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Old 04-13-2019, 06:06 PM   #26
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Got a little bit of work done this past week. Took off the crank housing and cleaned it, put on a new gasket and press in new seals.



Broke an exhaust stud... Atleast its right in the front and easy to get to. All the others came out without issue.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:33 PM   #27
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Manifold stud pulling party! The Mad Scientist and I have a solution
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:29 AM   #28
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You should bring her to Davis. Going to be great.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #29
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You should bring her to Davis. Going to be great.
Already registered! This will be the first time I'm able to go up for the Saturday events. I'm excited for the drive, even if I'm in the slow group!
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:02 AM   #30
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Well I wasn't able to get the stud out....broke the extractor bit in the stud so I'll just run 7/8 and deal with it for now.

Made some more progress today putting it all back together. Should have it running by Monday/Tuesday. Still need to do a few other interior things and flush the trans/diff.

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Old 12-10-2019, 12:38 AM   #31
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Been a while since I posted anything here as I was working out some engine issues.

Took a nice shot while working on the car a few weeks ago.


Picked up some replacement seats from an '81 242 a while back and got them painted and installed while the roommate replaced his fuel pump. They were originally black but had sat in the sun so long that most of the seat fabric turned white.



Folding front seats came in handy when I needed to bring home some 2x4's. Also got the new taillights installed.


Picked up an arm rest at Pick N' Pull over Thanksgiving weekend. Ordered a new cover for it from aaaupholster.com and it fits pretty damn good, just need to install it in the car.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:47 AM   #32
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That´s a really nice car Please stick to those stock wheels. Looks awsome on a silver car...
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:42 PM   #33
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That´s a really nice car Please stick to those stock wheels. Looks awsome on a silver car...
He really has nailed the restoration on this car However, I think he might be searching for more grip
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:14 PM   #34
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Love this car. Wish my garage was this clean.
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:24 PM   #35
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We had a nice sunny weekend that wasn't too cold, so I got some quality of life work done on the car.

Installed a new head unit with Bluetooth and factory volt gauge. The head unit puts out 100W peak so I had to run some nice power wire for it as the factory doesn't quite cut it. Rear speakers are in but front ones got delayed in shipping.


Got an OEM trunk popper installed on the car that I snagged from Pick N' Pull months ago.


Installed the arm rest. I forgot the damn hardware at the yard when I got it, so I had to source some longer bolts.


Got a nice shot of the car at EuroSunday. I need to clean up the engine bay again and work on removing the broken exhaust stud...
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:37 PM   #36
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Got some long over due maintenance done on the brakes and steering components. Had to fix a frozen piston on the driver rear caliper and a plugged bleed port on the passenger rear caliper.

New pads and rotors all around


New ball joints, inner/outer tie rods, Turbo Sways w/poly kit


Some of that delicious Volvo gravy


Scored some doors with working power windows at Pick N' Pull this weekend. Will be moving over the internals into my doors so I can get rid of the manual windows!
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:15 AM   #37
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Nice score on the trunk popper kit and armrest!
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:43 AM   #38
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I'm definitely happy with the arm rest! The trunk popper is surprisingly loud but effective.

I got the donor doors stripped down and have found the wiring schematic for the power windows so I will make a harness for it this weekend and start the conversion in a week or two.


Put in some LED lights for the top cluster lights, much brighter! I also put LEDs in the dome and trunk lights.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:28 PM   #39
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Dave Barton needs a picture of your underhood emissions label! https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=353129
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:32 PM   #40
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Responded to his PM and added them to his thread!
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:01 AM   #41
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Got the power windows swapped over a couple weekends ago. BR1CKHOUS3 hooked it up with some lighted switches. Super happy with them! Going to pickup an auto roll down relay from an 850 tomorrow at Pick N' Pull.


Swapped in some 960 injectors and painted the fuel rail and FPR in my fancy paint booth.



Gave the car a much needed bath and used some SudFactory glass water spot remover to clean up the windows. They look so much better.

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Old 02-02-2020, 12:40 AM   #42
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:12 PM   #43
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Project is looking good. Is that a special glove box for the trunk popper? I always thought that would be mounted in one of the spare switch spots?
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:56 PM   #44
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In all 240s the trunk popper switch is located in the glove box.
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:55 PM   #45
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Project is looking good. Is that a special glove box for the trunk popper? I always thought that would be mounted in one of the spare switch spots?
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In all 240s the trunk popper switch is located in the glove box.
Nothing special, there is a little plug in the glove box where the button sits that I had to pop out.
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:25 PM   #46
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Whipped up some spacers for the 5.25 Cadence speakers I bought for the brick. I'm new to using a router but I think these came out alright... spacers are made out of 1/4" acrylic. I will remake them later on with either MDF or ABS so they are a little sturdier. I want them to match the speaker mount better so it looks seamless.

With 5.25 in the front and 6.5 in the rear, combined with a Sony MEX-XB120BT the stereo is quite loud! I may move over the 8" sub from my other car for the Davis meet.



Got some IPD goodies delivered today! Almost everything to finish getting this thing caught up on its maintenance. Going to replace the rear main seal/gasket, carrier bearing and bushing, new clutch, shift cage bushings, STS bronze shifter bushings, Yoshifab motor mount, HD trans mount, front trans seal, overdrive gasket kit to fix the damn leak... Also, a DW100 fuel pump to replace both factory pumps. I have no idea if the current pumps are stock but they are being replaced before they fail.



GT braces installed, lower braces will get done when I do the fuel pump.
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Old 03-11-2020, 12:19 AM   #47
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Installed the new fuel pump this past weekend. Eliminated the inline pump and just running the DeatschWerks DW100 pump. Used their relay kit to run fresh power wire to the battery as well. Just used the factory wiring for switch signal. Changed out the spark plugs this week as well and the rough idle went away.


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Old 03-11-2020, 01:35 AM   #48
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Hmm more guys are going to one pump, maybe I should to. Do you know a guy named albert in stockton? Volvo dude?
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:17 PM   #49
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I don't think I know him. I don't know too many Volvo people in the area.

The in-tank pump I removed is a replacement, so who knows when it was done. Experiences I've gathered from friends is that it's only a matter of time before one or both of the pumps die, even replacement ones. So I figured it's worth the preventative maintenance to upgrade to a more reliable single fuel pump.

I have ambitions to +T the car in the future so this pump will have plenty of capacity for me to run some low boost on the car.
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:32 AM   #50
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Nice work. That is my plan as well if I have pump issues with the stock setup.
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