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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By FreeEMSFred
ROFL, this thread is out of control and semi...

ROFL, this thread is out of control and semi derailed as in true TB style - continue on :-D

Firstly my turn: Took the 740 out last night to fill it with gas and tried to hear it, no luck, so the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Those photos are awesome - I'm now wishing I had...

Those photos are awesome - I'm now wishing I had kept the ones I took out in a corner like a hoarder :-D Maybe just maybe I have a few photos, let me see...

740 one juxtaposed with old/new and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By FreeEMSFred
For the record, I'm grateful that Dave's gears...

For the record, I'm grateful that Dave's gears are available, as 3 of my cars now sport them and record mileage, two of which were broken when I bought the cars, and on recently having failed....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Who among you have used a stepper motor, or even...

Who among you have used a stepper motor, or even observed one in action? They move suddenly and sharply. A fact of life, and very useful. I'm certain these will outlast me, however they don't perform...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Cheese grade odometer gear rational

About 6 months ago I ordered my second and third set of Dave Barton odo gears, this time 2 sets for the 240 clusters, one was needed then and done then, and the other bound to be needed and done a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Went urethane with the front, and checked my 240...

Went urethane with the front, and checked my 240 sedan, and checked local pricing, and ordered OEM rears for the wagon, and SuperPro urethane *everything* else back there for both cars. Rear bushes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Yeah, I think so. Only time will tell with the UV...

Yeah, I think so. Only time will tell with the UV light levels here, though :-) All of them look a little odd on my crusty old cars, kinda out of place, but also all raise the general appearance of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
So I jacked up the front left way in the air and...

So I jacked up the front left way in the air and climbed under to see what it did to the arms, and *all* four of them twist relative to the diff/body as they must to allow the rotation required....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
And 240 tail lights installed, too: Before: ...

And 240 tail lights installed, too:

Before:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKm27NTUwAATLSY?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

After:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Been driving it a bunch, I think two-noise theory...

Been driving it a bunch, I think two-noise theory is right, and both noises seem to have mostly gone. You can still provoke the ugly trans tunnel noise with enough RPM / sustained RPM, but otherwise...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Well, skruvat order went out about a year ago,...

Well, skruvat order went out about a year ago, were in hand since last December, in this country since January this year, and:

* 7/9 corner lights installed on both cars January this year, still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Bump from the not dead yet: Going to bring...

Bump from the not dead yet:

Going to bring the car in today and decide what to order, but chances are I'll do the whole lot and at least mostly respect Fjergus' advice:



Final question, do...
Forum: showroom 09-09-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 3,293,720
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Ended up with a rusty manual 1984 240 GLT for a...

Ended up with a rusty manual 1984 240 GLT for a mere $350nz :-D
But had no where at all to keep yet another non-road-legal car :-(
So repurposed the A-frame from my truck and caravan (3rd use) :-D...
Forum: showroom 08-26-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 137,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Bump for a thread rarely touched save me moving...

Bump for a thread rarely touched save me moving tonnes of random stuff in all of my weird and wonderful Volvos, this time hauling a 1984 240 GLT wagon behind my 1991 240 GLE wagon using an A-frame I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Should I take the Polaris off or crush it with...

Should I take the Polaris off or crush it with them on to save someone from the issues they have? :-p
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Spherical won't pass a WOF here without a cert,...

Spherical won't pass a WOF here without a cert, sadly. Not quite ready to cert the car for all the planned but not yet done mods, yet. Stuff comes in different grades. Will have a think/look and let...
Forum: showroom 07-08-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,710
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Another mystery solved:...

Another mystery solved: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5867175#post5867175
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I think there may be two issues related to the...

I think there may be two issues related to the noises and behaviour I heard/felt/observed.

Recently been driving it again after a long time ignoring it and hoping it didn't get worse. Only managed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Had my WOF man thoroughly check the rear end this...

Had my WOF man thoroughly check the rear end this time and he found the clunk! JW240 and Fjergus were on the money, rear trailing arm bushings completely flogged. Pretty hard to see laying on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Kestrel, that's a good point. I'm not sure it...

Kestrel, that's a good point. I'm not sure it correlated with either, which makes no sense at all. If anything it seemed low *vehicle* speed brought it on and higher vehicle speed diminished it. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Engine mounts are good, later hydraulic type, in...

Engine mounts are good, later hydraulic type, in good condition, visibly doing their job when jacking/dropping/revving/etc.

No, engine remains unopened, however after a severe overheating about a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,692
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Grinding/Screeching Sound Plus Stalling

Let's start with this: Single weirdest noise I've ever heard come from a car in my entire life ~35 odd years I remember, ~25 odd driving, all makes/models in at least 10 countries.

Taking 2...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Love the YoshiFab sticker silhouette on the back...

Love the YoshiFab sticker silhouette on the back of the driver's seat :-)
Forum: showroom 12-02-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 3,293,720
Posted By FreeEMSFred
My 88 RHD 16v B234F FreeEMS powered Volvo 240 GL...

My 88 RHD 16v B234F FreeEMS powered Volvo 240 GL sedan today in the southern hemisphere sunshine:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtYjeOaU4AA18iz.jpg:large
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
No need to apologise, I was just making it easier...

No need to apologise, I was just making it easier for those who come here later. :-)

Hmmm, Skandix may have been what I was looking at, seems familiar. But again, doesn't have what I want/need, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
The URL for CVI is https://www.cvi-automotive.se...

The URL for CVI is https://www.cvi-automotive.se (I typed in what you said and got 403 forbidden, geo fencing or something) and they do have the clips etc, but not the reflector. Or so it seems.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By FreeEMSFred
skruvat.com lights - quality? (240 & 940)

Gidday,

I'm looking to restore a pair of RHD e-code style 240 headlights that I pulled out of my wagon to put some fresher UK-via-US imports in and get them into my sedan to replace the buggered...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I'll lay down 20 greenbacks to say it's not the...

I'll lay down 20 greenbacks to say it's not the U-joint. Last time I made a monetary bet on a car I was a teenager and I lost :-D Not this time.

Shocks are meh, but functional. The ones in my 740...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 248,525
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I absolutely LOVE this shot: ...

I absolutely LOVE this shot:

https://i.imgur.com/qEKHnAG.png?1



There's something about an old car with faded paint and serious sticky tyres under it. Nice. Reminds me of my ute wearing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Yeah, that's the thing, when I first heard it, I...

Yeah, that's the thing, when I first heard it, I did dive under and stared and wiggled and found nothing. They all looked okay, or seemed to. I'm hoping now that it's worse it'll be more obvious! :-D...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,272
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Rear end clunk + wandering at high speed. 240 wagon.

Not looking for help so much as creating a place to record what I found.

For a long time the rear end of my 240 has had a clunk, however when I first noticed it I tried to find it, and failed...
Forum: showroom 08-23-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,949
Views: 899,426
Posted By FreeEMSFred
I have one here in NZ, highly recommended....

I have one here in NZ, highly recommended. Driving wise, it's the most fun of my 5 Volvos. Just add boost :-D Youtube video of what only a MIG locked diff did to the car:...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 248,525
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Re wastegates, the newer Tial MVS 38mm and MVR...

Re wastegates, the newer Tial MVS 38mm and MVR 44mm units are just gorgeous. I got the smaller one for use on my "low power" 16v build for my 240 wagon and the bigger one for some other project....
Forum: showroom 08-07-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,857
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Finally got around to uploading a video of this...

Finally got around to uploading a video of this thing from the drift day in which I mostly just did skids, here she is in all her glory:

https://youtu.be/Ds3wSdXyf9Q

AW72L + B234F + MIG diff =...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,852
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Someone pointed me here so I may as well reply...

Someone pointed me here so I may as well reply publicly:

The BrickRPM design was decent, but in striving for compact design, there was excess trace coupling. It only showed up when I was heat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Here's what happened today. Fan on 1,...

Here's what happened today. Fan on 1, smooth/quiet. 1>2, smooth, quiet, faster. 2>3, smooth, quiet, faster still. 3>4, smooth, quiet, fastest. Fan off, coasts down quietly until bam, finds resonance...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 248,525
Posted By FreeEMSFred
T5 sounds utterly horrible from all the accounts...

T5 sounds utterly horrible from all the accounts in here. The only one I've seen in person on this side of the Pacific was destroyed from bearing failure. Not a common trans and it didn't look too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By FreeEMSFred
More PMs, now with photos and links! :-D Photo...

More PMs, now with photos and links! :-D Photo showed a different type of noise, from fan vs housing! I don't *think* mine sounds like that, but I could be wrong.

Any kind of non-fan-vs-housing...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,652
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Not entirely true. Rods are subject to stress....

Not entirely true. Rods are subject to stress. When they're subject to stress in the realms of their yield strength they fatigue. When the fatigue, eventually they fail. Even if they could handle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This is good to know! It's a 1987 model. I wonder...

This is good to know! It's a 1987 model. I wonder if I could poke a die grinder or drill in there to break the seal and then poke oil through that hole, too?

I also got a PM telling me to pay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By FreeEMSFred
RHD 240 blower/fan motor oil injection, possible?

I've read various write ups on holesaws and full day dash pulls etc, but all I want is to get a drop of oil into the bearing from the outside without excess drama. Is that feasible? Is there likely...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,745
Posted By FreeEMSFred
True enough - but for "low end pads" which I...

True enough - but for "low end pads" which I excluded ceramics from in my mind despite how common and cheap they are, it is a good idea. :-)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,745
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This is good advice to get the resin out of low...

This is good advice to get the resin out of low end pads and help them work better. The cycles help cut the two surfaces into each other. The heat helps drive out lubricants, coat the rotor, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 248,525
Posted By FreeEMSFred
If it were under tension anything would work...

If it were under tension anything would work provided you didn't put it into yield. But that's under compression.

I'm guessing it'll be okay provided you can lock it with no preload so it's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,797
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Just don't learn the American way of saying...

Just don't learn the American way of saying "niche" it's just sickeningly horrible to hear :-D I struck the tomato tomato issue in the states... I learned to speak "American" (because it is different...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,745
Posted By FreeEMSFred
You should do that to transfer a layer of pad...

You should do that to transfer a layer of pad material to the disk surface anyway, even if not freshly machined/replaced as you should.
Forum: showroom 06-09-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 3,293,720
Posted By FreeEMSFred
Nice! :-) I think I posted these in here already,...

Nice! :-) I think I posted these in here already, but we used my 740 sedan for my sister's wedding:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfAop97UUAQoiWh.jpg:large
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,745
Posted By FreeEMSFred
This. Marketed as a race pad, but various road...

This. Marketed as a race pad, but various road pads are better performers. Run of the mill ceramic pads do a decent job up to reasonably high temperatures, and don't do anything silly. If you're a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,797
Posted By FreeEMSFred
The Queen's English, proper, is easy to...

The Queen's English, proper, is easy to understand because it's pronounced correctly. Sadly, only about 10% of people in England know how to speak English close to properly. I was shocked when I went...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,745
Posted By FreeEMSFred
It was a very long time ago, but wouldn't touch...

It was a very long time ago, but wouldn't touch EBC pads, period. There are some solid US based alternatives listed above, but I'll probably go full-race Ferodo next time I need something serious...
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