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  • wanted to buy 242 in ACT

    I talked to him back when the ad was new and he was patiently waiting for the "right" 2 door, light on rust and complete but can need some mechanical tlc.
    Vee_Que
  • wanted to buy 242 in ACT

    That and/or buying shitters like a few locals do, then clean them up and Jack the price X a million.
    Vee_Que
  • wanted to buy 242 in ACT

    I wouldn't panic based on the ageif that one ad: who knows what he wants, what he expects to pay and how willing he is to travel. There's been at least six cheap ones come up that I've seen in the last few months, plus probably a few better ones that I've missed.
    Two of those six are for sale again now (shame that the new owner has jacked up the price - it appears his transport costs have been added to the price, when he's actually taken the better car much further from me...).
    Vee_Que
  • wanted to buy 242 in ACT

    Hasn't been hunting overly well. There has been almost 6 for sale since the start of the year. 4 were in Vic
    Vee_Que
  • [ebay] 74 142 B20B M40 (Cabramatta NSW)

    Vee_Que wrote: »
    Ovlover wrote: »
    One Volvo I have always wanted has been a '74 142 but even I think that is overpriced for what it is.

    So the cars you've replaced your volvos with are so much better they are worth more than 3 grand after 40 years, with a running engine etc.... Wow.

    What are you on about?
    bigalSpac
  • [ebay] 74 142 B20B M40 (Cabramatta NSW)

    Provided there are potential owners prepared to lift the standard of the current crop, as well as purchasers who see the value in driving and ownership.
    Rarity does not ensure a higher value, one does not naturally follow the other. Desirability is often the driver.
    Spac
  • 940 fuel injectors

    Once the car is turned off the fuel pumps stop running, so it will just leak until the remaining pressure in the fuel rail drops down to 0psi. If it's a very small leak, it may dribble fuel for several minutes before it stops. It won't drain the whole tank out.

    I wouldn't drive it, but no need to worry about a big puddle of fuel forming.

    It could be a cracked injector body, but that's very rare, it's most likely a leaking O-ring at the top of the injector, which is supposed to seal it to the fuel rail.

    The O-rings are cheap and easy to replace, can be bought through Repco, Bursons etc.

    Don't use regular rubber O-rings, the correct ones are made of Viton which is fuel resistant.
    Vee_Que
  • [ebay] 74 142 B20B M40 (Cabramatta NSW)

    Vee_Que wrote: »
    Ovlover wrote: »
    One Volvo I have always wanted has been a '74 142 but even I think that is overpriced for what it is.

    So the cars you've replaced your volvos with are so much better they are worth more than 3 grand after 40 years, with a running engine etc.... Wow.

    What are you on about?
    bigalSpac
  • [ebay] 74 142 B20B M40 (Cabramatta NSW)

    Considering the $1800 I paid for the Jaffa with it's good condition body and interior, I'd pay no more than that for this particular 140. It's going to need another 3 or 4k poured into it, which is what I ended up doing with the 144, and it was running and tidier than many cars half its age.
    bgpzfm142
  • [ebay] 74 142 B20B M40 (Cabramatta NSW)

    and looks like Dulon Wattle.
    bgpzfm142