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by Chris_C
20 Jan 2021 03:31 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 2021 300 Goals ?
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: 2021 300 Goals ?

It's what I ended up doing. Much easier to get on top of things when it's the main car. Given main currently is which one does the weekly shopping collection :lol:
by Chris_C
20 Jan 2021 03:30 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT from Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 3282

Re: Volvo 360 GLT from Spain

That really does look good
by Chris_C
11 Jan 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: WTB - 343 Instrument / Dash Panel
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: WTB - 343 Instrument / Dash Panel

Hi Digger, I'm aware the direction of this thread is odd, given how you've asked for a cluster. It's worth a bit of background, that exact style of dash unit is/ was used in a couple of star wars films as a prop. The units are daftly rare, they were in the cars for around 2 years. There are very few...
by Chris_C
11 Jan 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 642
Views: 130396

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Update on the carb. Driving was absolutely lovely for a good while, then I was starting to have a sticky second venturi. Added to that, the choke started to feel like it was running through sandpaper. I had a look at it, rang Mac to talk through the problem and between us we had an enjoyable near ho...
by Chris_C
11 Jan 2021 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 2021 300 Goals ?
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: 2021 300 Goals ?

Given this time last year I was thinking I'd likely sell my new shell as I'd bought it, it'd sat on my drive and I'd not had the drive to do anything with it, I'm not sure my beginning of year thinking is worth much :lol: Having the 300 has been one of the better things to go to over the last 12 mon...
by Chris_C
19 Dec 2020 08:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Fuse box connector burnt.
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Fuse box connector burnt.

I've done them in place before, there is. Don't chop too much more loom than you need, I only take off the crimp and any singed insulation (mostly around 5mm). I did a few at V3M meets when the thread first came about, just used to put the bits in the car whenever we had one!
by Chris_C
18 Dec 2020 04:22 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 642
Views: 130396

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Yes, Mac gets the plated bits replated and cleans up the castings.

Thoroughly enjoying driving it currently, it's running superbly :D I'm not used to this :lol:
by Chris_C
18 Dec 2020 04:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Fuse box connector burnt.
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Fuse box connector burnt.

The tool doesn't have to be anything special, I have one like the blue one on here: https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk/c-1-home/c-51-crimp-tools/c-119-non-insulated-terminal-crimping-tools But the fiver one would work with a bit more juggling. The key is to form the heart shape with the flaps o...
by Chris_C
13 Dec 2020 08:04 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 642
Views: 130396

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Whilst I was here, the choke light has been very intermittent on this car in my ownership. I have a spare cable but they are not common to fit, so I thought I'd see if I could clean up the contacts. Short answer yes. Long answer don't do it when you are tired. I manged to snap the male thread on the...
by Chris_C
13 Dec 2020 07:51 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 642
Views: 130396

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

I am aware the last two posts are effectively me saying "I haven't done much on my own car recently, but look at how good a job other people have done!" so, I thought I had better get the car in a fit state to fit the carb. Well, I mostly did. Part of me wanted to put it in a glass display case and ...
by Chris_C
13 Dec 2020 07:29 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 642
Views: 130396

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Whilst driving up to drop off the wheel, the car was smelling more of fuel than normal. It's always smelt a bit, but I've redone all of the perished hoses (in fact, I've done nearly all the non perished ones too, but not the one nearest the carb with the expectation of a rebuild in the future and it...
by Chris_C
13 Dec 2020 07:11 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 642
Views: 130396

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Right, I've not been completely hiding! Rough time line, I decided to try to sort the steering wheel. The R - Sport wheels are a MOMO, so my following rants will be based around MOMOs build quality not Volvo's! Given how many of these are around, I wanted a proper job, so rang a steering wheel refur...
by Chris_C
13 Dec 2020 06:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Dodgy electrics
Replies: 23
Views: 12680

Re: Dodgy electrics

Info for the future, from this post: http://www.volvo300mania.com/uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=17778&p=195150#p195150 The round terminals are TE Connectivity 925663-1. I bought mine from ebay, but they came in a onecall bag with the label chopped off. The ebay listing I used is https://www.ebay.co....
by Chris_C
13 Dec 2020 06:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Fuse box connector burnt.
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Fuse box connector burnt.

Hi all, Sorry, been hiding for a few weeks. I had to buy some of these a few months ago to add the dash illumination wire to the stereo connector (I super briefly mentioned it here http://www.volvo300mania.com/uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=5953&start=615#p194996 ) They are TE Connectivity 925663-1. ...
by Chris_C
10 Nov 2020 01:12 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 1.7 vapour separator hose routing.
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: 1.7 vapour separator hose routing.

Great news, glad it's running again. I should have some carb related posting to do in the next week or so too