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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By John242Ti
^He has a stroker block waiting to go in, so this...

^He has a stroker block waiting to go in, so this one is likely going to get stripped and scrapped.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By John242Ti
:lol: :lol: :lol: I'd need an ABS compatible...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd need an ABS compatible 200 km/h speedo and a VX3 cam, to turn that car into a GLT. At least, externally, it would've passed muster, except for bumper trim. Being a 1992...
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By John242Ti
^Guess he didn't think not to hoon around in the...

^Guess he didn't think not to hoon around in the snow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By John242Ti
Also, even if you remove the computer and battery...

Also, even if you remove the computer and battery (which should be done anyway, like before removing the airbag assembly from the old wheel, so remove the driver's seat as well), the SRS light will...
Forum: showroom 07-13-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By John242Ti
Guess these would be more of a flashback set,...

Guess these would be more of a flashback set, considering it's Friday now.

Original 245 at Whistler, BC in early September 1990. Elephant ear belonged to a 1979 244GL M46 car that I may've seen...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By John242Ti
^That would be true for 1985 and older cars. The...

^That would be true for 1985 and older cars. The OP's car is an '87 with the humpback trunk lid that has the 700 series style trunk lock. So, unlike a 1984-85 242/244GL or Turbo, it won't be...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By John242Ti
AQ151 is the 8 valve 2.5 liter stroker engine,...

AQ151 is the 8 valve 2.5 liter stroker engine, essentially an early 250A. The AQ171 is the 16 valve 2.5 liter stroker, which became the 251A. In the early years, the number was the horsepower the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By John242Ti
A 1987 244DL will have power door locks as...

A 1987 244DL will have power door locks as standard. Unlike the 1979-85 cars, the trunk lock is tied into the system.

To add power windows, you'll need to find a 1980 or newer GL, GLE, GLT, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By John242Ti
Base model 1990 cars were equipped like that from...

Base model 1990 cars were equipped like that from the factory. Crank windows with the HT-204 grilles. So, apparently Volvo didn't find an issue with the clearance.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By John242Ti
It's a tight fit, but a buddy of mine used the...

It's a tight fit, but a buddy of mine used the HT-204 grilles on his '80 242GT. There's almost no clearance between the back of the crank and the grille, but they're still useable.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By John242Ti
^There is that. I guess those of us in the...

^There is that.

I guess those of us in the PacNW are fairly lucky. Right now, in my garage, I have an '80 M46 waiting to go into my 245Ti, and there's an '81 242DL that just got put into one of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By John242Ti
Pretty darn cool. Saw the pics on IG. Do you...

Pretty darn cool. Saw the pics on IG. Do you plan to bring it to the iPd garage sale sometime soon?



Might be a cool swap in your future, Doug, except maybe with a 240 wagon body.

-J
Forum: showroom 07-07-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By John242Ti
Cypress Green Metallic can be seen here: ...

Cypress Green Metallic can be seen here:

http://www.dailyturismo.com/2013/01/5k-flash-grand-luxe-touring-1981-volvo.html
Forum: showroom 07-07-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By John242Ti
^None. That's Kingsmere Green Metallic 136.

^None. That's Kingsmere Green Metallic 136.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By John242Ti
Why would you want to do that? Just get a...

Why would you want to do that? Just get a 1979-82 non-turbo box and call it good. The 1976-78 box is weaker. Has three shift forks inside instead of just one. Only thing worth grabbing from one...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By John242Ti
The older box is better. Doesn't have the Diesel...

The older box is better. Doesn't have the Diesel 1st gear ratio. I actually have an '80 box with a rebuilt overdrive that will be going into my 245 sometime this year. Yeah, I'll lose the 22mm hex...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 721,547
Posted By John242Ti
Rescued this from Sandberg Volvo's attic last...

Rescued this from Sandberg Volvo's attic last autumn... NOS 242 rear quarter panel for the passenger side.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/37866866492_4af3f3280f_c.jpg...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By John242Ti
How early is early? 1976-78, or 1979-80? ...

How early is early? 1976-78, or 1979-80? 1979-80 uses the more common rear mount shift linkage cage bracket, but has the early knob and switch. If the former, then, yes, you'll need to see if...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By John242Ti
Better yet, register it in Washington. Yearly...

Better yet, register it in Washington. Yearly tabs yes, but no emissions at all for the car.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,312
Posted By John242Ti
^A lot of dealers don't know their heads from...

^A lot of dealers don't know their heads from their rear ends. Back in 2008, I actually got in a verbal fight with a parts guy who said that all 240's with the B21/23 engines used bolts to hold the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By John242Ti
Better option, if not going full-on DCOE would be...

Better option, if not going full-on DCOE would be a pair of HS6 carbs. Install them and get them jetted properly. Or, you could MS it, install D-Jet, K-Jet, or KE-Jet from a pre-Digifant A2 VW Golf...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By John242Ti
It's what cwazywazy says. Check fuse 6. If the...

It's what cwazywazy says. Check fuse 6. If the fuse looks good, check the wiring to make sure that it's connected to the fuse. Also spin the fuse. On the cars with the time delay for the dome...
Forum: showroom 07-02-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,720,816
Posted By John242Ti
In Redmond... Not much rain during the day...

In Redmond... Not much rain during the day yesterday, but, sure looked threatening.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/29270798278_f2b9249bc1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LAyuxQ)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By John242Ti
And, the US spec engine part numbers for the...

And, the US spec engine part numbers for the B21/23 engines are as follows:

499846 - B23F, 9.5:1 CR, single wire O2 sensor, for M46 cars
499847 - B23F, 10.3:1 CR, single wire O2, for Aw70 cars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By John242Ti
Good. ;-)

Good. ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 186,966
Posted By John242Ti
The 440/460/480 markers are on mblue240's 244. ...

The 440/460/480 markers are on mblue240's 244.

Cool pics.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By John242Ti
^Just takes a long time. Hmmm, MX4 tires? ...

^Just takes a long time. Hmmm, MX4 tires? Hopefully those are less than 20,000 miles old. Had a set on a set of Corona rims on our '85 245DL. 20,000 miles, nice bulge in the tread on all four...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-30-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By John242Ti
I'm about to order one, minus the adapter pipe,...

I'm about to order one, minus the adapter pipe, to use on my 245Ti as a replacement for a somewhat tweaked Midacrap system.

As PCH says, it's the same as the stock turbo setup, but in SS instead...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By John242Ti
Were the wires run through the hinge, as per...

Were the wires run through the hinge, as per stock, or did you guys bypass the hinges and run them between the holes in the upper corners of the tailgate and under the headliner? I did the latter on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By John242Ti
Tailgate wiring harness. Check the driver's side...

Tailgate wiring harness. Check the driver's side where the rear demist and license plate light wiring goes through. You probably have a short there, which is causing the issue. Saw this on an '88...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,363
Posted By John242Ti
Yeah, they aren't fun to deal with when the box...

Yeah, they aren't fun to deal with when the box is inside the car.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,363
Posted By John242Ti
Yes. The ones I mentioned in my first response.

Yes. The ones I mentioned in my first response.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,363
Posted By John242Ti
These are tight? ...

These are tight?

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/29160352108_e38735f9a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LqNqKw)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By John242Ti
Cool. A shame the owner added the permanent rack...

Cool. A shame the owner added the permanent rack in 1993 or so... He should've hunted down one of the removable racks that Volvo sold in the 1960s-at least the late 1980s. What you can do is go to...
Forum: events 06-24-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By John242Ti
All of my pics are in this album... ...

All of my pics are in this album...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/245gt-turbo/sets/72157698320691785

I have at least a couple analog pics as well that will get added this week.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By John242Ti
You might also want to make sure the red wire is...

You might also want to make sure the red wire is firmly attached to the 4th gear switch. I went through this with my 242 when it had the engine/tranny that are now in my 245. Frequently, it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By John242Ti
Fixed...

Fixed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By John242Ti
Here ya go. 206-789-7004. Ask for Ty. ...

Here ya go.

206-789-7004. Ask for Ty.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4270/35438549442_aba9fdffe5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VZzQ69)

Go ahead and start Jack-ing off.

:-P:rofl:
Forum: events 06-20-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By John242Ti
He's a kid who's acting as if this is the first...

He's a kid who's acting as if this is the first wave of California transplants, when the first wave happened when his mother and father were kids. lol
Forum: events 06-20-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By John242Ti
So, other than Adam and I, who's actually going...

So, other than Adam and I, who's actually going to show up?

Also, if you join Avants Seattle, you do get your admission paid for, as mentioned on the FB page and on hipstagram.

-J
Forum: events 06-20-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By John242Ti
Official event page on farcebook: ...

Official event page on farcebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1518921508220554/

Join Avants Seattle, and free admission.

I'll be there myself with the 245.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,363
Posted By John242Ti
Since the cage is loose, there's a good chance...

Since the cage is loose, there's a good chance that one of the bolts is preventing the shift rod from moving. Happened on my parents' original '84 245GL after I swapped it to M46. Transmission got...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By John242Ti
Not a problem. You might want to fill it with...

Not a problem. You might want to fill it with some Redline MTL. Takes 2.4 quarts. You'll want a Volvo p/n 3502464 cover gasket for the overdrive. By doing that, you should notice an improvement...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 186,966
Posted By John242Ti
I wonder if they worked on the B21FT I got from...

I wonder if they worked on the B21FT I got from RSI in 2013. Noticed that the studs on that engine's head were right around 3/8" diameter, but seemed to have metric thread. Manifold was drilled out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By John242Ti
The disadvantages of the 1986 box: As it's...

The disadvantages of the 1986 box:

As it's based on the D version of the M46, originally used in the Diesel and used in the Turbo cars as well, it frequently has worn synchros, especially on 3rd,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By John242Ti
1979-on transmissions are all the same, spline...

1979-on transmissions are all the same, spline count. Diameter is the same. The different diameter is on the output flange for the 240 M46's (some 1976-82 boxes have the small flange, everything...
Forum: events 06-16-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By John242Ti
Cool.

Cool.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By John242Ti
Are you turning it over by spinning the...

Are you turning it over by spinning the driveshaft, or by using the starter with the car in neutral? If the latter, it shouldn't turn. If the former, then, yes, you should see the speedometer...
Forum: showroom 06-11-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 2,720,816
Posted By John242Ti
The two wagons, in between yesterday's (Sunday's)...

The two wagons, in between yesterday's (Sunday's) downpours... Sorta the same pic as before, but with the 245 racked as well.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/42678860452_ac454ca00e_c.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By John242Ti
242, 244, and 245 rear quarter panels (fenders)...

242, 244, and 245 rear quarter panels (fenders) are all different. A 244 rear quarter won't work on a 245 or a 242. Then, you have two different types of 245 rear quarter panels. 1975-80 and...
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