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Old 07-17-2018, 01:17 PM   #151
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Its been doing it more?
Yesterday was the first time I have slipped the Viggen - SVO organic/kevlar sprung setup.

Then I smelled it really good this AM when I was backing into my spot at the shop.

I am going to pull the trans and check the disc wear pattern and for maybe a leaky rear main or something??
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:35 PM   #152
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The stock 99-02 Viggen 2.3 turbo was rated at 252 lb-ft of torque with an organic disk, you may just be over that by a bit

Go with a ceramic or feramic disk if you can. The kevlar disks are not tolerant to being slipped, as they have a lower heat capacity than even an organic disk. The kevlar disk in the rally car was glazed after about 10 events with the NA 8v. Saab 215/228 PP and a cheap organic disk have been fine with the high comp 16v and now the b230ft.
When the rally car gets the bigger turbo, it's getting a ceramic or feramic disk just to be safe. They're about $180-250.
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:42 PM   #153
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Clutch is on the back burner until I decide what I want to do vs what my pocket book wants to do.

In other news, all of this LH24/G80 speedo talk prompted me to take another look at the speedo in the car.

I verified working condition on the speedometer itself today using a low voltage AC power transformer, the 60hz spun it right at the 22 mph mark which according to Art is right on the money. So, I changed the elecrolytic caps to make sure it would last another 25 years, rechecked operation out of the cluster and that was good. The damn thing still doesn't work in the cluster.

I wired up the speedo in my car according to the 1986 greenbook, however I do have a question.

I ran two wires from the sensor straight to the L plug, and then tapped the R-SB wire to ignition source, does the "SB" wire need to be grounded somewhere? I was unable to deduce if there was an internal ground somewhere that I did not know about or?





I mean, it seems like everything is there to work, it's just is not

This is using a 240 sensor, on a G80 diff with the windows cut. So I am sorting that now as well.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:12 PM   #154
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Yeah, that black should be grounded.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:19 PM   #155
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does the "SB" wire need to be grounded somewhere? I was unable to deduce if there was an internal ground somewhere that I did not know about or?
The wiring diagram definitely indicates that you need to earth it to the body of the car somewhere. The speed pick-up sensor needs to be earthed, the speedo itself needs to be earth, they are simply earthed at the same location to reduce any interference in the signal.
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Yeah, that black should be grounded.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:59 AM   #158
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I plopped a set of quad squares on the car while I repaint the grill and surrounds.

THIS is how these cars are supposed to look as far as I am concerned, but the Mrs likes the rounds, so it may go back. I would like to find a GL grill sometime soon.





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Ugh...I have a flathood acquired for my '83 and I've already converted to single-rounds, but these pics are making me second-guess that decision...
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I plopped a set of quad squares on the car while I repaint the grill and surrounds.

THIS is how these cars are supposed to look as far as I am concerned, but the Mrs likes the rounds, so it may go back. I would like to find a GL grill sometime soon.
Your car will look sweet no matter which grille & light setup it has, but there is something to be said for keeping the original late single round setup. It's much better integrated into the design of the car than the early singe round design. Plus it's cool that they only offered this combination of front & rear designs for 2 years (1979 and 80) if I'm not mistaken, with the smoother single round setup and the nice redesigned tail with the flat trunk and 5-panels. It's the "most pure" version of the 242 IMO.
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Your car will look sweet no matter which grille & light setup it has, but there is something to be said for keeping the original late single round setup. It's much better integrated into the design of the car than the early singe round design. Plus it's cool that they only offered this combination of front & rear designs for 2 years (1979 and 80) if I'm not mistaken, with the smoother single round setup and the nice redesigned tail with the flat trunk and 5-panels. It's the "most pure" version of the 242 IMO.
so, in other words, a 1979 242dl is the perfect Volvo? I would tend to agree
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Ugh...I have a flathood acquired for my '83 and I've already converted to single-rounds, but these pics are making me second-guess that decision...
Best part is it took me like 15 mins to change! Quick and easy face changes ftw!

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Your car will look sweet no matter which grille & light setup it has, but there is something to be said for keeping the original late single round setup. It's much better integrated into the design of the car than the early singe round design. Plus it's cool that they only offered this combination of front & rear designs for 2 years (1979 and 80) if I'm not mistaken, with the smoother single round setup and the nice redesigned tail with the flat trunk and 5-panels. It's the "most pure" version of the 242 IMO.
I do very much appreciate this car's aesthetics, the stainless trim and commandos is what really make the look to me. I do think the quads look nice with all of the chrome trim. I need to source a flathood grill to finish this look off.

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so, in other words, a 1979 242dl is the perfect Volvo? I would tend to agree
Hey now, 1980 is a good vintage as well. I love seeing the progression on these cars, and having almost 20 years of 240 meant a lot of different options scattered throughout. Adding the "updates" to my car has been a driving force for the build. The car is built how I think Volvo would have made it if they knew what we know
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so, in other words, a 1979 242dl is the perfect Volvo? I would tend to agree
From a design perspective yeah; mine is an '81 but I took what I could get at the time. I do think looking at the whole car overall the '83 242DL is the sweet spot, and I had one of those but sold it!

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Best part is it took me like 15 mins to change! Quick and easy face changes ftw!

I do very much appreciate this car's aesthetics, the stainless trim and commandos is what really make the look to me. I do think the quads look nice with all of the chrome trim. I need to source a flathood grill to finish this look off.

Hey now, 1980 is a good vintage as well. I love seeing the progression on these cars, and having almost 20 years of 240 meant a lot of different options scattered throughout. Adding the "updates" to my car has been a driving force for the build. The car is built how I think Volvo would have made it if they knew what we know
Yeah it's cool that we have the freedom with these cars to change up the look quickly and easily.

I have a flathood Turbo grille from an '83 homologation special car, and I'm not using it. I could be talked into parting with it. Send me a PM if you're interested.
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Hey now, 1980 is a good vintage as well. I love seeing the progression on these cars, and having almost 20 years of 240 meant a lot of different options scattered throughout. Adding the "updates" to my car has been a driving force for the build. The car is built how I think Volvo would have made it if they knew what we know
Suddenly feeling like such an outsider with my 84. Figured if I changed the headlights maybe I could follow you guys around.
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