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by nvdw
15 Aug 2013 02:33 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: 1977 343
Replies: 139
Views: 35596

Re: 1977 343

It even has the original light switch arrangement! What a beauty.

As for this car being 'a holy grail', well, it is, apart from a true 1976 343, the closest to the original design as you can get. The brown dashboard, the DAF-style front seats, chrome mirrors, black hubcaps etc
by nvdw
16 Jun 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: Hello All...
Replies: 196
Views: 31110

Re: Hello All...

GR8 4 WINNIN TROPHIES

Well deserved John. I'd pay money to be there and see people's faces.

A Lancia Fulvia of any kind must be a rare sight in the US too.
by nvdw
05 Jun 2013 09:34 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: cvt, what rpm at what speed??
Replies: 32
Views: 11498

Re: cvt, what rpm at what speed??

The CVT Diagnostic Manual provided by volvodspec certainly can: What revs belong to which speed for a Volvo 300 CVT vehicle? 30mph @1800rpm 50km/h @ 1800 r.p.m. 40mph @2300rpm 60km/h @ 2100 r.p.m. 50mph @2900rpm 70km/h @ 2500 r.p.m. 60mph @3500rpm 80km/h @ 2900 r.p.m. 70mph @4100rpm 100km/h @ 3600 r...
by nvdw
18 Apr 2013 07:16 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: vario 340 1.4
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: vario 340 1.4

Read this topic and start with "Checking the electrical section". All the information on the kickdown and brake pressure switches (both trigger the 'overrev' function) and how to check them can be found there.
by nvdw
02 Apr 2013 07:13 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: B14.x E Carb Rebuild - Weber 32DIR
Replies: 6
Views: 3555

Re: B14.x E Carb Rebuild - Weber 32DIR

Nice work Mac. The best 'how-to' on this subject I've seen so far.
by nvdw
25 Mar 2013 02:35 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello there! Volvoist, no 300 series as of yet...
Replies: 21
Views: 7792

Re: Hello there! Volvoist, no 300 series as of yet...

I'm a lurker at the Autoshite forum so most of the pics are strangely familiar ;)

Welcome!
by nvdw
12 Jan 2013 08:11 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 1981 Green 345 in Ely
Replies: 88
Views: 16633

Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

E-reg, so most likely a B14.4E.
by nvdw
10 Jan 2013 03:13 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Cars that time forgot
Replies: 38
Views: 9393

Re: Cars that time forgot

The Max Roadster, a Dutch little cabriolet based on Peugeot/Citroën mechanicals. Its bodywork was made out of plastics and it was conceived to be 'modular': you could convert it into a true two-seater roadster or even a small hatchback. It was hideously expensive for such a small car however. Nice l...
by nvdw
16 Dec 2012 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: One more here !!
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: One more here !!

Hi Daniel and welcome! Nice to see an otherwise very basic 340 with alloy wheels and a full instrument panel. First thing to do is to check the wiring to the back of the instruments. There should be two white connectors, the speedometer cable and a small (vacuum) hose for the econometer. I see the r...
by nvdw
14 Dec 2012 09:03 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 1977 Colt Sigma - Speedy's new whip
Replies: 30
Views: 6662

Re: 1977 Colt Sigma - Speedy's new whip

What a honey! Reminds me of how popular Mitsubishi cars once used to be, whereas now it is the worst selling Japanese brand in Europe...

I've always wondered why Mitsubishi refrained from using its own name in the UK from the start.
by nvdw
31 Oct 2012 03:02 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Volvo 340 Vario Virgin
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Re: Volvo 340 Vario Virgin

Hi Matt, Welcome to the world of 340 ownership - and welcome to the world of the variomatic as well ;) I have no diameters at the ready, but fuel pipes are not air tight and therefore useless as a replacement for vacuum pipes. Hopefully some people 'in the know' can point you in the right direction....
by nvdw
10 Oct 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Newbie with 340GL Vario
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: Newbie with 340GL Vario

Have you read this topic? http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12314 There are two parts in each 'bellow' on the primary part of the transmission that can cause a vacuum leak: the diaphragm you mentioned and what the Haynes manual refers to as the 'sealing sleeve' (for lack of a...
by nvdw
22 Sep 2012 04:13 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings
Replies: 119
Views: 14258

Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings

All it needs is 'MERDE MAX' written on it :lol:
by nvdw
20 Sep 2012 05:51 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Newbie :D
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Newbie :D

Not sure about the fishbowl on the gearstick but I do like these obscure JDM cars. If my Gran Turismo memories don't fool me, I see a Starlet Glanza on one of the pics as well :o
by nvdw
12 Sep 2012 05:46 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Pug Life: 2. 309 + sassy plastic ear rings
Replies: 119
Views: 14258

Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

volvosneverdie wrote:an extra 25hp
A conservative estimate I'd say