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Forum: showroom Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 478
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Posted By D.E
Yup, we're going to Värmland next weekend for...

Yup, we're going to Värmland next weekend for some beers, bonfires and rallycars. :)
Forum: showroom 02-06-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 42,862
Posted By D.E
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/A20E5B...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/A20E5B6A-7443-4130-9CB9-B927F789224B_zpsl1gvqsjk.jpg

Smack!
Forum: performance & suspension 02-04-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By D.E
D'oh. :lol: Was just clicking random threads and...

D'oh. :lol: Was just clicking random threads and wondered why noone had replied I guess.
Forum: performance & suspension 02-04-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By D.E
I don't know how many actually use the R engine...

I don't know how many actually use the R engine but T5 swap into 240 is very common. The engine in the R is just a derivative of the old T5 engine from the early '90s and they share the same basic...
Forum: performance & suspension 02-03-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By D.E
A standard clutch type LSD will not make the car...

A standard clutch type LSD will not make the car push on turn in as it does not lock on decel. It should turn in like an open diff car. Then instead of leaning over on the front outer wheel like a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,676
Posted By D.E
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: showroom 01-30-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8,522
Views: 1,719,431
Posted By D.E
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/1DACC7...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/1DACC73D-5DBA-4BF1-AAD2-330BDC9D6512_zps9o31npnc.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,676
Posted By D.E
You know the cam bearing caps are honed together...

You know the cam bearing caps are honed together with the head and have to stay in the same place and same orientation (and same head) at all times for the cam to be able to turn properly, right?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-27-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
I've been slacking for a few weeks but now it...

I've been slacking for a few weeks but now it runs and drives! Just look at those mighty 110mm tyres.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By D.E
If you want to upgrade to LH2.4 you will need a...

If you want to upgrade to LH2.4 you will need a flywheel with the 60-2 trigger wheel on it as well as the corresponding clutch. Then you'll also need to notch your transmission bellhousing and drill...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
Porcupines are on! Hella stance stretch yo. ...

Porcupines are on! Hella stance stretch yo.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/E8B632A8-3E2D-4DBC-99BA-84C2AE0C471C_zpsaqfrphoa.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
dp

dp
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
Put in a few hours in the garage tonight. Boring...

Put in a few hours in the garage tonight. Boring update but someone might be interested.

This thing had a petrol powered block heater which uses two additional coolant pipes in the block. I didn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
The thought crossed my mind but those are...

The thought crossed my mind but those are probably worth more than these are here, plus I can't be bothered to wait for someone to send me a set. The ice age is soon upon us! :oogle:



Nope, a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
Believe it or not that's actually a 740 grille...

Believe it or not that's actually a 740 grille that the PO cobbled on there for some reason.



I wanted to remove the headlights for weight savings but unfortunatly I will probably need them. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By D.E
Ice Age 2

http://25.media.tumblr.com/190af21406d8a3e1f21b467e5d6e1a68/tumblr_n2pzwz0ueV1rrkahjo1_250.gif

It's that time of the year again! -25*C outside and the lakes are freezing fast. Winter 2012/13 was...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,392
Posted By D.E
The wipers look like the type you put on splines...

The wipers look like the type you put on splines and secure with a nut. Early car wipers just pop on and off. Seems unlikely that someone would change the entire wiper assembly but you never know.
...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,392
Posted By D.E
There are late '75s with non-round strut top...

There are late '75s with non-round strut top holes so that doesn't say much.

A few more things you could check that could help identify the true year of the body:

70's cars have fuel tanks with...
Forum: showroom 12-21-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8,522
Views: 1,719,431
Posted By D.E
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/B8B31A...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/B8B31AD0-436E-49FF-88E7-3BABF01A3B62_zps15jcrihw.png
Forum: showroom 12-20-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By D.E
Don't tempt me... :lol: I've already talked to...

Don't tempt me... :lol: I've already talked to the guy about buying the 17M RS next to it.
Forum: showroom 12-20-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By D.E
Well, weld nuts for a firewall to strut tower...

Well, weld nuts for a firewall to strut tower brace are kind of redundant when you don't actually have any struts. :-P
Forum: showroom 12-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By D.E
Haha wow, weird timing. Yep... Still all 145...

Haha wow, weird timing.

Yep... Still all 145 in here.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/3636A3FE-6B3F-475A-9305-A3097E5F0FF6_zpsmlo5pyzw.jpg
Forum: showroom 12-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By D.E
Because... ...

Because...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/9FF029BA-D0D2-48FE-8ADF-554CA1918162_zpsmh5osrer.jpg
Forum: showroom 12-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By D.E
Check out this 145

This piece of art stands next to the garage I'm currently renting, I think it's fairly interesting...
...
Forum: showroom 12-18-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,392
Posted By D.E
Thanks. :) It's hard to make out anything from...

Thanks. :) It's hard to make out anything from these pictures but it's obvious that it's a Frankenstein 240.

'75 identity
'75-'84 engine (B2xA)
'75-85 (probably 80's) body
'86+ doors and trim...
Forum: showroom 12-18-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,392
Posted By D.E
It is clearly a '81-85 model with the '86+...

It is clearly a '81-85 model with the '86+ plastic trim and mirrors added. Most likely it's an '85 body. Those headlights and bumpers became standard on all 200-series cars in Europe in 1981 and the...
Forum: showroom 12-17-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,392
Posted By D.E
Can I please see a picture of the engine bay?

Can I please see a picture of the engine bay?
Forum: showroom 12-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,392
Posted By D.E
A picture of the engine compartment would verify...

A picture of the engine compartment would verify that it is indeed a VIN swapped '81-85. The '75s lack the threaded mounting holes in the cowl for strut braces and many have completely round shock...
Forum: showroom 10-28-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,024
Posted By D.E
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/D6764C...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/D6764CC7-7187-4A9C-95D2-E81FECD61A60_zpsoapmy6lh.jpg

4x55W xenon. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By D.E
It says K24000 something, which I guess means 48...

It says K24000 something, which I guess means 48 tooth. Earlier ones seem to have K6000 something on them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By D.E
Yeah I'll have a look myself. :) No equipment...

Yeah I'll have a look myself. :) No equipment except airbag on this one and it's built in the spring of '93.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By D.E
Nobody knows if a non-ABS 93 has a 12 or 48 tooth...

Nobody knows if a non-ABS 93 has a 12 or 48 tooth speedo trigger?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By D.E
Speedo tooth count

Now, I know the 240 diffs usually have 12 teeth for the speedo. I also know late ABS models have 48. But what about late non-ABS cars? I have a LSD rear axle from an '88 non-ABS car that I want to...
Forum: showroom 09-04-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 433,843
Posted By D.E
Anyone know what these are called? I thought they...

Anyone know what these are called? I thought they were Canopus but they're 16". FWD offset. I think I've seen them on early S60's before.
...
Forum: website & board 08-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,242
Posted By D.E
Yep, after 5 years and 3300 posts it's time. $20...

Yep, after 5 years and 3300 posts it's time. $20 donated.
Forum: performance & suspension 08-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,347
Posted By D.E
Get an M90 from a 1997 or 98 940 if you can, they...

Get an M90 from a 1997 or 98 940 if you can, they have a reinforced 3rd gear.
Forum: showroom 08-13-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,429
Posted By D.E
Engine is in! Balanced, 12:1 comp, DCOE'd B23....

Engine is in! Balanced, 12:1 comp, DCOE'd B23. :oogle:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/3208C7A3-993B-4249-A2F7-05BA51673EEC_zpssk8etigw.jpg



Hehe, maybe something like a '64...
Forum: showroom 08-11-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,429
Posted By D.E
Trade ya for a 60's American car. :-P

Trade ya for a 60's American car. :-P
Forum: showroom 08-10-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By D.E
Very cool! What gearbox and bellhousing are you...

Very cool! What gearbox and bellhousing are you using to make a VW engine work in a FR layout?
Forum: showroom 08-10-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,429
Posted By D.E
Long time no update. :-P The blue 93 245 has been...

Long time no update. :-P The blue 93 245 has been retired and replaced with a late red 93. Pretty much the exact same car but half the miles and in way better knick.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By D.E
The B23 has freeze plugs on both sides of the...

The B23 has freeze plugs on both sides of the block, while the B21 only has them on one side.

If it's a GT, the '78 should be a B21 and the '79 a B23.
Forum: showroom 07-14-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 433,843
Posted By D.E
Washed the car and got two new tyres. :) Wheels...

Washed the car and got two new tyres. :) Wheels are Y-rondell 17x8.5" ET13.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/015839A1-2F55-4495-A45C-BD5C10F4819B_zps2qfxdkxs.jpg
Forum: showroom 07-14-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 433,843
Posted By D.E
Damn. :omg: I wish I could find some GTA wheels.

Damn. :omg: I wish I could find some GTA wheels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By D.E
All I can tell you is that the flex coupling on...

All I can tell you is that the flex coupling on the exhaust manifold of these cars are notorious for failing. I've done one and I got a weld-on repair piece that was TIG'ed in place. They rust out in...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,368
Posted By D.E
Very nice. May I ask what driveshaft you are...

Very nice. May I ask what driveshaft you are using with the M90? Is it the standard M46 shaft with an E34 M5 guibo?
Forum: performance & suspension 06-25-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By D.E
The only turbo engine in European 240's is the...

The only turbo engine in European 240's is the B21ET at 155hp running K-Jetronic. Well, some countries had B19's but not Belgium I think. B230FT in an 89 or newer 240 is the best option since it's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By D.E
Rock the exhaust and make sure it isn't banging...

Rock the exhaust and make sure it isn't banging on the fuel tank or buttcheeks.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,336
Posted By D.E
VR6? :) Cool!

VR6? :) Cool!
Forum: showroom 06-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,522
Views: 1,719,431
Posted By D.E
Spent last week in Norway 100 miles north of the...

Spent last week in Norway 100 miles north of the Polar Circle. This is right by the border.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/7BC29884-7603-4EBF-AF03-A379254FE871_zpszuspknk5.jpg
Forum: showroom 05-27-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,522
Views: 1,719,431
Posted By D.E
When I got it: ...

When I got it:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/6547457F-AD58-4ED5-902A-65E41A25DF4D_zpszuv6irtu.jpg
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