Volvo powered 4AD

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Volvo powered 4AD

Postby Volger » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:57 am

Hi, I'm the guy who bought the Singer off of eBay. It's 1952 and has a 1960's Volvo drive-train. I just thought I'd stop in to say hello. I don't know much about Singers or '60s Volvos or wood bodied cars. This is a learning experience. I'll probably keep it Volvo powered and drive it a lot. It sounds pretty nice.

eBay sale: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141689086805
Pictures: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... =drive_web

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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby mikeyr » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:48 pm

congrats and welcome to the Singer world.
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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby bitsobrits » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:34 am

Looks like it should be a fun project. Body looks decent, and I really like the look of the wider tires, but too bad about those seats!:)

I imagine the Volvo engine trans sits in there fairly well, and plenty of power! I believe there are single sidedraft intake manifolds for that engine that might fit a bit better.

Has the front suspension been replaced with Volvo bits? The stock brakes, even well sorted, are the least favorite part of my 4AD.
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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby Volger » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:47 am

It's supposed to have Volvo engine, gearbox, rear end and brakes. The seats are from a dune buggy. Those will get replaced. I'm looking for Singer instruments and I might get a wiring harness kit to rewire the car.

How do I check the front suspension? I'm thinking about taking the Singer on an insane 3,500 mile round trip this summer. Although I might take an NSU Sport Prinz instead. I've got a loose screw for impractical cars.

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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby mikeyr » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:35 pm

what do you want to check on the front suspension ? do you want to know if its Singer or Volvo ? I would start by poking around in the 4AD section of the image gallery ( http://gallery.singercars.com/index.php/ ) and comparing your car vs. the ones in the pictures. You could also take pictures of your cars front suspension and post it here.
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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby Volger » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:14 pm

Hi Mike. I'm sorry about the delay. Yes, I'm curious if it's a Volvo or Singer front end. Here's some photos taken with my ancient phone: https://goo.gl/photos/bgHHJFGWLCMpcFpZ7

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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby Mark Thompson » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:39 am

Not Singer!
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Re: Volvo powered 4AD

Postby Volger » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks!


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