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      A brief bought of pleasant temperatures provided...

      A brief bought of pleasant temperatures provided the opportunity to take another run at removal of the trunk struts. The short story is that cable ties and then mechanics wire did not do the trick,...
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      Have you seen this website? ...

      Have you seen this website?

      http://volvo1800pictures.com/sweden/Volvo_1800_dokumentation_main_page_en.php

      The Service Manuals on that site should provide the details on wiring and brakes and...
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      That depends on the construction. If the liners...

      That depends on the construction. If the liners for the Amazon are molded plastic then they will probably reduce noise on a road with a lot of loose gravel. The formed aluminum liners on my 142 -...
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      Can't comment on removal of the engine because I...

      Can't comment on removal of the engine because I have never pulled one out of an 1800.

      In terms of 'engine details', check the cam and lifters. B20 engines have a wear issue on the cam lobe /...
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      55 mph should provide plenty of pressure to keep...

      55 mph should provide plenty of pressure to keep the OD engaged.

      On my 240 and 740, when I had OD problems it would occur at 100 - 110 km/hr and disengagement would typically be very fast. ...
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      When you say still slipping out at low speeds,...

      When you say still slipping out at low speeds, how low? The 1971 owners manual says no OD operation below 62 km/ hr. Personally, I don't try to engage at speeds below about 80 km/hr (about 50...
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      Indeed, those Classic Swede springs have a total...

      Indeed, those Classic Swede springs have a total of 6 turns and in the picture a much larger coil pitch than any of the various pitches on the VPD springs. Definitely stiffer than the VPD springs,...
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      The web site did look a bit like it was set up by...

      The web site did look a bit like it was set up by some 20 something males to appeal to other 20 something males; but, a lot of aftermarket auto parts web sites have that same look. I never checked...
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      That is an impressive change. In the top photo...

      That is an impressive change.

      In the top photo your signal lenses look a bit cloudy. A few minutes with an orbital buffer and some high cut cleaner (Megauiars 105 , 205) can pretty much restore...
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      Progressive or multi rate springs are really...

      Progressive or multi rate springs are really about trying to maintain some comfort with a spring that has an over all higher spring rate. If the 40 mm shorter springs have the same spring rate as...
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      This is a photo of the Amazon springs before I...

      This is a photo of the Amazon springs before I installed them.

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      The resistance to compression on a spring is a function of the wire gauge, the pitch (distance between individual coils)...
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      I think the tach drops to zero; but, to be honest...

      I think the tach drops to zero; but, to be honest I am not sure. I rarely check the dash during start-up. If the red out-of-limit lights on the gauges go out after start up everything is good and...
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      Which springs did you go with? If they are 40...

      Which springs did you go with? If they are 40 mm shorter I am surprised that they are hitting the bump stops. I think my Amazon Cars springs are a nominal 25 mm lower in ride height and from...
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      Ron, if I were able to free one end of the strut...

      Ron, if I were able to free one end of the strut I don't think I would have a problem. On all the other cars I have worked on, the mechanism seems to be designed such that there is an additional 25...
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      With the seat removed there is an X brace across...

      With the seat removed there is an X brace across the back of the seat opening with a web that is about 50 mm wide. I might be able to reach the struts; but, I think I would be working blind. I...
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      Trunk Strut Removal

      The Scan Tech gas struts for the trunk lid on my 142 are mostly dead, in spite of the fact that they have only been in use for 5 years. They won't hold the trunk lid up on their own; but, they have...
    17. I suggest that you check Mr. K's site -...

      I suggest that you check Mr. K's site - SW-Embassy

      https://www.sw-em.com/

      If the problem is Amazon related and particularly electrical problems, he likely has it covered somewhere on his...
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      Those 'fixes' will allow the mirror head to be...

      Those 'fixes' will allow the mirror head to be adjusted to a greater angle which allows selection of a different and perhaps more useful field of view. However, to increase the size of the field of...
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      Check the Pertronix web site. They list the...

      Check the Pertronix web site. They list the lowest acceptable resistance for the coil (or coil plus resistor). If you run a resistance below that value you will toast the Pertronix module.
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      There is no correct location. I believe the...

      There is no correct location. I believe the mirrors were a dealer or distributor installed feature (to meet local regulations) so the location of the mirror was subject to the preferences of the...
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      I have the IPD / Patriot 4/1 header. I mounted...

      I have the IPD / Patriot 4/1 header. I mounted the O2 sensor in the adapter piece that bolts up to the collector on the header. The down side to mounting the sensor in the adapter piece is that...
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      Definitely the oil, gas temperature and voltage...

      Definitely the oil, gas temperature and voltage do not drop to zero when powering down. When I power up, oil and temperature definitely drop to the bottom if the engine is cold. I can't remember...
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      The mega manual won't provide any help. I...

      The mega manual won't provide any help. I soldered jumpers into the 3 holes on the PCB where the MAP mounts and ran those 3 jumpers to the db37 to provide external access. I built for a kit so I...
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      I can understand the shipping issue. At least...

      I can understand the shipping issue. At least for shipping to Canada, VP in the US always uses a courier service. I purchased a replacement front bottom seat foam from them for my 140 (around...
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      Those molded liners look the treat and are about...

      Those molded liners look the treat and are about 1/2 the price that they show for the aluminum liners (which does seem to be a bit out there based on what I remember paying; but, I got mine from...
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      I think it depends on the version. The ones for...

      I think it depends on the version. The ones for my 140 were cut from sheet aluminum and secured by brackets at the front and back bottom edge of the liner. The brackets bolted into the body rails...
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      A prudent choice. The Amazon may have been...

      A prudent choice. The Amazon may have been durable; but, it was not built with galvanized panels so a bath in salt brine will bring pretty quick undesirable results. If you look, you can find...
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      I am curious about your question for two reasons....

      I am curious about your question for two reasons. First "passenger side (Left) mirror" - is your car RHD?. Second, are you looking for the measurement because you are planning or predrilling or...
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      I misread your post. For some unexplainable...

      I misread your post. For some unexplainable reason I had mentally inserted switch after 'intermittent OD'.
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      I don't know the specifics of the underside of an...

      I don't know the specifics of the underside of an Amazon; but, on my 140 with the car up on stands, laying on your back you can just reach up to access the OD lock out switch on the top cover. ...
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