Thank you guys for all your help and suggestions. With starting fluid and turning the distributor, I got her running again. Haven’t attempted to time or tune properly yet, but holy shit it runs. I honestly didn’t think it was gonna start.
I’m at the point where I’m pretty much out of ideas. I replaced the condenser and the points today, and the spark looks no stronger than before. So either that’s as strong as the spark gets, or maybe the starter is drawing so much power that there isn’t much left for sparking? It cranks fairly unevenly, and slower…
Repost for the evening crowd. I’m gonna wind up spending way too much money on more of this film. This shit is magic, I haven’t touched most of these photos, and the few I have are very minor tweaks. Most of these were taken in full sun, but there’s some challenging contrast, and the last couple were taken on an…
As you can see, traffic was backed up by morons where I wanted to be, so I decided to turn left instead after a bit of waiting. It’s a good thing I waited, because if I turned sooner I might’ve been hit by this idiot in an Altima flying through the very stale red light.
Spoiler alert: it still doesn’t run
I replaced the fuel pump, the old one was full of rusty particles. The new one just barely didn’t fit through the spaces between the pump and the block, so I had to widen the spacer with a file.
I’ve had a wrench thrown in my plans of resurrecting the Volvo, in the form of my mechanic having part of his shop catch fire. The unit beside him burned completely, and the fire came through his wall, burning down most of the wall and a lot of the ceiling. Tons of smoke and water damage, lots of equipment that needs…
For the Oppo Spring Cruise of the Coast Mountain Circle Route.
I had no idea there were any functioning steam shovels in BC, this is cool as hell.
I drove around North Van today taking pictures, and found...this. Not just a bunch of Mazda 323s, but a bunch of Mazda 323s in front of a restaurant that has apparently closed down.
I guess I’ve been here 6 years. Not bad.
New intake/exhaust manifold gasket, new exhaust manifold flange gasket, carb mounted with a much nicer base gasket, fresh oil, new fuel filters, and new spark plugs. I cleaned off the nasty battery terminals and cables, hooked up jumper cables to the Subaru and turned it over without the plugs in. Slow, but no…
Repost for the evening crowd. A skylight filter tones down a lot of the exaggerated colours I was getting in the first roll. Or it’s the lens on this camera, or a bit of both. I can’t believe how well it does with neon, and other artificial light, considering how poorly it does with low natural light and even sunsets.
Found on Reddit
Ultrasonic cleaned, rebuild kit, check ball replaced in the accelerator pump that was missing, and a lovely new base gasket. Hopefully not too thick for the mounting studs. This should give the Volvo a much better chance of running well. Here’s what it looked like before:
Or watch it even if you don’t like trains, it’s beautiful
Update: I like these headlights.
Repost for the daytime crowd.
The carb is off, so I can drive all the way out to chilliwack and drop it off to be rebuilt. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I can’t turn the engine. I suppose it’s not surprising that sitting for 5 years is enough for an engine to seize. Since I forgot a funnel, I couldn’t put any oil in the cylinders, so…
Repost for the evening crowd.