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Old 01-03-2021, 04:22 AM   #251
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The fog lights look rad. Noticed your in Atascadero. That’s where I bought my 122 from. These 2 brothers, they had a few volvos, and some other nice classics. Maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Beautiful area.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:06 PM   #252
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The fog lights look rad. Noticed your in Atascadero. Thatís where I bought my 122 from. These 2 brothers, they had a few volvos, and some other nice classics. Maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Beautiful area.
Small world. I wonder who they are, I have a couple ideas but I know just about everyone in this county with a vintage Volvo, it's a pretty small area.
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:40 AM   #253
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Small world. I wonder who they are, I have a couple ideas but I know just about everyone in this county with a vintage Volvo, it's a pretty small area.
Hereís a picture of one of the brothers. Thatís how the car looked when I pulled up to the house.

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Old 02-02-2021, 03:49 PM   #254
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So small update. I've been dealing with a random misfire scenario for the past few months. It cleared up for the most part on its own after I made a bunch of changes that I really didn't need to make out of frustration. Though I made them one at a time it definitely was carb related in my opinion, I went through the carbs twice looking for contamination or something out of whack but never found anything definite but after the second go through it cleared up. I was left with a very annoying constant part throttle subtle bucking sensation at cruising speed though. As you can imagine driving it either on or off throttle became very annoying as well as not great for fuel economy. A few tweaks here and there finally smoothed everything out and gave it some clean power delivery as well. The biggest change was going from a standard spec 4.5 aux venturi to a smaller 3.5 which brings the main circuit on the DCOEs in earlier in the RPM range which I suspect smoothed out the overlap from progressive to main circuits which is right at cruise RPM. As I've stated in my other thread in the performance/modification forum I'm thinking about doing this engine over again to get a little more out of it, but for now I think it's 95% as good as it's going to get. I feel like my engine is somewhat lazy due to most likely low compression and too much cam producing a weak vacuum signal which might explain why some of my carburetor settings very a bit from what is expected. Like they say every engine has it's own personality.

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45 DCOE x2 (Spanish made)
34mm main venturi
3.5 aux venturi
60F9 idle jet
145 main jet
190 air jet
F9 emulsion tube
2.00 needle valve
Floats set to 25mm below carb deck
(29mm is target for most but I've added a couple degrees tilt on the engine to clear air filter to body)

123 Dist. Map #2 with 12 degrees initial advance at 900, 38 total at 3500
50mm air horns
VCS replica long runner intake manifolds
2 inch Simons sport exhaust with Patriot header
KG10 camshaft
B20 2130cc w/ FI head, static compression unknown, 130 psi/ cylinder

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Old 03-19-2021, 02:34 PM   #255
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Attempted something that I've been putting off for years, rebuilding the drivers door (passenger side will come later). It was time, I was tired of the glass rattling in the door, falling in the door (missing lower rail) and general wind noise. I knew it was going to be a pain in the butt and admittingly I cheated a little bit during installation as well and it was still a pain in the butt. For those of you attempting a full door overhaul including; door seal, vent window assembly, door glass channels and scrappers, I would allot at least 6 to 8 hours per door. The door seal I did quite a few years ago so my main focus for the vent window and main side glass channels.








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Old 03-19-2021, 04:57 PM   #256
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The end result looks worth it, but man that looks like a ton of work! I'm getting ready to head up to Paso for Targa805. Can't wait to see your Amazon in person again!
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Old 03-19-2021, 05:14 PM   #257
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The end result looks worth it, but man that looks like a ton of work! I'm getting ready to head up to Paso for Targa805. Can't wait to see your Amazon in person again!
Thanks! Awesome! It'll be nice to have a little Volvo contingent. The roster looks pretty awesome. It's all the roads I've grown up driving so I'll be right at home.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:31 PM   #258
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Dirt don't hurt. I love putting the limited slip to use on some gravel roads!





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Old 04-11-2021, 07:41 PM   #259
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Looks good! Glad you did the vent windows, keep that water out of your door and the cabin!

Seeing your car really makes me want to have another Amazon.

What's your altitude ? 45's seems like a lot of carbs for a B18 or B20.
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:23 AM   #260
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Man, that is one baller looking Amazon.


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What's your altitude ? 45's seems like a lot of carbs for a B18 or B20.
Insider info tells me that it may or may not be receiving an R cam... I'd say the 45s would be justified.
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Looks good! Glad you did the vent windows, keep that water out of your door and the cabin!

Seeing your car really makes me want to have another Amazon.

What's your altitude ? 45's seems like a lot of carbs for a B18 or B20.
Altitude is nearly sea level, though I do see 1200 feet on my daily commute over the coastal mountain range.

Engine is currently a 2130cc big bore with 9 to 1 compression and KG10 camshaft. The 45s are currently choked down to a 34mm venturi and jetting as lean as I can safely set it, it runs great but you can tell it wants more BOOM. Plans this year are as alluded to, a camshaft change, bump in the compression to 10 to 1 and also a lightened flywheel.
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Old 04-29-2021, 07:26 PM   #262
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This might come as a surprise to some but I've sold my torque thrust wheels... stay tuned for some updates
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Old 04-29-2021, 07:49 PM   #263
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Doing my part to stimulate the economy. Lot's of projects planned this year. Going to be pulling the head for a shave, swapping cam and pulling the trans out to swap flywheels. Looking to bump compression up a point to a solid 10:1. I'm also changing up my rolling stock to something a little more unique. Stay tuned...





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ooooh can't wait to see the end result here!
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Glad to see the top end kit boxes are still firmly covered in packing tape lol

Oh, and that you had to sharpie over where the box said 'K'. Sorry, couldn't find the original R cam box until after I'd cleaned out the garage.
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Glad to see the top end kit boxes are still firmly covered in packing tape lol

Oh, and that you had to sharpie over where the box said 'K'. Sorry, couldn't find the original R cam box until after I'd cleaned out the garage.
It's all good, excellent packing and shipping work! Can't wait to get a start on these projects!
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:30 PM   #268
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love me some knock offs.

Parking lot reactions are the best when you're out for a test drive and stop to swing a lead hammer at your shiny new wheels.
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Waiting on the post where you’ve put it on wire wheels
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THOSE ARE PRETTY COOL. I've always wanted to run a set of reversed triple cross laced Borrani's
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:02 PM   #274
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That wheel look great on there, how wide is that sucker?
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:18 PM   #275
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That wheel look great on there, how wide is that sucker?
I'm still on the fence if I'm going to follow through with this wheel project, they are becoming quite a chore and $$$ to do it right with absolutely no performance benefits over the old wheels, really just bragging rights?

They are nearly the same size at 7.5 inches and the same weight as the Torque Thrust at 18lbs but you end up adding roughly 6 more pounds with the adapter and knock offs. The issue is the b/s is 3.5 inches, needs to be closer to 4 especially with the additional thickness of the adapter. This will require machining the (super thick) rear pads of the wheels.
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