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(10-20-2011 01:19 AM)Blue245Ti Wrote:  Figured. I'll eventually wind up converting to a '91-'92 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.



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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Yeah, a couple friends of mine have been running propane, even though it's not recommended (or legal). Cools very well.

I'll probably just run reclaimed R12.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
...And probably run the current setup, but with a rotary compressor instead.

Anyway, did some damage three nights ago in Bothell, WA. One bent hydra with a bulging tire, and one destroyed tire. Pic of the aftermath and full story in the Random Volvo Pictures thread.

A couple nights ago, I headed up to Lake Stevens and swapped on a pair of Hydras from Jonathan Dally (swedishiron.com). Car's intact again, but probably should be realigned. Something to do when the Bilstein HD's I've been waiting to pick up for the past month or two finally become ready. Warranty paperwork issues.

Last night, I decided to swap on the '86-'93 front mudflaps I'd picked up a while ago. About 1/3 the weight, slightly shorter, but a much nicer fit.

The corner that had the damaged Hydra - new driver side mudflap barely noticeable:
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Left front profile, showing E-code turn lens, reflective stripe on bumper, and gray pinstripe:
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I'm getting the impression that I'm taking more photos of my car than I do of our pets and my niece... lol

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Yet more Volvo whorage...

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Stumbled across this pile of leaves on Friday, when I took the pics in the previous post. So, when the weather let up a bit, it was time to get some photos of the car with the leaves. Unfortunately, I didn't catch the plastered leaf on the front bumper until just now.

Maybe Tuesday I can spend some time working on the wagon and getting the remaining projects either completed or mostly done, so it's ready for the winter. Supposed to be halfway decent then.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
I'm kinda' starting to like the front bumber stripe(s) Smile

The car is looking real good in the first picture in post #54.
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
I knew you'd come around.

Thanks. I need to clean the heck out of the rear rims, tho. They look very dirty compared to the ones I got from Dally.

Swapped on the headlamp door I picked up at PnP. Has a piece of plastic missing below the reflector, but all tabs are there. Also put about $20 of E10 into the tank, since I didn't really have enough to make it to the closest E0 facility without running on the ragged edge (got a serious bucking sensation going on when the tank has 3 gallons or less of gas in it - time for a Bosch main pump and a 700T prepump). Car didn't seem to care for the E10 that much, by trying to fall flat on its face while going up some hills this afternoon. Doesn't seem to do that with E0 gas in the tank. Oh well.

Goin' to sleep early tonight, so I can get an early start on some parts swappage.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Wish I could get E0 here

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
not liking the stripes completely.....just saying they are starting to grow on me. The rouge leaf probably brought everything together Smile

I gotta' say the wheels looks good, interior looks good, it's running better than ever, focus on the stance, need to even things out. I love this car.
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
So, you're beginning to see the light... ;-) The reason why they're on there, is because the first 245T I saw was an '82 in ice blue metallic. Had the stripes. Ever since then, I've thought that the 240T's looked too bland if they didn't have the stripes installed. Not having them there made the cars look like they were trying to imitate a base model Honda Accord or Civic, etc. Plus, every GT I'd seen until probably 1990 or so, had the factory stripe kit on the bumper rubbers. They weren't very common on the 1983-on US cars, that's for sure. So far, I've seen three cars other than the wagon that have been equipped with the stripes. Two with an aftermarket job, and one that I think has the factory stripe kit with the vertical black/white (or black/red) pattern.

I suspect that what would make it look better would be the addition of a euro plate (maybe one from .se) to fill out the empty space that the plate normally resides. Right now, there's the big empty blackness below the grille which, alas, has some rust deposits from the old license plate bracket.

Wheels look good, although, I still think they'd look better if the center hub was painted a gloss black, so the hubcap and the lugs would be the only thing seen, then the spokes and the lip of the rim. Stance will probably remain the same, in other words, stock ride height - Got too many chuckholes in the gravel road that services our cul de sac. Shocks and struts need to be changed badly (at least the struts - passenger side began clunking, so I think it's even deader than dead). Also need to get the front iPd bar swapped from the silver car to this one. Interior-wise, am on the hunt for a 1985-91 heater box, so I can swap a new motor into that, then swap it into the car along with a good heater core. Less grinding needed to fit a new blower motor in the later box. Then, it's just a matter of running wiring for the extra gauges, installing and wiring up the '93 mirrors, running wiring for switched seat heaters, rebuilding the driver's seat and adding a heating element to the passenger seat, and putting in the '86-'93 rear seat area carpeting. If I find an '86 or newer GL with black interior (ideally an '89), I'll grab the cargo panels, so I can delete the 3rd seat, and if it happens to be an '89 and the rear seat back is nice, I'll grab that. Have rear head restraints.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Alden, run it when you get into Oregon on your way up to iPd. Then, if you find that you can get a similar job @ Univ. of Oregon or at OSU, move there, and just start running it all the time. A buddy of mine gets 28-30 mpg out of his '87 744Ti (granted, a stock M46 car with hardly any mods) when it's on E0. On E10, closer to 24-25.

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bland is good......
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
lol, my response is.... Meh... ;-)

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Meh...

Got the hood swapped. Alas, since no one in my family was that interested in helping out, I had to do it myself. Damage: Couple dings in both fenders near the hinges, and quite a few scratches. Touched up the scratches, and it looks OK. Not great. The good is that there's no clearcoat damage on trhe new hood, but there is a small dent in a spot that's not in an easily reachable spot. So, another placeholder body part has been installed in other words. Did some POR-15 work on the rust spots on the underside and the leading edge of said hood, and will keep looking for a nicer hood, and, now, a pair of undamaged fenders.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Not much to update, except that the exhaust leak that was only noticeable when cold has become prevalent the whole time. Last time I checked, it was coming from between the snail and the manifold, but I suspect that I may now have a bad port gasket. All the studs and nuts holding the mani to the head are still intact and tight, though. Guess it's time to start hunting around for the parts necessary to adapt a 16T to the B21FT.

I've also noticed that my headlamps weren't doing that great a job at lighting up the road as of late. Pulled the headlamp covers and reaimed the headlamps upward a little last night. Seems to have helped a bit, but, I think the next lighting upgrade will be some large rectangular E-codes, to bring it back to how it was in 2007, minus the roof rack, and with the other mods I've done.

Interior-wise, all the seats that I saved from the silver '85 have been swapped in, including the rear seatback. 3rd seat will be coming out as soon as I find an '86-'93 245 with the plush black carpeting, so I can update the car to the cargo panels that don't have exposed hinges or metal trim pieces.

Still waiting to hear back from Bilstein about the partial warranty replacement for the front Billy HD's that I'm going to be installing on the car. Once I've heard back from them, I can proceed with the front suspension upgrades/rebuilding. I'm *really* getting tired of the front end bob that happens whenever I back out of a driveway. Surprisingly, though, once the car's at speed, the bob goes away.

Later this weekend, I suspect there will be a water pump replacement done, oil/filter change, oil temp sender install, and wiring up of the two currently non-functional gauges.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Finally got the passenger side handles installed. I still have to do the driver's rear handle, but accidentally grabbed three passenger handles when I left to go visit swedishiron.com today, instead of the intended two passenger, one driver's.

Pic looks like crap, but, here's the result. If you click on the pic, you can go to the photo page and also see the close-up photos I took with the cameraphone.

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I also connected the replacement passenger mirror, since when I installed it, there was a rainstorm in progress and I didn't feel like pulling the panel off the door. With respect to the panel, I will be replacing it (and the others) with later panels. There's almost no fiberboard left at the bottom. It's almost just the vinyl and nothing else.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
The handles look sweet. Wonder why Volovo didn't do this at least on the ones with the black turbo trim?
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
They didn't have them until 1992. They should've thought about this in 1977 when they were designing the GT. But, since 1992-93 240's usually have black turbo trim, except for the classic and the "GL" model, which really wasn't that much of a GL model, it looked right. On the GL and Classic models, the chrome handles were usually used.

I will probably have a couple spares left over for the '83 flattie that you own, so you can upgrade it as well. Will try to remember to bring them with me when I come down to the IKEA meet on the 4th.

In other news, there's now a factory hitch with 2" receiver, instead of the Draw-Tite 1.25" receiver hitch. Will be using that with one of those luggage carriers, so I can tow the garbage cans to the end of the road without worrying about destroying taillamp lenses. Also got the extra BS stickers, so I now have a blue sticker on each rear quarter window, and the silver one on the 'gate.

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R You flying south for sure this weekend? Don't sweat bringing the hitch if you don't have room, I know you and I will even up soon enough. See ya there bud.
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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
I'm hoping to. No guarantees, tho. Still need to replace the tailgate latch and find where I put the hinges from the old gate, since the nice black hinges are worn out. At the moment, it is latched, but I'm leaving it closed until I have the parts replaced.

My mother's car's alternator kicked the bucket a couple days ago. Had hoped to change it today, but, was told not to bother, since it was, after all, my b-day. So, I'm doing it tomorrow. If I get it done early enough, I can then bomb down to Tacoma, get the latch and hinges off this blue '87 245DL, come back up, install the parts, clean up the car, and get it ready. In which case, I can head down.

If not, it looks like Scottyd is coming up at the end of the month. I'm thinking about coming down then, in which case we could meet up and I can give you the parts, plus your "Turbo" horn pad from your 242 and the intercooler badge from the same. Or, if you're planning on heading north sometime, we can meet up here somewhere and transfer stuff over.

Worst-case scenario, we meet at the XXX in February.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Better view of the all-black handles.

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
They look nice! Shame volvo didn't do that for more years

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
i like how this is coming together ... and i really like the strips on the bumpers!

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Alden, yeah, agreed. Wish Volvo had used them on the GT's and the earlier black trim cars, as well as on the '92-'93 cars.

Thanks, Keith... Stripes were found at the local ACE hardware. Alas, they only come in 30" long strips, so a bit of splicing is needed. Car will soon be wearing large H4 E-codes (the ones depicted in Redwoodchair's workshop thread), instead of the 4x6's it has on it today.

Another pic from Sunday...

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
Hmmm, what's this?

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Thanks again, Ken...

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RE: Rölf 2.0, the blue 245 Turbo...
I have some headlight wiper 'stops' you can have for those if you want, in case you ever do the wiper thing.
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