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Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,637
Posted By Wren
GT springs aren't much of an upgrade. The ones I...

GT springs aren't much of an upgrade. The ones I got for my DD were free. If I had to pay for something, I would have gotten something better.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By Wren
I've been very pleased with PRB Ultimate...

I've been very pleased with PRB Ultimate Ceramics. They seem to last forever yet don't chew up rotors.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,637
Posted By Wren
I've got a set of front GT springs in my DD and...

I've got a set of front GT springs in my DD and while they are better than stock springs, they don't turn my wagon into an auto-crosser. YMMV
Forum: performance & modifications 10-04-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By Wren
For what it's worth, the B230 and B21 engines...

For what it's worth, the B230 and B21 engines take a slightly different length nipple if one is using a regular (240-style) sandwich plate. I can't say if that will be an issue with using an oil...
Forum: events 09-17-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 91,786
Posted By Wren
I'm out. I'm covered up with a house remodel and...

I'm out. I'm covered up with a house remodel and just this morning had a death in the family due to Covid.
I know it's going to be a big time. I'll be thinking about y'all and looking forward to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,287
Posted By Wren
Coolant temperature sensor is different from LH...

Coolant temperature sensor is different from LH 2.2 to 2.4.
Forum: events 03-03-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 91,786
Posted By Wren
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,532
Posted By Wren
R-134a-spec expansion valve will fit your...

R-134a-spec expansion valve will fit your evaporator just fine. No need to put in a new evaporator if yours is OK.



That will have zero effect on mounting a new bracket in practical terms. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,928
Posted By Wren
Check for a hole in your CBV diaphragm.

Check for a hole in your CBV diaphragm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,527
Posted By Wren
Autozone cheapie mounts are the only ones that...

Autozone cheapie mounts are the only ones that I've found to work long term other than OE. About $15/set.
Forum: events 09-22-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 46,077
Posted By Wren
Only 904 miles!

Only 904 miles!
Forum: events 09-18-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 46,077
Posted By Wren
Let's hear more about this cabin located in a...

Let's hear more about this cabin located in a cooler climate....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,325
Posted By Wren
Ours goes in at 50. Terrible transmission. I...

Ours goes in at 50. Terrible transmission. I hope it breaks so I can put in a non-locker.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,569
Posted By Wren
I've never had a problem getting it on, even...

I've never had a problem getting it on, even working in the confines of the trunk when attaching it to the sender. I started using it when a customer was headed out of town and there wasn't any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,584
Posted By Wren
:lol::lol::lol: I measured the ones that I kept...

:lol::lol::lol:
I measured the ones that I kept hitting my head on. 66"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,569
Posted By Wren
Which is perfectly acceptable for between the...

Which is perfectly acceptable for between the fuel sender and the input of the main pump as fuel is under low pressure at that point. I've been running this setup on various cars for years.


...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,584
Posted By Wren
The 2x4's are mine, but the brackets look like...

The 2x4's are mine, but the brackets look like these:
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/93/9a/c9/939ac9768c7fb3537a9ea969753938b5.jpg




They also make adapter rings that allow one to use round...
Forum: events 06-26-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 46,077
Posted By Wren
Oh, man. Mountain Meet has become the only thing...

Oh, man. Mountain Meet has become the only thing that has helped me make it through the Summer in recent years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,584
Posted By Wren
My friend's bars must be longer than 58". He...

My friend's bars must be longer than 58". He brought the car to me to work on it and I kept hitting my damned head on the things when I exited. I told him not to bring it back with the rack on it. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wren
Well that's unfortunate. They should take down...

Well that's unfortunate. They should take down their website. What happened to them?

I'd put one of my used racks in it if it were my car, but it isn't, so a reman will have to do.

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wren
'90 740 Needs New Rack

I've got a '90 740 in the shop that needs a new steering rack. What's the best current option as far as a supplier? I tried to call Jorgen Auto, but either they are out of business or are having...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,584
Posted By Wren
Tough to beat that deal. The only downside to to...

Tough to beat that deal. The only downside to to the long bars is that it's easy to hit one's head when exiting the car.
Forum: events 06-22-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 208,446
Posted By Wren
Not sure how missed this last one....

Not sure how missed this last one....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,385
Posted By Wren
Gates makes fittings that can be crimped in-line...

Gates makes fittings that can be crimped in-line that contains a high (or low) side port.

Woe betide anyone who needs an NLA 93 low side hose. I've never seen a stock one that didn't have cracked...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By Wren
Take the head mount distributor and throw it as...

Take the head mount distributor and throw it as far as you can.

Also, the coolant temp sensor is different from LH2.2 to 2.4, so make sure you get the right one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,569
Posted By Wren
I use Gates 7/16" fuel hose for that one. Fits...

I use Gates 7/16" fuel hose for that one. Fits and works great on probably 15 or 20 cars now. Go to a big truck parts supply and they should have it on the shelf for sale by the foot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-29-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,920
Posted By Wren
I'm not an expert on those IRS cars, but I will...

I'm not an expert on those IRS cars, but I will tell you that a buddy bought the IPD Nivomat deletion conversion kit and was very disappointed. He ended up buying shocks/springs from Kaplenke Racing...
Forum: events 03-27-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 38,107
Posted By Wren
Well the wedding that was the reason that I...

Well the wedding that was the reason that I couldn't come has been postponed to August. I would love to ride up when this whole mess is over.
Forum: events 03-27-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 98,786
Posted By Wren
I agree and think wait and see would be the best...

I agree and think wait and see would be the best approach. Maybe have something mid-May if April doesn't' pan out?

As long as the number of new cases announced per day continues to climb, I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By Wren
Find a good used one?

Find a good used one?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,984
Posted By Wren
LH2.4 will be looking for a speed signal. It...

LH2.4 will be looking for a speed signal. It won't throw a code, but from what I understand it affects the way the car runs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,932
Posted By Wren
I just pulled a clutch setup from an '89...

I just pulled a clutch setup from an '89 Rex/Regina 740 junker that had a cable clutch setup. Interestingly enough, it also had the old-style, solid motor mounts. I thought they stopped using those...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,122
Posted By Wren
This is completely wrong. 1985 240s absolutely...

This is completely wrong. 1985 240s absolutely came with LH 2.2. There's one sitting in front of my shop. 007 AMM, etc. 240s with 2.2 didn't get EZK ignition either, they got Chrysler ignition.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,269
Posted By Wren
I've got a couple of good take offs. Send me a PM...

I've got a couple of good take offs. Send me a PM if you're interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,749
Posted By Wren
A buddy had a '90 model that took us a couple of...

A buddy had a '90 model that took us a couple of Sundays to get sorted out. The book I offered has a step-by-step diagnostic procedure that finally got us back on the road.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,480
Posted By Wren
I said the best ones I found, not the best ones...

I said the best ones I found, not the best ones ever made. I don't think that any of them are perfect, but there are several that are usable. The ones mentioned above have stayed in the wheel for...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-17-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,685
Posted By Wren
For an NA setup, I think you would be happier...

For an NA setup, I think you would be happier with the B23 vs. the B21. 200cc's more displacement and a good bit higher compression makes for a noticeable difference in power. I had an '82 with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,480
Posted By Wren
The best ones I found were PN 8646379. ...

The best ones I found were PN 8646379.

https://parts.volvocarslisle.com/p/42818587/30666913.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,749
Posted By Wren
I've got a 700-series ignition greenbook that...

I've got a 700-series ignition greenbook that I'll email you if you PM me with your email address.
Forum: events 01-09-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 38,107
Posted By Wren
I'd love to come up, but I've got a wedding to go...

I'd love to come up, but I've got a wedding to go to that weekend. See y'all at SE!
Forum: performance & modifications 12-29-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,847
Posted By Wren
I got to say that I used 1/2" NPT threads on the...

I got to say that I used 1/2" NPT threads on the block boss that I drilled for the drain on the 240 I did a +T on and it's been dry as a bone for 5 years now. I did use Eaton pipe dope on the...
Forum: events 12-21-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,379
Posted By Wren
I'm game.

I'm game.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Posted By Wren
Watch all of the videos on this page: ...

Watch all of the videos on this page:

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/cast-aluminum-welding.html
Forum: events 11-05-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 98,786
Posted By Wren
As long as it's not the weekend of April 4th, I'm...

As long as it's not the weekend of April 4th, I'm good with any time.
Forum: events 10-02-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 192,858
Posted By Wren
Thanks for all of the help with the fryer, Tom....

Thanks for all of the help with the fryer, Tom. Looking forward to hanging out with you again at SE.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 550,378
Posted By Wren
Let me know when the work day is and I'll come...

Let me know when the work day is and I'll come pitch in.
Forum: events 09-23-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 192,858
Posted By Wren
I was just thinking about that today....

I was just thinking about that today....
Forum: events 09-18-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 192,858
Posted By Wren
:lol::lol::lol: My chili will be making a...

:lol::lol::lol:

My chili will be making a return engagement.



Looks like it's shaping up to be an all-star cast this year.

One Week!
Forum: events 09-10-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 192,858
Posted By Wren
I'll take 2 lbs. please.

I'll take 2 lbs. please.
Forum: events 08-28-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 192,858
Posted By Wren
Four weeks.

Four weeks.
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