Videos

Rear wheel bearing change - PV, Amazon, P1800

Changing the rear wheel bearings on the Spicer axle: PV544, P1800/P1800S, Amazon

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Compression test on the Volvo B18 & B20 engines

Guide on how to take the compression test, and some thoughts on how to interpret the results. Ultimately answering the question "should I rebuild my engine?"

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Setting Valve Clearances, Volvo B18 & B20 engines

The most efficient & quickest means of setting the valve clearances on the OHV B18 & B20 motors, using the "Rule of 9"

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Rear BilsteinP18Az

Assembling Bilstein shock absorber for fitment to the Rear of the Volvo P1800 & Amazon

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Front BilsteinP18Az

Rigging the washers & bushes to a Bilstein shock absorber: Volvo P1800 & Amazon, Front shock

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B18/B20 engine strip down

Stripping down the Volvo B18/B20 motor, in preparation to sending out to our machinists. This video is not intended as a "how to" technical video, it is more of a simple "what is done" half hour.

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Fitting Panhard Rod bushes to the Amazon, P1800 & PV544

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Torque Rod Bush Replacement

Removing, cleaning up, and fitting the torque rod bushes on the Amazon/P1800. This is the late (1967 on) suspension set up.

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Support Arm Bush Replacement

Removal, cleaning and fitting of bushes in the support arm of an Amazon/P1800 - late model post 1966.

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PV544 upper wishbone uprate

Boxing it to reduce fatigue failure in competition.

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Rear Brake Shoes, late B18 Amazon & P1800

How to correctly fit the rear brake shoes on the Amazon & P1800, late B18 car (the B20 car is very similar).

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Removing the rear hub/drum on PV544, Amazon & P18

Using the 5 point puller

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M40 Gearbox stripdown

Stripping down the M40 gearbox, techniques, and what to be careful of. The M41 (overdrive) gearbox is an identical procedure, just the rear housing differs. PV544, P1800, Amazon, 140

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PV544 wiper motor rebuild - similar to 145 & 245

Cleaning and repacking the gearbox of the PV544 wiper motor. Also applies to the 145 and 245 tailgate wiper, surprisingly.

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Front wheel bearing change, Amazon/P18

Replacing the front wheel bearings. Apologies, there's two sections of video that are not as complete as they should be.

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Setting the Front Suspension Geometry, P18 & Amazon

Caster angle is critical to how the Volvos handle and feel - many people fit electric power steering simply because the caster angle is wrong. How to set the correct camber and caster. P1800, Amazon

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M40 gearbox build

Building the Volvo M40 gearbox, the M41 is fundamentally identical internally. PV544, P1800, Amazon, 140

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Water Pump replacement, B18 & B20 engine

How to efficiently replace the B18/B20 water pump. PV544, P1800, Amazon, 140

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Pinion Seal replacement, Spicer back axle

Replacing the pinion seal: Spicer back axled cars. The ENV pinion seal is very similar in practice. PV544, P1800, Amazon, 140 & 164 HiRes

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Ford Type9 Conversion, and clutch upgrades

Description of uprating the clutch. Illustration of how the Ford Type9 adapter plate works on the B18/B20 motors. PV544, P1800, Amazon, 140

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140 Chassis Strength Upgrades

ie lower wishbone upgrade; crossmember strengthening (applies to all our era: PV544, Amazon, P18, 140 & 164); front bulkhead to front longitudinal chassis legs; and finally rollcage to A & B pillars.

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B18 standard engine build (123GT)

The process of building the B18 (& B20) motor after the machining has been completed. PV544, P1800, Amazon, 140

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