'69 Volvo Amazon
Ok, when your arrived here, you probably visit the site for the first time or you can't get enough from my story :)
My story begins in the fourth grade of secundary highschool, friends of mine all talked about cars. I mentioned that we had a old Volvo in our basement, and they asked if the car still runs. My answer was "no", but I coudn't resist to place a battery in the car to let it start again. He only blew out a litlle bit of smoke but did nothing more.
I was 16 years old when I started to work on the car. First the head was taken of and I saw that the valse weren't looking like they are supposed to be. The head gasket was broken, and water came in the cilinders and destroyed the valves.
No problem, I took the engine out of the car, and I dismantled it completly. I putted all new stuff back in, like:
Valves,distribution gears, conrods, bearings, oil & fuel pump, piston rings, gaskets&seals, clutch.
Here you can see the dismantled engine.
Here you see the engine sitting & waiting to go back in the car.
Then I replaced the complete braking circuit, so I didn't have to worry when I come at an intersection.
Then I cutted away all the bad metal, and made some new pieces. My uncle welded those pieces back on.
I repainted the engine compartment and putted the engine back in:
Here you can see the also before/after pictures, the pic below is taken when the car was almost putted back into one piece