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Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By dl242gt
I am glad you have a good perspective and are...

I am glad you have a good perspective and are mving forward with putting a fun engine together. Never thought I would be attacked for suggesting overkill parts. lol

Anyway, wish you well with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By dl242gt
That silver one in Kens picture is the rarest...

That silver one in Kens picture is the rarest version that I know of. When I was shopping for one a long time ago. You could only buy the black one. Silver seems to only have been on the 1983 turbo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By dl242gt
People used to wire in a ford regulator instead...

People used to wire in a ford regulator instead of the bosch ones. That also had better charging. Try the truck tronics place. Usually to wire an external regulator in to the alternator. All you need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,870
Posted By dl242gt
The converters on the old carburated cars...

The converters on the old carburated cars starting in 75 were two way. Volvo used the three way first in 77 with the lambda control. Last time I looked to buy a two way converter I couldn't find one....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,119
Posted By dl242gt
Was that an AI rep you were conversing with from...

Was that an AI rep you were conversing with from Redline?

Great job on the car! I love this race car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By dl242gt
Can't hear my sarcastic joking inflection over...

Can't hear my sarcastic joking inflection over the internets.

The grill is also the Euro GLE grill from 78-80. Used with TV screen headlamp housings and a flat hood. Many years ago I bought a nos...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By dl242gt
Thank you! I guess I have more parts to order...

Thank you! I guess I have more parts to order when I get paid for selling the 123gt.

Has anyone used these? It reads the adjustment is 5 half turns. Maybe use three half turns for a good handling...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By dl242gt
Pn 82 p 1923

Pn 82 p 1923
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By dl242gt
Koni Red Special D adjustable shocks

I have a set of front Koni special D shocks. Can anyone tell me about them? Like how do they adjust? I am missing the gland nuts for them. They are available from Koni if I have to order them.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By dl242gt
I guess it's achieved unicorn part status...

I guess it's achieved unicorn part status nowadays. lol.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By dl242gt
This is with the brown ground connected correct?...

This is with the brown ground connected correct? Infinity there would mean from the manifold connection to the battery is open. If you measure that with continuity ohm metter also check from the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By dl242gt
You know you want it. You know it's worth it....

You know you want it. You know it's worth it. Sure it may be more than 14.99 But it's the flathood grill. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By dl242gt
Adding the lower braces will help the front end a...

Adding the lower braces will help the front end a lot as well. Just have to drill a couple of holes in the rear cntrol arm mounting bracket.

The Bilstein HD are soft but have valving that...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By dl242gt
They were avaiable for 260 series if I recall...

They were avaiable for 260 series if I recall correctly. Although I've never seen a set for a 260 ever.

Probably best to go with the air shock or helper spring choices. I used to have a set of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,870
Posted By dl242gt
96 and newer has the OBD II port so they can...

96 and newer has the OBD II port so they can stand around and just check the computer. OBD I wasn't standardized enough. Might have to do different things to check each cars computer. So they made...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,870
Posted By dl242gt
Well done. I used to pass in NJ without changing...

Well done. I used to pass in NJ without changing anything. Just a fresh tune up and oil change. The only visual check they do here is to see if the converter is there. They even accepted the 3"...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 146,430
Posted By dl242gt
You are a wildman! Way to go!

You are a wildman! Way to go!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By dl242gt
For the upper radiator/intercooler brackets to...

For the upper radiator/intercooler brackets to work on a 240. You make a slot at the mounting hole so the length of the bracket is adjustable. That's worked well for me.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By dl242gt
http://www.sellholm.se

http://www.sellholm.se
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
With nine colors each PAL fuse circuit could have...

With nine colors each PAL fuse circuit could have it's own color breaker. Looks like a good comoonent. Maybe have a few of them replace all those fuses. Put them in the battery area and move the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By dl242gt
If you notice I do agree with a T. However, I was...

If you notice I do agree with a T. However, I was speaking from my own experience. Which is to rev the engine to at least 4k before shifting in the first three gears when possible. I do like the way...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By dl242gt
When the terninal that is tightened onto the...

When the terninal that is tightened onto the battery was too corroded. I used a gold plated marine battery terminal. It has the same size hole so I could bolt the cable and the fuse box on to it. You...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By dl242gt
While I agree with the T cam being a good daily...

While I agree with the T cam being a good daily driver choice. The OP car has a M47 with a 3.73 rear if I read correctly. This is a setup that won't spend much time below 2k rpms since you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By dl242gt
No cup holders and no rear speakers was pretty...

No cup holders and no rear speakers was pretty normal. You got rear speakers if you paid to get a stereo upgrade or bought a higher end model like a GLT or turbo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By dl242gt
The other thing that can happen is the car never...

The other thing that can happen is the car never goes into closed loop if the resistance doesn't go to a low enough value. So your mileage is bad and you will see smoking exhaust from the rich...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By dl242gt
That seems a bit high in my experience. They...

That seems a bit high in my experience. They usually measure about 4k or so when ambient temps are around the 70s F.

I don't know where it might be online. The Haynes manual and the Bentley both...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,870
Posted By dl242gt
Yes, but those air thermostats fail and keep...

Yes, but those air thermostats fail and keep giving the engine hot air to breathe which would raise nox.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By dl242gt
If it is a simple four contact relay. One...

If it is a simple four contact relay. One terminal is 85 and the other is 86 which is the control side of those relays. Since B19 is battery voltage and B27 is half that and according to the notes is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
S/V/C: Oils
Views: 474
Posted By dl242gt
In my 93 wagon I use Rotella T6 5-40w. Mann or...

In my 93 wagon I use Rotella T6 5-40w. Mann or Mahle filters.
The 82 turbo has used M1 15-50w since I changed it to synthetic at 165k miles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By dl242gt
You can check the volvo parts catalog at gcp.se....

You can check the volvo parts catalog at gcp.se. That has all the original volvo parts catalogs on the site.

No pictures but there are probably some on the web. Sorry it was a long time ago when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,870
Posted By dl242gt
The front pipe can develop a sneaky leak right...

The front pipe can develop a sneaky leak right where the bracket for the trans support is welded to the two pipes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By dl242gt
I forget where it is on the connector. But you...

I forget where it is on the connector. But you can use a good ground on the body like the mounting bracket for the ecu. You will want to test to ground on both the fuel ecu and the icu since they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By dl242gt
It may also be a function of the ecu to set the...

It may also be a function of the ecu to set the light if there are more than one code set. So even though those are non check engine light codes. Having two of them may set the light on anyway.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,870
Posted By dl242gt
Make sure the engine is breathing cold air only....

Make sure the engine is breathing cold air only. A cooler mixture has lower nox. You could probably just rig the inside of the air box to only have the cold side open. Then it would be not be seen...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By dl242gt
The a/c compressor belt drive also uses an idler...

The a/c compressor belt drive also uses an idler pulley to handle the belt tension adjustment.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By dl242gt
Ok while you are a city driver. The car has a...

Ok while you are a city driver. The car has a 3.73 rear which likes a few rpms. It is fine with a T cam which is volvos choice. But in my experience it is even better with a cam that gives the engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By dl242gt
If the car is 86 and newer then the glove box has...

If the car is 86 and newer then the glove box has a master key.

Those models from 86-93 have a valet key and a master key. The master key works the glove box and trunk or wagon floor hatch while...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-08-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By dl242gt
That stuff dried up here well over ten years ago....

That stuff dried up here well over ten years ago. Especially when cash for clunkers kicked in. Having a hoard from parting out cars really helps. I would second the suggestion that you stash stuff...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By dl242gt
Griots garage has always provided good products....

Griots garage has always provided good products. I used to buy tools from them because they imported Facom, USAG, and other good euro brands.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By dl242gt
I had a glove box lock cut to my vin for the car...

I had a glove box lock cut to my vin for the car via a dealer. That was $105 a few years ago. This inicluded the glove box lock and one key cut to the vin. The lock works with my original key so it...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By dl242gt
I didn't see any shots from under the car. So...

I didn't see any shots from under the car. So there is surely something good going on under there. That looks like belgium with the .be in the url. Looks like it's a lot of fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By dl242gt
Looks like there are lots of good times ahead...

Looks like there are lots of good times ahead with your new 142. :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By dl242gt
The general rule of thumb for rust is you can see...

The general rule of thumb for rust is you can see about 10-20 percent of what you end up replacing.

On those cars without fender liners it's always good to check the inner fender where it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By dl242gt
It's the last and best they got. That being said...

It's the last and best they got. That being said unless you are a smitten volvo collector it seems they don't mean much to anyone. They are a slightly less grandma wagon with a bunch of the better...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By dl242gt
It would have been a good time to pitch their...

It would have been a good time to pitch their genuine classic parts for the older discontinued models. Oh well.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By dl242gt
At the very least after watching the video I...

At the very least after watching the video I would suggest the ezk chip to get you started with something a bit more turned to the engine setup. The ezk chip by itself made a big difference in my car.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By dl242gt
I used 2" system on my 123gt. Bought a 142E front...

I used 2" system on my 123gt. Bought a 142E front pipe. Then had a local shop make up the rest with only one muffler. Had a nice bark to it and was in the affordable zone. I think it was a couple...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By dl242gt
Thanks Dan!

Thanks Dan!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,470
Posted By dl242gt
I've got a couple B21F engines in the barn. I...

I've got a couple B21F engines in the barn. I think one is kjet lambda and a kjet basic. So if you need a part. I may have something to help.


I sold a good used intake boot to a friend in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,470
Posted By dl242gt
What u are measuring when checking control...

What u are measuring when checking control pressure is feedback fuel pressure on the plunger inside the fue distributor. So if that is too high then it leans out the car too much. Too low and the...
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