From the GRM Vault: How to Get a Great Paint Finish With a Budget Respray

By Staff Writer
May 29, 2018 | Volvo | Posted in Shop Work , Restoration & Renovation | From the Feb. 2005 issue | Never miss an article

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Shaun HalfDork
5/29/18 10:59 p.m.

Another one from the vaults!! Jerry would doubtless approve of this one. I owned a 142 in that color in my youth.  I would stare at the ribbon speedo as it surged and ebbed and surged like a set of waves in my daft exuberant attempts to coax 90 per out of the stomburg saddled 4 banger.  And 4 wheel disk brakes!!!  NOBODY had those in 1980.  It was a solid reliable car (that idled like E36 M3- stromburgs (I know people who knew what they were doing could make them work (I didn't know what I was doing)))  and one of many Volvos I have owned run and sold for what I paid for them or more after lots of happy miles.

classicalgas New Reader
5/30/18 7:16 p.m.

"...And 4 wheel disk brakes!!!  NOBODY had those in 1980..." uhmm....Fiat X1/9's had 4 wheel disk brakes in 1974, through the late 80's.

You haven't  heard the joke?..."If Volvo made a go-kart, it would be a X1/9" (heavy, underpowered, and built like a tank...but still a go-kart )

Slippery GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/1/18 12:52 p.m.

I miss Per ... sad

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