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you need to call San Diego Volvo and tell them to hook me up with a hazard relay switch and a rear license plate bracket. and no, not for the dealer price of 1 billion dollars either.

Coulda just asked me man ;)

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MORAL OF THE STORY IS:

Make sure the people/place in charge of doing work on your car (or whatever you own) are reputable and responsible for whatever happens. Also time constraints need to be placed and followed or you should get every penny back...even if they've done some of the work...

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I'm so sorry to hear this Pras. I can kind of relate.. my project car is in a similar situation. $10k in parts.. its runs worse than it did.. and actually doesn't run sans the dead alternator in a garage in the northeast. I wonder how much of an ordeal it would be to get a used 850 turbo motor to throw in there?

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I'm so sorry to hear this Pras. I can kind of relate.. my project car is in a similar situation. $10k in parts.. its runs worse than it did.. and actually doesn't run sans the dead alternator in a garage in the northeast. I wonder how much of an ordeal it would be to get a used 850 turbo motor to throw in there?

about $850 is what my complete motor cost me.....included everything attached to it sans trans, etc.

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Damn it my computer just stopped working. Well by the end of the story I will have pictures of pras's car, but trying to upload them caused windows to fuck up. Pics now on next page.

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Well guys, i swung by pras's place today and we spent all afternoon trying to get his speedo to work. For the backgrond on the speedo not working read here:

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?s...p;#entry1011335. Damn it my computer just stopped working. Well by the end of the story I will have pictures of pras's car, but trying to upload them caused windows to fuck up, ill be back to finish this post and upload the pics.

Come on hurry up, I want to see a firetruck. :lol:

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Lets try again

Well guys, i swung by pras's place today and we spent all afternoon trying to get his speedo to work. For the backgrond on the speedo not working read here:

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?s...p;#entry1011335. First we tried my cluster, nothing. Then alot of people said we could just tap the ABS signal at the wheel. So we tried various combinations of taps and gauge clusters trying to produce a combination that worked, but to no avail. So now hopefully he can get his motor installed in texas to get his working speedo back before going to india. Unfortunatly that means he has to drive all the way to texas without a working speedometer. Well heres the pics (and I have to say I was amazed by this car in person, its just awesome):

The Good:

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The bad:

(Notice the automatic door popper and the fact they didnt even sand the old silver paint at all)

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overspray on the tint

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and the KW

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The ugly:

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looks weird without the trim on there at all... I'm kinda undecided about it. Looks like the work is pretty well done tho.

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The ugly was uncalled for! :D

Car looks amazing, I wouldn't necessarily have done all that to it, but it doesn't look botched and actually 'flows' well together. I like it a lot.

The door jambs and overspray are minor issues, I expected a lot, lot worse than that.

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Well, I think it looks good but I've never been/will be a fan of the color "RED", not to forget yellow :lol:

Too each's own.

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Dang Pras, I see that your dental cleaning work hasn't been the greatest. Know wonder your leaving LA to India :lol:

Raf

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Like where you're going with it. :) Best of luck getting it where you want it Pras, hope the wagon serves your dad well for the next few years.

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