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Old 03-05-2002, 11:17   #1 (permalink)
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Are my cars too old???

Hello everyone!

I was invited into the Land Rover forums, but as I also own a Volvo I thought I'd take a peek in here...

I own a Series Land Rover (which is pre-Defender) and a Volvo 245 (which is pre-almost anything in here) and for both my cars there is no suitable forum!

I am confident that there will be a Series section in the Land Rover forum, but I think it would be nice to have an 'older' Volvo section in this forum... I wouldn't know what to call it though :(

Oh well... I know I will be back in here to have a look every now and then and if I have any problems/questions I will just post them here.

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ok we will have a look at it!
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Re: Are my cars too old???

Good idea! You gotta love the 70's and early 80's cars.

Go the '76 264 GL!!
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Re: Are my cars too old???

Well I'm in favour of discussing any year of Volvo in this forum. Considering I seem to have a fleet of them

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Old 11-07-2003, 03:51   #5 (permalink)
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Speaking of fleets, my volvo mechanic (wife's car) in W'gong reckons he has 16 Volvos of varying description.
I said where do you keep 'em - he said " oh, there scattered about here and there!
It is a good feeling when you know that the guy who is working on your car is truly passionate about that particular manufacturer.

Anyhow, had a bit of work done, wheel bearing fixed
& tuneup and now the old girl is going like a dream.

Had a really bad rattleing sound coming from what seem like to be behind the dash - since I had the wheel bearing done the noise has disappeared. Perhaps a vibration that was travelling up through the steering?

Also purchased some 240 series mags and tyres for
$200 which should improve the looks of the '76 264 quite a bit.
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Old 11-07-2003, 03:56   #6 (permalink)
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Hey Volvord, that Ford powered swede sounds like a mean machine - must go like a rocket!

I know of a 244 with Holden 5ltr.

Was it a hard / expensive job ? (silly question , I know)
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Yes the V8 740 is a real sleeper. Does the 1/4 mile in the mid 12 second range at over 110mph. It is a very easy car to drive with will also thrill the pants off ya.

The conversion is actually quite easy, lots of room with the biggest trouble being the shifter for the 5 speed and the long tube headers and exhaust. Cost is really difficult to determine, my conversion has cost me over $8,000 CAD for parts alone so far, I am a master mechanic so I have performaed all the labour. I am building a new 5.0L Ford engine that we have spec'ed out at over 425HP, so far I have about $7,000 into that engine alone, but it will sure be fun when we install it next spring.

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Old 11-08-2003, 04:54   #8 (permalink)
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That is a mean looking machine Volvord.
Do you stun a few people when you blow 'em off at the lights? They wouldn't expect a Volvo to have grunt like that.

On another thing, when I drive the Volvo I generally get other drivers treating me like I can't drive. I dont seem to have that trouble when I'm driving the V8 Ford Falcon.
The other night I was on the freeway, doing the speed limit and minding my own business. I was in the wife's Volvo. Sure enough some clown can't wait to get past me and sits a car length away while were doing about
60mph. When he finally got around me it was a damn Volvo driver!
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