I've had a couple. Fantastic cars. Yours looks choice.
so Ive been thinking about selling my non-running mk2 gti for a while now, thought id offer to trade (you never know who will say what) and turns out the guy works at a vw dealer and said he would trade. If the car was running I would be getting the short end of the stick as my car has a TON of money into it, but it wasnt so I thought it was fair.
Old gti (took the seats\harnesses out)
By ncbrock at 2012-05-29
By ncbrock at 2012-05-28
and.... my "new" 89 Volvo 240 turbo. Are turbobricks tcl approved?
By ncbrock at 2012-06-20
To be honest I dont know why the gti wasnt running, I just did a straight forward head gasket job with a newly rebuilt\resurfaced 2.0 head (just did one probably 2 weeks before then found out my valve guides were ruined) Everything bently specs and it just didnt want to start up, so I said screw it and went with this
I like Turbo Volvos but I'd personally have kept the GTI and tried to get it running again.
The only things I plan to do to it are drop it some and put some wheels on it and maybe refresh some suspension bushings as the steering is kind of numb
But the trade off for the turbo sound is equally good, I cant keep my foot out of the throttle to hear that whistle!
Last edited by ncbrock; 06-20-2012 at 11:20 PM.
A guy at my work has a 240. It is a nice looking car. Predictably, he's one of these hipster doofuses - horn rim glasses, dumb pompadour, skinny jeans, the whole deal. I kind of want to beat him up.
You're not one of those guys are you? Please say no. I'd like to think that a kickass car like this doesn't necessarily have to belong to a complete idiot.
I like both the before(minuses to my taste for the big bumpers and banner, but double plus for the webers to even out) and after. Please, please no windshield banner for the brick! I've no shame in begging.
'86 Jaguar xj-s 5.3HE coupe, cobalt blue metallic/blue
'08 Hyundai Accent SE hatch, ice blue/gray
Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed
Im already looking for a new set of wheels and new suspension. I love the Virgos but they are skinny as sin (6") I can probably fit 9's under here. But wheels are so hard to find in 5x108. Also probably a new turbo in the future, its stock and smokes a little on deceleration.
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Last edited by ncbrock; 06-21-2012 at 11:21 PM.
For whatever reason I'm really missing my old Mk2 today. Probably because I saw a friend who I used to be a huge mk2 nut with that I haven't seen in a long time.
So I definitely don't approve today, but I DO love those turbobricks.
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