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Old 10-30-2018, 06:34 PM   #301
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Yes indeed it is, its super sketchy off of Greenhill, some cars look like they have been there for decades. Much different than most of the yards anymore. Cool place to roam around and look at stuff though.

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Yeah it was super weird. I did get a set of blue rubber floor mats out of an 84 244 for 20 bucks though! I can't remember which yard tried to scuff me 200 bucks for a crappy looking 541 ECU.

Oh also, can you do all this amazing work to my car?
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:05 AM   #302
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What hoses did you use for your radiator setup?
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:32 PM   #303
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Hackster check this out. Close to same set up as your using.

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Old 11-20-2018, 11:00 AM   #304
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Impressive numbers on that Chevelle. ^^^
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:23 PM   #305
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That power and torque is going to be terrifying in a 242.

Even 500whp is heavily unsettling as a passenger in one of these cars. Dang.
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:45 PM   #306
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Does the stock style sway bar clear the oil pan? It looks tight, although it may be the angle. Great build, love it!
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:48 PM   #307
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Does the stock style sway bar clear the oil pan? It looks tight, although it may be the angle. Great build, love it!
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:43 PM   #308
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This is a first without a doubt for me, I have had a love for cars and building them since long before I could drive. I have built hundreds of cars, trucks, buggies, bicycles and motorcycles. I have never not finished a project, I am motivated and big on finishing what I start, sometimes to a fault. In the past year and a half I have had a horrible motorcycle accident, almost lost my left leg, two surgeries on it one to get rid of the infection, bought a house in Eugene, moved, remodeled my house in Portland, moved back sold the Eugene house and built about 80% of a bad ass Volvo.

And now I find myself 100% out of motivation to finish this car. I am not sure why exactly I think it's because there is still so much work left to be done on it, even though I have seen how much work has been done to get to this point.

Not quite sure if I am going to just sideline it until I get motivation to finish it or if I am going to sell it as is.

Just thought an update to my thread would be a good one. Maybe one of you Turbobrickers can help me find some motivation.

Happy Holidays to everyone!!

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Old 11-28-2018, 11:54 PM   #309
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This is a first without a doubt for me, I have had a love for cars and building them since long before I could drive. I have built hundreds of cars, trucks, buggies, bicycles and motorcycles. I have never not finished a project, I am motivated and big on finishing what I start, sometimes to a fault. In the past year and a half I have had a horrible motorcycle accident, almost lost my left leg, two surgeries on it one to get rid of the infection, bought a house in Eugene, moved, remodeled my house in Portland, moved back sold the Eugene house and built about 80% of a bad ass Volvo.

And now I find myself 100% out of motivation to finish this car. I am not sure why exactly I think it's because there is still so much work left to be done on it, even though I have seen how much work has been done to get to this point.

Not quite sure if I am going to just sideline it until I get motivation to finish it or if I am going to sell it as is.

Just thought an update to my thread would be a good one. Maybe one of you Turbobrickers can help me find some motivation.

Happy Holidays to everyone!!

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I think you've been pretty much been working on this build alone? Correct me if I'm wrong. One of the best things about a car build is sharing it with someone who has the same passion or even if they don't, someone who helps out when you need it. One person can get a lot of stuff done but having a helping hand makes all the difference in keeping the progress in a forward motion.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:39 AM   #310
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This is a first without a doubt for me, I have had a love for cars and building them since long before I could drive. I have built hundreds of cars, trucks, buggies, bicycles and motorcycles. I have never not finished a project, I am motivated and big on finishing what I start, sometimes to a fault. In the past year and a half I have had a horrible motorcycle accident, almost lost my left leg, two surgeries on it one to get rid of the infection, bought a house in Eugene, moved, remodeled my house in Portland, moved back sold the Eugene house and built about 80% of a bad ass Volvo.

And now I find myself 100% out of motivation to finish this car. I am not sure why exactly I think it's because there is still so much work left to be done on it, even though I have seen how much work has been done to get to this point.

Not quite sure if I am going to just sideline it until I get motivation to finish it or if I am going to sell it as is.

Just thought an update to my thread would be a good one. Maybe one of you Turbobrickers can help me find some motivation.

Happy Holidays to everyone!!

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Do I need to come over and kick your ass and help get some **** done (by that I mean stand around and talk **** while you work)? Maybe that'll give me some motivation to finish my blue junk storage bin in my gargae.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:18 AM   #311
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Give me a few days heads up.
I'll help out. Maybe even drive my 242 down?
I will send you a text so you have my number.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:16 AM   #312
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If you moth balls it for a while, I may drive my 244 up for ipd and I'll let you drive it. That may motivate you?
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:36 AM   #313
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I hope You continue with this project, You’ve been the motivation to Many of Us .
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:51 PM   #314
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Yeah it'd be a damn shame for this to get sold as is, not a lot of people have the skills or patience to finish it to the level of craftsmanship that you've started with. I've personally derived a lot of inspiration from this and all your other builds, and I know I'm not the only one.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:11 PM   #315
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I've hit a wall too. It sounds similar, life gets stupid busy and I just need time to sit down and do nothing. I need to go home tonight and kick ass on the car, it needs to get done since it's my go-to when the weather get too bad to commute on a motorcycle.

I have Thursdays off now if you need someone to drink your beer and maybe turn a wrench.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:21 PM   #316
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I waited five years to get back to my project. In my opinion, if you need a break from it, just take a break. If you don’t NEED the money, just leave it in the corner until you have the urge again.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:12 PM   #317
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Well damn, your build threads are really the only reason I bother coming in here most of the time.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:33 PM   #318
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I haven't worked on my autocross car since June 2015, the last time it ran. Hoping to get it back home in the spring now that I have a garage to work in.

Finish up this longdoor so I can take it for a spin in May.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:01 PM   #319
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Good Evening Sean,

I am in the beginning stages of my own 240 LS build, simple put I just sat for almost 2 hours reading through 13 pages of anticipation, hoping to hit a completed and road test video or continuation of progress, regardless I am not disappointed, it's understandable life throws curve balls each and every day, reading your last post I think you would not be satisfied within if you were to sell this project incomplete, sure initial satisfaction of "out of sight out of mind" but in the long run there would be that empty feeling of an unfinished task on your life's to do list. I'm always reminded that my very existence brings joy, inspiration and hope to others, most times it's just my kids but on rare occasions I excel as a small glimmer of light for others around me.

I don't know you personally but from the comments of followers of your current and previous builds and those who are willing to travel to assist you, I would say you are an inspiration and a beacon of hope for the enthusiasts out here who dream of building their own.

Take your time, set the project aside for a short awhile if need be and regroup but Please do not give up, you have done remarkable work to this point and the finish line is very close dig deep and find that inner strength that second wind.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy".

Not my quote but certainly a powerful one, especially when the challenge and controversy is a fight within ones self.

Have a blessed and healthy holiday season.

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Old 12-02-2018, 09:37 AM   #320
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And now I find myself 100% out of motivation to finish this car. I am not sure why exactly I think it's because there is still so much work left to be done on it, even though I have seen how much work has been done to get to this point.

Not quite sure if I am going to just sideline it until I get motivation to finish it or if I am going to sell it as is.

Sean
Time away from any project provides clarity and needed rest! There is no shame in "standing down" for a couple months/half year. Get that time behind you..... and then you'll know exactly what to do next.

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Old 12-03-2018, 12:09 PM   #321
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Wow, what a great group of people its one of the things that keeps me involved with the Volvo community!!

I appreciate all of the advice, words of wisdom, offers to help me out, I have read through all of the comments and gave it a few days to think about it. Then I got my ass back in the garage and got to work.....

When I got it buttoned up to move, it was just to get it to roll so there is a lot of stuff left to do that nobody would ever see. I started at the back of it and am working my way forward.

I needed to create an access panel in the trunk to get to the new fuel pump location, I started with the stock location and worked my way over to the new pump location, hole saw and some tin snips and we have a nice clean opening, some riv nuts in the body and a nice aluminum plate to cover it all up and make it a little more safe. I also tightened all the fuel connections and buttoned up the wiring and weatherpack connectors for the fuel pump.






With that buttoned up I got to doing all the safety wire on the rotors, believe it or not this is a very nice task and once I got it down I enjoyed doing it.



I had not gotten around to rear brake lines, so that was next, I had some brake lines made locally as the first ones I got were too long at the caliper and ran into the spring. Drilled and tapped the axle housing for some tabs and got those on, hard lines bent up and tightened and the flex lines on. Torqued the calipers, loaded up the pads and the aside from fluids the rearend is done!!





One other item to note, my terminals I had originally ordered and installed were just too bulky and got too close to the battery mount, I was worried about wear over time or something moving around and shorting so I picked up another set that are smaller but use lugs to connect instead of allen head screws in the terminal. This meant undoing everything and crimping the new ends on the wire in the car. My Hydraulic crimper worked great for the smaller stuff but had to borrow my neighbors big crimper for the 1/0 guage, its total overkill but never have to worry about it not having big enough wire.......I got it all for free too. I like how this has turned out.



So guages should show up today, Racepak IQ3 Street Dash, I have a new battery on order, going to try and start getting fluids in this week, heat up the electrical so we can pull the factory tun out of it and start working on a new tune.

Thanks again for the motivation, it was much needed.

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Old 12-03-2018, 03:25 PM   #322
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Hell yeah dude! Sounds like you're pretty close to first start!!!

I can't wait to hear your opinion of the rear end setup, I plan on copying it in the future and it seems like you've worked out a great system. And those brakes look amazing
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:35 PM   #323
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Thanks for the restart - I felt like my favorite car show got cancelled!!

As usual much awesomeness here...

First start is imminent...
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:16 AM   #324
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Hell yeah dude! Sounds like you're pretty close to first start!!!

I can't wait to hear your opinion of the rear end setup, I plan on copying it in the future and it seems like you've worked out a great system. And those brakes look amazing
Yeah, fairly close to it at least to make sure it turns over and fires, still needs exhaust. There is so much I am curious about on it too =) Kind of in uncharted waters on some of this stuff.

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Thanks for the restart - I felt like my favorite car show got cancelled!!

As usual much awesomeness here...

First start is imminent...
Haha Thanks. Yep, getting close.


Not much done last night but the Racepak IQ3S did show up last night and its a very nice piece, looking forward to getting it installed in the coming weeks.





This is what I am going for on the guages. Not sure yet about that AFR Guage, curious if I can integrated the output from the AEM to an input on the Racepak so it reads on the main screen. Should find out today.



Fluids, battery and some other odds and ends are on their way. Going to try and put power to the ECU this week.

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:03 PM   #325
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Nothing that everyone else hasn't already said, but kick ass build. Getting a lot of ideas myself from this and your previous 242 build. Keep it up!
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