home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 300
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: neptune
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By neptune
I've been thinking about doing this for a couple...

I've been thinking about doing this for a couple months now so thanks for the motivation.
I get 2-1/8" on the pre -90 and 2-3/8" on the 90- I have lying around. Plus/minus 1/16"

Measurement not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,727
Posted By neptune
Does the same thing happen with all four? Are you...

Does the same thing happen with all four? Are you sure the new calipers aren't defective? Bleed screw not sealing? I had sooo many issues with the ones I got from FCP and had to replace them again to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By neptune
I can't think of a single similarity between the...

I can't think of a single similarity between the two engines that would make this an easier swap than almost any other swap in the world.
PRV bellhousing is completely different from a redblock one....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,979
Posted By neptune
I soaked mine with penetrant oil for a couple...

I soaked mine with penetrant oil for a couple days and then was able to use the 1/2" two foot breaker bar with a couple feet of pipe on it to get those bolts out. Can't remember if I tried my air...
Forum: showroom 04-10-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By neptune
Most of what came standard on the 123GT was...

Most of what came standard on the 123GT was available as an accessory. The dash top with the tray in it, the dash tach, the front fog and driving lights.
Also shift tunnel basket, locking gas cap,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By neptune
They are both under that little metal panel...

They are both under that little metal panel behind the carpet in the footwell where it hits the firewall. They tend to get a little damp there especially if you have a leaky windshield. I moved mine...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By neptune
The intercooled cars have a slightly different...

The intercooled cars have a slightly different bracket that elbow mounts to. I believe the non-intercooled bracket works if you rotate it? Check the ancient Intercooling a B21FT article.
Yes, you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,416
Posted By neptune
All of the Volvo accessory gauges for the 240...

All of the Volvo accessory gauges for the 240 have the frost warning red LED. Well, at least for the 81- dash, not sure about the -80 one, I've only seen a couple of those and never looked closely....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By neptune
I took my old one to a local seal/rubber supply...

I took my old one to a local seal/rubber supply house and they poked around until they found the correct size. I think they were neoprene? I can't recall.
Had I known I could just order it at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-10-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By neptune
Many people have added trans fluid coolers to...

Many people have added trans fluid coolers to 240s. The 740 Turbos got them stock but otherwise they were an accessory for a 240/740, mostly for towing or hot climate. A little bit of everything has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,526
Posted By neptune
Front door speakers for a 262C is a tough one. My...

Front door speakers for a 262C is a tough one. My 262C has a pair of older 3.5" speakers on some aluminum spacers that raise it up enough so the magnet clears the window glass but they still fit...
Forum: website & board 02-07-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 78,391
Posted By neptune
Sent a little bit just now. Thanks for all...

Sent a little bit just now.

Thanks for all the work you do Dana and all the mods. The board is one of the few places without ads or questionably honest project placement/reviews and I appreciate...
Forum: showroom 01-19-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By neptune
Shouldn't a 242 have the column jack instead of...

Shouldn't a 242 have the column jack instead of the scissors one?
Spare goes in with the pretty side toward the fender sheet metal, jack lays in the crack between the spare and the trunk, strap goes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,437
Posted By neptune
Nice score. Wire routing varied since these...

Nice score.
Wire routing varied since these were all dealer/shop/owner installed. May have to crawl under there and search for an unplugged single spade connector that doesn't look like it belongs....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By neptune
Judging from the grooves on the end of that...

Judging from the grooves on the end of that bushing they are the old excellent quality ipd ones that are no longer made. I've been running a set of those for over 10 years and they are like new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By neptune
The others have pretty well covered it. The green...

The others have pretty well covered it. The green books are best, but hard to find used and expensive new. They are still available from Volvo/Ken Cook at the website below. I have purchased a couple...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,026
Posted By neptune
I really like the spacers on the rear of my car,...

I really like the spacers on the rear of my car, but then mine are only 20mm per side. Give it some time to get used to? I was happy with the look on mine, but I really enjoy the way the car turns at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
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: 2,989
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: 2,989
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: 1,418
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: 2,382
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: 2,269
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: 1,205
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: 1,961
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: 1,984
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: 1,984
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: 2,269
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: 2,460
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: 3,634
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: 1,855
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: 2,196
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: 2,158
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: 2,126
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: 1,496
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: 1,992
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: 1,455
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: 3,106
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: 3,106
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: 2,113
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: 1,974
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: 1,816
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: 1,974
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: 3,650
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: 2,005
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: 1,953
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: 2,390
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: 3,589
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: 3,252
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: 13,480
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...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 300

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.