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1964 Amazon 122S restoration project

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Old Oct 6th, 2022, 15:32   #151
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I think the sound deadening was so you couldn't hear it rust!
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Old Oct 12th, 2022, 15:02   #152
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That's the other side mid-sill done.

The same awful sill plate was present on this side so I ended up rebuilding the entire inner sill.












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I like the way you've useed a much larger piece of plate on the inner sill and then cut it down after welding! Very clever!
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Dusty Pan, the wife!
Is that the only Volvo to be almost completely made in the UK?
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That is a lot of good work you are doing on that 122

Well done for saving another
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This looks a great build and much like my 64 Amazon, would love to see more on this!
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Adressed a fair bit of snagging that I have to finish off before moving to the back of the car and the final bits of welding - which isn't a lot!

The pillar bases weren't great, so those were tidied up and replaced where necessary.











Then the floor gaps were all filled in.





Zinc coating and seam sealing the floor after a day of stripping back anything that didn't look completely sound.





Underseal removal and seam sealing. The front of the car is very solid.





The underside of the front 3/4 of the car was jetwashed, degreased, cleaned with panel wipe, then attacked with the wire wheel.

I didn't bother touching the transmission tunnel, it's so covered in grease that it's as solid as it gets. . That stuff will do more protecting than anything I can throw at it.



Then a coat of phosphoric acid to convert the remaining pits.



Then zinc.



Finally, seam sealer.



Next up is to finish seam sealing and priming the engine bay, then the rear of the car will be lifted, suspension dismantled, then continue welding the rear sections. This is mainly the arches and a bit of the boot floor.

The end is in sight, for the structural concerns at least.
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I should try to keep this thread more up to date.

I've started laying undercoat on the floor, underbody, engine bay and front cowling, ready for painting when I find the time / weather.









As previously mentioned, the rear arches are full of dreams and promises, but mostly filler.



I have proper repair panels for these so I'm cutting out the rot through both layers so that the panels fit perfectly.



The inners are pretty awful but I will make something that works.



The front sections appear to have been screwed on top of the original rotten panels. Beautiful.





Next up the rear axle was dropped off to allow me to get in and do the repairs.



Until then, I've been getting some work done on the engine.

First job was to choose the best block and work out which head and gearbox to use.





My current plan is to use the South African block as it's in better condition, but mate it with the high compression head from the donor car. This will be coupled with the M41+overdrive gearbox.



This cleaned up lovely.





Then onto the head.



Valve gear removed and given a good clean over.





I have one question if anyone can help. Is it worth transferring the camshaft from the other block which ran the twin carbs / high compression head? Or will they be the same?
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I should try to keep this thread more up to date.

I've started laying undercoat on the floor, underbody, engine bay and front cowling, ready for painting when I find the time / weather.









As previously mentioned, the rear arches are full of dreams and promises, but mostly filler.



I have proper repair panels for these so I'm cutting out the rot through both layers so that the panels fit perfectly.



The inners are pretty awful but I will make something that works.



The front sections appear to have been screwed on top of the original rotten panels. Beautiful.





Next up the rear axle was dropped off to allow me to get in and do the repairs.



Until then, I've been getting some work done on the engine.

First job was to choose the best block and work out which head and gearbox to use.





My current plan is to use the South African block as it's in better condition, but mate it with the high compression head from the donor car. This will be coupled with the M41+overdrive gearbox.



This cleaned up lovely.





Then onto the head.



Valve gear removed and given a good clean over.





I have one question if anyone can help. Is it worth transferring the camshaft from the other block which ran the twin carbs / high compression head? Or will they be the same?
You don't want to run a cam from a B18A with a high compression head, you will get detonation. If that's what you are asking? A D or K cam will be fine.
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Seeing what you started this project with and how far it's progressed, it's fantastic work.

You next project......
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334761717...Bk9SR6ThvvHSYQ
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