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Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2019, 10:46 AM
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Posted By matt b
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:25 PM
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Posted By matt b
:zeeall:

:zeeall:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 47,807
Posted By matt b
Man, you have got to be happy! Looks straight as...

Man, you have got to be happy! Looks straight as an arrow.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 104,922
Posted By matt b
Same 3 yr old I spoke to when Danny, you and I...

Same 3 yr old I spoke to when Danny, you and I got wings in Seattle ? :lol:

I love your gauge cluster, can't say it enough.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 104,922
Posted By matt b
The leather and the paint didn't get along ? That...

The leather and the paint didn't get along ? That sucks..... I have had good success with canned upholstery paint but I have never tried a seat.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 104,922
Posted By matt b
G-Pop shop rocks, great to see lend you a hand....

G-Pop shop rocks, great to see lend you a hand. I've sent them 5-6 turbos over the years and never had an issue.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 46,134
Posted By matt b
Self imposed for sure.

Self imposed for sure.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,249
Posted By matt b
Yeah, it's super messy. It stinks and probably...

Yeah, it's super messy. It stinks and probably costs you brain cells as you apply it.

They sell a kit, where you etch the metal after cleaning it, then apply the POR15. That's what I did. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,249
Posted By matt b
My first Amazon was done in POR15, the stuff is...

My first Amazon was done in POR15, the stuff is amazing. I only owned the car for a few years but POR15 + Dynamat was amazing. It was quiet, especially when it comes to rocks being kicked up onto the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 104,922
Posted By matt b
Website says you need Hub kit: 4370.95.0604, for...

Website says you need Hub kit: 4370.95.0604, for the 86 BMW steering column
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By matt b
Last axle I had to replace on my P2R came with an...

Last axle I had to replace on my P2R came with an urgent warning from the dealer: this is one of the last ones available, don't screw this one up.

This was 2 years ago.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 104,922
Posted By matt b
Nice! I love the covers, the CF works well...

Nice! I love the covers, the CF works well against the rest of the engine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,825
Posted By matt b
Heat gun, gently push up back flat. Then use a...

Heat gun, gently push up back flat. Then use a very thin aluminum rod and some JB Weld on the inside of the lip to help maintain the proper shape over time. It worked great on my 04 R.

That car...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-02-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,941
Posted By matt b
Wow that's crazy! I love the sticker on the back...

Wow that's crazy! I love the sticker on the back window BTW, that was even true for my P2R. No one ever suspects the Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-28-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By matt b
If you're running a rear sway bar on it...

If you're running a rear sway bar on it (recommended for time trials), you will need to add plates to the body underneath the rear seat already. Might as well get the shock towers, although I haven't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By matt b
OK, this makes more sense if it's a crude repair,...

OK, this makes more sense if it's a crude repair, one of the PO's had a very special bond with a welder and went to town on this car. I'll clean things up and will check the geometry first but I may...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By matt b
63 P1800 rear shock mounts

I know Jensen didn't do a great job of building these cars (and I'm reminded daily of that). But I found the rear portion of my car to be very odd when I started stripping the body this week. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,249
Posted By matt b
Digging the handle. If you want to clean it up...

Digging the handle. If you want to clean it up without re-chroming it, try this stuff: Quick Glo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By matt b
It works well

It works well
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By matt b
You mix two part epoxy and use painter's tape to...

You mix two part epoxy and use painter's tape to replicate the shape of your steering wheel. Let it dry a day or two, sand it down and then add some glazing putty to fill in minor bubbles and defects...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,015
Posted By matt b
No Amazon ever had the 5X108 bolt pattern. You're...

No Amazon ever had the 5X108 bolt pattern. You're thinking of the late model 1800's, like the E and ES. He should also have drums in the rear, unless axles were swapped.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 46,134
Posted By matt b
That goes without saying.

That goes without saying.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 191
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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: 735
Views: 104,922
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: 754
Views: 134,007
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: 191
Views: 46,134
Posted By matt b
Nice progress!

Nice progress!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 104,922
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: 662
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: 662
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: 1,846
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: 735
Views: 104,922
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: 41
Views: 6,249
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: 18
Views: 3,015
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: 18
Views: 3,015
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: 735
Views: 104,922
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: 1,846
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: 18
Views: 3,015
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: 1,846
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: 1,846
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: 41
Views: 6,249
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: 735
Views: 104,922
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: 191
Views: 46,134
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: 1,286
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: 191
Views: 46,134
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: 952
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: 586
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: 586
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: 952
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: 16,342
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: 1,383
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...
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