The Suburban thinks it’s heavy.
The body has a fair amount of dings and scratches, but nothing terribly detrimental. There’s no dog stink, but there’s a bunch of dog hair hiding in the crevices in the cargo area. No oil leaks, transmission seems to shift nicely, no noises from the engine. No receipts for the timing belt replacement, but there’s a…
2004 V70, 112k miles... looks really clean! Good idea or bad idea?
#1, the ND
I’m getting ready to yank the front axle and replace the FUBAR’d ring and pinion.
$995 for all 3 or $500 apiece... Dat silver LSC needs to come home with me. I have lots of B-head 32v Cobra parts sitting in my shed (cams, intake manifold... other stuff I’ve forgotten) that would go great on this.
Vented catch can... sounds about as useful as cross-drilled brake lines.
Aside from their track record of safety and comfy seats, I know nothing of Volvos from the last 25ish years. I don’t know what the model numbers mean, what engines were available, what a T5 is, if the Cross Country is something to avoid, if they spontaneously combust at 163,788 miles... Nada.
I read about this year’s ago in Hot Rod magazine... It works well to peel back the layers of scuzz on old, ruined paint. This was done with Bon Ami and a blue Scotch Bright pad. I’m impressed with how well the chrome cleaned up!
I drove ALL THE WAY around the block!!!!
I decided to roll the dice on reinstalling the roll pin and throwing some new 80-90 in... It didn’t go well. Time for a new ring and pinion/bearings. It sounds like backlash or pinion depth was very much affected by the center pin smashing into the pinion.
Will be a Gen 1 Lightning.
The roll pin that retains the center pin migrated out, allowing the center pin to migrate outward and impact the pinion gear.
Suburban: doing well. It got a new radiator on Monday, as well as new plugs and fawnseh MSD wires. The plugs and wires were the originals with 138k miles and were the reason it couldn’t get out of its own way from a dead stop. It runs so much stronger now! Still gets terrible fuel economy.
Stealing your stars.
A late-70s Lincoln stretch limo converted to 4x4, lifted, and wearing 35"-ish tires. I followed it the last few blocks on my way home from work tonight. It looked really nicely done and really was about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I hope I see it again!