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picks of my engine bay

Discussion in 'Volvo' started by claymore, 27 June 2009.

  1. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    My dad had one Rad back in the day, it was the family runabout. All black and I think it was a 1300cc with white rubber bumper capping. Not a bad little thing if memory serves me correctly.
     
  2. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    My old one,;)
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  3. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Nothing wrong with your memory|B as they were 1300cc and had a transverse leaf sprung rear suspension that could be dangerous when pushed hard into corners as the inside rear wheel tended to tuck into what could be an alarming positive camber angle that would have rapidly increased the heart rate of any driver who dared to test the handling and grip limits IIRC

    They also morphed into the Spitfire sports car with the same motor and then came out with a 2000cc 6 cylinder which I think called a GT6.

    The rear suspension was fitted with a single leaf spring that went under the diff to reduce the rear wheels tucking in. Don't know if it was a factory or aftermarket fix.
     
  4. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    I thought Rad might have made a comment on the picture of my old herald as he's from Australia :)
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm too young to remember the Herald! (but only just!)
     
  6. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Did it go brap brap brap and do 10 mpg :eek: :lol:

    Just because it had 4 spark plugs didn't make it a 4 cylinder.;)

    Thinking back it was the loaded rear wheel that was prone to tucking in when driven hard around bends so Colin you must have had angel looking after you to have survived your earlier modding days :)
     
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  7. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    Same car a couple of years later, handling was just fine as long as you have the suspension set up correctly :)
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  8. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Lovely looking car! They really don't make them like this anymore!
     
  9. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Colin it looks like you were thinking outside the square early in your modding career with a 12A/13B followed by a supercharged 4 cylinder in the Trumpy

    Am curious as to how you tamed the rear suspension so it was more predictable,Transverse upside down leaf spring to minimize the change to extreme positive camber ??
     
  10. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    Just lowered all round, coilovers on the front and strong springs on the back. no body roll at all :)
     
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