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  1. Had a set back after a 6500 rpm launch that dead hooked @ 20 psi or so. It was one of those launches where I was like "I should probably check the drivetrain." Ended up twisting by rear billet 4340 axle stub adapters. Slipped it pretty well, so I think this failure is an excessive torque failure and not an excessive shock failure. The reason why I had to design these in the first place is so that I could use the 27 tooth spline Eaton Detroit TruTrac LSD in the rear and also use the stronger 960 MKI rear axle. I originally wanted to through harden the V1s but the manufacture was un
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  2. No other cars around, got stopped safely - yeah, could've gone way worse for sure. Right? Such a weird failure. I apparently excel at finding strange ways to break my car. The subframe with the new welds hadn't even made it onto the car yet This definitely upped my paranoia about random failures - I haven't touched the front suspension in a year or so.... And yeah, definitely a good call to get that all replaced on your car, since rusty shock mounts seem like bad news. Thanks! Yeah, sucks it happened but all things considered, the outcome was decent.
    3 points
  3. 160k. Timing belt, water pump and PCV were done earlier this year.
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  4. Who's your mechanic? Can we call him and tell him to finally remove that front grille emblem? 😂
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  5. no and yes. Yes, I threw it out thinking the guy would go away and he said "can I pick it up saturday". Did you really need to post that here? You could have easily put that in my previous post. Wasnt the plan but I would have been a fool to say no.
    2 points
  6. I also produced a 2nd billet angle gear. Been a crazy busy spring / summer. This unit went to a friend who lives in The Netherlands for testing. He has a highly built 850 AWD that he auto crosses in the dirt with. He has had continual issues with the factory cast angle gear case exploding upon launch when running the car locked 4WD. He setup the case himself with some help from me and he did a fantastic job! He was able to recently race the car. The case and drivetrain are holding up great so far! Looking forward to more racing. He is also making u
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  7. Hello, I am new in the car world and don’t know much about cars yet. I am looking to get my first track car. Maybe a few mods. Anyway I fond this old 850 R that hasn’t moved for 10 to 15 years. I contacted the owner and he would like to get rid of it for cheep. Like 700$. I don’t really know what I am getting into yet. Would it be worth it to restore it? I live in Montréal so we have harsh winter. P.s. it’s a manual transmission. Sorry for bad English I am a French Canadian
    1 point
  8. Couple updates. Reran the front wiring for easy of access and to set up the quick connects so im not splicing everytime I want to run it through a car wash or even hand wash easier. Cut the wires off, then used an end mill to remove the wiring on the inside of the plugs I want to use as covers for when lights are not installed. Also made "covers" this morning for the roof light wiring, need to loom that wire to protect it from the sun, which ill do this weekend once I figure out where the loom went in the garage...... lol Couple photos of that. Also
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  9. Typically id disagree with a statement like this right now considering the value of older volvos right now, but you hit the nail on the head, this thing needs some love for sure. If it were perfect mechanically, and body parts were easy to find like they were maybe 5 6 years ago, id say its still a little high but not to far off. But yeah.... That's an expensive project.
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  10. No I didn't. But I do whatever I want.
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  11. Did you inadvertently add a zero to the end of the price?
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  12. A hit and run IS a collision BTW.
    1 point
  13. Pro tip for a loved xc70. Get some s60 sport seats. What a difference to everyday use!
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