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Forum: events Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By John242Ti
IG and farcebook. Later today, will get some up...

IG and farcebook. Later today, will get some up on flickr.
Forum: events Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
Provided you get the angle correctly, neither...

Provided you get the angle correctly, neither turns out to be an issue.
Forum: events 05-18-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
They also fit nicely inside a 245, if you load...

They also fit nicely inside a 245, if you load them in sideways with one end above the spare tire cover.
Forum: events 05-18-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
^Check Rainbow Auto Service in Bellingham... ...

^Check Rainbow Auto Service in Bellingham... Should be a bit cheaper, even with the $3.599 gas.

In any case, there is a chance that I might be showing up in a Frod Exploder. Depends on how...
Forum: events 05-17-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
So, most of us, Ben... lol -J

So, most of us, Ben... lol

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By John242Ti
Most gray 240s had tan interior, unless they were...

Most gray 240s had tan interior, unless they were 1985 or newer, in which case they might have blue or black as well. I actually converted my blue/black 245Ti to blue and tan. Darker outside colors...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By John242Ti
Another way of doing it: ...

Another way of doing it:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/34189258052_81089b1bb4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U6bThq)

1975-80 knob with pattern cap. Requires modification of terminal ends, and,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By John242Ti
Harry, Not very hard at all. Just make sure...

Harry,

Not very hard at all. Just make sure that you have all the copper washers you need for the banjo bolts. I tend to just use the copper NGK plugs. The Iridium plugs have such a tiny...
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
It's a bit of a drive for those in Oregon, but,...

It's a bit of a drive for those in Oregon, but, if you guys can make it to some of the meets I listed above, it'd probably help show that there's still some viability to having a VCOA chapter for the...
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
6/2 12th Annual Swedish & American Car Cruise-in...

6/2 12th Annual Swedish & American Car Cruise-in at the Swedish Club, Seattle, WA (pre-1989 cars)
6/24 Skandia Mid-Sommarfest, St. Edwards Park, Kenmore, WA
8/4 Whidbey Area Volvo Event - vintage...
Forum: showroom 05-16-2018, 09:11 PM
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Posted By John242Ti
Cue up Willie Nelson's On The Road Again... ...

Cue up Willie Nelson's On The Road Again...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/907/27288602737_513fd1dcc7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HzpdSD)...
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
It is. I don't remember the exact day, but it's...

It is. I don't remember the exact day, but it's next month, as is the Leavenworth drive. Plan is to have the 242 driving for either one of those meets.

Just looked on IG. 6/30/18. Leavenworth...
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
How far down did you go? If there's still...

How far down did you go? If there's still primer, just drive it. Then, before the next meet occurs, get it finished. If I wound up driving my 242 to iPd, I'd be missing paint, too. The whole roof...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By John242Ti
Did the car sit for any amount of time? You...

Did the car sit for any amount of time? You might have varnish in the fuel distributor and the control pressure regulator. I had an '82 242Ti that did that. Sometimes would have to wind it out to...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By John242Ti
Does the car still have the airbag installed? If...

Does the car still have the airbag installed? If no, wire it to the SRS wire spot. If yes, then, put a female disconnect on the wire (a .187" terminal is needed) and plug it into where the Aw70...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like the anti-tamper seal is gone already. ...

Looks like the anti-tamper seal is gone already. Rotate collar toward the center dash area, and it'll disengage. Speedo cable attaches to transmission on the passenger side, if you do have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By John242Ti
Also, on cars that use the 240 style radiators,...

Also, on cars that use the 240 style radiators, if you're using a 3-row rad, use the black cap. The green/gray caps apparently allow the pressure to be too high for them, at least, according to iPd...
Forum: events 05-13-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
245's going to iPd. All my problems (other than...

245's going to iPd. All my problems (other than the timing) post head swap were caused by a broken ground wire for the Lambda-Sond system.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By John242Ti
If the collar on the cable breaks, the cable will...

If the collar on the cable breaks, the cable will usually stay in place, since it's a press-fit into the back of the speedometer.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By John242Ti
Insert it from behind, then twist the screwdriver...

Insert it from behind, then twist the screwdriver slightly, and it'll snap into two or more pieces.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By John242Ti
^Use a slotted screwdriver to break the...

^Use a slotted screwdriver to break the anti-tamper seal. Then, it should come out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,415
Posted By John242Ti
Yup, what Ben said. Ran a pair of Billy HD's on...

Yup, what Ben said. Ran a pair of Billy HD's on an '83 245T that had spacers inside the strut tubes. No clunks, nuts remained tight for the 10,000-15,000 miles I drove the car with them. When I...
Forum: events 05-11-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
Possible that the 242 might be making the trip. ...

Possible that the 242 might be making the trip. Checked the mixture on the 245. Zero degrees dwell, voltage at the test point reads 0.955 volts, and, if I backprobe the O2 sensor wire, it's around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By John242Ti
Any codes showing? Does the CEL light up when...

Any codes showing? Does the CEL light up when the key is turned to run? Coolant temperature sensor showing correct resistance with engine cold? Also might be a good idea to pull the plugs and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,415
Posted By John242Ti
5 year bump... 1981-on cars will have larger...

5 year bump...

1981-on cars will have larger spindles, as per the old RPR catalog, and the GCP catalog, etc. I had an '81 242DL, built in February 1981, which used rotors, calipers, and hubs off...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By John242Ti
Yes. 1989 is before the mid year running change,...

Yes. 1989 is before the mid year running change, as you mention here:

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=273242

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,720
Posted By John242Ti
^That's one reason why quite a few people have...

^That's one reason why quite a few people have moved on from Photo<a>f</a>uckit.

In any case, looking good enough that it can probably have the "D" replaced with "bo". No longer a pile of :poop:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By John242Ti
1989 is pre-ABS, so spacers should be removable. ...

1989 is pre-ABS, so spacers should be removable. That said, it is possible to run Billy HD's with spacers successfully. Did it on an '83. No clunks, and the gland nuts remained tightened down.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By John242Ti
Off the top of my head: 19 Diplomat Black ...

Off the top of my head:

19 Diplomat Black
42 Cascade White (1982 only)
130 Mystic Silver
134 Ice Blue (1982 only in Turbo, 1981-82 in GLT)
135 Coronado Gold (1982 only)
144 Woodside Tan...
Forum: events 05-02-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By John242Ti
Sounds interesting. Only issue I see is the fact...

Sounds interesting. Only issue I see is the fact that, by having it on Friday, you might not get the desired attendance, since a lot of people are working during that time period. I think the...
Forum: events 05-01-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
We should have'em at the swedishiron tent. The...

We should have'em at the swedishiron tent. The 1983-85 style ones...

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By John242Ti
That car has pretty much gone the opposite...

That car has pretty much gone the opposite direction of my 242, except that mine hasn't been in the southeast, but started its journey in the NJ/NY area on its way to Washington state.

Anyway,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By John242Ti
940. -j

940.

-j
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By John242Ti
Shouldn't be hard, since the turbo cars are...

Shouldn't be hard, since the turbo cars are California-spec emissions-wise. That said, I'd almost check the Seattle and PDX CL sites for a decent 945Ti, then pick it up over the iPd weekend and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By John242Ti
^Definitely a project there... Needs this to be...

^Definitely a project there... Needs this to be done before it can be driven:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/26304625438_ffdf653d21_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G5s5GN)

Better choice, find a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By John242Ti
Looks good. Stock, the 700's came with a...

Looks good.

Stock, the 700's came with a hood blanket... So, you could always reinstall that. That said, like the Diesel and 240 Turbo hood blankets, I've never really heard much of a difference...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 98,610
Posted By John242Ti
So, it has come back home? -J

So, it has come back home?

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like it's a random box full of cruise...

Looks like it's a random box full of cruise parts. I'm assuming you got this kit from Olly? He showed me the pics of the parts a couple weeks ago. Cruise setup is for a 1980-82 US n/a K-Jet car or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By John242Ti
Fuse 8 is still intact? Also, make sure the...

Fuse 8 is still intact? Also, make sure the harness plug under the column that connects the driver's door power door lock switches to the relays, etc, is connected properly. Then, if everything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By John242Ti
Nice. -J

Nice.

-J
Forum: events 03-29-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By John242Ti
Plan to be there with the 245... -J

Plan to be there with the 245...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By John242Ti
^Yes, he is. A 1983 242DL has solid rotors. ...

^Yes, he is. A 1983 242DL has solid rotors.

-J
Forum: events 03-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,487
Posted By John242Ti
Fixed... :lol: This year will be the first time...

Fixed... :lol: This year will be the first time since 2011 that the blue wagon will be there. First time since I've owned it, probably third or fourth time since the previous owner got it in 2006....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By John242Ti
With respect to the 1800E/ES steering wheel, it...

With respect to the 1800E/ES steering wheel, it was also the one used on the 142GT models, and, possibly the 123GT as well. I've even seen a 1971 142S with a 1973-76 140/240 wheel. Fits, but the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By John242Ti
Hmmm, which car did the 140 CPR come off of? I...

Hmmm, which car did the 140 CPR come off of? I currently have my factory intercooled 245Ti running just fine with the 079 CPR that was installed on the B21FT I installed in it last summer. I did...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,390
Posted By John242Ti
^It is a cool car... Makes me wish I hadn't...

^It is a cool car... Makes me wish I hadn't given away my old Pacific Blue 142E back in 2003.

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,390
Posted By John242Ti
Well, I guess you still kinda have commandos... ...

Well, I guess you still kinda have commandos... The 1986-93 bumpers are essentially plastic covered commando bumpers. Nothing skinny about them. Slightly narrower, but they still stick out almost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By John242Ti
Unless there's staining from ATF at the...

Unless there's staining from ATF at the bellhousing, I wouldn't worry about it. If it has fluid in it, place the transmission bellhousing down. Leave it there overnight. If it doesn't leak from...
Forum: website & board 03-23-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By John242Ti
:lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe more people need to...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe more people need to post, then... That way it doesn't look like the blue 245 and black 242 resurrection thread.
Forum: website & board 03-23-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By John242Ti
lol, ok, I'll stop updating whenever I do stuff...

lol, ok, I'll stop updating whenever I do stuff to the cars... I don't need to try to catch up to Redwood Chair, post count-wise.
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