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Forum: showroom 07-16-2017, 11:40 PM
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Posted By volvo 4 life
Mine also turns left much easier than it does...

Mine also turns left much easier than it does right. Very strange that both 240's I've ever heard of doing this are diesels. If I drive the car with the power steering belt disconnected it turns...
Forum: showroom 07-15-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,321
Posted By volvo 4 life
Nice! I've got the twin to that one, same color...

Nice! I've got the twin to that one, same color and everything with a bw55. Very slow but definitely a fun car. Actually looking to sell it as I just picked up a 760 turbo diesel. Looks like you got...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By volvo 4 life
What issues are specific to the 83 and 84 model...

What issues are specific to the 83 and 84 model years besides the regular wiring deterioration?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By volvo 4 life
Figured I should chime in quick and just let...

Figured I should chime in quick and just let everyone know I have purchased the 1983 760 diesel. I'm going to maintain it and daily drive it, so it will be in good hands!
Forum: showroom 05-09-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By volvo 4 life
Very cool, love the turbo b20.

Very cool, love the turbo b20.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,367
Posted By volvo 4 life
Please post pics of the entire system, I really...

Please post pics of the entire system, I really want to see the whole intake manifold. That is awesome.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By volvo 4 life
Update the old one. The early cars have more cool...

Update the old one. The early cars have more cool factor in my opinion anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By volvo 4 life
You need to check it with a dial indicator. The...

You need to check it with a dial indicator. The cam needs to be locked at the TDC position with the cam lock plate that goes into the back of the camshaft with the rear pulley removed. After setting...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By volvo 4 life
I guess the way I look at it is I have an almost...

I guess the way I look at it is I have an almost new 9 inch clutch to use and the not so new 8.5 inch holds 7 psi just fine so I would assume the bigger clutch would hold better. Either way, I would...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By volvo 4 life
The one I have in my hands is a 228 mm pressure...

The one I have in my hands is a 228 mm pressure plate. The 215 mm is in my car currently and is also a normally aspirated style clutch. Do you think the 228 mm N/A clutch will hold 12-13 psi of boost...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By volvo 4 life
Well I guess I could give it a shot, the trans...

Well I guess I could give it a shot, the trans isn't too bad to pull on a lift anyway. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By volvo 4 life
stock 9 inch turbo clutch vs non turbo

I have a 1990 240 with an M47 as a parts car and I just pulled the transmission for my 1979 242. The clutch on the parts car looks damn near brand new, there's still cross hatching on the flywheel....
Forum: showroom 04-03-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,175
Posted By volvo 4 life
Nice car, open the exhaust up for that big rig...

Nice car, open the exhaust up for that big rig sound haha. Nice that the head gasket was recently done too.
Forum: showroom 03-13-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,965
Posted By volvo 4 life
Shocked to see this thread revived lol, I have...

Shocked to see this thread revived lol, I have since found more brown 240's but they're limited to 1980 and earlier it seems.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,414
Posted By volvo 4 life
Someone did a ford 4.6 DOHC swap, they're very...

Someone did a ford 4.6 DOHC swap, they're very wide engines and it fit. Big block is just so damn heavy though.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 26,417
Posted By volvo 4 life
Excellent work on the car, looks great! I really...

Excellent work on the car, looks great! I really need to give my 242 some love this year. Those rally cross events look awesome, where are they? I'm located in CT and would love to take my 242 to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-06-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By volvo 4 life
How does that yoshifab disc hold 400hp? Upgraded...

How does that yoshifab disc hold 400hp? Upgraded pressure plate?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By volvo 4 life
Is it different than a gas clutch pedal set? I...

Is it different than a gas clutch pedal set? I have one of those from a 91 244.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By volvo 4 life
Wiring and driveshaft length doesn't bother me, I...

Wiring and driveshaft length doesn't bother me, I have a friend who works at fleetpride who can make any driveshaft I need haha. If someone could verify that the converter would work and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By volvo 4 life
No chance for the AW71 with the diesel either?

No chance for the AW71 with the diesel either?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By volvo 4 life
BW55 bellhousing with M46 transmission?

Is it possible to use an auto bellhousing off a BW55 on an M46? I have a BW55 in my 1980 264 diesel and would like to eventually convert it to a manual transmission so I can have an overdrive but...
Forum: showroom 02-23-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,116
Posted By volvo 4 life
It has K-jet, look closer at the straight on...

It has K-jet, look closer at the straight on engine picture.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,755
Posted By volvo 4 life
I ran a blow through setup with k-jet on my 1979...

I ran a blow through setup with k-jet on my 1979 242 for awhile. Car ran fine except for the idle sucked due to a massive vacuum leak. Ran 7psi on a 13c and had no pinging or any other issues. Car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By volvo 4 life
Too bad. Any rust is repairable if you're willing...

Too bad. Any rust is repairable if you're willing to invest the time and/or money. I hate when people say to crush these cars though, considering they've been out of production for 22 years and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By volvo 4 life
Haha alright sounds good. I honestly don't think...

Haha alright sounds good. I honestly don't think I have much to worry about with a 13c, even if I maxed the little thing out it still probably wouldn't make more than 220 hp.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By volvo 4 life
Ok if that will hold then it works for me. No...

Ok if that will hold then it works for me. No sense buying something expensive just to blow the transmission and have to replace it again.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By volvo 4 life
Best clutch for 79 242 turbo and M47?

I currently have an M45 in my 1979 242 that I converted to lh2.2 and has a 13c. Right now the boost is set to only the stock 7 psi because anything over that causes the stock 8.5 inch N/A clutch to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By volvo 4 life
Thank you. I couldn't find the k-jet pump on ipd...

Thank you. I couldn't find the k-jet pump on ipd when I searched for it under my car's model and year. Are there any differences in how the k-jet pump and lh pump are connected?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By volvo 4 life
Yeah when I take it off I'll try and disassemble...

Yeah when I take it off I'll try and disassemble it. For right now I just need to know if the newer style pump will fit the existing lines under the car so I can get this thing back on the road...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By volvo 4 life
Will a 1991 240 fuel pump fit my 1979 242?

My main fuel pump stopped working on my car this week, hit it with a hammer and it turns a few times and stops so it's shot. The in tank pump works fine. I have a 1991 244 parts car with a good pump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
It is a 2.2 car. The tps clicks right before...

It is a 2.2 car. The tps clicks right before closed throttle, it's adjusted fine. Maybe the tps is bad, but I have no way of knowing whether it is or whether it's the coolant temp sensor or iac and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
When it runs it runs fine, no rough idle. Hard...

When it runs it runs fine, no rough idle. Hard start and high idle are the symptoms. Think I'm gonna try and replace the coolant temp sensor and see where that gets me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
That's what I thought too. Makes no difference if...

That's what I thought too. Makes no difference if I unplug the valve to try and start it either.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
The iac valve wouldn't cause a hard warm start...

The iac valve wouldn't cause a hard warm start though right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
Realized something else. When the car is warm...

Realized something else. When the car is warm it's really hard to start. What's the chance of the coolant temp sensor being bad? Seems to make sense because it would increase fueling and raise the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
I believe it's 2.2 but I will check when he gets...

I believe it's 2.2 but I will check when he gets home.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
I will check the tps adjustment. When it idles...

I will check the tps adjustment. When it idles high like this and you shut the car off it is sometimes very hard to start afterwards. I had luck holding the throttle to the floor and cranking it but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,259
Posted By volvo 4 life
1988 volvo 740 idling high after new IAC valve

My dad recently purchased a 1988 740 with a five speed and after 2 weeks it developed a problem where after driving the car for a little while it will idle really high (2500 rpm) like the iac valve...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
So john, what would you recommend for an 8.5 inch...

So john, what would you recommend for an 8.5 inch clutch that will hold 250+ hp?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
so 6 puck disk with yellow plate maybe?

so 6 puck disk with yellow plate maybe?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
And you're running an 8.5 inch clutch?

And you're running an 8.5 inch clutch?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
Haha that's awesome, my dad works at whole foods...

Haha that's awesome, my dad works at whole foods and he's been driving it because his Subaru needs a radiator. And you're right 500dollar, I'll try the 6 puck with the red plate and see how it holds,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
8.5 inch diameter?

8.5 inch diameter?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
So what would hold up well from clutch net?

So what would hold up well from clutch net?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
john v claims all clutchnet clutches are are just...

john v claims all clutchnet clutches are are just painted stock parts, i just want to make sure it holds thats all.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
I've heard of bad things about clutchnet, that's...

I've heard of bad things about clutchnet, that's why I wanted to go with spec clutches instead. Anybody else have some insight?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By volvo 4 life
What clutch for 250ish hp?

I turned the boost up on my 1979 242 the other day and man is it fun...until the clutch slips. It slips really bad so I need something stronger than the stock 8.5 inch non turbo clutch. I have a B21F...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,642
Posted By volvo 4 life
Ok, well I"ll figure this out somehow. Yoshifab...

Ok, well I"ll figure this out somehow. Yoshifab for timing belt stuff?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,642
Posted By volvo 4 life
so this will work even though the combustion...

so this will work even though the combustion chambers are designed for a larger bore? i see that rsportinternational sells 16 valve pistons for b21s with a 92.5mm bore. is this the stock b21 bore...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,642
Posted By volvo 4 life
My car has the flat top B21 NA pistons in it, I...

My car has the flat top B21 NA pistons in it, I would need to fly cut them or get new pistons to use the 16 valve head right? Or would the valves clear?
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