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Forum: events 01-18-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 770
Posted By propav8r
Is this the thread I post in to complain about...

Is this the thread I post in to complain about the date choice of a meet I have zero intention of attending?
Forum: events 01-17-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,256
Posted By propav8r
MM2k20 is September 23-27, 2020

MM2k20 is September 23-27, 2020
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 144,719
Posted By propav8r
Do a 240 flathood next :drool:

Do a 240 flathood next :drool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,853
Posted By propav8r
You're my favorite turbobricker.

You're my favorite turbobricker.
Forum: showroom 01-15-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By propav8r
Welcome back. That's a great looking car.

Welcome back. That's a great looking car.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Spent some time on the phone with Denny's...

Spent some time on the phone with Denny's driveshaft today. He recommends a one-piece steel driveshaft, but with a few caveats. He strongly recommended changing from a flat flange on the diff to a...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-13-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Did some measuring for a driveshaft tonight, and...

Did some measuring for a driveshaft tonight, and cut half my shifter bump out of the floor to get better transmission clearance.

A one piece driveshaft would need to be 51-13/16Ē long, and given...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 364,836
Posted By propav8r
Good luck with the E39. I do NOT miss mine.

Good luck with the E39. I do NOT miss mine.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 72,908
Posted By propav8r
Well share with the class because I had it in 2...

Well share with the class because I had it in 2 cars with 3 transmissions, Kyle has it, Hurlurd has it, and several others mentioned it.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 72,908
Posted By propav8r
Yeah, you and every other T5 trans swap ever.

Yeah, you and every other T5 trans swap ever.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,853
Posted By propav8r
https://i.imgflip.com/3lq7fn.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/3lq7fn.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,853
Posted By propav8r
Lol misread your post. Still funny tho.

Lol misread your post. Still funny tho.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,853
Posted By propav8r
That's sig-worthy right there. Looks like...

That's sig-worthy right there.

Looks like you've rechecked valves and found them loose. Shim them correctly and report back :shrug:
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 127,561
Posted By propav8r
I'd fly. I'd like to drive again eventually, but...

I'd fly. I'd like to drive again eventually, but I can't take that kind of time off with only a couple months notice.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Front 17x8.5 et30 with 1.25" (32mm) adapters...

Front 17x8.5 et30 with 1.25" (32mm) adapters 215/45R17 Sumitomo HTR ZIII
Rear 17x10 et20 no spacers/adapters 245/40R17 Sumitomo HTR ZIII (~et1 with a stock rear axle, 8.8 is 3/4" longer each side)
...
Forum: events 01-07-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By propav8r
MikeP at SE? Ballin.

MikeP at SE? Ballin.
Forum: events 01-07-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By propav8r
YOU SHOULD BE caps MEFFER

YOU SHOULD BE

caps MEFFER
Forum: events 01-07-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By propav8r
100% in

100% in
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Starting to think about tires...currently the car...

Starting to think about tires...currently the car has 17x10 rear wheels with 245/35-17s sorta stretched and the front is a 17x8.5 with a 215/35-17.

Eventually I'd like to get 275/40-17s on it all...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
And it should actually handle this time :D

And it should actually handle this time :D
Forum: events 01-06-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,793
Posted By propav8r
Also in for a dyno slot. Somebody's gotta take...

Also in for a dyno slot. Somebody's gotta take the lowest power spot.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Those are Ecodes with H4 bulbs in them. I need to...

Those are Ecodes with H4 bulbs in them. I need to set up a relay harness and power them right off the battery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By propav8r
Swaybar endlink bolt size

Looking for the size of the bolt that secures the lower end of the swaybar endlink on a 240 to the bracket on the control arm.

Wanna say it's an M10, but I'm not completely sure.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
I was thinking about single rounds and a foglight...

I was thinking about single rounds and a foglight grille, but this car has just always had spider eyes. I think it works.

https://i.imgur.com/HaLCQDBh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
As soon as I get my driveshaft made up and...

As soon as I get my driveshaft made up and fenders trimmed.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
To clarify, this was the 5.3+T56 from a V8...

To clarify, this was the 5.3+T56 from a V8 swapped parts wagon I bought a couple months ago. The aluminum 6.0 is still sitting in the shop, and will get assembled/swapped in the not too distant...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
What a weekend. TL,DR: It runs. Here's where...

What a weekend. TL,DR: It runs.

Here's where we started...just a shell of a car sitting on jackstands. Nothing in the engine bay, no transmission, no differential, no suspension, nothing.
...
Forum: events 12-29-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By propav8r
Iím blushing

Iím blushing
Forum: events 12-29-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By propav8r
Damn, Iím in Huntersville now, leaving tomorrow...

Damn, Iím in Huntersville now, leaving tomorrow morning. Travel safe!
Forum: events 12-27-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By propav8r
Affirmative

Affirmative
Forum: events 12-22-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By propav8r
Nice

Nice
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By propav8r
Yeah, that's fine. The outer hose is really just...

Yeah, that's fine. The outer hose is really just a jacket for abrasion resistance. Doesn't do much.
Forum: events 12-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By propav8r
Workday at Propav8r's

So at the urging of James, I'm hosting a workday for pulling the V8 from my parts wagon and installing it in my 244.

Basically, I have (I think) everything to take the '79 from garage ornament to...
Forum: events 12-04-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,793
Posted By propav8r
If I get my ass in gear, I could conceivably have...

If I get my ass in gear, I could conceivably have the 244 running for this.

I won't, but I can imagine a world where I could.
Forum: website & board 12-03-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,180
Posted By propav8r
Welcome. We all hate you.

Welcome. We all hate you.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-02-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Well the deal on the guy buying the shell with...

Well the deal on the guy buying the shell with the 5.3 in it fell through. I sorta figured it would.

I guess I might as well just pull the whole deal together and drop it in the '79, and build the...
Forum: events 12-02-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,793
Posted By propav8r
No need to even strap it, just put your foot in...

No need to even strap it, just put your foot in front of the wheel.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 247,825
Posted By propav8r
This car is getting a lot of attention outside...

This car is getting a lot of attention outside the Volvo community. Definitely exciting.

Happy for you, and stoked to watch you continue to improve!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Manual. It's impossible without pulling the...

Manual. It's impossible without pulling the motor. Already asked the PO. He said he tried every approach he could, but wound up having to pull it together.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Control arms are in. Toight like toiger. ...

Control arms are in. Toight like toiger.

Spent last night fiddling with the strut plates. They're old Kaplan pieces, but should work if I can figure out what the hell I wanna do with them. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,329
Posted By propav8r
It's noticeable, but it doesn't really bother me.

It's noticeable, but it doesn't really bother me.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,329
Posted By propav8r
I'm sure. There are some reports of other brands...

I'm sure. There are some reports of other brands of lowering springs being better, but I'm told that the 4C is somewhat crashy even in stock form.

I've spoken to 3 or 4 people that have the BC...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,329
Posted By propav8r
I haven't done anything about the suspension yet....

I haven't done anything about the suspension yet. I'm pretty much consigned to BC coilovers with a little softer spring than what comes out of the box.

I've thought about buying 4C struts from...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
These guys showed up on Friday, but I had a trip...

These guys showed up on Friday, but I had a trip out of town planned for the weekend. Got back in last night and put it all together. Went together really nicely, gonna install the arms on the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By propav8r
I generally try to avoid sliding into curbs....

I generally try to avoid sliding into curbs. Where I'm at, there are precious few curbs anyway. Generally just mountainside dropoffs.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By propav8r
That's what I needed to hear.

That's what I needed to hear.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,007
Posted By propav8r
Boxing Control Arms...Worth It?

I've got the front and rear control arms off my 240 at the moment, and Yoshi's plates are only about $100 total.

Question for anyone that's done it...has it made a difference in handling or...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-06-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Actually got a fair bit accomplished last night....

Actually got a fair bit accomplished last night. Old front suspension has been removed, and bushings have been removed from the control arms in preparation for the STS Machining Delrin bushings.
...
Forum: events 11-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,793
Posted By propav8r
SE>Davis anyway

SE>Davis anyway
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 163,634
Posted By propav8r
Heads are already off the 6.0, thus the ability...

Heads are already off the 6.0, thus the ability to do some machine work without much more effort.

I have some 36lb/hr injectors for it, which should be plenty for my goals. Definitely going to...
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