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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:06 pm

Ahem.
Before you get fast...
Vented rotors.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:10 pm

s_r_c wrote:
Ahem.
Before you get fast...
Vented rotors.

yep those are on my list too...I'd really love S60r brakes. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:08 pm

$$$$
But if anyone's gonna find them in the yards,
It'll be you. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:42 pm

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$$$$
But if anyone's gonna find them in the yards,
It'll be you. Smile

haha, that'll be the day!

yeah dunno if S60r brakes will be the solution...also like the Wilwood conversion, but that's money too.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:39 am

When you address the inevitable failed master, swollen brake hose, old fluid or recalcitrant caliper; just upgrade the fronts to the 240 turbo/later style. Then at least you can get decent rotors like Ken has on the 82.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:36 am

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When you address the inevitable failed master, swollen brake hose, old fluid or recalcitrant caliper; just upgrade the fronts to the 240 turbo/later style. Then at least you can get decent rotors like Ken has on the 82.

i've been thinking about buying the front corners from a later model 240 and swapping them in...there's plenty of summer left, and plenty of projects to go. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:27 am

Mylesofsmyles wrote:
s_r_c wrote:
When you address the inevitable failed master, swollen brake hose, old fluid or recalcitrant caliper; just upgrade the fronts to the 240 turbo/later style. Then at least you can get decent rotors like Ken has on the 82.

i've been thinking about buying the front corners from a later model 240 and swapping them in...there's plenty of summer left, and plenty of projects to go. Very Happy

I'm still hoping for a dirt cheap Turbo donor car.

*Fingers crossed*

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:02 am

Hmm.
Menage et trois parts car party?
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:21 pm

I found some time, after my road bike ride this morning, to catch up on my Volvo projects. I'm waiting on my suspension parts to arrive, hence the reason why I haven't yet installed my adjustable panhard bar and torque rods; I assume just wait until I've got all my rear end suspension bushings and shocks and blast through it all at once, then bust out the front end shocks, bushings and ball joints and hit the alignment rack, before my Colorado trip.

Along with the below parts I pulled off the Moss Landing car, I managed to score the trunk key with both the trunk and glove box core. Now I have a core's matching pair, with key. Very Happy

I got the door; that's a lot better...

landing

I also got a new right side tail light, because I was missing a lens...



These were my old door cards...



So I grabbed the set from the Moss Landing car...



Gave her a bath to get the JY dirt off the door and light; she looks good! That's the room mate's '75 280z, running project.




Oh, and I got the floor mats and a fuse panel cover too...


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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:23 pm

So glad you got that door.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:28 pm

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So glad you got that door.

haha, me too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:18 pm

Looks like you scored a perfect match on that door, excellent.

The rest is hella nice icing on the cake.

Good job.

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:17 pm

Carpet and door panels make a nice difference too, I forgot this was the girl cruiser.
I had replaced a lot of the missing & or destroyed interior in my hammered 79, made all the difference to me & the girls.
Never did replace the door handles though. Heh.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:31 pm

Mylesofsmyles wrote:
s_r_c wrote:
So glad you got that door.

haha, me too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:24 pm

I'm going to start adjusting that 850 bumper and make it fit properly. I'm just now wishing I hadn't drilled out, tucked and tack welded my bumper shocks. Wondering, if I grind off the tack weld, if I can't just pull them back out and weld them in place of where I need the bumper. I'm using a cut-up Commando as my bumper support, so the 850 cover mounts to that, but the Commando isn't straight.

Progress pics as I go along. Anyone have an extra front Commando that is destined for the scrap yard...and some bumper shocks to go along? No biggie if you don't; I know where I can get some...just though I'd help clear out someone's garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:10 pm

Yes, they'll slide around still if you got the fluid out of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:03 pm

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I'm going to start adjusting that 850 bumper and make it fit properly. I'm just now wishing I hadn't drilled out, tucked and tack welded my bumper shocks. Wondering, if I grind off the tack weld, if I can't just pull them back out and weld them in place of where I need the bumper. I'm using a cut-up Commando as my bumper support, so the 850 cover mounts to that, but the Commando isn't straight.

Progress pics as I go along. Anyone have an extra front Commando that is destined for the scrap yard...and some bumper shocks to go along? No biggie if you don't; I know where I can get some...just though I'd help clear out someone's garage.

No luck here,just some black commandos.

The rubber covers are worth more than the bumper shells.

Dangerkitty sent the commando shocks away with the shell. annoyed

It's so easy to flail stuff when you take it apart.

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:36 pm

Tis a bit ghetto, but I managed to put together a budget audio system to get me through the monotony of silent driving. I put up with driving this car for almost 8k miles with no audio system...haven't really minded so much, actually thought it was quite peaceful, but on longer drives or sitting in traffic, it really wears on me. played pandora through the phone and rocked ear buds, or plugged it into small battery powered speakers....even drove from my place in SF to Tucson and back...

enough is enough...time for some audio! so, i scored some speakers from a miata i bought...the last owner cut holes in the rear shelf and put in some 6.5" speakers from a Mercedes-Benz. I assume he just yanked them outta the JY...dunno much about them other than they are stamped with the MBZ logo. I bust out my hand-me-down amplifier, my dad gave me; an Alpine 2-channel 30-watt RMS x 2 amp, circa 1985, lol. Wired that into the Pioneer double-din navi unit i bought last winter....



i had to do some custom work to get that head unit in there...shaved down the dash bezel, and had to cut the support behind it...before it was more like din.5...now i've got almost 2-dins, haha.



kinda funny to me that i've got a 31-year old car with GPS, and streaming Pandora radio, haha

gucci speakers and amps and subs and sound deadening and all that jazz to come, after i handle much more interesting projects, but i'z got some ghetto blasters!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:49 pm

My neighbor and I adjusted timing this evening...feels good at 10 degrees BTDC. As they saying goes, when all else fails, get a bigger hammer. Very Happy

Oh, and he who installs 1-1/4" rear spacers shall experience tire rub...rear quarter rolling in progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:59 pm

Herra frush rubbage?

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:30 pm

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Herra frush rubbage?

das wassup!
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:30 pm

Some goodies arrived this week, though I'm still waiting on my bushings and Billy's. In my down time, I managed to get the distributor set back to 10* btdc; I've been stuck at 6* retarded. What a nice difference, proper engine timing makes! I've got a few little more maintence things to tackle before I hit the road...wanna bust out some fresh belts and hoses, and fix the vacuum lines for the climate control vents.



I've always loved a lil junk in the trunk...22mm worth


just a little something to hold onto...


but sometimes rubbers get in the way...205's just not cuttin it; i mean cuttin it too much.


hella flush


i gotta idea...


in the form of Bippy!


Don't ever go in dry; always lube it up!


the new tredzzzzz


after some fender luv, they finally fit without a rub...




verrry nice!


my homie gave me a gift to play with tomorrow...


maybe I'll get my bushings and shocks to play with for this weekend!
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:35 pm

Oh chit mang.

Looks very good actually.

Don't forget to eventually keep it from bouncing. Done shocks/struts yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:53 pm

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Oh chit mang.

Looks very good actually.

Don't forget to eventually keep it from bouncing. Done shocks/struts yet?

billy hd's in the mail...should have before the weekend!
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:05 am

Sweet.

Before they start calling me a fucking idiot on TB, about your tank buzzing:

My 79 did the exact same thing.
Check the wiring, starting at the fuel pump fuse (you should spin these somewhat frequently)
With a test light and voltmeter check the operation of the fuel pump relay
And follow that to the rear of the car, checking grounds in particular. Double check the + voltage to the in tank pump.

That's IF it's the same sound I'm thinking of, and it's not the speaker install.
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