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Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by volvodspec » 13 Nov 2009 06:50 pm

a 1980 343 DL to be exact!

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my trusty old red 340 CVT is slowly eaten away by the rustdemon, not too hard to fix if you think of it, but along with the dents and additional holes it will cost a load of bodywork and a new paintjob to restore, the car to me just isn't worth all the time, money and efford needed for that so that's why i decided to give up on it and look for a really neat older car for my fathers daily use (3 times a week 6miles on 40mph roads).

so here it is, the 343DL!. i've worked on a lot of 343 and 345's and somehow, the oldskool nose always puts a smile on my face. the car was imported from Belgium in 2005 and since 2008 owned by pistonpen paultje, known on here too. allways parked indoors and the body shows that, it's very solid!

it will turn into a project because i am gonna change a lot about it; all the suspension/drivetrain/engine parts from the 340 will be completely refurbished and repainted / powdercoated like it's brandnew. engine will become a fully converted b14.4e (incl renix, front engine mounts, manifolds + downpipe, carb) i am planning to convert it to new style b14 cooling system but that's one thing that's not 100% sure yet.

besides a completely new undercarriage the exterior will be slightly pimped, he's allready rolling on the very cool 14" leo's (will be refurbished + powdercoated too) and has mudflaps. besides that i'll put a DLS/GLS bonnet (bumpy bonnet :D ) on it, and the rear spoiler made for this bootlid. allready have a rear window louvre to fit this window too. a frontspoiler for this model is hard to get but i am planning to search for one.

on the interior its very blueeeee but with this black dash a full leather interior, a black floorcarpet, black leather doorcards and a black leather luisi sports steering wheel incl R-sport hub will be a true pimp and a really good interior match.

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oh yes, one small thing to sort before i start driving it :wink:

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blown headgasket :lol: this B14.1E will need Euro 98 + lead additive, i have a B14.4E cylinder head lying around so while i'm at it i am planning to swap the entire head wich will make it able to run on normal 95 unleaded. just have to look into some documentation first since they messed around with the compression ratio on the early models...

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by Speedy88 » 13 Nov 2009 07:21 pm

sweeeeet. Can't wait to see more of this car :D
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Post by volvosneverdie » 13 Nov 2009 07:56 pm

OOOOoooooooooooooooooooh.
Sexycar!
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Post by SteveP » 13 Nov 2009 11:31 pm

Very nice car! :D
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Post by volvosneverdie » 13 Nov 2009 11:45 pm

SteveP wrote:Very nice car! :D
Very very nice car!
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Post by Edcase 300 » 14 Nov 2009 10:41 am

Gorgeous Vehicle Man :D
F reg Volvo 360 GLT 118k miles (My first car) RIP
G reg Volvo 340 1.7 122k miles (Started my Interest in Volvo 300s) RIP
Currently Driving a Citroen AX 1.0 'Eco-Box Stopgap' :-i
One Day... Volvo 360 Turbo ;-)

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Post by MCHUDD » 14 Nov 2009 11:30 am

Hi mate .
Cann't wait to see the end result of this.Lovely car. Good luck.
Cheers Mark. sm4

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Post by volvodspec » 14 Nov 2009 04:01 pm

cheers guys :D

just completed a small search in the books, only differenze in sizing is that the B14.1E head has a 9,5:1CR vs the 9,25:1 of the B14.4E, small difference that doesn;t matter, i do know that the ports are slightly different but that should give a slight improvement since i'm placing the .4E head.

big plus is the hardened valve seats of the B14.4E giving the advantage of running on unleaded. it has been tweeked for 98 + lead additive atm giving the fuel a rough octane level of 100. might have to adjust the ignition timing slightly to keep the engine running properly on 95 unleaded but that will be a 10min fix. all by all it should be ready to drive in a week or 2, i'm a little short on time atm :lol:

i did notice that the clutch is engaged at a way too high rpm and there is play on the selector leaver, so i have a few things to do allready :wink:

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Post by trabitom99 » 14 Nov 2009 07:56 pm

I remember drooling over that when Paul still had it ;-) One of the most rust-free Mk1s I've ever seen.

I'm intruiged by your B14.1 --> B14.4 modifications, look forward to your updates ...

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 volvodspec » 16 Nov 2009 06:40 pm

here you are Tom:

what 3 litres of diesel, a few brushes and a special pneumatic airtool can do:

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result of diesel + brush (difference left - right)

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and after some more diesel and a go with the pneumatic tool:

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the pneumatic airtool is a rotating cutter, it was equipped with a special brush for aluminium. this makes it get all the dirt off the aluminium, without damaging/scratching it! came in very handy actually :D

i did had a little trouble at the pushrod end of the head, the handheld tool flew off the head a few times. this evening i'll span it into the milling machine and redo the magic brush work. it will be a better result if head + brush are firmly in place (and X and Y movement is more accurate without Z movement interfearrence!!!)

all that's left now after this is a few hours of time, a headgasket, a manifold gasket, a waterpump gasket and a manifold>exhaust gasket to get the 343 back on the road! (for now :D :D )

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Post by atroch » 25 Nov 2009 08:39 pm

volvodspec wrote:a 1980 343 DL to be exact!
Wow! Great! Make a photo of dashboard please!! :) This is exactly the same as mine!
volvodspec wrote: the car was imported from Belgium in 2005 and since 2008 owned by pistonpen paultje, known on here too. allways parked indoors and the body shows that, it's very solid!
I wish I bought it myself :twisted: .... and have two of them.
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Post by trabitom99 » 25 Nov 2009 09:07 pm

Wow, that's quick, clean work Anjo. I'm reminded of Mac's recent thread :-)

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
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360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 226000kms 1988

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Post by volvosneverdie » 25 Nov 2009 09:21 pm

Im pretty sure 'Anjo' is actually Dutch for 'Clean' now.

Nothing he owns has any dirt left after about one week of ownership. :lol:
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Post by volvodspec » 25 Nov 2009 09:23 pm

haha, allready noticed a few guys at v3c not happy with the fact i'm not keeping it totally original.
but, like the 340Turbo; this is also a car that i'm never intending to sell, so why not make the car totally to my taste, needs and standards and have it the way i want it to be, it's the end result that counts :D

unfortunatly for the car i haven't worked on it any further, the 340 turbo needs some work first and my spare time is a bit gone atm :(

but, the project will go fast once i get going :D

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Post by trabitom99 » 25 Nov 2009 09:40 pm

volvodspec wrote:haha, allready noticed a few guys at v3c not happy with the fact i'm not keeping it totally original.
Hm, if it was a 1976 car, chassis number 000009 or something, than I'd agree. But your modifications are very subtle, you're not exactly "ruining a historic car" here ;-)

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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