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  1. Anonymous
    March 1, 2018 @ 7:42 pm

    He put 4 new break lines on it???

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  2. DA
    March 1, 2018 @ 9:32 pm

    What's a break line?

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    • Bobinott
      March 2, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

      I'm not sure what a break line is, but apparently it has its own dance:

      The Break Line Dance

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  3. Bobinott
    March 2, 2018 @ 5:03 pm

    Enough about bad spelling…. this Volvo is really clean. Being from the land of the Salt Monster, it amazes me to see a high-miles car in this kind of condition. Even under the hood looks great. This guy/gal took good care of it. And I suppose 300K miles is just nicely broken in for some Volvos. Do the turbos live long, like the normally-aspirated versions? Also, I was not aware of the OHC evolution of the Volvo B-series engine. Are those as long-lived as the original pushrod versions?

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    • Mark T. Jordan
      March 23, 2018 @ 2:36 am

      @bobinott: yes, the turbos live long (100K+) and yes, the OHC "redblocks" are legendary for their longevity and ability to be "built." Some turbo kits can claim 300 hp, depending on level of boost. I'd suggest you might check out ipdusa.com up in Oregon – they're an aftermarket supplier for classic Volvos, and they've done some racing in these cars – 242s in particular. Lots of info.

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  4. hugh crawford
    March 23, 2018 @ 6:30 am

    Man I sure miss my 740 turbo wagon. I even had the same Borbet wheels after the expense of feeding the OEM Volvo turbo wheels to NYC potholes got to be too much. Ridiculous boost was just a matter of applying wrench to wastegate.

    "TIRE RODS"?

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