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Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 92,670
Posted By John242Ti
I'd probably go the replacement OD route. Since...

I'd probably go the replacement OD route. Since your car had a 3.31 to begin with, find an OD unit from a 1985 DL or GL. It'll have the correct worm gear and speedo drive gear, plus it'll have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,136
Posted By John242Ti
Seal on 1991-93 244 is basically the 140 series...

Seal on 1991-93 244 is basically the 140 series seal, but without the trim moulding. Probably best to just grab a low mileage 1991-93 rear window and swap it in. You'll also gain a 3rd brake light,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,136
Posted By John242Ti
Only thing you have to do is tap down some bumps...

Only thing you have to do is tap down some bumps where the windshield meets the cowl. 1978 and newer already are flat there, but the 1967-77 cars aren't. There is a '75 164E at a local yard that...
Forum: showroom 05-20-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 91,562
Posted By John242Ti
Cheating, yes, because of iPd, but... ...

Cheating, yes, because of iPd, but...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47089450784_a10a9d27a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eK8K9u)

My 245 on the right, a buddy's Cdn spec 1985 245DL on the left.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 32,540
Posted By John242Ti
Other than the fact that it's a M45 car with a...

Other than the fact that it's a M45 car with a blown up exhaust, what needs changing before it'd be a nice daily?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,009
Posted By John242Ti
Are you going to be at the swap meet this...

Are you going to be at the swap meet this weekend? If yes, hunt for a 933, 946, or 951 ECU, then install it in the car when you get home. I bet that will make it run normally again, after the ECU...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,009
Posted By John242Ti
Original ECU? The pink label 561 and 556 ECUs...

Original ECU? The pink label 561 and 556 ECUs are notorious for going bad. Apparently, some of the white label versions do the same.
Forum: events 05-15-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By John242Ti
3 days, 2 hours, and 38 minutes now.

3 days, 2 hours, and 38 minutes now.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By John242Ti
lol, true that. At least, you can chuck the...

lol, true that. At least, you can chuck the B27/Bw55 boat anchor in the engine compartment and put the rest of the stuff in the trunk for someone else.


-J
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe take the B27F/Bw55 combo and stuff it into...

Maybe take the B27F/Bw55 combo and stuff it into the blue car, reverting it to somewhat stock specs, then sell it as a project that runs and drives. Sell it with the uber rare gray velvet seats,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By John242Ti
If this is for the green 1978, that car may've...

If this is for the green 1978, that car may've been updated to the 1979-on shifter parts, since it has the shorter shift lever than it came with.
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By John242Ti
Plus a couple black map pockets that may be...

Plus a couple black map pockets that may be loose.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By John242Ti
Autotragic or manual? If the former, it's...

Autotragic or manual?

If the former, it's possible that the shift lever has become disconnected from the neutral safety switch, so, you're greeted with silence when you turn the key. If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By John242Ti
The 164 trim piece can be seen here: ...

The 164 trim piece can be seen here:
https://s1.poctra.com/640/copart-p-2019/m01/86/86cee69fdd0e66635024b5940019f0b2_2/1973-Volvo-164-front-left-56433858.jpg

It still means the bumpers will stick...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By John242Ti
The early brackets should bolt on, since the car...

The early brackets should bolt on, since the car isn't a 1974. It's still going to be a different bumper face bar, though, so you'd need longer studs and spacers between the brackets and the bumper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By John242Ti
Unless the nose panel has been swapped out with a...

Unless the nose panel has been swapped out with a 1974 part, then, they would. But, IIRC, the European bumper is slightly different, like the 1967-72 bumper, but with the ribbed rubbers on it (lol),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By John242Ti
Ian = Hiperfauto...

Ian = Hiperfauto...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By John242Ti
The fuel pump harness comes out easily. Hit up...

The fuel pump harness comes out easily. Hit up the yard this weekend and pull it. One ring terminal and a 1/4" fast-on terminal, both under the rear seat bottom cushion. One grommet, then the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,393
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, it all started when Ford became involved. ...

IIRC, it all started when Ford became involved. After that, everything was fair game. Even Lee Holman was given a cease and desist order because her site had "volvogirl" in its url. The VClassics...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,826
Posted By John242Ti
Seems like we need to get you a Striebel relay. ...

Seems like we need to get you a Striebel relay. The Kaehler relays aren't that great, unfortunately. Both of my turbo cars have early 1235337 relays installed. 245Ti has one from a late '79 car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,826
Posted By John242Ti
Throttle valve is the throttle body. Test...

Throttle valve is the throttle body.

Test equipment would be a dwell meter or, in the case of a non-Lambda car, an exhaust sniffer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,826
Posted By John242Ti
I forget, but does this car have Lambda-Sond? If...

I forget, but does this car have Lambda-Sond? If it does, attach your dwell meter to the red wire near the battery that's hanging loose with a black plug on it. Make sure that the dwell meter is...
Forum: showroom 04-29-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By John242Ti
Could also be timing belt related. ...

Could also be timing belt related. swedishiron.com and I dealt with an '84 764Ti that did the same thing. Almost no power, low idle, hot manifold. drturbo gutted the cat to no avail. Turns out...
Forum: showroom 04-28-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2,449
Views: 820,567
Posted By John242Ti
^I've seen a few. Typically were 1981-82 GL...

^I've seen a few. Typically were 1981-82 GL models with either 141 red or 148 red paint. Not available in the states during that time period, but I have seen some 1980 264GL sedans here in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By John242Ti
^A cam also apparently used on some, if not all...

^A cam also apparently used on some, if not all B21F-MPG engines - the K-Jet/Chrysler version... Discovered that in the 1981 New Car Features greenbook.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By John242Ti
Fuse 13? Is it clean with the contacts on the...

Fuse 13? Is it clean with the contacts on the fuse block clean as well? If that fuse gets corroded, power to the instruments gets cut, and on certain 240s, it will also cut power to the fuel system.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By John242Ti
I still think it's the temperature compensation...

I still think it's the temperature compensation board.

http://cleanflametrap.com/tempFaker.html

Our old '92 used to randomly peg its temperature gauge. But, I discovered that if I tapped the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By John242Ti
Many years ago, I installed a K cam into a 1985...

Many years ago, I installed a K cam into a 1985 245DL. From about 2000 rpm up to the 5800 rpm rev limiter, it pulled strongly. Ignition timing had to be retarded to 8 degrees, since, at 10-12, the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 32,540
Posted By John242Ti
21 days...

21 days...
Forum: showroom 04-27-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By John242Ti
The cable is for a pre-lightning connector iPod,...

The cable is for a pre-lightning connector iPod, iPhone, or iPad. It will not charge your iPhone (if you have one). I had the same deck in my 245Ti for a while. Replaced it with a CDA-105, which...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By John242Ti
Has the temp faker been deleted? May've failed...

Has the temp faker been deleted? May've failed right when you put the replacement temp sender in the head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By John242Ti
^Yeah, your fingers, after you've dealt with...

^Yeah, your fingers, after you've dealt with him...

The other three places in the PNW that are Volvo-only are RnR Auto, Northern European Auto Recyclers in Seattle, and Rainbow Auto Service. None...
Forum: events 04-23-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By John242Ti
Radwood PNW... 7/20/19... Tacoma, WA

Happens at the LeMay Auto Museum in Tacoma. Who's going? I plan to with the 242, if it proves to be reliable once it's running. If not, I'll head down in the 245.

Anyway, tickets to the meet...
Forum: showroom 04-23-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9,444
Views: 3,015,898
Posted By John242Ti
The whole car family. Had just arrived at home...

The whole car family. Had just arrived at home from touring the tulip fields in the skagit valley and was about to head back out for easter dinner at relatives, so the white car wasn't in its normal...
Forum: showroom 04-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,444
Views: 3,015,898
Posted By John242Ti
A rather craptastic photo of the 242 with the...

A rather craptastic photo of the 242 with the hood closed. Still not running, with mismatched fog lamp lenses, snow tire on the left front, due to dry rotted Michelins on the Hydras. Yet, photo got...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By John242Ti
You may want to come north to the Seattle area......

You may want to come north to the Seattle area... A little better, selection-wise.
Forum: events 04-09-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By John242Ti
lol... That didn't stop the PSVSA guys from...

lol...

That didn't stop the PSVSA guys from having a meet here in the Seattle area. Rain? No big deal.
Forum: showroom 04-09-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 738,408
Posted By John242Ti
You could always try Northern European. Ask to...

You could always try Northern European. Ask to speak with Tye. 206-789-7004. Pricing will be like Schram, though.
Forum: showroom 04-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 738,408
Posted By John242Ti
Tailgate was gone off that thing within 12 hours...

Tailgate was gone off that thing within 12 hours of it going out. Supposedly, there's a red 1990-91 wagon going out soon.
Forum: events 04-01-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By John242Ti
^It probably could be done in a few days. Maybe...

^It probably could be done in a few days. Maybe plan on coming west for 2020? I know that propav8r roadtripped from the southeastern US to PDX and back in his 244 (back when it was more than a...
Forum: events 03-31-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By John242Ti
^Phew... Good to hear. lol j/k ...

^Phew... Good to hear. lol j/k

@swedishiron.com, I think you forgot a "2" in my username...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By John242Ti
Or, do what I did a few years ago. Check oil,...

Or, do what I did a few years ago. Check oil, see that it's a bit low, so top it up, and then forget to reinstall the cap. Ran a couple errands and couldn't figure out why the '92 245 smelled so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By John242Ti
How's the belt tension? Also, does your...

How's the belt tension? Also, does your temperature gauge seem to read higher than usual when the voltmeter drops? Could be that your belts might be a bit on the loose side, but not enough to cause...
Forum: showroom 03-31-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By John242Ti
Not too uncommon. Probably owned by someone in...

Not too uncommon. Probably owned by someone in the military. My family once looked at an '85 245GL that had been purchased in Europe. US spec car, but had a gold dealer badge below the "VOLVO" on...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 314,353
Posted By John242Ti
Chicks dig oil leaks... ;-P

Chicks dig oil leaks...

;-P
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 235,659
Posted By John242Ti
I think the trick is to try to have two working...

I think the trick is to try to have two working cars, not two dead cars... lol

I'm at least getting closer to having the former.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By John242Ti
I don't. I suspect that you can take it into...

I don't. I suspect that you can take it into your local ACE hardware and probably match it up, though. If I find my extra antenna, I'll try to remember to take it with me to McLendon Hardware and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By John242Ti
The lead is attached to the base that threads...

The lead is attached to the base that threads into the sheetmetal. In any case, you insert the cable into the hole and bend it to the left, so it goes under the windshield. It'll pop out into the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By John242Ti
There's also the issue of how far away the stalks...

There's also the issue of how far away the stalks are. An early 140 is more like a 700 series car, in how far out the rim is from the mounting nut. I've seen a 1971 142E with a 1973-76 wheel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By John242Ti
Or, drive up to the Seattle area after iPd and do...

Or, drive up to the Seattle area after iPd and do the bumper conversion up here. lha1992 has a 1984 244Ti that he's going to be parting out. Has a complete 1983-85 front clip in 19 black. Fenders,...
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