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propav8r 01-07-2012 03:05 AM

Gonna throw a few more pics in for good measure.

Here's what the passenger floorboard looks like at the moment. Everything is...everywhere, but it's functional. I'll take some time and clean it up/shorten up wires next time I'm home from school.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1...0/IMG_3881.JPG

Getting close to done under the hood. I still have to finalize my intercooler piping, paint the rad support, and re-install/bleed my brake system.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...0/IMG_3877.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...0/IMG_3878.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S...0/IMG_3879.JPG

There are basically three separate connections in the ECU harness. One is for the ignition, and is a large four-pin GM Weatherpack near the wiper motor. Two smaller weatherpacks, one four-pin for the injector wiring, and the other 3-pin for the DSM CAS are situated here. Makes removing the harness fairly simple if needed, and came out as clean as I could get it with what was available to me.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c...0/IMG_3891.JPG

Here you can see my harness routing. From left to right is the coil pack harness, the main harness, and the harness for the fuel injectors.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n...2/IMG_3895.JPG

N/Avolvo 01-07-2012 04:02 AM

Will that be up at western this semester? I demand a ride!

propav8r 01-07-2012 06:28 AM

It'll hopefully make it up by semesters end.

propav8r 01-20-2012 11:34 AM

IPD Springs and Decarbons installed this past weekend...the boat-esque front end is banished! Pic related...the IPD springs were like half the height of the stockers, and only dropped the car .5". The second pic is how a 240 with fresh stock springs looks...I don't ever want to hear anyone say springs don't wear out ever again. Maybe in a perfect, controlled environment, they don't, but in the real world, oxidation happens.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a...12/sprangs.JPG

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...land2/1138.jpg

BoostIt 01-20-2012 03:12 PM

pics of the front end drop pretty please!

propav8r 01-20-2012 04:41 PM

Don't have any...I'll grab some when I'm home next.

blueinportland 02-01-2012 11:21 PM

Your car looks great and I really dig the classic look of the quad round headlights. On a side note, my car, the blue '85 wagon in your second photo, is so high up because it has Bilstein HDs and no lowering springs, they tend to push the car up. It also has rear overload coils in the back, so I think it's higher than it would be when it was brand new from the factory. That being said I'm sure your right, springs do wear out and most old volvos probably ride a fair deal lower than when new.

propav8r 02-01-2012 11:45 PM

Haha, thanks for the kind words.

It's a bit of an ongoing argument here as to whether springs wear out or not. I posted your wagon as an example of some of the 240s I've seen with new factory suspension material.

blueinportland 02-01-2012 11:48 PM

Well, everything fatigues with stress and age so being that springs have both, it would only make sense that they would wear out.

940guy 02-02-2012 08:21 AM

yea i agree my 940 before it was called mine the left rear sagged pretty bad . my mom was pretty big and she drove it all the time also the gas tank is on that side.

smokeyfan1000 02-02-2012 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propav8r (Post 3998766)
DOH!

Yeah, I have. Buuuut I left them at the shop again :-(

I've been scatterbrained, running all over the city to try and find a custom spark plug wire set with the correct ends for LS1 coils. I'll probably have to end up ordering them from somewhere. Le sigh.

And thanks for the compliments!

Call Kingsbourne . I'll bet they'll make custom GM/LS1 coil/Volvo plug wires

Looking good BTW.

propav8r 02-02-2012 12:02 PM

I got a set from Scott Performance Wire in Mooresville. Still waiting on TrickMick to get back to me on a set made by him...

smokeyfan1000 02-02-2012 01:08 PM

can ya post pics of the Scott Performance wires from Mooresville? Aren't they the NASCAR wires?

propav8r 02-02-2012 01:48 PM

He makes them for several teams, yeah. $40 for the set and same-day turnaround...I can't complain.

Check the first post on this page.

FullEnglish 02-10-2012 05:38 PM

Love this car. It's Bentley-esque in the first pic. Very tidy install too. As soon as I organise a workshop (next year?) I'll be on the hunt for a late 70s 244 to play with. I mean, I like my 940, but these things have soul, or some crap like that. Dunno, maybe I'm a closet hippy, but who cares...

propav8r 02-10-2012 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FullEnglish (Post 4049644)
Love this car. It's Bentley-esque in the first pic. Very tidy install too. As soon as I organise a workshop (next year?) I'll be on the hunt for a late 70s 244 to play with. I mean, I like my 940, but these things have soul, or some crap like that. Dunno, maybe I'm a closet hippy, but who cares...

Thanks very much! And yeah...you can't beat a late-'70s 240.

propav8r 03-01-2012 12:43 AM

Props to Derrick and Mark.

The car now has a full 3" exhaust. To the junkyard tomorrow to pull the brake lines I need to fix my screwup, and then hopefully on the road on Friday or Saturday before I go back to school on Sunday.

spe1983 03-01-2012 01:07 PM

Looks good sir. Very impressive work.

smokeyfan1000 03-01-2012 01:42 PM

Quote:

I don't ever want to hear anyone say springs don't wear out ever again. Maybe in a perfect, controlled environment, they don't, but in the real world, oxidation happens.
Springs do lose their strength over the years. Volvo springs seem to hold up better than the American car springs(back in the 60-70s).

The springs on my 69 Chevelle were shot when I bought it. Replaced with new & made a big differnce. Why I'm not big on lowering with old cut springs.

propav8r 03-06-2012 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spe1983 (Post 4076550)
Looks good sir. Very impressive work.

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

Also, I never did get photos of the exhaust...but I will, I swear! :-P

WillettRun? 03-06-2012 08:44 PM

That bay is nice. Clean up the IC/Rad area with a shroud or something!

propav8r 03-08-2012 11:18 AM

Oh yeah. I need to snag a little bit of aluminum sheet to throw down there.

BoostIt 03-08-2012 02:13 PM

pics of the exhaust? vids of it driving/running?

propav8r 03-08-2012 03:09 PM

Hopefully heading home this weekend. I chickened out and registered TS, so I'm just going to click a button and watch VE Analyze Live work it's magic.

If it doesn't rain (and soak the ground behind the garage) I'll try and get it on the road. I just have to get it out of a low area and up a muddy hill lol.

propav8r 04-01-2012 12:19 AM

Made it home, and did some stuff. Promise.


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