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Old 01-28-2017, 07:38 PM   #176
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Thanks! You have a big part in this my friend!
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:45 PM   #177
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Got the driver seat completed. This one took more work as the seat had a bolster tear and the bottom suspension was broken. After repairing those, cleaning and lubing all the track and seat adjusters, adding the tilt mechanism and cleaning and detailing the leather it came out pretty decent.







Pulled out some speakers I'm going to use in the rear deck





These are oem out of a 2005 s40, keeping with the stock plus theme!
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:41 AM   #178
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So I decided that I didn't want to cut or drill the rear deck. However, I wanted improved oem sound so I had to fabricate an adapter panel. So, I bought a sheet of 3/8" birch cabinet plywood and made adapters.



Had to make some custom spacers



Which gave me this



Times 2



Refinished the oem grills



Added new sound deadener to the deck and cleaned the carpet and



This is slow going but now is the time while I have the interior out. I've ordered some 1/16" neoprene sheeting for the vertical areas that I'll put in place and am completing the floor sound deadening today. Next will be the chipped ecu and ezk installation and the lh2.4 harness...
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:39 AM   #179
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this is turning out fantastic, seems like you've got a lot of work going on all at once, I wish I had the space to get some work done on my 242, but this is proving to be really inspirational.

Ill have to pick your brain when it comes time to paint, my attempt to paint my 92 244 didn't turn out so great (didn't follow instructions lol)
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:35 PM   #180
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I'd be glad to help in any way I can. The best part about painting is that you can always fix it! We amateurs take longer and make more errors, but there's a great feeling when you pull off the tape! Your cars are very impressive!
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:21 PM   #181
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Nice work with integrating newer OEM speakers! I dig it.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:34 PM   #182
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Thanks! It's keeping with the "stock plus" theme...
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:06 AM   #183
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Got the power antenna installed



Wrapping up the trunk added in this piece which got refinished



Cleaned the carpet again and I'll add in the spare after the antenna/radio is sorted out



Started on the doors, and had to repair this door lock actuator; the wiring was toast





Rewired, soldered, heat-shrink and electrical tape and much better



Lubed all door mechanisms, linkages, installed lock cylinders with new gaskets. Next up; adding 1/16" neoprene sheeting as sound curtains on all vertical panels.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:07 PM   #184
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Final wiring of the power antenna



And the sound deadener is done. Peal and seal on the horizontal and 1/16" neoprene sheet on the vertical surfaces, finally!



Kinda looks like a tin can (but shouldn't sound like one!)

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Old 02-22-2017, 10:19 PM   #185
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damn, thats thorough
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:41 PM   #186
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Thanks, yeah I'm a bit ocd in my builds! I'm getting anxious to drive it! Got the ecu and ezk out and the 89 harness out and those go in next...
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:23 AM   #187
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Well got the back of the back seat in



My friend who builds LS swap engine mounts wanted to offer a set for the 240 series cars so since the engine bay was empty, he mocked up his prototype mounts



Should work pretty well and be competitively priced!



And I got sidetracked with another 40 series car

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Old 04-07-2017, 12:33 AM   #188
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Jaw dropping build...I'm keeping tabs on this
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:04 AM   #189
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Wow! Your work and taste in cars are both excellent. Love the 242. Love the Saffron! Love the propus wheels!
Wish I had the extra money to try and restore a car like you are doing. So cool. Plus you even collected a free Amazon. Keep it coming!
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:18 AM   #190
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Thanks! I'm into a manual swap this weekend with a good friend, but we took a short break to add the snow scoop



That's his 95 t5r 855 getting m56 swapped



I learn a lot when Robert's in town! Look for his video on the swap


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Old 04-09-2017, 12:10 PM   #191
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Looks great! Gives me inspiration on when i will have a start on my own 242 that's been sitting in my parking space for over a year now... Can't wait!

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Old 04-09-2017, 04:58 PM   #192
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I'd like to quiet down the DL.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #193
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Cool! Robert DIY!!! Last I saw he was in the hospital for something. Good to see his smiling face!
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:29 PM   #194
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Robert is doing fine; his wagon is running well after the swap and tune!
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:44 AM   #195
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She's runnin! What s car! 601 Red is the bomb. Amazing color and amazing mechanicals!

Gertrude is up next! Engine/trans and then wiring, she'll run..
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:07 PM   #196
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So after being sidetracked with life and other Volvos, I finally got the lh2.4 flywheel sensor installed on the B21ft.













Marked out the holes by using a 1mm shim on the flywheel tooth and holding the sensor just touching the shim (spec is 1mm gap +/- .5mm), drilled the 13/64" hole first making sure it was just deep enough to have enough threads to hold securely, about 20mm; drilled the larger 11mm hole next to accommodate the sleeves; tapped the small hole with 6mm-1.00 tap, used two 6mm x 25mm bolts and locktighted them in. One small step closer and now I can mate the tranny to the engine!

I have to say I sure miss my Dad on a job like this; he was an excellent machinist and would have made it look easy. RIP Pa, hope it works!
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:07 PM   #197
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More progress!
Thanks to my friends John (Jonah) and Alejandro (Slicknerd), we
got the engine and tranny mated, the exhaust manifold installed and detailed the starter. Not sure how I'm solving the turbo line scenario with the 16t; any suggestions for best routes?







Just liked this angle so I had to take a pic!


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Old 07-04-2017, 05:52 PM   #198
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So I sourced some turbo lines; think there's enough to make a set?

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Old 07-13-2017, 12:09 PM   #199
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Photobucket management did a dirty deed...now how to recover from their nasty, unannounced blow.
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More progress! Drivetrain is in place and lh2.4 wiring is next...
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