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Old 01-04-2016, 07:52 AM   #26
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Awesome work! Really really nice. I particular like the balance between improving/custom parts, only where needed, and a nice factory look. Not billet because billet, no polished stuff. Functional.

Really looking forward to the SC conversion!

What EMS are you using?
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:10 AM   #27
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Wow, great build! Looking forward to that blower.
I really like the color, too bad it was a one year only for the 240s
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:28 PM   #28
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AWESOME car!!Like it alot, very cool that you kept the B20 engine in it
Love the wheels also, dimensions and producer?

Only thing I dont like is the matt black engine bay, a nice, repainted blue on would look so much better.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:14 PM   #29
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #30
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:27 PM   #31
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Thanks. I added a third LED brake light w/ an adjustable flasher to hopefully let people (new drivers) know when they need to stop exiting the freeway.

You can see the thin LED light on the rear window.

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Awesome work! Really really nice. I particular like the balance between improving/custom parts, only where needed, and a nice factory look. Not billet because billet, no polished stuff. Functional.

Really looking forward to the SC conversion!

What EMS are you using?
The car will keep the factory ignition (I may mess with the stock distributor internal settings). I am staying with K-jet (not much needs to change to support 5-7psi). No Computers.

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AWESOME car!!Like it a lot, very cool that you kept the B20 engine in it
Love the wheels also, dimensions and producer?

Only thing I don't like is the matt black engine bay, a nice, repainted blue on would look so much better.
Rims are HRE 525 17"x8" w/ Conti DW 245/40 17

The engine paint was summits black body paint. I don't care for it either, but we did it as a way to quickly make the bay more presentable. I have never painted before, nor do I have the place to paint. The car has some rust areas still, further down the road if I decide to fully restore it, then the whole car will get repaired and painted same factory 108 blue.



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Learning to tig weld on this car. I have a lot more learning to do.







The new lower mounts (seen above) are a result of the lower ride height. The u-joint angles where ridiculous when the engine was 1.5" higher.









It was little things like this that took forever, plus, we only had weekend to do the work.


The hood release would not fit in the firewall hole. Hole was too larger.






The wiring harness was in okay shape inside, just messy,


The engine wiring harness was a mess. Wires cut. relays removed.

My dad "rebuilt" the engine harnesses.





Throttle cable had no adjustment with stock piece.


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Old 01-04-2016, 03:16 PM   #32
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:00 PM   #33
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Wow, very impressive! Love all the detail!
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:33 AM   #34
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This car ticks most of the right boxes. Looks awesome, good job!
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:21 AM   #35
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Car is killer, and there's a ton of quality work that's gone into it.

One question though...why keep the B20? Just want to keep the original motor, or something else?
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:09 AM   #36
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Dang....one of the nicest builds ever on TB. I like it, I like it a lot!
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:12 AM   #37
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is that a m41 bell housing ? what t5 adapter did you use
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:46 PM   #38
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Thank you guys.

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Car is killer, and there's a ton of quality work that's gone into it.

One question though...why keep the B20? Just want to keep the original motor, or something else?
"Copied from earlier"

The car was suppose to be a quick put together and drive it as it was, we had parts ordered to fix the B20, so that is why it stayed.
It took a month of trouble shooting to figure out why it would not start. We were tempted to rip it out and stick a V8 to match the transmission in the car now.

I like the idea of the original engine in it also... Plus, not many people have a 75 242 with an Eaton supercharged B20 ;)
I haven't seen one yet...

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8-bolt crank B20

M46 bell housing. M46 flat flywheel (the pins on the back have to be hammered in to clear the block), yoshifab clutch and pressure plate. The BH adapter is also from yoshifab (DeeWorks).

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Old 01-05-2016, 02:11 PM   #39
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Good stuff! Keep it coming! Its nice to see another blown B20!

I had one of these 75 242's and I kick myself all the time for getting rid of it...
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:13 PM   #40
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Got a hi res of this? Could use a new wallpaper

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/p..._DSC4283_1.jpg
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:33 PM   #41
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Got a hi res of this? Could use a new wallpaper

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/p..._DSC4283_1.jpg
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More info and images here: http://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-2...pgrades-75126/
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:41 PM   #42
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Car is officially registered now. Finally...

I hate the plate number. doing custom plates for the car.
I wish they still did the custom blue plates. only black/yellow and white/blue plates.


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Old 01-06-2016, 02:51 PM   #43
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Car is officially registered now. Finally...

I hate the plate number. doing custom plates for the car.
I wish they still did the custom blue plates. only black/yellow and white/blue plates.

Yea I hear you on the plates...I just got my '78 242 fully registered and they issued new plates, I thought about the new black plates but I see them on too many hipster/bro vehicles now.
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Wow, that started out just like my dad's last volvo. Wish he could have seen those pix. Same color, same interior, etc. what a nice car! Kudos.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:55 PM   #45
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The car will keep the factory ignition (I may mess with the stock distributor internal settings). I am staying with K-jet (not much needs to change to support 5-7psi). No Computers.
Nice. Can work very good, maybe planned to add some 240 turbo bits (WUR)? Probably fine without though. Looking forward to seeing the results!
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:24 PM   #46
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Mind sharing your overall wheel offsets? They are 17x8s with 245/40 SuperSports?
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:34 PM   #47
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Thanks.

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Nice. Can work very good, maybe planned to add some 240 turbo bits (WUR)? Probably fine without though. Looking forward to seeing the results!
Something like that. I am still planning it out.

I will not be adding the charger yet. Soon, but not exactly sure. It really needs the extra pull though

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Mind sharing your overall wheel offsets? They are 17x8s with 245/40 SuperSports?
It's been a year since I bought the rims and had them refinished... Bear with me.
17x8 offset of +23 I believe...
I had BNE do custom versions of his spacers. Running a 13mm (possible with the larger 73.1mm CB of the rims) up front to clear the calipers and spring seat.
Running a 18mm spacer on the rear.
So that should be an effective offset up front at +10 and the rear at +5??

Tires are Continental DW ExtremeContact 245/40 17.

As per the weight of them... Not the lightest wheels. Lots of material in them.
I believe I weighed the rims at 23# and the tires are like 22# totaling in around 45#

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I should add, that is with -1.3 degrees camber.

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Old 01-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #48
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Thanks! Those are roughly the numbers what I think would work best with my car. You just confirmed it with those perfect fitment pics

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Old 01-06-2016, 07:43 PM   #49
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:50 PM   #50
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Wow, what a beginning to this thread. Awesome project so far!
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