I had an older post in the general rwd forum, but now that I've got the car, here it belongs.
I love my 09 S60 2.5t awd, it's staying my daily (perhaps until a wagon/crossover takes it's place)
But. I finally have the "new" car in the garage, the actual car I grew up taking road trips in, my grandpa's 1972 164e. Bought new in Oakland CA, lived in a garage in the bay area until last weekend, where she arrived in my possession on a trailer.
Automatic, 197,7xx miles, fuel injection and factory ac, it runs, but rough, overall great bones and a great car full of memories. I have a giant pile of receipts from day 1, he had it repainted, reupholstered it, I have the receipt for the dealer installed radio, it's freaking phenomenal honestly (and makes me wish I could have spent more time with him)
I'd hoping to get her to some shows this summer, but I need some stuff to do distances on the freeway, time shall tell! My gramps passed about 15 years ago, so since then not alot has happened, occasional maintenance and repairs.
Washed her the first night, and spent some time cleaning the interior, I can't even describe how excited I am about this!!!
I ordered a first round of maintenance items to get that knocked out, that'll be here next week, oil change, air filter, fuel filter, plugs/wires/cal/rotor etc, belts, debating running sea foam through to try and kind of start fresh.
Once this is done, I'll need 5 new tires asap, then I can start diagnosing any other unknown issues.
I know I need a passenger fender signal (grandma broke it), I think I need a motor mount, a window crank is off and the wing windows are not great, everything else is unknown.
There is a strong patina on the radiator, I'm terrified if I clean that off, I'll be in for a new radiator, we'll see.
Any hoot, this will be a slow and steady project, this weekend I'm going to replace burned out lights and do some more cleaning.
Rockauto has some parts, as do ipd and fcpeuro, any additional sources are appreciated as well. I expect eBay will be helpful for some of the odds and ends (like my missing mudflap)
I will share as I go, but for now: