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Old 06-19-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
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Purchased a 67 122s on a whim. I have never owned this model and I am about to start going through it. Any words of advice from you 122 guys? It has maintenance records and the PO kept it in great shape for the most part. I know it needs some brake work but what are some other common issues to look out for? It's a 4 speed with a 73000 mile b18 in it.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:58 PM   #5
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Mill the head a ****-ton, get some long rods and light pistons, a real cam, a pair of 45 DCOEs, some fresh bushes and springs and shocks..a Good LSD, cage it and do Chihuahua Express....a friend did 137 mph in his Amazon there...for a few miles.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:46 AM   #6
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Mill the head a ****-ton, get some long rods and light pistons, a real cam, a pair of 45 DCOEs, some fresh bushes and springs and shocks..a Good LSD, cage it and do Chihuahua Express....a friend did 137 mph in his Amazon there...for a few miles.
Good info. I'm guessing Chihuahua Express is a long downhill with dependably strong tail winds?
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:47 AM   #8
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nice. Amazon are top tier. good luck with the build
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:49 AM   #9
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Good info. I'm guessing Chihuahua Express is a long downhill with dependably strong tail winds?
you'll be surprised how quick it will be with the mods he recommended

It's a very light car by todays standards.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:17 AM   #10
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Watch this video, then try to replicate it is close as possible!

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Eric at HiPerf auto is a superb asset in the quest for Amazon performance and maintenance. VP Autoparts in North Carolina (I think) is a great resource for all the factory correct parts and pieces that you may want to put on your Amazon. You'll find a good bunch of folks over on the Brickboard that have the 122 passion. You'll also find that parts and pieces for these wonderful, simple cars are getting rather expensive, as most of them have gone to the crusher or been filleted of the expensive bits, and then put out to pasture. Brake parts, especially for the rear axle on the wagon, come dearly. The pushrod redblocks are a throwback in technology, but are a kick. Several folks here know what it takes to make them sing, but it's not for the financially faint of heart to do so.(See John V's sage advice above.) Have fun!
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:26 PM   #12
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What body style did you get? 2 door, 4 door, wagon?
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:30 PM   #13
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Restore it to stock.
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Purchased a 67 122s on a whim. I have never owned this model and I am about to start going through it. Any words of advice from you 122 guys? It has maintenance records and the PO kept it in great shape for the most part. I know it needs some brake work but what are some other common issues to look out for? It's a 4 speed with a 73000 mile b18 in it.
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73k mile 122???.....drink the koolaid. It oh yeah tasty.
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One day I will own an Amazon and I will shoehorn a B230FT in it running on MS3 and suspension out of something modern. Mark my words (and give me 10 years to accomplish this goal)
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One day I will own an Amazon and I will shoehorn a B230FT in it running on MS3 and suspension out of something modern. Mark my words (and give me 10 years to accomplish this goal)
I'm liking those more and more...didn't even know they existed a few years ago or didn't pay any attention to them....
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:43 PM   #18
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It's a 122s. two door. I worked on it a bit today and it runs pretty well. Suspension is tired as are the brakes but the paint shines up still and it's not too far away from where I want it to be. It's beautiful. I didn't know they had this much sex appeal. I'm kinda in love.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:56 PM   #19
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Being a TX car I assume it's pretty rust free?

I think that's new enough that an 1800E rear axle will bolt straight in. That gives you a stronger rear axle with disc brakes. Put some 1800E rotors up front and you'll have updated to the 'new' Volvo bolt pattern, if you wanted to put some more modern Volvo wheels on it for a sort of restomod look.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #23
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Wish I could say something positive:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277906

" He " replied quickly to my ad, because of his online rep, we came to an agreement, where he could come up and inspect the cars in person and leave the dollar amount that he felt was fair for the cars and take them both back home.

What happened was I sent pictures per his request. We agreed on a time that he would come inspect the cars, I had them both out front for easy inspection and removal. He said he left some money ( I never saw it ) and took one of the cars with him after having to fix a FPR. We kept in touch that day and he said he had other problems driving the car back ( I was under the impression that he would trailer them both back to ATX ) and never left more money ( Assuming he left money in the first place ) as he said he would before leaving. If the car or cars were not what you wanted, why not just leave them, and save us both this hassle? You are the Volvo expert, you had all the time you needed without pressure from me to inspect as deep as you wanted before taking the car. It's not about the money, its principle at this point.

He left the 262c out front and never came back for it ( I got a ticket from the city for parking a inop car in the street ) He took BOTH titles ( he took 1 car ) and has run up toll road charges on the lisc plate on the car he did take.

I asked the Admins here to ask for my title and plates back, which they did, and " he " replied that he would send them right away... and has not ( Big Suprise )

So I am out:
1 of 2 cars that was being sold as a package
Title to the car he left - so I cannot do anything with it
Toll Road Fines -
and no money
Lisc Plates still have not been returned

My fault, trusting an internet persona...

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p.s. I say " he " because I was told that more than one person shares this screen name.
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http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277906

" He " replied quickly to my ad, because of his online rep, we came to an agreement, where he could come up and inspect the cars in person and leave the dollar amount that he felt was fair for the cars and take them both back home.

What happened was I sent pictures per his request. We agreed on a time that he would come inspect the cars, I had them both out front for easy inspection and removal. He said he left some money ( I never saw it ) and took one of the cars with him after having to fix a FPR. We kept in touch that day and he said he had other problems driving the car back ( I was under the impression that he would trailer them both back to ATX ) and never left more money ( Assuming he left money in the first place ) as he said he would before leaving. If the car or cars were not what you wanted, why not just leave them, and save us both this hassle? You are the Volvo expert, you had all the time you needed without pressure from me to inspect as deep as you wanted before taking the car. It's not about the money, its principle at this point.

He left the 262c out front and never came back for it ( I got a ticket from the city for parking a inop car in the street ) He took BOTH titles ( he took 1 car ) and has run up toll road charges on the lisc plate on the car he did take.

I asked the Admins here to ask for my title and plates back, which they did, and " he " replied that he would send them right away... and has not ( Big Suprise )

So I am out:
1 of 2 cars that was being sold as a package
Title to the car he left - so I cannot do anything with it
Toll Road Fines -
and no money
Lisc Plates still have not been returned

My fault, trusting an internet persona...

Thanks for nothing,

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p.s. I say " he " because I was told that more than one person shares this screen name.
wow..this really happend?
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SweedishBee, that screen name was used by a few different people, one of which was me. However, this was not my deal or my doing. I lost friendships and a good deal of money through that venture and have moved on from it. Sometimes people turn out to be scum and sometimes they drag your name down with them. I'm not sure how it's any of your business or how this thread is the appropriate place to bring anything up. If you have beef with me you can take it up with me and I will no doubt handle it in the straight forward manner I handle all of my business.
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