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Forum: showroom Today, 08:23 AM
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Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yes, just a nice clean one

Yes, just a nice clean one
Forum: showroom Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,725
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By rearwheelpeel
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I just started trying to replace this same line...

I just started trying to replace this same line this past week. I have a 1976 242. I know I have one line going from the charcoal canister to the gas tank, but then I had two lines coming up with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Beautiful work. I love the wiring.

Beautiful work. I love the wiring.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Seems like a good deal to me. At the dealership I...

Seems like a good deal to me. At the dealership I work at they have a guy that comes around and fixes stuff like that pretty quick. I’ve seen him fix way worse. I had the wheels currently on my 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By rearwheelpeel
S40/c30 seats look pretty good in a 240. I have a...

S40/c30 seats look pretty good in a 240. I have a friend with black leather s40 seats in his 242. C30 seats could fold forward tho. They are also easy to find for cheap.
Forum: showroom 11-18-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Try some cheap pilot slim leds

Try some cheap pilot slim leds
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I recently changed my engine wiring harness to a...

I recently changed my engine wiring harness to a brand new one from Dave Barton. I have a digital voltage meter in my car that was previously registering between 13-14 volts and it was very...
Forum: showroom 11-14-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9,725
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I helped a friend get some parts for his 240, he...

I helped a friend get some parts for his 240, he took some sweet pics of my car:



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Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,861
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I spent a bunch on high end door speakers + a...

I spent a bunch on high end door speakers + a nice head unit when I did my interior. I should have replaced door seals and window gaskets first. With the amount of road noise etc that transfers into...
Forum: showroom 11-12-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9,725
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Fantastic. I really want one of those. Get...

Fantastic. I really want one of those.
Get yourself a can of "floods penetrol" and wipe that baby down.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By rearwheelpeel
That’s a pretty rare car where I’m from. We have...

That’s a pretty rare car where I’m from. We have just one customer with a v50 r design w/ manual trans and he says he will never sell it. I just recently picked up an 07 s40 for winter, and wish it...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,861
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Looking good. What material are you using for the...

Looking good. What material are you using for the rear deck? Is that vinyl? I used leftover black headliner fabric on mine but everything gets stuck to it and it’s hard to clean.

* you can still...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,554
Posted By rearwheelpeel
This is the third r-sport cluster that I have...

This is the third r-sport cluster that I have used in this car. If only I knew then what I know now… Well third time is a charm because I finally have every gauge fully functioning! Tach, speedo, oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By rearwheelpeel
My 242 is from phoenix originally, and the dash...

My 242 is from phoenix originally, and the dash looked like it had either been on fire or dipped in lava. I had to sand it down, fill the cracks, and then glue the dash cap on. I couldn’t tell you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I feel like I’ve had this part in my hands not...

I feel like I’ve had this part in my hands not too long ago when I re did my interior. Did you have the back seat out at all? Center console?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,554
Posted By rearwheelpeel
:omg: I took the cluster out of the box, put...

:omg:
I took the cluster out of the box, put the box in my closet and forgot about it. Yes I have the sending unit w/ elbow and the wiring. I even have the original instructions I had been looking...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,554
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Old thread bump - I just wired up a new r sport...

Old thread bump - I just wired up a new r sport cluster into my 1976 242. I have a new kjet wiring harness from Dave Barton that I also just recently installed. The harness has a connector for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I put a dash cap on my early dash and it looks...

I put a dash cap on my early dash and it looks good, but I did more than just glue it on. You end up seeing the edges of the cap so I “blended” it into the dash with fiberglass + filler, then sanded...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Is it possible that you cross thread the lines...

Is it possible that you cross thread the lines onto the radiator? I’d take them back off and inspect the fittings on the lines and the ports on the radiator. Make sure you still have good threads. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Are you getting fuel to the rail? Do you...

Are you getting fuel to the rail? Do you see/smell any gas leaks?
Forum: showroom 10-22-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9,725
Views: 5,334,624
Posted By rearwheelpeel
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I drove the car to and from work today. It was...

I drove the car to and from work today. It was low 50s temp here in Rochester. I made it one stop light further before the car started to want to stall in drive, I figure that’s because of the cooler...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I was having an issue figuring out the spring on...

I was having an issue figuring out the spring on the throttle spool. It looks like I might be missing the larger one with the little hook on the end. Either way, with what I do have I got the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I got it running! It’s idling beautifully. I...

I got it running! It’s idling beautifully. I might have had some bad grounds, or maybe some dirty connections. All I really did was spray some contact cleaner into the air/fuel plug, and the warm up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I agree. Thats what I would like to do. I work...

I agree. Thats what I would like to do. I work with a tech here at the volvo dealership who worked on these back in the day, and COULD help me but he pretty much refuses to. He says he hated k jet...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
After a long week of 8-10 hour work days followed...

After a long week of 8-10 hour work days followed by working on this car until I run out of sunlight I think I need to just call it quits until next spring. I spent so long cleaning up the intake,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Kjet intake throttle linkage reassembly

I’m having some trouble figuring out how to put tension on this spring that goes into the throttle pulley that is connected to the back of the k jet intake. I took it apart and did not pay close...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By rearwheelpeel
They had nos genuine volvo 242 door panels a year...

They had nos genuine volvo 242 door panels a year ago. Only in brown. I bought a set and they are legit. They came in volvo parts bags and everything. They are now in my 242. I should've bought more...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I did some playing around with the auxiliary air...

I did some playing around with the auxiliary air valve this weekend. I watched a video of a guy with a sticky valve diagnosing it by putting it in a freezer and a toaster oven to simulate the low +...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By rearwheelpeel
If it’s just the armrest that is the difference,...

If it’s just the armrest that is the difference, could you cut some of the foam out of the later seat back and then just get an early longer armrest foam to fill in the blank? I think I have an early...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Do you have fabric from a later model rear back...

Do you have fabric from a later model rear back cushion you want to swap to an early style rear seat back foam?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By rearwheelpeel
If it says it’s going to take weeks to arrive...

If it says it’s going to take weeks to arrive that ussually mean they have to get it from Sweden shipped to the warehouse in South Carolina, and then ship it to you. The guy I spoke with said they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Oh yeah, they are one of my favorites. Very...

Oh yeah, they are one of my favorites. Very legit. You can call them and talk to real people that know what they are talking about and are happy to help. I highly recommend them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
It is mikes old car. I’ve done a bunch of stuff...

It is mikes old car. I’ve done a bunch of stuff to it, but the paint will live on. It is a great car. I’ll start a project thread soon so I can show off my progress and maybe keep all the questions I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yes the car was orange originally, then blue, and...

Yes the car was orange originally, then blue, and now it’s blorange? Blurange? The blue hoses are silicone hoses I bought from Amazon. Super flexy and easy to work with. I might be going a little...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
^^^ Thanks!

^^^ Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
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What is this sensor in the idle bypass unit attached to the throttle body? It had a ground wire that was grounded onto one of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
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I decided to pull the intake. The gasket broke apart like porcelain and a few of the nuts were not even finger tight. The two...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I started the car up just now after having it sit...

I started the car up just now after having it sit for a few days. It started right up, was idling smooth. I shifted into drive it was running great, I decided to take it into work after my lunch...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thanks for the suggestions. Besides the change of...

Thanks for the suggestions. Besides the change of valve covers, this car is all original 1976. It has no o2 sensor and no iac. The one area I have tried to keep my hands out of is the k jet rats...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I’ll check the flame trap tomorrow. I did...

I’ll check the flame trap tomorrow. I did recently change valve covers from the original cover that had that cam driven air pump on it to a later vented cover. Am I supposed to add an idle air...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,041
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Kjet 242 stalling during idle

I fixed my timing issue today on my 1976 242. It has an auto trans and b21 engine with kjet. It starts right up, and idles while sitting in park very smoothly with no hiccups. When I shift into drive...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-05-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Can anyone tell me what it is about the kl header...

Can anyone tell me what it is about the kl header that makes it barely fit? I’ve got a kg trimming header im about to attempt to install on my 76 B21.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By rearwheelpeel
I think you need this, but maybe someone with a...

I think you need this, but maybe someone with a little more expertise can confirm that....
A search of the part # says it fits 23 model variants of 240/260 75-78.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Awesome, thanks.

Awesome, thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Rear bumper “concealing panel” on a commando

Is there a rear bumper “concealing panel” for commando bumpers? I’ve only ever seen this type on the later style bumpers, so I’m wondering if it will fit an early 240 or if there was a different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Original radio install: what am I missing?

I found a really nice original radio I want to install in my 1976 242. It is model sr-2120. It has wing nuts on each side that I would assume attach to brackets in the center console. I think I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Yeah I’ve been reading about it. This sounds like...

Yeah I’ve been reading about it. This sounds like the best way to go. Thanks!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By rearwheelpeel
Thanks everyone. I’ll have our service manager...

Thanks everyone. I’ll have our service manager read through all of this and talk to the customer. He bought the car new from us in 1983 and has kept it in mint condition. He apparently had a stock...
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