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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Mar 1st, 2018, 18:49   #91
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...ahem...not to be a stickler...but I must...I would like to point out that what you've masked there is the friction surface (good!)...but I would also recommend masking the (6, plus associated) contact surfaces where Clutch Cover will be bolted to Flywheel...the point is not to have a layer of paint which might cold-flow and change /(reduce under heat and pressure) thickness and thereby promote critical fasteners to loosen causing a disaster...or worse...

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I was under the impression that the cover for the clutch was painted. That´s why I reckoned it was OK to paint that mating surface.

If I´m wrong about that I´ll break out some sand paper.
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Old Mar 1st, 2018, 19:07   #92
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It might very well be, but with a thin coat of paint which is quite stable by the time you get it...opposed to you spraying on a possibly fairly thin coat when you do it, and assembling it when "dry" but yet not absolutely stable. I don't mean to make a big deal about it, just pointing out areas to be aware of and take care with.

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Just a personal opinion but painting a flywheel seems rather pointless, I don't think they were ever painted in the first place and even when a car has stood outside for many years you will find hardly any rust on it due to the grade of steel/iron it is made from. Plus you don't even see it when assembled! It will be one of the last parts still sitting there when the rest of the car has dissolved.
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Just a personal opinion but painting a flywheel seems rather pointless, I don't think they were ever painted in the first place and even when a car has stood outside for many years you will find hardly any rust on it due to the grade of steel/iron it is made from. Plus you don't even see it when assembled! It will be one of the last parts still sitting there when the rest of the car has dissolved.
The reason for painting the replacement shown in the pictures is that it had obviously been sitting on a shelf for a fair few years before the seller had had the clutch plate contact surface redone. I cleaned away the rust before the pictures were made.

I don´t put rusty parts (back) on cars
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They did regrind the surface of the friction plate and not the surface where the pressure plate is mounted at the same way????

measure carefully, the datas you will find in the green book Army

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They did regrind the surface of the friction plate and not the surface where the pressure plate is mounted at the same way????

measure carefully, the datas you will find in the green book Army

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May be I should put up some pictures of what I found.

The clutch felt a little jerky when I was reversing the car - I haven´t driven it for more than 4 meters so far.

Because I´m repairing the rust on the front end of the car I removed the engine to get better access and as it was out of the car it was a simple step to remove the gearbox.

The existing flywheel contact surface is a bit grooved and could do with a skim

The existing clutch friction material is thick

But the pressure plate side of the clutch is a bit messed up like the flywheel side. It looks like someone has just slammed in new parts between worn.

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I contacted a local machine shop for a quote and it turned out to be as much as a replacement flywheel from an online shop. So as is it cold I ordered the online solution!

(But then had to de-rust and paint)

A new clutch assembly has already been ordered from Sweden - hopefully that´ll be winging its way to Holland soon - the existing parts are not to be trusted. It will be a brand new / as good as new system by the end of this

After degreasing and painting the engine block I will most certainly be setting and checking the flywheel in accordance with the workshop manual.
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Default Question about windscreen rubbers

It looks like the windscreen rubber has been leaking a bit on the car

I managed to remove the trim really easily (which seemed strange)



Evidence of water pooling on the dash top is shown by rusty screws on the outer edge



I have never been able to pull out a windscreen with just my fingers before!

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I´m guessing the seal used is not meant for a PV. Is it perhaps possible to get the seals mixed up with Amazon ones / another vehicle?

Or are they all made badly ¨these days¨?
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...I have variable wiper speed control!



I must find the wiring manual for this beast - so if anyone already has one / knows where I can get one that would be a boost

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Also after removing the front seat (with is from an Amazon) I saw that this kind of strange bent tubular thing was welded to the floor pan



Is that an original bit?
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Army;

Seat Subframe looks original, but other 544 experts will likely have more details...

"Wiper Electronic Control System" is clearly not original...I don't have any info, suggest you Gargle around, but I also suggest you make a drawing of all wiring and connections of the entire Wiper System, from Switch to WECS to Motor Assy, anyway for your records...I should be able to give a good functional description for service/future troubleshooting purposes. Remember 544 and Amazon Wipermotor and Switches do not cross-pollinate or play well together.

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That tubular mounting is part of the Amazon arrangement. Looks like it's been welded to where the PV sliders go. Your screen rubber looks nice and supple. Just put plenty of gunge on when you refit it.
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