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by Ride_on
22 Mar 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Rear brakes soft
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: Rear brakes soft

The bias valve (power distributor) should fail with more brakes not less (which can cause dangerous rear locking), mine had siezed with rust after sitting for 15 yrs. Just replaced with a more recently used unit from a car someone was breaking. I don't know if they can fail weak. I've also had a gum...
by Ride_on
22 Mar 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Upgrades
Replies: 44
Views: 20866

Re: Brake Upgrades

No problem Ben, I still have 2 sets of adaptors and strengtheners. PM if you need to call or something.

Bogbasic if you want less brakes the easy thing to do is press the brake pedal less hard, but if you are locking up the rears the bias valve could be siezed.
by Ride_on
22 Mar 2021 09:56 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing
Replies: 127
Views: 37387

Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Probably worth having a look in from the fuel sender area. You can see the cream swirl pot, which would be spotless, and the outlet pipe to the pump. Mine was rusty up round the top corners, but I welded it (after sitting empty for about 10 yrs) and used rust bullet which is moisture curing. You jus...
by Ride_on
01 Sep 2020 06:47 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Renix 407 vs 414
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Renix 407 vs 414

Usually people in the community have these as spares lying around. Have you tried facebook? They are very reliable, have you removed the coil and checked the contacts? According to my owners manual, 414 is the correct unit for an 87 360 B200K (I had this car). 407 is for up to 1986. The earlier mode...
by Ride_on
22 Jul 2020 04:20 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 4 years in storage , what’s the market rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2881

Re: 4 years in storage , what’s the market rate?

Steve is probably right about my sharp intake of breath assessment, but most of the car doesn't rust from the outside in. In my experience the stone chip coating comes away as a result of rust, it is not the cause. The cause is water inside the sills either by splashing or capillary as the joins are...
by Ride_on
20 Jul 2020 04:54 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 4 years in storage , what’s the market rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2881

Re: 4 years in storage , what’s the market rate?

andy_h wrote:
20 Jul 2020 10:07 am
The only rust is on the sills, doors and surface rust in the arches. I’ve been under it with a screwdriver..
Yeah that sounds bad enough. So doors and sills are rusted through? Inner arches are ok?
by Ride_on
17 Jul 2020 09:03 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 4 years in storage , what’s the market rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2881

Re: 4 years in storage , what’s the market rate?

What model is it and have you thoroughly checked it for rusted through parts everywhere? It will need a really good inspection and a prod with a screwdriver. Mine looked ok on the surface, and spent some time in a damp garage, it was scrap really but I saved it with a huge effort. Remember its alway...
by Ride_on
03 Jul 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Creaking noise while turning left
Replies: 14
Views: 3802

Re: Creaking noise while turning left

The red block weight is better with 360 struts, camber is different.
by Ride_on
03 Jul 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 360 B200E runs bad and backfires
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: 360 B200E runs bad and backfires

frk wrote:
01 Jul 2020 04:57 pm
o2 sensor
B200E's don't have O2 sensors, are your sure its not a B200F?
by Ride_on
30 Jun 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Weights of parts and cars
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Weights of parts and cars

For the purpose of shipping, weight reductions etc

Stock Strut (360 87) (kg)
Strut, hub and ball joints: 7.3
Shock + bolt: 3.5
Spring cap: 0.4
Caliper, pads, carrier: 3.5
Disk cover (MGB modified): 0.5
Spring: 2kg
Disk bolts: 0.1

Total strut: 19.5kg (minus top bush)
by Ride_on
19 Jun 2020 05:28 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Brake Hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Brake Hoses

The braided hose kits also come with 4, they just don't know, someone made a mistake once and everyone copies it.
I have a spare rear braided hose if you want it, never used, a few years old HEL.
by Ride_on
18 Apr 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 360 uprated clutch?
Replies: 28
Views: 25478

Re: Volvo 360 uprated clutch?

What torque wil it hold and what modification is required for the release bearing?
by Ride_on
18 Apr 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Sluggish Starting after a run
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Re: Sluggish Starting after a run

A quick check is to pull the vaccum pipe off and check for fuel on the outside of the system, by smell or drips. Other checks are to open the fuel supply side and check for pressure (carefully) after say 5 mins.

Think I saw an 360 FPR on ebay the other day.
by Ride_on
08 Apr 2020 02:54 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Sluggish Starting after a run
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Re: Sluggish Starting after a run

It is likely you have a problem with the FPR (fuel pressure regulator). This should maintain pressure in the rail after shut off for about 30mins. If its not working and the pressure drops you will get vapour in the rail from the hot engine pushing the fuel back into the tank. If you can check the f...