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Old 04-11-2009, 09:28 AM
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Joel???? 34 Fords???
I don't know what you are asking, "Joel" is "34Fords" real name. And he got the question right.

It is funny, I was thinking Mid sixties Cad but figured there was some car back in the twenties or something that would be the first.

Ok Joel, hit us with your best shot.

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Old 04-11-2009, 09:26 PM
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I was calling Joel... as in "Joel, where are you ?"
You're up - we need a trivia question to keep us on the ball!
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:43 PM
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I was calling Joel... as in "Joel, where are you ?"
You're up - we need a trivia question to keep us on the ball!
Oh, DUH, I guess my head is going crazy thinking about these questions I didn't see that you where doing I do when ever someone has waited too long with the next question.

Yeah, JOEL????

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Old 04-11-2009, 10:07 PM
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Ok, since Joel seems to be MIA (or AWOL), I'll jump in to keep this from dying out ... (If I'm outta line, just say so guys, OK?)

In the 60's and into the early 70's Volvo produced the 1800 series of sports/touring cars, in several versions. The P1800, the 1800S, the 1800 E and the 1800ES.

What were the differences between the various designations, and when did the designations/changes occur?
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Hi,
I know very little about Volvo's, but two of the models you mentioned are quite sporty, the P1800s is the hot little 2 seater & the P1800es is a sporty wagon, that's it, I'm don on Volvo information.
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Actually there is no such thing as a P1800S - there was a P1800 and an 1800S and I wanted to see if anyone knows the difference between the P1800, the 1800S, the 1800E and the 1800ES, and why/what does the nomenclature signify. (Among the projects awaiting my attention is a P1800 and a 1800S. The S is about half done now, with a '87 Camaro V6 already in it, along with a new interior, but still needing brakes and electrical work to complete it)
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Sorry Guys, I left thurs night to go fishin'. Had to be done! Dave, keep it going, I'll wait til next time...Joel
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As we sit here and ponder over the next question I think of things that I could ask. Such as why on my chevy the shingles fell of my roof and it rained pennies from heaven when I caught a fish and I reeled it in the truck of my car there is a funny looking piece of metal tubing protruding up out of the floor with bright green leaves on the stalk and you would not expect a rose to have such sharp headlights were pointing down the road at odd angles, one looking for rabbits and the other looking for squirrels I said hey wait a minute just what kind of animal are we hunting for today?
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....In the 60's and into the early 70's Volvo produced the 1800 series of sports/touring cars, in several versions. The P1800, the 1800S, the 1800 E and the 1800ES.

What were the differences between the various designations, and when did the designations/changes occur?

Click on year for specific features and changes:

P1800 Made by Jensen in England 1961-62

1800S Made in Sweden 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971

1800E (Bosch EFI) 1972

1800ES (Station Wagon) 1972 1973

Volvo production data shows that 50 P1800's were built in 1960, but all other sources show the first P1800's being produced in 1961. (Click for Volvo production data)

I hope I successfully answered all 8 parts of the question

I live in the rust belt and wasn't born until 1974, so I've only seen one of these Volvo 1800's in my life...it was an 1800ES, last year in my neighbor's driveway.
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Totally correct! Your turn!

And as with all imports of that era, there are some disparities in when, etc. For example, my "64" should be a pure 1800S - but it is actually a very late P1800 as it assembled as an early 64/late 63,(And titled as a '64) so even though it was assembled in Sweden, it used up the last of the Jensen-specific parts - the bumpers were a bit different, and the interior was notably different. I'm restoring the '63/64 P1800 to original, but my '65 1800S now has a 2.8 liter V6 and 700R4 from an '87 Camaro, along with the Camaro's tilt wheel, and few other changes as well.

OK - you're up!

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Here's an obscure bit of trivia...

For a three year period, Lincoln bolted 50 lb ballast weights in all four corners of Lincoln Continentals to help dampen vibrations. What three years were Lincoln Continentals built with these corner weights?
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I'm just guessing, based on nothing at all, but I'm thinking those humongous slab-sided ones of the early 60's would have likely had big vibration issues that may have required some damping - and weight was an easy solution for engineers to try
So - my guess - Sans any googling - 62-64 Connies?
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OK - so now I googled it - seems, according to Hemmings anyway, that '61 was the first year to have "vibration tuning weights" at all 4 corners - can I change my guess to 61,62 & 63?
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OK - so now I googled it - seems, according to Hemmings anyway, that '61 was the first year to have "vibration tuning weights" at all 4 corners - can I change my guess to 61,62 & 63?
That is correct.

I helped restore a '61 Continental Convertible a few years ago, and saw these iron weights hanging on cantilever leaf springs out behind the rear spring shackles. Couldn't figure out what they were for...


The owner, a big time 61-69 Lincoln collector, told me that some 61's have the weights and some don't. He also restored a sister to this car whose serial number is one digit older than this one. The older car was identically equipped, but didn't have the cornering weights, nor the mounting brackets for them. So it could be that this picture is of the very first Lincoln cornering weight. Or they might have just installed them willy nilly at first. The world may never know. Oh, the useless things you learn when you restore a car. Haha

Good job, Dave. The next question is yours.
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That's the vintage of Conti that had suicide rear doors and a convertible that flopped like a wet noodle. I've forgotten how long they were but my recollection was over 25'. They seemed to have had enough steel to keep a steel mill in operation for a week to build each one. I recall working in a garage in the '70s and having a customer owning one - the drive on lift groaned and you couldn't raise it completely with the overhead door open as it would hit where the door made the bend.
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