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rally car project rescue: volvo 242

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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
December 09, 2014 01:43PM
I was gonna stay away from hydraulic and grab one of these.

http://yoshifab.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=126

My only concern is if it will work with the pressure plate john supplied.
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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
January 11, 2015 08:04PM
Now that the holidays are over, I finally found some time to work on the car again. I got the lower shock mounts relocated, so now there's some clearance between the coilover and the tire. I also found out the driver's turret is mounted farther outboard than the passenger side, so I offset the lower mount to keep the shocks parallel.
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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
January 15, 2015 11:06PM
Going out of town for a week, so only keyboard building for a bit. I'm trying to figure out what to run for rear brakes. The front has stock gen 2 RX7 rotors and 4 pot calipers; in the rear, the axles have been machined to fit the same front rx7 rotors. I have a wilwood dual master pedal box with a 5.25 to 1 pedal ratio. I don't yet have any master cylinders (including the handbrake cylinder) or rear calipers.
Any suggestions on what would be a good rear caliper to match the front? And what master cylinder sizes to run?
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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
January 15, 2015 11:18PM
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Going out of town for a week, so only keyboard building for a bit. I'm trying to figure out what to run for rear brakes. The front has stock gen 2 RX7 rotors and 4 pot calipers; in the rear, the axles have been machined to fit the same front rx7 rotors. I have a wilwood dual master pedal box with a 5.25 to 1 pedal ratio. I don't yet have any master cylinders (including the handbrake cylinder) or rear calipers.
Any suggestions on what would be a good rear caliper to match the front? And what master cylinder sizes to run?

Volvo 240 rears... and those RX7 fronts are not going to work well without a booster...



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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
February 08, 2015 12:35PM
I did some work on the Supra LSD, adding a Weir spring kit and shimming the side gears. It is getting set up now in the pickup 3rd member with a solid pinion spacer and 4.56 gears.
If anyone needs a supra diff housing, axle stubs, and/or a 3.90 final drive, let me know, because otherwise it's getting scrapped.
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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
February 08, 2015 01:16PM
I'll take it, I seem to have more than enough 4.3 sets...

Maybe set it side for when somebody is passing thru from there to here..



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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
February 08, 2015 01:40PM
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Think about the annular type---how much fun bleeding and replacement/service and how much fun it would be pulling the gearbox to cure a little leak vs external slave..

Depends on what you're breaking. Good pressure plate can make some cars' forks and pivots break, or flex a lot. Reinforcing only does so much, a linkageless dealy is a great fix.

If, as you point out, it's laid out so that it's not a major pain in the ass to service.



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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
February 08, 2015 07:46PM
Just finished redoing the backstay V, since the old bars didn't leave enough room to fit the fuel cell without hulk-smashing it into place. I landed the new bars on the back stays instead of the turret support bars which gained a lot more room, and while I was in there I welded up a bunch of unused holes in the floor.
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Re: rally car project rescue: volvo 242
February 09, 2015 12:11PM
John, do you want the whole housing and stubs, or just the ring & pinion?
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