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Old 12-14-2019, 05:24 PM   #151
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Parts were starting to clutter the garage and I’ve been meaning to find a place to ensure the wheels don’t get dinged or damaged. I made a shelf and trimmed it out with old painted wood and mounted 20” sonotube to the rafters for the wheels, everything was free Craigslist ads over the summer too. Pleasing to look at and and everything has a place again!













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Old 12-18-2019, 11:00 PM   #152
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A lot of quality work in this thread! Nice job man, sweet car.
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Old 12-19-2019, 08:39 AM   #153
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That B21 intake would look (and work) even better with injector bungs welded in

Do you still have an old school head with injectors? Hope you will move past Kjet.... I think you would enjoy a MS conversion. It's quite a learning opportunity and LORD knows your 242 will appreciate modern fuel management.

You might recall that I'm running the same intake with a Nathan bung conversion.... sold his fuel rail and bolted on the B234 rail instead.

Following. I too have a 242 that has languished for FAR too long.... hoping to move the needle in 2020.
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Old 12-19-2019, 10:51 PM   #154
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A lot of quality work in this thread! Nice job man, sweet car.
Hey thanks man! Really hope to hit the ground running next spring. Want some behind the wheel time and not the pretend driving while on jack stand kind...

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That B21 intake would look (and work) even better with injector bungs welded in

Do you still have an old school head with injectors? Hope you will move past Kjet.... I think you would enjoy a MS conversion. It's quite a learning opportunity and LORD knows your 242 will appreciate modern fuel management.

You might recall that I'm running the same intake with a Nathan bung conversion.... sold his fuel rail and bolted on the B234 rail instead.

Following. I too have a 242 that has languished for FAR too long.... hoping to move the needle in 2020.
Agreed on all accounts. It’s funny you mention this because I’ve postponed more work on it with the thought of getting bungs added. I do still have the older head with the obnoxious injectors, I’ve admired your intake and fuel rail setup for awhile!

I will absolutely update to MS or some other more modern fuel management in time. Especially considering the clean up part it’ll play with what I’m trying to accomplish.

Cheers fellas. Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:23 PM   #155
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To that end, I wonder how hard it would be to weld the bungs in a good spot on the bottom of the runners so you can maintain that "tucked" look....
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:22 PM   #156
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To that end, I wonder how hard it would be to weld the bungs in a good spot on the bottom of the runners so you can maintain that "tucked" look....
Per an Edelbrock tech article, when you retrofit a non-EFI intake with injection, you ideally want the injector pointed right at the back of the intake valve. Sadly, with the 8V head (and factory intakes) there is really no chance at that. The best you can do is to lay the fuel rail right against the intake runners (on any red block intake) and you still can't get line of sight at the valve. I cheated my rail as low as I could, but there is a limit with the fuel rail sitting against the runners.
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To that end, I wonder how hard it would be to weld the bungs in a good spot on the bottom of the runners so you can maintain that "tucked" look....
The thought crossed my mind when you mentioned it earlier, I was curious to hear others opinions on it as far as FR fitment and other possibles obstacles as mentioned by DET17.

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Per an Edelbrock tech article, when you retrofit a non-EFI intake with injection, you ideally want the injector pointed right at the back of the intake valve. Sadly, with the 8V head (and factory intakes) there is really no chance at that. The best you can do is to lay the fuel rail right against the intake runners (on any red block intake) and you still can't get line of sight at the valve. I cheated my rail as low as I could, but there is a limit with the fuel rail sitting against the runners.
Good to know!
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:43 PM   #158
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Had our pre Christmas this morning, my wife and kids got me STS Derlin bushings and parts to make my own torque rods with heim joints.



And some caliper-matchy-matchy emblems for the truck...




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Old 12-25-2019, 12:26 AM   #159
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Love those torque arms.
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Old 12-28-2019, 10:34 PM   #160
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Love those torque arms.
Thanks Carl, eager to get them on and clean up the trailing arms and axel too!

Havenít had much free time to work on the intake manifold, today I put some time into some small imperfections that needed to be smoothed out. At this point Iím just using 320 grit sand paper on an orbit sander and an IR air grinder with very mild sanding pads.



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Dam, you have a lot of patience! But I get how that could be kinda fun...I bet a lot of people have considered this and realized they can not follow through, I'm one of them hahaha.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:21 AM   #162
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I’ll be listing these Charcoal seat skins soon, sourced an exciting set....update coming.

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Old 01-17-2020, 03:01 PM   #163
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And the reason for replacing a beautiful set of Charcoals...These were one of those 'fell into my lap' deals. No head rests however, I've always wanted to modify a set to accept the stock Volvo headrests. So I'll use the rails and headrests from the set I'm getting rid of.

A la Recaro LX-B seats in remarkable condition, perfect color and exactly what I was dreaming for...





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Old 01-17-2020, 03:03 PM   #164
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:24 AM   #165
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Neat!
Yeah I'm excited to get them in, took the stock seats out last night (in the snow) and I can't believe the weight difference...I mocked the headrests up and I don't think it's going to take much to get them to work in the recaros. I'll update with pictures soon.
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:50 PM   #166
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Awesome seats!
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Very cool, curious to see what they look like in there.
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Old 01-25-2020, 04:45 PM   #168
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I dismantled the Recaros to shampoo and vacuum them thoroughly, they were already pretty clean but I couldn’t resist. The drivers side lower bolster, on the outside, needs replaced. I have some high density foam and will attempt to make the piece myself to save some money and for the challenge.











Threw the Volvo headrest on for ****s and giggles, I actually like the idea, just need to cut them down, heat and bend the guides a little.











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Love the headrest. I might have to steal that idea whenever I'm cool enough for aftermarket seats lol
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Love the headrest. I might have to steal that idea whenever I'm cool enough for aftermarket seats lol
Please do. I know what you mean, Iíve been wanting a set of these for years but the ones that popped up in my area were anywhere from $500 to $1000...
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:48 AM   #171
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Pulled a really nice Nissen radiator from a ‘93 244 and an E Fan and relay from a ‘98 V90. Had to trim down the housing to get it to mate the radiator properly. Should work nicely and help accomplish the shaved look I’m shooting for.







Finally found a black piece of rear carpet...insane how long this took to find, I’d estimate 30 244/245s before landing this.


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Good idea on the seats! That's gonna look great.
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Great build so far! I love the idea of using the stock headrests on the recaros, can't wait to see how that turns out! Great job on the ARE 398's as well, those barrels look sharp! What tires are you going with? I have the exact same wheel (16x9.5), but in 5x120. Tire selection is not the greatest, but 245/45 can be had (priciest option) as well as 245/50 (although that might be too much sidewall). There are plenty of 225 series sizes to choose from at good prices, but I haven't decided if it would be too much stretch. I am probably overthinking it...
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Love the headrest! I wouldn't mind doing these for mine but I haven't even gotten mine installed yet.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:52 PM   #175
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Good idea on the seats! That's gonna look great.
Thank you, headed to Seattle this weekend for another soccer weekend, hoping to put some time in next week!

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Great build so far! I love the idea of using the stock headrests on the recaros, can't wait to see how that turns out! Great job on the ARE 398's as well, those barrels look sharp! What tires are you going with? I have the exact same wheel (16x9.5), but in 5x120. Tire selection is not the greatest, but 245/45 can be had (priciest option) as well as 245/50 (although that might be too much sidewall). There are plenty of 225 series sizes to choose from at good prices, but I haven't decided if it would be too much stretch. I am probably overthinking it...
Volvo headrests are too iconic not to in my opinion, Lol, thank you. Tires are getting tough in 16s...stinks. I think Iím set on making 245/45s work, 225 would be too much stretch for my liking. However, I donít like any stretch, I like the tires squared up with the rims, if not a little rubber out to protect the lips.

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