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Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,426
Posted By spock345
Find a junk 240 to cut the transmission tunnel...

Find a junk 240 to cut the transmission tunnel out of. It'll make your life easier. Weld that in and you should be able to fit anything that will fit in a 240.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,426
Posted By spock345
I read somewhere that the M400/410 was supposedly...

I read somewhere that the M400/410 was supposedly designed by Getrag for Volvo. They are stupidly hard to find though. Not B20 M46 bellhousing rare but still rare. I saw one M400 show up near me on...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 37,863
Posted By spock345
They can also just be stubborn after being bolted...

They can also just be stubborn after being bolted together for so long. Sometimes when pulling a motor I've had to tap the seam between the block and bell housing with a mallet and then gently wiggle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By spock345
I agree with planetman. It sounds like the...

I agree with planetman. It sounds like the easiest option. I've had an easier time pulling the motor out of my 122s by leaving the gearbox in. Then when re-installing the motor I removed the gearbox...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By spock345
I think we scared them off. OP hopefully...

I think we scared them off.

OP hopefully just brought the car to a shop.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By spock345
I got a set of throttle bodies done with delrin...

I got a set of throttle bodies done with delrin bushings by Tom. So far no problems. Seems like an improvement over the stock brass bushings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By spock345
Another vote for rubber mounts and reinforcement...

Another vote for rubber mounts and reinforcement plates.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By spock345
Length of a 240 front seat belt

Does anyone know how long the front seat belts are on a 240?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By spock345
I'd just remove it. Put it back on so the...

I'd just remove it. Put it back on so the pre-heat host connects to something whenever you have to go get a smog test.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By spock345
When I got my 122 the biggest source of play were...

When I got my 122 the biggest source of play were bad tie rod ends on the center bar. Once I replaced those the steering became much more precise. As far as I can tell the setups are almost...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By spock345
If 11.9mm is enough to cause interference I...

If 11.9mm is enough to cause interference I wonder what the threshold is.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By spock345
I found it easy to mess up the alignment on the...

I found it easy to mess up the alignment on the auxiliary shaft gear when reinstalling a belt in situ. Are you getting spark to all cylinders and are all injectors firing? Has the harmonic balancer...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By spock345
I'd be impressed if someone managed to crack a...

I'd be impressed if someone managed to crack a B21FT without letting it freeze.

I'd have it checked out by a machine shop before declaring it a lost cause.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By spock345
The radiator and intercooler may be too big to...

The radiator and intercooler may be too big to fit in the 240 without modification but it can be done if you don't mind a bit of cutting. The drop in swap is a 740/760 turbo intercooler, brackets,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-03-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By spock345
B230FT block from a '94-ish or later 940 turbo. ...

B230FT block from a '94-ish or later 940 turbo.

You can chip the ECU with parts from thelostartof (a user on the forum).

Rear end depends on your budget. Opinions here on the G80 seem mixed but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By spock345
I'm running a heat shield. Early cast aluminum...

I'm running a heat shield. Early cast aluminum intake manifold and dual port exhaust manifold from a fuel injected 140.

I live in central California about a mile from the ocean so I am not so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By spock345
Turns out the plug gap was a bit too wide. I...

Turns out the plug gap was a bit too wide. I narrowed it and the problem went away. Now it starts right up when I floor it.

I used a spacer when I ran a Weber DGV on the car to mitigate vapor lock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By spock345
Pertronix with a bosch red coil (1.8 ohm ballast...

Pertronix with a bosch red coil (1.8 ohm ballast resistor so I don't fry the pertronix). I'll check the plug gap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By spock345
Hard warm start SU HS6

I've got the SU carburetors mostly dialed in on my B20F (now with DX needles as recommended by planetman). Now I have an issue with hot starts. It used to tick over rather quickly when I was running...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By spock345
I was always taught that blue/gray smoke on...

I was always taught that blue/gray smoke on acceleration meant valve guides/seals.

Although it sounds like OP's problem got worse since it happens at idle now. Might be a head gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By spock345
They give you a good discount if you send in old...

They give you a good discount if you send in old seat skins they don't have a pattern for yet. I think it was half off or something like that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By spock345
What are the characteristics of the mystery fluid...

What are the characteristics of the mystery fluid (color, smell) leaking from the car? Any smell from the exhaust? I've found burning engine oil (indicated by blue/gray smoke) to have a distinctive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By spock345
Does the coolant level or oil level drop? What...

Does the coolant level or oil level drop? What happens to the smoke when you accelerate and what happens when you decelerate? Does it just spew smoke at idle?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By spock345
I came across one seat with that in a junkyard...

I came across one seat with that in a junkyard once. I still regret not grabbing it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By spock345
Kind of the only option for Amazon, 544, or P1800...

Kind of the only option for Amazon, 544, or P1800 seats in the US if you don't go custom. I am tempted to sent them the remains of my 122 seat covers so they can have the pattern.

I did see that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By spock345
What color is the smoke? White or light...

What color is the smoke?

White or light gray is usually coolant related, so likely the head gasket or in the worst case a cracked block or head.
Black is fuel, so the car would be running too...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By spock345
I encountered this problem when I tried to run NA...

I encountered this problem when I tried to run NA injectors on a +T to limp the car to another storage place. So I am going to wager it is a problem with the system not delivering enough fuel.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,478
Posted By spock345
I agree, each motor is going to be a bit...

I agree, each motor is going to be a bit different. I intend for this tool to be useful for "back of the napkin" math that lets people pick a direction to go in and make a plan.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,478
Posted By spock345
There is a way to calculate the approximate...

There is a way to calculate the approximate intake closing point based on the LSA and intake duration. I forget why I did that on the chart that uses your cam specs. It is easy enough to change.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By spock345
Amazon passenger side mirror placement

I've got a pair of screw mount OEM mirrors for my amazon. I've already replaced the tiny aftermarket one on the drivers side (mounted at the frontmost point on the door). I've seen people mount them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-12-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By spock345
That isn't as bad as I thought. For some reason I...

That isn't as bad as I thought. For some reason I pictured big half inch holes.

The easy answer is to weld it shut with a cheap harbor freight flux core machine. Then realize you can't seam seal...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By spock345
Some people have gotten flywheels machined to...

Some people have gotten flywheels machined to have the crank sensor holes. STS Machining does it with the earlier flat flywheels.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By spock345
Why would someone drill holes in the catalytic...

Why would someone drill holes in the catalytic converter?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,777
Posted By spock345
Definitely true. I thought the valvetrain noise...

Definitely true. I thought the valvetrain noise and piston slap on my B230 was bad. I've just now gotten used to what the "healthy" ticking sounds like on my B20.

There isn't a lot going on inside...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-09-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By spock345
Lower insurance rates is pretty much the one...

Lower insurance rates is pretty much the one thing I am looking forward to about getting older.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,963
Posted By spock345
Then you just have to avoid the states that...

Then you just have to avoid the states that follow CARB standards.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By spock345
Youtube videos only get you so far. A manual...

Youtube videos only get you so far. A manual specific to your model car is essential for information about that model in particular.

In general the hierarchy of Volvo 240 manuals is as follows
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By spock345
If the cam is in the car check the valve...

If the cam is in the car check the valve clearances with a feeler gauge. The procedure should be described in either the Volvo green books or the Haynes manual.

Here are some videos that cover the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By spock345
When you swap a cam there is a chance that your...

When you swap a cam there is a chance that your valve clearance adjustments wouldn't be in spec anymore. The valve clearances on a B230f is adjusted using shims (the metal discs that sit over the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,820
Posted By spock345
They could easily be the issue.

They could easily be the issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By spock345
I flushed the clutch fluid today and replaced the...

I flushed the clutch fluid today and replaced the clevis piece where it connects to the pedal. The hole for the pin was badly worn. It got better. I can actually get it into gear at a stop light...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By spock345
Maybe. Bet you could ream them out and install...

Maybe. Bet you could ream them out and install bronze bushings with new pins. Although since an off the shelf kit isn't available it may mean some fabrication.

My car does the same thing now that...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,908
Posted By spock345
I am looking for some numbers on combustion...

I am looking for some numbers on combustion chamber volume given how much is shaved off the head. Can you share the combustion chamber volume measurements when you take them?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,963
Posted By spock345
This sounds like a good setup. If you are dead...

This sounds like a good setup. If you are dead set on taking the risk of not running a cat it would be best to make it look as stock as possible to not draw attention to yourself.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By spock345
Good point. A delrin bushing would probably be OK...

Good point. A delrin bushing would probably be OK in that application. ABS wouldn't.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By spock345
You could probably just get them 3d printed out...

You could probably just get them 3d printed out of ABS or nylon.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 29,499
Posted By spock345
I also considered bolting another pulley to the...

I also considered bolting another pulley to the water pump but decided against it because I wasn't sure how the bearings in the pump would handle the extra load.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,759
Posted By spock345
Looks like an SC14 off a Previa. That is a good...

Looks like an SC14 off a Previa. That is a good idea. You could make an adapter plate and bolt a DCOE straight to the inlet on the supercharger. You could also do a single HIF44 like the MGB people...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,759
Posted By spock345
I am actually trying to figure out how to do it...

I am actually trying to figure out how to do it with my B20. It probably wouldn't be hard to mount it in the same spot as the factory AC compressor and either use a draw through setup with the stock...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,759
Posted By spock345
I put a bunch of thought into where I would put...

I put a bunch of thought into where I would put an M45 or M62 supercharger in a 240 engine bay. The best spot is where the AC compressor sits (you have to remove the bracket). I also ended up with...
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