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Old 10-28-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Our latest '70 145 Project - Need a few things. Any Ideas?

We purchased the 145 a few days ago from the eagle-eyed seller who could recognize solid bones under a pile of junk. He rescued the 145 from a place where it rested since '89. The seller rebuilt the motor, did all of what you are supposed to do to resurrect a sitting car. He then embarked on reclaiming the luster of the original paint!. He left things for me to do like refinishing a fender and under the grille, polishing and buffing trim, adjusting and test-driving and more adjusting.

I want to find a removable roof rack and a source for new bottom seat cushion foam. Any thoughts? I've also ordered $450 worth of lighting upgrades from Daniel Stern Lighting. He sells only the best and I have never regretted my purchase.



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Old 10-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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Where's the 'Like' button?

Lve it. What year is that? I'm assuming a 60's version to have those opening rear windows.

(EDIT: Derp, it's right there in the thread title)
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:17 PM   #3
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Where's the 'Like' button?

Lve it. What year is that? I'm assuming a 60's version to have those opening rear windows.

(EDIT: Derp, it's right there in the thread title)
Thanks for the almost like. It is a 1970 and maybe the last year for the flipout windows.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:01 PM   #4
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Wow, that paint! Look great. Have you tried VP Autoparts for cushions? http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...&artno=1207965
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:15 PM   #5
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Look fantastic!
Any interior or engine pics?
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:11 PM   #6
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WOW!

For a rack I would look at Borgeson Special Works LLC in Seattle (bswlimited on ig), they've been making great period correct racks.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:16 PM   #7
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Score!

Sister ship to the best Volvo I ever had right down to the color #99 medium blue.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:20 PM   #8
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That is awesome, great resurrection too. The 1800 wheels fit the car. I buffed my car hard but its has zebra stripes so in todays term "patina" but it shines
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:01 AM   #9
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Nice car!


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Thanks for the almost like. It is a 1970 and maybe the last year for the flipout windows.
Yes 1970 is the last year with pop out windows on the regular 145.
And the 1970 express is the first with the regular windows.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:03 AM   #10
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Yeah! That´s a nice 145. Pleas post more pictures, lots of them.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tip on the roof rack. I'll check it out today.






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Old 10-29-2019, 11:07 AM   #12
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Strombergs, run for it!

J/K, I've never had to deal with them, just SU HS6's and HIF6's. I've always heard iffy things about them, but probably by people who were ham-handing them and didn't understand how they worked.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:19 PM   #14
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Strombergs, run for it!

J/K, I've never had to deal with them, just SU HS6's and HIF6's. I've always heard iffy things about them, but probably by people who were ham-handing them and didn't understand how they worked.
They work better and longer than the aforementioned crabs.

Don't understand all the H8 for them personally.

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Old 10-29-2019, 12:22 PM   #15
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The SU's don't have rubber diaphragms to crack and leak, just finely machined alu pistons that don't touch the domes.

Do they have throttle shaft bushings or something? That is the SU's unfathomable failing - having a brass shaft turning directly on the soft aluminum body. I guess it worked better with leaded gas, but not by much.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:37 PM   #16
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Nice. Source for seat foam:
http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts...091060aa44afd2

Be sure that the webbing isn't also causing sag
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:45 PM   #17
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I love this, the flip out windows, the color, the fact that you also have an 1800S, so much to love!

For the rack, I think 145 and 245 racks can fit either model.
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the fact that you also have an 1800S
Heh, I was trying to squint through the have in the pic up top to see what else was in the garage. Is that the rear quarter of a 122 I also see?
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Heh, I was trying to squint through the have in the pic up top to see what else was in the garage. Is that the rear quarter of a 122 I also see?
Full disclosure. The Garage is the seller's and not mine. He has an 1800, I do not. Also in the garage, some nice stuff but I have to invoke executive privilege
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Great looking car and congrats on the purchase.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:37 PM   #21
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Nice to see this.
I've had ...50176 since 1999. It also came from CA.
Doesn't look as good as yours anymore because it was used daily in CT from 2000 to 2016.
Still have it, but it's been off the road since summer 2018.
You have a good looking car.
Kind of weird to know of another '70 145 so close to where I live. You never see these around here anymore.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:16 PM   #22
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Nice to see this.
I've had ...50176 since 1999. It also came from CA.
Doesn't look as good as yours anymore because it was used daily in CT from 2000 to 2016.
Still have it, but it's been off the road since summer 2018.
You have a good looking car.
Kind of weird to know of another '70 145 so close to where I live. You never see these around here anymore.
I think not seeing myself coming and going will be kind of cool. Ours will be a Spring, Summer, Fall kind of weekend ride.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:22 AM   #23
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Can't help with a rack or seat foam, but if you're going to be looking for other '70 specific parts that are local, I'll probably be parting out mine in the spring.

Your engine is missing the PCV hoses. Blow-by may make it messy under there in only a few hundred miles if those remain off.

Also found that having only one choked carb. was less than ideal for a daily driver in CT so I switched to twin SU HIFs and never looked back. H6s were ok, but the HIFs rarely needed any adjustment.
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Can't help with a rack or seat foam, but if you're going to be looking for other '70 specific parts that are local, I'll probably be parting out mine in the spring.

Your engine is missing the PCV hoses. Blow-by may make it messy under there in only a few hundred miles if those remain off.

Also found that having only one choked carb. was less than ideal for a daily driver in CT so I switched to twin SU HIFs and never looked back. H6s were ok, but the HIFs rarely needed any adjustment.
A good eye on the PCV! That was the first item my mechanic noticed along with a few missing hose clamps around the fuel filters. I would be more interested in any interesting accessories like a roof rack, owner's manual and tools in the tool kit.
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You have a slick top, I wouldn't put a roof rack on her!
You might be able to find original owners manuals at autolit.com or ebay, if alschnertz doesn't have them.
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