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Old 10-21-2020, 12:35 PM   #51
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Project Slightly Bigger Brake Kit

So I had these Alfa Romeo slash Brembo calipers laying around for some years. The idea once was to use the V70 302*30 discs and make an adapter. But for this car I want to run 15" wheels because I grew a bit tired with the big ass wheels and I like the old school look. So I set myself the challenge to make a kit that would enable 15"s AND run them without spacers. I don't like spacers on the front axle, apart from correcting off-set.

After searching the web I found these discs from a Fiat Ducato up to 2006. The are 280*28 and have deep hats. They are 5*118 and 73mm centre hole.




So I adjusted the calipers a bit...





Messed around to make an adapter...




Slotted the holes of the discs, and got to this point.




I had a mate turn 2.5mm adapter rings to make them hubcentric and I painted the calipers gold with VHT paint.








Now my 15" wheels fit without modification or spacer.






185/70 r14 compared to 215/65 r15




I also have these. JR-14 in 15" for special occasions.





Okay chow for now.
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Old 10-22-2020, 01:57 PM   #52
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Nice.
You also have the correctionblocks under the strut? Or is it a kappelhenkie quicksteer unit?
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Old 10-22-2020, 02:24 PM   #53
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Nice updates, as always
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:10 PM   #54
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I like that brake situation
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:04 AM   #55
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Nice.
You also have the correctionblocks under the strut? Or is it a kappelhenkie quicksteer unit?
It are 50mm blocks which I had turned down to 30mm. I think I got them from Retroturbo. I use 40mm lowering springs from Lesjofors so I wanted to compensate a bit.






I have these to do something with the steering arms.





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Old 10-28-2020, 02:00 AM   #56
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Steering wheel.

So because this project is supposed to mimic an American Muscle Car but with Deutsche Muskelkraft och Svensk bil, it needs a proper steering wheel. I could buy something new but I like the overall patina of the car and parts. SO I scored a steering wheel from some '70-s Ford.






Obviously the hub was completely useless so I adapted it to fit a Volvo aftermarket hub. Very happy with the result.






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Old 11-02-2020, 11:47 PM   #57
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Hey , that steering wheel came out amazing !!!!!
I got one 6 hole from an Alfa romeo in the states over 10 years ago. I am using it in the 240 wagon. I did re - enginnered the air bag clock to a horn connection. Just got to finish the details. Take car
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Old 11-03-2020, 11:17 AM   #58
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I love the modifications you're making to make the 242 the way you see it fit for you! Very cool project.
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:41 AM   #59
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Thanks! I like to set some parameters for a project so I know what to do and what to don't. The panoramic roof is the only anomaly but the comfort of it trumps the parameters.

Anyway, me and two friends fitted three 1031 axles with Eaton torsen units over a Saturday and a half. We had a great time to all work together on our separate project cars. Lots of laughs and we're all hands on guys so great cooperation.

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My rare 3.15 set.




I had everything prepared in advance to install the axle as soon as finished, but the front poly bushings for the trailing arms are on backorder some weeks now.

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Old 11-16-2020, 01:54 PM   #60
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So these finally arrived.




Which meant I could install the new rear axle. But first I finished the fuel delivery. There's a DW200 in-tank pump so I just needed to fit a filter somewhere.




I reinforced the rings of the rods.....




.....and the front of the trailing arms.




New axle under the car.




I had this Dutch crap laying around.




I reused the old panhard for now. I will swap it with the adjustable I made AFTER I've been to the Dutch version of the DMV and have it registered as an 8-cilinder car.




Rear brakes on. Brembo discs, Girling calipers in fashionable Gold, and Greenstuff brake pads.




Next fase is putting the battery in the trunk, do the wiring of it and fit the exhaust. Then basically all the work under the car is done and it can stand on 4 wheels again.
Chow for now.
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Old 12-25-2020, 12:12 PM   #61
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A while ago I scored a set of doorpanels in very good shape, but unfortunately in the wrong color. Time to test this stuff.




Thorough clean.




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So it turned out really good. I can't wait to have them installed and enjoy the power windows.

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Old 12-25-2020, 01:40 PM   #62
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awesome work so far!
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Old 12-26-2020, 08:42 AM   #63
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Anyway, me and two friends fitted three 1031 axles with Eaton torsen units over a Saturday and a half. We had a great time to all work together on our separate project cars. Lots of laughs and we're all hands on guys so great cooperation.

My rare 3.15 set.


I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in Europa? Were they behind the 6 cylinder engines? I think with your automatic gearbox your 1031 will likely withstand the Nm of torque applied. GREAT project, following your progress!
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Old 12-26-2020, 04:48 PM   #64
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Fantastic.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:40 PM   #65
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Are those Volvo tone rings on the LSDs? If not, where'd you get them? Cool project!
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:23 AM   #66
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I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in Europa? Were they behind the 6 cylinder engines? I think with your automatic gearbox your 1031 will likely withstand the Nm of torque applied. GREAT project, following your progress!
3,15 came with the -84 DL B21+M45
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:04 AM   #67
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Thanks for the compliments.

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I'm curious what Volvo models ran this gearset in Europa? Were they behind the 6 cylinder engines? I think with your automatic gearbox your 1031 will likely withstand the Nm of torque applied. GREAT project, following your progress!
I have no idea where these 3.15 come from. They are extremely rare. I got it from a friend who's into banger racing and he and his friends combined have taken apart well over a 100 240's, probably a multitude of 100. He's found two of these gear sets over the years and the other one he's keeping himself.

It should be strong enough although sizewise the 1031 is the same as a bmw 188 (mm) diff. On the big engines they tend to use the 210 diffs.

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I bought everything at www.bakaxel.se The site is in Swedish but they take orders in English and they ship really fast. I've bought several things there over the years and they never disappoint. Search "Hastighetsmätarkrans" in the store.
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Probably on some of them but surely not all?
Nope after some searching it seems like they only came on -84 244 and 245 DL with M45 gearbox, and -85 244 with B200K and M45..

Now enough threadjacking, this is a great build!
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Now enough threadjacking, this is a great build!
Okay so another small update.

I made a GT style firewall brace except stronger.





Back from powder coating together with the strut brace I made earlier.




I mounted the DME, the gear box ecu and the LPG injection piggy back. It's a struggle for room and I hope the glovebox still fits.




Since I've always been extremely annoyed by bot the location and the type of fusebox, I decided to relocate it and use a more modern kind. This one holds 20 fuses and I will go to max 15A in it.



Made a stainless steel bracket.



And I fitted the box. Pretty happy with it. All I need to do now is connect the wires and toss out the ****ty OEM thing.

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Great job on the brace, looks great! Enjoy watching your progress.
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Old 01-27-2021, 01:29 PM   #71
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Small update on the front and rear.


Got the radiator and condenser in. Mounted a Spal.




They both fit under the top panel so I got away with minimal mounting brackets. Just some bent alu for the radiator and two bolts for the condenser (black one)




Yes, double headlights.







I cleaned a set of 264 tail lights.




And put them on the rear panel.



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Old 01-27-2021, 01:51 PM   #72
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Yes, double headlights.




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Old 03-10-2021, 03:25 AM   #73
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So I finished the exhaust. Since I like the car to be a Wolf im Schafspelz I decided to paint the exhaust black, just like the classic Italian Supersprint exhausts from the seventies.




Quite happy with the result.






Basically the car can get of the lift now. I did a lot of small not-mentioning-worthy jobs and the most work is now the interior and electric connections.

Cheers!
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:40 PM   #74
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This is a Fiat Coupe from the ninetees.




These are adapters I made.




These are Fiat Coupe seats in a Volvo 242.



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Old 03-20-2021, 07:16 PM   #75
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Starting to really come together, nice!
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