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    My Volvo is alive!!!

    Background story on this car.

    Around a year or so ago I received a call from Jamie out of the blue. He said he had a friend looking at 2 cars, both diesels, that had been left in a field for many years and asked if he could give my number to his buddy. A little later his buddy calls and we set up a time to go work/look at them. The 2 cars are a 79 Mercedes 300 D and a 80 Volvo 264. I managed to get the Mercedes running in about 20 min of work. So Jamie's friend was excited and talked to the owner. Next I am helping tow 2 cars out of a field. Because I helped get the Mercedes running he gave me the Volvo.. WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO. So a year goes by and I had time to work on it and asked if Jamie and the guy who gave it to me wouldn't mind helping me out a little. So yesterday I drove up to Jons where the Volvo was stored and picked it up. I even managed to do a little snow wheeling. Everything we needed was in the snow drifts, roughly calf - knee high and hard packed.

    So after spending roughly 3 hours getting the Volvo hooked up it was off to Jamie's house, stash the car in his garage (THANKS AGAIN JAMIE) and go find a battery and other needed items.

    I arrived back at Jamie's around 4.... Started to work on the car and around 7:45 with a help from Jamie, Tony and Paul(I really appreciate it and owe you all)it is now running!

    What is crazy is that the car has sat in the field we pulled it from for no less than 13 years...... Last registration was in early 1996. The car has only 73,606 miles on it for a diesel that is nothing! I am excited like you wouldn't believe

    THANK YOU JAMIE, TONY, PAUL!!!


    Pics from yesterday (video is on my phone and I can't send it..DOH)



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    Cool... (set that Nikon to Beach/snow in the scene menu )

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    SCRubicon previously posted:
    "Cool... (set that Nikon to Beach/snow in the scene menu )"

    Yeah I should have but I was just happy to remember pics at all LOL...

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    good for you Aaron!!!

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    Cool Aaron!

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    congrats on getting that running.

    Here is the best thing I have seen done with an old volvo. maybe it will give you some inspiration:
    http://www.worldcarfans.com/7061101....amazon-at-sema

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    I remember you showing me that when I first got the car... It is SWEET!

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    No problem Aaron. My house is your house! Brakes are next.

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    Yup, I think I can get by for a week or so on what's there....but I won't push it much more than that

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    Way to go Fred...I mean Aaron :lol:

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    LMAO.. Don't hate

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    Well I took it out to try and empty the fuel tank. Put 140 miles on it (didn't empty much..not even 1/4 tank) Went all over COS and up to Florisant Fossil beds and an old homestead. Car does great!









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    And here it is running

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    Way to go! That is the right price to pay for a car..and a Volvo, to boot! Sweet....

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    its looking good. nice work Aaron.

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    What can brown do for you? Love it!!!

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    LMAO!!

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    Now it is officially part of the family, yesterday it passed emissions and now it has a roof rack!! OH YEAH!!






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    Free vehicles are always nice

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    That is very cool Aaron! Diesels rule! So do Volvo's. Just too bad it isn't a wagon as those were super handy cars.

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