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Forum: events 05-23-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By John242Ti
Nope, the Puget Sound VSA chapter has been around...

Nope, the Puget Sound VSA chapter has been around for many years. Probably started before the VCOA chapter did.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By John242Ti
Doesn't look bad on a sedan either. ...

Doesn't look bad on a sedan either.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52044158330_d289568e52_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nhXV5E)
Forum: showroom 05-23-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By John242Ti
No prob. I believe it. -J

No prob.

I believe it.

-J
Forum: events 05-23-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By John242Ti
Never was affiliated with the Puget Sound VCOA,...

Never was affiliated with the Puget Sound VCOA, however, members were invited to show up. Originally was started by PSVSA, but is now being run by one of their members.
...
Forum: showroom 05-22-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By John242Ti
Sent you a pic via IG. Also helped Randy out...

Sent you a pic via IG. Also helped Randy out with taking pics using his phone.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By John242Ti
^If the holes for the body cladding aren't...

^If the holes for the body cladding aren't filled, it will. If you get them filled (ideally by welding metal in the holes), then painted, it won't look much different than a 1983-85 wagon from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By John242Ti
Correct. Was used on all B230 cars. Both in a...

Correct. Was used on all B230 cars. Both in a remote reservoir configuration from 1985-1990 on 240 series, and most 700 and 900 series cars; and in an integral reservoir configuration from 1991-93...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By John242Ti
John, What Harald said. Already have a...

John,

What Harald said. Already have a thread for it.

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By John242Ti
The rattly issue with the Saginaw P-type PS pumps...

The rattly issue with the Saginaw P-type PS pumps is due to the bracketry. Usually the rear bracket, which fails with regularity. Even the intact brackets will rattle. If you run the engine at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By John242Ti
Yep. The '92 245 I used to drive pretty much...

Yep. The '92 245 I used to drive pretty much always showed a 2-1-2 or 2-3-2 code, due to a crack that had formed in the headpipe. Since WA didn't test emissions in my area, I just kept driving the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By John242Ti
^Good points... There aren't any holes in...

^Good points...

There aren't any holes in the headpipe, perchance? Not uncommon to develop holes on the non-turbo headpipes. One thing you could try is a pre-'89 exhaust manifold, if the car is...
Forum: website & board 05-17-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By John242Ti
And, now, apparently, it has gone back to the...

And, now, apparently, it has gone back to the light theme. :e-shrug:

Now, back to normal, as per Dana's response above... lol
Forum: events 05-17-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By John242Ti
Some of that may be due to the forums being dead...

Some of that may be due to the forums being dead for the past few weeks and some people may not be aware that it's alive again.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2022, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By John242Ti
You'd need a 1985-90 pump. 1991 cars had the...

You'd need a 1985-90 pump. 1991 cars had the integral reservoir pump. I'm assuming you're going to the late 940 regina fuel system B230 accessory layout with the alternator and AC compressor on the...
Forum: website & board 05-14-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,543
Posted By John242Ti
Other sites I know of that use it: ...

Other sites I know of that use it:

https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php
https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php
https://www.photrio.com
https://www.radiodiscussions.com
https://tinkerdifferent.com...
Forum: website & board 05-14-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,543
Posted By John242Ti
Specifically, the one from 4/1/22.

Specifically, the one from 4/1/22.
Forum: events 05-14-2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By John242Ti
One week to go...

One week to go...
Forum: website & board 05-14-2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,543
Posted By John242Ti
Sounds like it has been more fun than a barrel of...

Sounds like it has been more fun than a barrel of monkeys on acid...

Anyway, thanks for getting us back up.
Forum: events 03-19-2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By John242Ti
Will be there as per usual. Just no more wagon...

Will be there as per usual. Just no more wagon :oogle:...

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By John242Ti
I'm betting that is something that made it into...

I'm betting that is something that made it into the 240 parts catalog, even though it's probably a 700 series OD unit. 61a says Laycock marked 119038, but when you go up to the first part of the...
Forum: showroom 02-26-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9,740
Views: 5,830,626
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51906021843_0c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51906021843_0c5c91fe75_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n5KVV6)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51906253399_f4b158bf2b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n5M7Kr)
Alive...
Forum: events 02-26-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 26,100
Posted By John242Ti
New date looks to be 5/21/22.

New date looks to be 5/21/22.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By John242Ti
Those doors might be a little too old for the...

Those doors might be a little too old for the car, btw. Volvo changed the door latch mechanisms in 1978. Doors look like they're from 1975. To use them with the door latch hardware from your 244,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,105
Posted By John242Ti
^This. Get them flush with the ring, then it...

^This. Get them flush with the ring, then it should read correctly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By John242Ti
The Anco 25 series blades are an option, if...

The Anco 25 series blades are an option, if they're still available. They came with that metal pin that inserted into the blade frame for use with the 262C and first generation Honda Accord wiper...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,597
Posted By John242Ti
^1988-on 760, 960, etc, use an inverted laser-cut...

^1988-on 760, 960, etc, use an inverted laser-cut key, where the cuts are inside the key shaft, not on the outside. 1983-87 760 use the normal keys, like a 240, 740, or 940.

Early 760 key, also...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,597
Posted By John242Ti
To make a master key from a valet key, all you...

To make a master key from a valet key, all you need is a master key blank. Aftermarket key manufacturers call it the "VL8" key. Have said locksmith make a duplicate of the valet key on the VL8...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,597
Posted By John242Ti
Difference is that the valet key has a center...

Difference is that the valet key has a center spine that's not shaved down to fit the glovebox lock and the trunk lock (or storage compartment lock if a wagon). It'll also have the old style...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
240: Key Woes
Views: 1,597
Posted By John242Ti
Also, most Volvo dealers now supply the 740 style...

Also, most Volvo dealers now supply the 740 style master keys for all 1978-on 240s. Last time I ordered a key for a 240 of mine, they received the 740 key.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By John242Ti
Continuing on what Ben suggested: 4) Is the...

Continuing on what Ben suggested:

4) Is the ballast resistor connected? If it isn't, the engine will start and die. Coil power then gets cut as the key is returned to the run position.

5)...
Forum: showroom 12-29-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 402,871
Posted By John242Ti
A Volvo on some snow... Didn't get a whole lot...

A Volvo on some snow... Didn't get a whole lot in this event.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51784414560_d550b86caa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mU1EiN)
Forum: showroom 12-29-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9,740
Views: 5,830,626
Posted By John242Ti
242... Probably should've let it run a bit...

242... Probably should've let it run a bit longer. Didn't want to stay running when it went back inside the garage. A bit cold blooded at 25 deg F, apparently....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By John242Ti
Ok, yeah, then try what I suggested. Two of my...

Ok, yeah, then try what I suggested. Two of my 242s (both my first '82 Turbo and my current '82 Turbo) had the issue you describe. In both cases, it was the 4th gear switch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By John242Ti
I'm assuming that nothing at all is happening...

I'm assuming that nothing at all is happening until the transmission is warm. No light, nothing. If the light comes on, then it's piston o-ring issues or low fluid level.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/411/19768190114_9be3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/411/19768190114_9be36f54d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/w7R9d3)

Switch on the right side near the bellhousing in this pic. Yours won't have the rubber boot over it,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By John242Ti
Next time it acts up, push the shift lever as far...

Next time it acts up, push the shift lever as far back and to the right as possible while depressing the button. If it engages, it's the 4th gear switch on the top cover of the transmission. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By John242Ti
Ran the similar B cam in an '84 245GL with the...

Ran the similar B cam in an '84 245GL with the iPd exhaust. Was fine. Had a little more oomph over the M cam, but still a decent "daily driver" cam. Also ran a K cam in an '85 245DL many years...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-21-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By John242Ti
Interestingly enough, the '85 744Ti they built up...

Interestingly enough, the '85 744Ti they built up remained somewhat local. Saw it a few years ago driving around Bellevue, WA, with WA plates on it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,798
Posted By John242Ti
I'm not sure if the B23E/F block had the same...

I'm not sure if the B23E/F block had the same issues as the B23FT did, but, since the cylinder walls are kinda thin, I probably would go ahead and run a later head. Either a 160 or 398 will work, as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By John242Ti
^A dead short to ground will cause the oil...

^A dead short to ground will cause the oil pressure gauge to read zero bar... Unlike the oil temperature gauge and ambient temp gauge, shorting the sender wire to ground won't cause it to peg. No...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-10-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By John242Ti
Sounds like some welding occured between the...

Sounds like some welding occured between the alternator and the oil pressure sender contacts... Wonder if the cluster got fried as well... Even though the key may've been off, there's a chance that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By John242Ti
Also make sure the throttle switch is adjusted...

Also make sure the throttle switch is adjusted correctly. If the blade has become dislodged from the arm that sticks out from the throttle control lever on the throttl body, the car will run at 3200...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By John242Ti
Trival glass is OE, btw. Pilkington recently...

Trival glass is OE, btw. Pilkington recently moved it to a different brand name. There are three different thicknesses of the rubber gasket. Seems like they used the skinny gasket when installing...
Forum: showroom 12-02-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9,740
Views: 5,830,626
Posted By John242Ti
R-Sport.

R-Sport.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-27-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,667
Posted By John242Ti
GT springs were normally paired with either 21/18...

GT springs were normally paired with either 21/18 sways on 1978 cars, or the 21/23 sways on 1979 cars. iPd's information is incorrect. A 1977-91 non-turbo, non GT, or GLT sedan will have 19 front,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By John242Ti
Even an '86 240 would have one. M47 first came...

Even an '86 240 would have one. M47 first came out in 1987 for the 240, then 1988 for the 740 in the North American markets. Obviously, the M47 was available a few years earlier in Europe, etc. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 37,301
Posted By John242Ti
^Should. Adam's car looks to have the 1978-85...

^Should. Adam's car looks to have the 1978-85 style trim on it.
Forum: showroom 11-18-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like a bumper cover for either a VW or a...

Looks like a bumper cover for either a VW or a Japanese car... Those are turn signal mounting holes.
Forum: showroom 11-18-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,269
Posted By John242Ti
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/products/produc...

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/products/products.html

You can also email Daniel Stern about getting some driving lights. He usually has a decent selection of Cibie driving and fog lamps, plus...
Forum: showroom 11-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,269
Posted By John242Ti
They almost look like the BMW ellipsoidal...

They almost look like the BMW ellipsoidal halogens used on the late 1980s and early 1990s E32 and E34 cars. I'm running the Hella H4/H1 5.75" rounds with 60/55W H4 bulbs and 55W H1 bulbs on my 242...
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