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1998 V70 Xc From The Beginning... to the End

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On 7/11/2018 at 4:00 PM, Varney said:

I'm heartbroken that the pictures are gone now

Unfortunately many of the pics went bye-bye when PB stuck us in the ass for $$$ server fees. The ones I did get to download have all had their meta-data wiped by the PB fuckers, so I really can't arrange many of them in historical order - esp all the permutations on IC / piping setups & motor work :(

At some point I will start going through what I have & fix what I can.

The last couple years have been mostly occupied with fixing a house for my Mum so she could move close by, work on my old house, and body work/paint on my X1/9. That car is my major project car now - next up is a Honda K24 install.

 

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The days of heavy Volvo mods are pretty much done, I'd have to say. 

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The good news is photobucket is back up, albeit with a watermark on the photos now. If your account is still there, the photos will display like they used to in your posts. 

Nice work on the X1/9 body kit!! Love how it transformed the car :tup: 

I have a feeling that once you start playing with the K24 you’ll forget all about modifying Volvo’s...

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18 hours ago, andyb5 said:

The good news is photobucket is back up, albeit with a watermark on the photos now. If your account is still there, the photos will display like they used to in your posts. 

Nice work on the X1/9 body kit!! Love how it transformed the car :tup: 

I have a feeling that once you start playing with the K24 you’ll forget all about modifying Volvo’s...

Adding pics back into the thread, working backwards. My PB account is gone, along with any pics that were left in it.

Hello Andy!  I'm going to be using K-Tuner to set it up, so DTR I could add a turbo, etc., if I choose. The AWD dyno guy I used to use for the XR is a Honda Tuner, so he can dyno tune the K24 when I get to that place.  I did have to make a major revison to the RBB intake in order for the TB setup to work. 

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Fabricating water pipes to fit the X1/9 body side cooling setup - Using a C30 T/stat housing (bottom left) off a custom adaptor and a V70 T/stat cover welded to the upper housing (upper right) to replace the Honda bits...

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On 11/14/2018 at 7:45 PM, lookforjoe said:

The days of heavy Volvo mods are pretty much done, I'd have to say. 

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13 hours ago, lookforjoe said:

Adding pics back into the thread, working backwards. My PB account is gone, along with any pics that were left in it.

Hello Andy!  I'm going to be using K-Tuner to set it up, so DTR I could add a turbo, etc., if I choose. The AWD dyno guy I used to use for the XR is a Honda Tuner, so he can dyno tune the K24 when I get to that place.  I did have to make a major revison to the RBB intake in order for the TB setup to work. 

Fabricating water pipes to fit the X1/9 body side cooling setup - Using a C30 T/stat housing (bottom left) off a custom adaptor and a V70 T/stat cover welded to the upper housing (upper right) to replace the Honda bits...

Thanks for going back to fix all the pictures Hussein, that’s a valuable wealth of knowledge for the rest of us to reference!!

Glad to see you’re still finding new and innovative ways to use Volvo parts for custom purposes. That seems like the thermostat housings worked out pretty nicely. What was involved with the intake manifold modifications? Looks a fair bit different than the stock Honda manifold..!

If i had to guess, you’ll end up adding some boost to the K24 at some point down the road :smile:  Since the K24 flows so nicely in NA form, my understanding is they respond really well to boost too. 

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21 hours ago, andyb5 said:

Glad to see you’re still finding new and innovative ways to use Volvo parts for custom purposes. That seems like the thermostat housings worked out pretty nicely. What was involved with the intake manifold modifications? Looks a fair bit different than the stock Honda manifold..!

If i had to guess, you’ll end up adding some boost to the K24 at some point down the road :smile:  Since the K24 flows so nicely in NA form, my understanding is they respond really well to boost too. 

The K24 has a longer runner 2-part (RBB) manifold - lower part with plenum visible here.  Built for low & mid range torque, of which it has plenty. I want to maintain that. Some people swap a K20 head (and cams setup), PRB intake & run 9K redline to get max HP. I'd rather have the torque where I can use it for DD. Since the car only weighs 2000lbs (maybe less with all the steel I cut away), the power -to-weight ratio is pretty decent even with the stock 210BHP.

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The upper half has a sophisticated CC breather setup, akin to the RNC, just not at the head. I want to save that. This runner section is about 6". No room to add a large enough plenum directly to this, so I needed to tuck the plenum underneath. Overall length is just a little shorter than the stock arrangement.

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2 hours ago, apeacock said:

Are you brazing the joints or is it some flavor of welding? 

Messy TIG. I don't have clean seams / junctions to weld here, and the thickness is on the upside of my machine's AMP rating, that's my rationale for the fugly welds, anyway :D

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21 hours ago, lookforjoe said:

Messy TIG. I don't have clean seams / junctions to weld here, and the thickness is on the upside of my machine's AMP rating, that's my rationale for the fugly welds, anyway :D

Nice, just wondering. Getting 220 in my garage to start things like this. I've got 2 projects I can think of for TIG and hope to just go from there. 

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Worked on the finish welds for the intake, built most of the header, and chopped up the parts car to make the test bed for K24 motor & custom dash projects

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Cone engineering merge collector & collector

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Blacked out the headlamps on the C30, and fitting Morimoto Bi-Xenon projectors. Just waiting for the SKBOWE kits for final install

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wetsanded and polished the lenses, not perfect but much better

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Modified housing & added extra socket so all wiring goes out with factory look

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Also gathering parts for the AWD conversion.

M66 AWD with Quaife getting ready

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Broke down & bought the Volvo left axle puller.

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Going to build a Haldex controller, in the probable event the Gen3 controller doesn't work as it should

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Oooooooooo neat.  More info on the haldex controller please.  That's going to be rad.

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On 1/29/2019 at 3:29 PM, Commander Riker said:

Oooooooooo neat.  More info on the haldex controller please.  That's going to be rad.

Unfortunately I can't give you much in specifics, I'm relying on someone who knows WTF they are doing to help me with schematics. Another C30Crew member who did the AWD conversion & has the non-functioning Haldex issue found this thread. That's what we are working off. That, and a couple videos to figure out wiring from:

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