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Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By Duder
Damn, the 850 looks like it is very well sorted!...

Damn, the 850 looks like it is very well sorted! The hit sounded/looked much harder in the in-car video... your front end damage was much less than I expected to see.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 619,975
Posted By Duder
You guys should take a break from all of this...

You guys should take a break from all of this FRCing so we can finally finish the pickup bed.

I am still looking forward to never being allowed to drive it! :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Duder
Good to know - thanks!

Good to know - thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Duder
Indeed, center vent ducting is unique for the...

Indeed, center vent ducting is unique for the later style ('91-'93?), the piece that connects between the blower outlets and the vent outlets in the 81+ dash.

Hadn't realized this before but there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By Duder
Go to Lowe's or Home Depot, buy a roll of...

Go to Lowe's or Home Depot, buy a roll of foil-backed reflective bubble wrap style heat shielding, like Reflectix or similar. Cut to fit. Instant sunshade! Plus you have leftover material to make...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,203
Posted By Duder
Goo Gone works really well. I use just a few...

Goo Gone works really well. I use just a few squirts applied to a paper towel, then wipe until that area of the towel is black, then repeat. Wear gloves and protect the dash & bodywork with masking...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Duder
Oh boy, where to start... here are a few...

Oh boy, where to start... here are a few reactions / notes based on your posts and what your mechanic friend has said:


Absolutely do not mix R12 and R134a - you're right!
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Read up on AC...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Duder
For a 240 there are two things I've discovered...

For a 240 there are two things I've discovered that make removal & installation of engines/transmissions much more straightforward and far more stable in terms of hoist positioning.

1) Remove the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
The main downside of the ZF pump from the E36 M3...

The main downside of the ZF pump from the E36 M3 is that they don't seem to be available new anymore. There are a few reman options though. I'll have to get my hands on one to ensure I can make it...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 191,528
Posted By Duder
I don't want to have to wait another 4 years to...

I don't want to have to wait another 4 years to find out what color you're going to paint it :cameron:

Those wheels are sweet though. Bronze or gold would work for the wheel color, especially if...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
:run: They won't want to touch it! I have a big...

:run: They won't want to touch it! I have a big binder going with all my notes for the project, and plan to put a master parts list in there to help with maintenance and replacement of bits in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Since this project is mainly a packaging puzzle,...

Since this project is mainly a packaging puzzle, I thought it would be advantageous to knock out one of the smaller pieces now, allowing a few other larger ones to fall into place. Ford 4.6 engines...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Duder
Cool, that's good to know it's not a bad job. I...

Cool, that's good to know it's not a bad job. I might help her out and do that one too.



I did that a few days ago, saw 0.0A on the meter, but only later realized that I forgot to switch the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Duder
Cool, thanks for confirming that. I think FCP...

Cool, thanks for confirming that. I think FCP Euro's site has an explainer page about that issue. I will check that out on the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-30-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Duder
Helping out a Neighbor - 2001 S60 NA

Nice lady down the street has a 2001 S60, an NA 5-cylinder she bought new and drives rarely. It has just over 70k miles. Since the pandemic started she hasn't driven it at all, so of course the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 21,813
Posted By Duder
Sweet build. You should buff out that 601 red...

Sweet build. You should buff out that 601 red paint!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 1,358,269
Posted By Duder
A Pro 5.0 shifter or a copy thereof would be my...

A Pro 5.0 shifter or a copy thereof would be my vote. The shift feel is awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,990
Posted By Duder
I hadn't thought about hard chrome but yeah,...

I hadn't thought about hard chrome but yeah, you're probably right. A repair sleeve would get unwieldy in the length required for a steering rack.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,990
Posted By Duder
Good point, just like with motorcycle forks if...

Good point, just like with motorcycle forks if the rack surface isn't perfectly smooth it will tear up new seals in short order and cause another leak. With resurfacing I would guess they are talking...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,499
Posted By Duder
Using the ipd belly pan as protection and as a...

Using the ipd belly pan as protection and as a basis for ductwork sounds good to me. Coroplast is the go-to Lemons favorite aerodynamic material, if you can afford to go one step up from Cardboard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,990
Posted By Duder
Cool, thanks for the link. That looks like a ZF...

Cool, thanks for the link. That looks like a ZF "type 1." I determined that mine is a "Type 2" using the guide Ian linked. Also found this thread with posts from another member who rebuilt his Type...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,990
Posted By Duder
So who here has actually rebuilt one of these...

So who here has actually rebuilt one of these racks themselves?

I have a used ZF sitting here, to replace the leaky CAM rack in my car. I'm currently thinking about rebuilding the ZF before...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,499
Posted By Duder
Dude, you are getting close! Take some video when...

Dude, you are getting close! Take some video when you fire it up for the first time.

Nice logical routing of the charge plumbing, and that cooler looks nice and girthy.

I'm sure you have...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,499
Posted By Duder
That will be fun. I think with the amount of...

That will be fun. I think with the amount of low-end you'll on tap you will want boost by gear for sure (IMO) but if you can also ramp it up by wheel speed within each gear, then even better. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,499
Posted By Duder
I'm right there with you dude. Motivation comes...

I'm right there with you dude. Motivation comes in waves for me. The forums help reinforce it when it comes... so use the high of sharing progress to get even more done now! It may seem trivial but...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,730
Posted By Duder
New mount looks great! Curious to read your...

New mount looks great! Curious to read your review of this mirror mojangus once you get the car out on the road. Don't forget to "remove it off before use" though.

I haven't played with any DI...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,235
Posted By Duder
Sorry to hear about the broken stud. I suggest...

Sorry to hear about the broken stud. I suggest lots of heat and Kroil...if you attempt to remove it by welding a nut on it again. I find the method that usually works for me is find a nut that’s...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,730
Posted By Duder
That's a super cool product and nice mount you...

That's a super cool product and nice mount you designed too.

The GoPro style clamped joint might not be able to cope with that much mass cantilevered off of it. You could try doubling it up, with...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,235
Posted By Duder
You could physically remove the material easily...

You could physically remove the material easily enough, but the challenge is getting the surface square and flat to ensure good sealing. Milling would be best but if you're creative and careful then...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Duder
I noticed yesterday on the 123 ignition site...

I noticed yesterday on the 123 ignition site there are a few different distributor models they offer for the B21, B23 etc... the one I linked seems like it has a few preprogrammed advance curves to...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By Duder
:cool: I wouldn't shame anyone - there are...

:cool:

I wouldn't shame anyone - there are lots of reasons why things don't work out ideally when building cars and/or designing parts. Maybe I should rephrase and give my twin scroll advice as a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Give it a shot! It wasn't hard, once I got the...

Give it a shot! It wasn't hard, once I got the bolts broken loose. Even California 240s have rust in the hinge areas, especially the older non-galvanized bodies.

I only adjusted at the bolt shown...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 100,606
Posted By Duder
That thing is sitting perfectly. I'm pretty...

That thing is sitting perfectly.

I'm pretty much convinced at this point to stick with 2-piece driveshafts on any lowered 240 no matter which trans. The 1-piece shafts always seem to rub at the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Duder
I don't understand why you would need points if...

I don't understand why you would need points if you want to use one of these distributors shown below. Is this what you're looking at?

https://123ignition.com/product/volvo-b21-b23-4-r-v/
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 165,714
Posted By Duder
Yeah there is a junction block / jumper cable...

Yeah there is a junction block / jumper cable connection point near the firewall on the passenger side. The chassis has a battery tray there too, maybe some of the cheaper specs didn’t have the trunk...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,784
Posted By Duder
Engine sounds great. Nice job Erik. Is the...

Engine sounds great. Nice job Erik. Is the GTX4202R going on the OM606? :oogle: (kidding) (mostly)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 165,714
Posted By Duder
I haven't actually carried this out yet but I'm...

I haven't actually carried this out yet but I'm going to see if an E36 stock battery cable will work. In those cars the battery is in the passenger side buttcheek area essentially, and they have a...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By Duder
Regardless of primary runner length, on a...

Regardless of primary runner length, on a twin-scroll manifold you want to keep all of the runners equal length and keep the 1-4 and 2-3 pairs completely separated. It's all about evenly timed...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
I have to give all credit to Luke (122power) for...

I have to give all credit to Luke (122power) for rescuing its faded hulk from that Colorado high desert field, dragging it back to its rightful home of California, sprucing it up and then eventually...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
It's all part of the charm. Worth it! Lots of...

It's all part of the charm. Worth it! Lots of weird parts on this one for sure, and it's just getting weirder.

More critical body stuff...

Mr. Homer helped me out with some rubber parts orders...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Body stuff. Maybe you can see from these...

Body stuff.

Maybe you can see from these shots that the back edge of the hood was always high, maybe 3/16" proud of the cowl. I guess it didn't bug me when I was driving the car regularly but now...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Got a few other small jobs done lately. The...

Got a few other small jobs done lately.

The fuel tank has been quite full since I parked the car nearly 2 years ago. Didn't plan that very well. So the other day I hooked up a power supply to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 76,656
Posted By Duder
Great job with this car so far, nice to read...

Great job with this car so far, nice to read about all your progress! I would rock it.

Glad to hear Starla is treating you well...
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Hehe, thanks guys. Conversion kits could be a...

Hehe, thanks guys. Conversion kits could be a thing. We will have to see how it goes with this mule vehicle and proto hardware. If E36ization requires any hacking or welding of the 240 unibody then...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Got it, thanks for the info. I'm not sure what my...

Got it, thanks for the info. I'm not sure what my available range for caster is going to look like yet. I don't want to hack into the 245's strut towers, so that might limit parts selection based on...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Haven't tried that yet, but probably could mock...

Haven't tried that yet, but probably could mock that up. Right now the engine is in the way but whenever that isn't the case I can try it out.

Just found out that E46 spindles clamp around the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
I'll admit I didn't consider a bunch of other...

I'll admit I didn't consider a bunch of other options, and mostly chose E36 because of familiarity and the fact that the layout is pretty similar to a 240.

At first it was going to remain 240...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Agreed, and will do. I want the finished car to...

Agreed, and will do. I want the finished car to look like a mostly stock 245, just lowered. The ACS wheels change the look quite a bit of course, but I do plan to also work out a set of 5x120...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 150,793
Posted By Duder
Ah! Your car was one that I remembered seeing...

Ah! Your car was one that I remembered seeing recently. I didn't make the connection or get the joke. Derp. It's looking great! The B21 is a much better starting point to keep fairly stock. I like...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 165,714
Posted By Duder
Inspiring stuff! I hadn't seen your thread in a...

Inspiring stuff! I hadn't seen your thread in a while but just went through the whole thing. I can definitely relate to having a long-term project while simultaneously getting caught up in "quick"...
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