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Forum: showroom 01-29-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 276,218
Posted By joeaksa
Add another one to the list! Located in...

Add another one to the list!

Located in Phoenix and thankfully have T-ran helping me with the restoration.

Its a 1978 but must be a very early model as some 1978 parts (like brake lines) do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,151
Posted By joeaksa
Has anyone ever done a conversion on these great...

Has anyone ever done a conversion on these great old cars to one of the rotary compressors? The old York works but its heavy and not effecient and the newer rotary versions work a lot better.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By joeaksa
Did not misread, the word "distribution block"...

Did not misread, the word "distribution block" was not in the first post.

And change out ever hard line in the front of the car? Next time you get a chance look at where some of these lines run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By joeaksa
Thats what I am thinking that we will have to...

Thats what I am thinking that we will have to use.

Slo, yep was hoping that they were the same on the entire 240 model run.

Harribert, hard lines are not going to work here as you need the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,386
Posted By joeaksa
Great, folks from NY and Oregon once again...

Great, folks from NY and Oregon once again telling people who live in real heat in the desert what to do.

Sorry guys but I did several tours in Saudi Arabia and with their 128 degree heat there we...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,386
Posted By joeaksa
Funny how everyone posting about this does NOT...

Funny how everyone posting about this does NOT live in hot climates...

Come on down to the desert, live here for 20-30 years then tell me what works.

Joe A
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,151
Posted By joeaksa
If you are getting 40 degree outlet temps, your...

If you are getting 40 degree outlet temps, your compressor is working fine, or at least not siezed.

A/C is usually not something that folks not trained to work on should be fussing with. As...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By joeaksa
Anyone? Any ideas? No one ever seen this...

Anyone? Any ideas?

No one ever seen this sort of thing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,386
Posted By joeaksa
Just telling you what the old timers and almost...

Just telling you what the old timers and almost everyone here in the desert have been doing forever... and continue to do today.

Personally I would rather put the cap on properly and drive home...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By joeaksa
Matt, Let me sent this to him and find out. ...

Matt,

Let me sent this to him and find out.

Joe
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,386
Posted By joeaksa
Here in the desert we run 100% coolant (no water)...

Here in the desert we run 100% coolant (no water) year around. Its 114 outside now and things only get warmer once the engine's running. Works fine for us!

Have to agree with other comments and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By joeaksa
Matt, How big of a hurry are you in? Good...

Matt,

How big of a hurry are you in? Good friend of mine here on the board (T-Man) lives here in Phoenix and he is helping me restore a 242GT. He is really a Volvo expert and might have the time...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,110
Posted By joeaksa
Stainless brake line fitting issue

Well we had a very successful and at times difficult time last night!

Terran (T-Man) stopped by the house and we tackled the front suspension on the 1978 242GT we are restoring.

Rear suspension...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By joeaksa
So black with a silver background?

So black with a silver background?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,695
Posted By joeaksa
Any ideas on what the background color was on 242GT badges?

I have a guy who is local who has agreed to make a sheet of stickers that match the lettering and so on for the 242GT badges that go on the front fenders of the car.

I have the actual badges but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By joeaksa
Making progress! No power at any time to fuse #5...

Making progress! No power at any time to fuse #5 with the IGN switch on or off. Fuse #7 is full time hot as it should be.

Am guessing that they wired between fuse #5 and the fuel pump relay...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By joeaksa
Correct. As I see it there should be full time...

Correct. As I see it there should be full time 12v at fuse #7 and as well on the red wire going to the fuel pump relay plug.

Thats the wire that we are using to jump to the fuel pumps right now,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-07-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By joeaksa
Bob, Thanks much, will take a look at it...

Bob,

Thanks much, will take a look at it over the weekend.

~~~~~

EDIT got curious and am looking at page #10 as this is a 1978 model.

Power comes from fuse #5 to "O", the fuel pump relay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By joeaksa
Need some help, believe its an alarm stopping the engine

Well Terran and I are trying to get a 1978 242GT going and finally making some good progress as of this morning. Here is the beginning:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=296422
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By joeaksa
Koston, Thanks much! Just what I needed to...

Koston,

Thanks much! Just what I needed to know.

Take care,

Joe
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By joeaksa
Keys from model to model

I am restoring a 78 242GT and its got the aftermarket steel door and ignition keys.

Want to get one or two of the original style of ignition key with the rubber or plastic on the head of the key....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
Next question is, any reason to use the 65 series...

Next question is, any reason to use the 65 series tire or would the lower profile 60 series be a bit more sporty with its handling?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
Thanks guys, just what I needed to know. ...

Thanks guys, just what I needed to know.

Been off at work the last 3 weeks and not able to do anything Volvo related but now looking for tires and found a better selection of 205's but if they...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
Is anyone running 205/65/15's or are they too...

Is anyone running 205/65/15's or are they too large for the car?

Thx joe
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
Well pulled the trigger on a set of polished...

Well pulled the trigger on a set of polished Virgo's. Had a trip to SFO and met with Redwood Chair and picked up the wheels from him.

So now am looking for a set of 15" tires. From what I can...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By joeaksa
Thanks Sean and the next time we get to Carlsbad...

Thanks Sean and the next time we get to Carlsbad hope to have time to do lunch with you!

Joe
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By joeaksa
Well after getting spanked at work (one of the...

Well after getting spanked at work (one of the worst weeks we have had in years, glad to survive) I finally got power on the car full time this afternoon. It passed the "Smoke test" so far and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,328
Posted By joeaksa
Marv3, We just had the older existing...

Marv3,

We just had the older existing radiator re-cored. The newer model cores are better at cooling anyways...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,328
Posted By joeaksa
Everyone does not live in normal places. Out here...

Everyone does not live in normal places. Out here in the desert a radiator that works great in Sweden simply is not enough, especially during the summer when temps can go up to 120+.

Just did a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,328
Posted By joeaksa
Also might do some sealing of the metal edge...

Also might do some sealing of the metal edge where you cut it away. Do not want it to rust away again and having bare exposted metal it will happen faster...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
BM, Thanks for the comments and good...

BM,

Thanks for the comments and good suggestion. Totally agree with todays 20-22" rims and not the look I want either...

Thx,

Joe
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
VOVO, Thanks and what kind and size of...

VOVO,

Thanks and what kind and size of tires are you using? I am finding a lot of cheap brands that are rated "all weather touring" and here in Arizona we rarely have rain and never have snow and...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
Just replied! :)

Just replied! :)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,228
Posted By joeaksa
Tires/wheels for a 78 242 GT

Folks,

Am in the process of restoring a 1978 242GT. It has the stock 14" wheels and while I like the look of the original wheels and would like to stay with them, the tire selection in 14" tires...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By joeaksa
OI, its begging for a LOT more than just stripes!...

OI, its begging for a LOT more than just stripes!

Know your feeling, the car is 36 years old now and thats why I simply could not fool with rust.

More pics as I get time for, the next project...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By joeaksa
Well, the next 242GT project starts!

Finally back home after picking up a new 242GT project.

Been looking for a couple of months now and ever car I found was full of rust. Seattle, Montana, even Hawaii... they were all nice but I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,426
Posted By joeaksa
Let us know once you get to Phoenix! First beer...

Let us know once you get to Phoenix! First beer is on me!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 342,437
Posted By joeaksa
Very, very nice! Love the car and attention to...

Very, very nice! Love the car and attention to detail.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
Found it! Thanks for the help! (and I run...

Found it! Thanks for the help!

(and I run two bulletin boards on the 'net and could not find it so they sure could make things easier for other newbie's in the future!)

Joe
Forum: performance & modifications 05-24-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
Could use some help here. I looked for a...

Could use some help here. I looked for a "projects section" in the forum and cannot find it anywhere.

What am I missing?

Thx, Joe
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
CMad... You did have to post that video.......

CMad...

You did have to post that video.... my copilot says this same thing to me every time we are landing and its really bad weather or strong crosswinds! :)

FT
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
CMad, been looking on the internet and craigs...

CMad, been looking on the internet and craigs list and not a single 700/900 turbo engine in sight. Lots of 850's but they are not the same so will just have to keep looking.

Canuck, thanks MUCH...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
Ben, Thanks for the input. Had actually...

Ben,

Thanks for the input. Had actually thought about doing that as it would give me everything needed for a swap. So the 700 series engine, especially with a turbo, is a good upgrade?

You...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
Well group, I ended up buying a 1979 242GT! One...

Well group, I ended up buying a 1979 242GT! One year newer than the one I had ages ago.

Its in fair shape but needs some engine work, the cylinder head needs at a minimum an overhaul.

Should I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
Thanks for the info and I am not a big fan of...

Thanks for the info and I am not a big fan of "lumping" cars.... I do not mind putting a later model engine from the same maker in a car but if I do this it would be another Volvo engine, one that...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
Simi, Thanks and this is just what I was...

Simi,

Thanks and this is just what I was curious about. Aside from having a bit more power, a newer engine that still has some life in it would be nice. I can overhaul one easy enough but there is...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,099
Posted By joeaksa
What to do to a 242GT

Well I am a newby here and wanted to post a feeler here.

I bought a brand new 242GT in 1978. Loved the car and drove it for the first year to get the warranty out of the way. Am an aircraft...
Forum: showroom 05-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 43,214
Posted By joeaksa
Love what you have done to the car! I had a brand...

Love what you have done to the car! I had a brand new 1978 242GT and loved it. Now in the process of trying to find another one!
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