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Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,169
Posted By bgpzfm142
Unfortunately, no; they don't. Your...

Unfortunately, no; they don't.

Your progress on this car is quite awesome, and I'm following with interest.
Forum: showroom 06-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 551,148
Posted By bgpzfm142
https://www.dn.no/d2/mitt-kjoretoy/instagram/motor...

https://www.dn.no/d2/mitt-kjoretoy/instagram/motor/bil/volvo-instagrammer-torhild-brenna-om-sin-kosebil-det-er-for-eksempel-ikke-lov-a-sla-knyttneven-i-taket-gjentatte-ganger/2-1-829383?fbclid=IwAR1Sq...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,130
Posted By bgpzfm142
From November 2019: Did the machinist...

From November 2019:



Did the machinist hear back from the CNC guy? Did you hear back from the machinist?

If a run of these is being made, I'm keen to order at least one set.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,389
Posted By bgpzfm142
Also, inspect the brackets on the lower wishbones...

Also, inspect the brackets on the lower wishbones (where the link rods attach) for cracks at regular intervals, or reinforce those brackets.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,060
Posted By bgpzfm142
Matt Dupris posted ages ago that he'd put rear...

Matt Dupris posted ages ago that he'd put rear springs from a '91 Previa (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=1636517&postcount=24) in his 1988 780, which eventually became my car.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,312
Posted By bgpzfm142
Awesome project. These videos are great. If...

Awesome project. These videos are great.

If you dislike those old type fuses, this may be what you need.

https://www.wagonmeister.com/volvo-240-replacement-fuse-panel
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,981
Posted By bgpzfm142
Eight years ago: ...

Eight years ago:

https://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=402&pictureid=3879

Old thread re-animated! (Well, a lot can happen in 8 years.... so, time for an update).

Back in 2012,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 35,508
Posted By bgpzfm142
The bonnet ... errr, hood, is looking a lot nicer...

The bonnet ... errr, hood, is looking a lot nicer now.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=402&pictureid=3989

A trip to Gary Presnell Bodyworks here in town set that right.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 35,508
Posted By bgpzfm142
Nope; they didn't. I thought about converting...

Nope; they didn't. I thought about converting this one over to RHD using a 740 firewall, etc, and gathered all the bits. Then LT told me it it was possible to register it as LHD since it's over 30...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 35,508
Posted By bgpzfm142
Then, seven years after the last post in it, this...

Then, seven years after the last post in it, this thread is alive again!

https://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=402&pictureid=3880

Matt's former car has had a change of ownership...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By bgpzfm142
760 Turbo OZ spec 1983 models sold from dealers...

760 Turbo OZ spec 1983 models sold from dealers all had the M46. Auto trans was not an option with that first run of turbos. The M47 didn't appear outside of 360 GLTs (which had the M47R) until much...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By bgpzfm142
UPDATE Thanks for all replies. It kicked on...

UPDATE

Thanks for all replies. It kicked on starter fluid, at which point I wuzz Officially Stumped.

Ended up towing it to a shop because arthritis, especially knees, but also in hands.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By bgpzfm142
Morning update: Unplugged the AMM/MAF = no...

Morning update:

Unplugged the AMM/MAF = no start.

Damned if I can find that [417] connector though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By bgpzfm142
Oh! Okay, thanks for this, I thought you meant...

Oh! Okay, thanks for this, I thought you meant something like the LH 2.4 diagnostic box. (And come to think of it, I do recall now how you fixed a knock problem with a B280).



Then I will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By bgpzfm142
This is LH 2.2 on a B280F, so there is no LED...

This is LH 2.2 on a B280F, so there is no LED diagnostic socket.

The AMM / ECT trick works with LH 2.4 - does it also work for 2.2? If it does, I will try that next.

I haven't bypassed the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By bgpzfm142
'88 780 B280F LH 2.2 - no start

This was the car which Matt built.

https://forums.tbforums.com/picture.php?albumid=397&pictureid=3576

As you can see from this pic taken in Canberra, it ran perfectly well after its trip from...
Forum: showroom 10-14-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 335,353
Posted By bgpzfm142
Nope, I made a mistake. :)

Nope, I made a mistake. :)
Forum: showroom 10-13-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 335,353
Posted By bgpzfm142
Thought I'd ask here first - Would there be...

Thought I'd ask here first -

Would there be much interest, from those here present, in getting some reproduction rear vent window seals made? I mean like the unobtanium 676923 and 676924...
Forum: showroom 10-08-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 335,353
Posted By bgpzfm142
Nah, the Commodore already has a factory-fitted...

Nah, the Commodore already has a factory-fitted LS 5.7*, so I'm already satisfied in the GM V8 department.

An 8V B230F+t with a 531, JVAB rods, CP pistons, and MS3 or similar may putter along...
Forum: showroom 10-07-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 335,353
Posted By bgpzfm142
These numbers (which only became visible when the...

These numbers (which only became visible when the inlet manifold and the whole LPG carburetor mess was removed) are not dot matrix ones. I thought I'd have to look up the engine prefix in the parts...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 335,353
Posted By bgpzfm142
Good question. The engine number isn't really...

Good question. The engine number isn't really visible, so an answer will require more investigation. The PO has plugged the K-Jet injector holes, so the head has likely been sourced from a B21E.
...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 335,353
Posted By bgpzfm142
Picked up an orphan, hereby christened Rudie by...

Picked up an orphan, hereby christened Rudie by me, but known by Mother Volvo as
2428 M 1 162392
Location (now) = Launceston, Tasmania (along with my other GT)
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,130
Posted By bgpzfm142
Bring on the Willwood brackets, I say. The...

Bring on the Willwood brackets, I say.

The book shows different part numbers for the 140 front hub (solid rotor) and the 164E front hub (vented rotor).

Aside from the 10mm longer wheel studs...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,017
Posted By bgpzfm142
Samman88 on Oz Volvo recently made his own AW7*...

Samman88 on Oz Volvo recently made his own AW7* adapter ring for mounting his B230FT upright.

His photos:
https://i.imgur.com/EXB5lNhh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/fI8S1dPh.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,130
Posted By bgpzfm142
7.5 kilograms each, not including the hub.

7.5 kilograms each, not including the hub.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By bgpzfm142
Might be also worth checking the often-forgotten...

Might be also worth checking the often-forgotten filter in the fuel tank.

This little blighter.
http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/1973/1973%20142%20144%20145/images/pg51c.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,130
Posted By bgpzfm142
Thanks gents. The local Brembo dealer here...

Thanks gents.
The local Brembo dealer here dropped these from their range.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,130
Posted By bgpzfm142
This sound very pleasant. Do you stock new...

This sound very pleasant.

Do you stock new 164E vented rotors? They are not easy to find on this side of the pond.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,095
Posted By bgpzfm142
Good to know, thank you.

Good to know, thank you.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,765
Posted By bgpzfm142
This. For a 740 /940, the ideal extension...

This.

For a 740 /940, the ideal extension housing is a BTR part, p/n 0557-866-906, originally made to fit an AU series Ford, with the shift fork bar that goes into the top cover, to suit.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By bgpzfm142
Good to know that they can all interchange...

Good to know that they can all interchange without dramas. Meaning it's pretty easy then to convert the 'NA' spec ones to be factory turbo spec ones.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By bgpzfm142
Question Difference in 8V redblock throttle bodies for LH2.4?

A query for the Brains Trust:

After living life dangerously and reading through the parts manuals, I've noticed there are several different part numbers for B230 throttle bodies.

Once upon a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,857
Posted By bgpzfm142
Which is sad, since it had much goodness upon it....

Which is sad, since it had much goodness upon it.

But, good news. Some kind soul has copied that site.

http://www.brickinfo.co.uk/

Being old fashioned, I picked up some Green Books ages...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By bgpzfm142
There were a couple of discussions about 700/900...

There were a couple of discussions about 700/900 heater valves.

IIRC, when vacuum is applied in the standard setup for rapid cooling, (i.e. aircon on, and in recirculate mode) it cuts off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By bgpzfm142
I found my replacement two-port on eBay, after...

I found my replacement two-port on eBay, after much Google-fu on the part numbers.

Rock Auto lists them, but they're long gone.

Don't despair though - there's a NOS two port one for sale on...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,780
Posted By bgpzfm142
Ummm.... JFTR, not a works car, exactly. ...

Ummm.... JFTR, not a works car, exactly.

Richard's car - the 4th 240T Group A in Australia - was the ex-Laurie Hazelton car, which was built by Mister Hazelton using a 242GT shell sourced from...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-16-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 121,808
Posted By bgpzfm142
IIRC Söderqvist was the purchaser of the three...

IIRC Söderqvist was the purchaser of the three Australian Volvo Dealer Team cars back in November 1986, and brought them over to Europe to run in the 1987 ETC. Guess we'll see if my recollection is...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,417
Posted By bgpzfm142
No. None of them (neither 280Zs, nor assemblies...

No. None of them (neither 280Zs, nor assemblies 1352-004, 1352-032, or 1352-047) are common here. Those 3 boxes aren't even WC assemblies. You'd find 100 AUs before you'd spot one 280Z in wreckers'...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,417
Posted By bgpzfm142
There's also the issue of finding these gearboxes...

There's also the issue of finding these gearboxes in sufficient quantities now, as most Commodores and Falcons were sold to fleets, who specified auto transmissions.

I'll leave this here for the...
Forum: showroom 03-06-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 551,148
Posted By bgpzfm142
Australian band Camp Cope ...

Australian band Camp Cope

https://pl.scdn.co/images/pl/default/f9014efee1b6313f6c046c53cbbeb2a743fc5d1f
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0098736570_16.jpg

https://campcope.bandcamp.com/
Spotify:...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-25-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 121,808
Posted By bgpzfm142
Couple more pics of the AVDT 8601 car - I took...

Couple more pics of the AVDT 8601 car - I took these at VROM 2015 in Goteborg.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=352&pictureid=3198
...
Forum: showroom 12-24-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 3,808,886
Posted By bgpzfm142
Sorry, it didn't. Or are you teasin'? :-D ...

Sorry, it didn't. Or are you teasin'? :-D

Maybe this might, though...

https://scontent-syd2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/25014815_1762040163816807_7826509008449044480_n.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-07-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 3,808,886
Posted By bgpzfm142
The 780? No, we didn't, they were LHD only and...

The 780? No, we didn't, they were LHD only and Volvo Australia never imported any for sale. I bought mine (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=238339) from Matt Dupuis and imported it to...
Forum: showroom 11-05-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 3,808,886
Posted By bgpzfm142
Post pics of our Volvos? Why not; we like them....

Post pics of our Volvos? Why not; we like them. Here's our happy little collection at present, although not all pictures are current.

The 1800...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,774
Posted By bgpzfm142
Or go shopping at KL Racing and get one of their...

Or go shopping at KL Racing and get one of their 60-2 trigger wheels, plus a sensor, bracket, and crankshaft pulley.

Horribly long URL, but anyway - ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,095
Posted By bgpzfm142
A thread from 2014 rises from the dead.... ...

A thread from 2014 rises from the dead....

http://i.imgur.com/LrGcvic.jpg




Okay, it's 3 years and a week later. Would you like to share what have your tests have revealed so far?
...
Forum: article composition 04-22-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 374,899
Posted By bgpzfm142
Been there and done that, and I'm a very...

Been there and done that, and I'm a very satisfied customer.

The order was acknowledged almost instantly, and the board was here in Oz within 10 days.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By bgpzfm142
Thank you for this link; wish I'd known about it...

Thank you for this link; wish I'd known about it before, although the only Finnish I can speak are two of their swear words. :-D Google Translate to the rescue...

And it would appear that 960...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By bgpzfm142
<strike>Shirley</strike> Surely somebody would...

<strike>Shirley</strike> Surely somebody would know this?

No?

Oh well, sometimes we get lucky, and many hours of Googling can deliver results. So I'll share my findings for grandpas...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,386
Posted By bgpzfm142
Part # for 2-port AC Delco or "A.C.T.S. Ltd" vacuum bellows?

It's the middle of summer here.

So the interior of the 945T is more often than not reaching 45 deg C and the wife doesn't like the lack of air flow to the face when I get into boost. The...
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