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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By nel621
You can use Tec screws to line things up. Then...

You can use Tec screws to line things up. Then weld the small hole it leaves behind. For the trim use only 3M trim tape. VHB, ( very high bond). Not only does it come in different widths but also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By nel621
Don't worry about the pin holes. Use some short...

Don't worry about the pin holes. Use some short strand fiberglass bondo to fill and get it somewhat flat. Then use regular bondo for the finish coat and get things flat and smooth.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By nel621
All you have to do is call the number on the CL...

All you have to do is call the number on the CL ad and ask if he has this for sale and how much. I bought a dash and rear valance cover from him. He mentioned at the time that he had a bad back and I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By nel621
Same guy, named Sam. ...

Same guy, named Sam.
https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/pts/d/deer-park-used-volvo-240-parts-largest/6994286177.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By nel621
That seller buys and sells Volvo cars and parts...

That seller buys and sells Volvo cars and parts all the time. His prices are not cheap but the parts tend to be good condition.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,158
Posted By nel621
Very nice. Can't wait to finish this one. I have...

Very nice. Can't wait to finish this one. I have 2 more that need a little work.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,158
Posted By nel621
Thank you for asking. The vinyl top has been...

Thank you for asking. The vinyl top has been made and ready for installation. But in the middle of this restoration I opened my own business. So no time to take the car over to the shop to have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,806
Posted By nel621
Last major trip in my 89 240 was NYC to SC. I...

Last major trip in my 89 240 was NYC to SC. I drive it on weekends every now and then. Just hit 66,000. I daily drive my 06 Odyssey. Drove it Quebec, Montreal, Denver a few times, Fl. more times than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By nel621
Not sure what is in a '93 door but I would think...

Not sure what is in a '93 door but I would think all you need is everything that is the passenger door to make a remote lock work. You will have to "flip" the motor around to mount it. You should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By nel621
Is your bulb out light on also? Check your...

Is your bulb out light on also? Check your taillight grounds and make sure the bulbs "match" side to side.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By nel621
I bet your garage is getting smaller.:) That pic...

I bet your garage is getting smaller.:) That pic with guys and the engine, funny. You'd think you just pulled a marlin out of the ocean.:lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 182,320
Posted By nel621
How is the wire harness? Low miles but still...

How is the wire harness? Low miles but still going on almost 40 years.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 182,320
Posted By nel621
I had a similar issue with the "Georgia Coupe"....

I had a similar issue with the "Georgia Coupe". Been taking it out for spin around the neighborhood. Then one day it just didn't act right. Turn off on me and I couldn't get it started. All systems...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 182,320
Posted By nel621
About that saddle. I know we all strive to use...

About that saddle. I know we all strive to use the OE part but when that part becomes NLA I would think that a muffler u-clamp could be adapted to work. :twocents:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By nel621
Thank you. Now the hunt!

Thank you. Now the hunt!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By nel621
I need another part number

The 262c and I think all of 264 GLE cars had a chrome surround on top of the rubber bezel of the door handles. I purchased new ones a while back and for the life of can't find them. I need these for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By nel621
http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299...

http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299896&highlight=detergent+600
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By nel621
Like I said , if you only want to improve on the...

Like I said , if you only want to improve on the bright finish on the "flats' it will be a lot less work. Just use different grits of sandpaper to get a nice shiny finish. You will need to scuff the...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 880,292
Posted By nel621
I found one of those on a wrecked 240 many moons...

I found one of those on a wrecked 240 many moons ago. Found it completely by accident as once installed it is hidden. Sold it too cheap back then too. Who knew.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By nel621
First, there are Corona wheels with 2 different...

First, there are Corona wheels with 2 different finishes. One has a shiny finish on the lip and flat section of the spokes. The other is an all painted ( powder coated? ) finish. I refinished a set a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By nel621
I know Honda sells just the inserts for their...

I know Honda sells just the inserts for their cars. Maybe call the local dealer and see if they have any in the sizes you need.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By nel621
Just look for inserts. You don't have to change...

Just look for inserts. You don't have to change the arms.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 182,320
Posted By nel621
It's always something, isn't it?

It's always something, isn't it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By nel621
You can buy replacement reflectors.

You can buy replacement reflectors.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By nel621
The e-codes on the gray car will bolt right in to...

The e-codes on the gray car will bolt right in to the burgundy car. Much better light too.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,670
Posted By nel621
Nice work. I would go over that entire inner...

Nice work. I would go over that entire inner panel with some POR15 before welding on the 1/4 panel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By nel621
Check to make sure the holes haven't been...

Check to make sure the holes haven't been enlarged or that glove box "flange" is damaged.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,670
Posted By nel621
Careful with the brake calipers. I practiced...

Careful with the brake calipers. I practiced rebuilding a caliper by separating the halves and then reassembled them. Not sure where I went wrong buy the leaked from the 4 bolts. :-(
Forum: showroom 08-06-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By nel621
$2500 tops

$2500 tops
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By nel621
Now I need to check the fleet to see if I have...

Now I need to check the fleet to see if I have red or green caps. Who knew?
Forum: showroom 08-01-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By nel621
Really?

Really?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By nel621
Just go to New Jersey. They fill the gas for you....

Just go to New Jersey. They fill the gas for you. You can't pump your own gas.:roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By nel621
I would be happier if they just delete all the...

I would be happier if they just delete all the pictures instead of f**king with them. First a watermark, now the blur. What's next just a blank ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By nel621
Not sure why the Photosuckit pics posted blurry....

Not sure why the Photosuckit pics posted blurry. What is their issue? Have fun in Memphis!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By nel621
I hear ya. Make sure the missus knows what kind...

I hear ya. Make sure the missus knows what kind of road trip she's in for. :) I had similar issues on my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By nel621
Is it just the top of the frame that is rusty?...

Is it just the top of the frame that is rusty? Why not just cut out the rust and weld in a section of metal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By nel621
You don't have to remove the dash. Just open the...

You don't have to remove the dash. Just open the door as far as it will go. If anything only loosen the hinge from the door and NOT from the body.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By nel621
If the check covers your estimate for repair why...

If the check covers your estimate for repair why not cash it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By nel621
Get a floor jack and a piece of wood and place it...

Get a floor jack and a piece of wood and place it under the door opposite the hinges. Loosen the hinges top and bottom and slowly raise the door. Make sure your are lifting the door and not the car....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By nel621
I do believe most of the weight is on the UPPER...

I do believe most of the weight is on the UPPER hinge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By nel621
^ relax

^ relax
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By nel621
Curious, got pics of damage?

Curious, got pics of damage?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By nel621
Sedan panel NLA wagon maybe.

Sedan panel NLA wagon maybe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By nel621
Not a wagon but I added a third brake light to my...

Not a wagon but I added a third brake light to my first coupe many years ago. I got it from JC Whitney, mounted to the back window just like the later 240s. To avoid the bulb out warning I ran the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By nel621
"There is no high side fitting." Although I...

"There is no high side fitting."
Although I looked and felt around I did not find one. But are you sure there isn't one on an original 89 compressor that was using r12? How would you balance the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By nel621
On my 89 240 my friend and I did fast and dirty...

On my 89 240 my friend and I did fast and dirty 134a conversion. Basically vacuumed the system then added some of the newer oil, forget which one and the 134a via scale measurement. It blew ice cold,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By nel621
Not to high jack but where is high side on an 89...

Not to high jack but where is high side on an 89 240DL? Need to do some work on the ac but cannot find where to connect my gauges. Having a duh moment in this heat. Thanks. I did find the low side...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Vintage: 142 seat skins
Views: 1,125
Posted By nel621
https://www.lseat.com/

https://www.lseat.com/
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By nel621
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-New-Third-Rear-Br...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-New-Third-Rear-Brake-Light-Kit-Red-Eye-With-Swivel-Base-And-Shroud/293113638658?hash=item443eef2f02:g:Id4AAOSwVB5c-WyP
Forum: showroom 07-04-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 880,292
Posted By nel621
Rare rear armrest with plywood center? Wow!

Rare rear armrest with plywood center? Wow!
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