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Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 55,368
Posted By mblue240
I installed a new Alpine headunit. It turned out...

I installed a new Alpine headunit. It turned out to be a headache. Apparently, in the factory harness, both the power and ground wires are black. Once I got that figured out though it was pretty...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 64,302
Posted By mblue240
While the trim was off he worked hard at removing...

While the trim was off he worked hard at removing all the adhesive, then he learned how to polish. The paint felt almost like chalkboard, now it's buttery smooth.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By mblue240
I put the hushmat on with a roller, park it in...

I put the hushmat on with a roller, park it in the sun, then roll it again. The tar stuff is super sticky after it heats up. I'm pretty sure once you use any of the Dynamat type products they're on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By mblue240
If it's just sticky adhesive that's left I'd...

If it's just sticky adhesive that's left I'd apply the new sound deadner right over it. As for the eraser wheel, the idea behind the slotted one is that it runs cooler. I watched a video that...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By mblue240
Fuel wise my cars are stock other than the...

Fuel wise my cars are stock other than the injectors. I want to say 89 came with a 3bar, but I'd have to go check.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By mblue240
Looks like you're running yellows, I'd bump it up...

Looks like you're running yellows, I'd bump it up to pinks. My 89 is a similar setup to yours and runs well with the pinks. My 83 is stock and runs well with the yellows. I have pinks for sale in my...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 64,302
Posted By mblue240
Not even, permit in December.

Not even, permit in December.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 64,302
Posted By mblue240
It's hard to get a good before and after shot...

It's hard to get a good before and after shot while the car is sitting in the driveway, but we've started trim replacement. The wheel well trim, lower door, and lower rocker trim all got removed. The...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,298
Posted By mblue240
I like using Knu Konceptz for cables. I just...

I like using Knu Konceptz for cables. I just redid my amp wiring in the 89 with their 1/0 cables. No I have 4 gauge wiring waiting for me to install a trunk battery on my 142.

...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By mblue240
I don't think it did. I pulled it from a parts...

I don't think it did. I pulled it from a parts car and added it to mine. The car is scotia blue with blue interior. I think the red carpet has a good pop to it, I just need red floor mats now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By mblue240
You nailed it! Hooked the black from the loom up...

You nailed it! Hooked the black from the loom up as switched power and a separate ground to a bolt, then everything worked as it should.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By mblue240
83 stereo install

I took out a functioning head unit, which had been hardwired into the car. A tb member was nice enough to send me a car side plug and pigtail. I matched the wires up by color and crimped them, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
In 2003, when I bought the car, I had a really...

In 2003, when I bought the car, I had a really cool Sony flip-down head unit installed. After a handful of years, it stopped playing CDs. I swapped it for a used Alpine I got for free, which...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 55,368
Posted By mblue240
I finally got around to installing the factory...

I finally got around to installing the factory Volvo spoiler.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52151459892_9f966f56ae_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nsrS6A)20220614_183413...
Forum: showroom 06-17-2022, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,925,593
Posted By mblue240
I factory Volvo spoiler. I've had it for a while...

I factory Volvo spoiler. I've had it for a while and just got off my butt to put it on the 242.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52151459892_9f966f56ae_c.jpg...
Forum: events 05-23-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By mblue240
I'll be there, for the first time. Shopping for a...

I'll be there, for the first time. Shopping for a hotel for the night before right now.
Forum: events 05-23-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,734
Posted By mblue240
Who was taking pics in the IPD driveway around...

Who was taking pics in the IPD driveway around 8am? I want to track down the rolling shot he got of my car.
Forum: events 03-23-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,734
Posted By mblue240
I'll be there. Already got the night before off...

I'll be there. Already got the night before off work, so I won't be a walking zombie not having slept in 36 hours.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By mblue240
I don't have a better pic saved anywhere, but...

I don't have a better pic saved anywhere, but this is what I did. 940 bracket with 240 power steering that has the remote reservoir, then a denso on top of that. I had to measure for all the belts,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,870
Posted By mblue240
Goes left of the clutch pedal, covers up all the...

Goes left of the clutch pedal, covers up all the wires that run down the firewall under the A pillar.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2022, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By mblue240
All my 240s get the 100 amp denso, no matter the...

All my 240s get the 100 amp denso, no matter the age. I think the trick is having the adjustment arm that comes with the denso. There's usually a few for sale on the forum
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By mblue240
Did you just get that at auction? I saw it wanted...

Did you just get that at auction? I saw it wanted to save it for a Gambler car, but don't have an open parking space. I'm glad to see a member saved it!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By mblue240
I just finished laying a ton of sound deadner in...

I just finished laying a ton of sound deadner in my car. The process starts on page 5 of my thread, but on page 6 I have a link to the material I laid on top of the Killmat.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51855861298_ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51855861298_efa6e1b76b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n1jQW7)20220130_154509 (https://flic.kr/p/2n1jQW7) by M. Blue 240 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/64471650@N03/),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2022, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By mblue240
I double checked my fuse cover and that's what it...

I double checked my fuse cover and that's what it says too. I should learn to read first.

It shouldn't mater though, right? Both #1 and #5 are 8A.

I decided to button up the interior and get...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By mblue240
That makes sense, somewhere I have a set of the...

That makes sense, somewhere I have a set of the early mirrors boxed up. I'll have to be sure to get the switches into the box.

The switches could definitely use a clean, some of them don't even...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By mblue240
240 power mirror troubleshooting

I just added power mirrors to my 89 and can't get them to move. I have a total of three sets of mirrors, so I swapped in some parts. I've used two relays and three sets of switches with no luck. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
I replaced the foam mats that go under the...

I replaced the foam mats that go under the carpet. I was able to get more coverage and the new material is a feather weight compared to the old beat up mats. I ordered the 48"x70" package and had...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-15-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
I finished laying down the killmat, at least for...

I finished laying down the killmat, at least for now. I also finally got around to adding the 3D printed shift boot adapter I got months ago. Now I wish I could remember what I did with the file or...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,087
Posted By mblue240
This is the tube, I just added it to my 89. Not...

This is the tube, I just added it to my 89. Not all years got them, but I can't remember if it's 90+ or 93 only. If you don't have the tube there is a solid grommet in it's place.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-08-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
I think I fixed all 3 water leaks on the...

I think I fixed all 3 water leaks on the firewall. They were the grommet around the wiper motor, grommet for the vacuum line that runs the vents, and the grommet I had the old amp power wire through....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-22-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By mblue240
I was thinking more the reverse of an 80's Benz,...

I was thinking more the reverse of an 80's Benz, which I would probably own if I wasn't tied up in Volvos.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By mblue240
Scotia blue spray can

Has anyone found an off the shelf rattle can that closely matches Scotia Blue? Someone suggested I paint match my wheels and I'm thinking it's a pretty good idea. I also need some chrome trim rings...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
When a project snowballs you might as well let it...

When a project snowballs you might as well let it roll....I upgraded to 1/0 wire running to the amp in the trunk.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51756003921_8cdf7c3d55_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 55,368
Posted By mblue240
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51755175477_4d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51755175477_4d3e204531_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mRqNxF)20211216_115625 (https://flic.kr/p/2mRqNxF) by M. Blue 240 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/64471650@N03/),...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-10-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
Progress has been made on the Killmat. I'm...

Progress has been made on the Killmat. I'm heading out right now to cover the driveshaft area between the rear passenger feet, then I'm done from the B pillars back.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,672
Posted By mblue240
Orange tops are 29.5lbs/hr and blues are...

Orange tops are 29.5lbs/hr and blues are 33.3lbs/hr. The notable difference is how they spray the gas into the cylinders. My butt dyno says the newer style injectors are worth the upgrade.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-06-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,672
Posted By mblue240
I don't have any blue injectors on hand right...

I don't have any blue injectors on hand right now, but my thread has a good comparison list between most injectors.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=301784
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
The other day the car wouldn't start. I couldn't...

The other day the car wouldn't start. I couldn't get to it right away, so I put a space heater in it and walked away. I've had a water leak for years that pools up in the read driver side foot well....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By mblue240
My relay is dangling, so I'll add that to the...

My relay is dangling, so I'll add that to the to-do list.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By mblue240
I checked the basics, even made a jump wire for...

I checked the basics, even made a jump wire for the fuel pump relay like Dave Barton suggests. Turn the key and the car started right up....then I realized what I did. The car has a persistent water...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 170,598
Posted By mblue240
Or give a smoking deal to pass it on to a local...

Or give a smoking deal to pass it on to a local father/son duo (plus 2 other kids) that like working on Volvos and want to hoon around in the dirt. :oogle:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-16-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By mblue240
'89 No start

I parked the car and now a few days later it won't start. It cranks fine, but won't catch. Before I beat my head on a wall trying everything please help confirm my memory.

With LH2.4 I should hear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By mblue240
I use two different style of brushes on my wheels...

I use two different style of brushes on my wheels combined with Adam's wheel and tire cleaner. You still have to poke each hole, but it's a quick wipe with the gerbil brush.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By mblue240
IPD stainless header pipe

Being a newer item I thought I would share a brief review of the IPD stainless steel header pipe. It seems like a quality piece, welds look good and it fits as it should. The install is easier than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,874
Posted By mblue240
RedwoodChair was selling the film awhile ago iirc.

RedwoodChair was selling the film awhile ago iirc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By mblue240
1. It's trans fluid. 2. I put a drip pan...

1. It's trans fluid.

2. I put a drip pan under the rack and disconnect the lines.

3. I shortened the line that has a hose clamp on either end. The other line I just looped like a horseshoe and...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 145,054
Posted By mblue240
I'd love to redo the whole suspension, but I...

I'd love to redo the whole suspension, but I gotta decide how to divvy the money up between the cars, motorcycle, and house. Right now the house is winning. The +t will be the next chunk of money put...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 64,302
Posted By mblue240
He already has a parts stash. ...

He already has a parts stash.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51331358085_8ea5a0d8bb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mcYCpg)20210722_112707 (https://flic.kr/p/2mcYCpg) by M. Blue 240...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,383
Posted By mblue240
The sale post: ...

The sale post:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=6202219#post6202219
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