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2010 242 242 BBS RA 242 & 744
242 & 744 242 & 744 242 & 744 242 & 744
242 & 744 Blurry night shot Trunk  
Spring 2009 New wheels New wheels 25mm IPD front swaybar 28mm IPD front swaybar
Summer 2008 Fort Worden Fort Worden Indian Island Indian Island
Fort Flagler Fort Flagler    
Winery Winery Sand Point Sand Point
242 Interior Interior Interior Engine Bay
Summer 2007 The Paint H4 Ecodes Iced
Clean Sand Point  
Winter 2007 Round headlights On Whidby Island Fort Casey
PSVCOA Tacoma show 2004 Tacoma Show After the show  
Summer 2004 GLT grille back on Hood test Seattle 2004 Seattle 2004
Summer 2003 Mt. St. Helens On the Barlow Road Weyerhauser
Grill painted black Black Grill Black Grill  
February 2003 Engine Rear Seat Seats
Post-Intercooler, July 2002 Engine Bay-2001 Covered Bridge  
August 2001 Front End-2001 Engine Bay-2001  
Not long after I bought the car Top View Front View Front View
Rear view Front View Construction

B21FT
Stock specs are 126bhp @ 5400RPM and 150lb/ft torque @ 3750RPM
Compression Ratio: 7.5:1
Bosch K-Jetronic Continuous Injection System (Mechanical Fuel Injection)
84 Factory Intercooled fuel distributor.
Garrett Airesearch T03 exhaust-driven, oil lubricated, water-cooled turbocharger (water lines not yet connected).
3" cat-back exhaust with one single baffle muffler from a Doge Ram Turbo Diesel
IPD Turbo camshaft.
Using Amsoil Synthetic 10W40 and Mann oil filters
1994 Volvo 960 electric primary fan mounted to the radiator, controlled by a SAAB temperature switch mounted in the radiator return hose.
B23/230 style intake manifold and 200 series intercooler installed.
Porsche 924/933 Compressor Bypass Valve.
IPD Poly alternator bushings
70A Bosch internally-regulated alternator.

M46 4-speed manual transmission with electrically-operated Laycock J-type overdrive unit
Clutch: 8.5" Single dry plate, cable-operated, diaphragm spring type
Gear ratios:
1st: 3.71:1
2nd: 2.16:1
3rd: 1.37:1
4th: 1.00:1
OD: 0.79:1
Reverse: 3.68:1
Final drive ratio: 3.73:1
Truetrac limited slip differential with high preload (588 model).


Stock vented front rotors
Brembo rear rotors and PBR dustless pads.
ATE Super Blue Racing fluid.
Braided stainless flexible lines


28mm IPD front and 25mm IPD rear swaybars
IPD 240GT Firewall Strut Braces (Installed by me very soon after purchasing the car)
Bucina Strut Tower Brace (Installed beginning of summer 2000)
IPD Lower Chassis Braces (Installed midway through summer 2000)
15"x6 "Virgo" 5 Spoke Volvo Turbo rims.
New (as of summer 2000) Volvo rubber trailing arm bushings. Next time they are replaced, I'll use poly.
Late style torque rods with IPD Poly bushings.
SuperPro poly panhard rod bushings.
Volvo rear wheel spacer kit (40mm total)
Kaplhenke solid front swaybar endlinks.


Power mirrors, windows, central locking, and remote trunk opener.
Hand-crank Sunroof
Large Tach with small clock and turbo cluster gauge setup.
Factory Volvo Oil Temperature gauge in the remaining dash gauge slot.
120mph speedo.
Reupholstered black leather front seats.
1978 Bertone rear leather-look package shelf and parking brake console.
1980 Bertone black leather door panels
Full 1981 Bertone trunk side and lid carpeting package.
260 GLE trunk (boot) carpeting. It has piping on the edges and extends farther up the sides.
93 240 black center armrest with cupholders.


A pair of ZKW Ultra-Compact Foglights wired to the original Volvo rear foglight switch.
Volvo side marker lights, used as turn signal repeaters. Located approximately where they would be on a post 81 European 240.
Waso locking gas cap.
Intercooler badge in dealer installed location. (since removed)
Snow cap over the heater intake duct.
Black leather shift boot.
Volvo Ambient Temperature Gauge in place of the clock. 1980 date (matches my other gauges)
Acrylic headlight covers. Wade brand purchased from a Volvo dealer.
Rubber trunk mat
Rearview mirror sun shield
Volvo Zender trunk spoiler
R-Sport steering wheel
Dashtop 3 gauge pod
Equalizer for the upper radio slot
Volvo accessory trunk basket
CR-2170 AM/FM Tape player
20 Watt rear deck shelf speaker boxes (Volvo part 283195)
Aftermarket interior rear window louvers


Rear window defroster time delay relay (from an 86 240).
87 or 88 instrument cluster surround. The newer type with the much lighter diffuser, but not with the halogen bulbs.
Newer style aluminum/plastic bumpers from a couple 84 donors. Also a matching air dam.
82- front fender supports.
86- front mudflaps. Super light-weight plastic replaces old rubber ones (at least 3/4lbs each). New ones are moulded to match the body and considerably smaller.
86 headlight switch. Turns headlights off when the ignition is off.
LED's in the boost control and emergency flasher switches.
88 Rear seatbelts. These are smaller and lighter than the old 81 versions, and they retract properly!
Clear reflectors in the front corner light lenses.
Lighted window switches.
A really nice metallic red paint job. Don't know where PO did it or the actual colour. The car was originally Volvo colour Wine Red Metallic (the special 81 GLT-Turbo colour).
Black door handles from a 93 240.
Factory electric antenna from an 88 240.
Accessory leather steering wheel center.
Original Volvo metal engine splash pan from an early 240.
5-bar oil pressure gauge from an 85 240.
Intercooled boost gauge from an 85 240.
Thin black metal gutter trim from a 92-93 244.
IPD CSF 3-row metal radiator

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