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Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By blkaplan
Koni sports ride a lot nicer on a 700 series cars.

Koni sports ride a lot nicer on a 700 series cars.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By blkaplan
Cant go wrong with red or brown. Brown is...

Cant go wrong with red or brown.

Brown is nicer on a green car imo
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By blkaplan
Last time I ordered volvo genuine part 245 tail...

Last time I ordered volvo genuine part 245 tail lamps, they were made in Taiwan non cibie tail lights.

Was not impressed with the quality unfortunately.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By blkaplan
You would have to drill the hubs, which isn't a...

You would have to drill the hubs, which isn't a big deal since you are just enlarging the hole that's there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,171
Posted By blkaplan
upgrading to vented is definitely worthwhile

upgrading to vented is definitely worthwhile
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By blkaplan
You probably don't need to drill but if you do...

You probably don't need to drill but if you do clearance the sheet metal that will get you over more.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By blkaplan
Check if its touching the sheet metal. You can...

Check if its touching the sheet metal. You can usually misalign the 2 mount studs a bit to get it over if its not.

The other model strut mount we offer moves the bearing below the sheet...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By blkaplan
You should be able to get a bit more than that. ...

You should be able to get a bit more than that.

Post some pics of how your strut mounts are installed.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By blkaplan
Theres a lot of reasons this could happen, I...

Theres a lot of reasons this could happen, I think once upon a time I had a similar situation and it was the insulation on the fuel pump wiring that had degraded.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By blkaplan
mine does as well :-/

mine does as well :-/
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By blkaplan
Should be able to change that status early...

Should be able to change that status early December. Wrapping up the current bottleneck now
Forum: article composition 10-21-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 58,513
Posted By blkaplan
I couldn't believe the amount of metal fillings...

I couldn't believe the amount of metal fillings in my axle after I did the break in on my truetrac back in the day.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,674
Views: 1,339,658
Posted By blkaplan
I've been working on them forever, :roll: ...

I've been working on them forever, :roll:

Just made the final tweaks to the arms themselves and have the adjustment plates mostly roughed out.

finalizing the drop brackets now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By blkaplan
This

This
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,804
Posted By blkaplan
Those 631s are odd ducks, I always wondered if...

Those 631s are odd ducks, I always wondered if they would be good platforms for modifications, I wonder how thick the runners are compared to normal 530 stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By blkaplan
I wonder if the custom lines I have for the rear...

I wonder if the custom lines I have for the rear 17Z calipers would work.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0260/2623/products/IMG_8116_900x.jpg?v=1626287256
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By blkaplan
A long time ago I put a npr into a 740 for a...

A long time ago I put a npr into a 740 for a customer, we ended up making a custom fan shroud and switched to a spal fan to get more clearance. I wasn't comfortable with the minimal clearance...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,333
Posted By blkaplan
good stuff!!! Sounds like its running really...

good stuff!!! Sounds like its running really nicely.

With Kjet, the more you run it, the better it will get once you get things to a runnable place.

Dont forget to drop some injector...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,769
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/700-900-volvo-parts/products/700-900-koni-dampers
Forum: performance & modifications 09-07-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,566
Posted By blkaplan
If this is just being used to control ABS, do...

If this is just being used to control ABS, do things like the M-track mode, etc... make a difference at all?

Seems like if you wanted stability control it would be more important?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By blkaplan
I was thinking this as well. This could very...

I was thinking this as well. This could very well be running rich from a boost dependent leak.

I would come up with a way to pressure test your system, sometimes there are leaks that are only...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 636,417
Posted By blkaplan
I am hoping to come back for Labor Day weekend. ...

I am hoping to come back for Labor Day weekend. Maybe I can take a drive down then
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 636,417
Posted By blkaplan
congrats for getting it out before the salt...

congrats for getting it out before the salt returns.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By blkaplan
I would hammer in a torx bit, that always works...

I would hammer in a torx bit, that always works better than extractors in my experience.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 178,668
Posted By blkaplan
Those seats are so perfect for the navy interior.

Those seats are so perfect for the navy interior.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By blkaplan
I can confirm I have taken apart plenty of 240...

I can confirm I have taken apart plenty of 240 cores that have Monroe / Volvo badged inserts that we have binned.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 408,134
Posted By blkaplan
Running 18's with solid rotors is no bueno.

Running 18's with solid rotors is no bueno.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By blkaplan
this is the correct orientation.

this is the correct orientation.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,980
Posted By blkaplan
Hope this thing is up and driving for my summer...

Hope this thing is up and driving for my summer trip up to the Berkshires.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/2...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-extended-wheel-studs

You can get these and cut them to the length you want.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By blkaplan
p80 / p2 strut mounts are curved for the strut...

p80 / p2 strut mounts are curved for the strut tower. That would not fit on a 240 strut tower.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By blkaplan
yea, that was one detail the PO overlooked.

yea, that was one detail the PO overlooked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By blkaplan
bing bing bing It wasn't damaged but someone...

bing bing bing

It wasn't damaged but someone did run a jumper between the brake lights and the fog lights that way there would be 5 brake lights... It was back feeding and causing havoc with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,559
Posted By blkaplan
STS sells them, why bother recreating the wheel?

STS sells them, why bother recreating the wheel?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By blkaplan
Are they still offering a lifetime warranty with...

Are they still offering a lifetime warranty with transmissions?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By blkaplan
We solved the rear left brake light issue by...

We solved the rear left brake light issue by wiggling the bulbs in the holder a bit.

As it stands, the current issue.

Rear fog lights illuminate with brake pedal,
(Bulb in the fog light...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,361
Posted By blkaplan
rip aw-70

rip aw-70
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By blkaplan
I'm seeing .39 V between the tail light ground...

I'm seeing .39 V between the tail light ground strip on the chassis on both sides.

Cleaned them up, now seeing .08V still have fog lights illuminating with brake lights.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By blkaplan
Brake light / rear fogs cross talk

My 92 240 wagon has something funky going on with the taillight wiring.

If i hit the brake pedal the bulb in the rear fog switch illuminates, the rear left brake light does not work.

When...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,559
Posted By blkaplan
Drivers / driving style can play a big roll in...

Drivers / driving style can play a big roll in pad wear.

When Randy Pobst drove our car, we noticed a 50% increase in pad wear.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By blkaplan
They are different. These are compatible. ...

They are different.

These are compatible.

https://www.bneshop.com/products/240-brembo-medium-brake-rotors?_pos=1&_sid=8d6a9cbd1&_ss=r
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,559
Posted By blkaplan
I'm well aware.

I'm well aware.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,559
Posted By blkaplan
Getting some track-specific high temp pads and...

Getting some track-specific high temp pads and good fluid will do wonders for your car.

That + some cheap ducting and you should be ok to stop reliably.

Keeping everything small (stock)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,938
Posted By blkaplan
ATE is OEM

ATE is OEM
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,559
Posted By blkaplan
We offer a "Medium" kit, ...

We offer a "Medium" kit,

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240-medium-brake-brembo-kit

Could use that with 316mm rotors and get a huge increase in thermal capacity compared to stock.

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,938
Posted By blkaplan
For a volvo 240, i have found that to be the only...

For a volvo 240, i have found that to be the only way to work if it needs bleeding.

Cant speak to the variety of hoopties you have seen. :lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,938
Posted By blkaplan
factory bleed order is crucial.

factory bleed order is crucial.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 861,113
Posted By blkaplan
Did you try the second set of mounting holes? ...

Did you try the second set of mounting holes? Those suck it in closer.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By blkaplan
You know whats even stiffer than everything...

You know whats even stiffer than everything mentioned in the above article?

Factory 240 Girling calipers. You don't get much stiffer than 2 piece bolted iron.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By blkaplan
It's all about designing for a finished system. ...

It's all about designing for a finished system. You can have well-engineered monoblock calipers and 2 piece calipers... or you can have poorly executed versions of both.

At some point, its...
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