Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

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Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:34 pm

Been lurking around here for more than a year now, so with the new board up I thought it was time for another Dutchie to post his project car!

Its my first car, bought it in 2010 and drove and worked it since then. I won't post all the changes it has had in the last four years but make it a quick summary 'till today! Started life as a 1985 Volvo 360 with a 200k

When I had just bought it
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First think to change where the rims
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Had a fair bit of rust on both rear doors, rear arch.. (Turned out it had al lot more rust)
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Then came MOT, and both rear sills where completely rotten
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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 b230fb

Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:35 pm

Bought new doors
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Then I bought I completely rotten 360 5-door (my parents didn't really liked that, I had not told them)
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Started dismanteling the car
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Then took the engine out
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Did some slalomming (Elandrun 2011)
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Put the empty shell on a really big trailer ... Not entirely legal, so brought it to the scrappies '7 in the morning
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Welded the front arch
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Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:35 pm

Started poking holes in the front valance (is that the right word?)
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Fitted a modded front spoiler of a 240, took it of after a week, was grounding on every speedbump
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Painted a new front fender
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And fitted a rear spoiler of a GLT
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Fitted a double stabilizer bar
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Painted a rear door
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Then I bought some 940 parts
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Screwed up the paint on the new door, fixed that though
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Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:36 pm

Went on with testfitting the turbo thingies
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Bought some other goodies
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Drilled a hole in the spare engine that came out of the scrapper
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Went on with more welding
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Then engineswapping day arrived
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Getting rid of that old carburettor and swapping in the injection engine!
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Cleaned the engine bay a bit,
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then swapped the noisy torquetube for the one from the scrapper
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Noticed that the axlelink from the 85' had a darker color than the 88' axlelink, maybe different materials?
The dark collered had 200.000km and no damage, the lighter collered one had 90.000km and had some damage
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The 940 intercooler doesn't fit without modifications
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Build an intank pump to fit inside the 'carburettor tank' (different than injection tank)
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Put the b200e engine in without the turbo, wasn't running good with the intank pump, so I changed the fueltank for an injection model tank! Then the car was fine!

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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 b230fb

Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:36 pm

So I gave her some new collored bumpers
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Then modified the exhaust somewhat, the backbox had rotten away
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Then bought Vmaxx lowering springs, not doing that again though, way to low and to soft
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Welded a set of spare lower arms
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Made and fitted a crossbrace
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Made some 2" lowering blocks
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Helped a friend with a photochallenge, really liked these ones
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Then came winter 2012
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Found some new front koni's for a Volvo 340, I have fitted new Koni load adjusters at the rear
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Fitted the welded and polybushed front arms
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Fitted the Koni's and Vmaxx lowering springs (going to change the springs soon for better ones)
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Result of lowering, the front is way to low, notice the backbox has changed for a fiat croma rear box
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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 b230fb

Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:37 pm

put some bigger speakers in the front
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Finaly changed the other rotten door
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Then bought a b230fb engine
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With that, a LH 2.4 engineharness and computers
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Bought some secondhand 240 brake calipers to use for a big brake conversion
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Bought another engine to take some parts of, changing the b230fb from a headmount distributor to a blockmounted one
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Swapped it on the FB
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Time for another engineswap
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Ran into some problems with the clutch, was hitting the bellhousing
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Turned out the original clutch was a couple of milimeters higher than the clutch that came with the engine, so swapped those and everything was fine
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Another rust issue
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Post by Joris » 05 Feb 2014 08:37 pm

Then bought some bmw bits..
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To connect this box to the engine
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Then decided that instead of using toyota corrola e10 255mm vented disc brakes, I will be using Alfa 146 2.0 16v 284mm discs.. I have to use 1,5cm spacers and the longer subaru studs but thats no problem.. Should have enough stopping power for a future turbo mod I think:D
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That's it for the past four years of tinkering, will keep adding updates as I go from here now


I couldn't upload all the pictures at once so I did in a couple of posts

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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by Chris_C » 05 Feb 2014 10:17 pm

Really nice project! Great to see proper rust fixing as well as thoughtful mods. Look forward to seeing what you do next
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Post by Nimminz » 05 Feb 2014 10:51 pm

looking really good, like the work!
'88 360 +T LSD - sold
'87 760 TDI (D24TIC) - sold
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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by classicswede » 05 Feb 2014 11:40 pm

Nice project so far. The big name lowering springs are hopeless and way to soft hence why I made mine much stiffer but the spring open length then becomes much shorter
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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by Joris » 06 Feb 2014 10:29 am

classicswede wrote:Nice project so far. The big name lowering springs are hopeless and way to soft hence why I made mine much stiffer but the spring open length then becomes much shorter
Dai, the current ridehight on the front is 30cm (wheelhub to arch), when I use your 5cm loweringsprings, would those get me to 35cm?
And what lbs are your springs? I will contact Robbert-Jan soon then

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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by classicswede » 06 Feb 2014 11:20 am

The 50mm lowering springs would give you a gap of around 340mm, the spring rate is 200lbs
RJ also stocks 25mm lowering springs that would give a arch gap of around 365/370mm and are 170lbs.
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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by Joris » 06 Feb 2014 01:23 pm

classicswede wrote:The 50mm lowering springs would give you a gap of around 340mm, the spring rate is 200lbs
RJ also stocks 25mm lowering springs that would give a arch gap of around 365/370mm and are 170lbs.
The 2" springs are perfect then, with those my lower arms should be horizontal instead of pointing to the sky!

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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by Joris » 09 Feb 2014 03:27 pm

The original, old and worn down viscofan has changed for something a bit more modern.
Bought a Ford Escort mk4 turbo fan, it's a pusherfan, more than enough space in the front.
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Bought a 340 thermoswitch m14x1.5
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Couldn't find a m14x1.5 nut so went for a Honda cub rear swingfork nut
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Neighbours cat is always around
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Ordered new tires, 110 euro's shipped:D
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Continued on the batterybox
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Only have to grind al the welds down and give it a lick of paint
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Re: Joris' 1985 Volvo 360 lh 2.4 b230fb

Post by Nimminz » 10 Feb 2014 12:09 am

NIce work. Are you wiring the fan into the ECU? IIRC the ecu has two wires a Bl-Sb and a W-Sb which t-piece into the fan electrics between thermo switches and relay. Not entirely sure what it does, raises idle to help fan power drain? turns off when moving? Might be something to think about :)
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'89 740 SE (b230ft, 12psi, V-cam, headwork, 'remapped', banded steels)
'86 340 DL 1.4

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