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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By John242Ti
Hopefully BFG has improved since the Comp T/A HR4...

Hopefully BFG has improved since the Comp T/A HR4 era... Had a set of the aforementioned BFGs in the 205/60R15 size on a previous 242. Tires were great while they had tread. Once they got close to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By John242Ti
Which car are we talking about? The 245 or the...

Which car are we talking about? The 245 or the 244? I'm assuming stock 14" rims? I had the old Pirelli P6000 tires (not the P4's, obviously) on our 240s in the past. Decent tires. Michelins can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By John242Ti
I wouldn't worry about the stainless trim being...

I wouldn't worry about the stainless trim being missing. I had a '74 145 that I needed to replace the rear quarter glass in. Donor car was an '83 245 Turbo. Installed the "new" glass, and it...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By John242Ti
Washington doesn't even test cars anymore. ...

Washington doesn't even test cars anymore. Everything pre-OBDII is exempt from testing.
Forum: showroom 07-18-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,883,733
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51319340715_fd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51319340715_fd855ae5f1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mbV34e)

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,807
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49735889418_68...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49735889418_6885454617_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iLZr9N)
Stock 245 Turbo with Hydra rims and 205/55R16 tires. Photo taken in the only smooth portion of the road...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By John242Ti
That extra pigtail may be for the upshift light. ...

That extra pigtail may be for the upshift light. Suspect you can probably ignore it. Blue wire provides power to the relay. The OD indicator light might have to be hardwired. Usually is the...
Forum: showroom 06-23-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,883,733
Posted By John242Ti
^There it is... Anyway, a "days getting...

^There it is...

Anyway, a "days getting shorter" shot of the 242...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51266765311_209873c3b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m7gzdK)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By John242Ti
^You'll need to get the FW404 style windshield...

^You'll need to get the FW404 style windshield from someone who has it available, then use the clips to attach the older style trim to it. The other option is to find a good used piece of glass from...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,502
Posted By John242Ti
Wonder if the '80 donor had an OD unit from a...

Wonder if the '80 donor had an OD unit from a 1983-85 non-turbo 240 on it. On those, the worm gear on the shaft is different. For the 3.31 rear axle, it uses the black speedo gear normally used in...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By John242Ti
Same here in the Seattle area... Should be...

Same here in the Seattle area... Should be pretty easy to grab one.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By John242Ti
Probably quickest to just grab it off a car at...

Probably quickest to just grab it off a car at the yard...

With respect to the alternator, yeah, get it from philski...
Forum: showroom 06-19-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,514,497
Posted By John242Ti
That does look like the 740/760 kit for...

That does look like the 740/760 kit for pre-1991(pre-1988 for 760) cars. If I remember correctly, the cars with the facelift 760 and 1991-on 740 style dash have a flat ambient temp gauge that mounts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By John242Ti
Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. ...

Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. It's not $145 cheap, tho. Had one installed in my 242 for $320, plus tax. If the car is decent, body-wise, I would go with the Trival piece.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By John242Ti
I second the Denso upgrade recommendation. Have...

I second the Denso upgrade recommendation. Have one on my 242 and one on my 245. You do need a 1985-on 240 series B230 alternator adjustment bracket, since the adjustment ear on the alternator is...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,593,153
Posted By John242Ti
They dug it so much that I found them clucking...

They dug it so much that I found them clucking and crowing on the hood and roof of it in our garage. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,593,153
Posted By John242Ti
Got one here in Duvall that may need to go away...

Got one here in Duvall that may need to go away sometime soon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By John242Ti
A 1984 non-turbo 240 would have LH 2.0. ...

A 1984 non-turbo 240 would have LH 2.0.

Anyway, it sounds like it might be an ignition issue if the car cranks with no sign of starting. If you hear the starter solenoid engage, but no cranking,...
Forum: showroom 06-10-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,883,733
Posted By John242Ti
For today, a then and now post... May 2003: ...

For today, a then and now post...

May 2003:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/3706806706_77aaea0a54_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6Dymus)

June 2021:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By John242Ti
Look at the rubber hose between the turbo and the...

Look at the rubber hose between the turbo and the intercooler. Specifically on the bottom. Is it split? That will cause exactly what you describe. Accelerate hard to get onto the interstate, car...
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,514,497
Posted By John242Ti
Got ya covered, fam... ...

Got ya covered, fam...


https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5993755&postcount=2475


To match the early switches in your 244's dash, use a pre-'80 power window switch. Like the one...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,249
Posted By John242Ti
Another option is flickr... 1,000 photos for...

Another option is flickr... 1,000 photos for free, $60/year for unlimited storage space.
Forum: showroom 06-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,883,733
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51218796336_15...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51218796336_159957d697_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m32HHs)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-26-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,218
Posted By John242Ti
Also, the solenoids themselves can go bad. Has...

Also, the solenoids themselves can go bad. Has happened a few times to me in the past.
Forum: showroom 05-13-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,883,733
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51166548158_91...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51166548158_919887a4f8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kXpW9N)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,265
Posted By John242Ti
As they become scarce, the remnants wind up...

As they become scarce, the remnants wind up getting fixed up. As an example, the somewhat crusty '82 I own, seen below.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51173795734_ffa1535c65_c.jpg...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By John242Ti
The 1982 LH 1.0 cable is the longest. Next...

The 1982 LH 1.0 cable is the longest. Next longest is the cable for the 240 Turbo. Then comes the non-turbo K-Jet cable. Finally, the cable used for the LH 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, and 3.1 cars.

Looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,982
Posted By John242Ti
I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the...

I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the glass shops in Oregon (maybe ask Roy who he'd recommend for a shop) and see if they'll set you up with a new windshield. If the glass in your car is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,495
Posted By John242Ti
Which side? If passenger, get in touch with...

Which side? If passenger, get in touch with Rainbow Auto Service. They have a NOS rear quarter for a 1979-84 242.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,982
Posted By John242Ti
Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda...

Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda shocking, considering that the car came from New York. So, total was $352.32 with tax. Cost without tax was actually $320. Pics are in the "what did...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By John242Ti
^That's the main reason why the K cam might not...

^That's the main reason why the K cam might not be desirable. With lower CR engines, it feels weak below 2000. But, when it comes on cam at 2000, it can get explosive, 240-wise, in acceleration,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By John242Ti
Owned a B23E with one in my original 242. It's...

Owned a B23E with one in my original 242. It's decent in that application. My current 242 has one in it. With a B23FT. A bit less decent, due to the lower compression (8.7:1 compared to 10:1),...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By John242Ti
K cam has a useful power band from 2000 rpm to...

K cam has a useful power band from 2000 rpm to 6500 rpm. So, not that great of a match for below 5K rpm acceleration. Also helps to have more displacement than 2.1 liters with the K, which is why...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By John242Ti
You can also just press fit it into the speedo. ...

You can also just press fit it into the speedo. I've had cars where the collar went completely MIA. Cable's long enough that it'll remain in place for years.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 1,593,153
Posted By John242Ti
Chickens dig T5s...

Chickens dig T5s...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,982
Posted By John242Ti
Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a...

Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a windshield installed in my 242. $325 installed, plus any rust repair, and tax... So, it'll probably be around $450-$500 when all is said and done. ...
Forum: website & board 04-20-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By John242Ti
Yeah, it sounds like something Chrome isn't...

Yeah, it sounds like something Chrome isn't liking. Firefox should work fine, even with the HTTPS Everywhere extension active, like in my case.

Hmmm, that's another way. Then, use the usual IMG...
Forum: website & board 04-19-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By John242Ti
Probably best to just use flickr or a similar...

Probably best to just use flickr or a similar image hosting site.

I do see your pics, even though I am using the https version of the forums. So, them being hidden on your PC might be an issue...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,197
Posted By John242Ti
It's worth doing. If your '79 only has the...

It's worth doing. If your '79 only has the driver's side vent as well, I'd get two panels and two vent assemblies, then modify that car as well.
Forum: website & board 04-16-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,196
Posted By John242Ti
I wonder if maybe you have malware on your PC...

I wonder if maybe you have malware on your PC somewhere. I've clicked the thread multiple times with no problems. Granted, I'm running a Mac and am using Firefox. So, if you have the Malwarebytes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,197
Posted By John242Ti
Hopefully the OP doesn't delete the fresh air...

Hopefully the OP doesn't delete the fresh air vents on the kickpanels. Those can be opened to allow fresh air into the car when AC isn't needed. If the car doesn't have a passenger fresh air vent,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,197
Posted By John242Ti
1973-93 100/200 series Volvos with the three...

1973-93 100/200 series Volvos with the three button climate unit default to dash vents and recirc mode if the vacuum hose is disconnected.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,197
Posted By John242Ti
Just cap off the vacuum port at the manifold. As...

Just cap off the vacuum port at the manifold. As long as there's no vacuum to the system, the fresh/recirc flap is in the recirc mode and the dash vents are open with the defrost and floor vents...
Forum: showroom 04-12-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,883,733
Posted By John242Ti
#sideshotsunday... ...

#sideshotsunday...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51093414688_b5a23403a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kQX77U)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51110368521_53fd4f42c2_c.jpg...
Forum: events 04-12-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By John242Ti
242's engine bay: ...

242's engine bay:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51110278073_5bdba76b99_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kSrx1V)

ogamer777's 242 peeking out from behind a few people as he shows up......
Forum: events 04-10-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By John242Ti
Night before reminder... -J

Night before reminder...

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,462
Posted By John242Ti
Unclip the headlining from the sunroof panel,...

Unclip the headlining from the sunroof panel, then close the panel. You'll have access to the mechanism and the hardware mounting it to the car. Most likely, you need to pull the gearbox, then use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By John242Ti
To expand on what nel621 is suggesting, used one...

To expand on what nel621 is suggesting, used one of those eBay fused lighter sockets wired directly to the battery. Then, on the negative terminal, install one of those battery shut off terminals. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 40,967
Posted By John242Ti
M400/M410 were built by ZF. The M50/51 trannies...

M400/M410 were built by ZF. The M50/51 trannies used in the 1975 Euro 260 series and in the Group A cars were Getrag boxes. The M45/46/47 are a combination of the M40/41 and the M400/410, from what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By John242Ti
Also, look at the bottom of the tank. You might...

Also, look at the bottom of the tank. You might find something that looks like a phillips screw somewhere in the middle. That's your drain plug. Get a large pan underneath, then unscrew that. ...
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