HvedingN's 81' 343GLS and 83' 360GLS + a friends 82' 343GLS

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HvedingN's 81' 343GLS and 83' 360GLS + a friends 82' 343GLS

Post by HvedingN » 01 Dec 2013 05:22 pm

Hi!

I have been looking around on this forum for a good time, and finaly got registered and starting this tread!
Hope it is in the right place, i could not find any subforum for build-threads so I posted it here!

I rescued this beauty last week and got it MOT'd and got the plates back, so its on the road again! :D

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I am planning to replace my daily 99' V70 with this, so it need some upgrades from classicsweede after the winter. Also thinking about a 16valve redblock and 5 speed gearbox sice I drive a lot in 60-70mph.
The B19A and the M45 gearbox works nice, but it would not hurt with som more power and lower rpm's in high speeds.

Currently, I am looking for rims for summer-use and are thinking about 13's or 15's. I have a set of 2x 13x7 and 2 13x8 on hand, but I am not sure.. I cannot get tyres with low enough profile for them, the smallest i can find to fit 8" is 205,60 and I think that is to big. The whole wheel will actually get smaller with 15's sice I can get them in lower profile.
I need some help here, so does anyone got some pics of lowered 300's with 13x8 and 15x8?


The MY83 360GLS

I needed a winter-car and traded my orange 744 for this beauty about two years ago. Then it had a std B19A engine, velour interior, snowcap, fogs and five speed gearbox.

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After some snow-diving and a spin:
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Also used as a moving-van!
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It did not take long before I got sick of the B19A so I ripped it out and replaced it with a 92 mod B230F from a 240.
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Went out for a ride with my friend in a MY82 343GLS, also B19A, electric mirrors, sunroof, new type front, old dash and 4speed box.

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Then took the B230F out of the 360 and fitted it in the red 343. This is the 4th car that engine has been in :p (Notice the louvre :D)
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And the 360 is currently under the knife again, here is a little hint of whats coming next!
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Sorry if my english is bad, I am from the far north; Norway!
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Post by macplaxton » 01 Dec 2013 05:35 pm

HvedingN wrote:Sorry if my english is bad, I am from the far north; Norway!
To be honest, I wouldn't even have noticed you were from Norway. Top of the class.

Nice MY81 with the early nose / later wrap-around bumpers combo. Give us some pics of that fine instrument cluster those DLS/GLS models have. :wink:
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Post by HvedingN » 01 Dec 2013 06:53 pm

Thank you, I'm trying my best but having trouble with the shorts of can not, would not, I am and so on. I have no idea where to put the ' to make it right :p



Thanks, I like the combo myself. The colour is... special? but its growing on me! The same with the interior.

It have some dents and scratches but I hope to fix it soon!

Instrument cluster with only 113k km's on it!

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What is rare with it and how does the standard one look like?

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Post by thododd » 01 Dec 2013 08:42 pm

Lovely looking motor.

Your english is more than acceptable, half the kids in english schools are barely any better and its their first language. Typically, the apostrophe ( ' ) is used when letters are omitted from a word, so when "can not" becomes "can't" the apostrophe takes place of the "no". Would not - wouldn't etc etc.
Possessive use of the apostrophe (mike's car, Davis' family etc) is a concept many UK educated people struggle with anyway, as is the correct use of there/their/theyre ...

With the trend of text/twitter typing, genuine grammar skills will be obsolete soon anyway. I was saddened to hear 'selfie' (a photograph that one has taken of oneself; typically on a smart phone ...) is now in the OED

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Post by HvedingN » 01 Dec 2013 09:37 pm

I'll try my best with the english ;) I heard about the selfie thingy... Where are the world going?!

Update with pics of the 360GLS I've had for about two years in the first post!! :D

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Post by macplaxton » 01 Dec 2013 09:47 pm

thododd wrote:I was saddened to hear 'selfie' (a photograph that one has taken of oneself; typically on a smart phone ...) is now in the OED
Blame the Australians for that one......they use diminutives and abbreviations by the lorry load.
HvedingN wrote:What is rare with it and how does the standard one look like?
The one you have is found in the B19 DLS, GLS. The "standard" one (for MY79-82) looks like this:

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DSCF1199 by macplaxton, on Flickr (this is a MY82 version with clock adjustment through the front, earlier ones had the clock adjustment from the rear.)

Sometimes they do not have a clock (L-model), just a blanking plate with "Volvo" on it or sometimes they have the accessory tachometer.

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Post by HvedingN » 01 Dec 2013 09:55 pm

The DLS/GLS cluster looks so much better!

Improved "sports" feeling and more control over the engine with the rev-counter, but you probably dont need that in a CVT anyway?

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Post by macplaxton » 01 Dec 2013 11:50 pm

HvedingN wrote:but you probably dont need that in a CVT anyway?
Well it's handy to check the Vario isn't leaking somewhere or needing adjustment. :wink:
HvedingN wrote:The DLS/GLS cluster looks so much better!
Haven't found a MPH clock for one yet, this is MCHUDD's:
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The 'S dash fits anything up to MY82, but the wiring of the two multi-connectors is completely different to the non-'S set.

And some of us like the orange round set (even if the lighting of the instruments is poor :P )
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Post by HvedingN » 02 Dec 2013 06:40 pm

I haven't seen the non S clusters anywhere before! The orange type was a bit better than the other :p

Today at replaced the gas-dampers on the trunk, so it actually stays up! :D

Also removed the rear-lights for a nice wet sanding and red + just a little black tint tomorrow! My girlfriend goes nuts every time I use the shower for car stuff
I used it to wash and polish my Nebula rims for the V70 befor fitting them this summer :p

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Post by classicswede » 02 Dec 2013 08:06 pm

They looked to be in good shape.

Keep the updates coming
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Post by HvedingN » 03 Dec 2013 04:31 pm

Mid-painting! Will be 5w in all four of the red lights, and ofcorse 21w in brake and indicator.

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Just finnished the red-painting now, so I'll let them dry overnight and apply a thin coat of black tint on the whole thing tomorrow :D

Again, anyone got pics of lowered (2" and 3") 300's with 15's or 13's? And where to get wide, low profile 13" tyres?

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Post by SteveP » 03 Dec 2013 08:57 pm

Nice looking pari of cars, especially the 82 343! How did you find they went with the B230F? Did you use the 240 engine management too? :)
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Post by HvedingN » 04 Dec 2013 07:09 am

Thank you, I 'm starting to like the 300's better and better :D
The 82 is in very good condition and just MOT'd so it will run some more years :D

Jupp, used a 240 LH2.4 engine loom with ecu's, fuel pump, flywheel and everything. It had a B19 before, so the enginemounts fits bolt on, same with the exhaust.

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Post by HvedingN » 04 Dec 2013 09:34 pm

Aaaand the result! Seems like the picture is a bit darker than the actual result. Try to fit them tomorrow after work!

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Post by Speedy88 » 05 Dec 2013 04:34 am

Nice cars! In Norway do you not legally need to fit a bonnet? :mrgreen:
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