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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2022, 11:29 AM
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Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo steering rack travel

Does anyone know how much travel the different steering racks have?

940 should have 7.125" lock to lock (info found here) and 3.5 turns. Not sure if this is the same for all types of 940 racks.
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Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By VolvoGLT
Does this apply to all MK60 ABS or just the BMW...

Does this apply to all MK60 ABS or just the BMW E46M3 ABS? The MK60 ABS was used in a lot of different vehicles and the units (ECU and hydraulic block) can be found for around $200. Would be great if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 242: how to separate rocker panel and quarter panel?

How are the rear quarter panels attached to the rocker/sill panels? As you can see the rocker panel is in bad shape and I'd like to replace it entirely. Are the two panels spot welded together and...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By VolvoGLT
Thanks for the info! I read about the direct...

Thanks for the info! I read about the direct injection. So removing it is a must or just something to make it more reliable since it gets rid of the high pressure fuel pump? Do you leave the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By VolvoGLT
My reasoning about the swap is that it'll be a...

My reasoning about the swap is that it'll be a lot of work no matter what 6 cylinder engine I choose. The newer N engines are not much more expensive than the older Mxx engines and the N54 and N55...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By VolvoGLT
All S engines are very expensive... S50B32...

All S engines are very expensive...

S50B32 will cost you $6000-$12000. S54B32 a couple grand more
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 240: BMW engine options

Since my other thread about Volvo T6 options in a 240 quickly moved to BMW engines I'll have a separate thread for that.

What are the pro's and con's about the BMW options? Apparently great...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By VolvoGLT
ok, since this thread drifted to BMW engines I'll...

ok, since this thread drifted to BMW engines I'll open up a new thread for the BMW options: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=6295660
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By VolvoGLT
Ok... the S54 would be great but man, those are...

Ok... the S54 would be great but man, those are expensive! M54 is 228hp max, right? How easy is it to get them to 300hp+? I assume I need a standalone EMS?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 240: T6?

Ok, I know there are several threads about T6 swaps in a 240 chassis but most are several years old. Sooo my question is:

What would you do/choose if you would fit a T6 in a 240? What would be the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 242: get window trim ON

I removed the trim/mouldings around the quarter windows and the rear window. The mouldings have a longer tab on one side that fits into the rubber around the windows. Removing was quite easy but how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By VolvoGLT
That's interesting as that particular part is...

That's interesting as that particular part is designated as US versions only: https://classicvolvorestoration.eu/product/spacer-headlight-240-80-usa/
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By VolvoGLT
7" round headlight bezel interchange

I have the early bezels (-77) on my 242 and the headlight sits flush with the opening. I'd like to change to the 78 bezels which are shallower than the early ones --> the headlights are recessed 1"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By VolvoGLT
Thanks guys, will definitely order some plastic...

Thanks guys, will definitely order some plastic trim removal tools.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By VolvoGLT
Remove door/window trim?

How do you remove the chrome trim around the doors and windows (see upper part of diagram - pieces 18, 19, 20 and 41, 42, 43)? Are these pieces glued on as I don't see clips in the diagram.

Thanks...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,860
Posted By VolvoGLT
How different are the 740/940 steering racks to...

How different are the 740/940 steering racks to the 240 racks? Could you fit one if you would use different tie rod ends (iirc the 740 racks are about 50mm wider than the 240s) and a different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By VolvoGLT
I marked the sheet metal that was added by the...

I marked the sheet metal that was added by the factory on the wagons. Without them I think the hump over the axle and trunk floor are identical.

https://i.postimg.cc/8zGgjp68/trunkfloor.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 242/244 vs 245 trunk floor

I need a new trunk floor for my 242 and of course those parts are not reproduced. How different are the trunk floors of 242/244s and the wagons (245)? When closely looking at trunk floor pictures...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
Yeah, you're right on the boxing but to mitigate...

Yeah, you're right on the boxing but to mitigate the now stiffer trailing arms I kept the body bushing in rubber and used the BNE trailing arm/axle bushing. That should give me an even better than...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
I thought about doing this but then I thought...

I thought about doing this but then I thought this is more work for no gain. The bracket seems to be some sort of spring to put pressure on the sway bar and nut (probably to reduce vibrations and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
Control arms and trailing arms ARE boxed :cool:

Control arms and trailing arms ARE boxed :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
Adjustable torque rods are in the mix :cool:

Adjustable torque rods are in the mix :cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
OEM Volvo Galaxy wheels - 7x16"

OEM Volvo Galaxy wheels - 7x16"
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
Can't really say how the handling changed since I...

Can't really say how the handling changed since I only drove a few meters yet. I changed so much on the suspension (springs, shocks, camber plates, BNE trailing arm bushings, adjustable torque rods,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-22-2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 240: center rear wheel in arch - the easy way

Tired of having the rear axle not centered in the wheel well? There used to be two different ways of correcting this:

1.) use adjustable torque rods to tilt the axle forward (and messing up the...
Forum: showroom 08-22-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By VolvoGLT
Rial Nogaro wheels on a 240?

Has anyone put Rial Nogaro wheels on a 240 yet? They come in a lot of sizes and every once in a while you can find the 5x110 version in 8x17" - which would work with wobble nuts to fit them on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By VolvoGLT
Exactly ;) I don't mind fabbing stuff but it...

Exactly ;) I don't mind fabbing stuff but it would be nice to know in advance. I didn't have any instructions in the box. Not a racecar but since reliable strut mounts are NLA I opted for a metal...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By VolvoGLT
Ok, gotcha. The washer wasn't touching the...

Ok, gotcha. The washer wasn't touching the bearing housing when the strut was at the maximum angle but yes it is quite close. I already got shorter locknuts as you were correctly pointing out that I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By VolvoGLT
Which one (under the nut or the lower one on top...

Which one (under the nut or the lower one on top of the spring seat? Or both)? Care to let me know why? Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By VolvoGLT
Ok, thanks. Put the spacer underneath the plate: ...

Ok, thanks. Put the spacer underneath the plate:

https://i.postimg.cc/Pqpc60cg/20220723-131225.jpg



Made a spacer for the top side (3mm high) - hidden under the washer. Spacer is not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By VolvoGLT
Interestingly I had only two spacers in the...

Interestingly I had only two spacers in the package. So there should be 4 (two for each strut - one on the bottom on on top) I assume?
The strut nuts are just regular nylon locknuts - no built in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 240: camber plate install?

I want to install the camber plates on my 240 but I'm not sure where to put the two washers/spacers that came with the kit. Unfortunately no instructions were included This is the kit I have:
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By VolvoGLT
Volvo 240 front suspension: mix and match?

Ok, this is highly hypothetical:

Can you modify a strut assembly from a 240 in the following way - use V70/S60/S80 front springs (they seem to have the same length and diameter as the 240 springs...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By VolvoGLT
Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't aware that the...

Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't aware that the latch mechanisms changed on the early doors! Will check before I commit to buy
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By VolvoGLT
no idea?

no idea?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By VolvoGLT
Removing door window trim?

ok, how to remove the chrome window trim WITHOUT destroying it? Can it be done?
I'd like to purchase the doors in the picture and change the color of the door and paint the trim black. Ideally I...
Forum: showroom 04-18-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By VolvoGLT
Thanks! It still seems that a majority of cars...

Thanks! It still seems that a majority of cars still received the "Alter 2" mirrors - even before 1978.
Forum: showroom 04-18-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By VolvoGLT
Weird/rare factory mirrors (260)

Has anyone seen these mirrors before? That's a 1977 264 and supposedly the mirrors are electric mirrors. All electric mirrors I have seen before mount in the window triangle and not on the door..
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,571
Posted By VolvoGLT
Not sure if this is of help for you since it's...

Not sure if this is of help for you since it's about my 240 but here is how I fitted Recaros using the factory brackets: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359318
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,063
Posted By VolvoGLT
Fitting Recaros in a Volvo 240

Here's how to fit Recaro seats (Idealsitz LS) in a 1980 Volvo 244 using the factory seat tracks and retaining height adjustability.

This is how I started out:
...
Forum: showroom 12-29-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,125
Posted By VolvoGLT
RGA aero spoiler

Has anyone put an RGA aero1 or aero2 spoiler on a 240? Any pics would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,044
Posted By VolvoGLT
Now that's interesting! A look in the wiring...

Now that's interesting! A look in the wiring diagram might tell me more then (if I can find one online).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,044
Posted By VolvoGLT
early Volvo 240/260 heated seats

Were heated seats available in the early 240s (1980 and earlier)? They apparently were available in the 262 coupes as I found a picture for the passenger heated seat switch here:...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,093
Posted By VolvoGLT
What material were the OEM spoilers?

What material were the OEM spoilers?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,093
Posted By VolvoGLT
Thanks for the heads up! I had read that thread -...

Thanks for the heads up! I had read that thread - should have mentioned that I just added it for comparisons sake.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,093
Posted By VolvoGLT
Reproduction Group A spoiler

Who's got the best one (preferably in Europe) and what are the differences? Prices are all over the place..

KL Racing - ABS plastic - around 100 EUR:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 65,273
Posted By VolvoGLT
Thanks! I'll see if I can get a set then and try...

Thanks! I'll see if I can get a set then and try it out. Those are the later styles though - the early ones are more triangle shaped.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 65,273
Posted By VolvoGLT
Are these Recaro seats? Did you have to modify...

Are these Recaro seats? Did you have to modify the headrests or did the fit the Recaros just like that? I know that the Recaros have a post spacing of 240mm and I thought Volvos have something else.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,065
Posted By VolvoGLT
I know but I only listed combinations with the 4...

I know but I only listed combinations with the 4 bars I have - no 23mm bar in my garage..
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,065
Posted By VolvoGLT
I'll try both setups with 23mm bar then (21 and...

I'll try both setups with 23mm bar then (21 and 19 rear) and see what I like best. No rallyecross, just spirited street driving ;)

@Ben: will you have the QSRC arms back in stock in the next few...
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