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by Fuse
06 Aug 2015 06:07 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Volvo 162C M3
Replies: 0
Views: 3250

Volvo 162C M3

If you are wondering the title "what the heck.." the 162C M3 is the newest build from probably one of the best Volvo builders I know of, Rami Rantanen (alias "Kulmamies") from Finland http://www.vrcf.fi/foorumi/index.php?topic=67310.0 It's an E36 M3 body combined with a Volvo 164.. :-Everyhing is fa...
by Fuse
24 Jul 2015 09:09 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fuse's 360GLT
Replies: 125
Views: 39815

Re: Fuse's 360GLT

Thank you macplaxton! I fixed the dead link. Everything is in line within 0,5mm (measured, which is pretty well considering the fact that there was no inner sill structure intact before and the whole floor was rusted apart from the sills). :-P We didn't cut out the top section of the inner sill rein...
by Fuse
23 Jul 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fuse's 360GLT
Replies: 125
Views: 39815

Re: Fuse's 360GLT

There's progress. sm4 I headed to my friend's place for few days and we did some work on the car. First step was to roll the car out from the barn. It had collected a bit of dust during the winter. :oops: https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11700867_10153507765572710_674488726...
by Fuse
27 May 2015 08:00 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fuse's 360GLT
Replies: 125
Views: 39815

Re: Fuse's 360GLT

Hello! Still alive and I do have the GLT also. :D I haven't had too much time to work with cars in past couple years, it's been quite hectic at the work etc... but now things have settled a bit so I do have time to work with cars again! :-P I did try to get the car through MOT two years ago when tho...
by Fuse
24 Oct 2013 09:45 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Starter motor differences B19 / B200
Replies: 12
Views: 7771

Re: Starter motor differences B19 / B200

Starters between B19 and B200 are interchangable. B200 ones are smaller because those are geared so the motor doesn't have to be as powerfull and large. B19 ones are direct drive so the motor has to be more powerfull to turn the engine.

-Marko
by Fuse
25 Aug 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Builders?
Replies: 26
Views: 7081

Re: Builders?

Update here also. :-P I've been quite busy with my work but I did have some time to visit the summer house also at this summer. And I did build an actual tool shed this time! :D It still needs some work like a door and such but the main frame is up. The reason I'm building a new toolshed is because ...
by Fuse
09 Aug 2013 09:00 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fuse's 360GLT
Replies: 125
Views: 39815

Re: Fuse's 360GLT

Finished the polishing and waxing about a week ago. http://koti.kapsi.fi/fuse/images/autot/GLT/Bodywork/polish/1.jpg The chroming on the plastic 360GLT badge was faded and flaked so I went over the badge with a polishing machine also. :D Much better than the faded chrome. :-P http://koti.kapsi.fi/fu...
by Fuse
31 Jul 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fuse's 360GLT
Replies: 125
Views: 39815

Re: Fuse's 360GLT

What is this... https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1017115_10151728366132710_748339371_n.jpg Could it be... :shock: Yes! Something has finally been done with the 360. :D I drove it to the carage yesterday and started with the polishing. It was a sad sight as it had been outside w...
by Fuse
06 Jun 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Parts availability
Replies: 16
Views: 5686

Re: Parts availability

Pilkington does windscreens for 300-series, I bought one at last year. :-P

For the Finnish members, this place also does custom windscreens for any vehicle. http://www.kuttilanautolasi.syhi.fi/

-Marko
by Fuse
06 Jun 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Sunny Day In Belfast
Replies: 9
Views: 3895

Re: Sunny Day In Belfast

I've been having the last remaining vacation days of the last year because those would've expired soon and I still have all of the 30 days of this years vacation days to keep... Maybe I can fit in one or two vacation weeks at the end of the summer. :-P I've been at the summer house @ Iisalmi for the...
by Fuse
30 May 2013 09:47 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Genuine R-sport kit
Replies: 22
Views: 8047

Re: Genuine R-sport kit

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/484959_491399170900016_7845517_n.jpg I think I've just seen my favourite picture ever. Ford did similar with their Advanced Vehicles Operation, building anything from the hot road rally stuff through to really silly things. Every company should...
by Fuse
29 May 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Genuine R-sport kit
Replies: 22
Views: 8047

Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Though Volvo did have it's own competition department in Gothenburg (and still does, with a different name and less visibility for "normal" customers though as it did in the Golden ERA of the Volvo motorsport). Found in 1959 and named as Volvo Motorsport division, at 1962 name was changed to Volvo C...
by Fuse
27 May 2013 04:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Damn that blower gone again.
Replies: 130
Views: 26935

Re: Damn that blower gone again.

SteveP wrote: Why do Volvo make it such a pain to remove the heater box?!
300-series is easy. 200-series on the other hand... The whole car is designed around the heater box. :D


-Marko
by Fuse
27 May 2013 02:20 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: turbo 200e using B19 parts???
Replies: 7
Views: 5258

Re: turbo 200e using B19 parts???

Easily. Later B2x0 internals handle about ~400hp safely. :-P Even the weaker con rods, which are most likely in all 300-series b200 engines, handle about ~250hp max. It's all about the tuning. Fueling and ignition that is. Even the pre -87 B200E in 300-series has also the lower 9:1 compression ratio...
by Fuse
26 May 2013 07:31 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: turbo 200e using B19 parts???
Replies: 7
Views: 5258

Re: turbo 200e using B19 parts???

True! Take B21 or B23 if available, more displacement is always better. :-P Though B23A has a compression ratio of 10,3:1.

B21A has either 8,5:1 (on early models) or 9,1:1.