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Old 12-30-2015, 10:57 PM   #8476
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[QUOTE=wade454ss;5307441]This 240 smooth top was on tonight's orphan's back in March of this yr. So being the wagon loving person I am. I took her in with the other 2 wagons I have and after a few odds and ends have created this clean ride with very little work or effort. I bought her for $350, added a clean set of Mirzam's ($150) off a c70. Still have work to do but here she is 9mo later. Runs like a brand new car I might add. Thanks Guys I love this forum.



Thanks, When I first saw this car I hated the color but it's condition was so good I had to buy it. As you see it in the pics, I drove it for the first time tonight. The 18's came with tires one of which needs to be changed. One note, it accelerates great and idled perfect with no overheating issues, the whole ride. Very satisfied with this car at this point. My wife even likes this one. She absolutely hates my 89 240 which my kids call Black Betty. Black Betty is another $500 car with a new timing belt and fuel pump has managed to run well for the last 7 yrs. What else can be said about a Volvo. They just won't die.

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Old 01-02-2016, 07:10 PM   #8477
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Pics of my Volvo:

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Old 01-02-2016, 07:25 PM   #8478
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:40 PM   #8479
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That green is awesome. Those extra img tags aren't.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:18 PM   #8480
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Spent the weekend getting the 142 back up to snuff and getting the 242 ready to work on.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:24 PM   #8481
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sick fleet^ is that robs old 242?
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:35 PM   #8482
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:01 AM   #8483
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It is, you should buy it!
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:41 PM   #8484
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That 911SC is begging for the newer headlights. Beauties you've got!
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:07 PM   #8485
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So many $800 wheels in that photo.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:39 PM   #8486
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A couple phone shots of the 242 from this weekend. Great drive interrupted by a quick detour to find a replacement fuel pump relay after the two year old one in the car gave up. Its always something...


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Old 01-04-2016, 11:30 AM   #8487
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That 911SC is begging for the newer headlights. Beauties you've got!
It's on the list of things to do.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:31 PM   #8488
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A couple phone shots of the 242 from this weekend. Great drive interrupted by a quick detour to find a replacement fuel pump relay after the two year old one in the car gave up. Its always something...


beautiful 242! Love the gemini wheels, have a set i need to refinish, gives me some inspiration.

Your car looks a lot like "redbrick" on here, old 242 he had for 7 years but sold around 2009?

Same color, painted bumpers and the saab 900 spoiler, but his was a flathood, assume its not the same car but that would be crazy
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:55 PM   #8489
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Default My new (to me) 242 DL

I'm new to this forum and to Volvo mechanics in general, although these cars have had a place in my heart since the mid 80s watching them go at it with mercs and bimmers. In anycase, I will be slowly chipping away at it to bring it up to tbricks standards (well almost since it will remain NA for the foreseeable future)

I just ordered Cibie headlights, and relays/harness to upgrade the headlights (from Daniel Stern web site). Next is fixing the exhaust, and heater blower motor (surprise!). There are electrical wires cut and brittle connectors in many places so that will probably have to be next.

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Engine specs as far as I know: B23F with "405" head, K cams and Jetronic injection
It has a 7" round headlight + flat hood conversion - not sure from what year car.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:14 PM   #8490
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I was really hoping to come to your house and steal your car, but damn it, you blanked out the lic plate. Foiled.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:41 PM   #8492
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A few pics from my last day out in my 940 http://imgur.com/a/D6UNl
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:46 PM   #8493
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A few pics from my last day out in my 940 http://imgur.com/a/D6UNl
got videos? and lower it some dude!
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:56 PM   #8494
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got videos? and lower it some dude!
Only one vid I can upload
I've bought 40mm lowering springs since then, new dampers, among other bits ready for Santa pod in spring :D
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:01 PM   #8495
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For me I had lowering springs and they weren't stiff enough I'd recommend coilovers 100% or a really stiff spring.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:12 PM   #8496
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Can't afford them quite yet plus being a daily Im aiming for a comprise. If they're too soft I'll get another set later. They'll still be a massive improvement over 10+ y/o stockers lol
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:00 AM   #8498
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Love the smile of the passenger in the last pic. It looks like a blast.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:15 PM   #8499
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Just picked up this 1980 242 from a former TB member. Ridiculously clean, IPD sways, Bilstein HDs, 4 speed manual.

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Old 01-07-2016, 04:40 PM   #8500
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Awesome!
Love the smile of the passenger in the last pic. It looks like a blast.
Yeah it was. He was giggling the whole way round xD
You'd be amazed how many people ask me how the **** I run that thing in pro-am class and keep up lol
Gunna be back at it in march hopefully with many new shiny parts to keep it from blowing up
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