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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By northNH
http://volvoamazonpictures.se/guides/Overdrive%20i...

http://volvoamazonpictures.se/guides/Overdrive%20in%20Volvo%20Amazon.pdf

The whole story is always better than drips and drabs...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-04-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By northNH
FWIW My experience with these Swedish-made...

FWIW My experience with these Swedish-made springs, with several models of Swedish and German cars, has been decidedly mediocre...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-09-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,305
Posted By northNH
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/P...

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Patina/imagejpg1_zps6434b245.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By northNH
High-end furniture manufacturer near me uses the...

High-end furniture manufacturer near me uses the Pirelli rubber strapping for sofas and chairs.
They would sell it by the foot from 100' rolls, can't be the only place.
Tho' with enough fastening...
Forum: showroom 12-09-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 72,834
Posted By northNH
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/M...

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Misc/image_zpsasdyzrml.jpeg
Forum: showroom 11-26-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9,295
Views: 2,659,402
Posted By northNH
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/6...

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/67%20Amazon%20220/image_zpsemvgk357.jpeg

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/67%20Amazon%20220/image_zpshnwaf4t4.jpeg
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-14-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By northNH
Ashtray on it's way today... I wonder, after...

Ashtray on it's way today...

I wonder, after travelling ~3500 miles here ~50 years ago in the dashboard of an Amazon, and now ~3500 miles there in a box to Norway, how far from where it first saw...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By northNH
PM received; turns out ashtray is later style...

PM received; turns out ashtray is later style '68-, could switch handles...
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Misc/image_zpsbgofjvbe.jpeg
Offer still stands.
Exactly where to?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-11-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By northNH
Greetings from New England... I have a very...

Greetings from New England...

I have a very nice one, won't even need painting if your Amazon were red, that I'll send you for nothing more than a kind word about an American somewhere down the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By northNH
BTW, '68 USA Amazons, and '68-on (B20) for Canada...

BTW, '68 USA Amazons, and '68-on (B20) for Canada were factory supplied with the same 4-way flasher (first picture) as the concurrent, and somewhat later 140s...

The in-dash units were never...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By northNH
Hey man, sounds like you landed right side up out...

Hey man, sounds like you landed right side up out there...

Is that the box rebuilt by CW @ S&VC??

If so, WTF??

Would've cautioned you if you had asked...

Best, M
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,759
Posted By northNH
Page 10 of my R Sport catalogue clearly shows the...

Page 10 of my R Sport catalogue clearly shows the lightened steel flywheel(s) available in period, notes: "Recommended for both street and competition...Saves 6 lbs. over std. flywheel."...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By northNH
"Glue, or nail, together two things that have...

"Glue, or nail, together two things that have never been glued or nailed together before, and some schmuck will buy it."
George Carlin-1975

He told me he preferred 3M products...
Forum: showroom 09-10-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,421
Posted By northNH
On my long-gone 242T with bilateral electric...

On my long-gone 242T with bilateral electric mirrors I mounted a 2" pair of tweeters on those inner plates...Not flush; I found a black pair with angled bases which pointed to the front seats....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,762
Posted By northNH
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/M...

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Misc/image_zpsd2szs7tr.jpeg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,412
Posted By northNH
IMHO anything beyond a fully (e.g. 175-200...

IMHO anything beyond a fully (e.g. 175-200 reliable hp) exploited B20ish OHV motor is just masturbatory...
Not that there's anything wrong wiith that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By northNH
I can understand why one would make a (tiny bit...

I can understand why one would make a (tiny bit of) effort to get one working, but to actually buy a new one when it's so easy to just bypass the rheostat portion of the switch (pair the wires),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By northNH
"Can the guts of the rear door handles be used to...

"Can the guts of the rear door handles be used to help repair the fronts?"
Yup

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Misc/image_zpstvugfrtu.jpeg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By northNH
Time and Volvo engine technology do march on, at...

Time and Volvo engine technology do march on, at the dragstrip and even for wood-fired daily drivers where the fuel supply is plentiful...
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By northNH
If it's impossible to get into 4th, the cause, as...

If it's impossible to get into 4th, the cause, as mentioned, is most likely a loose-on-it's-shaft 3rd/4th shift fork and/or bent arms on that fork.

If transmission is already out and open, easy to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By northNH
If the 3rd/4th gear shift fork is bent, i.e. no...

If the 3rd/4th gear shift fork is bent, i.e. no longer perfectly perpendicular to it's collar/rod (usually from driver resting hand on shift knob for extended periods while in 4th), the transmission...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-13-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,571
Posted By northNH
I'm confused by most of this talk... B18...

I'm confused by most of this talk...

B18 engine was from inception designed with the intention of eventually boring to B20 spec without significant dimensional modifications.
Are you saying that...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By northNH
Thanks for the info; in fact, all I really need...

Thanks for the info; in fact, all I really need is a an undamaged Amazon-correct foot, and ideally but not necessarily, a suitable stem as well. Can you oblige?
They are a perfect candidate for 3-D...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By northNH
Who wouldn't? @hiperfauto...If the swap...

Who wouldn't?

@hiperfauto...If the swap appealed for you I would trade my 6cyl one for a NOS (or close) 4cyl one, marked Volvo not Smiths, with the correct Amazonian oblong non-circular foot.
I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By northNH
Now, if you had that big straight six, you...

Now, if you had that big straight six, you couldn't do better than this:

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Amazon%20gauge%20package/image_zpsakrnuuoo.jpeg

Not many NOS ones left,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By northNH
.375=3/8", off the shelf at any Ace Hardware... ...

.375=3/8", off the shelf at any Ace Hardware...
Cut to length, nice tight friction fit pressed on with a vice.

Better than new=shorter throw, notchier, more precise engagement...

If you're...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-14-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,708
Posted By northNH
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/S...

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Shifter%20Stuff/imagejpg1_zpsc642147f.jpg

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Shifter%20Stuff/imagejpg2_zps4c07a6f8.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,761
Posted By northNH
For 220 estate wagons only, all B18Bs (3rd digit...

For 220 estate wagons only, all B18Bs (3rd digit #3):

P 22334=M40=496871
P 22336=BW35=72
P 22344=M40=71 UAR ... (UAR=without Emmission Control)
P 22344=M40=68 MAR ... (MAR=with EC)...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,761
Posted By northNH
FWIW: '68 parts car... Drivetrain intact... ...

FWIW: '68 parts car...

Drivetrain intact...
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Misc/imagejpg1_zps51a4a1e1.jpg

Still complete and in situ:...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-15-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By northNH
Looks good... Different take in an Amazon: ...

Looks good...
Different take in an Amazon:

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/67%20Amazon%20220/67%20220%20AC/image_zpstpzrp70a.jpeg
...
Forum: showroom 02-11-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By northNH
Just bought a PERFECT '92 MBz 190E with 41K...

Just bought a PERFECT '92 MBz 190E with 41K original old-man miles, to replace the '95 965 I bought 10 years ago with 60K on it. Still a damn good 240K mile wagon, much too nice to part out.
Same...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,783
Posted By northNH
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/P...

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Patina/imagejpg1_zps6434b245.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By northNH
For SUs I just remove the ~5mm of excess exhaust...

For SUs I just remove the ~5mm of excess exhaust manifold cast iron in order to equalize the flanges.
Several ways to accomplish this depending on what's at hand to work with; grinder, Dremel, drill...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By northNH
As noted below, but I would say "...and some...

As noted below, but I would say "...and some parts that are interchangeable, and MANY that are not, all over the car."

However, if the as-is condition of the car is that special, lack of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By northNH
Whilst fiddling with a '73 in the distant past, I...

Whilst fiddling with a '73 in the distant past, I got as far as Bilstein HDs, IPD front (big+) and rear (+/-) bars, sound bushings/inks/rods and 240T wheels and tires.
Did not fuss with springs,...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,833
Posted By northNH
"Well, ya got yer Gregorian chants, atonal music,...

"Well, ya got yer Gregorian chants, atonal music, 12 tone compositions, Primus, no blues in the Mozart, however blues is my favorite to play."

Yup, heard of, and have listened to most (Primus?) of...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-24-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,833
Posted By northNH
As is often the case with entertaining TB threads...

As is often the case with entertaining TB threads longer than a few responses, a broadly-based combination of relevant experience, +/- sound advice, and rampant psychopathy.

I like your planned...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,819
Posted By northNH
To replace anything but very recently removed...

To replace anything but very recently removed U-joints without a proper stout bench vise is most frequently fraught with frustration and aggravation.
I suspect most ball joint tools will fail.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,765
Posted By northNH
Since this has a bit of "Stump the Wheel Stars"...

Since this has a bit of "Stump the Wheel Stars" feel, I hope no one minds...

Off topic:
@RWC
Who might supply ~3/4" longer press-in wheel studs for pre-140 (5x114.3) disks and hubs?
.527 or?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,819
Posted By northNH
Been playing with driveshafts for quite awhile,...

Been playing with driveshafts for quite awhile, and thought my description and subsequent RWC diagram were pretty clear, but...

"Make sure that both halves are phased by making sure that all of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,819
Posted By northNH
Two correctly balanced rotating anythings will...

Two correctly balanced rotating anythings will remain balanced as a unit when correctly attached together.
However, front and rear flange yokes must be properly offset 90° when installed.
I don't...
Forum: showroom 11-27-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,256
Views: 749,475
Posted By northNH
Rare 50th Anniversary Commemorative Hubcaps: ...

Rare 50th Anniversary Commemorative Hubcaps:

http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/67%20Amazon%20220/image_zpsyvr9jyex.jpeg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-22-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,087
Posted By northNH
From someone who has enjoyed owning at least one...

From someone who has enjoyed owning at least one of every RWD Volvo from 444/544s to a '98 960, 4's and 6's, sedans and wagons, manuals and autos, turbos or not, some thoughts:

"740's are cool I...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-20-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,593
Posted By northNH
So, do you want my zero mile factory rebuilt B20...

So, do you want my zero mile factory rebuilt B20 as a stand in til then? ;-)

Snowing. :-(
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,593
Posted By northNH
"Why not build a separate B20 and then switch and...

"Why not build a separate B20 and then switch and you will have the stock 123GT engine + a performance B20 the way you want it."
That's pretty much what I did with my especially original low milage...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,844
Posted By northNH
Bought my "blackie" 25 years ago with 47K miles...

Bought my "blackie" 25 years ago with 47K miles for $4200, back when you could get a nice 100K mile DD Amazon for ~$1800.
I have less than twice that initial purchase price in her today, and she...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,844
Posted By northNH
@ Redwood Chair...My '62, 65K real miles,...

@ Redwood Chair...My '62, 65K real miles, original unrestored paint and interior, mechanically now as new.
Worth more than $20K, not in a Volvo museum, yet.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,896
Posted By northNH
Unlikely helpful, but perhaps interesting... ...

Unlikely helpful, but perhaps interesting...

'74 Glastron Carlson CV-16 Speedboat with B20 and dual Solexes:
http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w629/northNH/Boat/image.jpg1_zpstskfvb9t.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By northNH
Be aware there are 2 versions EACH of the shorter...

Be aware there are 2 versions EACH of the shorter (M40) and longer (M41) cables, early and late; the changeover is in mid-'64.

The earlier versions use a smaller knurled fitting on the speedo end...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By northNH
Re: Amazon radiator unit variations...Very close,...

Re: Amazon radiator unit variations...Very close, but no cigar.

252087--used thru '64 (without overflow tank, with tube for radiator blind chain)
252111--'65-on (and supersedes 252087)

They...
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