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Old 07-15-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Robert Lutwak
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1996 850 - Anybody want parts?

Well, I'm not going to pull the engine and neither my mechanic (who's pretty
competant) nor the tranny shop he recommended will touch it.

I've got to deal with it today. The Volvo dealership has been fairly kind
but is going to start charging me storage after today.

One possibility is to have it towed to my house (my wife isn't so excited
about this), for about $100, so I can swap some of the newer parts onto her
'96 850 wagon. If I were to do this, I could at least stop and catch my
breath while I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, her car
doesn't need much so it may not be worth the $100.

Is there anyone else out there who'd like to buy some parts off of it (or
the whole thing)?

It's got a perfect black leather interior, brand new exhaust (converter
back), new air pump and relay, new battery, and a good engine.

Also, I made adapters to install a nice pair of Infinity speakers in the
rear, using the original Volvo mounting hardware, which drop right into the
rear deck with no cutting. They won't go into the wagon. Anyone want them?

I don't really want to get into the autoparts business, but if I can recover
some $$$ from it before junking it, it may be worth the $100 towing fee and
some cross-eyed looks from the neighbors.

I'm in Marblehead, MA, just north of Boston. If you're interested, let me
know ASAP.

-----

-RL



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Old 07-15-2005, 07:02   #2 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: 1996 850 - Anybody want parts?

Robert Lutwak wrote:
>
> Well, I'm not going to pull the engine and neither my mechanic (who's pretty
> competant) nor the tranny shop he recommended will touch it.
>
> I've got to deal with it today. The Volvo dealership has been fairly kind
> but is going to start charging me storage after today.
>
> One possibility is to have it towed to my house (my wife isn't so excited
> about this), for about $100, so I can swap some of the newer parts onto her
> '96 850 wagon. If I were to do this, I could at least stop and catch my
> breath while I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, her car
> doesn't need much so it may not be worth the $100.
>
> Is there anyone else out there who'd like to buy some parts off of it (or
> the whole thing)?
>
> It's got a perfect black leather interior, brand new exhaust (converter
> back), new air pump and relay, new battery, and a good engine.
>
> Also, I made adapters to install a nice pair of Infinity speakers in the
> rear, using the original Volvo mounting hardware, which drop right into the
> rear deck with no cutting. They won't go into the wagon. Anyone want them?
>
> I don't really want to get into the autoparts business, but if I can recover
> some $$$ from it before junking it, it may be worth the $100 towing fee and
> some cross-eyed looks from the neighbors.
>
> I'm in Marblehead, MA, just north of Boston. If you're interested, let me
> know ASAP.
>
> -----
>
> -RL


You really should bring it home. While your other car may not need
anything at the moment, as anyone with an old Volvo knows, it doesn't
hurt to have a complete spare set of everything. Small things that you
can take off and store for those inevitable problems down the road -
e.g. air mass meter, relays etc. could save you a fortune.

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Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
(But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
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Old 07-15-2005, 19:02   #3 (permalink)
Randy G.
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Re: 1996 850 - Anybody want parts?

-Get a Tilia vacuum sealer and a few rolls of bags.
-Find a neighborhoood kid who loves to take things apart.
-Teach him how to use the sealer.
-Let him take the car apart and put parts in bags, label inside with a
permanent marker, and seal.
-Save things like relays, sensors, bulbs, lenses, light sockets, trim
pieces, instrument panel, calipers, discs, radiator, etc.

NOTE: Be sure to remove the air bags before letting him loose in the
thing!

Then have the carcass towed and sell the parts on E-Bay or keep them
as spares for yourself.

On another note- reading the story made me real glad that I am buying
a 240. Never did like front wheel drive anyway, and to me it makes
little sense and adds needless complication...

Find a nice, low-mileage 240 anjd you will love it. There are plenty
of them back east from what I have seen- a lot more than out west



"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

>Well, I'm not going to pull the engine and neither my mechanic (who's pretty
>competant) nor the tranny shop he recommended will touch it.
>
>I've got to deal with it today. The Volvo dealership has been fairly kind
>but is going to start charging me storage after today.
>
>One possibility is to have it towed to my house (my wife isn't so excited
>about this), for about $100, so I can swap some of the newer parts onto her
>'96 850 wagon. If I were to do this, I could at least stop and catch my
>breath while I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, her car
>doesn't need much so it may not be worth the $100.
>
>Is there anyone else out there who'd like to buy some parts off of it (or
>the whole thing)?
>
>It's got a perfect black leather interior, brand new exhaust (converter
>back), new air pump and relay, new battery, and a good engine.
>
>Also, I made adapters to install a nice pair of Infinity speakers in the
>rear, using the original Volvo mounting hardware, which drop right into the
>rear deck with no cutting. They won't go into the wagon. Anyone want them?
>
>I don't really want to get into the autoparts business, but if I can recover
>some $$$ from it before junking it, it may be worth the $100 towing fee and
>some cross-eyed looks from the neighbors.
>
>I'm in Marblehead, MA, just north of Boston. If you're interested, let me
>know ASAP.
>
>-----
>
>-RL
>
>


__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvo
'93 960 Estate
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Old 07-15-2005, 20:02   #4 (permalink)
Glenn Klein
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Re: 1996 850 - Anybody want parts?

Robert Lutwak wrote:
> Well, I'm not going to pull the engine and neither my mechanic (who's pretty
> competant) nor the tranny shop he recommended will touch it.
>
> I've got to deal with it today. The Volvo dealership has been fairly kind
> but is going to start charging me storage after today.
>
> One possibility is to have it towed to my house (my wife isn't so excited
> about this), for about $100, so I can swap some of the newer parts onto her
> '96 850 wagon. If I were to do this, I could at least stop and catch my
> breath while I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, her car
> doesn't need much so it may not be worth the $100.
>
> Is there anyone else out there who'd like to buy some parts off of it (or
> the whole thing)?
>
> It's got a perfect black leather interior, brand new exhaust (converter
> back), new air pump and relay, new battery, and a good engine.
>
> Also, I made adapters to install a nice pair of Infinity speakers in the
> rear, using the original Volvo mounting hardware, which drop right into the
> rear deck with no cutting. They won't go into the wagon. Anyone want them?
>
> I don't really want to get into the autoparts business, but if I can recover
> some $$$ from it before junking it, it may be worth the $100 towing fee and
> some cross-eyed looks from the neighbors.
>
> I'm in Marblehead, MA, just north of Boston. If you're interested, let me
> know ASAP.
>
> -----
>
> -RL
>
>
>

www.erievovo.com

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Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as
long as I live,
nor should any American.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:02   #5 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: 1996 850 - Anybody want parts?


"Glenn Klein" <Glenn@hotmail.net> wrote in message
news:42D86324.5070801@hotmail.net...
> Robert Lutwak wrote:
> > Well, I'm not going to pull the engine and neither my mechanic (who's

pretty
> > competant) nor the tranny shop he recommended will touch it.
> >
> > I've got to deal with it today. The Volvo dealership has been fairly

kind
> > but is going to start charging me storage after today.
> >
> > One possibility is to have it towed to my house (my wife isn't so

excited
> > about this), for about $100, so I can swap some of the newer parts onto

her
> > '96 850 wagon. If I were to do this, I could at least stop and catch my
> > breath while I figure out what to do with it. Unfortunately, her car
> > doesn't need much so it may not be worth the $100.
> >
> > Is there anyone else out there who'd like to buy some parts off of it

(or
> > the whole thing)?
> >
> > It's got a perfect black leather interior, brand new exhaust (converter
> > back), new air pump and relay, new battery, and a good engine.
> >
> > Also, I made adapters to install a nice pair of Infinity speakers in the
> > rear, using the original Volvo mounting hardware, which drop right into

the
> > rear deck with no cutting. They won't go into the wagon. Anyone want

them?
> >
> > I don't really want to get into the autoparts business, but if I can

recover
> > some $$$ from it before junking it, it may be worth the $100 towing fee

and
> > some cross-eyed looks from the neighbors.
> >
> > I'm in Marblehead, MA, just north of Boston. If you're interested, let

me
> > know ASAP.
> >
> > -----
> >
> > -RL
> >
> >
> >

> www.erievovo.com
>


Do you work there or something? That's the second or third time you've
posted the link just today.


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