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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By alschnertz
Curious why you're using 5W-50. Maybe that's...

Curious why you're using 5W-50.
Maybe that's why it was cranking slow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,278
Posted By alschnertz
Follow up... Installed a new Aisin FCV-002...

Follow up...

Installed a new Aisin FCV-002 (Tropical Fan Clutch from FCP) today and all is well.
It's as quiet as it was when I bought it 33 years ago :omg:

Thanks for all the comments.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By alschnertz
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By alschnertz
AWD? Not sure, but wasn't that a weak link in...

AWD? Not sure, but wasn't that a weak link in those years?

FWIW, I couldn't get $400 for my 850T here a few years ago.
Forum: website & board 06-23-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By alschnertz
You'll find a lot of good information here. ...

You'll find a lot of good information here.
Good luck with your Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,254
Posted By alschnertz
Late to this discussion, but the only time I had...

Late to this discussion, but the only time I had issues with chattering wipers on my 745 was when I used Rain-X on the windshield. The wiper brand didn't make any difference.
That was very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,278
Posted By alschnertz
:nod: Saw an A/C service guy grab the fan while...

:nod:
Saw an A/C service guy grab the fan while the engine was idling once. He could hold the blade while the engine idled when cold.
Not sure what compelled him to do that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,278
Posted By alschnertz
On second thought, I think I'll go with the...

On second thought, I think I'll go with the "Tropical" clutch after all.
I browsed Tasca's site to look at part numbers and saw that the non-tropical clutch referenced above was for B230 without...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,278
Posted By alschnertz
Thanks. It does spin when the engine is off, but...

Thanks. It does spin when the engine is off, but that's not really what I was inquiring about.
I'm pretty sure the viscus clutch is not working properly.
I was interested in opinions about the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,278
Posted By alschnertz
Noisy fan clutch - Aisin brand any good?

1986 745 Turbo, B230FT, M46, 160,000 miles, all stock.

The noise from the engine cooling fan in first & second gear is annoying - even when cold.
I suspect the 35-year old fan clutch is not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By alschnertz
I'd also guess your 1970 145S has Stromberg 175CD...

I'd also guess your 1970 145S has Stromberg 175CD (mine did) as already stated.
Probably not the most desired carb, but supposedly they worked ok when new.
I prefer SU carbs.

Don't be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By alschnertz
I doubt the head is warped. Is it still ok...

I doubt the head is warped.

Is it still ok on start-up but the rpms go up as it warms up?
Did you spray carb cleaner directly at the base of the shared stud where the intake and exhaust manifold...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By alschnertz
Did you check that the intake manifold was not...

Did you check that the intake manifold was not warped?
With mine, I taped emery cloth to a known flat surface and then slid the manifold across it.
It was easy to see the imperfections (noted by...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,836
Posted By alschnertz
Looks good. There should be a manual...

Looks good.

There should be a manual transmission swap in your future.
It will completely change the character of the car for the better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By alschnertz
That's not what I meant, but that second set of...

That's not what I meant, but that second set of butterflies can also be a source of leaks.
The things I was talking about are on the carb. butterflies. You'd know them if you saw them.

I do not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By alschnertz
^ Agreed. I tried a few gaskets on a stubborn...

^ Agreed. I tried a few gaskets on a stubborn B20 of mine with the same symptoms before I realized the manifold was warping slightly only after it warmed up. The gaskets were just not thick enough...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,204
Posted By alschnertz
My guess is that your intake manifold is slightly...

My guess is that your intake manifold is slightly warped and after the car warms up, the seal between it and its gasket no longer seals and extra air in induced into the head.

You can try spraying...
Forum: website & board 04-04-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 43,522
Posted By alschnertz
Tossed in another % of TB sales which means I'm...

Tossed in another % of TB sales which means I'm upside down on this.

Thank you and KEEP TB AD FREE! :zeeall:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By alschnertz
Rebuilding a pair of SUs is pretty simple, but I...

Rebuilding a pair of SUs is pretty simple, but I didn't realize you had a "reason for switching".
Go for it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By alschnertz
Maybe stick with the SUs? :e-shrug:

Maybe stick with the SUs? :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By alschnertz
I installed tachometers in the ashtray space on a...

I installed tachometers in the ashtray space on a few early 140s. This way I could keep the ribbon speedometer.

<img src='//brickboard.s3.amazonaws.com/brickpix/6781.jpg'/>

Yes, they were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By alschnertz
I can see one of the adjusting nuts in your top...

I can see one of the adjusting nuts in your top photo.
Follow the cable back from the fork. You can't miss the two adjusting nuts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By alschnertz
You backed off the adjustment and it's still...

You backed off the adjustment and it's still stuck?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By alschnertz
I used Joe Curto too for H4, HS6 and HIF-6 carb...

I used Joe Curto too for H4, HS6 and HIF-6 carb shaft issues and misc SU parts.
Another guy is Tom Bryant in Maine.

Been a long time (10-15 yrs?) since, but both guys did good work IMO.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By alschnertz
If you need a striker assembly, I've got some...

If you need a striker assembly, I've got some that were removed from a '72 144E or 145S.
Have some hinges too.

Yours for shipping from 06468 (CT).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,301
Posted By alschnertz
Update: Installed a new alternator today. ...

Update: Installed a new alternator today.

Ironically, after the light coming on three times last weekend, it never came on again this week so it was an uneventful commute. Regardless, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,620
Posted By alschnertz
I used a Sylvania kit. Around $20 on Amazon. ...

I used a Sylvania kit. Around $20 on Amazon.
Worked well on my van. Took around two hours or so.
It's only been 6 months, but they're holding up well.
(There's a shadow on the after photo)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,301
Posted By alschnertz
Thank you guys. This is the real-world info. I...

Thank you guys.
This is the real-world info. I was looking for.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,301
Posted By alschnertz
How far would you go with a bad alternator?

2001 S40 254,000 miles.

I have a failing alternator. Began charging intermittently over the past few days.
Have ordered a new one, but it won't be here for a few days.

So in the event of a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By alschnertz
Bent clutch fork? Worn layshaft bearings?

Bent clutch fork?
Worn layshaft bearings?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,177
Posted By alschnertz
Wasn't it also the "rule of nines"? But I...

Wasn't it also the "rule of nines"?

But I don't remember what the hell that meant.
Something like adjust the two valves that add up to nine. Like the #1 & #8; then #2 & #7 etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By alschnertz
Not cheap, but here's another alternative. I...

Not cheap, but here's another alternative.
I remembered this Jay Leno video from years ago.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oBjXecsF860
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,613
Posted By alschnertz
I've used a few Budge universal covers over the...

I've used a few Budge universal covers over the years.
They've held up better than other "cheap" covers.
I'd guess an Amazon would fall into the "medium" size category.
The last one I bought over...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,489
Posted By alschnertz
Posted something and then realized it didn't...

Posted something and then realized it didn't really answer your question.
Whoops.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,489
Posted By alschnertz
I drove a '72 B20B (+0.030") from 1993 to 2006...

I drove a '72 B20B (+0.030") from 1993 to 2006 year round in temps. of -10F to 100F.
Tried HS6 and HIF6 carbs.

Maybe I was lucky, but I much preferred the HIFs after they were sorted out.
They...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 9,156
Posted By alschnertz
I thought a 24F was the recommended battery for...

I thought a 24F was the recommended battery for an early 140.
But it doesn't seem like "F" (reversed posts) batteries are available anymore.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,350
Posted By alschnertz
Really? CT went back to 2 plates a few years...

Really?
CT went back to 2 plates a few years ago.
They also eliminated proof of registration stickers at the time.

OP, I'd go with nothing (remove the lower brackets though).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,795
Posted By alschnertz
I stand corrected. For some reason I thought you...

I stand corrected. For some reason I thought you were talking about a wagon.

122S sedan, original tire size was 5.90 X 15 which is approx. 165/80 X 15.
122S wagon, original tire size was 6.40 X...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,795
Posted By alschnertz
I suspect your tire size has something to do with...

I suspect your tire size has something to do with your issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,981
Posted By alschnertz
I wouldn't change them unless I knew something...

I wouldn't change them unless I knew something was wrong. Maybe look under the hood at night (in the dark, engine running) to see if they're arcing. If not, I wouldn't spend the $ on new wires yet....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,847
Posted By alschnertz
I know nothing about Canadian towing regulations,...

I know nothing about Canadian towing regulations, but I doubt the RCMP would consider this a trailer.

https://images11.palcdn.com/hlr-system/Thumbnails/86/868/8683/8683005.jpg

Still, it may be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,981
Posted By alschnertz
What model SU carbs?

What model SU carbs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,946
Posted By alschnertz
Always check the gap. Regardless if someone...

Always check the gap.
Regardless if someone tells you it's not necessary.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,943
Posted By alschnertz
I've used a "large" size Budge brand ...

I've used a "large" size Budge brand
(https://www.budgecovers.com/car-covers?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Z2gy6ep7AIVwp-zCh2vhwsBEAAYASAAEgKIjvD_BwE)
cover on the 745 for the past dozen years or so. I...
Forum: events 09-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,829
Posted By alschnertz
Not so fast. Saw this today: "Mitchell...

Not so fast. Saw this today:

"Mitchell Volvo has decided to cancel/postpone their 'Swedish Beauty Car Show' until 2021 due to new State of CT covid-19 rules and fines."
Forum: showroom 09-13-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By alschnertz
TurtleWax Wax & Dry works well

My wife picked this up.
This is my new favorite car product. It's very easy to use and leaves a nice shine. Don't know how long it holds up, but it's so easy to use I'd use it every wash.

At...
Forum: website & board 09-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 43,522
Posted By alschnertz
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: showroom 09-07-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,277
Posted By alschnertz
Finally did this headlight restoration with the...

Finally did this headlight restoration with the Sylvania kit.
Took about 1-1/2 hrs. Results are amazing and the lights look like new.

Time will tell on how well they hold up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,112
Posted By alschnertz
I thought only the US was forced to use ethanol...

I thought only the US was forced to use ethanol blended gasoline.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,556
Posted By alschnertz
If you're going to spend the $ on those two...

If you're going to spend the $ on those two items, why not get a heavier duty tool for about the same price?

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html?_br_psugg_q=hydraulic+press...
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