My 360 Story

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trabitom99
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by trabitom99 » 20 Jun 2014 09:48 pm

Great Morris Minor, but the 360 is superb :-) I love the chrome und the veloouuuur ...

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
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 226000kms 1988

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Update

Post by 360RED » 08 Aug 2015 07:14 pm

Hi all (who are interested),

Just an update as i haven't posted on here for a while! The volvo has undergone some major cleaning; exterior, interior and the engine bay to bring it to a decent condition. This, done by me, was a pretty lengthy task :lol: The carb has been tweaked, some idling problems resolved, and some nice leos put on! Next steps (with limited money) include: fitting some polyurethane bushes, installing a performance air filter, shedding some weight, a brake overhaul and possibly an exhaust upgrade (at the risk of being a yob). Just a quick pic below :D
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Till the next update,

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Re: My 360 Story

Post by 360beast » 09 Aug 2015 06:02 pm

Damn that's gorgeous, one of my favourite 300s on here.

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Re: My 360 Story

Post by SteveP » 10 Aug 2015 06:13 pm

At the risk of sounding old, don't bother shedding the weight - they're not heavy cars and you'd sacrifice some of the comfort/refinement for pretty unnoticeable gains. Looks lovely though!
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by 360RED » 10 Aug 2015 08:05 pm

SteveP wrote:At the risk of sounding old, don't bother shedding the weight - they're not heavy cars and you'd sacrifice some of the comfort/refinement for pretty unnoticeable gains. Looks lovely though!
You've got a fair point Steve, trying to keep it as stock as possible, wouldn't dream of changing anything drastically! Thanks for the appreciation guys :)
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by GLEn » 10 Aug 2015 09:19 pm

Great car in great condition!

Mine got some patina over the years.
Keep up the good work.

Greetings Dirk
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'84 360 GLE 4-d sedan
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by 360RED » 11 Aug 2015 10:08 am

Nice pic Dirk!

Nothing a little respray cant solve, looks very smart in grey/silver! Cheers :)
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by 360RED » 20 Jun 2017 07:34 pm

Update: After owning & using the car for the past few years and spending quite a bit on the maintenance it is now sold! Will miss the car a lot, a joy to drive with lots of character! Will be watching the forum and Facebook to see what the new owner has in store for it :D
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by GLEn » 01 May 2019 11:12 am

It's obious: It's been such a long time, since I've been here last time... :oops:
Time went by so quick...

Sad to hear, the car is sold - but mine isn't. :D
Actually I did a little respray and the car has now 294.000km on the clock.
... and I'm far from selling it... :wink:

340pw
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Re: My 360 Story

Post by bogbasic » 01 May 2019 03:23 pm

Epic work.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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