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Hello, everyone. I'm a proud, new owner of a 122s, 4dr w/ a B20 engine? Like my interior, I'm still really green to Volvos. Been into Volkswagons and vtwins. I see a pattern emerging here. Well, the thing is I'm not sure exactly what I've got, regarding the B20. Someone told me they made them from 69-74? The service manual I got with the car is for a B 18 A, which I'm guessing is the motor that's supposed to be in the car? I'm not sure what to go by for particulars, such as valve settings? I have 2 su carbs. I don't know what to make of the #'s on the head, or the block. The head reads Mag Volvo 1-418205 B23. On the other side of the head is an 8 embossed. I'm guessing signifying 8 valves? The block reads Volvo 4968, there's a flat spot that has 013520? stamped into it? There is also kbg 419880 and B18 on the block?If these #'s are familiar to anyone I sure would appreciate the help. Also, I was wondering, are there any upgrades I should know about or safety recalls I should be aware of? My amazon is a 4 speed manual w/o an overdrive. It runs hot unless the heater is on. There is no fan shroud, and doesn't appear to have an overflow bottle setup for the radiator. Not sure if the radiator is proper size for the B 20? A guy I know said I might look into a clutched fan setup out of a p1800? Or maybe an electric fan? Trouble is, I don't know what the proper operating temp should be? I saw a post somewhere around here about not using radiator fluid at all, but purified water and corrosion inhibitor/pump lube? I live in Los Angeles ,C.A. so it's going to get plenty of stop-n-go hot traffic. Does anyone recommend an oil cooler/radiator? The manual I have shows a round one on the B 18 A , but I don't have one , I have a B20. I aim to get a radiator flush and new thermostat. btw have no heater fan, missing. Radio works, though. Doesn't want to restart after hot, have to crank it. It has currently got 20/50 w init. From what I read about the B18 a, you first set the valves then adjust carb and timing? It diesels when I shut it off. The guy I bought it off of said to gun it pull the choke and turn it off all at the same time.I would like to set everything at called for, to know where the car really stands. I have alot to do but, I fell in love with the car . nuff said? My name is Jason. Thank you so much for your time. Hope someone has room under their wing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: newbie engine/car info? (1966122s4door)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Jason.<p>We have the solutions to your situations with your "new" Amazon - just start a new topic here...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=31" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=31</A><p>...and keep the questions coming.<p>George Dill
 
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