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Forum: showroom 09-16-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By BeaverMeat
The idea of a black hood is to reduce...

The idea of a black hood is to reduce reflection/glare from the sun. Matte is the way to go.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’m using a Volvo 2-speed relay. To clarify I...

I’m using a Volvo 2-speed relay. To clarify I only want the low speed (which isn’t hooked up) to turn off with the key. I want the high speed to stay on after shutdown.

I am emulating the SN95...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By BeaverMeat
e-fan power cut-off relay

Maybe I didn’t look hard enough but, I can’t seem to find any wiring diagrams to install a relay to cut power to the e-fan when the key is switched off.

How do you wire this in?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
240: OIL!!!
Views: 593
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’m a bit on edge about my break-in so far. I had...

I’m a bit on edge about my break-in so far. I had some fuel/ignition and cooling issues right after the rebuild. So I drove the first 100 miles easy with those issues, fixed everything and then gave...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
240: OIL!!!
Views: 593
Posted By BeaverMeat
Same thing can he said with the engine break-in...

Same thing can he said with the engine break-in procedure. Some say “take it easy for a bit”, some say “just go hard”.

… it can be technical.

I used this guide on my 350Z. Some guy took time to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
240: OIL!!!
Views: 593
Posted By BeaverMeat
OIL!!!

I need to change my 5.0s diet from the break-in oil. It’s been 600miles and hasn’t burned a lick of oil for the last 400. So it’s ready.

What the consensus here? Should I just flat-out switch to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’ve done the job before on other cars… I’m just...

I’ve done the job before on other cars… I’m just trying to be lazy. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By BeaverMeat
Well.. I looked at it again… forgot the rotor is...

Well.. I looked at it again… forgot the rotor is offset behind the hub.

Lol. I’m an idiot. Disregard this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By BeaverMeat
Wheel stud. Do I really…

… need to remove the break rotor?

I know the standard method involves removing the rotor. Wondering if I can get lazy and just pound them out with the rotor on. Put the new ones in, mount the rim...
Forum: showroom 09-09-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
Still looking for a set of “designer” wheels...

Still looking for a set of “designer” wheels summer.
Forum: showroom 09-08-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’m guessing quite a bit with a negative offset....

I’m guessing quite a bit with a negative offset. I’m of the opinion (for a street car) it’s best to stay fairly close to the factory offset as not to mess up the geometry. But, I also have zero...
Forum: showroom 09-08-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
Not a bad price. Would require some “fitting” on...

Not a bad price. Would require some “fitting” on a 240.. The nice thing about 3-piece wheels is you can swap out the halves to get the width/off-set you require.
Forum: showroom 09-06-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
https://j.gifs.com/y0X6aB.gif

https://j.gifs.com/y0X6aB.gif
Forum: showroom 09-06-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
It’s sucks most top quality aftermarket wheels...

It’s sucks most top quality aftermarket wheels that fit a Volvo 240 are rare… and all the top quality off-brand wheels come from Ferraris… damnit.

“Wow! These fit my 240 perfectly and look great…...
Forum: showroom 09-04-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
Yeah… the problem with living on an island is...

Yeah… the problem with living on an island is getting off of it. lol

Might hit up Chapman’s… idk.
Forum: showroom 09-04-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
Thought about it… they seems to be hard to find...

Thought about it… they seems to be hard to find too (in decent condition)
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
Yup… going back to Midas to get them to pay for...

Yup… going back to Midas to get them to pay for it and get my money back. Small claims court if I have to.

At least it doesn’t vibrate anymore and the “banging” sound it gone. The center support...
Forum: showroom 09-03-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
I prefer “advanced steelies”, thank you. ...

I prefer “advanced steelies”, thank you.

Just wanted to see if anyone has done it. Wouldn’t mind Virgos but guys around here want big money for curb rash and 30+ years of caked-on brake dust.
Forum: showroom 09-03-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,716
Posted By BeaverMeat
740 Rigel wheels

Anyone use them without the dinner plate on a 240?

Some reason I dig them… they look winter rally-ish. Thinking about picking up a set for my winter rain tires.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By BeaverMeat
This is good to know. Damn I like analog era...

This is good to know. Damn I like analog era cars...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By BeaverMeat
I guess I’ll get the thing. Thanks

I guess I’ll get the thing.

Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By BeaverMeat
https://vp-autoparts.com/bilder/artiklar/zoom/6810...

https://vp-autoparts.com/bilder/artiklar/zoom/681098_1.jpg?m=1597042964

This thing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By BeaverMeat
That what I got as replacements the one side...

That what I got as replacements the one side doesn’t hold at all and I don’t think locktite will work. I may have to tap it to something larger
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By BeaverMeat
It appears the original screws we’re not holding...

It appears the original screws we’re not holding it in. There were both different. One was metric and the other was imp.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By BeaverMeat
So what your saying is all the light locations...

So what your saying is all the light locations are on the harness. Good to know. I guess just some diagram staring and wire chasing is in order.

I take it the whole deal is 12v?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By BeaverMeat
‘81 “Golde” sunroof crank repair

Did some searching and couldn’t find the answer. What is the screw size for the “Golde” sunroof crank?

I think one of the slots is stripped… or the screw ls that are in it are the wrong size. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By BeaverMeat
adding idiot lights to cluster

My ‘81 cluster has some unused idiot lights. Wanting to utilize the real estate for custom warning lights. Perhaps an engine light for the 5.0 ECU, or a light to tell me when my e-fan is on. Shift...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
Well, well… it seems my engine was crooked. ...

Well, well… it seems my engine was crooked.

A year ago I had the transmission mount replaced and the “mechanic” said he had to cut the adapter plate off to put the new mount in. He said thr holes...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
Only on one side if you really have to I’m told....

Only on one side if you really have to I’m told. What I did was put the bearings on naked, used the cup shims to set my lash. Pulled the bearings off, used the dimensions on the carrier shims… which...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
I think I found my go-to guy… he has a 1991 Rover...

I think I found my go-to guy… he has a 1991 Rover Mini in the shop he working on for an other customer. That says allot to me about a mechanic’s capability.

He said I did an “O.K.” Job with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
I can tell by looking at it. It’s a 5.0/T-5...

I can tell by looking at it. It’s a 5.0/T-5 swapped car. Even with the rear of the T-5 is shimmed up as high as it can go the the mid u-joint is still higher than the front one.

EDIT: on further...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
Hmm. Still thinking about this one because it's...

Hmm. Still thinking about this one because it's going to cost me the same amount of money to do a 740 conversion which in the best option in the long run.

I'm going cheap for now because I just...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
It’s going to a shop early next week. Took about...

It’s going to a shop early next week. Took about 8 phone calls to find a place that would look at it… they all hear “Volvo” and say “not interested”. I got into an argument with one guy… I asked him...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
I had to use shims on the bearings to get the...

I had to use shims on the bearings to get the lash correct. It was tight but I didn’t have to force it.

Dang. I goofed. Guess I’ll get a shim kit and open it up and pray I didn’t mess it up.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
Tires are good. I did the install myself and...

Tires are good.

I did the install myself and took my time, measured, checked, measured again, and double checked.

The lash is right in the middle of spec. Gear pattern looked good. Pre-load...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
No Princess Auto here. Got a nice Jack from...

No Princess Auto here. Got a nice Jack from Costco…. And it looks like those big beefy stands I found on Amazon are sold out. Dang!

Won’t be working on it this weekend. You could stop by or meet...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’m thinking about getting some heavy duty jack...

I’m thinking about getting some heavy duty jack stands from Amazon… then returning them because I can.

How do you put this 240 on jack stands? One corner at a time? My miata was easy because I...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
At first it was just noisy during tight turns....

At first it was just noisy during tight turns. Been silent up until I took it for a short highway burn and it was noisy the whole way back home.

EDIT: just thought about it… perhaps one tire is a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
Hmm. That solves the floppy… not the angle of the...

Hmm. That solves the floppy… not the angle of the dangle.

It vibrates really bad going down hill at 60mph. And she bangs under hard acceleration or when I hit a bump and the rear compresses under...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
What is this STS you speak of? I’ve been...

What is this STS you speak of?

I’ve been eying up this:

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=volvo-240-242-uprated-driveshaft-support

Unless there is a cheaper option available. With this...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
No… lack that capability at the moment. I’m...

No… lack that capability at the moment.

I’m thinking of doing a 7/9 series prop shaft support/bearing upgrade. It’s floppy.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By BeaverMeat
My TrueTrac is noisy

Only about 400 miles on it so far. It would really grind and pop for the first few miles. Which I read is normal for the first while. I did some figure-eights in a parking lot which made it much...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
The torque rods do need adjustment… the mechanic...

The torque rods do need adjustment… the mechanic failed to adjust them after the whole axle swap… it’s so tough to find good help around here.

Essentially the shaft goes up from the transmission...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
What about the bracket itself? Is it possible to...

What about the bracket itself? Is it possible to add a 1/2” thick spacers in-between the bracket and the floor pan?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
I have adjustable torque rods. The problem is...

I have adjustable torque rods. The problem is from the transmission to the bearing. The T-5 I have in it can only go up so far ands it’s still kittywompis.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,592
Posted By BeaverMeat
240 shimming prop shaft bearing support

… is it possible?

I need to correct prop shaft angle. Shimming the trans mount only goes so far. So I’m wanting to lower the center bearing bracket.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By BeaverMeat
There was no alternative... it was already...

There was no alternative... it was already e-fanned. Converting it back to a clutch type will be difficult. I have considered it. But, Have you seen a diesel rad fan shroud lately? Almost impossible...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By BeaverMeat
I looked deeper into the design of that...

I looked deeper into the design of that Toyota/Lexus/Dihatsu sensor type. It'a a closed circuit, meaning the circuit breaks when the temperature is reached instead of closing the circuit like most...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By BeaverMeat
Well... it’s a 192*f t-stat. According to the...

Well... it’s a 192*f t-stat. According to the interwebz a rad fan should turn on 10*f over the t-stat temp. I don’t know the justification of that. All I know is according to Ford optimum operating...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By BeaverMeat
Yeah... looked at those but I decided to go with...

Yeah... looked at those but I decided to go with modifying the OE t-stat housing with a 3/8 NPT hole (as per standard Stang practice), I got it done for free by a local machinist who said “a 5.0...
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