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Old Volvo Mechanic In Los Angeles  
User currently offlineAislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

We have a 1971 Volvo P1800, and we can't find a good mechanic. We had a good sweedish mechanic, Ronny, but he died. Anyone know of a worthy and reliable mechanic in LA?

Thanks.


"We have slain a large dragon, but we now live in a jungle filled with a bewildering variety of poisonous snakes."
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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

What part of SoCal are you?

I know of two good mechanics; one in Northridge, the other in Pasadena. Not sure if I'd call them 'specialist' with any particular model but they've done superb jobs with my cars as well as friends and family that go to them.

Sako's on Parthenia, just west of Reseda Bl. in Northridge.

Del Mar Radiator on Del Mar & Allen in Pasadena.

Best rates I've seen and I know Del Mar gives free estimates. They are honest mechanics and if your mechaniclly inclined, they'll tell you what the problem is and how to fix it yourself. They are a very busy shop so it's not like they are desperate to gouge every customer like so many shops out there.



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User currently offlineAislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

I'm just south of Hancock Park and Wilshire, (officially called Windsor Village), just east of Western, if that helps at all.


"We have slain a large dragon, but we now live in a jungle filled with a bewildering variety of poisonous snakes."
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Quoting AislepathLight (Reply 2):
I'm just south of Hancock Park and Wilshire, (officially called Windsor Village), just east of Western, if that helps at all.

I know exactly where you are, this should be a breeze for you...

Just go down to Pico Blvd and Roxbury intersection (right across the street from the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum) -just before Century City- and southwest edge of Beverly Hills... a Union 76 Station and ask to speak to Curtis.. explain nothing else to no one else. He'll hook you right up! He's a simple down in dirt/grease kinda guy, but trust me..knows his sh*t! He'll even do work (he'll even do work off the property--on his own and save you more bucks, if need be).


BN747



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Quoting AislepathLight (Reply 2):
I'm just south of Hancock Park and Wilshire, (officially called Windsor Village), just east of Western, if that helps at all.

I passed through your neighborhood back in January. Very nice old homes in that area.

I did have a mechanic work on my car car once on the SW corner of La Cienega & Santa Monica, or was it La Brea?
I get the two mixed up but I am sure it was La Cienega.
Anyhow, one guy there seemed really knowledgable. His name is Carmy, not sure if he is still there.
It's one of those gas station/repair shops.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 3):
Just go down to Pico Blvd and Roxbury intersection (right across the street from the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum)

My Grandparents used to live at what is now the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum. They both died 20+ years ago.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
My Grandparents used to live at what is now the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum. They both died 20+ years ago

wow... primo property!

Hey when is that Russia/Thailand trip? I've yet to read a Trip Report on this site (or any).. but I am ALL EYES when u get back from that one! Spare no details when you gte back!

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 6):
wow... primo property!

Yes it is! They moved there back in the early 1960s from Indiana when there youngest child (my mother) left for college. One died in 1979, the other in 1980. I have vague memories flying out from Chicago on AA 707s & DC-10s to visit. Most kids at that age would have considered Disneyland the highlight of such a trip but for me was seeing the Startky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino parked out front of the 20th Century Fox studios.  Cool


My trip around the world starts in May. Expect a trip report sometime in July. It wont be a long trip though. Moscow looks like it may cost me more $$$ than expected.  Sad



AislepathLight:
Best of luck on keeping your Volvo runing.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Most kids at that age would have considered Disneyland the highlight of such a trip but for me was seeing the Startky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino parked out front of the 20th Century Fox studios. Cool

Yup..just right up the street (over the hump)! Tragically, you just barely see past the walls and crap now, all the lots have turned into fortresses. not from terrorist..just loonies looking get even for being dissed off projects.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
My trip around the world starts in May. Expect a trip report sometime in July. It wont be a long trip though. Moscow looks like it may cost me more $$$ than expected. Sad

Sorry to here that, but hey, just hook up with a local russian skirt and let her show you 'Moscow on the cheap' so you don't pay sucker prices everywhere you go!

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
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