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Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
Reviving an old interior is therapeutic to me. I...

Reviving an old interior is therapeutic to me. I am in the same process on a dark green 1992 wagon with tan interior that I am getting cleaned up and ready to sell and I just finished the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By MSGGrunt
Not that I would think it would happen as readily...

Not that I would think it would happen as readily in a dry Texas environment, but I had a tank start leaking at the seem where the two halves are welded together. Replaced the entire tank, not too...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
While pulling the interior out I discovered the...

While pulling the interior out I discovered the carpets are in amazing condition. They need a good cleaning, but it seems the dark tint went a long way at preserving the interior. There isn't a bit...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Some of the wiring with failed insulation.

Some of the wiring with failed insulation.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
I ended up ordering both harnesses, a few female...

I ended up ordering both harnesses, a few female connectors to fix a few frayed wires and tomorrow I will be shipping my ignition control unit off to Programa to be rebuilt. Do it once and do it...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Found the below link to be very informative. A...

Found the below link to be very informative. A pretty easy fix if this is in fact the cause of the electrical issues. I will take a look at my harness, but given the known issues maybe a new custom...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
And from 1989. All from: ...

And from 1989. All from:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Schematic from a 1988 with different part numbers.

Schematic from a 1988 with different part numbers.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Is it one of these? Schematic from a 1987 car.

Is it one of these? Schematic from a 1987 car.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thanks for that advice sksmith, probably not a...

Thanks for that advice sksmith, probably not a bad thing to start with, especially if a non Volvo garage worked on sorting out the issue and didn't have the intimate knowledge of the car like those...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Do the ignition control modules give troubles on...

Do the ignition control modules give troubles on theses cars?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
Good to know on the crank position sensor. Shows...

Good to know on the crank position sensor. Shows you how much I've dug into the car as I only towed it home two days ago.

I'm going to keep the corona center caps as I'll probably sell them...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By MSGGrunt
1987 240 DL Wagon Rescue

I just picked up a white on blue 1987 240 DL wagon off CL for $500.00. Automatic. The owner said that he believes it has a short somewhere and does not run well and has replaced several relays...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By MSGGrunt
All good advice. Easier not to have to swap...

All good advice. Easier not to have to swap engines and no cost of rebuilding the turbo motor.

Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By MSGGrunt
I miss spoke, the turbo motor I have was out of a...

I miss spoke, the turbo motor I have was out of a 1995 940, so the benefit of squirters.

So if I wanted more power by way of increased boost, rebuilding the lower compression turbo motor would...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By MSGGrunt
The motor came out of a 1992 940 if that matters....

The motor came out of a 1992 940 if that matters. And I've collected all the correct 240 turbo intercooler, piping, fan shroud, etc to make the install as easy as possible. Maybe I'll just save the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By MSGGrunt
Turbo Rebuild or Buy New

I am planning on rebuilding a turbo motor to drop into my 1992 240 and am wondering what to do if I want to gain just a bit more power, The donor motor is out of a 1995 940. The NA motor in the 92...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,945
Posted By MSGGrunt
I actually passed it own to another Volvo...

I actually passed it own to another Volvo enthusiast and bought a one owner, white 107,000 mile 1992 240 GL. It was too good of a deal to pass up.
Forum: showroom 02-03-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By MSGGrunt
I hope it doesn't fade as I like the shiny parts...

I hope it doesn't fade as I like the shiny parts in contrast with the duller original, non painted parts.
Forum: showroom 02-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By MSGGrunt
Two Tone Black Interior

It isn't easily picked up in my pictures, but I spayed the door pockets, door arm rest/pulls, driver's under dash piece, the HVAC surround, parking brake console, and lower half of the glove box with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thanks 2turbotoys

Thanks 2turbotoys
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By MSGGrunt
Makes sense. Only one brighter light for limited...

Makes sense. Only one brighter light for limited visibility situations so not to be confused as a brake light probably.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By MSGGrunt
Has anyone else on here used Yoshifab's plates? ...

Has anyone else on here used Yoshifab's plates? I was kind of surprised at how thin the metal is. Was expecting something a bit more substantial, or do they not need to be that thick? They measure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By MSGGrunt
If a car has only one rear fog light, I think...

If a car has only one rear fog light, I think mine is on the driver's (US) side, is it simply a matter of adding a second bulb to have one on each side?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By MSGGrunt
Stitch welding it will be.

Stitch welding it will be.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By MSGGrunt
Yoshifab Reinforcing Plates

In preparation for replacing my front and rear control arms/trailing arms and bushings I ordered a set of Yoshifab's reinforcing plates to strengthen the new pieces. I figued it would be good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,508
Posted By MSGGrunt
Volvo's site worked for me. Punched in a VIN and...

Volvo's site worked for me. Punched in a VIN and the code they sent me matched the code written in the owner's manual.

I am still looking for the code for the radio pictured above. I don't have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,508
Posted By MSGGrunt
Help... This radio was pulled from a donor...

Help...

This radio was pulled from a donor car at my local pick and pull. According to the sticker on the back it is supposedly a factory recondition unit. The issue I am having is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By MSGGrunt
I may need one as well for my wagon. Are any of...

I may need one as well for my wagon. Are any of the aftermarket ones tolerable? I would go the used route, but being from New England I'd be worried about getting one that is rusted and wouldn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
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Posted By MSGGrunt
My White 1992 GL has a black one. Maybe this was...

My White 1992 GL has a black one. Maybe this was something that was painted at the dealership?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,893
Posted By MSGGrunt
Evan's waterless coolant. Most people either...

Evan's waterless coolant. Most people either don't know of it or can't justify the cost, but if you want the best there is no other.

https://www.evanscoolant.com/
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By MSGGrunt
Pardon my ignorance, but is this what I would...

Pardon my ignorance, but is this what I would need if I was LIFTING my wagon to bring the front alignment back within spec? My assumption being that my 2" lift on coil-overs will effectively...
Forum: website & board 09-24-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,520
Posted By MSGGrunt
I personally like more focused forums as it makes...

I personally like more focused forums as it makes it easier for the novice, like myself, to search out a particular topic. Coming over from the E30 BMW crowd we had:

Interior
Paint and Body...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By MSGGrunt
I fixed the issue. I sold the car. Was planning...

I fixed the issue. I sold the car. Was planning on selling it anyway, but wanted to do it with good working brakes. The new owner is an enthusiast and the non working brakes worked to a couple of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 39,796
Posted By MSGGrunt
To each their own, but I love the red interior. I...

To each their own, but I love the red interior. I agree that all the reds should match, but that is easier said than done on dissimilar materials that will fade differently. Did the cars that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By MSGGrunt
I did not check, but this will be the first thing...

I did not check, but this will be the first thing I do tonight. I have read that the Volvo system can be a test of ones patience. My worries were that I did something to damage the booster....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By MSGGrunt
Help Bleeding Brakes.

I have read but am still looking for advice... I replaced the front rotors and calipers and can't get the pressure to come up. I only opened the front hoses so does that mean I don't have to worry...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By MSGGrunt
Any progress?

Any progress?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By MSGGrunt
Are you talking about external or internal?

Are you talking about external or internal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By MSGGrunt
Seats can be recovered in leather from Lseat.com...

Seats can be recovered in leather from Lseat.com for $299.99 for the front and $299.00 for the rear. You can source a spare passenger's seat and swap everything over to the driver's seat since the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By MSGGrunt
I too only have the air box and hose, but no...

I too only have the air box and hose, but no distributor to take measurements off.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By MSGGrunt
Interested as I am modifying one of these as well...

Interested as I am modifying one of these as well for the same purpose. I am going the route of a 5/16" aluminum plate cut out using the factory gasket (#1 in the picture) as a template with a 5"...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
The leather is holding up nicely as I would...

The leather is holding up nicely as I would expect given how thick it is. The car leather has worn in nicely, but as far a tightening up I can't say that it has all that much, but the car doesn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
It's a lot and, IMO, the white face gages don't...

It's a lot and, IMO, the white face gages don't compliment the dash any.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,256
Posted By MSGGrunt
Would that aftermarket cooler work on a B230FT...

Would that aftermarket cooler work on a B230FT out of a 1995 940T that I plan to swap into a 1991 240? I assume the blocks are the same and would only need to change the pipe possibly.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,855
Posted By MSGGrunt
I am amazed at how the wider wheels and lower...

I am amazed at how the wider wheels and lower stance really changes the whole look of the car. Nice detailed work.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
I too noticed this. The seats were installed in...

I too noticed this. The seats were installed in the early evening and the mosquitos were eating me alive, so I called it quits. The seatbelts have since been fixed. Thanks for the keen eye.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
The remaining small projects before the interior...

The remaining small projects before the interior is completed are:

- Recover the rear shelf.
- Wire in the rear deck speakers.
- Have a new armrest cover made.
- Replace the front door...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
And the rear seats are all covered and installed....

And the rear seats are all covered and installed. I am very happy with how they turned out. I'm sure they will stretch and the wrinkles will smooth out as the leather heats up in the sun. If not, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,474
Posted By MSGGrunt
Rear shelf installed with headrest to see how the...

Rear shelf installed with headrest to see how the speakers fit. I like the fit of the 4" much better than the 6".
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