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There are only crickets in here...

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Fri May 15, 2020 6:39 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:21 pm
....do I really need a car project right now? My house to do list is never ending. It's a time sponge.
^^^^^^^^^^ this !! (but I'm so glad I have one)

Is the difference between a 940 and a 960 the 4cyl turbo vs 6 cyl?
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Fri May 15, 2020 10:21 pm

Yep. Also suspension, gauges and some other stuff I forget.

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Wed May 20, 2020 10:51 pm

You guys in Colorado? Someone should go get this ‘59 544 in a Colo Springs junkyard.

https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/class ... -junkyard/
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 21, 2020 9:57 am

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Thu May 21, 2020 12:15 pm

Oh, that's right, you're in CO...sorry!

But it doesn't look that bad from a distance. Could be a total mess, too. It's not a hobbyist restoration, it needs welding and metal skills I can't do, but floors can be replaced, fenders bolted on. Probably a lot of missing details and trim as well.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Wed May 27, 2020 5:57 pm

^ Yea!
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by volvolugnut » Wed May 27, 2020 6:22 pm

Quite a lot going on in this photo. Four guys in the pit and two guys guiding /operating the body hoist. It looks like engine and rear axle cradles on a track at floor level. Look at the size of those brakes! I had always thought the 240 series started 4 wheel discs.
OSHA might throw a fit today.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:32 pm

Welp....I just drove a Budget moving truck four days to Baltimore. Almost 2500 miles. Helped our son load, unload, and move into an apartment, then flew all day back. We are exhausted and a bit disoriented. What day is this?

The first Volvos I saw were in Iowa City IA, a seemingly hip college town with a million bikes and nice brewpubs.

People on the road were fairly polite until someone flipped a switch at Wheeling WV. Instant aggression, no signals, right lane passing, cutting in and out, following maybe 5' behind someone at 75 mph. All of this courtesy of my front row seat in a slow truck!

Morning traffic from Hagerstown east was very aggressive commuter traffic (I thought no one was working!?), but got better as the DC traffic peeled off, and wasn't bad into Baltimore. Driving a big truck through the narrow cobblestone streets was a chore - we were so happy to turn it in and be rid of it. Cheapest closest airB&B was a 42' cruising boat at a marina in the harbor. Musty and beat up, but an adventure.

Baltimore is a very interesting and complicated city. History, diversity, humidity, de-industrialization, loss of manufacturing jobs, haves and have-nots, loyalty, quirkiness, grit.

Downtown Baltimore to BWI was quick and easy, and the airport is nice (also nearly empty). SeaTac Seattle was NOT empty, very busy. Also, hats off to Alaska Airlines, a well run operation with nice planes and friendly people. Added bonus - riding next to the prop on a Dash-8 turboprop was really interesting, and seeing the geography from not so high up.

That is all.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by volvolugnut » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:42 pm

Wow. Thanks for the trip report. I have driven a couple box rental trucks before, but never a long haul like that. You just got to get in mind doing everything in slow motion while everyone else speeds by.

At first I was surprised you flew back to SeaTac. Then I realized that is likely the closest big airport to Montana.

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