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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By leecatd8209
I don't know if they come in your size, but I...

I don't know if they come in your size, but I just put Michelin CrossClimate 2s on my wife's car and they are excellent. Super quiet, with great grip in the wet.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Now that the going part was down pretty good it...

Now that the going part was down pretty good it was time to address the steering and stopping part of the equation. This thing was a HANDFUL on less than perfect roads while on the throttle.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By leecatd8209
Was the cam lobe or the gear worn out? There's...

Was the cam lobe or the gear worn out? There's almost nothing that can be wrong with them.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,034
Posted By leecatd8209
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193753974985?hash=item2d1...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193753974985?hash=item2d1ca308c9:g:HjgAAOSwnNtfs0QG

Points distributor, then retrofit a Pertronix hei
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By leecatd8209
Don't you need special tools to pull the clutch?

Don't you need special tools to pull the clutch?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By leecatd8209
Tested the clutch amperage draw with the engine...

Tested the clutch amperage draw with the engine off and still got 21 amps. That seems to definitely point to the clutch.

Sorry to clog up board space, but at least you have an answer if now if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By leecatd8209
AC Clutch testing

Recently my 8 amp AC fuse started blowing. First it was random, I replaced it and everything worked for a week or so. This morning I had to replace it and it worked for a few minutes, but now it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
If you get lucky and find a good bottom end I'd...

If you get lucky and find a good bottom end I'd recommend it. I honestly could have reused the bearings if I'd wanted, everything in this one was very fresh. I have 3 more FTs here that have too much...
Forum: website & board 07-06-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 43,513
Posted By leecatd8209
Sent a donation your way. It's awesome to be ad...

Sent a donation your way. It's awesome to be ad free
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Finally got enough of the loose ends straightened...

Finally got enough of the loose ends straightened out to move on to road testing. I replaced the coolant temp sensor, and hooked up the cluster boost gauge and one of those finally gave me some power...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
It is! Thanks! The closer I got the more nervous...

It is! Thanks! The closer I got the more nervous I got, but it acts like it's going to hold up
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
I got it running, all four injectors were bad...

I got it running, all four injectors were bad from their ride in the ultrasonic cleaner. Won't be doing that again, I think I might rig up a little cleaning rack with a spare fuel rail one of these...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By leecatd8209
Got it running. All 4 injectors were bad. They...

Got it running. All 4 injectors were bad. They must not have liked the ride in the ultrasonic cleaner.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
It's in there and buttoned up except for the...

It's in there and buttoned up except for the accessory belts and the fan. Now if I could just get the injectors to fire I could be out driving

https://i.ibb.co/J7CwShv/20210621-165309.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By leecatd8209
It is a turbo, the tach is taching, I have the...

It is a turbo, the tach is taching, I have the injector resistors plugged in, I've verified power and ground at the power stage with the key on.

The car ran before I did the engine swap, so I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By leecatd8209
It bounces around a little bit

It bounces around a little bit
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By leecatd8209
I don't have injector pulse. I do have a test...

I don't have injector pulse. I do have a test light.

There's a random hot black wire that's running up the harness with the injector grounds by the fuel rail. Where's that little guy's home?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By leecatd8209
Turns out my timing light is broken. Got an extra...

Turns out my timing light is broken. Got an extra set of hand on it and have verified spark is present.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By leecatd8209
LH2.2 760 No Spark

Got the engine swap all buttoned up and now I have no spark. I've got power to the coil, power and ground at the power stage, and I swapped in the power stage from my running 240 with no change. No...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Old engine out ...

Old engine out

https://i.ibb.co/GVWTYvJ/20210620-135252.jpg (https://ibb.co/RC3yrpS)

Rebuilt unit in

https://i.ibb.co/xSxfH36/20210620-162052.jpg (https://ibb.co/DD08pLQ)

I misplaced one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
I wasn't using my head and ordered everything to...

I wasn't using my head and ordered everything to make an AN turbo oil feed in -6 hose instead of the normal -4.

Especially considering I'm still using the stock size banjo fittings I don't see it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Just need to finalize the turbo oil feed and...

Just need to finalize the turbo oil feed and wastegate actuator rod, then it's ready to swap over. Hopefully the rain continues to hold off.

https://i.ibb.co/GWhdQy7/20210606-190052.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,624
Posted By leecatd8209
This or Redline MTL is all I've ever put in...

This or Redline MTL is all I've ever put in anything.

MTL is somewhat temperature sensitive, if you live in a cold climate it likes a little warm up time.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Since I'm moving from the T3 to a Mitsu turbo do...

Since I'm moving from the T3 to a Mitsu turbo do I need to change the coolant hoses for the water cooling? Also I think the charge pipe couplings are a little different on the turbo side for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Water pump, timing belt tensioner, and YoshiFab...

Water pump, timing belt tensioner, and YoshiFab oil drain fitting installed tonight. The manifold is just hung for now, I forgot to order gaskets :(. Next I need to reclock the 15g, and mount the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
My daily "Sloppy hour" is making stuff happen...

My daily "Sloppy hour" is making stuff happen faster than I anticipated

https://i.ibb.co/rwQkS80/20210419-193720.jpg (https://ibb.co/CHwBZC8)
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Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
I've been pushing myself to do something with my...

I've been pushing myself to do something with my projects every day, no matter how small. Not every day is a Volvo day, but I'm moving forward.

Got the rods and NA pistons into the block, front...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Such is life. 5 cars, a job, and a life...

Such is life.

5 cars, a job, and a life make things take a long time.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
There's no oil flow through that point, it's just...

There's no oil flow through that point, it's just a passageway for the pump shaft. No gasket needed. I'm a fool.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Engine build progress is happening. I've got a...

Engine build progress is happening. I've got a rotating assembly in a passable FT block with some seals on it, admittedly not much progress for 2 months of on and off messing with it.

I cannot for...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
No dice on the 760. I got it all buttoned up this...

No dice on the 760. I got it all buttoned up this afternoon and took it for a smokey drive around the block. It had no power and the dipstick blew out as soon as I hit the gas hard. Compression on...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 84,692
Posted By leecatd8209
I'm amazed he had insurance. Pick a good body...

I'm amazed he had insurance. Pick a good body shop and it'll be fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Got the 760 back together enough to confirm that...

Got the 760 back together enough to confirm that it still runs. I was pretty excited to have all the timing and everything correct on the first try, I must be learning something.

Tomorrow...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 84,692
Posted By leecatd8209
Just when I think Texas drivers can't sink any...

Just when I think Texas drivers can't sink any lower something like this happens. Sorry dude, at least you're alright.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
I lapped the valves tight on this head, and...

I lapped the valves tight on this head, and checked it with my flatness gauge. I had done some wet tests, but was getting really weird results. There's definitely a bottom end issue, though. I poured...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 117,276
Posted By leecatd8209
I wish I had your work space and fab tools, that...

I wish I had your work space and fab tools, that exhaust looks good.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Got the head back on the 760. Compression on...

Got the head back on the 760. Compression on cylinder 4 came up to ~85psi from ~35psi. This is good news I guess (1-3 are all ~125psi). I'm crossing my fingers and thinking wishfully that a heat...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Sucks it's broken, but at least I don't need it. ...

Sucks it's broken, but at least I don't need it.

Thank you!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
I've got a real thing for these 3 cylinder FTs....

I've got a real thing for these 3 cylinder FTs. This makes number 3 now.

https://i.ibb.co/2kFN4xP/760-FT-head-off.jpg (https://ibb.co/cryLn0t)

Cylinder 4 had low compression, stayed low with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
FB marketplace got me good with this clean 760...

FB marketplace got me good with this clean 760 turbo. The kid I bought it from didn't have a clue what was wrong with it, just that the battery kept going dead. Turns out the alternator belt was...
Forum: showroom 01-31-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,297
Posted By leecatd8209
Redye velour seats

Has anyone redyed velour 7 series seats? I've got a well kept blue interior that has almost white seats, and I'm looking to remedy that.

I've read that the SEM spray dye leaves the fabric...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
The tube is still quite compliant, as for orings...

The tube is still quite compliant, as for orings and seals I have all new everything.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
I finally decided to stop being lazy and get some...

I finally decided to stop being lazy and get some engine work done

Gave it a scrub
https://i.ibb.co/rQqPy3Z/20210128-153758.jpg (https://ibb.co/3TVXhv0)

Tore the head down...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 42,455
Posted By leecatd8209
Finally got around to installing the new torque...

Finally got around to installing the new torque arms and panhard bar. All of these bushings were shot, so the improvement in "handling" and ride quality was quite drastic. It's also nice not to hear...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,133
Posted By leecatd8209
I've never seen this. Scientific Rabbit used to...

I've never seen this. Scientific Rabbit used to sell a much cheaper option that would react to a wideband gauge, and had some tuneability if I remember properly. It should work on Volvo KJet.
...
Forum: events 12-05-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 138,624
Posted By leecatd8209
Sorry I had to bail earlier. Some work stuff...

Sorry I had to bail earlier. Some work stuff happened.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By leecatd8209
It's dielectric grease. I thought I had a water...

It's dielectric grease. I thought I had a water intrusion problem for a minute.

I have run them in that configuration, yes. They work fine, and then they just don't. I could with 100% confidence...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By leecatd8209
12v constant - direct from the battery 12v...

12v constant - direct from the battery
12v switched - from the alternator exciter wire
Ground - firewall ground for windshield wiper motor

https://i.ibb.co/x6qCNYb/EZK-interior.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By leecatd8209
When I say I go back to the original ignition, I...

When I say I go back to the original ignition, I swap in a different, non wasted spark, EZK, transfer the plug wires back to the distributor, hook the coil back up, and install the coil wire.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By leecatd8209
I live in that darkness now. The connector...

I live in that darkness now.

The connector is in good shape, though. I'll rob one off a VW next time I get to the u pull it.
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