...

Interesting swap choice. Haven't seen anyone do a Consul in a while.

On the engine management, what are you doing for a throttle body? That engine had the electric DBW one.

If you are planning...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-14-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
Interesting. I'll be swapping the pedal assy...

Interesting.
I'll be swapping the pedal assy anyway, seeing as the car is originally a manual, so I'll be mucking about under the dash with mods for the hydro clutch set-up, so it might not be too...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-14-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
That might be an option, if it works with the...

That might be an option, if it works with the SPORT version of the ECU.

http://www.maxxecu.com/webhelp/wirings-terminated_engine_harness-volvo_t5.html
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-13-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
I guess staying on the e-throttle discussion. ...

I guess staying on the e-throttle discussion.

I've seen a couple builds using MaxxECU that are using the throttle body from a P2 S60/V70 (0-5V signal with a PWM back-up). I didn't see much on the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
Thanks for the input, guys. I think I'm...

Thanks for the input, guys.

I think I'm leaning towards the MaxxECU set-up, as I'm kind of liking the option to do the e-throttle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,566
Posted By Chuck W
Well, the ECU is what grounds them, but I would...

Well, the ECU is what grounds them, but I would think the default state should be normally open (no continuity to ground).
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-07-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
The only thing that is turning me away from using...

The only thing that is turning me away from using the M4.4 ECUs I have is the fact that they are 20-year-old electronics.

I did more digging, and MS doesn't support e-throttle. At least not...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-07-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
Maybe I'm missing it somewhere, but does MS3...

Maybe I'm missing it somewhere, but does MS3 support e-throttle?

Just an option I'm toying with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,566
Posted By Chuck W
Do you have another ECU you can try? I think I...

Do you have another ECU you can try? I think I have an extra M4.3 non-R HPT ECU on-hand. Cover shipping and it's yours.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-06-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
That's always an option, but digging in and...

That's always an option, but digging in and learning is all part of the fun.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-05-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,926
Posted By Chuck W
Yeah, I recently got stuff set-up to be able to...

Yeah, I recently got stuff set-up to be able to flash/tune the M4.4 stuff, and have messed around with things a little bit, and not having to deal with the fiddly bits would be nice. The learning...
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