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Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
And then, two days ago, this happened: ...

And then, two days ago, this happened:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1907/43018857150_f2be9b5d08_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28xqTtC)IMG_8223 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/28xqTtC) by moguitarman76...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By MoCounselor
Timing Belt Job - What Else?

Hello all,

I'm getting ready to put in an IPD order for the timing belt kit for my 242, and I was wondering what else I should go ahead and do while I'm in there for that. The kit comes with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 46,691
Posted By MoCounselor
Ugh...I have a flathood acquired for my '83 and...

Ugh...I have a flathood acquired for my '83 and I've already converted to single-rounds, but these pics are making me second-guess that decision...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,385
Posted By MoCounselor
http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/240%20Wir...

http://www.volvowiringdiagrams.com/volvo/240%20Wiring%20Diagrams/TP30414-1%201982%20240%20260%20Wiring%20Diagrams.pdf

That's for the '82 model year. I found a plug on the diagrams, page 13 if...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By MoCounselor
I've loved seeing your build unfold my friend. ...

I've loved seeing your build unfold my friend. Kick-ass car!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,268
Posted By MoCounselor
Congrats on the new home, and the shop! Mind if...

Congrats on the new home, and the shop! Mind if I pm you to get some details on the shop itself? We're in Missouri, and we've been pondering something similar for a shop building for me.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,385
Posted By MoCounselor
Pics no worky....

Pics no worky....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,918
Posted By MoCounselor
: he says in reference to one of the board...

: he says in reference to one of the board members who has realistically some of THE most tangible experience levels in this community, while saying it TO a board member who has a fair amount...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-28-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,918
Posted By MoCounselor
False. A LOT of us on this forum respect John's...

False. A LOT of us on this forum respect John's opinion and knowledge. He definitely has a way with words when it comes to posting, (nothing but love for you John V,) but if you take the time to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,801
Posted By MoCounselor
This. 140 offset is not the same as 240 offset. ...

This. 140 offset is not the same as 240 offset. 40mm stock = much higher offset. Similar to a lot of modern wrong-wheel drive cars.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 117,814
Posted By MoCounselor
Question on the Ford project: do you know the...

Question on the Ford project: do you know the dimensions of the Coyote motor? I've been tossing around a non-Volvo project idea for awhile involving that motor, but i"m not sure it will fit. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 117,814
Posted By MoCounselor
Definitely looking forward to seeing this one...

Definitely looking forward to seeing this one unfold! Your work is always top-notch. Welcome back dude!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 197,045
Posted By MoCounselor
I think that there are manifolds available in the...

I think that there are manifolds available in the motherland...? (I've seen a few b234 cars on insta with itb's on them.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,524
Posted By MoCounselor
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2668/32927909765_8e...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2668/32927909765_8e249b64f7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SaJ9oa)

That 142 though....*wipes drool*
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By MoCounselor
I think you'll find that the vast majority of...

I think you'll find that the vast majority of people will say that the cam will make minimal difference in an auto-equipped car. As far as what cam, that is up for debate. I have a friend that put...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Yeah, they would have. Toms_elleck on here had...

Yeah, they would have. Toms_elleck on here had them on his white 242, so that is pretty much exactly what they would have looked like on mine. Running Rigals w/no pie plate center caps for now, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
The Style 5's (BBS)? I actually ended up selling...

The Style 5's (BBS)? I actually ended up selling them. I'm a bit adhd when it comes to wheels, so they went to a buddy that refinished them and put them on his wife's e36 convertible.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Daily update: we replaced the resistor on the ecu...

Daily update: we replaced the resistor on the ecu and still at the same spot of it cranking, but not starting, with the ecu plugged in. Rechecked everything through troubleshooting and all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By MoCounselor
FYI on the hood, you can get a new aftermarket...

FYI on the hood, you can get a new aftermarket flathood from VP-Autoparts. $425-ish + shipping from South Carolina, which probably won't be cheap, but it is an option.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 218,550
Posted By MoCounselor
Progress is progress man, celebrate the small...

Progress is progress man, celebrate the small victories!

More info on the e28? It looks gorgeous! Also, nice job on the house floors, they turned out great! We need to do similar to the oak...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-13-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By MoCounselor
Early LH ecu. I measured the resistor with my...

Early LH ecu. I measured the resistor with my digital calipers and used a chart from there, which came out to a 2 watt resistor.

As for the color code, everything I could find read that as...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-13-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By MoCounselor
Thanks man, I think I figured it out from that...

Thanks man, I think I figured it out from that info!

Ordering now.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-13-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By MoCounselor
Resistor Help?

I'm hoping someone on here might be able to help with this, and I thought that the engine management forum might be my best bet.

Trying to repair my factory ecu on my '83 242. There is a dead...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 662,731
Posted By MoCounselor
Oh Lordy!!! Favorite wheel of all time,...

Oh Lordy!!! Favorite wheel of all time, definitely in for pics of this!!!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
More progress today: All lights are now...

More progress today:

All lights are now working, including hazards, turn signals, high and low beams, taillights, brake lights, and reverse lights.

It's a small step, but I'll take every one I...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By MoCounselor
Ditto. (Future knowledge is good.)

Ditto. (Future knowledge is good.)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Thanks buddy! It’s definitey motivating to...

Thanks buddy!

It’s definitey motivating to feel like it’s finally getting somewhere!

The plan is to get it running well so I can put some miles on it to troubleshoot the eventual other things...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Update: We may very well have found the...

Update:

We may very well have found the culprit of all of the non-starting/running rough issues:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4787/26866226498_dffa5ea55e_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Thanks man! I honestly was right where you were...

Thanks man! I honestly was right where you were with the 142, as far as selling it, a few weeks ago, just out of frustration with lack of progress. Thankfully, I have a good network of friends that...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Update: 3/7/18

And, after a long break, we're back.

My 242 project has been dormant for awhile, hence no updates. I've been fighting with no-start issues (it would crank, but wouldn't fire up,) for quite some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By MoCounselor
Late-Bosch Square-Plug Impulse Sender...?

Does anyone know of a source for these still? My '83 242 appears to have a bad impulse sender in the distributor, and finding a new one is proving to be a bit problematic (FCP, IPD, and Rockauto are...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,524
Posted By MoCounselor
Seconded. My set for the '83 need some love, I...

Seconded. My set for the '83 need some love, I appreciate the info.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,097
Posted By MoCounselor
Yup. Seems backwards to me, or at least, the...

Yup. Seems backwards to me, or at least, the "Clarkson" way of car building... (Powuh!!!!!)
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,097
Posted By MoCounselor
We need more threads like this in TB again. ...

We need more threads like this in TB again.

Great stuff!

-Ben
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 197,045
Posted By MoCounselor
You made the right call, Colin! Glad to see that...

You made the right call, Colin! Glad to see that buttercup will live on in your care!
Forum: showroom 01-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,363
Posted By MoCounselor
I vote for either black or green. Either one...

I vote for either black or green. Either one would look great with that interior color.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 46,691
Posted By MoCounselor
Good God, man! Every time I see your car I want...

Good God, man! Every time I see your car I want to paint mine green!!! :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By MoCounselor
Thanks Ian! Do you happen to have one of these...

Thanks Ian! Do you happen to have one of these in stock? If so, could you pm me a price?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By MoCounselor
Replacement Coil for Lh 2.1 '83 242?

Hello all,

So, I spent a bit of time on my 242 today to diagnose the non-starting issue some more (first time I've touched it in months.) From the diagnostic tests in the Bentley, it appears that...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,618
Posted By MoCounselor
Curious about the same question, so I'm subbing...

Curious about the same question, so I'm subbing to see everyone's input!
Forum: showroom 11-11-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By MoCounselor
This. Patrick, just out of curiousity, do...

This.

Patrick, just out of curiousity, do you ever seen anything happening with those flares for a 242? (OP, sorry to hijack the thread.)
Forum: showroom 11-10-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By MoCounselor
IF it's true, full carbon and not fiberglass with...

IF it's true, full carbon and not fiberglass with a carbon top layer, that isn't a bad price. That being said, ACM in Sweden makes carbon parts already, including flathoods, doors, trunk lids, roof...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 32,245
Posted By MoCounselor
It'll bump the compression ratio and you'll get a...

It'll bump the compression ratio and you'll get a mad boost in torque, yo! ;)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 32,245
Posted By MoCounselor
I'm trying not to pile on, because I've been...

I'm trying not to pile on, because I've been right where you are, making posts on here that brought the TB fury down on me. But damn man, you're making it hard with posts like this! I better tell...
Forum: showroom 11-01-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 39,631
Posted By MoCounselor
You don't happen to have the part number for the...

You don't happen to have the part number for the 100amp Bosch, do you?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By MoCounselor
RC Engineering. I've used them many times over...

RC Engineering. I've used them many times over the years.

https://www.rceng.com/Fuel-Injector-Cleaning-P43C0.aspx
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By MoCounselor
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://www.kaplhenke.com/collections/240/products/240-extended-wheel-studs-wheel-spacers
Forum: showroom 08-28-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,701
Posted By MoCounselor
That box-flared 780 though....*wipes drool* ...

That box-flared 780 though....*wipes drool* :omg:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4344/36695628355_eda9db8eb9_c.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Thanks man! You're was definitely an inspiration...

Thanks man! You're was definitely an inspiration for mine for sure! I think I'm going to end up changing the color on it though, so hopefully that will help lessen the blow!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,692
Posted By MoCounselor
Quick update: I picked up a set of BBS...

Quick update: I picked up a set of BBS RC-090/BMW Style 5 wheels yesterday for a steal, so the parts hoarding for this car continues. (I actually traded for the wheels. I'd bought a set of 18" BMW...
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