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#61 ONLINE   barefoot

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

Well done Ghosty, what is the ride like in these old buses?

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

That is a thing of beauty, very boxy beauty, but beauty none the less.

 

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#63 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

It's typical of big '80s cars. Quiet, soft and a little bouncy in that great way only '80s cars seem to be able to. Haven't got to drive it myself yet as I need to sort insurance - doing that in the morning.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

By the way - if anyone has any sidelight units I need some. One is smashed and covered in clear tape, the other just doesn't look too smart.

 

Looking through the mounds of stuff.

There's tax discs, receipts, MOTs, Volvo official fitting guide for a load cover (there isn't one), all the MOTs etc up to 1997 when the guy bought it, even his hand written receipt from the second owner. There's an early 2000s blue V5, a 1990s V5, a couple of the second owner's MOTs to 1995, a warranty book full of service stamps for 1991-3, the sales forms from the second owner PXing it against his 405 GL 1.6 in 1990, and even a copy of the first owner's order forms and first V5! It was delivered new at Hindle & Walker Bolton, which explains why it has an HG (Preston) registration - judging by the order form H&W was a Lancashire chain of dealers, Accrington, Blackburn, Preston etc.

There's two copies of a book about 'The Volvo Care Commitment', 1987 saloon and estate brochures, 1990 brochure, 1993 accessory price list, 1990 200/700 accessory brochure, 1991 towing brochure, and 1991 performance figure sheet.

First owner was from Prestwich and second two both Hazel Grove. 

30 years old and it's never had an owner outside Manchester.

 

The self levelling suspension was retrofitted in 1997. That's good, it's less likely to be fucked, it's only got 50,000 miles on it as opposed to 173k.


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#65 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Sounds like you've bought a really good car, certainly sounds like it's been well cared for.

You can get a lot of bits new still, though some isn't genuine.
Here's the sidelight/indicator units http://www.partsforv...515_671_675_711 £21 each isn't too bad. Tail lights available too.
They fit pretty good, I bought a pair of the sidelight units for my old saloon and they give the front end a bit of a refresh too, make it look tidy and clean.

Personal preference on this bit, but the silver/grey strips below the headlights where the wipers come through, I painted them gold (bodycolour) on my saloon too. Just changes the appearance a little bit, makes a bit more unique! Btw, you can get genuine Volvo paint touch up kits (aerosol and brushable) still too, that place I linked to sell them.

Here's my old ones front end to show what I mean about refreshing the front end!

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New sidelight/indicators and number plates make a big difference I think! Plus of course painting those bits under the headlights.
I'm not going to do this on the blue one I've got now though as I'll be fitting US front lights.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:05 AM

Great work Ghostrider, looks an absolute cracker

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:22 PM

Shedtanktastic.

 

Now go buy a trilby & drive every where with your eyes shut.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:51 PM

It's typical of big '80s cars. Quiet, soft and a little bouncy in that great way only '80s cars seem to be able to. Haven't got to drive it myself yet as I need to sort insurance - doing that in the morning.

Classic insurance ?


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:32 PM

Nice! Congrats!



#71 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:18 PM

Classic insurance ?

 

Insured on a regular policy. Had to change companies though as Privelige wouldn't cover it due to being over 25 years old.

I tried FJ but they said the engine was too big for someone under 25 to get a policy on it. 

Went with Admiral, because cheapest.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:31 PM

I am please.

 

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#73 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

How are you finding driving it? Great aren't they!
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:41 PM

Certainly are. Driving position is good, all the seat adjustment you could want, smooth, quiet, easy to steer, no problem with the size. It's ace :D


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:44 PM

Party on, Garth
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

You will now never own another car that isn't a Volvo.

 

Oh sure. You might exchange paper or even digital money for other vehicular transportation devices. These will not be 'owned'. They will simply represent temporary lapses in Volvo ownership.

 

You are home.

 

Welcome.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

Certainly are. Driving position is good, all the seat adjustment you could want, smooth, quiet, easy to steer, no problem with the size. It's ace :D


Glad your liking it.
I've got a fucked up back and these are about the only cars I can sit in for hours and hours and get out afterwards without back ache. The seats are superb.
I used to drive my old saloon from home near Portsmouth up to Doncaster to visit family etc quite regularly and it was a pleasure to drive over distances, they're built for it and do it very well.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:49 PM

I have a slightly iffy back too! It's wonderful for it, even better than the Rover was.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

Have you drained the fuel out of the Rover yet?



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

I honestly thought all these un monged Volvo 740s had died out. It's bloody lovely!
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:54 PM

I keep misreading the title of this thread as "Reputation not necessary", lol.

 

Nice Stridsvagn btw.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

I find myself looking at these more and more (see my many recent pics in Lazy Spotters thread). Love the seats, love the whole car, well bought.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:29 PM

I find myself looking at these more and more (see my many recent pics in Lazy Spotters thread). Love the seats, love the whole car, well bought.


Same! What's the empeegees like on usual driving? Not David fowlers hypermiling stuff?

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:22 PM

Mid 20s to low 30s I think. It's no worse than the R8, that's pretty high revving.
Fowler can get high 30s but he removed the viscous fan to aid that.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:42 PM

Remove the viscous fan unless you're stuck in traffic a lot or replace with an electric fan



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:44 PM

easy to steer, no problem with the size.

 

They are easier to place on the road and park than a lot of much smaller cars. TOP BOMBING.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:59 PM

Mid 20s to low 30s I think. It's no worse than the R8, that's pretty high revving.
Fowler can get high 30s but he removed the viscous fan to aid that.


And does 43 everywhere because old_man

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:08 PM

Party on, Garth


Brutal! :-)

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:50 PM

Green velour is the winner's choice of upholstery.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:10 AM

You did very well for the money and I'm quite envious of your green velour and pale metallic green paint.  Get that rust bleb sorted, clean the knackers off it and you could well double your money on this one.  That said, it's all the car you'll ever need, possibly even all the car you'll ever want.  Tip runs, house clearances, boot sales, antique fairs, IKEA... the world is your oyster with this one.


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