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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cody Royals, Feb 3, 2017.
Wow ! a new song to add to your list ! You're going much too slow for my 59 Volvo........ cool!
On the springs...you have a long ways to go before you'll be able to see what it really needs...that will be when you have ALL the parts on the car!
Keep on truckin
What about rear suspension ? leafs and ladder bars or coils ?
Funny. When we bought it 25 years ago... it was absolutely rust free! Just had a little knock in the engine. Glad you decided to give it another life !
Definitely leafs and ladder bars! The springs are out of an 80's s10, and i stripped them to mono leafs but i believe i will be putting another leaf back on them. We will probably have to heat and bend the springs close to the eye to get the ride hieght as close to the 11" rocker panel clearance as we can... This car is not long and i don't want it any higher than it has to be for handling purposes
Yeah, it's short wheelbase and Johnny's car is long, going to be interesting as to which approach is better!
Due to packaging problems with my 87 inch wheelbase. I am stretching it to 89 inches per the rules and using coil springs and bars similar to Gene Cromer's Willys.
Cody, I look forward to seeing your progress. Nice job.
Don't be quick to scrap the stock parts you are not using. There are people restoring those cars. A friend of mine is one of them.
BTW, sorry to hear about your shingles at your age. How's this: I had shingles when I was 15. That was 51 years ago. A one time outbreak. Never came back.
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Cody and JV ,I also have shingles. I'm 77 and they are with me every day. Found mine in 02. Any one that had chicken pox, and does not get the shingles shot, oh well. Good luck on the Volvo.
Yeah! Volvos can have some ATTITUDE! Here's my old beater from later Nineties. Tube frame, full cage, Quickchange, SBC. WAy darn fun. Miss it some times, fersure. It is still somewhere in Mnpls area I think.
nice car tommy.
Bet that one was a blast to drive !!!
first Volvo I ever drove, was so impressed. This is going to be total bad ass, best wishes on the build.
neat little cars. i bought one in late '69 and never could figure out why the heater wouldn't work in a swedish car--they had a "curtain" that you lowered over the radiator via a dash cable that controlled engine temp. of course, mine was long gone...
Please keep posting on your progress, I can't get enough
Okay, I can't contain my excitement, you mixed my to favorite things; SEG and Volvo's! He11 yeah, you rock!
There was a 544 survivor Gasser on here for sale at one point, with the stock front suspension, and right now in general doubt my only feeling regarding I prefer the stock suspension, but god damn that will be one cool Gasser!
But stock front suspension, you can drag it, street race it, road race it and Daily Drive it, but it doesn't look as Racey as the straight axle.
What will you run for engine set up? 4 twin Webers on IR, that would be so cool!
Look at this, this is the hot stuff, this will behave like EFI, sound like Hilborn and be as easy as a 4 barrel!
Somewhere there is a Volvo restorer named Sven, howling at the moon....
He can howl away, as long as he do it somewhere else. And there is still plenty Volvo's to be had!
I got this one and I regret NOTHING, although people think I ruined it!
It should be about time for an update picture or two
I do know Cody won his class at the Fri. night drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway driving his Dad's '53 Chevy station wagon that had exploded a harmonic balancer the previous Fri., so he's prolly been busy repairing that.
Ten4 Dave, he's a busy man. Trying to finish up the turbo mod on his 66 Rambler and racing season has started and we still campaign a couple others that need attention. Slowed me up a little on my Gasser too. He will get back on the Volvo soon. Cody and the old 53 Wagon are a good match !
I Have a 59 that was last raced in 66 or 67. Was in b gas. My mom bought it New and my uncle made it into a drag car in 61 or 62. Small block Chevy duel quads, powerglide, 9in ford 4/11 gear. Still has the 9in with stock suspension an limiter straps. Been setting sense he quit racing it. I got bought about 3 years ago.
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Corey, that rock too!
Start a thread and get it SEG-legal, that needs to be raced again!!!!!!!! ASAP!!!
Sven is already howling
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