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Forum: showroom 12-06-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6907964929_83b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6907964929_83ba9f4b72_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bwr8iB)
It was actually Atom D&D's car. Was bought by the guy who now owns the former RSI shop wagon.
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Forum: showroom 12-06-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 768,278
Posted By John242Ti
^Been painted. Also, speedometer needs work. ...

^Been painted. Also, speedometer needs work.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/44147686280_5c53636627_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2agbr3Q)
Pfeba-made Volvo 3-piece spoiler meant for the later...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,149
Posted By John242Ti
Small red wire goes to the tab terminal on the...

Small red wire goes to the tab terminal on the back of the alternator. If it's a Bosch 70, 80, or 100 amp alternator, the tab is next to the stud for the B+ wire (large red wire). If Nippondenso,...
Forum: showroom 11-25-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 768,278
Posted By John242Ti
^decent polish job... Probably not chromed,...

^decent polish job... Probably not chromed, unfortunately. Did the same on my '81 242's cam cover about 20 years ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By John242Ti
>Rust >Rust >Rust >Rust ...

>Rust

>Rust

>Rust

>Rust

>Rust
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By John242Ti
Constant idle when combined with Bosch...

Constant idle when combined with Bosch breakerless just maintains the normal idle rpm. With Chrysler, it'll bump up from 750 rpm to 900 rpm on 1982 models (and, LH-Jet cars do the same). 1981...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By John242Ti
^Yup. Just like my 245. Now, my 242, even...

^Yup. Just like my 245. Now, my 242, even though it is a 31 market code vehicle, due to its age, it has the commandos.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-24-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By John242Ti
On the tower plate, it's usually on the right...

On the tower plate, it's usually on the right side, near the paint and interior codes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By John242Ti
I guess we need to clear some things up here,...

I guess we need to clear some things up here, bumper-wise...

1975-82 US/Canada markets: commando bumper with 5 mph shocks (can handle closer to 10 mph impact without much damage) - early versions...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By John242Ti
Throttle switch adjusted ok? Want to bring...

Throttle switch adjusted ok?

Want to bring it out Saturday and we'll get it set up how mine is?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By John242Ti
^And Canada didn't even use the Euro-style...

^And Canada didn't even use the Euro-style bumpers in 1985. They still used the 1975-82 stuff.
Forum: showroom 11-21-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9,403
Views: 2,867,266
Posted By John242Ti
^Interesting eyelids/visors on the headlamps. ...

^Interesting eyelids/visors on the headlamps. Should bring the car to Issaquah on the 10th of February. That's when the XXX All-Swedish Cruise-In meet occurs.

Anyway, still in the garage, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 64,464
Posted By John242Ti
Yeah, if this was 1988 or so, then, it might be...

Yeah, if this was 1988 or so, then, it might be worth fixing. My old '83 245T apparently had similar damage on the passenger side sometime between 1983 and 1997. It was repaired by a body shop, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 64,464
Posted By John242Ti
^3.31... M46 was 3.54... -J

^3.31... M46 was 3.54...

-J
Forum: showroom 11-12-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,338
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/45019114814_8c...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/45019114814_8c6255a6a0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bAbJoJ)

Photo courtesy of GrandmaSideways.

-J
Forum: showroom 11-12-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9,403
Views: 2,867,266
Posted By John242Ti
A two-fer. Both a pic of one of my Volvos, and a...

A two-fer. Both a pic of one of my Volvos, and a mugshot... And, yes, it looks like a mugshot...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4809/30896508257_3e9664959f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P5dFue)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By John242Ti
Bosch Touring amber lenses are what you need.

Bosch Touring amber lenses are what you need.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By John242Ti
If you need it, I have a NOS 242 rear quarter...

If you need it, I have a NOS 242 rear quarter panel. Passenger side. It's posted in my Post-iPd sale thread in the for sale section.

Got the turbo version of your car, currently waiting for me...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,240
Posted By John242Ti
Could always do the usual 240 turbo exhaust with...

Could always do the usual 240 turbo exhaust with an adapter where the resonator is mounted, a la iPd sport exhaust. It's a bit louder, but not obnoxious.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By John242Ti
You could always ask one of the veteran parts...

You could always ask one of the veteran parts guys and see if they were able to save the manual key cutting machine. If they did, then it's just a matter of ordering a blank from Volvo, then having...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By John242Ti
Could also be a fried circuit board. I think...

Could also be a fried circuit board. I think Ethan might have a spare cluster that you could try.

@Dave, apparently, the rheostat works. Dash lights work, it's just the cluster that has no...
Forum: showroom 10-31-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 768,278
Posted By John242Ti
^Definitely not common. Have only seen one in...

^Definitely not common. Have only seen one in person, at a wrecking yard in Canuckistan.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, MTC is another brand name for Scam-Tech,...

IIRC, MTC is another brand name for Scam-Tech, aka PPS. So, it should be the same part.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
The B21FT does not use a vacuum line. Fitting...

The B21FT does not use a vacuum line. Fitting has a vacuum cap installed. Only the B23FT/B230FT engines have one, but the housing is still empty. On the past five B21/23FT engines I've had, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,948
Posted By John242Ti
Could've sworn that was the Geely-endorsed site...

Could've sworn that was the Geely-endorsed site with the flash viewer...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 64,464
Posted By John242Ti
That blows. Re: the overdrive, you'll need...

That blows.

Re: the overdrive, you'll need at least the rear housing, the speedometer drive worm gear that goes on the output shaft, the speedo gear with its housing, and the retaining screw for...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 38,875
Posted By John242Ti
I think the one I had many years ago (not the...

I think the one I had many years ago (not the same one - mine had a 200 km/h speedo) was missing those as well. Used it in a '73 145. The column trim held it in place, though. So, you might try...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By John242Ti
Until the warning light is made to work, start...

Until the warning light is made to work, start driving, then find a steep hill to power up in 1st. That way you can get your alternator charging while driving.

That said, the Denso alternators...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
Re: chickens... Only poultry dig 2/7/9 series...

Re: chickens... Only poultry dig 2/7/9 series cars for the most part.

Re: oil pressure gauge senders. The gauges are the same except for their faces. The senders are different, resistance-wise....
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
^That's right. Oh well... lol -J

^That's right. Oh well... lol

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5059/5426560831_e6e...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5059/5426560831_e6ef0c61cd_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9gwxtD)
They're diggin' it...

:-P:rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
:nod: That we did. Think there's a nice,...

:nod:

That we did. Think there's a nice, running, and cheap slicktop blue '85 wagon right now on the CL...
Forum: showroom 10-17-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,338
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1864/44541599271_a5...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1864/44541599271_a5f0a43ab2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aRZkE8)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/42732950590_852cfbc70f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/287axqb)

Couple...
Forum: showroom 10-15-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,403
Views: 2,867,266
Posted By John242Ti
A bit of ghosting/flare going on in this pic... ...

A bit of ghosting/flare going on in this pic...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1931/45280289102_8d027e659a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bZgjpG)

Left rear view......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By John242Ti
If, the speedometer is the one with the orange...

If, the speedometer is the one with the orange needle, then, yes for a 1981-85 non-GLT/non-turbo wagon. If it's square with the white needle, then it's for any 1975-80 245/265.

Here's are some...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,374
Posted By John242Ti
It was an option on all of the DL cars through...

It was an option on all of the DL cars through 1985, then became standard on the GL, Canadian GLE, and the Turbo in 1984. All four of my 242s didn't come with it. Had to add it to each car. Think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By John242Ti
When I ran a K cam in my family's '85 245DL back...

When I ran a K cam in my family's '85 245DL back in 2002, I set the idle around 850-900 rpm. Ignition timing at 7-8 deg BTDC. It ran very rough at 750, which is to be expected. Once it came on cam...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,300
Posted By John242Ti
The earlier 402 green was usually called either...

The earlier 402 green was usually called either Teal or Blue-Green Metallic, depending on the year. It's basically 412 Tropic, but with less metal flake. It's still a teal green, which is a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,425
Posted By John242Ti
205/60R15's or 205/65R15's would be even better. ...

205/60R15's or 205/65R15's would be even better. Better protection for the rim, since slightly wider tire.

My 242 has the same rust spot, but, in that car's case, it's due to time spent in New...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, an '85 245DL that was in that yard... But,...

IIRC, an '85 245DL that was in that yard... But, yeah, Ken, next time you're up north, you need to come to WA... Lately, it seems the 240 concentration is better in the Seattle area than in...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 38,875
Posted By John242Ti
Might as well. Since you have it, it makes...

Might as well.

Since you have it, it makes sense to go ahead and have it mounted.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 38,875
Posted By John242Ti
lol... I can get pix of it next time I'm under...

lol... I can get pix of it next time I'm under the car, so you can copy it for your next exhaust setup. It is one of the old MVP exhaust systems. Peter at the V Shop might still have the specs of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 38,875
Posted By John242Ti
Not a problem, man. Nice meeting you as well. ...

Not a problem, man. Nice meeting you as well. Car looks good. A Dynomax UltraFlow muffler in the stock location would quiet it down a lot without making it feel lethargic. Have a 2.5" cat-back...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
Volvo accessory wheel. A rebadged Momo Ghibli 3...

Volvo accessory wheel. A rebadged Momo Ghibli 3 that Volvo sold. Got it from RWC about 7 years ago.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 38,875
Posted By John242Ti
Success. ...

Success.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1917/30087325937_e6e1b9157d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MQHpLV)

As seen in Tacoma at the Griot's Garage event. Hope to see it at XXX in February.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By John242Ti
The washers found on the wiper motors work really...

The washers found on the wiper motors work really well, since they have that raised portion around the bolt hole, which helps keep the rubber from ripping.

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By John242Ti
He just enlarged the hole to get rid of the two...

He just enlarged the hole to get rid of the two shaft holes. Most 140 series cars I come across have had it done. If you want something fairly modern without modifying the dash, you could find a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 243,990
Posted By John242Ti
Black that's minty is exceedingly common up here....

Black that's minty is exceedingly common up here. Blue, brown, or tan, not so much. BTW: recognize the steering wheel in the tan interior 245 shot?

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By John242Ti
^RHD 140/160 cars, especially those in Australia...

^RHD 140/160 cars, especially those in Australia and NZ, etc, use a metal bar that goes across the firewall to actuate the brake booster and master cylinder.

To the OP, what side of the car do the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By John242Ti
It's that white '90 744Ti that he's owned for the...

It's that white '90 744Ti that he's owned for the past 10 years. So, unlike the red 745Ti that I own, there's only one wiper relay, that being the skinny french Cartier 1235067 relay for the front.
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