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Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 52,680
Posted By SquareD
Sweet this car is basically a McLaren F1 now.

Sweet this car is basically a McLaren F1 now.
Forum: showroom 09-19-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,335
Posted By SquareD
Lolwut. I know Swedes are forward thinking, but I...

Lolwut. I know Swedes are forward thinking, but I highly doubt they sat around 40 years ago and designed a car for people to troll on the internet for 16 hours a day. I mean, come on...
Forum: showroom 09-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,335
Posted By SquareD
LOL. TBers don't even like rwd Volvos anymore....

LOL. TBers don't even like rwd Volvos anymore. Grow some thicker skin and/or let the current of arguing, trolling and idiocy sweep you away; because that's what this site is about now.

BTW, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquareD
OK. Sounds like he probably isn't interested in...

OK. Sounds like he probably isn't interested in something that involved. He also mentioned that he wanted to haul the family in this thing, so I assume he doesn't want it running 4200 rpm on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquareD
Oh, lets run this back. It sounds like OP wants...

Oh, lets run this back. It sounds like OP wants simple bolt-ons which are easily sourced and add mid-range grunt; making his free NA, Auto 740 more fun to drive. Right now something as involved as a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquareD
https://www.acm.se/product/erbjudande-paket-cylind...

https://www.acm.se/product/erbjudande-paket-cylinderhuvud-8v-sohc-by-acm

https://cdn.starwebserver.se/shops/acm-ab/files/cache/acmavsohc_medium.jpg
Just plunk down $8k for that /\ and another $8k...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquareD
Ok, real talk my man (or woman, IDK), a NA...

Ok, real talk my man (or woman, IDK), a NA redblock car is literally about the worst idea for a fun, zoomy car as you can choose. A mint, NA autotragic 740 is a solid DD if maintained... but that's...
Forum: showroom 09-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,768
Posted By SquareD
You're not joking. It literally sounds like a...

You're not joking. It literally sounds like a Harley with that exhaust.
Forum: showroom 09-18-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,335
Posted By SquareD
Moderating has been a joke for a while, but I'm...

Moderating has been a joke for a while, but I'm really enjoying how it's gone completely out the window now.

OP have you considered buying a really nice 240? They make a much nicer starting point...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquareD
It's true! 240s have a much larger aftermarket...

It's true! 240s have a much larger aftermarket support base!

I suggest finding a clean 240 to start with (the more of the budget you spend on the car, the better), ipd cam, cut the springs, double...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
Here's a great starting point only an hour away!...

Here's a great starting point only an hour away! I've never seen a classic lifted, talk about cool!

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/rare-classic-1993-volvo-wagon/6692846833.html
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquareD
OP have you considered using a nice 240 series as...

OP have you considered using a nice 240 series as a starting point for some lethal NA powah? It's commonly accepted that they are much better cars than a 7/9 series. If you do get a 240 and want to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
https://i.imgur.com/atNvAkW.gif Dangit John...

https://i.imgur.com/atNvAkW.gif

Dangit John I'm trying to hold it together here.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
I actually did a fair amount of driving on...

I actually did a fair amount of driving on logging/fire roads on a couple outings down in the Ozark National Forest for my thesis research. I was amazed what a stock 245 could do. Never in a million...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
Many more 240s were sold than 7/9 series cars...

Many more 240s were sold than 7/9 series cars because ultimately, 240s are much better cars to begin with. This is especially true if you're looking for something to lift and take off road.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
I get the feeling you're not taking this thread...

I get the feeling you're not taking this thread seriously. Might have to report things since this isn't Off Topic.

OP. I've owned both 2 and 7/9 series wagons and have camped quite a few nights in...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
Ah, that shouldn't stop him. There are plenty of...

Ah, that shouldn't stop him. There are plenty of nice 245s left out there. It's only the creampuff garage queen m47 245s that are expensive. A nice car is worth the drive.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
This has been debated for some time now. 240s are...

This has been debated for some time now. 240s are much better cars and make better candidates for drifting, offroading and LS swaps. As I said, find the nicest car to begin with so you can avoid...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By SquareD
JohnMc is right. 240 are vastly superior to 7/9...

JohnMc is right. 240 are vastly superior to 7/9 series, especially in suspension and braking. As with any older vehicle, it's best to find a clean and well maintained example as a starting point....
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 41,171
Posted By SquareD
I'm still amazed that you were able to pull it...

I'm still amazed that you were able to pull it back from the brink. Shows you want persistence and some elbow grease can do. Nice upgrades too. What a save, the car looks great!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By SquareD
IIRC Forge, Kinugawa, TurboXS and "Mamba" all...

IIRC Forge, Kinugawa, TurboXS and "Mamba" all offer some sort of hybrid CBV/BOV which I don't think would play well with a stock setup.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By SquareD
Pretty sure that Kinugawa is kindof a hybrid CBV...

Pretty sure that Kinugawa is kindof a hybrid CBV in than it partially recircs and partially vents to atmosphere. I researched this pretty exhaustively when I sold off my "HKS" BOV and settled on the...
Forum: showroom 08-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9,375
Views: 2,802,438
Posted By SquareD
Looks super clean inside and out! Very nice...

Looks super clean inside and out! Very nice pre-facelift 744t.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By SquareD
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42695649161_53...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42695649161_53e6b03e3d_b.jpg

On my 940 I made a little bracket that attaches to the stud on the brake booster (shoutout to Sbabbs for the idea). It gives it a...
Forum: article composition 08-29-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By SquareD
Can you measure the length of your brake lines...

Can you measure the length of your brake lines too? Are they IPD lines? If you list your lengths and they are long enough it gives some context to what lengths should work. Thanks!


...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By SquareD
+1 to 30mm or thicker adapters, especially in the...

+1 to 30mm or thicker adapters, especially in the front. I'm at an effective offset of 18mm in front with 17x8" wheels and I'm about as close as you'd want to get to the stock strut assembly. I'd...
Forum: article composition 08-28-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By SquareD
Nice writeup, thanks for formalizing this. So...

Nice writeup, thanks for formalizing this. So there's plenty of length with stock length brake lines? I too have stainless lines and really don't need ARRR brakes, but if this upgrade works well with...
Forum: showroom 08-23-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,041
Posted By SquareD
http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=10&pictureid=3454
This is where I'm at right now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By SquareD
:rofl: Did Mark make shelves out of it?

:rofl: Did Mark make shelves out of it?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 38,001
Posted By SquareD
Hackster build threads make me feel like a Muppet...

Hackster build threads make me feel like a Muppet Baby... just pretending and playing.







[skeeter voice]... coming Nanny![/skeeter voice]
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 118,609
Posted By SquareD
Excellent work as always. Pretty exciting that...

Excellent work as always. Pretty exciting that you're getting close to having the car on the road. I didn't know you were having it repainted too. Dang! Looking forward to seeing the final product.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 215,833
Posted By SquareD
If his design/fab skillz are that good, a shifter...

If his design/fab skillz are that good, a shifter should be cake!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,819
Posted By SquareD
LOLWUT. Next to basically an entire car, nothing...

LOLWUT. Next to basically an entire car, nothing is worth $900 at a u-pick. Ah the crapshoot that is junkyard pricing.
Forum: showroom 08-08-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 798,919
Posted By SquareD
Not sure about machining, but if they're 2 or 3...

Not sure about machining, but if they're 2 or 3 piece you could rebarrel them.
Forum: showroom 07-27-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9,375
Views: 2,802,438
Posted By SquareD
/\ Very sharp. Nice 760!

/\ Very sharp. Nice 760!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By SquareD
Maybe you took the inlet/outlet caps off too...

Maybe you took the inlet/outlet caps off too early and let all the extra boosts out?
Forum: showroom 07-23-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By SquareD
Oh wow, back when people on Turbobricks actually...

Oh wow, back when people on Turbobricks actually liked Volvos and other Volvo enthusiasts!

I always wonder what happened to Doug's 242. Blackbrick (IIRC) out on the east coast bought it, it was...
Forum: showroom 07-17-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By SquareD
What about when TB when NYT? ...

What about when TB when NYT?

https://turbobricks.com/articles.php?content=art0025

https://turbobricks.com/articles/img/art0025_img001.gif
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 22,774
Posted By SquareD
So good. IMO you didn't overshoot what the...

So good. IMO you didn't overshoot what the platform's sweet spot is, you just took what makes these cars great and cranked it up. Well done man.



Yesss, do eet!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
Posted By SquareD
Check to make sure you're using the right bulbs...

Check to make sure you're using the right bulbs too. I know for the duel filament brake light bulb it's common for people to stick 1157 bulbs in there when they're designed to take a 7528 bulb that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By SquareD
Honestly, I'd pass. It's not in great condition,...

Honestly, I'd pass. It's not in great condition, has a ton of miles and the early <88 cars are just not worth the hassle IMO. If you're wanting a quad square 740, at least get an 88-89. Otherwise if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By SquareD
FTFY. OP, in the grand scheme of things......

FTFY.

OP, in the grand scheme of things... 240s and 7/9 series cars are more similar than they are different. If you know 240s you will find a 740 very familiar. Biggest issues with any 87 Volvo,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 93,374
Posted By SquareD
I really haven't had much time behind the wheel....

I really haven't had much time behind the wheel. The QRSC's add to the "stack height" of the strut assembly which generally makes things more of a hassle to disassemble and reassemble. Sway bar end...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,399
Posted By SquareD
:lol: Big +1 there. "Wanna go on a cross...

:lol: Big +1 there.


"Wanna go on a cross country trip in a well used, hopefully roadworthy, 42 year old Volvo? There's a good chance for breakdowns and roadside repairs. Some might even be a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 93,374
Posted By SquareD
No pictures, but I pulled out the Yoshifab can...

No pictures, but I pulled out the Yoshifab can yesterday to address excess oil in the intake. I just stretched the stainless pot scrubber around the tube that feeds into the top port and back out...
Forum: showroom 06-22-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,041
Posted By SquareD
http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=10&pictureid=3398

Aww yisss.
Forum: showroom 06-20-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 34,041
Posted By SquareD
When I did the EGR delete on my car I got a...

When I did the EGR delete on my car I got a modded non-egr EZK chip from Sbabbs to eliminate the check engine/limp mode. Worked like a charm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By SquareD
Anyone have these instructions? Looks like it's...

Anyone have these instructions? Looks like it's been a while since Jerry's been on here. I have a cover that I keep toying with installing, but in order to have as clean as possible of an install......
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By SquareD
Nice find, what a great color. Looks like a great...

Nice find, what a great color. Looks like a great basis for a project.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 215,833
Posted By SquareD
Ah yes, derp. You just said you were switching...

Ah yes, derp. You just said you were switching bolt patterns.
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