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Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 186
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Posted By matt b
That goes without saying.

That goes without saying.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 38,786
Posted By matt b
Nice work on the floor. Will you coat or spray...

Nice work on the floor. Will you coat or spray anything inside those frame extensions ? Getting ready to do just that on my P1800.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
That's wild. Safe to say most of us wouldn't know...

That's wild. Safe to say most of us wouldn't know where to start on modifying a trans like that. Why change the fittings on the fuel rail ? Were they not compatible with BMW hoses ?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 115,697
Posted By matt b
I regret selling my last Amazon. That was a...

I regret selling my last Amazon. That was a mistake. I could easily replicate the car, but there was something special about that car and selling it was a mistake.

Looking at your 142, what you've...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 38,786
Posted By matt b
Nice progress!

Nice progress!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
The accent caps look great.

The accent caps look great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By matt b
Another option...

Another option (https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-v70-13/obd2-drive-cycle-23632/#post354177)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By matt b
The drive cycle involves different RPM's and...

The drive cycle involves different RPM's and variations. A long drive on the freeway may not be enough. AFAIR, it's cumulative but the drive segments have to be above a certain time threshold.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By matt b
Did you go full retard ? Never go full retard....

Did you go full retard ? Never go full retard. Set it at 12 degrees, it will run if timing is your issue.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
How will the engine management work once you've...

How will the engine management work once you've swapped a white block in the car ? I'm assuming the BMW cluster won't be much use to you at that point, since the sensors and associated bits will be...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,086
Posted By matt b
I had a Moto Lita on my last Amazon. Let me know...

I had a Moto Lita on my last Amazon. Let me know if the info isn't on TB and I'll post it up. Wooden wheels look great in these cars.


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Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By matt b
Linked the wrong page, here is what you need:...

Linked the wrong page, here is what you need: http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=article&artno=12010901
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By matt b
http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=article&ar...

http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=article&artno=1201090201

Judging by the welds, that looks amateur. Click the link above for the frame rails bit needed. And if a part doesn't show in their...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
Glad it will be used. Been sitting on it for way...

Glad it will be used. Been sitting on it for way too long.

Danny, Carson and a few others you should have access to a pretty large group of RWD Volvo peeps in the Seattle area. Hopefully no one's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By matt b
If you're not sure about your timing, finding TDC...

If you're not sure about your timing, finding TDC is easy on these. And with 12 degrees of timing, finding the right amount for the car to start is easy once you have found TDC.

Hopefully that's...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By matt b
Given where you are, VP-Autoparts out of...

Given where you are, VP-Autoparts out of Charleston, SC is a good place. They know their parts, can help over the phone and ship fairly quickly.

Good starting point. How are the frame rails ?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By matt b
Turned out to be the way I had wired my ignition...

Turned out to be the way I had wired my ignition switch.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By matt b
This should help you. I had the same issue on my...

This should help you. I had the same issue on my last Amazon for a while:

No start issue B20 (https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=335953)
Forum: projects & restorations 09-10-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,086
Posted By matt b
I think have bought and sold 5 Amazons since you...

I think have bought and sold 5 Amazons since you bought yours but what you have done with yours continues to inspire me. Glad you're making progress on it again, it will be amazing I'm sure.

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
You're really going to piss off purists at car...

You're really going to piss off purists at car shows now!

Had an opportunity to see the car in Seattle a couple of weeks ago: so, so nice!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 38,786
Posted By matt b
I'ver never had to remove the head bolt to remove...

I'ver never had to remove the head bolt to remove the temp sending unit. Use a low profile 15 mm, make sure you have it nice and flat against the head and it should come off.

It's easier to have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By matt b
Jack, if you get in a bind: I still have 4 Amazon...

Jack, if you get in a bind: I still have 4 Amazon clusters on a shelf. I'm happy to send you one as parts, just cover shipping.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 38,786
Posted By matt b
How old is your clutch ? Seems odd that it would...

How old is your clutch ? Seems odd that it would slip if it's recent. Is your slave adjusted properly so that you're engaging and releasing fully ?

That old MC was beyond done, that's some junk!...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By matt b
Yikes, that stinks! That's some serious rust.

Yikes, that stinks! That's some serious rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By matt b
Thanks Ian. It looked like that in the book I...

Thanks Ian. It looked like that in the book I have but no chassis numbers were given.

Ken, I have the appropriate grill, I'm not sure why that one is on the car except for the fact that the car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By matt b
1963 P1800S wheels

I have a 63 P1800S (chassis 6501, the 501st car made in Sweden apparently) and it has mismatched wheels.

Out of curiosity, which are the correct ones ? The driver's side wheels or the passenger...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By matt b
You are correct, with your plate missing from the...

You are correct, with your plate missing from the top of your pedal box, you have to dig around.

The plate mounted on the driver's fender area is a production number. It won't match your VIN.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,431
Posted By matt b
Judging by the gold patches where the trim and...

Judging by the gold patches where the trim and accessories were, I'd guess it was a color change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By matt b
I would have a leak down test done. Looking at...

I would have a leak down test done. Looking at plugs is fairly useless. I know that on mine (89K miles when I sold it, it was modified) I could go 4K miles without adding a drop of oil if I stayed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By matt b
That Saff 544 belonged to a Matt who was very...

That Saff 544 belonged to a Matt who was very active on TB. He had a 165 that's finished in a pearl white, I'm not sure if Andy had it on the lot or not. Matt used to own the Revolstore and sold it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By matt b
I'm in Tucson and will be around most of this...

I'm in Tucson and will be around most of this coming week. If you need assistance, give me a shout. Happy to assist, as long as my schedule allows it.

Did you take it to the Revolvstore for a once...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By matt b
Don't underestimate the heat and hat it will do...

Don't underestimate the heat and hat it will do to the car as you drive it. Yesterday, we hit 109F, that's a lot for a car built in 1976. At a minimum, stay off the interstate and take tons of...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
A friend sent me the article and asked if I knew...

A friend sent me the article and asked if I knew of the car. He's a rocket engineer with Ratheon and he was very impressed with your work.

As others have said: your fab skills speak for themselves...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By matt b
Thanks Ian. Looks like it's good to go. I'm...

Thanks Ian. Looks like it's good to go.

I'm envious of the road trip even if it's hot, and I want the car to be 110% ready. I'm being a little neurotic.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By matt b
Overdrive wiring question

Trying to avoid having to re-do things when I'm on a limited timeline.

My Amazon is taking a long road trip tomorrow (Tucson, AZ to Austin, TX). I am wiring up the OD for the new owner and using...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 173,569
Posted By matt b
Good thing you caught that rust before it got...

Good thing you caught that rust before it got worse. Lots of good products to neutralize, convert, etc....

If you're looking to cut out noise and sounds, Lowe's and Home Depot sell an aluminum...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By matt b
10K miles on the ones on our XC90 and by far the...

10K miles on the ones on our XC90 and by far the best set of tires I have ever owned for a large vehicle like an XC90.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 77,759
Posted By matt b
:rofl: And I agree that the wheels work...

:rofl:

And I agree that the wheels work really well with the car. What is the story on the paint ? Is it an older respray ? It looks a little tired in that last pic but I don't remember it being...
Forum: showroom 04-13-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By matt b
I agree on the primer, otherwise you'll see...

I agree on the primer, otherwise you'll see flaking paint in months.

For the prep: I would sand it with 60 grit, then 120 grit. After that, I would clean it very well with a degreaser like Dawn...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,098
Posted By matt b
Stephen wins! :rofl: I have similar...

Stephen wins! :rofl:

I have similar adapters, glad I didn't have issues then.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,098
Posted By matt b
Did Stephen weld a dick inside your oil pan ? Not...

Did Stephen weld a dick inside your oil pan ? Not saying I'm offended, I think it would be hilarious .

Crazy that the adapters were off center, who did you use ?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,867
Posted By matt b
And if you're referring to the caged nuts (parts...

And if you're referring to the caged nuts (parts 62 and 66 in your diagram), they can be sourced new: VP-Autoparts (http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?page=article&artno=190320)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,867
Posted By matt b
Are you referring to these parts: <a...

Are you referring to these parts:

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By matt b
Your last two pics can't be accessed. Check the...

Your last two pics can't be accessed. Check the settings.
Forum: showroom 04-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By matt b
Belongs to Flyingbrick242...

Belongs to Flyingbrick242 (https://forums.tbforums.com/member.php?u=26030)
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,098
Posted By matt b
Awesome work Kyle, very nice rear axle and...

Awesome work Kyle, very nice rear axle and suspension set up.
Forum: showroom 04-01-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 807,807
Posted By matt b
They work on so many cars, here is mine: <a...

They work on so many cars, here is mine:

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,467
Posted By matt b
With all that you've spent on miracle products,...

With all that you've spent on miracle products, you could have had this thing apart, fixed and on the road for a fraction of the cost.

I hope you get it fixed and reliable soon, they're simple...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,505
Posted By matt b
Shame you can't take the rear seat out without...

Shame you can't take the rear seat out without triggering an air bag code. Between the spare tire and rear seat you could shed 30 kgs. I'm a little OCD.

Great build, I can't believe how clean the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,086
Posted By matt b
You're doing a lot to the car for winter beater...

You're doing a lot to the car for winter beater status. I have a soft spot for these, I hope it treats you well.
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