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Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
Been a while since I updated. Got all the new...

Been a while since I updated. Got all the new seals in and engine back in. Should be in for good now. Clutch and fly wheel are all on and everything’s torqued up.
http://i.imgur.com/GK9Ci3Hl.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
Tackled the clutch conversion, from cable to...

Tackled the clutch conversion, from cable to hydro tonight.
Shoulda took some before photos, but I never remember

Anyways I ordered a new wilwood 3/4” bore master from amazon. Which lines right...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By chris gilmour
I made some. I’ll take some measurements tomorrow...

I made some. I’ll take some measurements tomorrow and post them. They work with stock calipers and use the existing hand brake cable holes
https://i.imgur.com/gePGdnV.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
Any aftermarket wheel/hub I’ve come across have...

Any aftermarket wheel/hub I’ve come across have all been the same 2.75” bolt circle with 10–32 threads. So anything grant/omp/momo/NRG/sparco etc. Should all interchange. I have the momo adapter ben...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
Not really an update but scored a genuine momo...

Not really an update but scored a genuine momo wheel for trading a $20 sheet of aluminum plate haha.
http://i.imgur.com/Dx7DN66l.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
Not sure why the pictures are coming out so...

Not sure why the pictures are coming out so big.... it only happens on this site..
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
Finally got time to test fit my manifolds and...

Finally got time to test fit my manifolds and they fit great! Plenty of clearance on my steering shaft. Had to order a straight shaft as the stock one has a rubber dampener which makes it about a 2”...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
money and time has been a little tight after my...

money and time has been a little tight after my daily snapped the timing belt and wrecked the head.

but anyways I've still been plugging along. i made some cuts to the fire wall, to push it back...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
So, after much back and forth with friends about...

So, after much back and forth with friends about different trans/flywheel/bell housing setups i got myself a sachs 1050.
https://i.imgur.com/8TWOcMp.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/qa6kF97.jpg

first...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By chris gilmour
Can almost assure you it’s either the coolant...

Can almost assure you it’s either the coolant temp sensor. Or the O2 sensor. Both control fueling and both act different under different temp situations.

When the engine is cold it needs a richer...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
mounts all welded up and painted ...

mounts all welded up and painted
https://i.imgur.com/PV5xrQi.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RcKPOR7.jpg

bolted in the car
https://i.imgur.com/oV4kUd0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ITjCvzv.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
but machined a set of solid ones with spherical...

but machined a set of solid ones with spherical bearings in for the future
https://i.imgur.com/JvZ4rN5.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LJQZrEu.jpg

i also picked up a new wheel, and turned a wooden...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By chris gilmour
canadian 245 story (LS swap)

So before everyone gets upset, I've owned this car for awhile, and have a lot of progress pictures from some time ago, i'll start with that and slowly document the current LS plan.

anyways on to...
Forum: showroom 06-07-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 107,718
Posted By chris gilmour
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/chrisgilmou...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/chrisgilmour/3071DBFE-B0AA-449F-B03E-0FAE6AF1E0C0.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By chris gilmour
with all the mounts cut off, and volvo ones...

with all the mounts cut off, and volvo ones welded on, there should be no difference, so yes, the IPD gear should work.
Forum: showroom 04-22-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By chris gilmour
lol burn tires are free... we just go grab take...

lol burn tires are free... we just go grab take offs from behind dealerships. most are still pretty good. just down to the wear bars so they get replaced. they make for great throw aways.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,384
Posted By chris gilmour
all my books say ATF, but I'm going to be using...

all my books say ATF, but I'm going to be using GM synchromesh fluid next change. I come from a VW background, and we all swear by this stuff. mk2s are known to all have a nasty 2nd gear grind. and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By chris gilmour
diff bearing caps?

looked in both my bentley and hanyes manuals but can't seem to find the torque spec for the bearing caps on the rear diff bearings.

just wondering what the proper torque is before i over tighten
Forum: showroom 03-10-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,810
Posted By chris gilmour
welcome to canadian rust. ahah this car was saved...

welcome to canadian rust. ahah this car was saved from a field. that photo was taken a long time ago. its been fixed up since.
Forum: showroom 03-10-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,810
Posted By chris gilmour
well, for starters you'd need to choose a wheel...

well, for starters you'd need to choose a wheel and simply do some measurements. i find 16-17" wheels fill the wells pretty good. i run 8" wide wheels ET16 front and ET0 rear with 1" adapters. I also...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,934
Posted By chris gilmour
They require the bottoms of the fronts welded...

They require the bottoms of the fronts welded into the lower stock knuckles
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By chris gilmour
but.... but.... 1.8t's NEVAR LOSE!

but.... but.... 1.8t's NEVAR LOSE!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By chris gilmour
checked rock auto, found one that will work!...

checked rock auto, found one that will work! thanks for the info about the 9" flywheel
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By chris gilmour
Okay, sonny car is just an NA b230f the m46...

Okay, sonny car is just an NA b230f the m46 clutch kit should fit?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By chris gilmour
clutch compatibility

are the clutches for an m47 and m46 different?
I need a new clutch, and when i look up the parts there's an option for 4 speed and 5. the difference is only $30 but hey, if i can save $30 why not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By chris gilmour
I changed the oil as soon as I got it running. It...

I changed the oil as soon as I got it running. It came out like water. It was alarming
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By chris gilmour
Well I got it to run! Still not entirely sure...

Well I got it to run! Still not entirely sure what fixed it. I changed the plugs to the NGK changed the air filter did the cap and rotor, cleaned all grounds. After that i tried starting it, and it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By chris gilmour
Another quick thought, could bad gas cause this?...

Another quick thought, could bad gas cause this? The only thing that really changed from the last time it was running was that I filled the gas tank before the snow storm we had coming
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By chris gilmour
thanks, i'll try my luck at the multi-meter...

thanks, i'll try my luck at the multi-meter tomorrow
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By chris gilmour
FPR was replaced last summer trying to figure out...

FPR was replaced last summer trying to figure out this problem. The spark plugs are brand new bosch silvers. I've checked for spark and it's getting good spark. It's not like it's just running a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-15-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By chris gilmour
LH2.4 flooding

okay. so 1991 240 b230f LH2.4

about every 3 months or so my car becomes hard to start. ya gotta crank it and crank it and it will finally start to cough and come to life. it sprits and sputters...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By chris gilmour
thanks for the info, when the wind and blowing...

thanks for the info, when the wind and blowing snow dies down i'll take a look for this joint, pull back the sheathing and see what i can find. the car has over 580,000km on it and i drive it like i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By chris gilmour
i was just under the impression i was buying...

i was just under the impression i was buying cheap aftermarket sensors. so i ponied up for the OEM one that is 4x the price and it only lasted 20km
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By chris gilmour
so where would these grounds be to clean?

so where would these grounds be to clean?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By chris gilmour
its actually a brand new plug at the start of the...

its actually a brand new plug at the start of the year. the first time it happened i couldn't figure it out, so it went to a shop and they put a new plug on. and freshened up the brittle wires. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By chris gilmour
5 CTS in one year

1991 240 b230f LH2.4

so every couple months my CTS fails and floods my cylinders with fuel and won't start.

I've had 4 from the local parts store which cost about $25, they each last maybe 2-3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By chris gilmour
Our roads stay white with salt for about 6...

Our roads stay white with salt for about 6 months. If you wash it off, it's full again by the time your drive home from the car wash. Not to mention, the water will all freeze on your car, annnnd dry...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By chris gilmour
changing diffs/speedos

i have a '91 240. with a speed sensor in the diff. its the standard sensor with the tone ring. i recently picked up a donor axle that building up with all new wheel bearings/and dual a dual calliper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By chris gilmour
depends where you live... i live on the east...

depends where you live... i live on the east coast of canada. its rare to find a 240 that doesn't leak fuel. the steel tanks seem to always rust out on top. no matter how much you under coat it never...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 31,645
Posted By chris gilmour
why no intercooler??? thats a lot of hot air...

why no intercooler??? thats a lot of hot air being forced into that LS...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By chris gilmour
Brush on tremclad after wire wheeling. Hahaha...

Brush on tremclad after wire wheeling. Hahaha this is what we're limited too in Canada
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By chris gilmour
The square mark from sticker is. But the sticker...

The square mark from sticker is. But the sticker is long gone. Canadian winters are harsh and full of salt haha
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By chris gilmour
Diff ID (with internal pics)

Just curious if this is anything out of the norm. Not sure what year it's from, but I know it's 86+. Most Volvo rear ends I've seen just have a tone ring but this has a tone "gear" that actually...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,414
Posted By chris gilmour
Yes I'm from Canada, where our roads are ****...

Yes I'm from Canada, where our roads are **** from plows and frost heave. Yet in the summer I can drive my car flat out lowered on rural roads. Yes the front cross member has some battle scars but it...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,414
Posted By chris gilmour
There's a thread somewhere on here about adapted...

There's a thread somewhere on here about adapted wheels. It's a lengthy thread with pages and pages volvos with wheels that needed adapters. Makes wonder if all those cars keep flying off the road?...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,414
Posted By chris gilmour
Sooooo while everyone here bitches and speculates...

Sooooo while everyone here bitches and speculates on therotic out comes. I'll chime in with first hand experience. I picked up these Benz wheels, and being a machinist I whipped up some adapters....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 43,842
Posted By chris gilmour
the old man puts dryer sheets on all four tires...

the old man puts dryer sheets on all four tires and around electrical components when he stores his car in the winter. keeps mice away.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,655
Posted By chris gilmour
finished product. just need to put it in next...

finished product. just need to put it in next when the temps get higher then -10

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/chrisgilmour/466EB5BB-C1B3-437E-8E3C-7C1F2EA96F41.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,655
Posted By chris gilmour
not too worried about the mounting locations....

not too worried about the mounting locations. they worked fine before, and they are in good shape too.

sadly, the parts store got the wrong ends in today. should have the proper ones next week....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,655
Posted By chris gilmour
if ya break it build it stronger ;) i beat...

if ya break it build it stronger ;)

i beat the living **** out of my wagon. Its winter here, and the moment the roads have any snow on them, I'm out drifting every corner possible. every now and...
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