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Old 05-18-2017, 10:14 PM   #676
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Couldn't resist.Got these from a friend for $400 for the set. Maybe driven on 4 times then put into storage.


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Old 06-25-2018, 02:05 PM   #677
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Anything new? Got A/C yet? I keep watching the roads for a silver 245 but never see it... Actually pretty much ALL old Volvo sightings are near zero these days, well, at least the HOT days.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:54 PM   #678
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Anything new? Got A/C yet? I keep watching the roads for a silver 245 but never see it... Actually pretty much ALL old Volvo sightings are near zero these days, well, at least the HOT days.
Nothing on the a/c. I have the funds to purchase a classic auto air a/c system. I just haven't found the time nor the care to measure or put it in as other things are more important right now. I drove the car up till about a months ago. I have a good portion for a LSA swap and C4 rear end to go in.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:45 PM   #679
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Met a guy last night named Scott. He says he gets 39F at the vents on his gold 87 244. He installed a brand-new Sanden unit and is running about 3 cans of 134a with the original one-row condenser (he said he'd wanted to upgrade to the late model coils but it is cooling sufficiently so far.) I'm mostly sure it's using the expansion valve setup. FYI
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:24 PM   #680
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Met a guy last night named Scott. He says he gets 39F at the vents on his gold 87 244. He installed a brand-new Sanden unit and is running about 3 cans of 134a with the original one-row condenser (he said he'd wanted to upgrade to the late model coils but it is cooling sufficiently so far.) I'm mostly sure it's using the expansion valve setup. FYI
I've put the AC on hold right now. Going to be installing a higher stall converter and get away from the dreaded truck converter, installed the C4 rear end, and sooner then later the install of the LSA supercharger. Might be swapping to a 6.2 truck block soon depending if the price is right.

Right now the wagon has been trouble free for 2 years and my attention is turned to major house projects.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:57 PM   #681
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Today I found out that the oil pan on my LM7 does not come out when the engine is in the car. No matter how far you drop the front cross member and jack the engine up its just never going to happen.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:51 PM   #682
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Yeah I tried to do that when changing the oil pump out. Why are you trying to remove it?
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:07 PM   #683
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Yeah I tried to do that when changing the oil pump out. Why are you trying to remove it?
I had/have an oil leak near the starter that I was trying to track down. I ended up just wiping down both surfaces and the gasket and torqued to spec but I feel like the skinny long bolts on the back have stripped the threads in the block even thought it says torque to around 106lbs.

Any one having issues with those two bolts?
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:36 PM   #684
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Ftlbs? You mean inch pounds? And no way that bolt is ever going to strip a cast iron block. Did you put silicone by the rear cover plate?
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:02 PM   #685
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Ftlbs? You mean inch pounds? And no way that bolt is ever going to strip a cast iron block. Did you put silicone by the rear cover plate?
I meant inches and no I did not. Ive been told by a few people not too.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:19 PM   #686
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I meant inches and no I did not. Ive been told by a few people not too.
When I went to put the front and rear covers on my L33, everywhere I'd read said to put sealant at those bottom edge corners; haven't had any leaks. Seemed like a good idea.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:49 PM   #687
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When I went to put the front and rear covers on my L33, everywhere I'd read said to put sealant at those bottom edge corners; haven't had any leaks. Seemed like a good idea.
No leaks on the front yet. Well, I haven't run it yet since the pans been back on so I can always drop it a little bit and finger some pookie on those corners and where the covers meet the pan.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:54 AM   #688
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That's what I did and it has never leaked for me. My Holley pan was a tad warped out of the box fwiw
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:34 PM   #689
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This all starts tomorrow after my wife and I go to one of the local asian stores with free $50 in store credit to purchase and check it out and write a review. The perks of being married to a chef.

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Any updates? I was around your neighborhood today and kept my eyes peeled for the 245 but I've yet to see or hear it
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Any updates? I was around your neighborhood today and kept my eyes peeled for the 245 but I've yet to see or hear it
Its around. Ive been driving about 2 weeks out of the month and swap between that and the prius when I'm not grabbing larger than 8' of lumber
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:14 PM   #692
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I got to see it! it was awesome.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:17 AM   #693
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Saw it this past weekend, definitely an awesome ride! What a beast! Its future is even brighter.
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