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Old Feb 22nd, 2013, 15:01   #11
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hi got the car,and i am just going through a few perished items...
does anywhere do 164 parts??
i am after a steering coupling the rubber part,and is there anything else you guys would recomend to crispen up the steering???
is there anywhere to get repair sections,bottom fronts of wings is rusty,and the windscreen scuttle needs repairing on both corners,any advice would be great cheers...

another question has anyone changed the ignition set up to accuspark electronic before???wondering if you remove the ballast module,cheers...
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Old Feb 22nd, 2013, 23:39   #12
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My first port of call for parts for the 164 would be the same as for other older Volvos, that is Simon at Brookhouse.
If you want to try an accuspark then speak to them, they were very helpful when I went there, though I have yet to try one. From memory I don't think they said it is essential to ditch the ballast resistor but it is recommended, however, when mine failed a number of contributors to this forum told me it wouuld be best to get rid of this item anyway rather than replace it, so I did.
It is of course essential to change your coil for a suitable one if you also do this whether or not you keep your points.
I bought my new coil from accuspark as I went to see them as they are close to where I live, they were very helpful and reasonable on price, otherwise I would have gone to Brookhouse as I do for most things Volvo I need.
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Hi,

Can you post some photos of the car, I'd love to see it.

If you look through my thread you'll find relevant rust repairs

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=60815

I don't know of any repair panels for front wings, you'll need to make some I think. There was a post on here offering two new-old-stock Volvo 164 wings, but they have surface rust and were expensive at 250. Don't know if they are stilll available.

Good luck with the project. I'd really encourage you to take photos and document it on a thread on here. It's really worthwhile to do it, in terms of motivation, advice and ideas. And as a result of doing my project thread, I'm now in touch with several new friends around the world.

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Try the 123 dizy. Highly reccomend it + high performance Boch coil.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 23:03   #15
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My first port of call for parts for the 164 would be the same as for other older Volvos, that is Simon at Brookhouse.
If you want to try an accuspark then speak to them, they were very helpful when I went there, though I have yet to try one. From memory I don't think they said it is essential to ditch the ballast resistor but it is recommended, however, when mine failed a number of contributors to this forum told me it wouuld be best to get rid of this item anyway rather than replace it, so I did.
It is of course essential to change your coil for a suitable one if you also do this whether or not you keep your points.
I bought my new coil from accuspark as I went to see them as they are close to where I live, they were very helpful and reasonable on price, otherwise I would have gone to Brookhouse as I do for most things Volvo I need.
Wolfe what car do you have then I'm local to accuspark too...
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Try the 123 dizy. Highly reccomend it + high performance Boch coil.
Hi what's the 123 dizzy?...
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 23:08   #17
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Looks good, but it's very low! Does it drive OK at that ride height?

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Hi what's the 123 dizzy?...
http://www.123ignition.nl/
Pricey but worth it for hastle free, point less ignition.
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My 164 is a late 1972 auto. similar colour to yours I think.
Yours makes mine look very tall! What size are your wheels and tyres?
Hope you enjoy it.
You can get loads of help and advice from this forum if you need or want it, it has been a massive help to me.
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