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  1. Covered the dash top with 1/16" neoprene foam , then adhesive backed vinyl.
    5 points
  2. Hello guys ! Even If it's off-topic, I wanna give my thanks to everyone who helped this proiect reach almost 500 pages (!!!), and wish all of you lots of luck, health and fortune in this new year, and even If we are meant to social distance, I wish to send a virtual hug to everyone out there. Thanks for making VS what it is today ! Happy new year !!!
    4 points
  3. Darton sleeves can most certainly be ordered in 81mm bore. Darton PN 800-555. Dartons with minimum .003" step deck and MLS gasket and a strong 12.9 TTY bolt is the strongest possible combination. If you are using a RN block you need to make sure its machined correctly for the RN coolant divider. They get a bad reputation because shops either do garbage machine work or don't step deck them properly... they however are the strongest. With the MID design you basically get a CSS but you also get rid of the weak cylinder liner. Even with CSS and a fairly thick cylinder liner the material itsel
    3 points
  4. Thanks for the kind words! Ill checkout that website. The helmet (3M SPEEDGLASS 9002NC) I got is absolutely fantastic. I went from looking through Vaseline to looking through glass. Its very very clear when there is no arc going and also very clear when there is an arc. I went mandrel because in order to fit 3.5" with all of the AWD crap and good air gaps I need 2" CLR which is only possible with pie cuts. No one will make below 5" CLR for 3.5" OD. My wastegate also dumps to atmosphere so 3.5" with straight through muffler should be plenty for my "4 cyl" up to 1200hp.
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  6. Thanks H for the tips. I definitely have found using pulse and fusing the metal together to be the most effective and easiest. I spent a lot of time tuning in the CUP size, gas flow, etc was getting lots of nasty black SS welds in the beginning. I didn't opt for mandrel because the DP needs to use 2" CLR and I wanted as much weld practice as possible. Im quite over the pie cuts at this point though... getting better at welding (still blobby and some pinholes), but getting there! I don't think i will buy prepolished SS again. The welds are weird. They get this weird shiny br
    3 points
  7. No has bothered me and I drove by multiple cops with open downpipes. They saw the plate and went on their business. PA wants their money (and in this case I forked over about $500 all said and done). The official PA documentation says... "A motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, manufactured more than 25 years prior to the current year which has been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformance with manufacturer specifications." sub·stan·tial·ly - for the most part; essentially. The 850 came AWD from the factory (in some countries and th
    2 points
  8. Didn't work on the car, but for the car. While the spider is still getting some exhaust work done, I cleaned up the garage a bit and installed a tire rack on the wall. Barely made a dent in my wheel collection, so I probably need to order 4 more racks. 😛 I also put gas in the car.
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  9. 😂😂😂 it could be all the spam bots that post here
    2 points
  10. It's not new except to me but I have 6 struts to do in the next couple months and this will make it much easier. The tool lived in a local body shop and while it was well used it was also greased regularly and not abused. They upgraded to a larger one.
    2 points
  11. I have been adjusting the alignment on the spider for the last few days and it should be a lot closer now. Volvo is back on the road. I don't think I can make it down there today to pick it up, but I am off early tomorrow and should be able to do it then. I will have him do some exhaust work on the spider.
    2 points
  12. Been working on the dash wiring. Put the ductwork back in to check harness routing, had to rewire center console harness (again) to allow it all to be pulled back when servicing the console switch housing. This is where I left off, temps dropped into the teens, too cold to work out there Decided to work on the dash / cluster layout, since that I can do in the house & basement Went through several incremental revisions of the binnacle - which is a typical 80's Bertone layout - really boxy design. When Bertone designed this revision, they moved the entire clust
    2 points
  13. Took a little break for a few weeks. Started back up this week and bought a TIG welder to make SS 304 3.5" exhaust. I'm really enjoying the TIG so far and picking it up fairly quick. I purchased a Borla XR1 3.5" straight through muffler and 3.5" Vibrant bottle style resonator which are not pictured below. Also not pictured is the flex coupler which came today.
    2 points
  14. It’s a pretty common swap on the RWD cars. DeeWorks sells a bolt-on adapter https://www.deeworks.ca/product/960-850-p1-throttle-body-adapter-to-p2-intake/
    1 point
  15. I've got a 17' Sierra. Clocking about 20-25k a year, just crossed 100k. Also, I've lived in Michigan since 2016 and I have enjoyed having a truck but am always looking to get into another wagon.
    1 point
  16. love the plate! i forget if i had this convo with you or someone else but you werent worried about the antique plate stipulations? Or maybe thats for 'classic' - ya have to keep the car relatively stock and in your case thats the funniest thing i could ever think of lol
    1 point
  17. Exhaust is fully done. I really love the sound of it and its very bearable on the highway with the windows closed. Going to spend the next few weeks getting done a bunch of small things and tying up loose ends.
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  19. Replaced the battery yesterday as it was dying quickly. Today I installed a new battery try because the one I had in there before was falling apart.
    1 point
  20. 2000 is a weird year. Its uses a different transfer case that 96-99. You could use a 96-99 transfer case if you swap downpipes and right axles (might be some complications with this / might have to combine 2 different axles). They're all generic SKF or Timken bearings. Nothing special. Don't order the Volvo PNs for the bearings theyre mostly NLA or not even on the diagram. Just read off the parts numbers on the bearings. You'll have to take the whole thing apart. For the ring gear you need 2 x 32010X (SKF OR TIMKEN ETC). The pinon depends... there are two different style pinons
    1 point
  21. Glad to see all this crafting happening indoors vs on the cold cold driveway. Carlisle might happen in May let's see!
    1 point
  22. Hey @gmsgltr you see this one? https://hotwheelscollectors.mattel.com/shop/en-us/hwc/mainline-vehicles-gallery/hot-wheels-volvo-850-estate-gry26 If I find one Ill grab it for you
    1 point
  23. I ran an 18t and bent all the rods due to a failed boost controller. A proper tune is very important, but even then you can still do damage. I don't believe the 19t will reach 320 HP at the wheels.
    1 point
  24. Is it ok to run the 19T on the ebay tune? (tune sets the max boost to 1.2bar(17.4psi) ) In my opinion 19T is turbo which you don't want to experiment with.
    1 point
  25. Aaron emailed me this weekend - I have to get back to him on this. Thanks for the reminder, BRAD.
    1 point
  26. Looking good so far Matt! Better to go low amp & allow the metal to fuse instead of a large bead w/SS. The V-Bands are the toughest (for me) - getting a good angle & flowing the SS Vband into the pipe. The trick is to always start on the heavier gauge piece - which is sometimes easier said then done... This is one of mine - not a perfect weld by any means, but OK. I keep the clamp on it to reduce warping the flange from the heat. The main thing with SS is to STOP if the metal gets too hot - I'm bad at that as I'm not a patient person by nature Curious why you didn't opt for
    1 point
  27. believe me, I'm a Biden guy, but I do not see him at the top in 4 years. actual I'm a Mayor Pete guy, but that's a different story.
    1 point
  28. I got a set of willowood calipers and brackets from my old S40 if you’re interested
    1 point
  29. Hey Mates, I have got Volvo S40. I wanted to upgrade the H7 Bulb on my vehicle. I googled and found an online store offering an outstanding bulb at a very reasonable price. I need your suggestions if anyone of you has ever used these bulbs. Here is the product I want to buy, please have a look and advise. https://xenons4u.co.uk/h7-55w-super-white-xenon-effect-headlight-bulbs.html
    -1 points