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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By JohnMc
And yeah, to talk on that part of your question -...

And yeah, to talk on that part of your question - one of the reasons 240's hang around so long is because they rarely all fall apart at once. They're tough buggers. With some faults, but generally,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By JohnMc
No, brake fade wouldn't occur in normal use. But...

No, brake fade wouldn't occur in normal use. But if a caliper was lightly stuck and holding the pads against the rotor, it's generating heat all the time, getting far hotter than it normally would. ...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
And I'd expect the tank to have LOTS more rust...

And I'd expect the tank to have LOTS more rust waiting to go to a filter. Probably well worth the effort of removing it and cleaning it out.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By JohnMc
Probably good for hooining around. Selectable...

Probably good for hooining around. Selectable full locking. Heh, I did a 5 minute mod on my Toyota's factory rear e-locker so I can use it in 2HI. That's entertaining on rainy slick roads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I've always used a wrench on that bolt to...

Yeah, I've always used a wrench on that bolt to turn cams around to align them for a TB install. You're not using much force to turn them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By JohnMc
Teeny tiny nitpick - but brake fade is when the...

Teeny tiny nitpick - but brake fade is when the brakes stop working as well because the pads and rotor get too hot.

A sudden complete loss of braking happens when the fluid boils and creates a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 626
Posted By JohnMc
Any impressions I ever have about what Volvo used...

Any impressions I ever have about what Volvo used back then always turn out to be based on really small sample sizes.

I.e. my 1963 122 I used to have, the 1963 PV I have now (which has very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By JohnMc
The belt turns two things - the camshaft up top,...

The belt turns two things - the camshaft up top, and the 'intermediate shaft' partway down the motor. That int. shaft spins the distributor (on a 240) and turns the pump.

When the belt breaks,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By JohnMc
And unicorns vs. horses - it's probably a timing...

And unicorns vs. horses - it's probably a timing belt. It's unlikely that a motor would suddenly seize and stop due to oil starvation, unless you stared at that oil light for... a .... bit.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By JohnMc
ANd it's normal to see the camshaft through the...

ANd it's normal to see the camshaft through the oil cap. There isn't all that much oil up in the valve cover, and it quickly and freely drains back down into the bottom of the engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 626
Posted By JohnMc
AFAIK that was purely for emissions. The testing...

AFAIK that was purely for emissions. The testing in the early 70's wasn't very realistic, it was all done on an idling engine, they weren't trying to test them at higher outputs. So the vac retard...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
There's not a lot of room in the PV engine bay. ...

There's not a lot of room in the PV engine bay. It narrows toward the front. There's about 3 inches of room between the front stack and the inner fender.
https://i.imgur.com/SjM6YyVh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
When the B20 alternator died on my PV (it came...

When the B20 alternator died on my PV (it came along with the B20), it was in the middle of a road trip (driving back from MM). I decided to improve on it a bit. instead of getting another rare,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
The alternator certainly isn't original. Is it a...

The alternator certainly isn't original. Is it a later Volvo setup or something random stuck on there?

My PV came to me with a huge Dodge alternator of some sort stuck on it. Threaded rod...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnMc
I think Volvo was actually the first company to...

I think Volvo was actually the first company to sell Chinese made car in the US market - the S60 Inscription. Closely followed by Cadillac (hybrid version of the CT6) and Buick.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnMc
Some Volvos sold in the US are manufactured in...

Some Volvos sold in the US are manufactured in China.

And more manufacturers are using suppliers basedin China for parts of varying significance.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
Some random links that sort of happened to fall...

Some random links that sort of happened to fall out of my ctrl-v:

PV Bilsteins: https://www.kgtrimning.org/pvduett-1/chassie-parts/suspension/shock-absorbers/sportracing/
Sway bar kit (probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
Bumper mounts (front and rear) are early...

Bumper mounts (front and rear) are early casualties of rust on a PV.

The rear bumper, especially with the US market overrider bar, is so bulky. Makes the rear of the car look clunky. I got a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
Also has a 444 steering wheel swap. I did that...

Also has a 444 steering wheel swap. I did that on mine as well - it's a much nicer looking 'vintage' wheel vs. the 544's more plasticky looking wheel.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
Is that hand winch/comealong keeping the rear...

Is that hand winch/comealong keeping the rear bumper attached?

Theat very rear most section of the trunk is very prone to rusting on PVs because of the way the trunk lid is held open by a locking...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
I'd be curious about the trans. Is it an OD, or...

I'd be curious about the trans. Is it an OD, or just a later remote-shift M40?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By JohnMc
Makes me want to look into a Torsen diff for my...

Makes me want to look into a Torsen diff for my Ford 8.8 before it goes on the car.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By JohnMc
I'm overly paranoid about my turbo LS swap...

I'm overly paranoid about my turbo LS swap overheating in my 240 as well. No temp faker board, and a Volvo temp gauge sender stuck in a radiator hose.

It gets more efficient at shedding heat the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By JohnMc
I guess when not locked out, a nice fresh G80...

I guess when not locked out, a nice fresh G80 (acts like it) has a lot of preload.

Mine's just always been soft and easy, but probably just because it's half worn out.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By JohnMc
It might not actually be an issue - the engine...

It might not actually be an issue - the engine does get warmer and cooler in diff situations, Volvo put a temp faker board in them originally to stop people from complaining to the service...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By JohnMc
ANd it's a pretty easy mod to make on the G80 -...

ANd it's a pretty easy mod to make on the G80 - no real disassembly required. Well, I'm not sure if you can do it with the diff still in the axle housing or not.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,123
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, it locks OPEN in some situations vs....

Yeah, it locks OPEN in some situations vs. locking. When it's not locked open it's using clutch packs like a regular LSD.

It has two different spring-weight gixmos that control the locking:
1)...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnMc
Although that link does say this:

Although that link does say this:
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
The breather box simply wouldn't fit on the 1963...

The breather box simply wouldn't fit on the 1963 motor's block. The simple up-then-down-and-back metal early breather tube uses a smaller hole in the block.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
In terms of rust: The 'leading indicators': -...

In terms of rust:
The 'leading indicators':
- floorboards
- sills
- rear-most section of trunk

The real danger spots
- front frame spars where steering box/idler arm attaches (the bumper...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By JohnMc
Lol at the truck leaf spring front bumper. ...

Lol at the truck leaf spring front bumper.

It looks like a later model motor - original motor would have had a center oil cap and a dump tube crackcase vent - this is a forward cap and a PCV valve...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnMc
They don't. Wider, and not the right suspension...

They don't. Wider, and not the right suspension mounts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By JohnMc
ANd he'd take it into dealerships along the way...

ANd he'd take it into dealerships along the way for the servicing, AFAIK Volvo was footing the bill. So each and every dealer that serviced it would have needed to know what fictional mileage to put...
Forum: events 09-14-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,648
Posted By JohnMc
The one year both my Volvos are running, Covid...

The one year both my Volvos are running, Covid happens. :lol:

It's fun keeping up with fast cars in the old PV.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnMc
Here's a nice gear ratio/car speed calculator:...

Here's a nice gear ratio/car speed calculator: https://www.tremec.com/calculadora.php

I'm thinking a 3.08 will work pretty well in my Ford 8.8. The taller the rear axle ratio, the slower the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,710
Posted By JohnMc
I'm using a CD009 style Nissan trans on mine (alu...

I'm using a CD009 style Nissan trans on mine (alu 5.3 with a turbo). And those ratios are rather short for a 6 speed:
1st: 3.79
2nd: 2.32
3rd: 1.62
4th: 1.27
5h: 1.00
6th: 0.79
370Z MT rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By JohnMc
I've certainly never ridden in Irv's car, but I...

I've certainly never ridden in Irv's car, but I did own two 1800E's. And they have a completely effortless freeway cruise. I don't think they're particularly aerodynamic (Cd) - but the do at least...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By JohnMc
I think he was a bit OCD about driving. ...

I think he was a bit OCD about driving. Supposedly he picked his car up new from the dealer on a Friday, and came back the next Monday morning for his 1500 mile service. As documented by the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 226,874
Posted By JohnMc
Heh, I thought the second pic was the 240 engine...

Heh, I thought the second pic was the 240 engine bay at first glance. "How'd he get that much room between the radiator and engine???"

:rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I'm not sure how much yo'd notice the...

Yeah, I'm not sure how much yo'd notice the reduction in friction by the rocker tip rolling against the valve stem vs. sliding, but you can (at least I do) notice the difference created by the higher...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By JohnMc
On top of properly pairing the cylinders, right? ...

On top of properly pairing the cylinders, right?

I have no clue at all, but I was always curious if a twin scroll would work better even without a divided manifold going into it - just a common...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By JohnMc
I think I remember Irv saying the car had started...

I think I remember Irv saying the car had started to really feel tired at that point. Losing some pep, etc.


And yeah, that Mercedes might have passed Irv's total, if Mercedes hadn't bought it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By JohnMc
I hadn't read that. Certainly, little was spared...

I hadn't read that. Certainly, little was spared in terms of maintenance, but everything I've ever read on the topic of Irv's car said that it had a fair amount of work done at around 750K miles...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By JohnMc
Yeah, I have 17X7's with 225 tires on mine, some...

Yeah, I have 17X7's with 225 tires on mine, some pretty sticky (for summer street tires) Toyo T1-R's, and it's not nearly enough tire.

Although on second thought, if you're sticking with the Volvo...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By JohnMc
Doesn't show up well in my pic, but the adjusters...

Doesn't show up well in my pic, but the adjusters are off center as well on the KG rockers.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By JohnMc
There's certainly some similiarity with KB Buick...

There's certainly some similiarity with KB Buick rockers:
https://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/buick-v6-turbo-tech/79222-kenne-bell-roller-rocker-assembly.html
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By JohnMc
https://i.imgur.com/GPMFho1h.jpg I don't...

https://i.imgur.com/GPMFho1h.jpg

I don't recall seeing any numbers or markings on the lifters themselves.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By JohnMc
I got my set of KG Trimning rockers used (from a...

I got my set of KG Trimning rockers used (from a guy racing a Marcos in England), not sure what mods were done to them. I've just heard second or third hand that they were or at least appeared to be...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By JohnMc
ehhhhhhxSCUSE me!!!! :lol: Yeah,...

ehhhhhhxSCUSE me!!!!



:lol:

Yeah, might be cheaper if bought elsewhere.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By JohnMc
This might be the thinner all black stuff you are...

This might be the thinner all black stuff you are thinking about? https://www.ipdusa.com/products/6625/106957-volvo-side-trim-kit-240-aftermarket-106957
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