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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By John242Ti
Something it seems no one else has asked... ...

Something it seems no one else has asked... Flywheel or driveplate installed correctly? If a rear main seal was done and the car didn't start afterward, possible the CPS is getting the wrong...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By John242Ti
With respect to charging the battery, some...

With respect to charging the battery, some chargers, like the newer automatic Schumacher units, require that the negative be connected to chassis ground, or if the battery is being charged...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By John242Ti
It's always been that way in the off-topic...

It's always been that way in the off-topic sections. If anything, it has quieted down a bit here, now that most of the trolls have moved to the FB Volvo groups.

Anyway, a good ground is one of...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-29-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By John242Ti
700/900 B230 engines in most cases do not have...

700/900 B230 engines in most cases do not have the distributor drive gear on the intermediate shaft. Only the oil pump drive gear. The 1993-95 940 regina fuel system B230F engines, however, do. ...
Forum: showroom 11-27-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 3,196,980
Posted By John242Ti
242 got a year of manufacture plate. May run it...

242 got a year of manufacture plate. May run it for a few weeks, then go back to the state parks plates. That way, I can get the license tab renewal date where it belongs, which is at the end of...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By John242Ti
Either do the aftermarket EMS stuff, or I would...

Either do the aftermarket EMS stuff, or I would do LH 2.2, but run the EZK ignition. You'll need a harness for a 1985-88 240, modified for the low impedance injectors (ballast resistor pack added to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-23-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By John242Ti
Pegged will be battery voltage. The sender is a...

Pegged will be battery voltage. The sender is a ground contact. When the temperature is cold, there's no ground. As it heats up, the resistance goes down, causing the needle to rise. The water...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By John242Ti
And, if the car's autotragic, the selector lever...

And, if the car's autotragic, the selector lever will be on the floor, not on the column.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By John242Ti
Could always just go LH 2.2, if you're scared of...

Could always just go LH 2.2, if you're scared of K-Jet, which works very well if it's fixed.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,914
Views: 856,896
Posted By John242Ti
Seems like the U-pull yards up there are kinda...

Seems like the U-pull yards up there are kinda drying up. The days of having Ralph's A-Scott, then A-Part, etc, are gone. I know that the exchange rate kinda blows right now for you guys, but, most...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-17-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By John242Ti
Any 240 series M46 from a B21F or B21FT car will...

Any 240 series M46 from a B21F or B21FT car will work fine. B23F/B230F M46's have the wrong worm gear on the overdrive unit, so the speedometer will read comically high. Get the overdrive wiring,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like you've received a good bit of advice. ...

Looks like you've received a good bit of advice. Yes, the B20 is louder than a B21 or B23. But, the car doesn't have to be unbearably loud.

Head to 360 Auto Recycling in Lake Stevens. Pull all...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,766
Posted By John242Ti
There's also 110 cypress green, which is a little...

There's also 110 cypress green, which is a little lighter than the dark forest green used on the 1971 and older 140s. Had a '73 145E in 110...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 48,311
Posted By John242Ti
Park it, fix it in a few months. Drive it on...

Park it, fix it in a few months. Drive it on nice weekend days...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By John242Ti
This, multiplied by ∞... Typical TB kludges need...

This, multiplied by ∞... Typical TB kludges need not apply.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By John242Ti
Provided it's the original head on the block,...

Provided it's the original head on the block, yeah it'll work. Copper would be better.

Send a PM to swedishiron.com asking for a VW oil temp sender. He should have a few.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By John242Ti
If we're talking B21 or B23, just get a VW oil...

If we're talking B21 or B23, just get a VW oil temp sender from a Cabriolet or Rabbit/Scirocco and thread it in place of the oil galley plug at the back of the head. Make sure you use a copper crush...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 441,060
Posted By John242Ti
Got the older WS80s on a set of rims for the...

Got the older WS80s on a set of rims for the white Subie. Good tire. On the 245, I'll be running the General Altimax Arctic 12s that I mentioned in the text message earlier. Did well during last...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By John242Ti
Pour $15K of kool-aid into it, and it becomes...

Pour $15K of kool-aid into it, and it becomes crusher fodder. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By John242Ti
K-Jet can sometimes be more reliable than LH,...

K-Jet can sometimes be more reliable than LH, btw. Hate to say it, but, that is sometimes true. My wagon has been pretty darn reliable and it's still running on a 35-37 year old K-Jet system (the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By John242Ti
You can also use the 1975-80 overdrive wiring. ...

You can also use the 1975-80 overdrive wiring. You'll need the early shift knob and pattern cap with the slider switch, the early 4th gear switch that threads into the top of the transmission, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By John242Ti
See if there are any 940 Turbos in the U Pull &...

See if there are any 940 Turbos in the U Pull & Pay yards around there. If there is one, and it has a Nippondenso 100 amp alternator, grab that, and swap it in place of the auto parts store reman...
Forum: showroom 11-05-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,914
Views: 856,896
Posted By John242Ti
If you guys have the proper documents (passport...

If you guys have the proper documents (passport or Real ID compliant license), head to Arlington or Lynnwood... There are also the two yards in Lake Stevens. Probably still cheaper than Schram or...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By John242Ti
Looks better with commandos... ...

Looks better with commandos...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154805002_b0a05055f8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gngXQE)

With respect to the spoiler, it's the extremely rare Pfeba spoiler...
Forum: showroom 10-31-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 3,196,980
Posted By John242Ti
Dirty, wrong trim, etc. But, more Canadian-like....

Dirty, wrong trim, etc. But, more Canadian-like. Cleaning the car tomorrow at a coin-op. Will get the correct lower core support piece as soon as I find one that's not silver, white, yellow, red,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By John242Ti
Need to come to the garage sale again, then you...

Need to come to the garage sale again, then you can compete against Chase Gomulkiewicz and try to buy out our stock of mats.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By John242Ti
We (swedishiron.com, drturbo, and I) usually sell...

We (swedishiron.com, drturbo, and I) usually sell them for $40/set at the iPd garage sale.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By John242Ti
Rear window isn't flush mount. Just doesn't...

Rear window isn't flush mount. Just doesn't have the trim on it. See pic below. Glass is from a '91, but is the same as the 1993 piece.
...
Forum: showroom 10-26-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9,476
Views: 3,196,980
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48959541583_3c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48959541583_3c64188618_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hAorZi)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By John242Ti
^Sold apparently.

^Sold apparently.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-23-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By John242Ti
Have your mechanic drain the tank, if you haven't...

Have your mechanic drain the tank, if you haven't already filled up with fresh. If E10 gas was used at the time of storage, it has become unstable. That, plus getting the ignition harness sorted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,292
Posted By John242Ti
Did about 440 miles roundtrip to iPd and back in...

Did about 440 miles roundtrip to iPd and back in the 245 last May. Other than the usual gas needs, car did fine. I probably would've been fine last year, but, since I'd just put the car back on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By John242Ti
Another thing, does the time delay for the dome...

Another thing, does the time delay for the dome light work? If not, check the brake light fuse and the wiring to make sure that there's power going to the brake pedal switch. That is, if the 1988...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By John242Ti
Are you talking about the holes in the head for...

Are you talking about the holes in the head for the cam cover studs, boogered threads on the studs, or the two holes on the side that aren't used for anything on the LH-Jet cars?

-J
Forum: showroom 10-13-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 221,070
Posted By John242Ti
^Probably. Even though mine is a turbo and not a...

^Probably. Even though mine is a turbo and not a GT, it'd be nice to have fresh quarter glass seals.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By John242Ti
Or, once having the coil wire come loose from the...

Or, once having the coil wire come loose from the coil while driving. Then, there was the time that the harness plug on my '81 242 for the ignition box decided to pull itself downward enough to shut...
Forum: showroom 10-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 221,070
Posted By John242Ti
There you go... That would fit the bill. -J

There you go... That would fit the bill.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By John242Ti
If I remember correctly, the light is on, even...

If I remember correctly, the light is on, even with the key off. So, there's something in the circuit that's feeding power to the oil pressure light directly from the battery.

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By John242Ti
U Pull & Pay probably is your best option... Not...

U Pull & Pay probably is your best option... Not too far from Laramie. Alternatively, have Anthony Borders hunt down a 740T to use as a donor.

-J
Forum: showroom 10-07-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 221,070
Posted By John242Ti
LS swap time, sounds like. Since it's already...

LS swap time, sounds like. Since it's already kinda bastardized, might as well join the LS crowd...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By John242Ti
Get in touch with ogamer777. He had this done on...

Get in touch with ogamer777. He had this done on his 244Ti.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By John242Ti
We could try that Canadian cluster I have in...

We could try that Canadian cluster I have in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By John242Ti
They were also randomly found on 240s and were...

They were also randomly found on 240s and were used on most 260s, even the lower end DL/GL models.

It can be a pain to remove them without damaging, so it might be easier to locate two good...
Forum: showroom 10-04-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 221,070
Posted By John242Ti
Volvo did finally improve the engine part number...

Volvo did finally improve the engine part number engraving in 1983, when they started using a dot matrix, instead of punching thin numbers into the side of the block, just below the head.



Yup,...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 221,070
Posted By John242Ti
^Is the block still a B23, or did they just swap...

^Is the block still a B23, or did they just swap in a B21A or a B21E from the 244 that everything seems to have come from? Re: the 160 head, all North American GTs came with them, but then again,...
Forum: showroom 10-01-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 887,521
Posted By John242Ti
It is a rare kit. Did see one at a yard a few...

It is a rare kit. Did see one at a yard a few weeks ago, but didn't bother pulling it. Instead, let a friend know, so he could snag it.

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,210
Posted By John242Ti
^Paint color was Diplomat Black. Car was just...

^Paint color was Diplomat Black. Car was just called the 264 GLE, or Grand Luxe Executive. Dodge had a car at the time called a Dodge Diplomat that replaced the Aspen in the early 1980s.
Forum: events 09-30-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By John242Ti
Juanita Beach Park PSVSA meet - 10/6/19 - Kirkland, WA

PSVSA Fall Rain or Shine Volvo Meet and Tailgate Parts Swap. Learn how to restore your Volvo from PSVSA and PSVCOA car club members. Bring your Volvo, parts to swap, a lunch and chair to enjoy the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By John242Ti
There's no chance that this may've been an Aw55...

There's no chance that this may've been an Aw55 or a Bw55? That's about the only way it'd be shorter.

-J
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 33,997
Posted By John242Ti
Cool. Try for iPd next May? -J

Cool. Try for iPd next May?

-J
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