Best repair manual for 1967 122 / amazon wagon

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by stevek, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. stevek

    stevek Guest

    Just bought this running project and I'm sure I'll be asking a ton of
    questions soon but for now what's the best repair manual to pick up and
    is there an owner's manual downloadable anywhere on the internet?
    stevek, Aug 26, 2006
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    mjc Guest

    If you can get Volvo's own service manual (maybe a dealer
    would part with one), that would be best. I'd search Ebay for
    both the owner's and shop manuals.
    mjc, Aug 26, 2006
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    John Horner Guest

    You really want the factory shop manual, sometimes called the "green
    book". None of the aftermarket manuals are worth a hoot for that
    generation of Volvos IMO. There are Clymer and Chilton books kicking
    around, but they are not of much value from what I have seen.

    Check out ebay and do other 'net searches and you should be able to find
    a real factory book.


    PS I love the 122 wagon. Very cool car!
    John Horner, Aug 26, 2006
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    mjc Guest

    Second that! I owned a couple, and they are great cars.
    mjc, Aug 26, 2006
  5. The Haynes manual is pretty good. It includes instructions to swap an
    engine, a tranny, both combined, an engine re-build, and carb rebuild, all
    your basic periodic 1million mile maintenance tasks and in between carb oil
    re-fills, brake shoe replacements, lubrications, etc. Any Autozone can order
    it for you for $14.95 US dollar. Probably you can find it even cheaper at or eBay.

    The Volvo Manufacturer's book (or "green book") is actually several books,
    separated by the car's various sub-systems, such as Engine, Brakes,
    Steering/Suspension, Transmission, etc. These are not as easily obtained as
    the Haynes manual, and will altogether likely be more expensive and more
    difficult to collect the entire set.

    There is no manual to show you how to re-build the temperamental blinker
    switch, or re-cover the cracked dash pad, or upgrade to overdrive, or add
    A/C, or convert from generator to alternator, or upgrade from 35amp to
    55amp. But, if you found this newsgroup, you've got the right start. You
    should also check out the 1800list on Yahoo Egroups. Mechanically, the 122
    and the 1800 are the same.
    Pat Quadlander, Aug 29, 2006
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    John Horner Guest

    I believe that the multi-book sets came after the 122. At least I know
    that my well worn green book for my '72 1800 is fairly comprehensive.

    John Horner, Aug 29, 2006
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    Mike F Guest

    Interestingly, the manuals for the 122 were in multi book sets. Then
    they went to the one book does all sometime in the late 60s or early 70s
    (maybe for the introduction of the 140 series?), then back to the multi
    books for the 240s. I had a single book for 1971 142e and 1800e, and a
    multi book set for a 1966 122s.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Aug 29, 2006
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    sst Guest


    Dont limit yourself to any one manual, there were at least 5 publishers
    of 122/1800 d.i.y. books. I find it very usefull to compare and
    cross-reference between them. You will see the varitey on ebay, or keep
    an eye open for them in used book stores.

    roll on,
    sst, Aug 29, 2006
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    stevek Guest

    There's someone on ebay selling a cd repair manual for 122s around $25.
    Does anyone know if it's any good.
    stevek, Aug 30, 2006
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    mjc Guest

    It's probably one of the already-mentioned manuals, that's
    been scanned to image files. That would mean that it depends on
    the quality of the manual, and the quality of the scans...
    mjc, Aug 30, 2006
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