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Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 256
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Posted By mikezohsix
ah yes, and on the floor in the background are...

ah yes, and on the floor in the background are the pile of leaves that were frozen to the Lexan as we dug and chopped it out of the frozen tundra with a two bladed ax. With the balance of said sheet...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
Maybe you can imagine by looking at the...

Maybe you can imagine by looking at the reflection that we were able to curve the .250 Lexan to match the curve of the door glass, which is the same as the long quarter glass on the wagon.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
Even I'm a little surprised at how well it worked...

Even I'm a little surprised at how well it worked out!
Having a lot of fun figuring things out that haven't been done before.

On to the next issue, quarter windows....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
Nice job Mike. that's using your head... If...

Nice job Mike.
that's using your head...
If it becomes a problem in the future, you could make a plate with the studs and slip it inside the bar, and it would make a sandwich with the aluminum...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-25-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
Ahh, but this is practice. Mike's 242 is going...

Ahh, but this is practice. Mike's 242 is going to get rockers at some point, and they will be welded and leaded, as we did with the seams on the Ute. Also learning all about the new materials,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
The UK car sold for the equivalent of $3600 USD. ...

The UK car sold for the equivalent of $3600 USD.
Encouraging, though obviously this is not being done for a profit!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
There's something sort of Zen about working with...

There's something sort of Zen about working with your son, relearning an old skill on my side, and watching your son learn something on his side.

It's been a good project because its "as time...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
Dogs look bored - maybe need more sparks? ...

Dogs look bored - maybe need more sparks?

Can't wait to see the car/truck/ute in a coat a coat of primer so you can really see the lines.

I predict that your arms will be very tired of block...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,191
Posted By mikezohsix
I am glad you approve of Saab stories since the...

I am glad you approve of Saab stories since the Volvos and Saabs are really close relatives, even if no one wants to admit it...

Your description of popping out of gear is the EXACT description...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,191
Posted By mikezohsix
My son sent me this thread, impressive build! ...

My son sent me this thread, impressive build!
Looks familiar in many ways.......

My experience with transmissions popping out of gear has always been related to the shafts "walking" in the case. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
I hear that your car was invited for showing...

I hear that your car was invited for showing in-doors at the Staggered show at Eastern States this weekend.

How'd it go?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
and upset the perfectly set 50-50 weight...

and upset the perfectly set 50-50 weight distribution.
we shaved the top of the tail lights to trim it in perfectly, so they're custom too!

You should see how foggy one of the headlights is -...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
I'd be interested in hearing some guesses. ...

I'd be interested in hearing some guesses.

The tailgate function is turning into a real engineering exercise. Maybe not Bucha style execution, but we're mig welding, hammer and block, bang it out...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
took me a while to figure that one out, it is the...

took me a while to figure that one out, it is the best selling car in the US, not one of the best.
hint-
My granddaughter loves going for a spin in it!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,720
Posted By mikezohsix
My opinion, if you want to keep the feel of the...

My opinion, if you want to keep the feel of the V90, and not feel like you're driving a race car, then you need compliant mounts. I used GTO mounts when I built my car, they came with the engine. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
I'm with you 100% on the side profile, the truck...

I'm with you 100% on the side profile, the truck really looks almost like it could be a Ute out of Australia, the lines are there like they should be. The idea that came from a poster in this thread...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
The "other" Volvo is living in the garage these...

The "other" Volvo is living in the garage these days getting a hydraulic clutch setup.
Hopefully it gets moving under its own power this weekend and we can get back to the 943.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,255
Posted By mikezohsix
[QUOTE=TurboDenny;5590812] JVAB billet...

[QUOTE=TurboDenny;5590812]


JVAB billet flywheel & Kennedy 228mm stage 2 clutch. Sad something so pretty resides in a bellhousing.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2924/33757307621_6ed86864d0_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
What he said, and I'll add that in some places...

What he said, and I'll add that in some places the weld sucked the material in to the limit of even the short strand filler we used for a base coat. Without the lead we would have been pushing 3/8...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
mmm, i don't think so. Let's see, put some gas...

mmm, i don't think so.
Let's see, put some gas in the container, pump it up, and light it? - not feeling that at all.

We weren't using oxy-acetylene, that's an acetylene air torch, a plumber...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
It has to be a good solid stop that is...

It has to be a good solid stop that is adjustable.
We could put some kind of adjustable bolt on the pedal itself, and have it contact the firewall, but there can't be carpet where it's hitting.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
The hydraulic aftermarket system will need a...

The hydraulic aftermarket system will need a clutch pedal stop.

Any ideas for how to incorporate that into pedal box?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
There is something special about sharing a...

There is something special about sharing a birthday.

I had/have an excellent relationship with my dad, very car oriented. I am truly blessed to share a birthday with my son, and have that same...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
We need a donor car or a scrap car that we can...

We need a donor car or a scrap car that we can cut some of the pieces we need.
Have had offers come in, but nothing local - trying to keep it to +/-2 hours of the Hartford/Springfield area.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
We're going to have some kind of removable frame...

We're going to have some kind of removable frame behind the glass tailgate to pull the bike against. Can't pull it against the aluminum panel, for the reasons you stated on the glass, plus the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
it's a 943! We had three door Saabs, why not...

it's a 943!

We had three door Saabs, why not a Volvo?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
I think the radius is too large. I'm thinking...

I think the radius is too large.
I'm thinking more along the lines of having the top radius be about the same as the top edge of the front fenders.
We also need a "return", to bring it back to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
I think you have something there. We can cut a...

I think you have something there.
We can cut a strip of sheet metal from the roof the same height as the distance from the crease line to the top of the fender at the back end and tack that on and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 32,280
Posted By mikezohsix
Is it an: El CaVolvo or an Vol...

Is it an:

El CaVolvo

or an

Vol Vomino

????
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2016, 11:13 AM
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Views: 160,618
Posted By mikezohsix
you're not putting fluorescent tubes in the trash...

you're not putting fluorescent tubes in the trash are you?
the mercury kills the rats in the land fill!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
Ben - Are you saying that there is a Hyundai...

Ben -
Are you saying that there is a Hyundai sensor that has the same physical size that goes in the same place as the stock sensor? I hadn't heard that.

Someone else had suggested that Mike...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
Post #400 Can't say enough about the support...

Post #400
Can't say enough about the support that this site has provided to Mike as he's gone down the road (or into the garage) with this car. There has been technical support, parts support, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
Congrats on your win! I know how hard you...

Congrats on your win!
I know how hard you worked for it.

Here's the proud builder/owner with his eEuro trophy.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i141/mikezohsix/trophy.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
I agree completely. Whether it's this forum or...

I agree completely.
Whether it's this forum or the Corvette Forum that I also watch, there are guys sitting there free revving their engines like they're motorcycles or something. It can be soooo...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
you should update your post as it could become a...

you should update your post as it could become a reference point for people looking at clutch options...
Forum: showroom 03-15-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,073
Posted By mikezohsix
that's pretty cool, wonder, no guess I know how...

that's pretty cool, wonder, no guess I know how hard that would be to duplicate.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-29-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
Hi Mike thanks for asking. I'll provide some of...

Hi Mike thanks for asking.
I'll provide some of the detail because this is a family site in a lot of ways, and for the fathers and sons that read this, maybe it will be interesting or they will have...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
Yup, we had three generations of Mike's either...

Yup, we had three generations of Mike's either watching or participating.
Lot's of experience there, plenty of opinions and moral support!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By mikezohsix
is there any reason why you use such a small...

is there any reason why you use such a small thread diameter?
Seems like going up a size or two on the bolts wouldn't change where they land, and would have a much tougher drill and tap.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 383,945
Posted By mikezohsix
If you're triggering off the flywheel, the aux...

If you're triggering off the flywheel, the aux shaft isn't doing anything except spinning the oil pump, so at least for your build Stiggy, the factory pin should be fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
I can see the MLS being stronger, taking more...

I can see the MLS being stronger, taking more abuse, but as a fuse, to protect things in a detonation scenario, I'm not convinced that it would make much difference. Damage from det or whatever...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
I don't understand this and a comment made by...

I don't understand this and a comment made by Stiggy relative to a "fuse"?

Are you saying that the MLS gaskets cause more damage to the motor/pistons when the tune is off and you get detonation,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
Bling Bling! Looks excellent.

Bling Bling!

Looks excellent.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-27-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,957
Posted By mikezohsix
My original thought was to use the 242 pop out...

My original thought was to use the 242 pop out windows, maybe shorten them a little, def have a C pillar, and then have a shorter "wagon" rear glass.

If all of the posts were black, with darkened...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,957
Posted By mikezohsix
Volvo 243, two door wagon

I'm looking for a new project.
I want to build a 2 door 245, maybe even chop it a little, will probably end up with a turbo LS motor.
Had it in my head for a while and keeps coming back.
I know...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,860
Posted By mikezohsix
Good advice, and at least double the time. ...

Good advice, and at least double the time.

Buy an as done car as you can find in your budget.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,860
Posted By mikezohsix
I don't know any shop that will make a real turn...

I don't know any shop that will make a real turn key LS engine car. As others have said, it's not that hard, but the list of details is endless.

Again, as others have said, find a car that's...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
LS truck plug wires are a little longer, you, or...

LS truck plug wires are a little longer, you, or anyone else using LS coils and the bracket on top of the valve cover should consider them, they're stupid cheap compared to custom wires, or even what...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
I like the butterflies and flowers on your shop...

I like the butterflies and flowers on your shop towels!
Is that a Volvo muffler bracket you modified for your fuel pressure regulator?

I have to commend you on the work that you're doing with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 144,480
Posted By mikezohsix
I heard you had company coming and couldn't work...

I heard you had company coming and couldn't work on your car tomorrow!
ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
oh, wait a minute, that's my heated garage spot your car is in - damn!
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