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Old 07-01-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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I went to Georgia this weekend and bought MikeSr's '71. This is a Volvo that I have always wanted. I loved it when he first posted pictures of it and after I saw it in person I knew I would pester him into selling it to me. This is the whole reason I sold my old drivetrain from the 122. There was no way I was gonna let this car go to someone else.

The color combo is my all time favorite of any car. Hands down. Interior is a brown/black combo and is in decent shape. He added an M41 with a short shifter so it drives awesome. It needs some small things here and there but I plan to find some wheels that are more to my liking, drive it daily, and work on it as it needs things.

I'll get some proper pictures eventually, but until then...





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Old 07-01-2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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I like it. I'm with you about the wheels, they don't look "period correct" for my taste, but what do I know? Maybe some Minilite replicas or something, perhaps? Is that a bit of tinworm poking out in back of the right rear tire?
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thats amazing. Really loving it. Kinda like the wheels, kinda dont at the same time.

Minilites are over done. Itll be a tough choice to fidn somethign that compliments the car and stands out nicely.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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I like it!

Never driven a 142 or any 140 series, but I sure do like the looks of them.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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Lose the wheels asap. otherwise, looks good. My old suspension is sitting on the shelf. ;)
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Lose the wheels asap. otherwise, looks good. My old suspension is sitting on the shelf. ;)
I don't think the wheels look "that" bad....
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I don't think the wheels look "that" bad....
I beg to differ. I think they look terrible. 140's look rediculous with any wheel larger than a 16". Yes that's my opinion, but I'm right.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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Well they are for sale if anyone is interested. 18x8 et40 5x108. It's not that they aren't period correct as much as it's just that I can find something better for it. Whatever it is it'll end up being cheap reps probably. Unless I can get a good deal on some old school mesh wheels. I'm not one to spend thousands on wheels. I'd like to get some 16x8s and call it a day.

Does anyone know the thread size of the 140 short shifter? I need a knob for it pretty badly.

Greg, PM me about the suspension and we'll see if we can work something out. I'm more interested in the rear setup but I don't know how stiff I want the front to be.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:10 AM   #9
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I'm gonna miss her. I know Andrew will take good care of a classic.
Might have some wheels coming from Jr.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:25 AM   #10
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Does anyone know the thread size of the 140 short shifter? I need a knob for it pretty badly.
Stock M40/M41 shifter is 3/8"-16.

This is the one I put in my '71 142E.

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Well they are for sale if anyone is interested. 18x8 et40 5x108. It's not that they aren't period correct as much as it's just that I can find something better for it. Whatever it is it'll end up being cheap reps probably. Unless I can get a good deal on some old school mesh wheels. I'm not one to spend thousands on wheels. I'd like to get some 16x8s and call it a day.

Does anyone know the thread size of the 140 short shifter? I need a knob for it pretty badly.

Greg, PM me about the suspension and we'll see if we can work something out. I'm more interested in the rear setup but I don't know how stiff I want the front to be.
Or some 195-65's on 700 series 15's .. just say'n.
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Stock M40/M41 shifter is 3/8"-16.

This is the one I put in my '71 142E.

Is that for the long bus shifter or the shorter one? Or are they the same?

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Or some 195-65's on 700 series 15's .. just say'n.
Who's on whose lawn now?

But seriously, I will probably need some things from you here and there. You can keep the 740 wheel though.
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Is that for the long bus shifter or the shorter one? Or are they the same?



Who's on whose lawn now?

But seriously, I will probably need some things from you here and there. You can keep the 740 wheel though.
Same threads long or short.

Go ahead but it won't have nice road feel and drive right on fatty rubber... just say'n.

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What if I stretch some 175s on there?
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Same threads long or short.
This.

After having run 17x7.5" on my 142 with 215/45 tires compared to the 195/60 on Virgos, it was nicer to drive with the 195/60/15 but the 215/45/17 was the tits to looks at.
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What if I stretch some 175s on there?
Stock for the 164 was 175R15 so they'll certainly fit, bit that's a 26" + Ø wheel, and isn't going to return the best all around economy, not to mention finding that size in anything but a Vredestein out of Holland.



But hey go ahead and go for looks, you don't / won't need your steering box anyway especially once you convert to a Miata rack.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:48 PM   #17
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Omg that thing is gorgeous. That flat back. Doesnt anyone take off the rear bumper and shave it flat like on Datsun Zs?
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The wheels have to go. The car itself is totally cool. I keep watching, waiting for the right 1971-72 142 to come my way.
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It's close to being perfect for me. I want to have the rust fixed but we'll see what happens. Other than that it doesn't need too much.
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Sweet, I have to say that those look great with mesh, split 5's, and coke bottles.... and of course minilites
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It's close to being perfect for me. I want to have the rust fixed but we'll see what happens. Other than that it doesn't need too much.
I've heard that phrase before, somewhere... famous last words, as I look around at 4 245s, 2 122 wagons, and a 2 door 122 that own me.
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Sweet, I have to say that those look great with mesh, split 5's, and coke bottles.... and of course minilites
I'm kinda thinking some re-drilled style 5s. Just need to find another $400 set like I had before.
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The wheels have to go. The car itself is totally cool. I keep watching, waiting for the right 1971-72 142 to come my way.


And have a 'spare' $2500 to play the 'new' 140 game.

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And have a 'spare' $2500 to play the 'new' 140 game.

And have a 'spare' $25,000 to play the 'new' 140 game

FTFY.

When you own a 140, it's worse than a classic MOPAR. 5X the price it would cost for any other classic you might consider restoring.
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And have a 'spare' $25,000 to play the 'new' 140 game

FTFY.

When you own a 140, it's worse than a classic MOPAR. 5X the price it would cost for any other classic you might consider restoring.


That was just opening the can of worms / price of admission, not a finished car!

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