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MikeySuds
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Hello and Few questions ??

Post by MikeySuds » 16 Jul 2013 09:39 pm

Hi guys I'm new to this Volvo world and just got a few questions for you 340 boffins ..... If a ford man through and through but lately came into ownership of a E reg 340. now the questons im thinking MOT her or just have for playing in the fields :D Being RWD im just wanting to know whaqt u guys do LSD or Weld the diff ? engine are twin 40's ever a done thing etc etc any info much appreciated cheers sm4

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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by classicswede » 16 Jul 2013 10:18 pm

If you have been into F@#ds then you will be surprised how much better to start with the Volvo is.

There is development in an LSD, but for drifting welding the diff is the way to do it.

What engine do you have 1.4 or 1.7?

What is your goal for the car, fast road, rally, drift, track or shopping trolley?
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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by MikeySuds » 17 Jul 2013 12:22 pm

mmmh dunno about how much better lol

Basically where I stand is gona be taken my cossy off the road for the winter and the 340 poped up proper cheap like £80 cheap with a full tank of petrol ! old laddie was going to be scrapping it as she was giving up n driving haha so thot it myt be a fun wee car for playing with / being a menace and saved it from the crusher !

Its the 1.7 its a Renault engine tho isn't it ?

was worried didna know how well half shafts would hold up if I welded the diff ? also how strongs the props ?

is there manifolds for 40's out there ?

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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by classicswede » 17 Jul 2013 07:27 pm

Props are the weak link. To give the prop the best chance you need to make sure both the engine and gearbox mounts are in the very best shape.

I can do the manifolds for the 1.7 but they are to order only as they are not a common seller.

The engine is Renault and gives the option of changing to the 2ltr 8 or going 16 valve in either 1.8 or 2ltr version.
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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by MikeySuds » 18 Jul 2013 11:23 pm

Aw ryt cheers ill keep that in mind how does the 1.7 8v perform ? are they as door as dish water or will they stand a bit off punishment and revs ? haven't had the chance to play with it on the hard yet :?

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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by classicswede » 19 Jul 2013 10:26 am

To be fair they do rev fairly well and are pretty strong. There some hotter cams available, or you could drop in a formula Renault engine!
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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by MikeySuds » 25 Jul 2013 06:50 pm

Success she pasted the MoT could be the cheapest 340 ever :D Placed a order with ya aswell for blocks and springs shes way too high in standard trim haha :340:

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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by latackas » 18 Oct 2013 06:42 am

Hey guys. Dont want to do new topic so i ask here. Will 340 1.4 whould be enough to lear drift in the snow? Or im better of searching 360 or 340 1.7? :340:

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Re: Hello and Few questions ??

Post by classicswede » 18 Oct 2013 08:31 am

There are a few guys drifting 1.4's but the 360 is a better base to start with.
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