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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:11 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Absolutely could be. Apparently all brands...

Absolutely could be. Apparently all brands nowadays are lower quality. I recently got an OEM used set from 2manyturbos, and I am going to use those with 15A plates.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
This is the answer I was looking for. I will go...

This is the answer I was looking for. I will go ahead and go for the B6. Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'll do that! Does anyone know if shocks get...

I'll do that!

Does anyone know if shocks get "softer" with age? I have B6 HD Bilsteins on the rear of my 242, and they are well used. Not worn out by any means, just not that stiff brand new feel...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Interesting. That must mean that my calipers were...

Interesting. That must mean that my calipers were swapped at some point. I currently do have vented rotors.

The thing that confuses me is that Brembo has the rotors listed as a vented replacement,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Definitely sounds like a better deal. I've heard...

Definitely sounds like a better deal. I've heard good things about Cherry Bomb muffler quality.

Okay, good. Just wanted to make sure :-D
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Interesting. Was your Magnaflow a stainless...

Interesting. Was your Magnaflow a stainless muffler? Just curious, as it would suck to have mine go out quickly
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My question is: in your experience, is the E-Fan...

My question is: in your experience, is the E-Fan life worth it? I have a good quality Spal that I was considering putting in my NA B23F 242, and I am just not sure! I am wondering if the Spal fan...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Brakes, More Suspension Questions

I have some OEM Volvo brake pads to install on my 242, it's 1983 for reference, and it has vented rotors. I have seen that the Brembo rotors are of good quality. On RockAuto, for the 1983 year, it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
What series did you have in mind?

What series did you have in mind?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2021, 01:10 PM
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Views: 302
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I have my factory resonator in place with a...

I have my factory resonator in place with a magnaflow as my main muffler. Sounds good, not too loud at all! Its 2.25" after the resonator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
So you think maybe you are maxing out your...

So you think maybe you are maxing out your shocks, and maybe that's what's causing the noise? Make sense to me...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Wire brushing the rust away is a good bet....

Wire brushing the rust away is a good bet. Anything in between the two machines surfaces could definitely cause wobbling and a brake pulsation.

I need to rebuild the hubs on my 242, too. Between...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Didn't Volvo stop using forged parts after 1984?...

Didn't Volvo stop using forged parts after 1984? :thinking:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I think the measurements of these matches the...

I think the measurements of these matches the cheap Husky brand ones. Are the IPD a better bet? Or maybe adjustable mounts?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Yes, they look to be those.

Yes, they look to be those.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
So I've finally had the opportunity to measure...

So I've finally had the opportunity to measure what he currently has on his wagon. Seem he has rear springs that measure somewhere around 14.5mm. I think that means he already has overloads, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
It's really easy to mess this stuff up. IOW,...

It's really easy to mess this stuff up. IOW, sounds like you may have got a bad trans off the FB marketplace. Good luck!!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Why do they have a 12.7mm and a 12.95mm? Seems...

Why do they have a 12.7mm and a 12.95mm? Seems like 12.0mm is for sedans, 13.8 is the overload.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Once I install overloads in my friend's wagon,...

Once I install overloads in my friend's wagon, I'll use his stock springs and cut them a bit, as suggested. Free, and should work well with my front springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Maybe I should just plop a B21ft into my car and...

Maybe I should just plop a B21ft into my car and make it into a 79 GT replica lol
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
RockAuto lists the "heavy duty" springs for my...

RockAuto lists the "heavy duty" springs for my 242 as the stock Wagon springs. And then there are the wagon overloads which must be even stiffer than that.

Will overload springs lift the butt of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
He's responded: "Yes, you're correct. Per the...

He's responded: "Yes, you're correct. Per the catalog the spring diameter shows 14.2mm."

Great, should be the correct item. If they end up sending me something different, I'm sure they will make...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
For reference, here is the reply I got post...

For reference, here is the reply I got post purchase:

"Hello!

We've received your order but I just wanted to reach out as the front coil spring in question is a classic part with no stock in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-19-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I agree! I'll purchase a pair through Jim Fisher...

I agree! I'll purchase a pair through Jim Fisher Volvo, since its local. Thanks for the help on the front springs, everyone!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-18-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I figured they were the thicker ones. I don't...

I figured they were the thicker ones. I don't know if FCP offers the 79 GT springs anymore.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've seen mention of the HHS Plus lubrication. I...

I've seen mention of the HHS Plus lubrication. I will get some and try it out! Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Alright, I've asked him, as well.

Alright, I've asked him, as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Alright, I'll remove the mechanism and see what...

Alright, I'll remove the mechanism and see what sort of shape it's in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
242 Flimsy Door Latch Linkage

Hello,

I think I've seen a thread at some point where a guy made special linkages for the inner 242 doors, because the OEM ones flex a bunch. I think he was no longer making them.

My 242 is...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Excellent. And just to make sure, they are the...

Excellent. And just to make sure, they are the same ones I have linked, the Lesjofors 4095801?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-coil-spring...

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-coil-spring-lesjofors-1229337

These look to be the HD equivalent to the GT springs, is that correct? Looks like they are 13.50mm instead of the 14.20 or...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
That setup sounds spectacular. I started a wanted...

That setup sounds spectacular. I started a wanted thread, fingers crossed. I'll take a look around for those GT springs. As for poly bushings, I've decided against using them on this car, although my...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Yes, I measured it with my digital caliper...

Yes, I measured it with my digital caliper multiple times as I was very confused. Many parts of this car have been swapped over time, as it was originally an M46, 1030 axle car, and was swapped over...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've put far more money towards this 242 than it...

I've put far more money towards this 242 than it probably deserves, but it's more than "just a car" to me! I'm doing my best to "refurbish" it before driving it often. :nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
NAPA cable ordered. It has "Made in Germany"...

NAPA cable ordered. It has "Made in Germany" printed on it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was GEMO in a NAPA box. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
The "spring" inner cable, the bit that actually...

The "spring" inner cable, the bit that actually spins doesn't seem to reach far enough anymore. I'm wondering if the sheathing got stretched during this so that the inner part is no longer long...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
RIP

RIP
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, B6 HD struts will be what I go with. My car...

Okay, B6 HD struts will be what I go with. My car is an 83, so no ABS to deal with here!

My front sway bushings are destroyed, or perhaps too large. I would probably be fine with some bushings for...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Sweet! I forgot to mention I do have 15A plates...

Sweet! I forgot to mention I do have 15A plates to install, as well. My strut mounts are cracked and really need replacement. I was going to do aftermarket with the plates and call it good.

Would...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,247
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Sweet! Thanks for all the information, photos and...

Sweet! Thanks for all the information, photos and words! Very encouraging, excited to go out and explore.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,306
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Middle Ground Suspension

Hello,

At some point soon, I will be replacing all the bushings on my Volvo 242. I live in Oregon, in an area that has plenty of potholes and cracked roads. I would like to have a fun but not to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
What about this NOS Napa cable:...

What about this NOS Napa cable: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183843068757?hash=item2acde69b55:g:ZBoAAOSwcHhc~px2
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Excellent to know. Is GEMO the best, were they...

Excellent to know. Is GEMO the best, were they the OE supplier? It is an old cable indeed. If a new cable will take care of it, I guess I am fine with doing that. The clicking is because the cable...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Speedometer Question

Good morning,

I recently swapped the transmission from an AW71 to AW70, and I think I pinched or did something to my speedometer cable, as it's no longer long enough to stay put in the speedo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My compressor is 120v.

My compressor is 120v.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'm planning to do it myself. I have a Husky...

I'm planning to do it myself. I have a Husky compressor and a couple of paint guns. I plan to mask off my garage and use affordable paint. Much cheaper than 5k.

Maaco uses cheap paint, but if they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Hmm, okay. Where does one find an 18mm bushing,...

Hmm, okay. Where does one find an 18mm bushing, anyway?

I guess my ZF is a type 3. I found this thread in which the OP mentions that he bought just the shaft seal:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, thank you for that! Looks like my 242 sits...

Okay, thank you for that! Looks like my 242 sits right close to that. I expect the springs are uncut, and likely not original, which is great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
ZF Rack Seals, Sway Bars

Just a couple more questions to add to this thread:

1. My ZF steering rack is leaking into the bellows. Is there an inexpensive seal kit for getting those outer seals replaced? The rack still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Ride Height of a 242

Does anyone know the stock ride height of a 242? Also, did Volvo measure from center of wheel to wheel arch?

I'm trying to figure out if my car is sagging or not. I think the guy I got it from...
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