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Forum: showroom 10-27-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,655
Posted By The Manlaw
the rear shocks were from NAPA. got the cheapest...

the rear shocks were from NAPA. got the cheapest ones til I could get KYB's, but never did obviously... one's I took out were completely blown so even though those bottomed out, you can imagine...
Forum: showroom 10-24-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,655
Posted By The Manlaw
glad to see you mentioned you AREN'T going to cut...

glad to see you mentioned you AREN'T going to cut those springs...by the way, did I leave my insurance and registration in there? burn it for me will ya
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,278
Posted By The Manlaw
i'd rather sit with my foot on the clutch while...

i'd rather sit with my foot on the clutch while in traffic any day than to sit in my jeep (auto) in traffic simply because having a manual is more fun. also, for those of us who DON'T drag race and...
Forum: website & board 03-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
So it is tagged. Haven't taken it to be...

So it is tagged. Haven't taken it to be inspected just yet because every time I do, I find something else that needs to be done.

So yeah, today I replaced the rack and pinion. I'll tell you...
Forum: website & board 03-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
Well today is the day the 244 gets put back on...

Well today is the day the 244 gets put back on the road. it's been a month now since I have parked it and been working on it. I'm pretty happy with the progress I made in that time, in terms of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By The Manlaw
just sent the OP a PM about some parts already...

just sent the OP a PM about some parts already lol. if he happens to put it in a field...well you might not see the guy wearing all black combat gear with a craftsman wrench going to town ;-)
Forum: website & board 03-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
in a previous post I asked to be moved and they...

in a previous post I asked to be moved and they didnt move me...lame

As for today, ran into a few issues that I was thankfully able to resolve moderately easily lol. started by replacing the...
Forum: website & board 03-16-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
Well today's hopefully the day that I get...

Well today's hopefully the day that I get everything finished on the car to get it back to stage 0, aside from IPD sport springs and IPD sport exhaust. I'll be begging work on it hopefully around...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By The Manlaw
put your hands at 9 and 3 on your front tires and...

put your hands at 9 and 3 on your front tires and check for play, do again at 12 and 6. if you threw off your allignment, it is possible you could have busted ball joints or tie rod ends. also...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By The Manlaw
I can say that as of last week, crazy rays in...

I can say that as of last week, crazy rays in Jessup, MD has quite a few 740 turbo's laying around with all parts you'd need to take with you. also quite a bit newer volvo turbo's laying around, if...
Forum: website & board 03-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
lol my mechanic buddy already helped me get...

lol my mechanic buddy already helped me get everything done that I couldnt do myself. aka the wheel bearings. He also gave me a step by step on how to do the rest. And I have a Volvo front...
Forum: website & board 03-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
yeah...i literally found that website and just...

yeah...i literally found that website and just looked through every single page that they have for my car. i'm cursing quite loudly at the moment because I could have saved myself a HUGE amount of...
Forum: website & board 03-09-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
Well in the mail today, got my IPD springs, front...

Well in the mail today, got my IPD springs, front struts and top mount plates. Also coming soon is the IPD sport exhaust, headlights, fan and shroud. Hopefully Napa can get off it's ass and get me...
Forum: website & board 03-06-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
I was at crazy ray's...lol and that's where i'll...

I was at crazy ray's...lol and that's where i'll be in the morning, possibly sober, but most likely not.

and if a mod would switch this to the projects section, that wouldbe great. i cfant type...
Forum: website & board 03-05-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
Update time, Yesterday, I tackled the tail...

Update time,

Yesterday, I tackled the tail lights as only 4 of 10 lights actually worked. Got it up to 8/10 working lights.

Today, went to a junk yard around here, turned out to be a gold...
Forum: website & board 03-03-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
haha maybe the previous owner to the guy I bought...

haha maybe the previous owner to the guy I bought it from. that guy cut the springs, put the ghetto brackets on the wrong radiator and never took care of anything besides the engine and...
Forum: website & board 03-03-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
oh I know it does, scared the hell out of me when...

oh I know it does, scared the hell out of me when i jacked up the front end and forgot I left it in neutral. that'll make you jump when the car starts rolling back slowly!
Forum: website & board 03-02-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
to and from work isn't though. if I decide to...

to and from work isn't though. if I decide to not do the e-brake cable then i'll do historic tags, who knows, I have time
Forum: website & board 03-02-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
lol nice job. i'll think about going that route,...

lol nice job. i'll think about going that route, but honestly this is going to be my summer vehicle to and from work and the weekend out. kinda hard to say i'm coming from an event while wearing my...
Forum: website & board 02-29-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
Well my bonus came through today from work AND i...

Well my bonus came through today from work AND i got a raise at the same time. SO I just ordered a set of lowering springs from IPD, gas struts, and top mount plates. Should be in by the middle of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 30,098
Posted By The Manlaw
used 3quarts of 10w40 and 1 bottle of seafoam to...

used 3quarts of 10w40 and 1 bottle of seafoam to do a flush, had it in for 15, yes fifteen, miles and it was amazing how dark the oil came out. began leaking oil pretty bad out of the rear main seal...
Forum: website & board 02-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
needed parts currently include, new springs,...

needed parts currently include, new springs, struts, lugs and studs, headlight assemblies and grill. that SHOULD get me to pass inspection and have the car running pretty damn smoothly. let me know...
Forum: website & board 02-28-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
They are cut. going to replace them because i...

They are cut. going to replace them because i hate cut springs. granted i like the way it looks, i just know what it does in the long run...it ruins everything. well today started off with a...
Forum: events 02-28-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By The Manlaw
bad slip of the fingers...it is the b230 and...

bad slip of the fingers...it is the b230

and I might just come down in my jeep that weekend. especially if someone going has a part car and could bring the parts i will need with them :D
Forum: website & board 02-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By The Manlaw
Manlaw's 91 244

Well I made the decision this afternoon to purchase my new, well used, 91 244. Has the b230f with the m47 transmission, new clutch timing belt, alternator, and thats basically it for the good.
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Forum: website & board 02-27-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
cant cause i'll be driving it more than 1,500...

cant cause i'll be driving it more than 1,500 miles a year. i'm fine with getting it inspected and regular tags before i begin the +T etc process. basically want to get it back to normal before...
Forum: events 02-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By The Manlaw
I'd love to make this trip down saying I'm off...

I'd love to make this trip down saying I'm off that weekend, and being a new member I feel it necessary to meet and greet other members lol. but alas, I doubt today's purchase will be anywhere close...
Forum: website & board 02-27-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
Well picked up the volvo this afternoon. it's...

Well picked up the volvo this afternoon. it's going to need a bit of work to it to even get it to pass inspection lol. basically it'll need all new suspension components sans sway bars and springs,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By The Manlaw
never have had to replace mine. also, if i lost...

never have had to replace mine. also, if i lost one in the whole process, I honestly wouldn't use just any old bolt, you need the higher grade (grade 8 most likely) that you'd probably have to get...
Forum: website & board 02-25-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
I am planning on +T-ing it. I have to do a ton...

I am planning on +T-ing it. I have to do a ton of research with the fuel systems before I do the swap. My buddy thinks he and I can go with the MS system. He has a bit of experience with it but I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,553
Posted By The Manlaw
err, that came off way differently than intended...

err, that came off way differently than intended lol. I meant if you get a replacement engine and that replacement engine had been taken care of during it's life then it would be a good swap. lol i...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,553
Posted By The Manlaw
personally? Find some mechanically gifted...

personally? Find some mechanically gifted friends and swap out the engine one weekend. Yes, it wont have the low miles that yours does, but lets be honest here, any engine with less than say 200k...
Forum: website & board 02-25-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
Thank you jimsig! that's the advice I was...

Thank you jimsig! that's the advice I was looking to get. The guy is being odd about it and damnit, i want that car. it is to the T what i was looking for. If he doesnt sell to me, Jim, you wanna...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,762
Posted By The Manlaw
everyone has mixed results with seafoam. I used...

everyone has mixed results with seafoam. I used it on my Jeep with 180,xxx miles and found 2mpg on average since then. Then i used it in a chevy s10 with around 170,xxx miles and it didn't make a...
Forum: website & board 02-24-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
not yet, the owner lives 2 hours away so i'll...

not yet, the owner lives 2 hours away so i'll hopefully be heading up there monday or tuesday to check it out. he said someone wants to do a 740 with a v8 as a full trade and he is considering it. ...
Forum: website & board 02-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
sounds good. and will do. Called for insurance...

sounds good. and will do. Called for insurance quotes today also, looks like if I switch companies, i'll save $12 a month for having both vehicles compared to my current company with one vehicle. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By The Manlaw
penetrating oil. or heat it up. either or should...

penetrating oil. or heat it up. either or should loosen it up just enough to knock it with a rubber mallet and get it free.
Forum: website & board 02-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By The Manlaw
91 244 I'm thinking about getting

like the title states, I found a '91 244 for sale that I might be going to look at come monday/tuesday. around 145,xxx miles, 5 speed, lowered, new clutch alt, battery, timing belt. It has been a...
Forum: website & board 02-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By The Manlaw
thank you shellshock. Before I pull a noob move,...

thank you shellshock. Before I pull a noob move, any advice anyone can give me on what oem turbo parts would work on the b230? aside from the b230ft. Also, how rare are the m47 trans? (i believe...
Forum: website & board 02-19-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By The Manlaw
New member, again technically

Hey all, I used to be on here years ago but I cant remember my name or password from 8 years ago haha. Little history, started off with an '80 242GT, awesome car, just needed someone who knew more...
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