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macplaxton
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1979 343

Post by macplaxton » 12 Apr 2014 05:12 pm

I had a call from someone who looked at this. Flew under my radar (but my radar is off at the minute).

http://www.driftireland.com/forum/showt ... axed-09-14

No room at the inn. (Plus it's not as old as Sion's brown one to merit making room at the inn :lol: )
72 DAF 44 Estate 78 Volvo 343DL Black BeautyImageImage
82 Volvo 343DL CVTImageImage 88 Volvo 340DL Diesel

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S10NPH
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Re: 1979 343

Post by S10NPH » 13 Apr 2014 11:31 am

I like that I am being the comparator for hard-core-elderly-ness here!

(...although RJ wins as he has a '76)
1977 Volvo 343 DL 1.4 Vario TUJ 247R
1980 Volvo 345 DL 1.4 PGH 590V
1981 Volvo 345 DL 1.4 ECR 312W
1985 Volvo 340 DL 1.4 Vario B168 DTU
1982 Volvo 245 GLT 2.3 Auto VKN 137X
1997 Saab 900 Convertible P290 DDF and 2018 VW Tiguan S10 NPH

macplaxton
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Re: 1979 343

Post by macplaxton » 13 Apr 2014 11:35 am

I'm biding my time for the RHD oldie. Just have to watch over my shoulder for Hell Driver 8)
72 DAF 44 Estate 78 Volvo 343DL Black BeautyImageImage
82 Volvo 343DL CVTImageImage 88 Volvo 340DL Diesel

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Hell Driver
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Re: 1979 343

Post by Hell Driver » 13 Apr 2014 10:25 pm

I'm unlikely to take on any more at the moment, I'm struggling to get on with the Mk1 I've got already! It would have to be a 'brown' interior 76 or 77 car for me to even consider another car, and for that I would reduce my collection by at least one or two cars!

I do intend getting on with the Mk 1 but I had problems last year with the transit which ended up with me doing a lot of work on it while it was off the road and getting involved with another transit (which needed some work as well) as a back up. We now have 10 different vehicles in total of which 6 have seen the road in the last 12 months or so. It all gets a bit much just keeping up with it all.
360 GLE Saloon (D 86)
360 GLS (A 84)
343 DL (W 80) :-)
340 GL 1.7 (G 89)
360 GLS (Y 83)
440 Turbo (J 92)
Transit Tipper 125 T350 (02)Alive Again!
Transit Tipper Smiley face Q reg
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 (54)
R.I.P. 77 343 DL vario :-(

Alex
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Re: 1979 343

Post by Alex » 29 Sep 2014 04:11 am

I love it. but being a Diesel It is a lot slower then the GL? How does keep up with modern traffic ? I am looking to buy a 300 at the moment.


Alex

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thododd
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Location: Gloucester/ Bristol

Re: 1979 343

Post by thododd » 29 Sep 2014 07:00 pm

Alex wrote:How does keep up with modern traffic ? I am looking to buy a 300 at the moment
modern traffic?! as in cameras and traffic lights every 30ft, speed humps taller than the average toddler, half as many lanes as any given area needs and oblivious lunatics cutting you up at every turn ....... my 12hp ride on mover will keep up with everyday bristol traffic :lol:

neither my vario or glt have ever felt like a liability on the roads

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Joris
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Re: 1979 343

Post by Joris » 30 Sep 2014 08:55 pm

Alex wrote:I love it. but being a Diesel It is a lot slower then the GL? How does keep up with modern traffic ? I am looking to buy a 300 at the moment.


Alex
It's not a Diesel. It's a 1.4 petrol.

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