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Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,722
Posted By matt b
I'ver never had to remove the head bolt to remove...

I'ver never had to remove the head bolt to remove the temp sending unit. Use a low profile 15 mm, make sure you have it nice and flat against the head and it should come off.

It's easier to have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By matt b
Jack, if you get in a bind: I still have 4 Amazon...

Jack, if you get in a bind: I still have 4 Amazon clusters on a shelf. I'm happy to send you one as parts, just cover shipping.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,722
Posted By matt b
How old is your clutch ? Seems odd that it would...

How old is your clutch ? Seems odd that it would slip if it's recent. Is your slave adjusted properly so that you're engaging and releasing fully ?

That old MC was beyond done, that's some junk!...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By matt b
Yikes, that stinks! That's some serious rust.

Yikes, that stinks! That's some serious rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By matt b
Thanks Ian. It looked like that in the book I...

Thanks Ian. It looked like that in the book I have but no chassis numbers were given.

Ken, I have the appropriate grill, I'm not sure why that one is on the car except for the fact that the car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By matt b
1963 P1800S wheels

I have a 63 P1800S (chassis 6501, the 501st car made in Sweden apparently) and it has mismatched wheels.

Out of curiosity, which are the correct ones ? The driver's side wheels or the passenger...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By matt b
You are correct, with your plate missing from the...

You are correct, with your plate missing from the top of your pedal box, you have to dig around.

The plate mounted on the driver's fender area is a production number. It won't match your VIN.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,515
Posted By matt b
Judging by the gold patches where the trim and...

Judging by the gold patches where the trim and accessories were, I'd guess it was a color change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By matt b
I would have a leak down test done. Looking at...

I would have a leak down test done. Looking at plugs is fairly useless. I know that on mine (89K miles when I sold it, it was modified) I could go 4K miles without adding a drop of oil if I stayed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By matt b
That Saff 544 belonged to a Matt who was very...

That Saff 544 belonged to a Matt who was very active on TB. He had a 165 that's finished in a pearl white, I'm not sure if Andy had it on the lot or not. Matt used to own the Revolstore and sold it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By matt b
I'm in Tucson and will be around most of this...

I'm in Tucson and will be around most of this coming week. If you need assistance, give me a shout. Happy to assist, as long as my schedule allows it.

Did you take it to the Revolvstore for a once...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,060
Posted By matt b
Don't underestimate the heat and hat it will do...

Don't underestimate the heat and hat it will do to the car as you drive it. Yesterday, we hit 109F, that's a lot for a car built in 1976. At a minimum, stay off the interstate and take tons of...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 53,811
Posted By matt b
A friend sent me the article and asked if I knew...

A friend sent me the article and asked if I knew of the car. He's a rocket engineer with Ratheon and he was very impressed with your work.

As others have said: your fab skills speak for themselves...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By matt b
Thanks Ian. Looks like it's good to go. I'm...

Thanks Ian. Looks like it's good to go.

I'm envious of the road trip even if it's hot, and I want the car to be 110% ready. I'm being a little neurotic.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By matt b
Overdrive wiring question

Trying to avoid having to re-do things when I'm on a limited timeline.

My Amazon is taking a long road trip tomorrow (Tucson, AZ to Austin, TX). I am wiring up the OD for the new owner and using...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 161,219
Posted By matt b
Good thing you caught that rust before it got...

Good thing you caught that rust before it got worse. Lots of good products to neutralize, convert, etc....

If you're looking to cut out noise and sounds, Lowe's and Home Depot sell an aluminum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By matt b
10K miles on the ones on our XC90 and by far the...

10K miles on the ones on our XC90 and by far the best set of tires I have ever owned for a large vehicle like an XC90.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 53,811
Posted By matt b
:rofl: And I agree that the wheels work...

:rofl:

And I agree that the wheels work really well with the car. What is the story on the paint ? Is it an older respray ? It looks a little tired in that last pic but I don't remember it being...
Forum: showroom 04-13-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By matt b
I agree on the primer, otherwise you'll see...

I agree on the primer, otherwise you'll see flaking paint in months.

For the prep: I would sand it with 60 grit, then 120 grit. After that, I would clean it very well with a degreaser like Dawn...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,347
Posted By matt b
Stephen wins! :rofl: I have similar...

Stephen wins! :rofl:

I have similar adapters, glad I didn't have issues then.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,347
Posted By matt b
Did Stephen weld a dick inside your oil pan ? Not...

Did Stephen weld a dick inside your oil pan ? Not saying I'm offended, I think it would be hilarious .

Crazy that the adapters were off center, who did you use ?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,275
Posted By matt b
And if you're referring to the caged nuts (parts...

And if you're referring to the caged nuts (parts 62 and 66 in your diagram), they can be sourced new: VP-Autoparts (http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=article&artno=190320)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,275
Posted By matt b
Are you referring to these parts: <a...

Are you referring to these parts:

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By matt b
Your last two pics can't be accessed. Check the...

Your last two pics can't be accessed. Check the settings.
Forum: showroom 04-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By matt b
Belongs to Flyingbrick242...

Belongs to Flyingbrick242 (https://forums.tbforums.com/member.php?u=26030)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,347
Posted By matt b
Awesome work Kyle, very nice rear axle and...

Awesome work Kyle, very nice rear axle and suspension set up.
Forum: showroom 04-01-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,277
Views: 779,796
Posted By matt b
They work on so many cars, here is mine: <a...

They work on so many cars, here is mine:

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,177
Posted By matt b
With all that you've spent on miracle products,...

With all that you've spent on miracle products, you could have had this thing apart, fixed and on the road for a fraction of the cost.

I hope you get it fixed and reliable soon, they're simple...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,693
Posted By matt b
Shame you can't take the rear seat out without...

Shame you can't take the rear seat out without triggering an air bag code. Between the spare tire and rear seat you could shed 30 kgs. I'm a little OCD.

Great build, I can't believe how clean the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,207
Posted By matt b
You're doing a lot to the car for winter beater...

You're doing a lot to the car for winter beater status. I have a soft spot for these, I hope it treats you well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-28-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By matt b
Very easy, pulls from the top. Hand tools only,...

Very easy, pulls from the top. Hand tools only, figure 45 mins to remove it at the most.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 53,811
Posted By matt b
Dimartinofab on IG, it was on his Lexus. Straight...

Dimartinofab on IG, it was on his Lexus. Straight AL all the way from the header down, no cat and since he keeps the RPM's higher than most people would (drift car), it didn't last. But it sounded...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 53,811
Posted By matt b
My only experience with AL exhaust was the son of...

My only experience with AL exhaust was the son of my co-worker in KY. He melted a hole in it a few weeks after installing it. But he was running a drift car.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 53,811
Posted By matt b
It's a tool that's available on Apple computers....

It's a tool that's available on Apple computers. Very handy.

Adam, glad to see you're driving it at last. Such a cool build!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,906
Posted By matt b
I had crappy luck getting the Volvo red for an...

I had crappy luck getting the Volvo red for an Amazon matched locally. It took 2 scans before they got close to it and even then it wasn't perfect.

Great to see such progress on the bodywork, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-07-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 53,811
Posted By matt b
Glad to see this project at the stage where you...

Glad to see this project at the stage where you can focus on maintenance and working out the bugs. The plastic cap retainer in the engine is a new one, that's a new level of not caring from PO's.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,275
Posted By matt b
Please run some safety wire into your spinners. I...

Please run some safety wire into your spinners. I know I'm preaching to the choir but this makes me far more nervous than it should.

Are you using a lead hammer to remove them ? Are they reverse...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 161,219
Posted By matt b
Is there a neighbor you don't really like ? Use...

Is there a neighbor you don't really like ? Use the control arms to knock on their door. You know, just to say Hi like a good neighbor would.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 161,219
Posted By matt b
Nice improvement for sure. I like VP's stuff,...

Nice improvement for sure. I like VP's stuff, there's no drama involved.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,722
Posted By matt b
Amazon #4 took me 2 months and that was with...

Amazon #4 took me 2 months and that was with putting in 15-20 hours a week. But it's a daily now.

And as most people would recommend: it's probably better not to add up the receipts.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By matt b
Elle est magnifique! Les reparations de la...

Elle est magnifique! Les reparations de la rouille sont tres propres, ton pere est carossier ?

Great to see another 242 GT back on the road.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By matt b
I thought they had a warehouse/point of origin in...

I thought they had a warehouse/point of origin in FL now. Last two orders came from FL.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By matt b
I never updated this thread: distributor felt a...

I never updated this thread: distributor felt a little weird when I tested it in the car. Almost like it was catching on something. Rather than throw good money after bad trying to improve it, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By matt b
I check mine when I fill up. Never had an issue...

I check mine when I fill up. Never had an issue with reading the level on it, reads clean and fine every time.

I'm blaming the operator in your case. Only logical explanation. Or you have that...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 161,219
Posted By matt b
Given the direction you're taking with this car,...

Given the direction you're taking with this car, the wheels, the stance, the soon to be fixed rockers, I see it as a logical step. I am not saying do it now, I'm just saying: keep it on your list of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 161,219
Posted By matt b
We're helping him and Mike Jr. And the US...

We're helping him and Mike Jr. And the US economy. It's all good.


Gotcha, that makes sense.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 161,219
Posted By matt b
Your car is begging for dual Webers. Ditch that...

Your car is begging for dual Webers. Ditch that single downdraft, it limits power and dual Webers aren't complicated to tune.

Ian, why does the length of the fuel line matter ? Is it a safety...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By matt b
Thanks, I will double checked my carbs again. But...

Thanks, I will double checked my carbs again. But at last check, they were synched and set up properly.


I listened first, didn't hear anything but I also sprayed carb cleaner to see if it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By matt b
High idle - distributor related

Back story: engine #3 of my current Amazon is a bored out B18 bottom end (bored out to a B20) mated to a FI B20 head. No clue what the cam actually is.

Twin Weber DCOE 40's, timing set to 12...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,722
Posted By matt b
Nice work, I like the use of a donor piece...

Nice work, I like the use of a donor piece instead of a new one. It's coming along nicely.
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