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1984 red Volvo 360GLT, another 1984 red 360GLT, another 1984 silver 360glt. Previous volvos: 850 T5, 03 XC70 2.5t, 88 240 wagon, s70 t5.
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  • Ordered a new radiator for the 360 and they've spaced the ports wrong. it won't fit without modification and I don't really want to be cutting and drilling the bulkhead if I don't need to. I had to wait 3 weeks for this as it was made to order...hop…
  • I had a great time with great people...(Except for this fella) https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/522/HBXITB9KZN7F.jpg
  • @shew I bought this CBV from Kinugawa and it worked fine when fitted to my B230 running a 19t. Its a Non-atmospheric type: https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/357/WBC05C9NEKVP.jpg The turbo originally came with an atmospheric one and it caused drivabil…
  • @Roinik Sweet, thanks. I didn't realise you were talking about porting the combustion chamber until I did some research. I thought you were referring to valves and seats. Here's a link for anyone who may read this in the future. I'll add to this as…
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/166295#Comment_166295 I have considered it but haven't had time to look into the costs involved for the machining etc. I know the valves are pretty cheap ($150 for a set or so) from Classicswede. Do you have an…
  • Really nice. It's very satisfying to see an engine bay you could have a tea party in.
  • My do88 IACV hoses arrived today. These things are as tough as nails. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/272/Q8DTYCBB7J7R.jpg The 360 is getting a squirter block heart transplant. Hoping to have it completed by Christmas. I will be getting the TTV clut…
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/166013#Comment_166013 Check valve made a big difference, thanks. Edit: just to clarify, it appeared made a big difference at reducing crankcase pressure...or at least helped expel the pressure out of the catch…
  • @jlfents A bit of yes and no with this one. I fitted the Kinugawa CBV and it has changed a lot, boost comes on stronger and doesn't spike like it did before. Boost still drops at higher rpm but only 13psi from 15psi. I did a compression test and fo…
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/166014#Comment_166014 There's a bit of info on TB about this. Many people cut it short without any issues and Stealthfti states that it only really goes to to sump to prevent oil foaming? I don't have any prob…
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/166013#Comment_166013 Thanks Sam, that's a good suggestion with the check valve. I've already put some steel wool into the top of my catch can. Seems to do a great job at preventing oil entering the intake.
  • https://ozvolvo.org/discussion/comment/165993#Comment_165993 It has been shortened to about 1.5". Only used as a seal.
  • @Roinik Hey Ian, as per point #3, the first can does have a baffle plate, but it doesn't seem enough to stop the oil vapour going to the intake before the turbo. I have since stuffed some steel wool in there and it appears to have reduced the oil va…
  • This is the hollow catch can it's going into. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/280/5JFAT5JZ63E8.jpg
  • Thanks Ian, The first can works fine and doesn't cause any excessive crankcase pressure unless I connect it to the second can. The same is true with the factory oil separator/PCV. The second can Is just hollow. No baffles, no restrictions. Here's …
  • No I don't, exclude my setup out of the equation, I realis it just overcomplicates the question. The same excessive crankcase pressure happens with the factory setup. Instead of the large hose coming from the PCV/oil separator and going straight int…
  • The speedo cable slips out of the holder in the hub nut cap. I grab onto it with pliers and pull the cable out gently, then carefully put the cap on. It should only take 5 mins to sort out...caaaaarrnn maaaaan, Nike that sh!t.
  • I had the same problem with my 360 when I first got it. No reverse lights unless I held the gearstick to the left. Not that convenient when you don't have power steering. When I adjusted mine out until my reverse lights came on, it made it really ha…
  • Under the gear shifter there is a reverse light switch and it can be adjusted. When it's out of adjustment it can cause issues with getting into first second and reverse. I reckon that could possibly be your problem there, or at least get you out of…
  • https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/500/LC1QXP0QSK9K.png I came out of the servo and couldn't resist a snap. But don't be fooled, the paint is rubbish! The porting of the turbo and manifold have really helped keep temps down and gained me a 500rpm decre…
  • Thanks for sharing @TL_V70
  • What a monster! The tracks almost look too small for it. 22m3 bucket capacity?!! You could scoop up a small excavator in that thing. Wow. The photo with the crane gives a great idea of the true size. That crane looks like a toy in comparison.
  • Minus the sleep walking, I do the exact same thing! I was reading what you wrote and it felt like you were talking about me 👊 Anyway, sorry to talk so much shite on your build thread. I'll leave you to it and just PM you next time. Happy to edit my …
  • That actually might be the case and that's exactly what I did, but you can rotate the distributor throughout its entire range of adjustment and it makes no difference. Probably best to just do it the way you said. My bad if I'm wrong. I'm in stiche…
  • Just a heads up, I spent over an hour cleaning the port where the distributor sits. Lots of surface rust + sludge and I advise to do it with the sump off. I used a scotch bright pad and some good ol' elbow grease. It doesn't matter which way the dis…
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T! No regerts, Dave. No regerts 😂 I'm keen to see how all this progresses. When do you plan to have the motor freshened up? I bet you wont forget to tighten all those sump bolts! Are you planning on using the cam driven distributor or …
  • Spot weld for the wastegate arm has broken allowing the arm to move in and out. I think it's about time I buy myself a MIG and learn to zippidy-zap. https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/914/SX7PRV6LJON8.jpg https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/460/R87OTWKYW6…
  • Disclaimer: I really don't know what I'm doing! I've pulled off the turbo exhaust housing and the manifold off for some 'homebrew' porting. I'm not finished yet as I plan to do some final touches with a sanding wheel and probably remove the pointed …