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Volvo 240 Rally build

Posted by Eric Ewert 
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 02, 2016 12:48AM
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I agree that in-tank pumps suck...
That made me snicker.
I think we can all agee that ALL pumps suck. :-)

all pumps suck; some suck better, some suck worse.

NPSH.

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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 02, 2016 08:04AM
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I agree that in-tank pumps suck...
That made me snicker.
I think we can all agee that ALL pumps suck. :-)

all pumps suck; some suck better, some suck worse.

NPSH.

winking smiley



And some are easy to get to and are already backed up ready to go at the flip of a switch, and whaddya know--if you have to change it it can be done in a service, so it sucks less.

This is how a rally car is plumbed--especially in this day of LONG tows and high entries and short SS miles..TODAY..

put a little faggotty little brand X pump up your ass in a street car and pray that it works for all I care..But THIS---when you have time Eric...


Right now..get that bugger going and shook down.



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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 02, 2016 06:51PM
"proper" fuel system is held together with blue duct tape and a zip tie! What is this, turbobricks.com?
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 02, 2016 08:53PM
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"proper" fuel system is held together with blue duct tape and a zip tie! What is this, turbobricks.com?

Thats VW Works Motorsport quality duct tape, Al...(drums fingers)

Hey you send that pistons down yet? You gonna get spanky spanky!



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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 07, 2016 10:57PM
Looking good!!

https://flic.kr/p/EQ6xaf
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 12:06AM
Thanks! Suppose I have to do an update now...

Well we Finished our first event. As far as how we actually did... back of the pack but at this point i'm not too concerned. out of 25 entered I do believe there were 4 dnfs and 7 cars off the road so i'm very happy I was able to drive it home at the end of the day.

The conditions were tricky... well at least for someone doing there first event. The roads consisted of everything from dry gravel, to mud, to slushy snow, bit of ice and some big puddles. Showed up with non-studded street snow tires with 70-80% left on them and didn't really think about tires. Wasn't actually a terrible choice in my opinion. Not that I had much in the way of choice!


The volvo was dead reliable and a ton of fun to drive. Only issue was a small amount of fuel in the trunk which was caused by me failing to have the hose going from the fill tube to a hole in the floor actually connected to the floor. 5 minutes with a drill and some rags to clean things up and that was sorted. It was a good thing the car was solid, because having had 4 hours of sleep in the last 100 hours of living/ getting ready for the rally meant I slept during the second service. Kinda funny... seeing everyone scurrying around and then me off to the side passed out in the service vehicle.

The event was a blast, Keith M put on a really fun and well run event and must be thanked for this! Roads were good, seamed like all the volunteers knew what was up. Yea nothing to complain about... hell even the food at the end banquet was good! Look forward to running it next year!!!!

Lots of work to do and lots of things to learn... need to do lots with my driving and work on how we do our notes. Going to make some changes to the car before the next event as well... particularly ditching the stock front suspension and getting the jvab stuff on there. Our result was nothing great but we were not terribly far off from the main group of 2wd guys. Over the season we will work on edging closer to them with each event!

I didn't want this post to be too much on the car and more on the event/ driving/rallying but it must be said... thank you John V for all your parts and help. The car would not be what it is with out the parts you supply for reasonable and the help you have offered through more than a couple of your ideas.

Can't wait for the next one!!!
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 07:52AM
Did you blow the front struts during the rally?
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 08:43AM
Nope... well if i did i didn't notice. Brakes got kinda funky though. Will have a look at the pads and get some better fluid in there.
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 08:47AM
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Nope... well if i did i didn't notice. Brakes got kinda funky though. Will have a look at the pads and get some better fluid in there.

Or newer fluid.



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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 09:24AM
Thats more or less what i meant by better!
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 10:04AM
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Nope... well if i did i didn't notice. Brakes got kinda funky though. Will have a look at the pads and get some better fluid in there.

Funky how?

It was great to catch up with you again at the event and super great to see you make it to the finish! Glad you had fun! (which is what it is all about afterall)
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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 12:09PM
Started to get some noticeable fade on the hunter valley stages. Taking the car down from 150km/hr+ several times kinda cooked things! No biggie though. Front brakes really needed some fresh fluid. Just ran out of time before the event to change it.



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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 08, 2016 12:47PM
In my "experience"/perspective...
'Fade' isn't fluid related... although boiling off fluid makes the pedal soft. (in a way that doesn't really return a firm pedal)
Fade - to me - is when you still have a good pedal feel - of a 'hard' pedal' - and you just lose braking strength.

If we agree on what we're calling 'fade,' then better pads, and either fresh rotors or machine what you have. (I'd go to new rather than having them cut. Good pads can be fairly aggressive on rotors)

New fluid regularly is a good idea. Bleeding before every event is worth while. I've been in cars that needed bleeding at every service. (Combination of DOT3 fluid and overuse of LFcool smiley

But... take that all with a grain of salt



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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 16, 2016 06:03PM
Congrats!

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...down from 150km/hr+ several times ...

I wish my car could do 150. sad smiley



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Re: Volvo 240 Rally build
March 27, 2016 11:09PM
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Congrats!

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...down from 150km/hr+ several times ...

I wish my car could do 150. sad smiley

That is a bit of a guess and is based on gearing. I could be off a chunk as I never really bothered looking at the tach. Also only on the down hills would this of been possible! Going up was a very different matter.
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