did i find the volvo sweet spot for my 1972 p 1800e --.hope so i pull the car home when i got it -- i was looking for 122 But to good to pass up only 28000 mile on it . garage kept . thrid owner . Help with some bacic questions i ask alot sorry
when i bought this p1800e i had to pull it home . That was the easy part , stopping quickly became the difficult , very little brakes like fred don't laugh to hard it was really scarey oh yea did tell you i know nothing about what i really just spent alot of money on
my 1970 mustang started out better than this car did now don't laugh to hard my wife knew i want a volvo for a really long time. She just did not know how i was going to work on ithe p1800 like i , i pulled the car home ,where to start Good place was to get the car started
Bad brakes major fuel problems wiring shocks oh did mention not to laugh
Here is how it started out pulled /pushed car thur french doors in shop i did not like that Where to find parts on-line or local went local brought in box of parts counter guy pos what pos i am just a little slow here , thought he was talking about eletricial
ok first time saw the car it ran kind of smelled like gas. The owner said he replaced fuel pump twice . He said he thought maybe the tank should be lined? Ok i know you want to laugh but not yet please. I got the car in shop , had son (12) back the car up over me don't laugh,I was in the pit. Really .. I looking up at what i have no earthly idea at car ..Iam kind of trap in pit ...Thinking what pos was for .. Still looking.. If i had to replace a fuel pump for a thrid time .Maybe i should look what is in front of that to block, then break the pump ...Let see got line .. filter ,and tank....now you can laugh.. this gas tank has a pick filter that rustted frozen and was sending junk to the pump...How did find that was the problem ,me being a dumb ass..Why i took out the tank and found the filter was the problem. Here is where you can laugh .as i was taking out the tank ....you got it ..all over me ....
Wow, what a story. Do you have some pics? You can set up an album in the usercp and post photos and they will appear in the random photos on the home page. I saw an excellent restored example of a P1800 this weekend in Atlanta.
ok don't laugh ....no open flames please....no smoking...This car sat in the back of a six car gararge..not running ,because of fuel problems...ok i replaced new fuel tank..lines filter and put back new pump....Guess what it ,started right up ,, kidding ..Like i said don't laugh...drive about thosand feet .. started to smell gas ..oh oh ... stop look at what did sending unit gasket
You can go to your usercp and set up an album and upload pics into it so they randomly appear on the home page. You can post a pic in a thread. Below the text box you will see manage attachments, click on this and you can upload pics there.
oh i will get to the pics. The fuel problems have been a big and very scary problem. ...don't laughit really is not funny ... when you are driving and start to smell gas ..thats not from me... the car years under cover in a big nine car gararge.. just keeping mice company.... waiting for me ... really i would drive for a few days maybe ...when i would smell gas .. don't laugh... open the hood . .. look around with battery light... this is the scray part ....not the mouse...the lines were dry rotted
don't laugh the gas has been the scary part... i am basicly a new to this... i am old and slow ...sometimes clueless...ok.. how to fix gas lines...replace ...replace ..replace
..from a new gas tank...thank you don...to new fuel pump.. filter...and lines.. ok laugh.. ? .. What do i know ? .. go buy lines ..how am to know the diference..laugh .. high/low pressure.. it worked ..until i smelled gas and saw the leak...rrrr...ok i started to replace every line with high pressure and high pressure clamps /not hose clamps...When start to work this blue 111 beauty ..i spray wd-40 or something on those 1972 clamps..wait ..spray again.. go to store get parts or order on line ..don..wait .. the old hardware is trash do not even think you can use them good for back up ....get tools out screw driver and knife ..droplights ...that was easy ..right .. don't laugh .. really it was until i test drove pull in driveway .. rrr smell gas... open hood look for leaks.. this time i got really scared the fuelis dripping onto the manifold ..hissing..me i was pissing mad..run to get water ..warm pour on area and hope i don't damage the mainfold...ok laugh ..
did ya miss me ...don't laugh.... this fuel thing has been scary to down right laughable... really i replaced high pressure lines ...high pressure clamps,... test drive.. look.. the lines are pretty easy to replace,figuring what size to buy can be a pain ... i forgot to tell that i live in a small town in the midwest..not mid west big d .. but north .. so i have to plan and order way ahead of time for parts i even think that i might need .....then order extra hardware for rookie mistakes....like i said the hissing was scary.. ..a what do i know ...i really never even turned a wrench on a car....ok laugh.. this p 1800 has fuel injection .. easy to fix ..so i thought.. i had to replace lines, injectors,and some other space craft looking part ..why i just did ..so that i would not later.. i learned as i replaced parts the next weak part would break... oh did mention that the brakes went to the floor barny while i test drove....ok laugh
did you laugh .... i got this car because i know i could fix it with some basic tool ...me being clueless and all...the gas smell ..both me and the car have been the scary part.. i told you earlier about the brakes ..remember the pedals that sink to the floor ..along with you pants... i just ordered them from don... ya this time i change the lines as i go...
i did metion that i am rather clueless about this car ...i looked up all that i can on line ...then order what i need ...wait... wait ...don't laugh it is in the mail...somewhere..
did you miss me.. don.t laugh....this car has taught me to be humble.. like don't think it is fixed .. it just waiting to surpise me somewhere else.... like the brakes.... i puled this car home .. what a joy it was...i had wanted a volvo for a really long time... i could expect to spend some money to get and keep it running..why not ..with only 27.000 on the car... i saw the car and thought ..... low mileage that should good.. don't laugh .. i found out that meant the car was sitting for years ...dry rot..rusted bolts rrrrr.. i will just say that i got a great deal of joy starting the car for the first time ....that is just after i turn the car off .., you smell something funny ... don't laugh. i could npt make this up even if i tried