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boostdemon 01-09-2009 02:47 AM

Want to be a staff writer? heres how it works..
 
We always need new content to publish on the website but more so, we need people to actually complete and submit the material that collects in this forum.

A staff writer http://forums.turbobricks.com/images/ranks/staff.gif position is open to anyone who is motivated and has the ability to string together an article that is both fun to read and educational.

Each staff writer is required to complete and publish only 3 articles per year to retain their position. Anyone wanting to become a staff writer has that same opportunity... submit 3 articles to be published and you're in.

Articles should be posted here for additions and review, once the author is satisfied with their article, please PM the link to the article to the editor (Isaac) for approval. http://forums.turbobricks.com/member.php?u=140

If theres any questions, feel free to contact me or Isaac. :ahoy:

TurbOwner 01-09-2009 12:58 PM

I'm interested, not really sure what I should write though. How about one on lowering your car?

cuaz64 01-09-2009 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurbOwner (Post 2217626)
I'm interested, not really sure what I should write though. How about one on lowering your car?

that article exist, check this section.

SlowRide 01-21-2009 01:55 PM

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Eargasm 01-21-2009 09:13 PM

What sorts of articles are you looking for? Just anything that doesn't exist already (like how-to guides)?

jimjmorris 01-22-2009 09:20 AM

I suppose I should write up the 240 wiper linkage dissertation I made on my site?

I could write a few articles on various 140 and prior interchanges, common questions (will a 122 cross member bolt into a 140, 1800, etc)

500dollar744ti 01-22-2009 11:51 AM

we do need more staff writers, i haven't seen a list recently but there aren't many left. a bunch of folks jumped on for it and then never did anything so they didn't stay. it's real easy because you are writing about something you know and love, not a report on a 14th century playwrite's accomplishments.

llama 01-22-2009 06:08 PM

i can do a write up on well...nothing

Lord Tentacle 01-22-2009 07:30 PM

Woot, I have 3 to submit in the next month

Here comes the brown Tentacle

Crazychopstick 01-22-2009 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimjmorris (Post 2239028)
I suppose I should write up the 240 wiper linkage dissertation I made on my site?

I could write a few articles on various 140 and prior interchanges, common questions (will a 122 cross member bolt into a 140, 1800, etc)

Yes. Please do.

Wiper linkage is such a pain and it's so difficult to imagine how it's setup under the dash.

TurbOwner 01-24-2009 01:19 AM

I may change the heating elements in my 940s heated seats. How about a write up on that?

jimjmorris 01-25-2009 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crazychopstick (Post 2240733)
Yes. Please do.

Wiper linkage is such a pain and it's so difficult to imagine how it's setup under the dash.

http://www.jimjmorris.com/cvcoa/wipers.htm

It's mostly done already.

Morley 01-26-2009 02:32 PM

Oh! Me? A member of the staff? I'm in!!!!

I'm game for anything, right now the only thing I can do work on is the T-5R, so I can do some basic tutorials on it, going to paint some parts of it this spring etc., minor bodywork. Mostly VS material perhaps...if not, if somebody has a topic, I've been spending money on 240 the last 12 years. Most likely I have some knowledge to contribute, but not a lot of photos.

I hope to get the 244 in the garage next fall. Things could get more interesting then.

BB-Q 01-26-2009 03:31 PM

Audun- how about you use your amazing language skills to research 16v headwork and cams, etc.?

Morley 01-26-2009 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BB-Q (Post 2247442)
Audun- how about you use your amazing language skills to research 16v headwork and cams, etc.?

It's not easy - as I've said before, the Scandinavian sooopah tuners are all :ninja:. "Buy my sheet and you reach your goals" is the common answer.

I'd like to read into cam specification, timing, etc., to learn the basics myself. As well as headwork. Right now I know enough to know that I in reality know nada.

I could make a read-up on killing Getrags and 1031s in one blow!

amargill19? 01-26-2009 06:02 PM

whatever happened to t-bonin.com?

Morley 01-27-2009 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by amargill19 (Post 2247749)
whatever happened to t-bonin.com?

It was put down due to server overload and PETA complaints.

amargill19? 01-27-2009 03:54 PM

dayum..

IceV_760 06-21-2009 08:15 AM

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vagabond 06-21-2009 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Morley (Post 2249039)
It was put down due to server overload and PETA complaints.

lol PETA. Theres plenty of room for all of gods creatures, next to the mashed potatoes. we were equipped with cuspids for a reason, eat meat.

doeboy 06-22-2009 03:24 PM

but... but.. the flies.. soceity can't function with the flies living. doesnt anybody understand that!!!!! whyyy ohhh gawddd whyyyy do we killl all the poor little 2 week living flies.... noooooooo

vagabond 06-22-2009 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doeboy (Post 2498899)
but... but.. the flies.. soceity can't function with the flies living. doesnt anybody understand that!!!!! whyyy ohhh gawddd whyyyy do we killl all the poor little 2 week living flies.... noooooooo

:rofl:

chirish1234 07-24-2009 05:10 PM

I could do a write up on driveway burnouts :-P

300+K 740GLE 08-02-2009 11:33 PM

So, What are the Actual requirements? I mean i can do a write up on a lot of different things, what exactly are we looking for here?

Jesse B 09-23-2009 11:19 PM

Well, I'm probably too much of a Newb to author content myself, but I'm a technical writer/editor by trade, so if anyone wants help writing send me a PM.

jdm1 10-23-2009 08:05 PM

Staff Writer
 
Am just starting to resto-mod an '83 244 Turbo (b21ft) . I am new to turbos but not volvos. I would be glad to post a running account of the project with pics. I will Include all research and any screw-ups, which are a given. Am sure most of this is covered but not as a full project. Already had to put a new steering rack in to make it drivable. Let me know.

Thanks,
John

cedar 01-18-2010 06:54 AM

I'm a 26 year, second generation Volvo driver. I've owned 9, and have my 10th on the way. Know a lot about them, especially the RWD versions - I'm also an experienced writer. If interested in having me do feature articles or some tech articles please contact me. Thanks. "Cedar"

mikep 02-09-2010 07:52 PM

OK, the 2 obvious spammers aside, This is an odd thread.

tt300zx 04-19-2010 12:57 AM

sweet i am going to write an artical about our volvos

shellshock 04-19-2010 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by merykonil (Post 3005245)
Now how about if we want to stay as our own publisher? Iíve created Speak-EZ Music as a music publisher, but how do I go about making the company relevant. Right now I am seeking placements on major R&B albums through my manager, do we just keep plugging until we have a placement on a major album, and build from there?


Only after a few beers and string cheese. I would not do it without that though. This could make or break it. Ya know? How's the weather in Nigeria?

shellshock 04-19-2010 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamesfeer (Post 3094635)
Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware and nose tackle Jay Ratliff are expected to have minor surgeries when they return to the Dallas area after Sunday's Pro Bowl. jay ratliff jersey

yeah man!

http://k41.pbase.com/v3/33/573133/1/...chDaisy038.jpg

buzz 06-12-2010 12:13 PM

Lots of staff writers now it would seem.

buzz 06-15-2010 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yunger35 (Post 3201969)
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Another staff writer.

Manimal 07-01-2010 01:41 AM

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Tom Clark 08-19-2010 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vagabond (Post 2497426)
lol PETA. Theres plenty of room for all of gods creatures, next to the mashed potatoes. we were equipped with cuspids for a reason, eat meat.

haha, ALF(animal liberation front) recently burned a guys property out here because it was a mink farm...what they didn't bother to find out is that is USED TO BE a mink farm, it was no longer a mink farm, so they burned this poor dudes property for nothing... damn extremists anyway

vegasbrick 11-28-2010 04:05 AM

Mileage Badge Holder on the cheap.

Background:
The idea was to order the magnetic version of the Volvo high mileage sticker and build a holder for the grill. I wanted magnetic so that when I purchase the next level, I just replace the mileage badge. On the same holder.
You can easily make more of these as you add badges.

Items needed:
1. Magnetic Mileage badge from Dave Barton (see link) http://www.davebarton.com/VolvoStickers.html
2. Soda/beer Aluminum can bottom
3. Vegetable Steel can bottom that has a ridge (so the magnetic badge will stick)
(if you go with a plain sticker, still go after a can bottom that has a ridge it looks better)
4. 2 machine screws with flat heads and nuts
5. 2 lock washers
6. Black Spray Paint
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...x/101_0324.jpg

Tools needed:
1. Can opener
2. Scissors
3. Nail with hammer or drill
4. Slot screw driver

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...x/101_0598.jpg

How to:
1. Order the appropriate magnetic mileage badge from Dave’s site.
2. Once arrives, find a vegetable can bottom that the magnetic mileage badge fits in. It should have a ridge. Test fit to be sure. Ridged can bottom works best.
3. Using a can opener, cut the bottom of the vegetable steel can.
4. Using scissors carefully cut the bottom off an aluminum can.
5. Paint the inside of the aluminum can bottom Black
6. Paint both sides the ridged side of the steel can Black
7. Once dry, use a nail and hammer or drill and put 2 holes in each can bottom. Make sure they line up. Easiest way is the put on top of each when making the holes.
8. Thread the machine screws in the holes in the steel can bottom.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...x/101_0323.jpg
9. Align the steel can bottom with the 2 machine screws on the grill location.
10. Once threaded through the grill, attach the aluminum can bottom (black side) via the 2 holes.
(Make sure the Aluminum can bottom is concaved like a “C”)
11. On each of the machine screws, put on the washers and nut. (outside of the aluminum can bottom)
12. With the screwdriver, while holding the nut, carefully tighten both screws. You want to evenly tighten both screws until the aluminum can bottom reaches the grill. Do not over tighten but make sure it is tight. The Aluminum can bottom will give and form around the grill slats.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...x/101_0593.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...x/101_0592.jpg
13. Once tighten, put magnetic mileage badge on the steel can bottom.
14. The ridge makes a nice seam and prevents the badge from blowing off and looks like it belongs.

manne_87 10-08-2014 05:18 PM

I can write about how to shorten your struts to fit a shorter shock/damper in order to be able to go really low.
And maybe how to band steelies?

thebornotaku 02-16-2015 03:55 AM

I would be more than happy to put together an article for a front page feature car if we could decide which car.

Djw21a 05-24-2015 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurbOwner (Post 2242902)
I may change the heating elements in my 940s heated seats. How about a write up on that?

Yes please do, mine went out and i'd love how to repair them. Even if the leather's starting to look oldish

Graveyard 02-01-2016 01:54 PM

So did everyone give up? I haven't seen an article posted here in six months.

Do staff writers need to give their Paypal account? It was never mentioned.

Kestrel 02-02-2016 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graveyard (Post 5329647)
So did everyone give up? I haven't seen an article posted here in six months.

Do staff writers need to give their Paypal account? It was never mentioned.

There is most certainly no need for a Paypal account :rofl:

Bready 02-02-2016 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kestrel (Post 5330390)
There is most certainly no need for a Paypal account :rofl:

Everyone has to send me their paypal login and password to participate...:-P

Wobsmangbaffler 03-28-2021 12:00 PM

Is this still a thing?

Stiggy Pop 03-29-2021 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wobsmangbaffler (Post 6170848)
Is this still a thing?

oh yeah, this is ripping along at about the pace of the "get a new front page car" project.

Get comfortable, we're all riding this corpse to the grave as-is. Like saabnet :lol:

James M 03-30-2021 04:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stiggy Pop (Post 6171200)
oh yeah, this is ripping along at about the pace of the "get a new front page car" project.

Seems like it's time for the Bi-annual bump so we can all be reassured it won't happen

boostdemon 03-30-2021 05:59 PM

bumping it for who? lol no one cares or visits the webpage anymore anyway. :e-shrug:

Wobsmangbaffler 03-31-2021 03:23 AM

Fair enough then lol.

I have recently come into ownership of a bunch of Volvo bulletins / greenbooks so was going to take the time to write them up as I don't have the facility to scan them in.

Stiggy Pop 03-31-2021 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boostdemon (Post 6171511)
bumping it for who? lol no one cares or visits the webpage anymore anyway. :e-shrug:

https://i.imgur.com/R1fdEt3.gif

boostdemon 03-31-2021 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wobsmangbaffler (Post 6171631)
Fair enough then lol.

I have recently come into ownership of a bunch of Volvo bulletins / greenbooks so was going to take the time to write them up as I don't have the facility to scan them in.

Most (all?) of the greenbooks are illegally available - many people have scanned them and published them online which then got taken down by VCNA but i'm sure a lot of people still have copied if you asked for something specific. Not sure about the service bulletins.

Fa182 03-31-2021 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boostdemon (Post 6171759)
Not sure about the service bulletins.

http://www.240.se/ claims they have over 1,000 service bulletins for 1/2 series although a lot of them are in Swedish. - http://www.240.se/litteratur/sm.htm

Also tons of Greenbook and other stuff.


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