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      Quote Originally Posted by LloydDobler View Post
      Awesome. So are you more of a VW guy or Volvo guy? Or is it just the V part? I've always felt the amazon and the squareback/notchback had a similar feel. Of course, one doesn't sound like an air cooled VW.
      A VW guy that has allowed Volvo's into my heart, haha. My first three cars were aircooled (all early Type 1 beetles), my last two were modern (GTI and R32). The Volvo was bought a few years after the R32 and both are the longest owned cars of mine, 10 and 8 years respectively.






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      Sent the car down for a new headliner, roof insulation, wind lace, and had the front two seats webbed and lower cushions firmed up. Interior stuff doesn't interest me, I rather leave that to guys who do it every day.


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      I'm with you on that. I'll re-skin a seat with a factory skin but I tried a headliner in my first 122 and it came out terrible, I have no patience for fabric.
      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.

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      Just enjoying it today.


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      Most enjoyable.

      Unfortunately, I've put mine to bed for the winter. Will still be working on it over the months, but no road until spring.
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      Can you post pictures of the wind lace in the car please?.

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      I should just start calling this my Amazon picture thread, I hardly do much but drive it lately. Ordered up some yellow fog lights to pair up with the driving lights that should come in next week. I am planning on taking the trans out soon to address the intermittent OD which I diagnosed last year as failing operating piston seals.











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      Nice shots... perfect mix of subject and setting.
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      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. Getting a suitable wrench up there to loosen it is a separate challenge. If its in super tight which requires a long wrench it may be a no go. Might be worthwhile giving it a try unless the box has to come out for other reasons.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Quote Originally Posted by Csm22 View Post
      Nice shots... perfect mix of subject and setting.
      Thanks, trying to capture the feeling of being there with the car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 142 Guy View Post
      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. Getting a suitable wrench up there to loosen it is a separate challenge. If its in super tight which requires a long wrench it may be a no go. Might be worthwhile giving it a try unless the box has to come out for other reasons.
      The O rings on the operating pistons are most likely dry rotted from sitting dry too long after it was completely overhauled and rebuilt in 2009. I bought it in 2014 and it sat on my garage floor until I installed it last year. It works great when it's cold out for about 20 minutes (below 60 degrees) with the factory recommended oil then it starts dropping out. I could band aid the situation by running thick oil but I'd rather address the issue properly and upgrade at the same time.

      Here is a great read. Pictures are near the bottom for reference.

      https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/OverdriveRebuild.html

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      Thanks, trying to capture the feeling of being there with the car.

      Thinking winter was just around the corner, I did the pre-hibernation oil change WAY too early... barely any snow so far. Could've been driving all this time, but it's just as well... catching up with a lot of deferred maintenance and detail corrections, so it's a good thing, I guess. Winter therapy for car and owner.
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      Quote Originally Posted by R32rennsport View Post
      The O rings on the operating pistons are most likely dry rotted from sitting dry too long after it was completely overhauled and rebuilt in 2009. I bought it in 2014 and it sat on my garage floor until I installed it last year. It works great when it's cold out for about 20 minutes (below 60 degrees) with the factory recommended oil then it starts dropping out. I could band aid the situation by running thick oil but I'd rather address the issue properly and upgrade at the same time.

      Here is a great read. Pictures are near the bottom for reference.

      https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/OverdriveRebuild.html
      I misread your post. For some unexplainable reason I had mentally inserted switch after 'intermittent OD'.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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