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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Micrashed in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    Just had a pretty successful hour or two on this thing. Went down with the aim of getting it stoked up.
     
    I've got a big battery which I bought off my pikey neighbour for a fiver which is very useful for stoking up long-dead motors. I stuck it on charge overnight and chucked it on today to see what happened.
     

     
    Lovely day for a bit of fettling! 
     
    Anyway basically i jumped in it and the 'ASS KICKER' battery forced the lazy old crate to fire up immediately!!!! It started straight up and settled to a smoothish tickover straight away.
     
    Heres a film of it:
     

     
    WOW! I didnt expect that. I PROPER wish I'd charged the battery before Saturday, i would have loved to see the guy's face if it had just fired up on his driveway there and then.
     
    First thing I noticed was that the exhaust was a bit noisy, Stuck my head underneath to find some QUALITY repairs:
     

     
    The exhaust looks fairly jiggered from front to back TBH, and its a dual system cos of the V-engine...... expensive.
     
    Anyway it seemed happy enough apart from a strange high-pitched whistling noise from the engine. I noticed some sludge in the expansion bottle, and no water in there (alarming) so drove it over to the hosepipe to top that up.
     

     
    I blasted all the shiz out of the expansion bottle and topped it up and let it sit for 15-20 mins to see what happened. It didnt seem to be bubbling up in the bottle and did not boil up or anything daft so I'm not sure about that yet. No Water in the oil either and no steam out the oil cap. Obv a head gasket would be a 'game over' item on this car. I have an idea that a these PRV V6's often get a little bit of oil in the water and its not the end of the world, anyway its one to keep an eye on. The odd whistling noise cleared up after 15 mins or so too.
     

     
    Difficult to see it in the pic, but there was nice little oil slick on the ground after i'd blasted all the shiz out the expansion bottle
     

     
     
    Heres the scorched paint on the roof and bootlid. Annoying!
     

     
    Little bit on the front wing as well:
     

     
    Heres the results of the sellers efforts with the roofing felt:
     
    We had a few warning lights on on the dash so i decided to try and extingush some of them:
     

     
    Washer fluid: Just topped that up, the light went out but theres a leak where the pump is mounted on the bottle so that would need sorting for the MOT.
     
    Bulb warning: Replaced a few bulbs and to my amazement that went out, I thought these were permanently lit on all old Volvos.
     
    ABS: Drove it round the block a couple of times while pressing the brakes and it seemed to find all was in order so extinguished itself. REEEEZULT!
     
    I decided to do a compression  check on it to further investigate the head gasket.
     

     
    All pots turned out to be between 155 and 165 psi so that all seemed fair enough.
     
    So basically thats it!!! It starts and runs and drives, the brakes and lights work, it seems to me that the exhaust is the biggest obstacle between this car and an MOT. Obv i'm on a very tight budget with it so I'm not gonna rush out and spend megabucks on a whole new exhaust. I guess i'll keep a close eye on the bay, also if anyone knows of any breakers give me a shout eh?
     

     
    Arty* 'through the window' Mondeo shot giving you the benefit of a glimpse of my 'garage trousers'.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from sporty-shite in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from greengartside in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    I had a cheeky bid on this Volvo on sunday night last weekend:
     

     
    I bid £225, won it for 220. WTF I bid on if for I don't know, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!
     
    It looks pretty good in the pics but when I clocked  it on Street view it didn't look quite so hot.
     

     
    Rang the seller on Monday morning and told them i'd collect at the weekend. "Oh thats no good, we're having building work done, I need to get it shifted, can you come tonight after 5pm?" I could not, as i was away in france Monday-Thursday with work so that wasn't gonna happen. I got the vibe that the seller was simply a bit feckless rather than unpleasant, and I pointed out that not many people could shift a Volvo from its 5-year resting place at less than 24hrs notice (excluding scrap men of course). Anyway long story short I went up to collect it this morning as planned!
     
    Here was the edifying sight i stumbled upon:
     

     
     
     
    Soz about the pics, had the camera exposure set wrong. Basically this thing has sat still for 5 years, the sun has scorched much of the lacquer off the roof and boot and the wheels were all seized of course. Its a bit of a sad old thing that is not as nice as it looks in the ad. The seller had cleverly lobbed a piece of roofing felt over it to protect* it while the building work went on, that of course has scratched the bonnet to fook as well.
     
    I tried to start it but I cant get it cranking, not sure if this is a sticky relay, crappy battery or some problem with the shitty aftermarket immobiliser which is fitted but it was defo not happening.
     
    Anyway I went round pumping the tyres up and freeing off the wheels on by one, after which it rolled out onto the road OK, causing a few curtains to twitch on the estate ("OMG THEYVE ROLLED IT OUT ONTO THE ROAD SIDNEY!!!! SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?") The seller was amazed that one person could turn up with a few tools and shift it singlehandedly, I think he was expecting an army of bodybuilders to carry it onto the back of a truck or something.
     
     

     
    Looked a lot better with the tyres blown up admittedly!
     
    Got hooked up to my mates van which i borrowed for the morning:
     

     
    Flipping brilliant van this, 2.4 TDCi or something, its as comfortable and nice to drive as anything else i've ever driven, I could drive it about all day! Unfortunately the clutch is tired and slips if you give it too many beans. Its 'bean' (see what i did there?) like that for yonks though so i figured one more slog with a volvo hanging off the back wouldnt kill it. I've already offered to help my mate fix it anyway meaning I can legitimately participate in knackering it up.
     
    Now i know you're not supposed to tow automatics, but I figured that 24 miles of low-sped A-roads would not kill the gearbox in this Volvo. If it does, well so be it, that will teach me a lesson i guess.
     
    Got it back to base and had a proper look:
     

     

     

     

     
    To be fair it seems an honest enough old thing, just a bit rougher than i'd hoped. The paintwork is pretty fooked really, and no-one is gonna shell out  to fix that are they. I havent had a proper look underneath but I bet theres a rust hole or two that need looking at. The upper rear suspension arms (cast iron) look like they've lost about 25% of their mass due to rust so there must be some other stuff there! Obv the brakes would need sorting too, although the discs have cleaned up a lot on the way home and they don't seem to be sticking on.
     
    Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for this thing? Hopefully I can get a couple of hours in tomorrow to figure out whats gong on with the starter motor or whatever it is. The dash lights come on (with varying degrees of brightness) but theres not even a faint click from the starter, making me think perhaps the solenoid is stuck or something. The lad said it was starting and running fine when it was parked up, so presumably the problem is down to it being sat for so long. Whatever it is I need to get to the bottom of it reasonably quickly otherwise its going to be getting A'd round the corner to Garratts metals unfortunately. What am i likely to get for it in scrap, any idea?
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from catsinthewelder in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Micrashed in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    I had a cheeky bid on this Volvo on sunday night last weekend:
     

     
    I bid £225, won it for 220. WTF I bid on if for I don't know, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!
     
    It looks pretty good in the pics but when I clocked  it on Street view it didn't look quite so hot.
     

     
    Rang the seller on Monday morning and told them i'd collect at the weekend. "Oh thats no good, we're having building work done, I need to get it shifted, can you come tonight after 5pm?" I could not, as i was away in france Monday-Thursday with work so that wasn't gonna happen. I got the vibe that the seller was simply a bit feckless rather than unpleasant, and I pointed out that not many people could shift a Volvo from its 5-year resting place at less than 24hrs notice (excluding scrap men of course). Anyway long story short I went up to collect it this morning as planned!
     
    Here was the edifying sight i stumbled upon:
     

     
     
     
    Soz about the pics, had the camera exposure set wrong. Basically this thing has sat still for 5 years, the sun has scorched much of the lacquer off the roof and boot and the wheels were all seized of course. Its a bit of a sad old thing that is not as nice as it looks in the ad. The seller had cleverly lobbed a piece of roofing felt over it to protect* it while the building work went on, that of course has scratched the bonnet to fook as well.
     
    I tried to start it but I cant get it cranking, not sure if this is a sticky relay, crappy battery or some problem with the shitty aftermarket immobiliser which is fitted but it was defo not happening.
     
    Anyway I went round pumping the tyres up and freeing off the wheels on by one, after which it rolled out onto the road OK, causing a few curtains to twitch on the estate ("OMG THEYVE ROLLED IT OUT ONTO THE ROAD SIDNEY!!!! SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?") The seller was amazed that one person could turn up with a few tools and shift it singlehandedly, I think he was expecting an army of bodybuilders to carry it onto the back of a truck or something.
     
     

     
    Looked a lot better with the tyres blown up admittedly!
     
    Got hooked up to my mates van which i borrowed for the morning:
     

     
    Flipping brilliant van this, 2.4 TDCi or something, its as comfortable and nice to drive as anything else i've ever driven, I could drive it about all day! Unfortunately the clutch is tired and slips if you give it too many beans. Its 'bean' (see what i did there?) like that for yonks though so i figured one more slog with a volvo hanging off the back wouldnt kill it. I've already offered to help my mate fix it anyway meaning I can legitimately participate in knackering it up.
     
    Now i know you're not supposed to tow automatics, but I figured that 24 miles of low-sped A-roads would not kill the gearbox in this Volvo. If it does, well so be it, that will teach me a lesson i guess.
     
    Got it back to base and had a proper look:
     

     

     

     

     
    To be fair it seems an honest enough old thing, just a bit rougher than i'd hoped. The paintwork is pretty fooked really, and no-one is gonna shell out  to fix that are they. I havent had a proper look underneath but I bet theres a rust hole or two that need looking at. The upper rear suspension arms (cast iron) look like they've lost about 25% of their mass due to rust so there must be some other stuff there! Obv the brakes would need sorting too, although the discs have cleaned up a lot on the way home and they don't seem to be sticking on.
     
    Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for this thing? Hopefully I can get a couple of hours in tomorrow to figure out whats gong on with the starter motor or whatever it is. The dash lights come on (with varying degrees of brightness) but theres not even a faint click from the starter, making me think perhaps the solenoid is stuck or something. The lad said it was starting and running fine when it was parked up, so presumably the problem is down to it being sat for so long. Whatever it is I need to get to the bottom of it reasonably quickly otherwise its going to be getting A'd round the corner to Garratts metals unfortunately. What am i likely to get for it in scrap, any idea?
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    I had a cheeky bid on this Volvo on sunday night last weekend:
     

     
    I bid £225, won it for 220. WTF I bid on if for I don't know, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!
     
    It looks pretty good in the pics but when I clocked  it on Street view it didn't look quite so hot.
     

     
    Rang the seller on Monday morning and told them i'd collect at the weekend. "Oh thats no good, we're having building work done, I need to get it shifted, can you come tonight after 5pm?" I could not, as i was away in france Monday-Thursday with work so that wasn't gonna happen. I got the vibe that the seller was simply a bit feckless rather than unpleasant, and I pointed out that not many people could shift a Volvo from its 5-year resting place at less than 24hrs notice (excluding scrap men of course). Anyway long story short I went up to collect it this morning as planned!
     
    Here was the edifying sight i stumbled upon:
     

     
     
     
    Soz about the pics, had the camera exposure set wrong. Basically this thing has sat still for 5 years, the sun has scorched much of the lacquer off the roof and boot and the wheels were all seized of course. Its a bit of a sad old thing that is not as nice as it looks in the ad. The seller had cleverly lobbed a piece of roofing felt over it to protect* it while the building work went on, that of course has scratched the bonnet to fook as well.
     
    I tried to start it but I cant get it cranking, not sure if this is a sticky relay, crappy battery or some problem with the shitty aftermarket immobiliser which is fitted but it was defo not happening.
     
    Anyway I went round pumping the tyres up and freeing off the wheels on by one, after which it rolled out onto the road OK, causing a few curtains to twitch on the estate ("OMG THEYVE ROLLED IT OUT ONTO THE ROAD SIDNEY!!!! SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?") The seller was amazed that one person could turn up with a few tools and shift it singlehandedly, I think he was expecting an army of bodybuilders to carry it onto the back of a truck or something.
     
     

     
    Looked a lot better with the tyres blown up admittedly!
     
    Got hooked up to my mates van which i borrowed for the morning:
     

     
    Flipping brilliant van this, 2.4 TDCi or something, its as comfortable and nice to drive as anything else i've ever driven, I could drive it about all day! Unfortunately the clutch is tired and slips if you give it too many beans. Its 'bean' (see what i did there?) like that for yonks though so i figured one more slog with a volvo hanging off the back wouldnt kill it. I've already offered to help my mate fix it anyway meaning I can legitimately participate in knackering it up.
     
    Now i know you're not supposed to tow automatics, but I figured that 24 miles of low-sped A-roads would not kill the gearbox in this Volvo. If it does, well so be it, that will teach me a lesson i guess.
     
    Got it back to base and had a proper look:
     

     

     

     

     
    To be fair it seems an honest enough old thing, just a bit rougher than i'd hoped. The paintwork is pretty fooked really, and no-one is gonna shell out  to fix that are they. I havent had a proper look underneath but I bet theres a rust hole or two that need looking at. The upper rear suspension arms (cast iron) look like they've lost about 25% of their mass due to rust so there must be some other stuff there! Obv the brakes would need sorting too, although the discs have cleaned up a lot on the way home and they don't seem to be sticking on.
     
    Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for this thing? Hopefully I can get a couple of hours in tomorrow to figure out whats gong on with the starter motor or whatever it is. The dash lights come on (with varying degrees of brightness) but theres not even a faint click from the starter, making me think perhaps the solenoid is stuck or something. The lad said it was starting and running fine when it was parked up, so presumably the problem is down to it being sat for so long. Whatever it is I need to get to the bottom of it reasonably quickly otherwise its going to be getting A'd round the corner to Garratts metals unfortunately. What am i likely to get for it in scrap, any idea?
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from reanimation-films in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from DVee8 in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Jim Bell in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from trigger in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from pandamonium in My 1988 Bluebird for sale - SOLD   
    MORONS, thats the first rule of shite-buying, either ask the wife FIRST or just flipping tell her how it is.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from DVee8 in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    I had a cheeky bid on this Volvo on sunday night last weekend:
     

     
    I bid £225, won it for 220. WTF I bid on if for I don't know, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!
     
    It looks pretty good in the pics but when I clocked  it on Street view it didn't look quite so hot.
     

     
    Rang the seller on Monday morning and told them i'd collect at the weekend. "Oh thats no good, we're having building work done, I need to get it shifted, can you come tonight after 5pm?" I could not, as i was away in france Monday-Thursday with work so that wasn't gonna happen. I got the vibe that the seller was simply a bit feckless rather than unpleasant, and I pointed out that not many people could shift a Volvo from its 5-year resting place at less than 24hrs notice (excluding scrap men of course). Anyway long story short I went up to collect it this morning as planned!
     
    Here was the edifying sight i stumbled upon:
     

     
     
     
    Soz about the pics, had the camera exposure set wrong. Basically this thing has sat still for 5 years, the sun has scorched much of the lacquer off the roof and boot and the wheels were all seized of course. Its a bit of a sad old thing that is not as nice as it looks in the ad. The seller had cleverly lobbed a piece of roofing felt over it to protect* it while the building work went on, that of course has scratched the bonnet to fook as well.
     
    I tried to start it but I cant get it cranking, not sure if this is a sticky relay, crappy battery or some problem with the shitty aftermarket immobiliser which is fitted but it was defo not happening.
     
    Anyway I went round pumping the tyres up and freeing off the wheels on by one, after which it rolled out onto the road OK, causing a few curtains to twitch on the estate ("OMG THEYVE ROLLED IT OUT ONTO THE ROAD SIDNEY!!!! SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?") The seller was amazed that one person could turn up with a few tools and shift it singlehandedly, I think he was expecting an army of bodybuilders to carry it onto the back of a truck or something.
     
     

     
    Looked a lot better with the tyres blown up admittedly!
     
    Got hooked up to my mates van which i borrowed for the morning:
     

     
    Flipping brilliant van this, 2.4 TDCi or something, its as comfortable and nice to drive as anything else i've ever driven, I could drive it about all day! Unfortunately the clutch is tired and slips if you give it too many beans. Its 'bean' (see what i did there?) like that for yonks though so i figured one more slog with a volvo hanging off the back wouldnt kill it. I've already offered to help my mate fix it anyway meaning I can legitimately participate in knackering it up.
     
    Now i know you're not supposed to tow automatics, but I figured that 24 miles of low-sped A-roads would not kill the gearbox in this Volvo. If it does, well so be it, that will teach me a lesson i guess.
     
    Got it back to base and had a proper look:
     

     

     

     

     
    To be fair it seems an honest enough old thing, just a bit rougher than i'd hoped. The paintwork is pretty fooked really, and no-one is gonna shell out  to fix that are they. I havent had a proper look underneath but I bet theres a rust hole or two that need looking at. The upper rear suspension arms (cast iron) look like they've lost about 25% of their mass due to rust so there must be some other stuff there! Obv the brakes would need sorting too, although the discs have cleaned up a lot on the way home and they don't seem to be sticking on.
     
    Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for this thing? Hopefully I can get a couple of hours in tomorrow to figure out whats gong on with the starter motor or whatever it is. The dash lights come on (with varying degrees of brightness) but theres not even a faint click from the starter, making me think perhaps the solenoid is stuck or something. The lad said it was starting and running fine when it was parked up, so presumably the problem is down to it being sat for so long. Whatever it is I need to get to the bottom of it reasonably quickly otherwise its going to be getting A'd round the corner to Garratts metals unfortunately. What am i likely to get for it in scrap, any idea?
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Timewaster in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    I had a cheeky bid on this Volvo on sunday night last weekend:
     

     
    I bid £225, won it for 220. WTF I bid on if for I don't know, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!
     
    It looks pretty good in the pics but when I clocked  it on Street view it didn't look quite so hot.
     

     
    Rang the seller on Monday morning and told them i'd collect at the weekend. "Oh thats no good, we're having building work done, I need to get it shifted, can you come tonight after 5pm?" I could not, as i was away in france Monday-Thursday with work so that wasn't gonna happen. I got the vibe that the seller was simply a bit feckless rather than unpleasant, and I pointed out that not many people could shift a Volvo from its 5-year resting place at less than 24hrs notice (excluding scrap men of course). Anyway long story short I went up to collect it this morning as planned!
     
    Here was the edifying sight i stumbled upon:
     

     
     
     
    Soz about the pics, had the camera exposure set wrong. Basically this thing has sat still for 5 years, the sun has scorched much of the lacquer off the roof and boot and the wheels were all seized of course. Its a bit of a sad old thing that is not as nice as it looks in the ad. The seller had cleverly lobbed a piece of roofing felt over it to protect* it while the building work went on, that of course has scratched the bonnet to fook as well.
     
    I tried to start it but I cant get it cranking, not sure if this is a sticky relay, crappy battery or some problem with the shitty aftermarket immobiliser which is fitted but it was defo not happening.
     
    Anyway I went round pumping the tyres up and freeing off the wheels on by one, after which it rolled out onto the road OK, causing a few curtains to twitch on the estate ("OMG THEYVE ROLLED IT OUT ONTO THE ROAD SIDNEY!!!! SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?") The seller was amazed that one person could turn up with a few tools and shift it singlehandedly, I think he was expecting an army of bodybuilders to carry it onto the back of a truck or something.
     
     

     
    Looked a lot better with the tyres blown up admittedly!
     
    Got hooked up to my mates van which i borrowed for the morning:
     

     
    Flipping brilliant van this, 2.4 TDCi or something, its as comfortable and nice to drive as anything else i've ever driven, I could drive it about all day! Unfortunately the clutch is tired and slips if you give it too many beans. Its 'bean' (see what i did there?) like that for yonks though so i figured one more slog with a volvo hanging off the back wouldnt kill it. I've already offered to help my mate fix it anyway meaning I can legitimately participate in knackering it up.
     
    Now i know you're not supposed to tow automatics, but I figured that 24 miles of low-sped A-roads would not kill the gearbox in this Volvo. If it does, well so be it, that will teach me a lesson i guess.
     
    Got it back to base and had a proper look:
     

     

     

     

     
    To be fair it seems an honest enough old thing, just a bit rougher than i'd hoped. The paintwork is pretty fooked really, and no-one is gonna shell out  to fix that are they. I havent had a proper look underneath but I bet theres a rust hole or two that need looking at. The upper rear suspension arms (cast iron) look like they've lost about 25% of their mass due to rust so there must be some other stuff there! Obv the brakes would need sorting too, although the discs have cleaned up a lot on the way home and they don't seem to be sticking on.
     
    Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for this thing? Hopefully I can get a couple of hours in tomorrow to figure out whats gong on with the starter motor or whatever it is. The dash lights come on (with varying degrees of brightness) but theres not even a faint click from the starter, making me think perhaps the solenoid is stuck or something. The lad said it was starting and running fine when it was parked up, so presumably the problem is down to it being sat for so long. Whatever it is I need to get to the bottom of it reasonably quickly otherwise its going to be getting A'd round the corner to Garratts metals unfortunately. What am i likely to get for it in scrap, any idea?
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from 500tops in My latest millstone (Manky old Volvo content)   
    I had a cheeky bid on this Volvo on sunday night last weekend:
     

     
    I bid £225, won it for 220. WTF I bid on if for I don't know, I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!
     
    It looks pretty good in the pics but when I clocked  it on Street view it didn't look quite so hot.
     

     
    Rang the seller on Monday morning and told them i'd collect at the weekend. "Oh thats no good, we're having building work done, I need to get it shifted, can you come tonight after 5pm?" I could not, as i was away in france Monday-Thursday with work so that wasn't gonna happen. I got the vibe that the seller was simply a bit feckless rather than unpleasant, and I pointed out that not many people could shift a Volvo from its 5-year resting place at less than 24hrs notice (excluding scrap men of course). Anyway long story short I went up to collect it this morning as planned!
     
    Here was the edifying sight i stumbled upon:
     

     
     
     
    Soz about the pics, had the camera exposure set wrong. Basically this thing has sat still for 5 years, the sun has scorched much of the lacquer off the roof and boot and the wheels were all seized of course. Its a bit of a sad old thing that is not as nice as it looks in the ad. The seller had cleverly lobbed a piece of roofing felt over it to protect* it while the building work went on, that of course has scratched the bonnet to fook as well.
     
    I tried to start it but I cant get it cranking, not sure if this is a sticky relay, crappy battery or some problem with the shitty aftermarket immobiliser which is fitted but it was defo not happening.
     
    Anyway I went round pumping the tyres up and freeing off the wheels on by one, after which it rolled out onto the road OK, causing a few curtains to twitch on the estate ("OMG THEYVE ROLLED IT OUT ONTO THE ROAD SIDNEY!!!! SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?") The seller was amazed that one person could turn up with a few tools and shift it singlehandedly, I think he was expecting an army of bodybuilders to carry it onto the back of a truck or something.
     
     

     
    Looked a lot better with the tyres blown up admittedly!
     
    Got hooked up to my mates van which i borrowed for the morning:
     

     
    Flipping brilliant van this, 2.4 TDCi or something, its as comfortable and nice to drive as anything else i've ever driven, I could drive it about all day! Unfortunately the clutch is tired and slips if you give it too many beans. Its 'bean' (see what i did there?) like that for yonks though so i figured one more slog with a volvo hanging off the back wouldnt kill it. I've already offered to help my mate fix it anyway meaning I can legitimately participate in knackering it up.
     
    Now i know you're not supposed to tow automatics, but I figured that 24 miles of low-sped A-roads would not kill the gearbox in this Volvo. If it does, well so be it, that will teach me a lesson i guess.
     
    Got it back to base and had a proper look:
     

     

     

     

     
    To be fair it seems an honest enough old thing, just a bit rougher than i'd hoped. The paintwork is pretty fooked really, and no-one is gonna shell out  to fix that are they. I havent had a proper look underneath but I bet theres a rust hole or two that need looking at. The upper rear suspension arms (cast iron) look like they've lost about 25% of their mass due to rust so there must be some other stuff there! Obv the brakes would need sorting too, although the discs have cleaned up a lot on the way home and they don't seem to be sticking on.
     
    Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for this thing? Hopefully I can get a couple of hours in tomorrow to figure out whats gong on with the starter motor or whatever it is. The dash lights come on (with varying degrees of brightness) but theres not even a faint click from the starter, making me think perhaps the solenoid is stuck or something. The lad said it was starting and running fine when it was parked up, so presumably the problem is down to it being sat for so long. Whatever it is I need to get to the bottom of it reasonably quickly otherwise its going to be getting A'd round the corner to Garratts metals unfortunately. What am i likely to get for it in scrap, any idea?
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