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Forum: performance & modifications 11-01-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By John242Ti
^Needs to be welded closed, then redrilled and...

^Needs to be welded closed, then redrilled and shaped to the smaller passage size. Had it done to a B23E head many moons ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By John242Ti
You could. That said, a B230FT head might be...

You could. That said, a B230FT head might be more desirable, since it wouldn't be a kludge when it comes to sourcing gaskets, etc... It will also have the correct cam cover for use with the B230...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By John242Ti
^This. The other possibilities: - Mixture...

^This. The other possibilities:

- Mixture is off. If the engine still idles wonky after the oxygen sensor kicks in (that's when the car begins surging for a few seconds), it may need to have the...
Forum: showroom 10-25-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,941,981
Posted By John242Ti
Getting some fall...something... When I parked,...

Getting some fall...something... When I parked, sun was out. As soon as I got out of the car, 15 second later, was cloudy again.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50526203751_bab060be09_c.jpg...
Forum: showroom 10-23-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9,547
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Posted By John242Ti
245 now on green/white plates, like the 242. ...

245 now on green/white plates, like the 242.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50518610821_9201469c38_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jYa5Xp)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By John242Ti
^Exactly. It's an accessory, seen in the...

^Exactly. It's an accessory, seen in the accessories brochure. Not something that *every* 145, 245, 265, or 7/9 series wagon came with.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By John242Ti
Switch is on the left side of the AC rheostat...

Switch is on the left side of the AC rheostat switch. Easiest way to check to see if it's the problem is to tilt the console out after verifying that the rheostat knob is turned all the way over to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By John242Ti
That may've been true at the dealer your car came...

That may've been true at the dealer your car came from. I know that the majority of our wagons, including my uncle's former Volvos, were all slicktops. Only two had racks from the time of original...
Forum: showroom 10-20-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9,547
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Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50501032352_e3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50501032352_e33a2b0aaf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jWAZum)

A little comparison of 2003 and 2020. Left is 2003. Right is from Saturday.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By John242Ti
Maybe a Yakima or a Thule rack would be more...

Maybe a Yakima or a Thule rack would be more useful. Looks cooler, too. There were also a couple of Volvo-branded wagon luggage racks that mounted to the raingutters. One was curved to match the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By John242Ti
Idle speed in gear should be 750 rpm. With AC...

Idle speed in gear should be 750 rpm. With AC switch completely turned off. If AC switch is even slightly turned to the right of the "0", the idle will be elevated to around 900 rpm in gear and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By John242Ti
Plus, if radio is in the stock location, could be...

Plus, if radio is in the stock location, could be dangerous looking at extra gauges mounted there. Stock radio location on a pre-1985 car is by the shift lever. But, yes, earphones, etc, are...
Forum: showroom 10-19-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 1,136,965
Posted By John242Ti
^Sure enough. Oh well. Didn't bend over too...

^Sure enough. Oh well. Didn't bend over too much for it, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By John242Ti
Most ACE affiliated hardware stores have them, as...

Most ACE affiliated hardware stores have them, as well as the plugs and grommets, if you want to do the iPd-style rack delete. I *think* the wellnuts are 5/8" diameter with the 1/4-20 thread size. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By John242Ti
Use the HT-204/205 style grilles and mount some...

Use the HT-204/205 style grilles and mount some Pioneer 5.25" coaxials in the grille bases. The tweeters are usually low profile enough to allow use of the stock HT-204 or HT-205 outer grilles. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,941
Posted By John242Ti
FTFY :lol:

FTFY :lol:
Forum: showroom 10-17-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By John242Ti
Sure. And keep the bumpers.

Sure. And keep the bumpers.
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,941,981
Posted By John242Ti
Skagit Valley, earlier today: ...

Skagit Valley, earlier today:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50485367046_e14244d1c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jVdGJS)

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By John242Ti
A 1988 240 uses a 007 Air Mass Meter. Same one...

A 1988 240 uses a 007 Air Mass Meter. Same one used by the 1985-87 cars, as well as other 1988 4-cylinder 200/700 series cars, and 1989 700 Turbo cars. So, it should be easy to locate, considering...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By John242Ti
^Same setup on my wagon. ...

^Same setup on my wagon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50120636501_8e40b18993_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmZn4c)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By John242Ti
Closer to 57mm. But, yes, 50mm is 2". ...

Closer to 57mm.

But, yes, 50mm is 2".

The turbo exhaust drops from 2.5" to 2.25" where the under axle pipe is located. For a full 2.5" system, you just need to cut the 2.25" section off and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By John242Ti
Might be worth posting in the k-jet.org down...

Might be worth posting in the k-jet.org down thread, that way someone can add them to the ozvolvo archive site.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By John242Ti
Unless you must have LED headlamps, go with a set...

Unless you must have LED headlamps, go with a set of H4/H1 E-code headlamps. If you truly want LED, I'd look at the JW Speaker 4x6 LED modules. They have an E-code beam pattern and don't look...
Forum: showroom 10-03-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,941,981
Posted By John242Ti
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305402503_74...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50305402503_741599a107_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jDjkxV)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50265086718_a122642499_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jzKH5b)
Forum: showroom 09-30-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 1,136,965
Posted By John242Ti
Not very rare, but uncommon... And a repop. So,...

Not very rare, but uncommon... And a repop. So, deleted...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,768
Posted By John242Ti
Happened to my 245 a little more than 9 years...

Happened to my 245 a little more than 9 years ago. Needed gas, so I pulled into a gas station. Noticed that the pedal went to the floor. Had to use the parking brake to stop the car. Shut it off,...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,445
Posted By John242Ti
Looks like a B20 alternator...

Looks like a B20 alternator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By John242Ti
IIRC, MrBrown refurbs steering wheels. I need to...

IIRC, MrBrown refurbs steering wheels. I need to get in touch with him about my R-Sport wheel as well.

-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,267
Posted By John242Ti
Even a U-Haul Ford F-150 pickup would do the job....

Even a U-Haul Ford F-150 pickup would do the job.



To the OP: load everything into the bed, attach the car trailer to the back of it, load the 245 onto it with your bike, camping gear, etc,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,267
Posted By John242Ti
If you can camp, or even hit a Motel 6 (or, if...

If you can camp, or even hit a Motel 6 (or, if not pet-friendly, another motel that is) on those nights that are cold, it might be best to just load everything in the back, then use three Thule or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By John242Ti
When you get the crap gas drained, consider...

When you get the crap gas drained, consider getting some non-ethanol stuff to run through the systems... My 245 runs better on E0 gas. Previous 245 developed severe runnability problems before I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By John242Ti
Oerski, the issue with the door panels is at the...

Oerski, the issue with the door panels is at the top edge. The 1974-93 panels are straight across, whereas the 1967-73 panels drop down where the wing window is located. Note in the pic below, how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By John242Ti
What year 145? Front door panels from a 240...

What year 145? Front door panels from a 240 won't work with the vent window doors. Luckily, 1974-77 140/240 doors bolt right up and can use the same door lock cylinders, etc, from the original...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-27-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By John242Ti
That would probably get annoying, especially with...

That would probably get annoying, especially with a hotter cam that is going to have a more lopey idle than a stockish cam. In fact, I know it's annoying, since my 242 is currently requiring that I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,664
Posted By John242Ti
Yup, there always will be resistance as you're...

Yup, there always will be resistance as you're doing the compression stroke, if the plugs are installed. One trick I've found helpful when it comes to removing the alternator belts, instead of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 290,847
Posted By John242Ti
Needs DCOE carbs, if not K-Jet or LH-Jet... If...

Needs DCOE carbs, if not K-Jet or LH-Jet... If only for their intake sounds...
Forum: showroom 08-04-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,924
Posted By John242Ti
Corona caps look best. ...

Corona caps look best.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50120635231_97bb7b0da9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jmZmFi)

-J
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By John242Ti
The crusty one looks like it was bent in an...

The crusty one looks like it was bent in an accident. Or was a casualty from someone using a ratchet strap to keep their engine from rocking around due to bad mounts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By John242Ti
Interesting... Hopefully one of the Europeans...

Interesting... Hopefully one of the Europeans will chime in.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By John242Ti
Ethan's car is basically the same as your daily,...

Ethan's car is basically the same as your daily, but with the "846" block, so the cast crank/piston low compression B23F that has the more aggressive advance curve Chrysler box instead of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,306
Posted By John242Ti
I'd probably look at the data plate on the strut...

I'd probably look at the data plate on the strut tower or on the body where the passenger door hinges are mounted. The Bosch tails were used through 1983 in the US, with some very early 1984 models...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,306
Posted By John242Ti
^Pretty much anything 240 is that way. But, yes,...

^Pretty much anything 240 is that way. But, yes, especially 242 and 244 sedans. The darker the paint color, the hotter the car is inside.

Anyway, Kenny, welcome to the 242 world...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By John242Ti
Is the shifter loose, hence the jiggling, or are...

Is the shifter loose, hence the jiggling, or are you having to jiggle wires to get the car to start? If the former, make sure the bolts on the underside of the shifter bucket are tight. Even though...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,582
Posted By John242Ti
I guess you might want to change your username to...

I guess you might want to change your username to 88volvo745ti... ;-) Had the red '89 version of that for a while. When/if you add fog lamps again, I'd go with amber lenses this time around, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,353
Posted By John242Ti
^Shouldn't be. He noticed, after your post, that...

^Shouldn't be. He noticed, after your post, that the calipers were flipped, so he swapped them, and now the brakes were bleedable to the point that the pedal is somewhat spongy, but the car stops.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By John242Ti
That said, it really isn't much worse than...

That said, it really isn't much worse than removing the turbo and extracting the old studs, installing time-serts, then new studs. If the replacement head has small coolant passages and the current...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By John242Ti
An alternative viewpoint: Changing a B20A to...

An alternative viewpoint:

Changing a B20A to a B20B won't destroy the car's originality much, especially since the B20B was offered concurrently with the B20A in the 140 series. So, might as well...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,523
Posted By John242Ti
Find a pair of 1979-80 240 rectangular H4...

Find a pair of 1979-80 240 rectangular H4 E-codes. They drop in place of the dual rectangular 4x6 stuff. They are hard to find in the US and Canada, but there are people in Europe who have them.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,334
Posted By John242Ti
Remember, 1975 240s use the 140 series latch...

Remember, 1975 240s use the 140 series latch setup, not the 1978-on 200/700/900 style latch setup. Which means it's a completely different design. The plus of the early 240 series cars is that you...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,799
Posted By John242Ti
Depends on the year... If you're talking about...

Depends on the year... If you're talking about the blue '82 244 Turbo at Moss Landing, it probably is pretty well stripped by now, being that it has been in the yard for just over three months. ...
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