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1970 Volvo 1800e a/c p/w p/s 1800 p1800 b20

1970 Volvo 1800E

Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: 1800E
Type: Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 103,000
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4 speed w/overdrive
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Cassette Player, Leather Seats

Description for Volvo 1800E 1970

1970 Volvo 1800e originally fuel injected-converted to carburetor. Engine rebuilt by previous owner but can't physically confirm. Weber 32/36 DGEV. New triple core radiator with electric fans w/manual override, ower steering added from a 140 series vehicle(nice), ftermarket power windows(right one goes down 1/2 way-needs alignment), inyl top added after new paint in '12. New gasketing on body, /c works, eather seats, ostly new interior/headliner, arpet, runk seals tightly, ew driveshaft bearing and u-joints, rakes redone, ew gas tank, 964 bumper set(dings on top), 971 grill, ore... Car is ready to drive but stopped driving it after overdrive stopped working. I put in new solenoid but didn't help. I believe the overdrive oil pump o-rings are shot. I have a replacement overdrive end you can rebuild and swap. A/c vents are standard from Volvo inside, ut the evaporator and everything outside is new and aftermarket(this is the only way to do it and have it work)-blows 53degrees. Power steering works nicely but front end needs idler arm I think(drifts in the lane a little). Steering set came from a 1974 Volvo 142. Resevoir on drivers side, ump on passenger side. A universal steering shaft was fabricated to accomodate the power steering box mounted on framerail. This is what Volvo used to call "the swap" in the 70's. Radiator is aftermarket alluminum triple core with fans ahead of the condenser. Dash gauges were converted to 12v and replaced with aftermarket but true to era gauges(these work). Tach and speedometer work but speedometer reads 15% too fast for some unknown reason(Cable sender is 21 tooth). Paint was cleared but uncut-will polish up nicely. New windshield/dash cap. So much to remember... Car shows fairly well but needs a few things to be better. Rust hole in right front cowl drain and has some bubbling along rocker(as they all do), inor hole in rf floor over frame support, eft front fender behind headlight, verdrive fixed. Mileage shown is probably not original. Left rear rocker inside needs some sheet metal repair as does the right side outboard of passenger seat area(common to these cars). Trunk floor exellent-interior floor is good but has some laminated sheetmetal in some areas welded in place and is sturdy. Right front vent drips occasionally from gasket between door and jamb gasket.(this will be where the little hole is surprise surprise). The good includes that the car starts instantly, as electronic ignition from Hot Spark, rives nicely with great pickup. The rebuilt engine has a wierd odd miss here and there. It runs great-only an engineers ear would feel it. I believe the previous owner did some kind of mild cam job. With new plugs you hardly feel it, fter 2-3k miles it starts to become evident. but again, t's a minor thing. This is an honest assessment of this car. It is not show or parade, ut it is decent and reliable and can be made to what you prefer. I have a ton of parts that can be made available to the right buyer-bumpers, ranny, pair of rust free doors(green), lass, uspension etc. Please ask questions-I'm sure you will have some. This will be updated as the item runs it's course. I bought another car so I don't drive this much anymore-the lack of overdrive is what did it. The overdrive end can be rebuilt by a shop in CT who specializes in these old transmissions for 400.00 plus parts.