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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    'Via' carries her original Volvo B-18 4-cyl; rated at 115hp in 1966. The previous owner replaced the original twin SU carbs with a 2-choke downdraft Weber, which probably won't make any difference in power.
    Short story is that I inherited the car from the estate of my oldest friend, who'd owned it for 21 years; the last ten of which it spent in his gravel-floored, falling-down garage in Rochester NY. It came west on a truck, and it's only lately that I have any money to throw at it. So it will be a project for a while- but i hope to have her running in a couple of weeks. And the snow melted in less than an hour!
    Hmmm, friend of mine just send me a newspaper clip, but this was the closest that I found online: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-and-substance

    Mostly it was all about the mileage record....pretty amazing. Looks like a nice & sexy car.

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    Peter, thanks for the kind words. Leszek, thanks for the link. My car will never be as nice as the ones shown, or be worth the fortunes people are willing to pay for them. I plan to drive mine when it's running again; 3 million miles is out of reach but I will have some fun! And she will provide a few 'patina' photographs with the 4x5... in the meantime here's an iPhone sunset beauty shot- note that it hasn't moved but the sun came out.
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    My 'which engine' question was driven from personal experience

    1967 I saw a new white one on dealer floor with hood up, showing off a 289 Ford V8 engine dressed in chrome

    and the beat goes on, as some are still upgrading, even last year

    Volvo P1800 Cyan Racing review | Amazing restomod tested | Autocar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Peter, thanks for the kind words. Leszek, thanks for the link. My car will never be as nice as the ones shown, or be worth the fortunes people are willing to pay for them. I plan to drive mine when it's running again; 3 million miles is out of reach but I will have some fun! And she will provide a few 'patina' photographs with the 4x5... in the meantime here's an iPhone sunset beauty shot- note that it hasn't moved but the sun came out.
    Tin Can

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I found this bullet in a wall inside my condo building

    It was fired from 3rd floor window from across the alley through condo second floor glass brick and stopped in drywall behind an open door

    Not a random shot as that house was used for many years for alley drug sales

    The last straw for me and I soon sold my condo and moved rural

    I saw many dead from aimed bullets over the 13 years I owned the condo



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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Attachment 213338It snows once every couple of winters in Tucson, so it's a happy event when it does happen. Last month the snow melted within an hour in town, but stayed for a few days up on the peaks of the Santa Catalinas. Here's an example of what it looked like at home- made with an iPhone.
    Hi Mark

    Does the car have a single or two reverse gears ?

    The Mk2 version of the 180 in Europe had 2 reverse gears - for when you drove up a forest track and found it blocked you might have to reverse 30~40 miles back to a road wide enough to turn around on.

    Cheers

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Martin- never heard of that, and my experience with old Volvos goes back to the late '70s (when the ones I and my cohort drove were cheap, rusty beaters). This car was sold new in San Diego, California, and has only one reverse gear. But Volvo ran a magazine ad back in the day that showed the 1800 splashing down a muddy track in the woods with the headline "Driving isn't bad for it".
    She goes to the shop today for some repairs I can't do, so should be running soon- for the first time since 2008. Luckily my wife wants to see it operational and to drive it- and my 4x5 kit will fit in the trunk!

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    We went for a dog walk on the St. Norbert's campus today. I popped into a chapel for a quick phone photo:

    “You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you.”
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    That's really nice Peter - love the perspective.

    So, I pushed the challenge and went for a Galaxy. Here is Bodes Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy from last night. Still learning but this is getting fun!






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    Peter, that's a cool perspective working with the resulting convergence.

    Pali, the distances involved out in deep space cause a segment fault in my brain thinking about it all.

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    Those are wonderful, Pali. Terrific work! (And thanks for your kind comment.)

    Thanks, Tuco. I put an edge of the phone on the floor. That helped keep it better aligned, too.
    “You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you.”
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