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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By dbarton
Expect to see this on your power lock accuator...

Expect to see this on your power lock accuator and on the key lock wires. It just needs some simple repair/replace of the wire.
Dave B
http://www.240turbo.com/240doorlock2.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By dbarton
I don't have instructions, but I think you can...

I don't have instructions, but I think you can figure it out with the below pics.
Dave B
Forum: events 02-14-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By dbarton
Planning on driving up from N. Texas. Dave

Planning on driving up from N. Texas.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By dbarton
Do you know if the heat insulation wrap helped...

Do you know if the heat insulation wrap helped reduce in-cabin noise or is it's only value for thermal?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-13-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By dbarton
Maybe, like me, he is tired of expensive, but...

Maybe, like me, he is tired of expensive, but poorly made cats that last at most 2 years as an emissions reducer and at worst, begin to clog or break up under high temps. I had to resort to removing...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dbarton
Yes. Dave

Yes.
Dave
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dbarton
Here's mine. Took me some experimentation to get...

Here's mine. Took me some experimentation to get it right.

It's a Hurst short throw shifter I bought used with the below Hurst handle that I cut a few inches off the bottom and re-drilled. Then...
Forum: website & board 01-10-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,088
Posted By dbarton
Showroom has historically been where people post...

Showroom has historically been where people post cool stuff they're doing with their cars AND they want people to actually see it. It seems like Projects were always much less visited and posts were...
Forum: showroom 12-29-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
This completes the pod except for the mounting of...

This completes the pod except for the mounting of it to the dash. I have an old (cracked) dash I pulled out for the next steps. It will be a lot easier to figure out the mounting this way.
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Forum: showroom 12-29-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Thank you. UPDATE TIME: I've been...

Thank you.

UPDATE TIME:

I've been working on the mounting points inside the pod to hold the gauge plates. Using PVC primer and glue when gluing PVC to PVC. Using Gorilla clear epoxy when...
Forum: showroom 12-27-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Thank you to Redwood Chair for sending me a...

Thank you to Redwood Chair for sending me a sample piece of the 3M 1000 grit gold sanding pad.

As I mentioned, I was not happy with the paint finish from SEM trim black. It was not flat enough...
Forum: showroom 12-27-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Update time. As I mentioned previously I...

Update time.

As I mentioned previously I decided to cut the vertical slots deeper. After cutting, I could see some jaggedness in the bottoms of the slots. I didn't know if it would show after...
Forum: showroom 12-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbarton
If it articulates enough, I guess eventually it...

If it articulates enough, I guess eventually it would probably rub on the inside of the tire. I haven't noticed any such rubbing there since putting the current wheels on and doing the mods. No mod...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,165
Posted By dbarton
I have photos/instructions showing how to jump...

I have photos/instructions showing how to jump the fuel pump relay here. A photo always helps: http://www.240turbo.com/volvorelays.html#testingrelays

I can also supply the connector or pigtails to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,165
Posted By dbarton
Yes it can cause a no start because that relay...

Yes it can cause a no start because that relay provides power to the fuel injectors, but there is no relation between the suppression relay and the fuel pump.

I have directions in my page on how...
Forum: showroom 12-26-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbarton
This is what I did in my 242:

This is what I did in my 242:
Forum: showroom 12-24-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By dbarton
My tires aren't pushed out quite as close to the...

My tires aren't pushed out quite as close to the rear inner fenders as yours are. I ordered the adapters to make the wheels slightly more inside compared to yours. But still I had considerable...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
The in dash setup does point slightly to the...

The in dash setup does point slightly to the driver. The dash top one does not.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Maybe from a distance or to someone who doesn't...

Maybe from a distance or to someone who doesn't know the details or difference. My goal isn't to fool anyone, but I would like it to look like it belongs on my 242 dash. I didn't think it did...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
No. A real one was constructed differently. ...

No. A real one was constructed differently. impolvo just sold one with broken parts, but there are pics of the inner structure: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=338482
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-22-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
I'm working on mounting the gauge assembly into...

I'm working on mounting the gauge assembly into the pod shell.

Here is a view showing two PVC blocks I cut down and epoxied in to hold the assembly. I also need to add some blocks where the...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
These spacers will also give me more support when...

These spacers will also give me more support when I cut deeper vertical lines into the front face plate.

And now you can see the gauges mounted in the combined faceplates. Some small and easy...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
As you can see above, the spacers are held on to...

As you can see above, the spacers are held on to the back piece by screws. They were then glued to the front face plate using PVC glue.

Dave
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Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Those 3/16 inch pieces are spacers that will go...

Those 3/16 inch pieces are spacers that will go between the front face plate and the rear plate that holds the gauges. That spacer is needed to clear the gauge bezel ring thickness.

The back...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Meanwhile here's some progress. This is more...

Meanwhile here's some progress.

This is more PVC, but it's not 1/4 inch. I needed a couple 3/16 inch thick pieces and I didn't have that size, so I glued three 1/16 inch thick pieces together...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Yeah. I'll be trying something else shortly. ...

Yeah. I'll be trying something else shortly.
Thanks.
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Hopefully you don't get too many $5k to $10k...

Hopefully you don't get too many $5k to $10k quotes for making an injection mold. I've inquired a few times over the years in Taiwan and other Asian countries for much, much smaller molds for...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Yet another tool I don't have. If I only had...

Yet another tool I don't have. If I only had room for all the cool tools.

Someone on here with a surplus of cool tools and time should collect a bunch of the pods and do this. After it's done...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Thanks. I'll get some and try some experiments. ...

Thanks. I'll get some and try some experiments.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Found some pads made by Mirka that go to 2500...

Found some pads made by Mirka that go to 2500 grit.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
I'm a little confused. So no recommendation? ...

I'm a little confused. So no recommendation?

Your pic you posted is actually not Scotchbrite. It's called Bear-Tex and the gray silicone carbide "micro-fine" seems to be the finest they have....
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
I had been thinking of ultra fine steel wool, but...

I had been thinking of ultra fine steel wool, but if scotchbrite would work, I'd try it.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Scotchbrite? Any particular recommended abrasive...

Scotchbrite? Any particular recommended abrasive level?
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Not that I'm being obsessive about this or...

Not that I'm being obsessive about this or anything, but I think I need to make those vertical cuts deeper. I think the width looks pretty good though.

And I'm not thrilled with the finish of...
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
It's hard to say since it's been weeks since I...

It's hard to say since it's been weeks since I started and I've stopped so many times to buy a tool or some paint, but I would guess 10 hours plus.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Yes it did. I'm guessing the ABS plastic they...

Yes it did. I'm guessing the ABS plastic they used for vacuum forming had that texture already on one side.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-19-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Here's something to look at until I get the next...

Here's something to look at until I get the next steps done.
Paint on the large piece is SEM Semi Gloss Black. The face plate is SEM Trim Black.

And then the real thing at the bottom.
Dave B
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Forum: showroom 12-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Here ya go. The cuts are about 1/16 inch deep. ...

Here ya go. The cuts are about 1/16 inch deep.

Next will be some more final sanding and a fresh coat of SEM Trim Paint. Then on to the gauge mounting innards.

Dave
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Forum: showroom 12-18-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Now for the two vertical cuts between the holes. ...

Now for the two vertical cuts between the holes. I carefully measured as close as I could using the hi-res pics I have of the genuine pod and determined that those cuts seem to be between 1/16 and...
Forum: showroom 12-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
I didn't like how sanding was going in those...

I didn't like how sanding was going in those bevels using just my hands, so I bought this 60 degree plastic funnel on Amazon for $5. It matches the bevels I cut into this panel. So I began with 150...
Forum: showroom 12-18-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Update time: Here's a pic showing the...

Update time:

Here's a pic showing the beveled hole with a gauge behind. I think the 1 7/8 inch size hole I chose will work out well. It looks close to the lo-res pic below of the genuine Volvo...
Forum: showroom 12-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Mine did.

Mine did.
Forum: showroom 12-14-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Here's the completed bevel cut. It's not as...

Here's the completed bevel cut. It's not as smooth as I had hoped, so I'll need to start sanding to smooth things nicely.

That's enough for tonight.
Dave
Forum: showroom 12-14-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
So the 1 7/8 inch holes have been cut. Here I...

So the 1 7/8 inch holes have been cut. Here I have set up my drill in a vise so it will be stationary. A drill press would come in handy here.

As I began the cutting, I have discovered a wood...
Forum: showroom 12-14-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
Once the holes get cut, then I'll use the below...

Once the holes get cut, then I'll use the below 30 degree router bit to bevel the inner edges of the holes. Router bit was like $15 on Amazon. The reason I'm cutting holes through 1/2 inch (two...
Forum: showroom 12-14-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,833
Posted By dbarton
UPDATE TIME: The below pics are of a jig I...

UPDATE TIME:

The below pics are of a jig I put together. Basically it's holding the front 3 gauge face plate. The second pic is the bottom.

Behind the face plate is another piece of 1/4 inch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By dbarton
Not a 940, but I have found defective dome light...

Not a 940, but I have found defective dome light dim relays in two of my 240s over the years and I have only ever had two 240s with dimming dome lights. The 940 probably dims the dome light too. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By dbarton
Try unplugging and cleaning the terminals on the...

Try unplugging and cleaning the terminals on the power stage and connector first and plug back in. If that improves things, you probably just had some corrosion on the contacts.
Dave B
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By dbarton
We'll need more info, but it reminds me of a 245...

We'll need more info, but it reminds me of a 245 I knew years ago where the owner accidentally backed the car and caught the open driver door on a pole :omg:. The door got pulled at least 4 to 6...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-11-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,435
Posted By dbarton
Great thread. Reminds me so much of the old...

Great thread.

Reminds me so much of the old black widow infested '80 242 DL I bought many years ago in non-running condition. Spent a lot of time and many junkyard runs bringing it back to a...
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