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Old 03-06-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Samuel Clemens: An '82 245 GLT Romantic Comedy/Dance Party

Why, hello. My name is Jason, I live in Portland, and I just got me a shiny Volvo last week.

And here it is





mmm... gold on weird tan/brown/poop. Disgusting. I love it.

The original owner said that it needed new exhaust manifold gaskets, and it definitely drove and smelled like it had a leak. However, after swedishk helped me get the heat shield off, we discovered the true culprit: the manifold was being held on by five of the eight bolts, two of which were broken off a few centimeters into the head. So after a day of taking stuff apart, cutting worn-out hoses and shearing a few extenders, we got the head out. (if I had some foresight, I would've taken pictures. oh well) Here's the aftermath:


Bonus snowscoop shot.




I'm not going to win any sexy engine bay awards any time soon, but whatever.

I had Pat over at RSI get the studs out and deck it, slapped a less-disgusting valve cover on it, and now it looks like this:



I'm toying around with doing a design on top of the valve cover before I have to put the whole thing back together, but my current idea of a pattern of tiny Wilford Brimley faces will take a while to do, and I want to drive this thing a lot more than I want a ridiculous valve cover.

Oh yeah, turbo cam.


At this point I'm waiting on a few more gaskets and a fuel injector to come in at IPD, then we'll get this thing back together and I'm gonna drive the piss outta it. I only got to drive it for two days last weekend, and I'm getting some serious volvo blue balls over here. This car (or, if I'm to use its proper name, "Samuel Clemens' Gilded *******") has Bilstein HD's and IPD swaybars in it, so it's got some pretty fantastic handling.

At some point, I'm going to swap out the center dash piece with a black one I got off of a junkyard 240. Long term, I'd really like to put as much black console pieces in the interior as possible, because that "stucco covered in septic sludge" colored plastic is pretty ugly, and black interiors are king.

More pictures soon.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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Grandpa Gold.
I love that color, and a slicktop as well, nice.

My condolences on the interior tho.
First junkyard trip should include a 86+ steering wheel.

just saw the snowcap, sweet.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #3
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Good start, Jason!!

Let's get that ****er back together next week
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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Grandpa Gold.
I love that color, and a slicktop as well, nice.

My condolences on the interior tho.
First junkyard trip should include a 86+ steering wheel.

just saw the snowcap, sweet.
Yeah, its a particularly wretched color combination, but it doesn't really bother me that much. All of the Volvos that friends or carpools had during my youth always had dark interiors, and I guess I've kind of idealized them or something, and now it's kind of weird owning one with a tan interior. Luckily, even though it's pretty ugly, the interior is in good condition. Front seats are ripped at the seams, sure, but the back seats are ok. I'm just missing a few console pieces in the back.

Here's to hoping I can scrounge up enough money to get a stereo in it, though... the old one definitely doesn't work.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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It looks like you mangled that oil supply, whats up with that?
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:11 PM   #7
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Nice wagon. Nothing wrong with that color combo. Any other interior color would be worse.
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Man i love that color. Keep up the good work!
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two '82s yayyy.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:40 PM   #10
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everyone convince him he wants single rounds so i can unload more volvo crap.

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Old 03-07-2010, 03:32 AM   #11
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Thats my old 82 it was nice until i sold it to some strange people. Anyways pm me if you want to know more about it. -Aaron
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It looks like you mangled that oil supply, whats up with that?
We bent it a bit to get the manifold and turbo out, but it doesn't look like there's any permanent damage to it, though. Should you not bend that? Just for future reference, I'm pretty much a complete novice when it comes to volvos (or cars in general). I've been paying attention when the oregon volvo crew nerds out, though, so I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of it.

Oh yeah, I'll definitely send you a pm, aaron. Unforeseen turbobricks bonus! woo
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:54 AM   #13
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245T's own. Love it, if I may ask. What is going on in your sig? It looks cool.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:39 AM   #14
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the old head gasket left some pretty big goop stains, and I put some shallow scratches on the top of the block gettin all of it off... big deal or no?
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the old head gasket left some pretty big goop stains, and I put some shallow scratches on the top of the block gettin all of it off... big deal or no?
Not a good thing, but not a huge deal either, just don't touch the mating surface of the head
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #17
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why, does something happen?


something... sexy??
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:11 PM   #18
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something... sexy??
Leaks of some sort could happen
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Sweet car man. If you want a hand putting it back together lemme know.
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Well we got the head back on and the intake side done before it got to cold/dark. Should be running tomorrow or the next day.

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It looks like you mangled that oil supply, whats up with that?
Easier to just bend it out of the way then bend it back when you put the turbo in.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:48 AM   #22
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wooohaw, more pictures

puttin' that purdy head back in


kevin utilizing his godlike torque wrench skills


poor image composure provided by cracked digital camera screen

Kevin wisely pointed out that we probably shouldn't put the purdy new head on until everything else was done. atta boy, Kev, usin' that there brain box of yers.

uh oh, its getting dark, and we don't have a spotlight! whatever shall we do

BRILLIANCE

MORE BRILLIANCE

now we just have to deal with that stupid turbo... tomorrow!

many thanks to Kevin and Andy for doing all the hard work. you guys are grand
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:38 PM   #23
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That 245 is definately a good start for a project. I almost bought it. Glad I didn't though lol. How much did he sell it to you for? Just bought a gold 82' turbo 242 for $700 that runs and drives great. Did you get the over drive issue fixed? Anyways good luck with it. I will definately be keeping an eye on how it turns out.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:13 PM   #25
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The good old safari interior,I like it.
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