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15-8-2018

Many of you have contacted us with the question how one can identify which carburettor is in ones car without having to take the carburettor out of your car. To help you with this easy task we have added a carburettor identification page to the carburettor overhaul section.
 

15-7-2018

Born Built Beauties will be attending the “Volvo Klassieker Beurs” (www.volvobeurs.nl) at the Rosmalen Autotron in the Netherlands this year on 22 and 23 September.
After the resounding success of last year, we have decided to attend this year again with our own stand so that the 300 series will be more present at the show.
Make sure to come by and visit us at this “must visit” show!

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15-7-2018

I can hear yo think, but we have been busy.
We are pleased to now offer you the automatic handbrake adjusters for the B14, B172 and D16 versions of the 300 series.
The endstop can be found in the “Handbrake” part of the brake section.
 

9-3-2018

Born Built Beauties will be attending the Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC (Birmingham, UK)
from 23-25 March 2018. We will be displaying our range of parts for the Volvo 300 serie.
Make sure to visit us at the Volvo Owners Club stand (stand 570 in Hall 5, near the Practical Classics Live Stage).

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1-3-2018

Sad news: For the very first time we have had to remove a part from our range.
The connector sleeve 3281332-C for the Volvo 360 is no longer available.
 

18-7-2017

Born Built Beauties will be attending the “Volvo Klassieker Beurs” (www.volvobeurs.nl) at the Rosmalen Autotron in the Netherlands this year on 23 and 24 September.
After the resounding success of last year, we have decided to attend this year again with our own stand so that the 300 series will be more present at the show.
Make sure to come by and visit us at this “must visit” show!

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3-6-2017

It has taken some time but we can now offer you the left- and right hand side stays that were installed on some Volvo 300 series from 1986 onwards.
All can be found in the “Springs and wheels” section.
 

21-4-2017

Sometimes one overlooks a part when more than one new part is released. This has also happened to us as we now also have the shear bolts that attach the steering lock to the steering column.
These can be found in the “Steering column” part of the Suspension and steering parts section.
 

17-4-2017

Though it may have seemed quiet on our site, we have not been sitting stil.
We are pleased to now offer you the endstop for the handbrake lever on the B14, B172 and D16 versions of the 300 series as well as the rubber bush that sits in the tensioner arm of the alternator on the B19 and B200 versions of the 300 series.
The endstop can be found in the “Handbrake” part of the brake section.
The rubber bush can be found in the Electrical parts section.
 

12-2-2017

By popular demand we can now also offer the thrust bearing and both variants of the clutch cover for the CVT driven 340’s.
These can be found in the “CVT clutch” section.
 

1-2-2017

It has taken some time but we at Born uilt Beauties can now offer you the gaskets and diaphragms for the Solex 34-34 Cisac Z11.
These can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts, in the “carburettor” section.
 

13-9-2016

After two years of preparation we can now finally offer you a full range of overhauled carburettors for the Volvo 300 series.
The overhauled carburettors are to be found on their own dedicated “overhauled carburettor” page and will take center stage at the upcoming “Volvo Klassieker Beurs” in Rosmalen, the Netherlands.
 

1-8-2016

After some serious work we have finally managed to add the overhaul kit for the Solex 32 SEIA carburettor, used on the B14.3E engined 340, to our range.
It can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts, in the “carburettor” section.
 

30-7-2016

For some time we have noticed that more and more 300 series are scrapped due to a lower support cup failure on the front suspension struts. As we think that this should not really be necessary, and after some serious searching, we are now able to offer you a repair piece.
The repair cup can be found in the  “Springs and wheels” section.
 

20-7-2016

Born Built Beauties will be attending the “Volvo Klassieker Beurs” (www.volvobeurs.nl) at the Rosmalen Autotron in the Netherlands this year on 24 and 25 September.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Volvo 343 we have decided to attend with our own stand so that the 300 series will be more present at the show.
Make sure to come by and visit us at this “must visit” show!
 

3-5-2016

We have added the insulating flange and the insulating flange gasket for the Solex Cisac Z11 carburettor.
It can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

3-3-2016

And the good news doesn’t end there; after 3 years of development work we can now offer fully refurbished heater resistor packs, as were used in the heating systems from 1981 onwards, on an exchange basis.
These fail quite often because of old age and their failure is noticed when the fan no longer blows at more than one speed.
These heater resistor packs are found in the “heating system” section on the body parts page.
 

1-3-2016

At long last something new to report; as of this week we can offer the float for the Solex Cisac Z11 carburettor.
It can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

12-11-2015

For the Zenith Stromberg 175CD2SE carburettor we have added the air valve diaphragm 276309-C to our range.
This diaphragm will allow to fully service the Zenith Stromberg 175CD2SE carburettor in conjunction with the service kit 276306-R.
Both can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

4-11-2015

By popular request we have added the thermostat for the B172 and D16 engines, 3345628-C to our range.
The opening temperature of our thermostat is 88C, 1C less then the original.
 

4-7-2015

And yes, we have not forgotten the B19A enthusiasts.
After some searching and with the help of some enthusiasts we have managed to source a new manufacturer who is able to produce the correct service kit for our Zenith Stromberg 175CD2SE carburettor.
This means that of now the old version is no longer available.
We have at the same time also managed to source the float air valve diaphragm and some other gaskets as wel for the 175CD2SE so that these are now available again.
These can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

3-7-2015

The air filter housing gasket 3244043 is available again as BBB partnumber 3244043-C.
This gasket is placed in between the Weber carburetor and the air filter housing  on all 340’s with a B172 engine produced after 1986.
 

2-7-2015

We have just added some more parts for the Weber 32 DIR carburettor.
The float 3267742-C, the throttle and choke shaft bushes 3277622-C, clip 3267649-C used to hold the choke control rod in place and the studs 3287035-C are available again.
These can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

1-7-2015

After some searching and testing we are now able to offer you the bleed hose 3212666-B for the electric fanmotor that supplies a constant supply of “cool” air from the heater box to the fan motor.
This hose is found in the “heating system” section on the body parts page.
 

14-6-2015

We are fully aware that not all parts we have can be used for all purposes.
We de strive to cater for all versions equally and it is now that we can proudly present the main bush 3298136-B for the stabilizer bar of the 360.
This bush can be found, together with all of the other suspension parts for the 360 in the “Suspension and steering parts” section.
 

1-6-2015

Born Built Beauties will be attending the “Volvo Owners Club National” at Rutland Water in the United Kingdom  this year on 28 June. We will be clearly recognisable so if there is anything you need, just ask!
 

30-1-2015

Born Built Beauties now is able to offer you the front brakepads for the 300 series from MY’80 onwards.
 

23-12-2014

3273014-B en 3413042-B Recall

At Born Built Beauties we do our utmost best to produce the very best quality parts that we can and therefor we are always very interested to hear how our parts do once they are installed in your cars. If we are pointed to any problems or if we learn that some of our parts are failing early, we will not hesitate to pull the parts back and replace them with new and improved ones.

Some time ago we were pointed to a possible problem with the petrol filler hoses 3273014-B and 3413042-B were a possible fault in the mateial used caused the hoses in some cases to start ageing on the outside. Immediately all know customers were contacted and we are able to supply them with the improved version of these hoses.

If for some unexplainable reason you were not contacted by us, and you still have one of the above hoses with the manufacturing date 2013 (e.g. 11/13), do get in touch and we’ll get things sorted asap.
 

31-10-2014

Born Built Beauties is now also offering the pneumatic choke diaphragm, the accelerator pump diaphragm and the low speed enrichment diaphragm for the Weber 32DIR.
These can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

8-9-2014

With a serious amount of help from our english engineering friends we have come up with a solution for sleeve 3281332-C, used to connect the torque tube of the 360 to its gearbox.
This nowadays sought-after part has been redesigned by them and can be found in the “M45 & M47 gearbox” section on the transmission parts page.
 

1-9-2014

Born Built Beauties will be attending the “Volvo Klassieker Beurs” (www.volvobeurs.nl) at the Rosmalen Autotron in the Netherlands this year on 27 and 28 September. Make sure to visit us at the Volvo 300 club stand on the first floor where we’ll be showing the latest parts.
 

1-9-2014

Just added another part from from Macs Bolt Shop to the website.
This time it is the retention clip 3120415-C that secures the speedometer cable to the n/s bearing cap.
This clip was used on all Volvo 300 (1976-1991) and can be found in the “Suspension and steering parts” section.
 

24-8-2014

After some testing by our english collegues we are now able to offer you the float for the Solex 28-34 Cisac Z10 carburettor, as used on the B172 engined 340’s (1986 - 1989).
The float can be found, just as all the other carburettor parts in the “carburettor” section.
 

25-7-2014

Time does go quickly, but we are not sitting still.
At last some new parts from us, this time for the stabilizer bar with the release of the main bush 3260650-B and the two little bushes that sit on the stabilizer link, 3101159-B and 3291540-B. All can be found in the “Suspension and steering parts” section.
 

31-5-2014

It has been a while since I last posted something on this site.
Not to worry, I haven’t sat still but I have had to shelf my ambitious goal of launching a new part every 8-12  weeks as some of the new parts under test have not performed as well as desired.
However we have succeeded in some other ways and are now proud to offer you the brake hoses for the 300 series.
 

8-3-2014

At the request of many and after a lot of searching we can now offer you “top mount” ball bearings, ball joints, tie rod ends and the steering bellows. All can be found in the “Suspension and steering parts”  section and the “Springs and wheels” section.
 

24-2-2014

It has taken some time but we can now present the famous R-Sport/Oettinger front spoiler for the 343 and 345 upto MY’82 in the “Tuning” section.
 

20-12-2013

I am proud to anounce the release of the wishbone bush 3290010-B.
This completes the bushes in the front of the car and allows the owner to fully refurbish the front axle of his/her car.
This bush can be found in the “Suspension and steering parts” section.
 

20-12-2013

Filling your 340 Diesel or your 360 up does no longer have to be a worry with the release of the petrol filler hose 3413042-B.
This hose will fit all versions of the 340 with a D16 (1985-1991) and 360 with the B200 engine after ch 216375 (1986-1991).
 

22-11-2013

It has taken some serious work but I am proud to anounce the release of the torque rod bushes, 3100899-B en 3296121-B.
Keep following this website as I still have some parts planned for December....
 

20-9-2013

Born Built Beauties will be attending the “Volvo Klassieker Beurs” (www.volvobeurs.nl) at the Rosmalen Autotron in the Netherlands this year on 28 and 29 September. Make sure to visit us at the Volvo 300 club stand on the first floor.
 

20-9-2013

After a long summer we are back again releasing new parts. Now we can also supply a full set of coolant hoses to our friend with a B14.3E, the B14 version with the Solex carburettor, with the release of the carburettor coolant hoses 3287309 and 3287311.
 

26-6-2013

Just finished adding some bolts and nuts from Macs Bolt Shop to the website.
 

23-6-2013

The good news keeps on coming; Born Built Beauties can now also offer the enthusiast a carburettor section on the engine parts page. It offers the most important gaskets and gasket/overhaul kits for the different carburettors used on the B14, B172 and the B19A.
 

21-6-2013

Filling your 340 up does no longer have to be a worry with the release of the petrol filler hose 3273014-B.
This hose will fit all versions of the 340 with a B14 and B172 engine built between 1976 and 1991.
 

24-5-2013

It has been slightly longer than I had hoped between launches but I am glad that I can now offer you the dust cover 3277575-C out of the distributor again. This dust cover fits all distributors used on the B14 between 1979 and 1991.
 

26-4-2013

CVT owners often have problems changing gears, e.g. from P to D, as the gearshift bushes in the gearshift mechanism have worn away. After some research we have been able to offer the original bushes 3293015 again.
 

9-2-2013

I can now offer you the hose that runs along the valve cover of the B14 engined cars built between 1982 and 1985, 3285475-B.
 

28-1-2013

Slightly delayed we can now also offer you the rubber seal 3140783-B that goes inbetween the petrol tank and the fuel gauge of the old “Smiths” style 340’s built up to 1984.
 

24-1-2013

The good news isn’t over yet; at the request of many we have finally managed to make hinge pin plug 3101103-C, used to cover hinge pins 3140643 and 3282546-C, available again. This plug can also be used to replace hinge pin plug 3120620 and will keep moisture out of the hinge pins of our 300 series.
 

21-1-2013

We are pleased to start the new year with the release of the long expected lower radiator hose 3298632-B for the B14 engined 340’s built between 1982 and 1985.
 

25-12-2012


We at Born Built Beauties wish all you 300 series enthusiats a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Let 2013 be a year full of prosperity and motoring happiness!
 

12-12-2012

The “infamous” T-piece 3277001-C used in the crankcase ventilation is available again.
This part was used on all versions of the B14.
 

26-11-2012

Just added a new hose to the collection of available hoses; 3285477-B, the upper radiator hose for the B14 engined 340’s built between 1982 and 1985.
 

9-10-2012

The air filter housing gasket 3201525 is available again as BBB partnumber 3201525-C.
This gasket is placed in between the Weber carburetor and the air filter housing  on all 340’s with a B14 engine produced after 1981.
 

9-9-2012

I am always on the lookout for overhaulable parts so that I may offer overhauled parts in the future as reproducing these may be too costly for such a small quantity.

So please do not throw anything away but contact me first!

 

31-8-2012

After a lot of experimenting I have finally finished a Beta version of the Born Built Beauties website.

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