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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Original radio install: what am I missing?

I found a really nice original radio I want to install in my 1976 242. It is model sr-2120. It has wing nuts on each side that I would assume attach to brackets in the center console. I think I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yeah Iíve been reading about it. This sounds like...

Yeah Iíve been reading about it. This sounds like the best way to go. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thanks everyone. I’ll have our service manager...

Thanks everyone. I’ll have our service manager read through all of this and talk to the customer. He bought the car new from us in 1983 and has kept it in mint condition. He apparently had a stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By rearwheelpeel
1983 245 ac r134a conversion parts needed

We have a customer that wants his 83 245 converted from r12 to r134a. The volvo kit is nla and that is all our parts department is apparently capable of looking at. I have been tasked with figuring...
Forum: showroom 06-30-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Remove the center section of the dash so that you...

Remove the center section of the dash so that you can pull down on the trim piece underneath the clock and remove it. That pen/coin tray pictured above then takes the place of the trim piece you just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By rearwheelpeel
What interior color are you trying to match?

What interior color are you trying to match?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,454
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Do you have the bearings pressed into the hubs?...

Do you have the bearings pressed into the hubs? They should slide right onto the spindle by hand with pretty much no force if the bearings are pressed in straight. I just used the same skf bearings...
Forum: showroom 06-03-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,906,925
Posted By rearwheelpeel
That guy from New Hampshire (actually VT but...

That guy from New Hampshire (actually VT but close enough) was me, I moved. I bought them thinking they would work with my 95 960, but they wouldn’t clear the calipers up front. I went a totally...
Forum: events 06-02-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Central NY VCOA Euro Meet 2021

https://euromeet2021.cnyvcoa.org/

Is anyone else planning on going to the CNY VCOA euro meet this year? Saturday June 26th.
I’ll be bringing my 242. Hope the weather is good.
Forum: showroom 06-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,992
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Oh they enforce it, they just pick and choose who...

Oh they enforce it, they just pick and choose who they enforce it on. Here if i drive around in the city Iím good forever, but the moment I come into the ritzy suburbs Iíll get lit up. Iíve been...
Forum: showroom 05-30-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,906,925
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yes sir! Happy to finally have a car to put them...

Yes sir! Happy to finally have a car to put them on.
Forum: showroom 05-29-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,906,925
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I got my bne suspension installed along with the...

I got my bne suspension installed along with the a.r.e. 398 wheels I bought here on the forum years ago. I still have some adjustments to make but I’m happy with it. The car definitely turns heads.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thanks dl242gt. My pipe has a hole in the same...

Thanks dl242gt. My pipe has a hole in the same spot yours does, I guess maybe ill just have it welded up, I dont think its in bad shape otherwise. I was hoping the ipd downpipe might work because I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I need a down pipe for my 1976 242. Ipd doesn’t...

I need a down pipe for my 1976 242. Ipd doesn’t list them as fitting my particular year. Can anyone provide any info as to why? Or are they liers and it will fit fine? Anyone got a link to one that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I have a set on the way, but thank you....

I have a set on the way, but thank you. Everything is looking good so far. The blue ipd sway bar, red eibach springs, gold anodized bne sway bar links - those wheel wells are looking pretty colorful....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By rearwheelpeel
16mm + 18mm..... I need 18mm.

16mm + 18mm..... I need 18mm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By rearwheelpeel
240 spindle nut size?

Iím in the process of putting bne coilovers on my 76 242. I had to change to the later style front hubs since the coilovers use the later struts with larger spindles. The old hubs had a lock washer...
Forum: showroom 05-09-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By rearwheelpeel
These housings were one of my first projects on...

These housings were one of my first projects on my 242. Very hard to find a good set. I’ve discovered there are two different brands just like the front flashers, one made by cibie, the other by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I went with the saddle blanket style, to keep my...

I went with the saddle blanket style, to keep my grandma wagon as grandma-ish as possible.... Iíll add some pics later today.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I have coverking brand seat covers in my 960....

I have coverking brand seat covers in my 960. They are custom made to fit specific seats, so they fit very well and look nice and tight. The stitching came loose on the drivers side back after 6...
Forum: showroom 04-30-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Something I hope we never see again... Volvo...

Something I hope we never see again... Volvo dealership “COVID distance tape”

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...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,025
Posted By rearwheelpeel
That’s annoying that the back is in 2 pieces. I...

That’s annoying that the back is in 2 pieces. I don’t know how the 2 pieces seperate/match up, but as long as it doesn’t interfere with securing that center bar section of the upholstery that you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,838
Posted By rearwheelpeel
240 wiper linkage issues

Iím having some issues with the wiper linkage in my 1976 242. I replaced the dash last summer, and I donít remember removing any brackets or bolts from the wiper linkage, but Iím wondering if...
Forum: showroom 03-19-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Get yourself signed up for tradera. Iím amazed at...

Get yourself signed up for tradera. Iím amazed at some of the stuff that comes up for sale. Many sellers are willing to ship to the USA and the exchange rate from usd to sek is not bad at all. Iíve...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’ve contacted him before through eBay and he...

I’ve contacted him before through eBay and he responded pretty quickly. If you type in Volvo r sport you should be able to find the new boards and refurb service he sells, and you can send him a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,278
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,213
Posted By rearwheelpeel
How often do you change your oil? My friend has...

How often do you change your oil? My friend has been driving the same car for about 6 years now, and says he was burning the same amount of oil between changes. He now refills it with 8.5 quarts and...
Forum: showroom 03-06-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
The nicest looking red r sport steering wheel...

The nicest looking red r sport steering wheel I’ve ever seen, about to sell for close to 2 grand....
...
Forum: showroom 03-03-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,175
Posted By rearwheelpeel
There was a yellow 142 Volvo from hell at the...

There was a yellow 142 Volvo from hell at the central New York vcoa show a couple years back. The owner was selling it. Last I heard he did sell it to someone, but I have no idea where it went. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Awesome! Thanks so much for the help. Now that I...

Awesome! Thanks so much for the help. Now that I know I am missing something I’ll probably never find, I may try to just rig this thing so it can swing up and down and stay in place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By rearwheelpeel
That little spring inside - what is the other end...

That little spring inside - what is the other end attached to?
+ thanks for the pics!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Does anyone have one that works like it’s...

Does anyone have one that works like it’s supposed to, and wouldn’t mind sharing a picture of the inner mechanism like I did?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By rearwheelpeel
240 Ratcheting armrest repair help

I have an early 240 ratcheting seat mounted armrest that no longer ratchets or stops where I need it to. I can’t figure out how to take it apart or if I would even need to do that. It looks like I’m...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 41,191
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Wow, that looks amazing. My ocd approves. I love...

Wow, that looks amazing. My ocd approves. I love the vinyl on the hat shelf/rear dash
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,477
Posted By rearwheelpeel
242 seat latch removal

Iím trying to remove the plastic seat latch assembly from the side of the upper seat frame. (1978 242) This is the latch that allows the seat to fold. Iím having a hard time getting the cables back...
Forum: showroom 01-12-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
^^^^ Nice wheels! I’ll be putting these on...

^^^^
Nice wheels!

I’ll be putting these on my 242 this spring. They were my first purchase from a member here on turbobricks I guess like 5-6 years ago now. They are A.R.E. 398’s in 5x108 - 15x7...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,422
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I use crutchfield for my audio purchases. If you...

I use crutchfield for my audio purchases. If you add your car make model and year they show you everything that will fit. They do have some other options that will fit the stock locations, or you can...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,821
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thatís my goal. Iím just waiting for an email...

Thatís my goal. Iím just waiting for an email from BNe saying a strut bar/brace combo in orange powder coat is ready to buy....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,821
Posted By rearwheelpeel
It’s a 76. So that makes sense. One more job to...

It’s a 76. So that makes sense. One more job to add to the list then. Thanks
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,821
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Iím waiting for those strut bars from kaphlenke...

Iím waiting for those strut bars from kaphlenke to be in stock as well. Iíve noticed that in my car the spots where the gt braces would bolt to the firewall there are just holes, there is no...
Forum: website & board 01-01-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 44,898
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Donation sent. I should’ve done this a few years...

Donation sent. I should’ve done this a few years ago. Thanks everybody. Here’s to a fantastic 2021!!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Do the later more square style arm rests fit in a...

Do the later more square style arm rests fit in a car that came with the early style angled arm rests? Are the mounting holes in the same spots? (Manual windows)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,846
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I like Lexol brand. It comes in two different...

I like Lexol brand. It comes in two different bottles, an orange one and a brown one. One is leather cleaner and the other is leather conditioner. I’m sure they have a two in one as well. I think the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-02-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Can you smell gas under the hood? The fuel rail...

Can you smell gas under the hood? The fuel rail on my 1995 960 developed a pin hole leak at the end and after a while I could actually watch it dripping gas. When I did replace it my injectors were...
Forum: showroom 11-30-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
:nod: Replacing plastic with old metal makes me...

:nod: Replacing plastic with old metal makes me happy.
Forum: showroom 11-29-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yeah that’s the type I have, but it got dropped...

Yeah that’s the type I have, but it got dropped at some point and the red plastic is all cracked and broken off...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 1,524,934
Posted By rearwheelpeel
So that style gas cap also fits early 240s?

So that style gas cap also fits early 240s?
Forum: showroom 11-21-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thanks for the response, that’s what I figured. I...

Thanks for the response, that’s what I figured. I bought a set of nos headlight bezels and they have a cut out for the wipers. I’ve always been a fan of headlight wipers, so I’d like to try and find...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I just had mine out this past summer to put a...

I just had mine out this past summer to put a cover on it. It wasn’t difficult, I just had to remove a bunch of screws. Just start taking things apart untill you can pull out the dash. For some...
Forum: showroom 11-19-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Single round headlight wipers

On early 240s with single round headlights, was it only European models that got headlight wipers?
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