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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
It looked like red thread that was pretty stained to me.

Anyway glad you're happy with the wheel.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Yeah, it's kind of a brownish red, but it did get redder when I used some Lexol pH on it...

Thanks again, Ken.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Pic of the cockpit (yes, a bottle of Tylenol Arthritis is in the map pocket):

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
(10-18-2011 02:26 AM)Blue245Ti Wrote:  Pic of the cockpit (yes, a bottle of Tylenol Arthritis is in the map pocket):

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Damn... interior looks really nice man!
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
A lot better than before, that's for sure.

Anyway, still haven't swapped hoods, but also picked up a front spoiler without a broken tab, so it'll attach to the bumper properly. Hope to swap those items on next time it's dry. Rain has returned. On Monday (same day the above photo was taken, btw), I did a photoshoot at the Mountlake Terrace, WA transit center. Will be nice to see how the photos turned out. May go back on Sunday, this time with a flash and a diffuser, so I can get some photos on one of the lower levels.

This evening, spent time replacing the speaker wire from the deck to the left rear speaker. Successful repair. Got four speakers again. Two 5.25" front speakers, and a pair of 6x9's in truck boxes behind the rear seatback pointing upward.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Forgot to mention that I picked up a pair of front mudflaps from a 1989 244 on Monday. About 1/3 the weight of the early flaps. Tried to get the later rear flaps off, but I didn't have the correct 8mm socket. Also would need to weld on the later flap brackets and remove the early brackets to get it to work...

Am picking up a set of Adharas for snow tires this weekend. Should look nice with the minilite-like spokes. Hope to get the windows tinted later this fall, so I can be ready for next summer. May even see if the AC system can be resurrected from the dead.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
(10-20-2011 12:09 AM)Blue245Ti Wrote:  Forgot to mention that I picked up a pair of front mudflaps from a 1989 244 on Monday. About 1/3 the weight of the early flaps. Tried to get the later rear flaps off, but I didn't have the correct 8mm socket. Also would need to weld on the later flap brackets and remove the early brackets to get it to work...

Am picking up a set of Adharas for snow tires this weekend. Should look nice with the minilite-like spokes. Hope to get the windows tinted later this fall, so I can be ready for next summer. May even see if the AC system can be resurrected from the dead.

-J

John, for what it's worth the PO said he recently recharged the AC system. From what I remember it did blow kinda' cold, but not strong. The reason I bypassed the AC pump was it was noisy.

What?......minilite spokes? did I miss something here? Those would look awesome!
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Figured. I'll eventually wind up converting to a '92-'93 setup with the larger evap, rotary compressor, etc. At least, all I gotta do now is swap the belt on and pull the iPd spacer and belt off the PS pump, reverting it to stock.

Yeah, sorta. The rims were normally found on later 940 Turbos, with the Hydras being the optional wheel. There's a set being sold by Superchargerman on TB. Those are the ones I'm picking up on Sunday for $25. Minor bend in one of the rims, which'll be ok for snowies.

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(10-20-2011 01:19 AM)Blue245Ti Wrote:  Figured. I'll eventually wind up converting to a '92-'93 setup with the larger evap, rotary compressor, etc. At least, all I gotta do now is swap the belt on and pull the iPd spacer and belt off the PS pump, reverting it to stock.

Yeah, sorta. The rims were normally found on later 940 Turbos, with the Hydras being the optional wheel. There's a set being sold by Superchargerman on TB. Those are the ones I'm picking up on Sunday for $25. Minor bend in one of the rims, which'll be ok for snowies.

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Minor bend in snowies? A flat tire sucks even worse in the snow! Haha Smile

BTW I woke up this morning to a flat tire, a known bend in my Eiker that had been holding air for a very long time finally gave way. Late for work again.
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Joy... lol Time to put the Hydras back on?

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(10-20-2011 03:48 AM)Blue245Ti Wrote:  Joy... lol Time to put the Hydras back on?

-J

It came with Gemini's..... which now have snow tires on them. So for now I'm running one snow tire Facepalm
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Hmmm, I bet swedishiron.com would trade you a real nice set of Hydras for those... If they are studless, you can probably go ahead, mount the rest, and not worry about the police. That said, the gray 245 ran with a snow tire on the right rear from August 2009 until October of last year.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
(10-20-2011 01:59 PM)Blue245Ti Wrote:  Hmmm, I bet swedishiron.com would trade you a real nice set of Hydras for those... If they are studless, you can probably go ahead, mount the rest, and not worry about the police. That said, the gray 245 ran with a snow tire on the right rear from August 2009 until October of last year.

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I bet he would too.

As far as the snow tires, they are studless. But I dread running them when it's not snowing or at least threatening to snow. I've been known to take the snows off and on 2 or 3 times per winter, just to make them last longer.
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
True. I typically will run them from November through early Feb, since, living out here, there's more of a chance of the white stuff. But, I usually pull'em off before the XXX Drive-in meet. Last time, however, I left them on until March. A few days after the meet, it was snowing again. So, it made sense to leave everything as is.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Some random shots of the wagon from the past week...

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First three shots are from last Monday (the 17th), and were taken after I'd done a dump run. The last two were from this past Sunday when there was a TB minimeet held in Mountlake Terrace, WA. One shot from the meet itself, and one from the local camera shop that I rely upon for my photo processing needs.

On Saturday, I picked up a few items that the car needed at the PnP in Arlington. Got a pair of replacement OEM Volvo tailgate shocks, a later rear wiper relay, and some hardware to reattach my rear mud flap, so it would stop dragging on the road as I'm driving around. Took care of everything prior to the meet. Still have rear wiper issues (won't park when I turn it off, and intermittent mode only is intermittent movement of the wiper blade). Either the motor's farked, or the ground wire I added on the driver's side harness didn't help ground the motor. Thinking the latter, since the original tailgate had similar issues, except that the wiper motor would continue to run at normal speed, when I'd switch to intermittent mode. Have used about three or four relays so far. At least, I'm no longer likely to bonk my head with the tailgate when it's open.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
OBTW: snow tire rims... Got these from Tim (Superchargerman on TB) for $25. One (the rim without the hubcap) has a slight bend on the outer lip, and they all have curb rash. But, they should do the job for what I want them to do.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Replaced the oxygen sensor. Seems to have fixed the 3-cylinder running issue when warming up.

In other news, the speedo cable kicked the bucket last night, leaving me with a speedometer that'd show a maximum speed of 35 mph, usually sitting somewhere between 20 and 10 mph, even when I was travelling 45-50 mph. Drove 15 miles with the odometer only changing from 189,100 to 189,102. Swapped my old 245's speedometer in (a metric 220 km/h unit with 606,000 km), thinking it was a dead speedo. Nope. Same problem, although, the metric speedo did hit 70 km/h (44 mph). So, ordered one up this morning after failing to source one on TB locally. Headed over to Seattle within the hour to pick it up. For six miles, the speedometer worked fine. Swung by the post office to get the mail and to drop some stuff off. From then until Seattle, speedo read zero and odo stuck at 605,983. Got the replacement and installed it on the spot. However, either because I had to leave the old cable mounted to the car, or because the cable might be for an Aw70/71 car, it's a little short. At least, the speedo works, albeit a little shaky in the lower speeds, since it may be kinked now. I did snap the loop off my dipstick. grrr.

After I was done, I headed north to Lynnwood, and did some junkin'. Found an intact '83 245DL in the yard. Pulled the accessory gauge bezels for my dad's 245, since his went MIA recently. Will be going back to grab the hitch and the iPd armrest. Letting a friend get the gauges and oil pressure sender. I also grabbed a replacement dipstick off an '86 245DL.

On my way home, I swung by McLendon Hardware (a local chain that has everything under the sun it seems like), and picked up some reflective tape for the bumpers. Front is done, rear needs to be done.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Today, well, yesterday, I did the rear stripe. Alas, since they didn't have reflective red in the correct length, I wound up getting fluorescent red. Not the best choice.

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Got some reflective red and will just have to piece it together, so it looks like it's a single piece.

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Looks nice! I've always thought about doing that on the 740.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
The 3M tape is available through Amazon.com, if you want to use stuff that's long enough to do it in one shot. You will need a tape slitter to narrow the strip down to the correct width, if you use that stuff. ACE hardware does sell the "TrimBrite" stuff, which is the correct width, but only 30" long. That is, unless you want fluorescent red. That stuff comes in a 92" length. I redid the rear with the reflective red. Actually looks right this time around. Took three rolls, plus about 3" of a fourth roll to complete it. Used a razor blade to cut the correct angle into the ends of the tape.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Added a pinstripe to the car, in addition to the reflective stripes on the bumpers. I think I may redo the stripe in silver, instead of the white that I used, partly because it's not lined up on the passenger fender. Did a better job on the driver's side. This is one of the photos I may be submitting to iPd for the photo contest, though. Probably after I reshoot it on Sunday. Weather is supposed to be a little sunnier.

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Another possible choice is this one...

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Dash cover is kinda visible in this nighttime flash pic...

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Also can see metric speedometer in cluster in this pic...

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Tomorrow, I hope to visit one of the PnP yards. Need some more stuff for the car, like seat repair parts. I suspect I can find a decent piece of foam in a passenger seat at the yard to replace the deformed piece in my driver's seat, as seen in the pics above. Also need to rebuild the lumbar support, redo the wiring for the seat heaters (yes, adding the late model 240 wiring and a passenger seat heater), and swap in the 1989 carpet piece I have for the rear seat area, so it extends underneath the rear cushion. May also put the last remaining seat part from the '85 into it - the rear seatback.

Tuesday, I'll be redoing the speedo cable yet again, since the one that's in there is too short.

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