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by MadMax
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Have to sell my baby
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: Have to sell my baby

Update: sold the C303, got a decent price, you will most likely see the new owner here at some point, hes already done the electric fan swap, pertronix ig. and coil. I got to pay some urgent bills, but also got a daily driver at the extreme opposite end of the vehicle spectrum from the C303: a fully...
by MadMax
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Driving my C303 inside a VR game I am making
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Driving my C303 inside a VR game I am making

just an update, making a few modifications to the C303: http://i.gyazo.com/a3c8047dcd1c75873cf3f49379cb6bf5.png https://i.gyazo.com/bf00584fd61928b507d97478b3d0334f.jpg and this of the interior, you can see the dash controls a little bit, which are made from photos I took of mine. https://i.gyazo.co...
by MadMax
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Driving my C303 inside a VR game I am making
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Driving my C303 inside a VR game I am making

Its a living, sometimes. :) Mostly its just a lot of learning and making a lot of mistakes...oddly similar to owning/fixing the real c303. :)
by MadMax
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Driving my C303 inside a VR game I am making
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Driving my C303 inside a VR game I am making

Ive been making a huge 8192m 3D environment using the Unity game engine, with mountains and trees, etc. I am working on a model of my volvo so I can drive it all around in there, but anyone else can too, even with a VR headset. This is a very early screen shot http://images.plurk.com/4ZgHi3N05RWZfPD...
by MadMax
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Finished Gas Tank Install!
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Finished Gas Tank Install!

Finally got a break in the weather so I could put the tank back in! No more leak, no more damage, no more crap hardware/hoses and added a 2nd fuel filter coming off the tank. http://images.plurk.com/2kjxh1nadatYkWwGlP6p.jpg http://images.plurk.com/33AM6BIO4LxAbRS5lP6p.jpg This is the damaged area wi...
by MadMax
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

Here are some additional images of the fill/layering work with solder to fix the damaged areas of the filler can lid assembly: http://images.plurk.com/7tAzHR5FuFcfEGvblP6p.jpg I used brass sheet to form the two halves of the top of the lid and formed the edges to make a cap for each side of the stra...
by MadMax
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

I completely agree with you. I went back and forth about brazing it, as I had the materials and tools. However, the heat required for a proper braze would have required redoing the inside of the tank as well with some kind of paint or liner. There was no rust stain or rust at all inside where the pi...
by MadMax
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

Finished the repairs to the tank and filler cap, its ready to re-install finally! http://images.plurk.com/5HUS1uJBNNZF0QqelP6p.jpg 2 coats of primer and very heavy application of 3M undercoating applied http://images.plurk.com/6fA6ABjA5noc3ySPlP6p.jpg New fuel-safe hoses and constant-tension monster...
by MadMax
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

Wanted to post some pics of the progress on the gas tank leak. I had mentioned the rubber the previous owner had put in the mounting brackets; Below you can see the rubber (top left) and the damage it caused to the brackets. The areas where no rubber was applied were fine, hardware came off without ...
by MadMax
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

Today I finally got the last of those rusted tank bolts cut off and dropped the tank. I managed to save the adjustment springs in the bolt assembly, which are very good steel like mini coil springs but had to finally make my own saw blade for a small jigsaw that would fit in the limited space I had ...
by MadMax
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Re: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

You know, hey, if you can banish the demons from my truck, that would be great.
by MadMax
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)
Replies: 14
Views: 3050

Gas Tank Leak Woes...(dun dun duuuuun)

In crawling about, I discovered a leak in the gas tank where it mounts to the bumper of my C303. It was not hit. The leak was caused through ignorance and negligence, so I wanted to share this is the hopes of preventing it happening ever again. Bad repair jobs are everyones problem! The tank mounts ...
by MadMax
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Part/Brand suggestions please! Need your help.
Replies: 2
Views: 3749

Re: Part/Brand suggestions please! Need your help.

In the last few days I have continued to find conflicting information on the oil viscosity. I have seen info saying that both 10w40 and 20w40 are recommended for the b30a from the sedan, and mostly 20w40 for the engine when in the c303, though not always. I also find information that the 164 was ava...
by MadMax
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: A moment of ZEN. (Post your pics here!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: A moment of ZEN. (Post your pics here!)

Sometimes, you plan on relaxing one way and then things change and you make do. :lol:

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(at least it had a beer holder)