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New (to me) 1980 Volvo 244

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The time has come to bid the 'Barge 'farewell',
With many memories on which to dwell,
Off to the Borders it will soon be going,
With Alan doing the to-ing and fro-ing.

But, the Volvo bug having deeply bitten,
Leaving Alan more than a little smitten,
Another project he now doth seek,
Something different to fettle and tweak!

What will it be?
We shall have to wait and see,
But not a turbo nor an estate,
Because neither of those are to his taste!

Someone suggested that he bought a Saab,
(But only one equipped with a carb'),
I don't know how far that idea will run,
Although an early two-stroke could be fun.

No, I think the limo; that seven-four-six,
That's the one he'll buy and fix,
To take apart in easy stages,
About which to write in these pages ...

How about it, Alan? You know that you want to ... J.
... as always John - absolutely wonderful!

Alan

PS. I'll get the 'ode to...' trilogy printed and framed :-)
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I'll be very sad to see the RB go, but I know it is the right thing to do. The motor car just isn't getting used enough here, but will enjoy being put out to pasture on the lovely Scottish Borders.

I'm finishing off the last few bits and pieces for the RB. This morn I put the back of the car on some ramps and checked the rear axle oil. Whilst there I noticed now clean and solid the motor car is underneath. I read many stories on these pages of much younger 240s needing sills, wheel arches and floors replacing, but not the RB. I'm happy to pass the motor car on to its new owner in rude health.

I had a spare gearbox cross member, so I spent half an hour cutting out two extensions and welding them on this morn:



The new owner will just have to drill the 4 x M10 holes to line up with the threaded ones on the chassis when he fits the AW71 gearbox. That will be one less job to do in Selkirk.

This afternoon I'll pack up a spares box for the RB to take to Scotland :-).

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The time has come to bid the 'Barge 'farewell',
With many memories on which to dwell,
Off to the Borders it will soon be going,
With Alan doing the to-ing and fro-ing.

But, the Volvo bug having deeply bitten,
Leaving Alan more than a little smitten,
Another project he now doth seek,
Something different to fettle and tweak!

What will it be?
We shall have to wait and see,
But not a turbo nor an estate,
Because neither of those are to his taste!

Someone suggested that he bought a Saab,
(But only one equipped with a carb'),
I don't know how far that idea will run,
Although an early two-stroke could be fun.

No, I think the limo; that seven-four-six,
That's the one he'll buy and fix,
To take apart in easy stages,
About which to write in these pages ...


How about it, Alan? You know that you want to ... J.
... and that 6 door limousine is sorely tempting John, that must be almost unique in the country.

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