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There are only crickets in here...

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Thu May 07, 2020 1:01 pm

A tidy 1964 1800S coupe on BaT....

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-volvo-p1800s/
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Thu May 07, 2020 1:27 pm

...and a nice looking '67 122 wagon, that upon closer inspection is pretty rough around the edges, the OD doesn't work, the floors had to be replaced, and it has hidden rust issues.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-volvo-122s-33/
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 07, 2020 2:21 pm

I like it. Anyway, check out the license plate:

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Fri May 08, 2020 5:39 pm

^^ yep, funny!

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 am

A humble but honest 1800E coupe on Bring a Trailer...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-volvo-1800e-15/

Interesting for me to see the E motor with Megasquirt engine management. I've been trying to read up on this as a potential B20 project. As much as I love my old Webers on the Alfa, a modern injection system is usually more efficient in every way - mileage, air/fuel mixture, power delivery.

Nobody seems to like the old D-Jet system, it's a pain in the ass. My old Seattle neighbor, a Volvo die-hard, just shakes his head at the issues they had with a D-jet 145 they bought new.

But the intake manifold and runner length are just right for the B20 (?), and the fittings are there for all the sensors you need for the computer, and the Megasquirt system is now common and reliable from what I read.

So, maybe a rebuilt B20 with all new bearings, higher compression, quality pistons, the right cylinder head with some proven porting work, and this system for fuel and spark.....? Nothing wrong with SU's, mind you!

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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 14, 2020 12:51 pm

BlackBart wrote:
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But the intake manifold and runner length are just right for the B20 (?), and the fittings are there for all the sensors you need for the computer, and the Megasquirt system is now common and reliable from what I read.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by BlackBart » Thu May 14, 2020 4:58 pm

Another option is a B20 block with the 16V twincam head, but that needs a bit of adapting and modification, and I think is more of a high rpm horsepower engine vs a torquey B20.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 14, 2020 5:19 pm

Man this RWD talk has me salivating. I appreciate the oldies in this thread, and I appreciate (the heck out of) the P80s, but man alive these fine 900-series 5-doors have me crying they're so nice.

There really are thousands of fine lowered/wheels 900 wagons in the world, from what I see on the 'Net. The simplicity and sharp corners I just can't stop thinking about. And the glass! Oh the glass! You can see everything in every direction.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 14, 2020 5:21 pm

I know I know, wrong thread. And do I really need a car project right now? My house to do list is never ending. It's a time sponge. And oh yea, I have a kid too. Forgot about him. :wink: :lol:

I purposely don't look locally in Craigslist for Volvos. But I might crack.
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Re: There are only crickets in here...

Post by volvolugnut » Thu May 14, 2020 6:29 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Man this RWD talk has me salivating.
And they park easier, too.

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