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Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 42,356
Posted By gtlover
Aw, c'mon, not even a Mooseyes sticker on the...

Aw, c'mon, not even a Mooseyes sticker on the airbox or a Pegamoose on the trunk lid?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 42,356
Posted By gtlover
davebarton.com and get some moose stickers while...

davebarton.com and get some moose stickers while you're at it.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 58,620
Posted By gtlover
700/900/90 series - they're right behind the...

700/900/90 series - they're right behind the bumper shocks.

I also recommend a hotter ignition coil, I used an MSD on a couple of my 240's.

Wheel spacers, even 5mm can make a noticeable...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,781
Posted By gtlover
+1, I never knew a 240 exhaust valence could look...

+1, I never knew a 240 exhaust valence could look that good.

As for the OP, I have only one word: RECLOCK.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By gtlover
Do they make one that will fit an orange 1969 142...

Do they make one that will fit an orange 1969 142 with a swedish flag on the roof?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,566
Posted By gtlover
If ya can't take the heat, stay out of the...

If ya can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Combustion engines will by definition involve heat; if you want to be significantly cooler then perhaps an electric conversion would be in order. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,662
Posted By gtlover
Mine is on hold until I have a regular paycheck,...

Mine is on hold until I have a regular paycheck, but at this point I'm going to"buy local" for pistons and rods. Also found a good marine head specialist to freshen up the 531. Also going to have...
Forum: showroom 03-19-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,455
Posted By gtlover
I can't wait to see what you do with this.

I can't wait to see what you do with this.
Forum: showroom 03-14-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,053
Posted By gtlover
I had a '77 242DL that a PO had redone in poo...

I had a '77 242DL that a PO had redone in poo brown, probably at Earl Scheib or Maaco judging by the extra poo quality.
Forum: showroom 02-18-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By gtlover
Makes sense - the trick I learned to put large...

Makes sense - the trick I learned to put large e-codes on pre-86 front ends is to use quad round bezels as surrounds. The 86+ e-codes fit nicely inside. So, therefore, if you narrowed the early...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,029
Posted By gtlover
I wonder if one of the 'universal' shifters could...

I wonder if one of the 'universal' shifters could be adapted to the AW71. Not sure how the OD would interface, and you'd still have to do all the usual internal upgrades. Still, the cool factor of...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,029
Posted By gtlover
That might be as sexy as a T5 shifter, and...

That might be as sexy as a T5 shifter, and probably easier and cheaper than a T5 swap. Automatic FTW.
Forum: showroom 02-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 1,088,050
Posted By gtlover
I'm curious if you can get different barrels to...

I'm curious if you can get different barrels to change offset for RWD and/or stagger.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-28-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,731
Posted By gtlover
Yeah, that puts you in the prime of of Volvo's...

Yeah, that puts you in the prime of of Volvo's green initiative, apparently after the exhaust and engine wiring biodegrade, the rest of the car can be crushed and recycled. Water has been known to...
Forum: events 01-21-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,657
Posted By gtlover
I'd like to go, but it's my daughter's birthday. ...

I'd like to go, but it's my daughter's birthday. 6 year olds often take umbrance when you forgo their party to go look at some old smelly cars.

Or, I could just tell her we're going to a special...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,332
Posted By gtlover
Coming from the hydraulic hose industry, those...

Coming from the hydraulic hose industry, those ends are seriously wonky. Possibly some kind of aircraft fitting? We used the Brakquip system, which makes OEM style hoses with the appropriate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By gtlover
If it has tits, tires; floats, or flies, you'll...

If it has tits, tires; floats, or flies, you'll have problems.
My wife wants an amphibious airplane.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,013
Posted By gtlover
Having sold the big boy versions of these for...

Having sold the big boy versions of these for marine and industrial diesels for about ten years, I've learned a few things.

First, you want to make sure it's an actual bellows, not just metal flex...
Forum: showroom 11-18-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,859
Posted By gtlover
steeple choice. It's a horse race with hurdles...

steeple choice. It's a horse race with hurdles and water hazards and such.
Forum: showroom 11-09-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,451
Posted By gtlover
No, they usually lasted until the powertrain...

No, they usually lasted until the powertrain warranty expired. I never saw one with a wagon back around here, just the notchback.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,911
Posted By gtlover
Thank you for finding this out, before I tried it...

Thank you for finding this out, before I tried it in my AQ151 block. When you say interference, do you mean "would shear the whole squirter off" or merely "convenient excuse to lighten the rods and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,715
Posted By gtlover
The list of fuse locations *should* be on a...

The list of fuse locations *should* be on a sticker on the back of the ashtray. Seats are 24 and 25 iirc. Mine had issues with bad contacts on a bunch of the slots, once that was fixed I had power...
Forum: showroom 08-15-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,319
Posted By gtlover
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-conte...

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Volvo-244-SharkNose.jpg

Not fake. The Japanese do crazy things to cars, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By gtlover
AFAIK nothing else fits. I just try to keep the...

AFAIK nothing else fits. I just try to keep the drains cleared out and smear some silicone around the edges of the glass, so it only leaks a little. If there is some other car on the planet with...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,052
Posted By gtlover
IMVHO if you're tempted to stay k-jet, go with a...

IMVHO if you're tempted to stay k-jet, go with a 240 Turbo fuel system. Obviously good for 160 hp, a little easier to fit vs. the Porsche I'd wager.

Or sell the parts and go Weber/Dellorto/ITB...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,036
Posted By gtlover
It takes most of us longer than we think! As for...

It takes most of us longer than we think! As for mine, I found a rear sway and 90+ at the JY, and scored front lowering springs here on TB. Traded for an ipd turbo cam, got a 531 head on ebay, and...
Forum: showroom 07-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 1,929,302
Posted By gtlover
My eyes hurt now.

My eyes hurt now.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,291
Posted By gtlover
I've been thinking Omegas with GT or Virgo center...

I've been thinking Omegas with GT or Virgo center caps would look great on a GT, especially with some 10mm spacers.
Forum: showroom 06-10-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,542
Posted By gtlover
This is starting to sound like a good idea. Not...

This is starting to sound like a good idea. Not great, but good. More home school paint work from the web: http://spokanehotrod.com/forum/topic/2
Forum: performance & modifications 06-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,743
Posted By gtlover
They don't completely suck, but they do sorta...

They don't completely suck, but they do sorta blow.

Raw sex would be an old Jag 6. Admittedly, a B30 with triple Dellortos and a fat camshaft would be bitchin' too.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,743
Posted By gtlover
Why not just go white block? Or perhaps something...

Why not just go white block? Or perhaps something more exotic?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By gtlover
I've got a set of extractor sockets that have...

I've got a set of extractor sockets that have bailed me out of situations like this, works like an easy out. An easy out might work in this case as well.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,487
Posted By gtlover
I used to run 215's on a 14x6 on a couple of...

I used to run 215's on a 14x6 on a couple of different 240s. Good compromise between ride, handling, and looks. A bit hard to find, especially when you get a screw in the sidewall and maybe you get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By gtlover
If you don't need to reuse the studs, a good pipe...

If you don't need to reuse the studs, a good pipe wrench also works. Dead blow hammer highly recommended regardless.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,948
Posted By gtlover
Go to v70r.com they've got the lowdown on the...

Go to v70r.com they've got the lowdown on the lowdown.
Forum: showroom 03-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 1,929,302
Posted By gtlover
Gilbert Gottfried, your car is ready.

Gilbert Gottfried, your car is ready.
Forum: showroom 03-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 1,929,302
Posted By gtlover
When you can't decide between a Rolls or a...

When you can't decide between a Rolls or a Bimmer, but you can only afford a modded 740 and whatever paint was left over from your friend's S14...

Seriously, props for putting that all together...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By gtlover
Yes, as noted above. Turbo+ is a simple fixed...

Yes, as noted above. Turbo+ is a simple fixed EBC system; it allows 12psi of boost for several seconds, then dials back to about 10psi. Effective but also annoying.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,993
Posted By gtlover
Fits in your 142 or P1800 better.

Fits in your 142 or P1800 better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By gtlover
Yeah, that's way nicer than what came on the...

Yeah, that's way nicer than what came on the Vanagon, it's like 5 little pieces of hose IIRC, plus the pressure and return lines.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By gtlover
I'm not sure how it's set up on the actual Type...

I'm not sure how it's set up on the actual Type IV cars and 914's, but on the Bus and Vanagon, there's no actual fuel rail - just several pieces of fuel hose connecting the injectors together and to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By gtlover
I assume you've already looked into what Jake...

I assume you've already looked into what Jake Raby builds? Yeah, 150HP is possible. And yes, LH 2.2 can do that. Being as the later bus/914 motors came with L-jet, it should be pretty...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,041
Posted By gtlover
Hot diggity dog. Strut assemblies are listed as...

Hot diggity dog. Strut assemblies are listed as being the same for all 700/940/early 960, so some 1/4" (6.4mm) thick spacers, a bit of grinding, and new brake lines will get me there.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,041
Posted By gtlover
No, I mean use the 960 strut and spindle, and...

No, I mean use the 960 strut and spindle, and then use the 850/70 discs, caliper mount, and caliper.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,041
Posted By gtlover
So, if these brake parts fit on a late 960/90...

So, if these brake parts fit on a late 960/90 series car...can the suspension parts be swapped to the earlier 700/900 series cars to use these brakes as well?

EDIT: Just did some checking,...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 30,250
Posted By gtlover
If you're just doing it for the purpose of being...

If you're just doing it for the purpose of being unique, there's plenty of Japanese, British, and Aussie hardware that would be worth importing. Save the Volvo for a DD, get something else for...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,920
Posted By gtlover
Keep us posted! Come to think of it, the...

Keep us posted!

Come to think of it, the truck wrecking yard by my house usually has a Disco or two, I might go take some measurements.
Forum: showroom 11-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 1,545,797
Posted By gtlover
Come on, people are dying to take a ride in the...

Come on, people are dying to take a ride in the back!
Forum: showroom 10-20-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,390
Posted By gtlover
While I like the ABS in newer cars, I thought the...

While I like the ABS in newer cars, I thought the older systems were a bit...unrefined. Abrupt engagement, harsh feedback, but they were an improvement in many cars. However, I'm not sure the ABS...
Forum: showroom 09-10-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 1,929,302
Posted By gtlover
I have a partial set of 3 of these that I need to...

I have a partial set of 3 of these that I need to get rid of.
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