Links to Resources

Links to Volvo Resources for Volvo Owners

Island Automotion- SU Carburetors
Island Automotion offers complete rebuilding services for all SU and Stromberg carburetors, and can also supply parts both new and used. Island Automotion also specializes in the service, repair, modification, and restoration of older Volvo engines.

Vintage Import Parts
VIP( Vintage Import Parts) is your local, Vancouver based, classic Volvo parts supplier. Prices lists and information is available at Any questions call or e-mail Olof he be glad to help you. E-mail Phone 604-992-9664 (after 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time ) By buying from VIP you avoid costly US shipping and customs fees.

iwe Rear Ends Only
I.W.E. provides prompt, professional attention to all your rear end requirements. Gears, bearings, axle shafts, U-joints, track and ratio changes. Complete on-hand stock of all parts.

Chapman Motors
Chapman Motors, located north of Victoria, has a huge selection of spares for Volvos of all vintage. They also sell and service Volvos.

Volvo World
Parts catalog to repair, maintain, improve or restore your Volvo.

V Classics
An independent site with lots of technical articles, links, photos and stories.

Swedish Classics
A one-stop site for all your Volvo related needs. The site features a buy/sell area, a section for manuals and documentation, and a technical forum.

Home of high performance Volvo information, discounts, message boards, pictures, tuning sections, parts and more. This is a site for "newer" Volvos. Free Membership and Performance Discounts.

Information, tests and forums for your "classic" and "modern" Volvo.

Rainbow Auto Service
Located near Bellingham in bucolic Whatcom County, Rainbow Auto Service & Sales specializes in fast, quality work and having your special Volvo part available today while often providing same day service.

Bill Garland
Bill Garland maintains his own Volvo-related website. The site contains an interesting and useful database on both old and new models as well as many useful links.

McBrooms - Volvo Performance Site!
Volvo Performance is not an Oxymoron!

Check out this site for Camshaft Spec Charts for Volvo Engines and photos of many interesting high-performance, highly modified Volvo engines.

Volvo Books Online
Many VCBC members are familiar with Paul Grimshaw's two books: The Gothenburg Bible and the Volvo Performance Handbook. These two books contain valuable information on your Volvo that is thorough and precise and are two books that any Volvo owner should not be without. His web-site, Volvo Books Online, also contains a wealth of information and is a must-visit for all Volvo Enthusiasts.

Genuine Classic Parts
Genuine Classic Parts is the only company dedicated to the service of Volvo Vintage Cars in a joint venture with the Volvo Car Corporation.

The lower mainland's emissions testing program.

The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility in Land Sea Air and Space.

Here you will find many examples and explanations of vehicles failing emissions testing in California.

ipd, based in Portland, Oregon, is a supplier of parts and accessories for Volvo cars both young and old. ipd was founded and is run by Volvo purists. ipd offers the worlds largest selection of Volvo performance parts and accessories including safety, convenience, maintenance and just about anything else you could want for your 1962 to 1998 Volvo. ipd hosts an annual garage sale in May that is a big attraction. See the Events Page for more details.

Swedish Bricks
SwedishBricks is an online forum created over six years ago for technical discussions of issues related to Volvos, primarily for 200 series owners.

This is a site built for users by users. Over the years a huge amount of information about owning and keeping Volvos has moved through Much of this information has been retained and is available in our archives.

Canadian Volvo Exchange
This is a Canadian forum, message board, buy/sell, photo site.

Classics in Canada
Classics in Canada offers exclusively Canadian content. Advertising your collectible with nice colour photos in a quality layout can save $ by eliminating expensive photo ads in print media. Car shows get free advertising!

Dave Barton
Volvo enthusiast and replacement wiring harnesses for Volvos.

Classic Car Decals
Classic Car Decals, based in Miami, Florida, specializes in providing reproduction decals and stickers to replace the ones originally fitted by manufacturers on classic cars.

Wiring Diagrams
This link points to a directory of wiring diagrams for 740, 850 and 960 series cars. Inactive as of July 2005.

Steve's Volvo 544
Useful links to sources of Volvo Parts.

Classic Volvo
Hans Rekestad's web site for Classic Volvo enthusiasts

Volvo Spy
.... your independent volvo source

MVP Volvo
Inactive as of July 2005

Volvo Adventures
Volvo Adventures is a New Zealand based Volvo resource for the older Volvo models.

Turbo Bricks

Volvo Model Cars
Source for volvo scale models!

Matt Keveny
This is a very cool site with some excellent animations of various internal combustion engines. We will reference some of these animations in our technical articles.

Distracted Driving Information
Get the latest information on the risks, dangers and stats around distracted driving at this informative site.

A Teenagers and Parents Guide to Auto Driving Safety
More on the dangers of distracted driving plus other risky behaviour for the new driver.