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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By neptune
It has always looked like this for me. Though the...

It has always looked like this for me. Though the can design has changed since the last can I bought if that tells you how long ago that was.
http://www.neptune242.com/tech/tsfix/tsafter.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By neptune
I used the stock studs. Had them on for at least...

I used the stock studs. Had them on for at least a few years without any issues at all.
The bbs lugs I have were much deeper than stock lugs so there was a concerning amount of empty space in them,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By neptune
I had to use the H&R 5mm spacers to clear the...

I had to use the H&R 5mm spacers to clear the calipers when running BBS RA. Worked fine.
Forum: events 06-19-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By neptune
It’s in Snoqualmie at Dirtfish. ...

It’s in Snoqualmie at Dirtfish.
https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=340876
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By neptune
The brackets for the sanden on the 760/780 are...

The brackets for the sanden on the 760/780 are different. Much smaller and lighter. Mounting arrangement on the head looked the same to me at a glance. You might be able to fabricate and adapter to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By neptune
Update on Cascade Wheel. I would absolutely not...

Update on Cascade Wheel. I would absolutely not recommend them. The entire staff except the owner is now gone and the shop has moved from Lynnwood to Edmonds and is operating with greatly reduced...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By neptune
99% chance you have a B21FT. K-Jet Turbo.

99% chance you have a B21FT. K-Jet Turbo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By neptune
I've never driven a B27 that I know of, but I've...

I've never driven a B27 that I know of, but I've driven a few B28F with the BW55, AW71, and M46. Same lumpy odd-fire motor mostly, and I like the idle. I didn't particularly like the B28/BW55 combo...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By neptune
http://neptune242.com/follies/2017/01/do88-interco...

http://neptune242.com/follies/2017/01/do88-intercooler/
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By neptune
I had to trim the 240 rubber top and bottom by...

I had to trim the 240 rubber top and bottom by quite a lot and also enlarge the bolt hole in the metal mounts to fit mine. I also had to remove the rubber seals between the body and the intercooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By neptune
Edit: Do not bother with Cascade Wheel Old...

Edit: Do not bother with Cascade Wheel

Old post:
Many people have recommended Cascade Wheel in Lynnwod on 99 to me.
I have been there a couple times to have wheels straightened but never had...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By neptune
Physically bolting any of them in wouldn't be...

Physically bolting any of them in wouldn't be hard. Just split the bottom of the case and use the Volvo B280/28 bottom to get the right oil pan/motor mount setup.
It is everything after that point...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By neptune
I really thought you were thinking of cutting the...

I really thought you were thinking of cutting the gutter off entirely. Which has been done and is really awkward looking.
The mid-80s cars had the really thick trim. Turbos all black and everything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By neptune
The 140 has the really thin 5mm bayonet style...

The 140 has the really thin 5mm bayonet style arms? Or the wider 7mm ones?
I spent an annoying amount of time trying to find the right adapter for the rear of my 245 which uses the thin one. Most...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By neptune
Iíve replaced two sets with black ones due to...

Iíve replaced two sets with black ones due to failing chrome. Even the ones on my 264GLE with only 105K were flaking. Without the chrome the handles are just grey.
Chrome spray paint worked for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By neptune
Is the diesel radiator the same as the V6...

Is the diesel radiator the same as the V6 radiator? I paid just shy of $600 to have mine re-cored with bigger tubes and some other tweaks a few months ago. The tubes in the V6 radiator are very long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By neptune
That's what I've done a couple times. Once with...

That's what I've done a couple times. Once with satin black and once with gloss black on a black car. I doubt you could find a paint that would match the faded plastic bumper well enough to really...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By neptune
Nope. The 84 of it has power mirrors would use...

Nope. The 84 of it has power mirrors would use the old style mirrors with the point on the trailing edge (BMW 6 series mirrors). Different glass shape size and mounting than the big 86-93 mirrors. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By neptune
That is what I did on my 81 years ago. Installed...

That is what I did on my 81 years ago. Installed the internal regulator/brush pack, removed the external regulator and its 3 wire harness and ran the exciter wire directly to the alternator. Never...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By neptune
Rear bumper? The rear plate on a 240 mounts to...

Rear bumper? The rear plate on a 240 mounts to the body panel between the taillights. Two big screws, originally Phillips, later torx. They are the same screws that mount the coil bracket or coolant...
Forum: events 04-08-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By neptune
I don't think that is actually Pat's 242, though...

I don't think that is actually Pat's 242, though it does look like it in the shade. This one was a Salmon colored 242 with commando bumpers and no stripe. Quad rectangular headlights and a cut down...
Forum: events 04-07-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By neptune
I have some photos from 2007. Posting the best...

I have some photos from 2007. Posting the best here.
If you want to use any of them shoot me a PM and I can send you a higher res version without the watermark. My photos kept showing up in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By neptune
Sadly nothing that will be easy. Volvo used to...

Sadly nothing that will be easy. Volvo used to sell an adjustable intermittent setup that had a rheostat that mounted next to the switches above the heater. Flip the wiper stalk to intermittent and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By neptune
The vw/ Audi plug I mentioned looks the same as...

The vw/ Audi plug I mentioned looks the same as the Volvo seal shown above.
The only b21ft distributor I've seen with a plug in that hole had a ball bearing, but that was 20 years after it left the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By neptune
My 262C engine crossmember has had a b28f,...

My 262C engine crossmember has had a b28f, b230ft, and a b280F on it so far. I haven't noticed a difference but I've never had it side to side with a redblock one. I just swapped motor mounts and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By neptune
Yes, that is the hole to access the adjusting...

Yes, that is the hole to access the adjusting screw. From the factory there should be a small ball bearing in there blocking it off (and keeping you from adjusting the mixture there). K-jet VW and...
Forum: events 03-17-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By neptune
Same day as the Edmonds car show this year so I'm...

Same day as the Edmonds car show this year so I'm out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By neptune
84 and newer have the momentary switch with the...

84 and newer have the momentary switch with the delay relay setup. Earlier cars were a simple on/off switch. My 81 had a light in the switch getting power through the switch itself with a separate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By neptune
French headlights are fun. Been looking for a set...

French headlights are fun. Been looking for a set for my w108. Hard to find in decent shape. Good luck.


The w123 US spec inner lights are fog lights, and they aren't great at that stock. Too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By neptune
Looks like a 260 radiator to me, and it has the...

Looks like a 260 radiator to me, and it has the 260 fan shroud. What I can't see is the passenger side (far side) of the radiator, the 260 outlet is on the narrow side of the tank (not facing the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By neptune
That is low. I had a 3 bar in my 242...

That is low.

I had a 3 bar in my 242 originally and it was pegged 95% of the time. Only on the hot days of summer sitting at a light for extended periods of time would it drop off the peg and sit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By neptune
I like the separately mounted stop light idea....

I like the separately mounted stop light idea. Actually makes sense to me on a 544 since it looks like a 40s ford and a single stop light wouldn't be totally out of place just a few years before...
Forum: events 02-13-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,302
Posted By neptune
For some reason I took very few photos and most...

For some reason I took very few photos and most of them are pretty terrible. Too distracted talking too much, as usual. I didn't even get a shot of my own car after washing it for the first time in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By neptune
I have used the plastic clips from Saab 9000...

I have used the plastic clips from Saab 9000 series spoilers on a 740 deck spoiler and a 240 one which mount similarly to that one. Do not know if they are available new or not but they are fairly...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-21-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,629
Posted By neptune
Stock: ...

Stock:
http://www.neptune242.com/neptune/sp1.jpg

20mm Volvo spacers:
http://www.neptune242.com/neptune/08indianisland.jpg

You need to trim the fender lip to run 195/60-15 with Virgo wheels...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,322
Posted By neptune
Yes, #4 exhaust is round on a marine (Penta) 531...

Yes, #4 exhaust is round on a marine (Penta) 531 head and has a round steel insert in it that is likely very corroded. If you can get the head cheap enough you can have the insert removed and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,537
Posted By neptune
Some minor answers from what little I know. ...

Some minor answers from what little I know.


90+ is for the Turbo manifolds. I'm not aware of a better factory header for the NA cars. KG Trimning, SAM and a few other places sell nice headers....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By neptune
Looks like a repainted silver car to me. Check...

Looks like a repainted silver car to me. Check the paint code to be sure. If it is 019 then I'm wrong.
All 78-79 were silver with a black vinyl top as far as I know. If it has a black vinyl top it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,332
Posted By neptune
If it really is a 79 then it would have been...

If it really is a 79 then it would have been silver with a black vinyl top. The black paint may well be covering rust (the 262C rust more than Swedish-built 240/260 do).
80-81 had no vinyl tops and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-15-2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By neptune
Previous owner removed mine to paint the car and...

Previous owner removed mine to paint the car and I've spent an embarrassing amount of time with rope and soapy water and profanity trying to get it in with absolutely no luck over 15+ years.
If you...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,416
Posted By neptune
For your 740? Use the common factory one for...

For your 740? Use the common factory one for simplicity. Seems like most auto 700s I have looked at (ok, about 3) had them.
I had one of the 740 ones in my 262. Worked great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By neptune
If the rear wheels being a little inboard on your...

If the rear wheels being a little inboard on your show car really bothers you then get some spacers or run a staggered set of wheels. I don't think I really know anyone on the board who has done that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By neptune
242GT front springs are stiffer but stock ride...

242GT front springs are stiffer but stock ride height. Fairly cheap too new from the aftermarket.
IPD wagon overloads would be stiffer in the rear but do raise the rear. And frankly the ride isn't...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By neptune
As I recall I used new stock bump stops and...

As I recall I used new stock bump stops and washers and dust boots with the HDs on the one car I did. Worked fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,759
Posted By neptune
#2 is very easy to get to. I would just helicoil...

#2 is very easy to get to. I would just helicoil it for now and worry about it later.

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/7204/104077-spark-plug-thread-repair-kit
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By neptune
Volvo retrofit watercooling for the 240 using two...

Volvo retrofit watercooling for the 240 using two metal T-fittings spliced into the stock hoses, one in the lower radiator hose and the other in the line from the coolant overflow tank to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By neptune
You have done what a lot of people prefer to do,...

You have done what a lot of people prefer to do, but it is not how the cars are set up from the factory. I wouldn't call it wrong, and many people think of it as safer because your side marker light...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By neptune
No. factory installed versions are off normally...

No. factory installed versions are off normally and blink only when the turn signals blink.

You can certainly install them as you described and many people prefer to do it that way.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,502
Posted By neptune
Here are three pages from a 1991 accessories...

Here are three pages from a 1991 accessories catalog I have showing the Gemini on the list for 240 accessories. This particular catalog breaks down the part numbers in the back on two pages for 240s...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,502
Posted By neptune
16" Gemini and Galaxy wheels are listed as an...

16" Gemini and Galaxy wheels are listed as an option for the later 240 in accessory catalogs as has been said. I think I have one from 91 that shows a 240 with Gemini if you need it scanned. Not sure...
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