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by S10NPH
17 Apr 2020 04:44 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 140
Views: 43066

Re: 1977 343

If anyone wants to have a proper look around this car, and what makes the 1977 cars so unique, then I've made a little video tour of my car: https://youtu.be/lBT4ZivldEo
by S10NPH
17 Apr 2020 04:17 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 1981 Green 345 in Ely
Replies: 91
Views: 31020

Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely

I've been doing a few more jobs on this car during the lockdown, which has made it look a lot better. Those who saw the car at the BKV last year will recall that there was a lot of dodgy paint and green tape hiding rusty bits: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49785186367_da6ab77b5a_b.jpg 1981 Vol...
by S10NPH
26 Apr 2019 05:59 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 1981 Green 345 in Ely
Replies: 91
Views: 31020

Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely

Massive thread resurrection, 6 years later! I realise that people rarely use this forum these days, but I thought it would be nice to do a full post on this car which has a chance of lasting for a decent chunk of time, rather than disappearing into the facebook group black hole. Anyway, the update o...
by S10NPH
27 Sep 2017 02:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: 1977 343 Dashboard Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 3172

Re: 1977 343 Dashboard Lights

I have not had any further luck with this. The only thing I have managed to do is learn how to dismantle most of my dashboard, because my car currently looks like this https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4354/37094659640_2953f24c35_c.jpg IMG_1677 by Siôn Hudson , on Flickr So the fault manifests itself a...
by S10NPH
08 Aug 2017 04:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: 1977 343 Dashboard Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 3172

Re: 1977 343 Dashboard Lights

Thanks - I had another poke around over the weekend and learned some more. The earth wire from the dash goes into the four light and heated window switches, and earths each of them in series. The earth then travels into a multi-plug at the bottom of the steering column shroud. I am not quite sure wh...
by S10NPH
18 Jul 2017 02:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: 1977 343 Dashboard Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 3172

1977 343 Dashboard Lights

Hi all Gosh it's been a while since I've posted on here, oh dear :? Anyway, I wonder if anyone has any bright ideas on the following problem I am having with my 1977 343, picture for a reminder: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4330/35192214153_f011e87f09_c.jpg TUJ by Siôn Hudson , on Flickr It went i...
by S10NPH
08 Nov 2016 09:27 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Me and my '76 343 DL
Replies: 37
Views: 19318

Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Fantastic to see it driving!
by S10NPH
12 Oct 2016 01:17 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: A long weekend in Flatland
Replies: 29
Views: 14625

Re: A long weekend in Flatland

I have been to this show for the last 3 years, and it's by far and away the best classic Volvo show *ever*!

It's really not that far to travel, the eurotunnel is cheap, and I can recommend a couple of decent budget hotels nearby.
by S10NPH
19 Sep 2016 08:59 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 140
Views: 43066

Re: 1977 343

Happy 40th birthday, car! http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c72/enjoyhotcoffee/450E0334-2FDC-44EE-9A07-A455A169BE47.jpg I've missed putting a post up for a few days, but my 343 was 'on the line' on 14 September 1976, so 40 years ago this week: http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c72/enjoyhotcoffee/IMG...
by S10NPH
19 Sep 2016 08:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Overhauled carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 3683

Re: Overhauled carbs

trenning wrote:I will visit VKB, see you then,
Gr. Freerk
I am also going, but only on Sunday. If you are there then, it would be great to meet you. Would you be bringing your green car?
by S10NPH
14 Sep 2016 01:46 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: "Professionals" huh!
Replies: 46
Views: 17866

Re: "Professionals" huh!

Just an update on this: BHX passed its MOT with no advisories, and successfully carried me to the 300 annual event at Crich this weekend, even carrying a chair back from Ikea for me! http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c72/enjoyhotcoffee/IMG_8742.jpg http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c72/enjoyhotcoffe...
by S10NPH
23 Aug 2016 05:03 pm
Forum: Calendar
Topic: 2016 300-series event - 11th September - Crich, Derbyshire
Replies: 11
Views: 11476

Re: 2016 300-series event - 11th September - Crich, Derbyshi

foggyjames wrote:On that basis, I'd particularly like to get a selection of mk1s there, if at all possible. I'll have mine there, but can we get any others? Sion...?
Perhaps! I will see what I can do.
by S10NPH
20 May 2016 09:17 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: "Professionals" huh!
Replies: 46
Views: 17866

Re: "Professionals" huh!

Today brought this thread to a happy conclusion. Mac came round with the fully assembled axle, but before we could start on fitting it to BHX, I'd had a bit of a disaster when renewing the water pump seals on my '82 245: two of the bolts had sheared off in the block whilst torqueing. It was supposed...
by S10NPH
12 May 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Middle Seat Belt, Early Cars (Lack Of)
Replies: 8
Views: 4133

Re: Middle Seat Belt, Early Cars (Lack Of)

None of my cars have centre belts. I do remember my mother's 1987 340 did have though. My 1977 car doesn't have rear belts at all, as it's a Dutch import, I'm fairly sure that British ones did have them fitted: is that right HellDriver? I've yet to be brave and carry anyone in the back! Even my 1982...
by S10NPH
12 May 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 66685

Re: '82 343 DLS filming

Oh I hope that you can get a video link of the program when it airs, I'd love to see it.

Good luck on your Scandinavian trip :)