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V70R S60R Driver Side Air Vent Removal

Published on February 18, 2012 by Che_Moderator

Start off by first opening your driver’s side front door and locating the fuse panel cover on the side of the dashboard. Remove the fuse panel cover and set aside.


Volvo Double Din Radio Install

Published on January 11, 2012 by AndyB5

This guide shows my install of a Pioneer AVIC-F700BT into my 99 V70 R, (with factory SC- 901 headunit and factory 4x50W amp) however this guide will work for all 98-00 S/V70s. All you need are a few common tools and 1-2 hours of time. This simple modification will make your Volvo sound better than a lot of the newer cars on the road.


Passenger Side Firewall Pass Through 850 Volvo

Published on January 29, 2011 by Volvospeed
Start by removing the 3 torx that hold up the passenger side kick panel. Now peel back the carpet and you will see the think OEM Volvo sound deadening mats. Located ~8 inches away from the fender and directly behind the glove box, you will see a white "X" like the one highlighted below. Cut a square around this "X" to expose the pass through grommet.

Building Speaker Rings

Published on January 29, 2011 by Volvospeed

Making custom speaker rings can be a quick way to save some money if you are willing to spend a little time setting up. In this guide I will explain the steps to making a basic ring as well as a recessed ring. Before you start, you need to make yourself a guide tool. You can free-hand cut your rings but for the most professional results you need a guide. The guide is just a piece of stock aluminum with the Roto-zip mounted on one side with staggered holes drilled down its length. If you do not have a Roto-Zip you can do the same with a jig saw.


How A Dry Break Fuel System Works

Published on January 29, 2011 by Volvospeed

Almost all racing which requires refueling uses some form of dry break for the exchange of fuel. These connectors are high flow nozzles which automatically start and stop the flow of fuel. The most basic systems flow well over 8 liters per second. Due to the very high flow venting the fuel cell can be an issue. This is handled in one of a few ways. The most basic method is a large diameter vent hose coming from the fuel cell which leads to a catch can NASCAR uses this method or the next.


Nitro RC Car Tips

Published on January 29, 2011 by Volvospeed

So your new to RC cars and just want something fast for a good price? This page can give you some basic tip on how to reach that goal. This is by no means a guide to build a legal racing RC car. I am by no means an expert and this is meant for someone with a casual interest who just needs some help getting started.


Carputer and Fast Booting Tips

Published on January 29, 2011 by Volvospeed

The case mod above was preformed on a 1U rack chassis, that would later become a carputer. Rackmount chassis architecture works well for car computers despite their large size. They are built with cooling, reliability, and performance in mind. With a few modifications they can also be very robust ruggedized servers, perfect for music, GPS, DVDs, or mobile file sharing.


S40 and V50 Boost Gauge Install

Published on January 29, 2011 by Cicatriz

Be careful not to rip the wires from the connector when pulling them apart from the bundle as they are taped together. Now you can run the wire back around the steering shroud as I did with the boost gauge. The electrical wire will be a bit more hidden because it can go sideways through the inside of the plastic as opposed to directly underneath.


How To Use Safety Wire

Published on January 28, 2011 by Volvospeed

Most safety wire ranges from .020 - .040 in diameter. For most applications it is composed of stainless steel or inconel, although copper and other metals can be used . The two main purposes of safety wire are: 1. Retain bolts and components from falling off the vehicle in the event of failure. 2. Prevent fasteners from backing off due to vibration or other environmental reasons.


Custom Etching VIN Numbers On Glass

Published on January 28, 2011 by Volvospeed

Before you begin, you need to have all of the materials available. Most of the items you probably already have. Etching solution is available in several forms. Hydrofluoric acid is a common industrial etching agent. However, if you are not trained and experienced in the handling of caustic dangerous chemicals, I suggest you avoid this route. It is also not readily available. A cheaper and safer alternative for the home user is any of the commercial Arts and Crafts products available such as Armour Etch.

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