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Forum: website & board 06-22-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,367
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’ve been having this issue since the outage on...

I’ve been having this issue since the outage on mobile devices.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By rearwheelpeel
This is exactly what I did. I cut a shower liner...

This is exactly what I did. I cut a shower liner to fit the door and sealed it around with butyl tape. It works very well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By rearwheelpeel
12v constant + 12v switched for radio

I’m putting a new head unit in my 76 242. The green book for 1976 wiring diagrams doesn’t show anything for the radio as far as I can see. I want to replace the rats nest of spliced wiring with new...
Forum: events 06-09-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Euro meet 2022 - Trumansburg NY - June 25

https://euromeet2022.cnyvcoa.org/

Euro meet 2022 is on June 25th at the fairgrounds in Trumansburg NY, close to Ithaca. I’ll be there with my 242 as long as it isn’t pouring rain. Anyone else...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,810
Posted By rearwheelpeel
The car has basic k-jet, no lambda control or...

The car has basic k-jet, no lambda control or constant idle system, just a valve cover mounted idle air control valve that is new/refurbished. When it starts to stall at full turn the tach wobbles...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,810
Posted By rearwheelpeel
So my car now starts right up, idles beautifully,...

So my car now starts right up, idles beautifully, and no longer stalls at red lights or in reverse. However it will stall at low speeds while turning sharply, like backing in or pulling out of a...
Forum: showroom 06-03-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 1,828,271
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I didn’t know this existed, now I need to find...

I didn’t know this existed, now I need to find one. Very cool
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 717,778
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Does your speaker set up interfere with that dash...

Does your speaker set up interfere with that dash grab handle at all? I had one on my dash, and with the bne 5.25 speaker grills installed I couldn’t close the door without the grills hitting that...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I got the gt grill and fogs installed, along with...

I got the gt grill and fogs installed, along with a gt spoiler. I also took it to a garage that is one of the few certified bne products installers and had them put on adjustable torque rods and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Cool idea. I don’t know of anyone that makes...

Cool idea. I don’t know of anyone that makes custom strips. I bet you could make your own symbols in the blanks with a stencil and some white out if you were careful.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I was told by the previous owner that the car had...

I was told by the previous owner that the car had been poorly repainted blue over the original orange at some point, and then the Arizona sun baked most of the blue back off. He then pressure washed...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thanks! The mil spec terminals and covers are...

Thanks! The mil spec terminals and covers are from Amazon, the brand is “fastronix.”
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I installed a headlight harness from wagonmeister...

I installed a headlight harness from wagonmeister along with a new battery + cables. I’m very happy with my custom tie down. The engine bay is starting to look pretty good.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By rearwheelpeel
This makes sense. I got rid of the solenoid and...

This makes sense. I got rid of the solenoid and will be getting rid of the massive ac compressor asap. Thanks for the info
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By rearwheelpeel
K-jet throttle micro switch adjustment/wiring

I have a 1976 242 with the original k-jet system. It has a “micro switch” mounted on the intake that is activated by a set screw attached to the throttle. This switch has two electrical tabs on top...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’ve got my qsrcs installed in the middle setting...

I’ve got my qsrcs installed in the middle setting running 15x7 et10 wheels with no spacers and no clearance issues
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yes I buy stuff from there pretty frequently. I...

Yes I buy stuff from there pretty frequently. I had to sign up for an account just like signing up for eBay. I think it was a few days process to confirm my account etc. I can only buy things that...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I will be there this year for sure. Hopefully we...

I will be there this year for sure. Hopefully we will have decent weather!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Put in new hella h4 lights from ipd. They are...

Put in new hella h4 lights from ipd. They are very tight in the housings, so much so that I’m scared of breaking them when twisting the bezel back on… but they are in, just need...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I did not replace the seat back foam, just the...

I did not replace the seat back foam, just the seat bottoms and grids. I did end up using a passenger side seat back for my drivers side, just because the ones I had were in much better shape than...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
The front seat upholstery is new yes. It was made...

The front seat upholstery is new yes. It was made by vp auto in Sweden using the original 75- seat skin blueprints. The only fabric in blue that they had to use at the time was this striped fabric...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I won’t touch the paint, I love it just how it...

I won’t touch the paint, I love it just how it is. I’ve had cars that had perfect paint and it was stressful to do anything but look at them. I want to drive this car and enjoy it. I went with koni...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,197
Posted By rearwheelpeel
The orange + blue 76 242

I bought this 1976 242 from a tb member about a year and a half ago. His son drove it up from Philadelphia to Rochester Ny, so the fact that it was ready to make that drive was enough proof that I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,141
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’ve never tried it, but someone told me there...

I’ve never tried it, but someone told me there are some v70 rear blades that attach the same way these early dimple arms attatch and are pretty much the same length as the front blades on a 240.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,865
Posted By rearwheelpeel
What are you guys using for replacement...

What are you guys using for replacement bulbs/lights? I ordered the hella h4s from ipd to replace the shot sylvania sealed beams. I’m not sure that I like the more modern look of these Hellas, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-31-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,848
Posted By rearwheelpeel
https://www.bneshop.com/products/240-extended-whee...

https://www.bneshop.com/products/240-extended-wheel-studs
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,428
Posted By rearwheelpeel
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nameplate-Volvo-Sign-Id-P...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nameplate-Volvo-Sign-Id-Plate-S57-Amazon-PV-444-544-210-120-122-124-/363301877861?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

There are these...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By rearwheelpeel
My dream wheels…. For now my a.r.e. 398s will do....

My dream wheels…. For now my a.r.e. 398s will do. What’s the asking price?
Forum: website & board 12-21-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 96,625
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Sold some stuff, sent a donation. Thanks...

Sold some stuff, sent a donation. Thanks everybody!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I got spray cans in the correct orange color for...

I got spray cans in the correct orange color for my 76 240 from vpauto, I’m sure they could do scotia blue if they could match mine. They even came from Sweden…
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Not much, but I don’t have the car anymore to...

Not much, but I don’t have the car anymore to look and tell you for sure. It was just enough to make it so the spring was no longer supporting the left and right side of the suspension, but it kept...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Darn I mounted mine backwards. I have the...

Darn I mounted mine backwards. I have the adjuster on the bottom….
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By rearwheelpeel
https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar/spacer-headli...

https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar/spacer-headlight-240-80-usa.html
Forum: performance & modifications 12-18-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 216,605
Posted By rearwheelpeel
1974 164: Front springs Wire diameter - USA -...

1974 164:
Front springs
Wire diameter - USA - 16.7 mm = .657”………Other - 16.4mm = .646”
Outer diameter - USA - 126.7mm = 4.99”……..Other - 126.mm = 4.97”
Springing coils - 8.4
Load - USA -...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By rearwheelpeel
+1 this is actually what I’m going to be using as...

+1 this is actually what I’m going to be using as well, but I’m going to extend my new wires past what his kit gives me. I might want to check out how you’ve hooked yours up Apache.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’m remaking mine and I’m going with 10 guage for...

I’m remaking mine and I’m going with 10 guage for power and ground, 12 for the rest. I believe stock is 14 guage and then 12 for power and ground, but it could be 16 and 14.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 80,057
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I have a set of the clips for securing a rear...

I have a set of the clips for securing a rear louvre to a 240. Im trying to find someone locally to reproduce them so I can offer them to people here who may not want to buy them online elsewhere….
Forum: performance & modifications 12-16-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By rearwheelpeel
That is how I lowered mine. I didn’t even remove...

That is how I lowered mine. I didn’t even remove the rear wheels. Just put it up in the air, and chopped the ends off the fiberglass leaf spring with a sawzall. You can wedge the blade in right...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 454,151
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Hey those look awesome! I’m working on my...

Hey those look awesome! I’m working on my headlights right now too. And Mrvolvo75 at blackvlv is also a great guy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’m pretty sure the stock head unit in a 95 960...

I’m pretty sure the stock head unit in a 95 960 comes with a built in amp. It’s not a separate unit. That being said, mine always sounded pretty great, but it was owned by an old lady before me who...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By rearwheelpeel
It sounds like something is broken or just not on...

It sounds like something is broken or just not on all the way/the right way. That star shaped metal disc just holds the knob onto the rod. If the knob is in the right spot it should be able to spin...
Forum: showroom 12-15-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 1,828,271
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Turbobricks for sale thread > financial...

Turbobricks for sale thread > financial responsibilities
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,865
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Awesome, thank you. Exactly what I needed to know.

Awesome, thank you. Exactly what I needed to know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,865
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Restoring 7” single rounds

I took apart the headlights on my 76 242 today and I found a few little clips + things I need to order. When I look at a diagram of single round headlights on vpauto parts I noticed that what I just...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-13-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Hey sweet keychain!

Hey sweet keychain!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By rearwheelpeel
You are a busy guy. Thanks for making all of...

You are a busy guy. Thanks for making all of these videos.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By rearwheelpeel
So what type of pulley should I be looking for?...

So what type of pulley should I be looking for? I’m not working towards any performance gains (yet) but if there is a “beefier” pulley I could use I with my current set up I’d be ok with that. I’m...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-08-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Water pump pulley compatibility

Are all year 240 water pump pulleys the same? I want to get one to have powder coated, or maybe get the aluminum one that KL racing sells. I’ll be putting it onto a 1976 b21.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,598
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Are you planning on using the brackets with...

Are you planning on using the brackets with corbeau seats or something different? There is another company that makes “universal” brackets but if I was using corbeau seats I’d go with corbeau...
Forum: showroom 12-07-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 1,828,271
Posted By rearwheelpeel
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These came from a Volvo car “care kit” I found on eBay a while back. Everything was new and unopened. I disposed of the car wash...
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