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      Here you go! https://youtu.be/anbCINJyvlk ...

      Here you go!

      https://youtu.be/anbCINJyvlk

      In the absence of a 10 ton press some people have used those big truck / 4WD ball joint remover tools (looks like a C clamp on steroids)

      Should you...
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      So, it looks like my $6 six year old idler arm...

      So, it looks like my $6 six year old idler arm bushing has approached what I consider to be a premature end. The rubber has definitely gone squishy and is allowing a lot of movement in the idler...
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      I should clarify that my reference to 5W50 should...

      I should clarify that my reference to 5W50 should have included 'synthetic'. There is no way that you are going to get a 5W50 with the VI improvers associated with conventional oils. 20W50 would...
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      Just for clarification, Stoddard solvent is...

      Just for clarification, Stoddard solvent is definitely flammable. I suggested Stoddard 'solvent' because it is generally less volatile than a lot of other solvents so touted as being safer - less...
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      What weight oil are you using? In my B20E I...

      What weight oil are you using? In my B20E I like to use 5W50. 5 for cool weather starting and 50 for hot weather driving. With 10W30 on a hot engine I found that in really hot weather the oil...
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      If it is like CSM22 describes - a metal screen...

      If it is like CSM22 describes - a metal screen over a fabric interior it is probably an oiled element filter. The oiled element filters can be cleaned in Stoddard solvent pouring the solvent from...
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      The bold 10 should be 10 deg BTDC. Do you have...

      The bold 10 should be 10 deg BTDC.

      Do you have a timing light? If so, connect it up and check the timing advance as you increase the engine RPM. Depending on whether your engine is a B20A of...
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      Maybe a Volvo accessory rack if Volvo purchased a...

      Maybe a Volvo accessory rack if Volvo purchased a Thule rack and put a Volvo sticker on it! The mounting pedestals / foot kits and cross bars look exactly like the ones on the Thule Kayak rack that...
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      Yes, they were available to buy as a Volvo...

      Yes, they were available to buy as a Volvo Accessory. I still have a '71 140 accessory pamphlet and the '71 140 rack looks a little different. That looks like the earlier rack that was sold for...
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      When you mention PBR, that refreshes my memory. ...

      When you mention PBR, that refreshes my memory. The original set of pads that I had in my 142 were PBR. Some sort of street high performance pad that they sold about 6+ years ago. They...
    11. The pin is not a separate part. You need to...

      The pin is not a separate part. You need to purchase a new hinge or remove the old pin (not straight forward) and have a machinist fabricate a new pin for you .

      New hinges are almost unobtanium!...
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      You have already picked what was going to be my...

      You have already picked what was going to be my first recommendation.

      Your semi quantitative measurement of not being able to lock up the front brakes needs some elaboration. Is this cold or...
    13. With the engine turned off, if you are measuring...

      With the engine turned off, if you are measuring voltages in the 'low 13s' at the battery terminals your voltmeter may be out to lunch. The nominal cell voltage on a lead-acid cell is around 2.2...
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      If you use a jack to press the lower A arm / ball...

      If you use a jack to press the lower A arm / ball joint up into the knuckle, the friction of the ball joint spindle inside the knuckle should be enough to keep the spindle from spinning as you...
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      Go here ...

      Go here

      http://volvo1800pictures.com/sweden/Volvo_1800_dokumentation_main_page_en.php

      You will find the parts manuals for the 1800 which should give you a breakdown of the parts for the MC. ...
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      Those are the same as the low profile nylock...

      Those are the same as the low profile nylock fasteners that other vendors sell. Its all academic now since the Volvo OEM B20 mounts that I sourced from CVI and used to replace the B30 mounts...
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      After adjustment and a week and a bit of use the...

      After adjustment and a week and a bit of use the clutch problem seems to have gone away. I have not pulled the clutch boot to see if I can find anything amiss; but, I will monitor for increasing...
    18. Is it a single wire alternator, alternator with...

      Is it a single wire alternator, alternator with an integrated voltage regulator or ancient external regulator alternator?

      If it is a single wire alternator or internal regulator alternator, the...
    19. Well that is a nice 'kick the can down the road'...

      Well that is a nice 'kick the can down the road' customer service response. We sold you something that is basically useless; but, maybe these other guys can fix it up for you.
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      Whoa! No need for a spring compressor. In...

      Whoa!

      No need for a spring compressor. In fact, unless you currently have oversize long travel springs on the car I would not use a spring compressor. Its going to get in the way and they can...
    21. I am working from the 140 parts manual so things...

      I am working from the 140 parts manual so things might be a little off. That part changed on the 140 somewhere between 1970 and 1971. The 46351 in the bottom photo is what Skandix shows and is a...
    22. I have a feeling that you are screwed or at least...

      I have a feeling that you are screwed or at least washerless. The Volvo part number for the hub is 469531 and in the original parts scheme the washer thing is a separate piece. The part number...
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      It has been a while since I did mine; but, from...

      It has been a while since I did mine; but, from memory is the problem you are having getting the lower ball joint out of the knuckle? If so, the ball joint does not come out voluntarily. There is...
    24. Ron Interesting notes on the application of...

      Ron

      Interesting notes on the application of anti seize. I would not have thought about cable lubrication. I have never applied AS in cold weather so I don't know whether it becomes very...
    25. The Volvo green book does not provide torques for...

      The Volvo green book does not provide torques for those bolts. The following provides a guide to torqueing SAE fasteners:
      ...
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      Your engine capacity increase helps explain the...

      Your engine capacity increase helps explain the nice dyno curve.

      The KG10 cam would appear to provide a nice torque curve based upon your dyno curve -albeit the low rpm problems. I have not...
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      Are those rear wheel hp numbers or corrected back...

      Are those rear wheel hp numbers or corrected back to the crankshaft? If they are RWhp that is nice. Your torque curve is a little off below 2500 RPM; but, your AFRs are also dipsy doodle below...
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      A check list is pretty hard to provide since it...

      A check list is pretty hard to provide since it will depend on how extensive the engine rebuild is.
      - I assume rings are a given?
      - Do you need new pistons (you won't know what oversize until...
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      After I got home, I did check the cable for signs...

      After I got home, I did check the cable for signs of damage at either end even though it is relatively new. I particularly looked at the clevis where it connects to the pedal. Cable appears fine....
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      Ran into a problem while doing some errands this...

      Ran into a problem while doing some errands this morning. After about 20 km without issue I pulled into a shop to pick up a tool. On coming out, starting up, maneuvering around the lot and...
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