New Member: Canberra, Australia.....

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Alvo360
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New Member: Canberra, Australia.....

Post by Alvo360 » 25 Feb 2018 03:09 am

Hi Gang,
My name is Alex. I have been a long-time-listener/reader/300mania is dominating my google search results/first-time-caller. I'm a new member from Australia. I have an unhealthy obsession with volvo's and am on my fifth 360 GLT and currently own three (running low on space). It's nice to finally be a part of the team and I hope that someday soon we can all kick Arse and chew bubblegum together sm4

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Post by 360beast » 25 Feb 2018 09:09 am

5 360's!

I like you, you can stay.

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Post by MCHUDD » 25 Feb 2018 10:17 am

Five!!!!!!!!. Thats just pure greed mate.
Good luck and welcome.
sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4

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Post by Alvo360 » 25 Feb 2018 11:04 am

Yes, 5 :D It all began 4 years ago when I bought my first immaculate and origional 360GLT. It was clearly a match made in heaven, until... A red-light-running maniac :twisted: made light work of us both. Since then I have been collecting them at every opportunity and in any condition (as they are quite rare in Aus). I intend to to have one converted to a coffin, for when I die. After some extensive rust treatment, of course :lol:

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Post by bogbasic » 25 Feb 2018 03:39 pm

Awesome work. Keep it up.
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Post by Logan360 » 26 Feb 2018 06:06 am

I started 9 years ago with my first 360, im on number 1, 10 and 12. Just a warning as to what may happen ;) but yes welcome from across the ditch mate. Need any parts let me know :)
Own:
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R
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94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
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Post by Alvo360 » 26 Feb 2018 09:44 am

Hey Logan,
HAHA yeah, I was starting to notice that I had an obsession with them. I dont even know if there is 12 360's left in AUS.

What kind of parts could you get? I was chasing a 3 post rear wing... and a b234F haha. I have a complete donor car and a cupboard full of spares, but its always nice to know that I may have a few options. Most Auto parts places in Australia dont even recognise the volvo 360. You most likely already know, but Aus only got the 360's (84-88>?) with the 2.0l B19E or B200e. Are these engines actually identical? I was under the impression they were...

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Post by 360beast » 26 Feb 2018 01:58 pm

B19e has a silver rocker cover, lower compression, higher friction but forged internals.

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Post by Logan360 » 27 Feb 2018 03:22 am

I thought it was only the 23ET that was forged? And in my experience mark 3, so late 86 and up for us, are 200E. The spoiler in question is standard on mark 3 GLTs, i have 3 spare, but i imagine shipping wouldnt be cheap.

There are some differences eg the 19 is pushrod rather than the B200s sohc
I also have a 234 sitting in the shed that im just holding on to for now.

Are your aerials on the roof?
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86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R
Mazda Familia

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
84 Toyota corona

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Post by SteveP » 27 Feb 2018 10:18 am

B19E doesn't have any forged internals, it also has a higher compression ratio than a B200. B19 is NOT pushrod :!: .... it also has a single overhead cam.

Essentially the B200 is just a slightly modernised design of the B19.
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Post by 360beast » 27 Feb 2018 02:40 pm

I thought all the older ones had forged internals?

What is the compression of a b19e then? My 86 B200E is 10:1 I thought they were lower? My 84 B19A I sold had a compression of 8.5:1.

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Post by SteveP » 28 Feb 2018 09:49 am

No I believe only the B23ET ever had forged internals.

You're right - I'm totally wrong about the compression ratio though! I think I was confusing the fact that early B200's are high compression and assumed the B19's were higher still. Later B200's have a lower compression ratio after '87 (but still higher than the B19 by the looks of things!).
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Post by classicswede » 02 Mar 2018 10:18 pm

If you can count how many you have you don't have enough :lol: :lol:
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Post by Logan360 » 06 Mar 2018 09:57 am

^^^^ this
Own:
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R
Mazda Familia

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
84 Toyota corona

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