The Volvo 340 Project

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mat_91
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 01 Feb 2011 05:06 pm

oops missed this crucial photo
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by valdemaras » 01 Feb 2011 05:26 pm

mat_91 wrote:oops missed this crucial photo
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and how the car will handle on the road with this modification?
'86 340 1.4 sold
'92 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.3 sold
'92 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 scraped

'86 360 GLT 2.0i

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 01 Feb 2011 07:55 pm

if you READ my post correctly is was done as a what if thing
i did say that there was no way you could drive this
tbh i did expect some one to say this
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Feb 2011 08:07 pm

Let him off bud, he's Lithuanian :lol:
'88 340 Williams (Sold)
'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
'77 Colt Sigma
'96 940 Drift project

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by valdemaras » 01 Feb 2011 08:31 pm

Sorry , my mistake :oops:
I've missed that line of what if...
Speedy88 wrote:Let him off bud, he's Lithuanian :lol:
and what do have in mind by that?
'86 340 1.4 sold
'92 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.3 sold
'92 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 scraped

'86 360 GLT 2.0i

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Feb 2011 09:46 pm

I mean he should go easy on you as you may not understand his original post.
'88 340 Williams (Sold)
'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
'77 Colt Sigma
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by valdemaras » 01 Feb 2011 10:17 pm

I understand everything, it's just my bad that i took a quick look at this thread :roll:
'86 340 1.4 sold
'92 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.3 sold
'92 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 scraped

'86 360 GLT 2.0i

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Feb 2011 10:46 pm

Fair enough, I'll be sure not to defend anyone in future sm6
'88 340 Williams (Sold)
'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
'77 Colt Sigma
'96 940 Drift project

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 06 Sep 2011 10:35 pm

rigth fellas little update thought id let you know its not forgoten just rapped up nicely out the way
at the moment student money wont allow car building :( and the fact my garage has fell down :cry: well we've had it 20+yrs and it was old site huts before that not bad for wood i spouse
but anyway volvo wise the bmw engine is gone (stupid idea) it would off messed up the handling to much and a replacement is planned and lots more little things that i dont want to say before i start building as its all very much in the air design wise, but it will be diesel thats all i can say :D
thanks for your penitence 340pw
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Speedy88 » 06 Sep 2011 11:45 pm

Sweet. Black muck ftw 340pw
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'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by foggyjames » 08 Sep 2011 10:57 pm

Glad to see ze Germans have been sent packing! sm56 Just kidding...looked interesting!

VW 1.9? Solid engine...that mated to a 360 drivetrain (easy install) should be pretty solid, and they make lots of power easily.

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'89 740 Turbo Intercooler
'88 360 Turbo Intercooler
'85 360 GLT
'81 343 GLS R-Sport
'79 343 DL
'70 164
...and some modern FWD nonsense to get me to work...

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 09 Sep 2011 11:31 am

didnt know the vw bolts up to a 360 bell housing :lol:
and know i am working around another engine and gearbox conversion at the mo :mrgreen:
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by Speedy88 » 09 Sep 2011 03:19 pm

foggyjames wrote: VW 1.9? Solid engine...that mated to a 360 drivetrain (easy install) should be pretty solid, and they make lots of power easily.
Which engine is this? The one found in mid 90s passats?
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'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by foggyjames » 09 Sep 2011 11:45 pm

No, it doesn't...sorry...wasn't too clear on that point...you'd need to make an adaptor. But the 360 drivetrain would take the torques one of those things delivers (in vaguely stock form, anyway). A bellhousing adaptor is a lot less radical than shoehorning in a different drivetrain.

The engine in question is fitted to almost everything they made between about 1993 and...er...last year? Older ones have less electronics. They're hilariously tiny...here's one in a 240...
http://picasaweb.google.com/11595184028 ... 0110392290

cheers

James
VOC 300-series Register Keeper
'89 740 Turbo Intercooler
'88 360 Turbo Intercooler
'85 360 GLT
'81 343 GLS R-Sport
'79 343 DL
'70 164
...and some modern FWD nonsense to get me to work...

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Re: 340 and BMW 2.5 straight 6

Post by mat_91 » 11 Sep 2011 10:04 pm

i didnt think it would be that easy it never is :lol: and dam it they are Rather small and more info on that 240
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