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Forum: showroom 01-21-2021, 10:58 AM
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Posted By patrickstar
I could be convinced to let them go, I picked up...

I could be convinced to let them go, I picked up a set of R-Calipers that won't fit under them
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/ezL9WIgl.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/ezL9WIgl.jpg

Powdercoating was done much quicker than expected! It looks great, I'm glad I went with wrinkle black instead of gloss
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Man, that would be so sweet to have a little...

Man, that would be so sweet to have a little powdercoat setup in the shop. I was looking around at anything metal I had laying around thinking "That would look much nicer in wrinkle black..."
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/i5OusKwl.jpg Installed a...

https://i.imgur.com/i5OusKwl.jpg

Installed a few grommets in the firewall, one for the main Terminator X harness, one for the headlight harness, and one for the starter wire. Also drilled a 1.25"...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Ordered a black carpet kit from Rockauto tonight....

Ordered a black carpet kit from Rockauto tonight. ~$40 cheaper than eBay. The aftermarket carpets without pre-cut holes work better for me, because I need to cut the shifter in a different position...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
So close I can taste it. Gonna wait for my next...

So close I can taste it. Gonna wait for my next paycheck and then have someone e-tune it to get it going
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/IoSO0Lzl.jpg <iframe...

https://i.imgur.com/IoSO0Lzl.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UMC1P7_c58k" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media;...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/gmzbVTCl.jpg A few...

https://i.imgur.com/gmzbVTCl.jpg

A few boring things came in the mail. Some busbars, a small 4-fuse panel for the taillights, IPD GT strut braces, Seals-It split grommet, and a TEMco large gauge...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Yep, there was never a vent on this side. I...

Yep, there was never a vent on this side. I believe John told me that the diesels and maybe the 260s had passenger side fresh air vents, but I don't remember. I'll probably regret blocking it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Appreciate it, I was just worrying for no reason....

Appreciate it, I was just worrying for no reason. It felt solid after crimping. Hoping to get everything hooked up tomorrow and test the headlights out
Forum: showroom 01-13-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,234,582
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/rSRZwFbl.jpg If we're...

https://i.imgur.com/rSRZwFbl.jpg

If we're talking about mesh wheels, I'll throw my chip in the pot. Epsilon Southern Ways, 5x108, 15x7 ET 20.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Got a lot done today. The whole headlight harness...

Got a lot done today. The whole headlight harness is finished other than the grounds. The relays have been mounted. The ARC 8000 PDM has been mounted.

https://i.imgur.com/qd1uR3kl.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/GLVPGfGl.jpg Just to...

https://i.imgur.com/GLVPGfGl.jpg

Just to confirm, these tabs?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Friday off and the weather was nice, so I got...

Friday off and the weather was nice, so I got some work done on the 242. Picked up some tools from Harbor Freight and received some stuff in the mail as well.

https://i.imgur.com/cPVeKh4l.jpg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By patrickstar
Yeah, this method is mentioned in the forum post...

Yeah, this method is mentioned in the forum post I linked and is the way I've always heard to do it. I was hoping to use the sockets with built in wires to make things a little cleaner
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HGPuf6R6pKo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/d2ZQbeel.jpg I wasn't...

https://i.imgur.com/d2ZQbeel.jpg

I wasn't doing anything so I thought I'd clean the headlight brackets up.

https://i.imgur.com/b9ZDXBkl.jpg

Soaked them in Simple Green for ~10min and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Awesome, I was hoping that was the case!

Awesome, I was hoping that was the case!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/27FDuSal.jpg Intake...

https://i.imgur.com/27FDuSal.jpg

Intake installed, fits absolutely perfect.

https://i.imgur.com/4GYlHjHl.jpg

Pulled the headlight brackets out to clean them up
...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Had a half day at work today so I finally made...

Had a half day at work today so I finally made the trip down to see Robert (Culberro) to get some quick fab work done. Robert welded in the IAT bung, shortened in the intake pipe, and rolled a bead...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,139
Posted By patrickstar
In a Volvo, it sounds incredible. If I heard it...

In a Volvo, it sounds incredible. If I heard it from a Mustang, I'd think "no V8 :("
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
The relays I'm using don't have those slots, so...

The relays I'm using don't have those slots, so I'm running 30a inline fuse holders in the 10awg feeds

I might use the relays with built in fuses in the future to clean things up though
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/sfJOWRdl.jpg After...

https://i.imgur.com/sfJOWRdl.jpg

After reviewing this with some friends (who are much better at wiring than I am) I think this is the final diagram for the headlights. I am trying to do...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
I've been spending a lot of time on his page,...

I've been spending a lot of time on his page, what a great free resource.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Thanks Carl! Found a set of adapters for the R,...

Thanks Carl! Found a set of adapters for the R, hoping to go pick them up in the next day or two.

https://i.imgur.com/RvmZUlsl.jpg

Starting to wrap my head around the chassis wiring. Trying to...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/0kRzc4hl.jpg A few...

https://i.imgur.com/0kRzc4hl.jpg

A few presents for myself...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By patrickstar
Cool, thanks for the feedback. I'll try to gather...

Cool, thanks for the feedback. I'll try to gather some spare OEM sockets and go for it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By patrickstar
Realized this should probably be moved to...

Realized this should probably be moved to maintenance/non-performance, sorry mods
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By patrickstar
Hardwiring 240 5-panel Taillights

I scored a set of mint 5-panels for my LS swapped 242 project.

https://i.imgur.com/s5MIoivl.jpg

I, stupidly, completely removed the wiring from the car when I first started this project. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,091
Posted By patrickstar
I'm fully regretting not doing my bay before...

I'm fully regretting not doing my bay before swapping my 242, especially after seeing how good yours looks
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Thanks again for the heads up Derek, I probably...

Thanks again for the heads up Derek, I probably wouldn't have noticed them otherwise.

John got there right after I did, like I said earlier I just didn't have the tools and stuff to pull the...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
First for me too, I've never seen an R in the jy....

First for me too, I've never seen an R in the jy.

I'm at my parents house indefinitely and just didn't want to deal with the hassle of pulling a bumper and storing it, then transporting it across...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Derek (Vol242vo) has returned the favor and...

Derek (Vol242vo) has returned the favor and texted me early this morning, letting me know an S60R came into the Mead Pull and Save near Spokane. I headed up there as soon as they opened and grabbed...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,352
Posted By patrickstar
I love that you're spending the time to polish...

I love that you're spending the time to polish all these little parts, truly gonna be show car status afterwards.

When are you getting to the oil cap though??
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Had a family emergency recently and had to return...

Had a family emergency recently and had to return home, so no progress for a while.

I've got parts just stacking up at home. A bunch of bulk wiring, H1/H4 headlights, relays, the ARC board, etc....
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 576,568
Posted By patrickstar
Reassuring to hear from others, I feel like I'm...

Reassuring to hear from others, I feel like I'm just going through the motions with my project car at this point. Just trying to make any forward movement...

Its a ****ty year for everyone
Forum: projects & restorations 12-08-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/WzVDYzvl.jpg We must...

https://i.imgur.com/WzVDYzvl.jpg

We must have similar tastes, heres a 924 I cut up and hauled away. My friend in his Caddy even picked up some of the stuff to use for other VW projects
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Thanks Carl! Still need to swing out and grab...

Thanks Carl! Still need to swing out and grab those bushings



I wish I had one sitting around just in-case. I think I'll need to hammer my tunnel eventually for the 3" driveshaft
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Do you have an airhammer? I used one for an...

Do you have an airhammer? I used one for an unrelated project and they are awesome, makes it much easier
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
It actually is a 5-speed manual, just uses an...

It actually is a 5-speed manual, just uses an auto transmission mount.

As for clearance, I could get fingers between the trans and tunnel but not a whole hand.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Thank you! I've enjoyed following your wagon on...

Thank you! I've enjoyed following your wagon on here/instagram



Enough room that it hasn't worried me. I didn't hammer the tunnel at all. Its using a 700r4 transmission mount and an STS T56...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/ABEYGetl.jpg Scored...

https://i.imgur.com/ABEYGetl.jpg

Scored these from an older guy in N Portland. Cool guy, had tons and tons of Volvo stuff. Gonna clean them up.

https://i.imgur.com/JmQ3pzdl.jpg

Had to hack...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
I don't have any east coast travel plans either,...

I don't have any east coast travel plans either, maybe we can all meet in a flyover state
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,997
Posted By patrickstar
All of Giffins stuff is low quality. A buddy got...

All of Giffins stuff is low quality. A buddy got his mounts and I laughed when I saw them, anyone with an angle grinder could build them for half the price
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Great minds think alike. I think I could have...

Great minds think alike. I think I could have built a similar switch panel and PDM myself, but I like the look of their switches and I'm thinking the relay panel will speed things up for me
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Didn't get too much done over my long holiday...

Didn't get too much done over my long holiday break. I had to rent a uhaul to pick up all my stuff from my old shop in Walla Walla. It feels good to be moved out officially, I sure wish I had been...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,997
Posted By patrickstar
Looks very nice, good job. I want to delete the...

Looks very nice, good job. I want to delete the trim on my 242 eventually
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,352
Posted By patrickstar
Man, thats incredible. It looks so good polished...

Man, thats incredible. It looks so good polished up!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Thanks Derek! I've decided against coming home...

Thanks Derek! I've decided against coming home for thanksgiving, so we'll have to work out a way for me to get those quad square trim pieces
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 91,143
Posted By patrickstar
Awesome! Iíll order a bung and chop the tube. I...

Awesome! Iíll order a bung and chop the tube. I could bring the door cards down too
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