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Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 390,195
Posted By Duder
Doug, that lift setup is pretty rad, should be...

Doug, that lift setup is pretty rad, should be very handy to have in the home garage. And the '81+ Euro front works so well with the solid color '70s style 245 body. Are you going to use the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 492,069
Posted By Duder
You can borrow my Miata again if you need to get...

You can borrow my Miata again if you need to get behind the wheel of a purebred track beast. I'm sure the driving experience will be identical to the FRC.

I need to make it out to the shop more...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,011
Posted By Duder
You guys are pretty close concerning the open 3"...

You guys are pretty close concerning the open 3" exhaust being the culprit. It is indeed part of the problem here.

"The best exhaust for a turbo is no exhaust" (well, almost)...we've probably all...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,713
Posted By Duder
Those results would all be subjective. You will...

Those results would all be subjective. You will need real engine data from a dyno, with a logging system looking at a big list of different temps and pressures to be able to attribute any net power...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,713
Posted By Duder
Combustion development is expensive. Even the OE...

Combustion development is expensive. Even the OE vehicle & engine manufacturers (car companies) farm this stuff out to specialized 3rd-party companies. Trying to get meaningful results on a hobbyist...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By Duder
Amazon basics outdoor car covers are really quite...

Amazon basics outdoor car covers are really quite good for the price. I have bought two of them now for smaller cars and a buddy has had one sitting out in the So-Cal sun for the past 6 months or so...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 264,930
Posted By Duder
Amazeballs

Amazeballs
Forum: showroom 10-01-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Duder
Wanted to, but weren't able to because of a new...

Wanted to, but weren't able to because of a new baby at the time. The wife also decided that her classic fun car should have a more upright / normal driving position and a real back seat, so we sold...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Duder
Nice car! My wife and I had a ratty 66 for a few...

Nice car! My wife and I had a ratty 66 for a few years that was great fun to drive.

I think your speedometer is a stock part from a later 1800E or ES.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Duder
Let us know what type of turbo you're running and...

Let us know what type of turbo you're running and we can answer the first question.

What size is your oil drain line, and is it plumbed into the block or pan?

And... are you running a stock...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,175
Posted By Duder
Amazing job on the livery concept. Can't wait to...

Amazing job on the livery concept. Can't wait to see it executed - keep up the good work!
Forum: showroom 09-08-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By Duder
Amazing, thanks for sharing this car.

Amazing, thanks for sharing this car.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,618
Posted By Duder
If you're thinking of using an oddball production...

If you're thinking of using an oddball production turbo like the older GT2056 mentioned by the OP, you'll have to go through a bunch of work to get it adapted to a Redblock. And if you don't mind...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 482,413
Posted By Duder
For a few years now I've wanted to make an...

For a few years now I've wanted to make an "Emotional Rollercoaster" shirt for our racing team. Insert silhouette of our race car or box truck on top of a rollercoaster track graphic. Ups and downs....
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 482,413
Posted By Duder
Tyler, I have been checking on your IG updates...

Tyler, I have been checking on your IG updates and was relieved to see you and the family are safe. I know you have put a metric sh**-ton of work into your house and the 142, and it would be crushing...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By Duder
I bought those seats from Alex when he upgraded...

I bought those seats from Alex when he upgraded to Recaros. Turns out they fit in a 245 too :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50145990881_2cff2ce3e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jpej2F)...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 153,449
Posted By Duder
Excellent update, glad to see it's serving road...

Excellent update, glad to see it's serving road trip duties well. I hope to be doing this sometime in the next decade with mine :-P

Bonneville is an amazing place - that's rad that you were able...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 482,413
Posted By Duder
Awesome job on the turbo hanger & support brace...

Awesome job on the turbo hanger & support brace dude; great attention to detail.

I think you're right that longer is better for the hanger rod. This allows more freedom of expansion in any...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-25-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 38,118
Posted By Duder
Right on man. Get it back on the road - we will...

Right on man. Get it back on the road - we will keep you in line!

Screw perfect paint and bodywork. It detracts from the enjoyment of a car. You'll save so much time and money.

With some spot...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,815
Posted By Duder
I was referring to an electric column from a...

I was referring to an electric column from a Prius, used in conjunction with the stock rack. I think it could work really well on a 240.

Here's what we did:...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,547
Posted By Duder
I hadn't seen that sealing article yet, looks...

I hadn't seen that sealing article yet, looks like we got someone other than marketing people to write it! It's a pretty good explanation of what's going on.

The oil seal is not a single part but...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,815
Posted By Duder
That's what MR2 or Mini electro-hydraulic pumps...

That's what MR2 or Mini electro-hydraulic pumps are for :oogle:

Or go full retard and swap to an electric assist column like we did on my E36 Lemons car.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,503
Posted By Duder
Cool, another pea green wagon. That's how they're...

Cool, another pea green wagon. That's how they're known around here. I have a '75 and it's universally appreciated, by car people and non car people alike. Buff the paint out with a gentle compound,...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,547
Posted By Duder
Too much thrust play could certainly cause a...

Too much thrust play could certainly cause a compressor side leak.

I know I've said this before here but it's worth repeating: the piston rings are *gas* seals, as in air and exhaust gas. They...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,815
Posted By Duder
And 640hp from the GT version of that engine,...

And 640hp from the GT version of that engine, still 3.5L, at only around 10 psi boost... :nod:

Referring to the racing version of the GT, not the production road car, although they ended up at a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By Duder
This is the troubleshooting guide I was referring...

This is the troubleshooting guide I was referring to. It's quite detailed. Might help.

https://www.sanden.com/objects/SANDEN_SYSTEM_DIAGNOSIS_CHART.pdf
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By Duder
Random idea... you could wire up a small LED...

Random idea... you could wire up a small LED light on the dash in series with the compressor clutch power wire. That would act as an indicator and let you know if the clutch is still engaged or not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By Duder
Yeah that's what I was referring to. The...

Yeah that's what I was referring to. The pressures will change as engine idle speed changes so it's important to note at which speed the limits are specified.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By Duder
Another thing to check is heat shielding between...

Another thing to check is heat shielding between the turbo and high side AC lines going into the evaporator. On the highway at higher engine speeds you may be heat soaking the refrigerant before it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By Duder
That's only valid for ambient temps of 86 degF...

That's only valid for ambient temps of 86 degF and below. At 104F ambient the high side pressure Volvo is saying it can be well over 200 psi as shown in the two tables. TimS needs to specify what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By Duder
There is no high pressure cutoff switch on a 240...

There is no high pressure cutoff switch on a 240 AC system. IIRC the older systems had no pressure switches at all. Later systems have a low pressure cutoff and a high pressure switch that turns on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-15-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By Duder
Welcome, sounds like you have a nice starting...

Welcome, sounds like you have a nice starting point. Post up some pics!

I'd plan on a full "stage zero" where you go through every major system on the car and refresh things while maybe making...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 492,069
Posted By Duder
Like most good Volvo 240s. Agreed,...

Like most good Volvo 240s.



Agreed, turbo support should be attached to the engine, ideally only the cylinder head. In addition to chassis deflection don't forget that the turbo will move with...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
For sure, thanks for the compliments! I...

For sure, thanks for the compliments!

I haven't done all that much AC work but every time I dive in I learn some profound new things. It reminds me of when I first started working on cars (a tired...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 482,413
Posted By Duder
A brace with heim joints is a great idea. Ideally...

A brace with heim joints is a great idea. Ideally keep it fully vertical to take the weight while allowing for free growth of the manifold. If you can go up to a solid structure above it braced to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
I'm so happy it has a new owner who is pumped...

I'm so happy it has a new owner who is pumped about it. It was never my car but I had stewardship for a while and grew to think of it as part of my fleet. A squirter block with a ported head, 90+,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
A few more pics...the bin is all of the dirty...

A few more pics...the bin is all of the dirty microfiber towels from this project alone.

I had to add the finishing touch to a rear quarter window - these sweet stickers were made by Chris M...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
Thanks for the kind words. It was a lot of work;...

Thanks for the kind words. It was a lot of work; always nice to hear compliments and look back on a job a few days after it's done!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
I took the car back to our workshop and Karl...

I took the car back to our workshop and Karl helped me get it finished up, which was awesome to have another set of hands.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49931183722_376fc06df8_c.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
Roof responded well but didn't have much paint...

Roof responded well but didn't have much paint left on it at all, so I had to be careful and couldn't lean in as much.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49931188297_b7ce65ee19_c.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
Didn't look too bad from 20' away, but again this...

Didn't look too bad from 20' away, but again this is before I really got the machine buffing process defined and executed.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49930371863_490c0c5d60_c.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
Close-up of the roof prior to buffing... ...

Close-up of the roof prior to buffing...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49930372638_6ddd7d6972_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j5bdeL)
IMG_1772 (https://flic.kr/p/2j5bdeL) by Chris Floren...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
On to the biggest most time consuming job: paint...

On to the biggest most time consuming job: paint correction. I hope it's visible from the previous pics but the paint on this car was always very strangely and consistently matte. It didn't leave a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
The two biggest jobs were always going to be...

The two biggest jobs were always going to be reviving & rebuilding the AC, and correcting the paint. I'll save the paint for the last post. In this one we will focus on making this biatch cold. And...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
The exterior beltline trim had been repainted in...

The exterior beltline trim had been repainted in the past and was peeling; the window scraper holders as well. The scrapers themselves were dried and cracked like a javelina carcass in the desert. So...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
Interior work was not too bad; it mainly needed a...

Interior work was not too bad; it mainly needed a deep cleaning. I used my Cleveland Steamer...er, I mean my Bissell Little Green Machine (which is a heated wet vac and not a steam machine) to deep...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
The smaller must-do jobs were pretty quick and...

The smaller must-do jobs were pretty quick and painless, not too interesting so I didn't document them. The big one was re-sealing the T5. Luckily, the way this T5 is installed it's just about the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,095
Posted By Duder
The ex-Karl Buchka 245 Daily Driver Renovation Thread

Thought I'd share what I've been up to for the past few months, outside of day to day stuff. Helping Karl revive and sell this 245:

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Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 153,449
Posted By Duder
Just to follow up on the previous post, I added...

Just to follow up on the previous post, I added about 10oz more R134a to the converted 1992 245 and finished with high-side pressures in range, but low side still a bit low. I think the total charge...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 153,449
Posted By Duder
I'll let you know how it goes with this '92...

I'll let you know how it goes with this '92 wagon. Will charge more until I'm happy with the high-side pressures and then measure vent outlet temp. I found that a "12oz" (by weight) can of R134a...
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