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Cameron 06-10-2009 11:52 AM

Inspiration -- 240 Style (DONT POST YOUR OWN)
 
While I wait for more time, money and parts for my project I like to look through the Volvo gallery I've amassed over the last few years to keep me motivated and inspired to continue forward with trying to make a turd go fast (tuning a Volvo that is). Here's a select few that continually make me want to work on my car and make it better. The "competition" inside my head I guess ;-)

Plus it's a good excuse to post pics of drool-worthy Volvo stuff :)

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/331.jpg

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/333.jpg

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/334.jpg

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/335.jpg

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/338.jpg


This one not really, but it cracks me up :rofl:
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/339.jpg


These ones aren't 240s but whatever:

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/332.jpg


https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/336.jpg

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/337.jpg


So let's see the cars that have inspired you. Maybe a car that made you want to get into Volvos in the first place, etc.

Cameron 06-10-2009 11:53 AM

Also, in before Tom Smith's car :rofl:

mike240dl 06-10-2009 12:04 PM

:omg: i love all of those cars! would keep me on track to get mine done too!

WillettRun? 06-10-2009 12:12 PM

Ib4TSC

Poik 06-10-2009 12:24 PM

Does anybody know what color the car in the very first pic is?

adrianpike 06-10-2009 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poik (Post 2483122)
Does anybody know what color the car in the very first pic is?

I dunno, but it's hot. I dig the valve cover paint too...

subw000fer 06-10-2009 12:29 PM

the last pic is on Hilmersons opel manta =D

Cameron 06-10-2009 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poik (Post 2483122)
Does anybody know what color the car in the very first pic is?

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianpike (Post 2483127)
I dunno, but it's hot. I dig the valve cover paint too...

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/342.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/341.jpg



I have a ton more pictures of this one if you want me to post them ;-)

dbh86 06-10-2009 12:37 PM

The common denominator is... proper cam gears...

I guess I need to get mine made.

gsellstr 06-10-2009 12:38 PM

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Lest we never forget THIS one....

One of the early 'fast' Volvo's. Still faster than my wagon....for now...but that will change.

In case Doug reads this....you stopped kicking yourself yet?

Cameron 06-10-2009 12:48 PM

MORE:

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/344.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/346.jpg

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/343.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/347.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/348.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/349.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/350.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/352.jpg

Homer 06-10-2009 01:03 PM

244> all.
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dbh86 06-10-2009 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homer (Post 2483199)
245> all.
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WTF is this header?!?!?!

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/336.jpg

GabAlmighty 06-10-2009 01:20 PM

My own car inspires me to do better

yellow95 06-10-2009 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsellstr (Post 2483151)
Lest we never forget THIS one....

One of the early 'fast' Volvo's. Still faster than my wagon....for now...but that will change.

In case Doug reads this....you stopped kicking yourself yet?


Where is that car now?

G

fisky52688 06-10-2009 01:28 PM

that intake manifold is 2 weber DCOE carbs I think. That header is really custom looking, I guess the guy wanted equal lengths?

Cameron 06-10-2009 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellow95 (Post 2483230)
Where is that car now?

G

I believe Connecticut -- Belongs to a member here -- Blackbrick, something like that I think? Is that right?

gsellstr 06-10-2009 01:34 PM

Sounds about right...

volvo-slyder 06-10-2009 01:44 PM

....

narancs 06-10-2009 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cameron (Post 2483132)
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/341.jpg
I have a ton more pictures of this one if you want me to post them ;-)

this pic makes me want a 244 NOW :omg:

eeyore 06-10-2009 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cameron (Post 2483170)

I love this one. "Honey,PLEASE come home,I haven't seen you in weeks"! Almost done,Babe.

jpbturbo 06-10-2009 03:09 PM

is it just me or does pic #2 in the OP look like a 740 or something?

WillettRun? 06-10-2009 03:18 PM

Yes that is a 7.

Wagner 06-10-2009 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cameron (Post 2483053)

This is no puny 200-series bay! This is a manly 700-series bay. :-P

Cameron 06-10-2009 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpbturbo (Post 2483365)
is it just me or does pic #2 in the OP look like a 740 or something?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wagner (Post 2483381)
This is no puny 200-series bay! This is a manly 700-series bay. :-P

What are you talking about?????? :ninja:

nrdub 06-10-2009 03:38 PM

haha did you say say 740s are more manly than a 240? haha yeah okay.

shaved240 06-10-2009 09:56 PM

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/331.jpg
https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/346.jpg

same car. first he had a whiteblock, now 16v turbo

bdimag 06-10-2009 11:20 PM

i had no idea 1 thread could hold so much win... i'm now rethinking everything my parents ever told me.

Cameron 06-11-2009 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaved240 (Post 2483987)

I remember reading that somewhere too -- something about smog laws/DMV laws in Sweden that made the 16v easier to register than the 6 cyl or something. Either way, both versions of that car are incredible. However I'm quite partial to the 16v iteration.

Just everything about this car makes me all giggity.

http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/album1140/DSC_8846
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...0/DSC_8852.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...4/DSC_8212.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...4/DSC_8259.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...4/DSC_8263.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...4/DSC_8297.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...4/DSC_8320.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...4/DSC_8348.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...8185.sized.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...8862.sized.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...8865.sized.jpg
http://gallery.voodoo-people.com/alb...8882.sized.jpg

550 06-11-2009 09:01 AM

I LOVE that car. It literally made me go up.

MrBill 06-11-2009 09:05 AM

Honestly 100% this picture from JTR made me get into volvos...

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Gifs/Volvo_V-8.jpg

Cameron 06-11-2009 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 550 (Post 2484655)
I LOVE that car. It literally made me go up.

Yeah, I get all short of breath and flustered every time I look at it :oops:

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrBill (Post 2484658)
Honestly 100% this picture from JTR made me get into volvos...

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Gifs/Volvo_V-8.jpg

Love this one too -- I've had that one saved on the hard drive for years now. :nod:

Rige1 06-11-2009 12:29 PM

i don't think my brick could ever look like that much fun :roll:

Volvorules 06-11-2009 05:07 PM

OMG! A steering quickener!!! GASP! Can't believe he drives it with that?!!

Jordan 06-11-2009 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Volvorules (Post 2485401)
OMG! A steering quickener!!! GASP! Can't believe he drives it with that?!!

What does that do? Turn the wheels "quicker" I am assuming? So its probably really touchy?

Cameron 06-11-2009 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Volvorules (Post 2485401)
OMG! A steering quickener!!! GASP! Can't believe he drives it with that?!!

I know, right?!?! His mullet must be rockin'! :-P

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan (Post 2485405)
What does that do? Turn the wheels "quicker" I am assuming? So its probably really touchy?

Yup, another solution instead of a quick rack. Rob is poking fun because Adrian posted a thread about quick ratio racks and mentioned several times that quickeners were only for mullet heads. Well, not those words exactly, but you know.

adrianpike 06-11-2009 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Volvorules (Post 2485401)
OMG! A steering quickener!!! GASP! Can't believe he drives it with that?!!

With a car that clean, maybe not? :e-shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cameron (Post 2485413)
I know, right?!?! His mullet must be rockin'! :-P

Dude he mods a volvo in sweden. You know many times he seriously thought of airbrushing some giant nordic fantasy scene on the hood, but then found some imported Coors and waxed it instead?

GrandmaSideways 06-11-2009 05:53 PM

I can't draw, but I have an idea of what I want locked up in my head. It's always been there since I owned the 240. Cam, you helped me get partway towards realizing that vision, and in fact, you helped me leap frog about 2/3rds of that process. And for that I thank you.
I found photos I saved from the very first email from Dan... Gave me goosebumps and I got all excited just like the first time. I went out five minutes later to the driveway and washed her down. :)

badvlvo 06-11-2009 06:21 PM

I can't find a picture of the car that started me off on Volvo's. It was my neighbors 1800es. Actually he had 2 and I haven't been the same since.

Captain Bondo 06-11-2009 06:25 PM

There was a Black 240 sedan in bilsport years ago, I used to have the article in PDF, can't remember if it was 2 doors or 4, with a twin turbo 6. Definitely an inspiration to me...

Brett wtf are you babbling about?

Jordan 06-11-2009 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Bondo (Post 2485532)
There was a Black 240 sedan in bilsport years ago, I used to have the article in PDF, can't remember if it was 2 doors or 4, with a twin turbo 6. Definitely an inspiration to me...

Brett wtf are you babbling about?

He's trying to get all emotinal and spiritual with his car interest. lol

I hope this thread doesnt turn into another thread where everyone posts their gay ass 240s.

St.Nick 06-11-2009 10:31 PM

SO.MUCH.HOT.SH1T....

oh my!!

Cameron 06-11-2009 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianpike (Post 2485452)
With a car that clean, maybe not? :e-shrug:



Dude he mods a volvo in sweden. You know many times he seriously thought of airbrushing some giant nordic fantasy scene on the hood, but then found some imported Coors and waxed it instead?

That settles it. You are officially my favorite TBricks member. :rofl:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan (Post 2485622)
I hope this thread doesnt turn into another thread where everyone posts their gay ass 240s.

Yeah I agree. Can we get a mod on board that promises to delete any and all posts that "feature" members stock 240s rolling on "refinished" virgos? Seriously.

volvoluvin 06-12-2009 01:31 AM

^^+ Eleventeebillion...

VQ 06-12-2009 07:49 AM

https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/332.jpg

Inspiration for my turbo!

That front end setup is awesome, too bad it's illegal for me to do that here.

Captain Bondo 06-12-2009 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan (Post 2485622)
He's trying to get all emotinal and spiritual with his car interest. lol

I hope this thread doesnt turn into another thread where everyone posts their gay ass 240s.

I won't let it happen. I hate when these devolve into "my hooptie is my inspiration - check it out!" threads.

Cameron 06-12-2009 09:34 AM

http://www1.garaget.org/archive/82/8...945-749138.jpg
http://www1.garaget.org/archive/5/47...909-498627.jpg
http://www1.garaget.org/archive/95/9...448-997185.jpg
http://www1.garaget.org/archive/47/4...201-847679.jpg


Non 240.......

http://www1.garaget.org/archive/70/6...41-1228901.jpg

Jordan 06-12-2009 10:10 AM

This one makes me all hot and bothered.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3.../vall05_35.jpg

550 06-12-2009 10:20 AM

Hmm... is that a US car Jordan? I'm guessing it is located in sweden due to it's straight sexyness.

volvoluvin 06-12-2009 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Bondo (Post 2486293)
I won't let it happen. I hate when these devolve into "my hooptie is my inspiration - check it out!" threads.

Gabe **cough**Gabe**cough**


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