Volvo Enthusiasts Club

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Norm57
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Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by Norm57 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:52 pm

Interesting article on page 6 of Classic car weekly. The (VEC) is releasing servicing documents and tools rescued from volvo cars technical training centre for cars sold in the U K from 1957 to 2010. This includes all the 400 range and includes part books,repair methods and technical bulletins. The volvo enthusiasts club will have access to the library, sounds interesting for us.

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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by MisterH » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:52 pm

Norm57 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Interesting article on page 6 of Classic car weekly. The (VEC) is releasing servicing documents and tools rescued from volvo cars technical training centre for cars sold in the U K from 1957 to 2010. This includes all the 400 range and includes part books,repair methods and technical bulletins. The volvo enthusiasts club will have access to the library, sounds interesting for us.
Technical training centre, is that where my training booklet would have come from then?

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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm

Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
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F70 MNR -- ES
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MisterH
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by MisterH » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)
are they 'those' Volvo people then? :lol:
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm

MisterH wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)
are they 'those' Volvo people then? :lol:
wot 480 not a 'real' Volvo . . .. . .
same as C30/S40/V50 being Ford, earlier S40 being a Mitsubishi ?
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by MisterH » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:30 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm
MisterH wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)
are they 'those' Volvo people then? :lol:
wot 480 not a 'real' Volvo . . .. . .
same as C30/S40/V50 being Ford, earlier S40 being a Mitsubishi ?
we have something similar for WWII Jeeps, though not quite like that. We have the Jeep Police, who will inspect and analyse your vehicle and denote how accurate it is to the week of production, even down to the size of nuts that are used
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:02 pm

We belong to the VEC, some of them are anti 480s, most others are not and the president's daily runner is a 480 Celebration. He also owns the actual 1800 used to film The Saint, so he's highly respected (Kevin Price).

There is a breakaway group who have set up a rival club and given it the same name (damn cheek). The original club has the co.uk website, the rebels have .org and they ARE snobby about 480s.
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by brinkie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:03 am

Ah, sounds like the Volvo Klassiekervereniging, the official Dutch Volvo classics club. "No true Volvo!" one of their officials told me, "the quality is Volvo unworthy!". I almost punched the bloke in the face. I am a member of their club though, because they have to admit members to their club with a Volvo of at least 25 years of age. If you can't beat them, join them, and keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer.
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Anadinolin
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by Anadinolin » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:34 am

I'd like a copy at some point, will they release them in a PDF format? For the 460
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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by triumphtoledo » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm

HI - yes it's true. There was about half a tonne of files containing books that have now been ordered and archived - which took me many evenings last winter.

For the 400-series, there's 9 large folders, which include parts books and hand-written notes from the training centre back in the day. 200 and 700 series make up the bulk. Most of the material is 440 and 480 specific. 460 is seen as a 440, aside from having two unique books dedicated to the body and trim.

As with all clubs, it is a volunteer (i.e. me!) fielding individual member requests, meaning that copying complete green books and uploading as PDFs isn't viable. For the 480, we've had queries about the fuel pressure regulator and front damper/spring specifications. Yet, all the books are in the warm and dry, so the info has been saved.

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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by jifflemon » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:45 pm

You'd probably find plenty of volunteers on here that'd happily scan to PDF for you.

We've already started with our own personal collection! I'd love to see some of the handwritten notes, just from a curiosity point of view! Oh and a more up to date version (and RHD version) of the parts book than the one we've got (if such a thing existed!)

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Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Post by triumphtoledo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 pm

I'm sure plenty of enthusiasts would like to scan the material but I don't fancy having answer to VC UK for copyright infringement, should the material appear online.

The idea is to offer an extra service to VEC club members to help with any faults they have. More details in the next club mag.

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