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    \r\n Hi everyone, I\'m Lloyd. You may know me from subforums such as "C70-1998-2005" or "V70-2001-2007". I have also posted in the 960 forum as that\'s the main car(s) I drove from \'99-\'09.

    My very first car was a \'65 Amazon, purchased in 1987. I picked it out when I was about 14, and I considered myself lucky to have my dream car as my first car. There\'s just something about the way they look that just sets me off.

    Anyway, I butchered that car. Over 6 years of ownership I frankensteined it like you wouldn\'t believe. I installed D-jetronic from a \'72 140, I installed a 4-speed OD from an 80s 240, I cut the springs to lower it, I drove it for about 15,000 miles with no oil in the rear axle - the gears howled BAD and the pinion was so worn out that I sliced my thumb open on the tip of a gear tooth, and last but not least I hacksawed the roof off to make it a hardtop convertible. In Oregon. As my daily driver. Needless to say, it died a terrible death. The entire thing rusted out, and it was so low that the wheels constantly hit the front fenders, and eventually ripped off every mounting bolt except the ones close to the firewall. It banged loud over every bump, and you could grab the grille and lift all the sheetmetal up off the car about 2 inches. In 1995 I took all the remaining decent parts off of it and sent it to the crusher. I did have some great times in it though:

    I then bought a flawless \'67 that was a two-owner car and had been absolutely babied its entire life. No rust, no repaint, no rebuild, it had two patches very professionally done to the interior and that was it. Literally flawless outside of a few rock chips on the front. It was so nice that I couldn\'t bring myself to even cut a hole for a speaker. And I just about had a heart attack when a piece of plastic fell off a truck and punched a hole in one of the grilles. I decided that I was not the right owner for it, and sold it less than a year later. I have regretted it ever since.

    So I spotted RoachCoach\'s for sale ad here last October and talked to him, and decided that it wasn\'t the right time, due to how hard it would have been for me to go look at the car. Then in November I got laid off, and spent 6 months unemployed. Then in June I got a new job, and he re-posted the car for sale two weeks later. Then, a friend happened to be road-tripping within an hour of his house, and was willing to stop and look at the car for me, and take high res photos. 204 pictures later and I decided it was meant to be.

    I haven\'t even washed it yet!

    The specs: 1966, was a one owner car from \'66 to \'04, with 160k on it, when it was sold to the 2nd owner in Virginia. That owner proceeded to put another 45k miles on it, and spent a boatload of money on refreshing a lot of the car. Unfortunately he hit a deer, and had to have the front end repainted. At that point he sold it to RoachCoach, who put very few miles on it before offloading it to me. But it\'s in great shape and is 100% documented. It\'s not perfect, but it\'s very nice, which is exactly what I was looking for.

    My short term plans are to get it on the road as is, and do a full "stage 0". After that I\'ll lower it and put custom wheels on it, do a disc brake swap from an 1800, put in an aftermarket stereo, and enjoy it like that for quite a while. Then long term, like a few years from now, I want to put in a whiteblock turbo motor and make it scream. But we\'ll get to that later.

    I took delivery 2 weeks ago. The first issue cropped up when it wouldn\'t pass emissions. Fortunately the car came with a ton of parts, among which was a full carb rebuild kit.

    I started with the dash wiring though, as you can see in the above picture, things aren\'t quite where they need to be. The wiper assembly had died and there was a new one waiting to be put in.

    Ta-daa! The dash metal is in spectacularly good shape, I\'m really glad nobody hacked a hole in it for a modern stereo. It had one mounted below the dash, which I may or may not reinstall.

    Then I redid some of the engine bay wiring, I didn\'t like the way the alternator had been converted.

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    Then I fixed the driver\'s window, the cable had come off the track. I believe the lower pulley was misaligned due to the axle loosening over the years. I pulled it out and re-swaged it with a hammer, and reassembled everything. No pictures though, that was really greasy. But it works great!

    Next I started on the carbs. You could say they were worn out:

    Elbow grease goes a long way:

    Then I ordered a reamer to re-bush the carb bodies, and set about finishing the last problem with the interior. Besides the seam split you can see above, there is also this:

    I stripped the cover, turned it inside out, and sewed it back up.

    Then my reamer came in, and I re-bushed the carbs.

    Ah, so pretty!

    I tried to tune it and it ran like absolute garbage. My front carb was running lean no matter what I did. Turns out I got a little overzealous with the tightening of the jet tube:

    So I fixed that and it finally fired up and runs really smooth! I spent an hour dialing it in really fine, thanks to the flow meter that was included with all the parts! I even was able to get the throttle linkage to keep the carbs synced after only 3 adjustments.

    Anyway, that\'s 2 weeks worth of work summed up in one post. Gonna try to get it smogged tomorrow, and I\'ll update as I do more.


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    If you are Lloyd who is Chris?...

    https://forums.swedespeed.com/z...23441

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    Quote, originally posted by gdill2 »
    1966 - my very favorite year for the USA Amazon - congrats!

    If you are Lloyd who is Chris?...


    I am also Chris! Heh. I didn\'t know the real name thing was public. I try to stay relatively anonymous online, so I\'m Lloyd on the internets.

    And yeah, I live in a Denver suburb smog control county, so the only cars exempt from testing are \'59 and older. And I failed again today, because I\'m an idiot. I set the mixture in a cool garage doing nothing but idling, and today it was hot, I drove it, and the car heatsoaked pretty good while waiting for the test. So I ran rich. First thing I did when I failed was lift the pistons and sure enough, speed increase! I turned them lean another two full flats to get it right. I\'m going to take it to a shop with an exhaust gas analyzer and set it to make sure I\'ll pass next time though.\r\n

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    \r\n Passed emissions yesterday! Yay!

    I spent the last two days trying to find a shop with an exhaust gas analyzer to set me up. One guy said he didn\'t know they made adjustable carburetors. I kind of went over that one.

    I even called one Volvo shop that said yes, they have an exhaust analyzer, and no, they won\'t help me tune my car. Apparently everyone with an old beater Volvo expects them to do a miracle and get their car to pass emissions, so they\'ve simply stopped working on anything older than a 240 series. I was really disappointed, as this is neither a beater nor needing a miracle. And I\'ve been a good customer to them for the rare instances when I can\'t or don\'t want to do the work.

    I finally realized I was going to have to go out of marque for help, and started looking at British car shops, since as you all know, the SU carbs are on a ton of british cars also. The first Jag shop I called, the conversation went like this:

    "Hi I\'m wondering if you guys are familiar with SU carbs"
    -"I only have 40 years or so experience tuning those"
    "Have you ever worked on 60\'s Volvos?"
    -"Did a full rebuild of a P1800 last week for one of my best customers. He\'s a Jag guy but also has this Volvo."
    "I just rebuilt my SUs and I failed emissions so I want to make sure they\'re right. Do you have an exhaust gas analyzer?"
    -"Sure, but you really don\'t need it. To pass emissions with SU carbs, just lean it out till it starts to miss, then richen it enough to make it smooth again. Then after the test, richen it up again so you don\'t burn your valves, and bring it in to me and I\'ll set it right with the exhaust analyzer."
    "Ah, see I was doing the piston lift test and thought I had it mixed right..."
    -"Nah, the piston test is worthless. Just do what I said."

    Dudeman knew his stuff. I would have just taken it to him this afternoon but he\'s semi retired and quits at 11:30 every day. So I set an appointment for this morning that I\'d use if I failed again. I didn\'t.

    So I went ahead and paid for the 5 year registration on collector plates. I also found out that in Colorado it IS still the rule that on a car with collector plates, you only have to get it emission tested once for as long as you own the car. So unless they change the law, I\'m done! They just don\'t list that on the website for some reason.
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    Where do you live that they require smog testing for an over-40 car??
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    Quote, originally posted by Walrus3 »
    Nice work!
    Where do you live that they require smog testing for an over-40 car??
    Maybe you should move to Oklahoma! (probably lower taxes too!)

    http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/r....html

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    My "free" 122s also had drums that "fell off" when I started on the refurb of the rear-end.

    Unfortunately, I mis-assembled the first side I did but not before I had tightened down the nut enough to make them truely stuck on there. Pause a week for the puller to arrive by mail!

    Other side has the shims to set axle end-play and those were corroded, too. Luckily, they cleaned up real good-like and when reassembled were still the appropriate thickness so rear-end stopped clunking!

    Really fortunate was that the improper assembly of the rear axles appeared to be the very last thing done on the car before it was parked for the ensuing several years so it didn\'t have enough miles on them to damage anything.

    Can\'t speak for the rust or the totally clapped out motor that "needs a head-job."

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    I\'m trying to decide now just howmuch energy to put in to actually getting the wheels on the car. I could re-drill the hubs and drums with the 108mm bolt pattern, so I can use same-pattern spacers to put the wheels right where they need to be, or I can just wait until I get the P1800 hubs and rear axle, and put the wheels and spacers on then. Which will be a while, because I\'m trying to figure out the cheapest way to ship the parts car here.

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    Anyway, what\'s the general consensus on the wheels? I think they fit the car really, really well.

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    Save all the extra spacers, etc. as volvostud is looking at new wheels for his \'68 Amazon estate.

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    Don\'t forget about the Torque Thrust, or the American Racing Outlaw. both good wheels for the Amazon.

    I think I might go with Outlaws, but it will get complicated as I am picking up an 1800 disc rear end from a guy in Houston.

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    Remove the fenders you say? Tonight I went back and finished removing the fenders. The headlight wires were surprisingly easy to remove, just stuck a tiny screwdriver in a slot next to the terminal and it popped right out. Almost like they made it to do that. So out came the headlight buckets.

    They look pretty good overall, but are starting to rust due to poor care in the past. My co-worker has a sandblaster so I\'ll clean them all up and repaint with POR-15 so they last forever. And they need new screws all around.

    The mud flaps are in great condition for their age. Still quite soft.

    Looks like there\'s no paint under the washers. I\'ll remedy that when I reassemble.

    Here\'s the rust that was under the front corner. Not terrible, should be easy to clean up.

    This kind of bothers me, a little surface rust under the rear of the fender. Back by the windshield. But it doesn\'t look too bad either.

    I expected worse down here, there were leaves packed behind the fender at the bottom.

    The nice thing about taking it all apart like this is that I can pretty much confirm that there was no serious damage from the deer. It was all confined to the grille and maybe some of the fenders.

    So here we are, I guess this isn\'t really rust repair as much as it is re-rust proofing the front.

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    Someone on another forum told me I might have clearance problems with the bigger tires. I don\'t think so.

    So anyway, I\'ll remove the goo that went in the fender joints, clean up the metal, hit it with POR 15, find some modern version of the joint putty they used, as it seems thicker than seam sealer.

    What I can\'t decide is whether or not to leave the factory undercoat inside the fender and just touch it up, or remove it all and redo it. It\'s incredibly thick, and it\'s plenty tough and stuck on well. But it comes off if you pull on it.

    I think maybe I\'ll leave well enough alone and just touch it up, and then whenever I decide to repaint the car fully, see if it makes sense to redo it all then. The really good news though is that the rest of the car is very, very rust free. Nothing underneath or in the trunk except a tiny spot in the spare tire well, some spots in the corners of the rear windows, and the bottom of the driver\'s door has some just beginning to show on the inside. I should be fine with the car until it\'s time to repaint it. I\'m thinking around a 5 year timeline, pretty much the last thing I do to the car to complete it.\r\n

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    Alright, I got a christmas bonus so it\'s time to get back to work on this beast. Poor thing is just sitting, battery dead, cold, and alone. I still go say hi every day or two.

    Anyway, I did a shopping list yesterday to see what all I need. Swedish treasures has complete hardware kits for the front end of this car, and very cheaply. I just can\'t decide if I want to go with new plated hardware or go and hand pick stainless hardware myself. Regardless, every single piece is available, all the sheet metal stamped nuts for the fenders (all mine are rusty), the weird headlight adjustment screws (one of mine is broken and the rest are rusty) all the little screws for the headlight assembly, all of it. And reasonably priced too, like 20 bucks a fender for a complete hardware kit including gasket for the edge by the door. Anyway, with a few other things like hood bumpers, turn signal boots and lenses, a new wing window frame rubber, and cylinder rebuild kits for the clutch and brakes (not sure if the brake master cylinder needs it but better safe than sorry) the total came out to just under $400. But I do have a "mandatory" list that is only $220. I\'ll wait till I get back from visiting family to choose what all to buy I think, just in case I have some extra expense like last year - Portland got a twice-in-a-century blizzard that forced me into a hotel for 4 days.

    But that means getting back to work prepping the car for reassembly. I decided on one of my little visits to the car that the bent sheetmetal would just not do:

    So I drained coolant, and pulled the radiator to get access. A top down shot:

    I started on the passenger side, because it was just pooched out a little so the radiator mount was out of position, and the grommet holes through it were all folded. Before:

    After: Paint is rough but the holes are flat again.

    Then I set to work on the driver\'s side, and really after only about 10 minutes with a hammer and dolly it was like this:

    I worked on both sides for another 20 minutes or so just to make sure everything was really close to where it ought to be. Then I wanted to check the alignment with the upper core support:

    Everything looks hunky dory. Now it\'s time for sanding all this crappy broken paint and rust off of these things and picking up a can of rust converter.

    The interesting thing about all this tonight is that I\'ve never had luck with a hammer and dolly, ever. I think in my old age I\'ve developed patience, in the past I would have wanted more results faster, and just hit the metal way too hard and made it worse. I couldn\'t actually see the metal moving when I hit it, but once I stopped and took my hands off it was a definite improvement. And then out of nowhere it was all straight again. And it didn\'t take really any time at all, a very satisfying evening.\r\n

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    Also, my dad started stripping my 1800 parts car and will be shipping me the suspension sometime this month so I can get started on the disc brake conversion.

    Also did you all see the LeCarra steering wheel I\'m selling in the classifieds? It bolts right in to a 122 and looks/feels awesome.\r\n

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    Nice to see that the turn signal boots are actually OEM Volvo! I\'m very impressed with the quality of the rest of the rubber parts, they definitely don\'t look like they\'re made from decades-old worn out molds. I got everything from Swedish Treasures, so far the service and quality is good and I recommend them.

    The only thing that bugs me about this order is that the fender hardware kits include the rubber hood bumpers, and so does the hood rubber kit. So I have extra bumpers that snap into the fenders, if any of the rest of you guys might be interested I\'ll sell \'em once I figure out how much extra they cost me.

    I\'ve had another project interrupt this one so it\'ll be another month or so before I make any more progress. Just another anti-archive bump.\r\n

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    We\'ll start with the front and rear disc brake axles from a \'72 1800E. These will allow me to go to all disc brakes with dual circuits, a much stronger rear axle configuration, and the late model bolt pattern for my modern wheels. I believe the front is a direct bolt in, on the rear I just have to decide whether or not to adapt the body mounts to my car, or modify the trailing arms. I\'ll decide on that later once I measure everything and compare. I wish I\'d gotten a \'67 as that would have been a direct bolt-in both front and rear.

    Next is the 4-speed + OD transmission from the same 1800E. This will bolt right in and be better matched to the disc brake rear end. I\'ll use this as long as I\'m running the original motor (another year at least), and it\'ll give me the excuse to drop the pan and reseal the rear main which appears to be leaking like a faucet.

    Next is the 1800E body, which still has enough goodies on it that I felt it was worth bringing out and chopping up. I\'ll saw out the rear suspension mounts, the driveshaft center bearing mount (if it\'s anything special) and the transmission tunnel for the later short throw stick. It also has the later baffled fuel tank, the heater core and blower motor, and all the brake lines for the dual circuit system, which should all be useful on the 122.

    After that is a 5-cyl motor from an 850, to be used for test fitting and motor mount development. It has the turbo on it and everything, although I can already tell I\'ll need a custom exhaust manifold. This one mounts the turbo way to the rear and low.

    These are 960 oil pans, which once shortened will allow the 5 cylinder motor to be mounted longitudinally.

    A box of springs, trailing arms, and a 960 bell housing for experimental use in making adapters and such for whatever future transmission I use.

    And another box of parts which includes the late model dual circuit master cylinder and the 960 oil pickup tube and motor mounts, also needed for longitudinal mounting.

    The red car you see there in the pictures is just a beater for a friend that I\'m fixing up, it had busted windows and a few dents but is otherwise in great shape, so it\'s been hogging up my time and space.

    The goal now is to finish the red car, get rid of it, finish the rustproofing on the \'66, and get it reassembled, then strip the 1800 body of remaining good parts and get rid of that, then clean and catalog what remains.

    After that I might just drive and enjoy the \'66 some, as I\'ve only put something like 150 miles on it since I bought it, then start full steam ahead on the disc and transmission swap. I have a lot of cleaning and measuring ahead of me.\r\n

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    \r\n The 1800E cross member will not bolt into a 122, but the brake rotors, calipers and backing plates will swap onto your existing spindles no problem.

    Hybrid trailing arms are a good way to go for swapping the rear end.\r\n

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      I guess I'll be posting in here more often...

      Hi everyone, I'm Lloyd. You may know me from subforums such as "C70-1998-2005" or "V70-2001-2007". I have also posted in the 960 forum as that's the main car(s) I drove from '99-'09.

      My very first car was a '65 Amazon, purchased in 1987. I picked it out when I was about 14, and I considered myself lucky to have my dream car as my first car. There's just something about the way they look that just sets me off.

      Anyway, I butchered that car. Over 6 years of ownership I frankensteined it like you wouldn't believe. I installed D-jetronic from a '72 140, I installed a 4-speed OD from an 80s 240, I cut the springs to lower it, I drove it for about 15,000 miles with no oil in the rear axle - the gears howled BAD and the pinion was so worn out that I sliced my thumb open on the tip of a gear tooth, and last but not least I hacksawed the roof off to make it a hardtop convertible. In Oregon. As my daily driver. Needless to say, it died a terrible death. The entire thing rusted out, and it was so low that the wheels constantly hit the front fenders, and eventually ripped off every mounting bolt except the ones close to the firewall. It banged loud over every bump, and you could grab the grille and lift all the sheetmetal up off the car about 2 inches. In 1995 I took all the remaining decent parts off of it and sent it to the crusher. I did have some great times in it though:

      I then bought a flawless '67 that was a two-owner car and had been absolutely babied its entire life. No rust, no repaint, no rebuild, it had two patches very professionally done to the interior and that was it. Literally flawless outside of a few rock chips on the front. It was so nice that I couldn't bring myself to even cut a hole for a speaker. And I just about had a heart attack when a piece of plastic fell off a truck and punched a hole in one of the grilles. I decided that I was not the right owner for it, and sold it less than a year later. I have regretted it ever since.

      So I spotted RoachCoach's for sale ad here last October and talked to him, and decided that it wasn't the right time, due to how hard it would have been for me to go look at the car. Then in November I got laid off, and spent 6 months unemployed. Then in June I got a new job, and he re-posted the car for sale two weeks later. Then, a friend happened to be road-tripping within an hour of his house, and was willing to stop and look at the car for me, and take high res photos. 204 pictures later and I decided it was meant to be.

      I haven't even washed it yet!

      The specs: 1966, was a one owner car from '66 to '04, with 160k on it, when it was sold to the 2nd owner in Virginia. That owner proceeded to put another 45k miles on it, and spent a boatload of money on refreshing a lot of the car. Unfortunately he hit a deer, and had to have the front end repainted. At that point he sold it to RoachCoach, who put very few miles on it before offloading it to me. But it's in great shape and is 100% documented. It's not perfect, but it's very nice, which is exactly what I was looking for.

      My short term plans are to get it on the road as is, and do a full "stage 0". After that I'll lower it and put custom wheels on it, do a disc brake swap from an 1800, put in an aftermarket stereo, and enjoy it like that for quite a while. Then long term, like a few years from now, I want to put in a whiteblock turbo motor and make it scream. But we'll get to that later.

      I took delivery 2 weeks ago. The first issue cropped up when it wouldn't pass emissions. Fortunately the car came with a ton of parts, among which was a full carb rebuild kit.

      I started with the dash wiring though, as you can see in the above picture, things aren't quite where they need to be. The wiper assembly had died and there was a new one waiting to be put in.

      Ta-daa! The dash metal is in spectacularly good shape, I'm really glad nobody hacked a hole in it for a modern stereo. It had one mounted below the dash, which I may or may not reinstall.

      Then I redid some of the engine bay wiring, I didn't like the way the alternator had been converted.

      Before:

      After:

      Then I fixed the driver's window, the cable had come off the track. I believe the lower pulley was misaligned due to the axle loosening over the years. I pulled it out and re-swaged it with a hammer, and reassembled everything. No pictures though, that was really greasy. But it works great!

      Next I started on the carbs. You could say they were worn out:

      Elbow grease goes a long way:

      Then I ordered a reamer to re-bush the carb bodies, and set about finishing the last problem with the interior. Besides the seam split you can see above, there is also this:

      I stripped the cover, turned it inside out, and sewed it back up.

      Then my reamer came in, and I re-bushed the carbs.

      Ah, so pretty!

      I tried to tune it and it ran like absolute garbage. My front carb was running lean no matter what I did. Turns out I got a little overzealous with the tightening of the jet tube:

      So I fixed that and it finally fired up and runs really smooth! I spent an hour dialing it in really fine, thanks to the flow meter that was included with all the parts! I even was able to get the throttle linkage to keep the carbs synced after only 3 adjustments.

      Anyway, that's 2 weeks worth of work summed up in one post. Gonna try to get it smogged tomorrow, and I'll update as I do more.


      Modified by LloydDobler at 12:09 AM 8-1-2009


      Modified by LloydDobler at 12:12 AM 8-1-2009

      Last edited by LloydDobler; 07-09-2014 at 02:18 AM.
      2003 C70 T5M Convertible - Eibachs, Koni FSDs, Enkei RSF5s, OBX downpipe, Snabb intake, RIP kit, & drop-in intercooler, Quaife LSD, 19T, Green Giants, 22 psi Hilton tune.
      2006 V70R M66 - Sonic Blue/Nordkap, 2.4 T5 motor, Snabb intake & intercooler, IPD oval exhaust, stock turbo and tune (for now).
      1966 122s - Collectible project, restoration and many mods on the way.
      2005 V50 T5 AWD - Daughter's first car. No mods unless she does 'em herself.