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Driver Side Flor

pulled out my seat and folded back the carpeting and put on some anti rust stuff crycled areas are where theres holes in the frame

1ajs

1ajs

Hmm Its Realy Been A While

still have the car still runs like a cherry guna fix it up enuff for the summer and see about finding another body for her so what have i been doing since my last entry lets see started an aprentership for industrial electrician and went to mexico/belize for 3 months and drove around in the 240 benz that my mother has with my guts in it lol all thats left of my benz the guts live in the one above lol

1ajs

1ajs

Some Stage 0 Stuff

Did the following today: install new polyeurathane bushing & upper firewall motor mount. changed oil with Mobil 10w30 syntec blend. used mann oem filter. tomorrow: fuel filter. inspect spark plugs. add coolant to expansion tank.

pahhhoul

pahhhoul

Stuck In The Driveway

Well, it's Friday 4-20-07 and I wanted to take my 850 to work. Especially after I've finished installing the new MOMO steering wheel & shift knob. However as I left the house & looked at the driveway, my sister has blocked the driveway exit with her Land Rover. STUPID SISTER of mine! I wish she'd park on the street like a normal person. I hope she gets a ticket soon for parking the way she does. Well I guess it's better off that I didn't drive the 850 since I still need to do a tune up.

pahhhoul

pahhhoul

Shopping Cart Scratches

:angry: This sucks! I'm out Sunday getting groceries @ Safeway. When I return to my car I notice like 5 little nicks on the passenger side where I shopping cart has scratched & chipped paint of. A$$holes! I thought my tan colored Volvo would be left all alone. I guess not. Now to get it painted when i get some $$$.

pahhhoul

pahhhoul

Mar 16, 2007

Sorry to keep you guys hanging. Just I have some things at work that are creating 16-18 hour days for the past couple months. I have been working it piece meal when I can. So as you know, I took that damn dashboard out again. I hate that damn dashboard. I almost gave up on that damn dashboard. The tabs broke again and the upper trim near the windshield is cracked and breaking (on that damn dashboard). I actually have a good dashboard from a '98 S70. Much better construction and material

ultra_runner

ultra_runner

The First Of Many To Come Online Rants

So I am sitting here trying to come up with an easy to follow photo editing guide and a window pops up telling me I have email. I toggle over to Thunderbird and what do I find? The first 5 lines to Walden Pond followed by a lone link to "buy cialis". FINE. <DELETE> I am used to this kind of low blow marketing. What I did not expect was to click back over to volvopeed and find a new member asking about half shafts only to reply to himself under another username "foud cheepe ones here

Che'_Moderator

Che'_Moderator

Feb 7, 2007

Wednesday night and its 1 am. I just got finished with a few hours under my dash installing the clutch master cylinder. I've been procrastinating on this for weeks if not months so I have I've made a personal breakthrough here. Had to get under the dash unbolt the brake master... then wedge the clutch master into position, then bolt the clutch master from under the dash and finally rebolt the brake master. Simple huh? I don't wish this task on anyone. My hands are torn and my back is killi

ultra_runner

ultra_runner

Feb 3, 2007

Ok - last weekend I pulled the dash again. As I said, I wanted to re-do some of the wiring and run more power into the cabin so never have to think about getting through the firewall again. Now I can run a fuse block inside the cabin and power things. First I ran three strands of 10 gauge through the harness assy and into the cabin. Conveniently a bit of the fuse block was already broken down in the corner and allowed me perfect space to drop down into the cabin. I then mounted a distribu

ultra_runner

ultra_runner

Pulling & Clearing Codes + Other Issues

as a follow up to the last entry - the electrical portion of the ignition switch didn't solve my instrument panel light problem. Went to dealer to get a new rheostat switch . . . $177!! as i had it out i dropped it too, breaking the slider like a knucklehead. I won one on ebay for 8 dollars, but i am suspicious that when it comes it won't fix the problem. I did the cabin filter last weekend & ended up having the fuel filter done & seat back cable w/ an oil change. Really didn't need to

jules

jules

Jan 27, 2007

I changed plans on the gauges locations, stereo, etc. So, I want to re-wire everything correctly. Plus I need to loosen the master brake cylinder to get the clutch master installed. Much easier without the dash, etc. So - I should have everything back in a couple of days or so. Scott C.

ultra_runner

ultra_runner

Electrical Portion Of Ignition Switch

Have the car up again today - going for the following: cabin filter (http://www.volvospeed.com/pollenfliter.php) fuel filter (http://volvospeed.com/Repair/fuelfilter.php) oil & filter change driver's side seat back cable replacement (http://www.volvospeed.com/Repair/seatcable1.php) and the Electrical portion of the ignitian switch (ww.volvospeed.com/Repair/ignit_switch.php) thanks to VS for clueing me into the last one -- my wife had been calling me telling me that the headlights weren't w

jules

jules

Jan 18, 2007

Just a couple of teaser pics guys (and girls). Look for more parts inbound over the next few weeks. We're going to get this project finished!!! Scott C.

ultra_runner

ultra_runner

Wahh Wahh Wahh

Wahhh, you changed my sig cause I"m too lazy to read the big annoucement thing at the top of what seems to be every single page I open. And on top of that, I'm too lazy to check the News forum for any thing that just MAY pertain to me. So, in closing, I'm going to open a package of orieo cookies, poor me a big glass of boo hoos, and drown my sorrows away as my waist gets happier. Thanks guys.

gdizzle

gdizzle

The Accident........

so i went and had the car evaluated for damage today. he pushed the spare tire well in and did other cosmetic damage to the 855. i think im gonna have the guy clean up the front end when it goes into the shop. im tired and think im gonna make a smoothie. maybe thatll cheer me up. love bill feeling :huh:

wmartinlsmith

wmartinlsmith

Sad For My Car..

makes me sad to see how bad the rust is :S i think my best option is to find another 145 and build 1 out of 2 and store all the spare parts i can get in a storeage locker for it. down the street is an old warehouse thats rented out for storeing boats and working on cars ect should give the number on the building a call and find out how much they want for rent

1ajs

1ajs

Today Was Good

I was driving down La Brea Blvd in Hollywood this morning in my almost stock 2001 S60 2.4t when outta no where a Audi A6 runs up on me from behind and tailgates me, he revs so i slow down because we all know how audi drivers are. so were next to eachother at the stop light on la brea and fountain and lights green and that guy was so shocked when he heard my p2 s60 open up on him, it was as if the dude saw a ghost. in about two months and 10g's my volvo will meet the powerful hand of evolve. hah

FasterDanny

FasterDanny

What A Difference!

put the hose on yesterday -- my baby is back!!! amazing what a difference it made . . . too bad i was only able to test it out on brooklyn streets, need to get on the interstate! oil change today - also fixing the panel above the pedals which has been hanging too low to wear boots when driving.

jules

jules