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Forum: showroom 09-01-2018, 03:01 PM
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Posted By sim
Oh man, that's a bummer. Glad to hear...

Oh man, that's a bummer.

Glad to hear everyone is okay.

ICBC will probably sell it back to you for about $250, well worth
it, at least if you are planning on getting another one, or are...
Forum: showroom 08-10-2018, 11:32 PM
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Posted By sim
Sounds like stock Ford V8 ratios. 1352-218...

Sounds like stock Ford V8 ratios.

1352-218 Ford 1993 MY GT V8 5.0 WC Y 3.15 3.35 1.99 1.33 1.00 0.68
(from http://www.britishv8.org/articles/borg-warner-t5-id-tags.htm)

Close ratio gear sets...
Forum: showroom 08-10-2018, 01:55 PM
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Posted By sim
I'm pretty sure they didn't have these in the...

I'm pretty sure they didn't have these in the showroom:
A quarter million kilometers.
Dings in the doors and fenders.
Cracks in the instrument bezel.
Missing cigarette lighter.
Missing trim...
Forum: showroom 05-26-2018, 02:11 PM
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Posted By sim
Empire in Abbotsford has a self-serve yard also....

Empire in Abbotsford has a self-serve yard also. You can call them and ask what's in the yard.

Pick-a-part in Chilliwack has a vehicle search page on their website, but it looks like they only...
Forum: showroom 04-07-2018, 02:09 PM
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Posted By sim
Is anyone looking for a B21FT or two? I have...

Is anyone looking for a B21FT or two?

I have a couple of them here, one '83 and one intercooled '84
that were pulled from running cars. They were
cleaned up, fogged with oil, and parked in the...
Forum: showroom 02-24-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
Hey, Congratulations Jason! The world can use...

Hey, Congratulations Jason!
The world can use more people like you and Erin.


Had a look at this today:
https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/cto/d/volvo-v70-needs-clutch/6507746056.html
...
Forum: showroom 01-23-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
We should talk about that door swap we have been...

We should talk about that door swap we have been planning.

I might actually get motivated to work on the project that needs some cut up door parts if we finally do it...
Forum: showroom 01-23-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
Hey Bruce, I can pick up the hood Friday, or on...

Hey Bruce,
I can pick up the hood Friday, or on the weekend, whatever is good for you.

Sorry for neglecting it for so long.
Forum: showroom 12-16-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
Condolences on the loss of your friend Jordan. ...

Condolences on the loss of your friend Jordan.

Good for you for taking care of the parts hoard. I sometimes
think about what would happen to mine were I to experience an
untimely passing.
...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
Oh, cool! I wonder what you have in mind for all...

Oh, cool! I wonder what you have in mind for all those valves...

Looks like a nice set of doors for our friend in rustario.
Forum: showroom 12-01-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
Many tow truck drivers will haul away cars with...

Many tow truck drivers will haul away cars with no wheels, or bring the ones on it back.

What's going to the crusher?
Forum: showroom 11-22-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
Gosh, has it been that long? That bit looks...

Gosh, has it been that long?

That bit looks like the piece that goes from the air dam to the
crossmember, and IIRC, it's specific to the pre-'86 air dam.

The splash shield fits in behind the...
Forum: showroom 10-27-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
Sweet wagon, that thing is bitchin' It's...

Sweet wagon, that thing is bitchin'

It's kind of night to the Frigidare's day.

If you were to scrape off the badges, and find an E320 badge in the junkyard, that thing would be a real sleeper....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,370
Posted By sim
I think you are thinking of the condenser on a...

I think you are thinking of the condenser on a points system. The
condenser (an old fashioned word for capacitor) absorbs the
flyback energy from the coil which prevents arcing across the
points...
Forum: showroom 08-30-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
Rats. I guess it's not a surprise, but I'm sorry...

Rats. I guess it's not a surprise, but I'm sorry to see this
project go.

I'd love to finish it, if I had the space.

Sounds like you're replacing it with a car that runs though, eh?
Can't...
Forum: events 07-11-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,551
Posted By sim
That was me. Sorry.

That was me.

Sorry.
Forum: showroom 07-08-2017, 03:55 PM
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Posted By sim
Clearly I'm not paying enough attention to...

Clearly I'm not paying enough attention to turbobricks, I almost missed this.

I'm in.
Forum: showroom 01-29-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
An on-topic post from me for once: Spotted...

An on-topic post from me for once:

Spotted in an alley off W41st a year and a half or so ago,
my favorite Amazon:
http://puddle.ca/~sim/volvo/spotted/Spotted_Backalley_Amazon-scaled.jpg
...
Forum: showroom 01-29-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
The Snot Rocket is out of winter hibernation. As...

The Snot Rocket is out of winter hibernation. As much fun as the
G80 is in the snow, the holes in the butcheeks and the incredible
amounts of salt on the road are a deadly combo, so I parked it...
Forum: showroom 01-29-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
If it is a Canadian market car, it will be a...

If it is a Canadian market car, it will be a B23E, yes. A very
nice redblock, though perhaps not so much mated to an automatic.

An American market car should be a B21FT. The three gauge panel...
Forum: showroom 12-04-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
Oh, that's a shame. I could probably dig you...

Oh, that's a shame.

I could probably dig you up a B21FT. Maybe mate it to a Saab 900 tranny and stuff it in there somehow?...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
What size drum brake fits under a Peg? ...

What size drum brake fits under a Peg?

Seriously though Bruce, does that thing go fast enough for wheel balance to really matter?
Forum: showroom 11-01-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 64,676
Posted By sim
Huh, according to...

Huh, according to https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/paint_colour_codes.shtml
132 is "Marine blue/Dark blue"
Did you mean 123 "Shenandoah green/Medium green"?

Thanks for the reply!

I haven't seen...
Forum: showroom 11-01-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 64,676
Posted By sim
Can anyone tell me the code for my car? It's a...

Can anyone tell me the code for my car? It's a '79 and does not have the paint code on the spec plate.
http://puddle.ca/~sim/volvo/Snot_Rocket/Wheels/Snotrocket_Sirius_Oct_2016.jpg

Here is...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
Yeah, stock sealed beams are appalling. I've...

Yeah, stock sealed beams are appalling.

I've got, well had, Hella H1s in all four holes, with an extra relay to keep the lows on with the highs.
They cost ten times what sealed beams go for, but...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2016, 10:08 PM
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Posted By sim
Ah the small world of RWD Volvo enthusiasts. ...

Ah the small world of RWD Volvo enthusiasts.

For some reason I was under the impression they fit over quad
rounds only. Even though I know the pins and external dimensions
of the surrounds are...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2016, 11:53 PM
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Posted By sim
Slam panel! That's what the tool tray is actually...

Slam panel! That's what the tool tray is actually called, thanks
Jordan.

The grille was launched into the intersection after the three
tabs on the bottom sheared off, I haven't looked closely,...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2016, 12:12 AM
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Posted By sim
Oh and Bruce, the headlight protector I got from...

Oh and Bruce, the headlight protector I got from you totally didn't work!
Forum: showroom 10-19-2016, 12:11 AM
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Posted By sim
The worst bits are the "tool tray" piece across...

The worst bits are the "tool tray" piece across the top of the
rad, the sheet metal right behind the bumper, and the metal
behind the headlights.

The fender has a simple dent behind the marker...
Forum: showroom 10-18-2016, 11:24 PM
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Posted By sim
Well, the Snot Rocket got punched in the face the...

Well, the Snot Rocket got punched in the face the other day.
http://puddle.ca/~sim/volvo/Snot_Rocket/Black_Eye/Snot_Rocket_Damage.jpg

Nothing damaged beyond sheet metal, plastic and some nice...
Forum: showroom 10-14-2016, 08:58 PM
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Posted By sim
Heh, sponsored by Blue Moon transportation. ...

Heh, sponsored by Blue Moon transportation.

It must "go like stink".
Forum: showroom 09-24-2016, 05:45 PM
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Posted By sim
I was talking to the painter at work, and he said...

I was talking to the painter at work, and he said that some
Lordco locations have a kind of scanner that can match paint to
the de facto color of your car, which can be more accurate than a
paint...
Forum: showroom 09-23-2016, 04:42 PM
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Posted By sim
Interesting. A quick search for owners manuals...

Interesting. A quick search for owners manuals seems to indicate
that your car did come with quad rounds.

I hear what you are saying about swaps. I've doubled the
horsepower in my wagon, and...
Forum: showroom 09-23-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
For at least a few years in the late seventies,...

For at least a few years in the late seventies, you could get all three sealed beam set-ups in this market, depending if you went with the upscale V6 or Diesel, the suburban 244 and 245, or the...
Forum: showroom 09-15-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By sim
I dunno, with a well-maintained 114hp stock...

I dunno, with a well-maintained 114hp stock redblock, it could be Jason's benevolent twin.

Turbocharging these things is a little evil.
Forum: showroom 09-12-2016, 09:14 PM
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Posted By sim
Sounds good.

Sounds good.
Forum: showroom 09-11-2016, 12:56 PM
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Posted By sim
How does a hundred bucks sound?

How does a hundred bucks sound?
Forum: showroom 09-10-2016, 06:14 PM
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Posted By sim
I'd love an old 164. Not now though. ...

I'd love an old 164. Not now though.

Speaking of stuff I don't need now, I have a 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust for a NA 240 taking up space here.

It has a stock 2->1 section modified at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By sim
No 240 had drums. Except for the parking...

No 240 had drums.

Except for the parking brake, all 240s had parking brakes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,740
Posted By sim
The rear axle end of the trailing arms is not a...

The rear axle end of the trailing arms is not a great place for poly. These are much better:
http://www.kaplhenke.com/collections/240/products/240-rear-axle-spherical-bearings

OEM rubber is okay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,086
Posted By sim
Yep, and keep those expensive cats clean.

Yep, and keep those expensive cats clean.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,086
Posted By sim
Well, yes and no. You should put in oil that...

Well, yes and no.

You should put in oil that is at least as good as the two letter code specified in the manual.



The thing is, oil tech has improved somewhat since the mid eighties.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By sim
Pierburg and SU also.

Pierburg and SU also.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-02-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By sim
One possibly relevant fact: Flywheels have...

One possibly relevant fact:

Flywheels have round holes drilled in their edges.

Flexplates have square holes cut into the sheet metal tone ring
attached.

Presumably, stock sensor brackets...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,641
Posted By sim
You misunderstand me. My point was that the...

You misunderstand me.

My point was that the banjo on the turbo end can be used for custom lines with a little brazing or welding.

Every other fitting needed can be bought off the shelf any...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By sim
A little 15g on a tubular manifold would be...

A little 15g on a tubular manifold would be fairly hilarious. I wouldn't imagine much gain over a 90+, but if you have the means, by all means, go ahead and build it. You can always upgrade the turbo...
Forum: showroom 09-01-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 635,799
Posted By sim
The get used part is critical. The Snot Rocket...

The get used part is critical. The Snot Rocket has lived outdoors since at least 2010, and while it is somewhat worse for it, it hasn't molded. You've got to take it out and drive it every week or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,138
Posted By sim
If you are cooling yourself with a few pounds of...

If you are cooling yourself with a few pounds of dry ice, your 240 better be very well ventilated indeed.

I wouldn't trust my mostly missing buttcheeks to keep me from asphyxiation myself.

$350...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,641
Posted By sim
This problem? ...

This problem?
http://puddle.ca/~sim/volvo/Snot_Rocket/Turbo/Oil-Feed-Plug.jpg

1/4" NPT fittings are on the shelf all day long at any number of local places.

The plug Volvo put there can be a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,641
Posted By sim
It is possible to weld or braze a threaded...

It is possible to weld or braze a threaded fitting to the feed line to save the expense of a fitting compatible with the turbo end.
...
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