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Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By patrickstar
Yeah my 940 had me sitting at a weird height too,...

Yeah my 940 had me sitting at a weird height too, even as a shorter guy I felt way too high
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,227
Posted By patrickstar
Im out in Walla Walla right now, I'll be moving...

Im out in Walla Walla right now, I'll be moving to Vancouver in about a week! For now I'll be leaving the two Volvos at my shop in Walla Walla, I'll bring my 242 out in a few months once I'm settled...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,227
Posted By patrickstar
This is awesome, I passed over it because I saw...

This is awesome, I passed over it because I saw "Hackster" and "T56" and assumed it was your 242. Hoping to see it one day once I'm finished moving out your way
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
It was a very comfortable pay raise, obviously...

It was a very comfortable pay raise, obviously not 3x, but enough to make it worth it.

My current rent is just super cheap, I'll miss that. I'm excited to be near a larger city, especially one...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Definitely cheap compared to portland, but 3x my...

Definitely cheap compared to portland, but 3x my current rent. I might have found a duplex with a decent garage, gonna be headed out that way this weekend to check it out
Forum: projects & restorations 12-05-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Good news and bad news. Good news: I just...

Good news and bad news. Good news: I just accepted a position with the City of Vancouver, WA! Just north of Portland, the Volvo mecca of the USA.

Bad news: The 242 is gonna be on hold for a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Thanks! Been a busy month. Hoping to make some...

Thanks! Been a busy month. Hoping to make some real progress in the next two weeks, maybe even start before christmas
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/4ZRZ69Ol.jpg Okay......

https://i.imgur.com/4ZRZ69Ol.jpg

Okay... Nothing huge, got the downpipes finished up. Ordered two weld-on stainless 6an bungs for the sending unit, hoping they'll work. I was planning on using the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
No updates recently, just got back from vacation....

No updates recently, just got back from vacation. Drained the car funds. I'm hoping to order the last few bits on Black Friday
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
I saw your polishing progress on the intake, I...

I saw your polishing progress on the intake, I like that idea a lot. Good little thing to keep you busy inside too
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Alright, all moved in to our new shop. So much...

Alright, all moved in to our new shop. So much more room, its been motivating me to work on the 242.

https://i.imgur.com/dggD5nAl.jpg

Chiseled out a bunch of the sound deadening, used a wire...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
We got lucky on this one, its actually cheaper...

We got lucky on this one, its actually cheaper than our current shop thats 1/3rd of the size.

I can't wait to get it driving too, just want to do everything right which is a positive and negative...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
No updates in a while, life has been busy. ...

No updates in a while, life has been busy.

Me and three buddies moved into a 4k sqft shop with a warehouse and two offices

https://i.imgur.com/MaFaPGLl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/E6fKappl.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 31,456
Posted By patrickstar
Did I buy my 242 from you?? I purchased it from a...

Did I buy my 242 from you?? I purchased it from a stay at home dad in Post Falls...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,458
Posted By patrickstar
Excited to see the progress, the CD009-redblock...

Excited to see the progress, the CD009-redblock swap is on my radar now
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 31,456
Posted By patrickstar
You're in Post Falls? My old neck of the woods....

You're in Post Falls? My old neck of the woods. I'd love to check this out some time when I'm home
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,047
Posted By patrickstar
Y'all should move out here, there were 4-5 of us...

Y'all should move out here, there were 4-5 of us who passed on this one because of its condition. Pretty common to find mint redblocks for sub-1000
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,047
Posted By patrickstar
Welcome Slade, looks like you got a solid start...

Welcome Slade, looks like you got a solid start yesterday. Swing by the shop today and bring some paper
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
They're a nice pair. I'm wondering if the 242...

They're a nice pair. I'm wondering if the 242 could tow the 744 once its all setup...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/jRMPwk6l.jpg Got both...

https://i.imgur.com/jRMPwk6l.jpg

Got both the cars back to home base, 744 from Eugene OR and the 242 from a friends fab shop
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 83,295
Posted By patrickstar
I did, I contacted the guy. Said the body is...

I did, I contacted the guy. Said the body is perfect... No room here either
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 83,295
Posted By patrickstar
I've definitely stalled out the past few weeks, I...

I've definitely stalled out the past few weeks, I need a few hundred more dollars worth of stuff and it'll run. Aaand I just bought another Volvo. :wtf:

We need to get pictures of our Eastern WA...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 482,276
Posted By patrickstar
Obviously not the same, but my truck (nissan...

Obviously not the same, but my truck (nissan frontier) has a big V6 and 6 speed manual, and I feel the same way. Constantly rowing through gears. Now that I've owned it a while I've figured out which...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 83,295
Posted By patrickstar
The wheels are going to look great on there. I...

The wheels are going to look great on there. I vote for BBS gold personally, very traditional but classy
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Sounds right up my alley. I've had really low...

Sounds right up my alley. I've had really low cars in the past and they can be fun, but I love having cars that you can 100% take anywhere.

Once I stage 0 the 740, I'll start keeping my eye out...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
I've got the 242 for big power. The 744 will...

I've got the 242 for big power. The 744 will probably stay fairly stock, maybe a 15g. Definitely some suspension stuff
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
I'm pretty stoked on it. I've been missing having...

I'm pretty stoked on it. I've been missing having something I can tinker on and drive
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/T9u9yaOl.jpg Been a busy...

https://i.imgur.com/T9u9yaOl.jpg

Been a busy couple weeks with work and personal life, so I've stalled out on the 242. Got the driveshaft installed and the header downpipes fabricated.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
I'm assuming you meant to quote "the first...

I'm assuming you meant to quote "the first driveshaft shop I went to said they couldn't make one in my specs"


I wanted a 2.5" two-piece with a 1.77" ID carrier bearing, like a stock Volvo...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
This was how I measured mine; multiple order...

This was how I measured mine; multiple order forms use the same method. I thought I'd be okay, guess not.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
That was what I wanted initially, the first...

That was what I wanted initially, the first driveshaft shop I went to said they couldn't make one in my specs. Second shop said they don't make them at all. I have two options within 3hrs, and I went...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Yep, I should have checked before I left... Live...

Yep, I should have checked before I left... Live and learn. I'll run back up there after work tomorrow and see what they can do.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
I told them I didn’t have a yoke or flange yoke...

I told them I didn’t have a yoke or flange yoke and they were 100% okay with my measurements. I brought in multiple diagrams and measurements, and confirmed atleast 4 times that it was from...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/VfSK887l.jpg Got my...

https://i.imgur.com/VfSK887l.jpg

Got my driveshaft on Friday from a shop an hour away


https://i.imgur.com/wfAmo8vl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/flp9Uqdl.jpg

Put the car on the lift and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
No driveshaft today unfortunately. I was really...

No driveshaft today unfortunately. I was really hoping to get it running in time for a big car show this weekend, but it doesn't look like that'll happen.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/lniZmSUl.jpg Ordered a...

https://i.imgur.com/lniZmSUl.jpg

Ordered a two-piece driveshaft on Friday, the shop said it'll be done Wednesday. I'm waiting on another order of parts to show up for the fuel system. Decided I'd...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/js9sQE3l.jpg Dropped the...

https://i.imgur.com/js9sQE3l.jpg

Dropped the 92+ 940 NA radiator in last night. I had to modify the C-channel across the top to get it to fit with the stock brackets, even after trimming the legs...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/TxFYpGkl.jpg Got the...

https://i.imgur.com/TxFYpGkl.jpg

Got the bumper and core support installed last night and bolted the shifter in. Shifter position is perfect for me, stoked on that.

Also, drove up to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
That would be my good friends drift cressida....

That would be my good friends drift cressida. 2JZ, CD009, a whole bunch of SerialNine suspension bits. Its a fun car. It reminds me a lot of 740s/940s
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
So I had been waiting on a CNC relocation shifter...

So I had been waiting on a CNC relocation shifter for the AR5, but the price wasn't right and the guy was taking forever. So I cut a hole in the floorboard and cleaned up a stock shifter.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By patrickstar
Any suggestions for custom driveshafts in the...

Any suggestions for custom driveshafts in the PNW? I'll be calling Six States in pasco today, just want some other opinions too
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By patrickstar
My car is an 83, and my bolt circle measurements...

My car is an 83, and my bolt circle measurements line up to this 1310 to flange: https://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/p2566_dana_spicer_2_2_389_flange_yoke_1310_series_.html

Thanks for the insight on...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By patrickstar
Oh god damn I'm dumb. Thanks, that explains why I...

Oh god damn I'm dumb. Thanks, that explains why I couldn't find any adapters, it doesn't need any.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By patrickstar
Volvo 1031 flange to 1310 u-joint?

I'm trying to order a custom driveshaft and I'm struggling with the rear differential flange. I took measurements but can't find any adapters online. I was wondering what those of you with V8 or T5...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 309,487
Posted By patrickstar
Your beige 242 and hacksters beige 242 makes my...

Your beige 242 and hacksters beige 242 makes my beige 242 feel inadequate
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/zLEk8Tml.jpg Didn't...

https://i.imgur.com/zLEk8Tml.jpg

Didn't really have much to do today, so I decided to put the front end back together. Need to bring up the bumper and grill up to the shop its at right now.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Lol, this took me a second. Those two cars are...

Lol, this took me a second. Those two cars are two of my friends, they're sweet but they're into different things (Drifting). I think I'm starting to convince them Volvos are cool...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/H2ogphll.jpg Drank a few...

https://i.imgur.com/H2ogphll.jpg

Drank a few too many PBRs last night and didn't take any pictures of the actual work I did...

But I got the measurements for the driveshaft, torqued all the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
https://i.imgur.com/ENIVlVal.jpg Small...

https://i.imgur.com/ENIVlVal.jpg

Small progress yesterday, got all the accessories bolted onto the front. I was waiting on water pump spacers so I could use the Camaro waterpump with truck...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,902
Posted By patrickstar
Man, I snagged them right after they went on...

Man, I snagged them right after they went on ebay. Unfortunately, she didn't realize she had 3 fronts and a single rear... so I gotta find another front or another rear.
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