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by derskine
04 Mar 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Interesting 360 GLS
Replies: 9
Views: 4272

Re: Interesting 360 GLS

Stromberg too!
by derskine
23 Feb 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: B Reg MK2 360 Saloon
Replies: 41
Views: 13151

Re: B Reg MK2 360 Saloon

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It's working okay just now 340pw
by derskine
11 Feb 2016 04:35 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 1.7 cutting out (any help be great)
Replies: 17
Views: 9666

Re: 1.7 cutting out (any help be great)

Are the internal contacts on the dizzy cap okay - more specifically the centre carbon contact?
I recently had this issue and my dizzy cap was shot to hell.
by derskine
05 Feb 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: 1.4 carb needed ASAP!! Anyone help?
Replies: 15
Views: 3171

Re: 1.4 carb needed ASAP!! Anyone help?

I'm speaking from experience, of course.
Couple of failed green box Lucas condensers on my Cortina failed pretty fast, NOS one (made in England) held up no problem.
It'd be worth fitting a new condenser though.
by derskine
05 Feb 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: 1.4 carb needed ASAP!! Anyone help?
Replies: 15
Views: 3171

Re: 1.4 carb needed ASAP!! Anyone help?

Jon raises an interesting point about condensers, typically the ones you can buy these days are Chinese rubbish and don't last very long, it may be that someone has fitted one of these. As I said on Facebook, check the points gap and dwell angle too, it could be your distributor is worn, it's critic...
by derskine
03 Feb 2016 02:19 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: only 100 360s on the road
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

Re: only 100 360s on the road

Very few GLE 360s last time I checked.
Possibly even fewer MK2 GLE Saloons like mine!
by derskine
02 Feb 2016 02:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: 1.4 carb needed ASAP!! Anyone help?
Replies: 15
Views: 3171

Re: 1.4 carb needed ASAP!! Anyone help?

It sounds like you just have blocked jets. I'm not massively familiar with the DIR but is there a small mesh filter just before the float needle? Really you don't need a new carb, just strip it down and blow all the jets out with an air line. Once rebuilt fit a new fuel filter if you haven't already.
by derskine
27 Jan 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Contacting Classic Swede?
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: Contacting Classic Swede?

bogbasic wrote:Awesome work - I used to love the Sunbeam Stiletto - that was a flash-looking car in its day ;-0
They look great, but every time I go up a hill on the motorway the temp gauge goes almost full tilt to the right :roll:
by derskine
27 Jan 2016 04:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: volvo 2 door n.o.s (drivers side door skin ) prop etc
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Re: volvo 2 door n.o.s (drivers side door skin ) prop etc

Damn, I would take the prop but I'm miles away.
by derskine
27 Jan 2016 04:01 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Contacting Classic Swede?
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: Contacting Classic Swede?

Going alright man, both of my Volvos are out of action so I'm driving a Hillman Imp 30 miles a day, how about you?
I've not forgotten about these parts by the way!
by derskine
25 Jan 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Contacting Classic Swede?
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: Contacting Classic Swede?

I only have good things to report about Dai.
He's a busy man I think but I'm sure he has a contact number you could call him on.
He's quite active on Facebook, and normally replies swiftly on there.
by derskine
21 Jan 2016 07:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Volvo 340 1.7 turbo engine
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

Re: Volvo 340 1.7 turbo engine

That's freakin' cheap, someone will get a bargain there.
by derskine
21 Jan 2016 05:03 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Volvo 340 uprated propshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 7525

Re: Volvo 340 uprated propshat

If you uprate the propshaft, the bellhousing will crack instead.
Also if the propshaft is any heavier than the standard prop you'll knacker gear synchro cones.
by derskine
20 Jan 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Leos
Replies: 12
Views: 4483

Re: Leos

Hi Dean, Steve has now paid for the wheels so I'm afraid they're definitely sold.

Cheers
by derskine
19 Jan 2016 11:25 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 1st time Volvo owner :)
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1st time Volvo owner :)

I was looking at that one on ebay.
The interior is so grim coloured - I love it :D