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Old 12-10-2019, 02:42 PM   #126
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You will be fine. Vantucky is cheap.
Definitely cheap compared to portland, but 3x my current rent. I might have found a duplex with a decent garage, gonna be headed out that way this weekend to check it out
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:47 PM   #127
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Definitely cheap compared to portland, but 3x my current rent. I might have found a duplex with a decent garage, gonna be headed out that way this weekend to check it out
Hope they are offering 3x your current pay
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:57 PM   #128
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Hope they are offering 3x your current pay
It was a very comfortable pay raise, obviously not 3x, but enough to make it worth it.

My current rent is just super cheap, I'll miss that. I'm excited to be near a larger city, especially one where more Volvo people are. Theres about 3 of us here
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Old 09-29-2020, 02:58 PM   #129
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Well its been almost a year since I've posted in here, and its been quite a crazy year. Luckily COVID didn't derail my new job in the Portland area, but its made it difficult to get back to Walla Walla to work on the 242. My lease is up at my shop at the end of October, so I will be bringing it out this way then.

Since 12/10/2019 I've:

Sold my truck:


Sold my 744 (STUPID STUPID STUPID):


Bought and sold a 2016 STI:


Bought and sold a 1977 Chevy G20:


Bought and traded this one owner 245:


And am now daily driving this 1980 242:


Wonder why my projects don't get finished? Anyway, I've gathered some parts for my 242 and am having some buddies finish up some small bits on it before I bring it out here, since I only have my apartment to work on stuff.

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Old 09-29-2020, 03:01 PM   #130
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I would have kept the van. Those are super cool.
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:19 PM   #131
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I would have kept the van. Those are super cool.


I can admit that it was the coolest vehicle I've ever owned. 1977 G20, 400 small block, TH400, 12-bolt. AC worked, interior was mint (and period correct) and it cruised beautifully. Put about 3k miles on it this summer.

That being said, it got 11mpg consistently and wasn't easy to park at my apartment. I sold it to this couple for a nice little profit, they are starting a mobile skate shop out of the back of it.

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That is so cool!
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:36 PM   #133
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That is so cool!
Appreciate it! Like I said, coolest vehicle I've ever owned. I got a ton of compliments. I'm on the lookout for a G10 shorty with a 4.3, as a blank slate. But thats down the road
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Appreciate it! Like I said, coolest vehicle I've ever owned. I got a ton of compliments. I'm on the lookout for a G10 shorty with a 4.3, as a blank slate. But thats down the road
We've had a moto van of some sort in the family for a while. My favorite was the '77 Dodge Tradesman with a big block, chrome side pipes, and a posi rear end. You could sneak up to 16mpg on the freeway with the 2bbl carb.

The mid-90s 3/4 ton dodge we have now is way better in every way except looks and burnouts.
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We've had a moto van of some sort in the family for a while. My favorite was the '77 Dodge Tradesman with a big block, chrome side pipes, and a posi rear end. You could sneak up to 16mpg on the freeway with the 2bbl carb.

The mid-90s 3/4 ton dodge we have now is way better in every way except looks and burnouts.
The tradesman sounds like a cool boogie van, I can't even imagine 16mpg.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:58 PM   #138
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Nice going !!!!
I remember the first start after the swap!!! best feeling ever !!!
Hope uyou get to enjoy the car before winter hits here
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Old 10-14-2020, 06:04 PM   #139
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242 meet in Portland when?

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I remember the first start after the swap!!! best feeling ever !!!
Hope uyou get to enjoy the car before winter hits here
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It still has a ways to go before its enjoyable. I was an idiot and pulled the HVAC and factory in-car wiring, so I'll need to figure that out. Plus suspension, and cleaning it up after a 2-year hibernation
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Old 10-14-2020, 06:33 PM   #141
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Whoo hoo! Congrats Patrick!
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:47 PM   #142
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It still has a ways to go before its enjoyable. I was an idiot and pulled the HVAC and factory in-car wiring, so I'll need to figure that out. Plus suspension, and cleaning it up after a 2-year hibernation
Talking about hibernation, Mine had about 4 years to the date. Bought it 9/15/16, registered her 9/03/2020. Had to pull the oil pan out for a helluva leak repair. I test drove it around the block and it needs some fine tuning, but it rips!!! 7mgte supra swap 5 speedo trans and a g80 locker. Regards to Seattle !!!
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:41 AM   #143
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Talking about hibernation, Mine had about 4 years to the date. Bought it 9/15/16, registered her 9/03/2020. Had to pull the oil pan out for a helluva leak repair. I test drove it around the block and it needs some fine tuning, but it rips!!! 7mgte supra swap 5 speedo trans and a g80 locker. Regards to Seattle !!!
Thats an interesting swap, what made you choose 7MGTE?
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:09 AM   #144
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:29 AM   #145
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Nice. V8, the new +t.
Im working on a B230FT swap for my other 242 to balance out the sins I've committed
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:51 PM   #146
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Thats an interesting swap, what made you choose 7MGTE?
Hey , the engine was a gift back in 2007. I had a cressida and I swapped the 7mge to the turbo 7mgte. It was my test mule. Had the cressida for over 10 years. It rusted out at the rear suspension and the fuel line. It was costly. I used to tow , so on the way home from work i glanced quick at a 240 wagon. I returned to see it cause I always like them since I saw one back in 1987.I friend has one so i checked the engine bay and toon some measurements. I t was one inch over the cressida engine bay. I had rebuilt the 7mgte, so it has less than 10k.
I began searching for a wagon and it took me about a year to find her. Just today I began reassembly of the flywheel, clutch, trans, driveshaft, trans supports and starter. Tomorrow i shall continue the rest of the things. So thats the reason why. Thanks for your concern
Seeya DZ
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Hey , the engine was a gift back in 2007. I had a cressida and I swapped the 7mge to the turbo 7mgte. It was my test mule. Had the cressida for over 10 years. It rusted out at the rear suspension and the fuel line. It was costly. I used to tow , so on the way home from work i glanced quick at a 240 wagon. I returned to see it cause I always like them since I saw one back in 1987.I friend has one so i checked the engine bay and toon some measurements. I t was one inch over the cressida engine bay. I had rebuilt the 7mgte, so it has less than 10k.
I began searching for a wagon and it took me about a year to find her. Just today I began reassembly of the flywheel, clutch, trans, driveshaft, trans supports and starter. Tomorrow i shall continue the rest of the things. So thats the reason why. Thanks for your concern
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No concern here, I think its cool
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:03 PM   #148
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lol , ok , well now you know the reason why the 7mgte. Yesterday I redid the right side motor mount cause the factory toyota has taken a beat and the engine vibrated at 3500 rpm. I friend changed his mounts out of a yukon and one of them was still new.i think it was swapped back in 2016 caused it was stamped 15. It took my an hour but I think it was the best hour invested. I feel it wil diminish dramatically the vibration. I will eventually work with the left mount. The yukon fitted perfect in the volvo cross member like it was meant to be for it.Mañana I shoul try to get the rest of it put toghether. Ok Seeya
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:24 PM   #149
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Exhaust is being fabricated right now. 2.25" downpipes to 2.5" all the way back, over axle.

The STS Machining crossmember fits an AR5 for anyone curious. I think it'll need a few spaces on the mount to get the driveshaft angles right
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:55 PM   #150
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huh. Thought the xmember was supposed to mount the other way round.
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