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Old 10-07-2019, 03:38 AM   #376
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Those wheels is going to look great
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:09 AM   #377
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I'm excited to watch this axle come together
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:30 AM   #378
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Still loving this car 4 years in.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:12 PM   #379
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Those wheels is going to look great
+1 Pretty cool you’re making the centers yourself AND the fact they’re going mimic Ronal Turbo wheels in 17x8 form, is awesome. The picture of your 242 and Homers 244 is great, 2 outstanding 240s. Wish I were closer to see these things in person.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:50 PM   #380
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Best 240. Would daily!
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:24 AM   #381
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Still loving this car 4 years in.
I just can't get bored with the thing. It feels like the car and I are in an abusive relationship sometimes but thrashing it around makes all the pain worth it.

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+1 Pretty cool you’re making the centers yourself AND the fact they’re going mimic Ronal Turbo wheels in 17x8 form, is awesome. The picture of your 242 and Homers 244 is great, 2 outstanding 240s. Wish I were closer to see these things in person.
Thanks! I can't measure up to Homer's car in a lot of ways. His is polished to the max and is damn near as a good of a driving experience as you can have in a 240. Mine still has a long way to go.

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I'm excited to watch this axle come together
Same. Did some partial assembly this evening to double check measurements on stuff and I'm now ready to weld up the axle tubes. Also spent a few minutes final installing the ring gear onto the carrier. I'm running a ring gear spacer to make up for the incorrect carrier break LSD I have so I decided to install stronger fasteners than what is generally supplied with a rebuild kit. Probably not necessary but gives me a bit more peace of mind.

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Old 10-09-2019, 07:32 AM   #382
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I think you’re on to something with your take on the six spoke wheel.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:23 PM   #383
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Old 12-14-2019, 12:36 AM   #384
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Got the ring and pinion adjusted and final installed.



Welded up the axle tube fixture:




Designed and 3d printed a prototype for a proper airbox that uses an OE style paper filter. The final airbox will be printed from carbon fiber filled nylon so it doesn't sag from the heat of the engine.




Started making real progress on the new wheel centers. Using a synthetic diamond tool for all the finishing ops so the surface finish is A#1 top notch. The backside contour is a spline which leaves a bit of faceting but this surface will be almost completely milled away so not too concerned about it.
As of right now all the turning programs and tooling are proven out and running smoothly. The milling fixture needs a few more little things and then I can start stepping through the milling operations one at a time to prove out the program.






Went to Radwood LA this past week. A guy I never met took this sweet photo of my engine and was nice enough to send me a high res version.



Took the car to a local shop to shoot a Bumper 2 Bumper segment for the Donut Media Youtube channel. The video will be out on Tuesday the 17th of Dec.

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Old 12-14-2019, 11:09 AM   #385
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Neat.
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:53 AM   #386
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Very cool. Great job on the air box.
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:49 PM   #387
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Eager to see more progress on the wheels! Awesomeness!
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Old 12-14-2019, 03:41 PM   #388
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Does that guy scream as much in real life as he does on his donut media videos?
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:25 AM   #389
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I had seen the post about the ITB setup on a B20 done by the Buchka brothers..but my oh my this is next level. My 144 deserves a better owner than me..
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:06 PM   #390
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Took the car to a local shop to shoot a Bumper 2 Bumper segment for the Donut Media Youtube channel. The video will be out on Tuesday the 17th of Dec.

Car is looking sweet!

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Does that guy scream as much in real life as he does on his donut media videos?
Seems it was Nolan who did the video, he's the more calm one lol.

I follow their channel and they got some good/funny/technical content.
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:13 PM   #391
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Are you still having dick problems on the oil pan or did the replacement engine not have the same issue?
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:56 PM   #392
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Thanks dudes, appreciate the kind words.

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Does that guy scream as much in real life as he does on his donut media videos?
It's a role they play. I don't watch their content but I understand the appeal. When the cameras were off everyone involved was very kind and personable.

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Anything that enters the door of the shop is instantly stricken. It's unavoidable.
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Old 12-16-2019, 12:43 AM   #393
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Anything that enters the door of the shop is instantly stricken. It's unavoidable.
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Old 12-18-2019, 01:26 AM   #394
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Just saw the video, haven’t read the whole thread but wanted to say great car amazing work.

Also, i bet theres around a 100 guys looking for a 242 right now.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:20 AM   #395
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Saw the video today, nicely done!
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:07 AM   #396
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Just saw the video, haven’t read the whole thread but wanted to say great car amazing work.

Also, i bet theres around a 100 guys looking for a 242 right now.
Thanks! Hopefully it will inspire some people to dive into classic volvo ownership

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Thanks Gary!

Donut Media on Youtube shot a video on my car for their "bumper to bumper" segment, basically a build breakdown series. I am not personally a huge fan of their style but figured it would be a fun thing to do.

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Old 12-19-2019, 12:05 PM   #397
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Haven't watched yet but congrats on the publicity, I think it's fun to share the cars outside of our little circle here.

Perceptions of and attention around 242's and old 240s in general has certainly changed in the ten years I've been paying attention.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:14 PM   #398
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Same.
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Old 12-19-2019, 02:40 PM   #399
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I'm personally offended, because I was into 240s before they were cool.

But I don't self-identify as a hipster - this is now a full-blown existential crisis. I don't even have a beard. What am I doing with my life
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:48 AM   #400
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This car is just awesome, saw it on youtube and i was like; fck it i gotta re-read the thread again
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