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by SteveP
22 Nov 2019 01:54 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Tyre Choice...?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Tyre Choice...?

Always been impressed with the Uniroyal tyres I've had on various cars, doubt you'll go wrong with any of the options you suggested though - tyre tech has come a long way in 30 years :)
by SteveP
12 Nov 2019 01:06 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT from Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Volvo 360 GLT from Spain

That's a great find! Assume it must be originally fitted to an RSX2 360? They're not red normally :D
by SteveP
06 Nov 2019 09:24 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: suspension upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: suspension upgrade

Possible that they're acceptable for road use but not for track? Best bet is to try some Classic Swede (Gaz) adjustable shock absorbers.
by SteveP
06 Nov 2019 09:23 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates
Replies: 23
Views: 3961

Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Ah yes, if you own a 300 it's never long until you speak to the infamous Mac, his gasket set is top quality. I've had a few due to the number of 300's I've bought in the past :lol:
by SteveP
06 Nov 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: suspension upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: suspension upgrade

What shocks do you have? Could be the previous owner had fitted oil filled ones instead of gas?
by SteveP
06 Nov 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 100hp from 1.7?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: 100hp from 1.7?

Difficult to say on a camshaft price as I'm not sure on which cams from which Renault engines would give you the upgrade you're after, good used cam £50 perhaps? If you're mechanically inclined you could also use a 2.0 engine out of a 440/460 using parts from your 1.7 engine to mount into the 340. S...
by SteveP
06 Nov 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT from Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Volvo 360 GLT from Spain

Lovely looking car, liked the last photo on Instagram the other day :lol:
by SteveP
06 Nov 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates
Replies: 23
Views: 3961

Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

That is a poor replacement, can't believe someone bothered to sell it!

Better used examples will certainly be out there, along with a repaint, gasket kit from Mac/Born Built Beauties and possibly some blue hylomar for belt and braces, you'll be good! :)
by SteveP
30 Oct 2019 05:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: 340 1.4 manual propshaft and half-shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: 340 1.4 manual propshaft and half-shaft

A half shaft is from the diff to the rear wheel hub... did you mean output shaft which comes out of the bellhousing? Try the Volvo 300 Mania Facebook group as there's often numerous owners breaking for spares.
by SteveP
30 Oct 2019 05:11 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 100hp from 1.7?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: 100hp from 1.7?

Unlikely that your car will have a cat fitted, but if it has - definitely a way of improving things. They produce nearly 90bhp standard so an extra 10bhp shouldn't be too hard to find, I'd be looking at a freer flowing exhaust and sourcing a more aggressive cam from a similar engined Renault/Volvo 4...
by SteveP
30 Oct 2019 05:08 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates
Replies: 23
Views: 3961

Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Unfortunately I don't think the project progressed past prototype stages, though it is possible to still find decent diff cover plates if yours has been damaged/corroded. Worth checking, sometimes people carelessly jack the car up on the diff and crush the lip of the coverplate. In some circumstance...
by SteveP
17 Oct 2019 09:40 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Volvo 343 Black Beauty '78

Superb Aymat! I rather fancy the black Mk2 though :D
by SteveP
08 Oct 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Calendar
Topic: VOC/V3M at Beaulieu - 6th (and 5th) October 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: VOC/V3M at Beaulieu - 6th (and 5th) October 2019

A good day indeed, lucky to have the decent weather too - had a great drive back via the New Forest. Hopefully you'll get the red car back soon :)
by SteveP
04 Oct 2019 02:21 pm
Forum: Calendar
Topic: VOC/V3M at Beaulieu - 6th (and 5th) October 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: VOC/V3M at Beaulieu - 6th (and 5th) October 2019

bogbasic wrote:
24 Sep 2019 03:28 pm
I will try to get to the Sun part of this with the red 3-door (ex-colin340).
Excellent, will be good to see the red car after all the work you've put in. I will be in my GLT as the GLS is still gearbox-less! :roll:
by SteveP
04 Oct 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Leather seats set
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Leather seats set

They are from an S40/V50 by the look of it, not a 300 series