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Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 82,863
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
The only 240 in which I kept routine track of my...

The only 240 in which I kept routine track of my mileage was my '89 244 - still LH 2.4, but stock N/A, AW70. It got a routine 23ish MPG in combined driving (mostly rural two-lane highways); I put...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,676
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Well, son of a gun! I just found this car on...

Well, son of a gun! I just found this car on Craigslist tonight and told my father about it as an example of something I'd actually trade my 245 for. :-P

Even if the 305 is a dog, it'll still...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,434
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
You've <i>got</i> to take this... Volnova?... to...

You've <i>got</i> to take this... Volnova?... to car shows and so forth once it's streetable. :) I love the idea, and it's coming together well already. It'll definitely confuse some people.


...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Server hamsters are being halfwits again. ...

Server hamsters are being halfwits again.

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
To clarify, the fuel pump primes, you turn the...

To clarify, the fuel pump primes, you turn the key, and nothing happens, no sound is heard? Try slamming the gear lever from first all the way into park a few times. Use violence. My old 244's...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Well, they're not exactly small cars, and Volvo...

Well, they're not exactly small cars, and Volvo <i>is</i> owned by Geely nowadays...

I really dig the foglight nose on the 744 body... uncommon from the factory since it was a 764-only thing. Good...
Forum: showroom 03-12-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 80,328
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
New Hampshire's nicest and nastiest (until I...

New Hampshire's nicest and nastiest (until I crushed it) 745s, since I haven't run across any RWD Volvos around Lowell... it's godforsaken Honda country here. :doh:

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Forum: showroom 03-12-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
That's a damn good deal, really. Rims are great,...

That's a damn good deal, really. Rims are great, black's the best colour for the interior (with those sweet checked seats!), and it's obviously been cared for.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-10-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,702
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Holy balls. I used an M cam as a <i>mace</i>...

Holy balls. I used an M cam as a <i>mace</i> without having that happen.
Forum: showroom 03-10-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Definitely a deal. Given their corrosion...

Definitely a deal. Given their corrosion resistance and the deal you got, I'd leave this one at stock height, mount some good snows, pull off the center caps (those Aries wheels look <i>so</i> much...
Forum: showroom 03-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,850
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
I'm imagining it being like the collapsed foam in...

I'm imagining it being like the collapsed foam in my old '89... if I turned on the seat heaters in that car, the seat structure would brand my arse!
Forum: showroom 03-05-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 667,126
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
I like that as well as any other. :lol:...

I like that as well as any other. :lol: Seriously, it's a shame they're not 16x6.5/7, I really dig that gear design. It'd suit a late 7/9 well... a 240, I dunno, haven't 'shopped it on yet, but since...
Forum: showroom 03-05-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 667,126
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Hey, I've got a Volvo OEM wheel for you guys... ...

Hey, I've got a Volvo OEM wheel for you guys...

<img src="http://images.gtcarlot.com/pictures/42854429.jpg" width=700>

2000 V70 XC only, as far as I know. 15x...who knows.

Does it have a...
Forum: showroom 12-23-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Yeah, get your grille back in and paint those...

Yeah, get your grille back in and paint those rimpz purple again.
Forum: showroom 11-03-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,619
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Oh man, now I miss my 745 again. The foglight...

Oh man, now I miss my 745 again. The foglight nose looks derpy as fu<b></b>ck, though, with the lights painted. Can't complain about anything else, though! :cool:



Whirr- *clunk* WHEE!

Edit:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,166
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Man, what a dream. Is the repaint going to be in...

Man, what a dream. Is the repaint going to be in that same purple? I'm surprised how much I like it.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,803
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Already tried that. Doesn't work if it won't hold...

Already tried that. Doesn't work if it won't hold oil. :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 09-22-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,631
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Almost seems a shame to kill that 960, but it's...

Almost seems a shame to kill that 960, but it's worth it for your car.



:nod:

Perhaps it's that the kickdown in my 745 wasn't quite right, so upshifting meant twitching my foot off the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,705
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Picked up a decent flywheel (in case I need it)...

Picked up a decent flywheel (in case I need it) and clutch today out of an '89 740T's M46, figure I'll save a few bucks there. Will still need a pressure plate and some other bits. Thanks for the tip...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,705
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Cheers, Mike - hopefully I'll get a chance to....

Cheers, Mike - hopefully I'll get a chance to. It's partly up to the guy who's helping me out with this. More for the list.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,705
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
M47 - What else is worth replacing with a clutch job?

So I traded my 855 of Horror for a '93 244 with an M47, as some of you know. I drove it the 70 miles home without any major problems save for a soft whine (in gear, mostly, as I recall) and a bad...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,803
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Parts? Hell nah, beaterwagons are the...

Parts? Hell nah, beaterwagons are the <i>best</i>. Drive it until it throws a rod and <i>then</i> part it, trust me.
Forum: showroom 07-20-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,013
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Mine's got one (!) on it right now, as a spare...

Mine's got one (!) on it right now, as a spare wheel, until I sort out that dud caliper and take the fourth matching Argo/tire down for air. I don't think it's a bad look on an 850 (less on an...
Forum: showroom 07-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,542
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
I am so jealous of Virginia's historic vehicle...

I am so jealous of Virginia's historic vehicle plates.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 101,276
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
I suppose the term applies both to Scotia Blue...

I suppose the term applies both to Scotia Blue (139) and Mid Blue (213) - they're rather similar. My 244 is the latter, and I've heard the term before from Swedish folks.
Forum: showroom 07-07-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,242
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Man, that wagon makes me wish I could find...

Man, that wagon makes me wish I could find another 7/9 estate. It's exactly how I'd want mine to look.

Glad that 244's found a good home. Those're worth saving.
Forum: showroom 07-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,744
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Turquoise. Or purple. Or bronze....

Turquoise.

Or purple.

Or bronze. Actually, as a sort of in-between, Krylon makes an 'Oil-Rubbed Bronze' that's quite dark... this is a pretty good example (found online):

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Forum: showroom 06-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
All the links have shortened themselves (note the...

All the links have shortened themselves (note the ellipsis in place of a chunk of the URL). Not sure why - I'd blame TB but I'm pretty sure it doesn't do that to URLs themselves.

Anyway, you'll...
Forum: showroom 06-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Hey Cullen, you need a black eggcrate center on...

Hey Cullen, you need a black eggcrate center on that grille. :lol:
Forum: showroom 06-16-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,695
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Just rediscovered this thing as I'm stripping...

Just rediscovered this thing as I'm stripping down a 745 with a solid body and shot engine.

...Yeah, like I need one of these, much less have the skill to build it. :lol:
Forum: showroom 06-07-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,265
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
This. Rims are cool, ride height is fine,...

This. Rims are cool, ride height is fine, camber's silly, tires are ridiculous.
Forum: showroom 06-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,951
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Not bad. Looks like a police car with the rims...

Not bad. Looks like a police car with the rims blacked out.
Forum: showroom 06-06-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,402
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
It's just a couple blocks away, then. ;-) Bryant,...

It's just a couple blocks away, then. ;-) Bryant, go for a walk around, see what you can see.

Word's been put out now to everyone I know around there, article might pop up on Hooniverse soon.
Forum: showroom 06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,402
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
If I had to guess, he left the keys in it and is...

If I had to guess, he left the keys in it and is ashamed.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,716
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
A, O, way to go, Ohio! I love that 601...

A, O, way to go, Ohio!

I love that 601 red... suits a 240 even more than my FWD, I think. Great base for a great project.
Forum: showroom 06-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,402
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Yep, hard to break into (relatively speaking),...

Yep, hard to break into (relatively speaking), not worth much. I've left my 740 unlocked in Lowell (oops) and been untouched while the Camry <i>next</i> to it got broken into.

This may be the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 36,310
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
I love the paint. Is it just me, though, or is...

I love the paint. Is it just me, though, or is there a big eff-off hole in the left buttcheek? I figure that's something you would've welded up...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,803
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Running is a good start. Rock on, bitchin' angry...

Running is a good start. Rock on, bitchin' angry hellcar.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,494
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Looks great so far! I've got a timing belt and...

Looks great so far! I've got a timing belt and some surface rust to battle in the near future (on <i>my</i> <a href="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4153/5433205196_b7b2425bd9_b.jpg">Violet</a>), so...
Forum: showroom 05-27-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,332
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Some great shots of some great cars. Pity the...

Some great shots of some great cars. Pity the similar meets here in the States are farther away.

Say, is the brown on that 965 (?) in pics 9/10/15 a factory colour? I believe I've fallen in love.
Forum: website & board 05-01-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Good man. I was going to point him to this...

Good man. I was going to point him to this subforum but figured it'd make a bigger mess.

Also, hell yeah 412! This is my jealous face.
Forum: website & board 05-01-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
It's called 'donating ten bucks and being placed...

It's called 'donating ten bucks and being placed in another usergroup which permits custom user titles'. Everyone but me has gotten around to it.

Oh, and in the future, when you click 'Edit...
Forum: showroom 04-14-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,440
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Jeremy (IBGPN)'s 245: ...

Jeremy (IBGPN)'s 245:

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/294673_2478711124667_1159197315_2929882_154113674_n.jpg

Starion wheels, no rack, and 400 miles from the ocean, but...
Forum: showroom 04-12-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,358
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Reminds me of when Cullen came up to NH. Two in...

Reminds me of when Cullen came up to NH. Two in the morning, I get a call asking whether I've got a mounted tire and a jack. Brought a 185/70-14 on a 240 steelie, provided conversation while he got...
Forum: showroom 04-12-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,535
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
I'm picturin' 'em on that 965... and I'm likin'...

I'm picturin' 'em on that 965... and I'm likin' that image. Just round enough, I'd think.

Sigh. Now I'm second-guessing myself on preparing to junk the 7.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,355
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Even three weeks is damned quick for something of...

Even three weeks is damned quick for something of this scale. Beautiful work so far... looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Just piling onto the 'bad solder...

Just piling onto the 'bad solder joints/capacitors' bandwagon - my 745's occasionally drops to zero, (rarely) reads consistently high, and used to top out at 90 - thought that was its top speed for a...
Forum: showroom 03-08-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 33,784
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Did I hear 'no power steering'? I assume that's...

Did I hear 'no power steering'? I assume that's <i>not</i> because the belt's been removed, given that you're not overheating. :lol:
Forum: showroom 02-19-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,212
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
855's stock, 745's a smoothtop. Maybe I'll build...

855's stock, 745's a smoothtop. Maybe I'll build one for the 244 if I don't go all Gulf Madness.

Followin' this for Eurotrash inspiration.
Forum: showroom 02-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,702
Posted By FuzzyPlushroom
Exactly! If the unibody's still fairly straight...

Exactly! If the unibody's still fairly straight (looks as though it might be) then he might be a fender and hockey stick away from good-enough-for-DD status. Fingers crossed for a lovely stock 244.
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