I’ve had a wrench thrown in my plans of resurrecting the Volvo, in the form of my mechanic having part of his shop catch fire. The unit beside him burned completely, and the fire came through his wall, burning down most of the wall and a lot of the ceiling. Tons of smoke and water damage, lots of equipment that needs replaced. And what took the brunt of it was the second unit they just took over and finished painting and setting up a lift in. Plus he’s going for a knee replacement next week, so I can’t bring the Volvo to him for another month and a half at least. I don’t really have anywhere else to take it, either. I don’t know of any other Volvo specialists around who worked on 140s when they were knew, and have owned a couple.

Anyways, there’s nothing I can do about any of that. But on Saturday I’ll pick up a new fuel pump that a Volvo dealer managed to source locally, and then I should have it running on Saturday or Sunday. If I get it running well, I’ll try and make a plan to have it ready for a trip to Saskatoon at the end of July....