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Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,371
Posted By thebornotaku
There is something to be said about a nice, comfy...

There is something to be said about a nice, comfy highway cruiser. When we went for a ride in it at Davis I was pretty impressed with how nice the car was overall, so I totally understand not wanting...
Forum: showroom 05-19-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By thebornotaku
Indeed different patterns and as PCH's post...

Indeed different patterns and as PCH's post shows, Sparco/Momo pattern usually has bolts at 12 and 6 while Nardi has bolts at 9 and 3.

The OMP adapter that Ben sells has divots in the correct...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,595
Posted By thebornotaku
Good lord a bronze valve cover looks good. I...

Good lord a bronze valve cover looks good.

I can attest to the quality of the bronze powdercoating since I had Brett do up a flashlight for me and it's great quality. May just have to send in a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By thebornotaku
Where are you planning to mount the amp? If...

Where are you planning to mount the amp?

If you do it under a seat, I'd mount it under the passenger seat, run the power along the left side of the car and RCA cables under the center console. If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By thebornotaku
doublepost

doublepost
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By thebornotaku
It sounds like you've already pinned it as a bad...

It sounds like you've already pinned it as a bad crank position sensor (or RPM sensor as you say), so I would at least start with replacing that.

Stick a magnet on your extension when you go to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By thebornotaku
Throw a brick at a cardboard box and let me know...

Throw a brick at a cardboard box and let me know which one fares better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,595
Posted By thebornotaku
:nod: Brett, if you're gonna be doing this a...

:nod:

Brett, if you're gonna be doing this a lot do yourself a favor and get a business account somewhere. I have a UPS business account which is great compared to retail shipping. Pre-negotiated...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By thebornotaku
This is Turbobricks, stranger things have...

This is Turbobricks, stranger things have happened.

Maybe it was EZK swapped. He never specified.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By thebornotaku
Lo and behold, the LH2.2/Chrysler no-start...

Lo and behold, the LH2.2/Chrysler no-start flowchart diagram:

http://cleanflametrap.com/manIgnition76.jpg

edit:

after the vehicle has been sitting I would recommend checking voltage first...
Forum: showroom 05-04-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By thebornotaku
Need permission from people before just using...

Need permission from people before just using their photos, hence the unique thread for this.

But if you're offering up your photos then I'll add them to the pool!
Forum: showroom 05-04-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By thebornotaku
SacVCOA wants your Davis 2017 pictures!

Hi all!

Once again, SacVCOA is calling upon the good photographers of the Volvo community with an opportunity to share their photos. Currently, we are looking for photos from Davis 2017 which may...
Forum: events 05-03-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By thebornotaku
Yeah those damn Buchkas have no idea what they're...

Yeah those damn Buchkas have no idea what they're doing, clearly.
Forum: events 05-02-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 79,140
Posted By thebornotaku
My buddy Eric's girlfriend got 2nd(?) in XC70...

My buddy Eric's girlfriend got 2nd(?) in XC70 stock, not bad for a $100 DD :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,850
Posted By thebornotaku
PAG by itself is basically just mineral oil to...

PAG by itself is basically just mineral oil to the extent of my knowledge and is typically clear or slightly yellow.

Green tinted PAG oil is usually the stuff with UV dye included in it. A lot of...
Forum: events 05-02-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 79,140
Posted By thebornotaku
Ryan was indeed there, I seen't it.

Ryan was indeed there, I seen't it.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,952
Posted By thebornotaku
How can be turbobricks be real if our eyes aren't...

How can be turbobricks be real if our eyes aren't real
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,952
Posted By thebornotaku
The Davis gods smiled upon me, and I devised a...

The Davis gods smiled upon me, and I devised a plan.

While at Davis, I picked up an MSD Blaster coil and was given a 240 turbo downpipe/side exit 1pc exhaust setup. After much talking with David,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 115,172
Posted By thebornotaku
This thing does bitchin' burnouts.

This thing does bitchin' burnouts.
Forum: events 05-01-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By thebornotaku
Could have stopped by a parts store and picked up...

Could have stopped by a parts store and picked up a pick set and feeler gauge set to shim it out properly but that wouldn't be TB enough would it :lol:
Forum: events 04-27-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 79,140
Posted By thebornotaku
You'll be fine.

You'll be fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,253
Posted By thebornotaku
man, in pictures that thing doesn't look half bad...

man, in pictures that thing doesn't look half bad :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,253
Posted By thebornotaku
guest post courtesy of me: David came over...

guest post courtesy of me:

David came over to my mom's place today since he doesn't have a driveway so we could do some thrashing on this thing before Davis. I'll let him post the nitty-gritty but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By thebornotaku
Yes, and they are fantastic. Check out...

Yes, and they are fantastic.

Check out superbrightleds.com or diodedynamics.com.

Also most parts stores these days carry decent brands of LED lights like Philips, etc.

They tend to produce a...
Forum: showroom 04-23-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,026
Posted By thebornotaku
+1 if you're gonna smoke 'em up anyway, who...

+1

if you're gonna smoke 'em up anyway, who cares what condition they're in?

Get a set of 14" steelies or some cheapie 15" stocker alloys, and grab whatever cheap/free garbage you can.

Hell,...
Forum: showroom 04-23-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,026
Posted By thebornotaku
I used to have a set of Gems, but they were beat...

I used to have a set of Gems, but they were beat and haggard with no caps. And I let them go with the wagon when I sold it to David a few years back.

He still has them though, so who knows.
Forum: showroom 04-23-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,286
Posted By thebornotaku
What if you bought the car that I had with a...

What if you bought the car that I had with a Turbobricks sticker on it?

edit:

also I subscribed because winning a 15g would be dope
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,952
Posted By thebornotaku
Fired this thing up and drove it the other day,...

Fired this thing up and drove it the other day, when Brett came to evict the 760 from the side yard. I was surprised to find that the 240 fired up and ran great with nothing more than a jump start,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By thebornotaku
I have ET12 wheels on my 240 and they don't poke....

I have ET12 wheels on my 240 and they don't poke. 15x5.5. on 6.5s with a 20mm it'll probably be pretty close to flush.

Stock is either 20 or 25, I can't recall offhand.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By thebornotaku
Yes. My 86 244DL had an M47 swapped in...

Yes.

My 86 244DL had an M47 swapped in earlier in it's life, although it used to be an AW70 car. It has the 3.73:1 rear end and is a little perkier in 1st/2nd than the factory manual 240s I've...
Forum: showroom 04-13-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By thebornotaku
Don't forget to get high-temp.

Don't forget to get high-temp.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,161
Posted By thebornotaku
Yes. General thought is that it has less...

Yes. General thought is that it has less impurities and rule of thumb is that you can do oil changes every 5k vs. 3k.

In an old brick I wouldn't worry too much about it though. They're not picky...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By thebornotaku
It could rub on only one side if the axle is...

It could rub on only one side if the axle is off-center, which is common on lowered cars.

Measure the gap between tire and fender on both sides. If it's uneven, get an adjustable panhard bar from...
Forum: showroom 04-11-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By thebornotaku
Nah. The anodizing was beat up after ~20...

Nah.

The anodizing was beat up after ~20 years of use, I figured it was time to give it some new life and change it up a little.

The bronze looks rad in person, finish feels great and I won't...
Forum: showroom 04-10-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,286
Posted By thebornotaku
thermostat housing has a real slow leak, hence...

thermostat housing has a real slow leak, hence all of the RTV there. it likes to pool up on the distributor plug

also the upper water pump seal has got a fair bit of oil on it so keep an eye on...
Forum: showroom 04-10-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,286
Posted By thebornotaku
Oh **** if I knew there was $25 in quarters in...

Oh **** if I knew there was $25 in quarters in there I would have cleaned the damn thing out first
Forum: events 04-08-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By thebornotaku
These are great! I'd love to use some of them....

These are great! I'd love to use some of them. I'll shoot you a PM.
Forum: events 04-04-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By thebornotaku
SacVCOA wants your Davis pictures!

Hey guys,

As part of SacVCOA's new social media efforts, we've established a Facebook page, Instagram account and are once again using our Twitter account.

If you haven't already checked us out...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,475
Posted By thebornotaku
Probably true, but I don't know why anybody would...

Probably true, but I don't know why anybody would voluntarily take their swapped 66-75 car to the ref for an inspection. Your chances of getting caught, especially by somebody who knows the law that...
Forum: events 03-21-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 79,140
Posted By thebornotaku
I can DD as well, but you'll more than likely be...

I can DD as well, but you'll more than likely be riding in a Volkswagen. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By thebornotaku
JB weld it.

JB weld it.
Forum: events 03-12-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 630
Poll: Davis 2017
Views: 79,140
Posted By thebornotaku
^yep Tracks want more money that...

^yep

Tracks want more money that SacVCOA/GGVCOA can/wants to throw down. One year I remember we even needed to take additional donations just to cover the AutoX costs since there weren't enough...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,532
Posted By thebornotaku
lol the springs in my old wagon did the same...

lol the springs in my old wagon did the same thing in the rear. back left corner sat like an inch lower and it rode like ****.

make sure you put the taller part of the spring facing forward. due...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,952
Posted By thebornotaku
http://i.imgur.com/Ocuwc5s.jpg Surprisingly,...

http://i.imgur.com/Ocuwc5s.jpg

Surprisingly, looks like somebody did care for this thing at one point in it's life. Which is actually not that surprising considering this car was owned by Noah at...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,952
Posted By thebornotaku
I've heard all kinds of stuff about m47s, so I...

I've heard all kinds of stuff about m47s, so I dunno

Debating what I really wanna do with this thing. It drives nice, maybe I'll just put some iPd Springs and sways and have a nice little driver
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By thebornotaku
It's a swapped m47 86 not factory. So that may be...

It's a swapped m47 86 not factory. So that may be fun

Cage bushings are fine and I already have spares
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By thebornotaku
Looks like it's the same bit for M46/M47 (which...

Looks like it's the same bit for M46/M47 (which sounds right) and looks like I'm missing #20 if my memory serves, and maybe #35 as well.

Looks like it's time to take it apart again and see what's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,296
Posted By thebornotaku
+1 for cheapie copper spark plugs. Anything over...

+1 for cheapie copper spark plugs. Anything over $1.29/plug is a waste.

For wires, I'm a big fan of buying the box of Accel "make your own" plug wires for V8s. 8mm graphite core and they come with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By thebornotaku
I forget exactly which pins to test out but you...

I forget exactly which pins to test out but you can ohm out the pins, listen for the click of the TPS and watch your multimeter. I've done it on all four of the Volvos that I, my mother or my fiancee...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By thebornotaku
Does anybody have an exploded diagram or pictures of an M47 shifter bushing assembly?

Hi All,

Months ago, the shifter on my M47 was complete garbage, so I dropped some coin and picked up a set of bronze bushings. Those tightened it up a bit, but it's still considerably looser and...
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