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Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 11:31 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks man. I’m looking forward to reflecting on...

Thanks man. I’m looking forward to reflecting on this in a couple months after dyno tuning and thinking about how worth it it all was (fingers crossed).




After the car is back down on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, it's been quite tempting to walk away,...

Thanks, it's been quite tempting to walk away, but I'll give it my best shot another time.




Thank you for offering! I'll take a look and let you know.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, Chris! Added in some answers above. The...

Thanks, Chris! Added in some answers above. The getrag 265 swap with the redblock is pretty straight forward, especially if you have all of the swap kit parts in hand.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-03-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Made some progress with the rear end improvements...

Made some progress with the rear end improvements over the past couple days.

Dropped the rear end out of the car
https://i.imgur.com/BYaNJB2l.jpg

Scraped the rust off and freshened up the axle...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Plot twist Later in the year, the car started...

Plot twist
Later in the year, the car started consuming oil quite quickly, which led to a low oil event. After typical troubleshooting to identify that there was no issue with plumbing or the turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By The Full Banana
Removing the interior very quickly makes for an...

Removing the interior very quickly makes for an awful street car. And agree, that turbo is far too large for a b21 in a street car.
Forum: showroom 09-24-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9,560
Views: 4,121,727
Posted By The Full Banana
Good lord that's a nice car. Love it!

Good lord that's a nice car. Love it!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,326
Posted By The Full Banana
Gaz adjustables have been far superior to any...

Gaz adjustables have been far superior to any comparably priced, readily available option I've tried on 240s over the last 12 years. I highly recommend them (and buying from Classic Swede!)

For a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 196,201
Posted By The Full Banana
It's awesome to see this project back on track....

It's awesome to see this project back on track. This car was a definite inspiration when I was embarking on my 245 and 242 projects back in the day.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thats correct, he did it.

Thats correct, he did it.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks for the kind words, all! Always nice to...

Thanks for the kind words, all! Always nice to hear.

I won’t be making multiple sets of door panels... it’s a decent bit of work with hand held tools, and it also requires harvesting the stamped...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Before I lose them, I'm dropping in a few photos...

Before I lose them, I'm dropping in a few photos from last summer that were just sent to me.

I'm in the middle of building new door panels, so i'll share some photos of that once I have it...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 80,760
Posted By The Full Banana
Out of curiosity, what spring rates are you...

Out of curiosity, what spring rates are you running front and rear?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 36,982
Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah my brother owned it for a while. We were...

Yeah my brother owned it for a while. We were shocked to see how crusty that driver floor was, given how well maintained the interior and exterior appeared to be. The car has definitely been loved...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 36,982
Posted By The Full Banana
Glad to see that the car is getting some love! I...

Glad to see that the car is getting some love! I spent two days with my brother cutting out and welding in new floor panels on the driver side of that car...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 57,833
Posted By The Full Banana
This throttle setup works great, but will require...

This throttle setup works great, but will require some welding:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48132481897_7e35051330_b.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48132421348_62eb19f69e_b.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 57,833
Posted By The Full Banana
That port on the pan is a great spot for an oil...

That port on the pan is a great spot for an oil separator/catch can return
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, Chris! Definitely a rain check on that...

Thanks, Chris! Definitely a rain check on that ride. If nothing else, we’re penciling in the same glorious road trip for Davis next year. That just means the 242 will be that much more ready for Dave...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Yes, for a 240, I would strongly recommend GAZ...

Yes, for a 240, I would strongly recommend GAZ over Koni at this point. Go for it!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Order the GAZ Gold coilovers from...

Order the GAZ Gold coilovers from ClassicSwede.co.uk

https://www.classicswede.co.uk/GAZ_200_series_front_coil_over_struts/p1733344_12331092.aspx

I got the front only kit because I already...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Well, the suspension is all back together with...

Well, the suspension is all back together with the GAZ coilovers and fresh brake pads. The GAZ gold coilovers have far far better street manners than the Koni Race struts—they really aren’t even...
Forum: showroom 03-30-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,949
Posted By The Full Banana
That's an entire 940 bumper cover.

That's an entire 940 bumper cover.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 114,356
Posted By The Full Banana
I am very excited to see this e36ification occur....

I am very excited to see this e36ification occur. Good luck!
Forum: events 03-24-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,070
Posted By The Full Banana
Very interested in this as I'm trying to figure...

Very interested in this as I'm trying to figure out how to replace the Davis trip this year. Going to see what my wife thinks about it, but I'd love to drive around this part of the country.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,866
Posted By The Full Banana
M90 should be the cheapest, simplest option when...

M90 should be the cheapest, simplest option when it’s all said and done. Just be patient with finding one.

That said, I am happy with the getrag 265 in mine, but it’s just more work (and those...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks, all! The next meet I have in mind is...

Thanks, all! The next meet I have in mind is Carlisle, but we'll see if that gets cancelled also. I would actually love to drive this down to the southeast. I've never been.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,407
Posted By The Full Banana
CM Racing's offerings look pretty nice and are...

CM Racing's offerings look pretty nice and are priced well: https://cm-racing.se/lang-EN/shop/product/volvo-8v-grenror-940740?tm=&sm=mainfold

They do ship to the US.
Forum: events 03-18-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,406
Posted By The Full Banana
Well ****.

Well ****.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 80,760
Posted By The Full Banana
Great looking car, and the spoiler suits it...

Great looking car, and the spoiler suits it perfectly. Nice work!

How did you attach the spoiler to the trunk lid?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
I'm continuing on with Davis roadtrip prep,...

I'm continuing on with Davis roadtrip prep, meanwhile crossing my fingers that the show happens.

edit: turns out the show is canceled. guess I need a new motivator.


I modified the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,634
Posted By The Full Banana
Congrats! That's a great feeling.

Congrats! That's a great feeling.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2020, 05:41 PM
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Views: 994,254
Posted By The Full Banana
Mmmm that driving position. Dancing with 240...

Mmmm that driving position. Dancing with 240 perfection
Forum: events 03-13-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,406
Posted By The Full Banana
As someone who just booked 9 airbnb's and 1 hotel...

As someone who just booked 9 airbnb's and 1 hotel for this... I'd reeeeally love for it to not be canceled. Not that you have any control over a pandemic or the government, but just saying.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks! Love what you're doing with that Amazon. ...

Thanks! Love what you're doing with that Amazon.



Get out and drive that thing around this neature-filled country!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Once you get west of Minnesota, the roads are so...

Once you get west of Minnesota, the roads are so smooth and idyllic. So much nicer than driving around here. I can't wait.

This is about the same length as my iPd trip several years ago, and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,018
Posted By The Full Banana
Biggest concern I'd have is whether or not it...

Biggest concern I'd have is whether or not it still has a floor. I'm assuming you couldn't see underneath the car because of the snow/ice? At least the interior looks pretty decent, all things...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah, it's an "all-in-one" powered unit. Nothing...

Yeah, it's an "all-in-one" powered unit. Nothing special, but it doesn't take up much space and sounds decent to fill out the low end. If I were looking now I would likely have gone a different...
Forum: events 03-09-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,406
Posted By The Full Banana
I'm not sure if cheese will retain its squeak for...

I'm not sure if cheese will retain its squeak for week, but I can give a try and fly by a cheese store for sure.



(maybe)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
It is so much better. It has all the same...

It is so much better. It has all the same qualities that it did with a single muffler (other than losing a tiny bit of rasp that I didn't like previously) but it's just quieter all around. It doesn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2020, 03:45 PM
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Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
BTDT

BTDT
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2020, 02:50 PM
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Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Thank you! Update: The exhaust is done,...

Thank you!


Update: The exhaust is done, and now I'm full bore focused on getting ready for the 2-week trip to Davis and back.

Here's my route...
Forum: events 03-08-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,406
Posted By The Full Banana
Excellent, just got my reservation. Getting...

Excellent, just got my reservation. Getting excited for this!

My route is planned: 5,172 miles


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49635965017_25b9d0f45b_c.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 425,380
Posted By The Full Banana
If I swing by, it'll be to toss that minty fresh...

If I swing by, it'll be to toss that minty fresh shell on a trailer and take it home with me.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 425,380
Posted By The Full Banana
Done by Davis? :cameron:

Done by Davis? :cameron:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
It feels so grown up. Im pretty excited. ...

It feels so grown up. Im pretty excited.



Thanks, but your car is pretty badass! Its one of a handful of threads I always check for updates on. Would be fun to see if you managed to get the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
The oil drain is just Aeroquip hose with Setrab...

The oil drain is just Aeroquip hose with Setrab push lock fittings, all wrapped in heat reflective sleeve to extend the life of the hose.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 460,735
Posted By The Full Banana
Time to start posting things again so I can get...

Time to start posting things again so I can get motivated. My plan is to drive out to Davis in April, hitting a few national parks along the way. My wife will be joining, so there's a bit of pressure...
Forum: events 01-29-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,406
Posted By The Full Banana
This is penciled in, along with quite a drive. I...

This is penciled in, along with quite a drive. I have some work to do first, though...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 613,153
Posted By The Full Banana
I always forget that you drive this daily. That's...

I always forget that you drive this daily. That's ridiculous. How many miles have you put on since you bought it?
Forum: showroom 10-15-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By The Full Banana
Is there suede on the seats? Ultimately...

Is there suede on the seats?

Ultimately doesn't really matter if it's an R because it's more or less an appearance package. Interior is the best part IMO.
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