Tassie 145S trip and discussion

zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
edited June 2018 in RWD
My January 1971 145S trips and doings
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  • pics?
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    pics?

    Yes got to carried away driving.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Bought this cat in 2013
    Its a 1970 build 1971 european delivery
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    It has been in tassie from 1998 and was finally sold after the owner found it hard to drive . Hence the bingles at the back.
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    and eu tow bar
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    Recently my 240 packed up and I had to go back to Qbyn to pack up our studio for the move to Toowoomba.
    And no my tassie property is not going I love it too much.
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    So the 145 did the trip.
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    Ferry to Melbourne and picking up a trailer with a small light 5 cylinder VW engine in it :-(

    Well it was happy between 60 and 70 mph but my wallet prefered 60 mph - about 22 mpg with trailer.
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    Arrived in good fettle but its old stall on breaking has returned.
    Air leak under vacuum I thinks.
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    Need to change the alternator as the bearing are starting to be noisy.
    timboVee_Quealphaxbgpzfm142
  • nice!
  • How do you find the vision angle out of the passenger side door mirror? I have the same mirrors on my 145 but for some reason I can't get the passenger side one to adjust in far enough. Maybe it was mounted in the wrong position?
    Vee_Que
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    The mirrors are crap as they were mandated as flat glass in Oz. I went to the auto store and got some stick on convex mirrors and that helped a lot. I noted that in the buggery box that came with the car was a set of bonnet mounted wing mirrors of period. I now understand why. In Tassie the mirrors are almost irrelevant as multi lane freeway trafic is minimal. Opps...
  • Assuming those are the genuine Volvo mirrors, you can still get replacement mirror heads with a convex mirror glass. Just FYI. I bought new genuine mirrors (complete assembly) recently for my 145 as the old mirrors were sort of buggered (wobbled in the slipstream at highway speeds), but you have to buy the convex mirror head as a separate item. May get around to that some day! The new mirror on mine is a bit too shiny for the patina of the old car LOL!
  • Lovely car! Oh how these old wagons do it for me.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Twas a wonderful drive - was funny to think its 47 years old.
    bgpzfm142
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Assuming those are the genuine Volvo mirrors, you can still get replacement mirror heads with a convex mirror glass. Just FYI. I bought new genuine mirrors (complete assembly) recently for my 145 as the old mirrors were sort of buggered (wobbled in the slipstream at highway speeds), but you have to buy the convex mirror head as a separate item. May get around to that some day! The new mirror on mine is a bit too shiny for the patina of the old car LOL!

    Im happy with the add ons at present just for the fact that they are "original" and blend with the others. Twas a 882 km drive and 447 by ferry.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Want to replace the exhaust gaskets before I drive back down. Also at the same time I will replace the manifold as this one has the wonderful baffles in it - and they leak as you go down the hill into Launceston making a wonderful but destructive backfire.
    Anyone got an Aluminium intake manifold they dont want?
  • I'll check if I have a manifold for you
  • edited November 2018
    I have a Lynx with a 45 DCOE Weber. I see you're still running twin Strombers. Considered SU or something else (single Stromberg/SU) for a lift in economy?
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    I have a Lynx with a 45 DCOE Weber.
    I have one but not fitted - was thinking of selling it - Our other 144 has two SU's so I was thinking 2 Strombergs would be in keeping with this cars history. It does go like stink.
    egadsbgpzfm142
  • edited November 2018
    If I can recommend one thing, stay with the SUs. You can usually tune SUs better. '71 was fitted with Strombergs as standard. Yell out if you want a set of SUs.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    I do like SU's - I think in the longer term I will go that way. - But for the moment it will be refiitting the strombergs.
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Oh just a comment on fuel preservatives. - they work - use them in all the cars when they are going to sit for more than a month. The results are a clean start. Doesn't help with ethanol chewing out the rubbers in the strombergs but does improve startup and running after a month or so of idleness.
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  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Just spent some christmas time changing the intake exhaust manifold.
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    George provided the gaskets in double time.
    The previous owners mechnick(?) had changed the studs to bolts into the head. :-(
    So I had to get some from George and then as I had not ordered enough retreive from the spares I had.
    Oh the bliss of using a stud extractor!
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    The manifold was removed;
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    to reveal a crack in the crazy transfer chamber.
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    Hence my problems with stalling on braking and backfire as we went down the wonderful hill in Launceston.
    Reassembled with original carbs and all is running super smooth.
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    bgpzfm142
  • I've never heard of the inlet side of these manifolds cracking before. Now we know it can happen.
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    71 1800E |73 144 |74 142 |74 145 |79 242GT |88 780 |93 945T |93 945|2010 S80 V8
    egads
  • zzdhallawrathgar (@zzdhalla) Toowoomba Qld, Oatlands Tasmania, ... and a bit longer in Queanbeyan.
    Seems it was common "Back in the day" so most didn't make it into the 21st century.
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