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Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I think it's typically a question of moving it...

I think it's typically a question of moving it forward. The wheels were never centered in the bays in the first place, and lowering the car moves them back even further, so it seems like a number of...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Used some neoprene washers and got the right...

Used some neoprene washers and got the right length stainless screws so I can mount the ECU up in what should be it's final location:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
More visually underwhelming progress has been...

More visually underwhelming progress has been made. In terms of "things that are hard", I got the heater box out, and that job has definitely earned its reputation, what a pain in the @$$. Mine was...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I have actually made some tentative progress on...

I have actually made some tentative progress on this project, though not a lot of it is picture-worthy and thus I haven't been posting.

I'll summarize as best as I can:

- The head is back on...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,258
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I have a TAB tool I can loan you when you want to...

I have a TAB tool I can loan you when you want to take a crack at them. I ended up replacing mine with the Kaplhenke...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
You will likely have better luck with this if it...

You will likely have better luck with this if it gets posted in the Classifieds in the "Wanted" section.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,586
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I think the widest I've seen on a 240 here is...

I think the widest I've seen on a 240 here is this car:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5529772&postcount=1

You've gotta scroll down a ways because he put the history of the car...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Early 850 flywheel

I did a couple of searches and couldn't find anything conclusive, hopefully somebody here knows for sure.

I want to put a T5 behind my B6304, which means I need to replace the flexplate with a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,451
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I'm not sure I've ever seen better than 22mpg on...

I'm not sure I've ever seen better than 22mpg on my 92 245, and my A/C has never really worked (and thus I never turn it on). 240s with a manual transmission seem to do significantly better, which...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 287,403
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Hmmm...I had forgotten about the 1030/1031 ring...

Hmmm...I had forgotten about the 1030/1031 ring gear differences, so yeah, you'd have to find a good 3.31 axle or pay Sellholm through the nose to get that ratio. Six speed BMW boxes aren't exactly...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 287,403
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I'm way, way behind you on the whole "whiteblock...

I'm way, way behind you on the whole "whiteblock in a 240" track (hey, at least the engine is in the car), but that hasn't prevented me thinking about how I'd get a manual behind it, and from what...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,986
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I'm curious how you mounted the transmission. I...

I'm curious how you mounted the transmission. I have heard that an M47 crossmember can be bolted up, wondered if you'd done the same or something else novel.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
The question of centering the engine in the bay...

The question of centering the engine in the bay got sorted out with just a tiny bit more grinding, less than I'd feared. I was able to drill the inner mounting hole on each from the front, but I...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I've been making slow progress on this because...

I've been making slow progress on this because I've had to take it easy due to a bruised rib. I'd been working on getting the interior disassembled and figuring out the what and where of a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
It was a long weekend, was in the garage till 10...

It was a long weekend, was in the garage till 10 a couple of nights, but the engine is in the car. It's not quite ready to stay there permanently, but it fits and I'm happy with the motor mount...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Okay, time to stop daydreaming, collecting parts...

Okay, time to stop daydreaming, collecting parts and Internet researching. The garage got cleaned up (sort of) last night, so I pulled the car into the garage around 2:00 this afternoon and got...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Right. The green book has two entirely different...

Right. The green book has two entirely different sets of diagrams for USA/Canada and then everybody else. It looks like maybe they'd been putting the EGT sensor on Japanese export models.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Maybe a couple of other reasons to prefer a '97...

Maybe a couple of other reasons to prefer a '97 as a donor car over a '98:

- The 1998 S90 has a fuel pressure sensor toward the back of the car that's wired to the ECU. I can't find any clearer...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Yeah, I saw some Volvo parts that came up when I...

Yeah, I saw some Volvo parts that came up when I Googled it that had a banjo on one end, but it's just a flare nut.

I *think* it's actually 5/18-18, because everything I can find says that an O.D....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Any ideas what size the banjo fitting that goes...

Any ideas what size the banjo fitting that goes over that thing is supposed to be? There's a 94 960 at the JY near me, I guess I could always go pay for a part I already had on my own parts car...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
...or I'm just being stupid. Here's the FPR:...

...or I'm just being stupid.

Here's the FPR:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49460189836_3df3e9596a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2imCpgJ)

Clearly, the bottom line is a return, and I'm pretty...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Something like this? ...

Something like this?

https://tinyurl.com/t8ye2ny
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I've been working on boring and not...

I've been working on boring and not picture-worthy engine rebuild stuff and also doing a lot of reading of wiring diagrams and ordering of parts to get everything buttoned back up properly. The plan...
Forum: showroom 01-24-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,920
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I have Style 5's on my 245 (16 x 8, ET20), with...

I have Style 5's on my 245 (16 x 8, ET20), with 225/50R16 tires. The car is lowered on iPD springs, so not nearly as much as some of the other examples being presented here (namely Homer and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 45,402
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
If you have a link, it's probably not mine, I...

If you have a link, it's probably not mine, I hadn't shared it with anyone yet because I don't consider it 100% complete. I'd be real interested to see what you do have as a check on the accuracy of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 45,402
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I'm happy to share the Google Sheets doc I made...

I'm happy to share the Google Sheets doc I made that identifies what each wire/pin in the 960 harness goes to is for. It's not the holy grail or anything, but it would save you the scut work of...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Haven't been posting updates because progress has...

Haven't been posting updates because progress has been in fits and starts, the end of the year had me needing to finish up a couple of work projects that kept me pretty busy.

The head went off to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Oh, on the 240/whiteblock swap list is also the...

Oh, on the 240/whiteblock swap list is also the water pipe from the back of the waterpump under the exhaust manifold.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I can't speak for 7/9 series folks, but I bought...

I can't speak for 7/9 series folks, but I bought an S90 donor for my 240 engine swap because a number of things are unique to the 960/S90 that are needed/helpful for it:

- The oil pan
- The...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Yes, that's *exactly* the one that broke. And I...

Yes, that's *exactly* the one that broke. And I have reason to believe this engine has never been opened before too.

Lankku, have you found that an engine that's had the head off and the bolts...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I've had a few engines apart before and I don't...

I've had a few engines apart before and I don't think I've ever had head bolts take so much effort to remove. I'm not a small guy, and it took an 18" breaker bar with a cheater on it and all of my...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
In an attempt to figure out just how long a bit...

In an attempt to figure out just how long a bit I'd need, I realized that the broken top of the bolt wasn't as far down the bore as I thought it was, and in fact I was just able to get one of my...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Well, I owe you guys some pictures, which I'll...

Well, I owe you guys some pictures, which I'll get to, but in the short-term, I need the wisdom of the forum.

Long story short, despite a lot of care and caution, one of the head bolts snapped off...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
The S90 donor car I'd bought had been moldering...

The S90 donor car I'd bought had been moldering in my other garage bay (so old it was actually for carriages) for better than a year, so it was time to kick things in the ass.

Even though I still...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I can't believe it's been almost two years since...

I can't believe it's been almost two years since I updated this thread. I ended up getting a new job in spring of 2018, which was good since the one I had was trying to kill me. Love the new one,...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 45,402
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Your pics aren't working for me, which is sad,...

Your pics aren't working for me, which is sad, because I am also doing a B6304 swap into a 240 and would love to see what you're doing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Seattle Mobile Mechanic?

I bought a 98 S90 as an engine donor for a swap right before I started a new job. Now I' buried and I'm looking to kick-start my progress. I'm wondering if any of you Seattle area types know of a...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I've heard the Porsche rumor as well, but can't...

I've heard the Porsche rumor as well, but can't find any sort of confirmation on it. It seems more well-established that Porsche helped with the 16v B234 head, and that the whiteblock heads are...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I had ordered some parts from Josh @ Yoshifab...

I had ordered some parts from Josh @ Yoshifab late last year to address the fact that the car rides like a bouncy castle, and they showed up a couple of weeks ago:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
This got resolved. I ended up having to use some...

This got resolved. I ended up having to use some super-fine steel wool to clean some overspray off, then using a heat gun on the inside inner bearing race to get them on. Basically, I hit them with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Sorry, I didn't mean that they slide over a seal,...

Sorry, I didn't mean that they slide over a seal, just that if you tried to get them on by heating them up, they touch the rubber seal that goes between the spindle and the hub, you might melt it.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-10-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Hubs won't go onto new front spindles

I took the stock front suspension off of my car today and then got started putting a set of new coil overs on. They're GAZ units I got from Yoshifab. Part of the process was having another board...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,849
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
I know right? Thanks, I knew I'd read...

I know right?

Thanks, I knew I'd read something somewhere that made me think the problem had been solved and the solution shared.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,849
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Subscribed. I ended up buying a set of Homer's...

Subscribed. I ended up buying a set of Homer's whiteblock mounts, but I'll be interested to see how you solve some of the electronic problems. I have a late 245, so it already has a 48-window tone...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 929,056
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
+1 on that. The saying in the old Audi community...

+1 on that. The saying in the old Audi community was "the first rule of quattro physics is that four times zero is still zero."
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Indeed, the value on those is high enough that...

Indeed, the value on those is high enough that you're not likely to see a new XC90 hit the junkyard with the motor intact.

That said, take a look at the engine:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 929,056
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Anybody try the Wagonmeister replacement? ...

Anybody try the Wagonmeister replacement?

https://www.wagonmeister.com/240-replacement-heater-valve
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Looks exactly like the BBS-made BMW style 5...

Looks exactly like the BBS-made BMW style 5 wheels, RZ 469 right?
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
Yeah, thepoi's build that he posted on this board...

Yeah, thepoi's build that he posted on this board featured him building a pair of paddle shifters and a logic box to control the AW30-40 in his 960 wagon, and it seems like he was quite successful...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,267
Posted By thatcher.hubbard
A few weeks ago, I bought a late model tach and...

A few weeks ago, I bought a late model tach and small clock from fellow lister and local John242Ti (thanks man!). He also put the bug in my ear that there was a 1993 240 sedan in the Lynwood, WA...
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