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Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
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: 555
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: 24
Views: 731
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: 24
Views: 731
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: 432
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: 435
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: 435
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: 569
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: 1,000
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: 588
Views: 243,337
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: 1,247
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: 2,040
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: 721
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: 1,216
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: 26
Views: 3,286
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: 26
Views: 3,286
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: 1,186
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: 55
Views: 6,436
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: 4,424
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: 1,222
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: 1,509
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: 1,626
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: 1,733
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: 2,084
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. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By John242Ti
I've even had bad Bosch sensors, right out of the...

I've even had bad Bosch sensors, right out of the bag. Bought a new LH-Jet temp sensor for my father's old '84 245. Swapped it in, and the computer ignored both the oxygen sensor and the air mass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By John242Ti
If the sensor is disconnected, you will have it...

If the sensor is disconnected, you will have it racing at 2500-3200 rpm. Essentially, if the box isn't receiving a temperature signal, it thinks the car is at -460 deg F or zero Kelvin, so it will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By John242Ti
On my 245, I used a VW Rabbit/Scirocco oil temp...

On my 245, I used a VW Rabbit/Scirocco oil temp sender threaded into where the oil galley plug goes on the head. Runs about 10 deg C warmer than the drainplug sender, but that's ok. On a B230, that...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 243,337
Posted By John242Ti
Yes, you could go back, but, why? Just either do...

Yes, you could go back, but, why? Just either do the BMW swap or maybe go with a CD009, if you don't want to get a M90.

If you do decide to revert the car to a redblock, I would seriously...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By John242Ti
Pulsair to be exact. First used on the B21A and...

Pulsair to be exact. First used on the B21A and B23E engines in Canada. The only time it needs to be deleted is for when you add a snail. Rest of the time, go ahead and use it. It's not going to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By John242Ti
:rofl::rofl::rofl::-P

:rofl::rofl::rofl::-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-04-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By John242Ti
Fixed... -J

Fixed...


-J
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By John242Ti
The knob itself on the pre-1981 cars is pretty...

The knob itself on the pre-1981 cars is pretty much impossible to remove without bodily injury or the usage of tools. The pattern cap can pop off even if it's undamaged. In the undamaged cap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By John242Ti
Dave's harness will need to have some...

Dave's harness will need to have some modifications done to it to work on the pre-1981 OD switch. Need to either cut half of the .187" terminals off, or switch to .11" terminals and slide those onto...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,280
Posted By John242Ti
Hmmm, 40-43 is when it should be dropping into...

Hmmm, 40-43 is when it should be dropping into OD. Actually lower, say around 35 mph. 2-3 shift is usually around 20-25 mph. I'd be tempted to pop the orange cap off the end of the cable and spray...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By John242Ti
If I remember correctly, our last 700 had a group...

If I remember correctly, our last 700 had a group 24 battery in it. First two had group 48 batteries, but I did swap in a 24F into our original 744Ti. Was a bit taller than the group 48 that came...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 57,628
Posted By John242Ti
Fuel distributor and airflow sensor assembly,...

Fuel distributor and airflow sensor assembly, ECU, wiring, O2 sensor, and idle air valve from a VW Golf or Jetta from the mid-late 1980s. You can either use the VW airbox, or use the fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,980
Posted By John242Ti
1991-early 1993 had fuse 6, then came the PAL...

1991-early 1993 had fuse 6, then came the PAL holder on the battery terminal, and finally the third harness.

Last LH-Jet 240 that had the 25A ATC fuse was the final 1990 LH 2.4 240 made.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,303
Posted By John242Ti
lol, yeah, that would do it. Basically, you had...

lol, yeah, that would do it. Basically, you had the same amount of overhang that we had with the rack on my parents' old Accord. Get some 58" bars and it shouldn't be a problem anymore. Or, if you...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 57,628
Posted By John242Ti
It was, at least partially. Fuel filter was...

It was, at least partially. Fuel filter was apparently installed backward. I have recommended to him via text to install a 3.73 rear axle from a manual pre-1975 164, since it would drop highway rpm...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By John242Ti
Another option would be to install a B20E with a...

Another option would be to install a B20E with a M41 and run it on MSnS... Would give fairly good mpg (or liters/100 km) with better runnability, but without completely changing the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,205
Posted By John242Ti
Buckets work fine. The B21FT head that's mated...

Buckets work fine. The B21FT head that's mated to the B23FT block in my 242 has shim buckets from a 1992 B230F in it. The springs are different on later 160, 398, and all 530 heads. What's called...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By John242Ti
Hmmm, maybe speedo cable time? If you do replace...

Hmmm, maybe speedo cable time? If you do replace it, try to get at least a Cofle brand cable. That way you'll get something that isn't made in China.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By John242Ti
M6 bolts with the wiper motor mounting bolt...

M6 bolts with the wiper motor mounting bolt washers. The flange on the wiper motor washers help keep the rubber of the shift boot from tearing as you tighten the bolts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By John242Ti
Most of my M46 boxes have done that as well. It...

Most of my M46 boxes have done that as well. It points to the fact that you're driving a car with a redblock Volvo manual tranny. ;-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By John242Ti
vwbusman66 is the seller. So, he may want to...

vwbusman66 is the seller. So, he may want to look at the article.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-28-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By John242Ti
John, It's r0,980. The clusters are the...

John,

It's r0,980.

The clusters are the same M46 vs Aw7x. Zero difference between the clusters. Sedans got either a r0,980 (if mph) or r0,605 (if km/h), and wagons got either a r0,960 or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By John242Ti
Alternatively, leave it as is, and you'll have a...

Alternatively, leave it as is, and you'll have a high RPM warning light. Tell the kids to keep it flickering at a certain rate or less when they're driving around, to avoid tickets and to save...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,303
Posted By John242Ti
Ah, looks to be something homebuilt with the...

Ah, looks to be something homebuilt with the wood. Anyway, crossbar placement might've come into play in that case. Try mounting the front crossbar like how I have my Yakima rack mounted in this...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-26-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By John242Ti
There were some M40/41 bellhousings for the later...

There were some M40/41 bellhousings for the later engines. They are as hard to find as the B18/20 M45/46/47 bellhousing, though. Personally, I'd just find another B20B with some SU carbs and chuck...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,303
Posted By John242Ti
Wren, it'd take a lot of work to try to smack...

Wren, it'd take a lot of work to try to smack your head on a pair of 58" bars mounted to a 240 while getting out of the car. On a Honda Accord from the early '80s, yes, it's easy. A 240? No. ...
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