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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Smile New here want to say hi.

Helo, just signed on & wanted to say hi and how glad I am to have found what seems like a good place to get info & help. My father passed away about 7 years back & I kept the 1972 Mercedes 280SE (w108) that he had. The car has mostly been stored in a garage and driven once in a while to keep it alive but I had a truck for work, a 72 Volvo 1800ES that I restored & built a hot rod motor for so I use it as my car & I have several vintage motorcycles that take most of my time. I'm primaraly into British bikes, I currently have a all stock 1968 BSA 441 Shooting Star and a 72 Norton 850 Commando cafe style. As for the Benz, I am now going to need to start using it as my main daily driver as my work truck was just totaled in a wreck that left me with a broken left Clavical, several broken ribs on my Right & many cuts/scrapes and bruises. Since the Volvo is a manual trans and set up for aggresive driving it's going to be me & the 280SE for a while. The car is very clean, no dents or rust and has the 4.5 V8 that shows less then 50,000 on the clock my Dad said was correct ( I'm not totaly convinced) but aside from typical dust and small amounts of oil vapor the engine compartment seems nice. All stock, even the injector rubbber covers are still in good shape. I put a new fuel pump and hoses in, I have just gone through the brakes. New Master Cylinder, pads and flushed it very well. So much for the introduction, I need help with a few things so I will post my questions soon. Thanks, Glenn.
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Welcome to the forum Glenn. Be sure to post pics!

There's an Online Resources portion of the forum with a lot of info posted for your car. If you need something, say the word (I've got the repair manuals on disk).

You open to selling the 1800?
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Welcome !!! I've wanted an 1800ES for a while. My husband has had about 5 P1800s over the years and a <gasp> P1900. Those are all gone now, no volvos left. But we both like them. We have a vintage (1971 is sort of vintage) BMW motorcycle.

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Smile Thanks.

Thanks Grubeguy & Scoot. I really do need a workshop book & Parts manual for this car. Yes I may be selling the 1800ES sometime soon & will let you know if I do, scoot I can't believe you had a 1900, they only made some thing like 58 of them. I was the Vice prez of the Orange County chapter of V, S,A and Dave Hunt my good friend has one. #56 and I have worked on it a lot. Strange bird. Anyway back to the Benz. I'm going to be installing a new drivers door window glass and I may need a new (used) regulator.. Can anyone give me any advice on how the glass goes in??? Do I have to take the wing wing window out first??? Please hrelp, thanks in advance, Glenn.
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welcome buddy. wow, love those old nortons
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Welcome to the forums! What a cool collection you have built, I really enjoying seeing old Brit bikes and am infatuated with those Volvos, see lots of both versions here in town and still turn my head every time. Scoot, I never knew about the 1900, wow! What's the story on that one?

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Dreadful car. Cute, but dreadful. Ours was one of the last ones but that isn't any better. It is in Sweden now. Husband bought it 30 years ago when he was a kid basically. Drove it sometimes. Had California plates that said "57 Volvo". Dreadful car.

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Welcome, Glenn! Yes, you will find valuable insight on this forum. Good luck and post pics!
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Dreadful car. Cute, but dreadful. Ours was one of the last ones but that isn't any better. It is in Sweden now. Husband bought it 30 years ago when he was a kid basically. Drove it sometimes. Had California plates that said "57 Volvo". Dreadful car.
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