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Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rporzio
Ok, didn't know that. Not sure what type of 242...

Ok, didn't know that. Not sure what type of 242 it is going to call the yard later this morning.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By rporzio
84 242 Auto Driveshaft

Does anyone know if the front driveshaft off of an 82 242 (not sure of the tranny type if it matters) is the same for my 84 242 Auto? VIDA doesn't seem to list the part numbers or I'm not looking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By rporzio
Ah, now I see. I was confused by 1 of the...

Ah, now I see. I was confused by 1 of the drawings on the volvopartswebstore.com where they showed 3 all the same part numbers. VIDA clearly shows 3 but the rear is different. Thanks so much Ken,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By rporzio
My 84 242 Driveshaft

Hi Everyone, do I have 2 or 3 Spider or U Joints on my 1984 242 Auto NA? Thanks Ralph
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By rporzio
Brick15, did the 16 inch Spal fan go right into...

Brick15, did the 16 inch Spal fan go right into place or did you have to take anything apart? You wouldn't happen to have a pic would you? Thanks Ralph
Forum: showroom 03-04-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By rporzio
good point, probably could have used a 20MM...

good point, probably could have used a 20MM spacer instead of 16.5, oh well...
Forum: showroom 03-04-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By rporzio
Just because...

Took some shots of my 242 and then had some post processing fun in Lightroom... Ralph
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By rporzio
Yup, just checked NAPA HERE...

Yup, just checked NAPA HERE (http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx/Wheel-Bolt-Front/_/R-NDP6411087_0485601241) and it does appear that these match the stock dimensions for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By rporzio
Nice, thanks all. We're going to get one...

Nice, thanks all. We're going to get one complete setup put together amd mounted then see what we need for additional length to the studs. Ben does have a set available so that's a good option and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By rporzio
thanks, I'll message Ben to see what he has...

thanks, I'll message Ben to see what he has available...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By rporzio
1984 242 wheel stud dimensions

Hi everyone, anyone have the dimensions for a stock wheel stud installed on my 84 242? I'm mounting aftermarket rims and need to get longer ones by 1/2" or so... Thanks Ralph
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By rporzio
Just did...

Just did...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By rporzio
My 84 242

My guy was hit in the rear last weekend and I need to replace the bumper shocks but see that the part numbers 1312373 and 74 are no longer available. Anybody have a resource I can use? Thanks Ralph...
Forum: showroom 06-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,244
Posted By rporzio
so that means you'll sell me the 2 switch holder?...

so that means you'll sell me the 2 switch holder? Thanks, Ralph
Forum: showroom 06-05-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By rporzio
out in the driveway...

out in the driveway...
Forum: showroom 06-05-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By rporzio
Crazy event and I'm usually the only Volvo, lots...

Crazy event and I'm usually the only Volvo, lots of interesting reactions... Thanks Nathan, i appreciate. Ralph
Forum: showroom 06-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By rporzio
He's ready for the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour

The underhood area is done, I'll get a nice light coat of wax on the exterior and then were off Tuesday morning @ 4 headed to Hoover Alabama meeting up with the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour; for the 3rd...
Forum: showroom 05-23-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By rporzio
Thanks project, I almost did too. Just happened...

Thanks project, I almost did too. Just happened to see an ad on Facebook the day of the deadline for entries! R.
Forum: showroom 05-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By rporzio
My 242 in the IPD photo contest

Hi Everyone, I entered this photo of my 84 242 in the IPD photo contest this year and was chosen as one of the finalists. If you haven't voted yet here's the link to the site for all the classes and...
Forum: showroom 03-23-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,105
Posted By rporzio
really nice story, so glad both parties are...

really nice story, so glad both parties are happy...
Forum: showroom 03-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By rporzio
Thanks Dark, it's a cheap enough option and with...

Thanks Dark, it's a cheap enough option and with out spacers/adapters. I was giving some thought to doing this and after assembling all the parts and test painting one whell I put it on hold.... ...
Forum: showroom 03-21-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By rporzio
Sorry guys, but I'm not following... Oh...

Sorry guys, but I'm not following... Oh well,seniors moments?
Forum: showroom 03-20-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By rporzio
Why?

Why?
Forum: showroom 03-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By rporzio
Just because

I love shooting my 84 242 and playing around with post processing software transforming the images... Ralph
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By rporzio
Excellent, thanks everyone...

Excellent, thanks everyone...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By rporzio
Looking for thoughts on upgraded braking for my 84 242

Came across THESE (http://www.r1concepts.com/category/search/1984/Volvo/242/submodel/parts/allbrand) and wondered if anyone has any experience good or bad to share. I'd like to upgrade my braking...
Forum: showroom 03-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
Thanks OldIron and SquareD. Classic Auto...

Thanks OldIron and SquareD. Classic Auto Interiors on Armenia here in Tampa did the work and I am very pleased!
Forum: showroom 02-28-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
powder coated high temp. So far it's holding up...

powder coated high temp. So far it's holding up nicely...
Forum: showroom 02-28-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
thanks photoman. It's a GM color form the...

thanks photoman. It's a GM color form the mid-60's called Lemowood Yellow, always loved it and it goes beautifully with my brown interior. Are you bringing your car on the tour? If so contact me...
Forum: showroom 02-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
Thanks seeking. I have no strategy or favorite...

Thanks seeking. I have no strategy or favorite cleaning supplies, just love keeping my cars clean, clean, clean... Ralph
Forum: showroom 02-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
Awwwww, that's too bad, I'm going to miss all of...

Awwwww, that's too bad, I'm going to miss all of you.... Oh well here's a departing pic for all... R.
Forum: showroom 02-24-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
I get tons of inspiration from your car and what...

I get tons of inspiration from your car and what you've done to it Roger and some of your parts are actually on my 242! Thanks 2 fast, much appreciated. You're right cbevis it looks WAY better...
Forum: showroom 02-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
Thanks superboosted and vonheck, I appreciate...

Thanks superboosted and vonheck, I appreciate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By rporzio
thanks cleanflametrap, yes all of the reservoirs...

thanks cleanflametrap, yes all of the reservoirs are new except for the washer fluid which I bleached...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By rporzio
Hours of polishing. I just hand waxed the fan...

Hours of polishing. I just hand waxed the fan shroud more than a few times with Maquiars Cleaner wax and that seemed to do the trick... It's kinda theraputic to putter around under the hood a...
Forum: showroom 02-24-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
2 others...

2 others...
Forum: showroom 02-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
Thanks lookforjoe. Yes I removed everything but...

Thanks lookforjoe. Yes I removed everything but recently bought some bulk material off of EBay for under the hood to try it out. My clear coat on the hood is getting a little shaky so we'll see...
Forum: showroom 02-23-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
That's funny Mike, it was painted black and...

That's funny Mike, it was painted black and started to bubble so I just polished all the coating off. Pictures, especially ones doctored a bit in Photoshop and Lightroom, make it look REALLY nice...
Forum: showroom 02-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
Exactly my thought Mike, stealthy (and it hides...

Exactly my thought Mike, stealthy (and it hides grime/grease/etc nicely), new word coined by me...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By rporzio
Thanks guys. EuroJam was fun for us but at the...

Thanks guys. EuroJam was fun for us but at the end of the day there were lots of problems and loads of drama...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By rporzio
Thanks VB, I'm just an NA kind guy... R.

Thanks VB, I'm just an NA kind guy... R.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By rporzio
The latest underhood refresh on my 84 242

I think this is the 3rd (or so) iteration of freshening up my underhood area in preparation for the EuroJam this past weekend in Orlando and the upcoming Hot Rod Power Tour 2015 in June. Loving the...
Forum: showroom 02-23-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,391
Posted By rporzio
My latest 84 242 underhood refresh project

I think this is the 3rd (or so) iteration of freshening up my underhood area in preparation for the EuroJam this past weekend in Orlando and the upcoming Hot Rod Power Tour 2015 in June. Loving the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By rporzio
looks good, but his mailbox seems to be full. Oh...

looks good, but his mailbox seems to be full. Oh well, tons of other choices out there!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By rporzio
and where did you get your "WootBar" ?

and where did you get your "WootBar" ?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By rporzio
Thanks photoman. As a matter of fact I'll...

Thanks photoman. As a matter of fact I'll probably be in Alabama (Hoover) this June on the Hot Rod Power Tour with my 242. Ralph
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By rporzio
Thanks for the reply and pics. I think it has a...

Thanks for the reply and pics. I think it has a nicer finished look and if I paint it with Eastwood's Underhood Matte Black Spray it looks like it'll blend in nicely... Price with shipping on EBay...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-26-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By rporzio
This Ultra Racing strut to strut solution is...

This Ultra Racing strut to strut solution is still looking pretty interesting to me, might be a nice addition to all of my IPD suspension components when we take my 242 up to the Tail Of The Dragon...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By rporzio
Ultra Racing Strut to Strut Brace...

Hi Everyone, has anyone any experience and or pictures of the Ultra Racing Strut to Strut Brace installed? Any thoughts on their performance or fit for an 84 242? Thanks Ralph
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By rporzio
Thanks vb and noz

Thanks vb and noz
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