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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 11:14 PM
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Posted By OldCarNewTricks
:rofl: somehow they are still worse than mine!...

:rofl: somehow they are still worse than mine! Love the "wave" shape they have :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
As you said, shipping is quite spendy. I'll try...

As you said, shipping is quite spendy. I'll try to figure out what else I need if I go this route.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I had not. Just did. Looks like the quarter...

I had not. Just did. Looks like the quarter panels are all gone and discontinued. However, the 242 wheel arch repair panels are still being made! Good suggestion! Maybe if/when I chop away the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I wanted to post a few pictures to show how...

I wanted to post a few pictures to show how extensive the damage is. I used my heat gun and a chisel to dig out some of the Bondo. I cannot believe how much I used back when. :oops: I remember there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-11-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Rainbow Auto Service has an entire quarter panel...

Rainbow Auto Service has an entire quarter panel for $300. Not sure if it's worth it. :-(

Anyone in Oregon or Southern WA have a 242 that they are parting out with a good passenger quarter panel?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I like KYB for an inexpensive stock replacement....

I like KYB for an inexpensive stock replacement. The "Excel G" is the OE replacement, so the softest they offer. Haven't tried them in a 240 specifically, but they are supposed to be a good middle...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
This would work okay, but I'm not sure I can get...

This would work okay, but I'm not sure I can get the shape of the wheel arch edge correct.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'm looking for a passenger side! I will contact...

I'm looking for a passenger side! I will contact them for sure!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,007
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I have two bulls eyes and my chrome trim has been...

I have two bulls eyes and my chrome trim has been gone since before I owned it. It seems to be OEM. This thread is very helpful.

I saw a guide recently on pulling your windshield, doing the rust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
242 Wheel Arch Repair

Many many years ago, my 242 was side swiped in a parking lot while under the ownership of the guy that got me into Volvos. I did an amateur Bondo job 6 years ago, and I haven't owned the car for a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My only concern is that the factory panels are...

My only concern is that the factory panels are molded into their shape. I'm wondering if they would look all that different if they were flat?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Repair my Door Panels?

Hello, as I am sure so many people are aware, the door panels (or cards) in the 240s are not entirely water proof, so, as such, my poor door panels are shot on my 242. I got some door panels with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Excellent, sounds like I'll be doing it as a...

Excellent, sounds like I'll be doing it as a whole. I do have a load leveler for my crane, thankfully. The engine is only weeping from the gaskets, nothing catastrophic. The couple gaskets I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I had a thought: perhaps it would be better for...

I had a thought: perhaps it would be better for me to use what I already have.. I could pull the transmission and motor out as a whole unit. I already have a shop crane and I have some work to do on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Going from "M" to "A." If that's the case, then...

Going from "M" to "A." If that's the case, then I'll do that! I'll definitely do some cleaning on the valve train and the accessible part of the head, as its grimy after many miles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Does anyone know of a "Dummy's guide on shimming...

Does anyone know of a "Dummy's guide on shimming valve springs?" :lol: I think that it is the cheapest and best choice for my car. It goes in between the seat and spring, but is outer or inner...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'm thinking it's not worth the upgraded springs...

I'm thinking it's not worth the upgraded springs at this time. I don't need them. If the 4.6 2v springs are an acceptable OE replacement, that may be the best all around option. Otherwise, I think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Do circle racers really put that much wear on...

Do circle racers really put that much wear on valve springs in such short time?? That's incredible.

Comp makes spring shims in various sizes. They have 1.250 OD, .030" shim that would bring my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I wonder what's made them unavailable, at least...

I wonder what's made them unavailable, at least for the 2v. Perhaps low demand. Anyway, Melling makes the 2v style VS1268, and they are only $1.97 per on RockAuto. They're supposedly 26mm all the way...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
culberro, I found an old thread which talked...

culberro, I found an old thread which talked about the VS1632 Ford 2v 4.6 springs used in the 16v heads. Looking over the specs, they might work as an inexpensive replacement for my springs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I got the opportunity to pull a valve spring....

I got the opportunity to pull a valve spring. They are the 25.9mm springs as hiperfauto guessed. I also took a measurement of the free height, which was 43.80mm. From factory, they are supposed to be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Makes sense. Well, I should get my spring...

Makes sense. Well, I should get my spring compressor in today, so I can check what my stockers look like, and figure out what size they are.

At this point, if they need replaced, I might just go...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I've been looking around for OE style beehive...

I've been looking around for OE style beehive springs that will work, and I'm finding that it's difficult finding a spring that will not bind in our redblocks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay. I was going off some forum discussion I...

Okay. I was going off some forum discussion I found (not TB) and that's what they were saying. Clearly misinformation.

Springs change nothing, except allow for more aggressive camshafts and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
So if I were to put BTR springs in my car, would...

So if I were to put BTR springs in my car, would it actually lose low end, but gain high end through higher RPMs?

Trying to learn a bit more.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I guess that's very true. That springs have...

I guess that's very true. That springs have different outcomes in OHC vs. push rod.

The BTR springs were the cheapest I've found so far.

The 242 was sitting in open weather for a fair amount...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I had a look at what you were talking about....

I had a look at what you were talking about. Super cool! The father of hydraulic jacks as we know them now. What sets the old one apart from the new? Just lower and better increment movements?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Okay, thank you for the information. I will look...

Okay, thank you for the information. I will look them each over.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Is this kit is for the 8v heads? I am still...

Is this kit is for the 8v heads? I am still trying to figure out how performance valvetrains work. Volvo 4 bangers are much different than the LS specs I am used to messing around with.

I could...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I will have to check my spring free length....

I will have to check my spring free length. Although, I doubt they are in spec after over 250k.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Pac-1223 is the lowest spec 4v 4.6 spring PAC...

Pac-1223 is the lowest spec 4v 4.6 spring PAC sells.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'll keep searching for something that doesn't...

I'll keep searching for something that doesn't kill my budget.

I may end up going with the Volvo OE 29mm service kit. That's about 80-90 shipped for a set of 8. More expensive, but if theres no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I asked a Ford dealer on Ebay how many springs he...

I asked a Ford dealer on Ebay how many springs he was selling for $25. He said it was only one...

Tasca parts and similar has it listed for $18, but now I'm unsure, because buying a pack of four...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I really like this model, however, it's about...

I really like this model, however, it's about twice the price so I'll have to give it some thought. I think (emphasis on think) I'll only have to use it twice, so that's the major thing there. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
My coworker suggested using tin can lids in...

My coworker suggested using tin can lids in between the wood and jack stand feet. Good idea there.

I'll have to get a trans jack from HF this weekend. It's a shame they started doing their...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Super! I'm guessing they do the same with the...

Super! I'm guessing they do the same with the retainer hats, too?

Alright, I have plenty of those sanding drums! Thank you for all the help on this!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Thanks! Really helpful. Where did you buy your...

Thanks! Really helpful. Where did you buy your parts? I noticed the spring part number is "Valve Springs" as in plural, so is it $18 for multiple springs or is it just a single spring?

Did you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Super cool! Do you happen to have part numbers...

Super cool! Do you happen to have part numbers for the springs? My hushers have been dead for ages. This car is a "fun commuter" so nothing there bothers me.

Only information I can find is for 16v...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
That makes sense. Good point. What I could do is...

That makes sense. Good point. What I could do is stack 2x6 or 2x8 cuts that are screwed together and use those under my jack stands. Two layers will yield an additional 4" which might be enough. I'll...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Excellent information, thank you. I'll likely...

Excellent information, thank you. I'll likely grab one of the HF ones and put it to work, then! :)

My HF jack stands (not the recalled ones lol) have max lift of about 16". TestPoint, so you are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Transmission Jack Suggestions

I have to swap out my fried AW70 for a good working unit soon, and I was wondering what you guys use for trans jacks. I've heard that the little adapter cradle pieces are crap, as they are too high...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Now that's super creative. What camshaft are you...

Now that's super creative. What camshaft are you running on top of those?

Woah, those 4.6 springs are cheap! Would there be any issue with using them on my stock A cam? I mean, it shouldn't wipe...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Excellent. I really appreciate you looking...

Excellent. I really appreciate you looking everything up. I have a cheap-o OHC spring tool kit on the way for next Thursday, so I'll have to get it done then. :)

If they're the 26mm they will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I'll have to measure my springs during my next...

I'll have to measure my springs during my next weekend. If I have 26mm springs, I'll likely end up using Volvo's service kit p/n 271793, which includes the 29mm spring, and both of the required...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
According to...

According to https://people.physics.anu.edu.au/~amh110/Head/cylinder_head_531_530.htm it seems that my head (1000 398) likely came with the 33mm springs. Well, under the photo it says the B21/B23...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I need to measure mine to see what I actually...

I need to measure mine to see what I actually have. Looks like they could either be the larger on the left, or the small ones in the middle...

I'm thinking that either the 29mm or 33mm would be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
I have the eBay ad for the NOS springs (URL)...

I have the eBay ad for the NOS springs (URL) here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/8pcs-Volvo-240-1974-1993-Valve-Spring-NOS-Genuine-473739-/184315068801?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

The Volvo tag has...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Hmm. Perhaps the ad is misprinted. Sounds like...

Hmm. Perhaps the ad is misprinted. Sounds like the VS1275's are the replacement of choice. Thank you for the help!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By OldCarNewTricks
Interesting. Do you happen to know why they had...

Interesting. Do you happen to know why they had the two different sizes?

The P/N is 473739.

VS1275's *may* be the way to go, since they are a tad cheaper.
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