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Old 02-28-2016, 04:14 AM   #26
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Do 240's look silly with no bumpers?

Diet plan:

To delete: A/C compressor, evaporator (maybe), PS pump (install manual rack), roof rack, spare tire (can of fix a flat), brake booster (maybe / swap to manual cylinder), rear muffler for side exit glass pack.
Yes they do.

Keep the spare, it's not worth running without it.

Dump the ac. Don't need it in the pnw.

Keep the power rack, just get the non ac bracket.

Manual brakes suck. They didn't do them in 240s anyway. If you want a smaller booster, get a skinny one.

Do yourself a favor and put an A or B cam in.
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Personally I wouldn't bother with the B cam. Pretty meh. A cam or nicer imo.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:11 PM   #28
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Yes they do.

Keep the spare, it's not worth running without it.

Dump the ac. Don't need it in the pnw.

Keep the power rack, just get the non ac bracket.

Manual brakes suck. They didn't do them in 240s anyway. If you want a smaller booster, get a skinny one.

Do yourself a favor and put an A or B cam in.
Cool. Thanks!

Gave her its first bath. Got to clean the driveway with a shovel now.

It came to me with the PS belt off, so I'll have to see what's what.

Do these motors like to rev? Down the road: maybe cold air intake, cam and low restriction exhaust to start? They already have 9.8 to 1, correct? Not too shabby.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:15 PM   #29
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Spent $60 on adhesive remover and rubbing compound. Dropped the rocker mouldings and roof rack. Gave it a wash. Yuck. (Turbo wheels = PITA to clean.) Going to hit it with the polishing wheel and see how it looks. I'll put the roof rack back on once the roof is done.








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Old 02-29-2016, 12:25 AM   #30
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Do they like to rev? In my experience, not particularly. N/A, they tend to run out of steam long before redline. With a good cam, and maybe an adjustable cam gear, you could alter the powerband to stick around until redline.

Do they mind revving? Absolutely not. I revved the absolute crap out of one once (carbed, points ignition, no rev limiter) and it totally didn't care. Valve float is a pretty solid possibility at/north of the redline though.
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Cool. Thanks!

Gave her its first bath. Got to clean the driveway with a shovel now.

It came to me with the PS belt off, so I'll have to see what's what.

Do these motors like to rev? Down the road: maybe cold air intake, cam and low restriction exhaust to start? They already have 9.8 to 1, correct? Not too shabby.
Most cams are good mid range cams. You run out of intake and the efi is tuned for emissions and fuel economy. My high comp b23 is better, but going +t is really your best bet if you really want to spice things up. A good 2 1/2 inch exhaust makes it livelier as well. Finding a good header that isn't outrageously expensive is a challenge also.
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Good info. I'll likely be going for a sporty sound (intake and exhaust) initially on the motor. Once the car is safe and reliable it would be a blast to go for speed. No experience with turbos, but it looks like fun. Driven a few OEM turbo cars (Celica All-Track, MR2, Supra, Grand National), very exciting vehicles.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:52 AM   #33
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Huge shout out to 77volvo245 for the sweet deal on parts yesterday. Picked up a front bumper with no collision damage and the cool air dam, a set of bronze bushings for the shifter, a 2" trailer hitch (so I can carry my dirt bike) and a manual steering rack. Way stoked!
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:53 AM   #34
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What is the benefit of coil-overs vs lowering springs?
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:43 AM   #35
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Temp gauge hasn't worked. Or at least it moved only slightly.

Popped the thermostat housing and nobody was home. Filled the radiator, ran the motor and dumped a few times. 50/50 water and antifreeze. Now the gauge works. Idle is improved. With the oil warmed up, I went ahead and dumped that too.

And now I notice a whiff of steam from the dash vents. Damn.

$975 to date.

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Old 03-01-2016, 01:37 AM   #36
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I have a good white door here
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I have a good white door here
Thx Mike. I'll keep it in mind. You in OR?
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What is the benefit of coil-overs vs lowering springs?
Adjustability and wide range of spring choices. You can also get a shortened strut to go even lower.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:02 AM   #39
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So you can adjust ride height, to some extent, with the threaded collar? But you still loose wheel travel with a drop, coil-over or otherwise? And they look really cool.

When I pop my struts off, what's the best way to cut the brake line mount tab? Or should I just open up the system and bleed it when done?
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Good news / bad news. Bad news first. The motor mounts are shot. Likely due to the massive torque of these mills.

Tried to get my filter wrench around the can and ran into this:


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It's worth remembering that the 240 was a "OEM turbo car" until like 1985 or something, and the 740 and 940 were available turbocharged when your car was new, so finding factory-fit bits to turbo your car would not be too challenging, especially where you are. Commonly referred to as a +T around these parts. Much better bang-for-buck doing that than trying to get power naturally aspirated

EDIT: Go with OEM Volvo motor mounts or you may well see that every time you go to take the filter off.

EDIT2: cutting the tab or brake line should not be necessary for removal of the strut. I haven't done brake lines on a 240 but you should be able to get the line detached.
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Good news: I tried to remove the pinstripes with a razor blade. After nicking the paint in the first six inches I stopped. Today at the auto paint supply store they set me up with this slick "eraser." Very fast, no paint damage. I did burn up about half the wheel doing two stripes though. Seems to work on the moulding double sided tape residue as well.









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It's worth remembering that the 240 was a "OEM turbo car" until like 1985 or something, and the 740 and 940 were available turbocharged when your car was new, so finding factory-fit bits to turbo your car would not be too challenging, especially where you are. Commonly referred to as a +T around these parts. Much better bang-for-buck doing that than trying to get power naturally aspirated

EDIT: Go with OEM Volvo motor mounts or you may well see that every time you go to take the filter off.

EDIT2: cutting the tab or brake line should not be necessary for removal of the strut. I haven't done brake lines on a 240 but you should be able to get the line detached.
Great stuff. Thanks!

Maybe in a year or so I'll have the car sorted and look into making power. This thing has to be totally whipped.
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They also make plastic razor blades that work well for that
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That would be even better.
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That would be even better.
Nothing works better than the stripe eraser wheel. You have to step up to the plate and buy the good one though. The 3M version. What you got was the wanna be version.
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So, we drop the front. I found these cool spacers to correct the control arm angle.

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=m...for-200-series

How about camber? Do I need plates or is the 240 adjustable?

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product_c...-200suspension
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So, we drop the front. I found these cool spacers to correct the control arm angle.

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=m...for-200-series

How about camber? Do I need plates or is the 240 adjustable?

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product_c...-200suspension
You are making this much harder than it needs to be. You really need to talk to Ben Kaplan (user name Blkaplan on the board). He runs a little shop called Kaplhenke.com. http://www.kaplhenke.com/collections/240 Pretty much has everything you are looking for. You can also talk to Josh at Yoshifab. Check out the links section on my website (www.yv1a.com) for some other useful resources.
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