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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Nickagriffin
So on the yellow sleeve, is that end cap supposed...

So on the yellow sleeve, is that end cap supposed to make a seal and just compress normal, atmosphere air? No special nitrogen or anything?

Just curious about how they work
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Nickagriffin
Bummer. Thanks for input, Koni Yellows already on...

Bummer. Thanks for input, Koni Yellows already on the way
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Nickagriffin
Bilstein Strut Repair

Hey all,

Was taking apart the suspension on my wagon today and noticed that the Bilstein shock was separated from the body at the bottom. It looks like there was supposed to be a seal there that...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Nickagriffin
For anyone with the same question - stock rear...

For anyone with the same question - stock rear passenger brake line length was about 40" and the driver's side was about 18"
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Nickagriffin
Ah dang I wish I had seen them. I already have...

Ah dang I wish I had seen them. I already have messed up the stock lines a good amount so will need to replace them anyways
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Nickagriffin
Rear R Brake Lines - 240

Hey all, I didn't realize that the R calipers are much further from the distribution block, so I need to make some new brake lines. I'm thinking I'll see if I can order one already flared to avoid...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
I like that idea but I have no idea where I would...

I like that idea but I have no idea where I would even start looking for wheel fans
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Side note - does anyone know what modifications...

Side note - does anyone know what modifications are req'd for the s60r kit? Do I need new/different brake lines?

Also - do I need to change anything for abs to work?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
I only noticed this after I got all my new stuff,...

I only noticed this after I got all my new stuff, but speedingparts.com has an adapter kit for them. I'd be interested to see how they compare to the s60r stuff. I'm sure they're heavier, but if...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Rears are out of stock and I think I could do it...

Rears are out of stock and I think I could do it on the cheap myself. Plus learning new things is fun

edit: Seems people on older TB threads were upset about people asking for dimensions so I'll...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Well after a lot of thinking I decided to go with...

Well after a lot of thinking I decided to go with the R brakes. I want the extra headroom and confidence that they give and I found a decent deal on a set locally. Now comes the adapting part. I'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Ahh brake stuff is always so complicated. I do...

Ahh brake stuff is always so complicated. I do like the idea of getting the stock stuff to work but I also want a safety tolerance for brakes. We all know brake fade can kill fast and unexpectedly.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Squishy pedal is the exact opposite of what I'm...

Squishy pedal is the exact opposite of what I'm after. I want a super firm pedal 100% of the time. Easier said than done on a 240...



Yeah, figured. And no, I haven't really been close to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Dave, I'm sure you've tried every brake setup...

Dave, I'm sure you've tried every brake setup under the sun. If only doing fronts, would you recommend R brakes or Willwood/brembo? I'd like to stick with 17" wheels
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
All good advice. I think I'll try keeping the...

All good advice. I think I'll try keeping the stock calipers w/ ducting for now until I have the funds for the nice Willwood/Brembo stuff.

Say for the sake of the argument, I only could afford...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
I forgot to mention, I talked to a tech at the...

I forgot to mention, I talked to a tech at the track and he told me to take the caliper off and bleed it through the line connection. The way I did it was by flipping the caliper over so the line was...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-02-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,730
Posted By Nickagriffin
Budget track car brake fade issues

Hey all, I recently took my turbobrick out for my first track session a few weekends back. Before the event, I put new EBC Yellowstuff pads in the front and Bosch metallic pads in the rear. I also...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,045
Posted By Nickagriffin
When on the track (and street) the 1 piece...

When on the track (and street) the 1 piece coleman driveshaft was rubbing pretty bad. I have heard all kinds of fixes for this problem, but I decided to try out the BNE adjustable torque rods. They...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,045
Posted By Nickagriffin
It took a lot of long nights, but I ended up...

It took a lot of long nights, but I ended up getting it done and I owned a turbo 240 once again. I spent the following months ironing out some kinks including switching from the mustang 3.5"...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,045
Posted By Nickagriffin
After a lot of thinking, I decided to get a new...

After a lot of thinking, I decided to get a new shell. I am keeping the old one and plan to revive it, but going to use a new shell for now. The new turbobrick is also a 92 240 sedan. I purchased it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nickagriffin
Now that you mention that, my wipers did stop...

Now that you mention that, my wipers did stop working for a little while when the key was in the "ON" position, but they did work while in "ACC" position. That to me points towards ignition switch,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nickagriffin
No, I havent checked ignition switch power yet....

No, I havent checked ignition switch power yet. Do you know if a faulty ignition switch would cause any other issues? My cigarette lighter is still working I think (need to put everything back...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nickagriffin
I don't have a greenbook but I have done this a...

I don't have a greenbook but I have done this a few times so I know which one it should be. The green -> yellow wire is getting 12v constantly. the Yellow/Black -> red wire is never getting any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nickagriffin
I checked fuses 1 and 8, both are good. Is an in...

I checked fuses 1 and 8, both are good. Is an in line fuse standard? I didn’t see one but can do some deeper digging. Wiring seems to be stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nickagriffin
Bad ignition switch?

Hey all,

I'm working on putting a new stereo in my 240 and I am not getting 12v switched power in any position. The ignition switch starts the car just fine but is there any way that it could be...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By Nickagriffin
I agree with the point about going turbo, I think...

I agree with the point about going turbo, I think a small turbo would give me a great powerband for AutoX. The problem with going turbo is that I already have a 240 with a 13c. I also really enjoy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,364
Posted By Nickagriffin
Most people just do piston rings, bearings, and...

Most people just do piston rings, bearings, and gaskets. That's what I did at least.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By Nickagriffin
Buster had been super reliable for months, but...

Buster had been super reliable for months, but one day after driving home about an hour, I parked Buster in the driveway. About an hour later when I went to start it back up, it was very clearly...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By Nickagriffin
After that, I just drove the car for a while. I...

After that, I just drove the car for a while. I did some carb retuning which had it running a little better, but I still have a lot to learn. Eventually I decided to try out autocross and took Buster...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By Nickagriffin
Fast forward to my ownership of the car. Buster...

Fast forward to my ownership of the car. Buster was never intended to be a daily driver, but I am an idiot, so I did it anyway. My other Volvo was out of commission so I decided to take Buster to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By Nickagriffin
1986 245 AutoX Car "Buster"

I picked up this wagon from an old high school teacher of mine who has been in the Volvo game for some time now. He bought it planning to tinker with it and autox it, but he unexpectedly decided to...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,830
Posted By Nickagriffin
Blow and a PRV seemed to work in the 80's for the...

Blow and a PRV seemed to work in the 80's for the Peugeot record car.

In all seriousness, I am not trying to turn this into another "what if" thread. The idea of a Volvo V6 with an aluminum block...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-28-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,830
Posted By Nickagriffin
Yeah after some initial looking, I haven't been...

Yeah after some initial looking, I haven't been finding any of these fabled bellhousings. I also did some wiki browsing on the PRV and it seems like a really interesting engine. The high compression...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,830
Posted By Nickagriffin
b280 in a 240

Hey all, I have been browsing the forums but not finding much on this topic. As far as I'm aware, the 240 never came with the B280. I have heard that these engines were pretty terrible until '88, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,419
Posted By Nickagriffin
thanks all, will give it a read

thanks all, will give it a read
Forum: performance & modifications 12-24-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,419
Posted By Nickagriffin
Ok good to know. Did the 350 add a significant...

Ok good to know. Did the 350 add a significant amount of weight? Did the Dana 30 hold up?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,419
Posted By Nickagriffin
Another 350 swap thread (240)

Hey all, after doing some digging I think I decided to 350 swap my 245. They are cheap, simple, and common. I looked into LS but the transmission options were all very expensive. I am planning on...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By Nickagriffin
The trans is out, just not apart. Still trying to...

The trans is out, just not apart. Still trying to find some time to take it apart.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By Nickagriffin
Yes, it has a PRO 5.0 shifter. Reached into the...

Yes, it has a PRO 5.0 shifter. Reached into the pilot bearing and it seemed to spin freely by hand
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By Nickagriffin
Ok, thanks. I'll start pulling

Ok, thanks. I'll start pulling
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By Nickagriffin
Ok, I'll give it a try but won't really be sure...

Ok, I'll give it a try but won't really be sure what I'm looking at. Not familiar with trans internals at all. I did take it out of the car this evening and took a look at the input shaft, seemed...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By Nickagriffin
T5 Swap Gone Wrong

Hey all,

I recently did a T5 swap using a '93 WC T5 from a Mustang GT. I used the yoshifab kit and shimmed it as close as I could with the shims I got. It seemed fine at first, made noise, but I...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,084
Posted By Nickagriffin
Couldn't find much on the aerostar yoke, so I...

Couldn't find much on the aerostar yoke, so I just went with the DANA SPICER 2-3-8251X slip yoke. I think 6.5" is the correct length with a 47" shaft. Hopefully I'm right.

Will report back when...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,084
Posted By Nickagriffin
Oh ok, I didn't know running 1330 joints meant...

Oh ok, I didn't know running 1330 joints meant you have to run a 3.5 shaft. I tried a 3.5 shaft and it didn't work out well...

I'll do some research on the aerostar yoke, thanks for the tip.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,084
Posted By Nickagriffin
Does the 2-2-329 flange come in a variation with...

Does the 2-2-329 flange come in a variation with 1330 joints? If so, it would be super easy just to have the whole shaft running 1330 joints right?

I've been looking around at non dampened yokes...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,084
Posted By Nickagriffin
Doesn't the F6ZZ4841BA Ranger damper take a 1330...

Doesn't the F6ZZ4841BA Ranger damper take a 1330 U joint? Meaning it wouldn't work with the Spicer 2-2-329 flange and a Coleman 1310 shaft? I looked up the part number and drivetrainamerica.com...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,614
Posted By Nickagriffin
The coleman shaft already came in, it was way...

The coleman shaft already came in, it was way faster than expected. I did the cheapest shipping option and it came in three days later.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-12-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,614
Posted By Nickagriffin
Well I didn’t listen and went with a 1996...

Well I didn’t listen and went with a 1996 driveshaft. The length was perfect with the spacer, but rubs really bad since its 3.5 inch. Mainly chose to do this because I was running out of time to get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,823
Posted By Nickagriffin
I did that test when this problem first started...

I did that test when this problem first started happening with no luck but for whatever reason when I tried it today it fired right up. Each time I went to start it after that it ran fine until I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-12-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,823
Posted By Nickagriffin
Also just checked timing, at TDC cam is lined up...

Also just checked timing, at TDC cam is lined up with top notch and dizzy is lined up with cylinder number 1. Dizzy order is 1-3-4-2
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