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01-16-2003, 12:45 AM
I finally put most of my orange 242 pics up. There are quite a few.
Here's the link:
01-16-2003, 12:59 AM
Here is a list of everything (I think) I have done to it. Since no one else lists it like this, maybe I'll start a trend and we can quit asking all the time.
83 242DL orange and white (mildly gutted/lightened to 2710lbs. w/ full fluids)
14.571 @ 94.797mph
B21FT intercooled at 15 psi boost ( 17-18psi with 100 octane race fuel )
Ford 60/63 T3 turbo
Late model Intake and Exhaust manifold conversions
Custom built 3 inch exhaust (flanged muffler for track removal) (no cat)
K&N filter w/ air box mod
Rebuilt M-46 ( w/ updated pistons and seals in O/D unit )
MVP cam gear
Extra breather tank ( coming from older 240 valve cover )
Late model in-tank fuel pump
Injector lines wrapped in Cool It Thermo Tec Thermo-Shield
MSD Blaster 2 coil
Nology plug wires and Beru Silverstone plugs (one step colder)
Spark plug boot covers by Heatshield Products
A/F ratio gauge
CSI water temp gauge ( turns fan on; adjustable )
Autometer Boost gauge
IPD sways ( 25mm front and 23mm rear )
Cut 240 diesel front springs, cut stock rear springs
GT braces ( top, bottom, and reinforcement plate )
Cherry Turbo strut brace
Poly torque rod bushings
Cross drilled rotors ( w/ small fresh air ducts for front rotors )
Metal Master brake pads
Braided stainless brake lines
ATE Super Blue brake fluid
Detroit True Trac LSD
MVP adjustable pan hard bar
Odyssey battery ( 14.7 lbs - mounted under passenger seat in custom fabbed sealed aluminum box )
Adjustable voltage regulator
Philip Bradley style battery wiring upgrade
Motor cut-off switch ( for track )
15X6.5 Team Dynamics "Motorsports" w/ 225/50-15 BFG R1's ( for track )
Virgos w/ 205/50-15 Yokohama 032R's (for street racing, testing, and autox)
18X7 Fittipaldi "Tubolare" w/ 225/40-18 Nitto NT555's ( for street )
Air horn ;-)
01-16-2003, 01:19 AM
:please: :please: :please: :please: :yikes:
01-16-2003, 01:36 PM
Looks nice Pat - boy do those brakes look familliar.
...what sort of HP increase did you get by relocating the potato chip bag to the trunk?
01-16-2003, 08:03 PM
one of best 240s around?
01-16-2003, 08:29 PM
pat, your car is soo damn cool.... i saw it at the first Sac Volvo club meeting, and i still tell people about how crazy it is.... lets just say that i was thoroughly impressed by it... :yikes: :rockon:
01-16-2003, 11:10 PM
one of best 240s around?
Well it's nice for a track car, but there are nicer 240's for sure. It's nice enough to make everyone in the modified 240 show class at the Volvo club shows worry. (Dave B. :wink: )
The nicest modified 240 I have EVER seen is Valencia's rally car by far. It puts my POS to shame in EVERY respect and it's a RALLY CAR! From the cool parts we all dream about to the incredible fit and finish. :urgod:
Thanks for all the compliments,
01-20-2003, 03:21 AM
I don't see your MSD box in the pics. Did you hide it under the dash or something?
And yes.... I have good reason to worry. And work to do if I can find some money.
02-16-2003, 11:14 PM
What grille are you using?
02-17-2003, 01:22 AM
I use a 1983 240DL grill (original for this car actually) with the slash and emblem removed. It's one of the few with out the recesses where the emblem goes. Just a couple tabs to trim and you'll never know it was ever there.
02-17-2003, 07:09 AM
Thanks. I have an 82 and it does have the recesses. Out of curiosity, does anyone know what other years have no recesses, in addition to 83? It might make it easier for me to find one if I decide to swap out my grille.
07-04-2007, 06:18 PM
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