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Old 04-27-2015, 10:48 PM   #51
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They're "lower springs". Very stylish right now on TB.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:54 PM   #52
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Good for TB's! With all those cars you have, those springs have to fit the bill!
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:57 PM   #53
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Damn son! You've been putting in work in my absence!
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Yaa man, where the heck ya been!
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Damn son! You've been putting in work in my absence!
You going to be at Carlisle!
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:22 AM   #56
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You going to be at Carlisle!
I doubt it...244 is getting parted/going up for sale...and my 242 isn't ready yet
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I doubt it...244 is getting parted/going up for sale...and my 242 isn't ready yet
Dang man, drive in what ever else and just come hang out! Why is the 244 getting parted?
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:25 PM   #58
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Dang man, drive in what ever else and just come hang out!
I might have to borrow a car for the trip...if at all possible.

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Why is the 244 getting parted?
Remember Peterpalooza? Remember my Spy Hunter status smoke screen everywhere...3 hours back, 3 hours forth, and the entire time we were there at said Peterpalooza? Pretty sure the rings are shot...possibly due to fuel washing down the cylinder walls...or just boost applied to 30 year old NA rings...not sure. Still runs though...just smokes.

I might just strip it of the basically brand new suspension parts I had put on it recently and junk the shell if someone might want it for a LeMons car...or a ratty V8 sleeper. Once I get my phone back (with all the pics in it) I'll be posting up another FS thread for it and/or its parts.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:59 PM   #59
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Gotcha, I had t realize that you hadn't fixed that! I guess it wasn't the turbo, eh!
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:36 PM   #60
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Gotcha, I had t realize that you hadn't fixed that! I guess it wasn't the turbo, eh!
Nope...not the turbo...especially after swapping 3 different turbos into it...
Pretty sure it's rings or something. I'm getting a decent amount of oil/vapor coming through the PCV...that's subsequently getting sucked in through the snail...then compressed and fed into the intake...then out the tailpipe. I'm probably gonna just return it to stock form.

Anyhoo...started tearing into my 242 the past few days. She had a failed exhaust/turbo manifold gasket. So in the process of the replacement...switching over to a 90+ manifold and a few other good bits off of the 244...maybe even a lick of paint...not decided yet.
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Sounds like a headache on the 244, you better get your a$$ in gear with the 242 and be at Carlisle next year!
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:29 PM   #62
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Keeping with the utilitarian build concept for Volvader, I just paid a premium to have an old ugly hitch receiver professionally powder coated! He did an incredible job on this and E-code clips I had him do for Old Irons NOS E-codes I am building! This guys quality seems to be spot on, I can't wait to start getting parts for Old Iron powder coated and ceramic coated!


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Old 05-23-2015, 04:37 PM   #63
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And the clips for the Old Irons E-codes! They came out amazing, I hope everything else comes out to this level!



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Old 05-28-2015, 10:53 PM   #64
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Almost new Volvo Cibie headlights! My Carlisle mega score.

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IPD Over Loads Springs are going to be put to the test now that I have the hitch receiver installed. Instead of cutting the valance, I remove all the rusty ass brakets holding it on which allowed me to manipulate the valance. I feel like it looks better then cutting would have.

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Old 06-20-2015, 11:18 PM   #65
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Default Volvader is really coming along!

Last weekend I had a little extra time, so I swapped on a really nice matching hood and drivers door I had gotten last year. The results were incredible, I wish I had the room in my "Old Iron" to grab the doors off that car when I was in Maryland!



Three (3) black wagons in one driveway! :0



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Shoot, these things need detailed, one tuff thing about owning so many cars, keeping them all clean and waxed!
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:21 AM   #66
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What's up with that gigantic red star in the driveway?

Btw what was wrong with the previous hood&door? They also look nice and straight.
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What's up with that gigantic red star in the driveway?

Btw what was wrong with the previous hood&door? They also look nice and straight.
I live in southern DE, originally a Long Island Native growing up on the gold coast. Met a Sussex County Girl. In Sussex County DE, everyone thinks they are in the deep south. When we bought this house the star was already installed on the fence. Not to say the star is necessarily a southern thing, but it seems to be a decorative element down here! haven't found a better place for it!

The hood had some dents, and these little crackly looking stars in the paint. My dent guy couldn't get the the dents b/c the inner structure of the hood. The front lip of the hood also had a few dents. This hood is in much much nicer shape overall, the car looks that much better with it!

As for the door, the day after I "bought" this car (really I traded the junkyard for a 2002 chevy impala) a guy pulled next to it with a flatbed and lowered a car right off it into my new 245. Within 48 hours of owning it I had to make an insurance claim against him!

I'll have to find photo of when that damage occured!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:40 AM   #68
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Lookin' good . keep up the great restoration!
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Lookin' good . keep up the great restoration!
Thanks, still not nearly as clean as your red 244!
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I live in southern DE, originally a Long Island Native growing up on the gold coast. Met a Sussex County Girl. In Sussex County DE, everyone thinks they are in the deep south. When we bought this house the star was already installed on the fence. Not to say the star is necessarily a southern thing, but it seems to be a decorative element down here! haven't found a better place for it!
Oh, so it has nothing to do with the soviet union? Because it looks exactly like the red stars that "were" on buildings here: http://kep.cdn.index.hu/1/0/500/5002...976d372_wm.jpg

I was born way after the soviet union fall ('89), but we still feel its effect in the economy and even in people's way of thinking. Its a little weird.
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Ohh wow! No, I actually never made that connects at all, not even in the slightest! Now that you mention it, maybe I need to paint it a different color! This star is just purely a decorative southern Americana, if you can understand that!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:40 PM   #72
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Naah don't worry, it just caught my eye. Don't do anything to it if it doesn't bother you.
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Naah don't worry, it just caught my eye. Don't do anything to it if it doesn't bother you.
Nah, but I do see your point of view!
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So, car broke down on my wife yesterday. Had to have it towed after I couldn't talk her through figuring out the issue over the phone. I was pretty vexed to say the least with all the effort/money/maintenance we have put into this car. I felt bad for her, humiliating having people at work ask her what was wrong, especially when she has a brand new car sitting in the garage. Good thing though, finally got home that night at 10:30 after visiting the in-laws. Went out side and took a look at the fuse panel. Fuse four (4) was blown (fuse that runs pump). Replaced it and the car started right up. Needless to say, I told her "next time I tell you to check the fuses, check them"! Mechanic visit avoided and all it took was 2.5 minutes!
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Why is it that I enjoy driving this car more then most new cars?
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