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Lonely 164 newbie 2 years 8 months ago #273

I've been a 240 owner/.buyer/seller for 25 years. I don't remember actually SEEING a 164 before, but when I ran into a '73 forbear last summer I thought it would make a great summer runner. When I finally sold my last for-sale 240, I could start on this. Now my RWD Volvo specialista has it running but finds cracked fuel lines near the injectors, and says the factory-crimped lines present a problem for replacement.

Will other 164 owners contact me to share sources, stories, and advice?

Thank you -- michael
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Re: Lonely 164 newbie 2 years 8 months ago #274

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This is actually not a big deal. The best thing to do is to send the injectors out for a full service, at which point the hoses will be replaced. Check out Rich Jensen at Cruzin Performance, who has done two sets for me and whom I highly recommend.
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Re: Lonely 164 newbie 1 year 10 months ago #570

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Hey Michael

I am also a 164 owner recently moved to Florida. I have a 73 Gold color 164 and working on fully restoring car with no modifications. Next looking to overhaul engine since I just had to replace timing gear. We are lonely classic owners because these cars don't seem to get much attention. Parts are getting harder to find, if you want them in good shape. I will post pictures in a couple of weeks.

Jose
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Re: Lonely 164 newbie 1 year 9 months ago #580

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Still waiting for those pictures ... Please post them.

As to parts availability for 140/160 cars, as 1800s are priced further out of reach, you will see a resurgence of interest in these cars -- especially now that they are growing scarce.

With some exceptions, I have found many parts to still be available in reproduction, either through VP Autoparts, CVI, and I-Roll Motors.
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Re: Lonely 164 newbie 1 year 9 months ago #581

Hello, Gold and Brick-a-brack (and any other readers) --

After the holidays, I plan to list some of my many 164 parts for sale. Since there are many fewer 164s than 1800s still around, I expect interest will indeed pick up. It's amazing how fine shape mine is in, for having never been seriously worked on by its three previous owners -- we've each simply DRIVEN it.

michael
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