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    My 850R Project

    Right, Thought I'd start a proper thread. This is how she was when I picked her up (Pic same as the other thread, But can't move her out the drive yet to get new ones)...



    I've since re fitted the proper front bumper, And just finished replacing the PCV system.
    I think half the problem may have been that the bigger of the two pipes that shoot back round underneath the throttle body, And connect back into the turbo inlet had snapped in half. I'm wondering if this was causing the odd sensation when driving it back from St. Austell.
    Tight fit with my ham fists but I got there in about 3 hours, Start to finish (With a little help from VPCUK)
    Only thing I've got left to do is replace the fuel return from the FPR, As the fuel pipe I had was a little too small for my liking. Then fit the new leads and last of the intercooler pipes.
    Going to order a whole new cam belt kit, Idler, Water pump and hydraulic tensioner from Rufe. May as well replace the aux belts too while I'm at it, And get the alternator re wound.
    Not sure whether to skin my already skinned knuckles and fit the cam belt myself, Or let my mate do it for 100...
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    very nice, no offence intended but is it a genuine R

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    There is/was a white R on VOC, he was toying with BTCC rep stickers for it




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    nice, is this steves old car he has the white 850R saloon also? and you cant tease us and say now has the proper bumper,,show us damn it! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by p fandango View Post
    very nice, no offence intended but is it a genuine R
    Yep, One of only 2 manuals according to DVLA. Been checked with main dealer too.
    It is Steves old car.
    He also has the only white saloon (afaik) And another white auto R.

    The problem I had driving back was weird. When I was cruising at 70/80mph it felt like I was tapping the brake slightly every few seconds. Hope the fixed pipe sorted it.

    I'll be finishing off the small bits tomorrow, So I'll get some better pics... Without the rain too hopefully.

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    Everything back together now.

    New leads on.
    Ran new pipes to and from the BCS, Used 1/4" fuel line for this.
    Went to start it... Battery's dead

    Battery was changed before I picked her up due to the other one being fubar. Guess this one is too. Oh well.

    On charge for an hour as it seems to hold a bit when the cars been running.
    Been sat in the shed 2 days and lost it's charge so it's defo knackered.

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    Pics!!, we need to see more pics of this white wonder.
    http://www.airbrushartists.org/Gal72..._s_Gallery.asp

    Currently rocking Volvo's finest V70R 2WD Manual

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    It runs!





    REALLY need a new steering wheel. Keep getting bits stuck to my hand.

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    Would it not be cheaper to just get that one re covered at an upholster's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Would it not be cheaper to just get that one re covered at an upholster's?
    Possibly... Know any good ones?
    Still haven't found out if an S/V40 wheel would fit. If it will, And I can find one in black, I think they're a better looking wheel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry1809 View Post
    It runs!




    Lovely looking R...nice one

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    thats soo nice what suspension is in there intrested in what make of springs

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    As far as I know it's all still standard, But that's only what I've been told. Haven't checked myself.
    How do I know if the ECU's been touched?
    I was expecting it to be about the same as my first car, Manual T5 with an MBC, But it'd leave it for dead.
    Boost gauge only goes up a few mill in first too, Then goes up 3/4 in the other gears. Is it capped in first?

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    Couple more jobs done today (Gotta love shift work)

    Replaced a cracked OS headlight glass, Fell in 2 as the clips were taken off.
    Replaced the furry steering wheel with a black leather T5 item.

    Got these from a scrappy for 35, Not bad. Full headlight!.
    The same scrappy is supplying me with a mint set of V70 rear clusters tomorrow for 25
    New battery too.
    Was talking to my mate that works there, And he was saying what came in through the scrappage scheme... Some people should be shot.
    Off top of my head...

    Mint Volvo 940 Wentworth in burgundy, Mint black leather, 61,000 miles! (still there too)
    XJ6 with 19,000 miles!
    Suzuki Rascal pickup thing, 3400 miles!
    The 850 I got my bits from had 340,000+ miles

    Sorted out the rear end too, Lol...



    Will probably whip off the Volvo and 850 badges the weekend and respray them black.
    Looks a bit crisper.
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    Forgot to add.
    The car I got my bits from, Also had the same dark alround interior, Including the glove box lid, Door cards, Speaker grills etc. If anyone needs bits.
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    Looking really good, looks a really straight clean car.

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    To be fair, The pics do it justice.
    You can just make out the 2 rusty bits of bonnet, On the bottom corners of the grill.
    Few VERY small dings, And there's a rust issue starting under the battery tray. Not too bad at the minute, But I'll be getting the gas out fairly soon to cut and weld a new bit in. Is there anything under that section I should be aware of?

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    V70 Clusters now on.
    Rear wiper straightened out.
    Went round with a touch up pen and dotted the tiny chips that could turn nasty if left.

    Just need to sort out the cam belt etc. Then I'll look at getting a re map

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    dont take your badges off, just T cut them , it removes the chrome and the black finishe is excellent.
    Go back to the scrappy and get a clio wiper arm, looks much tidier
    Love white 'R' s

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Banana View Post
    dont take your badges off, just T cut them , it removes the chrome and the black finishe is excellent.
    Go back to the scrappy and get a clio wiper arm, looks much tidier
    Love white 'R' s
    Aah, I knew someone said somewhere about a Clio wiper arm.
    It's just the one off the rear hatch I take it?
    Cheers for the tip on the badges too!

    EDIT: What model? Lol.
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