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Old 09-26-2017, 04:14 PM   #251
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It has a phenomenal new owner, and will be appreciated.

I thought the same thing to the guy I sold it to
but then ....
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:15 PM   #252
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I thought the same thing to the guy I sold it to
but then ....
I made that car better, and only reluctantly sold it.

If we had different smog laws in CA, I would still have it.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:19 PM   #253
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I just saved it from the crusher. Smog does suck here but the hoops you have to jump through are there but painfully stupid to complete

Glad it found a good home. Did you sell it with 12mm deep socket?
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:38 PM   #254
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I just saved it from the crusher. Smog does suck here but the hoops you have to jump through are there but painfully stupid to complete

Glad it found a good home. Did you sell it with 12mm deep socket?
LOL! that socket. Didn't you pick it up the last time you were here? If not, I'll have to search through my toolbox. It looks different than mine, so it should stand out. I'll ship it over to you if I find it.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:50 AM   #255
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Congrats on the sale. Sounds like it went to a good home.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:54 AM   #256
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LOL! that socket. Didn't you pick it up the last time you were here? If not, I'll have to search through my toolbox. It looks different than mine, so it should stand out. I'll ship it over to you if I find it.
You said that last time and all I got is a racist license plate frame in the mail
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:56 AM   #257
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Toolbox of tricks, lol
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The 'work around' is to find one in the junkyard like any true turbobricker, or beg in wanted, and go on down the road.

Or continue on with your car up on jackstands?
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:15 AM   #258
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I posted this on Thomas' other thread but thought I'd copy it here as well.

Hi folks, I just wanted to let you know how this story ended, or in my case started anew.

I've been a member for years but have only lurked. A job change necessitated the purchase of a commuter car. Craigslist searches turned up this car and when I showed it to my son he said he'd seen the car on TB and found this thread for me. Reading through Thomas' thread made me feel confident in the car and the work he had put into it. I contacted him and he was kind enough to pick me up at the San Jose airport. We drove back to his workplace and had a great talk about all things Volvo and many things automotive.

I then jumped in the car and headed to his dad's place to pick up the spare fender. Got to experience some of that famous California traffic as it was about 5pm. Picked up the fender and hit the road for Utah. 840 miles and one 3 hour nap later, I was home.

Just want to thank Thomas for all his help and the fantastic job he did on the car. It was a pleasure meeting such a nice guy. The car ran great, no issues at all cruising around 75 to 80 mph for about 11 hours.

I've got a few things to tinker with as I daily drive this 242 and will start a thread to cover that as well as a 122 /B230ft project I've got.

Thanks for all the good info and help you all provide.

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Not pictured: my son's 1970 142 (formerly with an Honda F20C, met with a deer), His 1978 242 GT project, My 1987 244 (Lemons or Gambler 500 prospect) and a 1968 122 (getting a b230ft)

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Old 09-27-2017, 10:53 AM   #259
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Welcome, if you can take a joke you will do well here.
Use imigur for pictures
Buy an upgraded wiring, although hasn't given any issues but is falling apart. I got one just for you ;)
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:31 PM   #260
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Figured out the photo thing using imgur. Posted them above.
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