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Old 03-18-2017, 12:11 PM   #751
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If you're ever up north, I'll show you my "Pontiac wall." I ran across some first-gen Grand Prix advertisements from old Life magazines. Got eight of them framed and hung. All beautiful drawings of well-dressed people in interesting places. Love those cars. Eight-lug wheels, solid metal shifters, the dainty bubble-top pillars. Nice!
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:00 PM   #752
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:16 PM   #753
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Gents. The IPD sport springs are the best single improvement I have made to the car so far. The ride and handling are much improved. Firmer in good way. I would now use the term “sporty” in the same sentence as “My 245…” Tires, shocks, sway bars, chassis braces; all were improvements (not sure about the braces), but the springs –yeah baby! I didn’t even have to leave the neighborhood. The car feels planted, “connected,” brake dive is much reduced, cornering confidence is huge. The car is “fun” to drive. I’ve never felt the urge to push the car, until now. This would now be the first thing on my list of 240 updates. I am a happy man.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:44 PM   #754
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Interior rear view mirror. Always been loose. The casting has significant play where it attaches to the roof. Afraid I'll break it if I mess with it too much.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #755
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You're speshl, I've never seen that, maybe the bobby pin spring clip or mounting screws?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #756
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You're speshl, I've never seen that, maybe the bobby pin spring clip or mounting screws?
My car had hit a new high in lows before I got it.

Do you know if it should rotate and disengage? Maybe I'll play with one at the JY.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:22 PM   #757
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No you just grab it and give it the Ivan Yerkinoff.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:06 AM   #758
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Awesome! Thanks!

Good old Ivan...

The screw was loose. A drop of Lock Tite and snugged it up.

Always amazes me how we so often put up with minor inconveniences that could be solved in 30 seconds if we knew how.
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Always amazes me how we so often put up with minor inconveniences that could be solved in 30 seconds if we knew how.
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Hey Billy!

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:20 PM   #761
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Awesome! Thanks!

Good old Ivan...

The screw was loose. A drop of Lock Tite and snugged it up.

Always amazes me how we so often put up with minor inconveniences that could be solved in 30 seconds if we knew how.
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Good to know, im gonna check that on my 240 as well!
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Don't forget about properly seasoning it on HF jackstands for a couple years whilst dreaming about big powah 'goals'.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:32 PM   #762
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Good to know, im gonna check that on my 240 as well!
I always figured that the image in the mirror was blurred because my car was so fast...
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:00 PM   #763
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You heading over to StanceNation now Carl?



We're gonna miss you...

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:07 PM   #764
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Say that is pretty cool. I think I found my people...

Though he's probably got more in that wing, than I have in my car. Well, on second thought, maybe not...





But TB is about more than just the coolest cars on the planet. It's about exchanging recipes and saving the whales. The Volvo's are merely the commonality of this global movement for the betterment of mankind.

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:13 PM   #765
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Almost bought that turbo 740 for $300. Thought about it. But RW said he would never talk to me again in this lifetime. Unless I come back as a whale.
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But TB is about more than just the coolest cars on the planet. It's about exchanging recipes and saving the whales. The Volvo's are merely the commonality of this global movement for the betterment of mankind.


No actually I think you have it all wrong, Roy, Eric, Ian, Jack, Luke, James and I are about the only recyclers / practicing ecologists on here the rest are would be car guys with a clutch of hand tools in one hand and a death wheel in the other feverishly intent on turning up the boost and wasting as much gas and machinery as possible to go almost as fast as a new Camry.


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Old 03-22-2017, 12:04 AM   #767
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Pulled a rack and a steering shaft, chrome oil fill cap, and hood release cable clamp today. Like to bed-line the rockers before Davis. Got to fix a leak at the thermo housing. Replaced the o-ring, but there is pitting on the surface of the head. May try some light file work, but FIPG may be the solution. I remain optimistic that this car shall provide entertaining opportunities for improvement for the foreseeable future.
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Almost bought that turbo 740 for $300. Thought about it. But RW said he would never talk to me again in this lifetime. Unless I come back as a whale.


You asked me how difficult it would be to get a B230FT in your car, and I simply pointed out the issues and rabbit hole / pitfalls in doing so.



Besides you know you really want to rip out the most reliable EFI Volvo ever used and get that no start you've been wanting, predicting and lusting after.

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Pulled a rack and a steering shaft, chrome oil fill cap, and hood release cable clamp today. Like to bed-line the rockers before Davis. Got to fix a leak at the thermo housing. Replaced the o-ring, but there is pitting on the surface of the head. May try some light file work, but FIPG may be the solution. I remain optimistic that this car shall provide entertaining opportunities for improvement for the foreseeable future.
No PS pump boss?
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The itch for ft is strong... make sure you own jack stands
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No PS pump boss?
Strong arm for now. Maybe I'll pick up a non- AC bracket at the meet. We'll see. May not like the manual PS. Got to be better than the manual rack.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:43 AM   #772
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The itch for ft is strong... make sure you own jack stands
Funny thing is that I'm happy with the NA. But there was this ad on CL that was calling to me. The guy kept cutting his price. I could pull the plus T stuff, take the G80. Then sell the Hydras, etc for the $300 purchase price.

Thankfully the ad is gone so I won't be tormented any more.

Now I do have a lead on a 16V...
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:45 AM   #773
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Got to degrease the new rack. ZF is the good one? This one is from an '86.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:53 AM   #774
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She had these sweet springs under her. The guy must have lived on a bumpy road as the exhaust and oil pan were smashed. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I can return the IPD springs.


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She had these sweet springs under her. The guy must have lived on a bumpy road as the exhaust and oil pan were smashed. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I can return the IPD springs.
PO must have been suffering from lowering-itis is all, stuff happens.

Nice coil bind BTW.
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