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      I like the " fix it easily " part.

      I like the " fix it easily " part.
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      544 seatbelt repair or replacement

      I found the driver's side seatbelt latch on my project car does not work. The latch doesn't open fully, so you can't put it on the hoop on the tunnel. It doesn't feel spring loaded, like the...
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      Modern seat in 544

      I saw a cool gallery of photos in this forum where the owner did a great job of upgrading the interior of his 544. One aspect with he put Toyota seats in the front. It was an old post and I couldn't...
    4. What is the OTHER number plate on the firewall tell ?

      My 65 544 has a plate screwed to the firewall, near the ID plate, that is painted and mounted sideways. I think it says O\8 in a box and No 427067 after that. Is that the # of 544 bodies made at that...
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      As a slight side topic, I put an electric fuel...

      As a slight side topic, I put an electric fuel pump in my project car as well as a new mechanical one. If I don't drive it often, the electric pump will prime the mechanical one and it should start...
    6. Nevermind... Found it. ...

      Nevermind... Found it.

      https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?make=Volvo
    7. Is there a brand of paint cross reference ? If I...

      Is there a brand of paint cross reference ? If I go to my paint shop, I was hoping I could have a " It's a dupont 12345 paint code match " or something like that. I would like to match the stock 90...
    8. Interesting thing I learned about 544 seats

      I was in the middle of trial fitting Toyota seats I got from a salvage yard and found they can't move over far enough to be centered on the wheel. Crap! Did I just waste a good chunk of money ? Then...
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      Cameron, I sent you an e-mail via the forum,...

      Cameron,

      I sent you an e-mail via the forum, but I'll post here too. It looks like my gearbox top has worn a bit where the shifter attaches. The grooves on either side of the "socket" are opened...
    10. Thread: 544 shocks ?

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      Yeah, I'll bet they do. I've looked around Euro...

      Yeah, I'll bet they do. I've looked around Euro shops and the best deal I've seen is $111 Euros per shock. Put 6 on the car an I'm at $650 or better, with tax and shipping from Europe. I may go that...
    11. Thread: 544 shocks ?

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      I decided to go with these. ...

      I decided to go with these.

      https://www.motor-doctor.co.uk/search-carparts?keyword=shock+absorbers&maker_id=120&model_id=1635&car_id=6354

      Just Monroe shocks. These are not available here, in...
    12. Thread: 544 shocks ?

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      544 shocks ?

      I'll going to replace the shocks on my 544, but finding decent ones seems a bit more difficult. I was recommended Bilstein, but that brand doesn't sell the two shocks for the 544 here, in the US....
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      Installing modern front seats in a 544

      After seeing the cool shots of Whale's 544 in the sticky topic at the top of this forum, I decided to go that route. How he did it didn't look so out of place, and would be a lot more supportive. I...
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      Heating them in hot water is what I did, after I...

      Heating them in hot water is what I did, after I saw the Wheeler Dealers show. I think he still used something to press them in. I just don't know how hot the water was.
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      That video was cool....until it sucked !

      That video was cool....until it sucked !
    16. Thanks. I bookmarked the page.

      Thanks.

      I bookmarked the page.
    17. Do you recall what send unit you used with the...

      Do you recall what send unit you used with the VDO gauge ? I know that an electric one that just changes resistance won't be as accurate as a capillary one with tubes, but it's way better than an...
    18. Is there a oil sender I can put in a B18 and run a gauge ?

      I'm not a fan of warning lights on something like oil pressure. I want to replace the "switch type" sender with a pressure sender. I figure lots of people have done this and know what sender fits. If...
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      I had the machine shop take the rest of the...

      I had the machine shop take the rest of the sender out and install a brass adapter and then we put the sender in.
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      WD-40 was just my, " lets spray this in there and...

      WD-40 was just my, " lets spray this in there and see if it gets things moving freely" first step. I always like to see free movement when things are not shiny metal. I've used Marvel Mystery Oil on...
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      544 Distributor clean up

      Before I bolt on the old distributor , I am going to give it a good clean.

      1) What is the little rotatable cover , that looks like a thumb screw for ? Do you add a bit of lubricant every so...
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      Hey, I know Hap Waldrop ! Well, over the phone...

      Hey, I know Hap Waldrop ! Well, over the phone know him. I went thought him for engine rebuild parts for our Triumph GT6. I haven't fired that engine up, yet. It's at the body shop. still.
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      Completed B18D Engine

      Today, after finally getting the rest of the oil sender plug removed and an adapter put in, by the machine shop, I put the engine together, a second time. This time with the head and manifolds as...
    24. I took it off the B18D motor. What should I look...

      I took it off the B18D motor. What should I look for beyond that ? Here is a shot I took of one end of it.
      http://www.fihsf1.net/users/johnw/Volvo/VolvoHead.jpeg

      It just seems to me someone ran...
    25. He basically showed me and said there was be very...

      He basically showed me and said there was be very little material left, if he made room to put in hardened seats and it would not cool the valves properly. Things would get too thin. The valves he...
    26. " It's hard to imagine a B18 being worn or...

      " It's hard to imagine a B18 being worn or damaged to the point that it can't be fitted with hardened seats."

      It's an old car. Who knows what life it's had. It's not like I'm going to drive it...
    27. It was based on the machinist's view. The...

      It was based on the machinist's view.

      The tough part about finding another head is knowing the used one you find is in better shape. Most eBay sellers wouldn't know. Besides, how often do Volvo...
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      I fixed the picture. It worked when I first...

      I fixed the picture. It worked when I first posted it. I just pasted in the URL again.

      I tried removing the plug at the opposite end, but the square socket didn't fit as tight as I liked, and the...
    29. Forums do that, don't they. You should see all...

      Forums do that, don't they. You should see all the guitar and Nikon camera gear I have "needed" to buy.
    30. Oh and we couldn't do the hardened seats. Someone...

      Oh and we couldn't do the hardened seats. Someone in the past hard already done work on the head and there wasn't going to be enough material to grind the spots to insert them.
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