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Dauntless
11-27-2006, 08:07 PM
First of all, I'd like to say thanks to everyone who came out. It was great to meet people who are even more interested in Volvos than I am, and the drive was fun :-D

Kieran, thanks for making the effort to come out. It was unfortunate that you had to leave early, but I'm sure we'll catch up with you again sooner or later.

244GLE, man I've forgotten your name :oops: Thanks to you and your dad? for coming. I really like the colour of your car, and it looks to be in really good condition too.

Chris, that message on your phone must have been hilarious when you played it back later! Your car looks really nice, I didn't really get to have a good look at it though. The stick on numberplate is pretty cool. Is that legal?

Marc, your car looks even more impressive in person! I was surprised by how quiet it is too. You'll have to give me a ride in it when you get the header and turbo on, that thing's going to be a weapon!

My car seems to be back to normal. I was pretty worried after the massive smoke cloud... any idea why it would do that? My guess is just too high oil pressure because of the 6500 rpm and 25-50 oil, which then fouled the plugs... I've been looking for a performance mineral oil in 15-40 now, but I can't really find anything decent, any recommendations?

The gallery is here:
http://www.zyrex.org/gallery/Cars/DauntsVolvo/

And the drive by video:
http://www.zyrex.org/gallery/d/28495-1/261106meet_driveby.wmv

Anyway, on to the pics! If anyone wants a higher resolution version of any picture, just PM me or email me, and I will send you the full size version.

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Crazychopstick
11-27-2006, 08:10 PM
I spot an awesome orange 244.

Is he still on the board?

Where's the pics or your Red Dauntless? Have your springs settled any?

Dauntless
11-27-2006, 08:18 PM
I was the only person who decided to take photos, so there are no pics of me or my car. The front springs haven't settled any, and the rear springs aren't installed yet. YLD-244 is still on the board :)

v-speed
11-27-2006, 08:25 PM
It wasnt bad.
Needed more turbo volvos,
Some early volvos would have been great too.140 and 122
I have not played the fone message back yet,i will have to listen to it today.

Dauntless
11-27-2006, 08:29 PM
For a first ever Turbobricks NSW meet it was alright!

Crazychopstick
11-27-2006, 08:29 PM
I was the only person who decided to take photos, so there are no pics of me or my car. The front springs haven't settled any, and the rear springs aren't installed yet. YLD-244 is still on the board :)

I'm an idiot, I was trying to think of his SN, and there it is right on the licesne plate.:roll:

CT
11-27-2006, 08:47 PM
Looking good duys!!!

VERY disappointed with the lack of pics of the hamburgler though!!! :-P :-P




next year we'll ahve to arrange a meet in like Goulburn or somewhere so Cockroaches and Mexicans can finally meet!

faster4_tec
11-27-2006, 09:07 PM
wheres the god damn snow your all complaining about???

Dauntless
11-27-2006, 09:25 PM
wheres the god damn snow your all complaining about???

Errr, what? Bushfires yeah, but snow? :wtf:

faster4_tec
11-27-2006, 09:35 PM
oohh your in australia.

I can't read:-P .......







.....SO, wheres all these bush fires your all bitching about:rofl:

SilverBullet242
11-27-2006, 10:08 PM
Those are some Nice pictures. That is an amazing orange 244. I love the white rims. I think thats hard to pull off but that looks great. Looks like you guys had a great ride! Sucks to be stuck behind a stupid trailer eh?

I cant help but think Youre driving on the wrong side of the road!!! O wait... I think I am. And driving from the right side... I want to try that sometime.

Oreo931
11-27-2006, 10:22 PM
you guys are lucky none of you got into an accident, you morons were driving on the wrong side of the road the whole time.
:P

pbryantr
11-27-2006, 10:36 PM
I just spazzed myself when I saw that orange 244. Beautiful car. Sounds like y'all had a good meet/ride.

Hank Scorpio
11-27-2006, 11:52 PM
looks like a great meet!

one of these days I need to find an excuse to vacation in AUS

JustFord0099
11-27-2006, 11:53 PM
awesome rides! makes me want a set of the E spec headlights/cornermarkers even more.

VQ
11-28-2006, 03:00 AM
Nice pic, looks like there is lots of scope for more cruises in future and even with the Vic and NSW club.

amargill19?
11-28-2006, 03:04 AM
looks like fun guys,

but you should really be careful driving on the wrong side of the road like that! :P

on the orange 244, are those "sirius" rims? they look sharp inthe white, i just got myne powder coated flat black

Angus242164
11-28-2006, 03:36 AM
Looking good, not a bad turnout at all for a first meet. You might want to think about a dyno day some time, the ones we had down here got a big attendance and were great fun. The meetups at Berry's (Volvo specialist workshop/wreckers) have been smaller but also quite good.

It makes me think we should organise another daytime cruise here in Melbourne some time soon as well.

The cars look good, Marc's is very impressive. I recognise the location of the first few pics, and the one leaving North Richmond under the wooden bridge, but after that I'm lost :-P

I want to know how you got the pic of the black Territory coming around the bend, it seriously looks like you're about to have a head on with it!

Dauntless
11-28-2006, 03:44 AM
Hmm yeah maybe we could all meet at A Class one Saturday? I don't think I'd put my car on the dyno unless some other NA guys came along.

And yeah I thought the same thing when I saw that photo with the Territory. I was over that side a bit, but not that much... I had my hand and camera out the window though I think.

ZyreX
11-28-2006, 04:56 AM
ahaha, so fun to see..
Dauntless is awesome for being the only one with clear lenses ;)

Looks like fun though, looking forward to seeing more pics another time, of more volvos.

Volvo244GLE
11-28-2006, 06:26 AM
the names brendan. yeah its a pitty no body else took picks other than u. i was going to unfortunately in the last minute rush i forgot to grab the camera:oops:. not bad for a first meet though i recon.

lol my car on a dyno would be shameful.

Dauntless
11-28-2006, 06:49 AM
the names brendan. yeah its a pitty no body else took picks other than u. i was going to unfortunately in the last minute rush i forgot to grab the camera:oops:. not bad for a first meet though i recon.

lol my car on a dyno would be shameful.

Hehe, no worries. But I'd go on the dyno if you would too!

Forg
11-28-2006, 06:56 AM
Looking good, not a bad turnout at all for a first meet. You might want to think about a dyno day some time, the ones we had down here got a big attendance and were great fun.
I dunno, we were holding parallel events; and I was the only one who turned up at the dyno one. :-(

one of these days I need to find an excuse to vacation in AUS
I reckon we could find you some free accomodation.
As long as you promise not to freak-out about the toilet flushing-direction thing.

Dauntless
11-28-2006, 04:50 PM
What's the status of your car now Matt?

AustVolvo
11-28-2006, 10:41 PM
I'm on Dial-up atmo so I can't watch the vid yet :(

Oh and Brendan when I was driving down to the meet (eg I was behind you) your car smelt like it was running rich, something to think about with your fuel consumption?

I agree that an A-class meet would probably be good though you'd want to try and extend the catchment abit to get a bigger turnout eg contact the volvo club of NSW and maybe have some adds up in A-class advertising the upcoming meet? Speaking of which somebody should see if Gerry is willing to put a 'turbobricks.com' add up somewhere in A-class, we might get some more members and it is a two way thing because more Tb-ers equates to more business for Gerry.

Oh and AFAIK A-class doesn't have a dyno so we couldn't do a dyno day there....

Forg
11-28-2006, 11:15 PM
What's the status of your car now Matt?
No change in 3+ weeks ... except I dropped off the rego papers on Sunday morning, so they can give me a pink-slip.

CaptainWhoosh
11-28-2006, 11:17 PM
That's awesome seeing a meet with more RWD than FWD, its always quite the opposite at the big meets here in cali

Forg
11-29-2006, 01:08 AM
That would be because the cost of new cars here trickles-down to used ones, and it costs more to buy a 10yo FWD Volvo here than it costs you guys to buy brand-new base-model GM vehicles. :)

Dauntless
11-29-2006, 02:31 AM
Hehe. My car had by far the worst paint at the meet, so I just went and spent way too much money on Meguiars products....

WheyDey
11-29-2006, 02:52 AM
great turnout, looks like you fellas had a kicking time!!!


question though.

whats the story behind P on that dudes car?

Dauntless
11-29-2006, 02:54 AM
P for Provisional licence. I have them too.

WheyDey
11-29-2006, 03:00 AM
ohhh kinda like a big old sticker that sez N00000000BIEEEEEE on the back of teh car?

or is it a public condemnation for speeding?

Forg
11-29-2006, 03:01 AM
whats the story behind P on that dudes car?
As he (*points upwards*) said.
Your car wears 'L' plates while you're learning, the age you can start learning at varies between the states but AFAIK it's 16 & 9 months in NSW. You need someone with you while on L's, and you have to take the practical driving test after a certain period on L's before you can get the Provisional licence ('P' plates) which allows you to drive by yourself.
In some states you get P's for one year, in NSW it's for three years; the first year you have red P plates & the others you have green ones. There are different restrictions too, mostly the maximum speed you're allowed, although there's a points system WRT road-rules infringements & you have fewer allowable points on your Provisional licence than your full licence.
They're currently talking about introducing curfews & restrictions on the allowable number of passengers for P-platers, because the government is too lazy to implement a proper driver-training system & the media are currently playing stupid games with highlighting every single bingle that happens involving a P-plate driver. Oh - and there are power restrictions for P-platers in some states, rules like "no V8's over 5 litres" or "no turbo cars".

WheyDey
11-29-2006, 03:11 AM
you work out the bugs in that and you have a damn good system, in my book...over here you have to play guess what im doing.

especially on our roads in NYC. lucky the cars have plates on them at all over here.

im in favor of it. although i like my n00bie idea bettar.

Dauntless
11-29-2006, 03:30 AM
Nah it's a crap system. I know people who can't control a 1.5 litre Hyundai. I also know P platers who are damn good drivers. I'm not allowed to drive turbo, supercharged, or V8 powered cars. Yet I can drive a 4.0 litre Falcon 6 which is faster than a lot of older V8's.

A defensive driving and car control course should be mandatory for P platers. That way you get to learn in a couple of days what usually takes people years of mistakes to learn.... and things that some people never learn.

WheyDey
11-29-2006, 04:35 AM
Nah it's a crap system. I know people who can't control a 1.5 litre Hyundai. I also know P platers who are damn good drivers. I'm not allowed to drive turbo, supercharged, or V8 powered cars. Yet I can drive a 4.0 litre Falcon 6 which is faster than a lot of older V8's.

falkies FTW. own holden.

A defensive driving and car control course should be mandatory for P platers. That way you get to learn in a couple of days what usually takes people years of mistakes to learn.... and things that some people never learn.

germany FTW there. im sure some folks'll tell you about their driving tests.

barefoot
11-29-2006, 04:44 AM
P-plate system isn't so bad, as Jumpy said it's really just a "n00b!" sign. The problem, as I remember it, was that it was also a "look at me!" sign for the cops. Still, that's the whole point I guess.

The really, really stupid thing about the NSW laws is the speed restrictions. When I went through the NSW system near on 15 years ago, L-platers weren't allowed to go over 70km/h, and P-platers weren't allowed over 80. Even on a freeway where the general limit is 110km/h.

Now, what's more dangerous - a somewhat inexperienced driver keeping up with traffic, or a car doing some 30km/h less than the traffic, causing an obstruction, making stupid people make bad overtaking decisions?

The reports I've read say that the danger is in speed differential. Whether you're going 30 more or 30 less than the traffic, you're just as dangerous. So we'd be just as well mandating that learner drivers must do 150 on the freeways as making them do 70. It's nuts.

And how are learner drivers supposed to learn to overtake if they're not allowed to do more than 70? No wonder so many people here suck at overtaking, and will sit behind a slow moving truck for miles rather than committing to an overtake.

tim

Dauntless
11-29-2006, 04:54 AM
Now L platers do 80, P1 (red) do 90, and P2 (green) do 100. Well... I just go with the traffic anyway.

WheyDey
11-29-2006, 05:01 AM
Now L platers do 80, P1 (red) do 90, and P2 (green) do 100. Well... I just go with the traffic anyway.

thats your best bet it seems, just go with the flizzow.

Forg
11-29-2006, 05:37 AM
The reports I've read say that the danger is in speed differential. Whether you're going 30 more or 30 less than the traffic, you're just as dangerous. So we'd be just as well mandating that learner drivers must do 150 on the freeways as making them do 70. It's nuts.
Yep. There should in fact be a requirement that learner drivers spend a certain amount of time at 110km/h. Then when Provisional licence drivers drive at the speed limit, they've done it before.

Thing is, if you're looking for some cheap political capitol, you carefully interpret the 'speed difference' danger as 'exceeding the speed limit, because that is what everyone else is doing'. That way you can justify more speed cameras & more revenue whilst forcing people to drive dangerously.

Angus242164
11-29-2006, 06:30 AM
I agree totally Tim, I've thought the same thing for years myself, but never heard anybody else bring it up.

When I was 17 and on my Victorian L's I did some driving in NSW, and we decided it was too dangerous to be doing 80 in the left lane of a major highway, with trucks going past us doing 30k's faster than us. I'd rather cop a fine than get hit by one of those.

There are some really stupid driving rules in Australia, but that has to be one of the worst.

Some of the differences of Victorian P plate rules:

No speed restrictions.
P plates are a white P on a red background, and are used for the first three years of driving.
No additional driving tests at any point after getting your P's.
P stands for "probationary", not "provisional".
Power to weight ratio limits apply to the cars P platers can drive. The limit is quite low, almost no V8's can be driven, and even the 4.0 late model Falcons exceed the limit. This has recently been changed, I think turbo's and V8's are now banned, but they weren't while I was on P's.
The blood alcohol limit is 0.0, no tolerance is given for anything above 0.0. Supposedly people have lost their licenses for 12 months after eating cherry ripe chocolate bars, due to a small alcohol content.
Passenger restrictions are put in place if a P plater loses their license, and then gets it back.

They really are "look at me" signs. I still instinctively check out any car with them up, most of the time it's modded, and when it's not it's often a hot chick. They definitely attract different attention from the cops to regular drivers.

barefoot
11-29-2006, 04:00 PM
Now L platers do 80, P1 (red) do 90, and P2 (green) do 100. Well... I just go with the traffic anyway.

We used to do heaps of road trips in my mate's car (since he was working and had lots of money for the last 6 years I was at school :roll: damn tradies...). He generally used to take his P plates off if we were going to be on the highway for more than about an hour. Figured he was less likely to get pulled over if he didn't have them...and if he was, he planned to BS about them falling off.

Sure, there was a fine for not wearing the plates, but he figured it was worth the risk.

Ps were only 1 year then, though.

tim

AustVolvo
11-29-2006, 06:32 PM
ACT gets a fairly sweet deal comparatively, after a year you can do a voluntary 'p-off' course which is equivalent to NSW green Ps but has 8 not 7 points and doesn't require any plates to be displayed. There are no 'power to weight' or similar restrictions. We also have no extra speed restrictions. Also the BAC is .02 not 0.00. Incidently one of my brothers was done for .005 in NSW.

Oh and as a hot tip when driving interstate you drive under the conditions of your own license, eg when as an ACT P-plater I drove to my parents place in NSW I did it with no P-plates, did the normal speed limit and could drink. And it is all enshrined in federal legislation.

Angus242164
11-30-2006, 02:13 AM
Oh and as a hot tip when driving interstate you drive under the conditions of your own license, eg when as an ACT P-plater I drove to my parents place in NSW I did it with no P-plates, did the normal speed limit and could drink. And it is all enshrined in federal legislation.

Interesting, when I went up there on my L's I first contacted Vic Roads and the NSW RTA, and both said that I had to comply to BOTH sets of rules. This basically meant following the NSW rules, as they were mostly tougher than the Vic rules. I also specifically asked about the reduced speed limit for NSW L platers, and was told I had to follow that rule.

Of course with these things the organisations are pretty disorganised. If I had spoken to other operators in their call centres I may have been given a different answer.

Forg
11-30-2006, 02:59 AM
Of course with these things the organisations are pretty disorganised.
If you'd spoken to the great-grandmother of that guy you used to go to school with (which would've involved a telex to somewhere in the mid-west of India), she probably would've got you as accurate a reply as an RTA person. Oh the fun, in getting Project BRC moved around before it was registered ... it's actually legal to drive the car, given the right permits etc, but the rules governing how to do that are different according to every different RTA employee you talk to.

Angus242164
11-30-2006, 03:21 AM
I'm very familiar with that, Vic Roads is just as bad, every time I've had to deal with them they've stuffed things up badly.

I won't go into detail, but lets just say that for a brief period my 242 officially had two engine numbers and no VIN, and it took three visits to the motor registry over two days to sort it out.

On another occasion I was waiting for my number to be called, and watching a drama unfold in front of me at the license renewal desk. Basically a guy came in to renew his license, and get a new photo taken for it. They did all that, and everything was fine until he looked at it. They had put his new photo on someone elses license file. Name, address, date of birth and all other info was incorrect on the card. I thought it was hilarious, as did some of the other people waiting.

VQ
11-30-2006, 06:17 AM
They really are "look at me" signs. I still instinctively check out any car with them up, most of the time it's modded, and when it's not it's often a hot chick. They definitely attract different attention from the cops to regular drivers.

I believe that too, and a p-plater with a stock looking Volvo gets about as much attention as a toyota corrolla driven by a old lady thank god.

when I drove up to NSW sharing with Dad with a trailer attached (another stupid rule is Learners can't drive with a trailer on the car, meaning a lot of lost hours for me) and I had the red p's up, the rear window on the van and my car is pretty dark so it can't be seen anyway, but had no issues traveling up the hume, struggling to go the speed limit because of a lack of power.

Forg
11-30-2006, 07:20 AM
I won't go into detail, but lets just say that for a brief period my 242 officially had two engine numbers and no VIN, and it took three visits to the motor registry over two days to sort it out.
Forg: "Hello RTA person, I'm calling because you have my standard 2.0L car listed as 2.2L ... however, it was aways 2.0L, and all Liberty RS's are."
Forg: "So I have to get my car inpected? But that's pointless, it's standard; I'm only calling so you can get your database right."
Forg: "So even if I do get my car inspected, you're not going to fix your database - even if Subaru agrees with me? And my car would be listed as modified?!?!"
Forg: "Erm, goodbye."

AustVolvo
11-30-2006, 06:24 PM
Apparently its in federal legislation that you drive under the rules of your license....