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#31 OFFLINE   Nibblet

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

Yeah, they are a thirsty bastard. I was getting about 18mpg out of mine when it was on the road. It needed super unleaded too (with additive obvs) or it'd pink like a twat under load. Not a cheap vehicle to run, but worth it as they're such a nice drive.

I use a fuel additive which cuts out the pinking; I've also removed the retard pipe from the distributor to the carbs which was part of the '70s emission system to get the Volvo through US emission tests.
After doing that, setting the dwell angle and timing correctly, valve clearances, new carb diaphragms, points and plugs she does about 22mpg on average and approaching 30 on the m.way.
Since I've owned her (8 years ish) I've replaced the rear shocks with Bilsteins, had a bit of welding and painting done to the front valance and spare wheel wells, removed one of the 3 back boxes, replaced the rear mudflaps and located and replaced missing trim on the boot lip.
Underneath is tidy- very tidy, I believe they had a galvanised floor pan. Being a Volvo they have a roll bar just behind the sun roof and side impact bars on a '72- the first appearance of them I'm aware of.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

Volvo seats are much more comfortable than this bastard I'm sitting on typing this in this hospital.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

I really wish I had bought this when I was looking for a classic instead of going to Spain for the bloody hearse which has given me nothing but trouble. It is a lovely old thing and well worth the money someone must snap it up quick.


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'65 Ford Thunderbird just arrived from the US

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:25 AM

Ooooh, now that is lovely.

 

I definately need a ovloV in my life.

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:51 AM

God, I want that...

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

£2,750 isn't a lot when you consider how rotten a Granada would be for that money. Something different at a show that you could use daily. There's one not far from me that has sat on a drive for many years, looks a really tidy design for the age.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:18 AM

There's one even closer to me that has sat on a drive for many years.  About 20 feet away in fact. :oops:


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:14 PM

I was using the 164 a fair bit a few years ago, the big trunk is useful, big enough to get a B&D workmate and a few power tools into on a few occasions when I was vanless.

There's one even closer to me that has sat on a drive for many years.  About 20 feet away in fact. :oops:


Thread needed there I reckon.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:29 PM

This thread needs fresh pics so I can stop refreshing and get on with the rest of my life

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:39 PM

I had a 164 about 25 years ago, that maroon colour they were all in (unless silver blue :)   ) and I loved it, was a fabulous car. But even longer ago, I had a friend of a friend who was a retired butcher (and whose significant other was a vet!) and he was a serial Volvo botherer. He had a mint 164 that he rarely used and a 145dl that he used constantly.

 

Can you see where this is going yet?

 

Yes, I built him a 165!

 

neither of the two cars he had were used (he needed the 145 to be mobile and refused point blank to destroy the 164 as it was too good - it was actually) so two new oones were sorced. Original plan was to shove the front of the 164 on the 145 complete with engine etc and then the interior. However, there were so many differences in the floor pan (amazingly) that it was easier to use the 164 and cut the back off the estate and make it fit, complete with boot floor on top of the original chassis legs. It all turned out really well - the hardest bit was getting the rear seat modified so it would fold down. It was a great car and he had it for years and years.... ntil I lost touch actually as he was still trundling around in it.

 

That was a really fun project, took a while (about 2 months) and cost a lot more than he was charged but I enjoyed it.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

Twas a mistake on Volvos part not making a 165, or indeed a 184 or 185, a B40 would have been justifiable for the US market I think. A few 165s were made at an Australian dealership I believe, a lot of work! If you look at a 145 or 245 for that matter, you will see that the rear doors continue down as they would on a saloon, so Volvo didn't have to retool for different rear doors.
Most of the surviving 164s in the UK are either that maroon or Alpine blue as mine is, there are only about 25 on the road in the UK but a lot about in the US, Australia and of course Scandinavia.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 02:41 PM

Moar pics as promised

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 03:54 PM

I have seen this when I bought a van from Mr Nibbler. Top fella and top car, it really is a nice thing. Someone get it bought before white room wankers
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 02:08 PM

I have seen this when I bought a van from Mr Nibbler. Top fella and top car, it really is a nice thing. Someone get it bought before white room wankers


Cheers man, hope to see some pics of the T4 up here one day :)
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Posted 26 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

Bump.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:51 PM

Spotted on eBay.  All the best with sale

 

Sorry I couldn't stretch to it in the end

 

https://www.ebay.co....64/142856783403


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:34 AM

No worries, looks like it will make a reasonable price; I shall miss it very much, it's been....emotional :)
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:41 PM

This looks cleaner than lots of sub 10 year old Mazda/Nissan shite I maintain for family and friends. Lovely :wub:

 

The red sump seems to be an Ovlov trait?  I've spent all day under my 940 looking at a fire engine red sump so it's nice to see that it's a familiar/ongoing theme.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:39 AM

Well the Volvo sold on the bay of E in the end for not far off what I was hoping for to an avid Volvo tinkerer, who drove it away yesterday, wherupon it faultlessly motored up the M5 to its new home in Malvern. So yes there are some good folks out there and selling on ebay isn't always a nightmare! :)
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:58 PM

Someone got a really nice car there.
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

...it faultlessly motored up the M5 to its new home in Malvern.  :)

 

I shall look out for it next time I visit the Ageing Parentals!


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

Just to end this thread,I had to post this..............

Rock Auto from the US of A sent me an email today and they constantly change the cars on their email header.

Would you believe it???????????

Heres to the Olov and its new home :)

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:41 PM

Hummmm, that's the same colour too. An early one with the cranked bumper.
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