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Old 03-23-2015, 10:26 PM   #26
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That valve cover really does go very well! I can't get over how straight this car is for $500, blown head gasket or not!
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:36 PM   #27
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Note to self - don't buy aftermarket cam backing plate again. Does not fit well and not marked for timing. Had to time it then mark the housing.
Note to self - do not work tired. Mistake, forgot the shim behind the cam. Got to take it back down to install the shim behind the cam gear. Should be running but fix wires doing stuff that is hard to access with the intake in place. cleaning my clean kill way to much time and still a bunch more needs to be cleaned.

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:45 PM   #28
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Coming along nicely!
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:47 PM   #29
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Nice work. I still have to do my headgasket.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:56 PM   #30
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Coming along nicely!
Thanks but way to slow. Guess you know why? Check the oil filter. LOL. I know it's just a drive anywhere beater. Exhaust manifold primed and waiting on paint that will be here in the morning. Want to see how it hold up done right.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:56 PM   #31
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Is that intake polished or coated. Looking good.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:02 AM   #32
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Nice work. I still have to do my headgasket.
I could not get motivated while the temp was in the 40-50 deg. Still have do do a head gasket on that 242. One head bolt was easy to get loose and it had ran hot so 35.00 for victor head bold was a no brainier for me.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:04 AM   #33
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Is that intake polished or coated. Looking good.
My senior moment. LOL It rained Sunday and I wanted to do something toward the car, so I polished it.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:22 AM   #34
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That must have been an all day thing.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #35
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That must have been an all day thing.
No only about 3 hours. My hands have gotten weak. I have 3 die grinder all electric first on was a sears craftsman that I ran so hard I burnt the motor in a 3 - weeks and i purchased the extended protection after the fact and they replaced it. I stepped to the big milwaukee then a smaller milwaukee. on the volvo intake most was done with the sears and the smaller milwaukee while seated on a low brake seat and the manifold on a plastic milk crate. Best way for me was gripping the grinder where the second hand normally go. I had not polished a intake in years and never a small on like this one. the left hand was holding the intake.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:47 PM   #36
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Catching hell with a NA Exaust manifold in the dark. LOL . I'm serious. Got this thing all painted and ready to go back on and it don't fit. Duck me running!!! And after spending $30.00 on paint and primer. I remember the owner telling me he got it hot. Now I'm thinking dam, how hot did it get to warp a exhaust manifold. Flange seem to be straight but will not go over the stud in the the back. I changed heads because the was a bold in place of the last stud and it was cocked ar a angle. I see why now. Going to take a better look in good light and break out the die grinder. Slapped a plus 90 and a header on the with no issue. Stuff like this kills major time. Wanted to drive it to GA this weekend- not happening. Maybe I can fix the manifold and don't have time to pull one. Guess I could add time and a turbo!


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Old 03-26-2015, 05:49 PM   #37
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what kind of exhaust header is that?

lookin good, I too know what you mean by moving way to slow!
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #38
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Thanks. I hate fixing suff behind a substandard mechanic but a buddy pointed out that machanic cause the deal for me. That header is one of those $149.00 eBay header. Flange needs flipping and a mod on the front tube. It's too close to the alternator and radiator hose. I have always run headers on my daily driver Chevy. So why should Volvo be different. Got two of these. Got to talk with my master fab guy and see if he will take care of it for me.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:26 PM   #39
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Shoot, stinks on that header. iSomething always has to hold you up!
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:51 PM   #40
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Not any progress over the weekend . Went to the yard and pulled a small 100 amp alternator and another NA exhaust manifold. Will check the alternator and put on Monday. Same problem with the JG manifold just not as bad. Going to grind on the painted one until it goes on or until I ruin it. Also pulled the correct Late model NA injectors and order some AN fitting and adjustable Regulator. Need to figure some thing out...

Anybody need on of those stainless headers pm me. Only using one. Got a couple of 3" down pipes already and will need to extent one for a top mounted Power adder..
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:14 PM   #41
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Installed the small 100 amp and there is great clearance with the header. Grinned the hell out of the manifold and got it on. A lot of small thing that needed addressing. Somebody looped the oil light wire back into the harness. Just tucked in because the the plastic covering was gone. Acc bushing in sad shape and nows the time to replace them. So so slow on this thing.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:49 PM   #42
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Got side tracked by the canoe I paid for last year and had not picked up.

But I did buy tires 205/60/15
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:14 PM   #43
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^^ lol you have a graphine grey 240 sedan. Yours has much nicer paint than mine does though. We are like twins from another mother.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:33 PM   #44
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^^ lol you have a graphine grey 240 sedan. Yours has much nicer paint than mine does though. We are like twins from another mother.
LOL. This one I purchased new in fall of 86. It was silver and I had it painted for my son when he was 16. I was out of town and it was painted a later Volvo silver warm. Just too nice to redo. My son would not even wash it and that really pissed me off. He wanted a new car like his sister got. He is 26 this year and driving a ricer. The old Volvo looks better than his ricer.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:35 PM   #45
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LOL. This one I purchased new in fall of 86. It was silver and I had it painted for my son when he was 16. I was out of town and it was painted a later Volvo silver warm. Just too nice to redo. My son would not even wash it and that really pissed me off. He wanted a new car like his sister got. He is 26 this year and driving a ricer. The old Volvo looks better than his ricer.
Alway get lots of looks especially when I go north in it but ready for the red wagon to move on it own.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:54 PM   #46
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Ugh, that 244 is so nice!
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #47
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Ugh, that 244 is so nice!
Thanks, I free handed some grill mounts for the egg crate grill that made it look better and it's in need of a buff and think I'm going to polish and install the 240 decor pannel as well as the cross drill and slotted 13" rotor all the way around. It's going to look better but Can't find time to even get the wagon running but soon I hope after all these trips.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:44 PM   #48
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Wow, your 86 still looks incredible! The 1993 is looking good too, I am glad I got you motivated!
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:31 AM   #49
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Wow, your 86 still looks incredible! The 1993 is looking good too, I am glad I got you motivated!
87 got it in 86. Got a line on some 17" rims like yours. LOL
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:43 PM   #50
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Polaris? I could use another set! Haha!
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