Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

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Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by doingitsideways » 19 May 2013 08:35 pm

Hello all V3Mers, been a bit of a lurker but though I'd register.

(While the Mrs wasn't looking, as "Another forum" isn't a constructive use of my time... Aparrently!!)

Anyway, I've seen a few familiar names bounding about on here, so a couple of you may have seen mine around on a couple of others.

For those who don't know me, I'm Steve aka Doingitsideways aka Volvo-forum-whore!! ;)

Not currently got a 300, but been thinking of getting one for a while... Ideally a 360 on carbs... Mmmm... Carbs!!

On my current fleet is:

a 960 D6 (Used to be a 24v, now runs a d24tic) This is my work bus.
An S80 T6, for long distance hooning and general tyre shreading lunacy.
A 480 2.0 Celebration, gotta love pop-up lights and a digital dash... Right??
A 460 1.8 GSi, the pub car, sometimes gets left for weeks!
Oh, and a 2.8i Capri, long term project/pension. Ran out of time and money about 7 years ago :(

Anyway, hope to be here for a while, and more importantly, get on a 300 soon!! :340: :360:

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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by classicswede » 19 May 2013 09:20 pm

Welcome to the forum Steve.

My dad still has your old red 240 estate and after doing a few jobs has been a great car but still not got around to fixing the speedo :!:

Most 360's are carb engine and I have manifolds for converting to twin webbers.
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by doingitsideways » 19 May 2013 11:44 pm

Well, I never knew you were Mike's son!!

Yeah, I sometimes miss that 240.

Hilariously slow and a mega miler, but it had an engine rebuild not all that long ago if memory serves.

It was a good bus, but having nearly killed me when the diff spat it's guts out at 80, only to thank me for repairing it by lunching the gearbox, I'd had enough!

Every cloud and all that though... The 240's replacement was a diesel 940 and the engine from that now resides in my 960, so all's well that ends well ;)

Well, if I ever get my arse into gear and get a 360 and a mortgage for a good pair of Webers, I'll give you a shout for something to hang them off the side of my head with :)

How is your dad anyway?

Ask him if he's posted my stereo from the 240 yet!

Lol

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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by MCHUDD » 20 May 2013 10:20 am

Hi mate and welcome.
I like the idea of haveing a 480 and a capri.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by doingitsideways » 20 May 2013 01:17 pm

Cheers guys :)

@ Mark, if you like the idea, here's some inspiration!

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I love these more than I could love my children... Not that I have any... That I know of!! :?

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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by Chris_C » 20 May 2013 01:28 pm

Celebration red on dark Taurus.... that *is* nice :D
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by MCHUDD » 20 May 2013 01:58 pm

Hi mate.
Love the colour of that 480.
Those wheels also look great on a 300.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by SteveP » 20 May 2013 06:38 pm

Welcome, the 480 on them wheels in grey makes me actually want one :)
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by doingitsideways » 20 May 2013 07:12 pm

Ha ha ha!!

Cheers lads.

Ironically, two of you are on VOC where there is a thread in the Showroom with the run down of the car... Not paying attention?! ;)

Yeah, I do love the 480, or "Nipper" as he's called.

Probably had it about a year now, completely standard when I bought it (for 2 bags of Chipsticks and an empty fag packet... Pretty much!)

Just the small matter of driving from Manchester to Aberdeen to collect it, my god that was an expensive day - S80 T6 with your toe down = MEGA thirst.

Drove up with my Dad and he followed me home.

Anyway, it looked like this:

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Fast forward about 6 months and the Taurus wheels came up for sale about 5 miles away, went to have a look and found that thet even had servicable tyres - 2 Proxes and 2 Yoko Peradas, all for the princely sum of £80!

Had some paintwork done, and the chin spoiler added.

In progress:

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Then came a set of these:

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So now it looks like this: :D

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Anyway, I'm sure that's enough polluting V3M with what rolled out of the plant next!! ;)

Steve

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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by SteveP » 20 May 2013 09:37 pm

Chin spoiler makes a huge difference! The 480 also suits the latter wheels much better :)
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by L14MNP » 21 May 2013 01:51 am

Sup brah.

Capri pics please. :)
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by MCHUDD » 21 May 2013 02:54 pm

Hi all.
Funny how a car can get better looking as it gets older :D :D :D
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by volvosneverdie » 21 May 2013 10:39 pm

Capri pics.

That wedge looks familiar........
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by classicswede » 21 May 2013 11:14 pm

doingitsideways wrote:Well, I never knew you were Mike's son!!

Yeah, I sometimes miss that 240.

Hilariously slow and a mega miler, but it had an engine rebuild not all that long ago if memory serves.

It was a good bus, but having nearly killed me when the diff spat it's guts out at 80, only to thank me for repairing it by lunching the gearbox, I'd had enough!

Every cloud and all that though... The 240's replacement was a diesel 940 and the engine from that now resides in my 960, so all's well that ends well ;)

Well, if I ever get my arse into gear and get a 360 and a mortgage for a good pair of Webers, I'll give you a shout for something to hang them off the side of my head with :)

How is your dad anyway?

Sometimes you are best off cutting your losses on a car when it is sending messages like that!

My dads not to bad but still being his forgetful self. What was the radio exactly so I can make sure he gets it back to you.

I did have a 480 for a while but when the clutch went I decided to pass it on rather than mess around fixing it. The usual thing of jambing up due to a spring coming out of the friction plate.

Ask him if he's posted my stereo from the 240 yet!

Lol

Steve sm4
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Re: Ow-doo? Newb saying Hi

Post by doingitsideways » 21 May 2013 11:45 pm

I'll try and dig out some pics of the Capper and get 'em up :)

Dai, I was only joking about the stereo. I can't even remember what it was, some sort of single-shot CD most probably. Long since replaced, lol

VND, how do you mean it looks familiar? Am I missing something?! Mmm...

Steve sm4

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