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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tjanson
Thank you! Progress picture... Washed...

Thank you!

Progress picture... Washed passenger on the left with 740 head rest insert, untouched driver seat on the right.

https://i.imgur.com/2Tnmw95l.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By tjanson
Mystery Seat Part

I'm rebuilding the front seats on my 93 240. When taking the covers off, this edge protector just falls out of the seat, I think from inside the upper cover. I can't figure out where it came from....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,563
Posted By tjanson
In 2018 I bought a M90 from a Danish / European...

In 2018 I bought a M90 from a Danish / European used auto part network, autoparts24, and had it shipped to the U.S.. Painless purchase process. I just checked and they have about 10 in stock for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By tjanson
Is this the plastic tube/hose? Belmetric has a...

Is this the plastic tube/hose? Belmetric has a few sizes of small polyamid tube, M2x4 and M3x5. One of those might work if you don't want to use the Volvo PN....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-20-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,788
Posted By tjanson
What years had the ZF rack? My '78 used to have...

What years had the ZF rack?
My '78 used to have a leaky ZF rack but back in ~2010 I swapped a '89 Cam rack and I scrapped the ZF. Damnit.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 572,487
Posted By tjanson
That airbox looks amazing. What filter does it...

That airbox looks amazing. What filter does it use? I have always thought I'd fab one out of aluminum someday for a +T 240 application, using the stock NA filter. 3d printing sounds easier!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By tjanson
There are adjustable strut mounts on the market...

There are adjustable strut mounts on the market that can give you more adjustment in the negative camber direction.

If you want to see the "wacky positive camber" that would result from...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,446
Posted By tjanson
What's the details on the Sellholm gearset? I...

What's the details on the Sellholm gearset? I couldn't find it on their website, just their "M47000" complete gearbox for 5k USD.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 38,362
Posted By tjanson
Just keep the poor thing out of the upstate salt...

Just keep the poor thing out of the upstate salt :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By tjanson
Are they still straight? Find someone with a TIG...

Are they still straight? Find someone with a TIG welder to fill, if you prep the area it won't take them more than 10 minutes. File/ die grind it smooth.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By tjanson
That's a nice truck! You're doing this in good...

That's a nice truck! You're doing this in good style, the fly and drive and trailer is MAX adventure!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By tjanson
What year is the 244?

What year is the 244?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,797
Posted By tjanson
re: XR4ti rack... lol, fair enough, not a good...

re: XR4ti rack... lol, fair enough, not a good idea. There's more of them on ebay right now though than 240 racks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,797
Posted By tjanson
Actually, according to that thread) the XR4 rack...

Actually, according to that thread) the XR4 rack has more travel per turn (64mm/turn) but less travel (176mm), compared to the 240 at 55mm/turn and 191 mm total travel. Quicker steering, but less...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,239
Posted By tjanson
I would say you need the center section of the...

I would say you need the center section of the shields to protect the seals on the front, house the parking brake on the back.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,608
Posted By tjanson
Get out your multimeter. 1. Find which one...

Get out your multimeter.

1. Find which one is ground.
2. turn on your lowbeams, find the wire with +12v
3. high beams, confirm last wire is +12v
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,259
Posted By tjanson
Exactly...Get the manifold to downpipe nuts off,...

Exactly...Get the manifold to downpipe nuts off, drop the whole exhaust, you might be able to salvage the down pipe and cat. If you wanna do it piecemeal, cut the clamps or bolts with a grinder, or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,906
Posted By tjanson
Thanks for the info - good to know.

Thanks for the info - good to know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,906
Posted By tjanson
I would also probably do the butt weld. For the...

I would also probably do the butt weld. For the area you describe I think you can get to the entire backside to hold a dolly to planish. It's really important to cut the hole/patch panel dead on with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,906
Posted By tjanson
Good choice on getting a MIG. Flux core just...

Good choice on getting a MIG. Flux core just doesn't really work for a good quality repair. What is the area you are replacing? How big of an area? Can you get to the backside?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 1,844,541
Posted By tjanson
Very cool. I am curious to see how you do the...

Very cool. I am curious to see how you do the bellhousing splice. Will you remove the bellhousing from GS6-53BZ to do the work ? Looks like it it's part of the case. I've contemplated how to do a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,072,977
Posted By tjanson
Cool to see "you guys" show up in Bill Washburn...

Cool to see "you guys" show up in Bill Washburn and Grabau's instagrams this weekend at the Mt Washington hillclimb. Makes me wonder... is the fake racecar destined for hillclimbs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,795
Posted By tjanson
a 185/75r14 fits, I think 195/65r15 fits but I...

a 185/75r14 fits, I think 195/65r15 fits but I can't quite remember. I think the ultimate spare setup is a 14" tire on a early 242 GT wheel. It's a very light setup.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 572,487
Posted By tjanson
Beautiful work. Any more pictures or details of...

Beautiful work. Any more pictures or details of the dash "filler" plate? I'm curious how you integrated the oil pressure, headlight, charging lights.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,560
Posted By tjanson
My parts car has a cracked windshield! Besides,...

My parts car has a cracked windshield! Besides, new windshield is way better than an old one on a parts car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,560
Posted By tjanson
Ok, 3 or so years ago, yeah, that was the case...

Ok, 3 or so years ago, yeah, that was the case for me, Chinese glass was readily available.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,560
Posted By tjanson
Is glass really getting scarce now? Ugh. Is it...

Is glass really getting scarce now? Ugh. Is it time to buy up new windshields and hoard them in my attic?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,727
Posted By tjanson
The John V method was to use liquid nitrogen to...

The John V method was to use liquid nitrogen to freeze the undercoat, then one could chip/ scrape/ hammer it off. There was some sorta gun ("death ray") that was sent around the rally anarchy forum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,787
Posted By tjanson
Bilstein HD struts can have seal issues...

Bilstein HD struts can have seal issues especially if you drive in a place with a dirty, wet, salty winter. I've had a few fill with water or seize.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 1,072,977
Posted By tjanson
Do you treat the wood build table as a rigid...

Do you treat the wood build table as a rigid fixture or is primarily to support the chassis and act as a reference plane? I've thought about making a welding table out of engineered lumber, topped...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,076
Posted By tjanson
I wouldn't bother with the 3.31 manual diff/...

I wouldn't bother with the 3.31 manual diff/ axle. That's alot of work for debatable gain. The 3.73 auto rear end makes the car a little more peppy. With the 3.73, you'll be at 3000 RPM on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,736
Posted By tjanson
I can confirm that closing up the flapper does...

I can confirm that closing up the flapper does not cause any cold weather issues. My DD has that mod and hasn't had any problems in winter here, in temperatures down to -20 deg F.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,447
Posted By tjanson
How about Auburn Gear Select-A-Loc? It's a clutch...

How about Auburn Gear Select-A-Loc? It's a clutch type with a e-locker feature that you can engage at up to 30 mph. $720 from Summit.

https://auburngeardiffs.com/aftermarket-catalog/
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,401
Posted By tjanson
Pegasus sells locking Metric "jet nuts" with a...

Pegasus sells locking Metric "jet nuts" with a reduced hex that might work nicely on a NA downpipe. I haven't had any issues with non-locking nuts on those studs, though, I just tighten them "FT" and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,401
Posted By tjanson
What's the right way to install studs, anyhow? Is...

What's the right way to install studs, anyhow? Is there a way to keep them from backing out when you loosen the locking nuts?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,470
Posted By tjanson
Do the better intercoolers make much difference...

Do the better intercoolers make much difference on low PSI setups? Say, a 15g at 7.5 psi? Those do88 graphs show a decent improvement in CFM across all pressure drops but I don't know how that...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 123,488
Posted By tjanson
Any plans for the rear valence? On a '89 245 I...

Any plans for the rear valence? On a '89 245 I used to have, I deleted it and the attached rubber mudflaps (cut out of truck flaps) to the fender lip itself. I put a bit of color matched tape over...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,216
Posted By tjanson
On my carrier, which I use on my truck, I...

On my carrier, which I use on my truck, I installed trailer lights and a license plate holder. Plugs into the trailer plug.

https://i.imgur.com/HgJOjiGh.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,449
Posted By tjanson
Skandix has many repair panels listed for sale,...

Skandix has many repair panels listed for sale, I've never bought from them, however.
Rockauto occasionally has rocker panels in stock.

Edit: Wow, VP really has it all, very similar selection to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 270,902
Posted By tjanson
Good to see you back on TB, Bob!

Good to see you back on TB, Bob!
Forum: showroom 05-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By tjanson
Interesting seeing the interior/exterior combos...

Interesting seeing the interior/exterior combos for the 240 wagons, as I greatly prefer the charcoal interior. Per this document, in '92 wagons, it was only available with Black, Silver, Graphite,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,712
Posted By tjanson
One thing to consider it that an auto will likely...

One thing to consider it that an auto will likely be better for soft roading sorta stuff, which you seem to enjoy. A 3.73 rear with M47 has a fairly low first gear, but after slipping the clutch up a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,323
Posted By tjanson
I took the pads off mine and filled the holes....

I took the pads off mine and filled the holes. Doesn't look too good with the gaps to the fender though. One day, I said, I'd make a filler piece to transition smoothly to the fender....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,879
Posted By tjanson
Nice find! Unfortunately, Summit has the...

Nice find! Unfortunately, Summit has the estimated ship date for the RH joints as 12/20 and the LH joints as 01/06!

Might give Rock Krawler a call and find out what the deal is. Surprisingly they...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,879
Posted By tjanson
Nice work, OP. I might make a set of these, but...

Nice work, OP. I might make a set of these, but instead use the 0.625 hole diameter, 1.6" wide Johnny Joints so I can make some spacers on the lathe so the fit is totally metric and holy.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 158,720
Posted By tjanson
Looking good! This thread has me checking out...

Looking good! This thread has me checking out flat fender jeep prices on craigslist!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,974
Posted By tjanson
I wonder if the KL racing strut mounts are any...

I wonder if the KL racing strut mounts are any good. You could pair them with their control arms for more camber and caster without switching to coilovers for spring clearance.

IF their strut...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 158,720
Posted By tjanson
Looks great. I've used hardener with implement...

Looks great. I've used hardener with implement paint before, still took days to for the paint to harden up. Maybe that's just the nature of alkyd paint.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,974
Posted By tjanson
When I slid into a curb during a parking lot snow...

When I slid into a curb during a parking lot snow hoon session, the impact to the front wheel bent my stock control arm. Would it have bent the unibody if it was boxed, or just bent up my wheel more?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,232
Posted By tjanson
The non-greasable ones have better seals and seem...

The non-greasable ones have better seals and seem to last a long time without routine greasing, which I find nice.

Here's a post...
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