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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By MSGGrunt
Yoshifab Reinforcing Plates

In preparation for replacing my front and rear control arms/trailing arms and bushings I ordered a set of Yoshifab's reinforcing plates to strengthen the new pieces. I figued it would be good...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,939
Posted By MSGGrunt
Volvo's site worked for me. Punched in a VIN and...

Volvo's site worked for me. Punched in a VIN and the code they sent me matched the code written in the owner's manual.

I am still looking for the code for the radio pictured above. I don't have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,939
Posted By MSGGrunt
Help... This radio was pulled from a donor...

Help...

This radio was pulled from a donor car at my local pick and pull. According to the sticker on the back it is supposedly a factory recondition unit. The issue I am having is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By MSGGrunt
I may need one as well for my wagon. Are any of...

I may need one as well for my wagon. Are any of the aftermarket ones tolerable? I would go the used route, but being from New England I'd be worried about getting one that is rusted and wouldn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
240: Air Dams
Views: 856
Posted By MSGGrunt
My White 1992 GL has a black one. Maybe this was...

My White 1992 GL has a black one. Maybe this was something that was painted at the dealership?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,950
Posted By MSGGrunt
Evan's waterless coolant. Most people either...

Evan's waterless coolant. Most people either don't know of it or can't justify the cost, but if you want the best there is no other.

https://www.evanscoolant.com/
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By MSGGrunt
Pardon my ignorance, but is this what I would...

Pardon my ignorance, but is this what I would need if I was LIFTING my wagon to bring the front alignment back within spec? My assumption being that my 2" lift on coil-overs will effectively...
Forum: website & board 09-24-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By MSGGrunt
I personally like more focused forums as it makes...

I personally like more focused forums as it makes it easier for the novice, like myself, to search out a particular topic. Coming over from the E30 BMW crowd we had:

Interior
Paint and Body...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,664
Posted By MSGGrunt
I fixed the issue. I sold the car. Was planning...

I fixed the issue. I sold the car. Was planning on selling it anyway, but wanted to do it with good working brakes. The new owner is an enthusiast and the non working brakes worked to a couple of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 15,748
Posted By MSGGrunt
To each their own, but I love the red interior. I...

To each their own, but I love the red interior. I agree that all the reds should match, but that is easier said than done on dissimilar materials that will fade differently. Did the cars that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,664
Posted By MSGGrunt
I did not check, but this will be the first thing...

I did not check, but this will be the first thing I do tonight. I have read that the Volvo system can be a test of ones patience. My worries were that I did something to damage the booster....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,664
Posted By MSGGrunt
Help Bleeding Brakes.

I have read but am still looking for advice... I replaced the front rotors and calipers and can't get the pressure to come up. I only opened the front hoses so does that mean I don't have to worry...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By MSGGrunt
Any progress?

Any progress?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By MSGGrunt
Are you talking about external or internal?

Are you talking about external or internal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By MSGGrunt
Seats can be recovered in leather from Lseat.com...

Seats can be recovered in leather from Lseat.com for $299.99 for the front and $299.00 for the rear. You can source a spare passenger's seat and swap everything over to the driver's seat since the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By MSGGrunt
I too only have the air box and hose, but no...

I too only have the air box and hose, but no distributor to take measurements off.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By MSGGrunt
Interested as I am modifying one of these as well...

Interested as I am modifying one of these as well for the same purpose. I am going the route of a 5/16" aluminum plate cut out using the factory gasket (#1 in the picture) as a template with a 5"...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
The leather is holding up nicely as I would...

The leather is holding up nicely as I would expect given how thick it is. The car leather has worn in nicely, but as far a tightening up I can't say that it has all that much, but the car doesn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
It's a lot and, IMO, the white face gages don't...

It's a lot and, IMO, the white face gages don't compliment the dash any.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,469
Posted By MSGGrunt
Would that aftermarket cooler work on a B230FT...

Would that aftermarket cooler work on a B230FT out of a 1995 940T that I plan to swap into a 1991 240? I assume the blocks are the same and would only need to change the pipe possibly.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,271
Posted By MSGGrunt
I am amazed at how the wider wheels and lower...

I am amazed at how the wider wheels and lower stance really changes the whole look of the car. Nice detailed work.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
I too noticed this. The seats were installed in...

I too noticed this. The seats were installed in the early evening and the mosquitos were eating me alive, so I called it quits. The seatbelts have since been fixed. Thanks for the keen eye.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
The remaining small projects before the interior...

The remaining small projects before the interior is completed are:

- Recover the rear shelf.
- Wire in the rear deck speakers.
- Have a new armrest cover made.
- Replace the front door...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
And the rear seats are all covered and installed....

And the rear seats are all covered and installed. I am very happy with how they turned out. I'm sure they will stretch and the wrinkles will smooth out as the leather heats up in the sun. If not, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Rear shelf installed with headrest to see how the...

Rear shelf installed with headrest to see how the speakers fit. I like the fit of the 4" much better than the 6".
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
The red donor car is a 1995

The red donor car is a 1995
Forum: performance & modifications 08-29-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
The 740 intercooler piping makes sense given that...

The 740 intercooler piping makes sense given that from my research the intercooler is the same part number as the one that was installed in the 240.

The aluminum airbox plate will be a marginal...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thank You hiperauto. With the part number I was...

Thank You hiperauto. With the part number I was able to find it on Tasca's site as well. And they are pretty local to me. One more piece of this puzzle.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
Yes, Redwood Chair it has occurred to me. Am I...

Yes, Redwood Chair it has occurred to me. Am I taking too long to ask what I should post an add for? Have I reached my quota on how many questions I may ask. My apologies for trying to figure out...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
Does anyone know the part number or where I can...

Does anyone know the part number or where I can get gasket #1 in this picture? I sourced one of these air boxes and my plan would be to use the gasket as a template to have a 3/16"-1/4" aluminum...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
I would add the trim around the edge, but the...

I would add the trim around the edge, but the leather has separated from the shelf itself. You can see this in the area circled. I think I would rather buy more leather and recover the shelf the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
I can get more leather and will give it another...

I can get more leather and will give it another try. Just a bit frustrating. Oh well...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
I was thinking if staples would help as well as...

I was thinking if staples would help as well as rolling the leather over the edge to further help in securing it. I did use Dap brush on contact cement and maybe I would have better off using the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Working on the parcel shelf speaker install and I...

Working on the parcel shelf speaker install and I noticed an issue with the leather that I covered it with. It has shrunk and is pulling away from the edges and has even separated from the shelf at...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Those old school surface mount Volvo speakers...

Those old school surface mount Volvo speakers aren't the easiest to find, I know I've been looking. The 1980's Pioneers will work just fine and probably sound better with a more modern speaker.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Another small side project as everything comes...

Another small side project as everything comes together. The 1980's Pioneer TS-66 deck mounted speaker enclosures were just a little to big for the rear desk. They were just a bit too deep and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
In all fairness, I did supply them with a cloth...

In all fairness, I did supply them with a cloth cover and I assume they just dissected it and replicated the cloth sections in leather and sewed it all back together. Personally I would have thought...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
You bring up a couple of good points that I have...

You bring up a couple of good points that I have thought about and the reason I am on here asking. Is this your car Wren? If so, where is your reservoir?

My car, a 1991, doesn't have ABS, so...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Like this one being sold on eBay. Does anyone...

Like this one being sold on eBay. Does anyone know if he is a board member? Maybe I can contact him and he's make me one if I sent him the material so it matched the rest of the interior.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
They sell bulk leather, so I could always buy...

They sell bulk leather, so I could always buy some and have a local shop make a new cover. I have a cloth cover that isn't perfect that I kept just to have it as a pattern.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Pictures of how the bottom of the rear seat...

Pictures of how the bottom of the rear seat turned out. I'm sure the few wrinkles that are in the leather will work their way our as the hot sun heats up the leather and it stretches a bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,147
Posted By MSGGrunt
Being someone who has actually run a Weber on an...

Being someone who has actually run a Weber on an older Landcruiser I can say they aren't all that hard to tune. Sure, there is a learning curve, but so is there with FI. This is actually a pretty...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
I did get the rear seat bottom covered in the...

I did get the rear seat bottom covered in the leather today as well as the front armrest. Pictures of the rear seats once they are done and installed.

An observation on the leather... It is...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thanks. I'll probably remove the cover that is on...

Thanks. I'll probably remove the cover that is on the current dash and maybe just replace it while I look for a good dash.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By MSGGrunt
If you use stainless steel hardware, use plenty...

If you use stainless steel hardware, use plenty of copper grade anti-seize. Stainless on stainless will gaul up and seize the first time you try to take them apart. Stainless studs with copper nuts...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,204
Posted By MSGGrunt
The current dash in the car has one of those...

The current dash in the car has one of those formed ABS covers glued in place, presumably to cover up cracks. While it doesn't look too bad compared to a badly cracked dash, I did grab a perfect...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
I'm committed now to find an airbox that works...

I'm committed now to find an airbox that works with the OEM 240T intercooler since I just bought one off eBay, the cobra style preferably I think. Turbo washer reservoir (possibly) with a custom...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
If the diesel bottle and bracket are still...

If the diesel bottle and bracket are still available would this also work in addition to the turbo set-up or would it interfere with the intercooler piping? Looks like it would allow enough room for...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
According to Tasca Volvo in RI the turbo washer...

According to Tasca Volvo in RI the turbo washer bottle and bracket are still available. Well, at least on their website it is.

Part Number 1312711 is the "cage". $31.46
Part Number 1202379 is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By MSGGrunt
A setup like this?

A setup like this?
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