1987 1.7 GL drifter

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derskine
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1987 1.7 GL drifter

Post by derskine » 22 Dec 2014 11:32 pm

This is my 340 that I got recently.
I've previously owned two other 340s but this is the only one that's been roadworthy etc.

As bought -

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Basically it's going to be a budget drift car I can take to a local track.
I've got a set of 2" blocks left over from my MK1 Cortina project, the Cortina sits perfectly without them so they're not required, and luckily they'll fit the Volvo.

I'm hoping to eventually make some coilovers but for now chopped front springs will do the trick.
It will also be getting painted nato green likely, the brown is okay but it's not the look I'm going for.

It already has some poly bushes fitted at the front but it'll also be getting a 16v, probably an f7p or f7r with f7p head if that's possible as I want to keep the dizzy to run bike carbs.
I'm fairly experienced when it comes to welding so welding the diff shouldn't be a problem either.

I'm hoping to start work on it soon, the biggest challenge I think will be getting the carbs running right, but I've got a set of zzr600 carbs for my polo GT that will be going on very soon, so that should give me a little more experience with them before I start messing with the volvo.

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Here's a pic with my nato green R18 and my matt black Polo GT.
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1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by tralla44 » 23 Dec 2014 02:00 am

Nice car mate.
I will be waiting. How you will do with bike carbs
Some days ago, i was thinking about that.. But there i think no one was doing that.
because no one was anserv my quastions.

Good luck..
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by tralla44 » 23 Dec 2014 02:02 am

You wil running with R13 wheels??
You was writing 2" blocks.. How much that is in cm?
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by bogbasic » 23 Dec 2014 02:14 am

Just over 5 cm.
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: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 23 Dec 2014 03:11 am

Yep, my oid one was 3" (75mm) and it was fine on 13s.
I didn't expect bike carbs had been done a lot, the injection option seems easy but it's not for me, the carbs sound much better.
I was going to use R1 carbs as they should match the F7P pretty well, but I'll need to get a manifold flange laser cut and weld some runners to it with vacuum advance (possibly an accumulator pot) and servo take offs.
Then I'll need a motorbike fuel pump (they cut off when the float bowls fill), negating the need for a T piece or pressure regulator.
Not sure how the whole vacuum advance will work - not sure if I can use the 1.7 coil with the vac advance on it.
Longer throttle cable and choke cable will be required too.

Either way it's cheaper than DCOE's and better than injection.
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by tralla44 » 23 Dec 2014 03:32 am

Ok 3. lower blocks yea on R13 what about tires??
155/70 or what ??
And what J for wheels?
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 23 Dec 2014 03:36 am

Not sure on tyres, also not sure on what wheels I'll be running yet, I'd like another set of wellers like on my Renault but that might be hard.
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by MCHUDD » 23 Dec 2014 11:40 am

Hi lads.
I had a top spec Renult 18 years ago. It was a 79 modol with central locking and electric windows.
Great car to drive.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 23 Dec 2014 03:56 pm

Decent :mrgreen:
Mine is a diesel so also has central locking, electric windows and even a passengers door mirror :wink:
It's my daily driver, great fuel economy and very comfy - I never thought I'd ever own never mind really like a Renault.
Now I own two Renault engined cars!
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 26 Jan 2015 10:47 pm

Okay so I've done quite a bit of work on the 340 lately.

Please excuse the crap photo quality, I smashed the lens on my phone's camera and haven't got round to fitting the replacement.
First I cut the springs and fitted the lowering blocks, that was pretty straightforward.

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I also made a side exit exhaust, my mate took this video, undecided if I actually want to keep this, I had one on my first car and had an itch to scratch.

http://instagram.com/p/yQDZNMyxgE/?modal=true

I also removed the diff so I can weld it once I get my hands on some brake cleaner.

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The 50p is there as I'm going to use a machine at work to make a new gasket, from this picture, I need known XY dimensions and hence the 50p.
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 04 Feb 2015 12:17 pm

So this happened

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Then this happened

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Finally this happened

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Car now fully painted and almost ready for the road, diff is leaking however, so will need to make a new gasket and use some hylomar blue this time.
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 07 Feb 2015 08:08 pm

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Need to fit some bigger blocks to the back but it's looking a lot better now, just need some cool wheels.
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

derskine
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 17 Oct 2015 10:25 pm

It's been a while, I've done a few things.

Went to Crail

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Fitted some alleycats

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Went to Crail again (and crashed into a bmw)

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Got some parts off a 340

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Got the Solex carb base skimmed at work

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Bought a 2.0 automatic 440 and ripped the engine out

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That's where I am today. I plan to run either a 2L pinto 32/36 carb on the engine or bike carbs, haven't decided yet.
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

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1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

derskine
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Re: 1987 1.7 GL

Post by derskine » 07 Jan 2016 11:39 pm

Found this pic, love it.

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1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

Additionally -

1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

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