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by m15256
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Front Axle Stuck On
Replies: 6
Views: 126
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Re: Front Axle Stuck On

Jim made most of the points I was going to mention. In short, there's a lot that goes on engaging the front axle under different scenarios. My front axle button used to stick when I first got the truck.Maybe it hadn't been used much. Sometimes I had to wait until all the vacuum was bled off the syst...
by m15256
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Need advice on tool issue
Replies: 11
Views: 455
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Re: Need advice on tool issue

Since you can see light coming through the bearing from the back there must be open space on the far left side. Instead of pressing it through from the side we see, can you pull it in by running a bolt/spacer/bearing plate/nut etc combination through the center of the bearing? Hard to tell without p...
by m15256
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Petronix question
Replies: 13
Views: 1446
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Re: Petronix question

I got in touch with the folks that make the 123 ignition and asked them about the water issue. I said that I did intend to go off road but had no intention of submerging the engine. Below is the reply. I'd hate to think I'd have to worry about washing the engine with de-greaser and a hose, but I sup...
by m15256
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Petronix question
Replies: 13
Views: 1446
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Re: Petronix question

Jim, Below is a link to another option similar to Petronix. It has a most detailed discussion regarding Bosch distributor models. Again they are 12 volt, however since their marketing seems to focus on Volvo Penta perhaps they've eliminated any water problems. Seems inexpensive. Have you heard of th...
by m15256
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Petronix question
Replies: 13
Views: 1446
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Re: Petronix question

Put new points etc. back in for the time being. Runs great, too cold, but that's a thermostat issue. I still want to pursue the electronic module thing. Maybe I burned up the last one because the Volvo sequence eliminated the ballast resistor during starting as you said. I thought the 5+ ohms resist...
by m15256
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Petronix question
Replies: 13
Views: 1446
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Re: Petronix question

Vince posted a wiring diagram Jan 15, 2019 which is the only version I have seen showing the relay and resistor. It's under the Body and Electrical group. All the other wire diagrams I've come across are for 12 volt civilian C303. Is anyone else still using this original set up which seems more comp...
by m15256
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Petronix question
Replies: 13
Views: 1446
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Re: Petronix question

Attached photo of relay and Ballast (?)
Coil itself has 5.7 ohms of resistance. Installation instructions recommend at least 3 ohms.
by m15256
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Petronix question
Replies: 13
Views: 1446
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Petronix question

Today I took some time to install a 24V Petronix unit in my otherwise stock TGB111. In the process I made an assumption that the relay and the disk shaped object just in front of the mounted coil in the engine compartment made up an ignition relay and ballast resistor. Petronix specifies that the bl...
by m15256
Wed May 13, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Air intake before filter
Replies: 2
Views: 880
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Re: Air intake before filter

Thanks very much for the quick response.

Anybody out there need a bit of plastic Volvo memorabilia for their collection?
by m15256
Tue May 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Air intake before filter
Replies: 2
Views: 880
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Air intake before filter

I have a stock TGB 11 with a B30A engine which I assume is original. In the air intake tubing or duct just prior to the air cleaner is a thermostatically operated damper. In theory it directs air from around the exhaust manifold to the air cleaner until the engine warms up and then just as a thermos...
by m15256
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: HELP Missing Screw for Axle Boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2246
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Re: HELP Missing Screw for Axle Boot

If you're going to work in the grass or gravel or dirt buy a magnet. Buy a BIG magnet. I have one for the job site that's a flat plate on an axle between two lawn mower size wheels. Handy for finding tiny shouldered fine thread Stromberg carburetor screws that leap out of your fingers trying to esca...
by m15256
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: For Sale C303 in St Louis, MIssouri
Replies: 5
Views: 2951
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Re: For Sale C303 in St Louis, MIssouri

Will you be posting any pictures? or
Has your truck been sold?
People keep stopping to talk with me about mine and where could they find one.

Thanks, Rick
by m15256
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Saw this Valp listed.
Replies: 1
Views: 907
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Re: Saw this Valp listed.

It is up on Ebay. Listing ends in 8+ hours with a bid last night at $15,000.

It says its a 1979. One resource I looked up said those were made under license in Hungary. Don"t know if that's true or not.
by m15256
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: Vermont Overland Rally 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3090
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Re: Vermont Overland Rally 2017

My son and I had a fun trip to Vermont the end of September. Met a great bunch of people at the Vermont Overland Birdwatching Safari. Brady with the Pinz from MA really gave my friend Justin in an M37 and my C303 a whirlwind introduction to Vermont Class 4 roads. Some of which look remarkably the sa...