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Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2017, 04:03 AM
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Posted By Steve and his 244
Small update, I had a really good month at work...

Small update, I had a really good month at work and the sun was out and it got me thinking....I really miss driving that 164. (I had to temporarily take it off the road because I had to swap the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,027
Posted By Steve and his 244
1972 Volvo 164 - project waft-o-matic

Some that know me through my other projects (long term Thor the 244 resto-mod, daily driver turbo'd 240) and those who know me through the facebook groups will probably already know about this car. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
So lots of things have been happening on Thor....

So lots of things have been happening on Thor. Its late and ive had far too many koppaberg ciders so im going to let the pictures do the talking.....

Soundproofing going in. Using Silent Coat 4mm...
Forum: showroom 11-07-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,923
Posted By Steve and his 244
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/ste-ov-wf...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/ste-ov-wf3/P1010211.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
More progress... Prep for refitting the rear...

More progress...

Prep for refitting the rear screen...

Re-attaching the aluminium trim to the rubber seal. Warning to anyone removing a rear screen from a 242/244 - the trim does not need to...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Soooo.... I stopped updating this thread as...

Soooo....

I stopped updating this thread as things were getting a little tedious. Flatting this, sanding that etc.....

I now have an update worth shouting about!

It looked like this on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right, so lots has happened on Thor recently....

Right, so lots has happened on Thor recently. Itll take ages to do a detailed update so im just going to put little comments with the photos.

My Left rear door was one that came from an early car...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Not a huge amount of progress lately because ive...

Not a huge amount of progress lately because ive been busy de-bugging the GLT with its B230FT swap and also started a new job, but the good news is, im now back on with Thor and expecting to see some...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-01-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 282,673
Posted By Steve and his 244
Just seen this! Damn right....john would be...

Just seen this! Damn right....john would be hopelessly lost in a big pile of volvo parts and unfinished projects if it wasnt for me :rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right then, time for another update. You guessed...

Right then, time for another update. You guessed it, ive been too busy annoying audi tdis and the local youths to be doing an update ;) :D

First things first - the clutch issue. This involved one...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-06-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right then, so it passed its MOT. A few minor...

Right then, so it passed its MOT. A few minor advisories, and a fail at first on the handbrake efficiency but I had that sorted within a couple of hours and got back down there for a retest which it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right, so a lot has happened since the last...

Right, so a lot has happened since the last update!

I made my downpipe - its not the prettiest thing in the world but itll do for now until I get a 3" one made up (hence the reason for the 3" V...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Basically a lot of cutting and welding to "make...

Basically a lot of cutting and welding to "make it fit". Youll see in the next update.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
More progress, not so much on wiring but more to...

More progress, not so much on wiring but more to do with the main feature - my turbo :D

I took it to the welders to have a V-Band flange welded on the exhaust side, and also onto a 3" universal...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Just a quick update, but I did get the wings and...

Just a quick update, but I did get the wings and the bonnet in some primer yesterday night. Probably wont be the final primer because the wings have had a lot of work and have some awkward shapes to...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Cheers for the comments guys, and yeah I know...

Cheers for the comments guys, and yeah I know Antz - schoolboy error!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Finally! Some progress on Thor! Ive been getting...

Finally! Some progress on Thor! Ive been getting quite motivated lately to do some more. It is damn close to paint now when you stand back and look at how it is now Vs what it was say a year ago.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Finally! Some progress on Thor! Ive been getting...

Finally! Some progress on Thor! Ive been getting quite motivated lately to do some more. It is damn close to paint now when you stand back and look at how it is now Vs what it was say a year ago.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
More stuff happened this weekend :D Not much...

More stuff happened this weekend :D

Not much in the way of pictures but progress was good this weekend. Much of it was wiring related though - making things tidy and secure, making things look...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Yeah Im just using the prop adapter because we...

Yeah Im just using the prop adapter because we already have one. Its the one that John originally bought for his 245 but took ages to arrive so he had the prop lengthened in the meantime. If we didnt...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
I have a retro turbo prop adapter :)

I have a retro turbo prop adapter :)
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right. Another long awaited update. Ive had to...

Right. Another long awaited update. Ive had to slow things down progress wise on the GLT due to various reasons meaning I have a lack of funds, but im keen to still make slow and steady progress.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Update time again :D I made some intercooler...

Update time again :D

I made some intercooler brackets. These are made out of two sets of upper 240 radiator mounts chopped and welded to make them twice as long to clamp the intercooler and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
No updates as such, been concentrating on +Ting...

No updates as such, been concentrating on +Ting my GLT estate.

Have done some bits and bobs but nothing worth talking about.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
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Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right then, bit of an update - sorry for the lack...

Right then, bit of an update - sorry for the lack of photos, i need to get back into the habit of taking more!

I made some heat sheilds for the brake servo/lines/master cylinder

The flexible...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Another update: I went shopping! ...

Another update:

I went shopping!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/ste-ov-wf3/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0377_zpsfayetbed.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Oh so tarty!

Oh so tarty!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
So, long awaited update.... I ground down...

So, long awaited update....

I ground down various bits of rust and got rid of all pitting. Red oxide primer and some stopper to fill in the grinder marks.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
So project +T has begun properly now! ...

So project +T has begun properly now!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/ste-ov-wf3/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0279_zpsv87hn2fe.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
I'll be selling it, but you know you want an 'ft...

I'll be selling it, but you know you want an 'ft ;)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Project +turbo has begun! Im taking a break...

Project +turbo has begun!

Im taking a break from Thor to do this, mainly to make this thing go as fast as it ought, but partly to get my motivation back up for Thor

Dragged my engine out of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Quick update: Not much has gone on due to...

Quick update:

Not much has gone on due to various issues regarding employment lately, but I did manage to get the door shuts primered on the nearside.

I had actually already primered these ages...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-22-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Yes it did. Cheers for the kind words :)

Yes it did.

Cheers for the kind words :)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
More progress...John's been helping me today and...

More progress...John's been helping me today and its amazing how much more work gets done when there are two people working in stereo on the same project. The banter just keeps you buzzing with...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Some more progress! More shaping ...

Some more progress!

More shaping

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/ste-ov-wf3/ste-ov-wf3005/DSC_0216_zps66f10e05.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Update, im remotivated! Part of that has...

Update, im remotivated!

Part of that has been down to the comments, but also it has been down to the fact that last week, at my new job at IK classics and racing in Holmfirth, I was tasked with...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
I did consider it! (I already knew about the...

I did consider it! (I already knew about the services you offer) but i dont fancy sending it all the way to the US and back again for fear of damage/lowing it. Its not actually too bad though. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Maybe so, but it's nowhere near any standard I...

Maybe so, but it's nowhere near any standard I would settle for right now.

If I could have two weeks off work and be super motivated and spend 14 days of 8am til 9pm solid work, I could paint it....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
So, bit of an update, and a bit of a moan. ...

So, bit of an update, and a bit of a moan.

We'll start with the update.

I sorted out all my wiring loom, removed some dodgy previous connections and inspected and repaired a couple of previous...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Yeah, I can peice together an update when I get...

Yeah, I can peice together an update when I get time, but unfortunately no orange paint yet.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Thanks for the comments guys :D Another...

Thanks for the comments guys :D

Another update :)

Not got a huge amount done recently due to catching up with some maintainance on the GLT and Christmas etc, but some things have happened.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right so its ages since i updated the GLT thread....

Right so its ages since i updated the GLT thread. Its because ive been trying to concentrate on getting Thor in some paint so much to be honest.

Oh and photobucket makes doing a thread update and...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,855
Posted By Steve and his 244
So yeah, i should appologise for the lack of...

So yeah, i should appologise for the lack of updates recently, both on this and Thor. The problem usually is that when ive been working on the cars, i get in late at night and then cant be bothered...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Update... The wheels I have been and bought....

Update...

The wheels I have been and bought. They come on a base model ford focus mk2 ;)

except on those, they have ugly wheel trims over them. On Thor they are going to be banded and...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-15-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Right then, not too much progress this weekend,...

Right then, not too much progress this weekend, but hey, it progress :D

Stonechipped those rear arches.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-08-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
More progress this weekend :D Been doing...

More progress this weekend :D

Been doing allsorts of corrections and alterations, including the fairly difficult job of profiling the front doors to the front wings. This is made hard by a) volvos...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 282,673
Posted By Steve and his 244
Ill post on behalf of john here, basically the...

Ill post on behalf of john here, basically the 245 build took a year out of the 164 project, and then a few other things like a bit of paintwork on his mercedes daily, and he owes me some time on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
So, heres the update... Ive been very busy...

So, heres the update...

Ive been very busy guide coating and correcting. This is a huge job. The car would be ready in a matter of a day or so if i was just going for the same level of finish as...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 194,453
Posted By Steve and his 244
Update! Put some seam sealer in the spare...

Update!

Put some seam sealer in the spare wheel well to wing join. dont want any water in there!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/ste-ov-wf3/Other%20stuff/null_zps9d60adbe.jpg...
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