Re: [DMCForum] Re: The Village Idiot Returns (Travis G)
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: The Village Idiot Returns (Travis G)



Bill:

I sure wish you could work miracles on other cars ... a friend of mine
in Charlotte has an Olds with, she suspects, a blown intake gasket and
she's considering getting rid of the thing and buying a Toyota because
she's afraid the labor would be too expensive. Bleh!

Oh well, at least she's not buying a Subaru. LOL

Farrar

content22207 wrote:
> eBay. Same place my DeLo itself came from. Have purchased all sorts
> of interesting PRV goodies there. Louie G is currently running my old
> CPR (series 038) because I picked up a brand new one for $75. Picked
> up a brand new water pump (Italian) for $10 -- careful with the water
> pumps because there are two varieties, with the big takeoff on
> different sides. All my Volvo literature is eBay. Bought a Renault
> fuel injection manual too, interesting because neither acronym "CI"
> nor "CIS" is used anywhere therein. Save your money -- Volvo
> literature is MUCH better.
>
> You could throw a rock from Spartanburg and hit Norman's shop.
> How 'bout checking it out for us. As he was buying his engine also
> picked up a Peugot brand engine gasket set and two more alternators,
> $20 each. I'm happy to get just what I did. All I need now is an
> engineless vehicle to drop it into.
>
> BTW: my little brother timed me removing the intake manifold,
> carburetor still attached. 1:25 minutes. With a little practice could
> probably get it down to one minute even. Of course nothing needs to
> be removed to replace distributor cap, rotor, and wires. Hose clamps
> on back of the water pump are also accessible with the manifold in
> place. I definitely need to get this engine into a DeLo eventually.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
>
>
>>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxx>
>
> wrote:
>
>>I wanna know how you scored a crate engine for $500!
>>
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: content22207 [mailto:brobertson@xxxx]
>>>Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 6:21 PM
>>>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Subject: [DMCForum] The Village Idiot Returns: PRV
>>
> Rebuilder/Mechanic in
>
>>>Columbia SC
>>>
>>>ATTN: Travis G, Louie G (and his new friend), and any other
>>
> Carolinian
>
>>>owners:
>>>
>>>Picked up my new in the crate B27 or B28 (still don't know which -
>>
> - no
>
>>>ID tags) A series engine at the same time a German immigrant PRV
>>>rebuilder/mechanic from Columbia SC was picking up the other one
>>
> (what
>
>>>a coincidence, eh? I live less than 2 hours from Columbia. Am
>>>currently in DC where the engines were). Spoke with him for an
>>
> hour or
>
>>>so. This guy knows the block, no BS. If/when the time comes for
>>
> work
>
>>>below valve cover level, I could do worse than to take #5939 to
>>
> him.
>
>>>He also imports Renault PRV products such as triple seal intake
>>>manifold O rings, metal head gaskets, etc. Contact info:
>>>
>>>Norman Preser
>>>International Car Restoration
>>>754 Kirkland Circle
>>>Elgin, SC 29045
>>>(803) 438-6626 (voice)
>>>(803) 438-6642 (fax)
>>>
>>>Norman is *EXTREMELY* partial to Renault. Totally dismisses Volvo.
>>>Apparently on the PRV there are subtle differences in everything
>>
> north
>
>>>of the connecting rods (BTW: Norman claims European series
>>
> connecting
>
>>>rods are slightly longer than North American series). Even the
>>
> pistons
>
>>>are different. He was slightly bummed to be getting a Volvo
>>
> block. I
>
>>>am  thrilled to death ($500 for a brand new engine with all
>>>accessories, ready to drop into a car).
>>>
>>>Took 35mm pics. Will have them scanned them when I get home &
>>
> upload.
>
>>>BTW: In Germany the Renault Alpine is pronounced "Alpeen". 300hp
>>>version is triple deuce carbureted, not fuel injected. Uses mere
>>
> 12
>
>>>valve heads. Is 10.5:1 compression. Norman claims rocks & rolls
>>
> LESS
>
>>>than F series Volvo. He currently owns an Alpine but is the more
>>>pedestrian double carburetor (1 two barrel and 1 single barrel).
>>>Doesn't care too much for the Volvo A series intake manifold
>>
> (single
>
>>>barrel), so if anyone wants to jetison their K-Jetronic he'll
>>
> probably
>
>>>sell the one he just picked up cheap. Plug the injector ports with
>>>some 3/8" bolts, bolt up a single barrel Weber (A series ap),
>>
> replace
>
>>>everything back to the tank with low pressure hose and pump
>>
> (Norman
>
>>>claims that's what the access hole by cylinder 1 valve cover in my
>>>other Volvo engine is for -- I'm willing to sell it as soon as I
>>
> get a
>
>>>junkyard replacement to keep weather out), and you're in business
>>
> 100%
>
>>>trouble free.
>>>
>>>Bill Robertson
>>>#5939
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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