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Forum: showroom 05-30-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9,318
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Posted By schaff70
how much length is left on the front studs with a...

how much length is left on the front studs with a 10mm spacer? I tried just a 5mm on one of my RWD Volvos and wasn't comfortable with it and removed them.


Are they just spacers on the rears or...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By schaff70
if it's opened up a little larger than the Volvo...

if it's opened up a little larger than the Volvo hub, it would then be no different that the non-hubcentric adapters I ran with the Tritons with no issues. The adapters would still be centered to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By schaff70
Kind of tough when you work 7-7 M-F and machine...

Kind of tough when you work 7-7 M-F and machine shops aren't open on the weekends.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By schaff70
I don't understand. All I need to take off of the...

I don't understand. All I need to take off of the center of the adapters is about 2mm deep to clear the Volvo hubs. It has nothing to do with the wheels.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By schaff70
I ran into the same issue ordering 5x108 - 5x114...

I ran into the same issue ordering 5x108 - 5x114 adapters recently. I don't have the time from work to make it to a machine shop to have them bored out to the correct size, so I just ordered a 65mm...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
Minor updates. Car was leaking oil pretty bad...

Minor updates. Car was leaking oil pretty bad after the cam install. Closer inspection showed the valve cover gasket - my fault, I monkeyed it up when I fixed the leaky front cam seal last weekend. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
Going to order some ready to spray professional...

Going to order some ready to spray professional paint in aerosol cans to refinish them as soon as I figure out a color I'm going to be happy with.

They will probably get installed next weekend and...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
took the car off the road Friday night to install...

took the car off the road Friday night to install an IPD cam gear and the VX cam Slow240 gave to me a while back. I've never messed with anything timing related because my luck is the worst.

Most...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/gDsyi28.jpg While...

https://i.imgur.com/gDsyi28.jpg

While everything was apart we took advantage of cleaning and painting what we could. Just primed & brush painted with rustoleum as this will never be a show car....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-14-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
Been a while since I've had any updates. Took a...

Been a while since I've had any updates. Took a couple vacations this year - California in January with the wife, Lake Tahoe for some skiing with my dad & brothers in February. Got back from that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By schaff70
I just wanted more sound available than the 4 x...

I just wanted more sound available than the 4 x 4" could provide. There is more room in the footwell for the rear doors than in the front doors mainly due to how the window mechanism operates and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By schaff70
http://pic60.picturetrail.com/VOL1756/7969807/1714...

http://pic60.picturetrail.com/VOL1756/7969807/17142382/265778431.jpg

From my 84 245 - Polk 6.5" components in the rear doors. Involved cutting new holes and adding some metal straps to reinforce...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By schaff70
245s are tough for any audio installation. Door...

245s are tough for any audio installation. Door cards are pretty weak and need some sort of reinforcement for anything decent. Plus mounting depth is pretty shallow. You can buy plastic spacers to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,889
Posted By schaff70
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NTrAYR3l1-8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

3" MVP downpipe, 3" mandrel bent with...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
So I like the look of the darkened trim inside...

So I like the look of the darkened trim inside the e-codes, but I didn't want to make any changes permanent by painting it black. I haven't had much luck with plasti-dip in the past, so I ordered a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By schaff70
I've had this bookmarked forever for some reason....

I've had this bookmarked forever for some reason.

In case you need bolt on sliders for a bottom mount seat :

http://wedgebrackets.com/volvo-244-78-86-seat-brackets.html

Try Summit Racing or...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
Thanks to swedishK's adapters, I was finally able...

Thanks to swedishK's adapters, I was finally able to get the euro egg crate grille to fit correctly.

https://i.imgur.com/eLQzt7i.jpg

I originally had the fog lights mounted to the front spoiler...
Forum: showroom 12-31-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 713,598
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/giboZXM.jpg Picked this...

https://i.imgur.com/giboZXM.jpg

Picked this up today from a clean 244 at pick n pull. Never seen one like it before. It's now on my car.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
A little more progress today. Ran out to pick n...

A little more progress today. Ran out to pick n pull this morning and sadly there was a really nice 1990 244 there, silver on black MT with a mint interior. Somebody beat me to the black leather...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
The weather finally cleared and warmed up some,...

The weather finally cleared and warmed up some, so I took advantage and got some things done on the car today. Changed the oil and following this post :...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By schaff70
Start by sanding the lips. If they're in good...

Start by sanding the lips. If they're in good shape you could probably start with 400 grit. Wipe clean then move to 600, 800, 1000, 2000 then start with a cloth and some aluminum polish.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By schaff70
Sadly my collection of European Car magazines...

Sadly my collection of European Car magazines from the late 80s through the mid 90s were destroyed in the Houston flooding. I used to have lots of ads for all those parts and more.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By schaff70
PYB = Pee in your butt VWB = Very Wide Butt...

PYB = Pee in your butt

VWB = Very Wide Butt

In before TBOT
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By schaff70
Police in Houston will not respond unless there...

Police in Houston will not respond unless there are injuries or a tow truck is required. I've had people claim to wait for 3 hours on HPD to arrive and they never do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By schaff70
No idea. I never noticed that on their site, but...

No idea. I never noticed that on their site, but as far as I know all the 240 seats are interchangeable.
Forum: showroom 12-12-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By schaff70
With no odometer photo I call photoshop shens.

With no odometer photo I call photoshop shens.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By schaff70
I've had this bookmarked forever for some reason....

I've had this bookmarked forever for some reason.

In case you need bolt on sliders :

http://wedgebrackets.com/volvo-244-78-86-seat-brackets.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By schaff70
Is 5mm going to make a serious difference? Only...

Is 5mm going to make a serious difference? Only reason why I'm asking is that 1.25" hubcentric adapters are pretty easy to come by, but 25mm aren't. I would most likely have to use the flat face...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/AXs7rEu.jpg Now with...

https://i.imgur.com/AXs7rEu.jpg

Now with more plaid. One step closer to achieving ludicrous speed.
Forum: showroom 12-01-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 2,697,829
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/hDdgKSc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hDdgKSc.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
So I got hit skipped by a guy with road rage on...

So I got hit skipped by a guy with road rage on the way to work this morning. Lighting was pretty poor, I'm still trying to get a clear image of his license plate from the video. Asshat was weaving...
Forum: showroom 11-27-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,086
Posted By schaff70
Is that for the main cluster lighting or the...

Is that for the main cluster lighting or the warning bulbs? The warning lights have a smaller twist lock base.
Forum: showroom 11-27-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,086
Posted By schaff70
Yes, the 2 wedge based cluster bulbs will not...

Yes, the 2 wedge based cluster bulbs will not come loose from the twist lock connector. I even picked up spares the last time I was at pick n pull and they are not coming loose either u
Forum: showroom 11-26-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,086
Posted By schaff70
Need to bump this for some assistance. I've...

Need to bump this for some assistance.

I've ordered the LEDs I need for the instrument cluster, but for the life of me I can't get the old bulbs loose from the twist lock holder. After soaking one...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
K&N filter arrived on Wednesday, but I was in...

K&N filter arrived on Wednesday, but I was in Houston until Saturday evening. Got it installed this afternoon with a shoutout to Rectilinear for shipping it already cleaned with fresh oil.

Had an...
Forum: showroom 11-25-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 847,321
Posted By schaff70
Figured I'd post a photo of the only 740 I've...

Figured I'd post a photo of the only 740 I've owned from back in June 2008. I miss that car.
16V converted to M46 with some mild suspension work and cosmetic upgrades.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/va9QKeH.jpg?1 One step...

https://i.imgur.com/va9QKeH.jpg?1

One step closer.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
I forgot to mention. I've been on the lookout for...

I forgot to mention. I've been on the lookout for an affordable set of old school halogen driving lights for close to 6 months now. Bid on a few sets of used lights, but I'm only willing to go so far...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
Notice I'm not showing the driver side with the...

Notice I'm not showing the driver side with the wavy rear quarter panel. I think every panel has a dent or a ding in it - even the driver side C pillar - but it cleans up pretty good. Never going to...
Forum: showroom 11-20-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 2,697,829
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/QKl8gxm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/QKl8gxm.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/cNhgX17.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/cNhgX17.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kGwFazj.jpg

Spent a lot of the weekend cleaning. First weekend I had the car I polished out the paint and applied a coat of good wax each...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
My wife found it on ETSY.com - I've never been on...

My wife found it on ETSY.com - I've never been on the site, but it seems like they have everything. I ordered 2 12" x 24" sheets in case I screwed it up.

Install is pretty easy, remove trim from...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
Got the roof rack and the basket assembled this...

Got the roof rack and the basket assembled this weekend and installed on top. I needed a way to carry my bike as it doesn't fit inside without pretty much completely taking it apart. I have a single...
Forum: showroom 11-08-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,318
Views: 2,697,829
Posted By schaff70
https://i.imgur.com/BkzlB6I.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BkzlB6I.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,826
Posted By schaff70
So the girl says her car has been giving her...

So the girl says her car has been giving her problems lately. She drove out to San Antonio from Houston Friday to see the vintage championship races at Circuit of The Americas on Saturday. We...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,684
Posted By schaff70
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: showroom 09-21-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By schaff70
The real question is what about that red Porsche...

The real question is what about that red Porsche 944 hiding in the background?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 25,752
Posted By schaff70
Remember when you bumped my thread after about a...

Remember when you bumped my thread after about a year?

My turn. What's the status?
Forum: showroom 08-27-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By schaff70
If you're able to even see the wheels in photos....

If you're able to even see the wheels in photos. Lips need to be polished instead of black
Forum: showroom 08-07-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,787
Views: 2,321,529
Posted By schaff70
https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-...

https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e15/13108786_166873973708726_1573931727_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTI0MDkxNjQzODEzMTg0MzA1Mg%3D%3D.2

"Minivan front bumper with the max...
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