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My Black Brick

Keeping a '92 Volvo 240 Wagon on the Road & Other Automotive & DIY Musings

Control your car with your iPhone

Waterloo labs set up a bunch of motors and remote controls to allow them to run an Olds Delta ’88 while standing on its roof. I guess that’s if you wouldn’t be caught dead behind the wheel of an Olds Delta ’88.


That’s No Clunker? That’s My Tank!

The Truth About Cars ran a sky-is-falling-on-old-bricks post but I think the fear of losing RWD Volvos is misguided. They don’t qualify for the CAT program, as they get average gas mileage.

This video documents the death of an Olds Aurora, which qualified because of the V8 engine. Oil is drained, then a solution of water and silica sand is poured in. The car is turned on and run until the engine seizes. Not for the squeemish.

UPDATE: Prolonged death of a FWD Volvo.