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Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,618
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: 62
Views: 24,176
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: 12
Views: 1,234
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: 12
Views: 1,234
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: 952
Views: 434,673
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: 62
Views: 24,176
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: 9,397
Views: 2,835,669
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: 9,397
Views: 2,835,669
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: 9,397
Views: 2,835,669
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: 948
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: 43
Views: 9,836
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: 429
Views: 187,146
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: 3
Views: 1,236
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: 3
Views: 1,236
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: 3
Views: 1,236
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...
Forum: article composition 01-09-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 187,146
Posted By bgpzfm142
That's awesome news. I appreciate you're a busy...

That's awesome news. I appreciate you're a busy man, but do you have a timeframe of when you'll be ready to rock and roll with these boards?

Edit/update: To answer my own question, a very short...
Forum: article composition 01-04-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 187,146
Posted By bgpzfm142
As I've gotten a couple of PMs about this: ...

As I've gotten a couple of PMs about this:

Been in touch with Fabian at Bijlsma Technical Innovations, who replied to my email very quickly (in this silly season, too, which impressed me) with a...
Forum: article composition 01-01-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 187,146
Posted By bgpzfm142
Not good. Not good. I'd like to order 3 of these...

Not good. Not good. I'd like to order 3 of these boards, which are needed for various projects.

Last update on the Buchka Engineering Facebook page was around September 14 2016, and it appeared...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 115,816
Posted By bgpzfm142
With the B19 360, the shorter water pump results...

With the B19 360, the shorter water pump results in the same pulley sitting closer up to the engine.

So, I got thinking to myself: "Self, if the fan pulley for the 360 is the same part number as...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 115,816
Posted By bgpzfm142
According to the link below, 1276144 is a B19...

According to the link below, 1276144 is a B19 pulley, and the one you've listed (1346447) is for the B200 with the viscous fan.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 115,816
Posted By bgpzfm142
Ah, well; there's a trick to that. The...

Ah, well; there's a trick to that.

The suitable B19 pulley for a fixed fan application in a 360 is p/n 1276144.

It's also used on the AQ131A marine engine.

And... there's one for 20 bux...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 115,816
Posted By bgpzfm142
These engine mounts you made look terrific. ...

These engine mounts you made look terrific.

Nice work.



Another guy building a 142 here in Oz has the same issue. He's planning on using a water pump out of a 360, which AFAIK was never...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 115,816
Posted By bgpzfm142
That looks awesome. Is that flat black paint in...

That looks awesome. Is that flat black paint in the engine bay? (I'll have to show this to the man painting my 142, who doesn't agree that a black engine bay would look good with a white car).
...
Forum: showroom 10-26-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 152,834
Posted By bgpzfm142
If by serial numbers you mean VINs, it varies -...

If by serial numbers you mean VINs, it varies - decoding the VIN on 240s depends if the car was destined for the US / Canada market, or Europe / rest of the world market. It also depends on the year...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 152,834
Posted By bgpzfm142
And another Brucified one - 29: bgpzfm142:...

And another Brucified one -

29: bgpzfm142: 1979; Chassis: VIN: 2428M1161223 - Australia
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,802
Posted By bgpzfm142
I'm also looking for a downloadable factory...

I'm also looking for a downloadable factory version of the T5 parts manual.

However the closest thing I've found online for one has been the DT Components
'Drivetrain Components' 2008...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By bgpzfm142
I've had good luck with volvopartswebsore.com and...

I've had good luck with volvopartswebsore.com and haven't needed to phone them.

And lol, yes - I can believe an S70 is now considered a 'Classic' - after all, like most of us, S70s were made last...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By bgpzfm142
Two back stories for the price of one - basically...

Two back stories for the price of one - basically they advertise stock they never had, yet still take money for it. They continued to advertise the stock they never had even after they told me it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By bgpzfm142
Tasca? Thieves and liars. Tasca are so bent...

Tasca? Thieves and liars.

Tasca are so bent they made John Parker and Robert Jackson seem comparatively honest.
Forum: showroom 07-20-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 152,834
Posted By bgpzfm142
Mark has raced it, as have various guest drivers,...

Mark has raced it, as have various guest drivers, including some of the former works Group A drivers from Europe (e.g Gianfranco Brancatelli), and also John Bowe.
Forum: showroom 07-17-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 152,834
Posted By bgpzfm142
http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/picture.php?albu...

http://www.turbobricks.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=352&pictureid=2943

Strictly speaking, the RHD Australian-built Group A racecar (now owned by Mark Petch) could be considered a lost 242GT. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By bgpzfm142
What state are you in? If you're in NSW, two...

What state are you in? If you're in NSW, two places I know should do a lot better than $600 for a check / clean / surface.

If you're intent on getting headwork done O/S, I can vouch that if you...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,588
Posted By bgpzfm142
That it is. Have you seen the cage designs...

That it is.

Have you seen the cage designs of the 240 Turbo Group A cars?

I wonder if you're planning to use similar rear cage attachment points to them.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,634
Posted By bgpzfm142
Some inspiration - a B20A with lots of bling in a...

Some inspiration - a B20A with lots of bling in a 242 at VROM 2015.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=352&pictureid=2874
...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 138,274
Posted By bgpzfm142
:nod: It's because of this kind of obscenity that...

:nod: It's because of this kind of obscenity that volvopartswebstore.com is my friend, and Australian <strike>stealers</strike> dealers are not.

Ash at DVS did me a great deal on OE head bolts. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Caffeine and nicotine: the essential elements of...

Caffeine and nicotine: the essential elements of life. Well, I'll try to call you at 7pm yesterday (it's already Friday over here) - or in other words, about 2 hours from now.

Meaning I can get...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,899
Posted By bgpzfm142
'He who measures too much, measures crap'? :lol: ...

'He who measures too much, measures crap'? :lol:

Thanks to all for clarification and posting real-world experiences.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-17-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Yes, the quote/unquote format is getting rather...

Yes, the quote/unquote format is getting rather messy...

In response -

- Duly noted re the Internetz Effect on BHP figures, and how the demise of Gruppe B led to manufacturers sometimes...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,899
Posted By bgpzfm142
Thanks for posting this - I was just about to...

Thanks for posting this - I was just about to order a heap of these things and I'm having second thoughts now.

Do you plan to use the Vs1632, the old springs, or an alternative?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Let's try making a reply to this again (without a...

Let's try making a reply to this again (without a browser crash this time...:grrr:)




The terms 'bogan' and 'yob' are fairly interchangeable.

8<
Forum: performance & modifications 12-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Maybe that cam was bent or weakened to begin...

Maybe that cam was bent or weakened to begin with? Although one would presume that the hydraulic tappets would auto-adjust themselves.

Speaking of breakages, the original poster would do well...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Hoods are basically crooked bogans and they're...

Hoods are basically crooked bogans and they're far more antisocial. A bogan (in fact, many bogans) can be found at the shopping mall; a hood will be robbing it.



Yeah, well, sometimes Poms...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Bonnet. The hood is the driver (short for...

Bonnet. The hood is the driver (short for 'hoodlum'). ;-)

It's unfortunate that he didn't wish to talk DOHC camshafts. While there's plenty of data
around for 8V cams, I haven't been able to...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Can't be Abbey, since I'm not of the religious...

Can't be Abbey, since I'm not of the religious right. :-D It shalt be a jurbo (just the one), running about 8:1 static within a 1st oversize B230 bore. Torque to be obtained via mucho gusto from a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
Is it time for a colourful metaphor? ;-) Hate?...

Is it time for a colourful metaphor? ;-) Hate? Nah, but perhaps a while back I'd have expressed a wee bit of teeth-gnashing, green-tinged envy. :-P Ah, well, things worked out well in the end anyway...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,015
Posted By bgpzfm142
And it's made from Mother Volvo's finest...

And it's made from Mother Volvo's finest Unobtanium.

When an Aussie <strike>stealer</strike> dealer wanted $190 AUD + GST for one (and a 50% deposit up front before ordering it, if you please!) ...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,814
Posted By bgpzfm142
A very inspiring, fantastic build. So many parts...

A very inspiring, fantastic build. So many parts to love, like the custom engine mounts.



^ This also.

Did you use 240 sheet metal for the replacement transmission tunnel?

Are you using...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By bgpzfm142
These threads may answer some more of your...

These threads may answer some more of your questions.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=255610

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=46643

To close the current...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By bgpzfm142
Indeed - I was very lucky years ago, when I put a...

Indeed - I was very lucky years ago, when I put a Celica 5 speed in my former 140 and used a single-piece HT Holden prop shaft. No bad vibes, but the prop shaft would occasionally whack the...
Forum: showroom 09-04-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,213
Posted By bgpzfm142
Lol, better not let him hear you say that, Mark...

Lol, better not let him hear you say that, Mark is a very proud New Zealander. ;-) Bjorn and the Group A guys put together a great display and reunited many of the crew and drivers to celebrate the...
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