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    Got the subframe and rear suspension parts back...

    Got the subframe and rear suspension parts back from the powder coaters. Made up a jig for the C70 soft top under floor brace ready for modify to fit the AWD centre brg support.

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    It's been a busy day. Got the M66 hybrid gearbox...

    It's been a busy day. Got the M66 hybrid gearbox all back together. Modified the subframe so the C70 subframe brace would fit, just waiting for the rear brace so it can modified for the AWD centre...
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    Found a local powder coater so I thought I'd give...

    Found a local powder coater so I thought I'd give them a try, The parts came back perfect so much so I've dropped some more parts to be powder coated. Also picked up new brgs for the diff and some...
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    Had fun playing musical gearboxes. I took the...

    Had fun playing musical gearboxes. I took the internals out of a M66D and put them in the XC casing to make a M66E awd gearbox, just need the s60r diff to finish it off.

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    Picked up a M66 diesel xc 70 gearbox during the...

    Picked up a M66 diesel xc 70 gearbox during the week and thats when the fun started. After searching the good old internet I couldn't find nothing to comfirm whether the diesel collar was the same as...
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    Got the internal reinforcing plate welded in for...

    Got the internal reinforcing plate welded in for the torque tube fixing point. Also found 7.42 between the sound proofing and the floor plan under the drivers seat. Looks like it's been there a few...
  7. Thread: Project 254

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    The 240 has started a bad habit of eating...

    The 240 has started a bad habit of eating cluthes, the reason for this is the frition plate is hanging off the end of the gearbox imput shaft. To overcome this problem a construction grade disc was...
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    The only mods I'm going to do is to upgrade the...

    The only mods I'm going to do is to upgrade the solid discs to the XC90 discs & calipers.

    I've done a quick mock up and discovered the discs fit, the calipers fit BUT the calipers won't fit when...
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    Project 850 T5 AWD

    After fitting a T5 engine in a 240 I thought I needed a more challenging project.

    So I brought a 97 V70 awd with a full service history and 150k miles from a guy who had owned it for 8 years and...
  10. Thread: Project 254

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    Finally got around to having some adaptor rings...

    Finally got around to having some adaptor rings made so I could fit the chrome centre caps.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/oblark/Project%20240/Project%20254/20160521_110215.jpg...
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    Had to fit the 16T that I was going to convert to...

    Had to fit the 16T that I was going to convert to a 19T as the 15G decided to eat its self,

    So with the 16T fitted and once I'd fixed the rough running it was time to do some data logging,
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  12. Thread: Project 254

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    Yep it's up and running. ...

    Yep it's up and running.


    https://youtu.be/FaB6Fu8upl0
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    Two secondhand struts to be turned into...

    Two secondhand struts to be turned into coilovers.
    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/oblark/Project%20240/Project%20254/20160312_170354.jpg

    Coilovers with brembo calipers and custom 290mm...
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    Up date time as the car is up and running now :)...

    Up date time as the car is up and running now :)

    Time for a bit of wiring.
    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/oblark/Project%20240/Project%20254/20160228_124052.jpg

    ECU fitted and wired...
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    The old red block engine and M90 gearbox came out...

    The old red block engine and M90 gearbox came out without much grief. The gearbox was removed ready to be fitted to the T5 lump. The adaptor plate was drilled and tapped to the hole pattern of the...
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    I purchased the CAD file of lower engine mounts...

    I purchased the CAD file of lower engine mounts from Homer and had them manufactured from 5mm steel. I wasn't happy with how the upper engine mounts sat so I manufactured them from also 5mm steel. I...
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    Some major parts arrived from classic swede...

    Some major parts arrived from classic swede during the week so today I was out in the man cave cutting down the sump from a 6 cylinder to a 5 cylinder. Also the oil pick up tube modified to fit.
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    Made a new turbo oil return pipe as the turbo has...

    Made a new turbo oil return pipe as the turbo has been "clocked" and the 850 wont fit anymore.

    The new pipe was made from a 940 lpt and a 850 oil pipe.
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    Picked up a non cracked S60R twin VVT head which...

    Picked up a non cracked S60R twin VVT head which cleaned up nicely,

    Just need to add some weld-on AN fittings for the breather system.
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    I gave the profilers the bell housing and they...

    I gave the profilers the bell housing and they used that to cut the adaptor plate.

    The gearbox adaptor plate is finished.
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    It's a gearbox adaptor so I can use the red block...

    It's a gearbox adaptor so I can use the red block M90 gearbox.
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    Just what you don't want at Christmas. Now...

    Just what you don't want at Christmas.

    Now would be a good time to the manual conversion and swap engines at the same time from your donor car :)
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    Picked this up from the profilers this afternoon...

    Picked this up from the profilers this afternoon before they closed for Christmas.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u433/oblark/Project%20240/Project%20254/20151223_134139.jpg
  24. Thread: Project 254

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    When we turned up the engine and gearbox was...

    When we turned up the engine and gearbox was still on the sub frame,

    As it would fit in the back of Steve's car we had to break it down to just the engine.

    I'll pm you his phone number but he...
  25. Thread: Project 254

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    Project 254

    As 240 turbo's using the 940 lpt red block engines are get as common as muck I think it's time to take the 240 to the next level ........ T5 it :)

    With the help from Steve we went and picked up a...
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