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Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By dbarton
That face is not laminated, because I found an...

That face is not laminated, because I found an unlaminated finished matched the matte finish of the other gauges better. It certainly could be and that would protect it, but I'm just not sure if the...
Forum: events 06-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By dbarton
Can't blame you too much, however I drove 23...

Can't blame you too much, however I drove 23 hours to Davis this year in a non-Volvo. Just sayin.
Forum: events 06-11-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By dbarton
You bet. Moved here about 5 years ago. Halfway...

You bet.
Moved here about 5 years ago. Halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma.
Dave
Forum: events 06-10-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By dbarton
Are folks in the middle of the country always...

Are folks in the middle of the country always this talkative?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,483
Posted By dbarton
>>>>> Is this wall buckling too? ...

>>>>> Is this wall buckling too? <<<<<
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By dbarton
No problemo with me. I should have posted nicer....

No problemo with me. I should have posted nicer. I've been testy for a while because of a certain stupid car company.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By dbarton
Thank you Jacob. I'll link my page to your info....

Thank you Jacob. I'll link my page to your info.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By dbarton
Ok, I pioneered this conversion in 2003/2004. ...

Ok, I pioneered this conversion in 2003/2004. The setup I used (Alternate 1) worked for every car that did this back then. It worked very well. I have doubts that it's wrong now.

It's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By dbarton
100% correct, but not on the worthyness. Any...

100% correct, but not on the worthyness. Any cared for project Volvo qualifies in my book.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By dbarton
If you think it was flooded by a lot, leave the...

If you think it was flooded by a lot, leave the oil fill open a while to help let fuel evap out of the sump. Check dipstick and smell for fuel.
Dave B.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 779
Posted By dbarton
Had anyone ever tried rewinding a DC motor with...

Had anyone ever tried rewinding a DC motor with more turns to make it faster or more powerful? There are a bunch of videos on youtube about that. Could be a promising solution if it works.
Dave...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By dbarton
Here's how I cured mine: ...

Here's how I cured mine:
http://www.240turbo.com/volvo240mods.html#shiftknobfix
Dave B
Forum: events 05-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By dbarton
Registered

Registered
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By dbarton
The greenbook has the fuse panel diagram near the...

The greenbook has the fuse panel diagram near the front. Here it is below for the '84 240 showing which circuits are joined. Hope it helps a little.

If you had my LH 2.4 conversion harness I...
Forum: events 05-05-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By dbarton
You know the registration info (and this thread)...

You know the registration info (and this thread) mentions nothing of that, right? If there are more details we should know, you might mention them.
http://www.kc-vcoa.org/midsommar-2018/...
Forum: events 04-15-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,795
Posted By dbarton
Coming in my non-volvo. Dave

Coming in my non-volvo.
Dave
Forum: events 04-15-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,795
Posted By dbarton
1720 miles. Dave

1720 miles.
Dave
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By dbarton
If this spring is in there, then it should return...

If this spring is in there, then it should return the pedal.
Dave B

http://i39.tinypic.com/353e6wk.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 03-06-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By dbarton
Can't say much about the 960 MC, but I didn't...

Can't say much about the 960 MC, but I didn't learn until recently that the 240 ABS MC has two different bore sizes . . . one size for fronts and another for rears. Non-ABS 240s (which is all I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By dbarton
Not sure about later 240s but in my experience...

Not sure about later 240s but in my experience the pre-86 GL, Turbo and any other higher level usually had the big tach. The DLs came with big clocks. Never owned any later than '85 though.
Dave B
Forum: events 02-27-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,795
Posted By dbarton
Planning to. Dave B.

Planning to.
Dave B.
Forum: events 02-20-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 21,795
Posted By dbarton
This thread has been ruined.

This thread has been ruined.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,261
Posted By dbarton
Those days are soooooo gone.

Those days are soooooo gone.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By dbarton
I agree. Jacob's thread uses the original hat...

I agree. Jacob's thread uses the original hat section to retain a stock parking brake with his custom rotor: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=281934
Dave B
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By dbarton
Expect to see this on your power lock accuator...

Expect to see this on your power lock accuator and on the key lock wires. It just needs some simple repair/replace of the wire.
Dave B
http://www.240turbo.com/240doorlock2.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By dbarton
I don't have instructions, but I think you can...

I don't have instructions, but I think you can figure it out with the below pics.
Dave B
Forum: events 02-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By dbarton
Planning on driving up from N. Texas. Dave

Planning on driving up from N. Texas.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By dbarton
Do you know if the heat insulation wrap helped...

Do you know if the heat insulation wrap helped reduce in-cabin noise or is it's only value for thermal?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By dbarton
Maybe, like me, he is tired of expensive, but...

Maybe, like me, he is tired of expensive, but poorly made cats that last at most 2 years as an emissions reducer and at worst, begin to clog or break up under high temps. I had to resort to removing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By dbarton
Yes. Dave

Yes.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By dbarton
Here's mine. Took me some experimentation to get...

Here's mine. Took me some experimentation to get it right.

It's a Hurst short throw shifter I bought used with the below Hurst handle that I cut a few inches off the bottom and re-drilled. Then...
Forum: website & board 01-10-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,846
Posted By dbarton
Showroom has historically been where people post...

Showroom has historically been where people post cool stuff they're doing with their cars AND they want people to actually see it. It seems like Projects were always much less visited and posts were...
Forum: showroom 12-29-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
This completes the pod except for the mounting of...

This completes the pod except for the mounting of it to the dash. I have an old (cracked) dash I pulled out for the next steps. It will be a lot easier to figure out the mounting this way.
...
Forum: showroom 12-29-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Thank you. UPDATE TIME: I've been...

Thank you.

UPDATE TIME:

I've been working on the mounting points inside the pod to hold the gauge plates. Using PVC primer and glue when gluing PVC to PVC. Using Gorilla clear epoxy when...
Forum: showroom 12-27-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Thank you to Redwood Chair for sending me a...

Thank you to Redwood Chair for sending me a sample piece of the 3M 1000 grit gold sanding pad.

As I mentioned, I was not happy with the paint finish from SEM trim black. It was not flat enough...
Forum: showroom 12-27-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Update time. As I mentioned previously I...

Update time.

As I mentioned previously I decided to cut the vertical slots deeper. After cutting, I could see some jaggedness in the bottoms of the slots. I didn't know if it would show after...
Forum: showroom 12-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,178
Posted By dbarton
If it articulates enough, I guess eventually it...

If it articulates enough, I guess eventually it would probably rub on the inside of the tire. I haven't noticed any such rubbing there since putting the current wheels on and doing the mods. No mod...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,667
Posted By dbarton
I have photos/instructions showing how to jump...

I have photos/instructions showing how to jump the fuel pump relay here. A photo always helps: http://www.240turbo.com/volvorelays.html#testingrelays

I can also supply the connector or pigtails to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,667
Posted By dbarton
Yes it can cause a no start because that relay...

Yes it can cause a no start because that relay provides power to the fuel injectors, but there is no relation between the suppression relay and the fuel pump.

I have directions in my page on how...
Forum: showroom 12-26-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,178
Posted By dbarton
This is what I did in my 242:

This is what I did in my 242:
Forum: showroom 12-24-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,178
Posted By dbarton
My tires aren't pushed out quite as close to the...

My tires aren't pushed out quite as close to the rear inner fenders as yours are. I ordered the adapters to make the wheels slightly more inside compared to yours. But still I had considerable...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
The in dash setup does point slightly to the...

The in dash setup does point slightly to the driver. The dash top one does not.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Maybe from a distance or to someone who doesn't...

Maybe from a distance or to someone who doesn't know the details or difference. My goal isn't to fool anyone, but I would like it to look like it belongs on my 242 dash. I didn't think it did...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
No. A real one was constructed differently. ...

No. A real one was constructed differently. impolvo just sold one with broken parts, but there are pics of the inner structure: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=338482
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
I'm working on mounting the gauge assembly into...

I'm working on mounting the gauge assembly into the pod shell.

Here is a view showing two PVC blocks I cut down and epoxied in to hold the assembly. I also need to add some blocks where the...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
These spacers will also give me more support when...

These spacers will also give me more support when I cut deeper vertical lines into the front face plate.

And now you can see the gauges mounted in the combined faceplates. Some small and easy...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
As you can see above, the spacers are held on to...

As you can see above, the spacers are held on to the back piece by screws. They were then glued to the front face plate using PVC glue.

Dave
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Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Those 3/16 inch pieces are spacers that will go...

Those 3/16 inch pieces are spacers that will go between the front face plate and the rear plate that holds the gauges. That spacer is needed to clear the gauge bezel ring thickness.

The back...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Meanwhile here's some progress. This is more...

Meanwhile here's some progress.

This is more PVC, but it's not 1/4 inch. I needed a couple 3/16 inch thick pieces and I didn't have that size, so I glued three 1/16 inch thick pieces together...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,841
Posted By dbarton
Yeah. I'll be trying something else shortly. ...

Yeah. I'll be trying something else shortly.
Thanks.
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