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77volvo245 12-21-2016 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525473)
You've got some to get rid of?

I'd like to see what I think about TV screens in person too.


I have my only one set. Better get some before they are all gone.

t8fanning 12-21-2016 03:53 AM

I don't hate it, but I don't love it.

http://i.imgur.com/0YqExdzl.jpg

SquareD 12-21-2016 10:36 AM

I personally prefer quad squares over single rounds. That front end with the flathood looks great, just as Odin intended.

Harlard 12-21-2016 11:52 AM

You would love it with '83 toy bumpers. Sad but true.

Redwood Chair 12-21-2016 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 5525618)
You would love it with '83 toy bumpers. Sad but true.

:nod:

With mismatched filler trim and droopy ends.

:roll:

Jack 12-21-2016 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5525620)
:nod:

With mismatched filler trim and droopy ends.

:roll:

But it would look better at 20ft Ken

Redwood Chair 12-21-2016 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack (Post 5525658)
But it would look better from 20,000ft up Ken

ftfy.

John242Ti 12-21-2016 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5525664)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack (Post 5525658)
But it would look better from 20,000ft up Ken

ftfy.

^This.

Toy bumpers look fine on 1983-85 cars. Partly because of the fact that there's no droopy ends and commando bumper trim that looks like ass.

Tate,

To see how your car would look with E-codes, just mosey on over to Ken's project lumberwagon thread. Imagine the hood, fenders, and core support being black, instead of white. Or, imagine my car with a flathood and the 1979-80 Euro 240 grille, since my car is the somewhat stock version of yours.

-J

Harlard 12-21-2016 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5525620)
:nod:

With mismatched filler trim and droopy ends.

:roll:

No one ever suggested piss poor installation or misuse of trim. Gahd.

Stiggy Pop 12-21-2016 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525499)
I don't hate it, but I don't love it.

kinda my thoughts

t8fanning 12-21-2016 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 5525618)
You would love it with '83 toy bumpers. Sad but true.

You're right, but I won't do it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue245Ti (Post 5525850)
^This.

Toy bumpers look fine on 1983-85 cars. Partly because of the fact that there's no droopy ends and commando bumper trim that looks like ass.

Tate,

To see how your car would look with E-codes, just mosey on over to Ken's project lumberwagon thread. Imagine the hood, fenders, and core support being black, instead of white. Or, imagine my car with a flathood and the 1979-80 Euro 240 grille, since my car is the somewhat stock version of yours.

-J


I need to find me a set of ecodes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stiggy Pop (Post 5525893)
kinda my thoughts


I looked at it in the light today and the quad squares are growing on me. I'll leave them on for at least a little while.

Redwood Chair 12-21-2016 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525895)
You're right, but I won't do it.

:pat:

Commando powah baby!

Quote:

Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525895)
I need to find me a set of ecodes.

Small squares or TV screens?

Quote:

Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525895)
I looked at it in the light today and the quad squares are growing on me. I'll leave them on for at least a little while.

:nod:

Big kool-aid in the motherland with the 81 DL / GTX blackout reflectors, but just another car here.

John242Ti 12-21-2016 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5526016)
:pat:

Commando powah baby!

Yep. (Rockin' with our bumpers out)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5526016)
Small squares or TV screens?

He wants the style you sold me and that are now on my 242.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5526016)
:nod:

Big kool-aid in the motherland with the 81 DL / GTX blackout reflectors, but just another car here.

Yup. It's that "grass is greener on the other side" syndrome.

-J

Harlard 12-21-2016 11:51 PM

Tate is mulling over the TV screens I have in the mail

122power 12-21-2016 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525499)
I don't hate it, but I don't love it.

http://i.imgur.com/0YqExdzl.jpg

That looks good. Makes the front end flow together.

t8fanning 12-22-2016 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 5526016)
:pat:

Big kool-aid in the motherland with the 81 DL / GTX blackout reflectors, but just another car here.

I forgot about the GTX "reflectors". That might be the trick instead of ecodes with some covers.

But I'd probably prefer TV screens to 7" squares.

John242Ti 12-22-2016 01:39 AM

That'd be an option as well...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/4/3607/3...26373dac_z.jpg

-J

t8fanning 12-22-2016 03:29 AM

I just went out and did a few pulls. The point at the cross hairs is what's interesting.

http://i.imgur.com/9CRhCJel.jpg?1

That is the full 10 psi of boost that I'm limiting the engine to by ~3000 RPM. HUGE difference when compared to my old B21FT where full boost with the same turbo happened at like 3500-3700 RPM.

This engine breathes really well. Boost onset is fast and hard.

JPS 12-22-2016 05:47 AM

nice, black 242 looks really good. I like the round headlights on page3 more than the 4 squeres.

quillc 12-22-2016 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5525895)
I need to find me a set of ecodes.

Hella makes a nice set of h4/h1 lamps for quad square. Combine that with 4000 lumen led bulbs and you will have an outrageously bright setup. Far brighter than any other setup possible.

John242Ti 12-22-2016 05:11 PM

Oh, Mediocre 242 sighting (look through the windshield):
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2516/3...c04_z.jpg?zz=1

March 2003, back when luke242ti owned it.

-J

Quin 12-22-2016 05:13 PM

flathood with quad squares might be my favorite front end. you should change it so it doesn't seem like i'm copying you if i do it.

t8fanning 12-22-2016 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by quillc (Post 5526362)
Hella makes a nice set of h4/h1 lamps for quad square. Combine that with 4000 lumen led bulbs and you will have an outrageously bright setup. Far brighter than any other setup possible.

That's an idea. I'll have to find some.

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Originally Posted by Quin (Post 5526494)
flathood with quad squares might be my favorite front end. you should
change it so it doesn't seem like i'm copying you if i do it.

No. You need to live with the fact that you're a copier.

Quin 12-22-2016 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by t8fanning (Post 5526517)
No. You need to live with the fact that you're a copier.

no, i need to live with the fact that i constantly fail to execute ideas in time to be vaguely unique. see also: white letter tires. see also: high comp small turbo motors. see also: T cam usage.

John242Ti 12-22-2016 06:02 PM

^Yeah, hard to be unique when Volvo originally executed it in 1977-78 when they came out with the GTX option package in Europe, then rehashed it in 1983 with the flathood 242 Turbos.

-J


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