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Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 94,608
Posted By blkaplan
It works fine until it doesn't. :-P You...

It works fine until it doesn't. :-P

You are at a much higher risk of damaging your AMM with this way. From a practical and theoretical perspective. It will work fine, it just wont be as...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By blkaplan
They were well tested and held up great. Thats...

They were well tested and held up great. Thats not the reason we stopped offering them.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By blkaplan
We used to offer some kick ass 4130 welded...

We used to offer some kick ass 4130 welded control arms that used rod ends.
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0260/2623/products/racearm_1024x1024@2x.jpeg?v=1571438541

For our current work...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,729
Posted By blkaplan
I bought all of Koni's Volvo 240 inventory...

I bought all of Koni's Volvo 240 inventory available, and they had to make more to get me enough inventory to fulfil all the orders we got.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By blkaplan
Better act soon. Theres no telling when someone...

Better act soon. Theres no telling when someone else will grab that inventory. Operators are standing by!!!! :-P
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By blkaplan
If you want to run that drive shaft, id...

If you want to run that drive shaft, id recommend raising your bumpstops. Dont underestimate how badly matched it is for the task at hand.

even at stock ride height you will have problems.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By blkaplan
Id opt for a 3" aluminum single piece. Thats...

Id opt for a 3" aluminum single piece. Thats hard enough to fit in a 240.. 3.5 is going to require tunnel reconstruction if you are gonna be low.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By blkaplan
If you look on google photos on the top right...

If you look on google photos on the top right hand side... there are 3 dots. Click that and go down to where it says "embed item" That will give you a link you can paste here and have it show up.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,246
Posted By blkaplan
Mr. Hubert, If I wanted to convert a 240 to...

Mr. Hubert,

If I wanted to convert a 240 to an electric vehicle and I had a budget of 5k. Whats the best route to get there? What components should I use? Where are they sourced from?

Is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By blkaplan
Are you for real?

Are you for real?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By blkaplan
I don't doubt you had the experience you did. ...

I don't doubt you had the experience you did.

Synthetics and fluids have come a long way since then.

The bottom line is if you have something that's reliable and works then seems like a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,825
Posted By blkaplan
The new t8 Volvos have a complete electric rear...

The new t8 Volvos have a complete electric rear axle. Its actually quite marvelous. I believe the motor is around 100 hp with 300 ft/lb of torque. When you have the car in electric only mode,...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-29-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,825
Posted By blkaplan
This style is pretty interesting to me. A mild...

This style is pretty interesting to me. A mild hybrid approach seems like a reasonable option.

I wonder how much all those components cost. Could be a good way to get great MPG in an old brick...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By blkaplan
Theres a huge range in performance and types of...

Theres a huge range in performance and types of synthetic gear oil. I wouldn't discount the entire type of oil based on a limited experience.

Which type of synthetic were you using?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By blkaplan
could be a random alternate application bar...

could be a random alternate application bar stuffed onto a 740.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By blkaplan
I have thought about stronger forks... but then I...

I have thought about stronger forks... but then I think about the cable its attached to. Is that gonna start snapping?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By blkaplan
running bosch 040 in the lemons car.

running bosch 040 in the lemons car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By blkaplan
gold foil all the things

gold foil all the things
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By blkaplan
pretty cool. What software do you use to...

pretty cool.

What software do you use to transfer?

What do you use to compile the bin files ?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,246
Posted By blkaplan
I suppose you could call that the u joint. ...

I suppose you could call that the u joint.

its part that has the sheet metal sleeve you have to remove to pull the dowel pins out of.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,246
Posted By blkaplan
The shifting rod coupler on mine had a lot of...

The shifting rod coupler on mine had a lot of play. Replacing that made a world of difference.
Forum: showroom 05-18-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By blkaplan
https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/2...

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-extended-wheel-studs-wheel-spacers


32mm spacers and extended studs and they bolt on.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By blkaplan
I heard there were reliability problems with the...

I heard there were reliability problems with the radiators from the FWD crowd. Something about end tank connections. I haven't had any first-person experience with this.

Everyone says the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,201
Posted By blkaplan
Where did you hear this? I was considering...

Where did you hear this? I was considering using one of them in our lemons car but if its going to be in some high usage default mode... i might try to find a different option.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By blkaplan
I was referring to wheel / rims to mount tires...

I was referring to wheel / rims to mount tires on, not turbine wheels. ;-)

The people who are putting a serious effort at historic racing the 240 had center locks reproduced.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By blkaplan
Pretty cool that Garrett is even considering...

Pretty cool that Garrett is even considering making a handful of turbos for something like this.

I have seen some of the projects and reproductions that (probably the same group) has been...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By blkaplan
Is mark petch involved?

Is mark petch involved?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,246
Posted By blkaplan
Wow, plot twist.

Wow, plot twist.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,246
Posted By blkaplan
Give him a break, he's obviously not a native...

Give him a break, he's obviously not a native English speaker. His English is probably far better than most of our abilities to type in a second language.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 94,608
Posted By blkaplan
:rofl: Sam said the results for him were...

:rofl:

Sam said the results for him were fairly disappointing but I never got solid details, I know he was having some water to air intercooler issues. From a birds eye view it seems like a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 94,608
Posted By blkaplan
Something about J pipes and Evo turbos on a 240...

Something about J pipes and Evo turbos on a 240 just makes me smile.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By blkaplan
Want me to send you the right castle nuts?

Want me to send you the right castle nuts?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,570
Posted By blkaplan
Whats the name of the shop? I need paint and...

Whats the name of the shop? I need paint and body work done and we are in Rockville. Always good to know about places that do good work.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By blkaplan
I probably have 1 or 2 of the .63 AR housings...

I probably have 1 or 2 of the .63 AR housings kicking around if you need to borrow one.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,570
Posted By blkaplan
Volvo definitely handicapped the 240 turbo. They...

Volvo definitely handicapped the 240 turbo. They didn't want it to outshine its more expensive and more profitable big brother the 740 turbo.

I really wish volvo released a galvanized version...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,246
Posted By blkaplan
its been on my wish list for a while to do.

its been on my wish list for a while to do.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,156
Posted By blkaplan
what kind of mpgs are you seeing?

what kind of mpgs are you seeing?
Forum: showroom 05-06-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
After the hit, Randy was very concerned about the...

After the hit, Randy was very concerned about the radiator when we were talking on the radio. I think it helped both cars are pretty soft in the area of collision and it wasn't an offset impact
...
Forum: showroom 05-06-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
Randy said he was double clutching all the down...

Randy said he was double clutching all the down shifts.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 670,059
Posted By blkaplan
slick!

slick!
Forum: showroom 05-05-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
Its easy to be confident and brave in someone...

Its easy to be confident and brave in someone else's car. :lol:
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
yea, that porsche has a lot more power......

yea, that porsche has a lot more power... getting past it requires being on it without mistakes
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
This 850 is the best ever.... there's a few...

This 850 is the best ever.... there's a few reasons for it. They don't come this way stock. :-D
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
Yea, I made him sign my bumper and he signed the...

Yea, I made him sign my bumper and he signed the porsches bumper.

Luckily it was a nice square contact and 850s have nice and cushy bumpers.
Forum: showroom 05-04-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By blkaplan
Randy Pobst Drove and Crashed my car @ the Pittsburg Lemons Race

As what seems to be a tradition (crashing other peoples lemons car, which I am guilty of) it continues... No real damage, just good stories, and more character for the car!!!

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Forum: events 04-27-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By blkaplan
I got vaxxed... will i show up? who knows.

I got vaxxed... will i show up? who knows.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,735
Posted By blkaplan
The biggest issue I have heard of with the stock...

The biggest issue I have heard of with the stock springs is if the car has sat for a while, the spring can get rusty and gets pitting. When you get the car back to life, the spring will fatigue...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By blkaplan
Do you run a sway bar? If so then you wont have...

Do you run a sway bar? If so then you wont have *too* much articulation. Beyond the fact that you cant really have too much articulation when it comes to a solid axle rear end. Are you worried...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,386
Posted By blkaplan
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By blkaplan
These are in stock. ...

These are in stock.

https://www.bneshop.com/collections/240/products/240-rear-axle-spherical-bearings
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