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by roobar_and_custard
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: New Volvo c304 owner new engine swap/ camp rig project
Replies: 39
Views: 4049
Australia

Re: New Volvo c304 owner new engine swap/ camp rig project

Nice progress! Steering looks good - never seen the drop box you used before, certainly frees up foot space.

Sitting the body up on rubber mounts is something I also plan to do (once my Volvo makes it back onto the "to do" list) - what mounts did you go with?
by roobar_and_custard
Tue May 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)
Replies: 64
Views: 11680
Australia

Re: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)

I wonder too if the 300TDi is the right choice too, but I do know if it doesn't work, then I can upgrade to the HS2.8 as a direct bolt in replacement. The 300TDi also came with a Disco attached which offered up parts for another project that I'm not currently working on. :( Ultimately these decision...
by roobar_and_custard
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)
Replies: 64
Views: 11680
Australia

Re: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)

I've seen this one pop up on Facebook a couple of times as "spotted", but I know nothing about it. It would be really interesting to know who owns it and what they've been up to (and if they thought the 300TDi was a good idea).
I gather they are on a tour or Aus...
by roobar_and_custard
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Volvo C303 - uneven braking
Replies: 12
Views: 9586
Australia

Re: Volvo C303 - uneven braking

Based on the brake circuit diagram for a TGB11, if one servo was weak there would be differential braking performance on the rear wheels only, the fronts would stay balanced. This might cause the car to drag to one side under braking?
TGB11 Brake Circuit.JPG
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by roobar_and_custard
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)
Replies: 64
Views: 11680
Australia

Re: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)

G'day Lightning. Moved house (needs renovation), building a garage and now have high school fees to pay. Progress has stopped. :cry: These toys often end up at the bottom of the priority list. Once garage is finished (this year), Volvo will have a home and I'll have space to work on it. :o Cheers.
by roobar_and_custard
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Volvo C306 clutch question
Replies: 3
Views: 4468
Australia

Re: Volvo C306 clutch question

Isn't the Volvo a cable clutch?

I suggest making sure the whole think is properly lubricated first and see if this helps.
by roobar_and_custard
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Sold Turbo Diesel Volvo TGB 6x6 For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 4387
Australia

Re: Turbo Diesel Volvo TGB 6x6 For Sale

Hi Leafspring - sharing some photo's would be great. There are a few of us on this forum looking at 300Tdi conversions, and it would be nice to see some picks of a similar conversion - perhaps you could add this into a thread in "Modifications".

Cheers,
Ian
by roobar_and_custard
Wed May 18, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Disc brake conversion!
Replies: 13
Views: 1150
Australia

Re: Disc brake conversion!

The Volvo 6x6 has a twin servo brake system which supports twin front calipers without having to "re-plumb" the brakes. The brake balance calculations also suggest twin calipers are appropriate for front to rear braking bias. The system balance then also allows for common calipers througho...
by roobar_and_custard
Tue May 03, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Parabolic springs anyone?
Replies: 56
Views: 6361
Australia

Re: Parabolic springs anyone?

Depending on the price, I could complicate things and add another Australian 6x6... Just the fronts of course. :D

Ian
by roobar_and_custard
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Second radiator behind a flap
Replies: 10
Views: 7744
Australia

Re: Second radiator behind a flap

Sorry to wade in... we're all friends here. :roll: All these ideas are valid engineering solutions and you are both right. The automotive industry uses all these proposals in production vehicles, and fan shroud sealing on all concepts is critical to maximising airflow performance. The real question ...
by roobar_and_custard
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Intro from Malaysia - WR7002 - C304
Replies: 462
Views: 71000
Australia

Re: Intro from Malaysia - WR7002 - C304

Serious progress happening here!! It's really coming together well and looking great now.

Keep going - I can't wait to see the finished product. :D
by roobar_and_custard
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Front axle not engaged?
Replies: 17
Views: 12472
Australia

Re: Front axle not engaged?

I'm not an expert, but I would jack up one of the front wheels so you can spin the transfer case front output using this wheel. In theory, with the engine off (no vacuum), the cross axle diff lock will be "open" and the transfer case will be "locked" - therefore the wheel won't s...
by roobar_and_custard
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Front axle not engaged?
Replies: 17
Views: 12472
Australia

Re: Front axle not engaged?

Hi. Front and rear axles should spin at the same speed - if they don't the diff ratios are stamped on a metal plaque on the diff housing. Ratio for your's should say 2.91 (TGB11) I think, but could be 3.44 (TGB13), or 3.66 (TGB20). A failure in the transfer case vacuum will set the system to 4x4 as ...
by roobar_and_custard
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X Modifications and restorations
Topic: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)
Replies: 64
Views: 11680
Australia

Re: Ian's TGB13 6x6 (Australia)

Hi Warren, Currently my replacement engine and gearbox are sat on the floor and the original is still in situe. Time and space preventing much progress on this front (and most others it seems :( ). The pick below is of a similar set-up (300tdi/ZH4HP22/LT230), but one which has a hydraulic pump on th...
by roobar_and_custard
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Part I, the import.
Replies: 44
Views: 25209
Australia

Re: Part I, the import.

Ahhh... customs... Sounds very similar to my experiences in Australia... :roll:

On the plus side - the NEXT one will be much easier :lol: