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#1 2012-11-05 18:14:13

Mike_Brace
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Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Hi and welcome. Many 200 enthusiasts will already know me. I have been involved with 240's for about 25 years. Many people will have read my technical articles on "how to" do various jobs on 240's.

In recent years I have been taking a bit of a backseat with regards 240's although still owning and driving one of course. My health has reduced the amount I have been able to do however I am making good progress on sorting out my workshop so I can use it and my son Matt is often about to help me on the jobs that are not so easy for me nowadays.


It is my intention to try to get here regularly and provide what advice I can.

Please use this thread to introduce yourself.

Mike

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#2 2012-11-05 20:35:12

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Hello, my name is Paul and I am a Volvo 200-aholic!

I live in France, and have owned Volvos since I think, 1995-6. 3 have been 200's. 1'st was a Torslanda, 2nd was a 244GLT and my current (Tank) is a 240GL Est and he has very recently passed the Controle Technique (Frenchy MOT) , so is good until Oct 2014....
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/Paul480/Volvo%20240/Photo0267.jpg
206k miles and doing well:D

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#3 2012-11-05 21:10:56

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

hi matt here mike's son so i hope i can help lol

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#4 2012-11-05 22:51:09

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Hi my names brian and I have owned volvo's of one kind or another for many years.I currently own two 240 estates a 740 estate and a 940 limousine.
Very pleased to be onboard this new site with extremely knowledgeable people who are also very nice to know personally.
Looking forward to helping out the odd person with the few bits I know about thanks mainly due to mike:).

Regards Brian.

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#5 2012-11-06 10:00:03

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Nice to welcome some familiar faces on board.

Mike

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#6 2012-11-06 23:59:20

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Hi..i"m HJ and we have something in common..Cheers all.

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#7 2012-11-07 19:13:31

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Hi everyone .... im Mike and as some may know I have owned quite a few RWD Volvos . The famous one that people remember me by was "BAY" the red GLT 240 .

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#8 2012-11-07 20:14:09

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Ah yes! I remember BAY well:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g223/Mike_Brace/BAY/IMGP5010.jpg

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#9 2012-11-07 21:11:50

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Awww yes thats my old BAY :D ...... damned fine car that then . :cool:

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#10 2012-11-07 22:15:43

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

I very nearly bought an indentical GLT to 'BAY' back in 00'-01 from my local 'Indy'. It was a 'G' plate too. Up for £1650 or so with 140k....... by the time I enquired it was still on the forecourt, but had been sold:( I continued my search and ended up with:
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/Paul480/Volvo244GLTColour.jpg
Much older but with only 101k and only £250 . After purchase I contacted the previous R/O, who was very local & popped round with the car for a natter...... what was on his drive? The 'G' plate GLT from my Indy :rolleyes:
He had owned 'my' GLT for many years and it was maintained by his mechanic son...... said son reckoned it was time to trade and sourced the 140k miler, but much younger 'G plate' for him.
My GLT was called Marvin, due to the MRV 860 Y plate. I ran it for 2 years and it flew through both MOT's..... I chopped it for a 480Tub' Auto :o

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#11 2013-03-06 19:16:16

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Hi, I'm currently the owner of a 240GL estate that I picked up about 12 months ago to use while I got my 142S back on the road, but I have to admit I've grown quite attached to it!

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/gt-rxu-1/IMG_0573_zps084c5687.jpg

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/gt-rxu-1/IMG_0572_zpsb41af815.jpg

as well as the 142S and the 240 I also have a 1969 164 so there is plenty to keep me busy!

Jon

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#12 2013-03-07 08:19:04

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Nice car - see you have the best wheels on it.

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#13 2013-03-08 19:30:57

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Hi Jon

Nice GLT there. Not one of my prefered colours but you hardly ever see any of these about these days.

Feel free to share your 142 and 164 photos after all the 240 is only a development of the 140 sharing the same shell from teh bulkhead back.

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#14 2013-03-08 19:35:23

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Forgive me for correcting you classicswede...... It's a GL with Virgos , lol.

@brock05 I remember the early pics and am glad that your 200 has made an impact on you!


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#15 2013-03-08 20:55:09

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:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: yep GLT on the brain:)

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#16 2013-03-08 20:58:12

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Haha, forgiven! Lol:lol:


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#17 2013-03-09 13:41:45

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I've still not been able to love the colour, but it does look better with the GLT wheels and lowered. I am probably going to keep it now & when the 142S is eventually finished I might take this one off the road & go down the turbo route with it.

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#18 2013-04-13 12:35:14

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Hi to all, my name is Dave. I've had a series of Volvos and I'm currently on my second 240. Amazing cars, mine does everything I ask of it: limo, builders van, off road, snow, you name it. And easy to fix (so far!) when it does fall over. Look forward to hearing about everyone else's.

How do I upload photos?? Do I have to host them somewhere?

Regards,

Dave A.

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#19 2013-04-14 21:08:55

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Velcome to V2C Dave

Best to use photobucket or one of teh other image hosting sites.

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#20 2015-06-29 12:39:20

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Re: Welcome to Volvo 200 Crazy! Please introduce yourself

Allo,

I'm Dan. I live in Canterbury, Kent.

This is my first and only Volvo, being a recent convert.

It started life as a '79 244DL 2.1 auto.
It is now on its way to being a 5 speed turbo (b230ft/m90)

Future plans are to convert to an 850 5cyl whiteblock and m90, but for now a redblock will do.

http://i.imgur.com/6TTkqQjl.jpg?1

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