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Old 06-04-2021, 12:27 AM   #51
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Rit dark brown and color fixative.

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Hasn't transfered to anyone's pants yet
Cool. It looks like it turned out pretty well. Seats look good.
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Old 06-06-2021, 04:22 AM   #52
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BW55 out, AW71 in, hello bearable highway cruising

Old transmission was in good shape, clean fluid and nice and shiny inside, but no overdrive was a deal breaker for anything more then around town

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Swapped the tailshaft housing, spedo drive gear and kickdown cable, tossed in a new filter while the pan was off. Would have done the tailshaft bushing if I remembered to order one, but this bushing looks pretty nice compared to the ones I've done.
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Also found why the starter sometimes made a racket, gonna have to pay close attention so it doesn't eat into the "new" ring gear like this.

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Old 06-13-2021, 02:47 PM   #53
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Hows the kickdown cable working? Use the bw cable on the aw70? Have to do same thing just seeing if that worked out.
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Old 06-27-2021, 08:54 PM   #54
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Kickdown cable needs more adjustment but fits much better then the (broken anyways) 760 cable would have.


Had the car at work yesterday, undid some of the ****ery the PO pulled
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Last in the Kjet pressure trifecta is rest pressure, sometimes I had a hard warm start issue, hoping to cure that before it takes up DD duty for her
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With the fuel line clamped it takes roughly 30 minutes to drop, without it's between 1-15. Going to retest later with the line removed but I'm still suspecting it needs an accumulator. Also slipped large hose around the fuel pump as an isolator to quite it down

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With the rear panel out I cleaned up the trim a little, some got polished but the hinge just got wire wheeled, no more crustiness

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Today is back to the paint, wash, wash with comet, wetsand, polish. Just got the hood so far but it's night and day

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Old 06-29-2021, 03:36 PM   #55
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I really forgot how much different the 70s 240 is from 80s, same car yes but totally different feel inside and out
That paint is turning out nice! My gosh, how I love single-stage enamel. It can really come back to life with gentle persuasion.

Been pondering your earlier statement for months... if your verbal poetry is up to the challenge, what's different about the oldest 240 cars? My longer-term experiences include 1978, 80, 82, 84, and they all felt about the same to me (when stock and driven on normal city/highway roads.) Notwithstanding minor differences between the DL/GL luxury levels, and the NA/Turbo hp levels, of course. But in every case, no matter how plebian the trim level, the car felt nice, solid, well-built. A joy to drive. It's no wonder so many million were sold.
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:18 PM   #56
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I am really impressed with the paint aswell, if you look at the begining of the thread the car looked almost white when I first towed it home. There are some spots that have worn through under the sun, but even they shine after some work. Hope to get the rest of the passenger side done tonight

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I really forgot how much different the 70s 240 is from 80s, same car yes but totally different feel inside and out
My thought is that the updates over the years changed the look at feel of the cars. Sitting in an early 240 feels more spacious, with smaller seats, a less pronounced dashboard, vinyl map pockets, slimmer interior door handles and shifter. The rear tail lights and hatch handle are sleeker, along with the lack of upper and lower outer door trim, the flathood and simpler single round headlights.
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Old 10-18-2021, 11:00 PM   #57
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I would like to thank the Volvos at the museum event for lighting a fire under my ass, awesome to see so many hunks of Swedish iron in one place for the first time in too long. Davis 2022 prep has to start sometime right?

Matcha has been sitting since the day after the last bump, unloved and slowly being covered in bird **** and treesap since before classes picked up.
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Sunday she fired right up and drove home, Monday morning she passed smog, first try since 2008, flying colors for the oldest 240s you still have to emissions test
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Quick trip to the DMV, aided by an actually very nice and helpful DMV employee who enformed me it was on non opp and did'nt own the $800 in back fees I was expecting to pay, all my 7 of my 240s now have tags.
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And of course the Monday morning shenanigans wouldn't be complete if she didn't make the drive up to Chico
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While I obviously have a lot of cosmetic work to do before I worry about it I'm interested to hear opinions on moving forward. Do I powdercoat (thanks in advance junkman) the stock wheels and aim for 100% oem? Or do I slap on the rare parts I've been blowing my tuition, rent and food money on for the last 2 years and finally see what half of my income has been going to in action?
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Old 10-20-2021, 05:02 AM   #58
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Matcha has been hauling me and the tools around for the past few days, today she visited my other (other, other, other, other, other, other (its not a problem)) project car
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GF is exited to both be driving green volvos, only one brick here but sTay tUNEd foR upDatEs
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Old 11-19-2021, 05:06 AM   #59
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Cool! Any updates?
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