Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > PV, 120 (Amazon), 1800 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

PV, 120 (Amazon), 1800 General Forum for the Volvo PV, 120 and 1800 cars

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Volvo PV444 wins 1957 Petit Lemans at Lime Rock!

Views : 3230

Replies : 58

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Aug 4th, 2018, 20:34   #51
blueosprey90
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 13:27
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Milford
Default

Thanks for the advice in the last three posts. Taking it to heart.


Otherwise working on the Volvo today. Easily got the car started for the first time in months - sweet! Pulled the plugs and built oil pressure before starting. They had excellent color! Had a gasoline leak but got that under control. Ran the car for about half an hour to burn off any water in the engine.

Otherwise prepping driver's side floorboard for paint. Welded in a lock nut for the transmission mount and re-welded the seat bracket to the body. Not pretty, but looks like the welds will work.
blueosprey90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6th, 2018, 17:04   #52
blueosprey90
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 13:27
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Milford
Default

Sunday - More prepping of floorboards for paint. Grind the rusty floors with a 4"wire brush on an angle grinder, then go down to a 3" wire brush, use paint thinner & a putty knife to remove deteriorated seam sealer, then use a wire brush on the electric drill, 3 different types of brushes depending what I'm trying to clean. With the wire brushes on the drill, the rusty areas turn from black orange to mostly black. The rusty metal is like a skin rash. Then wash with an acid based metal prep - removes some rust, and then converts what is left. Then wipe down several times with a degreaser. I was able to get a first layer of POR 15 on the driver's side floorboards today. I figure about 24 hours of prep work for 1 hour of painting.

I also took the throttle linkage off. As I suspected, a lot of wear at the connection coming off of the gas pedal. I welded on some patch material and ground down so now closer to new condition - although my welding ability is lame.

An internet friend from the S2000 boards in Upstate New York posted these pictures to give me an incentive. He's living in Helsinki or thereabouts as far as I know, so I presume the photos originated there. Car looks a bit custom.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Richie in Helsinki resized.jpg (44.0 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg Richie in Helsinki 2 resized.jpg (42.9 KB, 10 views)
blueosprey90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6th, 2018, 18:22   #53
Army
marches on his stomach
 

Last Online: Sep 13th, 2018 08:21
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blueosprey90 View Post
Sunday - More prepping of floorboards for paint. Grind the rusty floors with a 4"wire brush on an angle grinder, then go down to a 3" wire brush, use paint thinner & a putty knife to remove deteriorated seam sealer, then use a wire brush on the electric drill, 3 different types of brushes depending what I'm trying to clean. With the wire brushes on the drill, the rusty areas turn from black orange to mostly black. The rusty metal is like a skin rash. Then wash with an acid based metal prep - removes some rust, and then converts what is left. Then wipe down several times with a degreaser. I was able to get a first layer of POR 15 on the driver's side floorboards today. I figure about 24 hours of prep work for 1 hour of painting.

...
If you haven't reached the painting stage on all of it yet a good test to do is to grind away on top of the treated metal prep surface.

The problem that can happen is that there is often a loose layer on top of yet more rust.

Ideally you need to get to shiny metal.
__________________
Englishman who lives somewhere in Holland

Volvo PV544 in Holland
Army is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7th, 2018, 14:33   #54
blueosprey90
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 13:27
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Milford
Default

No, it's not bad enough for scale.

Applied a second coat of POR-15 on driver's side floorboards last night.

But now I have to switch gears and concentrate on the race car. Racing at the end of the month and I have to evaluate a ticking noise that I hope is a leaking exhaust gasket.
blueosprey90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 17th, 2018, 19:53   #55
blueosprey90
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 13:27
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Milford
Default

I was making a push to get the Volvo road worthy enough to take it to the "Gathering of the Marques" at Lime Rock's Historic Festival. Still a lot to do and I don't think it can happen given my schedule.

But otherwise my race group for the MGA has been announced. That is one oddball race group I will find myself in. Most of the cars are open wheel Formula Juniors. There are two Stanguellinis - cool looking cars for sure. Lots of Lotus in among the Formula Juniors, but also several Lotus 7s and Lotus Super 7s. Then there is a Maserati 300S and a Ferrari 250 GT Interim. Big money cars.

I guess I'll see everything up close when sitting on the grid and then again in my rear view mirrors.
blueosprey90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5th, 2018, 22:20   #56
blueosprey90
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 13:27
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Milford
Default

Over the weekend, I saw this "racing" PV544 for sale at the Lime Rock Historic Festival (Connecticut, U.S.A)

I believe that it is owned by Shaun Henderson (on consignment to Ori Simpko, Simpko Motors) and replaces a much nicer car that he rolled maybe three years ago at Thompson. I've never seen this car race; and in fact, I've never seen Shaun race since the crash. Shaun was fast, though!

Engine clean and tidy - marked "110 octane only" "20-50 oil". Aluminium radiator, bolt in roll bar with harness bar, seat belts and race cell. I don't think I saw anti-roll bars.

I examined but couldn't figure out how the seat belts were attached at the inside sill.

Car has a little more patina than I might like.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF3369 reduced.jpg (254.0 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF3370 reduced.jpg (231.9 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF3371 reduced.jpg (247.8 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF3372 reduced.jpg (260.4 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF3367 reduced.jpg (256.0 KB, 16 views)
blueosprey90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 8th, 2018, 12:22   #57
Vintagewrench
Member
 
Vintagewrench's Avatar
 

Last Online: Sep 15th, 2018 11:58
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Default

I have been following your progress and you are doing a great job on this car.

Are you going to the VSCCA Fall Finale at Lime Rock? If so it would be nice to meet you. I'm a member and will bring a '67 1800s.
Vintagewrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10th, 2018, 03:44   #58
blueosprey90
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 13:27
Join Date: May 2017
Location: New Milford
Default

That's a bummer! I'm probably not going to be attending the Fall Finale. If I am there, it will be with MGA #645.

I think the plan is another death march. A few weeks ago, I was climbing Gothics in the Adirondacks. I planned to veer off and get Pinnacle & Sawteeth, and descend back from whence I came.

The climb was so arduous, however, that I stuck with the team and descended via Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw. (In all honesty, there was no way that I was descending Gothics solo!)

They now want me to grab the omitted peaks (but without the dogs)!
blueosprey90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11th, 2018, 11:21   #59
Vintagewrench
Member
 
Vintagewrench's Avatar
 

Last Online: Sep 15th, 2018 11:58
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blueosprey90 View Post
That's a bummer! I'm probably not going to be attending the Fall Finale. If I am there, it will be with MGA #645.
Well, thats ok hopefully I will see you at the Spring Sprints.
Vintagewrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:33.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.