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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 09/08/10 Turbo Manifold Finished

Post by Skidracer » 10 Aug 2010 12:20 pm

Oh mate, thats a mad looking thing you've got there. I can't wait to get back to the u.k, and actualy see it in real life. You're getting it ceramic coated I guess?

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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 09/08/10 Turbo Manifold Finished

Post by 340GLT » 10 Aug 2010 11:39 pm

About 2 years ago the handbrake handle gave up on me as it tore the bracket out of the tunnel, to get me by i riveted it back up to save having to strip the interior and weld it up. Today i got the chance to repair it as i was fitting the hydraulic handbrake anyway. I had cut a doner panel from a breaker a while back. I soon had that welded in and set to the hydraulic handbrake.
I made a plate with captive nuts, drilled the tunnel to sit the nuts down through and welded it up. I used the cobra seat to get the handbrake at a comfortable position.
I also modified the centre console to allow it to be retained.
The next big job is to fit the rollcage so i started out removing all the seam sealer and was pleased to see the shell had no hidden suprises. More to come tommorrow.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 10/08/10 Turbo Manifold Finished

Post by 340GLT » 18 Aug 2010 11:59 pm

I havent updated in a while as i have been doing the same job over and over. I'm going to be using a 960 expansion bottle on the car and managed to look up the part no for the bracket so i can spot that to the turret teh same as the 960. I have repaired the rust in the boot floor above the handbrake cable bracket. I have nearly finished installing all the boxes for the cage. And have repaired the areas below the seatbelt real mounting position.
I wasnt expecting the rear arches to be as bad as that, i assumed the panels had been sweating to cause the little holes in the boot. Oh well it will all get repaired.
The cage has given me quite a bit of grief to get it all aligned, especially as i was expecting the main roll hoop to be vertical to the floor but it is designed to follow the B pillar so has a bit of lean to it.
I should get the cage complete and hopefully the dash modified tommorrow.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 19/08/10 Turbo Manifold Finished

Post by Chris_C » 19 Aug 2010 01:04 am

That looks familar...

Every single place the same as Fake dude. Well done on getting it sorted.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 19/08/10 Turbo Manifold Finished

Post by 340GLT » 24 Aug 2010 12:06 pm

Cage is finally all in and dash has been cut to suit, so that can no go off to be flocked. Cage fits really well around all the door shuts and i can retain all the pillar trims which i wanted to do. That is partly why the cage has taken so long to fit. Although i lose the outer vents. So i relocated teh boost gauge.
My 960 manifold also turned up so i cut that down to 5 clylinders and will make my manifold off that.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 19/08/10 Turbo Manifold Finished

Post by volvodspec » 24 Aug 2010 03:45 pm

340GLT wrote:dash has been cut to suit, so that can no go off to be flocked.
hahahaha; you only just beat me to it :lol: what a coinsidence. i've been walking around with the idea for a while and decided for it about a month ago; thinking i would be the only one with a flocked dash in a 300 :lol: :lol:

looking great as allways, keep it up!

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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 24/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by Chris_C » 24 Aug 2010 04:05 pm

It's been on the cards for Fake too, the only reason it's not done is I need to get my cage in too :lol:

I've promised myself no cage until I have a second car on the road though :(
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 24/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by sven360 » 24 Aug 2010 10:20 pm

No need for photos,then.

Looks like fun.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 24/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by 340GLT » 25 Aug 2010 12:37 am

sven360 wrote:No need for photos,then.

Looks like fun.
Yeh I got there in the end, thanks though.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 24/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by 340GLT » 30 Aug 2010 01:17 am

Well i have been receiving lots of little parcels in the post!!!! :D I have bought a .63 housing to suit a GT35 wheel which will make the turbo more usable. And 3" V band kit to use with.
I have also switched the thermostat housing to a 2001 onwards one to gain some engine bay space. and Manifold space.
I was trying to gain some more space by switching in different PAS pumps and in doing so found that when i removed the resevoir from the 850 one it looked nealry identical to an S40 T4 one which it turned out to be made from the same pump casting. So if anyone is having the problem of the resevoir on teh 850 pump catching the end of an ME7 manifold switch in an S40 pump.
I also finished up the intercooler and radiator mount brackets. And switched a HID kit into the headlights which works amazingly well with full switched hi/lo beams.
I had to remove the smoothed tailgate from its storage place so while i did i tried it on the car and drilled it for the spoiler. It should look good all smooth.
I bought a slab of 6082 to make my adapter plate too so tha has gone off to be machined.
Thats all for now.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 29/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by V6 Man » 30 Aug 2010 09:22 am

Be absolutely sure that the S40's PAS pump fits properly.

Don't forget that Foggy used a 960's pump on his S70 because it looked almost identical. Unfortunately the pulley didn't quite line up the rest of the pulleys and so it threw the belt, twisted the pump, poured ATF over the timing belt which then lunched itself and his valves about a week later.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 29/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by 340GLT » 30 Aug 2010 09:39 am

I acurately measured the belt offset to check. I will be running an electric pump anyway.
Adam
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 29/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by mat_91 » 30 Aug 2010 05:51 pm

cool work but i hope you realise that the hid kit is illegal as its not self levelling so will blind anyone coming along
good work anyway
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 29/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by 340GLT » 31 Aug 2010 12:31 am

Technically yes it is, however the headlight has to have a self leveling function not the bulb having a self leveling function. I havent gone for a bright kit and the MOT guy i have spoke to said he will pass it providing we can get a good pattern.
But yes i know its technically illegal.
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Re: Volvo 340R EVO 3 Update 29/08/10 Rollcage in, dash cut..

Post by magnumpi » 31 Aug 2010 05:50 pm

I was just wondering to myself last night how you are getting on with the Volvette (you can have that one) :D

As per always your work looks great and with the cage installed, and you plugging away on the engine swap i'm sure it won't take you long to get it rolling.
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