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Old 10-13-2010, 08:21 PM   #201
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Great to see you working on this thing again. Its really coming together now!
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:53 PM   #202
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I just got the car back from the body shop on Wednesday. They fixed a couple spots on the hood and buffed the entire car. Paint looks even better than before. Anyway, I need a NOS or really really nice used piece of black door trim for the passenger side. I have a used one that I'm going to clean up and try, but if someone can find me a NOS one I'd be eternally grateful! Volvo lists it as NLA. The part number is 1247168.

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That car is so nice....I hope to one day have a wagon that clean. Also I thought that 244 was Homers for the longest time
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:28 PM   #203
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T5 is bolted in. Next steps are adapting the transmission crossmember, hooking up the clutch cable and installing the driveshaft. Lots of fun planned for this weekend

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Old 10-16-2010, 10:49 AM   #204
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:06 PM   #205
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Drove the car today and everything feels pretty good. Gear engagement is a bit tough, so the clutch cable will take some adjusting. No rattles or strange noises, and luckily the entire exhaust system fits (since the transmission crossmember was moved to the rear-most mounting points). The only thing that didn't work out is the front O2 bung, so that's just incentive to get the wideband hooked into Megasquirt and use that primarily. Should get a couple weeks of driving in, better than nothing!

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Old 10-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #206
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Awesome! You using the stock clutch cable system? You're supposed to adjust it so it has about 1/8" of play
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:11 PM   #207
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Yeah, stock cable. I've got it adjusted almost all the way back. There is a bit of play in the fork as recommended. The disc is a 4 puck Clutchnet unit that is used. Will just take some messing around.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:16 AM   #208
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #209
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It's a really beautiful morning up here in VT so I gave the 242 a wash and took it over to Shelburne Farms for a little photo shoot. I'm by no means a professional photographer, but some of these came out pretty well.
























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Old 10-23-2010, 12:08 PM   #210
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God that's a clean 242. Two thumbs up!
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:38 PM   #211
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Yeah man that thing is SPOTLESS!!!!
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #212
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that is some seriously nice scenery mate. nice work and thanks for sharing the pics
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #213
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That's a beautiful car. Please stop driving it off-road and go lower...
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:33 AM   #214
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wow this car is realy nice, def will be keeping up with this thread
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:13 PM   #215
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Any impressions of before vs. after the Dynamat installation? Big difference?
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:34 PM   #216
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Any impressions of before vs. after the Dynamat installation? Big difference?
Hard to say, as it went from no interior to full interior + Dynamat. The car is pretty civil just driving around, though. It gets loud when the wastegate dump tube opens (and vents exhaust straight into the cabin up through the shifter hole )
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #217
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Just luv that No debt Plate :D
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #218
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Very new to Volvo's, very very new to this forum...none-the-less I must say this is one very well built 242. I'd say keep up the good work but it seems like ya got that taken care of already...lol
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #219
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Wow, it's almost April. Time to get focused on this thing again. It was a such cold winter up here that I really haven't touched the car since the fall.

Recently I've been doing a little re-wiring on the drivers side, running the harness through the fender and hiding the relays, power block, etc. inside the fender. It was just getting messy with the e-fan wiring, euro headlight relay system and everything else. More pics when it's done, but here it is in its once-again-torn-apart form:

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Old 03-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #220
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #221
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Glad to see an update. You've got a beautiful car.

I would love to see it some time over the summer.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:05 PM   #222
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Can you get me some pics of the seat install? I used to have good pics of M3 seats in a 242, but lost them over the past 2 years & can't find them via search.
I'm ready to call somebody over to weld up brackets for my seats & would like to have a picture to go by.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #223
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I still can't figure out how I haven't seen this thing around, I'm right in Essex Junction.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #224
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Alright, let's try this again in 2012 I didn't touch the car much last year but am determined to change that this year.

Finally finished up the wiring "tuck" up front. Power block, headlights, turn signals, horn, e-fan and some extra wires for who knows what down the road all routed inside the driver's fender. I used a 22-pin Weatherpack connector passing through the inner fender. Still need to build the harness on the inside, but that shouldn't be too bad. It really was nice to clean up the clutter under the hood.







The next big task is the new flywheel/clutch/PP and a hydraulic conversion white it's out. I'm also consider switching over to VEMS and selling the full Megasquirt II and EDIS setup, so stay tuned for that for sale thread sometime this summer (I'm hoping).

Otherwise the car runs well even after prolonged sitting. I had to put a new battery in because the Red Top was toast after so many up and down cycles. Hopefully I can get it inspected this year, because the sticker on it still says 2007
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #225
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Awesome! I don't have the determination to hide the wiring like that right now.
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