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Old 05-16-2015, 08:40 AM   #1
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Picked up 122s in early november in 2014 after stumbling across Keith602 project and fell in love instantly. It's the complete opposite of what I have done and very excited as to what the future will bring with this build. My step father has been extremely helpful with this car (has restored and own Volvo's most of his life). Still learning a lot of things about this car and wouldn't be possible without everyone's support. Thank you!

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Didn't even have the car more than 24 hours and we already started tinkering with it.


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Old 05-16-2015, 08:42 AM   #2
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This has been the fun the last few days.


The coil will be put in the where the original OEM was. Just have it moved off to the side while I worked on other things and make a plate. Also put in new wires, plugs, and cap.


In the process of converting the car over to an alternator. Still researching the wiring layout...



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Old 05-16-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Alternator is in and car is running...

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:43 AM   #4
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The short bus visited the local watering hole (aka cigar affair).



Took the car to grab our first Christmas tree. The family loves it. Pic of my stepfather loading all puppies in the car.



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Got the new coil bracket in. Looks a lot better now. Then started working on the interior lights. The switches just needed cleaning.

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Worked in the driver seat and a few other interior items.










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Old 05-16-2015, 08:45 AM   #7
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Installed the new headlights that I got for Christmas. Converted over to halogen.



First one out and getting it cleaned.


Finished product. Will do a few night shots tonight. They're a little bit more flat.


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Old 05-16-2015, 08:45 AM   #8
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Fuel line bracket made to get the line off the valve cover.



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And the fun begins...





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A few of the parts came in today...




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Old 05-16-2015, 08:47 AM   #11
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Well I started the process of getting everything bolted with the help of my step father. The process was a lot of fun.

Well we had two helpers that joined us, but they didn't offer a lot of help. Haha.


Replaced the motor mounts and switched over to a electric fan...




Bolted up the header and the tried to put on the manifold for the new carb. Ran into a little problem. Manifold wouldn't bolt up due to flanges on the bottom hitting the flanges on the header. I wasn't happy considering this should "bolt right up." O well... Nothing the grinder couldn't fix...







After that, it was pretty straight forward with getting everything bolted up. Ran temporary lines just to see if it would start and would clean it up later... At least, that is what we thought the plan would be...


Car started and was trying to do the timing and get everything dialed in, but the car wasn't running right. It felt like a cylinder wasn't firing.



I wasn't able to do a compression test, so we pulled all the plugs and did it by "feel." We couldn't feel anything from cylinder 4. So we knew the head had to come off.

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Default No compression in cylinder 4- Removal of head

Took the head off today. Looks like cylinder 4 was my problem child.









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Old 05-16-2015, 08:47 AM   #13
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Default Removal of Front Suspension and B18 Engine

Update: The head was cleared as good for no cracks. So I guess that is good. However, the entire valve train is ****. So will start ordering parts next week.

I felt frisky today, so I got a cigar, made some coffee, and went to town.









Also stumbled across a new heater valve. So i picked that up and will rip the entire heater box out... Still trying to figure how this bloody thing comes apart... May need some Scotch :wink:

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:48 AM   #14
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More taken apart today.

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Heater box removed and did some wiring.









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Old 05-16-2015, 08:49 AM   #16
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Took more apart today and just making a list of everything I need. I ordered all new seals and it looks like that was the right call to make.










Order two new guns to handle the paint work for the bay and parts. Can't wait to give it a shot for my first time.


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Old 05-17-2015, 08:44 AM   #17
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Got the front clip torn apart the other day and now begins the fun part of getting everything cleaned and ready for paint.




Just used the hose, wire brush, and degreaser to get most of this off. Going to try something new today.


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Old 05-17-2015, 04:20 PM   #18
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Awsome project! That color looks really nice on it!
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:23 PM   #19
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Thanks. The family has dubbed it the short bus. Lol.
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So we can call them the 'window lickers' when they ride in it!?
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:10 PM   #21
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The project is nice, but I'm in for more pics of those newfies.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:41 PM   #22
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The project is nice, but I'm in for more pics of those newfies.

Lol. Thanks. They're my parents dogs. My stepfather brings them when he comes for the weekend to tinker with the Volvo. I'm sure they will pop up in future pictures.
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Not a lot to report today. Spent most of the day cleaning and organizing. Did get the harness extended and organized today. Tested it and everything works except for the fan.

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:18 AM   #24
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I see your car has an updated wiper mechanism that I've never seen before. The older ones are crank with gear reduction and have multiple places they can work loose, so the wipers are very imprecise and floppy. I need to know if it's possible to get one of those newer mechanisms somewhere.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:10 AM   #25
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I see your car has an updated wiper mechanism that I've never seen before. The older ones are crank with gear reduction and have multiple places they can work loose, so the wipers are very imprecise and floppy. I need to know if it's possible to get one of those newer mechanisms somewhere.
It came with the car. Don't know anything about it. They also gave me a spare of the same unit. Don't know if it works. I'll try it and see what info is listed on it. If it does work, I don't need two.
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