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How wide are Volvo axles

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How wide are Volvo axles
June 13, 2008 01:09AM
Hey all ...Some of you know me some do not...Not been around the rally forums do to life and motorcycles getting in the way...I know shame on me...

So kids... How wide are the axles over all in the Volvos.. And years.. Flange to flange....At what time did the rear disc brakes show up...Any help would be great...

Thanks... David

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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 13, 2008 03:42AM
240 axles are 54.5" flange to flange.
That model was produced from 75 to 93, and always had disc brakes.
Prior to that, the 164 had rear discs, don't know about 140 series, and the Amazon (122) definitely did not have rear discs.
I believe 164 and 140 have same axle width as 240.
Also, I think the 740 and 760 have the same axle as 240,
but the 940/960 had slightly wider axle.



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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 13, 2008 07:29AM
volvo 140-160 axles are 55.75" exept the 75' 160 witch has a 240 rear axle. all 160-140 axles had disc brakes.

122-1800 had disk brakes 66" and up. not sure on the width will have to go crall under a car.

the 700 axles i have here are the longest of all the volvo axles i have at the shop, i don't have one complete but the axles them selves are 2.25" longer than the 240 so that would make the 700 axle 59"




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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 13, 2008 02:19PM
Thanks guys ...One thing I forgot to ask ...

LSD info What When and Were......??? And gear info to

Thanks

David

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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 13, 2008 05:24PM
Haztoys Wrote:
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> Thanks guys ...One thing I forgot to ask ...
>
> LSD info What When and Were......??? And gear
> info to


You'll have a tuff time finding one with an LSD in it. It's super big news when someone finds one. Starting around the 80s Volvos were generally bought by people who hated cars.. and people who hate cars aren't prone to wanting a locking rear (I would assume).. anyways the chances are slim to none that you will find one in a volvo axle in a bone yard.

They're dana 1030s and 1031s. Best go read this:

http://www.davebarton.com/volvorearends.html

I had a lookie and it looks to be the right info. I know Fidel knows more about this than I do.



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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 13, 2008 08:09PM
or this if you're willing to make new axles:

http://www.rallyanarchy.com/phorum/read.php?5,12323,13161#msg-13161
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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 15, 2008 03:26PM
Thanks for the info ...My day job is gear and trans stuff...Do a lot of the Arizona Rally Mafia's work..The Volvo rear end is one I've not dug onto...And need too..Do to my job I did to know all the info on axles... The info on the Volvo pages "look" to have hole in them..We are eyeball deep in Volvo's in Prescott AZ ..And know one loves them up here...Cheap and in the junk yards all over..At my shop I have I bet every Dana 30 gear and diff ever made I would think after all these years doing diff's...So I'll see what I come up with..I've come to see a lot of diff info on the web is not right...The Volvo pages never brings up the Trac-lock...Strange..???..I've been seeing Quadra-Drive LSD coming apart in my world ..Not what "I" would uses..I'm into the KISS thing in life...The stock Volvo LSD is a Power-lock...

The hole in the cross shafts was a left over from when the Jeeps had two peace axle and a "button" were the shafts would meet the axles and shimed out at the brakes..Not used on Volvo's...

One of the reasons for this info is I'm looking into a axle for my 73 Capri..But I "think" its to wide..Not that I've gottin under it to see how wide the Capri is ..But will do that this week...Was going to last week when I worked on the brakes ..DUH...LOL...

Here's a strange one and I "could" be talking out my ass.. But some years ago I came across a Volvo that had the roof "lower" then the other two in the junk yard..And there was one running around town for years that looked the same way...Then I stop seeing it for some years.. I just come across it parked in a back yard...I'm I seeing things or need Volvo lower the roof on some cars...............????........Strange...

Chop Top Rally Volvo ...lol....
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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 15, 2008 09:36PM
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> Chop Top Rally Volvo ...lol....

Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you they're Bertones. Factory chop top.




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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 15, 2008 11:54PM
hudson Wrote:
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> Haztoys Wrote:
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> > Chop Top Rally Volvo ...lol....
>
> Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you they're
> Bertones. Factory chop top.
>
>
> Andrew McNally
> Hamilton ON
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How cool... I know a lot about cars ..But this is new one on me...Did some looking on the web..I'll have to go take a look at the car..The one in the junk yard there was not much left of that one..Is this some thing that should be saved?...Not that I need a nother car like a hole in my head.. LOL
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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 16, 2008 05:50AM
Haztoys Wrote:
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> How cool... I know a lot about cars ..But this is
> new one on me...Did some looking on the web..I'll
> have to go take a look at the car..The one in the
> junk yard there was not much left of that one..Is
> this some thing that should be saved?...Not that I
> need a nother car like a hole in my head.. LOL

Should it be saved? That depends on who you ask. Personally it's just another car.. if you like the look of em and have the space then you'll have a car you shouldn't have too much trouble selling when you want.

If you want to pull some parts to sell, all the glass and the doors are unique to that model (obviously).





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Does this help make up your mind?
June 16, 2008 06:06AM
A Bertone with a V8 in it from Australia





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Re: Some Still Around (262 Bertone)
June 16, 2008 01:06PM
Bentones still pop up pretty often in the NW.

For example:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/car/719009119.html
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Re: Some Still Around (262 Bertone)
June 16, 2008 01:14PM
yeah, the bertones, what were they thinking/smoking? Strangely I've seen several of them on the web that ended up as v8 drag cars.

There are some people who are REALLY into those things, the bertone is also the car on the cover of "Crap Cars", a textbook about ass-ugly cars.

maybe build it for the salt flats and try to get into the 200mph club...

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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 16, 2008 02:12PM
Cool info thanks... The cars a twin to the Mr Smith put up..I'll be over that way next week so I'll stop to look at it just for kicks .. Why would it be a "Crap Car" ... Its just a normal Volvo that's had the roof cut ..Or are they that different

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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 16, 2008 05:42PM
Haztoys Wrote:
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> Cool info thanks... The cars a twin to the Mr
> Smith put up..I'll be over that way next week so
> I'll stop to look at it just for kicks .. Why
> would it be a "Crap Car" ... Its just a normal
> Volvo that's had the roof cut ..Or are they that
> different
>
> David
>
> Hazardous Toys inc


I think it was a reference to the styling.

Other than the chopped roof.. it's got a PRV V6 and some other trinkets like badging and interior jazz... John Lane runs one.



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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 18, 2008 12:53AM
If anyone wants to know a 71 Capri rear axle is 55" drum to drum.. So I could use a Volvo axle ...But I'm sure JV knew this and is holding out on me ...winking smiley...Will do some digging on this ...
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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 19, 2008 08:07AM
> Other than the chopped roof.. it's got a PRV V6
> and some other trinkets like badging and interior
> jazz... John Lane runs one.
>
>

John Lane doesn't run a Bertone, just a regular 262, although on occaision he has tried to make it look like a Bertone.
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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 19, 2008 06:46PM
Doivi Clarkinen Wrote:
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> > Other than the chopped roof.. it's got a PRV
> V6
> > and some other trinkets like badging and
> interior
> > jazz... John Lane runs one.
> >
> >
>
> John Lane doesn't run a Bertone, just a regular
> 262, although on occaision he has tried to make it
> look like a Bertone.


I meant the PRV V6.. was trying to explain how they are just any other old volvo with slight changes.

My bad!



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Re: How wide are Volvo axles
June 23, 2008 10:18AM
"just a regular 262" , thats calling Andre the giant just a regular guy.
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