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Old 05-15-2017, 10:28 AM   #1
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I need to locate a specialist Volvo mechanic or shop in the Harrisburg or Carlisle Pennsylvania area.

Any recommendations on who to see and who to avoid?
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:55 AM   #2
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VolvoMechanics.com is a comprehensive directory of independent Volvo mechanics.

Btw, what's the issue?
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:22 AM   #3
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You may want to post the year and model. Not everyone has the same definition of "antique."
It could help direct you to a specialist.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:47 AM   #4
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You will only have a hope of finding a antique volvo specialist in Sweden. Classics like PV, Amazon and 1800 should not be so hard to find a specialist but be prepared to travel
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:04 AM   #5
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Call Joe lazenby at susquehanna spares
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:05 AM   #6
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If your car is a 122 or older. Joe has most everything you may need.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:45 PM   #7
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...antique volvo specialist in Sweden...
There are older garage mechanics and machinists around who can fix older vehicles without a shop manual, but finding parts can be the issue.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:26 PM   #8
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You may want to post the year and model. Not everyone has the same definition of "antique."
It could help direct you to a specialist.
There are many qualified people here who may be able to help. But as mentioned more info is needed
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:56 AM   #9
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I know it's a drive, but Independent Auto in Augusta, ME is an excellent place to go! Peter Fitts knows what he's doing and has been fixing and restoring Volvos since 1973. Fair prices and extremely knowledgable.
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:13 PM   #10
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There are many qualified people here...
Swede Speed is not responding, so I have no idea what this thread is about.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:24 AM   #11
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Although I have never used them and cannot say first hand, I have never heard any complaints about Swedish Motors out in Marietta Pa (extreme north Lancaster County). I used to get out in that area for work and they usually had a nice older Volvo or two in the lot. Nearest to H-Burg that I am familiar with.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:37 AM   #12
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Anither option is Car Crafters (eastern Lancaster County).

The other good independent Volvo shops that I knew of have closed their doors.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:00 PM   #13
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My brother used to race with people that had a Swedish motors sponsored 122S. It always ran well.
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