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      Wtb: 142 gt cluster 4 gauge

      Looking for a GT cluster for my 142. The 4 gauge, not the 6 or 5.
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      Yeah, it says so on their website that they don't...

      Yeah, it says so on their website that they don't ship to the Americas.
      Classic Swede sells progressive fronts with a 40mm drop. I might inquire about those.

      *Edit- 40mm, that's 1.5" which is...
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      I took the whole transmission over to a shop in...

      I took the whole transmission over to a shop in Burbank (rare for me) and had them look it over before I installed it. They replaced the cone clutch among other things.

      I'm done with my...
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      Pictures from the VCOA national meet hosted by...

      Pictures from the VCOA national meet hosted by the SLO Rolling Central Coast Volvo Club:
      https://i.imgur.com/dt6cQzt.jpg
      https://i.imgur.com/0x2oK6a.jpg
      https://i.imgur.com/7Flv5gO.jpg...
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      I saw that listed for sale. Nice grab. This is...

      I saw that listed for sale. Nice grab.

      This is local:
      https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=351290

      Of course, you'd have to either convert it to a carb head or convert your car to FI....
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      I'm curious about this myself. Thanks to 142 Guy...

      I'm curious about this myself. Thanks to 142 Guy for summarizing his experience here.
      After a 1/2 hour commute home mostly on city streets mine left a puddle after I parked it. Granted, this is...
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      Are your seat covers OE from VP? I can't believe...

      Are your seat covers OE from VP? I can't believe that stuff's still available. As long as it's all period correct maybe exact matching doesn't matter so much.



      It's an Ebay find:...
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      We have overdrive! ~85mph @ 4k rpm (by my...

      We have overdrive!
      ~85mph @ 4k rpm (by my calculations)! It has no problem with the 4.10 rear.

      I've got it wired up with a momentary switch so that it automatically shifts out of OD when I shift...
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      Luckily I was able to find an affordable M41...

      Luckily I was able to find an affordable M41 crossmember. But for those that haven't been so lucky, here are a couple of pictures illustrating the differences between the M40 and M41 crossmembers....
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      Sort of off topic-- Did you ever replace your...

      Sort of off topic-- Did you ever replace your stock OD switch with a momentary one?
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      I believe the B18 used that configuration and the...

      I believe the B18 used that configuration and the B20 used the reverse (flame trap to filter, oil cap to intake). Either way works. One thing, though, the fitting that you use to attach either hose...
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      Nice. Taking care of the smaller things makes...

      Nice. Taking care of the smaller things makes such a huge difference.
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      If yours is like mine you actually have to push a...

      If yours is like mine you actually have to push a screwdriver under it to get to the 6 or 8 screws holding it on. Be careful as it might be brittle and snap.

      https://i.imgur.com/QaDEbYL.jpg...
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      Thanks. I did read that when you posted it. Being...

      Thanks. I did read that when you posted it. Being 6' I don't have any problem with legroom it was just the getting in past the steering wheel I was having trouble with.
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      Thanks to VP for the OE seat covers. I'll...

      Thanks to VP for the OE seat covers. I'll probably keep the steering wheel as they're kind of hard to find and I'd like the option of putting it back on.
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      I put some elbow grease into the finish too--...

      I put some elbow grease into the finish too-- claybar, Meguiar’s #7 Show Car Glaze, then wax.

      https://i.imgur.com/jnjXgHZ.jpg
      https://i.imgur.com/Ep21EZC.jpg
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      The bigger story is I got a rebuilt engine and...

      The bigger story is I got a rebuilt engine and put that in.
      https://i.imgur.com/Hkfr3tZ.jpg

      The back story on that is:
      I was collecting some mild performance parts with the idea of working on...
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      Wow, it's almost been a year. I found an 8 OHM...

      Wow, it's almost been a year.
      I found an 8 OHM (I think) speaker and just drilled new holes in my existing grill to make it all work.

      https://i.imgur.com/eWql5OP.jpg


      Also, the seat cover I...
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      Good to hear the LSD worked out and thanks for...

      Good to hear the LSD worked out and thanks for the update. When cornering I can hear the inside wheel losing traction (variation in engine noise) so I'm considering this.
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      Hey scaramoucheii, did you ever got the Truetrac...

      Hey scaramoucheii, did you ever got the Truetrac installed? Or did I miss it on another thread?
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      I think two of those rubber rings crossed. So the...

      I think two of those rubber rings crossed. So the exhaust mounting piece goes between the two pieces mounted to the body, use one rubber ring (can't think of what to call it, sorry) going one way and...
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      I got by rear seat covers, by the way. It turns...

      I got by rear seat covers, by the way. It turns out a VP employee brought the bottom cover over in their suitcase from Sweden. I was so floored I sent them a thank you card.
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      This is not mine (obviously), best to scroll all...

      This is not mine (obviously), best to scroll all the way to the bottom and then slowly up-
      123gt.blogspot.com/2008/11/1970-volvo-142-s.html
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      Mine is metal and covers more. Hey, it worked for...

      Mine is metal and covers more. Hey, it worked for me ;)
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      Before I finish the parcel/hat shelf upholstery I...

      Before I finish the parcel/hat shelf upholstery I need to figure out the speaker situation. The previous owner installed two 6x9's on each side of the stock speaker so there are holes in the metal...
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      Also, to add to what 142 Guy said, you might be...

      Also, to add to what 142 Guy said, you might be able to loosen the bottom aluminum trim piece (can't remember the name- it sits on the bottom of the door opening) and feed a little more of that...
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      Many thanks for the input, 142 Guy and MonzaA4....

      Many thanks for the input, 142 Guy and MonzaA4. Great reasoning both.
      It honestly didn't occur to me to return the carpets. Maybe since I've had them so long. Now that they're installed with...
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      Floors are POR'd and carpeted. Luckily my sound...

      Floors are POR'd and carpeted. Luckily my sound deadening came up pretty easily. I used POR-15 based on the above suggestion and it works really well.
      I found two small rust holes and patched these...
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      Good to know!

      Good to know!
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      As always, thanks for the quick reply, 142 Guy....

      As always, thanks for the quick reply, 142 Guy.
      Did you remove what looks like OE sound deadening when you redid yours? Those perforated pads you can see in my pictures?

      I'm currently looking at...
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