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Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,138
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
I have never run wobble bolts, have no experience...

I have never run wobble bolts, have no experience with them, and intend to keep it that way, but I'd just like to acknowledge that this is one of those classic threads where:

>The OP proposes a...
Forum: showroom 04-09-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,550
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Daniel, you're one lucky man. ...

Daniel, you're one lucky man.

http://www1.garaget.org/archive/186/185427/308526/308526-3136733.jpg

God damn. What a ****ing sexy car. :omg: :drool:

BBS E50s have got to be one of the best...
Forum: showroom 03-19-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
That turned out pretty much as expected.

That turned out pretty much as expected.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,458
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
You could always do stuff to differentiate the...

You could always do stuff to differentiate the car without getting into body panel swapping.

Start with a full chrome (GL?) grill, and glass e-code headlights, with the split colour turn signals....
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,124
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
@John V: You're 100% correct. Real analysis is...

@John V:
You're 100% correct. Real analysis is totally better than vague, 'I like these, they're good' suggestions.

But can't we all just like, get along? People are gonna be people, and they...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-13-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,124
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
@Vincent: http://i.imgur.com/40Idny0.png?1 ...

@Vincent:

http://i.imgur.com/40Idny0.png?1

You have made your point, Volvo brakes can be good. We all get it.
But some of the less-knowledgable people, like me, actually enjoy reading about...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,407
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
An aquintence of mine just set up some 45mm DCOEs...

An aquintence of mine just set up some 45mm DCOEs on his 2.0 16v GTI. Are they the ultimate in performance fuelling? Obviously not. But he's pretty enthusiastic about it, and he managed to set them...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
That looks like a built monster. But don't be...

That looks like a built monster. But don't be surprised, the red block is a solid starting point, and anything is possible with time, money and effort.

Read around the site a bit, there's a ton of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,368
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
It's all good man, you'll figure it out. I'm...

It's all good man, you'll figure it out.

I'm not an expert by any means, but be aware that heavy wheels can have a surprisingly significant impact on braking. Just something to think about if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,368
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Uhgh. Have you ever picked up a 17" steel wheel?...

Uhgh. Have you ever picked up a 17" steel wheel? There's a reason they come on trucks most of the time. These cars are sluggish enough as it is without an extra 15 pounds on every corner. Plus wide...
Forum: showroom 01-13-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 113,140
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Here's our 1980. Looks good from a distance,...

Here's our 1980.

Looks good from a distance, but has the usual minor rust spots. Needs some detail work on the grill and trim.

Paint isn't original, hence the plain silver body.
...
Forum: showroom 01-01-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Damn, those wheels look great. Always figured...

Damn, those wheels look great. Always figured they'd look clean without caps. You just need some new headlight lenses and that sedan will look brand-new!

And I'm sure you're well aware, but that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,089
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I'm gonna retire on...

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


I'm gonna retire on my 240s okay??? Just you wait.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,089
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Yay! Another GT bites the dust. Thank you...

Yay! Another GT bites the dust.

Thank you for your services. With every butchered 240, my collection a tiny bit of value. :x:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,284
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
What about litre bike carbs or throttle bodies?...

What about litre bike carbs or throttle bodies? You might have to space them out to match the runners of whatever manifold you chop to fit them, but where else will you get a set of four 40mm carbs...
Forum: showroom 10-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,667
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
You might not have had trouble with slamming...

You might not have had trouble with slamming other cars, but do be aware that 240s don't 'lay frame' as well as a lot of other cars do. And their suspension design is absolutely nothing like a Nissan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Could also use some nice 3M electrical tape. Has...

Could also use some nice 3M electrical tape. Has a nice satin sheen to it, similar to the the vinyl appliqué they use to black-out car door B-pillars from the factory. Actually, that would probably...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 2,206,652
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Damn. Now I want a die cast model of that...

Damn. Now I want a die cast model of that InfraPaint car.

Sweet post.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,478
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Or you could secure them properly?

Or you could secure them properly?
Forum: showroom 10-04-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,664
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
I think the slight downward curve above the doors...

I think the slight downward curve above the doors of a 240 wagon is necessary to break up what would otherwise be a perfectly straight school bus-esqe window line. Plus, even with the longer coupe...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,205
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Beautiful colour! Can't wait to see it with the...

Beautiful colour! Can't wait to see it with the front end sorted!

I wonder if you can strip the paint off the black GT trim strips to match the chrome bucket trim...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Dude, keep your e-codes, that's a great looking...

Dude, keep your e-codes, that's a great looking wagon. :nod:

I've got a '76 242 with the OG black buckets, and honestly... I'm over the look. They look cool from a distance and in pictures, and I...
Forum: showroom 09-10-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,752
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Damn, those wheels look great. I actually saw...

Damn, those wheels look great. I actually saw those on a Civic a few months ago and wondered how they would look on a 240... So cool to see someone doing something different.

I wish I could get...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,536
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
You had me at side draft Webers. A high reving...

You had me at side draft Webers. A high reving 16v with 45 or 50 DCOEs is my hopeful 240 motor.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,980
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
It reminded me of this guy... 98T5...

It reminded me of this guy... 98T5 (http://forums.turbobricks.com/member.php?u=49210)

This thread would have been right up his ally.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,980
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Pics of RWD Mini. Also, did anyone else's...

Pics of RWD Mini.

Also, did anyone else's nostrils flare when he mentioned he owned a 98 T5?
Forum: showroom 08-24-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,593
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
That red Group A (Replica?) 244 with the...

That red Group A (Replica?) 244 with the centre-lock wheels and Öhlins suspension is probably one of the coolest 240's I've ever seen.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Check out the 'Challenger' from Performance...

Check out the 'Challenger' from Performance Wheels Australia. Looks similar to the ATS Classic, but comes in real sizes. The price is quite good too with the exchange rates.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,941
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
"I want my car to be _______ but I have no...

"I want my car to be _______ but I have no budget."
You're like a living, breathing Turbobricks trope.

Hate to say it, but there's no magic answer. Whether it's more fast or more show, you gotta...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 62,349
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
God. Damn. :omg: Can't wait to see video of this...

God. Damn. :omg: Can't wait to see video of this thing in action.



Edit: Took me an embarrassing amount of time to notice the fake headlights...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,368
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
For the size of 'bed' you end up with, a complete...

For the size of 'bed' you end up with, a complete 240 wagon is about a hundred times more useful, and will actually be able to haul longer items, with the rear seats folded flat. With the 'cab' boxed...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,974
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
They're both ways to measure the spacing, but the...

They're both ways to measure the spacing, but the numbers aren't interchangable. Back space is measured from the rear bead of the rim, (usually in inches) and offset from the centerline in...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 103,610
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Every time this thread gets bumped with more...

Every time this thread gets bumped with more pictures, i have a compulsion to improve my GT. I wish I could see this car in person, easily the nicest 240 on this forum in my eyes.

Sorry to derail...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,348
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
You know what would make this thread better? If...

You know what would make this thread better? If somebody actually posted a monetized list of what it truly costs to build a naturally aspirated Volvo motor making 200+ at the wheels. As somebody with...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,348
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
It's not THAT bad. Sure, +T is way easier, but...

It's not THAT bad. Sure, +T is way easier, but you CAN make more than 90hp from a red block without a turbo. You just need to lower your expectations a lot. The 16v B234f made anywhere from 150-170hp...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,673
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
You know what would make this even better? A...

You know what would make this even better?

A blow-through turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,275
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Damn, I want Compomotives now... Cool car,...

Damn, I want Compomotives now...

Cool car, orange looks awesome when it's done well.

I'm pretty sure that green 242 that was all over Speedhunters had the quarters swapped. Saw the build...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 103,610
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Who makes the wheels, if you don't mind me...

Who makes the wheels, if you don't mind me asking? I've seen them on a bunch of classic Australian race cars. I have a 1980 242 GT as well, and this thread (And your car!) is a huge inspiration.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
As a North American, The 93 with E codes and...

As a North American, The 93 with E codes and eggcrate is kind of a big deal, so it would probably be my choice. That said, I'm sure the look is considered more pedestrian in Europe, and the 76 does...
Forum: showroom 04-21-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,613
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Eh. I have a '76 242, and the early black plastic...

Eh. I have a '76 242, and the early black plastic buckets aren't that nice to live with. They look cool from a distance, but when you get too close they have a distinct 'Astro van' feel to them. And...
Forum: showroom 04-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,613
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
How bad is the rust? Can't possibly be that bad,...

How bad is the rust? Can't possibly be that bad, judging from the photos. The 242 definitely has the potential to be worth something at the end of your labours, 244 probably not so much. Looks like...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,855
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Wait... You're taking a Volvo OUT of a scrap...

Wait... You're taking a Volvo OUT of a scrap yard?

Damn. That's a truly righteous effort if I ever saw one.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,638
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
This one time a few years ago, I had 225/45s...

This one time a few years ago, I had 225/45s mounted on 16x8s pushed to the fenders of my wagon with an effective offset of -15.

But then I grew up, and realized I liked to actually drive my car....
Forum: showroom 03-18-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,993
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Very nice! I have almost the exact same 240, in...

Very nice! I have almost the exact same 240, in wagon form. It'll treat you well with some maintenance here and there. A buff and polish will have that single stage red paint looking glorious with a...
Forum: website & board 03-05-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
When are we getting the new feature car????

When are we getting the new feature car????
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Yeah man. Cas has been solid since... One of...

Yeah man. Cas has been solid since... One of these days I will have to post a thread with pictures...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Hey guys, sorry for the grave-dig bump. I wasn't...

Hey guys, sorry for the grave-dig bump. I wasn't very familiar with how this site works when I made this thread, I didn't realize there were any more posts after the first few responses. Thank you...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,188
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
I don't really understand the mindset that...

I don't really understand the mindset that contributes to deliberately making a car un-drivable. I mean, I guess it looks cool sitting there, but doesn't it get frustrating when your car is unable to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
Also, check these guys out, they're pretty well...

Also, check these guys out, they're pretty well known in the UK for this.

http://www.boggbros.co.uk
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By alreadyupsidedown
I'm not really an expert, but I've looked into...

I'm not really an expert, but I've looked into this exact idea for my '83 245 (single Stromberg) in the past. Off the top of my head, this is what I've read or been told.

-You'll need a low...
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