Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

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Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 31 May 2012 05:45 pm

Ok so a few days ago i finally found a nice enough 340. As it is at the moment it is completely standard and very clean!

As it is at the moment:
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 31 May 2012 05:59 pm

Anyone know how to make images a smaller file size so that v3m will allow me to add them?

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 31 May 2012 09:18 pm

Try using photobucket. Upload the images there and copy the link over. You can re-size the images to 640x300 or whatever to make them more reader friendly. :D
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 01 Jun 2012 06:14 pm

More photos:
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 01 Jun 2012 06:21 pm

Christ that's clean! Not a bad find. Whats the plan?
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Speedy88 wrote: Leave choke on, idling obnoxiously until neighbours peer out windows at the noisy exhaust
Give neighbours thumbs up
Rev engine to 7K
Exit street sideways
Win at life.

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 01 Jun 2012 06:23 pm

And some more:
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Very happy with what i have got, only £600! Runs well with only 39K miles on the clock; full service history, comes with tax and mot and a full interior thats very clean! Only bad points are the reverse bulbs were blown and a few minor scratches on the rear quarter. Overall very pleased with what i have found, now cant wait to start the little project :340:

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by valman » 01 Jun 2012 06:25 pm

awesome find, what are the plans? i wish i still had my 1.7, much more trouble free than the 1.4 boat anchor haha
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 01 Jun 2012 06:44 pm

Wanna drift it but also wanna keep it fresh, cant ruin the condition it is in at the moment! Gonna slam it and get wheels first of all, dished wheel, splitter, grill... Loads of stuff i wanna do. Just gonna gradually do it as a little project sort of thing :)

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 01 Jun 2012 06:58 pm

Spent some time cleaning up the engine bay! The joys of autoglym..
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Jun 2012 07:02 pm

I've got a brand new 1.7 aux belt if you want for £5 posted?
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 01 Jun 2012 07:09 pm

Thanks but i dont need it, sorry dude. MInes fine

You got anay other parts for a 1.7?

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Jun 2012 07:22 pm

Sorry nope, sold them all ages ago. About time I chucked this belt tbf :lol:
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 01 Jun 2012 08:16 pm

Ok let me know if anything comes up :)

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 05 Jun 2012 01:15 am

Need to get new bumpers... Anyone know where i can get them from? Or if not any tricks for back to blacking them? I have heard of some sort of oil? Not to sure tho...

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by macplaxton » 05 Jun 2012 02:52 am

Benfraser wrote:I have heard of some sort of oil? Not to sure tho..
Ben, put Linseed oil in the search box at the top of the page and find all VND's posts...

New bumpers for a car that's been out of production 20 years....you're 'aving a laugh?
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