Hello again

A global place for general discussion (Volvo, V3M or non-Volvo related topics).
Please introduce yourself here, your Volvo 300 hobby...
NO technical support, parts requests or car advertisements here
User avatar
foggyjames
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 9329
Joined: 29 Jan 2004 04:20 am
Location: Lincoln, UK
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by foggyjames » 24 Dec 2009 04:58 pm

Enjoy it while you can, then. My friend had a GSA as his daily driver about 5 years ago, and it went from looking really tidy to notably rusty within 12 months. Eek!

cheers

James
VOC 300-series Register Keeper
'89 740 Turbo Intercooler
'88 360 Turbo Intercooler
'85 360 GLT
'81 343 GLS R-Sport
'79 343 DL
'70 164
...and some modern FWD nonsense to get me to work...

macplaxton
Posts: 3282
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 02:29 am

Re: Hello again

Post by macplaxton » 24 Dec 2009 05:27 pm

Well it hasn't changed too much in the last 15 months, it's just you have to keep up with the maintenance.

But yes, as a daily, it becomes a bit like painting the Forth Bridge. :roll:
72 DAF 44 Estate 78 Volvo 343DL Black BeautyImageImage
82 Volvo 343DL CVTImageImage 88 Volvo 340DL Diesel

User avatar
Tero Huikko
Posts: 213
Joined: 07 Mar 2005 01:12 am
Location: Tampere, Finland

Re: Hello again

Post by Tero Huikko » 25 Dec 2009 01:37 am

Scary...I've heard this from MANY different sources. Maybe a GS is a waste of money and time.
Volvo 66 GL 1975
Volvo 66 GL 1977
Volvo 440 DL 1994
Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe 2009
Volvo V90 Business D3 AWD 2017 (Not arrived yet)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 1992
Oldsmobile Omega 2.8 V6 1981

macplaxton
Posts: 3282
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 02:29 am

Re: Hello again

Post by macplaxton » 25 Dec 2009 03:34 am

Tero Huikko wrote:Maybe a GS is a waste of money and time.
Not at all, it's pleasure you can't measure.

:lol: I'm not really a Citroen nut, and I was desperate for a motor at the time (having had my 66 stolen/crashed) and was looking for something in the right price range that was ready in excellent / good condition and road legal. I don't believe they are any worse for dissolving than any other car of the period. Certainly a million miles better than those Ritmo/Stradas (not difficult I know :lol: )

It's been one of my more reliable cars and I really haven't had to throw much money at it.............yet.
foggyjames wrote:really tidy to notably rusty
The GS doesn't hide it's rust, (unlike some cars that hide lots of it.)
72 DAF 44 Estate 78 Volvo 343DL Black BeautyImageImage
82 Volvo 343DL CVTImageImage 88 Volvo 340DL Diesel

User avatar
jtbo
Posts: 5805
Joined: 23 Jul 2004 03:50 am
Location: Finland, middle of nowhere
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by jtbo » 25 Dec 2009 12:49 pm

I did read from study of some sort which claimed that modern cars rust beneath all kinds of plastic wrappings that have been applied to them. It gets even worse because usage of modern steel, now structures are not made from so thick metal and even little rust can compromise strength of car safety chassis.

With older type car you could see the rust, but with new types it is virtually impossible to tell if car is rusty or not when you are buying one used.

Isn't GS's motor air cooled boxer?

Good CX Turbo2 or CX 25 TRD would be quite nice too, imo. Good ones are just impossible to find or then they ask silly prices. Also with daily rides parts can be an issue with some models.

I can't say that I would love Citroen too much, poor quality parts (electrics) with odd design features. However good thing is that those are quite comfortable and quiet cars, some RWD models would been good for brand, imo :D
Volvo 360GL -88 -under restoration-
Volvo 343DL vario -81 -running- Image
Volvo 240 Diesel -83 -undecided-
Citroen ZX Dturbo -97 -daily- ImageImage

User avatar
foggyjames
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 9329
Joined: 29 Jan 2004 04:20 am
Location: Lincoln, UK
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by foggyjames » 29 Dec 2009 03:37 pm

Yeah, the GS/GSA use a 4 cylinder air cooled boxer...very similar in principle to two 2cv engines bolted together. There was also the GS "Bi-rotor", a twin rotor wankel, but they were so unreliable that almost all were recalled by the factory and destroyed.

Most cars now are scrapped before they're really rusty.

cheers

James
VOC 300-series Register Keeper
'89 740 Turbo Intercooler
'88 360 Turbo Intercooler
'85 360 GLT
'81 343 GLS R-Sport
'79 343 DL
'70 164
...and some modern FWD nonsense to get me to work...

User avatar
Tero Huikko
Posts: 213
Joined: 07 Mar 2005 01:12 am
Location: Tampere, Finland

Re: Hello again

Post by Tero Huikko » 30 Dec 2009 06:40 pm

Ok. I just landed 1977 Volvo 66GL at my garage.
It was cheap and rusty and there's a nice moss growing on it :)
Hasn't been driven for 10 years.

We'll see where this leads...
Volvo 66 GL 1975
Volvo 66 GL 1977
Volvo 440 DL 1994
Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe 2009
Volvo V90 Business D3 AWD 2017 (Not arrived yet)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 1992
Oldsmobile Omega 2.8 V6 1981

volvosneverdie
*** V3M DONOR ***
Posts: 9143
Joined: 11 Nov 2008 04:22 pm
Location: Newcastle Upon Toon

Re: Hello again

Post by volvosneverdie » 30 Dec 2009 06:42 pm

Tero Huikko wrote:Ok. I just landed 1977 Volvo 66GL at my garage.
It was cheap and rusty and there's a nice moss growing on it :)
Hasn't been driven for 10 years.

We'll see where this leads...
Awesome news!
Pics please.
Moss must have been a good dealer option in the 1970s?
Image

User avatar
Tero Huikko
Posts: 213
Joined: 07 Mar 2005 01:12 am
Location: Tampere, Finland

Re: Hello again

Post by Tero Huikko » 27 May 2010 01:46 am

Image

Finally got the plates and passed the MOT.
Volvo 66 GL 1975
Volvo 66 GL 1977
Volvo 440 DL 1994
Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe 2009
Volvo V90 Business D3 AWD 2017 (Not arrived yet)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 1992
Oldsmobile Omega 2.8 V6 1981

whiskeyonesix
Posts: 373
Joined: 24 Nov 2008 12:43 pm
Location: Perth Australia
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by whiskeyonesix » 27 May 2010 05:26 am

Wow, that's really nice :)
MKIII 360GLT Aus-spec B200EA 239K
Mods: custom paint fade
New Cylinder head.
Auxilary cooling fan.
195/60/14 Pyonghung Ditchfinder tyres
Vario Vents FTW

G8 4 DRFTN etc....

User avatar
nvdw
Posts: 199
Joined: 10 Dec 2008 10:01 pm
Location: Glass City, NL

Re: Hello again

Post by nvdw » 28 May 2010 09:02 pm

Love it. Does it have all the 'Scandinavian-spec' niceties like headlamp wipers and such?

User avatar
Tero Huikko
Posts: 213
Joined: 07 Mar 2005 01:12 am
Location: Tampere, Finland

Re: Hello again

Post by Tero Huikko » 29 May 2010 01:10 pm

Headlamp wipers, bigger wiper fluid tank on top of the steering gear, 45Ah battery, intake air warming system.

The headlamp wiper arms are removed and I don't know where to find new ones.
Volvo 66 GL 1975
Volvo 66 GL 1977
Volvo 440 DL 1994
Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe 2009
Volvo V90 Business D3 AWD 2017 (Not arrived yet)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 1992
Oldsmobile Omega 2.8 V6 1981

User avatar
Tero Huikko
Posts: 213
Joined: 07 Mar 2005 01:12 am
Location: Tampere, Finland

Re: Hello again

Post by Tero Huikko » 18 Nov 2016 02:10 am

Just to remind. I still have this car and just bought a 440 for second car.
I have order in for new V90 so I'm still in Volvos.

Cheers to you all!
Volvo 66 GL 1975
Volvo 66 GL 1977
Volvo 440 DL 1994
Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe 2009
Volvo V90 Business D3 AWD 2017 (Not arrived yet)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 1992
Oldsmobile Omega 2.8 V6 1981

macplaxton
Posts: 3282
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 02:29 am

Re: Hello again

Post by macplaxton » 18 Nov 2016 03:54 am

Image

340pw
72 DAF 44 Estate 78 Volvo 343DL Black BeautyImageImage
82 Volvo 343DL CVTImageImage 88 Volvo 340DL Diesel

User avatar
Tero Huikko
Posts: 213
Joined: 07 Mar 2005 01:12 am
Location: Tampere, Finland

Re: Hello again

Post by Tero Huikko » 19 Nov 2016 12:50 am

Yes, I'm alive. Had a tour with Citroens. Six of them. Now I'm back with Volvos.
Volvo 66 GL 1975
Volvo 66 GL 1977
Volvo 440 DL 1994
Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe 2009
Volvo V90 Business D3 AWD 2017 (Not arrived yet)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 1992
Oldsmobile Omega 2.8 V6 1981

Post Reply