360 carby fuel supply

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 30 Nov 2020 02:20 am

Another 3 days and its holding up nicely. Battery re-charged for Tuesday.

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Hope this bodes well.
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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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by SteveP » 30 Nov 2020 10:56 pm

Good sign!
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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 02 Dec 2020 10:23 pm

Right, bits of news. There was a big drop in the fuel level over the last couple of days...

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... worrying, but the car started, which is good, so took it for a drive but after 30 min the ignition just died ;-0 arf (not on a main road, thankfully). It was a case of wiggling the connections on the back of the fuse box, so we are back in that game again. Will need to remove the fusebox and clean the connections, etc. The new rear exhaust section is knocking like the clappers so that will need removing, hammering in and refitting. The renix 407 seems good but the idle speed is not right (1100) so that will need a look at, too.

So it's back to the 1.7, for a bit anyway.
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).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 17 Dec 2020 12:44 am

Going to try to run her as everyday transport from tomorrow onwards since the starting and ignition have been reliable. Couple of final jobs: underseal a bit of welding done by the garage and fit a new jubilee clip to the petrol tank filler pipe.

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The exhaust mountings are a bit wonky/customised (one has disappeared c/o tinworm and the garage!) but all seemed to work fine during a couple of test runs, having previously hammered in the part of the pipe which knocks!
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).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 17 Dec 2020 06:02 pm

Seems OK in the wild. How's about that then? A 4 year fit-it-and-forget-it repair, hopefully. ;-) :mrgreen: sm6 :360:
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).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by SteveP » 18 Dec 2020 11:36 am

Good news! Definitely worth fitting new clips to that fuel tank hose, I fitted new stainless ones when I had my tank out - the originals do like to disintegrate!
1989 - Volvo 360 GLT
1985 - Volvo 360 GLS
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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 04 Jan 2021 02:23 am

Not quite fit-and-forget since the car had an occassional issue of idling too fast (2000 rpm) which I couldn't easily sort out. I had noticed that the problem was due to the plunger at the side of the carb (which is to do with float chamber ventilation) kept getting pulled into the down position by the plastic lever. However, a couple of hours fiddling about revealed that it had a *very* simple cause - the choke cable had become a bit bent in all the previous shenanigans and was not allowing the carbie cams and levers to go fully back to ground-zero when the choke was pushed in. However, after a bit of straightening, I can sleep peacefully now.

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And, the starting is OK, too.
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).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 01 Mar 2021 09:50 pm

The car started after 2-3 weeks standing with fuel level in the filter really low and on a fairly flat battery. Non-return valve seems to do the business.
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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).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by RussianFartParty » 03 Apr 2021 10:58 am

I love that you’ve kept this thread updated! 👌

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 03 Apr 2021 03:56 pm

Thank you. I drove the 360 yesterday without any problems. The non-return valve seems to solve the problem as the car always starts now. The mixture is a bit rich, though. Maybe, a tweak of that well-hidden screw is needed. Cheers, bogs.
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).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 20 Jun 2021 01:29 am

Yo! The car was left standing for a week of fairly solid heat and it started after a few tries, so I think its more-or-less fully sorted by the non-return valve.
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).
More info here!

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