The electric car fire triggered a lot of questions. Now it’s time to share my thoughts on what might have caused the Tesla battery fire in our converted 1967 Volvo Amazon wagon. Read more Read full post : What caused my electric car fire? »
Time for making some decisions. Soon (when I find the keys) my Volvo Amazon wagon project I kept for years will be for sale. Need to face the fact that rebuilding the electric Volvo will take quite some resources. Despite the fact that this one is a California import it has quite some rust especially at the rear end. But as far as I can tell it’s original and unmolested. Well worth a restoration and in fact a better basis than I started from (but by the time I found this one, I had progressed too much with the dark green one) Read more Read full post : California Volvo Amazon wagon needs to go »
Our good old Volvo 940 that made it possible to continue our trip in Sweden after the Volvo Amazon had caught fire received a well deserved wash. It has driven 605.000 km (of which 150.000 by us since September 2016) and just received a fresh MOT. Still going strong.
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Thanks to Tom from Engovis (also the creator of Simp BMS) for the inspiration, reverse engineering and sharing his work on this gear selector. Now I needed a tester and a selector too. I definitely want this in my Voltvo rebuild. Read more Read full post : Testing a new iDrive gear selector »
On 4th of April 1967 it was reported OK by the factory in Sweden. In 2015/2016 restoring from scrap level. May 2021 back on the road. June 2021 it caught fire. Read more Read full post : Volvo Amazon wagon turned 56 years old »
Best way to practice using new EVcreate 3D scanning tools is to use it for my own project. Impressed with the ease of use and scanning result. Next step is to successfully import the scan into Onshape. Read more Read full post : Using the Shining 3D Einstar scanner »