We are looking for the following items and information.
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email us ,if you can help supply info or direct us to a resource which can.  Thanks! 

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What are the compression springs for, on the Pad Retaining Pins of these Girling Calipers? ...is this a Volvo application, or someone's trick idea for stopping squealing...or maybe backing the Pads off the disc faster for racing...or maybe helping the pistons back off.  The fact that they have a different number of turn suggests they might be someone's homebrew idea and implementation...I just wonder what he had in mind and was trying to accomplish with this trick...and if it worked as he intended!?!


Springs on Pad Retaining Pins...what's that all about?

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Seeking internal circuit info on the Gen1 P1800 Tachometer instrument.  See also:  http://www.sw-em.com/Smith's%20Tachometer.htm

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Picture of an Eroded Volvo WaPu impeller.  Most vintage Volvo owner/mechanics have heard of this, but I have never actually seen one...below is the only known picture that has ever been seen of one of these.  Please help us find a better picture! 

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There's really a lot going on in the old Bosch distributor...centrifugal advance is just one thing. I'm compiling information and am looking for advance curve graphs for the following distributors: xxx003, xxx009, xxx078 (with vacuum advance), and xxx099 (also with vacuum advance), or links to the info. These are the distributor numbers I've seen fitted, and they all seem to have different control springs which means different curves... if there are others, I'd be interested too.

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A clean 444 (6Volt) Wiring Diagram.

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Pictures and or dimensions of the 6Volt generator and bracket and B16 engine mounting.  I have no access to a B16 equipped vehicle and it looks like interest in such an upgrade is increasing.  Please help us in the development of an alt upgrade kit to be combined with a 6V to 12V upgrade tech article currently in the works.

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Pictures and leads on any V-8 powered Amazons out there....as they say:  There's no substitute for cubic inches!

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122S Blow-up Factory Diagram (a hard (or soft) copy of the micro-fiche would be preferred).  Update:  Got 'em, thanks to Dominic P. up there in Canada...now I just need to figure out how to get them scanned or get a hardcopy.

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Rally Info or articles/pix covering either the factory or privateer involvement.    

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Information on what a "Snow Weasel" is...better yet...pictures!  Are these some sort of B-18 powered, tracked vehicle, clattering around research stations in the arctic?  The only reference I've seen is in the british book "Tuning S.U. Carburettors, published by Speedsport Motorbooks 1975, ISBN85113-072-0" where the (vehicle application) chart lists the fuel metering needle and other internal components which were to be used when the SU carb was fitted to a (1965,66,67, Volvo B18B engined) "Snow Weasel". 

So far, research has dug up lots of info on the M29C Weasel (see pic following), a WWII era, Studebacker built, tracked, US military scout vehicle, apparently loved by the troops for its ability to go where even Jeeps could not ! In winter white camo, this might certainly have been called a "Snow Weasel", but the WWII years are not consistent with the years of the vehicles referenced in the carb book.  Did the Volvo built a similar vehicle in the sixties?...if you have info, please help clarify!  

 


M29C Weasel in winter camo. 


122S Snow Weasel, hmmm, there is a resemblance!

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Update:  Here we have a Bandvagn BV202 (maybe its the vehicle that ABBA used to get around in the winter!...) communications vehicle.  Special thanks to Anders Welen [http://welcome.to/anders_welen] for passing along the link to the (British) Royal Corps of Signals Museum: [http://www.royalsignals.army.org.uk/museum/Displays%208UNBANDVAGN.htm]


Info accompanying the mediocre picture on the Signal Corps site:  This vehicle was more commonly known as the SNOWCAT.  It was in service from 1962 to 1981 as a 'Tracked over-snow vehicle'.   It was used as a communications vehicle by 249 Signal Squadron and would have a C42 and C11/R210 VHF and HF suite of radios.   The vehicle had a Volvo B18 engine and was capable of 40kph for a range of about 400km.

Update:  Here is what we have compiled so far, thanks to a number of helpful folks!  Link to Snow Weasel page.

 

 

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