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Old 01-27-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hauled another Volvo home last Sunday. Just could not resist this one. The color I like and black interior as well as being a coupe. The direction is a cheap daily driver to replace my 87 244 but that could change. Interior is a hot mess but leather so that will really cost. Good oil pressure, and a low mileage with 142k m46 poor running Megasquirt. A trip to Mongomery planned soon. Needs a lot of love. Pictures to keep up with changes as they are made. Tips and suggestion welcomed.


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Old 01-27-2017, 04:34 PM   #2
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This is exactly what my dream Volvo was for ever!! Good luck getting the MS sorted out, looks like the car has good bones and tons of potential.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:16 PM   #3
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Can I just say up front that I love this car.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:12 PM   #4
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This is exactly what my dream Volvo was for ever!! Good luck getting the MS sorted out, looks like the car has good bones and tons of potential.
Going to see Kenny sometime In February. Car is very solid and already had new Ipd springs. Going to change the shocks to Some new Koni yellow and Ipd bars. Car will buff and I have a extra flat hood and some tv wide Ecodes. Hope for good weather next week so I can clean it up and get to it. May buff the entire car before sorting other things out.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:14 PM   #5
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Can I just say up front that I love this car.
Thanks. It was a push to go get it and back home, pack and get to Louisville the next day. So glad I got this one.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:28 PM   #6
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:09 PM   #7
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Great start point.
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Nice grab!
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Old 01-28-2017, 01:43 AM   #9
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As I'm sure you know, some decent compound, clay bar, and good wax and it will shine like new.

Looks like a relatively clean megasquirt install. MS1?

I'm jealous you get to try out the heedspeed dyno.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:45 AM   #10
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As I'm sure you know, some decent compound, clay bar, and good wax and it will shine like new.

Looks like a relatively clean megasquirt install. MS1?

I'm jealous you get to try out the heedspeed dyno.
Yep ms1 and there is a learning curve for me. this car has been garaged in St Louis for the last several years dirty. Taking the trim of to buff this one. Dropped it at my mothers and she wants it gone already. LOL
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #11
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Nice ride. Hood pins???
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Nice ride. Hood pins???
I know but still I'm happy with it
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:19 PM   #13
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Nice- really worth the trip. Drive it over here when you sort it out- we can go 242 cruzin.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:11 PM   #14
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Nice- really worth the trip. Drive it over here when you sort it out- we can go 242 cruzin.
Will do!
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:51 PM   #15
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Started late rubbing on it and I did not rub the bare. Though I had a knock but found the upper timing cover missing two bolts and it was hitting the pulley. Ordering strut mounts from Ben (Kaplhenke Racing) tonight. After a closer look, the idea to go for stage 0. A lot of little thing half done or not done. Exhaust leaking in several spots but down pipe good. Do I go stock off road down pipe with no cat or go 3"? Also decided to go for Ben's high dollar strut brace.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:05 PM   #16
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Today a little more rubbing after work. Waiting on parts so I will rub on it until they come in. Doing it right takes more time than I though.
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that single stage red will buff out nice.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:47 PM   #18
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Stay away from edges.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:02 PM   #19
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Wow that's coming out great!
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:20 PM   #20
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Stay away from edges.
Already done when I got it. I do the edges and angles by hand.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:28 PM   #21
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Wow that's coming out great!
Where it got paint it looks great. One spot on the hood closet ti the hood pin, primer and a small spot on top also.. As soon as the strut mount come in changing to Koni then decide on the size of the exhaust. Plan is to buff it do the interior and drive it. Ordered a clutch also but I don't like the m46. First gear to short . I figuring it out and thanks again for that sale x3✌️
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:18 PM   #22
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Go 3" downpipe and straight pipe. It's not going to be loud.

I wonder how interchangable MS1 and MS3 are? Plug in for the harness to the box is the same?
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:21 PM   #23
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Thinking on 3 in but need to do other stuff before addressing the leakie exhaust. Thought about strait out the back but don't want you to hear me coming.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:08 PM   #24
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Just got a call with the estimate on doing the seats back in leather! F������! More than I gave for the car! Dam! Did not expect that and I'm in Alabama
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:51 PM   #25
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You have to shop around. Have a friend redoing the inside of a 40s Buick. First guy quoted $8000. The guy 2 blocks away is doing for $4000. Go figure.
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