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by S10NPH
26 Apr 2019 05:59 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 1981 Green 345 in Ely
Replies: 88
Views: 24732

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 16395

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: 12558

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: 139
Views: 39140

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: 3135

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: 15541

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: 10728

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: 15541

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: 3477

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: 59690

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 :)
by S10NPH
17 Jan 2016 05:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 1982 345 on eBay
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

Re: 1982 345 on eBay

It's hard to tell if it's just dirty or is actually rusty. I suspect rusty!
by S10NPH
16 Jan 2016 04:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 1982 345 on eBay
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

1982 345 on eBay

Not mine, and I'm definitely not buying it! Is anyone planning to rescue this lovely looking 1982 car on eBay? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1982-VOLVO-345-GL-RED-1-Owner-FSH-PX-Bargain-Long-MOT-/321975221626?hash=item4af737fd7a:g:7mkAAOSwFqJWlorV I desperately want to clean it, replace the wing mirrors...