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Old 03-14-2016, 12:30 AM   #101
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Moving to the rear. Changed the gear lube. Cleaned the back of the wheels.





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Old 03-17-2016, 12:46 AM   #102
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Ordered a battery relocation kit. $1650 all in.



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Old 03-17-2016, 09:15 AM   #103
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I'd say keep the virgos! 245s on virgos look too good!
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:15 PM   #104
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I agree. I think the 16's will offer more tire choices, but the old wheels are a favorite. The price was right and they even came with decent tires.

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Old 03-19-2016, 01:53 AM   #105
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Sold the wheels for $100.00. Cut a coil off the rear springs. Much easier than the front. Kind of anxious to set her on the ground and see what we have. Probably paint the rear calipers later. Rear shocks feel serviceable.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:55 AM   #106
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Volvo

(X = purchased and maybe installed)

A / Getting started
Align
Blower
Center bearing
Delete rear wiper
Fix a flat / tools
Head light
Magnetic drain plug
Mirror
Oil leaks
PCV hose
Polish paint
Springs / two coils off front, one coil off rear
Tail lights / signals
X Air dam
X Air intake
X Bolts for tail gate latch
X Delete roof rack
X Detrim
X Fire extinguisher
X Fluids
X Manual steering rack
X Moose decals
X Motor and trans mounts
X Red calipers
X Sweden flag decal
X Thermostat
X Wheels & tires 205/55R16

B / Various
Black (rust?) hood / hood pins
Electric fan
Heater core?
Odometer gear
Seat frame
X Battery relocation
X Brake booster
X Delete rear muffler / 2 ¼ tail pipe
X Hitch
X Shifter bushings
X Tachometer

C / Suspension
Coil overs
E-code head lights
Fog lights
Short shifter
Sport seats
Steering wheel
Strut brace
Strut spacers
Suspension bushings
Sway bars

D / Motor
Big rod short block
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:12 AM   #107
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LKQ front bumper (with air dam) going on. Need a R/F bumper strut. R/F rail is torn up from an old collision. Should be serviceable. ish.

Battery in passenger spare tire well. Cousin to weld up support frame. Cable routed. Battery mount under hood removed. To pick up two engine grounds.

Priority to get her back on the road. Wire up battery, bleed brakes, LKQ lower air filter mount, Rt head light, PCV hose, fix tail lights.



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Old 03-24-2016, 12:44 AM   #108
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Three big ground wires to the engine. One to each frame rail, one to the cowl.




Picked up some used head lights. Pretty sketchy looking. Probably keep looking.

Pretty excited about the air dam. Going to look cool. Maybe I should put a splitter under it.





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Old 03-24-2016, 01:07 AM   #109
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I like the "hydra" 16" wheels, they look great on a lowered 240 when it's rolling.

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Old 03-24-2016, 05:28 PM   #110
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I like the "hydra" 16" wheels, they look great on a lowered 240 when it's rolling.

What is "LKQ"?
Like kind and quality = used parts. Old job jargon carry over.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:45 AM   #111
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"Yay" or "Nay" on the rear bumper delete? I'm leaning toward "nay." Though maybe the area where the muffler was could be a diffuser. LOL.






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Old 03-25-2016, 11:59 AM   #112
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:39 PM   #113
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"Yay" or "Nay" on the rear bumper delete? I'm leaning toward "nay." Though maybe the area where the muffler was could be a diffuser. LOL.






Definitely yay shave it's ass, and drive it around backwards, you may make an impression on someone besides yourself!
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:08 AM   #114
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Nah. 140's and older can pull it off, these can't unless you get fancy with the sheetmetal like that one red 242.
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Nah. 140's and older can pull it off, these can't unless you get fancy with the sheetmetal like that one red 242.
And we saw how that turned out... Crunch
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:53 PM   #116
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And the votes are in... LOL.

Had a good day. Went to the salvage yard and scrounged up: a virgin spare tire, PCV hose, cushion for the bottom of the air filter, air box duct for the front of the radiator support, bracket for the air flow meter (now that the Frankenstein intake is gone) and a front license plate bracket. For the first time, in I don't know how long, the beast will have a functional crankcase ventilation system and breath through a proper air filter.





Also snagged a HD crimping tool for the new battery cables.





Bumpers are on. Hitch is on.

Yeah baby!

Bleed the brakes, finish the battery cables, and I think she'll motor. I think...


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And the votes are in... LOL.
LULZ, nice score except for the phony baloney spare tire.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:58 PM   #118
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Better than no spare.

Hah Mackinac island, thats 40 min from my home town.
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Heh I'd take that thing back for credit and carry one of the Virgos.

Something something about a 20+ year old tire I don't trust....
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:25 AM   #120
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When selecting the ideal spare tire for a machine such as the Volvo wagon, it's important to consider it's provenance. When I saw the label on the sidewall, I knew I had the right tire.


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Old 03-28-2016, 12:39 AM   #121
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More good news. It's alive!

I finished the battery wiring. No sparks, no fires. Turn the key, and the deep-throated burble of high-performance Swedish engineering fired right up. The air filter didn't fall off and the exhaust sounds really good. Got a cool rasp now. I'm going to stick with the single front muffler and plumb a tail pipe out the back.

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Old 03-28-2016, 12:41 AM   #122
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Better than no spare.

Hah Mackinac island, thats 40 min from my home town.

I grew up in Clio, near Flint. Not too many Volvo's in Buick town...
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:36 AM   #123
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:49 AM   #124
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I like you, and I like your car, but out of respect for you both, I'm not going to sugarcoat this:

That looks like s***
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:35 PM   #125
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I know that there was no malice intended, but knowing where I started, that I've put a lot of effort into this, and that I was likely a bit proud to be able to post a photo of the car sitting on the ground; the only response that comes to mind is the old quote about "beauty being in the eye of the beholder." I have to believe that you, I and the rest of the TB family of crazies, hang out here because a smile comes to our faces when we look at, work on, and drive these cars. And I think that's beautiful. Even if it is ugly.

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