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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By 2turbotoys
Didn't mean to derail your thread in any way with...

Didn't mean to derail your thread in any way with my little rant. You are going to have some impressive before and after pics! Looking forward to seeing the resurrection of your car!
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 62,215
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments! ...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments!

Reached a milestone moment today! The engine and transmission are in the car. Next time I will not try to put them in while assembled haha, that really made...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By 2turbotoys
Spraying undercoating is a messy business, just a...

Spraying undercoating is a messy business, just a heads up if there is something nearby you don't want to spray. An easy alternative is liquid electrical tape, available at any auto parts store....
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 01:02 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 52,984
Posted By 2turbotoys
Very cool, curious to see what they look like in...

Very cool, curious to see what they look like in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By 2turbotoys
It won't rust from a bit of undercoating...

It won't rust from a bit of undercoating dissolving. The undercoating is just a bit of armor for the paint from stones and such. If the paint is still there, no worries. If its not, hit it with a bit...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By 2turbotoys
Glad to see the car is getting saved, it looks...

Glad to see the car is getting saved, it looks like it was on the edge/over the edge of being scrap metal.

There is a lot of that attitude of keeping the Volvo stashes like that secret. I don't...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 62,215
Posted By 2turbotoys
Spent the first half of the day cleaning the...

Spent the first half of the day cleaning the engine bay so more, then got bored with that, so got the new oil pan out. Installed the hinged baffled tray, removed and cleaned the windage tray,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By 2turbotoys
I contacted him last night, he said he would sell...

I contacted him last night, he said he would sell me just the plastic mounting parts. I'm quite familiar with 3M trim tape, which is what I was originally going to use, its just a pain in the butt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By 2turbotoys
Haha, ya you did. I kinda want the hardware even...

Haha, ya you did. I kinda want the hardware even if its low quality, so I can reproduce the missing parts out of aluminum or something.

I did not see just the mounting kit on ebay. The Sikaflex...
Forum: showroom 01-18-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By 2turbotoys
I certainly was not trying to say to move the...

I certainly was not trying to say to move the axle, but the axle moves itself backwards when the car is lowered, which makes wider tires more difficult. This is a well known fact. So putting it back...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 984
Posted By 2turbotoys
Someone will correct me if I am wrong I'm sure,...

Someone will correct me if I am wrong I'm sure, but I believe that manifold is not as good as a B230F manifold.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 984
Posted By 2turbotoys
My 79 242 (B21) was converted to a very simple...

My 79 242 (B21) was converted to a very simple Megasquirt EFI by the previous owner. It only controls the fuel at the moment, the ignition system is stock. Because I didn't do it, I can't tell you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By 2turbotoys
I'm hoping for a nicer solution than bolting door...

I'm hoping for a nicer solution than bolting door hinges to it. These are rare and expensive, I would rather not drill holes in it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By 2turbotoys
Installing rear window louvers with Fox stang hardware?

I got an Autoplas rear window louver for my '78 242, but do not have any of the mounting hardware. The previous owner used 3M trim tape, but I would like to be able to wash the rear window, and have...
Forum: showroom 01-15-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By 2turbotoys
It is definitely easier to fit FWD wheels, and...

It is definitely easier to fit FWD wheels, and there is a huge amount of selection in the aftermarket. I tend to aim at an offset of 0 when using spacers, FWD wheels and wide tires, never get there...
Forum: showroom 01-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By 2turbotoys
Welcome back, nice looking car!

Welcome back, nice looking car!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 840
Posted By 2turbotoys
That is a very clean car from what the pics show....

That is a very clean car from what the pics show. I would probably do the $4k. It would cost a lot of $ and time to get one into that condition. The flaws I saw are not a deal breaker and I would...
Forum: showroom 01-13-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By 2turbotoys
Is the car lowered? If so you may need to bring...

Is the car lowered? If so you may need to bring the axle forward to center it. If not, you may still need to trim the fender lip, use the thinnest adapters possible. You will have a lot of room on...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By 2turbotoys
I'm going with 8V heads if that helps. ...

I'm going with 8V heads if that helps.

https://i.imgur.com/mblISHMl.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By 2turbotoys
There are way too many variables to answer that...

There are way too many variables to answer that question.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By 2turbotoys
Fair enough, my main traffic problem is people...

Fair enough, my main traffic problem is people ALWAYS doing 5 or 10 mph slower than the speed limit, which is usually about 20/30 mph slower than I want to be traveling at, honking doesn't help. Now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By 2turbotoys
Not a fan of horns, blow it at someone doing...

Not a fan of horns, blow it at someone doing something stupid and you will probably scare them into doing something even more stupid. Best to remain calm, drive through the situation, and swear about...
Forum: website & board 01-08-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By 2turbotoys
Welcome! Love the wagon, great looking start for...

Welcome! Love the wagon, great looking start for a project.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By 2turbotoys
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: showroom 01-06-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By 2turbotoys
Nice score on the trunk popper kit and armrest!

Nice score on the trunk popper kit and armrest!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By 2turbotoys
We have to weld on cast (not me, the shop owner)...

We have to weld on cast (not me, the shop owner) rear end housings often, heating with a MAP gas torch to 300+ degrees works fine. You are really supposed to heat it in a forge or something, then...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By 2turbotoys
Anyone with a magnetic drain plug knows the tiny...

Anyone with a magnetic drain plug knows the tiny bit of powdered metal that shows up on your oil changes. More magnets can't hurt, rare earth magnets are super cheap on Amazon. Why not? It certainly...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
Their customer service is great! The site could...

Their customer service is great! The site could definitely use some work but they answer very quickly during business hours. Thanks for the link! I included a question with my order stating I wanted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
It was a total of $76.51 before shipping. I...

It was a total of $76.51 before shipping. I didn't get the invoice yet, but shipping is always reasonable from them. I got the mounting bracket (the welded in part that the tray sits on), the metal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
I ordered the parts from VP, it is the same ones...

I ordered the parts from VP, it is the same ones in Harry Tuttles pics, but new.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 40,442
Posted By 2turbotoys
I collect parts like its my job haha, but ya get...

I collect parts like its my job haha, but ya get them while you can. I'm thinking 20 years from now it's gonna be a little harder...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By 2turbotoys
We've all done stuff like that, it happens, no...

We've all done stuff like that, it happens, no biggie. It will take up less room in the oil filter or pump screen than the valve hushers always do!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thank you, very helpful.

Thank you, very helpful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
Nice write up Harry Tuttle, much appreciated....

Nice write up Harry Tuttle, much appreciated. That does look like a great way to go. Was the new piece cut from a later car or a NOS part? Assume you welded in place then.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
If it's on their website they will usually get it...

If it's on their website they will usually get it to me, just takes a while. Thanks for the link!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By 2turbotoys
Always glad to help, good luck

Always glad to help, good luck
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By 2turbotoys
Oops, thats what I meant, sorry. The dye one. Ya,...

Oops, thats what I meant, sorry. The dye one. Ya, I would use Forever black.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By 2turbotoys
Back to Black works well on bumpers, a natural...

Back to Black works well on bumpers, a natural shine, and lasts really long especially on parts that aren't in the sun too much.

Obviously a test spot on a spare piece of interior trim would give...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
It does not. The part in the pic is spot welded...

It does not. The part in the pic is spot welded on the right, and welded to an upright support on the left.

2manyturbos, PM incoming
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By 2turbotoys
Early 240 rotten battery tray, ideas?

So the battery tray is rotten on my '78 242. On the early cars it is welded in and I can not find a replacement part. Temporary measure has been a stainless steel panel I cut to size to fit the tray...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 62,215
Posted By 2turbotoys
Got a warmer day, 45 degrees F, and a new hose...

Got a warmer day, 45 degrees F, and a new hose and gun assembly. Round 1 of engine bay cleaning complete. The pressure washer just need a zip tie to hold it at full throttle, now it works great!
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By 2turbotoys
Vinyl dye or bumper dye should fix it if it is a...

Vinyl dye or bumper dye should fix it if it is a chemical burn.

I use distilled water and microfiber cloths for just about all my car cleaning, unless there is a sticky mess or a lot of buildup,...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 52,984
Posted By 2turbotoys
Dam, you have a lot of patience! But I get how...

Dam, you have a lot of patience! But I get how that could be kinda fun...I bet a lot of people have considered this and realized they can not follow through, I'm one of them hahaha.
Forum: showroom 12-25-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By 2turbotoys
:cool:

:cool:
Forum: showroom 12-25-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By 2turbotoys
Is that a tank motor? Gotta run better than a PV...

Is that a tank motor? Gotta run better than a PV :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By 2turbotoys
Answer this ^^^, or you will miss out on great...

Answer this ^^^, or you will miss out on great advice.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 52,984
Posted By 2turbotoys
A lot of quality work in this thread! Nice job...

A lot of quality work in this thread! Nice job man, sweet car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By 2turbotoys
So to clarify what is being said here, it is loud...

So to clarify what is being said here, it is loud because it's a stepper motor that is now engaging a gear made from a harder material?

Doesn't sound right to me. Stepper motors are louder than a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,717
Posted By 2turbotoys
Amazon? Mouser? between them you can get any wire...

Amazon? Mouser? between them you can get any wire ever made.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,565
Posted By 2turbotoys
Just gonna throw this back out there, as I feel...

Just gonna throw this back out there, as I feel this is the correct answer for better handling...and a huge range of spring options that can be bought new. I have had no luck with used stock springs...
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