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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By John242Ti
Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. ...

Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. It's not $145 cheap, tho. Had one installed in my 242 for $320, plus tax. If the car is decent, body-wise, I would go with the Trival piece.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By John242Ti
I second the Denso upgrade recommendation. Have...

I second the Denso upgrade recommendation. Have one on my 242 and one on my 245. You do need a 1985-on 240 series B230 alternator adjustment bracket, since the adjustment ear on the alternator is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,233
Views: 1,463,512
Posted By John242Ti
They dug it so much that I found them clucking...

They dug it so much that I found them clucking and crowing on the hood and roof of it in our garage. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,233
Views: 1,463,512
Posted By John242Ti
Got one here in Duvall that may need to go away...

Got one here in Duvall that may need to go away sometime soon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By John242Ti
A 1984 non-turbo 240 would have LH 2.0. ...

A 1984 non-turbo 240 would have LH 2.0.

Anyway, it sounds like it might be an ignition issue if the car cranks with no sign of starting. If you hear the starter solenoid engage, but no cranking,...
Forum: showroom 06-10-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9,603
Views: 4,673,107
Posted By John242Ti
For today, a then and now post... May 2003: ...

For today, a then and now post...

May 2003:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/3706806706_77aaea0a54_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6Dymus)

June 2021:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By John242Ti
Look at the rubber hose between the turbo and the...

Look at the rubber hose between the turbo and the intercooler. Specifically on the bottom. Is it split? That will cause exactly what you describe. Accelerate hard to get onto the interstate, car...
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,800
Views: 1,439,033
Posted By John242Ti
Got ya covered, fam... ...

Got ya covered, fam...


https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5993755&postcount=2475


To match the early switches in your 244's dash, use a pre-'80 power window switch. Like the one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By John242Ti
Another option is flickr... 1,000 photos for...

Another option is flickr... 1,000 photos for free, $60/year for unlimited storage space.
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9,603
Views: 4,673,107
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51218796336_15...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51218796336_159957d697_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m32HHs)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By John242Ti
Also, the solenoids themselves can go bad. Has...

Also, the solenoids themselves can go bad. Has happened a few times to me in the past.
Forum: showroom 05-13-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,603
Views: 4,673,107
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51166548158_91...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51166548158_919887a4f8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kXpW9N)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,096
Posted By John242Ti
As they become scarce, the remnants wind up...

As they become scarce, the remnants wind up getting fixed up. As an example, the somewhat crusty '82 I own, seen below.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51173795734_ffa1535c65_c.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By John242Ti
The 1982 LH 1.0 cable is the longest. Next...

The 1982 LH 1.0 cable is the longest. Next longest is the cable for the 240 Turbo. Then comes the non-turbo K-Jet cable. Finally, the cable used for the LH 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, and 3.1 cars.

Looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,339
Posted By John242Ti
I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the...

I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the glass shops in Oregon (maybe ask Roy who he'd recommend for a shop) and see if they'll set you up with a new windshield. If the glass in your car is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,981
Posted By John242Ti
Which side? If passenger, get in touch with...

Which side? If passenger, get in touch with Rainbow Auto Service. They have a NOS rear quarter for a 1979-84 242.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,339
Posted By John242Ti
Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda...

Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda shocking, considering that the car came from New York. So, total was $352.32 with tax. Cost without tax was actually $320. Pics are in the "what did...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By John242Ti
^That's the main reason why the K cam might not...

^That's the main reason why the K cam might not be desirable. With lower CR engines, it feels weak below 2000. But, when it comes on cam at 2000, it can get explosive, 240-wise, in acceleration,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By John242Ti
Owned a B23E with one in my original 242. It's...

Owned a B23E with one in my original 242. It's decent in that application. My current 242 has one in it. With a B23FT. A bit less decent, due to the lower compression (8.7:1 compared to 10:1),...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By John242Ti
K cam has a useful power band from 2000 rpm to...

K cam has a useful power band from 2000 rpm to 6500 rpm. So, not that great of a match for below 5K rpm acceleration. Also helps to have more displacement than 2.1 liters with the K, which is why...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By John242Ti
You can also just press fit it into the speedo. ...

You can also just press fit it into the speedo. I've had cars where the collar went completely MIA. Cable's long enough that it'll remain in place for years.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3,233
Views: 1,463,512
Posted By John242Ti
Chickens dig T5s...

Chickens dig T5s...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,339
Posted By John242Ti
Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a...

Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a windshield installed in my 242. $325 installed, plus any rust repair, and tax... So, it'll probably be around $450-$500 when all is said and done. ...
Forum: website & board 04-20-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By John242Ti
Yeah, it sounds like something Chrome isn't...

Yeah, it sounds like something Chrome isn't liking. Firefox should work fine, even with the HTTPS Everywhere extension active, like in my case.

Hmmm, that's another way. Then, use the usual IMG...
Forum: website & board 04-19-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By John242Ti
Probably best to just use flickr or a similar...

Probably best to just use flickr or a similar image hosting site.

I do see your pics, even though I am using the https version of the forums. So, them being hidden on your PC might be an issue...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By John242Ti
It's worth doing. If your '79 only has the...

It's worth doing. If your '79 only has the driver's side vent as well, I'd get two panels and two vent assemblies, then modify that car as well.
Forum: website & board 04-16-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By John242Ti
I wonder if maybe you have malware on your PC...

I wonder if maybe you have malware on your PC somewhere. I've clicked the thread multiple times with no problems. Granted, I'm running a Mac and am using Firefox. So, if you have the Malwarebytes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By John242Ti
Hopefully the OP doesn't delete the fresh air...

Hopefully the OP doesn't delete the fresh air vents on the kickpanels. Those can be opened to allow fresh air into the car when AC isn't needed. If the car doesn't have a passenger fresh air vent,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By John242Ti
1973-93 100/200 series Volvos with the three...

1973-93 100/200 series Volvos with the three button climate unit default to dash vents and recirc mode if the vacuum hose is disconnected.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By John242Ti
Just cap off the vacuum port at the manifold. As...

Just cap off the vacuum port at the manifold. As long as there's no vacuum to the system, the fresh/recirc flap is in the recirc mode and the dash vents are open with the defrost and floor vents...
Forum: showroom 04-12-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9,603
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Posted By John242Ti
#sideshotsunday... ...

#sideshotsunday...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51093414688_b5a23403a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kQX77U)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51110368521_53fd4f42c2_c.jpg...
Forum: events 04-12-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By John242Ti
242's engine bay: ...

242's engine bay:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51110278073_5bdba76b99_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kSrx1V)

ogamer777's 242 peeking out from behind a few people as he shows up......
Forum: events 04-10-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By John242Ti
Night before reminder... -J

Night before reminder...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By John242Ti
Unclip the headlining from the sunroof panel,...

Unclip the headlining from the sunroof panel, then close the panel. You'll have access to the mechanism and the hardware mounting it to the car. Most likely, you need to pull the gearbox, then use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,255
Posted By John242Ti
To expand on what nel621 is suggesting, used one...

To expand on what nel621 is suggesting, used one of those eBay fused lighter sockets wired directly to the battery. Then, on the negative terminal, install one of those battery shut off terminals. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,917
Posted By John242Ti
M400/M410 were built by ZF. The M50/51 trannies...

M400/M410 were built by ZF. The M50/51 trannies used in the 1975 Euro 260 series and in the Group A cars were Getrag boxes. The M45/46/47 are a combination of the M40/41 and the M400/410, from what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By John242Ti
Also, look at the bottom of the tank. You might...

Also, look at the bottom of the tank. You might find something that looks like a phillips screw somewhere in the middle. That's your drain plug. Get a large pan underneath, then unscrew that. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By John242Ti
Anything against using the Volvo HT-204 or HT-205...

Anything against using the Volvo HT-204 or HT-205 grilles from a 1990-93 car? If you do that, you have the option of using 5.25" speakers (they're meant for 5", but if you use two screw holes...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,917
Posted By John242Ti
A M410 would also handle the power... Think it...

A M410 would also handle the power... Think it was mentioned on the old mailing list that the M410 was stronger than the M90.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By John242Ti
On LH 2.0 and 2.2 cars, the engine should flare...

On LH 2.0 and 2.2 cars, the engine should flare up to ~2000 when the engine first starts, then drop immediately to 750 rpm. Another thing to check is the TPS. Make sure that it clicks each time you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,944
Posted By John242Ti
That would do it. -J

That would do it.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By John242Ti
Grab Eric's assembly, then get the rest of the...

Grab Eric's assembly, then get the rest of the shift linkage parts from a west coast car. That way, you can get rid of the rest of the rusty mess.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 93,482
Posted By John242Ti
Oops. BTDT with my original 242. Was the other...

Oops. BTDT with my original 242. Was the other end, tho. Took a curve a little too quickly and car died. This happened right after the wiring harness had been replaced by a shop. So, I firstly...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 76,830
Posted By John242Ti
^Different cruise setup... You need the setup...

^Different cruise setup... You need the setup from a 1986-89 car, which I think 2manyturbos Roy has available. The good news is that the pre-1990 cruise setups do use the same stalk, so you guys...
Forum: events 03-12-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By John242Ti
Puget Sound VSA Spring meet - Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland, WA 4/11/21

Text copied from the PSVSA.org website, photo was taken by me at the 2017 event... https://psvsa.org/index.php/2021-calendar/



April 11, 2021 Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM
Juanita Beach Park, 9703...
Forum: events 03-08-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,255
Posted By John242Ti
It all depends on if Queen Kate deems it ok for...

It all depends on if Queen Kate deems it ok for social gatherings to occur this year.
Forum: website & board 03-02-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By John242Ti
I usually just click "Go Advanced" and it loads...

I usually just click "Go Advanced" and it loads just fine. Been doing this for years, when I remember to do so. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,944
Posted By John242Ti
I've had received bad coolant temp sensors, new...

I've had received bad coolant temp sensors, new in bag. If you still have the old one, might be worth chucking it in for chuckles and seeing if the car strangely runs decent again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,253
Posted By John242Ti
Zero difference in performance. Took a M46 510...

Zero difference in performance. Took a M46 510 ECU from an '84 245GL and installed it into an Aw70 equipped '84 245GL. Ran the same as it did with the original box. The M46 car ran the same with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,253
Posted By John242Ti
LH ECU is the same for high and low compression. ...

LH ECU is the same for high and low compression. 1983 is a 503 number, 1984 is a 510 number, I'm assuming because of the added circuit on 1984 cars for the heated O2 sensor. OP's car is an Aw70...
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