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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By John242Ti
If you're talking about the tape on the rubber...

If you're talking about the tape on the rubber mouldings, it was on some of the 1978-80 GT, 1981-82 US model GLT/Turbo cars, and 1981-85 GLT/Turbo Canada cars. Silver strip in the front, same in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By John242Ti
If the car was a California-spec 240 with...

If the car was a California-spec 240 with Lambda-Sond, it'll definitely have a 3-way cat from the factory. The 49 state cars didn't have Lambda and instead had EGR, which usually used an oxidation...
Forum: events 07-21-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333794832_d9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333794832_d94f4b1e74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gD6khd)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333794222_164ce71804_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gD6k6G)...
Forum: events 07-21-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333804907_e0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333804907_e0bf1a0caa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gD6ogV)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48333666441_508f3e67e2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gD5F7z)...
Forum: events 07-19-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48318375667_b6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48318375667_b63853f816_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBJiGx)

ogamer777 will likely be doing the flathood 240 turbo sedan action at the meet. 242 needs a lot of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By John242Ti
A green 245 will usually have beige vinyl. Which...

A green 245 will usually have beige vinyl. Which is 5312.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By John242Ti
Code is just 5291. The GCP parts catalog...

Code is just 5291.

The GCP parts catalog doesn't even show a part number for the skins.

5308 is the corresponding 1980-85 brown vinyl code.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By John242Ti
Seems like someone finally recreated the proper...

Seems like someone finally recreated the proper H4/H1 beam pattern in an LED headlamp module... Not bad.
Forum: showroom 07-04-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 842,556
Posted By John242Ti
Somewhat uncommon variable wiper delay module...

Somewhat uncommon variable wiper delay module from a pre-'78 Volvo. Does work in the later cars, but you do lose the fixed 7 second intermittent mode. Instead, you set the delay on the knob that's...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By John242Ti
^Euro spec 245...

^Euro spec 245...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By John242Ti
It is fun. But, could be worse, like the banjo...

It is fun. But, could be worse, like the banjo bolt for the oil feed line on the block. I seem to remember using a deep 7/8" socket, snipping the wire off the old one, then the socket with a long...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By John242Ti
Your car is running rich. About .9 volts is a...

Your car is running rich. About .9 volts is a rich reading. .1 volts would be lean. You might also check the single contact switch on the block near the starter. If the wire is shorting out...
Forum: showroom 06-29-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,065,548
Posted By John242Ti
Some then and now pics of the two black '82 242...

Some then and now pics of the two black '82 242 Turbos I've owned...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48089696298_74d142217a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggwghN)
Old 242, May 2003 - note how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By John242Ti
Engine mounts in good condition? Re: O2...

Engine mounts in good condition?

Re: O2 sensor voltage, it should be varying between zero and 1 volt, not steady at .83-.85 volts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By John242Ti
^I second that. Regular group 24, not the group...

^I second that. Regular group 24, not the group 24F, which has the terminals flipped. The Exide-made Interstate MTP-24 is a decent battery.
Forum: showroom 06-23-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 842,556
Posted By John242Ti
Don't forget this: ...

Don't forget this:



WARNING

Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive...
Forum: events 06-20-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By John242Ti
^After all, Chuck W. in MD took his '76 to the NJ...

^After all, Chuck W. in MD took his '76 to the NJ Radwood, and they had no problems with it.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By John242Ti
With Bosch Breakerless, as an example, with a...

With Bosch Breakerless, as an example, with a manual car, if you lose spark, the tach drops to zero. Fuel pump relay shuts off. It will continue to run, as long as the transmission is coupled to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By John242Ti
The 1984.5 cars are the second to last of the...

The 1984.5 cars are the second to last of the mohicans, 240T-wise. The last were the 1985 cars, but those were only made for about 1/3 of a year and are slightly changed 1984.5 cars.

Differences:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By John242Ti
K-Jet parts (you may have to take a gamble and...

K-Jet parts (you may have to take a gamble and clean/rebuild stuff yourself - looks like the fuel distributor rebuild kits are still available - I have a spare fuel distributor for each car and a...
Forum: events 06-03-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By John242Ti
^Good point. -J

^Good point.

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By John242Ti
^might be using Bleche-Wite (sp?)... The stuff...

^might be using Bleche-Wite (sp?)... The stuff usually used to bleach whitewall tires. A friend used it on his '79 242DL and got the headliner looking brand new. Did have to put some plastic down...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 106,218
Posted By John242Ti
I'd probably go the replacement OD route. Since...

I'd probably go the replacement OD route. Since your car had a 3.31 to begin with, find an OD unit from a 1985 DL or GL. It'll have the correct worm gear and speedo drive gear, plus it'll have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,965
Posted By John242Ti
Seal on 1991-93 244 is basically the 140 series...

Seal on 1991-93 244 is basically the 140 series seal, but without the trim moulding. Probably best to just grab a low mileage 1991-93 rear window and swap it in. You'll also gain a 3rd brake light,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,965
Posted By John242Ti
Only thing you have to do is tap down some bumps...

Only thing you have to do is tap down some bumps where the windshield meets the cowl. 1978 and newer already are flat there, but the 1967-77 cars aren't. There is a '75 164E at a local yard that...
Forum: showroom 05-20-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 94,882
Posted By John242Ti
Cheating, yes, because of iPd, but... ...

Cheating, yes, because of iPd, but...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47089450784_a10a9d27a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eK8K9u)

My 245 on the right, a buddy's Cdn spec 1985 245DL on the left.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 40,157
Posted By John242Ti
Other than the fact that it's a M45 car with a...

Other than the fact that it's a M45 car with a blown up exhaust, what needs changing before it'd be a nice daily?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,386
Posted By John242Ti
Are you going to be at the swap meet this...

Are you going to be at the swap meet this weekend? If yes, hunt for a 933, 946, or 951 ECU, then install it in the car when you get home. I bet that will make it run normally again, after the ECU...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,386
Posted By John242Ti
Original ECU? The pink label 561 and 556 ECUs...

Original ECU? The pink label 561 and 556 ECUs are notorious for going bad. Apparently, some of the white label versions do the same.
Forum: events 05-15-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,898
Posted By John242Ti
3 days, 2 hours, and 38 minutes now.

3 days, 2 hours, and 38 minutes now.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By John242Ti
lol, true that. At least, you can chuck the...

lol, true that. At least, you can chuck the B27/Bw55 boat anchor in the engine compartment and put the rest of the stuff in the trunk for someone else.


-J
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe take the B27F/Bw55 combo and stuff it into...

Maybe take the B27F/Bw55 combo and stuff it into the blue car, reverting it to somewhat stock specs, then sell it as a project that runs and drives. Sell it with the uber rare gray velvet seats,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By John242Ti
If this is for the green 1978, that car may've...

If this is for the green 1978, that car may've been updated to the 1979-on shifter parts, since it has the shorter shift lever than it came with.
Forum: events 05-06-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,898
Posted By John242Ti
Plus a couple black map pockets that may be...

Plus a couple black map pockets that may be loose.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By John242Ti
Autotragic or manual? If the former, it's...

Autotragic or manual?

If the former, it's possible that the shift lever has become disconnected from the neutral safety switch, so, you're greeted with silence when you turn the key. If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By John242Ti
The 164 trim piece can be seen here: ...

The 164 trim piece can be seen here:
https://s1.poctra.com/640/copart-p-2019/m01/86/86cee69fdd0e66635024b5940019f0b2_2/1973-Volvo-164-front-left-56433858.jpg

It still means the bumpers will stick...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By John242Ti
The early brackets should bolt on, since the car...

The early brackets should bolt on, since the car isn't a 1974. It's still going to be a different bumper face bar, though, so you'd need longer studs and spacers between the brackets and the bumper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By John242Ti
Unless the nose panel has been swapped out with a...

Unless the nose panel has been swapped out with a 1974 part, then, they would. But, IIRC, the European bumper is slightly different, like the 1967-72 bumper, but with the ribbed rubbers on it (lol),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By John242Ti
Ian = Hiperfauto...

Ian = Hiperfauto...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By John242Ti
The fuel pump harness comes out easily. Hit up...

The fuel pump harness comes out easily. Hit up the yard this weekend and pull it. One ring terminal and a 1/4" fast-on terminal, both under the rear seat bottom cushion. One grommet, then the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,100
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, it all started when Ford became involved. ...

IIRC, it all started when Ford became involved. After that, everything was fair game. Even Lee Holman was given a cease and desist order because her site had "volvogirl" in its url. The VClassics...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By John242Ti
Seems like we need to get you a Striebel relay. ...

Seems like we need to get you a Striebel relay. The Kaehler relays aren't that great, unfortunately. Both of my turbo cars have early 1235337 relays installed. 245Ti has one from a late '79 car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By John242Ti
Throttle valve is the throttle body. Test...

Throttle valve is the throttle body.

Test equipment would be a dwell meter or, in the case of a non-Lambda car, an exhaust sniffer.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,662
Posted By John242Ti
I forget, but does this car have Lambda-Sond? If...

I forget, but does this car have Lambda-Sond? If it does, attach your dwell meter to the red wire near the battery that's hanging loose with a black plug on it. Make sure that the dwell meter is...
Forum: showroom 04-29-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By John242Ti
Could also be timing belt related. ...

Could also be timing belt related. swedishiron.com and I dealt with an '84 764Ti that did the same thing. Almost no power, low idle, hot manifold. drturbo gutted the cat to no avail. Turns out...
Forum: showroom 04-28-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 842,556
Posted By John242Ti
^I've seen a few. Typically were 1981-82 GL...

^I've seen a few. Typically were 1981-82 GL models with either 141 red or 148 red paint. Not available in the states during that time period, but I have seen some 1980 264GL sedans here in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By John242Ti
^A cam also apparently used on some, if not all...

^A cam also apparently used on some, if not all B21F-MPG engines - the K-Jet/Chrysler version... Discovered that in the 1981 New Car Features greenbook.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By John242Ti
Fuse 13? Is it clean with the contacts on the...

Fuse 13? Is it clean with the contacts on the fuse block clean as well? If that fuse gets corroded, power to the instruments gets cut, and on certain 240s, it will also cut power to the fuel system.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By John242Ti
I still think it's the temperature compensation...

I still think it's the temperature compensation board.

http://cleanflametrap.com/tempFaker.html

Our old '92 used to randomly peg its temperature gauge. But, I discovered that if I tapped the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By John242Ti
Many years ago, I installed a K cam into a 1985...

Many years ago, I installed a K cam into a 1985 245DL. From about 2000 rpm up to the 5800 rpm rev limiter, it pulled strongly. Ignition timing had to be retarded to 8 degrees, since, at 10-12, the...
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