Jay Boucher

Jay Boucher is a weekend DIY mechanic who loves station wagons and redblock Volvos. When he’s not scraping his knuckles under his 1992 Volvo 245, he’s working as a freelance illustrator and interactive designer in northern NJ. Jay’s portfolio is at jayboucher.com and he blogs at myblackbrick.com.

Recent Posts

Anti-Gloss: The Rise of Matte Paint

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Flat paint has long been the look of a car in transition, covering globs of bondo and smoothing out rusty patches. Lately, however, a matte finish is the desired end result and not just a step in the ...

Volvo 240 Wagon vs The New York International Auto Show

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Last month the annual international auto show invaded the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, displaying the worlds newest vehicles and concept cars. The Big Apple doesn’t get quite ...

Volvo 240, 740, 940 Transmission Flush DIY

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With proper care, the automatic transmissions for rear wheel drive Volvos will last as long as the redblock engines they're attached to. Proper care means a flush of the transmission fluid ...

Volvo Redblock: Aging Tortoise of the Automotive World

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