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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By John242Ti
Probably. Also, cars with the butterfly trailing...

Probably. Also, cars with the butterfly trailing arm bushings frequently have longer arms, which may cause the driveshaft to be at a slight angle. So, that could be a factor as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By John242Ti
Yeah, the dinger is a direct swap for the "dying...

Yeah, the dinger is a direct swap for the "dying cow". Every pre-1983 car I've had has received one. Even installed one in a '73 145, replacing the "virgin bean fart" buzzer that was originally in...
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9,798
Views: 6,475,136
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52539217865_48...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52539217865_48ccf155a4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2o3He2T)
242 waiting for me to get some snow tires for it...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By John242Ti
Guts are the same. Just have to swap the face...

Guts are the same. Just have to swap the face and the needle.


https://live.staticflickr.com/1117/5125455112_faa6a66dd4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8NVieJ)
Yeah, it's a decent look...
Forum: website & board 11-28-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,186
Posted By John242Ti
Not a problem. Sounds like a plan. We should...

Not a problem. Sounds like a plan. We should have some fairly dry days soon. It'll just be a bit nipply.
Forum: showroom 11-28-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By John242Ti
Volvo had a similar color, code 403 Silver Green...

Volvo had a similar color, code 403 Silver Green Metallic, offered in 1987 and at least 1988, possibly 1989...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By John242Ti
Happens right around 3000 rpm, right? Probably...

Happens right around 3000 rpm, right? Probably driveshaft related. Had an '81 242DL that did that. Replaced the driveshaft and output flange on the M46 with stuff from a Canadian GLT (same as a...
Forum: website & board 11-24-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,186
Posted By John242Ti
Apply the translucent tape that holds the decal...

Apply the translucent tape that holds the decal together to the window with firm pressure, working all air bubbles out. Then, peel one corner, and work it off gently in a see-saw motion, so the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,428
Posted By John242Ti
The install on my 242 was $320 all in. That was...

The install on my 242 was $320 all in. That was in May or June 2021. No rust repair needed, which surprised me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By John242Ti
Probably wouldn't hurt to replace the capacitors...

Probably wouldn't hurt to replace the capacitors on the board as well. These were made right around the time a few computer companies were using the lower quality electrolytic capacitors in their...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By John242Ti
You might also have some resistance in the...

You might also have some resistance in the wiring. My 242 also has this issue. Had it with its original engine, and with the current engine. The gauge did go up when the head gasket popped on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By John242Ti
To add on what I typed above, the speedometer...

To add on what I typed above, the speedometer gear in the overdrive or the transmission is what you'd change if you went from an Aw70 to a M46, etc, not the speedometer itself. Currently, I have the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By John242Ti
It actually means wagon tire size. r0,960 is for...

It actually means wagon tire size. r0,960 is for 185R14 tires. r0,980 is for either 175R14, 185/70R14, or 195/60R15. 1981-82 245s with the B21MPG and B21F-LH engines have 3.54 rear axles from the...
Forum: showroom 11-09-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By John242Ti
Most people use either the 900 hatchback spoiler...

Most people use either the 900 hatchback spoiler or the 9000 spoiler... Unlike the convertible spoiler, they don't wrap around the bottom of the window/top area, instead just being a straight rubber...
Forum: website & board 11-07-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,186
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52486649577_dd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52486649577_dd628df384_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nY4Nj6)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52487147836_01bbda8ef3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nY7mqL)

Got them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By John242Ti
The cable will stay in place even if the nut is...

The cable will stay in place even if the nut is MIA. Even if there is some tension on the cable. Most of the time, the cable is going to be trying to push the cluster toward the wheel anyway, so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,428
Posted By John242Ti
Trival is Pilkington's older car line. Have one...

Trival is Pilkington's older car line. Have one installed in my 242. Yeah, got stuck with the skinny seal. Other than the skinny seal, glass seems as good as the 1990s Pilkington glass we had in...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By John242Ti
The one shown on the blue 242 is used on 1983-93...

The one shown on the blue 242 is used on 1983-93 US model cars and 1986-93 Canadian cars. Will fit with some work on an older car, but doesn't look right, since it gets bent at a funny angle since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By John242Ti
1976 244 door on a 1973 164E. ...

1976 244 door on a 1973 164E.
https://live.staticflickr.com/5327/17005549408_1c6afc5a3c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rUHTnJ)

Used the 1976 hinges on the 1973 model car, therefore eliminating the...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By John242Ti
^1967-78.

^1967-78.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By John242Ti
If I remember correctly, those are actually the...

If I remember correctly, those are actually the standard 13.5mm springs. The number used for the 242GT springs now supercedes to the stock 240DL/GL part number. There is a thread posted by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,012
Posted By John242Ti
And, to make things even more interesting, Canada...

And, to make things even more interesting, Canada had the old sheetmetal front end with the 1975-82 bumpers through 1985.
Forum: showroom 09-11-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9,798
Views: 6,475,136
Posted By John242Ti
Ditched the Bosch blades I'd been using...

Ditched the Bosch blades I'd been using previously for something more period-correct.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52348933595_6786d5ed56_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nKTY9B)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
240: fuel leaks
Views: 4,254
Posted By John242Ti
^Fixed. Idle Air Valve is same through most of...

^Fixed. Idle Air Valve is same through most of 1983. Late 1983 received B23F style small air valve.
Forum: website & board 07-21-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,709
Posted By John242Ti
I wound up switching to a different email...

I wound up switching to a different email address. Started working when I did that. I suspect that you might be able to reenter your email address and get them working again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By John242Ti
I've used the washers that are usually mounted to...

I've used the washers that are usually mounted to a wiper motor. They've a lip that fits between the bolt and the rubber of the shift boot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By John242Ti
Look for a hose that's coming off the control...

Look for a hose that's coming off the control pressure regulator, at the bottom. There may be a missing vacuum line, hence the open port on the thermovalve.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By John242Ti
I'm currently running an Alpine CDA-105 in my...

I'm currently running an Alpine CDA-105 in my 242. 1989 vintage Sony XS-3051 5.25" speakers in the doors, using the 1990-93 grille bases and the Sony grilles. Hat shelf has a pair of mid-2000s Sony...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By John242Ti
Probably could sew the pouch part of the pocket...

Probably could sew the pouch part of the pocket from a junk GT, GLT, Turbo, or GL/GLE seatback onto the DL seat.
Forum: events 07-01-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By John242Ti
RADwood PNW - 8/27/22 - Griot's Garage in Tacoma, WA

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radwood-pnw-2022-tickets-377510743797


Seems like a few of us TBers are planning on showing up. I'll be there myself with the 242.


-J
Forum: showroom 06-18-2022, 07:10 PM
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Views: 6,475,136
Posted By John242Ti
;-) *chuckle*

;-) *chuckle*
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By John242Ti
If I remember correctly, there is a wire that...

If I remember correctly, there is a wire that goes to the headlamp dip relay from the rear fog lamp harness. Is used as the power wire for the rear fogs, run through fuse 14. It's possible that you...
Forum: showroom 06-13-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9,798
Views: 6,475,136
Posted By John242Ti
On the way home from the post orifice... ...

On the way home from the post orifice...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52142588088_e190f48b81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nrEoPs)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By John242Ti
Remove the speedo drive housing and tap in a...

Remove the speedo drive housing and tap in a freeze plug.
Forum: events 06-01-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By John242Ti
Yep. That'd be him. :nod:

Yep. That'd be him. :nod:
Forum: events 05-31-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By John242Ti
Cool. Kinda glad that the pesky Puget Sound...

Cool. Kinda glad that the pesky Puget Sound Convergence Zone remained where it was all day, even though it did make for a wet day at home.


Another TB'er showed up near the end of the meet. ...
Forum: events 05-29-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52108523118_15...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52108523118_15fde3b78b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2noDNuo)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52108734899_2e2b9ca206_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2noETrM)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,079
Posted By John242Ti
It's also possible that the door hinge is just...

It's also possible that the door hinge is just too worn out. Is there any slop if you try to lift the door up while it's partially open? Not a hard fix, just have to use a floor jack under the...
Forum: events 05-28-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,919
Posted By John242Ti
Swap meet pics - digital, so they've been...

Swap meet pics - digital, so they've been uploaded for the past week.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52090717665_dd944daacd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nn5xxP)...
Forum: events 05-23-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By John242Ti
Nope, the Puget Sound VSA chapter has been around...

Nope, the Puget Sound VSA chapter has been around for many years. Probably started before the VCOA chapter did.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By John242Ti
Doesn't look bad on a sedan either. ...

Doesn't look bad on a sedan either.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52044158330_d289568e52_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nhXV5E)
Forum: showroom 05-23-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By John242Ti
No prob. I believe it. -J

No prob.

I believe it.

-J
Forum: events 05-23-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By John242Ti
Never was affiliated with the Puget Sound VCOA,...

Never was affiliated with the Puget Sound VCOA, however, members were invited to show up. Originally was started by PSVSA, but is now being run by one of their members.
...
Forum: showroom 05-22-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By John242Ti
Sent you a pic via IG. Also helped Randy out...

Sent you a pic via IG. Also helped Randy out with taking pics using his phone.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By John242Ti
^If the holes for the body cladding aren't...

^If the holes for the body cladding aren't filled, it will. If you get them filled (ideally by welding metal in the holes), then painted, it won't look much different than a 1983-85 wagon from the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By John242Ti
Correct. Was used on all B230 cars. Both in a...

Correct. Was used on all B230 cars. Both in a remote reservoir configuration from 1985-1990 on 240 series, and most 700 and 900 series cars; and in an integral reservoir configuration from 1991-93...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By John242Ti
John, What Harald said. Already have a...

John,

What Harald said. Already have a thread for it.

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By John242Ti
The rattly issue with the Saginaw P-type PS pumps...

The rattly issue with the Saginaw P-type PS pumps is due to the bracketry. Usually the rear bracket, which fails with regularity. Even the intact brackets will rattle. If you run the engine at...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,121
Posted By John242Ti
Yep. The '92 245 I used to drive pretty much...

Yep. The '92 245 I used to drive pretty much always showed a 2-1-2 or 2-3-2 code, due to a crack that had formed in the headpipe. Since WA didn't test emissions in my area, I just kept driving the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,121
Posted By John242Ti
^Good points... There aren't any holes in...

^Good points...

There aren't any holes in the headpipe, perchance? Not uncommon to develop holes on the non-turbo headpipes. One thing you could try is a pre-'89 exhaust manifold, if the car is...
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