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Okay, the forum is relatively new. I hope some eventually come over. It's just so quiet in here. I can heare the crickets chirping. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. ([email protected])

I think I spotted one last Sunday, but we went by so fast I wasn't exactly sure it was an 1800. (Sorry, I'm not yet good at ID'ing the older models.) It was white, in very good shape, and was part of a classic/antique car caravan heading North on I-69 in Indiana at 5pm or so. If that was you, speak up! Yours is an absolute <I>beauty</I>! P.S. I'm the goofball who gave you a big grin and a vigorous thumbs-up, although I'm probably not the only one who did that to ya! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (Lisa62)

My dad has one that has been sitting in a body shop for about 8 years in a nearby town. It was having fiberglass replacement fenders put on sinse they were rotted out, the engine was blown up too. Needs a lot of love, I think he lost interest, (and is working in the USA) last I heard the car was there and apprentises in slow times would work on it. I remember aluminum five spoke wheels (like five triangles around the center), and a nice dark green colour (although it needed to be totally repainted after the body is reconditioned. Needs new chrome.<br>To tell you truth I'm not positive if my dad still owns it? I think so. It was a pretty laid back shop, my dad asked if they wanted any money because he was leaving the country for a few years about three years ago and the guy said "no, we'll wait till its done"! If anyone in the area wants a P1800ES (three door wagon) project email me and I'll look into it. I think it was a '71, not possitive, I was pretty young last time I saw it with aspirations of getting my liscense and driving the 240... a while ago. There is an extra engine block too, I remember the extra little red engine in an engine stand that was good. Cracked orange leather (or maybe vinyl) inside, manual shifter. It would need lots of love. No idea of the current status but I'm sure it is still a project car. <BR><BR>
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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (Spearzy)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>If anyone in the area wants a P1800ES (three door wagon) project email me and I'll look into it. I think it was a '71, not possitive...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>About 8000 were built from '72-'73 with the B20 fuel injected engine and in this case an M41 manaul trans (4spd+OD).
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (Spearzy)

They sold more in '73 than '72, so that's probably what it is. I've got a yellow '72 1800ES. You can tell them apart most easily by the shape of the switches on the dash (headlights, wipers, defroster...) If they're round pull knobs, it's a '72; but if they're square rockers, it's a '73. And yes, it's real leather on the front seats. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>If you can get the car back, go for it. They're a blast to drive.<p>Quick quesition for those who memorize stuff like this--what's the bolt pattern on an 1800ES? I've read both 4 1/4, and 4 1/2. Which is it?<br>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Quick quesition for those who memorize stuff like this--what's the bolt pattern on an 1800ES? I've read both 4 1/4, and 4 1/2. Which is it?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Same as a 240 because I've seen a few using 240 Turbo wheels. 5x108mm or 5x4.25". I think around '69 was when Volvo changed from 5x4.5", but I'll give a definite answer later tonight when I'm home.
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (towerymt)

122 & 1800 through '69 are 5x4.5". After that, they are 5x4.25" (108mm).
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (towerymt)

Sweet. That opens up whole new realms of possibility for later-model OEM Volvo wheels...<p>Do you think Titans would be overkill? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Do you think Titans would be overkill? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Nope, they'd be perfect for a classic Volvo... <p><IMG SRC="http://www.volvonet.org/tpc/vall/images/vall02_119.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (towerymt)

Wow, speak of the devil. My dad sold the ES this week! A gentlemen in Cambridge bought the car and is obviously going to bring new life into the car. This is great! I hope he finds his way onto these boards, I'd really like an update here and there.<br>Oh, the car is a '72 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> Not sure why I though it was a '71 or '73, guess I was close!
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (Spearzy)

Congratulations to the new owner. It's good to hear that the restoration will be sped up--I hope to see it on the road next summer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>(Now returning to "Mission: Find The Titans")<p>
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (asthenia)

Me too, I bet in a little while we'll see that car at the Volvo meets, depending on how ambitious the new owner is. I hope he keeps it the original dark green, man that is pretty. Being your from TO you may very well see it sometime <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Found a sticker going through some paperwork that says:<p>"Parts for this classic Volvo 1800 supplied by <br>FOREIGN AUTOTECH <br>3225 Sunset Lane<br>Hatboro, PA 19040 USA<br>TEL 215-441-4421"<p>This is likely ten years old but may serve as a lead to P1800 enthuisiest out there if your looking for various parts.
 

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Do you know why no one is in this forum ........Because every time you drive an older car like the 1800 S E ES you have to fix something that breaks. Seems like every time I drive my 73 1800 ES with 65,000 miles on it something breaks on it. Also 17 inch wheels ARE overkill for such a relatively small car .I had 17 in TSW Imola's on my ES and the wheels were all you would see. So I went with 16 's and they look much better. I will be putting 16 BBS rk's or something along those lines OF BBS TSW's JUNK!!!!<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Okay, the forum is relatively new. I hope some eventually come over. It's just so quiet in here. I can heare the crickets chirping. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. (Turbo16psi)

I'll have to check out that place in Hatboro next time I am up near Philly.<p>There's another good place over in Oxford on the Eastern Shore of MD. We should do a cruise over to the Eastern Shore next summer. Todd, I bet you'd like that place.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I'll have to check out that place in Hatboro next time I am up near Philly.<p>There's another good place over in Oxford on the Eastern Shore of MD. We should do a cruise over to the Eastern Shore next summer. Todd, I bet you'd like that place.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>Sounds like a terrific idea George just one problem do not know if I will be done the 142 E by then cause thatz what I want to drive being itz all old and stuff. I will be working on it some more this winter so it <U>SHOULD </U> be done.<br>
 

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Re: Amazed there are no P1800 Owners out there. ([email protected])

I've owned two P1800s over the years - in 1995 I owned a 1969/70 1800S (four-wheel discs - LSD rearend from an ES car, Bilsteins, IPD front and Volvo R-Sport rear springs, swaybars, 7.5" wide rear steel rears w/225/50R15 and 5.5" wide steel fronts w/205/55R15, mildly-hopped-up motor) and a 1963 P1800 (164 vented front rotors, ES disc rearend, Bilsteins, IPD springs/swaybars, otherwise pretty much stock), yet my 69/70 was t-boned by a guy from China who had been driving in the states for two weeks, and I ended up selling back my 63 to the guy I bought it from. I'd love to own another one, but the cost for parts is insane!<p>-he who stacks pork
 
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