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Forum: performance & modifications 05-04-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By vintagewrench
Over the years and 100s of thousand miles, I've...

Over the years and 100s of thousand miles, I've owned over a dozen 122S and two 1800S and have tried many different wheel and tire combinations from stock to 8" wide and 14" and 15" diameter.

The...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,382
Posted By vintagewrench
Yes, tapered counter shaft roller bearing are...

Yes, tapered counter shaft roller bearing are necessary. According to Planetman they are a retro fix introduced fairly late in production for the 164. The bearings initially fitted are ball bearings...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,382
Posted By vintagewrench
Hey Andrew! They are perfect for racing and...

Hey Andrew! They are perfect for racing and hi-performance applications. M40/41boxes can handle up to about 160 hp but are not strong enough for more. A 410 is not needed for normal everyday driving....
Forum: performance & modifications 04-21-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,382
Posted By vintagewrench
I'm in the middle of doing the same conversion...

I'm in the middle of doing the same conversion that you are planning to do. Not meaning to throw cold water on your plans, but you might want to wait until you get your transmission disassembled and...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By vintagewrench
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I'm doing two 1800E 410s with B20 bell housings now. One for the 1800s racing car and the other for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-28-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By vintagewrench
Ronald, Thanks for your thoughts on this type of...

Ronald, Thanks for your thoughts on this type of clutch friction material.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-27-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By vintagewrench
Clutchnet Sintered Iron Six Puck Clutch

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This heavy duty well-made Clutchnet sintered iron mix six puck clutch purchased buy the PO in 2004 just...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-10-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,716
Posted By vintagewrench
Good luck with it!

Good luck with it!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By vintagewrench
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A number of members of the Historic Volvo Racing Rally and Speed Society...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,716
Posted By vintagewrench
Good luck with it and hope you get the extra flow...

Good luck with it and hope you get the extra flow you are looking for. However be aware that with simeased valve seats like this in B20 heads the head itself tends to crack between the seats in race...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By vintagewrench
Sorry you didn't get them. That part number is...

Sorry you didn't get them. That part number is the same as a bolt kit BMC A-Series Kit #: 206-2802 which is for the original Austin Mini engine the largest is about 1.3L.

I noticed them when...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,834
Posted By vintagewrench
planetman is certainly correct about this. I'm...

planetman is certainly correct about this. I'm rebuilding two of them right now with some of his help with parts. The rest I'm getting from Sweden.

Everything inside of them is about 25% larger...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By vintagewrench
B18/20 Flywheel Bolts/Dowel Pins - '74-75 Metric Main Bearing Bolts/Studs

Building a pair of engines - a 67' B18 engine for road racing (most race clubs limits are only a .040" overbore) and a bored and stroked 2.2L '74 Metric B20 for a road car. Using low-mileage (less...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for all of your recommendations, I really...

Thanks for all of your recommendations, I really appreciate it.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By vintagewrench
High Quality Dana 30 Gear Sets For Road Racing

Looking to find the highest-quality Dana 30 4:56 gear set for an 1800E/140 series rear axle that is availble today. Have checked out what is offered in the general market place, but it seems only...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-15-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,360
Posted By vintagewrench
After running it in eight two-day race meets and...

After running it in eight two-day race meets and two hill climbs totaling over 900 racing miles the dip stick was pushed up only once so it really isn't an issue. Its also possible that the dipstick...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,360
Posted By vintagewrench
The same thing happens with the B18B in our 1800S...

The same thing happens with the B18B in our 1800S race car, and Erland is correct, as it sure does make a mess. Another possible issue is some of the oil may also be getting on the rear tires as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,933
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks! I've lowered the engine in the race car...

Thanks! I've lowered the engine in the race car and want to go a bit lower. These mounts should work perfect.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,933
Posted By vintagewrench
John, What is the overall thickness of the 544...

John, What is the overall thickness of the 544 mounts and the OD?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,933
Posted By vintagewrench
[/QUOTE] I am wondering how much the...

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I am wondering how much the compression readings will change once the engine is run for an extended period of time.
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Congrats on getting it running. My experience with quite...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,396
Posted By vintagewrench
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This 2-1/4" Boria straight thru muffler that is slightly angled-internally has worked well on our '67...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
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After rebuilding and installing the carbs on our 1800s a year ago in the spring, the accelerator...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,933
Posted By vintagewrench
Good luck with waking up this old bone!

Good luck with waking up this old bone!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By vintagewrench
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Here's a photo of the other side of Aussie's set up. Also found many of the details of his turboed 142...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By vintagewrench
Tom Kirk is active on the Amazon and Historic...

Tom Kirk is active on the Amazon and Historic Volvo Racing Rally and Speed Society pages on Facebook. Maybe he will share some details about the rocker arms if you contact him?

I have thought...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By vintagewrench
This video shows a set of Volvo B20 Roller...

This video shows a set of Volvo B20 Roller Rockers that Tom Kirk from Illinois machined and has been using for several years on his 122s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpl-gz3E5Lc
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By vintagewrench
Originally Posted by 142 guy I understand the...

Originally Posted by 142 guy I understand the potential benefits associated with the stands made by KG and Topi; but, I am not looking for higher RPM or dealing with high rate springs or pushing the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By vintagewrench
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Here is the image of rockers that an Aussie sent me which he told me were made by Harland Sharp...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,761
Posted By vintagewrench
I tried to communicate with Yellaterra via email,...

I tried to communicate with Yellaterra via email, last winter and did get one reply, but gave up after that because of no further replies. It may have been a temporary thing?

I've also...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 55,586
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for setting the record straight turns out...

Thanks for setting the record straight turns out you are right! Just another good example of how you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
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A month ago on the last weekend of July we went racing the fun and old-fashioned way and drove the '67...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 55,586
Posted By vintagewrench
Well that makes perfect sense to me. Good luck...

Well that makes perfect sense to me. Good luck with it. Maybe it will help some of the other guys with this swap.

Were can I find photos and info about your rally car?

If you are into it, there...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 55,586
Posted By vintagewrench
For what its worth on disc front, drum rear...

For what its worth on disc front, drum rear 120/1800 cars they can be used without a booster. I took it off of my '67 1800s for weight loss, which has a dual master two years ago and have logged 10k...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, we usually give our cars a name and since...

Thanks, we usually give our cars a name and since the bodywork design and the prototypes were done at Fura Coach Builders in Turin, Italy it was named Sofia after Italan actress Sofia Lauren.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks Craig, just like your project things are...

Thanks Craig, just like your project things are beginning to come together.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,894
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks to both of you: This just proves you can't...

Thanks to both of you: This just proves you can't trust everything you find on the internet.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,894
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the info. Supposedly, the 1975 heads...

Thanks for the info. Supposedly, the 1975 heads also had inserts although the metric 74 8-bolt engine with an F-head I have doesn't.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,894
Posted By vintagewrench
Because Ti intake valves would also wear less in...

Because Ti intake valves would also wear less in use with bronze seats.....While we are discussing seats, I have two fairly rare 10:1 CR B20 1974 Canadian/European carb heads with 46mm intake valves...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,894
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I've been...

Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I've been doing a lot of research on bronze seats beforehand and it has all been positive with both SS and Ti valves. Yes, regardless of seat is chosen coated...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,894
Posted By vintagewrench
Ronald, I'm machining, porting and prepping a...

Ronald, I'm machining, porting and prepping a B18B head for use vintage racing with my 1800s. For now I'm using Manley stainless valves and have been looking for info about the compatibily of them...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
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This photo with the racing seat installed minus the head rest puts things in a better perspective. It...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 240,699
Posted By vintagewrench
Nice video, great work by both of you!

Nice video, great work by both of you!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
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Finished up the steering rebuild on our '67 1800s by lowering the rear of the steering column by adding...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks, very happy to have found the Solexes...

Thanks, very happy to have found the Solexes which will be a big improvement over SU's for the new engine since the VSCCA does not allow the use of Webers unless a car was originally equipped with...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
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Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
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This is a set of photos the of Solex 45 ADDHE carburetors we found after a long search to complete the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 108,928
Posted By vintagewrench
Sounds a lot like when you replace an original 50...

Sounds a lot like when you replace an original 50 year old Bosch coil with something modern and find the engine runs much better and has more power.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 108,928
Posted By vintagewrench
John, Thanks for the detailed run down on what...

John, Thanks for the detailed run down on what you have done so far. An ignition redo is coming up soon, and I want to have a dual purpose set up that will work both on the road and in the 4-6 club...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 108,928
Posted By vintagewrench
[QUOTE=JohnMc;6068675] Even using B21A dished...

[QUOTE=JohnMc;6068675] Even using B21A dished pistons it's around 11.5:1 static compression (a bit less dynamically due to the cam), and I still need it to run on pump premium 93 octane. So I use a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 131,707
Posted By vintagewrench
Thanks for the kind words about the car! And yes,...

Thanks for the kind words about the car! And yes, as opposed to racing tires what I am using does "leave a lot on the table performance wise." Another issue is there are very few 15" street-legal...
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