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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
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 Yesterday, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
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 Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9,439
Views: 2,988,326
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: 9,439
Views: 2,988,326
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: 273
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: 1,723
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: 3,799
Views: 722,659
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: 3,799
Views: 722,659
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: 16
Views: 579
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: 16
Views: 579
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: 417
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: 632
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: 472
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: 2,549
Views: 298,470
Posted By John242Ti
Chicks dig oil leaks... ;-P

Chicks dig oil leaks...

;-P
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 226,137
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: 471
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: 471
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: 507
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: 440
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,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,262
Posted By John242Ti
Did my suggestion of working the cam cover off...

Did my suggestion of working the cam cover off without pulling the breather hose work?

Ah, the connector for the Volvo Monotester. You can actually unthread that from the block on the passenger...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By John242Ti
If I remember correctly, the window needs to be...

If I remember correctly, the window needs to be popped out, then you can work the trim back into place. 1967-80 cars use a seal for the glass instead of the urethane tape of the 1981-93 cars to hold...
Forum: events 02-26-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
FB meet page: ...

FB meet page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/365735424249101/
Forum: events 02-26-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
I was wondering why you didn't park, while I was...

I was wondering why you didn't park, while I was sitting in my 245. In any case, see ya on the 24th?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,262
Posted By John242Ti
Simple thing to check: Is the breather hose in...

Simple thing to check: Is the breather hose in place on the intake elbow that goes between the fuel distributor boot and the coupler on the compressor side of the turbo? If not, insert it into the...
Forum: website & board 02-14-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,861
Posted By John242Ti
^Actually, you do... lol That said, still...

^Actually, you do... lol

That said, still locked out, unlike 2017...

*edit* added another $20...
Forum: events 02-14-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
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Forum: events 02-12-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
^Cool. What year is your car, so I can get the...

^Cool. What year is your car, so I can get the tags correct on my photo on flickr?

-J
Forum: showroom 02-12-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 102,347
Posted By John242Ti
Not going anywhere for a couple days at least,...

Not going anywhere for a couple days at least, looks like... Have to clear about 1.5'-2' of snow off the driveway, get rid of a tree that fell down, then I might be able to make it to the cul de...
Forum: events 02-11-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
There is talk about having another date this...

There is talk about having another date this spring, March 24th, for the meet, since the turnout was so bad due to the weather.

-J
Forum: events 02-11-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
Probably rather snowy. You might check with...

Probably rather snowy. You might check with someone here: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/

Anyway, some pics for those who aren't on hipstergram or on farcebook...

First person to arrive, other...
Forum: showroom 02-08-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 808,394
Posted By John242Ti
The red isn't shown in the 1985 catalog, but...

The red isn't shown in the 1985 catalog, but brown is.

https://ozvolvo.org/archive - scroll to the bottom and you'll find the pdf.
Forum: showroom 02-07-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 808,394
Posted By John242Ti
^Those look to be from the "Senator" seat cover...

^Those look to be from the "Senator" seat cover set sold for the pre-1986 240 series.
Forum: events 02-07-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
hehe

hehe
Forum: website & board 02-07-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,861
Posted By John242Ti
$30 sent. -J

$30 sent.

-J
Forum: showroom 02-07-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 102,347
Posted By John242Ti
Volvo on snow... ...

Volvo on snow...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/47013111831_3fa470b0e2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eCoueD)

-J
Forum: events 02-07-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
Dern snowflakes cancelling their ride... lol ...

Dern snowflakes cancelling their ride... lol

Better put the battery on the charger and get the snowies out...

-J
Forum: website & board 02-07-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,861
Posted By John242Ti
Waiting on a refund on a purchase I did last...

Waiting on a refund on a purchase I did last week. Once that's done, I'll be sending my donation. Should complete within the next 48 hours or so.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By John242Ti
I had the iPd kit (actually a recreation of it)...

I had the iPd kit (actually a recreation of it) on my original '81 242 that I upgraded to Cibie tails from the Bosch units. With the 3rd brake light that I also added, I kept blowing fuse 6. Wound...
Forum: showroom 02-05-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 102,347
Posted By John242Ti
245 doing its best late 960 grille impersonation....

245 doing its best late 960 grille impersonation.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/46262764514_194d82d051_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2du5L7W)

Most snow has been removed from it now. Roof...
Forum: showroom 02-04-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9,439
Views: 2,988,326
Posted By John242Ti
Not yet dumped on, but at the beginning. Before...

Not yet dumped on, but at the beginning. Before I moved the car back to give myself enough room, just in case I need to roll the generator out of the garage, since snow does sometimes have a habit...
Forum: events 02-02-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By John242Ti
^As always... Anyway, will be there. ...

^As always...

Anyway, will be there. Probably rocking steelies with 185/70R14 snowies, instead of Hydras, tho.
Forum: showroom 01-28-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,875
Posted By John242Ti
Remember, the 9000 came out in 1985-86. Was...

Remember, the 9000 came out in 1985-86. Was facelifted in the '90s.
Forum: showroom 01-22-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,875
Posted By John242Ti
240 Zender "GT" spoiler, Volvo p/n 1104500-0: ...

240 Zender "GT" spoiler, Volvo p/n 1104500-0:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8700/17005556148_0c28946bba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rUHVnW)

240 pfeba rear spoiler, meant for 1986-93 244, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By John242Ti
Could be a bad ECU. The 1983-84 LH 2.0 ECUs are...

Could be a bad ECU. The 1983-84 LH 2.0 ECUs are like the 1989-91 pink label LH 2.4 ECUs in that they sometimes go bad. Find a green label 510 ECU with the barcode (a replacement) and drop that in....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,140
Posted By John242Ti
RIP Timmy... Been there, done that too many...

RIP Timmy... Been there, done that too many times over the past few years.

Powder coating is a good plan of action.

Geez, she acts fast. I'm still not ready for a replacement Maine Coon cat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
Views: 1,277
Posted By John242Ti
^Even those... ;-)

^Even those... ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
Views: 1,277
Posted By John242Ti
1978-91 cars usually had painted, if metallic. ...

1978-91 cars usually had painted, if metallic. 1992-93 had black no matter what. In Europe, it seems that the enamel colors also received body color spoilers.

Officially, Volvo called the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By John242Ti
1981-84 cars have the blue wire connected to the...

1981-84 cars have the blue wire connected to the gauge. 1984.5-1985 cars don't have the wire connected. Therefore, only time the turbo warning light comes on is when the key is turned on. When an...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,140
Posted By John242Ti
Hmmm, didn't see that. When I get another front...

Hmmm, didn't see that. When I get another front bumper for my 242 that's in better shape, I'll give you that one. It'll just need the trim swapped over to it from the one you got from me.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By John242Ti
Looks clean. Parents had an orange '74 145...

Looks clean. Parents had an orange '74 145 almost identically equipped (no rack on ours). After you replace the tires (if it needs them), get the K cam in there swapped out for a D cam and advance...
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