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Forum: showroom Today, 04:32 PM
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Posted By John242Ti
A bit of ghosting/flare going on in this pic... ...

A bit of ghosting/flare going on in this pic...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1931/45280289102_8d027e659a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bZgjpG)

Left rear view......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By John242Ti
If, the speedometer is the one with the orange...

If, the speedometer is the one with the orange needle, then, yes for a 1981-85 non-GLT/non-turbo wagon. If it's square with the white needle, then it's for any 1975-80 245/265.

Here's are some...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By John242Ti
It was an option on all of the DL cars through...

It was an option on all of the DL cars through 1985, then became standard on the GL, Canadian GLE, and the Turbo in 1984. All four of my 242s didn't come with it. Had to add it to each car. Think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By John242Ti
When I ran a K cam in my family's '85 245DL back...

When I ran a K cam in my family's '85 245DL back in 2002, I set the idle around 850-900 rpm. Ignition timing at 7-8 deg BTDC. It ran very rough at 750, which is to be expected. Once it came on cam...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,536
Posted By John242Ti
The earlier 402 green was usually called either...

The earlier 402 green was usually called either Teal or Blue-Green Metallic, depending on the year. It's basically 412 Tropic, but with less metal flake. It's still a teal green, which is a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By John242Ti
205/60R15's or 205/65R15's would be even better. ...

205/60R15's or 205/65R15's would be even better. Better protection for the rim, since slightly wider tire.

My 242 has the same rust spot, but, in that car's case, it's due to time spent in New...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 216,021
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, an '85 245DL that was in that yard... But,...

IIRC, an '85 245DL that was in that yard... But, yeah, Ken, next time you're up north, you need to come to WA... Lately, it seems the 240 concentration is better in the Seattle area than in...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,479
Posted By John242Ti
Might as well. Since you have it, it makes...

Might as well.

Since you have it, it makes sense to go ahead and have it mounted.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,479
Posted By John242Ti
lol... I can get pix of it next time I'm under...

lol... I can get pix of it next time I'm under the car, so you can copy it for your next exhaust setup. It is one of the old MVP exhaust systems. Peter at the V Shop might still have the specs of...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,479
Posted By John242Ti
Not a problem, man. Nice meeting you as well. ...

Not a problem, man. Nice meeting you as well. Car looks good. A Dynomax UltraFlow muffler in the stock location would quiet it down a lot without making it feel lethargic. Have a 2.5" cat-back...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 216,021
Posted By John242Ti
Volvo accessory wheel. A rebadged Momo Ghibli 3...

Volvo accessory wheel. A rebadged Momo Ghibli 3 that Volvo sold. Got it from RWC about 7 years ago.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,479
Posted By John242Ti
Success. ...

Success.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1917/30087325937_e6e1b9157d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MQHpLV)

As seen in Tacoma at the Griot's Garage event. Hope to see it at XXX in February.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By John242Ti
The washers found on the wiper motors work really...

The washers found on the wiper motors work really well, since they have that raised portion around the bolt hole, which helps keep the rubber from ripping.

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By John242Ti
He just enlarged the hole to get rid of the two...

He just enlarged the hole to get rid of the two shaft holes. Most 140 series cars I come across have had it done. If you want something fairly modern without modifying the dash, you could find a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 216,021
Posted By John242Ti
Black that's minty is exceedingly common up here....

Black that's minty is exceedingly common up here. Blue, brown, or tan, not so much. BTW: recognize the steering wheel in the tan interior 245 shot?

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By John242Ti
^RHD 140/160 cars, especially those in Australia...

^RHD 140/160 cars, especially those in Australia and NZ, etc, use a metal bar that goes across the firewall to actuate the brake booster and master cylinder.

To the OP, what side of the car do the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By John242Ti
It's that white '90 744Ti that he's owned for the...

It's that white '90 744Ti that he's owned for the past 10 years. So, unlike the red 745Ti that I own, there's only one wiper relay, that being the skinny french Cartier 1235067 relay for the front.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By John242Ti
The turbo boxes are based off the Diesel...

The turbo boxes are based off the Diesel transmission. Same gearing, same weak internals. lol Even the 1983 and newer non-turbo boxes use the same crappy transmission design, which, while better...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By John242Ti
Mine has the more desirable 3.71 1st gear and...

Mine has the more desirable 3.71 1st gear and stronger internals... :-P:lol: You can keep your Diesel M46... lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By John242Ti
Ian, it may also use the older 1347768 red relay....

Ian, it may also use the older 1347768 red relay. It won't use the black or blue 1259750 relay, though, at least without some slight rewiring of the harness plug. I've done that in a pinch on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/35690285386_b5...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/35690285386_b520d5de23_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WnQ3q3)

Also seen here, next to the crimping tool under the rubber boot covering the wiring. On 1981-on cars,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By John242Ti
Yes. You remove the destroyed plastic C-pillar...

Yes. You remove the destroyed plastic C-pillar trims, then connect them to the rear speaker outputs on your deck, using wiring with the correct bullet terminals at the speaker end. Then, slide the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,113
Posted By John242Ti
Got a question... What's the part number of the...

Got a question... What's the part number of the LH-Jetronic ECU? And, what color label does it have?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 216,021
Posted By John242Ti
Beginning to think that EZK might be a better...

Beginning to think that EZK might be a better option than Breakerless. Especially since the car was originally an LH 2.2/Chrysler car to begin with. I had enough issues trying to get a B23F swapped...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By John242Ti
They don't in actuality. There is zero...

They don't in actuality. There is zero difference, driveshaft-wise, and rear axle-wise between a 242/244 and a 245, especially after 1984, when everything went to the large shaft. Both of my last...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By John242Ti
^You can use the M47 with the autotragic rear end...

^You can use the M47 with the autotragic rear end in the car. It'll just have the 240 Turbo M46 gearing. And, unlike a 240 Turbo, since the speedometer is electronic, there won't be any change in...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 67,650
Posted By John242Ti
164-wise, there's a white '74 at Arlington and a...

164-wise, there's a white '74 at Arlington and a gray-blue metallic '71 at 360 in Lake Stevens. So, your beige '75 is still out there.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,741
Posted By John242Ti
^There's a set on the 242 I mentioned in my...

^There's a set on the 242 I mentioned in my response to Brad. So, maybe you and he can make a deal for him to grab them and ship them to ya?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,741
Posted By John242Ti
Pick-n-Pull. Was on CL in Auburn this past...

Pick-n-Pull. Was on CL in Auburn this past spring. Twin of your car, except for it being red and having been swapped to dual 5.75" rounds. It does have a good black GT front bunper, which might be...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,741
Posted By John242Ti
Ok, so I'd check the red 242 at Tumwater and see...

Ok, so I'd check the red 242 at Tumwater and see if the metal is decent. If you got mine, you'd need to get the tail panel and the driver's quarter, plus a trunk lid to make it work... That, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,741
Posted By John242Ti
M45/46 cars before 1981 were usually 3.91. ...

M45/46 cars before 1981 were usually 3.91. Really early 240s were frequently 4.10, sometimes 4.30. 70 mph was usually 4200 rpm with a M45 and 4.10 combination.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-20-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By John242Ti
Did it recently myself on the 242. Cable came...

Did it recently myself on the 242. Cable came loose on the link to the motor. Unfortunately, the sot on the threaded end of the cable was stripped when I tried to tighten it. Grabbed another at...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,741
Posted By John242Ti
Swap-wise, I'd swap a M46 in, fix the vacuum...

Swap-wise, I'd swap a M46 in, fix the vacuum leaks, get the mixture adjusted, and enjoy the car.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,741
Posted By John242Ti
1974-78 interchange, quarter panel-wise. You...

1974-78 interchange, quarter panel-wise. You could possibly lop the rear edge off mine and weld, but mine is for 1979-on cars. Would work as a spare for your Bert as is, tho. Got a pic of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John242Ti
It was garbage, pal... :-P

It was garbage, pal... :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John242Ti
After I discovered in a post on farcebook that I...

After I discovered in a post on farcebook that I was tagged in, that the previous owner of my 245 let his father in law run the car on 3 year old E10 a few weeks before I bought it, I realized that I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 67,650
Posted By John242Ti
lol Probably were thinking... "Wait, since when...

lol Probably were thinking... "Wait, since when did a 240 owner show up at the cars & coffee meet?" At least, unlike WagonFest, we at least did say something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By John242Ti
Use an open-end wrench, but, instead of hammering...

Use an open-end wrench, but, instead of hammering like you would with an Aw7x shift knob, pry upward against the knob with the end of the wrench pushing downward against the lockout ring. Don't pry...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By John242Ti
Does the car have AC installed? Make sure AC...

Does the car have AC installed? Make sure AC switch is completely shut off. There's a solenoid valve that receives power from the switch and the relay behind the center console. After a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 67,650
Posted By John242Ti
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/44639338092_1a...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/44639338092_1ae95b8d78_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b1Ch1d)

Just after the awkward "hey" at the Lake WA Cars & Coffee a couple weekends ago. ;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,475
Posted By John242Ti
^Sounds like you might want to talk to them and...

^Sounds like you might want to talk to them and say that their key cutting equipment isn't doing as good a job as it should. Show them the locksmith-made key and the one they made. Seems like the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,051
Posted By John242Ti
Need to be working at a Volvo yard. My old '81...

Need to be working at a Volvo yard. My old '81 242 never failed to start when I worked at one. It knew that, if it did, it might wind up on the other side of the fence (in actuality, I probably...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John242Ti
Even better idea: Volvo made in previous...

Even better idea:

Volvo made in previous century, crush car. Buy something flexfuel, like what the government would like us to.

With respect to nary a problem with ethanol blends, I do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John242Ti
http://pure-gas.org Find the nearest E0...

http://pure-gas.org

Find the nearest E0 station and fill up there. Probably a good idea to fill up LH-Jet cars there as well. Back when we had the white 245, I noticed a bit of a hit,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,184
Posted By John242Ti
Your car is also older, with the stronger...

Your car is also older, with the stronger seatback frames. This problem usually only affects the 1986-93 seats, yet the 1975-77 and 1978-85 seats don't do it. Early last year, I wound up replacing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By John242Ti
If you can do the repairs on your own, it'll save...

If you can do the repairs on your own, it'll save you a lot of money. All those items are fairly easy to replace, too. The dash will take some time to swap out, but it can be done within a couple...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,479
Posted By John242Ti
I can keep my eyes peeled for some Artesia Beige...

I can keep my eyes peeled for some Artesia Beige doors to replace the dented ones on the car, if you'd like me to. I know that there's someone on the Seattle CL selling an '80 245DL with a blown HG...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,051
Posted By John242Ti
I know that NChoy had similar issues with his '92...

I know that NChoy had similar issues with his '92 wagon in July. In his case, his car is a 2.4 car that he swapped to M47. Turned out the ECU was a remanufactured 561 that somehow wound up in place...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 32,479
Posted By John242Ti
Well, at least you're back on the road. Maybe...

Well, at least you're back on the road. Maybe bring the car up to the Griot's meet in Tacoma at the end of the month? Should be far enough away, day-wise, to get all the remaining bugs worked out.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,393
Posted By John242Ti
if the trunk stripe goes straight across, instead...

if the trunk stripe goes straight across, instead of following the indentation in the lid, I know who owned that car many years ago. Was one of the former PSVCOA chapter presidents.
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