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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By Radtap
Volvo recommends retensioning the belt 500-600...

Volvo recommends retensioning the belt 500-600 miles after install.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=6221724&postcount=5
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By Radtap
I had a brand new belt jump off the cam from...

I had a brand new belt jump off the cam from failing to re-tension it after installing. Drove fine for a couple days then on my way home one day it just popped off and tried to push through the cover
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Radtap
Mate those two redblocks together Mickey Thompson...

Mate those two redblocks together Mickey Thompson style
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Radtap
Try replacing your thermostat yet?

Try replacing your thermostat yet?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,708
Posted By Radtap
Replace your 30+ yr old harness folks ...

Replace your 30+ yr old harness folks

https://i.imgur.com/IY964LUl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ubik5U4l.jpg

Harness started shorting this week and engaging starter while driving over big enough...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,708
Posted By Radtap
Mounted some Bosch Pilots and a later chin...

Mounted some Bosch Pilots and a later chin spoiler

https://i.imgur.com/2eWDx3Vl.jpg

Drilled a new set of holes on the chin spoiler so I could mount it a little higher, does slightly block tow...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Radtap
While I?m not racing I?ve had the cheapest...

While I?m not racing I?ve had the cheapest oreillys plastic cap radiator available in my 242 for nearly two Arizona summers without issues. As long as you?re not overheating it it shouldn?t be an...
Forum: website & board 05-13-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 922
Posted By Radtap
I appreciate your work, had this been any other...

I appreciate your work, had this been any other niche forum they would’ve called it quits and closed down unfortunately, keep her going!
Forum: website & board 03-30-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Radtap
I was having that issue for a few days, I was...

I was having that issue for a few days, I was able to use the site on my phone when I disconnected from the wifi and used my data, everything’s gone back to working for me now
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Radtap
Absolutely useless in my application but I want...

Absolutely useless in my application but I want one
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By Radtap
The golf GTIs also have some nice recaros, seen...

The golf GTIs also have some nice recaros, seen someone on here use them and they also fold forward
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By Radtap
Early seat back is roughly 33 inches with...

Early seat back is roughly 33 inches with headrest, early headrests also don't curve like the later ones and are flat across the front, probably catch your head better. I’m a short guy but I always...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By Radtap
Early headrests are taller but have a different...

Early headrests are taller but have a different spacing so you would need early seat backs. I have an early seat back I can measure with the headrest still on. Might have 2 good ones if you wanna...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By Radtap
No, you can unclip them and slide them up and...

No, you can unclip them and slide them up and down in the tubes but once they're all the way in they're locked in place. Also head rests aren't meant to rest your head it's to keep you from getting...
Forum: events 03-22-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Radtap
If I drive from Az to Portland will iPD answer my...

If I drive from Az to Portland will iPD answer my emails?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By Radtap
I wish my car’s POs had the harnesses replaced...

I wish my car’s POs had the harnesses replaced when Volvo was still doing that. Not ready to do another
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By Radtap
I’ve pulled many of those actuators from...

I’ve pulled many of those actuators from junkyards and most of the time the wires where they enter that black tube lose their coating and short out causing issues. Get a little jar or liquid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,233
Posted By Radtap
In the future if that switch gives you issues...

In the future if that switch gives you issues again you can plug it with a metric pipe plug from mcmaster like I did, your foot will tell you a whole lot more about your brake system than a light on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Radtap
Might've seen it on facebook then, I've seen...

Might've seen it on facebook then, I've seen reproduction strips for the later cluster floating around. You could probably get some thin translucent plastic and color it and apply a black sticker...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Radtap
iirc Dave Barton sells replacement strips but...

iirc Dave Barton sells replacement strips but they're identical to the originals, maybe contact him and ask how they're made or see if he can make a one off custom one for you
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
This seems to be the solution as a matter of...

This seems to be the solution as a matter of fact, just compared the shells. Top piece is identical between my 80 and 84, bottom half is different, the later lower half shell has a large cover to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
Yes from the face to the mounting holes on the...

Yes from the face to the mounting holes on the rear. You can upload the pictures to imgur.com/upload for free and just post the link

The '80 assembly is 4.5 inches from the face of the lock to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
At this point I think the early locks may have...

At this point I think the early locks may have used a plastic peg and then in 81 they updated it to an alloy one for this exact reason, I guess I’ll have to post a wanted thread and continue the hunt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
https://i.imgur.com/KgQeHAUl.jpg From the face...

https://i.imgur.com/KgQeHAUl.jpg
From the face of the lock to the lip on the back for the switch is roughly 4 inches

https://i.imgur.com/qYxnbzEl.jpg
From the flat edge to the outer mounting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
I’ll take measurements and pictures right now....

I’ll take measurements and pictures right now. Did not know 262c didn’t have the early dash. I know very little about the 262c honestly
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
I might give that a shot, the end with the lock...

I might give that a shot, the end with the lock is 4.5 inches long from the face of the lock to the end of the switch mounting hole on the back without a switch. Do you know if they made it longer in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
Both of the ID plates under the hood have...

Both of the ID plates under the hood have completely faded or peeled so I can’t get any info other than the VIN stamped into the plate. I had that build sheet I found under the carpet with some info...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
That's my biggest worry about this, its a tiny...

That's my biggest worry about this, its a tiny detail but I was hoping to keep original style keys in the car and I'm assuming my final option will be a new lock assembly from Volvo however mine's a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
https://i.imgur.com/7XUrlUTl.jpg Picture...

https://i.imgur.com/7XUrlUTl.jpg

Picture isnt too good but I promise you that is plastic. That is with the key in too

I had to unscrew that "knee bar" under the dash and remove column cover....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
I believe I’ve located two replacement...

I believe I’ve located two replacement candidates. I’m going to try to remove the steering column lock out of the car so I can measure and send pics to a couple sellers. I can replace the lock itself...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
http://cleanflametrap.com/ign_sw/ign_sw_1002.jpg ...

http://cleanflametrap.com/ign_sw/ign_sw_1002.jpg

That pin snapped off inside of my ignition switch and from the other images appears to be a separate assembly from the lock cylinder. Is that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
It might be pot metal, I just thought it was...

It might be pot metal, I just thought it was plastic cause it has that white/yellowish color to it. The piece seems to be a part of the lock cylinder so I can’t push it out or replace it, maybe if I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
I pulled the ignition switch off and looking at...

I pulled the ignition switch off and looking at the back of the cylinder when I press the key in it pushes out a plastic peg that indexes with the ignition switch, the tip of that peg broke off and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By Radtap
1980 240 broken ignition cylinder piece

Broke my ignition cylinder today, the plastic peg that the key turns broke off in the ignition plug on the back and the key basically free spins. Can’t find an answer online whether or not I can...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,306
Posted By Radtap
Where’d you get those battery terminals? I badly...

Where’d you get those battery terminals? I badly need to replace my cheapo autozone terminals. That leather belt is a unique touch I love it
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,708
Posted By Radtap
let me know how those 6in subs work out, giving...

let me know how those 6in subs work out, giving me ideas for my other vehicles now.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Radtap
http://www.turbobricks.com/mods.php?content=art000...

http://www.turbobricks.com/mods.php?content=art0003

Here’s that, you would have to do the math to see how much air your engine is moving but otherwise the kjet turbo filter will move 1980 cfm
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Radtap
A vast majority of those cone filter “cold air...

A vast majority of those cone filter “cold air intakes” simply don’t work because they leave it in the engine bay exposed to everything else so it’s just sucking up the hot air coming off the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,708
Posted By Radtap
Those look fancy, my only worry would be those...

Those look fancy, my only worry would be those subs overpowering the front speakers. I was afraid my 6x9s in the rear would be too much for 5.25 in the door but it’s just perfect. Close enough to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By Radtap
http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/Filer%20240/...

http://www.v8volvo.se/mekartips/volvo/Filer%20240/Greenbook%20CIS%20System%201981%20TP30363%202.pdf

Replace your temp sensor

Also keep in mind you have a 1981 240, biodegradable wiring harness....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Radtap
FYI 262 belts use a different buckle, found that...

FYI 262 belts use a different buckle, found that out the other night
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By Radtap
Kjet… TPS? IAC?? That idle adjustment screw...

Kjet… TPS? IAC??

That idle adjustment screw you’re turning is not the right screw for idle adjustment, made that same mistake. It’s just a stop. You adjust it with the larger plastic screw on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,708
Posted By Radtap
No, it was the Rockville 8in slim unit iirc and...

No, it was the Rockville 8in slim unit iirc and it just barely fit. Don’t know about under the drivers seat but fit under pass. I ended up installing a sub box in the trunk of the 242 and I’m far...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,708
Posted By Radtap
https://i.imgur.com/ZA0rOG3l.jpg Here's a...

https://i.imgur.com/ZA0rOG3l.jpg

Here's a decent picture of the car finally.
The paint still has some shine to it :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 03-08-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Radtap
Don’t polyurethane lower trailing arm bushings...

Don’t polyurethane lower trailing arm bushings make the rear axle bind? The original bushings have cavities to allow the axle to twist to an extent, the bushings with voids are a horrible design but...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By Radtap
A 240 turbo with stock turbo manifold still...

A 240 turbo with stock turbo manifold still sounds like a tractor when you cut the cat out just with turbo whistles. A 240 turbo with any of the ebay manifolds actually sounds like a turbo car
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Radtap
The torque rods can be used to adjust the pinion...

The torque rods can be used to adjust the pinion angle as well as the position of the axle inside of the wheel well front/back. The axle trailing arms mount to the underside of the axle creating a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Radtap
Use a grease gun with zerk needle

Use a grease gun with zerk needle
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Radtap
You’ll need something to put on the gear to crank...

You’ll need something to put on the gear to crank it but you don’t wanna jack up the splines if you get a crank later on, try wrapping it in a couple thick layer of electric tape and using vice grips
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,534
Posted By Radtap
Damn this thing is bad ass. Did you make those...

Damn this thing is bad ass. Did you make those seat covers in your 2016 post? Can’t wait till you get it driving
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