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Old 02-02-2017, 10:01 PM   #26
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You have to shop around. Have a friend redoing the inside of a 40s Buick. First guy quoted $8000. The guy 2 blocks away is doing for $4000. Go figure.
Have not but this guy did my 1968 impala Ss rag top and it perfect. Going to at least check with the guy that did the seats in my green 91 245. For a good comparison. Thanks. Was thinking about bending over.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:04 PM   #27
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Purchase two new sparco fixed backs and bens side mount adapters? Definitely cheaper then new front seats in leather.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:30 PM   #28
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Purchase two new sparco fixed backs and bens side mount adapters? Definitely cheaper then new front seats in leather.
This car has real potential and sparco just don't work form me. Going to slow my roll on have mine recovered. Just hate the busted up one in the car. The 80 242 with the blue interior might be another story if I don't sell it.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:38 PM   #29
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car looks good!

Looks like someone did exactly what I did with the hot side of the intercooler pipe - plugged the bov end with a chair feet protector. LOL
make sure you have extra ones on your drives... 1" 4 pack at Home Depot is ~5
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:42 AM   #30
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car looks good!

Looks like someone did exactly what I did with the hot side of the intercooler pipe - plugged the bov end with a chair feet protector. LOL
make sure you have extra ones on your drives... 1" 4 pack at Home Depot is ~5
Thanks but wait until I start under the hood. Those red pipes got to go. May polish some or jus paint them back black. It a lot of hand polishing under the hood and changing the stock IC and radiator both to heavy aluminum ones. Valve cover leaking also.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:50 PM   #32
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Have the seats redone in pleather (soft vinyl)? If they use a nice vinyl it's not bad at all and much easier to take care of.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:52 PM   #33
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Those strut mounts so nice!
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:44 PM   #34
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Those strut mounts so nice!
Can't wait to install them but you ain't seen nothing yet! Should have tried some of Ben's stuff way befor now! Got some more new stuff that is going on Red. Already got new IPD springs, so Koni adjustable struts and shocks. Plan to get his strut brace that looked to be the ultimate 240 upper brace. I know someone that has one and was paying close attention to his review on how much better is is over tower to tower plus the Volvo tower to firewall.. This car handle better than I expected stock.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:28 AM   #35
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I have koni yellows in my daily and they really are great. The car is going to ride so nice when you're finished.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:31 AM   #36
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I have koni yellows in my daily and they really are great. The car is going to ride so nice when you're finished.
What setting? I was going to start at the softest and go from there
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Have the seats redone in pleather (soft vinyl)? If they use a nice vinyl it's not bad at all and much easier to take care of.


Or buy the lamps and lenses upholstery and shorten the back loops @ an inch and a half.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:21 AM   #38
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Still thinking about the plan and I now see first hand how addictive boost is. It's got a water cooled garrett and the early manifold that gives no trouble. The plan now is big brakes, 17" wheels, b21f intake, NPR and a quicker spooling turbo and going for the full 3"turbo back. Guess I will do all the work my self since cost have already started to get out of hand.. Transmission seem good but I have a T5z in the trunk of my 80 242 that will be repurposed. Digging out the new shifter that Holmer shorten the throw and try it out and will know first hand what I like. Did now work this weekend but every time I do any work on my hoop tie the wife complain about what I need to do to her Lexus.. And why don't I polish her car rather that that piece of junk! Anyway been driving the car since I got it home. Need to finish the black 93 and it will be for sale quick. Best 240 I own and it's will be for sale soon.
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:58 AM   #39
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good looking 242!

about that b21f intake, is that a upgrade against the b230f/ft intake? i would like to use a b21f intake on my 142, but can't find anyting if its a upgrade or not. (would give more space though)
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:14 AM   #40
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good looking 242!

about that b21f intake, is that a upgrade against the b230f/ft intake? i would like to use a b21f intake on my 142, but can't find anyting if its a upgrade or not. (would give more space though)
Thanks it has the look and color I like and I think low production number for that color combo. Send my daughter some pictures and she said it looks like those old Volvo's I already have. LOL

Don't know what is in or on your 142 but but the long runner and the larger plenum of the b21f make if much better than a b230f intake. In my mind it nearly as good as the NIW sheet metal intake but not the cool effect as the sheet metal one. I have one that Nathan modified that I got off someone and still need to send one to him to work his magic. Got a couple of his fuel rail as well. I was all ready to buy another NIW off mike since I PM him 3 minutes of posting one for sale but he let me the next day someone was ahead of me. All this stuff is a want and not a need.

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Thanks it has the look and color I like and I think low production number for that color combo. Send my daughter some pictures and she said it looks like those old Volvo's I already have. LOL

Don't know what is in or on your 142 but but the long runner and the larger plenum of the b21f make if much better than a b230f intake. In my mind it nearly as good as the NIW sheet metal intake but not the cool effect as the sheet metal one. I have one that Nathan modified that I got off someone and still need to send one to him to work his magic. Got a couple of his fuel rail as well. I was all ready to buy another NIW off mike since I PM him 3 minutes of posting one for sale but he let me the next day someone was ahead of me. All this stuff is a want and not a need.
thanks for the info! my 142 has the b230fk intake (same as b230ft intake) but i'm running a very small brake booster, and i would like to put a bigger brake booster on. with the intake of a b21f i would get more room for it.

so i think i going to hunt down a b21f intake! and make it work for lh 2.4 injectors
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thanks for the info! my 142 has the b230fk intake (same as b230ft intake) but i'm running a very small brake booster, and i would like to put a bigger brake booster on. with the intake of a b21f i would get more room for it.

so i think i going to hunt down a b21f intake! and make it work for lh 2.4 injectors
It will clear the 240 booster with ease. If you don't find one let me know. Got one I need to prep and on that is on the 80
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well, thanks for the offer, but here in europa there are plenty volvo's that got a inlet like that, so i don't tink its going to be hard to find one.
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Tinkering today and tired of those red pipes. Also decided to try a NPR and the one the is close to drop in has a hole at the bottom. What are people using the is good that does not involve cutting the sheet metal. Also wanted to check the turbo for play, there is non I can feel. That was a surprise and it will not get changed until there is a problem. Going back out to put it back together so I can drive it.
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Check out the catch can on the car! LOL

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Which turbo but no plAy at all!!
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:10 PM   #46
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Red pipes gone until I can remove the paint an polish them. Been hording the correct fan shroud. Nothing wrong with the radiator but will change to a better On soon.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:57 PM   #47
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This car came with a locking cap and the key matches the trunk. Was getting ready to sell until I figured that out.


Had to fix a air filter this morning early. The short one that came with the car was nipping the fan. Will use this until I get what I like.

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Old 02-16-2017, 07:28 PM   #48
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Fluid almost 1 qt low refilled with Volvo type G. Fluid needed changing and figured out after I filled it with Type G, it had redline I think.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:14 PM   #49
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Pulled the valve cover the figure out the difference in the head and no gasket. Got luck and did not tear the old one cleaned the gasket and cover with brake cleaner and use gasket maker on the cover. This was a quick polish job just to get rid of the red cover. Got to pull it back off when I change the cam. Fix a few other little things and flushed the coolant as well.


Maybe Saturday! LOL
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Nice progress. Will this car get any of the goodies you picked up from me?
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