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  1. Is this a scenario where to get him to appear I need to build a pyre of burning Saab parts and declare the words Fudge Brownie 3 times while spinning around like a dervish? His 50th birthday is coming up on Jan 15th maybe he needs a visit from the ghosts of Volvospeed past? I believe their names are: R Bumper, Pegs, and HIDz
    7 points
  2. Got some new wheels for the whip… 17x7.5” Bridgestone Prodrive GC07-C, 5x108, et38, clear my front and rear BBKs without spacers! 16.4 pounds each. These are forged monoblock wheels, made by Rays Japan.
    7 points
  3. I picked up this 07 V8 sport right before the close of the year.
    6 points
  4. Bought this today. Overall it’s in exceptional shape with only 68k miles on it which is crazy for a 98 these days and it was fully optioned when ordered. Most amazing is the window switches are original and clean as the day they were installed. Single owner car well maintained by the best Volvo Indies in the area. But the paint’s a mess in several places because the owner’s husband decided to try to paint over scratches with a small paint brush. I didn’t really want red but it wasn’t that important. Bumpers and hood need to be resprayed and there are decent sized dents in the rear corners below the tail lights - is it possible to hammer those out? Also need to remove the stupid dealer pinstripes and aged door edge protectors. Never owned a Volvo with single stage paint - what am I in for to keep it glossy and not faded? I don’t want to have to wax this thing every few weeks. Steering wheel leather needs to be sorted or probably just order a Redline wrap - they’re still doing good work right? Need a new auto trans lever boot also. Front seats need some treatment - may replace the skin of the drivers side. Rear driver’s door card insert has busted out and needs to be pulled and reupholstered. Nobody out there has Oak R door cards by any chance? Needs a new antenna and new spring seats / strut mounts.
    6 points
  5. Been a good while but the wagons keep rolling. Still have the black 98 project good grief that I RN swapped many moons ago, still 18T and ARD Blue Tune(lol, works great?), currently 220,000 miles, 70k on the RN swap build. Sold it to my buddy for a few years, got hit at a light and sat due to bent tailgate. I got it back two years ago and swapped XC bumpers from my old nautic xc, did a bunch of regular work to it since but mostly just drive it. The nautic xc died many years ago due to sibling neglect, she has been relegated to parts car. I bought a 240 for a simpler Volvo experience and quite love the contrast between it and the V70. Did a cheap headlight change, B Cam, new exhaust, got 2 M47s in the garage with full swap kit ready. Rebuilt my RX7 again, added a 2nd Gen Cummins Dually and Crossfire Injection Corvette!! Still tinkering with motorcycles too. I have a list of stuff to do to the V70, some routine maintenance, possible paint or at least dip, thinking about finally doing the M66 swap and big turbo build that I've been squirreling away parts for. It's an old car and shows, clear coat is falling off, a lot of quirks inside with doors, locks, windows,etc... But this thing still just runs, drives great and still hauls ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD, quite happy that it's held up to the test of time despite being used hard and put away wet regularly. Anyways just wanted to say hi, been reading around lately and really glad to see some of the same guys still here, some coming back after a while like me, glad to see that you guys don't stop rolling. Here is what it looked like when I got it back, pretty much the same. Tailgate and bumper swap
    5 points
  6. Made it to the Dyno today with a few other Volvo guys. High level parts list: B5234T9 K24 japanifold Green Injectors N/A Intake + TB IPD Turbo back do88 intercooler Vast tune (COP and dual VVT) It's hard to find good info on these cars anymore. I'm very happy with the project, but curious if there's anything to be done with smoothing out the power band. Anyone know the consensus on the N intake manifold vs the RN manifold?
    5 points
  7. I'm hoping the need for the wagon will return in the future.
    5 points
  8. OEM roof rails, got too cold/dark to deal with swapping the box over. Also ditched the sunroof visor that came with the car.
    4 points
  9. Not sure if this is allowed with how people like to talk about their feelings these days, but I was summoned yet no longer have a Volvo. So here I am.
    4 points
  10. Picked up a 04 Xc90 for a good price just after Christmas 2020 because I needed a 7 seater on hand. hit a deer with it going to my parents house Christmas Eve 2021. On the interstate. No injuries inside the car thankfully. We were 7 miles from home and we were able to make it to our destination. insurance totaled it out and just before the close of 2021 I picked up this 07 v8 sport to replace it. so far I’m very happy with the purchase.
    4 points
  11. New owner picking up the wagon today so this ends the Dad wagon saga. Little bit of a bitter sweet goodbye, obviously I lost my ass on the wagon with well over double what it sold for invested. Decided to heat gun the front and rear bumper trim Saturday, so I guess the last thing done. New owner is getting the wing and a few other parts including the fog light kit I had for it.
    4 points
  12. The more I read about bench bleeding on the e30 it seems to be pretty evenly split. But I read severaly people say that with a power bleeder (not vacuum bleeder) that bench bleeding wasn't necessary. Print No. 2 came out almost perfect yesterday. My measurements for the holes were a mm off but simply enlarged them with a drill bit. The 944 booster sits flush against the firewall and pushes against the clutch hose from the reservoir. Made a 5mm spacer and it fits much better!
    4 points
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  14. That is literally how I found it but it was FB marketplace not CL. My daughter asked to see photos of an S70 GLT that was definitely NOT at all in the condition it claimed - I only learned this after a 3 hour road-trip - and when I pulled up FB marketplace for the Chicago area (500 mile radius) this red T5 had just been posted 37 minutes earlier. I aggressively reached out to the seller proclaiming interest and my cred as a Volvo enthusiast. Since I was the first to contact him directly and made it clear I would be easy to work with he gave me first dibs and we arranged to meet. I was the used P80 searcher for Volvospeed back in 2009-2015. My friends and family jokingly call me AskAlain.com because I have a knack for finding things online. I fine tuned search algorithms using Autotempest, eBay, Cars.com and Autotrader and built relationships with many other enthusiasts who were always checking out P80s being sold in the used market. Constantly visiting the various Volvo forum classifieds as well to see who was considering selling. But I’ve been out of the game for at least 4 years until my daughter smashed our last T5 last week. Then I turned my search engine efforts back to 11 and any idle moment I was digging through ads. What I’ve found is that since CL now charges $5 for auto listings the vast majority of P80 private seller ads have migrated to FB Marketplace which is harder to search nationally by algorithm. And I actively participate in every P80 Volvo related FB group and related marketplaces. What I’ve listed above are the primary tools. The key is actively searching morning, midday and evening. Luck favors those who are seriously searching.
    4 points
  15. Drove to my parents house and back in the snow. Mostly just slush and some ice buildup on the road, but the front of the car was packed snow. Back home now with no snow in Everett currently. Temp is dropping quickly now. It is supposed to be down to 9F for a low on Tuesday. Turbo weather.
    4 points
  16. That's too bad on the accident - good thing no injuries though. I spent some time getting the nuke catch can installed. I'm using 5/8 parker superflex on push to lock an10 fittings. I modified the pcv can with a vacuum fitting and one-way pierburg check valve to pull vacuum when no boost. Ditched the PTC element. I wanted to recondition my TME strut bar that i've had for several years and a couple 850s. I started by stripping and powder coating the strut tower plates and polishing the bar. I grabbed some new stainless bolts to finish it off. I also got the air box refitted with C70 lid and 3" MAF. I'm an amateur when it comes to powder coating. I'm happy with how these came out though. I painted the front calipers. I kick myself for not powder coating them before I installed them... but I can't be bothered to go through that hassle now. The paint will have to do. Happy Holidays!
    4 points
  17. Engine polished and the paint sealed. Enclosure for the printer with some added LED lights for ambiance.
    4 points
  18. Laufen X-fit AT tires 245/70r17 Pads, rotors and lines for all 4 corners
    3 points
  19. Doing some good stuff in here. Making good progress now that most of the wiring is getting wrapped up now that I have most of what I need. I had a handful of connectors that needed to be replaced entirely. BMW sells the terminals and connectors to replace some of them. I used these for the coolant reservoir and brake fluid reservoir level sensors. I found pigtails on ebay to replace the fog light connectors. Made a new harness with a new connector for the oil pressure sensor. But, it's mostly retaped and new loom and looks so good. The original brake booster was in poor shape and they're very hard to come by. Luckily there are lots of alternatives. One being a Porsche 944 booster. The only modification is threading the rod further down and trimming it. Larger master cylinder from a 7 series. Made my first 3D printed thing. Since I eliminated the ABS I had the ABS sensor holes in all of the hubs. So I made a little plug for them! I want to tweak it slightly - give it a little more material around the edges so it covers more of the space on the hub. But I'm overly excited to have designed and printed something that I needed for the car. I can get these for $55 made out of aluminum, but this is much more rewarding. This is printed with PLA, which is a general use filament and not great for heat and chemical resistance, but perfect for mocking up parts. I'm debating using ABS filament, which is far more heat and chemical resistant - but requires a couple upgrades to the printer to allow for higher printing temperatures. I've already upgraded the filament tube, bed springs and adjusters, and added an auto leveling attachment. Just can't leave something alone. That's all for now. The engine is all back together after replacing the water pump and timing belt and giving it a general cleaning. Up next is replacing the input shaft seal on the transmission and then that can all go back together.
    3 points
  20. We've been here a long time now.
    3 points
  21. ^ Sold my 955 for double what I paid for it. Thanks covid. Clean 955's were like 5k for so long. Now everyone and their sister is "overlanding" them.
    2 points
  22. From a design standpoint, the N intake manifold has longer runners and the RN intake has shorter runners. Shorter runners are generally optimized for higher rpm flow. Runner diameter and plenum design factor into the results, but the general consensus is the RN intake manifold is better at high rpm than the N manifold. I can’t remember anyone who has actually tested the two stock manifolds head to head, but the theory says that RN intake manifold is better for HP and the N should generate low-RPM torque more effectively. Matt (simplyvolvo) did a significant amount of porting on his N head. During that process, he had some flow bench testing done and stock for stock, the RN head flows a bit more than the N head. Matt’s opinion is that the N head can be ported to achieve more flow than a similarly ported RN head.
    2 points
  23. Some 240 action, found a 1992 auto out in Long Island for a grand, who knows how many miles, it's a bit rough but runs and drives great after a tune up and stuff. Got two M47 boxes and full swap kit to go in sooner than later. Would love to do B230FT, and probably will, but want to do sway bars and stuff first, handles so nice already in its own wallowing way. I really dig it though, very happy with the purchase. I rebuilt a turbo style exhaust, swapped in B Cam and did strut mounts and brakes on it, and the blower motor too uggg. I did the ghetto round light conversion, it's nothing fancy but it gave me the look I want and it's funny to see people who pick up on it, it really looks fine to me in person and gives much better light to boot, may not be for everyone but it's my car so that's cool.
    2 points
  24. Bought some parts for the V70 recently, got a timing belt kit with water pump and all new clutch hydraulics for the M66 manual transmission swap. I ended up getting an 850 billet flywheel and Sachs 707 PP with ACT 3000204 disc (same disc I run on my RX7) but recently decided to run the 850R PP first instead of the 707. I'm having difficulty finding a shop who knows how to repin the flywheel for the 707 and I'd prefer not to hand file the bolt holes on the PP the way the Norwegians do, lol. granted I only talked to two but it's frustrating. The bigger factor is that I don't need the 707 yet with my current setup, but down the road once the built 2.3L and precision turbo are setup then I will swap to the 707 PP. I don't want a harder clutch than I need to get the swap on the road.
    2 points
  25. Speedspeed.com rambonespeed.com cuntspeed.com are all available
    2 points
  26. We will see how the outback does lol. Calling for 4 more inches at cabin.
    2 points
  27. I’ve done the M66 swap on both my 99 and 00 Rs, helped a friend M66 swap his 99 R, helped a friend M66 swap his 98 R, and helped two friends M56 swap their 98 S70 T5s. My build threads have most of the info you’re looking for on how M66 swap one of these wagons. It’s not too crazy, especially since the 98 electronics are so easy to sort out. As @Ihatespeedbumpsmentioned, P1 awd models are the easiest source of an M66. Expect the whole swap to cost about $1,500 to $2,000; even if done on a budget.
    2 points
  28. that was a fast sale - you really cleaned that car up too, good luck with the cx5 and s70 - nice combo of cars there
    2 points
  29. It’s hard for once you get an SUV, granted I’ll never get rid of the avant
    2 points
  30. Bitter sweet for sure. A job well done, nonetheless.
    2 points
  31. Once I posted it to facebook market it didnt last long. The current market is crazy. Had people from Jacksonville (2+hr drive), West Palm (2.5/3hr drive), Miami (4hr drive) and of course locals coming to check it out. One of the local Volvo guys came out yesterday from the cape, put a deposit down, and is coming back today with cash and someone to drive it home. If im going to lose money on it, id rather it go to someone whos going to use it and needs it.
    2 points
  32. meh - its at least car content! yeah the cx5 turbo didnt get the best mileage but really not bad... i mean i had cruise on 80-90mph nearly the entire way. loaded down car, winter, high speeds: 23mpg
    2 points
  33. I see a lack of Volvo content in the posts above.
    2 points
  34. Parts. NAVI SD Card for the mountain treks we've got planned this year - $20 White LED bulbs because yeah... - $7 Cross Bars - $100 Front & Rear Flaps - $17 front - 17 back LED Fog light kit + New Fog light Switch - $209 total I'm like floored how cheap OEM Mazda parts are compared to Volvo's, (Its been like 13 years since ive bought anything but Volvo parts/cars) Tasca is 10% over cost, and im buying at or under cost so its just mind blowing how I havent even spent $500 on the above list. (LED bulbs and NAVI card are off Amazon, everything else from the dealer). Didn't need a couple LED bulbs since the car already has LED License plate bulbs so might see if I can use them on the s70.
    2 points
  35. inside story but our OG text group chuck made a 3d one and shipped to Danny. He is a cat guy and it has a cat head lol. he wasn't impressedhahaha
    2 points
  36. Yeah I went off the deep end last year too. Quick update, my last city beater (Velosport Courier) died at the hands of a 2015 Corolla that pulled out in front of me, cutting me off at 30km/h and sent me into the quarter panel and airborne when the wheel taco'd. However, I came out with a few medium bruises and $650 towards a replacement steed. So I bought a 1986 Alan Record. OG aluminum race bike, screwed and glued tubing and then I went all minimal designer on it (as I do). Replaced all brake cables, big clean, new brake hoods, tires, tubes, Brooks Cambium C15, etc... It's currently for sale if anyone's interested. It's a 56. Last year I began really riding with some of my friends and realized a 35 year old ride couldn't keep up. In came a 2019 Cannondale Caad 12 105 disc. Have since done a few minor things like replace the saddle because I hated the Prologo on it, but just ridden the damn thing. Local park (Gatineau Park in Quebec) was closed to cars all summer long by a local council (as a test) and became a bicycle playground. Hoping they do it again next year.
    2 points
  37. Whelp. Found a deal I couldn't say no to with 0 haggling, it was just their end of the year offer. Paid under MSRP in this market... Also got Gap and oil changes for life of the loan tossed in. Got my deposits back as Kia is now expecting massive delays on new car delivery's and the 2022 CX5 got bumped from End of Dec to End of Jan to March to now June. So picked up a 2021 Mazda CX5 Touring Preferred SV AWD Had them install roof rails free and LED interior lights free then ordered a navigation card off Amazon even though ill be using android auto. Wagon will go up for sale tomorrow basically, and already have a few people coming to look at it from within the local community before I list it on Facebook marketplace.
    2 points
  38. Year-end bump price drop, $600 for the pistons, rods and bearing set with AFR gauge included as a freebie!
    2 points
  39. Picked up a new laptop to start actually making things on the printer. The Chromebook was very limiting to what I could use. Hopefully more on that soon! In the meantime - I picked up some free cabinets from a house my parents' are renovating. Slapped on an 80's appropriate counter top to stick with the 80's theme in the garage, and now I have have a space dedicated solely to storing my brewing equipment and to brew. Above the boiler I'll make an exhaust hood. But this is very exciting.
    2 points
  40. Truth. I was looking for an X5 manual and was searching every site at least 20-30 times a day. Most of them were gone within hours or even sold locally before they were posted. When I found the cayenne it was only listed 45 minutes before I found it and contacted him and there was someone who had already looked at it before it was listed who was unable to afford it. I test drove it and bought it that day.
    2 points
  41. No air bags went off so it really was low impact and everyone walked away unscathed. But the driver’s side of the frame is bent. If it was just the front clip including the intercooler and radiator I would have repaired it. I have spare fenders, headlights, and the hood would be easy to source. But the front of the frame got smashed in as well. I found another low mileage S70 T5 this afternoon and will look it over next week. Looks like a good next addition to the stable. Almost had my hands on a mint Olive S70 AWD last week but the guy was writing up the paperwork when I called.
    2 points
  42. Hello, Since it appears you can no longer order these new, even aftermarket, I am looking to see if anyone has a working used one they are willing to sell. Thanks,
    1 point
  43. I’ll allow it 🤣 I’d say there’s probably less than 10 active OGs here who still own Volvos.
    1 point
  44. Nice find! The V8 Sport is the one to have.
    1 point
  45. Lol! yes sir, black looks good, and I am a fan of those sport seats. thanks!
    1 point
  46. Put some more snow miles on the car. Didn't want to, but internet problems at work forced me to go in and deal with it so everything is working Monday morning. I was sliding the car around at work and the owner showed up. No issues though as no one else was around. Apparently he got his Polaris four seater stuck and just got free. I am sure he was trying to climb some steep incline just playing around.
    1 point