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Hello.<p>Has anyone ever had any dealings w/Susquehanna Spares out of Carlisle, PA? They specialze in 122 and 1800 parts. I was up there this past weekend. They have two barn-sized buildings full of 122/1800 and some 544 cars and parts. Very impressive collection.<p>Thx - phil
 

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<A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?as_q=&num=10&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=Susquehanna+Spares&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_en&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=m3&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=active" TARGET="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?a...ctive</A><p>Joe Lazenby<br>3725 Elder Rd<br>Harrisburg PA 17111<br>717-921-2644<br>717-249-0565<p><br>Go for it.<p>George Dill<p>'68 122 wagon<p>
 

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Thanks George.<p>I will go for it. I'll be picking up a baby blue '66 2-door sedan Sept 9th and trailering him back to 'ol VA. Beautiful fresh paint, new floors, detailed front and rear suspension, reconditioned fuel tank, stock '68 B18 and a complete "parts" B18 to build up. I have to put the exterior trim, dash, and inside back together. There will be many questions forthcoming. You'll be hearing from me a lot! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thx again - phil r.
 

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Any history on the 122? Pet name?<p>What is your final goal with this P132?<p>Will you be making any VCOA National Meets this year?<p>Do you receive the ipd Vintage mail-out?<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/productscat.aspx?CategoryID=630&NodeID=2&RootID=629" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/products...D=629</A><p>George Dill<p><br>
 

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George,<p>Not sure of the history on the car. Joe has had it for "several years" and never intended to restore it, but he started anyway. All the body work is perfectly straight and squirted with a beautiful "baby blue" paint. It's really deep and lusterous. "Almost" an exact match for an original color, maybe "Nordic Blue"? I should take delivery NLT mid- Sept. <p>The floor pans and supports have been redone, the front and rear suspensions detailed. All the rear bushings are new. The fuel tank has been boiled and reconditioned. The wheel cylinders and master cylinder are new.<p>It's a 4-speed. The engine is from a '68. Joe says this car "deserves a better motor", so he's throwing in a spare engine for me to build up. All the original chrome trim and interior (black) pieces are off the car. I intend for my son and I to piece it back together over the winter season. Maybe having the engine done in early Spring. I'm thinking of naming him, "Baby" (for the color and all the needs he'll have). A final name will have to wait until I've bloodied my knuckles a few times. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My goal is to have a 2.0 with a mild cam, port, polish, deck the head, headers and maybe a Weber set up, electronic ignition, limited slip rear, (maybe 4.56:1 gears) and an O/D transmission. I'm looking for between 120 - 130 bhp. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> I live by the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA and used to ride my motorcycle up there after work. I'm looking to do that with this car now and, of course, to and from church on Sundays. Maybe even get into to doing some rallies w/Momma. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I hope to be up at Carlisle next May for the import show. Once I take delivery, I'll join the VCOA and see what else is out there within reach. <p>I've been in touch w/IPD and have already drooled over the stuff in the vintage catalog I can't afford. Thanks. <p>I really appreciate all the info that you've provided and look forward to expanding the 122 forum postings. You'll probably get sick of hearing from me. BTW, I've checked out your wagon on line - truly awesome!<p>Thanks again - phil r.
 

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There's lots of good stuff out there you can do to that motor. You might want to look up Vintage Performance (John Parker).<p>BTW, my '65 122S is currently running a 2.1 liter overbored B20 with an IPD Street Performance Cam, performance exhaust, FI exhaust manifold, and SU Carbs. It is carb choke size limited to about 140 bhp. +200 bhp (at the motor) is quite doable.<p>Another place to also look is at <A HREF="http://www.turbobricks.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.turbobricks.com</A> and do a search for b20 performance. There are some really radical things being done by some of the Volvo hot-rodders over there.
 

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Thanks John. Turbobricks is one site that I haven't been to yet. I'm sure that there are more.<p> - phil r.
 

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<A HREF="http://www.vp-autoparts.com/Downloads/partslist.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vp-autoparts.com/Do...t.htm</A><p><A HREF="http://www.vp-autoparts.com/Downloads/AZ_usa_060224.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vp-autoparts.com/Do...4.pdf</A><p><A HREF="http://www.vp-autoparts.com/Downloads/AZ_engelsk_060101.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vp-autoparts.com/Do...1.pdf</A><p>George Dill
 

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<A HREF="http://www.buvic.com/car/repairs/b20.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.buvic.com/car/repairs/b20.html</A><p>
 

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<A HREF="http://www.vclassics.com/archive/index.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vclassics.com/archive/index.html</A><p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdill2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.buvic.com/car/repairs/b20.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.buvic.com/car/repairs/b20.html</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Definitely the best one to read. The first author really knows what he is talking about. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>- John
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jwernerny</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Definitely the best one to read. The first author really knows what he is talking about.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't know how old that message is, and 10 years ago I would have agreed with at least 95% of what's in it. Now I have quite a few issues with it, and there's a lot of pretty important stuff that's not touched on.<p>I also have to hiccup a bit at your earlier post that 200+ HP is easy to get from a B20. I have one that really does make that much power (dyno proven, not a guess), and unlike the old 195 HP R-Sport Stage IV motor, it does it at 5900 RPM, not 7500. It's normally aspirated, carbureted, runs on 92-octane unleaded without a trace of pinging, and gets near-stock fuel economy on the highway. There's no tradeoff in low end power -- it makes more torque at 2500 RPM than any stock Volvo B20 makes at its torque peak. It idles just fine at 1000 RPM.<p>It's not entirely easy to do that, and it's not inexpensive. Anything over 150 HP or so takes some real work, unless you're willing to trade off powerband width for HP.<p>
 

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<A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?as_q=singher%2C+b20%2C+volvo&num=10&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_en&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=m3&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=active" TARGET="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?a...ctive</A><p>Were it not for google...<p>George Dill<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Phil Singher</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know how old that message is, and 10 years ago I would have agreed with at least 95% of what's in it. Now I have quite a few issues with it, and there's a lot of pretty important stuff that's not touched on.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>(I was waiting for you to chime in... )Thanks for posting that Phil. You're right... the sited info is about 13 years old at this point, and there has been a lot done in the last decade or so, especially in getting drivable bhp out of the engine.<br>
 
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