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Old 05-12-2017, 08:47 PM   #526
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I didn't mention it because it doesn't fit yet...

The 940 Turbo airbox lid is in there now, along with the filter, which is zip tied to the lid. The lower part of the box needs heavy surgery to fit an unmodified 240 inner fender. There wont be much of it left. Coming soon!

I'm thinking about making a new lower half in the future with a front-facing scoop to get some ram air effect from the airflow around and under the headlights.
Ha! I know that feeling. My car will require a box (smog stuff) and while I have a good to go cobra Kjet setup, if I can find a more permanent way to use the 940 box I also have, I prefer that. I think they look better than Cobra.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:17 PM   #527
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Is that original cloth on those seats? They look great.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #528
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Is that original cloth on those seats? They look great.
They are. I originally got them from a ex-employee of Recaro in Auburn Hills, MI. This is where they did all of the prototype seats and a good amount of the production.

They had basically been made for a 300zx or Corvette, I can't remember now. They were never sat in. The foam backing was falling apart (just like your cars headliner) so I replaced that and spiffed them up when Duder bought them. They are so comfortable. The bolster and bottom are larger than the LS-B Recaro.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:35 PM   #529
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They are. I originally got them from a ex-employee of Recaro in Auburn Hills, MI. This is where they did all of the prototype seats and a good amount of the production.

They had basically been made for a 300zx or Corvette, I can't remember now. They were never sat in. The foam backing was falling apart (just like your cars headliner) so I replaced that and spiffed them up when Duder bought them. They are so comfortable. The bolster and bottom are larger than the LS-B Recaro.
That's so awesome.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:19 AM   #530
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I didn't mention it because it doesn't fit yet...

The 940 Turbo airbox lid is in there now, along with the filter, which is zip tied to the lid. The lower part of the box needs heavy surgery to fit an unmodified 240 inner fender. There wont be much of it left. Coming soon!

I'm thinking about making a new lower half in the future with a front-facing scoop to get some ram air effect from the airflow around and under the headlights.



Awesome; I appreciate the compliments. Your blue 242 is pretty effin sweet. I'd love to check that thing out at some point.
Thanks! Yes we should meet up. Once I get mine on the road again.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:50 PM   #531
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Thanks! Yes we should meet up. Once I get mine on the road again.
Can I come too?
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:44 PM   #532
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Fer sure. We should organize some kind of So-Cal RWD meet. There used to be an all-Swedish show at the Ruby's Diner at the Redondo Beach pier, but I think that's defunct.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:23 PM   #533
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Fer sure. We should organize some kind of So-Cal RWD meet. There used to be an all-Swedish show at the Ruby's Diner at the Redondo Beach pier, but I think that's defunct.

Alright lets get something on the calendar. I have heard from the SLOrolling people about a possible visit to Jay Leno's garage later this summer but if that falls through...
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:43 AM   #534
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Fer sure. We should organize some kind of So-Cal RWD meet. There used to be an all-Swedish show at the Ruby's Diner at the Redondo Beach pier, but I think that's defunct.
I went to that a few times. It was fun.

My engine finally took a dump Saturday. It's not drivable anymore.

Waiting on new engine now.
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:31 AM   #535
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I went to that a few times. It was fun.

My engine finally took a dump Saturday. It's not drivable anymore.

Waiting on new engine now.
Buy my car. Use its powertrain.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:18 AM   #536
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Diggin the Recaros. Car is looking fresh.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:00 PM   #537
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Boring maintenance update: the valve cover gasket developed a gnarly leak on this thing, strange because I used a brand new green OE Volvo gasket. It was dumping oil out of the front passenger side corner, so it soaked the exhaust manifold and alternator. Nice big pool in the splash pan too. Green gasket was completely split at both the front and rear corners on the passenger side.

I replaced it with a Fel-Pro and used Permatex Super Black this time at the cam humps instead of Super Grey. Paid more attention to careful torque sequence on the valve cover nuts and tried not to over-torque them. It's holding up well so far. Still putting miles on the car as a semi-daily, 3 to 4 days per week.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:32 PM   #538
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Occasionally, I'll get gaskets from Volvo that are dry, brittle and shrunk. Soaking them in warm water makes them supple again and makes them swell a little. Pat them dry on a paper towel before using them so any sealer used will adhere.

I don't like the grey rtv even though it's recommended for import applications. It dries to a hard consistency, unlike the black which stays flexible.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:36 PM   #539
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Hey Ian - sounds like this could've been another instance of the same problem then. I don't recall the green gasket being brittle when I installed it but upon removal it was seriously hard and shrunken. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:53 PM   #540
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I tried every valve cover gasket under the sun on Badger. Finally went with a Victor Reinz and a very light smear of black Permatex "Right Stuff".
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:48 PM   #541
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Weird how something as simple as a valve cover gasket could need that much trial & error! Glad to hear you converged on the black Permatex. Sounds like we all thought along the same lines there.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:01 AM   #542
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I'm going through and re-hosting all the old pics through Flickr. So tedious. First post is done. Eff you, Photobucket!
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:34 PM   #543
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I found some old pics from when we first brought this car home in 2009. These bring back some memories and make me think about how much I've done, and what's left to do. It has come a long way in that time and I'm enjoying it now more than ever.











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