Anjo goes 343! the daily project

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by atroch » 25 Nov 2009 09:42 pm

trabitom99 wrote:you're not exactly "ruining a historic car" here ;-)
Yes you DO! :evil:



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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by volvodspec » 25 Nov 2009 09:42 pm

:lol:

if i had a '76er one with that kind of low chassis no, i'd probably make a 363CS replica of it, just to see the look on their faces :mrgreen:

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by volvosneverdie » 25 Nov 2009 09:44 pm

Agreed.
If you were putting a big fibreglass spoiler on the back, or riveting on box arches, I think itd be a shame. But your obviously a man commited to the cause of saving and improving 300s, so i recon people should pretty much stfu.

And thats all I have to say about that.
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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by Hell Driver » 25 Nov 2009 09:52 pm

It's a strange world, I'm going to try to get my 1980 343 back to look like yours... and yours is a starting point for your project!!! :lol: I must admit that I'd love to do some mods to mine, as it will be far from original anyway with all the rust etc. At the moment it's enough just to have a Mk1 in the drive again! Yours looks in great condition, good luck with the work.
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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by atroch » 25 Nov 2009 09:58 pm

Hell Driver wrote:It's a strange world, I'm going to try to get my 1980 343 back to look like yours...
Me to. I finished in the place when he starts ;)
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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by Hell Driver » 25 Nov 2009 09:59 pm

Now theres and idea, anyone got a V6 lying around doing nothing :D :o
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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by volvosneverdie » 25 Nov 2009 10:03 pm

atroch wrote:
Hell Driver wrote:It's a strange world, I'm going to try to get my 1980 343 back to look like yours...
Me to. I finished in the place when he starts ;)
No, your seats are a billion times better.
helldriver wrote:Now theres and idea, anyone got a V6 lying around doing nothing
and thats a Very good idea.
With a capital V.
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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by trabitom99 » 25 Nov 2009 10:21 pm

I read something the other day about a "1959 mini club" - for cars from tbe mini's first production year. Apparently, a kind of glass windscreen washer bottle, which is slightly smaller than the 1960 version, is particularly sought after. It's worth about 500 Euros, if you can find one. Also, members of that club fit a particular type of 1959 windscreen wiper to their cars, I forget the name of the manufacturer ...

That article amused me lots :-) But I can see the point of keeping really early, particularly rare cars (like the 76 343s) original.

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by shimon340 » 26 Nov 2009 01:04 am

lovely car! hope you enjoy it very much!

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by Jos360 » 26 Nov 2009 03:36 am

trabitom99 wrote:I read something the other day about a "1959 mini club" - for cars from tbe mini's first production year. Apparently, a kind of glass windscreen washer bottle, which is slightly smaller than the 1960 version, is particularly sought after. It's worth about 500 Euros, if you can find one. Also, members of that club fit a particular type of 1959 windscreen wiper to their cars, I forget the name of the manufacturer ...

That article amused me lots :-) But I can see the point of keeping really early, particularly rare cars (like the 76 343s) original.

Cheers

Tom
You never heard of the '76 wiper fluid container for a 343 that people threw away because it didn't work? At V3C, there is a guy that has been looking for that container for years and never found one. I think he has found one by now, but those things seem to be rare too ;)

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by trabitom99 » 26 Nov 2009 11:36 am

Jos360 wrote:You never heard of the '76 wiper fluid container for a 343 that people threw away because it didn't work? At V3C, there is a guy that has been looking for that container for years and never found one. I think he has found one by now, but those things seem to be rare too ;)
No, I didn't! Bt it doesn't surprise me though, everyone I've spoke to says Volvo threw the very first models onto the market far too quickly.

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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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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by volvodspec » 26 Nov 2009 07:30 pm

yes, the famous wiper fluid container! hahaha

well, maybe if i had the car collection that guy has, i'd probably do the same thing. (he owns a 76,77,78 and a 79 343 and a SHITLOAD of parts)

lucky for me this is "just" a 343DL from 1980, not a special/limited model or anything BUT STILL a 343, one of aprox 100 in Holland and this will be one of those cars that will be long lasting and around for the longer term. the biggerst part of the project will be doing that, making it last. and while i'm at it, i'll be modding it slightly making it totally "my" 343 :D .

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by bodejodel » 27 Nov 2009 01:26 pm

volvodspec wrote:haha, allready noticed a few guys at v3c not happy with the fact i'm not keeping it totally original.
That's what we Dutchies do: We wine... a lot... Some kind of useless research was published today:

http://www.metronieuws.nl/index.php?act ... &id=174889

In short: We are a very happy nation and that's why we whine about silly, unimportant, small things... :wink:
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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by volvodspec » 11 Dec 2009 02:46 pm

update spent some money. here some goodies:

2x headgasket kit, crankseals front + rear, sump gasket set, cyl bush gaskets
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brandnew waterpump incl housing and 2 new radiator hoses for the old style coolant system
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new B14 fuel pump and a set of brake caliper refurbishment kits
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and last but not least; a brandnew complete CVT clutch kit
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thanks Dafhobby!!

maybe i'll swap the headgasket tomorrow, depends on what happens tonight with the exhaust manifold of the 340 Turbo...

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Re: Anjo goes 343! the daily project

Post by trabitom99 » 11 Dec 2009 03:27 pm

volvodspec wrote:brandnew waterpump incl housing and 2 new radiator hoses for the old style coolant system
are you sticking with the old-style coolant system then?
volvodspec wrote:thanks Dafhobby!!
he's fantastic, always a pleasure to deal with them ;-)

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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