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    i have never actually seen one before

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    263 coupe

    Volvo built a 263 (with the 260-front) and 243 Coupe (with the 240 front and round headlights) but fortunately it was only a experiment.

    http://www.volvotips.com/index.php/2...story-240-260/
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    In the contest to see who could build the worst engine ever, the V6 Volvo/Peugeot has to be a strong contender - obviously not an issue on the 243.

    Why get a hatchback Volvo instead of a wagon? I can't help but think that's why they canceled it.
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    I was expecting a fly fishing thread......

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    Why buy an F150 when a Ranger will do the job?

    Look at the long history of the hatch, small enough to be sporty but with that big space in the back carry stuff around. Much as I love my Miata I've found my wife's carry-on suitcase is too big to fit in the trunk, a nice VW GTI or Fiat 500 would be more practical when I need it.
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    Or a wife with a smaller carry-on.

    Just sayin.

    Okay, be that way. Whaddabout a luggage rack bolted on the trunk lid? I had one on my Fiat spider. Never used it. Didn't have a wife then, and no carry-on. Doesn't mean I didn't carry on, just not with big luggage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    In the contest to see who could build the worst engine ever, the V6 Volvo/Peugeot has to be a strong contender - obviously not an issue on the 243.
    I had both the earlier straight 6 (16 mpg) and the later V6 to which you refer. I think Volvo forgot why people bought Volvos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Or a wife with a smaller carry-on.

    Just sayin.

    Okay, be that way. Whaddabout a luggage rack bolted on the trunk lid? I had one on my Fiat spider. Never used it. Didn't have a wife then, and no carry-on. Doesn't mean I didn't carry on, just not with big luggage.
    Cheaper to buy another car with a bigger trunk than get a new wife...which explains the Honda Pilot. A duffel bag would work too but that suggestion was met with rolled eyes even though it works just fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    In the contest to see who could build the worst engine ever, the V6 Volvo/Peugeot has to be a strong contender - obviously not an issue on the 243.
    Wash yo mouf out, it got the DeLorean back to the future..

    And, the V8 from Triumph in the Stag was not exactly brilliant. Very prone to overheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Wash yo mouf out, it got the DeLorean back to the future..

    And, the V8 from Triumph in the Stag was not exactly brilliant. Very prone to overheating.
    I knew someone would bring up he Delorean! I bet they really went to the future to see if someone had gotten that engine to last over 50K miles.

    The Stag V8 might also be a contender.
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    Not sure if itís a hatch certainly curious though.
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    Why the bolts on the hinge side of the elevator machine room door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    I was expecting a fly fishing thread......
    I was hoping for one.

    I haven’t made my way to the river this year, but I bet there’s been a record number of Jan & Feb hatches.

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    When I first saw that elevator room hatch, I thought it's not a regular elevator, but one in some specialty building, and it looks more like a vault door. Like for a silo. That's a beefy, reinforced door for just a regular building elevator. Can't figure why the extra hinge side dead bolts. Also curious are the wires that look like keepers or ground connections to the bolts, and what looks like a timer with either heavy electrical cables or maybe hydraulic lines. Someone wants to make sure that sucker stays closed for sure, right up until some pre-determined time. Like a bank vault. The company that made it or installed or operates it is in Texas, and I bet the red tag we can't read is a warning about the deadbolts or the timer or the electrical or the zombies.


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    when the elevator comes crashing down, the hinge side bolts will prevent the door from being blown out
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    The company that made the door, Presray, is still in business. They make flood prevention equipment. It's meant to keep the engine room dry when the hallway is flooded.

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    Yep. It’s a post-Harvey underground garage in a hospital. The door has about 0.5 inches clearance around it. There is a compressor on the wall and I’m guessing an inflatable gasket. Looks like they are hardening the building. I’m sure they won’t forget when the next typhoon hits……

    I’d like a door like that on my cabin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Yep. It’s a post-Harvey underground garage in a hospital...
    Gotta love the Bilge.

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    You bet.

    No instructions and the compressor is in the floody side. High enough to be useful when the door is underwater….wait, need a mask and snorkel?…..

    I’m sure it will go well.

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