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1953 Volvo PV444
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll probably go down the route of sourcing some later backplates at some point then, I did the same with the MM and fitted Series II plates to that which made life a lot easier (albeit for different reasons to now).

A small box of new goodies turned up the other day, so I spent this afternoon underneath the front end fitting new wheel cylinders. All being well I'll get on with bleeding them tomorrow. I also got in a new pair of track rods and bushes for the anti-roll bar links, as they're also looking somewhat secondhand.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brakes are now bled up with fresh fluid to all four corners, so I can cross that off the list (hopefully).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New track rods fitted now too, the originals were in a very poor state and felt clicky, with play in both of them. The only downside is that the replacements don't have grease nipples, nor do they utilise nice old castellated nuts either.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going back to the tax discs...the Y11802 is the pre-74 registration. Y is the county Västernorrlands. Post 73 all cars had to adopt the 3 letter 3 numbers.
I think the last disc is a crossover displaying the old and the new registrations.
Sweden changed their plates again in 2018 so as not to run out of “numbers”
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken during the brake and suspension job. There were axle stands under there by the way!!!!



Then "hurrah" - a show visit that didn't involve huge amounts of rain, although a few brief showers did pop along around the middle of the day, which must have been annoying for anyone planning to win a prize with their car.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More miles have been piled onto the PV, and the list of fiddly little jobs outstanding continues to edge closer to the bottom of the page. No great shakes, but jobs like a good greasing, Waxoyling (other brands are available), and maybe a test run on radials as opposed to crossplies, are just some of the thoughts milling around in my head right now. Also, the central exhaust mount isn't the best and is resonating at certain speeds.




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope that you had the engine switched off on your second shot....check the oil gauge!
Looking good though. I am just psyching myself up to do the rear springs on the 544. I had intended to do them last year, but just drove it instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

norustplease wrote:
I hope that you had the engine switched off on your second shot....check the oil gauge! ...


Ah yes, something else to add to my list (maybe) - gauge investigations. The oil gauge indicates nothing, regardless of whether the engine is active or otherwise Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out and about the other day, brightening up Whitchurch high street. I noticed the first signs of salt on the road the other day (I think anyway), so how many more runs out I'll manage this year I don't know.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gritters have been about here as well over the last couple of days. Probably limits the scope for driving one's classic now. Seems a bit excessive, only a couple fo very light frosts in evidence. I can understand it on some of the very high level moorland roads, but in a relatively sheltered area like this, why bother.
Next thing, they will be complaining that they have run out before Spring.

Car is looking good.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

norustplease wrote:
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Car is looking good.


In fairness the paint isn't too pretty close in, but it was bought to use so, meh. Ploughing through a particularly deep puddle in it the other day raised a few eyebrows with others who were pontificating about trying their luck. There's still a modern BMW sat in a layby, where it had been dragged to after packing up in the middle of this sizeable puddle on Saturday. The other BM that was dumped in front of it has disappeared now.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was something on Pistonheads about this a couple of years ago. Apparently 5 Series were particularly bad, having low mounted air intakes. Someone quoted his manual as saying that max wading depth for his 3 Series was 25 cm (about 10 inches) at max 3 mph!
The air cleaner intake on my 544 is quite high up and the distributor is probably at risk before water is ingested.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The letter K refers to the swedish petrol company Koppartrans (1947 - 1963).
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mosquito wrote:
The letter K refers to the swedish petrol company Koppartrans (1947 - 1963).


Ah righty, many thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 444 was treated to an oil and filter change over the weekend, making the most of the relatively mild weather. It's a satisfying feeling using something out of a manufacturer-branded box, rather than aftermarket, in this case a Mann filter in a Volvo box.




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