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Hamiltonstövare, the 122 hot rod

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So I have been wanting something a little out of the ordinary, out of my comfort zone even, so...

 

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It's a '66 Volvo 122 "Amazon", it is complete (some trim is in the trunk), glass is good, rust is very minimal...

 

Still not sure on engine choice, thinking KA or SR...

 

 

Inspiration came via this one...

 

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Yep.. very cool

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That Wagon.....oh my.

 

 

 

This should be interesting.

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Nice a sedan Amazon. I like it. We have an Amazon in our garage. He wants to make it as original as possible to get it in oldtimers registry.

As for engine go with B20 engine from 140 series as an upgrade.

 

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1 hour ago, Aibast said:

 

As for engine go with B20 engine from 140 series as an upgrade.

 

 

I considered it, but I have no interest in fitting an older engine in the car.

 

Oddly I have owned over 80 cars in the last 25 years, but this will be my first Swedish car. I think an injection of Japanese bits will be fun and keep me interested...

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That bumper is fucking TITS!!!   Yes!   I want.   Ditch the bumperettes and go dark with paint.   Beautiful lines

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This will be fun 😄

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Nice find. Should make into a great project car.

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10 hours ago, tr8er said:

Ditch the bumperettes and go dark with paint.   Beautiful lines

 

I would like to, as they do look quite sexy in darker colors, but we shall see...

 

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I do enjoy watching what comes rolling out of y'alls shop.  And i like an old Volvo.

 

 

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After ruminating on this way too much, I am (currently) thinking in ascending order of likelihood...

 

3. SR20DE (relatively cheap, not too tough a swap, decent power)

 

2. KA24E (lots of torque, slightly lower difficulty level vs SR, I already have one)

 

1. Z22/Z24 (decent torque, easiest of the options to swap, shouldn't be too tough to find)

 

 

Anyone care to weigh in?

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Guess not...  😄

 

Bought a Z22 today. Picking it up on Friday. Will most likely use this Z22 with dual sidedrafts and a KA24E 5spd trans. 

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One more "inspiration" pic, plus I now know what wheels I want...  😎

 

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11 hours ago, 5dimer34 said:

Cool as hell.

 

4000 internet points if you can tell me the 3 things that are "wrong" about that car... 

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1. It is not in your shop.

2. I am not driving it.

3. You are not driving it.

4. Bonus: It is not a Datsun.

 

Hey, I tried...……...

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Prolly something to do with the camber in the ass and the 4 lug small pattern wheels? 

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2 hours ago, ]2eDeYe said:

Prolly something to do with the camber in the ass and the 4 lug small pattern wheels? 

 

Good eye sir. 👍

 

Rear negative camber on a car that should have a solid axle.

 

4x100 wheels on a car that should be 5x114.3.

 

And the "obvious" one, a 2dr wagon. Which Volvo never built. 

 

That car was the result of blending three cars into one. A super rusty wagon with no floors left, combined with a super rusty 2dr with no floors left, mix those two and drop them onto a BMW 325i convertible.  😮

 

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That is nicely done B)

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On 10/11/2018 at 10:33 AM, ]2eDeYe said:

That is nicely done B)

 

Now realize he did all of this in his driveway...  😁

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Picked up the engine, got it down to the shop, and got it on a stand...

 

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Turns over nice and smooth, and the inside looks nice...

 

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Going to go ahead and build my motor mounts first before I do anything else to it. Once that's done, I'll tear it down for freshening up...  👍

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That is tickling my envy.  BMW can build a good chassis.  And that Volvo is sexy as hell.  I'd be divorced for the money I'd put into the interior.  

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