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Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By 89sleepr240
B204FT exhaust manifold in a 240?

I can't seem to find the "final word" about the fitment of a B204FT exhaust manifold in a LHD 240 B230F+16v. Can anyone who has used one clue me in to the feasibility of their use? I have been told...
Forum: website & board 11-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,565
Posted By 89sleepr240
Welcome, Doug! There are a few of us aero-plane...

Welcome, Doug! There are a few of us aero-plane mechanics on the board. Post up some pictures!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 62,436
Posted By 89sleepr240
I usually install the GMB pumps on both customer...

I usually install the GMB pumps on both customer cars and personal cars, but use the Hepu pump from time to time. With a sample group or several hundred redblock water pumps and 15 years or so, I...
Forum: showroom 11-05-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
Been sick, working, and dragging my feet for a...

Been sick, working, and dragging my feet for a week or so. The crossmember was disgusting, so it came out and was disassembled and degreased......
Forum: showroom 11-02-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,971,285
Posted By 89sleepr240
I use VDO p/n 323-095. At Jegs they are like 9...

I use VDO p/n 323-095. At Jegs they are like 9 bucks and they always have them in stock.
Forum: showroom 11-02-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By 89sleepr240
...And now I do! (Yes, I realize this thread...

...And now I do!

(Yes, I realize this thread is a year and a half old.)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,091
Posted By 89sleepr240
Unless that is an in-progress pic, you need to...

Unless that is an in-progress pic, you need to secure your radiator and intercooler. If you are in fact driving around that way, when you accelerate they will flop back and close off your soft hoses...
Forum: events 11-01-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 980
Posted By 89sleepr240
OHIO meet, Nov 3 at noon in Dayton!

I assume most area folks know due to the Facebook, but in case you aren't hip we're all going to get together here at my home in Beavercreek, OH on Sat. Nov 3 at noon. Black tie required, you need...
Forum: showroom 11-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,088
Posted By 89sleepr240
If you have a good set of plug wires, you will...

If you have a good set of plug wires, you will probably be fine. My procedure is go to parts store, buy two cans of engine degreaser, ask for a bag, open hood, douse engine with degreaser, drive to...
Forum: showroom 10-29-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
Make it new again, add a redblock, drive it.

Make it new again, add a redblock, drive it.
Forum: showroom 10-29-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
It was a part of a collection of cars donated to...

It was a part of a collection of cars donated to the museum. As the museum is a nonprofit, the donor is entitled to a tax write-off, as well. Sometimes cars are also donated for the museum to sell,...
Forum: showroom 10-28-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
While I have the front end all apart, I think...

While I have the front end all apart, I think I'll put a rebuilt PS rack in. I'm not opposed to spending more if there is a substantial difference. Tasca lists the Volvo reman CAM/TRW rack as NLA. ...
Forum: showroom 10-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
I spent 11 hours getting a 1954 Packard Caribbean...

I spent 11 hours getting a 1954 Packard Caribbean running, driving, and ready for an event overnight with no lead time when I had other important plans I had to cancel. Originally I quoted the job...
Forum: showroom 10-26-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
Yep- the body shop put those on. They are...

Yep- the body shop put those on. They are crooked, too.
Forum: showroom 10-26-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
Yep- all normal 240 stuff. The plan is to give...

Yep- all normal 240 stuff. The plan is to give it an LH2.4 B230f+t with an automatic, and all of the wear parts and rubber parts replaced- I guess you could call it a fairly involved return to...
Forum: showroom 10-26-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,428
Posted By 89sleepr240
89sleepr240's '81 Bertone Build

Three years ago a gentleman in Florida donated a beautiful, 1-owner, 65k mile '81 262c to America's Packard Museum here in Dayton, OH. It had been sitting in a hangar in Florida since it came out of...
Forum: showroom 10-11-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By 89sleepr240
There are a couple 544s for sale in the corral. I...

There are a couple 544s for sale in the corral. I scored 10 sets of NIB OEM Volvo brake pads for 240s, and two OEM NIB 240 radios, one late upper and one early lower, a rectangular Volvo gas can, and...
Forum: showroom 10-10-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By 89sleepr240
BTW I'll post some pictures, so it's ok for this...

BTW I'll post some pictures, so it's ok for this thread to be in showroom.
Forum: showroom 10-10-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By 89sleepr240
Hershey AACA meet- anyone else here?

I'm here representing America's Packard Museum- we are in the green field in the big green and white striped tent. any other TBRX guys here? Stop by and say hi if you are....
Forum: events 09-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,212
Posted By 89sleepr240
OHIO- DubDash and pre-party Sept.14-15-16

For those of you who have not made it in the past, Dub Dash is a huge meet of VW guys near Dayton, with other European makes welcome. There is usually a decent turnout of Volvo guys. There is a...
Forum: events 10-04-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By 89sleepr240
Hey fella. You are in my garage.

Hey fella. You are in my garage.
Forum: events 05-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By 89sleepr240
Remind me, because I will forget. I'll bring...

Remind me, because I will forget. I'll bring something out of the museum.
Forum: showroom 04-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By 89sleepr240
There is something wrong with your taillights-...

There is something wrong with your taillights- they are all working.
Forum: showroom 04-05-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By 89sleepr240
Shiny! I wish I had a 244 like that.

Shiny! I wish I had a 244 like that.
Forum: showroom 03-30-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,623
Posted By 89sleepr240
That's racist.

That's racist.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Apparently I need to get back to work on this...

Apparently I need to get back to work on this thing- I really have nothing to report.

I bought a '70 Bug project, and it has been eating up a bit of my time. I keep having these Chevy V8 thoughts...
Forum: events 03-11-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By 89sleepr240
Ohio Meet Mar. 18!

There will be TB guys and VS guys, beers, pizza, etc. here in Dayton on the 18th.

The VS guys and korruption got it rolling, now we must jump on board. Svenski will be here to pick up the 245,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Cool! More local-ish Volvo guys. Come up and...

Cool! More local-ish Volvo guys. Come up and meet everyone- there are a bunch of us in Dayton.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Ha! That was a very Austrailian thing to say. ...

Ha! That was a very Austrailian thing to say.

It looks pretty good from 20 feet, but it has 7 stuck exhaust valves, a broken rocker, no oil pressure, a tank full of gunk, the brake drums are rusty...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Nothing to report- I have been stuck working and...

Nothing to report- I have been stuck working and have not had time to play. In a related story, the curator of America's Packard here in Dayton found this 1931 Packard Standard 8 coupe in a barn,...
Forum: events 02-16-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By 89sleepr240
Shoot me a PM if anything is going to go down... ...

Shoot me a PM if anything is going to go down... I can assist to rally the Ohio guys.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Nah, that's migged. I also have been known to...

Nah, that's migged. I also have been known to gas weld.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Oil/air seperator made out of a 1940 Packard 180...

Oil/air seperator made out of a 1940 Packard 180 oil filter housing:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/045.jpg
Before

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/044.jpg
After...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Not that salt. Bonneville.

Not that salt. Bonneville.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,890
Posted By 89sleepr240
When I had the engine and transmission in the...

When I had the engine and transmission in the car, the rear end finished and in the car, and everything else in place, I measured the length I needed. I then went to a local driveshaft shop...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
As scandalo said above, ease of installation,...

As scandalo said above, ease of installation, piping, and serviceability had a lot to do with the location. I also wanted to keep it high so that whatever I do with ride height and front valance for...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-02-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,352
Posted By 89sleepr240
To answer your question, if you install a 50hp...

To answer your question, if you install a 50hp wet shot on your stock engine, retard the timing 5 degrees, and only use it above 2500 rpm, you will not hurt the engine. That's not an opinion, that's...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
The one that is in there now is a 240 diesel...

The one that is in there now is a 240 diesel radiator, but I am not positive if that will stay in the car at this point.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
New fuel pressure regulator: ...

New fuel pressure regulator:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/003-28.jpg

Intercooler:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/005-21.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-30-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
You are correct, sir. SCCA rules: 9.3.34....

You are correct, sir.
SCCA rules:
9.3.34. MASTER SWITCH
All cars, except Showroom Stock and Touring shall be equipped with a
master switch easily accessible from outside the car. Spec Racer...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
NHRA rules: Master cutoff switch is mandatory...

NHRA rules:
Master cutoff switch is mandatory when battery is relocated. An electrical power cutoff switch (only one) must be installed in the REARMOST part of each vehicle and be easily accessible...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,032
Posted By 89sleepr240
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/00...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/001-19.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/003-27.jpg

Herm... that looks a whole lot like an aluminum-headed, roller-cammed L98...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/01...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/015-4.jpg
^Stu and the turbo ^

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/016-4.jpg
Earl's 3/4NPT weld-on aluminum bung for the AN12 line to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Hairdryer porn... ...

Hairdryer porn...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/012-3.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/013-3.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Finished the hotside piping today, other than the...

Finished the hotside piping today, other than the wastegate. The crossover is 2.5, and joins into a single 4 and then to the T6 flange. I am very pleased with the end result. The oil feed is AN4...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
The other night we spent a couple hours running...

The other night we spent a couple hours running the headlight and turn signal harnesses in the fenders and running the engine harness in from behind the engine on the trans tunnel to de-clutter the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Thanks, man! I actually have your 8.8 thread on...

Thanks, man! I actually have your 8.8 thread on corral.net bookmarked. I dig your car. I recognize the limitiations of a stock block, and have that magical number in the back of my mind.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-12-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Stupid tight. Have to use a box wrench from...

Stupid tight. Have to use a box wrench from underneath. I made sure I could get to all the plugs well enough, and could get plug wires on them without touching the headers. Tight, but doable.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-11-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Commenced chopping up headers and welding up the...

Commenced chopping up headers and welding up the hot side for a single turbo...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/pietsrock/001-18.jpg
tacked
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-10-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 58,811
Posted By 89sleepr240
Heat gun and scraper, followed by steel wool,...

Heat gun and scraper, followed by steel wool, Scotchbrite, and thinner. It was a pain in the ass- luckily, Lucas (korruption) performed the majority of the filthy work.





I would like to...
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