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Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 170
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Posted By canyoneagle
Going up for sale - headed to BAT soon

Life (work, home remodeling) has taken me away from wrenching, and I have decided to sell the 245. I will be preparing her for sale in the coming weeks.
I'll still be driving a Volvo, just not a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Finally got around to waxing the car, after...

Finally got around to waxing the car, after numerous false starts, including full compound and initial prep.
I powerwashed the flaking clearcoat to clean up the hood. It'll do for now.

Other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By canyoneagle
Torch the shell around the bushing until it...

Torch the shell around the bushing until it smokes, push out the old rubber, then saw the sleeve (careful not to nick the part itself).
If the rubber is stubborn, just let 'em burn, and scrape the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
That is one option, for sure. The only...

That is one option, for sure. The only hesitation I have is that I've never been impressed by the AC in 240's, so the thought of installing a used system does not inspire me.

For me, the main...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By canyoneagle
I quite like the IPD springs and Koni Sports ('79...

I quite like the IPD springs and Koni Sports ('79 245).
I also have the IPD 25/23 sways and adjustable torque/panhard.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Long time, no update here. I pulled the...

Long time, no update here.

I pulled the refurbed Torque Rods and Panhard Rod out and installed the IPD adjustables. I'll be fine tuning angles/lengths, but have everything relatively close.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,879
Posted By canyoneagle
I'm running poly Bushings, Koni Yellows, 25/23...

I'm running poly Bushings, Koni Yellows, 25/23 IPD sways and IPD springs in my '79 245 and I really like how it drives.
I agree with the wheel/tire comments - I've got 15x7 meshies with...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Not much in the way of real work in the past...

Not much in the way of real work in the past couple of months. I've rigged a bolt in the tailgate handle so I no longer have to crawl over the back seat to open the tailgate.

I bought Philski's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By canyoneagle
Tons of great info here (http://www.k-jet.org/),...

Tons of great info here (http://www.k-jet.org/), including green book scans and helpful hints.

I'm a year in with my first k-jet car ('79 245) and have not yet taken the deep dive in to the k-jet...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 54,602
Posted By canyoneagle
Aha, good to know. Shame I never got to see the...

Aha, good to know. Shame I never got to see the franken machine while it was close by.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 54,602
Posted By canyoneagle
Necro bump for selfish curiosity. How's it...

Necro bump for selfish curiosity.
How's it going? Turbo engine swap done and old B21 gone?

I have a set of Philski's AQ151 carbs/manifold I'm considering putting on mine to get my poorly...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,609
Posted By canyoneagle
Amazing restomod!!!!!!!!!!! Nice work!

Amazing restomod!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Good. I agree. The panel's just not working for...

Good. I agree. The panel's just not working for me visually.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Installed a very nice vintage Momo (courtesy of...

Installed a very nice vintage Momo (courtesy of Impolvo). Not sure if I prefer it with or without the wood center piece. I am looking into getting brown seat covers (or sheepskin).

Here is the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,767
Posted By canyoneagle
I have a few bolts and sleeves. Free if you pay...

I have a few bolts and sleeves. Free if you pay shipping. Let me know
Forum: showroom 10-21-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,285
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Posted By canyoneagle
MSW mesh 15x7 ET13 5x108 with 205/60 I have...

MSW mesh 15x7 ET13 5x108 with 205/60
I have the rear caps - gotta do some stuff with the center bore
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Gotta do a nice wash and finish compounding /...

Gotta do a nice wash and finish compounding / waxing that paint. I would not mind getting a respray in the original color soon - the clearcoat is flaking in many areas and the paint itself is...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Yup. We changed Bitterbuffalohs last week, and...

Yup.
We changed Bitterbuffalohs last week, and they came out OK.

I think I will burn the shell and pop the inner bushing, clean everything up, paint it, then put the polys in. I will need to...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
:) Thanks! I'm in love with the way it...

:) Thanks!

I'm in love with the way it drives. The short commute on the narrow, winding road through the woods was an absolute blast. The car just feels planted.

I'm holding off on an...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
I used enamel when I redid the steelies and it...

I used enamel when I redid the steelies and it has held up really well
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
I used Krylon "Rust Tough" enamel - it will be...

I used Krylon "Rust Tough" enamel - it will be interesting to see how it holds up, especially with me painting in humid conditions. So far, so good, though. The parts seem to have stood up to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By canyoneagle
For a visual if anyone else has the same...

For a visual if anyone else has the same question:

http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l564/canyoneagle/1979%20Volvo%20245/IMG_2937%20-%20Copy_zpsxcitmwon.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Suspension is DONE

After weeks of preparation, cleaning, gathering parts, and planning, I took advantage of a week when my wife was out of town and put the car up with the intention of tearing out the old suspension...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
I finally got the suspension bits done and...

I finally got the suspension bits done and painted earlier this week. Kinda shiny. I brought them inside to cure in the conditioned (heated) air while the temps outside approached dew point - not...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By canyoneagle
Awesome, thanks! You'd think the instructions...

Awesome, thanks!
You'd think the instructions would be better on those.....

I wonder how many people have torqued the suckers down with the concave side to the bushing and wondered why it was...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By canyoneagle
240 - Control arm poly bushing - concave/conical washer

Alright, I am assembling my bits and pieces, including new poly bushings for the control arms (1979 245). The Superpro kit for the large bushing/sleeve that mounts in the bracket/housing on the rear...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
I'm not sure if it is patience of stubbornness :)...

I'm not sure if it is patience of stubbornness :)

I had certainly given though to the sandblasting/powdercoat thing, but I'm trying to keep it cheap. I guess I might have $35 into it with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2016, 12:36 AM
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Views: 189,365
Posted By canyoneagle
Depends. Style 42's demand attention, so...

Depends. Style 42's demand attention, so contrast with the calipers help pop them IMO.

Gold would be pretty damn cool, too. Don't get me wrong ;-)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2016, 12:24 AM
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Views: 189,365
Posted By canyoneagle
Red would make a nice contrast :cool:

Red would make a nice contrast :cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Suspension time

While my wife is out of town (and I have use of her car) I'm doing the teardown and rebuild of the tired old sussy.

I've been refurbishing the bits from k-jets and now have an assortment of shiny...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By canyoneagle
I've read the same. I'm sure cut springs would...

I've read the same. I'm sure cut springs would be nice. I figure once my fillings fall out with the IPD's I'll get some progressive rate springs and be happy. In the mean time, I'm with the kool...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By canyoneagle
Yes, this would have been de riguer for TB :lol:...

Yes, this would have been de riguer for TB :lol:

Good tips on the gland nuts - I'll eyeball both.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By canyoneagle
For sure. My main concern would be when I...

For sure.
My main concern would be when I unweight the wheels to full droop when jacking it up. The a-arm/swaybar may prevent it from fully extending (and unseating) , but that is my main concern...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By canyoneagle
Puzzled - gap between spring and plate on one strut

I've swapped my struts (1979 245) to Konis with IPD springs and OEM mounts.

When reassembling, one strut was fine - tightening the mounting nut seated the mounting plates and put a small amount of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
OOOH, thanks for the reminder - yes, yes they did...

OOOH, thanks for the reminder - yes, yes they did :)

I'm looking for a set of properly fitted brown (or sheepskin) covers....
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
:) yeah - grinder/drill with many wire brush...

:) yeah - grinder/drill with many wire brush styles. I'll need to get the dremel for some tight spots.
It is too humid to paint at the moment, so the trailing arms, panhard and a-arms are all...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,354
Posted By canyoneagle
www.willtheyfit.com :cool:

www.willtheyfit.com

:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,970
Posted By canyoneagle
Not much car action this Summer - great weather...

Not much car action this Summer - great weather if you are a plant or mosquito, but not for people.

The Fall air is bringing me back out to the shop, and I finally got around to prepping for the...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,604
Posted By canyoneagle
Looks like it was a great weekend - sorry to have...

Looks like it was a great weekend - sorry to have missed it! :-(

Maybe the dates will line up better for me next year :nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
Thanks ;-) I'm hoping this can be a...

Thanks
;-)

I'm hoping this can be a resource for folks.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
Wow, nice!

Wow, nice!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By canyoneagle
I ended up with IPD springs and Koni Yellows...

I ended up with IPD springs and Koni Yellows after going through a similar search / discussion. Here's the thread:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=325528

I have yet to install...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
By "overkill", I meant that the Kaplhenke stuff...

By "overkill", I meant that the Kaplhenke stuff is oriented towards the racing/track crowd, whereas my need is more practical. Cost is the main issue, really.

I have a spare set of suspension...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
Perhaps my engineering and construction...

Perhaps my engineering and construction background (I'm used to specs) are making it a bit too OCD, but the idea is to make a central place where anyone can come to get info for their own projects...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
Excellent, thank you. If you happen to know the...

Excellent, thank you.
If you happen to know the specs of the hardware (jack screw and tubing adaptors) I'll add them in.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
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Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
Resources - info

HARDWARE SOURCES

Panhard Rod: ID=____ (for bung/insert sizing) - ??? use 3/4" (19mm) jack screws/allthread??? (needs verification)
Torque Rod: ID=_____ (for bung/insert sizing) - ??12mm bung,...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,154
Posted By canyoneagle
The DIY Panhard and Torque Rod Thread

In considering my various options for getting my car up to snuff (sporty DD), and like many others here, I've been looking at the available 3rd party (IPD, Kaplhenke) adjustable torque rods and...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By canyoneagle
Good to hear.... The IPD tech folks seemed to...

Good to hear.... The IPD tech folks seemed to indicate the same - their springs work well with the Koni yellows out of the box for most needs. I'll go with it and see how I like it.

Which...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By canyoneagle
HMMPH... Pinged IPD for spring rates on their...

HMMPH...
Pinged IPD for spring rates on their lowering coils, and was told "we do not publish this".

Seriously?

I guess I'll just wing it and hope for the best with the Koni's
I might need...
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