During the drive, it was nice to confirm the car started easily, pulled strongly in all gears, and made no strange noises. I was a little neglected, but as solid as a 38 year old brick could ever be. They are a good shock for use with a range of springs, and are the recommended shock for our progressive spring sets described above. The airconditioning works extremely well. So far I've got about an hour on them and I can definitely tell a huge difference It doesn't feel like I'm riding on top of a bobble head any more.
Unfortunately, the company isn't specifying the amount being invested or how long the work will take. I later discovered the ignition points were burned and pitted, which might explain the poor mileage. The answer depends on several factors. After stopping at the start for the very last stage into St Johns to once again replenish the oil, the Volvo motor refused to start right at the beginning of the timed area. In the front the ride height change will be double the spacer thickness. The paintwork on the centre section of the bootlid is blotchy.
It is a credit to Eric's workmanship that I could rely on the car without worry after so much work was done on it. I found seats were in good shape except for a tear on the top of the passenger side back cushion and the accompanying headrest. In fact, it's the sort of progress that everyone can get behind, really, because chances are whatever you're driving will probably have a hard time keeping up. Martha drove the car sparingly, but continued to service the car at Dean's every few months right up through 2008. The interior also had a completely redesigned padded dashboard with a new instrument cluster consisting of dials rather than the strip speedometer previously used, rocker switches replacing the push-pull switches with the exception of the headlight switch , and vents to direct air towards the person augmenting the defrost and floor vents. The webbing under the passenger side seat cushion was torn and rotten. Our progressive rate spring sets have proved to be widely adaptable with uses ranging from street daily drivers, to weekend drives on back country roads, to autocross, trackday and even the Targa Newfoundland and Carrera Pan America Races.
This is car 1114147, so it is a very early example out of the 66,560 142's they made for 1970. Most road racers use 800-1000 lb front and 175-225 lb rear in the 1800. The other issue we dealt with on our trip to Oregon was a very erratic and unstable idle after being at highway speeds for many hours. The overdrive really transforms the car. Thanks again for the great springs, and for selecting a slightly taller set to suit. They also reset both door strikers so the doors latch with a satisfying double click under their own momentum when gently motivated.
They are appropriate for both street and race applications. I bought a one for the driver's side window with the desirable screw-on rear latch as opposed to the earlier glue on type. For even more aggressive driving, whether on the street, in a Targa or Carrera race, or in autocross, we can now offer on a custom basis a line of stiffer progressives, specifically designed to be stiff enough to emphasize cornering control, while still having the minimum in soft coils necessary to be tolerable on the street and maintain road contact on corners that are not all racetrack smooth. This year's event started a month ago in Alicante, Spain, and will end next June at the Swedish automaker's hometown of Gothenburg. We have found and solved only one problem with the Bilsteins, and this is limited to their current shocks for the rear of the 1800 and 122 where the rebound valving and gas pressure rates are way too stiff - solved by having them revalved by Bilstein to our specs.
I pulled the fuel gauge sending unit and by careful adjustment of the stops and the float arm, was able to correct its reading. During that time our development and testing produced significant advances in the suspension components available for old Volvos - including a range of custom progressive rate lowering springs and shocks from Bilstein valved to our specifications where required. I read up on how to best glue the proper latches onto the glass and, lo and behold, it worked. I have yet to research if the voltage is also different between the two. The last entry in this book was in 1976 at 49,167 miles.
A console on the transmission tunnel with a clock was now standard. Sure, there's a big difference in how the torque is applied from a turbocharged six-cylinder in a Swedish luxury sedan and a massive heavy-duty truck's turbo-diesel. Enthusiastic stateside customers could build their own versions using readily-available parts from Volvo Competition Service. Whereas this front-drive T-5R packed a turbocharged inline-five driving 240 horsepower through a four-speed automatic propel the yellow box to 62 in 7. Adjustable height spring perches are also available. Ask them for specs on their spring rates. Orders - The easiest way to order is to send an email listing your parts order along with your address and we will reply with information on parts availability and a total price with shipping.
Everything in the car works properly. In fact, it was amazing straight from all angles. Cheers, Alby from , dated 06 august 2015 Hi, I would be very interested in buying your volvo 242 gt. Following our lead, other companies are now offering progressive spring sets, but due to their lack of development and testing time have missed the mark in terms of actual performance. As you pointed out, the Skandix progressives don't have anywhere near enough spring rate. Single Rate Street Springs Where our progressive rate spring sets will not meet a particular need we offer single rate springs that are stiffer and shorter than stock for the front and rear.
It is this progression from coils softer than stock to coils that are much stiffer, and how abrupt or gradual the progression is, that allows the same spring to provide both a softer ride and better handling than a single rate sport spring. It has been the subject of a recent refurbishment with full engine service plugs. They actually moved the rear axle backwards a little bit after the first year of production. This results in a relatively comfortable ride during normal driving but provides the necessary stiffness for large bumps and hard cornering. Knowing the engine was solid, Eric proceeded to rebuild the transmission core I had provided seals, synchros, bearings, and layshaft. In the rear the change is the same as the thickness of the spacer. Additional spacers are available in custom sizes.