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Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,885
Posted By johfraser
Yes, the eternal question. How big can it be? I...

Yes, the eternal question. How big can it be? I would definitely try calling IPD. They’ve done a lot of mods and may be able to give you definite answers. I suppose you could make a cross section...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By johfraser
Maybe mount on the inside of the frame near the...

Maybe mount on the inside of the frame near the front. Spend the money for crimped on swivel fittings instead of hose clamps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By johfraser
The wheels do the same thing to the axle every...

The wheels do the same thing to the axle every time you drive over a bump.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By johfraser
Someone with knowledge of ancient analog DC...

Someone with knowledge of ancient analog DC electrical systems would be perfect. Probably someone over 50 or 60. The factory Wiring Diagrams manual should be available as a pdf download although I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By johfraser
What kind of jack are you using? The factory...

What kind of jack are you using? The factory screw jack will only fit the 4 jack points on the sides. If you have a rolling floor jack or even a bottle or scissor jack, I suppose you could put it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By johfraser
I have an '81 auto and towed it a few times like...

I have an '81 auto and towed it a few times like between LA and Sacramento, CA without any problems afterward. I disconnect the drive shaft flange at the diff and tie the shaft up to the body. Rather...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By johfraser
Thanks. That gives me some real numbers to play...

Thanks. That gives me some real numbers to play with. I want to keep it simple so like the Airlift system I can just add air to level the car when loaded but be able to adjust the spring rate for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By johfraser
Stock Rear Spring Rates?

Anyone know the stock rear spring rates for a 1981 242 DL?

Installed Airlift 1000 bladders into the stock coils, kit number 60783, a couple years ago. When I'm not carrying extra weight, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By johfraser
I ran all those wires that were under the front...

I ran all those wires that were under the front of the engine across the back side of the cross member. There are brake lines there so it's a safe place.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-21-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,192
Posted By johfraser
I certainly can't argue with getting a turbo. I...

I certainly can't argue with getting a turbo. I don't think you can get a "good" sound without an equal length header.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By johfraser
I don't see the point of installing another part...

I don't see the point of installing another part of the same flawed material. What about having one of those hard plastic dash covers upholstered?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By johfraser
Look up the spec's of incandescent or led....

Look up the spec's of incandescent or led. Compare the brightness given as lumens (abbreviated lm). For tail lights, value will be something like 500 lm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By johfraser
Higher voltage is not good for batteries in hot...

Higher voltage is not good for batteries in hot weather.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By johfraser
A-Engine (carb.) Choke Cable

Is there anyone out there with a 240 A-engine (carb.) that can tell me if this choke cable is suppose to mount into the dash from the front or from behind. I installing the whole assembly not just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By johfraser
Preservative?

Any recommendations on a preservative to help keep it clean or make it easier to clean?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By johfraser
We're tha turbo pistons or rods forged?

We're tha turbo pistons or rods forged?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,813
Posted By johfraser
https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar/extraktoirgre...

https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar/extraktoirgrenror-volvo-240-8v-4-2-1.html
Forum: performance & modifications 03-30-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,188
Posted By johfraser
Plastic film. Its lite.

Plastic film. Its lite.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 35,571
Posted By johfraser
Maybe its got a negative scrub radius.

Maybe its got a negative scrub radius.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By johfraser
See the wiring diagrams book at kjet.org...

See the wiring diagrams book at kjet.org (http://www.k-jet.org)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By johfraser
See the wiring diagrams book at kjet.org...

See the wiring diagrams book at kjet.org (http://www.k-jet.org)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By johfraser
Some links but not fully researched: ...

Some links but not fully researched:

https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/87498/Steering-Shaft-U-Joint-3194101/
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/c4/steering-shaft-u-joint/-49997322...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By johfraser
The wheel should be centered exactly the same...

The wheel should be centered exactly the same number of turns from each lock. If the wheel/car is not straight after that you need a realignment.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By johfraser
My choice, matches Volvo style and keeps...

My choice, matches Volvo style and keeps connection for warning light:

Gauge: http://www.egauges.com/80-PSI-Oil-2-1-16-p/350-040.htm
Sender: ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By johfraser
Also center bearing and u-joints.

Also center bearing and u-joints.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By johfraser
I don't see vibration in the cam. You might want...

I don't see vibration in the cam. You might want to check the other side first.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By johfraser
Only way I know is turn the front wheels to lock...

Only way I know is turn the front wheels to lock then crawl under and check the clearances. The rears are a little trickier. Check for rubbing of the inside shoulders against the back side of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-12-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By johfraser
http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/johfraser/media/...

http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/johfraser/media/Trailer%20Hitch/Hitch%20Installation/Volvo%20Trailer%20Hitch.jpg.html
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,704
Posted By johfraser
DIY battery relocation. ...

DIY battery relocation.
http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/johfraser/library/Battery?sort=2&page=1
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,981
Posted By johfraser
In California, after market cats must now be on a...

In California, after market cats must now be on a state approved list. Might want to check the number on yours.

Aftermarket Catalytic Converters (info)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,585
Posted By johfraser
Ask for the before and after print outs....

Ask for the before and after print outs. Afterwards, when you drive, make sure the steering wheel is centered.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,118
Posted By johfraser
Put jack stands under rear axle and have someone...

Put jack stands under rear axle and have someone start and run the car in gear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,118
Posted By johfraser
Does the sound change if you touch the brakes?...

Does the sound change if you touch the brakes? Could be a rock stuck in the tread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,798
Posted By johfraser
Don't know where your at but in California after...

Don't know where your at but in California after market cats must be on a state approved list.

Aftermarket Catalytic Converters (info)
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aftermktcat/aftermktcat.htm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By johfraser
CoverKing - SilverGuard, single layer. Expensive...

CoverKing - SilverGuard, single layer. Expensive ($200) comes with mirror pockets and tailored to individual model. I added a cable and it has never come loose in 20 mph gusts which I get for 3 mos....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,115
Posted By johfraser
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=50647...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=5064746&postcount=2
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By johfraser
I changed my AW55 to a AW70 but it was from a 240...

I changed my AW55 to a AW70 but it was from a 240 to 240. So I can't answer cross-member or torque converter questions. The cross-members were the same but mounted further back on the frame. The...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,822
Posted By johfraser
Why such wide wheels for a drifter?

Why such wide wheels for a drifter?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By johfraser
What year & model, sunroof? Pull the carpet...

What year & model, sunroof?

Pull the carpet up and dry the floor pan immediately. Put a fan in the car with the carpet lifted up off the floor pan and the door left open. Let the fan run until the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By johfraser
Possible. The cam area drains directly down to...

Possible. The cam area drains directly down to the pan. You could drain the oil again to see if it was a one time occurrence or a continuing problem. If the pan is clean pour the oil back in and be...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By johfraser
Steering rack balance tube replacement. Mine...

Steering rack balance tube replacement. Mine shrank in length and would not stay connected.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,300
Posted By johfraser
I don't have experience for other than kjet but...

I don't have experience for other than kjet but sounds like the computer is not detecting that the engine is turning.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By johfraser
Redwood Chair, do still sell these?

Redwood Chair, do still sell these?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,777
Posted By johfraser
Even if it's not 100% true, it's still funny!

Even if it's not 100% true, it's still funny!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By johfraser
If I understand your question correctly the...

If I understand your question correctly the answer is you can't. The entire top of the dash is a sheet metal core with a foam coating and a vinyl covering over that. All of it is stuck together. If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,061
Posted By johfraser
The switch can go into either the fuel pump relay...

The switch can go into either the fuel pump relay or starter solenoid circuit. Mine's an '81 kjet so I can't tell you the wire. Download the Green Manual Wiring Diagrams from k-jet.org,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By johfraser
Most PCV systems have a check valve to prevent...

Most PCV systems have a check valve to prevent backfiring into the intake from reaching the crankcase.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,000
Posted By johfraser
The heads are quite robust and simple so not a...

The heads are quite robust and simple so not a lot of going through is needed. Check valve clearances and replace the value hushers and check the head matting surface for warping. All are explained...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By johfraser
There is a common problem in 240's that sounds...

There is a common problem in 240's that sounds similar. The front lower control arm bushing bolt has to be really tight. Otherwise it slips side to side in the cross member hole every time the wheel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By johfraser
The gauge is just plug. The wiring is play.

The gauge is just plug. The wiring is play.
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