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    Thread: The Colour of Money......Part 2

    1. Member Zman86's Avatar
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      05-07-2012 09:10 AM #101
      It's alive again

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      05-09-2012 07:33 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Its new home! We have from the two shop doors forward

      Looks familiar, what are the next big steps? Good meeting you and your girlfriend.
      As we all know God forged the 4.0 from a block of granite at the dawn of time.

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      05-10-2012 07:57 AM #103
      Nice meeting you too!

      Well, the plans were to just drive it and fix stuff/install all the new parts I have stockpiled along the way. However, we too it out and put around 30km on it before the transmission started slipping terribly, so looks like it may be out of commission for a few more weeks. I may just do all the work I was planning on doing gradually throughout the year while it's down.

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      05-14-2012 12:40 AM #104
      Well, It's back on the road, put about 200 miles on it this weekend. I ended up draining the semi-synthetic fluid I put in the transmission and re filled it with the cheapest ATF I could find and replaced a blown out bushing on the shift linkage at the transmission, and it's now shifting better than it ever has.

      Anyways, some pictures! First wash of the year after getting it back together


      Draining the transmission


      Out on the highway


      Some random pictures







      Mine and the girlfriends cars
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      05-18-2012 12:36 PM #105
      Never posted a picture of the stock ride height



      And picked these up last weekend



      Some pictures from this weekend in downtown Toronto



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      07-09-2012 09:30 AM #106
      Been working on the car alot lately, cleaned up the trunk and have been just doing misc maintenance things. My girlfriends got me going to shows now, and a few weeks ago I took first in my class! *

      Anyways, some recent pictures, more to come!



      Got sick of all the burnt out bulbs and loose glass in the instrument cluster, so I took it apart, replaced all the bulbs, cleaned and secured the glass, replaced the non functioning clock with a good one and bypassed the dimmer rheostat since it was failing. Also carpeted the trunk, cleaned up all the wiring for the air ride, re-mounted the tank and compressor and picked up a tire for the spare, and replaced the broken window switch trim panel.









      And the newest addition to the fleet
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      07-17-2012 01:48 PM #107
      Just got back from my first major trip with the car, 1000+km to go camping up on Manitoulin Island, car performed flawlessly except for a broken speedometer cable.






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      07-17-2012 02:31 PM #108
      Awesome car, awesome color!
      18 with a bagged Mk2... Pretty sure I'm the only one at my school with bags...

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      08-12-2012 10:41 PM #109
      found some pics floating around the Internet today







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      09-06-2012 08:23 PM #110
      Been workin on the car lately, fixed a really annoying intermittent loss of rr signal





      Changed the diff mount




      Changed the non-existent left motor mount



      Some random pictures


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      09-06-2012 08:52 PM #111
      I ant to do this so bad. What bags and mounts are you on? Watertown NY?

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      09-07-2012 07:19 PM #112
      did you ever get around to installing that skid plate? do you think you need one anymore?
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      09-07-2012 11:54 PM #113
      Absolutely beautiful car man, and you're work is spot on.

      Love it all the way!

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      09-12-2012 05:59 PM #114
      SS RE-5 up front and RE-6 out back. The skidplate has yet to make it on, my brand new oilpan is pretty dinged up. I should stop being lazy. Thanks for the compliments!

      A couple pics of the future wheels





      The cat approves



      From this past weekend at Berlin Klassik, met someone with a 240D on bags, was great seeing another one!




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      10-04-2012 10:04 AM #115
      what shocks are you using?
      model numbers?
      or what car are they ment for.

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      10-13-2012 12:34 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by 250celowrider View Post
      what shocks are you using?
      model numbers?
      or what car are they ment for.
      I'll have to dig through my paperwork to find a number, but I do know they are one of the shortest shocks Monroe makes.

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      10-13-2012 07:24 PM #117
      Such a sweet project, just can't get enough

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      10-14-2012 01:00 AM #118
      A picture of your car was on thechive.com. I think it was from the previous owner, but cool none the less

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      10-18-2012 09:46 AM #120
      For some reason i really like the way it looks with the hubcaps off.

      Apparently you like classic automobiles, and you seem to be living by the advice my dad once bestowed upon me. His words were, "Son, if you're going to drive an old car, you need two old cars."

      He's got a '72 Volvo 1800 and a '74 2002.

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      10-18-2012 06:42 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by reynolds9000 View Post
      For some reason i really like the way it looks with the hubcaps off.

      Apparently you like classic automobiles, and you seem to be living by the advice my dad once bestowed upon me. His words were, "Son, if you're going to drive an old car, you need two old cars."

      He's got a '72 Volvo 1800 and a '74 2002.
      volvo 1800's and amazons are so beautiful

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      10-19-2012 09:39 AM #122
      I also own a Volvo, a 2 owner '93 240 wagon with 685,000km on it. Original owners had it from 93-2011, second owner bought it as a winter beater and put 15k on it, and now i have it. Been working on it the last few weeks getting it ready for the road, as of next Monday my girlfriend will be using it as her daily. The plan is to try and take it to a million...



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      10-19-2012 09:54 AM #123
      They're indestructable cars, especially the real Volvos...prior to Ford buying them.

      My college commuter car was a 1996 Volvo 850..5 cylinder non-turbo with a manual trans. It had something like 250k easily on it when i sold it. Super reliable and every power option still worked on it. I love those cars.

      A turbo 240 would be a pretty fun little car, i've always thought.

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      10-24-2012 08:56 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by 250celowrider View Post
      what shocks are you using?
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      Rear shocks are Monroe sensatrac 5752

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      12-10-2012 12:37 PM #125
      Took a 900km round trip up north yesterday to pull everything out of a '76 240D for a four speed manual conversion. Don't know when it will be taking place since funds are tight at the moment, but hopefully next spring/summer









      Girlfriend and the cars owner counterbalancing the tractor while trying to lift the car up. Ended up pushing it in the shop with our Volvo and took the tranny out on a lift.


      Everything back home







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