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Old 09-12-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Been out of the volvo game for a few years. Was finally able to find a decent 122s in my area. This is what i'm starting with:











For the most part it looks like its all there. The motor hasn't run in a few years but turns over by hand.
Where should i start? Compression test? I might need some links to source parts...
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:33 AM   #2
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First see if oil level is ok

Id put a new battery on, some petrol down the carb, and see if it fires ?

Take it from there.

Car looks spot on by the way.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:29 PM   #3
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Given where you are, VP-Autoparts out of Charleston, SC is a good place. They know their parts, can help over the phone and ship fairly quickly.

Good starting point. How are the frame rails ? Given how much patching was done on the floors, I'm assuming the frame rails have had rust in the past.

Do you know how long it has sat ? HG's aren't much work on these push rod engines, it might be worthwhile to just pull the head, rebuild it and start fresh.

FWIW, some of the Ebay aluminum radiators are good, but from experience they don't line up. You'd need to work the tabs and have them re-welded.

What are your plans for it ? It looks like a good starting point.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:59 PM   #4
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one thing at a time.

- check spark. plugs, cap rotor, ignition wiring
- check fuel - carbs, fuel pump, fuel lines, fuel tank, sender. Not much to these carbs but getting them rebuilt correctly is a "big" expense if car isnt running. rebuilt kits are about 130-150 each plus sending them out if you want to get it done right
- get a radiator and all heater hoses

see if you can get it running first then start messing with rebuilding the rest of the car - Im in the same boat as you just few steps ahead.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:41 PM   #5
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Got the car in the air...this is the worst of it.

Someone patched the front frame sections. I'm worried about where the subframe bolts at the front. Almost looks like i need to cut the front section of the frame/rad support away and replace it. I'm not to pleased but the car spent its entire life in canada so its expected. I'm gonna put floors in and see if i can source front frame sections.
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Given where you are, VP-Autoparts out of Charleston, SC is a good place. They know their parts, can help over the phone and ship fairly quickly.

Good starting point. How are the frame rails ? Given how much patching was done on the floors, I'm assuming the frame rails have had rust in the past.

Do you know how long it has sat ? HG's aren't much work on these push rod engines, it might be worthwhile to just pull the head, rebuild it and start fresh.

FWIW, some of the Ebay aluminum radiators are good, but from experience they don't line up. You'd need to work the tabs and have them re-welded.

What are your plans for it ? It looks like a good starting point.
It sat for 3 years. I plan on running the b18 while building a b230ft for it. Lower the car with ipd poly/sways. Put on some 16x8 wheels and paint it audi dolphin grey...thanks for the tip on the rad. A local guy here told me about a canadian spot out west. www.vintageimportparts.com . They seem to have alot of parts.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:53 PM   #7
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Someone patched the front frame sections. I'm worried about where the subframe bolts at the front. Almost looks like i need to cut the front section of the frame/rad support away and replace it. I'm not to pleased but the car spent its entire life in canada so its expected. I'm gonna put floors in and see if i can source front frame sections.
http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...tno=1201090201

Judging by the welds, that looks amateur. Click the link above for the frame rails bit needed. And if a part doesn't show in their inventory, just email them and they'll know whether it's available.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:58 PM   #8
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Linked the wrong page, here is what you need: http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...artno=12010901
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Linked the wrong page, here is what you need: http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...artno=12010901
Thanks matt b. that helps alot
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