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Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
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: 233
Views: 117,252
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: 1,042
Views: 374,592
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: 72
Views: 25,914
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: 2,896
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: 2,539
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: 2,896
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: 17
Views: 2,708
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: 2,539
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: 2,896
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: 2,041
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: 2,041
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: 2,041
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: 2,041
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: 2,041
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: 2,041
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: 1,179
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: 743
Views: 423,334
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: 1,874
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: 1,042
Views: 374,592
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 1,874
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: 233
Views: 117,252
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: 233
Views: 117,252
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...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By Duder
https://31.media.tumblr.com/33e86a6a6aa2df40bea7df...

https://31.media.tumblr.com/33e86a6a6aa2df40bea7df5d5627b20a/tumblr_mjifqeUGLl1qe04m3o1_500.gif
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By Duder
Users should take note that this is a blend of...

Users should take note that this is a blend of propane and butane, therefore highly flammable when released into the air via leak or changing out cans during charging :cool:

Duracool is flammable...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 117,252
Posted By Duder
After thinking about this a bit more, the orifice...

After thinking about this a bit more, the orifice being close to the evaporator makes good sense. As refrigerant passes through the orifice valve it expands and boils, absorbing heat in the process....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 117,252
Posted By Duder
Interesting feedback from your HVAC engineer...

Interesting feedback from your HVAC engineer friend. I wonder why Volvo placed the orifice tube so far from the evaporator in that case...for serviceability perhaps. It normally lives down on the...
Forum: showroom 05-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By Duder
Thanks for sharing! I want to live in this...

Thanks for sharing!

I want to live in this room... just set up a desk, futon, and a monitor there in the middle and I'd be good:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/hnMM6u.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 117,252
Posted By Duder
That's ambitious to make up that system from...

That's ambitious to make up that system from components, nice work! Looks like you made it more compact than the standard 240 system, which is great.

I wonder if the higher temps were due to heat...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,433
Posted By Duder
Just because something works doesn't mean it...

Just because something works doesn't mean it couldn't have been better... :-D
Forum: showroom 05-07-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,822
Views: 3,249,475
Posted By Duder
Whoa. Serious drugs were involved. 265C has a bit...

Whoa. Serious drugs were involved. 265C has a bit of a hearse vibe to it, no?
Forum: article composition 05-05-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 349,527
Posted By Duder
Hi, yes that's the situation unfortunately. Sorry...

Hi, yes that's the situation unfortunately. Sorry I didn't realize you were the same person. I can ship via DHL as well, if they are operating as usual and are more affordable. Try adding the board...
Forum: article composition 05-05-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 349,527
Posted By Duder
Hi, I'm handling all sales through my website...

Hi, I'm handling all sales through my website https://cflomoto.com/. We can ship worldwide and this interface really streamlined the process. Let me know if you have any questions.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 374,592
Posted By Duder
This is essentially what I was trying to convey...

This is essentially what I was trying to convey earlier; thanks for typing it out in a much more thorough and cogent manner.
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Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 374,592
Posted By Duder
Wow, I'm surprised at the price. Even lower than...

Wow, I'm surprised at the price. Even lower than the proverbial TB $14.99. Wonder if there's any appreciable difference in quality to the $30 - $60 stuff.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 374,592
Posted By Duder
Another vote for staying away from the "hose." ...

Another vote for staying away from the "hose."

The type of flex bellows I like to use has stainless braided sheath over the bellows section. It should increase abrasion resistance and help tie the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,597
Posted By Duder
Nice score, looks like a fun lockdown project....

Nice score, looks like a fun lockdown project. Definitely follow John242Ti's advice; he knows these cars better than most.

To expand on what he wrote, if you find yourself chasing weird electrical...
Forum: article composition 04-29-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 349,527
Posted By Duder
Thank you; I'd like to start making my own...

Thank you; I'd like to start making my own version from scratch and offer them on my website along with plug wires, connectors, and harnesses. This version of the bracket would only fit an engine...
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