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Old 07-24-2020, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default '67 122s, in way over my head

About two months ago my '89 240 gave its life to save mine. Having the poor financial sense that I do I didn't take the hint the universe gave me to stick with only one car during the current socio-economic climate. So I drove almost to Tahoe from Santa Cruz, CA to pick up a car I have wanted for a long while. A 1967 Volvo 122s in light green (no idea why they call it green). One year off of my ideal choice of '68-'69 but I can deal with that.




Runs and drives as is, if a bit rich. Seems to be mostly original. The car was originally equipped with an automatic transmission but it was swapped for an M40 at some point in its life. Also had the twin SU's swapped for a weber 32/36. Needs new rubber all around (expected for 53 years old). Shocks and springs seem OK. Motor was rebuilt sometime six years ago, driven through the break in period and then driven sparingly and tinkered with around a property between two apple farms in Placerville. Some dingus painted the head black in that process. New clutch master and slave cylinders, new radiator.



Gave it a quick wash to better see how the paint looks after I got it to my uncle's house in the east bay.



The one caveat is the floor pans. Not the worst I have seen but it will need welding. Poked around and it seems like it hasn't spread beyond the section in the photo. I will likely just replace the whole pan and seal it just to be safe. Luckily floor pans are available for this car.

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Old 07-24-2020, 11:55 AM   #2
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Congrats on the find.

Black painted head screams Napa reman
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Old 07-24-2020, 12:01 PM   #3
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Congrats on the find.

Black painted head screams Napa reman
Yeah, I was thinking a non-specialized shop that just rebuilt it to spec and slapped it on. When my uncle did his bronco the guy at the machine shop asked if he was fine with the 302 being painted black.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:13 PM   #4
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Nice pick up, solid, looking forward to seeing your progress on this!
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