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Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Kjets On a Plane
The later dealer-replacement exhausts go over the...

The later dealer-replacement exhausts go over the axle fairly smoothly.
That said, they just sell Walker 'muffler shop' cheap corrosion-prone thin chinesium junk now at dealer(s)? :???:
Been a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,506
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Idk if you’ll be able to effectively really use...

Idk if you’ll be able to effectively really use more cam than a T or possibly A with the stock super slow stall converter laaa-z shifting AW-70 & 3.73s, even if yours is one of the 245 classics that...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,506
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
VX, IDK why? Sounds like you're kinda going...

VX, IDK why?
Sounds like you're kinda going backwards for longevity for a rare/desirable/useful 245 Classic in a cold climate to delete the airbox pre-heat &/or install a cam that won't stump...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^All I see is access to ~$50K(+?) in tools? ...

^All I see is access to ~$50K(+?) in tools?

Bad news: You're low man on the totem pole partnership in grime? :lol:
(someone's gotta do the diagnosis & repairs/work)
Someone's gotta know how to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^You're not 'wrong,' but if it's auto-tragic &...

^You're not 'wrong,' but if it's auto-tragic & you don't move the crank/roll it over by hand after or are reasonably confident you can remember that the crank isn't 'locked,' it's fairly low risk to...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-23-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^This. Tho I'm ~99% that P80 cop cars use...

^This.

Tho I'm ~99% that P80 cop cars use 15" steelies w/factory junk-drawer common-enough/mass produced P80 302mm brakes, but IDK about 7/9 swaps w/different hubs/offset wheels or late MK2 95+...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,602
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
The 2 pump thing is partly a warm weather vapor...

The 2 pump thing is partly a warm weather vapor lock thing, yeah.

That said, the D-jet 140s worked pretty reliably with the gravity fed single under car pump next to the tank.

But then they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Exh valve guides definitely wear on badly beat to...

Exh valve guides definitely wear on badly beat to **** 'ridden hard & put away wet' 240T non-IC higher mile cars, but not that much, commonly, on most of the rest of the Volvo SOHC, tho I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
I wonder if it retards the ignition...

I wonder if it retards the ignition timing/similar if the IACV doesn't close properly to prevent a racing engine or runs some kind of limp mode w/ the regina ECU?

Bad IACV on the regina cars has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Unless the clutch or rear main/crank oil seal...

Unless the clutch or rear main/crank oil seal (largest circumference/linear surface speed of the engine seals, so it's prone to wear the seal or crankshaft itself) explicitly needs doing, I deal with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Anyway, solve the rolling resistance, moon...

Anyway, solve the rolling resistance, moon discs/late wheel covers, lean-burn cruising, high compression engine, aero drag it should do fine on fuel if you can keep the speed under ~60-70mph.

Over...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^Soo... ...when will low mileage & tight flat...

^Soo...
...when will low mileage & tight flat top piston B23s & B21FTs be worth than scrap on the way to a piston slapper B230FT swap?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^True. People hate the skinny rod engines...

^True.
People hate the skinny rod engines here, but the B230 pistons are the same for each given version of engine (E, F, FT, ET, K) all years 85+.
It is more of a blowby/no oil squirter piston...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^Agreed. :nod: The B21/23s don't lose...

^Agreed. :nod:

The B21/23s don't lose compression & slap / have blow by nearly as badly as the B230s do & have heavier more robust pistons to distribute the heat over with the compression ring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Aero drag, burning lean @ cruise with sufficient...

Aero drag, burning lean @ cruise with sufficient RPM to pull grades in OD loaded or 4th towing without downshifting further/losing your momentum & rolling resistance is broadly the game with economy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
IDK?

IDK?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
This, tho had one green-horn mech second...

This, tho had one green-horn mech second guess/not trust the crank mark (which isn't always TDC on #1 except on the 4-hole S40 whiteblock?) & use a chopstick to put #1 @ TDC, do a T-belt & bend...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
A is real nice; that's what comes in the '83...

A is real nice; that's what comes in the '83 canadian B23E w/3.54s (or maybe those have 3.73s I forget...I'd have to dig out the Canadian '83 green-book), M46 & K-jets (with appropriate ignition dist...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
What year & drivetrain / trim level / options was...

What year & drivetrain / trim level / options was the car originally?
Constraining this to 200 series, not 700s or optional towing ratios.

1976-1982 B21F B-cam manual trans cars usually got 3.91...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
As we said when we had a Toyota T-100 4-cylinder...

As we said when we had a Toyota T-100 4-cylinder & various GM offerings in the landscape light duty truck fleet ‘GM parts are (often) cheap, but not necessarily Inexpensive.’

Idk where that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
It needs pics/diagrams (‘worth 1000 words’) ,...

It needs pics/diagrams (‘worth 1000 words’) , outline & fine tooth comb abridged version, for sure.

But it has *any* formatting.
It gives a bit of shared experience getting those bean-counter...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^ Always thought the 22RE Celica GT-S was the...

^
Always thought the 22RE Celica GT-S was the kool-aid rear for those if not the disc AE86 rear, if you need stronger than that?

Volvos are probably easier to get on the cheap tho, but no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
I chucked the old Regina VDO & installed the...

I chucked the old Regina VDO & installed the Bosch LH2.4 IAC, car stopped hunting & ran fine for the last ~15 years?
Maybe it'll fry the $1000 (when new) probably NLA regina ECU & your electronics...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Ultimately? ALL of them, scrap or to whoever...

Ultimately?
ALL of them, scrap or to whoever might value them? :lol:

Nobody lives forever! Already close-on middle-age planning for death, nobody gets out alive, best of friends can't attend...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
I bought from discount before & they threw in the...

I bought from discount before & they threw in the dismount, mount & balance on new.

Don’t wanna wear out my welcome on the ~1 new set of tires I ever bought there w/ the flat repairs, leaky stem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Thx for the link as I do have a ski-Dan that...

Thx for the link as I do have a ski-Dan that might need cheap tires to get by before I sell it if I can’t junk up some minty unused spares outta 4x Camrys :lol:

I like the eagles ok for cheap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Fix the Citroen hydra-pneumatic w/junkyard ~8x...

Fix the Citroen hydra-pneumatic w/junkyard ~8x MBZ SLS parts & get the Governor on the semi-automatic column shifted 5 speed to work right w/the D-jet TPS on the pizza cutters, why not? :lol:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Can’t you just use a Bosch IAC & it’s rubber...

Can’t you just use a Bosch IAC & it’s rubber holder (& maybe you need the hoses from the LH redblock too I forget it’s been a while since I’ve done the LH idle motor to replace defective VDO idle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
You never had a set of wheels or two shipped in...

You never had a set of wheels or two shipped in from Europe with some non-DOt tires or Michelins that you got 20? Years out of or had a 145 or French car (Citroen was sorta Michelins test Mule)...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
91+ ‘jumbo’ brakes or retrofit the 302mm P80 cop...

91+ ‘jumbo’ brakes or retrofit the 302mm P80 cop duty brakes (been done).

Install 95 (only year we got them in the USA I forget?) 940 brake booster & pedal bracket?
Nice upgrade tho idk if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
I *think* 7/9s always take the ski-Dan size from...

I *think* 7/9s always take the ski-Dan size from new tho? 185-70-14, 195-60-15 or 205-55-16?

They no fake the 185R14 245/Vanagon size (tho E? Or D?-load rating on the Vanagon…@80psi or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Mostly they're fine, I've just had a few seize...

Mostly they're fine, I've just had a few seize up, but they work about as well as the Bils for less $.
Rando sample, I've just seen it more than once not necessarily on salted cars, what do I know? ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
The kybs arenít bad, but if/when??? it seizes...

The kybs arenít bad, but if/when??? it seizes itís taking the trailing arm bushing and possibly a shock stud & captive nut with it.

Itíll probably be obvious or youíll catch it quick enough not to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
The tank vent is on the filler tube in the cargo...

The tank vent is on the filler tube in the cargo area (or trunk if it's a sedan) facing up...can't miss it. Has a hose clipped to the cargo area support metal that then heads under the car to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^ Didn't know the Buchkas had an AUS-edition...

^
Didn't know the Buchkas had an AUS-edition for all things tube-frame & wanted to save $ on the axle or an '8.8 costs a lot' being a realistic constraint? :lol:

But if you want a spare for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Correct answer & exact match? OE DeCarbon...

Correct answer & exact match?
OE DeCarbon monotubes straight out of the Volvo R-sport Catalog w/the spring-set out of same said catalog?
You're about oh...~20-36 years late to the party for that,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,879
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^That's about my experience? IIRC all the 1980...

^That's about my experience?
IIRC all the 1980 USA speedos are 85mph. Wouldn't bother me, but not for everyone? But if you want CC & don't need the 3-gauge, the early dash & combined instrument...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
W/lousy strength-weight ratio, serviceability (no...

W/lousy strength-weight ratio, serviceability (no drop-out 3rd) & a really old design!

'It's cheap & I already own it/can get it/daydream about getting it for nothing, lazily.' Ancient TB proverb...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Try 200+Lbs heavier (or are we talking totally...

Try 200+Lbs heavier (or are we talking totally bare housing only?)?
Love the image of a unibody Volvo 7/9 w/500-700lb fully dressed dodge 1-ton axle dragging its nuts around like a Dachshund, Corgi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Is the writing too difficult to understand? Every...

Is the writing too difficult to understand? Every time I try to describe to someone (some ideas for?) what to check, commonly (anecdotal & I don't have a laboratory to test/prove it) & how to keep...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
WOW! 1-owner non-IC turbo. Don't find those...

WOW! 1-owner non-IC turbo. Don't find those much anymore here! Is it an automatic car ('82 is the first year of 240T automatic here, '81 was 4-speed+ OD same as the GTs they de-facto replaced,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^They used black trim, sure, but it's different...

^They used black trim, sure, but it's different from the '83-'85 USA black trim up front; it's sorta taller/different angle for their '81+ sheetmetal that's largely the same as our '86+ sheetmetal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
IDK why you'd want super rare Turbo/GLT black...

IDK why you'd want super rare Turbo/GLT black front hockey stick trim specific to '83+ USA 240T; it's all shriveled up here by now, really, & long since NLA IIRC?

The big shock absorber bumpers,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
IDK what's best & it's sorta a trick...

IDK what's best & it's sorta a trick question/YMMV as you discover what's needed as you go, but I've definitely had some real 240 problem children, proceed methodically with 'abundance of caution' as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,879
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
1980 models came with cruise/BTDT to retro-fit...

1980 models came with cruise/BTDT to retro-fit later cruise whilst keeping the early cluster/speedo or make the LH2.4 speed signal work on the early cars...jeebus good lord that's a lotta doin' tho,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
The Sachs '(motor)sport' pressure plate isn't a...

The Sachs '(motor)sport' pressure plate isn't a heck of a lot different AFAIK; MUCH stronger rivets & stronger better material 3-4 bands to retain the thing each post.

The disc the riddle is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
Yes, tho Volvo did make some alternate provisions...

Yes, tho Volvo did make some alternate provisions for its use in the models it's installed in...

...it'll definitely bolt in & 'work,' but guys in white lab coats with more resources than us did a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
^Less surface area, shorter life span, harder on...

^Less surface area, shorter life span, harder on your leg, not as good for pulling out of steep/awkward angle driveways heavily loaded at lowest possible RPM/least slippage or heat or in bad traffic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kjets On a Plane
You *can* use the 700T 228mm clutch kit in the...

You *can* use the 700T 228mm clutch kit in the sense that it bolts in & fits, but the stiffer pressure plate *might* prematurely wear or snap the OE clutch cable in the late model 240, is overkill...
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