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Old Apr 17th, 2021, 10:54   #1
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How about this no experience of 164. Going to look ata 960 so thought would take a gander at this also.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/clas...970-volvo-164/
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If I hadn't already got more than one 164 I would be seriously interested in this car. I first knew of this car when in storage then being bought by the previous owner, and thought it an honest car at a very good price as compared with others which have been advertised these last few years.
I have examined a few others lately and this looks fine as an everyday, not one of the vastly overpriced auto's one normally sees. If the resto is reasonable and it is has a working manual-gearbox car then go for it! Just be prepared for non-spectacular performance and a slight thirst, but so comfortable!

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Old Apr 18th, 2021, 12:30   #3
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Should go like a rocket what with twin SUs. Never considered one of these, I am a sucker for the looks when I see something different.

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Old Apr 19th, 2021, 23:35   #4
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Hi
its twin Stromberg and was the slowest of the lot
the best one was the mark 2 with injection
but if it sells at that price its a cheep car
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Old Apr 27th, 2021, 17:08   #5
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Yes I should have gone to Specsavers.
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1750 provisional. Never got to Kings Lynn so no real idea of condition or what is making it a non runner.
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Old May 2nd, 2021, 20:48   #7
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1750 provisional. Never got to Kings Lynn so no real idea of condition or what is making it a non runner.
There's a collapsed breather hose from the rocker cover to the carbs suggesting blocked breather stubs on the carbs and/or elsewhere in the PCV system although that won't stop it running.

I'd suggest if you buy it, take a pair of diaphragms for the carbs, some ATF to top up the dashpots, feeler guages to check/adjust the points gap, check the plug gaps and some fresh fuel.

Looking at the underside photos on the listing, the fuel tank may well have rusted internally blocking the fuel outlet on the tank or further along the fuel system.
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 18:34   #8
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Was not me who got it provisionally. I know what you mean about the carbs with the split diaphrams on the Strombergs. Would like to have set eyes on her but such is life.
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Actually did sell for 1860
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