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Old 02-18-2009, 12:10 AM   #26
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great looking project. i cant wait to see more
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #27
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Tiny bit of progress in the last couple days after work. Took advantage of the balmy 40 degree temperatures and spent some time in the garage making the turbo oil return line. I used -10 AN hose and two 45 degree Earl's Swivel Seal hose ends.

I marked these fittings up a bit with my vice so I will be more careful when I plumb the remainder of the oil cooler/filter relocation system. What's great about this Captain Bondo header is that the oil return is so direct and short - I only used 10.5" of braided hose here.



Also, a pic of the wastegate dump tube from down under:



Intercooler and oil cooler stacked. I'm working on fabricating brackets for both and spending $$ on AN fittings


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Old 03-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #28
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moar updates...git-r-dun!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:38 AM   #29
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Love the car, man.

Gotta say, however, woulda kept the B21 if I were you...they're better in just about every way than B230s (except CR and displacement. CR is fixed by installing NA flat-tops, and is 0.2L *really* going to make much of a difference? C'mon now...)

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Old 03-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #30
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Great project , its nice to see another NE beast in the makeing.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:23 AM   #31
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Made some IC brackets yesterday afternoon. I welded them with my Hobart Handler 140. The brackets don't do much load bearing, as the IC inlet/outlet pipes sit on the lower radiator support and take care of that. They really just function to locate the IC upright.

Hopefully I'll have some more time today to work on it, although I'm supposed to help a friend at work put brakes in his 244. More updates soon.

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Old 03-08-2009, 12:33 PM   #32
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nice mount job!
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:36 PM   #33
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lol. 99.9% of "custom" intercooler mounting brackets i see on here are bailing wire or wire tape with some drywall screws, your mount looks to be the shiz-nito-snip-snap-snap
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #34
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Very nice! I'll be watching this closely. What are you doing for the interior?

Also, are you keeping the wastegate dump open like that?
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:01 PM   #35
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lol. 99.9% of "custom" intercooler mounting brackets i see on here are bailing wire or wire tape with some drywall screws, your mount looks to be the shiz-nito-snip-snap-snap
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often very messy the "custom" IC installs. this one looks great!
the rest is looking great too, great attention to detail. very nice manifold, a work of art!
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:13 AM   #36
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Very nice! I'll be watching this closely. What are you doing for the interior?

Also, are you keeping the wastegate dump open like that?
Yep, leaving the WG dump open for now. If it's too raucous/fumey I can reroute it, or plumb it into the down pipe.

For the interior I have a mostly complete 242 black interior, including an uncracked dash, nice carpeting and most of the plastic bits. I actually got it for free off Craigslist a few years ago. It was one of those "an old tenant left a bunch of junk Volvo parts in my basement - come clean them out" type deals.

I would like to do something different for the front seats without going the Sparco/Corbeau/etc route. I'm pretty sure the Audi RS4 has the most comfortable seats I've ever experienced, but that's probably dreaming . My father builds street rods and is the expert in making seat adaptor brackets. So I'll come up with something cool.

Last night I fabricated a small bracket to mount the RX-7 oil cooler, using my little MIG. Once I get it cleaned up and painted I'll post pics. Also, I spent a few hours yesterday using a friend's TIG welder for the first time, and it pretty much rocks the house. If I get decent at it, maybe I'll re-do all the brackets in aluminum later on. It was hard to go back to a 110v MIG after feeling the smoothness/control of a TIG.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:19 AM   #37
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The S4 seats I've sat in were very comfortable, but they're even heavier than the stock 240 seats.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:30 PM   #38
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Yep, leaving the WG dump open for now. If it's too raucous/fumey I can reroute it, or plumb it into the down pipe.
Leave it open dump!!! But you might wanna lengthen it a little bit more. Re-circulating the DT will hinder power slightly if I'm not mistaken.

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For the interior I have a mostly complete 242 black interior, including an uncracked dash, nice carpeting and most of the plastic bits. I actually got it for free off Craigslist a few years ago. It was one of those "an old tenant left a bunch of junk Volvo parts in my basement - come clean them out" type deals.
Lemme know if you want a custom dashboard made to your specs buddy. I gots me a nice 242 to mold it from in the backyard with half of the dashboard already ripped out of it.

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Old 03-11-2009, 01:40 PM   #39
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including an uncracked dash
nice! i love the vanity plates. you may not have made a **** ton of progress recently but at least you made some, now finish it!
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:53 PM   #40
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Took off from work early today and put my RSI Stage II motor mounts in. Also did heater hoses, thermostat, new radiator and a few other bits and pieces. It's 50 degrees here right now, but tomorrow is a high of 25 F

Slow but steady...
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #41
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Weather like this is a real motivator. Hope to see the car on the road soon.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:18 PM   #42
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Took off from work early today and put my RSI Stage II motor mounts in. Also did heater hoses, thermostat, new radiator and a few other bits and pieces. It's 50 degrees here right now, but tomorrow is a high of 25 F

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Next part to invest in...a garage heater.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:47 PM   #43
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Awesome looking car and project. Being that clean I know it will turn heads in New England... living in Boston 4 years I've discovered that a car that looks like that is really rare.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:00 PM   #44
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It was hard to go back to a 110v MIG after feeling the smoothness/control of a TIG.
QFT. I first learned TIG, then "learned" MIG later. TIG is just so controllable and calm. I'm thinking about buying a welder- I really would like a TIG but price of entry is steep at <$1600. I might just get a nice oxy-acetylene setup. Gas welding is a similar process as TIG and I I could do aluminium if I got ballsy.

Anyways, car is looking good. This weekend will be good for car work. Not for skiing unfortunately.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:43 PM   #45
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Got to love this car, i have never seen a 240 in better shape.. Almost.
Looks great with the america front end. Realy expensive/exotic in swe
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:45 PM   #46
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It's 90 degrees in Vermont today and somehow I resisted the urge to go get drunk at the lake and put some time into the 242. No excuses not to work on the car until it's running and driving A couple pics for now, a big update soon. Sorry for the flash, but the glare right now is impossible.

Front clip together:




Intercooler exposure. I really don't want to hack the front bumper up (the cover is NOS), so I might work on a duct system.



New wheels and tires. And yes, it will be much lower:

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Old 04-25-2009, 05:04 PM   #47
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:55 PM   #48
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:12 PM   #49
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It's 90 degrees in Vermont today and somehow I resisted the urge to go get drunk at the lake and put some time into the 242. No excuses not to work on the car until it's running and driving A couple pics for now, a big update soon. Sorry for the flash, but the glare right now is impossible.

Front clip together:




Intercooler exposure. I really don't want to hack the front bumper up (the cover is NOS), so I might work on a duct system.



New wheels and tires. And yes, it will be much lower:


hey......where r dem polaris's's's's's???
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #50
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i like them rims a lot. you leaving them that color or powder coating them white? and it was 90 here today as well...wtf? its spring not summer...this is bull****
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