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Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
FLVC is the only reason I even keep my facebook...

FLVC is the only reason I even keep my facebook active :)

However, my son was born on OCT 2nd, so all volvo activities have been put on the back burner. I might even start bribing FLVC members...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By SlowRide
This, especially for us with early cars. Not just...

This, especially for us with early cars. Not just rust, but the wiring, all of it. Start with the fuel pump wiring, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache.


Very much this, if you don't already...
Forum: showroom 09-18-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By SlowRide
Sound and vibration deadening first. The clarity...

Sound and vibration deadening first. The clarity of the bass is being lost to road noise. If you add more kick with components, you'll find all those cracked door and window lift welds in a hurry.
Forum: website & board 08-26-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,539
Posted By SlowRide
Search noobs :-P

Search noobs :-P
Forum: website & board 08-25-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,539
Posted By SlowRide
How was the green earned?

How was the green earned?
Forum: website & board 08-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,539
Posted By SlowRide
So the fund-o-meter updates daily or what?

So the fund-o-meter updates daily or what?
Forum: showroom 08-10-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 91,940
Posted By SlowRide
Stancelife yo, gotta make it as impractical as...

Stancelife yo, gotta make it as impractical as possible :lol:
Forum: showroom 08-10-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 91,940
Posted By SlowRide
^ the cone filter ruins it.

^ the cone filter ruins it.
Forum: website & board 08-09-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,539
Posted By SlowRide
^That. Or how about only contributors can access...

^That. Or how about only contributors can access foresale?
Forum: website & board 08-08-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,539
Posted By SlowRide
No such note option on mobile using the donate...

No such note option on mobile using the donate link :mods:
Forum: website & board 08-08-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,539
Posted By SlowRide
$25 in the TBricks jar, no where to enter...

$25 in the TBricks jar, no where to enter username though. Already a contributor, yar :mods:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
I'll keep what I have and probably find another....

I'll keep what I have and probably find another. That was the original plan B, gonna stick to it. This 244 GLT kinda stirred ish up a bit. I felt like I was destroying something that should be saved....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
I know. My wife already said no.

I know. My wife already said no.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By SlowRide
That's not weird, at least you're willing to do...

That's not weird, at least you're willing to do it right :ninja:

See, it think its more weird to see 244's on the back of flatbed tow trucks because they're typically loaded on backwards :nod:
Forum: showroom 08-04-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By SlowRide
The green and yellow ones always get me :love: ...

The green and yellow ones always get me :love:

Too bad all I find are blue ones. Good luck!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
Two boogers ought to do? I'll try it, but with my...

Two boogers ought to do? I'll try it, but with my luck they'll just twist off :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
It's tight. These sucker are yuge.

It's tight. These sucker are yuge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
My neighbors already think I'm nuts because I...

My neighbors already think I'm nuts because I talk to my cars, the lawn mower, all of my power tools, the kitchen knives while sharpening them... ect. It doesn't help that my dogs will sit right next...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
The key would shear instantly:lol: Tried the...

The key would shear instantly:lol:

Tried the jammed on socket with the impact and the socket just rattles off. It I do that enough maybe a 23mm socket will fit :omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
Hazard frought 22" breaker with the pipe handle...

Hazard frought 22" breaker with the pipe handle off the 3 ton speed jack. Two 24mm sockets cracked. Heat will do it. That's what imma keep tellin myself. One socket is still stuck on. Might try a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
They've been a soakin in blaster since sunday....

They've been a soakin in blaster since sunday. :-(

Need to go out and buy some butane. Used it all up on turbo bolts
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 488
Posted By SlowRide
Locking lug nuts

So, locking lug nuts on virgos, tapered, stupid, and very much stuck. I have the key, so I'm 99% there. The old Electric impact won't even touch them, can't even break the studs because the key won't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
This is basically what a friend of the family...

This is basically what a friend of the family said too. He runs a body shop doing these sorts of repairs but for Jeeps and other rigs. He said to forget cutting the cowl/windshield frame off the 244,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By SlowRide
This, also has to be better for water cooled...

This, also has to be better for water cooled turbo. I'm assuming those running 100% "coolant" aren't boosted.

iirc, a mix of propylene and ethylene glycol has a lower viscosity than straight...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By SlowRide
You should flush your system more often then...

You should flush your system more often then because those water soluble additives aren't nearly as soluble in glycols. When you let it sit they'll deposit, though I can't speak about what those...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By SlowRide
So what do you do in the winter? :lol: No...

So what do you do in the winter? :lol:

No seriously, I can't imagine it not freezing on you. Water is the impurity you add to ethylene glycol to depress it's freezing point. Also, are you running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
242's are few and far between in Florida. They...

242's are few and far between in Florida. They pop up once in a while. I knew about the rust when I bought mine, the PO was very straight forward. I didn't think it would accelerate this quickly, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
That may be true, but that's what has to happen...

That may be true, but that's what has to happen before these cars are worth any money... and that's the true source of my hesitation. I don't want to crush it or see anyone else crush it. I can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
Yeah that's the case here. Zero rust in the floor...

Yeah that's the case here. Zero rust in the floor boards or rockers, though. It bums me out, but I think the 242 is gonna get the short stick. Gonna have a harlequin 244 for a while. Or not. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
That's where I'm stuck. I was expecting to do...

That's where I'm stuck. I was expecting to do this repair eventually, just not this soon. I'm probably just gonna pull all the wreckage off the GLT and swap the 242 front end, suspension, and other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
Anyone have experience cutting and grafting the...

Anyone have experience cutting and grafting the whole cowl/windshield frame?

https://www.parts.com/media/images/oe/collision/9/9703650.gif
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By SlowRide
How bad is my rust?

I posted this in OT on a whim and it of course went OT. :lol:

I have an '80 242, lh2.4 b230f, aw71, black interior swap, ipd sways, b&g springs, with a +t in the wings... and bubbling cowl rust....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-29-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
https://i.imgur.com/Or7HypCh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/Or7HypCh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9o80Wnsh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WhdNyCfh.jpg

So many parts in one tasty 244 turbo... but, is it less rusty than the 242? Is the 242 just a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
https://i.imgur.com/EXFhpM8h.jpg No progress...

https://i.imgur.com/EXFhpM8h.jpg

No progress to report... but I'm dragging home a 244 turbo tomorrow. Finally found my black headliner and sunroof panel. Maybe a dash swap. M46 swap possible, run...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
Thanks. Are you on the Florida Volvo Community...

Thanks. Are you on the Florida Volvo Community Facebook group?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,285
Posted By SlowRide
Living up to your user name :lol:

Living up to your user name :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
I ground the flange. Also have some of those nuts...

I ground the flange. Also have some of those nuts that tryingbe mentioned waiting in the mailbox today.

It's really tight on mine for some reason, beats me.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Das so shiny:omg: I did this, but those nuts...

Das so shiny:omg:

I did this, but those nuts will be icing on the cake.

https://i.imgur.com/MmKiPYzh.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,332
Posted By SlowRide
Install a spit valve? :e-shrug:

Install a spit valve? :e-shrug:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Thought about doing this. Probably will.

Thought about doing this. Probably will.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Did he offer any hints on when the new stainless...

Did he offer any hints on when the new stainless will be available? And is it different than the stainless option they currently seem to have available? This won't be going onto the 242 for a while,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
If it was smooth there wouldn't be much...

If it was smooth there wouldn't be much difference, at least not for the vast majority of people buying in. That's why I want to see the stainless one because it's only $10 more and might be...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Tell me you've done this with it all still on the...

Tell me you've done this with it all still on the motor :urgod:

I'm just bothered that this cost 168 bacons, for a cast piece, and THIS is the issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Anyone got a recent stainless version?

Anyone got a recent stainless version?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Yeah, I tried raising the flange and nutting that...

Yeah, I tried raising the flange and nutting that one first. It would work, just an annoying pita...
Looking at it again, I need to trim that stud to see if its making more contact than I thought...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
Not sure. I'm wondering if the all stainless...

Not sure. I'm wondering if the all stainless version has this same issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By SlowRide
ATP Ultimate Wastegate pics

Since photobucket bogarted all of our links, I figured I'd post some pics of the most recent ATP ultimate wastegate. I purchased the mild steel variant, $168, and I think I'll be happy with it once...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
Noted. I'm doing it to correct the angle, and I...

Noted. I'm doing it to correct the angle, and I figure correcting that will move those wheels up a bit. Getting some kind of vibration from the drive shaft and the u-joints aren't sloppy. Motor...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
I'm still on the fence about keeping it. I'm not...

I'm still on the fence about keeping it. I'm not daily driving this, never plan to, and the engine bay looks so much cleaner without it. One less thing to have to hook back up and trouble shoot if I...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By SlowRide
Sooo... It's been a real struggle keeping this...

Sooo... It's been a real struggle keeping this old girl running. First fuel pump was probably fine, so was the second... Only noticed the chewed up wire harness after I bought a brand spanking new...
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