Old Volvo, cute as a puppy

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Old Volvo, cute as a puppy

Post by friedman » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 am

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld ... 87367.html

Wasn't looking for one, just was newest post when I opened craigslist this morning. Very cool looking and it makes access to under the hood parts painfully easy. Steering box looks like one out of a 124.

Wonder how hard it would be to install a spider 2L and five speed?
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Post by mikehynes » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:49 am

Reminds me of a '55 Chrysler 300.
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Post by rridge » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:31 pm

Probably no harder than installing a Ford small block V8.
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Post by cgranju » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:34 pm

it's remarkably not rusty
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Post by vandor » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:40 pm

Those are fun. Later ones came with a 2 liter that can get good power, so not much point in installing a Fiat TC.
It's amazing how much that looks like a 124 steering box, but it's not, I think it's a ZF design. I wonder if Fiat copied a ZF steering box in the 60s :-)
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Post by fiat850 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:44 am

friedman wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 am
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld ... 87367.html

Wonder how hard it would be to install a spider 2L and five speed?
No need to, the ad says it's already had a 2L swap (probably a B20), Weber carb/manifold upgrade, nice exhaust header, trans overdrive, IPD bits, etc..

Seems like Karl (the Swedish version of Carl) has already been busy. ;)
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Post by friedman » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:59 am

It even has a signature Carl (Karl?) paint job.
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Post by fiatrn » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:06 pm

I had a '66 122S sedan with twin Su carbs. It was easy to work on in a way that no modern car can approach - but it will also never have anything near the feel of a Fiat sedan. It was a little ponderous and slow here at the mile high, even with the twin carbs. Gorgeous to look at, fun to be the passenger, but uninspiring to drive. I felt that to make it sprightly would take away a lot of the character - you would need to cam it, to lower it a little, put on harder front springs, etc, which I worried would remove a lot of the real Volvo feel...
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Post by fiat850 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:55 am

fiatrn wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:06 pm
I had a '66 122S sedan with twin Su carbs.

Very nice! I had a '68 142S with the B18 & dual SU's.

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Not a quick car by any means, but it was a great, comfortable highway cruiser at 70-80mph all day long. Over my 10-year ownership, it gave me MANY memorable roadtrips & solid daily-driver reliability. Probably the biggest auto-related regret I have was selling that car. :(
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Re: Old Volvo, cute as a puppy

Post by fp55scca » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:38 pm

--Jeff, nice! I'm picturing that baby with some beefy rims and tires..... :twisted:

--With the exception of the B20E, with high CR and fuel injection, I think the Fiat/Lancia TC 2L would be a nice upgrade to some of these old beauties.
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