The Volvo 340 Project

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Re: my little project 340

Post by filthyjohn » 25 Nov 2010 07:13 am

Pics!
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
'62 amazon 2dr

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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 25 Nov 2010 10:10 am

of what theres not much to take of but ill get some as i like pictures as well :lol:
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Re: my little project 340

Post by filthyjohn » 25 Nov 2010 05:19 pm

Of mint inner wings, very rare!
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
'62 amazon 2dr

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340+ bmw 2.5 straight 6 haha

Post by mat_91 » 25 Nov 2010 06:25 pm

as requested and its got a tiny bit of surface rust on o/s but non on the n/s :mrgreen: :mrgreen: but nothing rely ive wire brushed it just need to under seal it with some good stuff to keep it that way to say ive chuffed is a under statement
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same story behind the bumper
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and look how far ive got to get that engine back :roll:
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Re: my little project 340

Post by filthyjohn » 25 Nov 2010 09:47 pm

mat_91 wrote:Image
:lol: Awesome. Gonna need one massive crowbar mate!
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
'62 amazon 2dr

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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 25 Nov 2010 11:00 pm

it will fit under a standard bonnet its got to come miles back and further down its gunna be a proper sleeper
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Re: my little project 340

Post by filthyjohn » 25 Nov 2010 11:43 pm

A mate has an E36 with this engine and it goes well. That weighs 1300kg though. 340pw
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
'62 amazon 2dr

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Re: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 25 Nov 2010 11:55 pm

yer thats what it came out of but to be honest its not going to be much little probably just over a tonne im not going on some mad weight loss diet ill just fit a turbo haha
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Re: my little project 340

Post by Ride_on » 26 Nov 2010 03:17 pm

Nice inners, I'm jealous I'm welding mine at the moment.

I also have some experience of the 2.5 straight 6, my partners 323i had one, but it is a detuned version apparently. My 940 Turbo could beat it in a straight line with standard boost (I even gave her time to get moving). The B230 has alot more torque, but there is nothing like the sound of those straight six's, the 325 version should be alot faster, but I suspect its not much better than a boosted B230 and heavier.

Couple of pointers;

6 litres of oil - if you want the best thats alot of Mobile 1!
Don't run it for a short time when cold, it will lose compression and be very very very difficult to start (I went through 2 batteries).
Water pump wear seems common.
Some years have a problem with engine wear, they used the wrong materials for a while.
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: my little project 340

Post by mat_91 » 26 Nov 2010 07:55 pm

yer i know about there problems and the oil made me laugh but never mind and this engine is a 2.5 so 190hp standard but should easily have 210 with a few little mods plus no turbo yet less bits to go wrong and this is what i rely wanted to get rid of is volvos wank drive chain set up for something that can take decent power/torque without worrying about things but i know what you say it would of been alot easier to fit a volvo lump but i like doing things different/stupid and it was stupidly cheap at the moment its only cost me 300 and theres only metal to by now so im thinking it should be in for less than 500 thats why iw anted to do it just a shed load of my time :lol:
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Ride_on » 06 Dec 2010 12:54 am

Not trying to pee on your parade, good luck!

Also again not trying to start an argument, but the 360 drive (not 340) will take about 250BHP, and the B230FT will go wrong ALOT less than any BMW engine. The turbo is a simple thing, and just needs an overhaul every 130K or so depending on boost, fairly easy to get 250BHP out of it without expensive mods.

I do appreciate the doing things differently thing, I'm the same, its not without pain!
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: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 06 Dec 2010 05:36 pm

yer i get what you mean it would be alot easier to go down that route but my thoughts are if im spending money on this then future proof it as i know 250 wont be enough i know they make good power but its 250bhp is the limit my set up has got scope for easy 450hp with out problems :D thats the main reason ive gone this stupid route it may be hard and stupid but thats the way i like it haha
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by theo2468 » 09 Dec 2010 06:57 pm

Hi mate, with the landy shocks what was it like for using it daily would it be annoyingly stiff?
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 09 Dec 2010 09:24 pm

you mean dampers lol sorry there not to bad rely i used mine for nearly a year with this setup with a stripped out interior and it never annoyed me but then i love my 340 and a drift car will never me a nice daily just summet you put up with :lol: 8)
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 31 Jan 2011 07:46 pm

well cant rely call this a update more of a wonder
ive had the rear axle off for ages mocking up another axle then deciding i want IRS so out with that lot and back on with the standard axle and this got me thinking what about flipping the leaf springs i heard people say it at gest so thought why not try it as i hadnt seen pics of anyone doing it so i did but to do this i had to turn the axle up side down because off clearance issues which messed up the tracking but its only to push it about so some proof PICS of flipped leaf springs and axle id say 2"-3" drop but no way you could drive it off side
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near side
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