LeMons Update: Black Metal V8olvo Is Nigh

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

As the 24 Hours of LeMons May 10 race date draws closer, my teammates in Northern California continue to clang, weld and bleed all over our Volvo 244 with a Ford V8 stuffed into the bay. Despite the audacity of our entry, we're quite fortunate to have two "veteran" hotrod builders on staff, Wayne and Dave. You know what they say, old guys rule. According to reports from the garage, these two can fabricate, fix or bend anything to their will. Amazingly, Wayne made the Volvo's throttle components work with our Holley carb. Awesome. Other progress notes of note include a completed fuel filler system Sawzalled right through the trunk lid using the factory Volvo cap, a hood scoop (adds several hundred horsepower, no doubt), the majority of the wiring plus the gauges and the brakes are (mostly) assembled. Now all that's left is a series of Herculean tasks that will keep their knuckles bloody red and their dreams filled with terror right up until race day. Pray for Black Metal.

Jonny Lieberman
Jonny Lieberman

Cleanup driver for Team Black Metal V8olvo.

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  • Mj0lnir Mj0lnir on Apr 08, 2008

    I surrender. I posted that after reading the comments below the "SUV" question of the day. More than one person gave a flat "no", despite the fact that a generalization that broad is almost guaranteed to be wrong. I apologize for casting unwarranted aspersions.

  • Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman on Apr 08, 2008

    We're thinking a Volvo C303 would do nicely. Preferably the 6x6 hard top. http://www.real4x4.com/Volvo303.shtml We're calling ours the "UniHorgh."

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Apr 09, 2008

    quoting from Chuck Berry: Go, go, go jonny go go go johnny go go go johnny go go go johnny go go johnny be good

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Jul 17, 2008

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