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#6 of 11 Re: Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4. [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 07, 2007 (9:33 am)
It seems like there was a European 165, given all the web mentions of it, but the odd thing is a US recall listed for the 165 in 1973. So it seems like this is either an import, or some nut went to a lot of trouble to upgrade a 145-not very likely!
#7 of 11 Re: Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4. [texases]
Jun 08, 2007 (2:18 am)
remember the web is global, we got them over here, though they are as rare as rocking horse ....
#8 of 11 Re: Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4. [grahampaige]
Jun 08, 2007 (5:42 am)
Yep. Wonder what he means by 4x4? That's not going to happen. Also, all this discussion, not a peep from the actual owner - hello, anybody there?
#9 of 11 Re: Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4. [texases]
Jan 21, 2008 (4:05 pm)
I'm the nut who went through a lot of trouble to "upgrade a 145". The illustrative picture above was stolen from my site about the car:
Not necessarily by Mr_Shiftright, of course, and certainly not unexpected - that's what happens when you put material on the net. Remember the web is global, yes...
However: I only registered to correct a few conclusions in this thread. As assumed originally, Volvo did not build the 165 (other than a few prototypes, one or two also sold in Australia as told by a rumour).
There are quite a few private built 165's in Sweden, though, so you shouldn't be that surprised if you see pictures floating around. More can be seen at the Swedish club 164 homepage:
And as wheelbase among lots of other stuff differ between 140 and 160, there is no easy way of building a 165. Definitely not as a "145 upgrade". Still, with only a handful existing, the easy way of getting your hands on one is to build it yourself.
Wish I could contribute with some input about the original thread questions too, sorry .
#10 of 11 Re: Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4. [lappmarre]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2008 (7:47 am)
Well that's very interesting and thanks for dropping in on us! Did WE call you a nut? I hope not. We had no idea it was a custom, only a suspicion.
#11 of 11 Re: Help! Volvo 165 - I want to convert to a biodiesel 4x4. [lappmarre]
Jan 22, 2008 (8:25 am)
My apologies, after looking at your conversion web site, I should replace 'nut' with 'dedicated' and 'amazingly skilled'! Quite a conversion. Actually, several, with the front end, the transmission, and then the new engine. Impressive.