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Post by Tero Huikko » 20 Oct 2008 03:57 pm

It's me again...I made an unexpected return to dutch built volvos and bought a volvo 66gl.

Pics are coming...as are cruise control, ac, all extra gauges and other perversions I just can't seem to live without...
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Post by jtbo » 20 Oct 2008 04:16 pm

Good :D

AC to 66 sm14 , wouldn't that be tad same as adding electric leather seats to Trabi? :lol:

Can't wait for pics :P
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Post by trabitom99 » 20 Oct 2008 05:35 pm

Welcome back! I remember reading some of your posts when researching AC and electric mirror conversions ... Some useful info there!
jtbo wrote:wouldn't that be tad same as adding electric leather seats to Trabi? :lol:
Before doing that I'd fit self-cancelling indicators. Or a fuel pump ;-)

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Post by Tero Huikko » 20 Oct 2008 05:53 pm

jtbo wrote:Good :D

AC to 66 sm14 , wouldn't that be tad same as adding electric leather seats to Trabi? :lol:

Can't wait for pics :P
Who said I'll settle for manual cloth seats :)
No I gave it a thought and 66 does not need leather seats...
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Post by jtbo » 20 Oct 2008 06:17 pm

trabitom99 wrote: Before doing that I'd fit self-cancelling indicators. Or a fuel pump ;-)
Tom
Well, those would be of course quite nice luxuries too :D

No leather, oh bummer :cry: But you are probably right, it does not need them :P

Will be interesting read that AC installation to 66 :)
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Post by Tero Huikko » 20 Oct 2008 06:27 pm

Renault Clio alternator/ac compressor bracket, modified heater box for evaporator, switch, drier, pressure switch, idle compensating valve, recirculation flap+vacuum valve...pretty simple with thorough planning.

A LOT of work and measuring to do. Not too much space, underrated radiator and lots of more things to overcome.

I have a volvo 8 stereo 8-track FM radio for the car too with leccy aerial :P

ATS aluwheels or minilite etc etc etc...don't need to worry where my pennies will go.
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Post by Duvel78 » 20 Oct 2008 10:31 pm

Tero Huikko wrote:It's me again...I made an unexpected return to dutch built volvos and bought a volvo 66gl.

Pics are coming...as are cruise control, ac, all extra gauges and other perversions I just can't seem to live without...
I just can't believe this!!! :D Is it the Volvo 66 from your avatar picture??? Because I wanted to buy that car!! It was on mobile.de, I was planning to see the car during a trip to the south of Germany. And when I came back on the website, the car was gone! Well done! :wink: Please take care of it!
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Post by Tero Huikko » 21 Oct 2008 06:05 am

Yup...it was gone. I bought it blind and transported to Finland. They say when you start to go crazy it mainly affects your head :)

I will take care of it. I already made the brakes and the engine. The variomatic needs new secondary gears. Car is currently at the paint job. There were a few dings and dents to recover.

The car was not driven after may 1990. So it needed a little waking up to start rolling again.

Anyone know if the vario belts are interchangable between 66/300? Or if the secondary vario unit is the same?
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Post by classicswede » 21 Oct 2008 10:36 am

The belts are different. I know as Pete had some belts of me for his 300 but they turned out to be 66 ones. The 66 ones are a little shorter.

Very nice 66. I would love a 66 to modify but with them not being tax free I dont think I will.
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Post by Stefan » 21 Oct 2008 01:26 pm

love the idea of aircon on a 66 as that means i would be able to fit it to a 55 :shock: so long as i could fit the extra rad in.
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Post by Tero Huikko » 21 Oct 2008 08:01 pm

Well I have whole winter to think how I do it.
Luckily I'm not famous of giving up easily :)

The condenser unit doesn't have to be in front of radiator. Also new evaporators are really small. Just looked at smart fortwo's ac components and they'd fit in the bucket...

I'm planning to actually fit condenser in the front wing with it's own electric fan and fresh air channels.

Compressor can be mounted to chassis with spring tensioned pulley wheel.
There's a lot of room actually for creative innovations.

I already have the GT camshaft. I might toss out the spare wheel and put in dual webers. Headers are also available with a lot of TLC.

One problem is that I want the car to pass historic vehicle checks and they might say something if it's a twin carb :P
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Post by petefarrell360 » 21 Oct 2008 11:04 pm

Hi Tero and welcome back!

Dai, I think those belts were from a Daf 33, which is different, the 66 and 300 belts are the same as far as I know.

Good luck with it, should be a very nice car when you're done!

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Post by classicswede » 22 Oct 2008 09:10 am

petefarrell360 wrote:Hi Tero and welcome back!

Dai, I think those belts were from a Daf 33, which is different, the 66 and 300 belts are the same as far as I know.

Good luck with it, should be a very nice car when you're done!

Pete
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Post by Fuse » 22 Oct 2008 10:23 am

Tero Huikko wrote: One problem is that I want the car to pass historic vehicle checks and they might say something if it's a twin carb :P
I think it should pass the historic vehicle inspection as long as the parts used are similiar parts which were used back then. It also depends quite a lot of the inspector who checks the car what he allows.
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Post by foggyjames » 24 Oct 2008 12:20 am

I have a bit of a soft spot for the DAFs...very nice!

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