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by Chris_C
15 Sep 2020 08:02 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Not much to add, but grabbed some parts from Fake recently to start sorting out the looks of the car. Jobs on the list are sorting out a solution for broken bumper clips (bumper side, they are plastic welded onto the bumper during assembly) and a bit of paint. The colour coded on Fake has very bad l...
by Chris_C
15 Sep 2020 07:17 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 360 carby fuel supply
Replies: 35
Views: 6282

Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Hopefully you've spotted it, or its the photo angle, but I'm certain the screw on the right of those three is a very different thread pitch even though the diameter looks the same. What one has been getting stuck in the carb and blowing out? I can't see anything in previous posts that mention it, bu...
by Chris_C
11 Sep 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Driving computer
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Driving computer

Hi Kaarel,

Have you found this? There isn't a massive mention of wire colours though.

http://www.volvo300mania.com/uk/forum/v ... =37&t=3837
by Chris_C
21 Aug 2020 02:00 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Thanks Bogbasic, I missed your post yesterday! Dave, that's where my phone used to sit in the old cars, but whilst I don't use satnav often, I'll have it on for traffic on a long journey if it's bad traffic time and for the last 5 miles of somewhere I haven't been before. This is better than nothing...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 04:38 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 360 carby fuel supply
Replies: 35
Views: 6282

Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Glad to see progress BogBasic, how is the idle now?
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 04:30 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Last thing for the day (that I have photos off, there are a couple of other projects going on in the background for the car still). I'm not certain about this one yet and think it will need another iteration or two. I've never found a sensible way to mount a phone in a 300. I don't like the brodit m...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 04:20 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Whilst I was doing the above fuel hose I noticed that the rear number plate lamp holder in the car was one of the best condition I'd seen, so decided I'd take it out to CAD up. These normally have their arms either heat distorted or cracked and it was a pretty terrible design for that. So, good lamp...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 04:07 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Fuel Expansion tank hoses. Again, standard fair when you buy a new 340. I mistakenly thought that as this car was 30 years old it would have been done, but no. I had to do it on my 9 yo 1.4, my 15 yo 1.7 and I'd have thought this would have annoyed someone before now! If these aren't done, the car w...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 03:35 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Stereo. The car came with a very much too modern head unit and speakers which cut in and out and crackled when you hit bumps. When I was in with the drivers window I found some choc-block goodness, so had those out for uninsulated crimps. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50247905897_18fe0dd317_b....
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 02:59 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Sunroof. This took me a good month or so to build up the courage. I hadn't even tried it for a long time, and when I did it really didn't want to move. I had forgotten how to get access to the mech, so searched the forum and found a post by me in 2009 that explained it :lol: My memory is shot... I d...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 02:28 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

So, with the ability to propel itself forward and not boil over, was time to do some more fun bits. Tailgate release/lock needed fixing, intermittent wipe didn't work, drivers side electric window didn't work, sunroof looked... untouched for a long time. Tailgate was just adjust/tighten (remembering...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

So, I don't mind admitting this took me longer to trace than it should have done. Now being in full swing of lock down, the car wasn't going out very much (but, unlike the S60 hadn't drained it's own battery, so was doing the weekly shopping trip). On the first run where I saw this problem (the work...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

Next exciting adventure was cooling. As mentioned, previous history showed that the car had been misbehaving somewhat. Within the first 50 miles after MOT I was doing purely short journeys. On the way home on a 4 mile trip, temperature gauge just got to temperature and then started climbing. Got the...
by Chris_C
20 Aug 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily
Replies: 635
Views: 118854

Re: Fake - F7R Motorsport Daily

I've not been updating this as much as I should... been a bit of recommissioning that is expected of a car that's sat for a bit and a few things to get on top off. One of the things I noticed when buying the car was it had previously been on the forum, so there was a bit of history tracking I could ...
by Chris_C
11 May 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: Boot compartment doors / flaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Boot compartment doors / flaps

The boot trays are less useful than they look. They leave a very exposed rear wall of plastic when you fold down the seats, so you can't really leave it in all the time and they take up masses of room when they are out!