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Fred's 1991 Volvo 240 Wagon 
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Took this photo the other night: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2564352001

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Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 am
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Did a bit of work this weekend just gone, hauling 800-1000 litres of various marine fluids short distances in the trusty trailer:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5241522177
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:55 pm
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And before that was this: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8201877505

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:57 pm
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Happened to have the bonnet up tonight in the dark while I jump started the Lantis and because I was using some crappy borrowed commercial jumper leads rather than my awesome low resistance DIY set, I had some time to contemplate life, and examine my running engine.

Surprise! The missing that I've noticed again since I changed the plugs again, arcing on the coil again.

Now this time, I'm thinking maybe the coil isn't at fault... perhaps, just perhaps, the cap/rotor/spring set is bad. Oh well. The sooner it's running wasted spark the better. I know a man that can make that happen. I know him very very well indeed :-)

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:16 pm
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Dirty with the 940 in the back ground, then clean and alone! These 240s just make me grin. Every time.

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Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:30 am
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Took this for a drive to the supermarket last night for the first time in 2 weeks. Started up super easy and runs fine aside from a miss caused by sparks leaking out of main lead to posts. Bad cap/rotor/main lead has to be responsible. Two coils in a row!

Just managed to acquire these two mint-condition headlights from a friend who hooked me up. Almost unobtainium in NZ! Nearly spotless and MILES better than the two rusty reflectors and broken UV-damaged clips in it now.

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9331777536

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In other news, I have most of the parts required to turn this into a ~300hp 16v turbo vehicle! More news in the engine building thread shortly, this is the post above: viewtopic.php?p=43927#p43927 click and scroll down to the next one, if present (will be soon). EDIT: viewtopic.php?p=43958#p43958

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:34 am
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Gave it a genuine 150kpa pressure cap upgrade tonight. I love this car. XXOO

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:28 am
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Cross post with the obvious other place.

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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:57 am
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Oh yes, and I tried to remove the old headlights, but could not. 4/6 nuts rusted to the point of spinning the stud in the plastic housing. I see JBWeld in the future of those lights. https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1202706433

And a close up through the glass of the (suddenly secondary) reason the old ones need to come out: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1202706433

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Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:00 am
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