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by Ride_on
06 Jul 2019 02:12 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 340 1.7 splutters and cuts out
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Volvo 340 1.7 splutters and cuts out

Might not be your problem but a common issue is weak spark caused by oil in the distributor. Seal placement is critical especially if there is a wear lip on the cam.
Usual symptom is stalling when pulling off at junctions.
by Ride_on
01 Jul 2019 04:19 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 38
Views: 11441

Re: Brake Upgrades

So finally got the strengthener fitting done to stabilise the weak disk face. I left some final machining to do a little detailing, but it turned out difficult to find a friendly machine to do this on. The laser cutting worked well and was fairly cheap. I'm using this as a drill guide so hole sizes ...
by Ride_on
06 May 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: 89 340 for classic trials
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: 89 340 for classic trials

For my track days I'm using 15" alloy rims Rims: 15" wheels 6.5j x ET40, just a few mm clearance to the strut, but keeping the geometry such as scrub radius close to original. Tyres = 195 50 15 Yokohama ADO8s. With these tyres one of them skims the strut a little (on one side only). You can use whee...
by Ride_on
14 Mar 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Vehicle Speed Sensors
Replies: 24
Views: 8916

Re: Vehicle Speed Sensors

So another update. Car has been working well enough with the speed sensor, but through a minor error I drove the car without the speedo working (cable not engaged properly). On applying full power the ECU decided to set the idle to about 1800rpm, and nothing would change it other than switching off/...
by Ride_on
10 Feb 2019 02:39 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: S90 titters
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: S90 titters

Nothing wrong with that, 4 cyl turbo is where its at. Volvo were spot on with the 940. Just doesn't sounds nice.
by Ride_on
24 Dec 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: New 340 owner
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: New 340 owner

Looks good, but the windscreen 'chrome' looks pretty deteriorated. If you can find it, 1980 models use real chrome and should be a direct replacement.
by Ride_on
27 Nov 2018 04:44 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: fuel problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: fuel problem

The injection cars have the jetronic safety relay then the fuse box to power the pump. Not sure which one is first.

The relay needs pulses fom the ignition (from the crank senspr) to run.

Are you getting power to the relay?
by Ride_on
27 Aug 2018 01:52 am
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: 360 turbo saloon tidy up
Replies: 94
Views: 26682

Re: 360 turbo saloon tidy up

So I've been doing more mods and track days, but not sure its getting as much better as I'd hoped. Fuel mods Trying to pump up the leaky swirl pot in the tank with some success. Taking the lob joiner pipe and pumping from that into the inj pump inlet and the tank. Helps me down to about half a tank ...
by Ride_on
27 Aug 2018 01:21 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 38
Views: 11441

Re: Brake Upgrades

So after strip down think I found the cause of the possible sparks and whining on hard cornering. I don't think I was getting as much deflection as I thought, Just the very edge was touching and it seemed to be on an unmachined area. Possibly I didn't allow just quite enough space for thermal expans...
by Ride_on
26 Aug 2018 02:20 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Jazz

A B230FT is a good cure for that.
by Ride_on
20 Aug 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 38
Views: 11441

Re: Brake Upgrades

So I couldn't get the fog light air feed printed, our work machine wasn't big enough for the base plate and we didn't have time to print the scoop, so I tie wrapped the pipe in and duck taped it, but duck tape don't hold at 110+. Anyway I've tested the Mercedes upgrade on the track, I need to strip ...
by Ride_on
10 Aug 2018 02:35 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 38
Views: 11441

Re: Brake Upgrades

Fog light air feed collectors
Air collectors.jpg
Fog light air collectors for brakes
by Ride_on
04 Aug 2018 02:10 am
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 38
Views: 11441

Re: Brake Upgrades

Metal adaptors are in. Got EBC green stufff pads for road + blue stuff on order for track.
Also building up new disk guards with inlet pipes (ducted from fog light aperatures) and centre air directors.
Motul 6600 race fluid.
by Ride_on
22 Jul 2018 02:30 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 360 LSD.
Replies: 254
Views: 82054

Re: 360 LSD.

Some bad luck with that diff, sonds like it wa made badly. I wonder how many are installed and in use.