Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 29 Jan 2013 12:00 am

jon-ovlov wrote:Looking goooooood! Always liked the yellow headlights on 300s. Not sure I've got the guts to do mine though. I do have a lot of yellow tint left though, and spare glass . . . .
Thanks I love the look of the yellow. Think you should, can always rip it off ;)

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 05 Jun 2013 06:59 pm

Haven't posted in a while so here it goes… SInce last time i haven't done loads to the car just a few things and I've put the bucket seats in etc.
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I just bolted them to the original floor holes using the cobra side mounts and the seat was in the same position as the original one. Just waiting on the harnesses to turn up and it should be looking good inside.

Haven't done anything else much just a few pics of the car…
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Ohh and i also picked up a cheap clio 172 engine that i was going to attempt to fit but have now changed my mind as they're too much hassle and I'm going to pick up a f7p in a week or so and then I'm going to be starting that which should be eventful! Heres the f4 engine which is also for sale if anyone wants it!
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 19 Jul 2013 10:17 pm

Rough running b172k engine… Problems fixed throughout

Had some engine problems on the 172k engine recently, started with some rough running, poor idling and cutting out. When i took the carb apart i found a return jet pipe fallen off in the float chamber, a cracked gasket on the bottom of the carb and a few other little problems. After talking to Mac from the forum i got a new gasket, new rotor arm and dizzy cap to go with it as i was sure this was at least part of the problem.

So after fitting these parts the engine was smoother but down quite considerably on power at top end and it felt like it was being starved of fuel at high rpm so i took it apart again to see what i could find. I reset the idling screw and the CO screw to get the correct mixture at low end. I also then found i had a sticking throttle cable and choke cable which was over riding the idle screw and messing with the mixture at high end rpm by the choke sticking.

After loosening these off and greasing them i put everything back together again! Then i correctly reset both the idle screw and the CO screw. Once i done this i drove it again and it felt a lot better! At high end i felt i had the power back again and it was a lot smoother. As well as this the idle was no longer erratic and it was also smoother.

These problems started by the car jolting and cutting out when driving along normally under normal load. I first thought this was fuelling problems and i possibly had a blockage however it turned out to be an air leak from the cracked gasket and a weak mixture/spark from the rotor arm.

Hope this helps anyone having problems with the B172k engine

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 02 Oct 2013 12:16 pm

Update… Just some pictures of some things since last time.
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Harnesses
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Bought a flocked dash and got fitted it, really does change the entire look of the inside…
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More to follow!…..

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 02 Oct 2013 12:26 pm

Following on…

I have also fitted a few electrical upgrades; Electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking with fob, ambient temp gauge, clock etc..
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Was able to get the original switches for the windows and the mirrors which just slots in
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The ambient temp gauge, just have to fit the probe in the bumper trumpet

And now just a few pics of the car; will get some more pics soon, should also be picking up the centre console gauges.
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More to come soon,
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Chris_C » 02 Oct 2013 01:16 pm

Inside looks well done, not a ridiculous level of stripped but a purposeful car that can be used.

I keep thinking about a flocked dash, but given most of my events are night based it's more just for rally pimpness. Looking at that, I might have too soon!
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 02 Oct 2013 01:47 pm

Thanks, and no this is still my daily so its not majorly stripped :lol: I've always wanted a flocked dash, think they really do make the inside of the car look a thousand times better. Real life it looks a lot better. And yeah being able to feel the fluffy dash it a bonus :wink:

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Nimminz » 05 Oct 2013 05:03 pm

Where did you mount the rearward part of the harnesses to?
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 06 Oct 2013 10:57 am

Nimminz wrote:Where did you mount the rearward part of the harnesses to?
Eye bolt in the original seat belt holes in the floor wherethe back seatbelts would be. Then the luke harnesses clip on and off the eyebolt

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Mcglone7 » 06 Oct 2013 06:35 pm

Like your build man. Looks real clean. From Dartford? do you head over to lakeside much?

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by SteveP » 07 Oct 2013 06:07 pm

Flocked dash looks amazing. Very clean car!
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 10 Oct 2013 10:20 am

Mcglone7 wrote:Like your build man. Looks real clean. From Dartford? do you head over to lakeside much?
Thanks man, i used to yeah. Not so much now tho haha

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Mcglone7 » 10 Oct 2013 01:23 pm

Benfraser wrote:
Mcglone7 wrote:Like your build man. Looks real clean. From Dartford? do you head over to lakeside much?
Thanks man, i used to yeah. Not so much now tho haha

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I thought I seen your car over there a few months back. Yeah, now too many police there. I don't want them trying to find something wrong with my Volvo haha.

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 10 Oct 2013 08:53 pm

Yeah i used to go quite a bit a few months back, just it went downhill just recently lol

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 22 Oct 2013 12:33 pm

Thought id post this about some engine problems and rough running i had previously which could help some people out in the future.

The first problem was when turning (right in particular) the car would bog out and start to not rev and nearly cut out. This would also happen when braking, and the harder you braked the worse it was, to the extent it would cut out sometimes if braking hard! After some digging through the carb and looking to see what i could find i came up with a few things it could possibly be. The float was my main suspicion as Mac told me they are known to go pours and absorb fuel. I took the float off and weighed it comparing it to the original spec sheet on the forum for the 340. The floats supposed to weigh 6 grams give or take 1 gram. Mine weighed 17 grams. Bought a new float from Southern Carburettors in Crawley for about £20 and this solved all these issues. Thought this could be helpful for anyone having similar issues.

A few weeks later started having a few running issues and found an air leak at the base of the carb where one of the bolts wouldn't tighten into the manifold properly. By this time i was loosing motivation for it and ended up taking it to a mates volvo specialist garage who knows about 340's and they regularly break them. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the south. The garage is in Plumstead and is called J.C garage. They swapped over a whole new carb, inlet and exhaust manifold as the carb had serious running problems further inside. The car is now running perfect and couldn't of asked for a better job!

This is just to help anyone out having problems.

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