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Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2019, 12:49 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Yeah; can't wait to see it in the nice clean...

Yeah; can't wait to see it in the nice clean engine bay. Thanks again to Eric and Ian for all the hassle of crating and spending lots of time figuring out how to move it from coast to coast...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Radio out to Vintageblau.com for refurb. ...

Radio out to Vintageblau.com for refurb.

Meanwhile pecking away on reassembly:

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Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,287
Posted By didenpx
Steve - check in with Planetman for a fuel pump...

Steve - check in with Planetman for a fuel pump solution that won't leave you hunting for one of the Bosch units....I went with his solution.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,287
Posted By didenpx
That was a lot of work but it paid off. I've got...

That was a lot of work but it paid off. I've got mine set aside and have yet to really start working on it...maybe next week. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,287
Posted By didenpx
Intake manifold looks great; what did you use to...

Intake manifold looks great; what did you use to get it looking like that?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Pecking away at reassembly. When the engine...

Pecking away at reassembly. When the engine arrives it will be off to a shop to install drivetrain and get it running (I realize this is cheating....but I intend to be driving it this summer).

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Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
If you decide you want to toy around with a DIY...

If you decide you want to toy around with a DIY conversion at some point, let me know. I've got a bunch of the small diameter 240 clocks (all with new caps) and may have a couple of the larger ones...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Amazingly just figured out where I had the data...

Amazingly just figured out where I had the data plate stashed -329-627 LHD Black upholstery & Grey carpet
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Couldn't you just cannibalize a quartz movement...

Couldn't you just cannibalize a quartz movement out of a 240 era quartz clock and use that to drive the original hands?

I've got the data plate hidden somewhere that I can find it at the right...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
More reassembly prep..... <a...

More reassembly prep.....

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Thanks Duder and Steve. Continuing to pull...

Thanks Duder and Steve.

Continuing to pull together parts and detail used parts for reassembly. Had to run to body shop today so some more happy snaps on latest progress:

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Body has been wet sanded and buffed; trunk lid,...

Body has been wet sanded and buffed; trunk lid, doors, and hood are next. After that it's on to reassembly.

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
Tks Doug!

Tks Doug!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
As the Norse Gods intended. I hope they...

As the Norse Gods intended.

I hope they approve of the 123 dizzy...��
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
Now I’m really pumped! Thanks for the sneak peek...

Now I’m really pumped! Thanks for the sneak peek Eric!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By didenpx
Not sure if it will help but here's one from a...

Not sure if it will help but here's one from a 1973 140 Green Book. I've got a PDF of it as well; shoot me a pm if you'd like that as well. Good luck!

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Thanks for clarifying Duder....and yes, thread...

Thanks for clarifying Duder....and yes, thread title is misleading at this point. There's obviously been significant scope creep since this got (ever so slowly) rolling. I'm now aiming for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
I'm no expert but I believe the body production...

I'm no expert but I believe the body production shifted to Sweden with the 1800S models and later.

As for the FPR and the vinegar: I figured acid would be no good for the guts of it so I looped a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
I'm amazed at the cleaning power of the 35%...

I'm amazed at the cleaning power of the 35% vinegar. Never used it before but I'm now sold on it; parts that looked like junk are shiny new after a good soak and some gentle brushing.

Before:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
Posted By didenpx
Thanks! Am now wishing that I'd been plugging...

Thanks! Am now wishing that I'd been plugging away at the parts detailing; in a time crunch and all my free time is spent over buckets of Simple Green and 35% vinegar concentrate. When I want to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
Painting has begun. Trunk and engine compartment...

Painting has begun. Trunk and engine compartment are in color/clear:

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Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
starting to get excited; like this might be a car...

starting to get excited; like this might be a car that I actually get to drive before I need Depends.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
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Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By didenpx
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Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,872
Posted By didenpx
Sounds like a lot of fun; thanks for the updates!

Sounds like a lot of fun; thanks for the updates!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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
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Posted By didenpx
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 07:53 PM
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Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 114
Views: 24,872
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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
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Views: 171,138
Posted By didenpx
Dash came out great!

Dash came out great!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 217
Views: 55,837
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: 601
Views: 168,449
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: 1,770
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.
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