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Old 10-13-2016, 10:05 AM   #151
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B2fkb0 puttin' in work. Great progress!
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:51 PM   #152
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These seals? http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts...inder/1033279/
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:09 PM   #153
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Really nice work so far!

Did you do the final wet sanding by hand or machine?
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:25 PM   #154
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Yes sir thanks!
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:26 PM   #155
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Really nice work so far!

Did you do the final wet sanding by hand or machine?
Final sanding by hand with 1000, then 1200 then 2000... next time I'll do the 1000 by machine!
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:33 PM   #156
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This is awesome, nice work. Great inspiration for me in case I decide to try repainting my 242 in the future.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:07 PM   #157
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Yes sir thanks!
yup looks like the volvo part number is : 3536509

http://www.sangeraparts.com/volvo/24...nd-keys-gasket

http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/pr...9/3536509.html
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:10 PM   #158
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This is awesome, nice work. Great inspiration for me in case I decide to try repainting my 242 in the future.
Thanks! Your build is amazing; the modifications and the attention to detail have been a model to aspire to!
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:12 PM   #159
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Awesome! That p/n will help my local parts supplier get me those little devils; thanks again man!
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:27 PM   #160
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Got the belt trim installed



Also fresh window scrapers from RWC



The extra trunk gets trim too!

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Old 10-17-2016, 10:32 PM   #161
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Nice attention to detail
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:22 PM   #162
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Thanks! I really like your build as well!
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:50 PM   #163
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Working on the b21ft today; one of the timing cover screws broke off and had to use "the heat" to pursuade it! Fresh seals and gaskets are next...



Love that acetylene torch! Nice having another engine to compare and (borrow) from.

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Old 10-25-2016, 11:26 PM   #164
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Worked on the oil pan today/ added new seals to the pickup tube
Straightened the sealing flange





Cleaned up the bolts



New magnetic drain plug



Purdy! Put front cover and new seals on crank and intermediate shafts



Set the head on the block



Went to put the water pump on and WRONG GASKET! Oh well stop number 604...


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Old 11-12-2016, 07:59 PM   #165
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Went to Maryland to pick up these sweet seats from Ellis (ellist). Got both heated buckets with matching headrest pads and am still hunting for the rear seat!



On the way, stopped by Chris's (15A) and got to see this amazing 945! It is better than new!







The Volvo community is truly remarkable in terms of talent and helpfulness!

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Old 12-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #166
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Well I got distracted with this

It was free so I figured I needed it..









Needs a lot of love but it won't get crushed! Got it off TB courtesy of Smakela.

Then I got this



A 2005 s40 t5m that had a rod knock. So...I bought a duplicate car that was rear ended and dropped the whole chassis and swapped good for bad! Of course I grabbed the m66c, shifter and cables for my future saffron swap... so many projects and so little time! The s40 should be running soon and then back full speed on the 242!
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:15 AM   #167
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You are too much man!
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:19 AM   #168
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Well...thanks! Seven kids, four who are driving, puts a lot of opportunity in front of me, ha ha! (And a great excuse to play in my favorite hobby!)

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Old 01-20-2017, 11:34 PM   #169
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Ok I'm baaack!
Enough of those other Volvos (at least for a while!). Got back on the 242 and added a new windshield





and lowering springs





Replaced the strut tops with some excellent used oem ones (thanks Alejandro aka Slicknerd)



Began adding sound deadener to the floors and picked up another spare that is really






And painted the rear IPD sway bar.



I like it so I think I'll paint the front bar to match.

Also got the rear seat I've been looking for and cleaned and detailed and conditioned both upper and lower





The interior is going to be nice I think...
Lots more to come!

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Old 01-21-2017, 07:28 AM   #170
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Looks realy good!
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:39 AM   #171
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Thank you! The more I work on her the more I like "Gertrude"!
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Old 01-28-2017, 01:49 AM   #172
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Started with the opportunity to get a pair of 242 seats



The leather 244 seats wouldn't do this



So I thought, "this shouldn't be too bad..."

After looking things over, decided to move the seat cushions and covers to the 242 frames
Seat bottom went great; transferred the seat heaters, too



Then the work started. Found the seat backs were different sizes (244 seats from 89 Are taller than the 79 242 seats.





244 on left, 242 on right



242 frame on left, 244 on right



All I wanted was this to work!



So I decided to swap seatbacks and transfer the tilt button...
Three bolts per side



And decided to just transfer the mounting too.





Gotta make clearance on the 244 seat back to accept the 242 button plate



And be sure it lines up



Welded on





Ground down the welds and applied some black paint; I know it's not visible, but I want it done right!



Added some extra cushion to the bolsters



And 4 hrs later





Pass seat is done!



Pretty pleased that they tilt and look good too! Took the time to clean up the frame and lube the slides. And Muschi the cat likes 'em too! They should be good for a long time...

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Old 01-28-2017, 04:29 AM   #173
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I just drill mounting holes so it lines up with the current round hole. Much simpler than all of that cutting and welding.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:55 AM   #174
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I considered doing that but the foam is a lot thicker on the later seat and the extra thickness of adding the plate helps make the mounting fit a bit better. Do you shim yours some how?
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:00 PM   #175
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Outstanding work!
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