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Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By rms
Thanks! Iíve finally realized that finding...

Thanks! Iíve finally realized that finding replacement door panels was a losing agenda. :lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Finished the passenger side door panel too. A...

Finished the passenger side door panel too. A couple before and after shots.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Since the previous owner had cut holes in the...

Since the previous owner had cut holes in the door cards for additional speakers, I needed a way to cover up the holes. I decided on carpeting the lower section, and think it turned out nice, almost...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Found some used Corbeau seats locally in pretty...

Found some used Corbeau seats locally in pretty decent condition. Also, started making new door card backers, as the originals were really water damaged. The 302 block is painted and honed;...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,137
Posted By rms
Excellent! Love the patina!

Excellent! Love the patina!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 108
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Posted By rms
Yes, just got that wheel, thanks!

Yes, just got that wheel, thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By rms
Wow, just wow! :)

Wow, just wow! :)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,304
Posted By rms
Very cool! Love your shop too! One day we'll...

Very cool! Love your shop too! One day we'll have to meet up.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Pulled the heater box out to replace the heater...

Pulled the heater box out to replace the heater core. Decided to strip it all down and clean it. It was pretty filthy. Core was actually fine, but Iíll replace it anyway since Iím here. I just...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
More mock-up and header solutions. The passenger...

More mock-up and header solutions. The passenger side header flange hit the frame rail, so I cut it off and tacked in a 45 degree elbow. This seems to be a good option, and itís still removable...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Mocked up the heads and shorty headers. Just...

Mocked up the heads and shorty headers. Just like everyone who has done this said, one driver side tube hits the steering shaft, and the header flange hits the body on the passenger side. Nothing a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks! Agreed, the 5.0 with a mild cam and 40...

Thanks! Agreed, the 5.0 with a mild cam and 40 series flowmasters is an amazing sound. Exactly what this will be. Takes me back to high school days.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Mocked up the bellhousing, trans, and Foxbody...

Mocked up the bellhousing, trans, and Foxbody driveshaft. Have a Yoshifab adapter coming for the pinion yoke. Iím very pleased, and a little surprised, how well it all fits in then 240. Driveshaft...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 108,729
Posted By rms
I absolutely love those Recaros, and I am quite a...

I absolutely love those Recaros, and I am quite a bit envious! Nice work on the door cards too.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised how well the...

Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised how well the Rit dye worked too.

I have the Kaplhenke V3 panhard bar.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
I've been a Ford guy my whole life, mostly...

I've been a Ford guy my whole life, mostly Mustangs and F100s. I needed a cool project a little out of my comfort zone. When I found this 242, and this forum, I knew that was it. I was really...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thank you! I am definitely more excited about...

Thank you! I am definitely more excited about it, now that Iíve changed directions.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
My dash pad is in bad shape with multiple cracks,...

My dash pad is in bad shape with multiple cracks, having spent 4 decades under the Florida sun. Fortunately, a great member here had a perfect one and I was lucky enough to score it. Now that the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
So Iím changing things up a bit. Iíll be V8...

So Iím changing things up a bit. Iíll be V8 swapping my 242 with a Ford 302, and still using the T-5 transmission. I already have a roller 302 and a set of TFS heads. This will be carbureted as...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,162
Posted By rms
Crazy awesome. Nice work!

Crazy awesome. Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Worked on the interior a little. Dyed the rear...

Worked on the interior a little. Dyed the rear carpet black with Rit dye in a tub, and used good front carpet from a 90 in the junkyard. Looks great after a shampoo. Also used the rear seat covers...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,382
Posted By rms
Nice work! Love that blue.

Nice work! Love that blue.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Youíre gonna love the Swag table, and the foot...

Youíre gonna love the Swag table, and the foot switch is a must! 👍🏻
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Looking forward to it!

Looking forward to it!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Iím in Brookstone.

Iím in Brookstone.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Rear brakes lines done and started on the fronts....

Rear brakes lines done and started on the fronts. Pressed in the long BNE studs on the front hubs and mounted up the Brembos. Making progress...slowly.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks! Beige is definitely last on my favorites...

Thanks! Beige is definitely last on my favorites list too, but something about the original paint and patina that make this car an exception.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Been quite a while since an update, or really any...

Been quite a while since an update, or really any work on the car. I was finally able to move it indoors and get back working on it. I now have the rear suspension under it, and have started on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Finally pulled the engine and trans from the...

Finally pulled the engine and trans from the donor 960, and sent that car to it's final resting place. Parting it out paid for the car, so essentially the drivetrain was free.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks. No repaint, Iíll just blend in that one...

Thanks. No repaint, Iíll just blend in that one spot. The rest of the paint is fine, has a nice patina to it. I really favor original paint cars, even if it shows wear...or character.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks for that link, I wasnít aware of it. ...

Thanks for that link, I wasnít aware of it. While Iím going with the stock computer for now, that would be an awesome option if I decide to modify or turbo the motor. The factory wiring wonít be...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
I started on the rust repair, and fortunately...

I started on the rust repair, and fortunately it's just this one area. Cut out the rust, made a patch for the flat part and pinch weld. Then had to fab a piece for the swoop in the rear side...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks! Yes, itís a small table that holds my...

Thanks! Yes, itís a small table that holds my Milwaukee saw, made by Swag Offroad.

I have zero plans for the K-jet stuff. Message me if you want anything off it.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Finished up the G80 swap today. Had to cut...

Finished up the G80 swap today. Had to cut roughly 3/16" off the passenger axle, but I expected that from what I've read. I'm so impressed with my Milwaukee saw and Swag table. It cut through the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
I started working on the rear axle I pulled from...

I started working on the rear axle I pulled from a 1990 240 at the junkyard. I got it so I could run a G80 locker. Pulled it all apart, it seems to be in real nice shape inside, with 3.73 gears. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 108,729
Posted By rms
Awesome seats!

Awesome seats!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Sounds good, thx! I'm looking forward to...

Sounds good, thx! I'm looking forward to swapping in the G80 I pulled at the junkyard. I'll get to it one day soon hopefully.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Just in case anyone wondered what the interior...

Just in case anyone wondered what the interior only wiring looks like from a 960, stuffed in a paper box. :lol: Regardless of what I use off this, I'll have a lifetime of quality wiring and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
This is the link I have, found it on this forum. ...

This is the link I have, found it on this forum. If you have anything greater, let me know. I can't have enough diagrams.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. ...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. thatcher.hubbard, I have a link to a Google drive that has tons of wiring diagrams and pinouts...I'm assuming that must be yours. Great info, thank you!
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Today has me discouraged about using this b6304...

Today has me discouraged about using this b6304 from the 960. I pulled the majority of the wiring harness out, but to convert this to stand alone for the 242 is overwhelming. There is just so much...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thank you. A 6 cylinder from a 97 960 with a...

Thank you. A 6 cylinder from a 97 960 with a Mustang T5 transmission is going back in.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
We have not, and thatíd be great. Iím new to the...

We have not, and thatíd be great. Iím new to the Volvo scene.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
This is really the only rot on the car. That...

This is really the only rot on the car. That said itís pretty horrific, and the contours are going to make it hard to make from scratch. Anybody got a parts car 242 they want to cut this section...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Pressing these Super Pro bushings in = not fun.

Pressing these Super Pro bushings in = not fun.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Yes Sir.

Yes Sir.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
I started boxing the rear trailing arms today.

I started boxing the rear trailing arms today.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
Thanks! Spray bomb satin black.

Thanks! Spray bomb satin black.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,664
Posted By rms
I was able to finish up the boxing on the front...

I was able to finish up the boxing on the front control arms and get them painted. Just need to push in the SuperPros and theyíll be all set. On a side note, the bushings on these are not easy to...
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