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About Collinster742002

  • Birthday 05/04/1995

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Durham, North Carolina
  • Interests Hiking, fishing, wrenching, driving, music, theater, writing, being friendly!

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  1. Collinster742002

    Vintage 2013 Picture Thread

    Here's mine, it was nice meeting everybody!
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    What to look out for in a used engine

    Runs like a dream! Burns a little bit of oil on start up (if it sits for more than a week) and has slight piston slap, but that's to be expected for an engine approaching 40 years old and 160k miles. It has much, much more power than the original engine and loves to get down the road. The old engine's head came off and the bottom end is intact but worn- the head has several deep cracks in #2's combustion chamber. Considering selling the block, original piston sizes and everything so it's definitely rebuildable.
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    Vintage way she comes! Some updates.

    Well she's been home for a while but not being driven often. We sourced a brand new driver's sun visor and are still on the lookout for a passenger's (all sources point to them being NLA). The car is running GREAT and has gobs of power. We're trying to get some hood insulation for her and a sun shade that will fit the little windshield. We're ready for Vintage next month and I am BEYOND excited. Here's a shot of my girls.
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    Volvo S70 T5

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    BMW 2002

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    What sadist at Behr designed that a/c console?!

    I know what you mean! I got the Behr going again in my car after rebuilding the fan motor, and that doggone faceplate broke at the 2 mounting tabs at the top. You just can't win with automotive plastics!
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    Parting Out Complete Round Tail Durham NC

    Hey, Mike...what ended up happening with this car?
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    Vintage way she comes! Some updates.

    The car is now going to a shop in Raleigh, called Shade Tree Garage, to be worked on by a guy who knows his 2002's. There were only a few things I didn't have the tools or know-how to do, so it's having the timing and carburetor dialed in and the A/C compressor aligned with the crank pulley (I COULD NOT for the life of me get that right)- and that should be it, it'll be good to go. Hate to have to put it on a tow truck after doing all the work I did, but to drive it with incorrect timing would damage the "new" engine I worked so hard to refurbish and install. We should have it back soon, and it'll become an almost-daily driver for my Dad. His Jeep has been getting 12mpg; my Volvo about 19- we need a car that gets good mileage.
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    Vintage way she comes! Some updates.

    The car has been sitting in the garage due to many things: I chopped my right thumb off Friday afternoon and had to drive to the ER in frozen road conditions. It's also been very cold and nasty weather has been taking place, so I haven't had any time to work on it. However, tomorrow it makes the trip to have the hood aligned properly, hood and trunk foam installed, ignition timing and carburetor dialed in properly, and in the mail I have a flywheel dust cover and ANSA on the way... then it'll be driven 3/5 days of the work week and on weekends. Signing up for The Vintage this weekend... we made it! I've yet to sort passenger side rocker rust through and DS back floor (very poorly repaired), and a small rust hole in the inner DS fender;otherwise the car is solid to my knowledge.
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    Do you think any of the engines or carburetors are salvageable in that state of corrosion? I've never seen cars that far gone, even the Bavaria I almost got for a first car that sat 15 years under a cloth cover was actually straight. That 02 makes my '76 look like a showroom car. It makes me want to cry! I'm glad you're able to save what you can.
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    Back to Life after a 25 Year Sleep

    She's a beaut! Thanks for getting her back on the road
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    1967 1600-2 : Some Assembly Required

    Maybe because it's an EARLY 1600-2 and is awesome! Keep up the good work man!
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    OT Friday Quiz: Size Matters

    2, 3, 1 largest to smallest? Isetta's are tiny inside and have the steering wheel in between your legs, surely the others aren't that bad.
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    Any Volvo C30 owners here?

    Speaking of that, do any of the newer (post-2000) Volvo's have better wipers? I just drove home in the hard snow we're getting and couldn't see a damned thing with the ones on my S70... the wipers on that car are atrocious.
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    Vintage way she comes! Some updates.

    Thanks, Matt! I appreciate it! As for the wheels, they are indeed factory bottle caps that came with this car, the "squaretail" alloys- MAHLE brand 13x5's, not the 13x5.5 turbo wheels. From what I gather the MAHLE ones are harder to come by than the FPS, but both are very rare. As for the piano top pistons, from what I gather they came in engines with E12 heads. I've only taken apart the '74 engine with those and the '76 engine with an E21 head and flat top pistons. I believe "grand piano" tops are the upgrade. Both of these engines had pistons marked 88.97, which is the factory engine bore size for a 2002 engine- so I believe the piano tops are original to that engine. I'm not sure what came in the 121ti head engines, but I think all of them had a slightly different combustion chamber.