I can't believe that its been almost a year and a half since I posted on here. Time flies and life gets in the way I suppose.
Still own too many Volvos. Still driving the red 242 around. In the past 18 months I've:
Hit a rock on the highway. Killed the tire too :(
Did the head gasket (again). This was because I broke a valve spring (huh??). Sounded like I spun a rod bearing, but it was the shim bouncing around under the valve cover. Replaced the springs new Elring HG. I put studs on there this time (Thanks Yoshifab!!).
Ever wonder what high compression B23 pistons look like? Flat as a pancake.
I even got run into in a parking lot. The insurance company paid out on the car. I spent a couple hours with a mallet & dolly, a bumper from the horde & a new Lithuanian tail light and I'm back on the road.
His Nissan was six months old at the time. Dude was stand up though. Told his insurance company it was his fault with no hesitation. Weird thing was the guy in the white shirt in the photo. I went to boot camp with him 30 years ago and hadn't seen him since graduation day. Small world.
That's about it for this update. I'll try to get back to regular updates.