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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
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: 275
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: 275
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: 361
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: 490
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: 447
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: 447
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: 890
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: 85,111
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: 923
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: 1,259
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: 3,751
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: 3,751
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: 99
Views: 25,146
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: 953
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: 1,127
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: 927
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: 1,477
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: 4,496
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: 4,496
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: 4,496
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...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,364
Posted By IansPlatinum
Rear is very touchy in my experience I had...

Rear is very touchy in my experience

I had rear bilstein tourings + ipd overloads and it was terrible

With stock rate rears and some different shocks, its perfect for my uses.

Check out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,624
Posted By IansPlatinum
They're thinking of the oil used in the m41,...

They're thinking of the oil used in the m41, which is called out as SAE 30 and I would try to use that... there is a manufacturer for it, but I forget who.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By IansPlatinum
I have the vdo unit. Same as continental unit,...

I have the vdo unit. Same as continental unit, just blue lit instead of orange. You can come check mine out if you're curious, but no its not dimmable and its really annoying that it isn't, because...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By IansPlatinum
VDO unit is backlit blue if the orange doesn't...

VDO unit is backlit blue if the orange doesn't float your boat

I use this radio in my 2001 cherokee and my 92 240. Only downside is no send plug for an amp.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,846
Posted By IansPlatinum
Been a little lazy on updates... engine's in...

Been a little lazy on updates... engine's in (thanks for the help @aharres), took it on a test drive, all's good, just getting AC dialed in... tried weighing out the refrigerant but the hose that i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By IansPlatinum
Weird question, but did you have exhaust work...

Weird question, but did you have exhaust work recently? The exhaust is weird and doesn't have a flex joint. Too much rigity or too little can cause vibration. I had exhaust work done but they overly...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,252
Posted By IansPlatinum
Don't know how I missed this build thread... Love...

Don't know how I missed this build thread... Love the 145! Very professional work. Keep it up!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By IansPlatinum
I don't think volvo ever offered that, here's a...

I don't think volvo ever offered that, here's a 1972 accessory catalog


http://volvo1800pictures.com/document/Accessories_to_make_good/accessories_to_make.pdf

I appreciate my 240's armrest on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By IansPlatinum
Regarding hood insulation, you can install fatmat...

Regarding hood insulation, you can install fatmat to protect your hood paint. Works pretty well. Not much difference in noise, but it keeps a lot of heat off the hood.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,100
Posted By IansPlatinum
Interested in those carbs if you do decide to...

Interested in those carbs if you do decide to part ways with them.

Complements to you on your perseverance, but please no more prying things with screwdrivers and bashing things with hammers! It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,548
Posted By IansPlatinum
No! keep the original steelies! the 75-79ish...

No! keep the original steelies! the 75-79ish steelies are a different design, rare, and stronger than later steelies. They perfectly complement the 70s aesthetic of an avocado green station wagon
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,916
Posted By IansPlatinum
good luck with the overloads. They didn't treat...

good luck with the overloads. They didn't treat me very nicely. felt very oversprung and the rear axle would hit the shock extension limiters going over big bumps or railroad tracks at speed. When I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By IansPlatinum
Damn. Looks like I need a new one. ...

Damn. Looks like I need a new one.



Dunno why this didn't pop up. I tried a whole bunch of keywords like linkage, shift, loose, lever, etc... :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By IansPlatinum
Hey, an optima guy. That's cool. Yeah 55~=60,...

Hey, an optima guy. That's cool. Yeah 55~=60, which is why I said about. The PWM conserves energy that isn't being used by the fan. I also have a digital voltmeter wired up on key pos I, so when I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By IansPlatinum
How loose should auto trans linkage end be?

While doing my trans change, I noticed that the linkage end piece (shaped like an L, item #38) was pretty loose. It could probably do about 15 degrees of misalignment in either direction, and could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By IansPlatinum
Someone in a thread a while back mentioned that...

Someone in a thread a while back mentioned that they were planning on using a boat bilge air fan, and I think it's the right choice- design to evacuate moisture from a compartment quietly and with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By IansPlatinum
It does run all night. I have a deep cycle...

It does run all night. I have a deep cycle battery and calculated the amp hours of the fan and compared it to the battery, and I was not at risk. I think the fan is 2.5A max, and the optima battery...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By IansPlatinum
Would be cool to see you offer one. I like mine....

Would be cool to see you offer one. I like mine. Great for camping in the car.
The condensation from breathing (worse when it's 2 people and a dog) quickly creates a dripping rain forest in the car,...
Forum: showroom 08-27-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,891
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/...

https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1973_volvo_1800es_1596160524d886932001_jeep_cherokee_1572042366ef66e7dff9f98764da2001_jeep_cherokee_157204236566e7dff9f98764da0248c9c4-f33a-4be3-9a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By IansPlatinum
If you ever camp in your car or just want a bit...

If you ever camp in your car or just want a bit more air flow, you can wire in a evacuation fan. You'll need a deep cycle battery if you want to run it with the car off.

But yeah, don't get rid of...
Forum: showroom 08-24-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,891
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://imgur.com/kVUmQaAh.jpg

https://imgur.com/kVUmQaAh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,485
Posted By IansPlatinum
I have 3x 140 steering wheels to refurbish, and...

I have 3x 140 steering wheels to refurbish, and one of them is totally bent, presumably by a forehead :omg: (see light blue front end collision 145 from orphan thread ~6 months ago)

Thanks for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,846
Posted By IansPlatinum
They are not a whisper louder than the Michelin...

They are not a whisper louder than the Michelin defenders they replaced. Extremely quiet for a AT tire.

They did great in 1ft+ of snow, up to ~1.5 ft of snow on untraveled trails. Did get stuck...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,846
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yep. It looks pretty good. Still need to wet sand...

Yep. It looks pretty good. Still need to wet sand it and buff it a bit

I will say though, I bought 2 cans and the nozzles are very disappointing. The color is great but man those cans are rough to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,846
Posted By IansPlatinum
Working on some custom low-deflection bushings ...

Working on some custom low-deflection bushings

https://i.imgur.com/Kdpr6S5h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1lINM3Zh.jpg

And finally getting around to cleaning up that acid spill
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,485
Posted By IansPlatinum
With how few 145s are left in the US, mad shame...

With how few 145s are left in the US, mad shame on you if you don't have a build thread.

Do it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By IansPlatinum
I just replaced mine, but with the engine out....

I just replaced mine, but with the engine out. The tube is held in place by a bracket that shares a screw with the oil pump. The oil pump additionally has a wimpy little notch to try to keep the hose...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,015
Posted By IansPlatinum
Apparently I completely missed this page of the...

Apparently I completely missed this page of the max effort oil pump thread.

So I'm not going at it alone at least
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,015
Posted By IansPlatinum
And on second thought, I think the washer keeping...

And on second thought, I think the washer keeping the tube centered in the bore is a good thing.

I found this picture from art's website interesting. Same mode of failure. It seems like when this...
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