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1960 Volvo PV544S Race car
(Photos of this car supplied by the owner of this car,
USA member John Hamilton )

 


  More photos below, please click on image for full size photo

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I bought this 544 in 1963 and used it to get through undergrad and grad school. I have been racing it for over 20 years. Won the SCCA East Coast hill climb championship with it last four years. Last race this year was the Turkey Bowl at Summit Point. We were lucky enough to get a first, a second (nosed out by an Elan 10 feet from the checker) and a third in the Enduro. Having more fun with it then anyone is entitled to! We run up and down the East Coast and get in at least 10 races as well as hillclimbs when we can. We even got on Speedvision during their coverage of the Zippo Gran Prix.

The racecar sports a  B18 power plant, heavily modified with two 42 Weber carburettors,  Stahl headers and hours and hours on the flow bench for the head. 
Engine is good for 12 hours of race time before it needs refreshing, since it turns 7800 RPM. 

The stock transmission only one season before rebuild. The rear axle is a 4:10 locked unit, modified to take Ford axles and brakes.

Suspension upgrades consists of: Front sway bar and special springs all the way around. All bushings replaced with plastic. John is using front discs from a 122 with special race pads, and a bias valve installed to adjust brake line pressure. 

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Volvo
PV544S
1960
4 cylinders, B18, two 42 Webers
170hp (estimated)
Race fuel mix
4 speed Manual
Discs
Alloy 15x6
205x60x15
4
Racing seats
Rollover bar

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 Some other interesting Volvo 544 series photos

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