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#31 OFFLINE   overrun

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

Well it has a Retro Rides sticker

 

Say something nice or provide us with a thread containing pics of cool cars.

 

HA!


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

Well done, you are now an honorary member of the most select of clubs, the VOC, please accept a courtesy pair of elasticated slacks.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:28 PM

Well done, you are now an honorary member of the most select of clubs, the VOC, please accept a courtesy pair of elasticated slacks.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:32 PM

Does the interior smell of digestive biscuits and old person?


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:35 PM

More like weed and vape juice.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:15 AM

Say something nice or provide us with a thread containing pics of cool cars.

 

HA!

 

RR sticker and hasn't been 'hit with the stick'

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

Ha. Thanks, all I never noticed the stickers!

 

I have some Autoshite stickers - I will leave 1 remaining in the Rover and it may just turn up at RR, As for the Volvo - I am on the hunt for classic insurance.

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:00 AM

Just got a quote from Footman James

 

 

£150 for the year.

 

Blob on.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

Once I have it sorted and on my drive, I'll make a list of what it needs, the first task will be a new rear silencer - £20 off ebay so thats sound for MOT in November (presume its a fail).

 

Secondly, the fuel gauge will need to visit that most likely, and no backlight on the dash (Fuse?).

 

Most annoyingly, Sunroof has been sealed shut. Will need to find out why. I quite like a sunroof. Though could be more ag than its worth.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:35 AM


Secondly, the fuel gauge will need to visit that most likely, and no backlight on the dash (Fuse?).

 

More than likely it's the bulbs that have failed. I've had my 740 for 5 years and I've done several bulbs. It's not hard to do them.

 

Do have a quick reccy at the fusebox though.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

More than likely it's the bulbs that have failed. I've had my 740 for 5 years and I've done several bulbs. It's not hard to do them.

 

Do have a quick reccy at the fusebox though.

Thanks mate will do.

 

Ill get back to you for the procedure type of bulbs etc when I get it alone.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:49 AM

Sunroof doesn't look original to me, in that it's made of glass.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

Sunroof doesn't look original to me, in that it's made of glass.

Guess ill find out.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:21 PM

I have found on the bay of E some sellers that are breaking 740's

 

That's handy.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:36 PM

Volvos. They're a bit boxy but they're all right.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:36 PM

I love mine btw.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

Found it http://forum.retro-r...vo-740-thebrick  Knew I'd seen it somewhere else.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

Found it http://forum.retro-r...vo-740-thebrick  Knew I'd seen it somewhere else

Thats the one!

 

Looks in great shape to be honest. 

 

 

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:44 PM

Well I picked up the 740 this morning.!!!! Will report back soon with more info!!
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

Does anyone know whether the 2.3 is an interference engine or not ?

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:55 PM

Non interference if I remember right.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

Non interference if I remember right.
 

 

I believe this is correct and the 2.0 IS interference.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

Very nice indeed. I prefer the saloons, I always wished my dads 240 that he had in the late 80s was a 740 instead, they had real prescence on the drive.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

Does anyone know whether the 2.3 is an interference engine or not ?


It is non interference. I got away with a snapped cambelt a few months ago...!

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thanks chaps, if its non then I may aswell get clutch done first instead think it needs doing, pedal seems quite high - then it grabs if u know what I mean. Does that sound like it needs a new clutch ? I've driven a few Volvos that are like that.

 

Ill do clutch, then do cambelt.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:59 PM

More importantly - someone has done a right bodge on converting the radio wiring loom to ISO - speakers are heavily distorted, Ive tried a new set of door speakers and the sound is the same. No rear speakers working at all.

 

Thats annoying!!


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:21 PM

Fuel gauge doesnt work lol, as per these cars lol


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:25 PM

Timing belt looks to be one of the easiest ever. And they're cheap.

Have they crossed the earths on the speakers? And is this the era of car where there's a fader lurking outside of the radio, so only stereo wiring to ISO, then four speakers on a fader which may or may not cope with the loads?


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Check the wiring. One of my rear speakers (and the central locking) doesn't work on one door and it's because the wiring had snapped where it comes out of the body and into the door.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:31 PM

Timing belt looks to be one of the easiest ever. And they're cheap.

Have they crossed the earths on the speakers? And is this the era of car where there's a fader lurking outside of the radio, so only stereo wiring to ISO, then four speakers on a fader which may or may not cope with the loads?

Ive no idea and no idea ow to check, wiring in cars is not my strong point.


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