- A couple of nice discussion threads have appeared over the past couple of weeks
John K wrote...
That 'flock of starlings' noise sounds a bit familiar, I once had that on an Amazon with a dried out dizzy shaft/bush and I've heard dry/worn clutch release bearings making a similar row but deeper with a bit more 'Graunch'. Good luck, I'm sure you'll track it down!
Thanks again for the advice at the VOC National on suspension set up for my Amazon.
- My reply...
Thanks John, I think I checked the release & spigot bearings
when I had the gearbox off, and we don't in fact have a dizzie on
that car (it's full fuel injection and mapped ignition) - I must pop
the crank pulley off and fire up the engine to see if it disappears.
But I reckon it's cheap, whatever the fault - I just have to spend
some time on my own car!
- Bob M wrote...
Hi, Rob. Every one of your stories interests me, just some more than others. However, your photo of the steering column tab was one of those "aha!" moments, as in "aha! so that's what's going on down there!" Many thanks,
- This was in response to my 142 cure for the creeping steering column.
Emma's gorgeous 121 Amazon left our workshop on Friday afternoon with Chris, one of Classic Car Buyer magasine's journalists. We understand that he has road tested the car to Wales and back in amongst all that inundation. We expect to see him back here later today with the car, since he called yesterday to tell us how much he was enjoying the car.Emma's 121 is the first Volvo we owned, having bought it off Charlie Garrett in Oxford who dropped a B20B motor into it. It had been fully resprayed in white sadly; Emma went on to win the HRCR Newcomers championship in the car (with a B18 motor in it), after which we returned it to 121 spec, and resprayed it correctly in "sand yellow" which is in fact pastel green. Every so often we think we should sell the Amazon, then we drive it and realise just what a supremely good car it is.