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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By 2turbotoys
We use OAT often at work, but that is mostly...

We use OAT often at work, but that is mostly newer Jeeps. Boring I know. But if you want to switch from green to OAT, better flush the system. It is definitely better for the environment and safer...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By 2turbotoys
Google can totally help. Coker makes a ton of...

Google can totally help. Coker makes a ton of whitewall tires, may be the main supplier of them. Hankook makes some.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 252
Posted By 2turbotoys
Makes me wonder if the aluminum on those cars was...

Makes me wonder if the aluminum on those cars was a different composition than the old Volvos. My 79 242 had the original brass radiator up until last year, I exchanged it for a new one but it turns...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 252
Posted By 2turbotoys
Green is all they had back then, I never had any...

Green is all they had back then, I never had any problems when used with distilled water. No shortage of that here. Not sure why there would be a shortage anywhere, you shouldn't drink that stuff.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
Finally got the rest of the 6AN fittings for the...

Finally got the rest of the 6AN fittings for the surge tank install. I don't know why it is taking so dam long for companies to put stuff in a box these days. Anyway, time to start saving up for the...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By 2turbotoys
Cut them off your old axle? I think someone sells...

Cut them off your old axle? I think someone sells them but I can't remember who. The brackets on my 9" rear were just cut off the Volvo and welded to the new axle.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 65,566
Posted By 2turbotoys
Overkill and making life easier, two things I try...

Overkill and making life easier, two things I try to do on a regular basis haha.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By 2turbotoys
Don't do that. Maybe just order new shocks. ...

Don't do that. Maybe just order new shocks.

RWC, don't kill our newbs please lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 417
Posted By 2turbotoys
Try hard to wiggle the water pump pulley, any...

Try hard to wiggle the water pump pulley, any play there is a problem. Might have to release the belt tension on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By 2turbotoys
It would probably be dangerous if you did, it's...

It would probably be dangerous if you did, it's going to release violently.
Forum: showroom 11-30-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 154,468
Posted By 2turbotoys
Dogs make everything good.

Dogs make everything good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By 2turbotoys
Not encouraging breaking the rules, but I find a...

Not encouraging breaking the rules, but I find a functioning jack in a junk car, jack it up, and remove the bolt. Or bribe one of the employees there to lift it with a forklift or something. They...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 1,142,528
Posted By 2turbotoys
I have a different style of metal cap, sorry if...

I have a different style of metal cap, sorry if my comment was misleading. I just like the old metal gas caps.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By 2turbotoys
I'm not sure what it is. It is fiberglass or...

I'm not sure what it is. It is fiberglass or plastic or something, possibly layers of both. I can't tell by looking at it.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-29-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thanks! I also considered an electric...

Thanks!

I also considered an electric waterpump, but after talking to a bunch of people I decided not to. They are really just for drag racing and are apparently unreliable for everyday use. You...
Forum: showroom 11-29-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 1,142,528
Posted By 2turbotoys
That is a nice cap. Just opening it is part of...

That is a nice cap. Just opening it is part of the experience of the older cars. I had a plastic cap on my 242 for a day, went to get gas, and hated opening it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 417
Posted By 2turbotoys
Belts with teeth, such as the timing belt, do not...

Belts with teeth, such as the timing belt, do not slip and squeak. It can jump a tooth or two with severe performance consequences. The tensioner bearing, water pump bearing, those can make noise if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By 2turbotoys
Regular contact cleaner will work, just not as...

Regular contact cleaner will work, just not as strong. Another idea would be to fold some 220 grit sand paper or finer into a tiny rectangle and shove it in there.

You should be good with what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By 2turbotoys
I use Wurth Contact OL, it is a spray. Spray it...

I use Wurth Contact OL, it is a spray. Spray it in the fuse holder and slide a fuse in and out a few times, wiping it off as needed. Works very well on switches as well.

Or a very thin bladed...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-28-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By 2turbotoys
A friend of mine has an unused OEM Volvo one,...

A friend of mine has an unused OEM Volvo one, with the mounting wedges. It has never been painted. Been stored for over 20 years. Pretty sure it will cost more than the above options though.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By 2turbotoys
Very cool, nice project! That is gonna be quick!

Very cool, nice project! That is gonna be quick!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By 2turbotoys
Recline the seat? I am not the really tall guy, I...

Recline the seat? I am not the really tall guy, I just work with him.

I bought a Porsche 944 from a really tall guy once, he just redrilled the seat rail holes a few inches back.
Forum: showroom 11-26-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By 2turbotoys
Super happy with it, thanks! Part 2 will be...

Super happy with it, thanks! Part 2 will be remaking the center support that goes inside the console so it sits exactly the way I want it to.

Feels good to make it like new again. I had quite a...
Forum: showroom 11-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thanks guys! Joe, the bracket is a lot...

Thanks guys!

Joe, the bracket is a lot different from the pictures I have seen, I have never seen one in person.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
240: drains
Views: 354
Posted By 2turbotoys
Drill a drain hole, paint it with something good,...

Drill a drain hole, paint it with something good, a few layers thick, move on.
Forum: showroom 11-25-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By 2turbotoys
Restoring an early 240 Husco cupholder armrest

I wanted to share this for anyone else attempting to do the same thing.

I bought a Husco armrest at a great price from one of our friends here, the price was excellent due to the condition of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,491
Posted By 2turbotoys
Wow, that looks great!

Wow, that looks great!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
I got the fuel filters and multipump fuel mounted...

I got the fuel filters and multipump fuel mounted today. I'm running out of room for stuff quickly haha. The filters will both have 30 degree fittings (like the fitting on the left filter) to route...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 478,599
Posted By 2turbotoys
It won't cause a running issue with a MAP, if it...

It won't cause a running issue with a MAP, if it doesn't show up on a wideband it should be all good.

Nice work on the intake!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 478,599
Posted By 2turbotoys
Good idea, I know a lot of recirculation valves...

Good idea, I know a lot of recirculation valves are a bit open because it doesn't matter when run as intended.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 478,599
Posted By 2turbotoys
Under vacuum the Forge might open a bit and cause...

Under vacuum the Forge might open a bit and cause an unmetered air leak. I would use a dual port unit if I was going that route.

If you want a cheap option for a blowoff valve, I have an older...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,709
Posted By 2turbotoys
The heater core is not a fun job, but it just...

The heater core is not a fun job, but it just takes time. It took me a long weekend to do the one in my 91 740T. I think it was about 10 hours. Nothing too hard, just a lot of taking stuff off and...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thanks! Ya I do love popping the hood, it is a...

Thanks! Ya I do love popping the hood, it is a mixed bag of being happy with what I have done and anxiety over what has to be done still. And how to pay for the parts. The true definition of being...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
I finished the surge tank mount and installed it....

I finished the surge tank mount and installed it. I hope 8 AN 90 degree fittings clear the hood...

Reinstalled the coolant lines and intake to see if moving the radiator helped much. It helped a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,511
Posted By 2turbotoys
Someone else must have noticed this is 7 years...

Someone else must have noticed this is 7 years old, wonder where it is now.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 65,566
Posted By 2turbotoys
Close is cool, a miss is a good as a mile as they...

Close is cool, a miss is a good as a mile as they say. Seems like everything fits a little differently in everyone's cars for some reason. My intake wouldn't clear the hood at that angle, probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 65,566
Posted By 2turbotoys
Looking good. Looks like you have the same issue...

Looking good. Looks like you have the same issue as me with the intake. I pushed the radiator forward to deal with it a bit. It was a bit of work but I gained about 2". It looks like your radiator...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-14-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By 2turbotoys
https://www.willtheyfit.com/ This will show...

https://www.willtheyfit.com/

This will show you exactly what will happen.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-13-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
Mounted the radiator today, I used rubber washers...

Mounted the radiator today, I used rubber washers in a weak attempt to soak up some vibrations. But overall I gained about 2" of clearance so I'm happy with that.

The mounting plate for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
It's for a C4 Corvette, I got the radiator,...

It's for a C4 Corvette, I got the radiator, shroud, fans, and wiring from Ledfoot Racing, it is a Champion radiator.

https://www.championradiators.com/Chevy-Corvette-radiator-shroud-1984-1990
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By 2turbotoys
I wasn't trying to be critical in any way, I just...

I wasn't trying to be critical in any way, I just had a car with a frame repair that rotted out from the inside. I learned a lot at my current job about frame repairs because we do Jeeps, which are...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By 2turbotoys
Good find, and nice work. I might suggest...

Good find, and nice work. I might suggest checking out Eastwood rust encapsulator for those deep corners of the car, we use that when repairing frames. Also they make an internal frame coating which...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
Thanks! I'm trying hard to keep it clean and a...

Thanks! I'm trying hard to keep it clean and a pro looking finish. As much as I realistically can haha
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 169,231
Posted By 2turbotoys
Mounting the radiator was a small challenge,...

Mounting the radiator was a small challenge, since it is stuffed under the front panel I couldn't easily use the standard "c" type retainer. Plus the fan shroud had to be held on there as well. After...
Forum: showroom 11-11-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 154,468
Posted By 2turbotoys
Nice! I have some extra bushings and seals for...

Nice! I have some extra bushings and seals for those transmissions if you want them. I won't ever use them and they aren't worth selling.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By 2turbotoys
I have R brakes on my 79 242, the brakes have way...

I have R brakes on my 79 242, the brakes have way more hp than the motor does. And I have to have huge rims on the car. R brakes are the easiest upgrade, and way more braking than you need. It was a...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By 2turbotoys
Neither will happen on the street unless you are...

Neither will happen on the street unless you are a total maniac. Autocrosses are too short for brake fade, and you would have to do it all the time to shorten the life of the pads.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By 2turbotoys
Stock brakes in good condition are fine for 200...

Stock brakes in good condition are fine for 200 hp.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By 2turbotoys
A regular pump only fits in when clocked a...

A regular pump only fits in when clocked a certain direction. I am about to do the same thing, install an Aeromotive 340 lph pump to feed my surge tank.

I gotta say I am not above doing a bit of...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
Posted By 2turbotoys
I did DD the car, but it happens over time no...

I did DD the car, but it happens over time no matter what.
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