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      Exactly correct, this is solid aluminum. I made a little progress, but am calling it good. As a budget build I don't need to replace it, that's just the perfectionist in me.

      Put some elbow grease into the metal and the rubber, remounted and good.

      I do need to get color match paint though for many spots
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      Sorry for all the short responses.

      I use tapatalk on my phone as itís very user friendly and also hosts images, but then I am stuck typing on my phone. **I donít have a solution to photo hosting since photobucket went away (I know theyíre out there but havenít needed to pursue that).* I have a hard enough time keeping track of my own photos for backup & storage lol.
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      Getting closer to the 200k mark, last weekend drove to a trail run followed by a car meet, definitely surrounded by a bunch of extremely nice vintage metal, E-type jag, cobra (replica I would guess), Beemers, Volvos, and more.* Mileage is right at 199,5xx as of today (drove old blue to work).
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      The cooler weather is more conducive to drives, but I can say that with the heat dial turned to hot and the defroster dial turned on full, the car sits precisely at one temp, very little fluctuation, so opening up that additional real estate for the coolant to flow around the rear of the engine definitely helps.* It runs at about 40% temp (right on the ďEĒ in the word temp), but thatís to be expected as I am running a cooler T-Stat.* This has made me push the waterpump/radiator to the back burner for now as Iím confirming what several of you had already mentioned.
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      Next up is the front bumper, would like to similarly pull it and try to clean it up and refresh the rubber & metal, weíll see.* Maybe just laying on the ground and leaving it attached is smarter.
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      Thatís it, lots of little things, need to clean up the butyl on the inside of the front window, thatís a mess.
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      Need to get into the dash and clean up/replace the fan switch & maintenance the blower fan (only works randomly on low, doesnít work on high)
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      Got a tach to install to help me keep an eye on things.
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      Looking at tearing into the suspension in the spring, shocks & (sport) springs, planning on pulling the wheels soon to do a brake check/suspension check to see what I should start to gather over the upcoming winter. *I expect it wouldnít hurt just to buy new pads but want to check out rotors and brake lines.
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      I am not burning really any oil, so I am not looking at any motor work as of now, but to clean up the top of the motor, I could use a valve cover* gasket (and those bolt spreaders, the things to spread out the contact area under the bolts) and the injector seals replaced.* I really want to find/make a new harness for my injectors, those wires & loom are so dry and brittle.
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      Hm.
      I think thatís the big stuff, which is to say nothing really specific.
      Just enjoying the ride!
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      Great photos! It was a great day and the weather was ideal. (Ignoring the swarms of bees that seemed to want a taste my microbrew, or my face - not sure which...)

      Sounds like you've got a nice list to keep you busy over the fall & winter.

      On my way home from that event, a U-joint decided to start making a lovely vibration and rumbling noise for the 2 hour ride back. So, I'll be dropping it off at Swedish Car Specialists this weekend to have them take a look. U-joints are cheap, but the question is whether it's time to look at the transmission and risk opening an expensive can of worms... It's always something.

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      One more update at least before the winter sleep.

      I haven't rolled over 200k yet, last week I drove her to work locally in preparation for a long (4 hour) drive and found the car peeing coolant, luckily it was just the upper heater core hose leaking over the transmission, a cheap part and an hour to fix (good lord, had that been on my S60 that would have been a 2 day task most likely!).
      So that's good, I am still hoping to roll those last 400 miles before I have to winterize her, probably headed out today to do a Sunday drive.

      A few seat belts have shown up on ebay, so I'm hoping to snag one of those (one is an auction, and another set is not terribly expensive BUT there is rust on the hold downs).

      It's becoming obvious that this car is going to be a vague resto-mod, definitely not going for full show restoration, but not looking to cheapen it if at all possible.

      Going to start stocking up on parts and looking at a suspension refresh in the spring, as well as a top end update, meaning, getting these fuel injectors resealed, new (again) hose & clamps, valve cover gasket, and some rubber tubing that is just dry and brittle.

      The injector seals aren't expensive, but I need a good diagram as on VP alone they have 6 different parts listed as injector o-rings, but I"m waiting until winter before I dig into that too deeply.


      Otherwise just enjoying the car, discovering the quirks, and continuing my list of stuff to buy
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      And a few photos from the last few week
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      In a couple of weeks, check the clamp tightness on the heater hose. I had all new coolant hoses on my 142 and the clamps were tight when I put the car into storage for the winter. Over the winter the rubber relaxed under the clamps reducing the clamping pressure and allowing coolant to drool from just about all of the connections. The engine compartment drooling was just an annoyance. The heater hose connection drooling (in my case the lower hose) was a major hassle as the coolant drained and collected under the carpet. I had to remove the carpet and under pad and use a carpet shampooer to clean up that mess.

      If your Ebay belts are used belts, I would avoid them. I was able to get some new replacement belts from a vendor in Germany at a reasonable cost. The buckle didn't match up; but, it was relatively easy to transfer the buckle from the original belt to the new belt so that the replacements retain the original appearance. Here is a link to the thread discussing rebuild / replacement of the seatbelts.

      https://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...ght=seat+belts
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      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      142guy, yes, I had already read that post, I've decided to wait and track down new belts and find a local shop that will transfer the hardware, it's only the recoil mechanism that I need replaced though so more research still required.


      Not a whole heck of a lot going on, winter is here so the 164 is up on stands, I have confirmed my front left wheel is sticking, so when I feel motivated to Iíll be pulling the wheel and inspecting the brake/hub, I am already planning on suspension checks/updates next year.


      I have been slowly starting to stockpile parts, spare tune up stuff and the like, so getting that organized and labeled in my basement is a good winter task, as was the few evenings spent organizing receipts by date and then filing into clear sleeves. I plan on getting this data onto a spreadsheet next so I can find info faster and see trends, also just due to the nature of things, some of the carbon copy info is pretty hard to read, but nevertheless, Iíve got receipts spanning the life of the car so thatís fun.



      Picked up a tach from MonzaA4, again, a good little project when I have time.





      Man I could use a properly heated garage!
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      Boy oh boy, this long winter is killing me!!

      About every week or 2 I run old car in the garage for 10-15 minutes to warm it up and try to keep the system dry.
      I have 2 rechargeable desiccant packs that sit inside the car, I take those in the house every few weeks and dry them out to replace them.

      I definitely miss driving the old thing, even if it's taxing and a bit slow


      Waiting on a little more info, hoping VP auto guru's can verify that I have the right stuff lined up to reseal my injectors, (6 different o-rings and gaskets), but otherwise my current list is:

      - reseal fuel injectors, replace clamps with proper items .
      - valve cover gasket & perhaps load spreaders for bolts

      - Shocks & Springs. Currently looking at the LesjŲfors Sport springs & KYB Gas-adjust shocks which are economical, and for the weight of the 164 probably not too rough, but VP has KYB oils for pretty cheap too, so I dunno yet.

      - Front caliper rebuild/refresh, need to sort out the front stuck wheel, may as well pop in new pads and refresh the calipers if needed.

      - Highly tempted to hit a local exhaust shop and have the whole rear end replaced, make it a little more throaty on the road...

      - Other little things, window hardware needs to be resealed (wing windows), new clips for the window crank, and some front aux driving lights to help with those late night drives home through the country (and give it a little sportier appearance). And I need to sort out my seat belts still.

      Man I wish I had a heated garage....
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      Finally got around to checking out the ďstuckĒ front wheel, I donít know if the caliper is really stuck or not, but the pad was about gone and one piston on one side was farther extended than the rest resulting in uneven pad wear (passenger side had plenty of meat left on both pads), so pressing the pistons back didnít give me any extra resistance beyond normal, so I lubed up the rubber seals a little bit, dropped in some new pads and will keep an eye on it.
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      Full tank of fresh fuel & seafoam last night, drove her to work yesterday and today, mileage is sitting at about 199770 miles this morning at work, getting closer!
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      Donít get me wrong, a thousand things to do, but sheís holding together good.* Hereís a minor list:
      - Upper control arm bushing could probably be replaced, but I donít see those readily available so Iíll keep searching as time allows.
      - I have the Lesjofors sport springs, waiting for hopefully a decent sale on Bilstein HDís to get those in the garage before touching the suspension more.
      - driver window slips so you have to hold it in place to roll it up
      - driver window crank likes to fall off randomly *
      - need to re-glue both wing windows (top pivot) and source drivers side latch
      - fan stopped working, need to get under there and find out why
      - seat belts, I have a place to send them to be re-webbed & have the mechanisms rebuilt, just need to do it (and thatíll put it out of commission)
      - still need to replace the hose clamps that I put on the fuel hoses w/ the better ones (and I have the parts to reseal the injectors)
      - wouldnít hurt to lower the wiper arms down a bit
      - radio rattles and doesnít work
      - AC system is nonfunctioning, honestly debating removing it and getting a glovebox back (if I could actually find the parts)
      - upholstery is worn out, Iíd love to get fabric seats (I know, less luxurious)
      - trim that wonky exhaust tip and put on a straight tip, not looking to swap exhaust systems for the immediate time
      - need to order a new fuel tank filter access plug (and in tank filter), the one I have leaks a drop occasionally and is stripped so I canít get it out to get to the filter, will need to destroy it to get it out.
      - transmission leaks, could probably use a service (and filter maybe)
      - continued paint work, Iíd like to start working on paint correction and touchup (knowing itíll never be concours grade)
      - the list goes on.......


      But I am so glad to be driving it again!
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      Definitely appreciate how little rust this car has had, this is what I'm used to out west, none of this salty death to cars
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      Check back a couple of years on this forum and you will find a thread covering replacement of the inertia reel seat belts on the 140 which I bet will be identical to the 164. Good replacement mechanisms from Europe can be had for around $80 for the front belts and with about 30 minutes of your time you can do a buckle swap. Gives you a near exact replacement (except for the certification label) with a new operating mechanism. Has the added benefit of no down-time while you are waiting for a reweb.

      VP Auto and CVI sell replacement upholstery. Unfortunately, the fabric seats have a different shape foam than the leather so you can't swap the fabric covers onto a leather equipped car unless you are prepared to replace the foams. The bottom foam on the driver side on my 142E (same as 164E) was pretty much shot and required replacement. They are available from VP; but, with shipping they are $$$$$$$$. I have had cars with fabric seats and leather seats (two with black leather). Give me the fabric every time if it is available.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Aaaaaah, yes, I think it was one of your old threads that led me to seatbelt planet, they seem to be willing to work on them. I will keep searching, of course a ready to swap situation would be most ideal if affordable.
      ( https://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...highlight=BELT )
      That's actually really funny, I did the same exact thing by opening the spring side of the tensioner, ooops. It didn't make it worse, but didn't make it better.
      I just re-read this thread and am more confused as to whether or not I can swap hardware without specialty sewing webbing, I guess I need to take a look again!


      And since this car is going to maintain a fun project/weekend (weekday) driver, I am not going to drop that much $$ on a new interior, I can dream though For now I'm eyeballing whatever sort of seat covers I can throw on the old dry hot black vinyl that may look somewhat period correct, I dunno, an old Indian blanket fabric or something, I wasn't quite around in 72.



      Quote Originally Posted by 142 Guy View Post
      Check back a couple of years on this forum and you will find a thread covering replacement of the inertia reel seat belts on the 140 which I bet will be identical to the 164. Good replacement mechanisms from Europe can be had for around $80 for the front belts and with about 30 minutes of your time you can do a buckle swap. Gives you a near exact replacement (except for the certification label) with a new operating mechanism. Has the added benefit of no down-time while you are waiting for a reweb.

      VP Auto and CVI sell replacement upholstery. Unfortunately, the fabric seats have a different shape foam than the leather so you can't swap the fabric covers onto a leather equipped car unless you are prepared to replace the foams. The bottom foam on the driver side on my 142E (same as 164E) was pretty much shot and required replacement. They are available from VP; but, with shipping they are $$$$$$$$. I have had cars with fabric seats and leather seats (two with black leather). Give me the fabric every time if it is available.
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      Quote Originally Posted by spiked60 View Post
      I just re-read this thread and am more confused as to whether or not I can swap hardware without specialty sewing webbing, I guess I need to take a look again!


      And since this car is going to maintain a fun project/weekend (weekday) driver, I am not going to drop that much $$ on a new interior, I can dream though For now I'm eyeballing whatever sort of seat covers I can throw on the old dry hot black vinyl that may look somewhat period correct, I dunno, an old Indian blanket fabric or something, I wasn't quite around in 72.
      2nd page of the thread takes you through the process. If you have specific questions just post. Should be no need for sewing; however, it does seem I provided incorrect info. The buckle swap took me 45 minutes not 30 minutes.

      https://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...t-repair/page2

      Fair enough observation about the cost of upholstery. Just an observation that since your car is a 164E, that should be leather rather than vinyl unless somebody has already done a recover. That said, I find that black leather and black vinyl are equally unpleasant on a hot sunny day.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Drove old car to work a few days last week as well as about 120 miles each weekend day, rolled over the 200k mark a few miles from home last night!


      https://www.instagram.com/p/BxGoidiH...d=69dd6y3rcjtx



      My gramps had the front seats reupholstered in the past, they feel like vinyl not leather. Theyíre still well colored, but they are not soft and the driverís seat has a tear at the seam. The rear seats on the other hand, look original, at least the backrest, and theyíre well faded and worn out/aged appropriately. So Iím not against redoing them as need be, but for reality, Iím eyeballing some slip on seat covers for comfort/cost/convince as there are many things that take priority for $ this year.


      Now that Iíve hit the mileage mark I was aiming for, and Iím in for a rainy week, Iím hoping to pull the passenger belt tonight and make headway on that project.
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      Finally got around to replacing my broken window lift arm, luckily with some heat gun persuasion I was able to reuse the rubberized gasket (didn't know to order one).
      So, now it lifts square as it should.

      Also I did pay a company to swap out seat belt retractors, I know I could have done it but it was easier as I've had a really busy month in my personal life.

      After almost a month, took her out for a ride last night


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      Nice. Taking care of the smaller things makes such a huge difference.

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      With the belts and window back in place, I also threw on the seat covers and took her down the road to cars & coffee on Sunday, some people appreciate the classics, but most of them are Porsche/BMW snobs lol

      Oh well. And I know seat covers arenít the best, but they are more comfy than that black leather/vinyl and Iím definitely not dropping that much money for new skins (unless I can get them reupholstered w/ a fabric or fabric/leather combo)

      For now, it works, and was easier on the budget. Lots to do still
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      Met a local guy a bit older than I, he is a talker who knows everybody, so last night I get a short notice to bring the old car to a little gathering, thatís all I hear.


      I show up, turns out a guy owns land and has a grass airstrip and a few times per year invites a ton of people out on a random Thursday night, estimate 700+ people showed up for a huge potluck, probably 25+ private planes/ultralights/helicopters flew in and maybe 75 classics/exotics showed up (not including the couple hundred daily drivers parked out back)

      Was a good time, but felt like I got invited into a weird underground social circle

      A few imports, but I was definitely the only Volvo
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      Had a down weekend in my running life and wife's out of town, so I knocked out a few tasks on the '72.

      Had a shop throw some tack welds on a hubcap bracket, and while there I decided to remove the resonator and put a more modern tip on the car. Lemme tell you, removing those last few restrictions definitely cranked up the throaty sounds of this straight 6 (will post a video later)


      Then finally got around to installing the lesjofors sport springs to lower and stiffen the old girl.

      Did get out to cars and coffee today, really digging it right now!

      (I know I need to put the hubcaps back on still)

      I'm looking to tint the windows, but have to fit it into the schedule lol.
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      Looks good on the new springs.
      Instead of the hubcaps, you should get some reproduction center caps & chrome lug nuts. The usual suspects sell them (VP, CVI, Scandex).

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      Quote Originally Posted by 66Wildcat View Post
      Looks good on the new springs.
      Instead of the hubcaps, you should get some reproduction center caps & chrome lug nuts. The usual suspects sell them (VP, CVI, Scandex).
      Thanks!

      Yeah, the caps are pretty close to that, lug covers and outer ring.

      Repainting the wheels are on the list, either silver as New, or a darker color if I decide to go that route
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      Couple of 30 second videos

      https://www.instagram.com/p/B2KjcEJH...=1wa6jba6tdepp


      Turns out in my haste to get to cars and coffee, I lost a screw for the hubcap, ooops.
      Will have to source a replacement.
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      WelFound that VP does sell the screw, but itís pretty expensive and a flat head instead of a Philips head screw, so I checked out the local hardware stores, but inevitably ended up online. So, a new 6 pack will be here in a few days.

      Headed out for a trip to go run stupid long distances in the mountains, but planning on repainting the steelies when I get back, some fresh paint on the wheels will improve the look before I head out to one last meet up for the season. I donít think full black will look great, but Iím tempted to go with a gunmetal/dark grey/etc for a little variety (my winter wheels for my S60 I painted graphite and like the contrast), weíll see what happens
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      That is wild!!
      Quote Originally Posted by spiked60 View Post
      Was a good time, but felt like I got invited into a weird underground social circle
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      S60;

      If you lost it in the garage, that can happen, and you'll probably run across it, now that the replacement has arrived...but if you lost it driving, I suggest gooping up the threads with not a threadlocker (that's a little too permanent!), but just some gasket goop...I find that it binds up loose threads just enough to prevent loosening/loss due to vibration.

      Cheers, ...car looks great BTW!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ron Kwas View Post
      S60;

      If you lost it in the garage, that can happen, and you'll probably run across it, now that the replacement has arrived...but if you lost it driving, I suggest gooping up the threads with not a threadlocker (that's a little too permanent!), but just some gasket goop...I find that it binds up loose threads just enough to prevent loosening/loss due to vibration.

      Cheers, ...car looks great BTW!

      Thanks!

      Yeah, no, it's gone on the road somewhere, I cleaned the garage after pulling the car out.

      And the 10 second backstory, the nut inside the hubcap bracket broke free when I pulled the wheel a while back to do brakes, looked like a previous person used black rtv rubber to temporarily hold the nut in the bracket, so that's why I stopped by the exhaust shop initially, to have them throw a few tack welds on the bracket.
      I put the bracket on the car when I assembled it, and recall seeing silver anti-sieze on the threads since it looked out of place, so it was plenty lubed up and just hand threaded in a few threads when I went off driving, so I'm pretty positive it's gone for good.

      But at least I didn't lose a harder to find/more costly hubcap, just a screw. Ading a touch of gasket goop sounds like a smart idea, maybe I'll do that on all 4 corners when I put the new ones on!
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      Well that was a fun Friday drive home.

      Smelled strong raw fuel and was able to get out of stopped traffic and off the highway asap.
      Found high pressure fuel spraying out under the fuel pump area, Yay.....

      Turned out to be the fuel hose from pump to filter, towed home and when I replaced the hose I can't say there was any major damage, just looked like old hose that finally failed.

      Anyhoot, replaced the hose and had enough gas to get to the station for a fresh tank.

      Will be checking the rest of the undercar rubber lines soon to make sure this doesn't happen again hopefully

      Not that much time left before winter storage happens
      The daily, 2009 S60 2.5T AWD, Ice White, Shark Stage 1.
      The cruiser, 1972 164E, Alpine Blue Metallic.


      For the most current photos of the day, find me on Instagram

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      Quote Originally Posted by spiked60 View Post
      Well that was a fun Friday drive home.

      Smelled strong raw fuel and was able to get out of stopped traffic and off the highway asap.

      Quite a way to have your drive end!

      It's a great way to get one's heart rate up smelling large quantities of gasoline while you're driving. When my SU's played up several months ago I started carrying an ABC extinguisher out of caution.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mathue View Post
      Quite a way to have your drive end!

      It's a great way to get one's heart rate up smelling large quantities of gasoline while you're driving. When my SU's played up several months ago I started carrying an ABC extinguisher out of caution.
      Same story here, the fuel injection lines are right over the exhaust manifold and when I got it were prone to randomly seep fuel.

      I had a lawnmower catch fire once so I am very cautious now, first purchase was a proper extinguisher as well!
      The daily, 2009 S60 2.5T AWD, Ice White, Shark Stage 1.
      The cruiser, 1972 164E, Alpine Blue Metallic.


      For the most current photos of the day, find me on Instagram

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