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Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 02:53 AM
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Posted By john r h
Hi, Some more work to report on: One...

Hi,

Some more work to report on:


One of the nice features of the saloon 164 is quietness; excellent for a 60's design. Hilda's estate bodyshell is inherently more noisy than a saloon, so I am...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By john r h
Hello again, More rust repair work to...

Hello again,


More rust repair work to update on:


A closer examination of the previous repair of the Panhard rod mounting. Looks reasonably solid on the outside...
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,914
Posted By john r h
Hi, I have been carrying on with rust...

Hi,

I have been carrying on with rust repairs. Not very exciting work to look at I'm afraid (or to do!) but I'm aiming for Hilda to last several decades before major work is needed again, so it's...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By john r h
More progress to report: The left rear...

More progress to report:


The left rear chassis rail; I cut out a rusty section and fabricated and welded in the repair section. I reused the captive nuts from the old rail, cleaned up and welded...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,914
Posted By john r h
After Hilda was delivered from Anglia Car...

After Hilda was delivered from Anglia Car Auctions, I changed oil, plugs and fuel, and took her for a drive.

There are quite a lot of mechanical issues to address, but I will deal with those...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,914
Posted By john r h
Hilda the 165

Recently, I was lucky enough to be able to buy one of my dream cars. Not an exotic supercar, but a Volvo that Volvo didn't produce.

I love the luxury and smooth straight six of the 164, and I also...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, Sorry for a lack of updates recvently,...

Hi,

Sorry for a lack of updates recvently, but the car is being used a lot and going well.

Earlier this week, to celebrate Volvo's 90th Birthday, the VolvoTuning facebook group organised an...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Thanks Adam, I hope so. Good level of interest so...

Thanks Adam, I hope so. Good level of interest so far






That's one of the best parts for me, I love coming up with ideas to suit the concept the client has in mind, and/or helping them...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Hi all, An update not about the 164...

Hi all,

An update not about the 164 specifically, but related.

For health reasons, I am very likely to make a career change. My intention is to set up in business, maybe Spring 2017, doing...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 390
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Posted By john r h
Hi all, thanks for the kind words. I have an...

Hi all, thanks for the kind words.

I have an update, not about the 245 specifically, but related.

For health reasons, I am very likely to make a career change. My intention is to set up in...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, thanks for the feedback guys! :) ...

Hi, thanks for the feedback guys! :)


Success! Finally I have no oil blowing out and lowoil consumption.

After running in, the 245 took us to Adenau, for the Oldtimer GP, then on via Hamburg...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Hi, some news on the project is long overdue! ...

Hi, some news on the project is long overdue!

Just a short update for today, but there will be more to come soon.

I have had a long-term dip in motivation for the 164 project, but thanks to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 390
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Posted By john r h
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2016, 10:50 AM
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Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, A little more to update I decided...

Hi,

A little more to update

I decided to delete the black plastic strip from the top of the sills.

It was the only part of the later 240 cladding that I retained when I converted the car to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 390
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Posted By john r h
Thanks, I don't want to use the correctors...

Thanks,

I don't want to use the correctors on the slowest setting because I used that hole to add a strengthening link to join to the original ball-joint mount. (I don't like the idea of all the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
[update continuation] Fuel tank I...

[update continuation]



Fuel tank

I fitted a new tank because my old one leaked when over 3/4 full.

Anti-corrosion paint to protect vulnerable areas...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-31-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, Brace yourself for a long update... ...

Hi,

Brace yourself for a long update...

I'm using facebook groups more than forums now, so I got out of the habit of doing regular project updates here. So, a catch-up on 245-related things in...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 53,312
Posted By john r h
You're welcome Max, no problem

You're welcome Max, no problem
Forum: projects & restorations 07-01-2015, 05:28 PM
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Views: 53,312
Posted By john r h
Strange but true, an update from the UK about...

Strange but true, an update from the UK about Max's car.

Max and I have been friends on facebook for quite a while. I know he likes the small square headlights fitted to some European 240s in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi A quick update: I had the head...

Hi

A quick update:

I had the head welded and skimmed, and while it was off I gently lapped in the valves, fitted new valve stem oil seals and valve hushers.

It's been back together a while...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2015, 05:54 PM
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Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Haha, glad to help! John

Haha, glad to help!

John
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 390
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Posted By john r h
Hi The 245 has been pressurising its coolant...

Hi

The 245 has been pressurising its coolant and using a little. It was time to investigate because it was getting worse and starting to run on 3 after standing... I think we have the cause:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2015, 05:36 AM
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Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Hi Before the work update, I should let you...

Hi

Before the work update, I should let you know that I have slightly changed my project goal for the 164. It helps me work to a theme, to guide me towards a cohesive finished product, and...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-16-2015, 05:34 PM
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Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Hi, I have been working steadily on the 164,...

Hi,

I have been working steadily on the 164, mainly on the doors. There isn't a lot to show in terms of progress because the time has been spent installing central locking (from a 240, many thanks...
Forum: events 02-09-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
Thanks to Islwyn who took some great photos for...

Thanks to Islwyn who took some great photos for us!


http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/john164RS/chester27.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/john164RS/chester30.jpg
...
Forum: events 02-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
Good fun today, and a very good turnout. We...

Good fun today, and a very good turnout.

We had a meet, a convoy run which looked very impressive on the road - and a visit to John Wrench's workshop.

...
Forum: events 02-05-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
Useful information from Ian on Retrorides: ...

Useful information from Ian on Retrorides:

"The car park is almost always open, so you wouldn't have any access issues, but if you do plan on a remote area of the car park, you couldn't be any...
Forum: events 02-04-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
Four days to go and the weather forecast looks...

Four days to go and the weather forecast looks passably good... cloudy but dry.

Quite a few lined up to attend now - I'm looking forward to it! :)

John
Forum: events 02-02-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
Come along anyway Griz! There's a convoy of...

Come along anyway Griz!

There's a convoy of 240s coming from Birmingham, so you might even get a lift if you want!

John
Forum: events 02-01-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
With attendees from various forums and facebook,...

With attendees from various forums and facebook, it's looking like a decent turn-out a week today, if all goes to plan!

Some nice standard cars, and a few turbo conversions included, so please...
Forum: events 01-27-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
I sent a courtesy email about our meet to the...

I sent a courtesy email about our meet to the shopping park management, and received this welcoming response:

"Hi John

Thank you for the heads up.

As long as you position yourself...
Forum: events 01-27-2015, 05:07 AM
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Views: 4,164
Posted By john r h
UK 240 meet, 8th Feb, near Chester

Hi 240 fans, I'm planning a lunchtime gathering on Sunday 8th February.

We're meeting at the Broughton Shopping Park, just off the A55 near Chester. Near the English/Welsh border.

I'm not...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Hi, and Happy New Year. I have been working...

Hi, and Happy New Year.

I have been working on the car, but there are few photos because despite many hours of work, the small progress made doesn't look much!

I have been working on the right...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Good Move Adam. Now I am bored with this...

Good Move Adam.

Now I am bored with this drizzle and ready for some fun. Hoping to see these lit up soon!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/john164RS/Snowsign1.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 390
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Posted By john r h
Hi there, Spotting a 144 parked on the road...

Hi there,

Spotting a 144 parked on the road is a rare event. Rare enough to warrant stopping for a photo with my 245, and then going to find the owner! We had a good chat, and he lives near me in...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 390
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Posted By john r h
Thanks guys! John

Thanks guys!

John
Forum: projects & restorations 11-27-2014, 02:20 AM
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Posted By john r h
Look what my friend Antz found in this month's...

Look what my friend Antz found in this month's Fast Car Magazine; in a report on the Retrorides Gathering.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Hi, Thanks for the positive comments guys! ...

Hi,

Thanks for the positive comments guys!

A small update, just to show progress is being made.

A couple of years ago, a batch of OE replacement 164 foglights was made, and I bought a set...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-17-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 282,679
Posted By john r h
Shock horror! Progress on the 164! Ste...

Shock horror! Progress on the 164!

Ste motivated me by re-organising my shambolic parts storage, meaning we could actually find some parts to refit to the car.

Finding the rear quarter window...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, Time for an overdue update. ABS...

Hi,

Time for an overdue update.


ABS project

Carrying on with the axle swap, I removed the old axle. Temporarily, I am still using the original non-ABS brake set-up, so I swapped the axle...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
A few photos from Chesh's stag-do meet. My...

A few photos from Chesh's stag-do meet.

My 245 was in distinguished company, the first* UK 740 T5 (Chesh's), and the very first outing for Antz's car, the first* UK 240 T5 (the white estate)
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Many thanks. The red 244 was the inspiration for...

Many thanks. The red 244 was the inspiration for mine

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/john164RS/245%20GLE/244turbo-1.jpg

John
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Good! Many thanks for the kind...

Good!




Many thanks for the kind words! My guiding principles for car projects are

Don't cut corners, try to do it right....
But also try to do it myself, not a blank cheque build.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Many thanks Doug! Not everybody "gets it"...

Many thanks Doug!

Not everybody "gets it" (work colleagues think it's just a weird ugly old Volvo...) but I don't care because I like it!

John
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi folks Time for an update. Nothing super...

Hi folks

Time for an update. Nothing super exciting on the car, but we had a great day at the Retro rides gathering, many photos on this link.

http://retroridesgathering.com/coverage/

I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
That one is Matt's turbo, very similar to yours...

That one is Matt's turbo, very similar to yours but running on lpg

John
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, update time, A few days ago I had a very...

Hi, update time,

A few days ago I had a very useful message from Matt Brace, saying he had a breaker 240 with ABS.

A deal was done and Ste and I had a day-trip to Anglesey to remove all the ABS...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Many thanks!! :) John

Many thanks!! :)

John
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Thanks! Micro update: The 245 is...

Thanks!


Micro update:

The 245 is now wearing its 'holiday headlights' in preparation for the trip to the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring next week.

The TV-screen headlights I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 202,811
Posted By john r h
Hi, A/C The air-con is now at the...

Hi,


A/C

The air-con is now at the stage where I need professionals with the right equipment to take over.

The final DIY stages: making a mounting bracket for the dryer...
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