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by volvomania
16 Feb 2020 01:10 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Vote a 343 as Practical Classics restauration of the year
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Vote a 343 as Practical Classics restauration of the year

I am never so much an attention seeker but my 1979 343, Cybille, featured last year May as "Restauration of the month" in Practical Classics. The artical can be read here : http://www.born-built-beauties.eu/html/practical_classics_5-191.html Cybille is now in the running for the coveted golden spann...
by volvomania
10 Nov 2019 05:04 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates
Replies: 23
Views: 4605

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! :) I am even surprised that someone dared to tak...
by volvomania
20 Oct 2019 02:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: Unused carkeys / locking barrels of the 300 series
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Unused carkeys / locking barrels of the 300 series

I am trying to further complete my collection of carkeys and locking barrels of the 300 series. I allready have a lot of them but my hope this to collect a complete set of all of the various keys and barrels so that I will be able to reproduce keys to help owners that have lost the key, need a secon...
by volvomania
03 Oct 2019 06:58 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: My first 300 series...
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: My first 300 series...

CVT specific parts can still be found at Volvo 300 specialists at reasonable prices.
by volvomania
02 Sep 2019 08:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: B172 and D16 lower coolant hoses
Replies: 0
Views: 404

B172 and D16 lower coolant hoses

I will be launching these at the Volvo Klassieker Beurs in Rosmalen at the end of September, but I want to let you know that I have just released the lower coolant hose for the B172 and all versions of the lower coolant hose for the D16. I even had to make a new subsection on the website for these …...
by volvomania
25 Apr 2019 08:16 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Volvo 343 in May issue of Practical Classics
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Volvo 343 in May issue of Practical Classics

I finally have received the May 2019 issue of Practical Classics in which I am featured as the restorer of the month with my 1979 Volvo 343. PC actually came to Belgium last November to photograph the car and me and it was a fun day despite the rain. Though not expecting it, it would be a small arti...
by volvomania
15 Jun 2018 08:08 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Possible pallet shipping from New Zealand
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Possible pallet shipping from New Zealand

Sorry about that. I was under the impression that all of this stuff was already more or less on its way. Well, here's my list in that case: 3x GLT whale tails The coupler pieces between the prop shaft & gearbox Many GLT front trim bits ?? what is meant by that A pair of C-pillar speakers Rust free g...
by volvomania
13 Jun 2018 09:04 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Possible pallet shipping from New Zealand
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Possible pallet shipping from New Zealand

Any idea of cost?
Looks to be an interesting idea.
by volvomania
13 Jun 2018 09:02 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: 360 Front stabiliser bar
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: 360 Front stabiliser bar

They are readily available from BBB
by volvomania
09 May 2018 08:21 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 340 automatic transmission problem
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Volvo 340 automatic transmission problem

When you start the car in N, does it want to move? The obvious culprits that come to mind are either the bushes in the link between the gear lever and the CVT-box, the nut on top of the CVT where the shifter enters the box, and whether the play in the clutch disc has been adjusted correctly. How lon...
by volvomania
09 May 2018 08:16 am
Forum: Calendar
Topic: 300-series meet - Brooklands Museum - Sunday 13th May
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Re: 300-series meet - Brooklands Museum - Sunday 13th May

And we offcourse can't have those two mix. sm4
They would make our cars look toooooo good! :D
by volvomania
04 May 2018 06:36 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 340 1.7 Solex carb problems!
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: Volvo 340 1.7 Solex carb problems!

There is plenty that can go wrong.
Check for airleaks, places where false air is sucked in,
The base of the carb may be warped.
Is the carb fitted with a greenblock?
Like Dai wrote, check the weight of the float.. it should be 6 gr.
by volvomania
04 May 2018 06:24 pm
Forum: Calendar
Topic: 300-series meet - Brooklands Museum - Sunday 13th May
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Re: 300-series meet - Brooklands Museum - Sunday 13th May

foggyjames wrote:That's great news :)

I imagine that access will be via the "back entrance" - https://goo.gl/maps/eL6DnuiVX2R2

cheers

James
Can you please check and make sure?
Organizer......we need more details!
I wouldn't want to drive 500k and end up af the wrong gates...... :roll:
by volvomania
01 May 2018 08:12 pm
Forum: Calendar
Topic: 300-series meet - Brooklands Museum - Sunday 13th May
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Re: 300-series meet - Brooklands Museum - Sunday 13th May

I will be coming and a little bird has told me Mac will be there as well....
Where do we mee and what time?