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Volvo Sugga Recomission
« on: January 09, 2010, 13:07:33 »
Customer of mine has asked me to get his volvo sugga back on the road, its been sitting in his garden for 20 years, Had it recovered to the workshop,

Stripped the carb, blew the fuel lines out, drained the nasty fuel from the tank, set the points and timing, dropped a bit of wd40 drown the bores, gave it a hand crank for a while, new battery and she fired up, few pics to check her out

















It came from a museum in sweden in 1989, not moved or run since then, found all the kit in the boot, black out screens and snow chains, even the original tool kit and grease gun,

Had it steam cleaned to remove years of green slime, chassis looks perfect still has wax on it, from the reserch ive done its a 1955 year model, chassis number 229, just orded a carb rebuild kit from the states,

Planning on renewing all oils, retemper the springs, coat of paint, my dads company is remaking all the leather straps for the varouis fittings on the body, should be an interesting few weeks work, will update as i go  :mrgreen:
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 13:32:42 »
Would love one of those, think they look fantastic.  I saw the redbull one on a low loader at jct 27 of teh M1 last summer, that thing has had a hell of a lot of work done to it.

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 18:28:25 »
that looks well smart!
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 19:51:32 »
Is it classed as a car or a truck?
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 01:03:07 »
Historic vehicle?
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 12:16:40 »
Tax exempt & MOT Exempt
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 14:28:19 »
  I have a fetish about those!!!! Would love one!!!
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010, 19:40:36 »
What a fantastic piece of old kit!!
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010, 19:45:33 »
wow what a remarkable piece of history bet is rare as hell, wonder what its offroad capability is  :dance:
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 21:45:52 »
It should be very good, loads of low down torque, very low geared low box, and front and rear diff locks, build like a brick out house
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2010, 22:04:55 »
now that is nice!
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2010, 23:24:26 »
If you can find one - £15k, fully restored 3 times that.  They only made 750 so not many about.

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 08:17:51 »
£15k for a truck that never needs an mot? bargin :twisted:
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2010, 11:59:32 »
Thats right, 726 in radio body form which this one is, should be a fine motor when its painted,  may have to remove the head, its got a sticking inlet valve on number 3 cylinder, but being a side valve engine wont cause piston or valve damage, it my free off with use,
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2010, 23:20:32 »
Hi dont think you get mot exempt they arent heavy enough at about 2.5ton .Any good sources of parts would be appreciated thanks. :D

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 10:33:46 »
If you can find one - £15k, fully restored 3 times that.  They only made 750 so not many about.

You can pay me 15K for my mog if you want - there was only 86 made in the first batch, and the same again in the 2nd - that's rarer than an enzo :P and it's MOT / Tax exempt.
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 10:35:02 »
Hi dont think you get mot exempt they arent heavy enough at about 2.5ton .Any good sources of parts would be appreciated thanks. :D

If it's a truck, any historic truck made before 1960 and not used for comercial is MOT exempt.
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010, 00:51:50 »
Hi dont think you get mot exempt they arent heavy enough at about 2.5ton .Any good sources of parts would be appreciated thanks. :D

If it's a truck, any historic truck made before 1960 and not used for comercial is MOT exempt.

Really :-k
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010, 09:17:00 »
Hi dont think you get mot exempt they arent heavy enough at about 2.5ton .Any good sources of parts would be appreciated thanks. :D

If it's a truck, any historic truck made before 1960 and not used for comercial is MOT exempt.

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Yup.

Went to tax the mog the other week (historic truck on the v5), all they wanted was the insurance docs, it flags on the system as being MOT exempt.  Form v111 IIRC has a section on it - all the details are on the website foodfight.org (Jim - he rebuilt a mog a few years ago and posted loads of useful snippets up)
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2010, 09:26:03 »
Close but no cigar...


V112G is the exemption form - if you have a look at the PDF - in the notes section point 30.


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Motor vehicles first used before 1st January 1960, used unladen and not drawing a laden trailer, and trailers manufactured before 1st January 1960 and used unladen.


There you go.... Pre 1960 historic trucks are MOT exempt ;)

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2010, 08:34:19 »
not for long exemptions are about to be removed in almost all cases there are a lot of upset folk in the military world its still under discussion but vey much on the cards more revenue for the govt in test fees

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2010, 20:10:24 »
theyre popular here in sweden very capable although most people modify them with V8ts heres a vid of one you can see more links to vids when you open it up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDPLwZWKM-w

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2010, 12:43:56 »
Why on earth would you want to do that? These seem to be rare vehicles and seriously capable in standard form!

It reminds me of the Series 1 Landy with a Morris Minor bodyshell that appeared in one of the magazines ages ago. Looked like a Moggie with huge tyres rather than a monster truck as they'd managed to get it to sit correctly on the chassis.
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2010, 12:53:25 »
It reminds me of the Series 1 Landy with a Morris Minor bodyshell

There was one of them in the forest of dean when I was a nipper - looked great.
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2010, 17:29:19 »
Is that what it is?  There's one about 1/2 a mile up the road from me rotting away...
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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2010, 17:40:20 »
Is that what it is?  There's one about 1/2 a mile up the road from me rotting away...

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Re: Volvo Sugga Recomission
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2010, 19:19:53 »
Note to self to have a wonder up...
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