I discovered the old expansion plugs were also gone because of the bath... another item to put on my wish list.
Whoow, the list is getting longer and longer and longer...
I bought some high tensile bolts 7/16 and mounted the block on the engine stand. After that I cleaned it with steelwool. Almost ready for the paintjob..
Block after 13 years waiting for a bath, hone and face
Just waiting for a warmer day to paint the B20B as the temp needs to be at least 16C.
Today I also received an e-mail from Ulla (Volvo Cars Sweden) about the numbers and facts of the 122S;
The following information is from the chassis register.
Chassis no. 316492
Engine no. 363
Gearbox no. 306032
Body no. 316431
Reported OK 18 September 1968
Delivery date 8 November 1968
As it was the dealer that registered the car for the first time I have no information regarding former owners."
As the Volvo came with a box filled with bills, books, and other papers I checked the numbers with the info in the box........... the Volvo is 100% original, all matching numbers :)
- The body number is a serial number assigned to a complete body and is not the same as the chassis number which is only assigned to a complete car.
- The M40G gearbox is a variant of the M40
- The Bosch distributor 0231146078 for the Amazons is only used on the B20B
- This Volvo 122S was manufactured at the Torslanda plant near Göteborg in Sweden.
Promotional picture Torslanda plant - Volvo Amazon production (1964)
More information about production and numbers can be found here