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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 02:07 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
How Well Will a 122s-1800s Dual Master Work Without a Brake Booster

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The 1800s AC is not in the car right now (above) and I am restoring it. The original booster (identical...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
I've been using the Green Stuff pads on the shop...

I've been using the Green Stuff pads on the shop truck for a year as a test, it's a one ton and my enclosed car trailer can weigh up to about 8,000 lbs. loaded with a heavy old car, it also stops...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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The 1967 1800S covered 275 trouble free miles after being put back on the road for the season and driven...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thank you, I was very lucky to find this car,...

Thank you, I was very lucky to find this car, hope to finish the front end up this week and get it back on the road for the season.



"Wibram" tread radials. Perfect for the Vermont country...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Robo Volvo: We decided to have a little evening fun recently while reassembling the front end during a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By vintagewrench
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I was able to come up w/a shock that works very well with Lesjofors progressive rate springs for...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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Spring has finally arrived here this week and this is a quick update for today: The upper and lower...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Don't believe there is any other source to find...

Don't believe there is any other source to find the original engine # for a car other than through the Archive. With the chassis # Lars Gerdin at the Volvo Museum and Historical Archive can give you...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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Over the winter the set of 40 DCOE vintage Webers picked up along w/a set of 45 DCOEs last fall were...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 04:06 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Very nice and detailed work, and well thought out...

Very nice and detailed work, and well thought out - want to move to the east coast and work in my shop?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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Thanks to Ian at Hi-Performance Auto Service the measurements of the two wooden pieces that make up the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 11:19 AM
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Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
I have heard of several cars that had been stored...

I have heard of several cars that had been stored for a long period having this issue.



The parts rep is correct. Volvo did use durable materials in the construction of the 1800 and 120 series...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, I enjoy looking at what you are doing on...

Thanks, I enjoy looking at what you are doing on your 142.



Close, but these appear to be the hinges at the bottom of the two pieces of wood.



Ian, Thanks I have been trying to find the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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After the paint was stripped off of all of the control arms and other associated parts of the front end...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 81,002
Posted By vintagewrench
I have made weldments out of aluminum and also...

I have made weldments out of aluminum and also replacement body panels out of 3000 series. You can anneal some alloys of aluminum unscientifically with an oxyacetylene torch by first covering the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks! The badge I recently purchased...

Thanks!



The badge I recently purchased is NOS Volvo and the difference is like night and day. The plating is flawless and the black is finished in real cloisonne fired enamel.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for asking, it is a reproduction badge in...

Thanks for asking, it is a reproduction badge in very good condition that needs to have the black paint on it redone.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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LOL: Only about a 1/2 hour job to install everything in the box and the '67 1800s will be back on...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Must happen when the cars are stored away for a...

Must happen when the cars are stored away for a while.

I worked on a 1930 Cadillac for a customer some time ago who left the carb off for of it over the winter. Mice took dog food and stuck in two...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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You never know what you might find in and old car. While rebuilding the 1800s front end the cross member...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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This 1800s was either fitted by a Volvo optional air conditioner at the US import center or by the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
John, Never have owned or driven a 544 or 444, do...

John, Never have owned or driven a 544 or 444, do they get tossed around on the highway when its windy? A 122s does and I think the 220's wagons maybe a little more.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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An intermittent loss of power to the taillights was traced down to the headlight switch. It is an odd...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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I wanted to do other more fun things on the 1800S first, but decided to do what it needs underneath...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
One of the issues of driving 1800 series cars is...

One of the issues of driving 1800 series cars is they are small 96.5-inch WB verses 102-inch 122S, and low and drivers of big SUVs, trucks and the brain dead don't see them.

You have to drive them...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Located in Southeastern Vermont. I'm not much for...

Located in Southeastern Vermont. I'm not much for car shows anymore after being in the vintage car business for over 40-years, you tend to get tired of them. Like to drive and take trips with my...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Hey, Thanks, I was very fortunate to find it in...

Hey, Thanks, I was very fortunate to find it in this condition.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-08-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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Late-1960s new old stock flat-faced French Marchal Ampilex halogen headlights have been added to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks! And I noticed that you are making good...

Thanks! And I noticed that you are making good progress on your 1800E.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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This original 16-inch steering wheel is a place holder for a vintage17-inch four spoke rubber-covered...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
This 1800s is happy cruising all day at 85 mph in...

This 1800s is happy cruising all day at 85 mph in OD w/a 4:56 gear…It works out to about 4250 rpm and the engine sounds very happy if a bit busy.

All of the 122s cars I have had over the years...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Hey, Thanks to all of you for you approval of the...

Hey, Thanks to all of you for you approval of the 1800s and the way I'm setting it up. More coverage of progress on the project soon - have been concentrating on getting the car ready for the road...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2018, 02:38 PM
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Views: 146,260
Posted By vintagewrench
Have replaced a lot of these bushings over the...

Have replaced a lot of these bushings over the years and its really not that bad after you get the hang of it.

Check this out on Facebook, non-rusted bushing out in mere minutes w/out any drama,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2018, 02:33 PM
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Views: 154,244
Posted By vintagewrench
Wow, looks good and has plenty of space.

Wow, looks good and has plenty of space.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
Lookin good.

Lookin good.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2018, 01:51 PM
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Posted By vintagewrench
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Late last summer I installed full set of new Swedish Lesjöfors progressive rate springs and a set of...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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John, Thanks for the good words about the car.

As mentioned in the last post quite a bit of...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2018, 03:29 PM
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Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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The 1800s was partially restored by Adam Westrake, a very particular aircraft mechanic and included a...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2018, 07:10 PM
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Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
Matt, no real reason to be so concerned, the L.H....

Matt, no real reason to be so concerned, the L.H. hubs are R.H. tread and the R.H. hubs are a L.H. thread and both stay tight because the rotation of the wheels and knockoffs keep them tight. Both...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2018, 01:40 PM
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Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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This image gives you a good view of the reproduction knock off hubs for the Halibrand wheels. The hubs...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2018, 01:15 PM
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Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
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Thanks, the bumpers do virtually no good at protecting the cars because of the low height and most...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2018, 02:05 PM
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Views: 5,450
Posted By vintagewrench
1967 Volvo 1800s - The Second Time Around

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After a very long search I was finally able to find a '67 1800s that was never ever rusted or accident...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,407
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: 1,902
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: 1,902
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: 1,902
Posted By vintagewrench
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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: 1,902
Posted By vintagewrench
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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: 1,902
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: 1,902
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: 1,902
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...
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