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Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 07:12 PM
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Posted By IansPlatinum
Neither did I until today. I present, road...

Neither did I until today.

I present, road trip necessity #2:

https://i.imgur.com/qOD8ZZ9l.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Did a small but necessary roadtrip mod for the...

Did a small but necessary roadtrip mod for the 240: left elbow pad

The stock armrest is very hard & not very nice to the ulnar nerve on long road trips.

I cut a secton of foam from an old 850...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
When the bosch goes, I'll check this out. Thanks...

When the bosch goes, I'll check this out. Thanks for the tip
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Thanks. Yeah my denso stopped charging at...

Thanks.

Yeah my denso stopped charging at idle when hot.

The bosch is bulkier but has been delivering consistently in the 13.5V range when hot idling & all electronics on.

I think people...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Not much new with boat, other than a few road...

Not much new with boat, other than a few road trips and new alternator.

Ditched the denso for a bosch 100a. Much better charging at idle now. Had to use longer belts though.

Here're some photos...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Boat will be receiving a 1" extended kaplhenke...

Boat will be receiving a 1" extended kaplhenke front coilover set, but I had to check some important parameters first. Most notably, how much angular displacement do I have left in the ball joint,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Yes aw71 from cool weather pnw, supposedly also...

Yes aw71 from cool weather pnw, supposedly also has the tailshaft bearing. The aw70 is just giving in due to 250K miles of use and abuse in a hot climate
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Soon https://i.imgur.com/fgOtZNLh.jpg

Soon

https://i.imgur.com/fgOtZNLh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
More ouachita camping last weekend, this time...

More ouachita camping last weekend, this time featuring the fiancee's XJ

Preparation:
https://i.imgur.com/1PvVBRVh.jpg

Camp:
https://i.imgur.com/uvnM3qTh.jpg

Trails:...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Thanks! I honestly cannot tell a difference...

Thanks!

I honestly cannot tell a difference :lol:

They dust just as much as the OE pads (a bit peeved about it), and don't have any different brake feel than OE.

I got them hoping to get a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Boat got a wicked schweet awning yesterday ...

Boat got a wicked schweet awning yesterday

https://i.imgur.com/7uF3fFkh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cHbLrVTh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Mucho gracias I'll be putting stuff back...

Mucho gracias

I'll be putting stuff back together until I have all the supplies gathered to do the soundproofing the way I want to do it. Probably around May or June
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
PSA: if you think your car is rust-free, you're...

PSA: if you think your car is rust-free, you're probably wrong
Found a couple tiny spots underneath the driver's & passenger's butyl damping sheets. About half the butyl damping in the car was...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Getting close... ...

Getting close...

https://i.imgur.com/OOM6L9Ih.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Got a chance to knock out some little things: ...

Got a chance to knock out some little things:

Stance simulation via jack stands:

https://i.imgur.com/5C21M7oh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/S27efGth.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/40nk8ioh.jpg

That's...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
The camp spot https://i.imgur.com/6m0DK5Dh.jpg ...

The camp spot
https://i.imgur.com/6m0DK5Dh.jpg

Some findings at the camp spot
https://i.imgur.com/Cc4rqeSh.jpg

Ended up turning around at this stream, not having a map and not knowing how...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://i.imgur.com/oL6kuDOh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/oL6kuDOh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TmcRGa2h.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://i.imgur.com/heMf1nHh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/heMf1nHh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8ND3jBzh.jpg

Added butyl dampening and fat mat to the underside of the hood. Butyl to cut down noise ( I didn't notice a difference), fatmat...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-09-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
https://i.imgur.com/p3E4rMoh.jpg OHV park...

https://i.imgur.com/p3E4rMoh.jpg

OHV park went well.

I got a kick out of everyone pointing at the wagon on the trails.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Driving uphill (7% grade) @ 11,000+ ft really...

Driving uphill (7% grade) @ 11,000+ ft really pushes the b230f to the limits.
Intermittent starting issue now... sometimes I'll get no response when I go to start, no click or anything. Sometimes...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Casualties so far include a sticky EGR valve...

Casualties so far include a sticky EGR valve (will delete soon) and frozen water supply. I didn't realize how much 8200 ft elevation affected baseline intake vacuum measurements too. Normally idles...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
I think you're right, there's been several...

I think you're right, there's been several how-tos on swapping to a g80. I chose the trutrac.

I have the tail light cover, just removed it because it was loose, and needed regluing. It's back on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Repainted bottom coils where I had sandblasted ...

Repainted bottom coils where I had sandblasted
https://i.imgur.com/SxJePVbh.jpg

Sewed some limit straps from 850 seat belts. Tex 105 should be fine
https://i.imgur.com/eBmiXeIh.jpg

Only had 3...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
New springs arrived in the mail: moog cc780 Ipd...

New springs arrived in the mail: moog cc780
Ipd overloads on left for comparison. The moogs have a spring rate of 125lb/in, much closer to stock. Should ride better unloaded than the IPDs. They're...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Out with the old ...

Out with the old
https://i.imgur.com/WJOYu20h.jpg
In with the new
https://i.imgur.com/yMuo0BKh.jpg
Out with the old
https://i.imgur.com/uN9exq5h.jpg
In with the new...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Plastic mud flap delete on all 4 wheels, in favor...

Plastic mud flap delete on all 4 wheels, in favor of rubber, need to put the driver's side on.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Rear axle removed, New diff bearings, axle...

Rear axle removed,
New diff bearings, axle bearings & seals, pinion bearings & seal installed, all timken & SKF
Trutrac installed, speedo ring from Ben
Next up is a rear caliper replacement,...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Renfest camping trip went smoothly Humidity...

Renfest camping trip went smoothly

Humidity evacuation fan performed wonderfully

https://i.imgur.com/hKKrb1sh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Today boat received an air evacuation system to...

Today boat received an air evacuation system to control in-car humidity while camping... last time we stayed in the car it was practically raining inside with two people and one dog sleeping. This...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Today Boat received a T cam and STS adjustable...

Today Boat received a T cam and STS adjustable gear.

Also, a new rear cam seal, cam seal retainer, and front crank seal.

A subtle increase in low end torque. Next up is a LH3.1 conversion and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
T cam for low end torque. Y'all can tease all...

T cam for low end torque. Y'all can tease all y'all want, but this engine rarely gets revved over 3K. It's a utility car / highway cruiser / camping car, not a racer. The T cam is supposed to result...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
It was packaged very professionally and I'm sure...

It was packaged very professionally and I'm sure it will give me the low end oomf I'm looking for.

Also, I hit the mecca of 240 mileage today:

https://i.imgur.com/7rKslywh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Not much today, just an oil change and engine bay...

Not much today, just an oil change and engine bay scrub & shine.
https://i.imgur.com/Olkk9Aoh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BO83Rqrh.jpg
T-cam procured, up next is a cam swap, shim job, new rear plug &...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Some good wagoning this weekend at Hagerman...

Some good wagoning this weekend at Hagerman wildlife preserve
https://i.imgur.com/JUtpyUQh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
Glam shots from march: Some glamping in...

Glam shots from march:

Some glamping in Austin

https://i.imgur.com/4Y932aLh.jpg

Only one to attend volvo meetup that got cancelled due to rain :(

https://i.imgur.com/AiixoCmh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,802
Posted By IansPlatinum
"Boat", the 1992 240 Wagon

Starting this thread primarily to organize my plans and goals, and document progress along the way.

I use this car mostly as a utility vehicle, like I would an enclosed (90s & early 2000s) Ford...
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