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Mar 21

Volvo 340 Valver F7p Part Five 1.7 Bellhousing and Clutch Assembly

Now we come to the importance of the spigot bearing, It took me two attempts of taking the prop off, taking the bellhousing off, pulling the clutch off ( we had the engine back in the car by this time) to figure out I needed a spigot bearing. This simple little item would of saved …

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Mar 21

Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v F7p Part Four, Prepping the New F7p To Go In!

Hard part of getting the old engine out done. Time to start prepping the new engine! This is where the exciting stuff begins.  The best part about prepping the new engine is it’s 10 times easier to do stuff straight away, since it’s not actually in the car! If you’ve bought the engine straight from …

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Mar 21

Volvo 340 1.8 16v F7p Engine Swap, Taking the Engine Out Part Three

Our third day of work started a bit later than we had planned!, we were both out on the town the night before so the morning consisted of Coffee, a cheeky fryup and a bit of down time to reflect on the previous nights shenanigans, and physcing ourselves up to tackle the mountain before us! …

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Mar 20

Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Valver Engine Swap Part Two

Our next day of Volvo  Valver  work was as good as it was bad, since we’d disconnected and labelled up a lot of the wiring and small things, alot of stuff could just go. We started by pulling off a lot of the radiator hoses and there was just water and anti-freeze..everywhere. Every time we …

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Mar 20

Volvo 340dl F7p Renault Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap/Replacement Part 1

Before you start to read this all, I  just want to state this isn’t an exact “how to” to do an engine swap for these cars, look at it more as a “project/build thread”. It’s more a loose guide and my experience, with a few tips and notes I didn’t find in other guides or build …

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Jan 04

Drifting at Japfest 2012

This footage I think was from an in lap, But there’s still a bit of action going on!   Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 1 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 2 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 3 Journey To Japfest Video Drifting At Japfest Quarry Corner, Castlecombe Japfest Drift Session Drifting at Japfest

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Jan 04

Japfest Drift Session At Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire

This is a bit more footage from one of the first Drift Sessions early on in the day at Japfest 2012 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 1 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 2 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 3 Journey To Japfest Video Drifting At Japfest Quarry Corner, Castlecombe Japfest Drift Session Drifting at Japfest

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Jan 04

Drifting at Japfest 2012 Quarry Corner at Castle Combe Race Track

Quarry Corner at Castle Combe Racetrack provides some of the best action you could see anywhere from big sideways moments and near misses to some pretty big crashes!..so put a load of drifters on this corner and as you can imagine, it’s never boring! Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 1 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part …

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Jan 04

Journey to Japfest 2012, Europes Biggest Japanese Performance Festival

This is actually footage from Japfest 2012! it was my mistake when putting the videos together! :/ since they’ve already been shared else where, it’s a bit late to change now! but never the less, enjoy! Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 1 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 2 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 3 Journey …

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Jun 04

Japfest 2012- The Utlimate Jap Car Festival at Castlecombe Circuit

Theres also this very unique Datsun 280z, its got a very unique style to it and has never been changes, I’m fairly confident I’ve seen it every year I’ve gone to Japfest. It was definitely showing its age a bit with the odd rust spot bubbling up, but judging by the overall condition of the …

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