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    Thanks very much. The coilovers do stiffen the...

    Thanks very much. The coilovers do stiffen the ride somewhat, but I don't use the car as a daily so for my purposes its exactly as I want it. A good drive on a smooth(ish) twisty road always makes...
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    Made some excellent progress with the car this...

    Made some excellent progress with the car this weekend:

    Saturday

    Got started in the afternoon:
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    Weekend progress On Friday evening after work,...

    Weekend progress

    On Friday evening after work, we managed to remove the gearbox, clutch and flywheel from my old engine and transfer the oil cooler lines over to the new engine (along with all new...
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    97cm is the measurement

    97cm is the measurement
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    Thanks very much - I am really looking forward to...

    Thanks very much - I am really looking forward to driving it again now!



    That's interesting to know - thanks. I do have a known good one on it's way to me now so will fit it anyway for piece of...
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    At the weekend, it was time to get started on...

    At the weekend, it was time to get started on removing the old engine:

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff190/t4kerry/Mobile%20Uploads/D5DEC720-3C75-40F5-AD0C-2917759AFAF5_zpsiuff2ooq.jpg

    Got...
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    Not much progress lately, but got the T-5R out of...

    Not much progress lately, but got the T-5R out of hibernation ready for its transplant!
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    Made a bit more progress on Saturday : ...

    Made a bit more progress on Saturday :

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff190/t4kerry/Mobile%20Uploads/B1138B5B-DE56-417A-93A7-05549DC6E45B_zps6859fi8o.jpg

    Got the lower part of the cam belt...
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    Thanks - as do both of your cars :B_thumb:

    Thanks - as do both of your cars :B_thumb:
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    Haha - does look a bit like the worlds strongest...

    Haha - does look a bit like the worlds strongest patio chair in that pic! Thanks very much. Few more bits to bolt on and then we can start the task of installing it
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    Cleaned up the last few parts at the weekend: ...

    Cleaned up the last few parts at the weekend:

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    Thanks for the info - I may well be up for...

    Thanks for the info - I may well be up for attending that if all goes to plan.

    Today's update >

    Thanks to the advice of a helpful forum member, I carefully put the 5x seized hydraulic lifters...
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    Made some more progress with the engine build...

    Made some more progress with the engine build over the long weekend:

    Ground in the valves:
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    Got this package from Volvo: ...

    Got this package from Volvo:

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    S60R Head Gasket, C30 T-5 exhaust manifold...
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    Your S60R manifold is certainly Looking good and...

    Your S60R manifold is certainly Looking good and will be very interesting to see how much difference it makes to yours. Did you grind that out yourself? As for mine, probably not much different to...
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    Made a bit more progress with the build: Cam...

    Made a bit more progress with the build:

    Cam cover and cams removed

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    Yeah you are right - that's the box for the main...

    Yeah you are right - that's the box for the main bearings and they are all the same. Not sure about the shells though. I ordered the bearings from parts for Volvos online. Very helpful over the phone...
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    Hi, thanks - hopefully the head work will go just...

    Hi, thanks - hopefully the head work will go just as well and then it's the easy job of installing it!.. No I stuck with the standard 2.3 that came from a good 1997/1998 C70 T-5
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    Cheers Lee. So am I now that I have started with...

    Cheers Lee. So am I now that I have started with the build! Always planned to and modified the car in every aspect so that it was ready for an engine build and more power. Would be a shame not to...
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    O-rings turned up yesterday, so decided to fit...

    O-rings turned up yesterday, so decided to fit the sump. Liquid gasket applied to the intermediate section:
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    New oil pump and oil pick up pipe installed: ...

    New oil pump and oil pick up pipe installed:

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    New water pump on:
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    Well, I thought that I would bring this thread up...

    Well, I thought that I would bring this thread up to date now that I have made a little progress with the engine build.

    Here is how the car stands today:
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    Thanks Woody, yours looks nice as well from what...

    Thanks Woody, yours looks nice as well from what I have seen! The wheels are 17" by 8", not sure on the offset I'm afraid.

    Video now in HD so that the flame from the exhaust can be seen properly...
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    Just got back from the Nurburgring, so thought...

    Just got back from the Nurburgring, so thought that I would post up a few pics:

    Before I left:

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    2000 mile oil change...
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    Will look into that, would be a bit dissapointed...

    Will look into that, would be a bit dissapointed if they wore out in a year as they were 200!



    Thanks for the kind words - glad you enjoyed the read!



    You too Gav, will be definitely...
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