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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 12:36 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
I think you would really like having one - in my...

I think you would really like having one - in my mind and eye they have more style and soul than a 140 series car and a lot less plastic.

Put a different engine in your car, save what you've built...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-23-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the complement. This car is one...

Thanks for the complement.

This car is one of the few 1800s cars that has never had any body work done to it or had the doors changed or had any rust since new. The doors however where taken off...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-22-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks Dave, I was lucky to find it.

Thanks Dave, I was lucky to find it.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4570/24551134258_a6...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4570/24551134258_a63bb01e87_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DpuYSf)

Dave, Thanks for the complement here are a couple of photos - its a '67 1800s.

When I was looking for...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-19-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/27388190819_77...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/27388190819_77aa12cf9e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HJcCWx)

Due to no headlight relay being used on the 1961-'69 P1800 and 1800s cars and the Lucas headlight switch...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-13-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks again to all of you - there are many ideas...

Thanks again to all of you - there are many ideas to consider here.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-12-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks to all of you for your recommendations - I...

Thanks to all of you for your recommendations - I am an automotive and general machinist and mechanic and can fix or make most anything including rebuilding magnetos, but when it comes to auto...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
The PO had it converted to a 2-wire Delco...

The PO had it converted to a 2-wire Delco alternator but I do not know what its output is. On a '67 and later block it bolts right - no bracket needed.

Would anyone know if the original generator...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for your quick reply. I also need help...

Thanks for your quick reply. I also need help with figuring out the other questions.

" How many amps does the alternator need to produce without being strained to power a combination of all the...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By vintagewrench
Need Help With High Performance Marchal Headlights

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4601/25093588988_335cb6a6b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EercL1)

Recently added 1960s-1970s new old stock flat-faced French Marchal Ampilex halogen headlights to my '67...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37923033052_d0...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/37923033052_d04eb9919e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZM8svs)

Its long past due to update this thread, and the photo above shows the "Georgia Peach" resting in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
Chrysler Products caps of the late-1960-to-70s...

Chrysler Products caps of the late-1960-to-70s will work.

Need to find the time to update this thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-08-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,301
Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/35740103226_08...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/35740103226_08d79cd98d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wsenwj)

Have finished machining the B18 cast iron conversion guides (bronze is not needed in this application,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/35740103226_08...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/35740103226_08d79cd98d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wsenwj)

Have finished machining the B18 cast iron conversion guides (bronze is not needed in this application,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,301
Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/34861808983_f8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/34861808983_f8a731092f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V7BTf8)

The engine rebuild on the "Georgia Peach" 1968 122s B18 w/a Judson supercharger is starting to come...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/34861808983_f8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4238/34861808983_f8a731092f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V7BTf8)

The engine rebuild on the "Georgia Peach" 1968 122s B18 w/a Judson supercharger is starting to come...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By vintagewrench
If you carefully read the ad it says "We bond an...

If you carefully read the ad it says "We bond an asbestos compound to all the large metal surfaces inside the Volvo body"

That means it is the 1/8" thick tar paper-like sheets w/small dots on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,095
Posted By vintagewrench
Looking forward to hearing how this engine works...

Looking forward to hearing how this engine works out - good luck w/it!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 55,783
Posted By vintagewrench
WAY-TO-GO enjoy all of your hard work and good...

WAY-TO-GO enjoy all of your hard work and good luck w/it!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,572
Posted By vintagewrench
I have the unused original filter element inside...

I have the unused original filter element inside of the original mesh, but want to save it without using it.

Similar outer mesh should not be to hard to find, but I need to research what is the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,572
Posted By vintagewrench
Welcome back! I just picked up one of these very...

Welcome back! I just picked up one of these very rare Volvo Competition Services air cleaners for use with twin dual throat Solex carbs as are on this 142. Delighted find one, it is new old stock and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By vintagewrench
Not really to late if you work your way up the...

Not really to late if you work your way up the ladder carefully.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,527
Posted By vintagewrench
http://pitstopusa.com/images/F143931962.jpg ...

http://pitstopusa.com/images/F143931962.jpg

I use an old Champion spark plug magnifier and light, but newer versions of the old classic are available. By using one correctly you can view...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By vintagewrench
Volvo B20-Powered Dragster is Pure Swedish Fury

THE TEAM VOLVO DRAGSTER USES A TURBOCHARGED B20 VOLVO ENGINE

See the video @ Autoweek: http://autoweek.com/article/wait-theres-more/swedish-fury-check-out-volvo-powered-dragster#ixzz4ezv14Ck4
Forum: performance & modifications 04-20-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By vintagewrench
John, As you mentioned, shifting of the water...

John, As you mentioned, shifting of the water jacket cores does occur during the casting process in some blocks resulting in thin areas. I sonic tested a B18 block bored to B20 size with a core...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2017, 05:24 PM
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Views: 1,975
Posted By vintagewrench
hiperfauto is correct about "they tend to run on...

hiperfauto is correct about "they tend to run on the hot side."

Have done it once in the past and noticed the same hot running issue and was considering doing it again on another B18, but changed...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Canuck, Thanks yet again!!!

Canuck, Thanks yet again!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 04-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks Canuck! Would this type of un-shrouding...

Thanks Canuck! Would this type of un-shrouding work OK for general road use and torque or it meant more for top end HP?

I have been reading up to learn more about heart-shaped combustion chambers...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 141,692
Posted By vintagewrench
Andrew, Most rear axles will make a noise like...

Andrew, Most rear axles will make a noise like what can be heard from yours when the wheels are off of the ground.

If you can also hear the noise when the car is on the ground and you let out the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,301
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks John, I'd really appreciate that - the...

Thanks John, I'd really appreciate that - the problem area is 2" down from any of the lower manifold studs or 4" down from any of the upper manifold studs.

Yes, Most of the four-into-one headers...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,301
Posted By vintagewrench
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2945/33529565282_012...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2945/33529565282_012ea86c15_o.jpg

Decided to go with a B18 block bored out to a std. bore B20. A mock up engine and transmission went in the car yesterday to check...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2945/33529565282_012...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2945/33529565282_012ea86c15_o.jpg

A mock up engine and transmission went in the car yesterday to check the fit of the Judson Supercharger in the engine compartment,...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 141,692
Posted By vintagewrench
Good for you!!

Good for you!!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, good to hear! Can you direct me to a...

Thanks, good to hear!

Can you direct me to a source of information to learn more about un-shrouding the valves a bit and what to do around the spark plug?

How is your car coming along?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Dan, Thanks, with a SCR of 8.5:1 and a boost of...

Dan, Thanks, with a SCR of 8.5:1 and a boost of only 6 psi the effective CR at ignition is 12.0:1, which for most street applications using 93 octane pump gas, the effective compression ratio needs...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Dan, Thanks, I called them earlier in the morning...

Dan, Thanks, I called them earlier in the morning and the tech stated that this type of gasket only crushes .003" to .004" max and that leaves the squish band too wide at .042"-.041. They also no...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-24-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks Craig for your input - my thought is the...

Thanks Craig for your input - my thought is the .045 gasket may compress .005-.010? Since the plan is to have new pistons made to suit the combo and they will likely end up being even with the deck...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-23-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, runslikeapenguin. You are referring...

Thanks, runslikeapenguin.

You are referring to most off the shelf gaskets today and possibly from Volvo?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, I have learned about the same things that...

Thanks, I have learned about the same things that you have, and am in the process of ordering a set of JE forged pistons in low-expansion alloy with coated skirts with an extra .040 added to the top;...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Fel-Pro B20 Head Gasket Crushed Height

I am in the process of rebuilding a B18 and will bore and hone it here in the shop to a B20 standard bore size, use B18 rods, an "F" head.

Have rebuilt many engines and have always used Fel-Pro...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-21-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,487
Posted By vintagewrench
I put 2500 miles on a B18 bored out to a B20 w/a...

I put 2500 miles on a B18 bored out to a B20 w/a F head and w/30 degrees total timing advance on regular gas in a 122 wagon, which may be lighter than your car and never heard it ping at all even...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
Hey Thanks, I really appreciate the offer, does...

Hey Thanks, I really appreciate the offer, does it have a 68 prefix before the serial number?

Hold on to it for a while as I have already found one, maybe two w/the correct numbers, incase they...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,301
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, I was thinking about this car and you...

Thanks, I was thinking about this car and you last week.

Do you have a source to double check Scandcar's engine prefix numbers of 68 for 1967 and 71 for 1968.

I will try to call you early this...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for letting me know you have one - I bet...

Thanks for letting me know you have one - I bet the shipping from CA could be expensive.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
Dan, Thanks!

Dan, Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,301
Posted By vintagewrench
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2876/33339733816_c08...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2876/33339733816_c0827b4d75_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SN7RjQ)

Ah - Let the games begin. The original 1968 B18 115 hp engine w/a B20 FI F head and a later M41 trans and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,910
Posted By vintagewrench
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2876/33339733816_c08...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2876/33339733816_c0827b4d75_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SN7RjQ)

Ah - Let the games begin. The original 1968 B18 115 hp engine w/a B20 FI F head and a later M41 trans and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 141,692
Posted By vintagewrench
Congrats for finding the culprit - hopefully you...

Congrats for finding the culprit - hopefully you will be on the road soon??
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