This site is about my 1959 Volvo 445. I bought it from Keone Skinnery in New Mexico. 

So after I got it I had a quick paint job done to keep it from rusting any more than it was – it wasn’t much but it had started. I drove it a couple years and then decided to re-paint it and change some things. I’m adding a dual brake master cylinder setup, had the engine rebuilt, am putting new seats in it and some other things yet to be decided.

Right now the Volvo is on a rotisseire. I need to get my butt in gear and start working on it.

I’ve had Holley Throttle body fuel injection as well as a Megasquirt system. Also had a 2 barrel setup and a 550 Carter setup on it. The Megasquirt performed the best and that’s the setup I’m headed back to this summer.

The Holley pro-jection is an analog system. It worked much better than any of the carburetor setups. I put an Innovate O2 sensor in and could see a much smoother mixture flow.

We were going to a car show in Hamburg, NY and filled up just before we left. When we got there, about 80 miles, we filled up again. I got 26.5 MPG. The couple we went with drove an MG Midget and got 24. That put an end to all the gas sucking jokes.

I saw one of these and like the style and flow of it. I kept my eye out for one for sale at a reasonable price. They’re aren’t that many around and fewer for sale. I was browsing the net one night and found an add for this one. I contacted the owner and made arangements to have it shipped to me. 

The first iteration - 1961 Buick 215 V8, Carter 400.

The first iteration – 1961 Buick 215 V8, Carter 400.

The view most people see -- bye...

The view most people see — bye…

Home for the first time.

Home for the first time.


My Son In Law Chris & I putting the trim back on after the first paint job.
First car show - at the MG Car Club Sports Car Festival in Victor - 2nd place.

First car show – at the MG Car Club Sports Car Festival in Victor – 2nd place.

First TBI Setup - Holley Pro-Jection

First TBI Setup – Holley Pro-Jection

2018 - Holley Snipper EFI

2018 – Holley Snipper EFI

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