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    I wasn't 100% happy with the throttle linkage...

    I wasn't 100% happy with the throttle linkage when using the me7 inlet manifold and plus the intercooler to throttle body pipe kept blowing off the throttle body.

    So I've gone back to more...
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    I picked the cylinder head from the machine shop,...

    I picked the cylinder head from the machine shop, had to have 4 thou skimmed off of it to make it flat.

    Then it was just a case of fitting the head, tighten it down, fit the cams and the cam...
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    So now the AWD conversion is finished I was...

    So now the AWD conversion is finished I was offered a S60R engine which had more cracks in the liners than crazy paving :)

    The engine was stripped down and a shopping list of parts was drawn up, A...
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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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    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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    Reference tyres, I came across this on an...

    Reference tyres,

    I came across this on an American Web site about the early awd and tyres.

    IF there is a tire circumference difference you use the larger on front. The overrunning clutch in...
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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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    The other thing would be is the limited supply of...

    The other thing would be is the limited supply of aftermarket springs and shocks for the AWD suspension.

    Another good day until rain stopped play.

    I managed to get the 4 mounting plates welded...
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    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is...

    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is going to plan. The only hiccup was all 4 shock top mount captive nuts broke off, had to cut the mount into pieces to get at the bolts.

    Tomorrow job...
  12. Thread: 6 speed gearbox

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    With the awd set up you won't need the rear...

    With the awd set up you won't need the rear gearbox mount you'll side to make one to fit on the side of the gearbox.

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    And it's still going strong :)

    And it's still going strong :)
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    I thougth it was about time I built up the...

    I thougth it was about time I built up the subframe as the awd conversionis only weeks away.

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    Well the 240 got converted back to the B230FK...

    Well the 240 got converted back to the B230FK engine then she was sold.

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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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    The diff is from a s60r I've had to use the...

    The diff is from a s60r

    I've had to use the s60r one as the xc70 diff has larger drive shafts and a 47 splinde collar (s60r, v70 awd & 850 awd use a 45 splinde collar)
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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...
  23. Thread: Project 254

    by oblark
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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...
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