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What would you do with a brand new R-sport kit, stripes included?

Install it on a 1981 or 1982 343/345 GLS with B19A, as it was supposed to be!
4
25%
Install it on a 1983 / 1984 360 GLS with B19A
5
31%
Install it on a 1985+ 360 GLS with B200K
1
6%
Install it on a 1983 / 1984 360 GLT with B19E instead of the injection
0
No votes
Install it on a 1985+ 360 GLT with B200E instead of the injection
2
13%
Give it for free for Foggyjames for his 343 GLS project :-)
0
No votes
Let it stay on a shelf for the future :-)
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

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Genuine R-sport kit

Post by Duvel78 » 24 May 2013 03:23 pm

You can say it, I'm quite lucky the last weeks :D Just found in Belgium a new R-Sport kit with all the badges and stripes, I just want to have your idea's with this little poll... Thanks for answering!
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by trabitom99 » 24 May 2013 04:27 pm

Hang on, you forgot the option "give it to trabitom for free, for his 1982 343 DLS" ;-) The R-Sport kit is probably the only easy way to get more power out of it, and get it past the TÜV without any niggles.

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343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
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360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
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Post by Logan360 » 24 May 2013 05:37 pm

You also forgot the "send it to fabricater to get replica's made Der the whole world" option. i would very much like to get one in nz.
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Post by Chris_C » 24 May 2013 06:03 pm

Photos of contents would be interesting, from memory it was just twin solexs with manifold and an exhaust on top of the pretty stickers?
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Post by V6 Man » 24 May 2013 08:34 pm

Didn't it come with a new cam as well?
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Post by Duvel78 » 24 May 2013 08:45 pm

True Rupert! K cam included... I'll take pictures of all the elements when I collect it.

There is an extra electric fan too, another brake fluid holder etc... SEXY stripes :D
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
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Post by classicswede » 24 May 2013 09:10 pm

sm71

Lots of photos needed :D

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Post by SteveP » 25 May 2013 09:32 am

I'll go for an 83/84 GLS with a b19A (or swap it for a b21a/b23a). If you can't find that though, the B200K in a GLS would also be fine ;) Failing that sell it to me :lol: I wouldn't bother installing it on an injected car, it just doesn't seem 'right'
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Post by Fuse » 26 May 2013 12:31 pm

Nice find!

I'll vote 1981 or 1982 343/345 OR 1983 / 1984 360 GLS with B19A, but preferrably with a B23 bottom end and carbs re-jetted to suit the increased displacement. ;) It doesn't sound much but the extra ~0,3 litres does make a difference even in the stock form. Even more with a nice exhaust system and some head work. :-P


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Post by Duvel78 » 28 May 2013 10:31 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the interesting feedback!

Damn, I'm already looking for a nice 1982 GLS to put the kit on. Not really easy to find but I'm sure it's possible. Sweden and Finland are interesting countries for that version! But more rust too...

I'll take pictures of the kit. The stripes are for the "all white" version, with white bumpers and alloys... To be honest, I'm not a big fan of it, but In theory I could make a reproduction of it.

What's the difference between the 1982 343 DLS and GLS? Tinted glass I've seeen, more things?

Cheers
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by trabitom99 » 29 May 2013 07:47 am

Duvel78 wrote:What's the difference between the 1982 343 DLS and GLS? Tinted glass I've seeen, more things?
No popout rear windows, no chrome on bumpers and grille, no rear armrest, maybe different seat trim, less metallic colours available? I'll have a look when I get home.

Cheers

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343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 226000kms 1988

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Post by Duvel78 » 29 May 2013 04:06 pm

Great Tom, thanks!

Most of the genuine R-Sport are 345/345 GLS models, the "all white" version in Belgium (1982) is definitely a DLS, I don't know why they did that... I'm very curious to learn more about those DLS / GLS versions.

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Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
Dad's cars: '87 340 vario, '89 340 vario
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by trabitom99 » 29 May 2013 05:39 pm

Just looked it up, '82 DLS cars also had 175 tyres rather than 185 width tyres. Still not sure about whether the colours and trim were DLS/GLS specific though.

There's some more DLS/GLS related info in the thread on my car:
http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... f=2&t=9056&

Regarding the R-Sports:
the German '81 Mk1 brochure shows the R-Sport being a DLS, but the cars the press got (and many surviving R-Sports) were GLS models.
the '82 Mk2 stuff I have shows the cars as being both DLS (Belgium) and GLS (Austria).

I guess the DLS may have been a better base as it had less chrome, but TBH the differences are so small they may not have been that strict in which trim versions were sold as R-Sports?

I'm in contact with the guy who bought, and is restoring this car:
http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... =2&t=10352

He put in a lot of work trying to find out whether the car really left the factory like that, or whether the R-Sport kit was fitted later. Both is possible, but Volvo Germany hasn't been any help at all unfortunately ...

Cheers

Tom
343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 226000kms 1988

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Post by Chris_C » 29 May 2013 05:46 pm

Duvel78 wrote:Most of the genuine R-Sport are 345/345 GLS models, the "all white" version in Belgium (1982) is definitely a DLS, I don't know why they did that... I'm very curious to learn more about those DLS / GLS versions.
Less heavies in the DLS. If Volvo were aiming at a clubman style rally car (it's about the right time for it) it'd have been along the lines of the 205/106 Rallye editions, which are about as stripped of fun toys as you can get.
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Re: Genuine R-sport kit

Post by volvodspec » 29 May 2013 10:08 pm

this kind of stuff is impossible to do on a conveyor belt assembly structure inbetween normaal production. it takes much more time setting up a B19A on twin solex then on a single stromberg and it is simply impossible to cope with that.. factory R-sports were newly bought cars that were converted at a dealer using the R-sport kit including numbered badges.

as an allround assembly mechanic/engineer for a manufacturer of special vehicles i do know what i'm talking about, i can't see any way a single factory would do such a thing for 100 vehicles as the clock simply keeps ticking yet alone for it happening in the early eighties.. R-sports take much more time than regular vehicles to build and it just doesn't fit in a regular assembly line.

and offcourse, you can produce a limitied supply of factory "quick" 300's, you still need to sell them! selling them on order and dealing with it through the dealer (while buying a std white painted car to convert) seems much easier; we do it the same way these days, on a different scale.

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