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Found a Volvo 242 Flathood

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Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 10:15PM
Well,

All this talk about Volvo's has made me seriously look into a 242 for a rally car. I've found one, 83 242 Flathood, turbo'd and intercooled. Very nice shape, no rust and alot of the little bits have been tended to already.

Before I actually purchase it, any concerns with this model? I did the forum search and did not find anything addressing this model specifically. Figure I'll draw from the collective well before spending cash... this time! smiling smiley

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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 10:34PM
Well, it is a volvo so it will never be as cool as a corolla.



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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 11:38PM
Zagato78 Wrote:
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> Well,
>
> All this talk about Volvo's has made me seriously
> look into a 242 for a rally car. I've found one,
> 83 242 Flathood, turbo'd and intercooled. Very
> nice shape, no rust and alot of the little bits
> have been tended to already.
>
> Before I actually purchase it, any concerns with
> this model? I did the forum search and did not
> find anything addressing this model specifically.
> Figure I'll draw from the collective well before
> spending cash... this time!
>

Hey Dan go for it.
That is a "K-Jet" or "CIS" injection system. Nothing wrong, just wants clean fuel with no water if its going to or has sat for long periods.
It should have IIRC the most desirable of all the Volvo motors the B23.
It's most desirable because its 2300 and has a forged steel crank that cannot be hurt even in 500+ bhp motors so if you use you brain and don't go crazy, it'll make all the power you can use and have a huge margin of safety.

How much?
What color?

I had heard you were thinking of a 131, what's the que paso on that?

Did anybody decide to get George Beckermans car and goodies?



> Dan
>
>






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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 11:39PM
Nor will it come close to an Abarth 131, Lancia 037 or a Delta Integrale, or.... well you get the idea. One thing it does have is existence, because in this part of the world Corollas(and the above mentioned) disappeared a long time ago. grinning smiley

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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 11:45PM
The car is in use as a daily driver so it's not suffered from sitting. It's the silver with blue interior. Price is still being negotiated, so I'll update as we progress.

I was really looking into the 131, just can't help myself when its Italian. But, the lessons from the Beta Coupe have slowed me. Parts are hard to find, at least the body stuff. The one i have found is a pile of rust vaguely resembling a Fiat, at least 6 months of welding before we even get to the race mods. If I did run a 131, I'd swap the rear to a Volvo unit anyway. So... why not just run a Volvo and save all the fab work. A volvo unit comes with the 242! smiling smiley

The final thing that's pushing me is the "don't love your rally car". I love Italian cars and always wind up trying to make them perfect. Volvos on the other hand are cars that i'll walk out daily and kick for good measure.

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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 11:48PM
Zagato78 Wrote:
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> i'll walk
> out daily and kick for good measure.

And swear at it in good Italian "Eh! Putana Svedicci! Minga!"





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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 28, 2008 11:53PM
LOL that's perfect!

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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 12:52AM
Psshh. Corollas are more in existence then Volvos. Volvos only exist as good/cool cars to old men and finnish people.



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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 01:11AM
You haven't been to the Midwest recently. 2001 Chevy's are already rusted past the door handles
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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 03:03AM
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> Psshh. Corollas are more in existence then Volvos.
> Volvos only exist as good/cool cars to old men and
> finnish people.

And Corollas exist to all the drifter fag kids or old men. And you can never do anything about how ugly they are.
Just kidding. Not all drifter kids are fags. smiling smiley





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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 03:07AM
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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 11:11AM
Dazed_Driver Wrote:
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> Psshh. Corollas are more in existence then Volvos.
> Volvos only exist as good/cool cars to old men and
> finnish people.
>
> Feisty Peacock?


So, by that logic Ford trucks are much, much more "in existance" than corollas, ergo corollas only exist as better than good/cold cars to middle aged men and japanese people?



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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 11:31AM
Why do volvo people care so much about the shape of their hoods?
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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 12:21PM
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> Why do volvo people care so much about the shape
> of their hoods?

No idea.
You have to park them rifgt next to eachother and have a Volvo-perv take you by the hand to point out the differences.
Meh!

All I know is the round headlight versions look 10 times better than the ones with 2 portable TVs for headlights!!!!






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Re: Found a Volvo 242 Flathood
March 29, 2008 12:33PM
John the 240 will have the 2.1 and will need an NPR intercooler and Cossie turbo right out of the box.

The 240 will make a fine rallycar.

I'm sure having a ball with my naughty 240.



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