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      Hey StewartL I notice that your in SB, do you...

      Hey StewartL

      I notice that your in SB, do you ever get down south of LA? There is a great shop in Torrance, and it's a real Alladin's cave of Vintage Volvo stuff. They will have a 1221025. ...
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      Where are you located, how will you drive it, ...

      Where are you located, how will you drive it, what condition is it in ... So many variables.

      But a short reply to a short question = Restore it !
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      Pictures of 1221025, front and back

      Here are pictures from the part from my 1800ES parts car.

      EDIT: Added photo of back of mirror bracket to show pin

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      Hey 142guy, quite the endeavor to get your...

      Hey 142guy, quite the endeavor to get your mirror back on, I'm a bit surprised as I have done this a few times and yes it is a VERY firm rap with the heel of my hand I never had to use any tools....
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      There is a spring inside the fitting attached to...

      There is a spring inside the fitting attached to the roof, the end of this spring runs across the inside tangent of the hole that accepts the beveled stud (pin) on the mirror nase.

      Make sure...
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      Any more information, Pictures, quantitate...

      Any more information, Pictures, quantitate performance measurements? Did you replace the injectors or other components when you installed the Stealth?

      For comparisson my car was running...
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      There are lots of sources for the panels, so if...

      There are lots of sources for the panels, so if you do a careful inspection of the areas noted by 142guy you can get all the panels required.

      Here is the VP selection,
      ...
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      Great Job, Lots of elbow grease on that finish ...

      Great Job, Lots of elbow grease on that finish

      I once painted my 142 in a carport on Vancouver Island, with a few tarps as walls,

      ... to all those that say a paint job is $10 K, ...
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      Agreed with 142 Guy, Filter goes on pressure...

      Agreed with 142 Guy, Filter goes on pressure side of Fuel Pump or else you will have issues when it become dirty.

      Note that Diaphragm pumps are quite tolerant of small particles,

      Another...
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      So what happens if you spray a little starting...

      So what happens if you spray a little starting fluid into the carbs?

      Sometimes Fuel problems are really ignition problems and vice versa. Perhaps an ignition problem was manifested during the...
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      Do you follow along on TurboBricks? The...

      Do you follow along on TurboBricks?

      The "For Sale" forum there, in particular the "Tonight's Volvo Orphan" thread is always full of information.

      As for 740 > 240, well .... the 740 was...
    12. WOW, Sounds like a great find. 81 242 is in my...

      WOW, Sounds like a great find. 81 242 is in my opinion one of the best looking Volvos of all time. Certainly the best looking of the "Boxy But Good" Bricks.

      How much have you driven the...
    13. Have you checked the in tank fuel pump? Or are...

      Have you checked the in tank fuel pump? Or are you just referring to the external pump.

      There is a Sock Filter inside the tank, on the inlet to the in tank pump, The incline may have moved...
    14. A little off topic from the OP, but they do call...

      A little off topic from the OP, but they do call them threads and this one has meandered this way ....

      I use a Negative battery post disconnect on ALL my cars, (except for the XC90 T8)

      I ...
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      So reading your signature I can see that you...

      So reading your signature I can see that you could make it to Torrance in about an hour in your S40 T5, But not so sure about in a pickup truck with a B20/M41 in the back ....

      Drive carefully ;)
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      Also for the brakes. I had a shop in San...

      Also for the brakes. I had a shop in San Bernadino make me Stainless Steel brake hoses for my 142

      You say your "less than an hour away" from Torrance which makes me think your well west of...
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      The post does mention that the engine was swapped...

      The post does mention that the engine was swapped in before he purchased the car ( from a yard in Colorado, see link at bottom ), "It wasn't the original engine from my car - I found a handwritten...
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      You won't find anything better that will just...

      You won't find anything better that will just bolt in as this will. Same Mount spacings ..... If it's still available, Jump on the 91, Head West and go get it ........

      What drive shaft...
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      WOW that is an outstanding deal, I would say...

      WOW that is an outstanding deal, I would say that the transmission alone is worth $500. That would pretty much drop right into any Vintage Volvo. The only thing to mod is the tranny tunnel for...
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      Eric's shop is an Alladin's cave of Vintage Volvo...

      Eric's shop is an Alladin's cave of Vintage Volvo Parts. A very cool place to visit ....

      Also notice the P1900 parked on the street in the Google Street View photo. I saw that car in his shop...
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      Great looking car, White with Virgo's and Rallye...

      Great looking car, White with Virgo's and Rallye Guages, checks a lot of boxes for me ;)

      Where in So Cal are you? Eric at Hi Performance Auto in Torrance will have all that you need, I also...
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      I just Checked my "Parts Geek" order It was...

      I just Checked my "Parts Geek" order

      It was $28.05 Plus $13.00 for the core charge. (Plus Shipping, which worked out at $8 per caliper) Needles to say I kept the old calipers as shipping them...
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      Here is a pic of the boxes for the calipers I...

      Here is a pic of the boxes for the calipers I purchased, I think I paid about 27$ and 15$ core, I haven't seen them that cheap since. Or even in stock for that matter.

      They do seem to be Chinese...
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      I always pressure test my brakes after I service...

      I always pressure test my brakes after I service them, the old fashioned way, by driving at 35MPH and then stepping hard on the pedal. (Just like the guy on Fantom Works does to every car they...
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      I have always wondered why they do not recommend...

      I have always wondered why they do not recommend taking the brake caliper halves apart. I wonder if it is to stop people from doing it when they are simply "servicing" the brakes ON the car. ...
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      So after consideration, I have decided to pass. The owner did say that the timing belt was recently replaced, but I just don't have the time or place.

      If anybody in South Florida in...
    27. So there may be some confusion between the 2...

      So there may be some confusion between the 2 tools, and now I'm confused.

      IPD lists 2 tools. A "Timing" tool and a "Lock" tool

      ...
    28. Now there's some good advise ... I did see...

      Now there's some good advise ...

      I did see that on the IPD website yesterday, are you referring to this
      ...
    29. Thanks' Washdup I do have a bit of experience...

      Thanks' Washdup

      I do have a bit of experience from the last 35years of owning and fixing my Volvo's, just never did a Head gasket on a FWD car before.

      So really interested in knowing if there...
    30. Thanks for the tips. The car is really in...

      Thanks for the tips. The car is really in great shape mechanically and body, just the interior and head gasket issue.

      I'll stop by the Volvo dealer at lunch and see what they want for the...
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