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Old 03-17-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Yet another project for me, this time it's a big one, starting with a donor white car and moving it mostly into the red one, as it was a good deal to buy both and cheaper then doing all the rust repairs needed. That being said, someone else who has a few very nice 122's is interested in the other shell when I'm done with it. And I'd rather see it stays alive then a cube.

Recently retrimmed interior, it's very comfortable, I drove the white one back to it's resting place, not too many squeaks and groans, steering was good, I will be fitting a power booster to it though, it's going to be a weekend car on club rego which is now a 90 permit scheme in Victoria. But won't be done for years!



Red Rust free but bare shell.



I'm going to do it up a bit racing style as the red shell was meant to be a rally car but thankfully never happened. And possibly run these 17's like on the rear of this car here.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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looks like it will be a great fun project alex! You should get a great car out of the 2 of them. Not a massive fan of the 17" rims u are looking at though...
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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Pushrod-tastic, I look forward too seeing the red with the red interior
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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How many 122s are in this shed?! Is that your 760 in there too?

Good job getting these, especially with that nice interior.

I don't think the proposed wheels will suit the period of the car either. Are they territory wheels?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:09 PM   #5
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in recent months I've seen a lot of modern steelies on pushrod volvos. Every time, before seeing it, I've gone "hmmm, dunno if that'll work" and every time, like clockwork, it's looked spectacular. I'm tempted to say that this will be an exception, but again, am looking forward to being proven wrong.
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how many volvos do you have in there???
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:41 AM   #7
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cant wait to see this project progress, ive always liked the looks of the 122
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How many 122s are in this shed?! Is that your 760 in there too?

Good job getting these, especially with that nice interior.

I don't think the proposed wheels will suit the period of the car either. Are they territory wheels?
Yeah they are, I'm thinking they might not work either, and will only get some if I get them cheaper then the going rate so I can sell them on again. Otherwise, Falcon Steelies would work on it maybe, I'll just experiement, but not for a long time, need to get the car apart etc.

And yes my 760 lives in there, and there are two other 122's in there, both 2 doors, both going to be race cars.
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Not much progress, washed it and sanded the roof.... Still haven't decided the shade of red!

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looks like a fantastic project!
how many other cars have you got in that hangar
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:59 PM   #11
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The rest aren't mine other then the 760 and the other 122....
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geez a lot of layers of paint on that thing, at least in some places. from newest to oldest - red, primer, high fill primer, primer, red and not seen but at least one layer of primer bellow that. id be wanting to sand a lot of that off before adding yet more coats to it.
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I am looking for some Australian distributors for the Amazon/P1800 Suspension kits.. Who would you suggest contacting on your side of the Globe...?

Here is the suspension thread..

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=235129
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:05 AM   #14
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geez a lot of layers of paint on that thing, at least in some places. from newest to oldest - red, primer, high fill primer, primer, red and not seen but at least one layer of primer bellow that. id be wanting to sand a lot of that off before adding yet more coats to it.
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http://volvovic.org.au/joomla/index....act&Itemid=109

This would be the first guy I'd contact, he's got a large collection of 122s himself!
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Attack the car with a big block and 60grit white or yellow paper mate.
That will get you through all those layers in no time.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:44 AM   #16
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So not the 300 grit you said before?
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If u wanna get all those layers off you'll be there forever with 300.
The 60 will make it heaps quicker.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #18
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Hate to join a conversation late, but your best bet for sanity is to chemically strip the car and then epoxy prime it right away.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:17 AM   #19
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I've spoken with the guy who painted it in 1998 or so, and he said he did prep it quite well, however i did attack the roof with 80 grit, so I'll have to finish that off at least, then I can just sand back the rest of the body other then the bonnet which I'll be taking from the other car.

However, I'm now unsure if the red exterior is going to match the red interior well. argh.
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Nice shell.
You'll have to build prime after 80 or work it down a bit.
320 on the DA is usually the ticket unless you are going for mechanical adhesion.
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Ended up finally starting on the car. rubbed it back with 80 grit, took it down to bare metal in some areas, but not all. Was great fun on the day my painter primed it, that there is meant to be a pillar trim on the c pillar! Whoops... Better than two nights later when it would have been in paint.

Went with a two tone white over red.

Bought two b20s, both ported heads etc, one was a complete motor with celica 5 speed attached. balanced crank and flywheel, 40' over pistons. Decked the block to make for a total of 32' squish with a b20e head gasket which I've measured myself as coming in at 28' squashed. Currently waiting on bearings from fcp, as despite the Motor apparently only having done 10.000km since a rebuild, and the compression is at 9.7:1, the bearings have signs on knocking.

Won't be an issue with twin dcoe 45s, a remapped electronic dizzy, and a wideband i hope.

Currently half re wiring the dash, changed to a blade fuse fuse block, added wires for fuel pump, stereo, e fan, gauges, and headlight main power.








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Old 10-25-2016, 04:30 AM   #22
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More progress, but found out last night I need to find the body trim line at the c pillar before it gets painted tomorrow....











The section i need to expose...

Mostly fixed. Turns out it doesn't need very much bog vs what it had!



Up to clear now!













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Pulled the motor down. Balanced properly, but it looks like total squish is at .50' with the head gasket. Bonus is the head, which i was told was done at the same time as the other motor I have, has bigger exhaust valves and ports. Also has a lightened flywheel.

Will also be fitting steel timing gears, and most likely will be decking the block another 12' to suit the stock b20e head gasket which is at .26' from what I can find online and based on my measurement of the what I assume is a b20e gasket.





Comparing the wade cam to a factory D cam.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:31 AM   #23
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So I had issues with my front panels. The red one needed mods to fit the earlier grill, thats ok. But, I started digging and found its been badly repaired on the top. Went to the doner cars panel, a bit of rust in the front, oh and 1" of bog in the centre.

So! Decided to cut both out and make a good one from two.

What have I done!?

This is why....



Not perfect, but faaaaar better than what the two were!

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Almost finished the sound deadening, only the Front doors to do! The one cut section on the bootlid makes the lid sound solid to close. With enough deadening over the arches in the boot and inside, I hope it will be quieter. Plus there is more deadening to go on top then the vinyl floor.








Finished the deadening with two rolls of aluminium tape.



Then started to get this stuff on the floor.


Had to cut sections of it.... Bit ugly but under the vinyl it should shape fine. Adding stuff to the upper of the firewall as well, just like the factory does with its strawlike stuff.


Its behind the shot :p nah, I did clean up to a degree to fit more 122 parts.

Got my front panel back finally. sat the grille inserts inside to see the colours together... Tempted to do more chrome/aluminium trim in black. Or even black bumpers for now.




More progress. Front door windows.
And stainless rear door covers
And worked out the mounting for the gauges with the trim in place. Ended up using rivnuts on them as I will need to remove it easily.





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