My First 340 GL 1.7

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Beilby96
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My First 340 GL 1.7

Post by Beilby96 » 13 Jan 2015 06:54 pm

I treated myself to a 1.7 on the weekend

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more pics will follow once i have cleaned and polished it.

main thing to do before i get it on the road is to lower it 3 inch and get some allycats. would like it to look something like this.

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What is the best yet cost effective way in lowering it. The drivers heated seat is not working, I've checked the switch and it seems like the heater element anyone else had this problem? Also looking for a rev gauge if any one has one or even clocks

360beast
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Re: My First 340 GL 1.7

Post by 360beast » 13 Jan 2015 07:48 pm

Classicswede lowering blocks on the rear and Classicswede lowering springs with shortened dampers on the front.

Don't cut springs because you can cut them even and the spring rates will be different and with standard danpers when they fully extend the springs will become uncaptive.

It looks to be in really good nick, I think someone on here ownes the 360 you added.

Beilby96
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Re: My First 340 GL 1.7

Post by Beilby96 » 13 Jan 2015 08:21 pm

do i need different dampers for the back? and ive read somewhere about different oil in the front and mr2 springs and custom coilovers

360beast
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Re: My First 340 GL 1.7

Post by 360beast » 13 Jan 2015 11:53 pm

You can also get Classicswede shortened dampers for the rear but as it's leaf springs there's no risk of a coil spring coming uncaptive so it just means they will be compressed more at rest so will wear out quicker.

I will let Mac answer about the different oil :lol:

macplaxton
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Re: My First 340 GL 1.7

Post by macplaxton » 14 Jan 2015 03:15 pm

Beilby96 wrote:main thing to do before i get it on the road is to lower it 3 inch and get some allycats....
What is the best yet cost effective way in lowering it.... Also looking for a rev gauge if any one has one or even clocks....do i need different dampers for the back? and ive read somewhere about different oil in the front and mr2 springs and custom coilovers
I can hear John Deacon's bass playing from here... :lol: 340pw

Good luck with the car.
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