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Forum: performance & modifications 11-16-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By mblue240
I went with the yoshifab stage 2. I'm a believer...

I went with the yoshifab stage 2. I'm a believer of "buy once cry once" though.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By mblue240
I don't think anyone (at least state side) has a...

I don't think anyone (at least state side) has a kit that's worth keeping on the car once the T block gets installed. I'd find a good exhaust shop and have a custom one fabbed up. I have 2.5" mandrel...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
If i can't find someone to buy the set of brown...

If i can't find someone to buy the set of brown seats I plan on keeping the headrests and plastic parts to play mix and match with.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
I found a tan tweed driver seat at the jy. It...

I found a tan tweed driver seat at the jy. It isn't perfect, but it's 100 times better than the brown one we had. If the kid runs this seat for any length of time we'll need new foam and maybe a back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By mblue240
2 ugga duggas

2 ugga duggas
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 954,813
Posted By mblue240
That's how you know the fluid levels are okay. Be...

That's how you know the fluid levels are okay. Be concerned when it stops leaking.
Forum: showroom 09-27-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By mblue240
This is 33% with the carbon ceramic upgrade to...

This is 33% with the carbon ceramic upgrade to block out heat. 35% is legal here, so I'm pushing it on this one. The upgrade is definitely worth it though.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 954,813
Posted By mblue240
Is that the standard price for a DP now days?...

Is that the standard price for a DP now days? :lol: I'll have to hit you up when I finally pull my +t off the shelf and install it.
Forum: showroom 09-15-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By mblue240
That's a group A grill. Post in the anted section...

That's a group A grill. Post in the anted section and hunt ebay, expect to pay $200-$350+.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By mblue240
I fought lining up PS recently when I tried to...

I fought lining up PS recently when I tried to "custom" mount it. After fighting it for days I pulled it all apart and laid the brackets on bench, both were bent. I would inspect the adjuster bracket...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 566,115
Posted By mblue240
I sprung for the Carbon Ceramic upgrade when when...

I sprung for the Carbon Ceramic upgrade when when I had the 244 tinted. The % is about the same as the 242. The temperature difference in the cars is noticeable though and I wish I had paid for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
I just went to an import show that had a pretty...

I just went to an import show that had a pretty young crowd, when I got back to my car it looked like a monster truck compared to their cars. My driveway is so steep though that if I go lower I won't...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
I bought replacement bumpers for the white car...

I bought replacement bumpers for the white car and just finally picked them up. Good thing the cream car has bad bumpers too, so on they go! I'm pretty sure their toy bumpers, so that will be a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
The bend in the Jegs shifter made the oem rubber...

The bend in the Jegs shifter made the oem rubber boot bind up as I shifted, so I've been running without a boot since the T5 went in. I bought a short straight Hurst arm to install. The mount holes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By mblue240
Found the two for sale in the "for sale" section....

Found the two for sale in the "for sale" section.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=282770&highlight=denso

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=351583&highlight=denso
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,344
Posted By mblue240
You'll either need to run an efan or find a turbo...

You'll either need to run an efan or find a turbo fan shroud. The efan is probably easier and cheaper to find.

You can also get larger injectors from me....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
The white car sold today. It's a little bitter...

The white car sold today. It's a little bitter sweet, but it's staying in the Volvo community and going to another young man using it to learn to work on cars.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
The new cream car got the IPD sway bars, so the...

The new cream car got the IPD sway bars, so the stock bars can be moved over to the white car we are selling.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50085663443_38324cfdd1_c.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50074883317_78...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50074883317_78f66492fb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jhWSec)20200702_170659 (https://flic.kr/p/2jhWSec) by M. Blue 240 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/64471650@N03/),...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
I'll have to check. They are beyond shot, so I...

I'll have to check. They are beyond shot, so I didn't pay attention to them at all. At some point we need to pull the wheels apart and refresh them.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By mblue240
I'm guessing you swapped the turbo computers into...

I'm guessing you swapped the turbo computers into the car when you did the swap. Do you have access to a spare set (or 2) of computers? I don't remember the exact issue I was chasing a few years ago,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
It's out of the garage! PS and Alt are mounted up...

It's out of the garage! PS and Alt are mounted up and running on the driver's side. I had to trim the front lower bushing to get the PS pump to line up right and had to add a thick washer to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
Some interior pieces went in. We still need to...

Some interior pieces went in. We still need to wipe down all the hard surfaces and replace some of the hard plastic. It's going to get a mix and match color scheme so we have the best we can find of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
We started into the yellow car. It is by far the...

We started into the yellow car. It is by far the dirtiest car I have ever worked on. It has plenty of exterior grime from sitting outside for a few years, but it also had clumps of mud falling out of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49975332688_27...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49975332688_274e55ef7b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j99Di3)20200605_112925 (https://flic.kr/p/2j99Di3) by M. Blue 240 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/64471650@N03/),...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 29,832
Posted By mblue240
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49976110112_fd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49976110112_fd5b8b7240_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j9dCoU)20200605_151018 (https://flic.kr/p/2j9dCoU) by M. Blue 240 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/64471650@N03/),...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,296
Posted By mblue240
Oops, I wonder where that went lol. I'm happy to...

Oops, I wonder where that went lol. I'm happy to see the car getting some attention. Once this Covid overtime dries up I'll be happy to run out on my weekends and help turn wrenches.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,992
Posted By mblue240
It's a light metallic blue, limited to the 71 E...

It's a light metallic blue, limited to the 71 E and ES models. It'll go back to original paint, eventually.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,992
Posted By mblue240
Man I've been ignoring this post (and...

Man I've been ignoring this post (and unfortunately this car) for awhile now. Progress has been slow as life, and other cars, have gotten in the way. I did manage to find a set of BBS RS that were...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 64,694
Posted By mblue240
Look for GTRdetails on IG. He rolls fenders as a...

Look for GTRdetails on IG. He rolls fenders as a side gig. After watching him work on my 142 it's well worth his price for the amount of physical work he had to put in.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
I love working on this car. Mostly because my son...

I love working on this car. Mostly because my son is out there with me, but also because every little thing makes a big impact. We're still working on the white car, so we can sell it shortly after...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-18-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By mblue240
I can't help you find them, but I have IPD 164...

I can't help you find them, but I have IPD 164 front springs and they're perfect. They are progressive rate. I also have 240 lowering springs (essentially IPD) and the rear, you just have to add a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 50,798
Posted By mblue240
I've done this at least 4 times since I got my...

I've done this at least 4 times since I got my 242. Eventually I'll swap locks like my 89 has, so you can only lock the driver door with a key.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 29,832
Posted By mblue240
I'm working almost every day of the week, OT on...

I'm working almost every day of the week, OT on some days, and now have three kids to home school when I'm not at work. The progress on the 89 has kind of stalled, but I needed to get new rear shocks...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
The car came from an old Volvo friend, I counted...

The car came from an old Volvo friend, I counted 6 240's in plain sight. We had our eyes on a 245, but I like knowing my money went to someone i know rather than a random guy on OfferUp. The wheels...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
12 years old and already on his 2nd car. ...

12 years old and already on his 2nd car.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49540621177_c003823e60_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2itJCGZ)2020-02-15_04-23-53 (https://flic.kr/p/2itJCGZ) by M. Blue 240...
Forum: showroom 02-11-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By mblue240
Legal limit for a sedan here in OR is 35%. I used...

Legal limit for a sedan here in OR is 35%. I used to think limo tint or nothing, but I drove a work car that had it and couldn't see anything out the back at night. Maybe I'm older and wiser, but i...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 29,832
Posted By mblue240
Even from across the lot she looks good. ...

Even from across the lot she looks good.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49437936731_170ce81a12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijEmcv)2020-01-24_11-48-09 (https://flic.kr/p/2ijEmcv) by M. Blue 240...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
Frasca referenced the shifter bushings, that's...

Frasca referenced the shifter bushings, that's the brass bushing that is plastic from the factory. The fork bushing was three pieces, little rectangles, that I'm still not sure where they go or what...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
I've never driven a T5 with a stock shifter so I...

I've never driven a T5 with a stock shifter so I can't say it made any improvement. I know it's a tighter fit than the worn plastic cup, so some slop has to be gone. I wanted to replace any small...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
The '93 that is at Sherwood. Grabbed the power...

The '93 that is at Sherwood. Grabbed the power heated mirrors, power antenna, and a bunch of little clip stuff off the car.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 29,832
Posted By mblue240
4 days on the car and I lost a hubcap. ...

4 days on the car and I lost a hubcap.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49404310883_3375b47078_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igG1pv)20200116_092712 (https://flic.kr/p/2igG1pv) by M. Blue 240...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 71,270
Posted By mblue240
I had a good JY run and grabbed some OEM under...

I had a good JY run and grabbed some OEM under hood isolation. It didn't line up with holes in the '83, so it went on this car. I want to try to get it back on the '83 though, since this already has...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 29,832
Posted By mblue240
The weather man is threatening snow, so I parked...

The weather man is threatening snow, so I parked the bike and put the snow tires on.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49376872668_ac2601bb12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iegnYQ)2020-01-12_08-57-55...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,264
Posted By mblue240
The half of the surround that attaches to the...

The half of the surround that attaches to the door card is riveted on from the factory, so I'd grab the shallowest screws possible for those four holes. I'd also start looking at modern speakers that...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,095
Posted By mblue240
Christmas included STS bronze shifter bushings,...

Christmas included STS bronze shifter bushings, Homer modified shifter, and IPD exhaust.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49329622813_78bc1ca6cf_c.jpg...
Forum: showroom 12-31-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By mblue240
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=352...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=352529&highlight=hot+wheels
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,212
Posted By mblue240
Does it have the same shelf under the tray that...

Does it have the same shelf under the tray that the later cars do? If so, I'd grab a plastic tray from a later car and bolt it to that shelf.

It isn't quite the same, but in my early 80 cars I...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-29-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By mblue240
My shameless plug for injectors: ...

My shameless plug for injectors:

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=301784
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By mblue240
They should all be the same. I'd recommend new...

They should all be the same. I'd recommend new o-rings while you're in there.
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