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Forum: events 03-26-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 47,412
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Yes indeed! I'm looking forward to a lot of...

Yes indeed! I'm looking forward to a lot of things getting back to the new normal...:omg:;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,877
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Crikey! :omg::omg:

Crikey! :omg::omg:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,151
Posted By benski
Post Set your eye to eye measurements the same as on...

Set your eye to eye measurements the same as on the original parts. The springs are in charge of the ride height, and the beefy ipd stuff helps control the flexing of the components they are...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,815
Posted By benski
Post Synthetic lube will help to about 3 to 4 %. Not a...

Synthetic lube will help to about 3 to 4 %. Not a ton, but some.:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,345
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Thanks for all your thoughtful responses. My...

Thanks for all your thoughtful responses. My battery got removed years ago; I'll break out my tape measure and get to work.:-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,345
Posted By benski
Amazon Battery

I'm looking for a new battery for my 1968 Amazon wagon. Anyone out there have a brand and model handy? TIA.:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,349
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Eric to the rescue once again... a good value,...

Eric to the rescue once again... a good value, :nod:IMO.
Forum: showroom 11-13-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,441
Posted By benski
Post Dog treat AND 17 cents an hour? You've struck it...

Dog treat AND 17 cents an hour? You've struck it rich!:lol::-D Seriously, lookin' good.:cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,887
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Got Roost?:cool::nod::lol:

Got Roost?:cool::nod::lol:
Forum: events 07-07-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,859
Posted By benski
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 65,929
Posted By benski
Post If you can score a locker rear end that would...

If you can score a locker rear end that would help in your quest for traction.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,170
Posted By benski
Post Yep; it'd be great to present a bill to them...

Yep; it'd be great to present a bill to them sometimes for correcting their "services rendered".:roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,329
Posted By benski
Post Does a 740 have the same style 4 bolt attachment...

Does a 740 have the same style 4 bolt attachment of the subframe to the frame? If so, you might check those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,170
Posted By benski
Post Disconnect your choke cable at the carbs after...

Disconnect your choke cable at the carbs after the engine is warmed up and the choke is fully "off". Remove any play, restart. This will tell you for sure how your engine runs without the influence...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By benski
Post Most class 3 stuff is at 500 lb. tongue weight,...

Most class 3 stuff is at 500 lb. tongue weight, with a 5000 lb. trailer. Load-distributing hitches can typically go up to a 600 lb. tongue and 6000 lb. trailer. Not to try to make too fine a point of...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,156
Posted By benski
Post Just have Summit ship it to you. I believe they...

Just have Summit ship it to you. I believe they go worldwide. At least it's not an Art Morrison chassis! :omg: :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,167
Posted By benski
Post You won't even want to come close to the...

You won't even want to come close to the capabilities a class 3 hitch has for your 780. Not even.:omg:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,936
Posted By benski
Post Leave it to the pro's to have this handy tidbit...

Leave it to the pro's to have this handy tidbit of info stashed away, but accessible!

To the OP; I see a 5lb sledge an a fender dolly in your future. Make sure all of your rear suspension bushings...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
Posted By benski
Post I think this is probably the unfortunate truth...

I think this is probably the unfortunate truth here. I'd hate to spend $2,000 to $3,000 on a motor fix and then have the tranny go, for instance. A Japanese appliance sounds like a better fit for...
Forum: events 05-30-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,469
Posted By benski
:cool: I hope to make it! Within striking...

:cool: I hope to make it! Within striking distance, which is a good thing..:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,480
Posted By benski
Post That's great to hear. I'm putting my '68 220 back...

That's great to hear. I'm putting my '68 220 back on the raod soon, I'll give them a go.:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,357
Posted By benski
Post .....just barley. Did it take 3 or 4 beers to...

.....just barley. Did it take 3 or 4 beers to figure out that it "barley" fit?:) I've engineered a bunch of things like that myself...:oops::nod::omg::)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By benski
Post Yep. Hardly anyone except a Volvophile will...

Yep. Hardly anyone except a Volvophile will notice the car or side marker lights anyway. Personally, I like the clear with amber bulb look. Is it a performance upgrade? Mmmm...;-)
Neat looking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,729
Posted By benski
Post Brake cleaner and JB Weld?:omg::barf:

Brake cleaner and JB Weld?:omg::barf:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,202
Posted By benski
Post They very well might be. I haven't bent mine,...

They very well might be. I haven't bent mine, yet!;-) But I'm pretty careful with them, too.:nod:
Forum: events 05-23-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Post Gotta know enough local knowledge for it to make...

Gotta know enough local knowledge for it to make a difference.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By benski
I use about 5 lbs. is all on my Motive..

I use about 5 lbs. is all on my Motive..
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,202
Posted By benski
Post I like Eikers. Don't know about the strength, but...

I like Eikers. Don't know about the strength, but they seem fairly light. I like those "mini-lites" too.:-D
Forum: events 05-20-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Thumbs up I had a blast, as usual. It always ends up being...

I had a blast, as usual. It always ends up being a long day. Did anyone else get caught in the mess of cars that was headed up NB 205? It took an hour from IPD to get on NB 205...:-(:grrr:. It was...
Forum: events 05-17-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Post Indeed. Oldest one I have is a 1967, newest is a...

Indeed. Oldest one I have is a 1967, newest is a 1984, so I'm in.:rofl::omg:
Forum: events 05-17-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Thanks for fleshing this out, John. IIRC, they...

Thanks for fleshing this out, John. IIRC, they want Volvos at least 25 years old for the Whidbey meet. If I find more info I'll update this.:)
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Post Ought to start some more threads in the events...

Ought to start some more threads in the events section here for these two meets.;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,713
Posted By benski
Post You're not the first person to have this happen...

You're not the first person to have this happen to them, unfortunately.:-( But it's not the end of the world, either.;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,907
Posted By benski
Post You'll probably want to get an intermediate shaft...

You'll probably want to get an intermediate shaft (with the distributor gear and distributor) out of a block used in a 240 and change it over.
Forum: events 05-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 80,437
Posted By benski
Post You might be fortunate in that regard, given the...

You might be fortunate in that regard, given the stuff Facebook users have been going through...;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,048
Posted By benski
Post Currie enterprises will be glad to relieve you of...

Currie enterprises will be glad to relieve you of the burden of too much money...:omg::nod: But absolutely gorgeous when done,:oogle:;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,259
Posted By benski
Post Maybe a 760? But crumb, what a ton of work for so...

Maybe a 760? But crumb, what a ton of work for so little real gain, IMO.:omg:
Forum: events 05-05-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,859
Posted By benski
Thumbs up If anything, a weekend day would work the best...

If anything, a weekend day would work the best for me.:)
Forum: website & board 05-04-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,164
Posted By benski
Post Top hat ate goat?

Top hat ate goat?
Forum: events 05-04-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Post As a matter of fact, I'm fresh out and need...

As a matter of fact, I'm fresh out and need one!:nod::lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,081
Posted By benski
Post Heresy, I say! Eikers, poly bushings, Kerker 1...

Heresy, I say! Eikers, poly bushings, Kerker 1 piece aluminum racing seats, side-draft Webers really aren't needed to go in a 30 mph commute? I've been mislead!!!!:omg::lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,353
Posted By benski
Post Plus one on the spherical bushings. I'm going to...

Plus one on the spherical bushings. I'm going to do that on every other 240 that I own, as needed.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,478
Posted By benski
Post I find the rope trick handy for removal and...

I find the rope trick handy for removal and installation on the B21 and 23 motors.

Patients are a virtue for hospitals, patience is a virtue for individuals...;-)
Forum: events 05-01-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 80,437
Posted By benski
Post They're out there all the time, and especially...

They're out there all the time, and especially when they can be in the way for the longest possible time....:nod::roll:;-)
Forum: events 05-01-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Thumbs up will do!:cool::nod:

will do!:cool::nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By benski
Post Can't go wrong with that for a mantra...:nod:

Can't go wrong with that for a mantra...:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By benski
Post Yup. You might also find a decent 945T at IPD......

Yup. You might also find a decent 945T at IPD... who knows?:)
Forum: events 04-30-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,406
Posted By benski
Post I'll be unloading 80% of my accumulated Volvo...

I'll be unloading 80% of my accumulated Volvo stuff at IPD this go around... give away a bunch; sell other for cheap. 240 and Amazon. I look forward to seeing everyone.:cool:
Forum: showroom 04-30-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 257,991
Posted By benski
Post RC is correct.:nod:

RC is correct.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,172
Posted By benski
Post There's a place called Doghouse Powdercoating in...

There's a place called Doghouse Powdercoating in Sequim, WA. that I can and do recommend. You could UPS them over and back for less than the ferry fare.
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