1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 18 Mar 2018 01:19 pm

This will be on the road very very soon :)

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 20 Mar 2018 12:23 pm

Looks like you win this race. Mine isnt even close. To make things better the motor thats half in is coming back out for a new motor.

And power steerin

and AC

Bitchin
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 20 Mar 2018 07:48 pm

Haha, and I thought I was slow :lol:

Wonder what we have to do about regarding the A/C as it runs on old school ozone destroying R12 I think.

Getting my NOS wing back Thursday just been painted by my mate so the car will hopefully be all back together this weekend.

Just need to service it and change the diff/gearbox oil.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 21 Mar 2018 06:51 am

R134A here i believe. But will have to see when i get it.
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 06 Oct 2018 07:31 pm

I thought I would update this, the car is finished apart from a bad couple of cans from Halfords who randomly cocked up the last batch of colour match I bought. So now I'm waiting for money so I can afford to pay my mate to paint the rear arches properly. Not on the road as I can't afford to run two cars so it is tucked away safely in storage.

Also need to stick the rub strip and badges on the freshly painted O/S wing and my mate will redo the pinstripes too.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 06 Oct 2018 11:34 pm

Looks like you win this race mate. Buuuttt i have a new engine to go in, bigger, better, stronger. So i'm not even close, as its still in the 760.

Looks good mate, grill doesnt suit it. Should send it to me, would really go well with my full bodykit.
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86 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
92 960 Royal
91 960
96 Volvo 854R

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E90 320 M-sport wagon
S60T -Mazda Familia
850lpt -AU Falcon
855 T5 -95, 97 960
940TIC -Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 -Toyota corolla
Toyota corona
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by bogbasic » 06 Oct 2018 11:39 pm

Epic work.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 07 Oct 2018 03:35 pm

Well I have finished the rebuild race, I have got to take it apart again to fit my B230ET eventually, only been sat in the garage for 4 years!

As for the grille... keep dreaming :lol:

If the grille on the 760 is an egg crate grille I will buy it for my 940.

Thanks Bog :)

Just realised I haven't fitted my team heko/Volvo wind deflectors yet.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by SteveP » 22 Oct 2018 01:16 pm

Looking excellent!! You've beaten me too as my GLS still isn't on the road :lol: :roll:
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 22 Oct 2018 03:07 pm

Thanks Steve, although your GLS paint is immaculate compared to mine but then I have built the car to be used so I'm not too bothered about it.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 23 Feb 2021 10:53 pm

Finally got my 360 back on the road!

Now it is off the road again as the fuel pump has died. I was incredibly lucky that it started to cut in and out as I was on my way home and about three streets from home so I managed to limp home where it died just as I got on the driveway! How is that for a stroke of luck?

I bought a replacement Bosch one 0 580 464 069 and went to fit it on Sunday morning and discovered that the fuel filter was clogged with rust and sediment! So much that it had got through to the pump and clogged the pump too!

The small plastic inline filter appears to be unavailable anywhere so I have ordered a Baldwin BF7693 and a metre of 12mm internal diameter fuel line. I will run it for a couple of months and then change the engine bay filter and the Baldwin filter again to make sure no more rust is in the system. That's what happens when you leave a tank empty for 9 years!

Unfortunately due to this the fuel gauge isn't working either so I assume the contacts on the sender unit in the tank have gone rusty, hopefully just a clean up is needed otherwise the 360 GL I'm trying to sell may end up as a parts car!

In the week I actually got to drive it I absolutely loved it, been about 5 years since I drove a 360 and it was nothing compared to this one. Happily revs to 6500rpm and with the wider wheels and tyres (Performance Bridgestone) the handling and the grip is unreal, especially compared to my 940 which has knackered dampers and springs.

I've decided not to bother putting a turbo engine in it and instead I want a revvy 2.3 engine, my plan is to build up a 1998 B230FK or 1995 B230FT bottom end I've got with B230FD 10:1 compression pistons, the original A cam, maybe port and polish the head with bigger valves etc and a few other things aiming for a 150hp N/A 360.

I've got a 1997 944 turbo and a 1986 764 turbo so I don't need another turbo Volvo and would like a nice N/A built one instead.

I was also going through the paperwork that is with it and found that the mileage (currently 22k) which I believed to be about 70k miles shows that it had a service at circa 36k miles, a couple of years later there is a receipt for a NOS tachometer so the mileage went back to 0, so it is actually about 60k miles it has done.

Lastly a photo of it as a reward for all of those that read all that waffle.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by SteveP » 27 Feb 2021 06:59 pm

Great that it's back on the road... sort of!

The sender in my GLS tank was rusty and stopped the gauge working too, the GLT one I believe is different so don't butcher the nice GL for it :lol:
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by bogbasic » 01 Mar 2021 09:32 pm

Epic work. Don't rev it too much ;-0
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 01 Mar 2021 10:54 pm

I've now got to have a go at rodding the fuel tank outlet pipe. I've changed both fuel filters and the fuel pump and still getting fuel starvation symptoms, worst case I may have to drop the fuel tank. The amount of rust in the filters and pump was ridiculous!

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by SteveP » 04 Mar 2021 03:00 pm

I feel the pain, my fuel tank in the GLS was a right mess - had to replace it
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
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