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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:47 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
First drive happened last night, after having...

First drive happened last night, after having fixed a coolant leak from the water pipe o-ring that I found on Wednesday night.

Only 15 miles in, but so far things are good. I'm running with engine...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2019, 12:53 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
To be fair... the engine was in at the start of...

To be fair... the engine was in at the start of the season. I removed after finding problems in the first couple drives of the year.

Here’s hoping this settles it, and the engine can happily hang...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 12:41 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks for the kind words! And yes, it WILL work...

Thanks for the kind words! And yes, it WILL work this time.

After a long holiday weekend away from home, I'm finally back to cracking away at this. Engine is pretty close to buttoned up now.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 05:17 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Delicious as usual.

Delicious as usual.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2019, 12:00 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Nope

Nope
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 08:12 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
A few other little updates. I spent all day in...

A few other little updates. I spent all day in the garage yesterday plugging away at various things. A lot in the works, but not a ton completed. Lots of time stripping the remaining sheet metal for...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 11:49 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I have a yoshifab oil fill cap sitting in a box....

I have a yoshifab oil fill cap sitting in a box. I don't like how it fits or how hot the aluminum gets, so it sits unused.

The plastic polishing idea is interesting...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 10:39 PM
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Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
Thanks all! Engine is in as of an hour ago. ...

Thanks all! Engine is in as of an hour ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135719728_f6963f0253_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48135687591_7769754751_b.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 10:40 AM
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Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
Parts came back from powdercoat, so I got the...

Parts came back from powdercoat, so I got the engine ready to go back in the bay. If all goes well, it should be sitting back on the mounts tonight. Posting pictures because it makes me happy when...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 01:41 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Good luck! With the guidance of a few others...

Good luck! With the guidance of a few others here, I swapped a T5 engine into my Volvo 242. You can see details in the project thread linked in my signature. Might be some useful information,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 03:00 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Update! Thanks to Alex Buchka doing all the...

Update!

Thanks to Alex Buchka doing all the legwork, a fresh block arrived to serve as a base for the new engine. This block came from a '99 T5 and appears to be identical to my 98 block with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 03:10 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Next block is a 81mm bore 2.3l from a 1999 T5....

Next block is a 81mm bore 2.3l from a 1999 T5. I'm using MS3x
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 10:15 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I bought this kit last year when I ceramic coated...

I bought this kit last year when I ceramic coated the exhaust manifold and turbine housing.

PowRyte 4-Piece HVLP Gravity Feed Air Spray Gun Kit...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 05:39 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Long story short, I was wrong about having solved...

Long story short, I was wrong about having solved the oil consumption issue (at least in part). I pulled the engine and found one melted piston (infamous cylinder #4) along with all other pistons...
Forum: events 05-15-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By The Full Banana
Well, I nuked 5 pistons in my engine. 242 will...

Well, I nuked 5 pistons in my engine. 242 will not be accompanying me this weekend, but I'll still be there. Taking my 2011 535i comfy cruiser instead.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2019, 12:13 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Fantastic job. The combination of sheer...

Fantastic job. The combination of sheer mechanical performance and skillfully-executed details (especially that interior) is not frequently seen in Volvos. Thank you for creating this.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2019, 01:08 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
RE: lift in garage with 8' ceiling... I picked up...

RE: lift in garage with 8' ceiling... I picked up a Dannmar M-6 (basically an upgraded maxjax) for a deal on Black Friday last year, and it has been great. Just throw out the included anchors and get...
Forum: events 03-30-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,797
Posted By The Full Banana
I purchased a ticket earlier this week. Should be...

I purchased a ticket earlier this week. Should be driving out from Chicago area in a group of whiteblock swapped 242s assuming all goes well.
Forum: showroom 03-04-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,449
Posted By The Full Banana
I'd say it's a 'to each their own' sort of thing....

I'd say it's a 'to each their own' sort of thing. It works, but it's not for everyone/every car depending on taste.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4778/25909713807_b5c43e2d82_b.jpg
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Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 34,793
Posted By The Full Banana
If mounting vertically, pan ground clearance...

If mounting vertically, pan ground clearance would definitely be a concern for me at my ride height. Even mounted with the designed slant, the pan just barely tucks in, protected by the crossmember....
Forum: showroom 02-03-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By The Full Banana
FWIW, I used the Duplicolor fabric & vinyl paint...

FWIW, I used the Duplicolor fabric & vinyl paint the first time I painted interior panels for my car (after that I've always used SEM color coat), and it faded after the first year or so. It might...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 243
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Posted By The Full Banana
I... I got the Volvo bushings. :-P

I... I got the Volvo bushings. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2019, 01:21 AM
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Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
The front seats are back in and feel excellent. ...

The front seats are back in and feel excellent.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4873/45710789105_86a8fc3e41_z.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2019, 12:03 PM
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Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
Two bolsters came from an eBay seller in Russia,...

Two bolsters came from an eBay seller in Russia, for half the price of Capital Seating UK. The other two came from Capital Seating UK a year later when the eBay price had gone up.

When purchasing...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2019, 10:25 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
The vent is plumbed to a small air filter that is...

The vent is plumbed to a small air filter that is currently sitting near the engine air intake filter. I haven't found a final home for it yet, but I do plan on keeping it venting to atmosphere for...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2019, 10:22 AM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Yeah, that's the approach I took when applying it...

Yeah, that's the approach I took when applying it inside the cabin. I thought I would overdo the trunk because the panels seemed especially resonant.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-03-2019, 07:52 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Photos added to my previous post

Photos added to my previous post
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2019, 01:22 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Good stuff--looking forward to seeing this...

Good stuff--looking forward to seeing this progress. You're at the point in this project that was most enjoyable for me on my car.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,585
Posted By The Full Banana
Engine bay is looking nice! Out of curiosity, did...

Engine bay is looking nice! Out of curiosity, did you add in drain holes at the bottom of those pockets under the strut tower? I'd be a bit concerned about water collecting there now that they are...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 73,031
Posted By The Full Banana
Good call! I think the 3.73 is a great match for...

Good call! I think the 3.73 is a great match for a mild b230f(+)t and m46 setup.

Good luck getting it finished up and getting it out on the road. You're really close.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2019, 11:42 AM
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Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
Happily, this car has not yet become a permanent...

Happily, this car has not yet become a permanent art installation in the garage. Just before winter set in, I fixed the oil consumption issue. Additionally, I now have a 60k BTU natural gas heater in...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 245
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Posted By The Full Banana
Are you planning on using the 4.10 ring and...

Are you planning on using the 4.10 ring and pinion in this car? Assuming you want this to be a street car, I'd recommend not going any shorter than 3.73 if you're pairing it with a M46, M47, M90,...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-30-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 46,179
Posted By The Full Banana
Smith! Good to see it out--what's the latest?

Smith! Good to see it out--what's the latest?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 12-30-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By The Full Banana
Art (elpress) just did a stock ME7 ethrottle on...

Art (elpress) just did a stock ME7 ethrottle on his 242 T5 swap this year. He's running MaxxECU and from what I recall, it was pretty straightforward once he got the pedal worked out.

JJfab,...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2018, 12:23 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
That power and torque is going to be terrifying...

That power and torque is going to be terrifying in a 242. :omg:

Even 500whp is heavily unsettling as a passenger in one of these cars. Dang.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 47,760
Posted By The Full Banana
So cool. Love it!

So cool. Love it!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 04:22 PM
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Views: 30,035
Posted By The Full Banana
What are you planning on using the car for?...

What are you planning on using the car for? Street/autocross/trackdays/etc

I'm super curious to hear how those fancy JRZs work for you.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2018, 01:14 PM
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Views: 164,688
Posted By The Full Banana
If this gets an S54 I'm going to be swooning far...

If this gets an S54 I'm going to be swooning far more than is healthy.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By The Full Banana
^ that. I scrape mine at least once every time I...

^ that. I scrape mine at least once every time I drive the car. It's a little concerning when it happens on the freeway.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2018, 08:41 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Hmm, the tricky part is that I wouldn’t be able...

Hmm, the tricky part is that I wouldn’t be able to tell right away. It takes a fair amount of driving to see what’s going on.

Next I’m going to take the car for a drive with the ProVent filter...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 11:28 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Yep, throttle plate was wide open for this test.

Yep, throttle plate was wide open for this test.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 05:45 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
I just tested compression. Results are even, but...

I just tested compression. Results are even, but perhaps a bit low. I have a small battery so it doesn't turn over very quickly and the engine was warm, but not hot.

Volvo spec for b5234t is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 718
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Posted By The Full Banana
Air filter is large and fairly new. Previously I...

Air filter is large and fairly new. Previously I didn't think I had blowby issues, but just I started taking a closer look around and noticed that there is actually some oil being pushed out around...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
After some searching, I came across this...

After some searching, I came across this bulletin: http://www.turbomaster.info/eng/bulletins.php?id=31

Assuming that's correct, it looks like my post-restrictor oil pressure is right where it...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
Yep, those measurements are all after the...

Yep, those measurements are all after the restrictor. It's much higher pressure before the restrictor (because whiteblock).

edit: my bad, just noticed I accidentally said "before" instead of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 01:14 PM
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Posted By The Full Banana
Alright, I rigged up a pressure test gauge in the...

Alright, I rigged up a pressure test gauge in the feed line after a .035" restrictor. Here's what I found after a quick test in the garage.

Immediately following cold start
Oil pressure 1.8 bar @...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
I ordered some fittings and hose so I can tee a...

I ordered some fittings and hose so I can tee a gauge into the feed line.

I've yet to come across an oil restrictor smaller than .030"... have you guys seen anything available? /edit: McMaster...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
In the first batch of photos with the drain...

In the first batch of photos with the drain returning to the factory port on the block, it had to be clocked around 30-35 degrees IIRC just to have a downhill slope toward the block port. When...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
I haven't measured with a gauge, but I haven't...

I haven't measured with a gauge, but I haven't noticed excess blowby.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,483
Posted By The Full Banana
I have a .030" restrictor in there, but I've also...

I have a .030" restrictor in there, but I've also tried stacking a .035" restrictor in line with the .030". As far as I could tell, it didn't make a difference with or without the second restrictor...
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