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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mitch1971
How have you hooked up the engine venting piping...

How have you hooked up the engine venting piping and piping to the servo? Couple of pics would be helpful. NRV on the line to the servo, fitted and working?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,903
Posted By mitch1971
Same over here in the UK pretty much. Lot's of...

Same over here in the UK pretty much. Lot's of love for the Amazon but the 140 is the forgotten classic. My 142 is one of 9 142's still on the road in the UK, and some of them will be LHD cars. Bit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By mitch1971
Have you got separate manifolds? If so you could...

Have you got separate manifolds? If so you could be missing or not correctly fitted the stepped washers to pull them both down evenly onto to the side of the head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By mitch1971
Sucking in air at the butterfly shafts would be...

Sucking in air at the butterfly shafts would be the first place I would check.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,016
Posted By mitch1971
Are the springs sitting in their seats properly?

Are the springs sitting in their seats properly?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By mitch1971
That is a good amount of money to spend on a...

That is a good amount of money to spend on a temporary carb setup, you could use that to get the DCOE’s setup. The F head slightly modified with the 44mm intakes I reckon you’ll be around max HP at...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,104
Posted By mitch1971
A 16v can use shorter duration cams so will have...

A 16v can use shorter duration cams so will have better mid range power and still match a 8v top end power, that’s the advantage I think of a 16v engine over a 8v.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By mitch1971
For that setup personally I’d go the dual SUs...

For that setup personally I’d go the dual SUs rather than the single Weber. Dual 40 DCOEs with 33 chokes (I’m not familiar with Weber’s) is an option and flow better than the SUs but more expensive...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By mitch1971
I think A, B and F heads are all the same...

I think A, B and F heads are all the same thickness, only difference the gasket.

If not using the D cam I'd go a modern cam from somewhere like Tinus Tuning or KG Trimning. I have a KG 10 cam in...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By mitch1971
B20 combustion chambers are all the same. The...

B20 combustion chambers are all the same. The late B20 carb heads also had 44mm intake valves, can be identified as they have P shape castings where the injection inlet would be. If they are not...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,277
Posted By mitch1971
The 165 tyres will work fine for normal and fun...

The 165 tyres will work fine for normal and fun driving but if you really go hard then 185 is a good choice. 185s will fit on your rims. You can get new 5.5inch rims.

Rough roads I wouldn’t...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By mitch1971
Ordered a TT3 cam, 7kg flywheel, 2”exhaust and...

Ordered a TT3 cam, 7kg flywheel, 2”exhaust and all the bits needed plus a new clutch and aluminium/steel timing gear set. Ben didn’t recommend a 44mm inlet with the stromberg and decided against a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By mitch1971
I was wondering if there was anything I could do...

I was wondering if there was anything I could do with the inlet manifold, maybe a bit of porting to smooth any edges. Interesting about the 44mm valves, I have heard thereís no reason why not to have...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By mitch1971
My very basic understanding is greater lift...

My very basic understanding is greater lift creates more HP at all rpm, duration changes the max HP rpm and modern grinds create faster lift. The TT3 has in and out specs so not sure how you go about...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks John. I'm just trying to gauge what is...

Thanks John. I'm just trying to gauge what is going to pay and what is not with my carb. I don't want to spend cash on a new head if it's not going to give me what I want. If a modern cam grind,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By mitch1971
Yeah the stromberg is staying. I'm not so sure...

Yeah the stromberg is staying. I'm not so sure the single stromberg is such a power killer compared to twin SUs in the rpm range I'm talking about. The B20B with a C cam and 9.5 : 1 compression v the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-17-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By mitch1971
B20A Improvements

Iíve got my B20A in my 142 running lovely but she feels like she could handle more zip and acceleration. This is not a quest for max HP numbers or trying to one up but I want to improve acceleration...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,016
Posted By mitch1971
My wee 4 tonne press struggled with pushing out...

My wee 4 tonne press struggled with pushing out the ball joints and I had to use heat as well. Mine is like this: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-csa4b-4-tonne-hydraulic-bench-press/

When...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By mitch1971
Just reading another forum; apparently there are...

Just reading another forum; apparently there are two different brake cylinders depending on the whether the car originally had a brake servo fitted. 7/8" bore if it did and 1" if there was no servo...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By mitch1971
What did you do with the brake system refurb?...

What did you do with the brake system refurb? From what you describe it does seem like there is something amiss with your standard setup so probably worth double checking it. What thickness were the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By mitch1971
The genuine Volvo pads are very good and cheap.

The genuine Volvo pads are very good and cheap.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By mitch1971
I have a megjolt ignition on my Amazon and a 123...

I have a megjolt ignition on my Amazon and a 123 on my 142. The 123 is simplicity. Do megajolt ECUs come up used in the US? If so that might be a cheap way to get programmable ignition. It’s more faf...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By mitch1971
This is a good watch: https://youtu.be/eZJF2x8ybKw

This is a good watch: https://youtu.be/eZJF2x8ybKw
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By mitch1971
That is a mid range cam from what I can see,...

That is a mid range cam from what I can see, about the same as a D cam. Why fit the double springs? What have you done with the F head is probably the biggest question with regards to where it will...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By mitch1971
Iíve only ever done the one engine swap and that...

Iíve only ever done the one engine swap and that was a lot more work and hassle than I imagined, before the internet. :-)

Why are you doing it? To do the 145 or to convert 140s and sell on? If it...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By mitch1971
Thatís very interesting, where did you source a...

Thatís very interesting, where did you source a good engine from. Nice power for a Amazon.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks, seems that some or all of the 145s have a...

Thanks, seems that some or all of the 145s have a different ARB but just need to find out if it was thicker and no idea what the chances of getting on are?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Would have thought the same but both the bar and...

Would have thought the same but both the bar and bush have a different part number. Page 10. Only reference I have found for the size is on Ozvolvo forum.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Anyone know what size the 145 arb is? Is it 17mm?

Anyone know what size the 145 arb is? Is it 17mm?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Cheers

Cheers
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Remembered I have a YouTube video or two that...

Remembered I have a YouTube video or two that shows the car, wee drive to another village from our holiday cottage on the coast.

https://youtu.be/Lhx7HodC4dE
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,903
Posted By mitch1971
Do you use a flux core welder to do professional...

Do you use a flux core welder to do professional bodywork? I have never seen or even heard of anyone before not using gas professionally. You can do it but Iíve only ever seen the terrible results...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,903
Posted By mitch1971
No one has room for gas tanks? How big are these...

No one has room for gas tanks? How big are these gas tanks? 😅
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By mitch1971
ah I just went and pulled the trigger and bought...

ah I just went and pulled the trigger and bought them so will see what it is like with the standard rear springs and slightly uprated fronts.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By mitch1971
142 and Bilstein B6s

Looking at standard 164 front springs and standard 142 rear springs on my 142 and then adding Bilstein H6s. Good bad or ugly for a middle aged guy cruising about windy, undulating, bumpy A and B...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
To post pics do you still need to host them...

To post pics do you still need to host them somewhere on the net? I stopped doing that when photobucket stopped previously.

I'm Australian, lived here for 18 years now. Really enjoy it.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks. I have new 165 80 15 tyres on as I want...

Thanks. I have new 165 80 15 tyres on as I want to keep original look. To be fair it drives fine around here for a 5o year old car. Just looking into some upgrades without going away from that stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-11-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By mitch1971
Is it a GT or a Rallye, how many dials. Has yours...

Is it a GT or a Rallye, how many dials. Has yours got oil pressure, if so itís a Rallye. The Rallye use a different sender.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks. Do you know of any online sellers of the...

Thanks. Do you know of any online sellers of the Konis?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Yeah I’m sure if I chased him I could have got...

Yeah I’m sure if I chased him I could have got the quote and to be fair I normally just ring up and buy small orders and they are great to deal with. This was a big order for me so I wanted to see...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,903
Posted By mitch1971
Flux mig wire is not good for car repairs, get...

Flux mig wire is not good for car repairs, get gas and use 5% CO2 and 95% argon mix. It is night and day, don’t make life hard for yourself.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,903
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks. Regarding the inner arch it is two...

Thanks.

Regarding the inner arch it is two pieces with a seam in the centre which was originally spot welded together. If the only rust to the inner section where the shock mount is is to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks. Yeah I was discussing with Rob and...

Thanks. Yeah I was discussing with Rob and waiting for a quote but it didn't come so have gone elsewhere.

FYI, Volvo R Sport recommended 20mm ARB, front 15% uprated progressive spring or...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 58,064
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks. Thereís a few sellers over here.

Thanks. Thereís a few sellers over here.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,903
Posted By mitch1971
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 58,064
Posted By mitch1971
So much cheaper in the US itís crazy.

So much cheaper in the US itís crazy.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 66,159
Posted By mitch1971
Jack up the front of the car as high as you can...

Jack up the front of the car as high as you can as well will help get rid of any air bubbles.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 66,159
Posted By mitch1971
Just for info, Amazon cars in the U.K. sell a 3D...

Just for info, Amazon cars in the U.K. sell a 3D printed hinge and clip which makes the vent windows solid rather than a window you can open. Deletes the need for the glued on lock.
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