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    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :) ...

    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :)

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    I had the tracking done which has made a big...

    I had the tracking done which has made a big difference to the steering :)

    I've done just over a hundred miles in it now, still getting used to the diesel box, I have to remember to change down to...
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    Bit of progress lately as I got to spend two...

    Bit of progress lately as I got to spend two afternoons in the man-cave. 

    I used two oil pick-up tubes to make one longer one, and also removed the 11 degree slant from it. The metal plate...
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    Today's video. ...

    Today's video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW6fy4x_yu0
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    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead...

    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead of just making the bracket I ended up make a air box complete with cold air feed.

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    Took the car out for a test drive, well the...
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    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit...

    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit and a tracs switch and it was plug and play :)

    There's something you don't see everyday..........


    https://youtu.be/kPwWqzLNjNc

    Finished the...
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    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too...

    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too remove the engine/gearbox and fit the replacement engine with XC70 D5 gearbox also swapped over the abs unit to a tracs unit.

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    This has to be wired into my car yet AWD...

    This has to be wired into my car yet

    AWD running gear installed prop shaft fitted

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    AWD fuel tank

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    S40 t4 project

    Before i start this was entirely random. A friend had taken it purely on the fact "it has your name on it matt". So with that, 2000 t4 s40.

    It currently has no mot, and has been off the road for...
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    Ooh, forgot to mention- I picked this up the...

    Ooh, forgot to mention- I picked this up the other day:

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/GEDC1322_zpsj7f67zvx.jpg

    Just need to find a 12cm2 turbine housing and external...
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    I've been working on the mystery coolant...

    I've been working on the mystery coolant behaviour recently - taken from another thread:

    "When cold it can all but disappear from the tank and when driven hard it fills the tank to the brim, I...
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    This is my old sump: ...

    This is my old sump:

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/IMG_20170606_214229020_zpspphkwean.jpg

    This is my new sump:
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  13. VolvoDrive Treffen 2017 Netherlands

    Had the privilege attending the VolvoDrive meet in the Netherlands last weekend, a short but amazing trip accompanied by a few good friends from VolvoTuning.

    The event is in it's second year and...
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    Moved on a bit.. 31613 I'd say I was 90% of...

    Moved on a bit..
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    I'd say I was 90% of the way there now. Still battling a few minor niggles - but the stupid rebuild following me bending the exhaust valves on #5 on the first cam cover fit...
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    volvo 240 gl v8 project

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    Hi all
    Had this a while now and thought i had better get on it
    the unfortunate jaguar 2002 4.0 sc xjr 308 cane along mechanically sound but tin worm had had a busy time on the body,...
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    245 T5 "Matilda"

    Well, I've finally started this project. Matilda (1992 240SE estate) is in the newly extended man-cave ready to have her heart transplant.

    I've got a B5234T3 to go in her and have provisionally...
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    Small update on the T-5R, time for a wheel...

    Small update on the T-5R, time for a wheel change,

    But which one to choose?

    http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u258/claymore2k/T-5R/20170504_174906.jpg...
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    Had a ace day out last week the photo gives it...

    Had a ace day out last week the photo gives it away where..

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r499/harveysr/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-04/34185109242_715ee08dcb_o_zpsjxejbdfp.jpg

    You don't see...
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    lord im so bad keeping these things up to date. a...

    lord im so bad keeping these things up to date. a while behined again! anyway.

    shortly after getting everything to a ok standard in my head my M47 decided to throw me a curve ball and completely...
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    Agreed on the exhaust note. They sound awesome...

    Agreed on the exhaust note.

    They sound awesome when giving it a boot full. Love to rev too, for a derv :)
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    ^^^yeah what he said^^^ I do them myself, i got...

    ^^^yeah what he said^^^ I do them myself, i got fed up with cowboys and false promises so learned how to do it. I don't charge a lot for it really, in fact after paying to get the ecu socketed I...
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    more updates, been a long time since i did this...

    more updates, been a long time since i did this so still catching up! so after doing nearly a entire winter ruining my american quads i discovered something. my 740 E code headlight protectors fit...
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    right ive been meaning to update this for a...

    right ive been meaning to update this for a while! life got in the way n progress has been slow but figured id show what i got

    so i bought some parts from that irish breaker 262C yeah the parts...
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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...
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