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Army Feb 8th, 2018 09:54

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Originally Posted by old fart (Post 2366784)
That's a good start. You'll make a car of it yet!

To be fair it was a road legal vehicle before I started - Im only happy when theyre in bits...

arcturus Feb 8th, 2018 10:06

As a matter of interest, how much did you have to pay for it at the start if you don't mind saying?

Army Feb 8th, 2018 17:38

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Originally Posted by arcturus (Post 2366950)
As a matter of interest, how much did you have to pay for it at the start if you don't mind saying?

This subject has been approached before

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showp...2&postcount=17

I think I gave away enough information there!

Army Feb 8th, 2018 17:44

Thought I finished the welding on the front end...
 
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...but later on in the day when I was stripping the old paint I found a few more pin holes.

Still the other corner holes have now been welded up.

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1518108017

^^^

Made a bit of a random shape to help preserve the curve

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1518108017

^^^^^

Yet again a bit of Zincor has been rolled to shape - here I am fitting the larger piece behind the new designer hole so I can trace out the shape from the front and cut to get a nice butt joint

(No overlapping crap - no glass fibre filler for me!)

Sorry about this picture - camera wandered off and did its own auto focus thing for some reason

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1518108017

(Dont worry I guess there will be more pictures on their merry little way)

Army Feb 9th, 2018 17:14

When I reach this stage I always...
 
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...wonder why I started the bloody paint removal in the first place!

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1518192790

The only solution I know is to carry on with the easy bits as well to keep the faith

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1518192790

It is a long distance race - not a sprint!

Army Feb 9th, 2018 17:24

Other news =>
 
Ive also splashed out and joined a club here in Holland. (The V44 club was recommended - this caused a bit of confusion as it has now got a new name)

https://www.volvokv.nl/

Compared with some clubs in the UK the initial cost is quite high. There are some pretty good advantages though - one for me was their spares webshop which seems to sell new parts at a reasonable price - and importantly later on they will help with a valuation of your vehicle for insurance purposes for a very reasonable price...

...so joined up (again)

blueosprey90 Feb 9th, 2018 23:12

:notworthy:

Just reporting in to say that I'm enjoying your thread.

Army Feb 10th, 2018 10:31

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Originally Posted by blueosprey90 (Post 2367550)
:notworthy:

Just reporting in to say that I'm enjoying your thread.

Thanks

Im hoping the good people here can help with my (almost perpetual) stream of questions.

At the moment Im thinking about valve cover and sump colours on B18s

(I know Ive got a B20 but I want it to look kind of original)

Ignoring the chrome finishes and the black and chrome zebra affairs it looks like Volvo painted the valve cover in a grey

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...azonEngine.jpg

(Image borrowed from Wikipedia)

Is there a specific Volvo grey for this?

Ive found the red engine paint.

Im also wondering about the sump - it looks like most have been done in the red.



{And another general Volvo question for you all: Why did the next generation engines end up being called red blocks when the generation before were also red?}

Derek UK Feb 10th, 2018 13:16

The original valve covers were cadmium plated and many of them then had a clear lacquer coating that breaks up over time and goes a bit yellow. They also rust on the outside. Current finish is up to you. Wheel silver paint holds up well plus clear lacquer if you wish. Silver/blue zinc plate is good if the surface isn't damaged with rust. Engine including sump is red. Front timing cover can be silver too. It's an alloy casting so will get a bit scruffy over time.

Army Feb 10th, 2018 14:11

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Originally Posted by Derek UK (Post 2367688)
The original valve covers were cadmium plated and many of them then had a clear lacquer coating that breaks up over time and goes a bit yellow. They also rust on the outside. Current finish is up to you. Wheel silver paint holds up well plus clear lacquer if you wish. Silver/blue zinc plate is good if the surface isn't damaged with rust. Engine including sump is red. Front timing cover can be silver too. It's an alloy casting so will get a bit scruffy over time.

Great stuff - thank you very much (and for your continued help)

If they were originally in that CAD finish I guess there are some things that just arent worth keeping original...


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