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Old 02-14-2020, 04:53 AM   #26
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Dude! Didn't realize there was someone else in Chico on this board! I'm glad there's someone else close by to help me bother Jack I'm interested to see out the WRX seats work out, I'm in a similar predicament
Neither did I! I try my best but everytime I go over there I end up funding his addiction by buying parts.

Lots of WRX seats nearby on Facebook marketplace, I'll let you know how it goes
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:17 AM   #27
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Finished putting the WRX seats in the wagon today, look great and made a huge difference in driving feel. I no longer slide whenever I corner at over 6mph


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Mounted by cutting off the WRX mounts and welding flat steal from rail to rail, drilling holes in the front and welding the 240 mounts to the back


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The 240 rear mounts can be pulled/pryed/cut out of the rail and have a nice flat spot perfect for welding. They hang off a little more then I would like on the drivers side but still had a good bit of area to weld to

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The wrx rails work great to move back and forth, much less sticky then the 240 ones I have dealt with

Hope to get the 242 smogged this Friday and put in some new swaybars, cut the front springs and maybe take a look at the sunroof.
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:19 PM   #28
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They look great, do they sit nice and low?
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:56 PM   #29
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They look great, do they sit nice and low?
Very close to the stock seats placement. The only other mention I've seen on TB is someone saying they sat 2 inches higher then stock, I didn't have that issue.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:08 AM   #30
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Next up is to deal with the awful headliner. The car has an aftermarket electric sunroof that is thiccer than the oe volvo ones. Because of this the original padded style headliner was “trimmed” and a second soft headliner was added over it.

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The second headliner aged quite poorly and became powderized, if you barely touch it it flakes apart. Out it came leaving piles of yellow dust on the seats, steering wheel and my nostrils


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After pulling the old headliner the wiring was visible, with about two dozen clamps and connects, a broken switch and no power going to it I cut the wires off and pulled the battery to test the sunroof, and it worked!

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Opens and closes beautifully, rails work great and it even pushes up into place well. Just need a new rocker switch, maybe one for the dash maybe I’ll put it back on the headliner again

Speaking of headliner time for a new one, everything I have read said to remove the rear window, but with both seats out in a 242 it is able to fit with minimal bending

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Found a spare trunk key and free glove under the passenger seat, no goodies under the drivers

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The new headliner fit in place ok. It was a little tough to get on with the thiccer aftermarket sunroof assembly but it doesn't bulge the headliner visibly

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The area around the original sunroof crank was a little different and had to be cut out, but should look fine with some double sided tape

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Speaking of cut:

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More tomorrow/later today when I get spring compressors
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:52 AM   #31
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Omg cut springs


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Old 02-22-2020, 12:01 PM   #32
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Making some really good progress bring this thing back to life!

Thicker > Thiccer
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:36 PM   #33
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Making some really good progress bring this thing back to life!

Thicker > Thiccer
tjockare my sincererest apologies

Sorry Jack cut springs incoming
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Old 02-23-2020, 12:09 AM   #34
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We need to have a true Northern CA drive and meet...
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Sorry Jack cut springs incoming
god damn it the neighborhood will think this is a meth house

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Old 02-23-2020, 12:49 AM   #36
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how psi stock cna support?

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Old 02-23-2020, 01:34 AM   #37
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What was that headliner from?
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Old 02-23-2020, 02:47 AM   #38
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What was that headliner from?
A turbo or 79-80 GT.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:00 PM   #39
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Just hang out at your local PnP and your bound to meet someone here

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What was that headliner from?
I snagged it along with the black carpet and trim bits from the black 244 turbo in the rancho yard.

Finished cutting the springs, the car sits way nicer now. Just two coils in the front, didn't touch the back

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~25 inches now:
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Also added some 5mm spacers to the rear, 26mm offset just fits but the rear tires out a bit making it look a little better imo

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Threw on a Turbo rear sway aswell, would have done the front but I need to order bushings. When underneath I was greeted by a dented oil pan, glad they are stamped and not cast (BMW you ****s)

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Sitting pretty now after a wash aswell, might wax it tonight

Anyone wanna buy the blue c20?
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Old 02-23-2020, 10:38 PM   #40
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Looks really good! Much better for sure. Good work!
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:14 PM   #41
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How does this car run out now that you have it somewhat sorted? I did the harness in it and got it running, but never road tested it.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:23 AM   #42
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How does this car run out now that you have it somewhat sorted? I did the harness in it and got it running, but never road tested it.
Seems like you did good work. Runs quite well, passed smog Friday without issue and hasn't given me any troubles in ~500 miles. Has a little bit of a stumble when pressing the breaks at idle so I'll have to look for cracked vacuum hoses (maybe a booster) later but that's it.
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did you have to do anything for the smog?
specs on c20 for curiosity.
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:23 AM   #44
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did you have to do anything for the smog?
specs on c20 for curiosity.
Just the BB trick you mentioned. 1968 C20 with a 327 and Sm420. Might be trading it for a Volvo tomorrow (today yet again since it's 2 am). I love the truck but my wagon can haul plenty of stuff so it's time to go
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Seems like you did good work. Runs quite well, passed smog Friday without issue and hasn't given me any troubles in ~500 miles. Has a little bit of a stumble when pressing the breaks at idle so I'll have to look for cracked vacuum hoses (maybe a booster) later but that's it.
Nice! As said before, I’m happy to see this one up and running. I had too much on my plate to finish it.
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Cool cool good to hear
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:49 PM   #47
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I did indeed trade my truck away, I held off on posting it since I hadn't decided what to do with the car until now. Picked up the most clapped 850r i’ve ever seen. Previous owners butchered a manual swap, beat the car to the ground and ****ed pretty much everything they touched, anyone need parts?

This swap was one of the idea I had in mind when picking up the 242, a whiteblock should be a lot smoother then a 8v and be nice for a DD

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“Transmission swap done right” with a dual mass flywheel “Just needs an axle”....decision made.

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So naturally the only use for it is the motor, a B5234T5 along with 8 motronic 4.4 ecus, a spare seat set and other parts.


Picked up some whiteblock swap parts, intake and coils with some wiring, going to go with the VAST COP setup along with motronic 4.4, likly with a t5 behind it since they are $120 all day long
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Made a motronic 4.4 bench harness, should be able to flash the VAST COP bin once I get my resistors in the mail

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Old 03-09-2020, 03:56 AM   #48
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Spent a few hours Monday running around looking for hitch hardware, you'll never guess who had the right bolts . Mounted up the hitch I had laying around for two years.


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Wednesday I went and bought a dolly, $350 and painted with the worst paint ive ever seen, it melts at over 90 degrees and gets on everything, but its functional.

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Friday after getting some ramps (the dolly came with only one) and tire straps got the 850 load up, quite the ordeal with only 1 working battery and ramps that are too short

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Stopped once to tighten the straps but the tow itself was fine, you could almost forget the 4000lbs behind you.

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Made it home and the 242 met its new motor, and the 850 made it's last limp into the garage

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Then towed my buddies miata, that didn't go as well....

Spot the differences: (not my cat unfortunately, he doesn't pose well for pictures)
miata-cat

Sunday tore the 850 front end off, test fit the Me7 intake, picked apart the wring harness until It could be run with just 12v applied to the ecu and jumping the starter wire (plus key on for the fuel pump but we'll ignore that)

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Blasted the entire garage with oil, who puts an oil cooler thermostat valve in the oil cooler itself and not the block fittings

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Then pull the sub frame with the engine and trans on it, hopefully tomorrow ill wire up the coil on plug and clean up the harness. being one unit I can still run the engine and make sure the wiring is good while waiting for parts

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On a side note an item for the 242 arrived from Poland Friday, I now need a flathood, if anyone closer the Oregon has one let me know, if not I guess it's road-trip time
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Old 03-10-2020, 02:24 PM   #49
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Homo grille came in from Poland, western union bank transfers to foreign countries are worth it some times

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Now I really need a flahood, or to become good at metal working and make the front of this one straight
Made some orders from deeworks and yoshifab last night as well, lots of aluminum on it's way

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Old 03-10-2020, 03:31 PM   #50
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Looks great, you’ll find a flat hood soon enough I’m sure.
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