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Event Coverage I Aint No Saint - Volvo P1800 Drag Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jamin, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Jamin
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    Simon "Chunks" Koschels Volvo P1800 finally made its long awaited debut at the Nostalgia Drags at Willowbank - well sort of... After literally finishing the car the day before, he lined it up for its first run, did a great burnout but unfortunately dropped a small amount of oil and had to pull out. Anyway, the car was well recieved and had a lot of people scratching their heads wondering WTF it was.
     

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  2. Definitely the coolest Volvo ever. :)

    What kind of engine is this one running?
     
  3. Smooth Customs
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    Holden six cylinder
     

  4. Jamin
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    Yeah, 186 Holden with triple 2" SU's.
     
  5. Cool as F***! :)
     
  6. Jamin
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    Engine Bay
     

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  7. That's a lot cooler than I ever would have expected with the brand name "Volvo" being attached to it...and no soccer moms in sight. :D Very clean.
     
  8. monsterflake
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    roger moore would be jealous...
     
  9. The37Kid
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    I've got one parked on the side of the garage, a back burner project.
     
  10. Newbomb Turk
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    Oh man. There is a local guy that has a bone stock original. White and pretty nice. He'd lose his mind if he saw that. I love it. :cool:
     
  11. ozbumpkin
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    I did the metal fabrication & fit-up on this beast.

    Simon got the car off his father some time ago,he took it to Kustom City where they painted it yellow,
    then a while after that he took it to my brother Al's place.

    [SIZE=+0]"[/SIZE]thats when i got involved",as for the metal fabrication & fit up work done by me includes-
    metal fabrication work around the inner nose cone/radiator area,
    replace rail sections at front ,
    moved the firewall back,
    made a bigger transmision tunnel,
    mounted the motor and trans,
    notched left inner guard for battery,
    put floor in boot,
    mount the fuel tank,
    rust repairs where needed.

    Then the car went to Kustom City for a re-paint only (orange).

    Col Raison did the spanner work on the motor (sound tuff too).

    Aussie Diffs norrowed & fitted the Borg Warner diff & leaf springs.

    then i got back into it & done the final fit up on the car this includes the race seat,
    different shifter,
    eccelerator pedal & cable
    brake master cylinder & front dics callipors
    new fuel lines,
    new brake lines,
    raditor,
    hood & truck pins
    thermo fan.
     

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  12. ozbumpkin
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    more fab pics on this car
     

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  13. ironandsteele
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    i had a p1800 for a little bit years ago-surprisingly fun little cars.
    my old lady wants one, some i'm have heartedly looking. (after i find my 53/54 hardtop, model a coupe, and sportster.....)
     
  14. ozbumpkin
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    more from the race day
     

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  15. Frank
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    I always thought those cars were dead sexy.
     
  16. Jamin
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    Gotta love that stock tailshaft...shame it had to go...Bah ha ha ha![​IMG]
     
  17. Ryan
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    that thing rules...
     
  18. unclescooby
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    That is a very cool car. There are actually a couple of cool old Volvo body styles.
     
  19. hellerods
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    I like it!!! Good luck , with all that effort I hope you race that thing to death and it just gets faster!!! I have plans for a 57 444 and about 550HP!!:eek:
     
  20. chunksgasser
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    Thanks for all the positive comments,we just wanted to do something different ,thanks chunk
     
  21. autocol
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    fuck i love P1800's... on my top ten cars of all time list.
     
  22. speedtool
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    I love finned Volvos!
     

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