Another 340 Drift Project

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Another 340 Drift Project

Post by jakz17 » 27 Nov 2015 11:11 am

Hi,

my name is Luca i live in Belgium. I'm 24.

I don't speak very well english so forgive my mistakes :roll:

I want to buy a 340 to begin in the world of drift. My second car is a Fiat Seicento 900cc ( :twisted: great little car very cheap to own)

I search after a 3door 340 but in my country it's not easy to find they are only 5 door or a few 5 door sedan, there is a few 3 door but all are variomatic version sm2

I wonder if 5door and 5 door sedan have the same transmission ? is there any différences exept for the body ?


Thanks 340pw

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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by 360beast » 27 Nov 2015 12:24 pm

The body makes no difference to the gearbox :) they all had variomatic or manual no matter how many doors although I have never seen a 4 door vario.

The 1.7 340s are all manual

The vario gearbox uses a different propshaft to the manual and they snap easily if the engine mounts have sagged causing the prop to misalign.

I'm not too sure what is involved in swapping to manual but I know it will be a lot of work.

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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by jakz17 » 27 Nov 2015 12:44 pm

Thanks for your answer :D

Here's two 4door vario:

http://www.2ememain.be/autos/volvo/340/ ... 62233.html

http://www.2ememain.be/autos/volvo/340/ ... 54532.html

I find on the forum that swapping CVT to manual is pretty hard so i forget it.

For the moment i have these two option ( 5door both :cry: )

http://www.2ememain.be/autos/volvo/340/ ... 97416.html
http://www.2ememain.be/autos/volvo/340/ ... 25614.html

or this 4door

http://fr.ww3.autoscout24.be/classified ... asrc=st|as

But it's a 1,7. I think the 1,4 is cheaper to own ( maintenance , taxes )

4 door are heavier too ???


(i like 360 too but they are rare and overpriced :( )

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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by classicswede » 27 Nov 2015 01:23 pm

I might know of just the car fr you. I will point the seller to this thread
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Please email me directly on dai@classicswede.co.uk

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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by jakz17 » 27 Nov 2015 01:52 pm

classicswede wrote:I might know of just the car fr you. I will point the seller to this thread
:wink: thanks

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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by Ride_on » 28 Nov 2015 03:38 am

I have also never seen a 4 door 1.4 either.

Seems a bit expensive for drifting to me, but then I don't want to do drifting :)

Less 360s where made but the engines do last indefinately.

I havn't done the auto to manual conversion, but does not sound that hard to me.

Do you not get rusty, bashed up cars in Belgium?
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: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by antoine242 » 28 Nov 2015 08:16 pm

Hello :) ,

i'm the seller of the 1.4 manual on second hand you can add me on facebook to speak about the car and i can make u a better price :)


ps : Antoine Fastres

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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by macplaxton » 29 Nov 2015 04:25 pm

Ride_on wrote:I have also never seen a 4 door 1.4 either.
Nor have I, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did them down here. :D


Ride_on wrote:I havn't done the auto to manual conversion, but does not sound that hard to me.
Don't even think about it....
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Re: Another 340 Drift Project

Post by jakz17 » 05 Jan 2017 09:49 pm

Wow one year later...

I've buy Antoine242 Volvo 340 and now that I've finally got my garage I have start to work on it :D

Somes pics:

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What I've done:

Oil change ( engine, gearbox & rear diff)
Oil Filter
Coolant
Carburator adjustement
Sparkplugs

I'm working on the air filter to fit a pod filter.

Plans:

Lowering
Wheels ( I have Intra T-Line 13's waiting but I can't fit them the back wheel stud are too short )

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