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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By James M
Whatever two jobs your working I doubt either pay...

Whatever two jobs your working I doubt either pay more then you'd save hourly by fixing the car. Even if your slow about it shop rates are +$100 in CA and any new car is inflated to the point you'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,455
Posted By James M
https://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid...

https://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=488&pictureid=4566

Get help before the Volvo game consumers you, you have cars parked at every living relatives house and your spending your food...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,455
Posted By James M
Throwing the BW35 in the garage and installing a...

Throwing the BW35 in the garage and installing a m40 will make twice the difference any motor work will. Ide worry about that first, then add power
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By James M
Redblocks don't have the headgasket issues you'll...

Redblocks don't have the headgasket issues you'll find with a lot of motors *cough cough, m20* you don't need headstuds or MLS gaskets for a 15g.

As far as learning what supporting mods to do...
Forum: showroom 11-12-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,724
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By James M
And the current DD <a...

And the current DD
<a href="https://ibb.co/74jsnJ9"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/5FGbrW7/PXL-20211112-175426075.jpg" alt="PXL-20211112-175426075" border="0"></a>
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By James M
You'll be able to move it around without the...

You'll be able to move it around without the charging system, hell you can drive from Davis to Sacramento...Just not home without another battery:roll:
Forum: showroom 11-11-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9,724
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By James M
New addition to the hoard <a...

New addition to the hoard

<a href="https://ibb.co/mXF8Gkh"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/LJh58m9/vosbro.jpg" alt="vosbro" border="0"></a>
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By James M
Maybe some of those "useless" parts serve a...

Maybe some of those "useless" parts serve a function?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,195
Posted By James M
Rookie numbers, a whiteblock swap can be done in...

Rookie numbers, a whiteblock swap can be done in 1 week on a college budget.



Lots
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,195
Posted By James M
I love seeing motors for sale at 3x market value,...

I love seeing motors for sale at 3x market value, "I don't need it, going to do an LS swap", then a while later the car without a drivetrain is up as "I was going to do an LS swap but jUst dONt HaVe...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,195
Posted By James M
I have a b21 that sat with coolant in 2 cylinders...

I have a b21 that sat with coolant in 2 cylinders for 10+ years that the bottom end now gets me around regularly. It's not dead till it's open and dead



Or you could be like everyone bringing...
Forum: showroom 11-06-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9,724
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By James M
Theses photos are near criminally artistic Glad...

Theses photos are near criminally artistic
Glad to see your hoard is growing
Forum: events 11-06-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By James M
Damn what an inopportune time plan my vacation....

Damn what an inopportune time plan my vacation. Sounds like a blast to watch
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-02-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By James M
Paying for hardware is a rookie mistake

Paying for hardware is a rookie mistake
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By James M
Don't forget to hold the hose over the oil fill...

Don't forget to hold the hose over the oil fill cap so you don't spill any gas on the ground



Checking for spark requires one hand with enough strength to pull a plug wire off, pretty easy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By James M
More likely he miscalculated once than gained and...

More likely he miscalculated once than gained and lost 5 mpg in the course of a month
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By James M
Really is much more helpful to diagnose before...

Really is much more helpful to diagnose before you parts cannon
Did it run before you tore it apart the first time, did it fail to start during your ownership on it's own or did you buy it non...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 38,207
Posted By James M
Matcha has been hauling me and the tools around...

Matcha has been hauling me and the tools around for the past few days, today she visited my other (other, other, other, other, other, other (its not a problem)) project car
<a...
Forum: events 10-18-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,660
Posted By James M
Awesome event, inspired a renewed addiction in...

Awesome event, inspired a renewed addiction in volvos that I thought I already had.

Does anyone have more pictures then the few posted in the Bay Area Vintage Volvo Nuts FB group? Next time I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 38,207
Posted By James M
I would like to thank the Volvos at the museum...

I would like to thank the Volvos at the museum event for lighting a fire under my ass, awesome to see so many hunks of Swedish iron in one place for the first time in too long. Davis 2022 prep has to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 71,877
Posted By James M
I would like to reaffirm my statements of "this...

I would like to reaffirm my statements of "this car is inspirational"
Forum: showroom 10-07-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9,724
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By James M
I too own a 240 non5 that can do it all ...

I too own a 240 non5 that can do it all

http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=489&pictureid=4521
http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=489&pictureid=4544
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,661
Posted By James M
Does that belt have marks on it? If so just line...

Does that belt have marks on it? If so just line those up and set the tensioner. Once it's set it will pull any slack out.

If not get it on and tensioned and rotate the crank around twice, if it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By James M
If the belts don't have part numbers on them any...

If the belts don't have part numbers on them any auto parts store should be able to get the right one assuming their workforce isn't too high to read part numbers
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By James M
AC switch is just on off, I use one as a fan...

AC switch is just on off, I use one as a fan switch in one car
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By James M
A trip to the junkyard for a slightly less abused...

A trip to the junkyard for a slightly less abused redblock
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By James M
12.2 is actively discharging under load. Reman...

12.2 is actively discharging under load.
Reman quality on accessories these days are terrible, I honestly trust used parts more. Just had a reman Bosch alternator putting out 12.x volts on a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,698
Posted By James M
No ordinary Volvo "Ok let's take a look at...

No ordinary Volvo
"Ok let's take a look at another LS swap thread"
:omg:

Very TB approved, sexy, boxy, functional if you look past the issues. I support this entirely
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By James M
How's the pinion angle?

How's the pinion angle?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,298
Posted By James M
Pull the door panel off, inspect and repair the...

Pull the door panel off, inspect and repair the issue
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,245
Posted By James M
LH2.4 will deal with a lot more then a little...

LH2.4 will deal with a lot more then a little portwork
if it's 3.1 idk
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 71,877
Posted By James M
Isn't torque rating the issue with the Mercedes...

Isn't torque rating the issue with the Mercedes manual transmissions?

Every time I see this I reconsider getting around to this swap. Outstanding car
Forum: showroom 09-21-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By James M
1/4 the price of POoR15, plus the added texture...

1/4 the price of POoR15, plus the added texture makes it a better garage workbench when the car sits on jackstands for a decade
<a href="https://ibb.co/Lhb78tj"><img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By James M
If it doesn't leak fluid the play means nothing ...

If it doesn't leak fluid the play means nothing

BW55/AW70/AW71 mechanical speedo tailshaft housings swap, so you have some options. If it was in a collision who knows what extra wear it's been...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,954
Posted By James M
I went to the sculpture park several times as a...

I went to the sculpture park several times as a kid, pretty sick place.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,897
Posted By James M
If your going with a flat flywheel a Viggen PP...

If your going with a flat flywheel a Viggen PP becomes an option
Forum: showroom 09-16-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By James M
Get the jackstands you plan on using for the car...

Get the jackstands you plan on using for the car for the next decade first, then match that color.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By James M
That's a lot more work then a little electrical...

That's a lot more work then a little electrical tape

I don't think most AFR gauges fit real well behind a stock bezel, if at all
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By James M
Where are the pics of you holding an AW30 like a...

Where are the pics of you holding an AW30 like a baby to prove it?
Forum: showroom 09-15-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By James M
Man I meet like half those requirements ...

Man I meet like half those requirements
http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=489&pictureid=4521

Paint the hood white, it's the most bothersome thing about this car. 2004 TB it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By James M
They are only 36 bucks? Now I feel luck a smuck...

They are only 36 bucks? Now I feel luck a smuck for snagging spares from the PnP
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By James M
The 7/9 part you mentioned is the front half of...

The 7/9 part you mentioned is the front half of the driveshaft (https://yoshifab.com/store/7/9-series-cd009-front-driveshaft.html). Seems way easier to have a shop make that then hope a 350z shaft is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By James M
Oil pressure switch has nothing to do with the...

Oil pressure switch has nothing to do with the running condition

Double check everything you did, if it's worse then when you started you missed something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By James M
The compressor unbolts and the bracket slides off...

The compressor unbolts and the bracket slides off it, iirc the bracket has to be removed with the compressor to get to some bolts.

I would be it would vibrate/flex more then you'd want without...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,154
Posted By James M
There is already a well documented solution ...

There is already a well documented solution

https://i.ibb.co/6DNXPxw/83-C7-AB2-A-3-F27-4809-8712-536-AEC621250.jpg

Harmonic Balancer split? Weld it together :^)...
Forum: showroom 08-30-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9,724
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By James M
Need a matching pare of <s>blue</s> <s>agua</s>...

Need a matching pare of <s>blue</s> <s>agua</s> cobalt 245s?

<a href="https://ibb.co/vx6nCyk"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/pvBF6Vd/Screenshot-20210830-200616.png" alt="Screenshot-20210830-200616"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 703,761
Posted By James M
Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really...

Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really ties it all together

Don't love the broken car, little scuffs a damage like that arnt an issue on a POS that just has to run, but this thing is nice...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 703,761
Posted By James M
Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really...

Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really ties it all together

Don't love the broken car, little scuffs a damage like that arnt an issue on a POS that just has to run, but this thing is nice...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By James M
Are you saying you can't do a whiteblock swap on...

Are you saying you can't do a whiteblock swap on a college budget?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By James M
If by B series you mean Volvo gas powered modular...

If by B series you mean Volvo gas powered modular motors you'll want to look up "whiteblock swap" and you'll find your info.

There are quite a few threads about it, you can do pretty much the...
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