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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
The are very up front that if they don't have a...

The are very up front that if they don't have a certain vehicles pattern and you send yours in to be "sacrificed" they will give you 50% off. Of course I would Email them to confirm this first.
Forum: performance & modifications Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thanks EivlEvo. Where I will not be buying a...

Thanks EivlEvo. Where I will not be buying a whole car I want to "negotiate" as many of the parts as possible. Good to hear that the stock 240 fueling system will keep up with the "stock" 940 turbo...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By MSGGrunt
Are the stock 240 fuel pumps up to the task or do...

Are the stock 240 fuel pumps up to the task or do I need to grab one or both of them off the 940?
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By MSGGrunt
I'm leaning towards ponying up the cash for the...

I'm leaning towards ponying up the cash for the 95. I know it's more money, but I have learned in the past that you get over a purchase price a lot faster than you get over wishing you had gotten...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
The rear seat covers are done and should be on...

The rear seat covers are done and should be on their way shortly. I even had them make me an arm rest cover while they were at it so everything matches. The rear seat covers with no options cost...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By MSGGrunt
Squirter Motor vs Non Squirter Motor???

I have been keeping an eye open for a good reasonably priced turbo donor car and have found several 700 and 900 series that are not the later models with the squirter block and my question is this, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By MSGGrunt
Volvo world makes a reproduction trunk shelf out...

Volvo world makes a reproduction trunk shelf out of fiberglass for $39.00. I tried soaking mine and flattening it with heavy weight, but it had a "memory" and warped again, though not as badly. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,315
Posted By MSGGrunt
I need rear shocks, can you post the brand and...

I need rear shocks, can you post the brand and maybe part number of the ones you used?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,315
Posted By MSGGrunt
I was going to run this set-up on my wagon, but...

I was going to run this set-up on my wagon, but that car ended up being too rusty and a less than desirable candidate. I am now thinking my higher mileage 240 sedan would be a prime candidate for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,315
Posted By MSGGrunt
The tires are 27x8.50R14 Kenda Klever All Terrain...

The tires are 27x8.50R14 Kenda Klever All Terrain 6 ply

I paid $396.00 for 4 tires.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,315
Posted By MSGGrunt
On the rear use adjustable spring perches with...

On the rear use adjustable spring perches with Moog heavy duty coil springs part number CC217. This will net you anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of lift. The limiting factor on how much lift you can go...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,315
Posted By MSGGrunt
Coil overs on the front make it easier, though...

Coil overs on the front make it easier, though not less expensive, to avoid taller tires from hitting the spring buckets.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By MSGGrunt
Can you resize your pictures to somewhere around...

Can you resize your pictures to somewhere around 800x600?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By MSGGrunt
What are BOTH ECUs? Locations? Is the...

What are BOTH ECUs? Locations?

Is the injector resistor packs not part of the motor or is it something attached to the firewall or fender?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thanks for the input. Makes sense on the torque...

Thanks for the input. Makes sense on the torque converter.

Sounds like if I want an auto then using the one out of the 940 is the better way to go. I read a bit about the G80 rear diff and some...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By MSGGrunt
940 Turbo Donor Car Parts Grab

I have searched and didn't find exactly what I need to know going forward with MY turbo swap. Lots of information on bolting turbo parts on a non turbo motor but I want to swap the entire...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
The rear carpet went back in today after also...

The rear carpet went back in today after also getting the SEM treatment. I feel the carpets and the refreshed mats looks nice. I am now just waiting on the rear leather to arrive for the rear seat....
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
I have another experiment. I bought a set of...

I have another experiment. I bought a set of front OEM tan floor mats and of course they had faded over the years, so I thought I would see how durable the SEM color coat would be on them. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
I thought about that myself, but the edge of the...

I thought about that myself, but the edge of the shelf tucks up nicely against the back of the car and doesn't look bad in person.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
Rear shelf with my special, limited addition edge...

Rear shelf with my special, limited addition edge trimming. I am happy that this solution worked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By MSGGrunt
With this being said, here, and more so on my BMW...

With this being said, here, and more so on my BMW sites, I have not heard many positive reviews about aftermarket carpets. Yes, they will work, but not as well as OEM. Just my two cents.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By MSGGrunt
I have had great success dying carpets in Volvos,...

I have had great success dying carpets in Volvos, BMWs and Mercedes. The key is starting with a carpet that is in good condition to begin with with no burn holes, bad stains, etc. Clean it with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By MSGGrunt
I had Radio Repair Man rebuild an old cassette...

I had Radio Repair Man rebuild an old cassette deck in one of my E30s. You can take a chance on another deck or do it right by having your rebuilt. Correct, the cassette belts usually dry rot and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
I guess the fibers do get a little stiffer, but...

I guess the fibers do get a little stiffer, but not enough to bother me. By the time you install factory floor mats a lot of the carpet is covered anyway. The stiffness is helped by brushing it...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
As I posted earlier I wish I had wrapped the...

As I posted earlier I wish I had wrapped the leather around the ends of the parcel shelf and needed to find a solution to make it look cleaner. Well, I found that solution in the rubber edge trim...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
I just goy an email from Lseat.com that the rear...

I just goy an email from Lseat.com that the rear covers are done and ready to ship. They were even kind enough to send me a picture of the covers. I sent them the old cover to my front center...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By MSGGrunt
I ordered the parts from Tasca Volvo in Rhode...

I ordered the parts from Tasca Volvo in Rhode Island. They worked with me when my local dealer wouldn't. They just told me the parts were no longer available. They took about 5 weeks to arrive.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By MSGGrunt
Another nice addition to this car, as well as the...

Another nice addition to this car, as well as the other two that I own, is a complete set of factory manuals. I was on eBay just looking for the Volvo specific binders for the manuals I already have...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By MSGGrunt
I also replaced the black factory floor mats with...

I also replaced the black factory floor mats with OEM blue ones that came in the blue wagon that I just picked up. With this car being the more "pristine" car I felt it deserved the correct color...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,525
Posted By MSGGrunt
Parts finally arrived from Sweden and in the box...

Parts finally arrived from Sweden and in the box was the trunk fiber trim piece. What possessed Volvo to make this out of a fiber material is beyond me. Though if I am only having to replace it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By MSGGrunt
Yeah, It came out very easily on the Texas car. ...

Yeah, It came out very easily on the Texas car. I was trying to remove one from a donor car and it wasn't budging.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By MSGGrunt
I will add my experience that I am going through...

I will add my experience that I am going through right now on a BMW E30. Look at the shops work. If they recommend removing the front and rear glass vs just taping off the seals they probably take...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
The paint on the car is very faded so just for...

The paint on the car is very faded so just for the heck of it I gave a part of the hood a quick buffing then waxing. The difference was pretty noticeable. When I get a few extra hours I will do the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
Today the car got a new ContiTech timing belt,...

Today the car got a new ContiTech timing belt, new idler, new Hepu water pump and all new accessory belts. Nice to have everything back together and no more leaking water pump. I also replaced the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
John242i I was thinking the exact same thing. ...

John242i I was thinking the exact same thing. The thing that I can't understand is these racks appear to be mostly decorative. Even the main bars that run parallel with the car seem pretty flimsy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By MSGGrunt
It was the most pristine of my cars, the 90,000...

It was the most pristine of my cars, the 90,000 mile Texas car. I ended up buying a Bougicord piece from FCP Euro.

I hope it comes out easier than the one I was trying to remove from my parts...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
Leather from a company called Lseat.com. I am...

Leather from a company called Lseat.com. I am waiting on the rear covers as they are making a set out of the cloth covers I sent them.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
When was the last time you saw an 8-track in a...

When was the last time you saw an 8-track in a car? The previous owner said that he was having issue with the original radio cutting in and out and somehow this is wired in with the stock radio and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
That's a little better. Still could use a more...

That's a little better. Still could use a more detailed cleaning, but that will have to wait until I do the timing belt/water pump and have a lot of the engine compartment pieces removed.

I will...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
Front seats are finished and installed. I really...

Front seats are finished and installed. I really like the looks. The headrests are a bit darker than the leather, but perfectly match the darker piping in the seats as well as the rest of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
Funny, my wife just asked me that same thing. ...

Funny, my wife just asked me that same thing. The car I bought from NC, the one I am redoing the entire interior in leather and new plastics, will probably be sold. I would love to keep it as the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By MSGGrunt
If No Start Check Crank Position Sensor

I had the very common no start issue that just came out of the blue. I jumped fuse 4 and 6 and confirmed the main fuel pump worked and I confirmed I had fuel at the fuel rail, I had spark, swapped...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
The engine compartment is both good and bad... ...

The engine compartment is both good and bad... Good in that the original owner said he never washed under the hood, so there are no hidden surprises and just how honest the car is, bad that it's not...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
Let the cleaning begin. The car seems to be very...

Let the cleaning begin. The car seems to be very mechanically sound and just needs a good cleaning both inside and out. The first step in this journey was removing the cars decorative roof rails. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
And by the looks of this leaking water pump the...

And by the looks of this leaking water pump the timing belt and water pump replacement can't some soon enough. The green coolant will be flushed and Zerek G05 used. The car also has either a leaky...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
The fender had a little mishap earlier in its...

The fender had a little mishap earlier in its life when a new driver was first learning how to drive a manual transmission car. I am hoping a bit of hammer and dolly work will be able to straighten...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By MSGGrunt
1989 245 Craigslist Gem in The Making

Good inexpensive 240s can still be found if you're ready to buy as soon as you see one.

I just picked up a one owner, 170,000 mile, fully documented, 1989 Midnight Blue wagon. I saw the add on PA...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
Another learn as you go for anyone following in...

Another learn as you go for anyone following in my footsteps. The headrests, being foam covered in vinyl, seem to take a lot more paint before the base color, in my case black, doesn't show through....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
I am still waiting on the rear seat leather...

I am still waiting on the rear seat leather before I replace the rear side pillar trim pieces and headrests.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By MSGGrunt
A live and learn moment. When I covered the...

A live and learn moment. When I covered the parcel shelf I trimmed the leather flush with the fiber board backing when I had thought originally of rolling the leather over the edge. The front and...
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