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Old 10-16-2020, 06:38 PM   #26
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I can barely keep up with you Washington boys and your beige 242s
Im trying to get the infinity gauntlet of 242s
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:56 PM   #27
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:58 AM   #28
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Im trying to get the infinity gauntlet of beige and brown 242s

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Old 10-17-2020, 11:32 AM   #29
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In my eyes, there are only three types of 242. Beige, brown, and wrong
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:36 PM   #30
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Are these Recaro seats? Did you have to modify the headrests or did the fit the Recaros just like that? I know that the Recaros have a post spacing of 240mm and I thought Volvos have something else.
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:19 PM   #31
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Yes. The early style headrest slide in with a little encouragement.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:10 PM   #32
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Thanks! I'll see if I can get a set then and try it out. Those are the later styles though - the early ones are more triangle shaped.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:50 PM   #33
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Yeah. I have it backwards...later for sure.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:20 AM   #34
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:19 AM   #35
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Sweet find! Does it run yet? Lol
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:54 PM   #36
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Man, loving this car and the work you're doing. Psyched to see more!
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:28 PM   #37
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Hey thanks guys! It’s getting there.

Before snow starts to fly, I rolled the 242 outside and put it on stands to pressure wash the underside, wheel wells, and engine bay so I have semi-clean areas to work on this winter. Also finished cleaning the passengers door and hung it’s door panel. Wheels are 100% ready for rubber now too!











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Old 10-19-2020, 09:02 PM   #38
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Nice looking project, I’ve got ‘79 242 GT. How’s your project coming along ?0
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:40 PM   #39
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The commando bumpers really take up some space in the garage, but still keeping them because I think they look cool. I still can't believe how large a 242 is, 3" longer than my 740T wagon was, way longer than my V50.

Way to clean it up, I need to do the interior removal clean also.
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:22 AM   #40
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The commando bumpers really take up some space in the garage, but still keeping them because I think they look cool. I still can't believe how large a 242 is, 3" longer than my 740T wagon was, way longer than my V50.

Way to clean it up, I need to do the interior removal clean also.
Agreed. Normally Iíd throw a nice set of toy bumpers on but thereís just something about this one that I just canít do it. I like the look of commandos on this one, a lot.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:08 PM   #41
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I swapped over the GLE chrome lined vents, clock, and glovebox I already had and added a tachometer. Also, recently sourced an awesome looking R-Sport Momo wheel thatíll need a nice re-wrap. Let me know if anyone knows reputable upholster thatíll do this, Iím not having any luck so far.
I have a Volvo MOMO wheel that needs rewrapping too. A friend of mine has 2 Porsche MOMO wheels that were redone by www.sidcocustoms.com they did a fantastic job on them. I don't know how much they charge, but my friend is very happy with that company and how they turned out. that's my .02
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:40 PM   #42
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Incredible. I have a quote right now for $375 from an outfit in Texas that looks and sounds reputable. Thanks for this. I’ll give them a call.
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Old 11-02-2020, 11:19 AM   #43
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Spent some time this weekend swapping out the stock fuel pump and accumulator for a low psi (2.5 to 5) fuel pump to feed the weber carburetor. I also removed the fuel distributor, intake manifold, air conditioning components, and other KJet items to get a good cleaning to the engine and bay. This is just the first step to get things clean under the hood again, this won't be a 'shaved' bay but it will get a nice tidying up. I've always had great results with purple power and my pressure washer, spent a solid 3 hours spraying and lightly scrubbing.



























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Old 11-12-2020, 09:44 AM   #44
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Awesome project! makes me miss my 242..
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:42 AM   #45
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Awesome project! makes me miss my 242..
Hey thanks man, love your itb build youíre working on. Super clean!

Made a little more progress under the hood, colder weather has slowed me down...need a better heater for the garage!



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Old 11-12-2020, 02:13 PM   #46
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What carb is that? 38/38? I haven't seen that setup on a 240 before.
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Old 11-12-2020, 02:46 PM   #47
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What made you go with a carburetor vs fuel injection?
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:01 PM   #48
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What carb is that? 38/38? I haven't seen that setup on a 240 before.
Itís Weber 32/36 DGV - Super easy to work with and extremely reliable.

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Iíve always loved the sound of 8v and carbs, great throttle response and just fun. Who knows, I may go ITBs someday...
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:08 PM   #49
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Itís Weber 32/36 DGV - Super easy to work with and extremely reliable.
Ah, bummer. I was hoping it wasn't that. I had one on my B20 back in the day, adequate for the 90hp it had, but nothing fun. The 38/38 would've made it more reasonable but it still had smaller throats than the SUs(44). I like performance too much!
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Ah, bummer. I was hoping it wasn't that. I had one on my B20 back in the day, adequate for the 90hp it had, but nothing fun. The 38/38 would've made it more reasonable but it still had smaller throats than the SUs(44). I like performance too much!
Itís all good. This will get me going and ultimately Iíll be running DCOE 45s.
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