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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 47,497
Posted By James M
Isn't torque rating the issue with the Mercedes...

Isn't torque rating the issue with the Mercedes manual transmissions?

Every time I see this I reconsider getting around to this swap. Outstanding car
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By James M
1/4 the price of POoR15, plus the added texture...

1/4 the price of POoR15, plus the added texture makes it a better garage workbench when the car sits on jackstands for a decade
<a href="https://ibb.co/Lhb78tj"><img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By James M
If it doesn't leak fluid the play means nothing ...

If it doesn't leak fluid the play means nothing

BW55/AW70/AW71 mechanical speedo tailshaft housings swap, so you have some options. If it was in a collision who knows what extra wear it's been...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,287
Posted By James M
I went to the sculpture park several times as a...

I went to the sculpture park several times as a kid, pretty sick place.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By James M
If your going with a flat flywheel a Viggen PP...

If your going with a flat flywheel a Viggen PP becomes an option
Forum: showroom 09-16-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By James M
Get the jackstands you plan on using for the car...

Get the jackstands you plan on using for the car for the next decade first, then match that color.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By James M
That's a lot more work then a little electrical...

That's a lot more work then a little electrical tape

I don't think most AFR gauges fit real well behind a stock bezel, if at all
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,262
Posted By James M
Where are the pics of you holding an AW30 like a...

Where are the pics of you holding an AW30 like a baby to prove it?
Forum: showroom 09-15-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By James M
Man I meet like half those requirements ...

Man I meet like half those requirements
http://forums.turbobricks.com/picture.php?albumid=489&pictureid=4521

Paint the hood white, it's the most bothersome thing about this car. 2004 TB it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By James M
They are only 36 bucks? Now I feel luck a smuck...

They are only 36 bucks? Now I feel luck a smuck for snagging spares from the PnP
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By James M
The 7/9 part you mentioned is the front half of...

The 7/9 part you mentioned is the front half of the driveshaft (https://yoshifab.com/store/7/9-series-cd009-front-driveshaft.html). Seems way easier to have a shop make that then hope a 350z shaft is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By James M
Oil pressure switch has nothing to do with the...

Oil pressure switch has nothing to do with the running condition

Double check everything you did, if it's worse then when you started you missed something.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By James M
The compressor unbolts and the bracket slides off...

The compressor unbolts and the bracket slides off it, iirc the bracket has to be removed with the compressor to get to some bolts.

I would be it would vibrate/flex more then you'd want without...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By James M
There is already a well documented solution ...

There is already a well documented solution

https://i.ibb.co/6DNXPxw/83-C7-AB2-A-3-F27-4809-8712-536-AEC621250.jpg

Harmonic Balancer split? Weld it together :^)...
Forum: showroom 08-30-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 5,065,007
Posted By James M
Need a matching pare of <s>blue</s> <s>agua</s>...

Need a matching pare of <s>blue</s> <s>agua</s> cobalt 245s?

<a href="https://ibb.co/vx6nCyk"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/pvBF6Vd/Screenshot-20210830-200616.png" alt="Screenshot-20210830-200616"...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 629,770
Posted By James M
Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really...

Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really ties it all together

Don't love the broken car, little scuffs a damage like that arnt an issue on a POS that just has to run, but this thing is nice...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 629,770
Posted By James M
Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really...

Love the little 3D Volvo in the design, really ties it all together

Don't love the broken car, little scuffs a damage like that arnt an issue on a POS that just has to run, but this thing is nice...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By James M
Are you saying you can't do a whiteblock swap on...

Are you saying you can't do a whiteblock swap on a college budget?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By James M
If by B series you mean Volvo gas powered modular...

If by B series you mean Volvo gas powered modular motors you'll want to look up "whiteblock swap" and you'll find your info.

There are quite a few threads about it, you can do pretty much the...
Forum: events 08-18-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,108
Posted By James M
Non of yours run huh?

Non of yours run huh?
Forum: showroom 08-17-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 1,578,445
Posted By James M
Not the story I heard If <s> she</s> you...

Not the story I heard

If <s> she</s> you find<s>s</s> three more they could be center caps
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,844
Posted By James M
I saw this video a while back, don't remember how...

I saw this video a while back, don't remember how helpful it is but it's the only video I've seen on the topic. There is a thread on a Miata forum about doing the same

Don't think I can embed it...
Forum: events 08-03-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,108
Posted By James M
How do we RSVP if we don't know what car to take...

How do we RSVP if we don't know what car to take yet?

Very exited to see other Volvos again
Forum: events 08-03-2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 44,168
Posted By James M
And here I was thinking about bumping this thread...

And here I was thinking about bumping this thread all last week.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,546
Posted By James M
AAA is for pussies, if you don't drive $500 cars...

AAA is for pussies, if you don't drive $500 cars hundreds of miles from home without any backup you don't belong on TB.

I pay insurance on 3 240's and a Datsun on the same policy, second, third,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-29-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By James M
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Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,083
Posted By James M
I've got a similar setup for my 84 245, foam...

I've got a similar setup for my 84 245, foam mattress cut to the right shape (and folds up) plus bubble wrap insulating sheets covered in black cloth for the windows.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By James M
This is worth a try, 10 second diag to save the...

This is worth a try, 10 second diag to save the cost of an ignition switch if it's not necessary
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 154,262
Posted By James M
Which one? I've got 6 245s now:omg: I've...

Which one? I've got 6 245s now:omg:

I've been flip flopping between holset on the B230ft (have the parts) or OM606 swap (have most of the parts) on my OG wagon, then I remember I have classes...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,710
Posted By James M
All this accomplishes is making sure no tuning...

All this accomplishes is making sure no tuning companies get cores back for tuned ECUs. That being said most tuned cars I've worked on have disabled emissions equipment in the name of power anyways,...
Forum: showroom 07-13-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,846
Posted By James M
I thought the normal progression was: cut body...

I thought the normal progression was: cut body first, make car work later

This is too high class to not be a build thread
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By James M
So your plugging the EGR on the intake side? ...

So your plugging the EGR on the intake side? *Should* be able to leave it disconnected, closed is it's resting state as far as I can tell
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By James M
What car

What car
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 154,262
Posted By James M
T5^2. I love that. Not gonna lie I like the way...

T5^2. I love that. Not gonna lie I like the way this car looks even on the side of the highway

Was able to get the spare on, but it's got was less thread engagement then ide like, will be...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 154,262
Posted By James M
Time for a 5x4.75 spare <a...

Time for a 5x4.75 spare
<a href="https://ibb.co/2Mxx8mb"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/6tzzvVd/PXL-20210709-193422400-MP.jpg" alt="PXL-20210709-193422400-MP" border="0"></a>
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,754
Posted By James M
Slap in a known good unit? Who owns a 240 these...

Slap in a known good unit? Who owns a 240 these days without piles of spares and 3 parts cars?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,602
Posted By James M
Plenty of OEM turbos these days are twin scroll. ...

Plenty of OEM turbos these days are twin scroll. First one that comes to find is the BMW N55 single turbos, but that's because I've got one saved for a future project.

From a quick Google looks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,754
Posted By James M
I'll pull my maf and dropkick if that's what it...

I'll pull my maf and dropkick if that's what it takes, I don't see it ****ting itself sitting in a pile of parts while you pull the motor

If it ran good before, and doesn't run well now you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,754
Posted By James M
If you just did a bunch of stuff on it double...

If you just did a bunch of stuff on it double check everything you did. 9/10 chance something is plugged in wrong and needs corrected.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,403
Posted By James M
I just want to see some of your work...

I just want to see some of your work...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,403
Posted By James M
Can we see some pics of a $2500 build you've...

Can we see some pics of a $2500 build you've done, seems outlandish to me but I don't do audio and know people spend that (and more)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,645
Posted By James M
I am really impressed with the paint aswell, if...

I am really impressed with the paint aswell, if you look at the begining of the thread the car looked almost white when I first towed it home. There are some spots that have worn through under the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By James M
I want to say some have done it with Kjet heads...

I want to say some have done it with Kjet heads when swapping to MS.

The issue I've heard about is fuel atomization, little time for it to properly mix when being sprayed.

<a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By James M
Working around "known issues" is always a good...

Working around "known issues" is always a good way to keep going around and around.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,645
Posted By James M
Kickdown cable needs more adjustment but fits...

Kickdown cable needs more adjustment but fits much better then the (broken anyways) 760 cable would have.


Had the car at work yesterday, undid some of the ****ery the PO pulled
<a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 154,262
Posted By James M
You in your 245? If I had seen it I would have...

You in your 245? If I had seen it I would have taken the exit and waved myself.

Must have seen me a few hours after this
<a href="https://ibb.co/8mPfbnz"><img...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,853
Posted By James M
<a href="https://ibb.co/JqJ3Z4W"><img...

<a href="https://ibb.co/JqJ3Z4W"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/YXs0gM4/Screenshot-20210620-213911.png" alt="Screenshot-20210620-213911" border="0"></a>

If your gonna torque something, do it right
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,306
Posted By James M
Stock it's covered in butyl, but the reflective...

Stock it's covered in butyl, but the reflective tape I've yet to see
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,257
Posted By James M
I can check 88-89 but no idea when I'll be around...

I can check 88-89 but no idea when I'll be around my 88 245 next
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,257
Posted By James M
My 83 comes in at 47mm

My 83 comes in at 47mm
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