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by Ronnie
04 Oct 2009 09:13 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your project Volvo 300
Topic: Astral Tweeks
Replies: 186
Views: 46482

Re: Astral Tweeks

That car's come a long way in a short time - nice one.
by Ronnie
03 Oct 2009 09:39 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 300 parts still available at Volvo
Replies: 57
Views: 22638

Re: 300 parts still available at Volvo

I hadn't thought of that - there's always the option of welding in a UJ from a PAS V300, or indeed any other steering column you can find in the scrapyard. This part is basically a consumable - if we're going to keep these cars on the road we need to start thinking creatively.
by Ronnie
03 Oct 2009 09:17 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: 300 parts still available at Volvo
Replies: 57
Views: 22638

Re: 300 parts still available at Volvo

I reckon a solid plate in place of the rubber wouldn't be a bad idea. The PAS cars have a solid linkage - you might get a bit of vibration through the wheel, but possibly more driver feedback.
by Ronnie
30 Sep 2009 07:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <SOLD>
Replies: 114
Views: 17113

Re: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <BACK UP FOR SALE £600>

Booked in for ticket on a Monday - will update once I get it back
by Ronnie
30 Sep 2009 01:33 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <SOLD>
Replies: 114
Views: 17113

Re: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <BACK UP FOR SALE £600>

Been busy - test will come, but don't have time to prep it myself - so off to an honest garage to have the wheel bearing and welding done hopefully next week. No tax and my insurance has expired so I can't put any on either.

You getting suckered by the B19E 3 door goodness?
by Ronnie
27 Sep 2009 08:57 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Hello

To be honest, I have to disagree with Tom on the service history count. These cars soak up all sorts of abuse anyway, and at this vintage I'm more interested in how a car drives and feels than stacks of papers. Very few cars are officially non-interferance, but people have lost redblock cambelts and...
by Ronnie
27 Sep 2009 08:45 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Are all 360glt's injection?
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: Are all 360glt's injection?

I was of the impression that you also needed to swap the bottom cross-member to convert to PAS. Mk3 top mounts deteriorate and lead to heavy steering - my Mk2 is still really light in the hand 25 years later and I wouldn't have it any other way. I think Dai does new top mounts to correct this. Might...
by Ronnie
27 Sep 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Are all 360glt's injection?
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: Are all 360glt's injection?

There are two engines in a UK spec 360. The change over happened some time in 1985 - before then is the B19 - the E stands for fuel injected. The later engine is the B200 which was a "low friction" unit. Both engines are very similar, both look the same but with a metal coloured rocker cover on the ...
by Ronnie
26 Sep 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Engine, transmission, manual gearbox, variomatic
Topic: Are all 360glt's injection?
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: Are all 360glt's injection?

Yes - all are injected
by Ronnie
26 Sep 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: rubber side strip removal
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: rubber side strip removal

Best thing to use is your thumb - rub until clean, expect large blisters - seriously
by Ronnie
26 Sep 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Which shocks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Which shocks?

If you're only 16 then don't worry too much about lowering it - just get it solid and reliable and clean looking. Wait til you pass your test before you get modding.
by Ronnie
26 Sep 2009 09:51 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Hello

Check the steering damper if your steering feels vague - I've changed one on every V300 I've owned (3) and it's pretty easy and cheap. Also, HT leads often need renewed. Choose Bougicord for OEM goodness. Fit a new cap and rotor while you're at it. New shocks will likely transform your handling. Gas...
by Ronnie
26 Sep 2009 09:30 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: Which shocks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Re: Which shocks?

Check this thread:
http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... lit=shocks

V300 rear shocks have a stud, while most common shocks have an eye - Ali simply made a bracket to take the eye and locate it to a stud. Helps if you're handy with a welder.
by Ronnie
25 Sep 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <SOLD>
Replies: 114
Views: 17113

Re: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <BACK UP FOR SALE £600>

Car is in Inverness, scottish highland. Has rust under the battery which will be welded for MOT. Also rust to nearside front wing near the bottom which may or may not be repaired. A few specks here and there - will try to get pics up soon.
by Ronnie
24 Sep 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <SOLD>
Replies: 114
Views: 17113

Re: Volvo 360 GLT 3 Door Mk2 in dark red <BACK UP FOR SALE £600>

Back up for sale - for real this time.

Please see revised description:
http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... 784#p83784