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Volvo PV444 wins 1957 Petit Lemans at Lime Rock!

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Old Mar 14th, 2019, 23:54   #111
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We need a sticky thread with a guide to who's who. I just can't think of a catchy phrase to name it.


Each entry should look something like this:

blueosprey90 --- Jeff ---- '57 PV444 - New Milford, Connecticut - USA.



On a B4-B16 Facebook page, Eldon H., who I think might be arcturus on these boards, posted some nice underside photos and pointed out that I was missing some spring clips. Another fellow, Toje C. (who I don't think is here) posted up the part number.

The spring clips are part 659682 and go for $2.32 each, so not expensive.

Now, if you are referring to the brake cable though, I couldn't figure out what cable to buy. The part for my '57 doesn't seem to be available. I didn't know whether to buy older 444 cables or newer 555 cables. I didn't want to order a pair only to have to return them.

Now that I have it off, I'll post up a picture and the community can help me decide.
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 14:20   #112
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No,I'm not Eldon.If you look at my avatar you will see that I live in Portugal
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 15:31   #113
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Well, I'm not very good at names.

I still can't get Kim and Kloe Kardashian straight. (American internet drama queens) And then just forget about Kourtney. Then there's that pesky half sister, Kristin, I think.
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 13:15   #114
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Underside passenger side floor: Spent weekend prepping the underside floor, then painting with POR-15. Hammer & dolly work on the flange damaged from improper jacking. Not perfect, but much improved. Two coats of POR-15, one coat of Eastwood Chassis black. Will probably finish with one more coat of the Eastwood.

With this very unpleasant task out of the way, I can start to attack all the left over loose ends and get the car on the road.

Seat belts are my next target.
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Old Apr 12th, 2019, 13:46   #115
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Oil change, primarily because I had a nuisance oil leak at the drain plug. Replaced a copper compression washer with a fiber washer. Toasted the copper washer trying to anneal it, so had to use what was in the box of bits.

Had some oil filters in my spares. A Fram CH-847 PL that I decided not to use and will probably discard. I used a #551304 (box also marked 6F14C3 -/ 110110Q1) of unknown origin and manufacture. Filters appear very flimsy. Iím not sure how to prime the filter. Will probably pull the plugs and spin the engine until I get oil pressure.

Still fiddling with my parking brake. Added a return spring that was missing where the main cable joins the cables leading to the brakes. But I still canít get the driverís side rear to engage fully. I have a missing front anchor point and a rube goldberg repair and I think the cables have a slightly different pull length. But for now, Iím done.

I did add an anti-rattle clip on the brake shoe separating bar and now I simply need to see if there is a torque spec for the castellated nut before finishing up with the hub.

With some JB Weld epoxy, fabricated some shoulder bolts to attach the 3 point seat belts to the B pillars. There is an existing hidden nut in the pillar that I will use, although I think it is only sized at M8 (or perhaps M10). I wish it had more meat, but it is what it is. I should be a bit safer with a shoulder harness.

I had a major snafu rebuilding my race motor for the MGA, so I have been able to continue to devote attention to the PV 444. First race weekend in three weeks. Will be running my spare engine.
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Old Apr 12th, 2019, 15:20   #116
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Jeff;

Pulling spark plugs and cranking until oil pressure is indicated or Oil Indicator goes out (with preferably a prefilled oil filter) is a good practice for first start after a long inactive time...to optimize, you can add pulling valve cover and preoiling the valve and rocker components, and oil will make its way to lifters down pushrods...

There is no torque specified for Drumnut since it must wind up at a cotter-pin alignment...I suggest 80-100ft/lbs, then if necessary, continue turning to next alignment opportunity.

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I had a major snafu rebuilding my race motor for the MGA, so I have been able to continue to devote attention to the PV 444. First race weekend in three weeks. Will be running my spare engine.
Sorry to hear about the engine issue. Hope to meet you at Lime Rock I'll be bringing the 1800s.
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Old Apr 16th, 2019, 14:15   #118
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On the shoulder bolts for the three point seat belts.

I used a flange washer, then extended the flange with two SAE washers, then I added a piece that I made out of those connectors for threaded rod. The connector is hex shaped, threaded and is about an inch long. I placed it in my drill and then ran it up against the grinding wheel to flatten out all of the corners. Then cut it down to about a third of an inch with a dremmel tool. Glommed on the JB Weld and screwed down the threaded piece. Then some paint.


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Race car is loaded up for Lime Rock tomorrow and Saturday. Weather expected to be unsettled with showers.

VintageWrench should be running his 1800. Rumor is that Alan Ward (Cape Cod) is coming with a Volvo 544. I knew him from the days when he raced a Formcar. Also I wouldn't be surprised if John Schieffelin shows up with his 544, although he may bring something older.

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I don't know if he is on these boards, but David G. was at the VSCCA Driver's School at Lime Rock this weekend. After the school, he managed to find himself in my race. It's hard enough being a brand new driver, but this would have been enough to send me to the nearest bar for a "restorative"


https://youtu.be/btg3oIDoK2I
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