1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 31 Dec 2015 10:19 pm

MCHUDD wrote:Hi mate.
I hope you gave him that case of cider for doing all that work :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers Mar.
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:lol: The cider is his anyway, I'm sure allowing him to work on such a magnificent specimen of a Volvo is reward enough :360: 8)

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 02 Jan 2016 06:11 am

You got one of those gauge panels too!!! I guess we're on even playing ground now... except I've 4 different sets of wheels :P and a full dohc motor...
Own:
83 360GLS
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R all black

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 02 Jan 2016 08:48 am

Logan360 wrote:You got one of those gauge panels too!!! I guess we're on even playing ground now... except I've 4 different sets of wheels :P and a full dohc motor...
I have 5 sets of wheels, leather, air con, B230ET with the flywheel and loom oh and a hella grille :lol: Even ground I think not :p

Man that sounds so anoraky reading that list back :lol:

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 06 Mar 2016 08:08 pm

Well these last couple of months have been very distracting, two family bereavements, a baby on the way and college have been slowing me down but the last few days I had a good go at the 360 rust repairs, I will add photos in the next couple of days but the boot was even more rotten than I first thought... Not anymore though... Almost :)

The rear right drum brake was poorly adjusted, I couldn't spin the wheel by hand with the handbrake off. So I adjusted the drum brake and I adjusted the handbrake as it was way too tight.

I fitted new Delphi oil dampers to the back, the old ones were gas as one slightly returned still and the other was completely shot. The dampers were a pita to fit as the threaded section was 10mm shorter then the ones that came off and the new bushes were 5mm taller so in the end I had to cut about 5mm off the bushes to get them to fit.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 06 Mar 2016 09:46 pm

I cut the rust out while my Dad fabricated a new panel to be welded in.

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Sprayed weld through primer on it and drilled holes to plug weld the two panels together.

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New panel welded in.

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Fillered, sanded and primered.

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Then repeat the other side.

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Cut the back panel off, I have a NOS one so I wasn't worried about ruining this one in the process of taking it off.

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I thought this part would come in handy at some point (didn't realise how quickly though) so weld through primered it after removing the rust and treating it.

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I cut a big rotten section out which had a stiffening curve in it, we then realised that the bit of the numberplate panel we saved was the right length and shape and had a curve in it that would act as the stiffening section, so I hammered the curve on the opposite edge flat and there we had it, a very quick and hassle free repair panel which just needs welding in now.

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You can see in this photo I spilt half the bottle of kurust on the floor! sm2

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Now I just need to deal with this

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and this

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New dampers and bushes

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Then I dealt with spider rust on the rear of the car

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It was the same on the other side but a bit worse so I have sanded it down and treated it, just needs painting and then underseal but no photos of this as it was when I knocked the kurust over so was a bit occupied with not painting myself :lol:

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 10 Apr 2016 07:28 pm

Verbal update only.

My Dad cut the rust out of the chassis... That's it :lol:

I have bought a set of B230FD pistons 9.8:1 compression ratio so a decent upgrade for the ET which has 9.1 compression.

I will do an engine rebuild of my B230ET and fit it as a N/A engine until I can afford the insurance on a turbo.

What power would people expect from a B230ET (531 head and A cam) running on the standard 360 management with 9.8:1 compression?

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Ride_on » 10 Apr 2016 08:41 pm

Hard to say, basically a 2.3 360, say 125 bhp. LPT is 135 with 4.5psi but lower mechanical compression.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by SteveP » 10 Apr 2016 08:52 pm

Suspect it'll probably run like crap... LE Jet just simply isn't clever enough to fuel for the differences. I'm sure it'll run in a fashion but surely you won't want to be pulling out the engine twice to fit the LH flywheel the second time around? I'd just stick with the B200E 'til you can swap the lot out in one go.
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Ride_on » 10 Apr 2016 09:03 pm

I would expect the LE will be fine, I'd be surprised if it could not handle 125bhp. It only cares about air flow and will fuel accordingly.

The flywheel is for the ignition, that is another story. What compression are you comming from? You might need to invoke the retard pin (if available) or use a different renix if you get pinking or knocking. This why I kept standard B230FT keeping the original volvo tuning.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 10 Apr 2016 10:19 pm

360beast wrote:
Logan360 wrote:You got one of those gauge panels too!!! I guess we're on even playing ground now... except I've 4 different sets of wheels :P and a full dohc motor...
I have 5 sets of wheels, leather, air con, B230ET with the flywheel and loom oh and a hella grille :lol: Even ground I think not :p

Man that sounds so anoraky reading that list back :lol:
Insert rude hand gesture here. I ditched the ac setup in the 360, that's what a sunroof is for lol. I've the 234, 2 supra turbos, full dohc loom, front to tail lights, and a flex plate to get a 360 wheel machined down to. So a lighter flywheel. But you get me on that Hella grill.
Own:
83 360GLS
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R all black

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
84 Toyota corona

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 11 Apr 2016 07:56 am

When I fit the turbo I will pull the engine anyway as I want to get the head fitted with bigger valves then, mmmm big valve 531 :D plus I am going to use Motronic not LH.

I was thinking along the same lies as you Ride-On surely the AFM will just open slightly more to compensate for the greater vacuum?

The current engine is an extremely healthy B200E with 10:1 compression so it won't be dropping that much only by 0.2:1

@Logan, I think I get you on the flywheel too, I want to get mine machined down too, I just don't need to get one made first haha. Also that's what sunroofs are for until the fragile plastic blocks break and then you have a rust trap :lol:

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 11 Apr 2016 08:13 am

Insert rude hand gesture here, throw in some expletives for good measure.
Own:
83 360GLS
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R all black

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
84 Toyota corona

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by trabitom99 » 15 Apr 2016 08:10 am

Logan360 wrote:I ditched the ac setup in the 360, that's what a sunroof is for lol...
Oooh ... keeping some of the rarer bits I hope? The compressor bracket and dashboard switches?

Cheers

Tom
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343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by JFB » 01 Nov 2016 12:27 pm

340pw nice pics

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 01 Nov 2016 09:18 pm

Thanks JFB I haven't updated this for ages I have been too lazy. I have finished the rear and it is back together. The new drivers side sill is welded on and in primer, the drivers rear wheel arch is fixed and was almost finished in paint but the can ran out so it ended up being to silvery.

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