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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
After some annoying driveshaft vibration I...

After some annoying driveshaft vibration I decided to install the BNE torque rods I've had around for months, much easier to adjust and very nice feel in hand.

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Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
I have not tried since the exhaust but thanks for...

I have not tried since the exhaust but thanks for the reminder. Seems the back pressure was stopping anything over 8psi before, I've got a MBC now but would prefer to use the soleniod, gotta recheck...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By James M
It's the level sensor in the reservoir right? No...

It's the level sensor in the reservoir right? No clue but pretty cool it doesnt touch the coolant. First time I replaced one I had a coolant bin ready and everything
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 240,203
Posted By James M
On the first test drive I'll follow you so when...

On the first test drive I'll follow you so when the carbs brake off I can pick them up.

Looking good though
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
As long as it's threw the windshield, keep...

As long as it's threw the windshield, keep locking my keys in the car, would be much easier without it.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
I've only got $1.95 there, takes $2.50 to get any...

I've only got $1.95 there, takes $2.50 to get any time around here. Higher standards then Oroville. I guess I could have your alleyway neighbors clean the windshield for half that
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
I took it off for a day and the car looked naked....

I took it off for a day and the car looked naked.
If only the ******* who sold me the louvers had the hardware too.

It also distracts from the mismatched hood, missing trim and how bad it needs...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
It's now been a year with the whiteblock, daily...

It's now been a year with the whiteblock, daily driven except for a few stints. I've really been loving this car as it's taking shape into my goals for it.

<a href="https://ibb.co/bJmGwkd"><img...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 42,281
Posted By James M
That's gonna be awesome, I've been feeling like I...

That's gonna be awesome, I've been feeling like I cheeped out going T5 behind a whiteblock. Should be much nicer with a more modern transmission behind it. I was looking into the S6-53BZ units for...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,687
Posted By James M
Vitor galaxy V1 is like $64 each in 195/60r15

Vitor galaxy V1 is like $64 each in 195/60r15
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,687
Posted By James M
Absolutely, the way that thing sits is motivating...

Absolutely, the way that thing sits is motivating me to get an amazon.

When you get the tires you mentioned in the first post consider some whitewalls, they look great on Jack's car if you've seen...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,687
Posted By James M
This car is hot, your spot on with ride height.

This car is hot, your spot on with ride height.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 136,624
Posted By James M
I'm sure the guy at napa will like hearing that...

I'm sure the guy at napa will like hearing that when asking year make and model
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By James M
I just ignored it with no negative consequences. ...

I just ignored it with no negative consequences. Probably a startup emissions thing like 80% of electronics on motors in the last few decades
Forum: article composition 03-30-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 132,455
Posted By James M
Seems like it's time for the Bi-annual bump so we...

Seems like it's time for the Bi-annual bump so we can all be reassured it won't happen
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
What roof box? <a...

What roof box?
<a href="https://ibb.co/gRhdbJF"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/G5N9fR3/PXL-20210327-041720649-NIGHT-2.jpg" alt="PXL-20210327-041720649-NIGHT-2" border="0"></a>

What part of Active...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
Thanks, as am I. This had quickly become my...

Thanks, as am I. This had quickly become my favorite volvo, and also sucked all my time and money away from the rest of them


Took the exhaust off twice so far, the Vbands are a game changer,...
Forum: showroom 03-30-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 1,353,878
Posted By James M
Jack returns to TB to flex his poster and leave...

Jack returns to TB to flex his poster and leave for another 3 months
Don't you have another cool poster you just got?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By James M
The normal TB method is to blow your money on a...

The normal TB method is to blow your money on a +t and an HF angle grinder, what kind of world do we live in with $500 batteries in $600 volvos (sorry $599)
Forum: events 03-26-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,710
Posted By James M
Plus then people can focus on getting them to run...

Plus then people can focus on getting them to run instead of look good on jackstands
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By James M
Good question, will be keeping my eyes on this...

Good question, will be keeping my eyes on this thread since I have thought the exact same question for the exact same situation.

I agree the color matched 4" speaker covers are the best looking
Forum: events 03-25-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,710
Posted By James M
With vaccines rolling out it would be nice to see...

With vaccines rolling out it would be nice to see some Volvos rolling up
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
With the ability to play music I started using my...

With the ability to play music I started using my hearing in the car again and quickly realized it's way too loud, axle dump with PnP flowmaster drones terribly and there is a ton of wind/road noise....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By James M
I don't get why people ask $25 for these on eBay...

I don't get why people ask $25 for these on eBay when they are $6 new.
Forum: showroom 03-18-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 1,353,878
Posted By James M
That's awesome. I was unaware of how much Volvo...

That's awesome. I was unaware of how much Volvo branded stuff there way back in the day until looking through some catalogs a while back. If only they had some houndstooth brown blankets to match...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By James M
Haha checked the part numbers, correct indeed. ...

Haha checked the part numbers, correct indeed. Looks like I've pocketed a few FPRs for no reason.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By James M
I was under the impression LH2.4 240s had 2.5bar...

I was under the impression LH2.4 240s had 2.5bar FPRs while 940t had 3bar?

Those whites would be better if your looking to increase boost down the line, and at a good price
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By James M
Moving here since it's the right section ...

Moving here since it's the right section



30lb is in line with 850t red injectors, but pay attention to at what pressure the ratings are based on (your example is at the same 3bar as...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By James M
Wrong section, mods will surely move it for you. ...

Wrong section, mods will surely move it for you.
But it's about 50x easier to use 850 turbo injectors (reddish color) without a resistor pack, you'll also need the turbo EZK.

If you can find a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By James M
Ide check for vacuum leaks, if you just had the...

Ide check for vacuum leaks, if you just had the intake system apart you probably left something off or one of the hoses didn't like being disturbed and developed a crack
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,312
Posted By James M
Isn't a getrag 265 now more $$ then a Volvo 240?

Isn't a getrag 265 now more $$ then a Volvo 240?
Forum: showroom 03-07-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 1,353,878
Posted By James M
<a href="https://ibb.co/MgXRW2z"><img...

<a href="https://ibb.co/MgXRW2z"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/x24MPCn/PXL-20210308-024625489.jpg" alt="PXL-20210308-024625489" border="0"></a>
<a href="https://ibb.co/84DDsJw"><img...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
Haha never thought of it that way, but probably...

Haha never thought of it that way, but probably the best explanation I've heard for driving feel mods.

Got a little sidetracked from seats, decided the car was too loud, in a bad way. 32 cars into...
Forum: website & board 03-03-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By James M
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Forum: website & board 03-03-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By James M
I am a redheaded stepchild and I feel offended

I am a redheaded stepchild and I feel offended
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By James M
Did the bolt that came out look like it had been...

Did the bolt that came out look like it had been cross threaded? Sometimes you gotta apply a little pressure and hold a bolt real straight to get it to start
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By James M
How did you get a holesaw threw the block? Must...

How did you get a holesaw threw the block? Must have taken years

Otherwise congrats on the +t, ziptied efan? I approve
Forum: website & board 03-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By James M
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Forum: website & board 03-01-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By James M
How do you double post often enough for it to be...

How do you double post often enough for it to be an issue?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By James M
It's a 240 it can't be as clapped as a 7/9 ...

It's a 240 it can't be as clapped as a 7/9

My vote is piston slap, continue to ignore it until it gets louder and you realize it's ****ed

Or as mentioned above stethoscope to find the real cause
Forum: showroom 02-28-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,005
Posted By James M
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=157621...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1576213412563786&id=341346409383832

Damn I want that in beige
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 86,779
Posted By James M
Been a little less then pleased with the ride...

Been a little less then pleased with the ride height after the wheels, especially the rear
<a href="https://ibb.co/HNbZvPy"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/tZvRf26/PXL-20210217-015410478-MP.jpg"...
Forum: showroom 02-26-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,005
Posted By James M
I agree, my only non volvo is a S30, so I had to...

I agree, my only non volvo is a S30, so I had to snag this set. Now I just have to paint the Z green and a volvo white and I'm set
Forum: showroom 02-26-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,005
Posted By James M
Someone threw a link to this in the orphans...

Someone threw a link to this in the orphans thread and I snagged it
<a href="https://ibb.co/jJq6BLJ"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/y4KfG84/PXL-20210131-011501029.jpg" alt="PXL-20210131-011501029"...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By James M
1. BNE sells that product 2. Read any thread...

1. BNE sells that product
2. Read any thread about adapters/spacers and you'll get both side of the argument
3. I don't like the 850 columbus (or whatever) wheels, and I even have a set, ide go...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,240
Posted By James M
Man nothing like bumping a decade old thread,...

Man nothing like bumping a decade old thread, Jeff would be proud
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 136,624
Posted By James M
The extra year may hurt for smog but OHC does...

The extra year may hurt for smog but OHC does make a lot better starting point. The few times I've driven it it definitely gets more love then any of my other volvos. Keep up that effort to not cut...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 136,624
Posted By James M
I'm kidding I got one, 76 245 in berkshire green,...

I'm kidding I got one, 76 245 in berkshire green,

<a href="https://ibb.co/rtMh7y1"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/Sx0gsv9/PXL-20210221-191950298-MP.jpg" alt="PXL-20210221-191950298-MP"...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 136,624
Posted By James M
Damn that's an amazing color. Wish I could find...

Damn that's an amazing color. Wish I could find one like that
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By James M
Don't we already have a paint stripper thread...

Don't we already have a paint stripper thread that concluded they don't make toxic stuff like they used to?

<a href="https://ibb.co/YNJGC73"><img...
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