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gtlover
03-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Or, CarLustBlog $1500 Challenge, take 2.

She's a hottie - a strong, sexy Swedish girl with Italian designer clothes. Picked her up for $1400 on CL. 186,000 miles and still running strong. Straight and clean with the exception of a couple of minor dings and scratches, a cracked taillight and a cracked windshield. Runs and drives pretty good, but needs a full stage zero. Interior is good, except for the usual cracked dash and non-functional power seat switches. Nivomats are shot, so those will be swapped for some real shocks and springs in the near future.

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The throttle response seemed a bit off when I test-drove it, so when I stopped for lunch I poked about the throttle body to see if anything was amiss. Sure enough, the throttle cable had slipped off the pulley groove and was trapped between the throttle pulley and the kickdown pulley. Set it right and adjusted the play and now we gots all kinds of power.

I'll be doing all the usual stuff, if I can get to 200-220 WHP I'll be happy, and that's easy enough. All I need now is time and money...

TheJeffers
03-18-2011, 04:10 PM
Looks clean. Nice score.

Mueller
03-18-2011, 04:40 PM
nice !!!
seems like a good price...

Acid8000
03-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Love those.. so much, such a refined classy look. And the only 2 door 700's..

professor245
03-18-2011, 07:00 PM
I always considered a 780 Volvo's bastard child:) But it's really good car, nice find man! and it has the OEM 780 Multi-x wheels and that's just AWESOME!

Acid8000
03-18-2011, 07:03 PM
They def shoulda made a 980 Turbo.. Some kind of rare 2 door variant with the B204GT. NOT a 960Ti..

gtlover
03-21-2011, 02:26 AM
They def shoulda made a 980 Turbo.. Some kind of rare 2 door variant with the B204GT. NOT a 960Ti..

They kinda did, except by the time Volvo got around to making the C70 they used an 850 chassis instead of the 900. I can't complain about the 236HP T5, but I will bitch about the torque steer until the day I die. And that is why I sold the C70 and bought a 780. Oh, and the 780 is soooo much cooler.

My goal: to get an 8V redblock to crank out as much power as that 20V whiteblock. Definitely possible, and I think I'll have more fun this way.

FlyingTog
03-21-2011, 02:44 AM
They def shoulda made a 980 Turbo.. Some kind of rare 2 door variant with the B204GT. NOT a 960Ti..

960 sedan+780 doors and B pillars+960 door handles and custom trim+twin turbo XC90 V8+T56=Volvo 980. Easy! lol.



Nice car. I love 780s. Jesse (Auditechjs on here) has a nice 780 with a manual swap. So cool!

harribert
03-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Did you put this thing up on CL lately?

auditechjs
03-06-2012, 08:59 PM
960 sedan+780 doors and B pillars+960 door handles and custom trim+twin turbo XC90 V8+T56=Volvo 980. Easy! lol.



Nice car. I love 780s. Jesse (Auditechjs on here) has a nice 780 with a manual swap. So cool!

why thank you! Yeah, it's gets me from A to B ok i guess. LOL

500dollar744ti
03-06-2012, 11:26 PM
does that have the blue leather interior? that's my favorite when it's not all ripped up.

PDX240
03-06-2012, 11:30 PM
Dang nice car!

+Kardboard+
03-07-2012, 05:27 PM
Lovely.

DurableSwedish
03-07-2012, 09:15 PM
you should buy ansel's 780 as a parts car...

Ansel+
03-07-2012, 10:15 PM
you should buy ansel's 780 as a parts car...

I've been trying to trade for his 242gt for months now, things keep coming up...

N/Avolvo
03-08-2012, 02:38 AM
it would appear from your photos that your left license plate light is out...nice clean ride

gtlover
03-08-2012, 03:37 PM
I've been trying to trade for his 242gt for months now, things keep coming up...

Yeah, life keeps getting in the way. I finally have time to do some serious wrenching this weekend, weather permitting.

Yes, there were several burned out lights, all fixed now, still need to replace the pass. side taillight housing. Hence my interest in Ansel's ride.

And - it's the blue/black interior, in fairly good shape. Back seat is great, front seat has a couple of seams that are pulling and otherwise normal wear n' tear. Door panels need some help, the headliner is sagging and the dash has typical issues.

DUDE! I scored a rear sway bar from PnP! I'll clean it up, post pics and measurements. Looks like I will need to pull the lower arms and drill them for the endlinks.