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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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    another update. some more bodywork advances and...

    another update. some more bodywork advances and general tat going on, me and john started the cutting out of the rear quater removing rust and accident damage that looked like the hms titanic crashed...
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    Merry Christmas :)

    The team and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope you all get what you wanted :). (And if you didn't, you've been bad).
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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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    The difference is the compressor wheel. There...

    The difference is the compressor wheel.

    There is the flatback where the back of the compressor wheel is flat and the superback where the back of the compressor wheel is tapered.

    The kits are...
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    Well, finally made a start on this car, I do...

    Well, finally made a start on this car, I do still have it believe it or not!

    The first job I wanted to do was replace the jammed sunroof (tricky job).

    Got the headlining out easily enough, in...
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    Update for the c70

    Wife has really taken to the c70 which tbh i didn't think she would, Fixed the roof with a replacement micro switch which are attached the the lifting arms at the rear so now all good.

    Could...
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    Studs have arrived. Sneaky peaky at the new...

    Studs have arrived. Sneaky peaky at the new cylinder block...

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  9. Thread: Project 254

    by oblark
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    Yep it's up and running. ...

    Yep it's up and running.


    https://youtu.be/FaB6Fu8upl0
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    You'll need the O/S and front engine anchors from...

    You'll need the O/S and front engine anchors from the ME7, rear coolant drain pipe off your engine and drill out and tap the block to M10 for the top engine mount and grind it out for the bosses.
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    I have them in the engine I've just fitted in the...

    I have them in the engine I've just fitted in the Green AWD. Fitted genuine volvo bearings in them and they seem to have fitted ok and starts ok. Time will tell once I get it MOTed and start...
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    They are down to 200 delivered now. They...

    They are down to 200 delivered now.

    They should fit but check them carefully as I've had them before where they are too wide to clear the bottom of the bore and too wide to fit in the piston.
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    The main problem is in our engines they have no...

    The main problem is in our engines they have no location tabs so a lot of people just fit them how ever on another note I would also check your crank for wear and get the correct size bearing
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    Unfortunately know of a couple now the have spun...

    Unfortunately know of a couple now the have spun big end bearings
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    just make sure you fit the big end bearings...

    just make sure you fit the big end bearings properly, or you join the long list of people with spun bearings :( (this has nothing to do with these rods, just a general observation)
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    eBay number 281934113559

    eBay number 281934113559
  17. Thread: handbrake issues

    by PNuT
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    I have had a few problems in the past with...

    I have had a few problems in the past with these... one think I have found to make sure of is the clips that hold the shoes to the back plate have a habit of bending slightly so make sure they hold...
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    Never had a problem with them with decent cables...

    Never had a problem with them with decent cables donnas s70 need new cables for mot at end of this month so I will report back if I remember
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    Have the same problem with our V70R, changed...

    Have the same problem with our V70R, changed shoes, adjusted them up, still wouldn't pass the MOT, in the end I got the MOTing garage to do it, I think they gave up too, as even though it came back...
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    They are just crap I'm sure of it. Perhaps your...

    They are just crap I'm sure of it. Perhaps your cable wants doing too?

    If its any consolation I had a similar issue with the D5, handbrake shoes were something like 12% efficient, loads of meat...
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    Just for you ;)
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    Picked the manifold up from the machine shop...

    Picked the manifold up from the machine shop yesterday, they had to machine 1.5mm off of the face to true it. When it was fitted i noticed the throttle pedal was very light so I've fitted a tension...
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    I have driven manuals for over thirty years and...

    I have driven manuals for over thirty years and was a bit reluctant to buy my T5 because it is automatic. Now I wonder why I could be bothered changing gear . It's like a tiler I go Kart and the...
  24. Thread: koni fsd's

    by Nealevo
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    Glad you are getting on with them, I really only...

    Glad you are getting on with them, I really only struggled with mine when I was on a track, on the road I could fault them.
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    by AshDVS
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    If you have standard springs in the car they'll...

    If you have standard springs in the car they'll be fine. They're not ideal for more spring rate and lower ride heights though.
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