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Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By Forg
When you say Group A, I assume this is a...

When you say Group A, I assume this is a reference to the actual Group A cars and not the standard cars with an intercooler that were sold in the US as a dubious way to get the homologation numbers...
Forum: showroom 06-30-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By Forg
Simple statistics would predict that ...

Simple statistics would predict that ...
Forum: showroom 04-19-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,601
Posted By Forg
I thought $25k sounded like a helluva lot for a...

I thought $25k sounded like a helluva lot for a 240!
Forum: showroom 04-14-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 144,464
Posted By Forg
The slim plastic bumpers should be a breeze in...

The slim plastic bumpers should be a breeze in the USA, as they were fitted from ‘81 through to ‘85 in North America with all the front panels unchanged from the sheetmetal that the GT has.
Forum: showroom 04-11-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By Forg
If you call it something like "waistline trim",...

If you call it something like "waistline trim", though, it might not be the correct official term but it differentiates it from all the other trim that attaches to the side of the car. :)
Forum: showroom 04-10-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By Forg
It was always going to be an expensive build, so...

It was always going to be an expensive build, so I bought new ones from Volvo. It was even possible to order the black waistline trim, even though those cars (1981+ 242's) were never sold here. ...
Forum: showroom 04-10-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By Forg
The original above-bumper trim was very allergic...

The original above-bumper trim was very allergic to UV.
20-ish years ago Dave Barton sent me a set which was perfect when he got it from the pick-a-part, and by the time I tried to fit it, it...
Forum: showroom 03-10-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,636
Posted By Forg
I suspect it is already fitted with an engine.

I suspect it is already fitted with an engine.
Forum: showroom 03-08-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,636
Posted By Forg
I think "staggered" refers to width rather than...

I think "staggered" refers to width rather than diameter.
The diameter thing makes me wonder why; its going to look like a Hot Wheels car. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By Forg
I think the website went down years ago, but...

I think the website went down years ago, but there was a guy in the middle of nowhere country NSW who'd taken a complete 164 & 142, and unpicked all the welds where a 164 and 144 differed. ...
Forum: showroom 01-05-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Forg
May not be, I've just found a photo of a...

May not be, I've just found a photo of a Cavallino 2 which was OEM on an E30 M3; and someone on a VW forum selling a "Corrado Mk2 MOMO wheel" which is a Cavallino 2.

So this wheel could basically...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By Forg
Do you have cheap crap coming in from Japan style...

Do you have cheap crap coming in from Japan style wreckers?
The Recaros in my 242 are from a JDM Hilux Surf SSSR-X.
Forum: article composition 12-28-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,828
Posted By Forg
I’ve got an ‘87 cluster in my 242GT with ‘81...

I’ve got an ‘87 cluster in my 242GT with ‘81 dash. Got sick of the cable speedo actuation after 3 different cables all failed to be the right length (Supra 5spd conversion). It works using a Toyota...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,441
Posted By Forg
If you don’t mind me asking ... are there enough...

If you don’t mind me asking ... are there enough of us Volvo tragics around that the Group A parts are worth a lot?

I mean Group A was huge here in Oz, at least in the memory of someone who was 15...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Forg
Back in the back-then, before the interwebz...

Back in the back-then, before the interwebz allowed people selling stuff here to be anywhere but here & hence only being able to sell to a small market, factory bits were very expensive, so there was...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,441
Posted By Forg
From my point of view it's kind of an unexpected...

From my point of view it's kind of an unexpected "meet your heroes" moment on an obscure little American-based Volvo forum! :)

So yours is one of the US Evolution cars, not one of the Group A race...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Forg
Mine's copper end-tanks, not copper core. It was...

Mine's copper end-tanks, not copper core. It was a reco'd off-the-shelf copper one probably out of a 70's car, with a new aluminium core.
I'm pretty sure all the dimensions & the location of...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Forg
Ah, cool, ta ... will wait 'til I've had the time...

Ah, cool, ta ... will wait 'til I've had the time to fully check then!
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Forg
It should work fine, but I'd do a little Googling...

It should work fine, but I'd do a little Googling before turning it up to the full 10psi.

Doing some rough rule-of-thumb calcs, if you try to push more than ~12psi through a 2L Toyota 1GGZE, the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Forg
For custom e-fan shroud purposes, are 240 radiators all the same?

When building Big Red Car, the local radiator specialist happened to have a re-cored copper-end-tank radiator ... I've been lead to believe the plastic cores aren't as long-lived, so was happy with...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,441
Posted By Forg
Is that just a user name, or have we been visited...

Is that just a user name, or have we been visited by the real Mark Petch?
Forum: showroom 06-29-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,220
Posted By Forg
OK, on this topic ... they never sold the...

OK, on this topic ... they never sold the egg-crate grille for the 86+ slightly-pointy-outtey hood/bonnet here.
The lights, fenders/guards & indicators on an Aus-spec 1982 car LOOK like a world-spec...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Forg
It could be the cable; when converting to a Supra...

It could be the cable; when converting to a Supra W58 5spd, I tried 4 different speedo cables (one sold as part of an alleged complete kit to fit a W58 to a 240) and all were the wrong length. As...
Forum: showroom 05-19-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Forg
Must be a rotary, tacho goes all the way to...

Must be a rotary, tacho goes all the way to 12000rpm!
Forum: showroom 02-07-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Forg
Ta for heads-up! Although sometimes print-media...

Ta for heads-up!
Although sometimes print-media people should know they're not going to naturally excel at audiovisual ... :-D
Forum: showroom 02-06-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Forg
I believe the tape had two reasons; a minor one...

I believe the tape had two reasons; a minor one is to reduce glare, but IMHO the main one was a styling-related attempt to try and make the windows appear a little bigger!
The cars do look a little...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,007
Posted By Forg
In a bit late on this one, but ... a GM3800 was...

In a bit late on this one, but ... a GM3800 was mentioned in the original post, so how about a GM3800-II?

Our '95 Holden Commodore had the GM3800-II with 4L60E slushbox in standard 200hp form, it...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-30-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,397
Posted By Forg
Idle issue

Riddle me this ... http://66.media.tumblr.com/avatar_cfc30100b8e9_128.png

I've got a MoTeC M84 running a B23E+T with CR that's probably too low for the KG2T & MAP sensor; this means grumpy idle (&...
Forum: showroom 08-11-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,815
Posted By Forg
That last one's got to be a suspension spring...

That last one's got to be a suspension spring compressor; I guess the trick is to work out what it's for.
Forum: showroom 07-12-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,006
Posted By Forg
Yes, you have to host them somewhere, then link...

Yes, you have to host them somewhere, then link back to them with the IMG and /IMG tags either end.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-10-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Forg
I wanted to answer the parts that were possible...

I wanted to answer the parts that were possible to answer at the time.
The car & it's settings are currently in a garage which is not directly accessible from where I am. :)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-09-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Forg
No, this hasn't necessarily ever worked properly.

No, this hasn't necessarily ever worked properly.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-09-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Forg
It's running open-loop, so I don't think the oxy...

It's running open-loop, so I don't think the oxy sensor will be affecting it.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Forg
Braindump regarding warm-idle issue

Project Big Red Car has a MAP-sensed MoTeC M84 running Bosch -363 injectors, KG2T, LS1 coils (custom crank wheel plus dizzy-mount sensor), and a static CR that's probably too low for the KG2T. IAC...
Forum: showroom 01-22-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Forg
Dare I ask why you didn't swap to the 1981+...

Dare I ask why you didn't swap to the 1981+ guards if you're going to fit 1981+ bumpers?
So you can put it back to original if you want?

Is good 242GT! :)
Forum: showroom 01-18-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 144,464
Posted By Forg
Someone's put a LOT of work into that looking...

Someone's put a LOT of work into that looking like ... it does.
Forum: showroom 01-18-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 144,464
Posted By Forg
I have a 1979 which is a 1980 model-year, and it...

I have a 1979 which is a 1980 model-year, and it looks not entirely unlike this:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k124/originalForg/DSC00031.jpg
...
Forum: showroom 01-08-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,540
Posted By Forg
I paid 3x the value of my 242 to get a...

I paid 3x the value of my 242 to get a current-model updated set of taillights for the better-half's daily-driver ... :-D
Forum: showroom 01-01-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,200
Posted By Forg
I'm a pissweak gumby, and I had my better-half...

I'm a pissweak gumby, and I had my better-half assist in lifting a "101kg" tool-box atop the matching trolley yesterday ... I'm not expecting she's lifting 80% of her body weight, and I'd struggle a...
Forum: showroom 01-01-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,200
Posted By Forg
No idea ... I got mine 'cos I liked the way they...

No idea ... I got mine 'cos I liked the way they looked, I don't think I'd be driving a 240 if I were worried about performance to the level where wheels mattered. :)
Forum: showroom 11-19-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,285
Posted By Forg
It looks so "whatever", I doubt I'd even notice...

It looks so "whatever", I doubt I'd even notice it if it drove past.
I mean, it's not offensive; it's just nothing.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,609
Posted By Forg
Truetrac in a standard 240 diff with 730Nm? For...

Truetrac in a standard 240 diff with 730Nm? For 35000km? That's way better than I expected!
Forum: showroom 05-06-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,049
Posted By Forg
Came here to be a dick & say ... why not just...

Came here to be a dick & say ... why not just "Volvos on alloys"?
Most of those styles poasted could come from anywhere; the black wagon in the first few posts could be on 80's BBS wheels for...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,029
Posted By Forg
Heh ... opened this thread thinking someone'd...

Heh ... opened this thread thinking someone'd done the old two-tone trick (black over silver) to save on paint costs but cover up the woeful peeling Euro metallic paint. :)

The coke sitting on top...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,066
Posted By Forg
What's the difference between "daytime running...

What's the difference between "daytime running lights" and the lights which are always switched-on (when headlights are off) on almost every pre-mid-80's Volvo?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,723
Posted By Forg
The biggest thing outside of the USA was the...

The biggest thing outside of the USA was the introduction of the B23E with 140hp ... but it wasn't emissions friendly so the USA got the same engine as every other K-Jet 242/4/5.

So the main stuff...
Forum: showroom 04-23-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Forg
To be fair, it didn't exactly roll off the...

To be fair, it didn't exactly roll off the production line that colour ... :)
They're rarer than they were before I made my black one red. :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,234
Posted By Forg
Aftermarket shouldn't be a problem ... is there a...

Aftermarket shouldn't be a problem ... is there a point?
I used one of those DIY adapter boxes to use an electronic '87 speedo in the '81 cluster in my 242GT ... something like that might help you...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,460
Posted By Forg
I've got a problem down low 'cos my bottom-end...

I've got a problem down low 'cos my bottom-end was built before anyone knew anything much about building-up redblocks, and the guy who built it was used to building 2L racing Fiat twin-cams. So it's...
Forum: showroom 03-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Forg
I've not seen it done on a Volvo, but I've seen...

I've not seen it done on a Volvo, but I've seen it on other cars ... it never fails to look horrible.
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