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Re: RWD Volvo Meet-up - Virginia I was thinking maybe ten to twenty cars, parking lot, a grill, hotdogs, hamburgersà nothing too extravagant. We did something similar a few years back in
Anthony Scarola
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Re: RWD Volvo Meet-up - Virginia [1 Attachment] Sounds like this could be organized to mirror the West Coast version of what you plan on doing. The Davis show & swap meet in Davis (Sacramento),
Phil Turner
Apr 17
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RWD Volvo Meet-up - Virginia I was wondering if anyone is interested in having a meet-up/parts swap in the next few months in Virginia Beach, Virginia, or other local Tidewater city
Anthony Scarola
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Deanandcarol
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Project Car For Sale Project Car For Sale: Clay Conard (Stratford, Iowa) has asked that I post this information - and photos - as he is in the market to sell his 1963 PV544 to
    turtle544@att.net
    Feb 20
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 For driving old pin out, I can put up section of 544 manual that covers this total operation if needed. Eldon Olive Green PV544A On Wednesday, February 19,
    Eldon Hammond
    Feb 19
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 [1 Attachment] "Great minds think alike"! Is that for pushing the old king pin out of the assembly, or for getting the old bushings out? I've made special tools to do a job,
    jimslapikes
    Feb 19
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 [1 Attachment] My King Pin Tool. I really did come up with this before I saw how Volvo did it! Eldon Olive Green PV544A On Sunday, February 16, 2014 4:27 PM, Eldon Hammond
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    Feb 18
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 I will send photo of my tool later (it is at the shop and I am home) as it takes several short spacers to push it out, you press about an inch then back off
    Eldon Hammond
    Feb 16
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 Thanks Eldon, - a picture is worth a thousand words! Looks like the kingpin can only go out one way and you can't get a straight shot at it with a regular
    jimslapikes
    Feb 16
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 I made a tool like Volvo # SVO 2224, see attached. But after 50+ years I found that a press worked much better than a hammer. As far as reaming I used a wrist
    Eldon Hammond
    Feb 15
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    Re: Kingpins, part 2 I don't have the IPD stuff, just stock. I have new black rubber (plastic?) bushings and the one on the left side slides out. I didn't get new straps, but they
    jimslapikes
    Feb 15
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    Kingpins, part 2 I've poked around under the 444 and the 445 to compare the front end bits between them in order to see if I can find any worn stuff in the 444. The 445 has all
    !cameron lovre
    Feb 15
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    Re: Kingpins. I was just going to say the same thing about Eldon's approach. Very clean, easily reverted back to stock. From the looks of things under there this seems like
    !cameron lovre
    Feb 15
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    Re: Kingpins. Thanks Eldon, that looks really sturdy. Nice workmanship. My strap doesn't seem to be pulling away from it's mounting or the frame, but the bushing keeps
    jimslapikes
    Feb 15
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    Re: Kingpins. My fix, see attached photos, no welding, no modifying frame. PV544A Olive Green On Friday, February 14, 2014 12:59 PM, !cameron lovre
    Eldon Hammond
    Feb 14
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    Re: Kingpins. I've never been impressed with the sway bar saddle bracket mounts on the early cars. If originality isn't critical, even with a stock swaybar, I'd replace the
    !cameron lovre
    Feb 14
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    Re: Kingpins. I haven't done the kingpins on my 544, but I did replace the tie rod ends and the bushings on the sway bar. The threads on my tie rod were real rusty, that
    jimslapikes
    Feb 14
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    Kingpins. Sorry to wake y'all on this quiet list. But it does my heart good to know that we PV owners are smart enough about these cars that we don't have lots of
    volvorelix
    Feb 11
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    Brake bleeding I've installed my new master cylinder in my '59 PV. It's the one with the reservoir on the firewall. Am I supposed to "bench bleed" it or something like that?
    vlongbsh
    Nov 29, 2013
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    List glitch Sorry for the duplicate post - not sure what's going on with that. I've had a few posts that never showed up, and now it looks like things that I've already
    volvorelix
    Nov 21, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder Of those that I've seen, I've only found the 'remote' reservior version fitted to '62 and later PVs. On the earlier models, you can access and refill the MC
    !cameron lovre
    Nov 21, 2013
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    Re: Wipers for split window? I've had a much easier time finding arms and blades for the 544 and 122 than for the split window 444 and 445. If you have the bayonet end, the AWL11 works
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    Nov 21, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder I know as a fact that chassis numbers 251771 (I purchased at low mileage over 40 years ago) and 278699 (Purchased brand new) did not have Remote Reservoir but
    Eldon Hammond
    Nov 21, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder If I'm translating the information in the Swedish PV club "Matrikel" correctly, the new type MC could have been introduced with the change to dual servo type
    Derek Scott
    Nov 21, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder Jim S. I purchased a brand new White PV544 in 1961 (titled 1961) and did not know I had been sold a 1960 "PV544A" until about 5 years ago! I came across some
    Eldon Hammond
    Nov 20, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder Vince, It is a common and smart conversion. We have the later style BMC (no reservoir) in stock if you still need one. Mike D. '61 P210 ... My PV is a 1959. A
    irollerdudek
    Nov 20, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder Mine is an "A" model 544 - titled as a 61 but some paperwork that came with it showed it being at the dealer in early 60. It has the remote reservoir too,
    jimslapikes
    Nov 20, 2013
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    Re: Master Cylinder Vince, Someone in the last 54 years has replaced your MC with one that has remote reservoir. That is not an uncommon update. Eldon Hammond 1960 PV544A On
    Eldon Hammond
    Nov 20, 2013
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    Master Cylinder My PV is a 1959. A few years ago, when I put it back on the road, I put on new wheel cylinders and brake lines. The master cylinder wasn't too bad so I honed
    vlongbsh
    Nov 20, 2013
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