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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Radtap
How are your strut mounts? I’ve been chasing...

How are your strut mounts? I’ve been chasing front end noises for a few months and my conclusion is junk aftermarket strut mounts, installed them about 6-7 months ago and they’ve already failed and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Radtap
Can always throw heat reflective tape on the tank

Can always throw heat reflective tape on the tank
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
740: OD issues
Views: 454
Posted By Radtap
Could be a stuck solenoid? Give it a light tappy...

Could be a stuck solenoid? Give it a light tappy tap. Starter solenoids will click without engaging when it’s a bad starter or low battery. Have you confirmed full 12v at the solenoid? If it’s not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
740: OD issues
Views: 454
Posted By Radtap
What do you mean by check if the switches are...

What do you mean by check if the switches are working? Did you actually test to see if they’re getting power from relay? Inspect all the wiring and the connectors on the solenoid. Start at the relay...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,170
Posted By Radtap
850 E Fan in a 740 shroud in a 240 ...

850 E Fan in a 740 shroud in a 240

https://i.imgur.com/Su8Vww8l.jpg

Sprayed bottle bracket has a nice spot to hold the relay

https://i.imgur.com/dRAgkNRl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Radtap
I ran a wire from the junction behind the battery...

I ran a wire from the junction behind the battery with a fusible link for my constant
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Radtap
Next to no graphics, it was mostly number...

Next to no graphics, it was mostly number displays with simple bars for other things like fuel level, just the programs that were converting the ECU’s signals to something the raspberry PI could...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Radtap
You’ll get a better GPS signal from your...

You’ll get a better GPS signal from your cellphone sitting on the passenger seat than an antenna shrouded by the steel filled dashboard and the car’s body. My father tried building a digital dash in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Radtap
Move your narrowband within 8-12 inches after the...

Move your narrowband within 8-12 inches after the turbo, also make sure your fuel filter isn’t clogged if you think you’re not getting enough fuel
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Radtap
I bought my 242 and it had a trailer hitch and...

I bought my 242 and it had a trailer hitch and wiring and the wiring was just spliced into the taillight wiring, wires through floor, looks factory as it was done well enough but couldn’t tell you...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Radtap
You can get heading, location/gps through...

You can get heading, location/gps through connectivity, I'm no developer but what you can try is setting the gauge up just to display signals from your phone, make an app that can take the point to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Radtap
The clip should hook in a groove or two little...

The clip should hook in a groove or two little mounts, should just pop out if not you can just pull a distributor from the junkyard and put a new rotor and cap on it
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By Radtap
Get one of these ...

Get one of these
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Radtap
Manual panels have a hole for window crank and...

Manual panels have a hole for window crank and use different arm rest, all mounts the same
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By Radtap
You can heat up copper washer red hot 2-3 times...

You can heat up copper washer red hot 2-3 times and reuse it
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Radtap
I wouldn’t risk it just get a new caliper

I wouldn’t risk it just get a new caliper
Forum: performance & modifications 05-21-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By Radtap
Did you swap alternators? I kept breaking the...

Did you swap alternators? I kept breaking the tensioner bolt after I installed a Denso alt and then ordered belts for a 91+ 240 which are shorter than earlier belts 918mm iirc and original ones are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Radtap
242 window channel, I haven’t been able to find...

242 window channel, I haven’t been able to find that black plastic twist lock piece that connects the center console to the center console panels at the bottom and I believe the trunk mercury...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Radtap
spin the fan up by hand, little to no resistance...

spin the fan up by hand, little to no resistance and turns more than 3-5 times and the clutch is bad, some resistance and very few turns then it's still good or not completely shot yet
Forum: website & board 05-17-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Radtap
Try clearing your cookies yet?

Try clearing your cookies yet?
Forum: website & board 05-17-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By Radtap
I only lose my apostrophes if I use them on...

I only lose my apostrophes if I use them on mobile but on PC they stay normal
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Radtap
Volvo recommends retensioning the belt 500-600...

Volvo recommends retensioning the belt 500-600 miles after install.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6221724&postcount=5
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Radtap
I had a brand new belt jump off the cam from...

I had a brand new belt jump off the cam from failing to re-tension it after installing. Drove fine for a couple days then on my way home one day it just popped off and tried to push through the cover
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Radtap
Mate those two redblocks together Mickey Thompson...

Mate those two redblocks together Mickey Thompson style
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Radtap
Try replacing your thermostat yet?

Try replacing your thermostat yet?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,170
Posted By Radtap
Replace your 30+ yr old harness folks ...

Replace your 30+ yr old harness folks

https://i.imgur.com/IY964LUl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ubik5U4l.jpg

Harness started shorting this week and engaging starter while driving over big enough...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,170
Posted By Radtap
Mounted some Bosch Pilots and a later chin...

Mounted some Bosch Pilots and a later chin spoiler

https://i.imgur.com/2eWDx3Vl.jpg

Drilled a new set of holes on the chin spoiler so I could mount it a little higher, does slightly block tow...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Radtap
While I?m not racing I?ve had the cheapest...

While I?m not racing I?ve had the cheapest oreillys plastic cap radiator available in my 242 for nearly two Arizona summers without issues. As long as you?re not overheating it it shouldn?t be an...
Forum: website & board 05-13-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,563
Posted By Radtap
I appreciate your work, had this been any other...

I appreciate your work, had this been any other niche forum they would’ve called it quits and closed down unfortunately, keep her going!
Forum: website & board 03-30-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Radtap
I was having that issue for a few days, I was...

I was having that issue for a few days, I was able to use the site on my phone when I disconnected from the wifi and used my data, everything’s gone back to working for me now
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By Radtap
Absolutely useless in my application but I want...

Absolutely useless in my application but I want one
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Radtap
The golf GTIs also have some nice recaros, seen...

The golf GTIs also have some nice recaros, seen someone on here use them and they also fold forward
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Radtap
Early seat back is roughly 33 inches with...

Early seat back is roughly 33 inches with headrest, early headrests also don't curve like the later ones and are flat across the front, probably catch your head better. I’m a short guy but I always...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Radtap
Early headrests are taller but have a different...

Early headrests are taller but have a different spacing so you would need early seat backs. I have an early seat back I can measure with the headrest still on. Might have 2 good ones if you wanna...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Radtap
No, you can unclip them and slide them up and...

No, you can unclip them and slide them up and down in the tubes but once they're all the way in they're locked in place. Also head rests aren't meant to rest your head it's to keep you from getting...
Forum: events 03-22-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,058
Posted By Radtap
If I drive from Az to Portland will iPD answer my...

If I drive from Az to Portland will iPD answer my emails?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,135
Posted By Radtap
I wish my car’s POs had the harnesses replaced...

I wish my car’s POs had the harnesses replaced when Volvo was still doing that. Not ready to do another
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,135
Posted By Radtap
I’ve pulled many of those actuators from...

I’ve pulled many of those actuators from junkyards and most of the time the wires where they enter that black tube lose their coating and short out causing issues. Get a little jar or liquid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,039
Posted By Radtap
In the future if that switch gives you issues...

In the future if that switch gives you issues again you can plug it with a metric pipe plug from mcmaster like I did, your foot will tell you a whole lot more about your brake system than a light on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Radtap
Might've seen it on facebook then, I've seen...

Might've seen it on facebook then, I've seen reproduction strips for the later cluster floating around. You could probably get some thin translucent plastic and color it and apply a black sticker...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Radtap
iirc Dave Barton sells replacement strips but...

iirc Dave Barton sells replacement strips but they're identical to the originals, maybe contact him and ask how they're made or see if he can make a one off custom one for you
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
This seems to be the solution as a matter of...

This seems to be the solution as a matter of fact, just compared the shells. Top piece is identical between my 80 and 84, bottom half is different, the later lower half shell has a large cover to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
Yes from the face to the mounting holes on the...

Yes from the face to the mounting holes on the rear. You can upload the pictures to imgur.com/upload for free and just post the link

The '80 assembly is 4.5 inches from the face of the lock to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
At this point I think the early locks may have...

At this point I think the early locks may have used a plastic peg and then in 81 they updated it to an alloy one for this exact reason, I guess I’ll have to post a wanted thread and continue the hunt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
https://i.imgur.com/KgQeHAUl.jpg From the face...

https://i.imgur.com/KgQeHAUl.jpg
From the face of the lock to the lip on the back for the switch is roughly 4 inches

https://i.imgur.com/qYxnbzEl.jpg
From the flat edge to the outer mounting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
I’ll take measurements and pictures right now....

I’ll take measurements and pictures right now. Did not know 262c didn’t have the early dash. I know very little about the 262c honestly
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
I might give that a shot, the end with the lock...

I might give that a shot, the end with the lock is 4.5 inches long from the face of the lock to the end of the switch mounting hole on the back without a switch. Do you know if they made it longer in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
Both of the ID plates under the hood have...

Both of the ID plates under the hood have completely faded or peeled so I can’t get any info other than the VIN stamped into the plate. I had that build sheet I found under the carpet with some info...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
That's my biggest worry about this, its a tiny...

That's my biggest worry about this, its a tiny detail but I was hoping to keep original style keys in the car and I'm assuming my final option will be a new lock assembly from Volvo however mine's a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Radtap
https://i.imgur.com/7XUrlUTl.jpg Picture...

https://i.imgur.com/7XUrlUTl.jpg

Picture isnt too good but I promise you that is plastic. That is with the key in too

I had to unscrew that "knee bar" under the dash and remove column cover....
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