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Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bready
So after all that good feedback you need a brake...

So after all that good feedback you need a brake upgrade why? :uh:

The Volvo 240 brake system is over-engineered enough to take care of anything you are likely going to be asking it to based on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bready
Thanks all :wave:

Thanks all :wave:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bready
FWIW I've used those inexpensive ($100 or so)...

FWIW I've used those inexpensive ($100 or so) ones on Ebay for years and they work just fine, was just curious what other people use.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bready
Car Cover recomendations

Looking for a cost effective yet adequate car cover for outdoors for my P1800

Suggestions?

Thanks
Forum: showroom 07-28-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 126,234
Posted By Bready
That's very cool - downright brilliant. :clap:

That's very cool - downright brilliant. :clap:
Forum: showroom 07-28-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 126,234
Posted By Bready
What do you have going on there Paul ^?

What do you have going on there Paul ^?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,298
Posted By Bready
Intermittent Performance issue

2001 C70 5 speed manual having an intermittent issue and was looking for some direction.

Normally car runs fine, but about 25% of the time after starting I run into the following:

1) Really...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bready
Ya - Uniden cups last forever. That said how...

Ya - Uniden cups last forever. That said how much are replacement cups? A buck or two every few years?

Also you will find that if you bend the cup in a "bending back into shape" kind of motion...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bready
:lol: That video was done in 2015. But I get...

:lol: That video was done in 2015. But I get your point.

Look, if it was less dramatic then it is even more so now. It's pretty negligible on contemporary units unless you are putting them...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bready
I don't think it matters a whole lot with...

I don't think it matters a whole lot with contemporary RDs - they aren't that finicky. My Uniden DFR6 will pick up radar a mile or more before I come upon the bull on the highway and I doubt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bready
Why do I need to reach it? All I need to do is...

Why do I need to reach it? All I need to do is look at it when I get a hit to see what band it is. The cig=plug has a mute button on it if the auto mute isn't fast enough for my taste ("auto-mute"...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bready
This - and nice job with the cable install.

This - and nice job with the cable install.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bready
I've been using the suction cup mounts for ages...

I've been using the suction cup mounts for ages they work fine, just slightly moisten the cup before you put it on the windshield. They come off once in a blue moon and are re-adhered in about 1...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,107
Posted By Bready
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: events 04-22-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,822
Posted By Bready
Bahahah That was a fun conversation - I'm...

Bahahah

That was a fun conversation - I'm glad you have recovered my friend. :wave:

I have a private paid account as well if anyone wants to meet next Saturday unless I am otherwise occupied.
Forum: events 04-22-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,822
Posted By Bready
Well post a new link with times and dates. ...

Well post a new link with times and dates.

Poor Harlard got stuck with me by himself last Saturday when I posted an impromptu zoom invite...
Forum: events 04-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,822
Posted By Bready
It's weird I couldn't find it so I have no idea. ...

It's weird I couldn't find it so I have no idea. :oops:
Forum: events 04-19-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,822
Posted By Bready
Apologies

I think I might have accidentally deleted the zoom thread in here when I was trying to delete my own.

A thousand pardons. :e-shrug:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,176
Posted By Bready
Just moving this to a better spot - no harm, no...

Just moving this to a better spot - no harm, no foul.

Welcome to the board :wave:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,238
Posted By Bready
And anti-freeze isn't going to play well with...

And anti-freeze isn't going to play well with your bearings long term I don't believe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By Bready
And has the ETM been changed on that car -...

And has the ETM been changed on that car - because if not put another $500 into your budget for that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By Bready
:lol: OK that was funny...

:lol: OK that was funny...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bready
Ya it's definitely a "once bitten twice shy"...

Ya it's definitely a "once bitten twice shy" kinda deal - makes such a damn mess.

Give the drains another run with the trimmer line and check before and after - pour water down the side rails on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bready
Check your drains as well. Also wet as in water...

Check your drains as well. Also wet as in water or wet as in coolant which typically indicates a problem with your heater core.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bready
Once you cleaned the drains did you notice the...

Once you cleaned the drains did you notice the flow of water in the questionable one improved?

9 times out of 10 it's a clogged drain, the water on the floor in that quantity is pretty typical.
Forum: website & board 12-30-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bready
Typically copy the link address like so: ...

Typically copy the link address like so:

https://pbase.com/chumley1/image/151742877

Then put into the body of your post like so https://pbase.com/chumley1/image/151742877.jpg

*Leave off that...
Forum: showroom 12-30-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,400
Posted By Bready
https://pbase.com/chumley1/image/151742877.jpg

https://pbase.com/chumley1/image/151742877.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bready
+1

+1
Forum: website & board 12-13-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,006
Posted By Bready
Hey Nick - welcome to the family :wave: Have...

Hey Nick - welcome to the family :wave:

Have fun, don't sweat the tongue-in-cheek good natured ribbing that goes on around here.

May not always be the best place for FWD info (a lot of the cats...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,271
Posted By Bready
I avoid chains like the plague - have some great...

I avoid chains like the plague - have some great scuff marks on my GT from cable chains that broke :rant:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,271
Posted By Bready
Those look pretty good. Ordered the Vredestein...

Those look pretty good. Ordered the Vredestein so I'll see how those pan out (we rarely get much more than a few inches here a few times during the winter) - but that's on my next upgrade list...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,271
Posted By Bready
Time for tires

Need some tires for my V70 - all season good rain decent snow - this is my backup so it rarely gets driven but if there is snow this is my go to (which we get very little of here).

Not looking for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-16-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
Amar that is great stuff - thanks. I'll get the...

Amar that is great stuff - thanks. I'll get the Vin to Jordan to see what is what, but that was incredibly helpful really appreciate it :wave:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
Will do - thanks Jordan appreciate it.

Will do - thanks Jordan appreciate it.
Forum: showroom 10-12-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 361,580
Posted By Bready
Saddest post in history :-(

Saddest post in history :-(
Forum: showroom 10-12-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bready
That's almost sig-worthy. :lol:

That's almost sig-worthy.

:lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-12-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
Come on = no one can tell me where the color...

Come on = no one can tell me where the color codes on the springs are?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
I've been thinking about the Koni Reds (used to...

I've been thinking about the Koni Reds (used to be gold). Have to figure out the springs first then I can go from there.

Appreciate it hadn't thought about the STR T but will now. Though I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
Thanks Amar - that helps put some more of the...

Thanks Amar - that helps put some more of the pieces of the puzzle together.

Now to figure where the actual color codes are on the springs. :???:

Also helps translate into sport spring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
To take this further when looking at stock...

To take this further when looking at stock springs on FCP they list three different designations:

With Brown markings
With Blue markings
With Green markings.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,164
Posted By Bready
Question for JordanGT (Or anyone who knows OEM suspensions)

Or anyone else who cares to provide something constructive.

2001 C70 Cabrio. Suspension question.

Based on this thread: https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/archive/index.php/t-95969.html ...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
Hm that may not be a bad idea since I'm down...

Hm that may not be a bad idea since I'm down there pretty often.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
Well don't forget this is the bars with the 3"...

Well don't forget this is the bars with the 3" downpipe upgrade so it's slightly more complicated. And the exhaust didn't fit properly either so I can't say this is an unusual experience. :e-shrug:...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
:lol: That was pretty funny...

:lol:

That was pretty funny...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
Well I'm about 10-15 minutes away. Look...

Well I'm about 10-15 minutes away.

Look forward to finally meeting in person. :wave:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
Not to look at it - the IPD bars were HUGE...

Not to look at it - the IPD bars were HUGE compared to the stocks, I was pretty surprised by how much of a difference there was. Didn't seem that dramatic with the 240 GT.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
No, the mounts were replaced. While the subframe...

No, the mounts were replaced. While the subframe was down I decided to get the sways installed.

I really appreciate your constructive input brother :cheers:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
Ya ya You've avoided me the last two times...

Ya ya

You've avoided me the last two times you were five minutes from my house

THIS PASSIVE AGRESSION WILL NOT STAND VINNY I WILL FIND YOU AND THAT SENILE BASTARD :rant:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
Before the flex joint unfortunately. Banging it...

Before the flex joint unfortunately. Banging it out of the way ala Vinnie's suggestion was the best bet but that is a pretty solid downpipe.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,552
Posted By Bready
I didn't say "nothing" I just said it wasn't...

I didn't say "nothing" I just said it wasn't worth the time and effort at this point in my mind.

JL I appreciate the offer thanks! :wave:
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