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Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By didenpx
That's a good question; it was supposed to be in...

That's a good question; it was supposed to be in paint "in 2-3 weeks" about a month ago. But to be fair I told them that I still need to clear out room in my barn for it and not to hurry.

It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
Those shoes steel belted or bias ply?

Those shoes steel belted or bias ply?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
Question on the matching numbers; aside from...

Question on the matching numbers; aside from consulting Historic Archive is there any way of determining if numbers match? Can you do so by consulting any stamping/casting numbers or is it only...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
Very much appreciate this information; I'll...

Very much appreciate this information; I'll probably stick with my slightly pitted OEM badge for the time being and eventually spring for NOS replacement.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
Thanks; do you think there's a significant...

Thanks; do you think there's a significant difference in the quality of the retros vs the OEM? The price difference is pretty significant and I'm pondering options.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
How presentable is the old nose badge that you're...

How presentable is the old nose badge that you're replacing?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
I had the exact same mouse hotel situation going...

I had the exact same mouse hotel situation going on in my 1800 front cross-member. I imagine they must use a tiny drum-line to spread the word.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
"The wheel that grinds twice as slow, grinds...

"The wheel that grinds twice as slow, grinds twice as fine...."

Or maybe it simply grinds twice as slow. :)
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,527
Posted By didenpx
not only is this a beautiful car but so is your...

not only is this a beautiful car but so is your photography!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Went to look at three more paint samples; they...

Went to look at three more paint samples; they got a perfect match this time. Happily the underside the trunk had never been re-sprayed so we had a good original color sample to work off of and the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Good suggestion; just e-mailed him.

Good suggestion; just e-mailed him.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Just found the VP paint page, thanks for alerting...

Just found the VP paint page, thanks for alerting me to it (pretty well hidden IMO):

http://www.vp-autoparts.com/zf0001_dokument/fargkod_volvo_en.pdf

The depiction of the 46 Red there is...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
I looked on their site but didn't find it. ...

I looked on their site but didn't find it. Looking for code 46 (Cherry Red).

The body shop had one sample mixed but too light a shade. Should have a few more to look at this coming week.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Finally some progress on the body shop front. In...

Finally some progress on the body shop front. In the process of finding a good match for the original paint.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/40384517272_617cb9996b_z.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-09-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 132,420
Posted By didenpx
Dash came out great!

Dash came out great!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Duder; thanks for the kind invite! I may...

Duder; thanks for the kind invite!

I may make it out there myself some day....for the duration of this project the parts will be traveling solo, freight class :)
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
It would probably make more sense to find a...

It would probably make more sense to find a decent B20E but I'll still probably go the route of having the original one rebuilt. Thinking that it might make a trip out to Torrance CA early next year...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
M410 and steering box back from rebuild by Hi...

M410 and steering box back from rebuild by Hi Performance. They probably didn't look this good coming off the factory floor. Thanks Ian and Eric!
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
It's in the body shop for finish work and paint. ...

It's in the body shop for finish work and paint. Should be back in my garage in Oct/Nov.

Sourced a correct M410 in May and in process of getting it shipped to High Performance for a rebuild.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 134,439
Posted By didenpx
Love the shot of the front end with the E Codes!

Love the shot of the front end with the E Codes!
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-31-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Steve! Still doing the Hamlet routine...

Thanks Steve!

Still doing the Hamlet routine on D-Jet originality vs MS but this was a helpful data point.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-23-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By didenpx
Stealth Engine Management Systems

Considering fuel delivery options for an 1800E restoration. I'm for a correct restoration but not sure I want to sort through the D-Jet.

The Stealth Engine Management Systems...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,919
Posted By didenpx
Beautiful work! Subscribed.

Beautiful work! Subscribed.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 36,639
Posted By didenpx
Sorry to say that I don't but I will keep an eye...

Sorry to say that I don't but I will keep an eye out.

In a decade of long distance commuting down Route 3 I've only ever seen 2 1800s on the road (and one of those was an ES being hauled North...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-04-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 36,639
Posted By didenpx
Holy crap! You care for some really unique...

Holy crap! You care for some really unique vehicles. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the next improvements to the 122.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By didenpx
Duder - thanks. I started out by looking for...

Duder - thanks. I started out by looking for that thread but couldn't find it. I'll give it another try thanks to you recalling seller.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By didenpx
thanks! :(

thanks!

:(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2016, 08:15 AM
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Views: 678
Posted By didenpx
240 Seat Styles - Year Changes

I'm trying to figure out whether some reproduction R-Sport seat covers (http://www.volvorsport.com/) will work for my 77 242 with the original seats.

What year did the 240 swap over from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,000
Posted By didenpx
Great project and beautiful car!

Great project and beautiful car!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 132,420
Posted By didenpx
looks like really nice fab work on the floor...

looks like really nice fab work on the floor patch!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
I plan to do this as close to a correct...

I plan to do this as close to a correct restoration as possible...in the traditional TB fashion :rofl:

So for upholstery will be OEM/repro eventually, on a schedule driven by funds and spousal...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Thanks; love that video. Makes it look like...

Thanks; love that video. Makes it look like anyone with some basic tools and access to the sheet metal dies could start rolling these off the production line themselves. Wouldn't it be cool!?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 125,629
Posted By didenpx
Two thumbs up on the paint choice; looks...

Two thumbs up on the paint choice; looks brilliant!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Car is back from the body shop and in black...

Car is back from the body shop and in black primer. It's going to sit in my barn until they're ready to begin work on it (probably Jan/Feb). I'm surprised at what a huge difference it makes to see...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2016, 06:02 PM
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Views: 162,118
Posted By didenpx
glad to see that this project is getting back on...

glad to see that this project is getting back on track! Please keep the updates coming.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-28-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Thanks very much vintagewrench! Now I need...

Thanks very much vintagewrench!

Now I need to spend a lot of time thinking about budgets and the proper order of doing all the things that need doing before I'll be able to start reassembly. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Oh, forgot this one: ...

Oh, forgot this one:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8206/28625992543_4bcb537183_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KBzGgz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KBzGgz) by didenpx...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
I paid $1,100 for the blasting (glass bead) and...

I paid $1,100 for the blasting (glass bead) and another $200 for the zinc phosphate which is guaranteed to prevent flash rust for 90 days as long as it's kept inside. I was happy with the price and...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Blasted and zinc phosphated: ...

Blasted and zinc phosphated:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8354/29212947976_1a0bb40857_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LvrZEQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/LvrZEQ) by didenpx...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By didenpx
Early 740 E-Code Step by Step

It's probably here somewhere but I'll be damned if I can find it. Looking for a step by step for installing e-codes and wiper motors on an early 740. Especially the wiper motor connections.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Duder; it does feel good. Probably going...

Thanks Duder; it does feel good. Probably going to celebrate by vacuuming up cobwebs and cleaning the garage stall.

Also thanks for the suggesting the American Racing option, which was news to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Finally off for blasting. Should be headed to...

Finally off for blasting. Should be headed to the body shop in 2-3 weeks.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8566/28367953090_5542d98cc9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KdMb8u)Untitled...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,636
Posted By didenpx
Saab Sonnett

cwdodson88 you have PM
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,636
Posted By didenpx
Tarnation (on the second "nope")!

Tarnation (on the second "nope")!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,636
Posted By didenpx
Did you host a VCOA Granite State chapter meet in...

Did you host a VCOA Granite State chapter meet in the Fall of 2014 by any chance? Or did I maybe see this car at said meet?

Looks exceptionally clean. Trade for my Saffron C70? :rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,636
Posted By didenpx
I think I recognize that field; near Hannover? ...

I think I recognize that field; near Hannover?

Where's the project thread?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 132,420
Posted By didenpx
This thread is insane! Major fabrication envy...

This thread is insane! Major fabrication envy here.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Thanks very much. I feel so much better about...

Thanks very much. I feel so much better about the project now that it's gotten to this stage. There were lots of times that I asked myself what the hell I'd gotten into and doubted it would ever be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 40,299
Posted By didenpx
Amen to that! Anyway I'm still hoping to see...

Amen to that!

Anyway I'm still hoping to see the Duckling on the road someday here. 11 years of commuting ~90 miles a day in the greater Boston area and I've seen a grand total of 2 1800s in...
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