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by Ronnie
20 Jan 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: project 360
Replies: 132
Views: 24741

Re: project 360

Jesus - it feels like I've walked in on my wife with another man :wink:

Take care of the old girl, but always drive her hard - she likes it that way
by Ronnie
20 Jan 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: limiter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: limiter?

No points, no limiter on it either that ever found - but then I never really revved the balls off it. No point, you get more power by changing up
by Ronnie
20 Jan 2010 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Battery Charger & what brings us here...
Replies: 15
Views: 3523

Re: Battery Charger & what brings us here...

In 1995 I was a skint student - I wanted a hatchback with GTi performance for less than a grand with cheap insurance. There was no cheaper 2.0 litre injected car to insure back then. I really wanted a Mk2 Golf GTi but I couldn't afford one. Lucky escape :lol: My dad had been driving 240's and a very...
by Ronnie
11 Jan 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Retro Rides
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Retro Rides

I have gone back to the opinion that a handful of people on RR are geniuses, and most others are pillocks :( Never has so much crap been sprouted by so few. Apart from on Renault forums. We are so lucky we normally attract people with at least 2 brain cells to rub together on here. I agree - this i...
by Ronnie
10 Jan 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Snow Thread (again)
Replies: 118
Views: 8231

Re: Snow Thread (again)

Apologies for lack of Volvo content:

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by Ronnie
05 Jan 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: air locking diffs
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: air locking diffs

Yes, I believe a custom quaife LSD is about 600 bucks. I think the Fogster looked into it once. They're very well made and built from unbreakatainium. I think they want you to order at least 10 of them though. It's a fair price really. Their standard units usually come in at about that price. You ju...
by Ronnie
03 Jan 2010 07:21 pm
Forum: #Woohoo! Less and less topics to classify, +/-3000 :-)#
Topic: power loss in subzero temp??
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Re: power loss in subzero temp??

If the battery light stays on on start up - give it a good rev, and it should click off.

Batteries hold a lot less juice when it's very cold. Don't know what caused you to stall - I doubt it if it was lack of power to the ignition circuit - maybe something unrelated.
by Ronnie
27 Dec 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: 360 Wiper arms X2
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: 360 Wiper arms X2

You could always glue them onto the shaft with epoxy resin - cheap and nasty but will almost definitely work.
by Ronnie
27 Dec 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Adhesive for Volvo Badges (and other bits & bobs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3257

Re: Adhesive for Volvo Badges (and other bits & bobs)

Thanks for your help on this guys. I bought a new strut and now my head is no longer in danger when loading the boot. The clock has now mysteriously started working again. However, the battery (which was brand new about 2-3 months ago) has become flat. I took it to a local Wilco and they did a litt...
by Ronnie
22 Dec 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 360 overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: 360 overheating

Sounds like a bodged repair by a previous owner to me
by Ronnie
18 Dec 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: 360 overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: 360 overheating

BTW - you have a B200E I've had thermostats stuck open, before, but not stuck closed - but no reason it shouldn't happen especially if it's been standing a while. Cheap and takes minutes to change. Buy one from German Swedish & French. Radiators are never the strongest element of a V300. Nothing fro...
by Ronnie
13 Dec 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY* UD 13/12/09 Practicality Test!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 61770

Re: C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY* UD 13/12/09 Practicality Test!!!

That's where the original low rider look came from - 4 big Mexicans and a few bags of gravel in the trunk

Got Mexicanz? :mrgreen:
by Ronnie
13 Dec 2009 09:43 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: UK breaker prices, request
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: UK breaker prices, request

Shipping will be extortionate - talk to Tom about German options
by Ronnie
12 Dec 2009 09:37 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Child seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Child seat?

Good point, Tom and thanks for your concern. I did think about this after posting. Basically I posted a description of what I did - I have edited my description a little to reflect this. Anyone who modifies their seatbelts do so at their own risk and I take no responsibility for the consequences. An...
by Ronnie
11 Dec 2009 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Child seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Child seat?

Most child seats will fit. The problem with fitting one in a V300 is "buckle crunch". The female buckle is on a piece of webbing, making it too long. This means the buckle sits over a part of the seat. In an accident situation lateral forces act on the closed buckle, crunching it, and can mean it ca...