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Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2019, 07:49 PM
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Posted By volvoboy67
I say go for the wrapped and French stitched...

I say go for the wrapped and French stitched dash. If you’ve got a really good trimmer nearby, it makes for a very classy and upper shelf finished look. Not out of place for European cars of the era,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 462,741
Posted By volvoboy67
Brown would be cool, and a nice consistent theme...

Brown would be cool, and a nice consistent theme with interior, wheels, etc. I'm working on a 93 240 in pale green, dark brown interior and wheels. No plans for brown in the engine compartment,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-17-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,703
Posted By volvoboy67
I talked with Ben about this very issue just a...

I talked with Ben about this very issue just a couple of weeks ago on the phone. He said there is one short tube that must be clearanced to give space for the ABS-type fluid reservoir. My thinking...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 170,806
Posted By volvoboy67
Where did you source those clamps you used on the...

Where did you source those clamps you used on the downpipe wrapping? I like them much better than the type I've used on wrapped headers in the past couple of years.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 191,563
Posted By volvoboy67
That looks amazing! Can't wait to see this setup...

That looks amazing! Can't wait to see this setup complete!
Forum: showroom 09-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,869
Posted By volvoboy67
That would be a killer shop truck!

That would be a killer shop truck!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 191,563
Posted By volvoboy67
It is unfortunate to lose the opportunity for a...

It is unfortunate to lose the opportunity for a good mechanic. It does seem a little strange for him to refuse to work on it in the future for fear of something happening, though. If those of us...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 191,563
Posted By volvoboy67
I'll start a thread soon on my coupe project,...

I'll start a thread soon on my coupe project, once I can document initial progress with plenty of pictures!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 191,563
Posted By volvoboy67
I had planned originally to build my coupe with a...

I had planned originally to build my coupe with a pretty wild pushrod engine, custom suspension, big brakes, and 17x7 and 17x9.5 Salt Flats. I had accumulated all the parts, stripped the car to a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 177,661
Posted By volvoboy67
This is looking great, man! Excellent work on...

This is looking great, man! Excellent work on the fabrication during this phase. Nice to see attention paid to detail putting all the factory stamped shapes into each and every repair panel. Keep...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 191,563
Posted By volvoboy67
Looks fantastic! I sold my 240, and am...

Looks fantastic! I sold my 240, and am aggressively pushing on getting my 122 coupe rebuilt and on the road for next spring. Your car is great inspiration, and it occupies the desktop on my shop...
Forum: showroom 06-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,748,952
Posted By volvoboy67
^^^ perfect ^^^

^^^ perfect ^^^
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By volvoboy67
Brent at Fatman Fabrications (well-reputed street...

Brent at Fatman Fabrications (well-reputed street rod supplier) has done at least one setup for a 544, is a super nice and knowledgable guy, and can do whatever you need at very competitive pricing....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-30-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 175,986
Posted By volvoboy67
Wires have a very different and classy look. So...

Wires have a very different and classy look. So many options for finishes of hub, spokes, and rims. That could be a very cool route.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-27-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 59,190
Posted By volvoboy67
Yeah, ask away! We're around, and some of us...

Yeah, ask away! We're around, and some of us have been more in depth with these cars than others have. I'm sure you can get the answers you need, or at least get pointed in the right direction! ...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-10-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,699
Posted By volvoboy67
The other solution here is to install the 1800...

The other solution here is to install the 1800 rear axle assembly, and have the axle flanges and rear rotors re-drilled to 5x4.5 bolt pattern. Cost when I had mine done on my 140 was $150. Then you...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 885,154
Posted By volvoboy67
That means he drives it.

That means he drives it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 175,986
Posted By volvoboy67
It looks fantastic, man!

It looks fantastic, man!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 175,986
Posted By volvoboy67
Adam, you don't need to worry about your car...

Adam, you don't need to worry about your car being a clone of the Vox car. The colors are not even close! They are both very cool colors. Adam's is blue, and the Vox car is grey. The color of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-26-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 885,154
Posted By volvoboy67
Congratulations man! Job well done!

Congratulations man! Job well done!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 885,154
Posted By volvoboy67
It's looking fantastic, man! I hope I can see it...

It's looking fantastic, man! I hope I can see it in person when it's all done! Really nice job on all the details! I was thinking the other day about how much I like the incorporation of little...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 98,099
Posted By volvoboy67
I say body color the whole thing top and bottom....

I say body color the whole thing top and bottom. That way the inside is green like you want, and you can decide on contrast or not and method down the road once the mechanical stuff is all in order.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 218,472
Posted By volvoboy67
Any idea what sort of power you're making with...

Any idea what sort of power you're making with the car setup as it is now? It looks really great, and the combination of parts seems to be very nicely thought out!
Forum: showroom 03-08-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 1,020,695
Posted By volvoboy67
This car is in Kansas City, isn't it?

This car is in Kansas City, isn't it?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
Well, the car is in the garage until Saturday. I...

Well, the car is in the garage until Saturday. I will take it to the shop Saturday morning and look over a bunch of things and make an assessment of where to go from here. After passing it around...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
John, I would certainly be interested in seeing...

John, I would certainly be interested in seeing your mount solution pictures. Please share. I've been considering refabricating the crossmember and mount stuff, but the plate and Ford mount was quick...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
The trans crossmember is a modified Volvo auto...

The trans crossmember is a modified Volvo auto trans crossmember. It has a triagulated plate off the leading edge to accept a stock rubber 1992 Mustang trans mount. I'm considering yanking the T5...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
No worries. Yes, all flywheel and PP bolts are in...

No worries. Yes, all flywheel and PP bolts are in and properly torqued.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
The clutch shop did not alter the balance of the...

The clutch shop did not alter the balance of the flywheel at all, but surfaced it and left the balance as it was since it had no known problem before hand. He said it was slightly heavy at the point...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
Okay. I put the car on the lift as soon as I got...

Okay. I put the car on the lift as soon as I got to work this morning, and there are no issues with the exhaust. All connections are tight, all hangers are intact, and all components have plenty of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
Thats what I keep figuring, but I can't find...

Thats what I keep figuring, but I can't find anything wrong. The engine had no vibration before the swap, and the only things that have changed that rotate at engine speed all the time are the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
Alright, next question. Should this LH2.4...

Alright, next question. Should this LH2.4 flywheel be perfectly zero balanced even with the undrilled spot on the perimeter for the crankshaft position sensor? (60-2)

If this was a driveshaft...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By volvoboy67
Vibration/Noise issue after T5 trans swap. Please Help.

I did a Ford T5 gearbox swap on my formerly AW70 automatic equipped 1989 244 about a month ago. The gearbox was freshly gone through when I bought it from a customer about four years ago for another...
Forum: showroom 01-14-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,748,952
Posted By volvoboy67
This brown 242 is nice! Chocolate is good.

This brown 242 is nice! Chocolate is good.
Forum: showroom 12-13-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 1,020,695
Posted By volvoboy67
I'm running 17x8, 225/45, and 20mm offset in the...

I'm running 17x8, 225/45, and 20mm offset in the front of my 244. I have no fender rubbing issues at 2.5-3" lower than stock, and the sidewall of the tire is about 3/8" from the strut tube, which is...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 885,154
Posted By volvoboy67
Who arre you using for all of your hardware...

Who arre you using for all of your hardware plating?
Forum: showroom 11-02-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 1,020,695
Posted By volvoboy67
^^^ = Awesome

^^^ = Awesome
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 885,154
Posted By volvoboy67
Nice save! I'd love to see this progress in...

Nice save! I'd love to see this progress in person sometime!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By volvoboy67
I am considering removing them and lightening the...

I am considering removing them and lightening the flywheel, or I may just run it as is. Thanks for all the replies!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By volvoboy67
Flywheel "pins"

Can anyone tell me what these are? Do they need to be retained for LH 2.4, or can they be removed? If they are pins detected by a sensor of some kind, where is the sensor mounted? Thanks for your...
Forum: showroom 08-05-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,748,952
Posted By volvoboy67
Thanks, man! It's a constant work in progress. ...

Thanks, man! It's a constant work in progress. Working on a new front spoiler for it now. Next major modification is T5 manual swap, and I'm about halfway done with the new engine! I'm hoping to...
Forum: showroom 08-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 3,387,978
Posted By volvoboy67
I think post #1595 is an exception to the "don't...

I think post #1595 is an exception to the "don't post you own car in the inspiration thread" rule.
Forum: showroom 07-30-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,748,952
Posted By volvoboy67
They both need baths, but it's been a while since...

They both need baths, but it's been a while since I've posted any pics of the DDs. Maybe I'll post a couple more once they are clean.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/hotrodvolvo/0152.jpg
Forum: showroom 07-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 3,387,978
Posted By volvoboy67
^insane stance/ wheel and tire combo.

^insane stance/ wheel and tire combo.
Forum: showroom 07-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,748,952
Posted By volvoboy67
That wagon is gonna be pretty kick-ass when it's...

That wagon is gonna be pretty kick-ass when it's done!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 292,671
Posted By volvoboy67
I dig the black wrinkle finish, as well as the...

I dig the black wrinkle finish, as well as the remainder of the original red flange on the pan for accent. This is going to be very clean when finished. Looking great!
Forum: showroom 07-12-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 55,859
Posted By volvoboy67
Where did you get that sticker? I've got a buddy...

Where did you get that sticker? I've got a buddy who says that all the time!
Forum: showroom 06-27-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 3,387,978
Posted By volvoboy67
Is that a Toyota/Lexus V8? Looks really great,...

Is that a Toyota/Lexus V8? Looks really great, as does the rest of the car!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 52,695
Posted By volvoboy67
Make sure you are measuring the diameter where...

Make sure you are measuring the diameter where the bead of the tire actually sits, not the outside diameter of the wheel lip. I have a feeling Jao's originally advertised sizes are correct. If you...
Forum: showroom 06-11-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,748,952
Posted By volvoboy67
Cannot wait to see more of this!

Cannot wait to see more of this!
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