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    Volvrat II - Rat 940 V8 Project - Engine in....sorta!

    Well Volvrat I has passed away and I am now breaking her for parts

    So bring on Volvrat II!! The spirit of the rat shall live on!!! Volvrat II has already gained the name of Zippy Lea too


    Went to auction today, and picked up a 1997 940 SE wagon, for 325!!!!!!!! 1 previous owner, 145k on the clock, really happy with it. Got a few issues with her though, like the tail gate handle doesn't work on the outside, and some of the lights on the dash don't work, but otherwise, it's all pretty sweet.


    Redblock turbo lump, not too bad condition. Bit tatty on the exhaust system, so that'll get ripped off and a straight through pipe will be installed, and the paintwork is pretty scratched and tatty too, so it'll all be going matt black again, but no rust this time.

    Interior isn't too bad at all so will keep that as it is pretty much.

    Gonna stick the 15G turbo off the 850 T5 on it as well as the manual boost controller and increase the boost a bit.


    Got my sounds to stick in there too, and the roof rack to chuck up top again too



    Best bit is, I have the whole car to get to a suitable ratty standard, by the 8th of August for Retro Rides show at Haynes Motor Museum!! So with my days off, that works out as 5 full days for:

    - Respray
    - ICE install
    - Fitting of roof rack, air horns, steelies and other bits

    And hopefully time for a straight through exhaust to be sorted out too





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    Go for the rust too. That was awesome on the last one

    Good luck with the project.
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    Previous Volvos: 2009 V50 D5 R-Design, 2005 V70R, 2001 V70 T5, 2001 S40 T4, 2x 1999 S40 T4, 2003 V40 T4, 1999 V70 T5, 1996 854 T5 & 855 T5, 1995 855 T5, and a 480...
    Previous other stuff: Saxo Turbo, 2004 996 C4S, 2008 Z4M, 2001 Yaris T-Sport, 2002 S2000 Mugen, and a 1999 Evo VI



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    I look forward to seeing it at the gathering.
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    looks good i your going back to steelies you will get around 100 for those alloys on ebay as there quite sought after

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    Good luck with it.

    I will have to remember to keep checking it on older cars on the forum - never been on this bit ever!
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    nice one one mate

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    good luck mate loved volvrat 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850 2.5 10v View Post
    I will have to remember to keep checking it on older cars on the forum - never been on this bit ever!

    LMAO!! Yea, you better!! Haha!


    Cheers guys, she will be going full on stealth battle effect. Like a proper Mad Max vehicle. I won't do the rust, cos I've done that one already now. But have you ever seen a 940 with steel mesh riot shield over the windshield? Just one of the many plans I have for this wagon
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    Started with the matt black today. Can't do too much as I'm still waiting for the log book to come through so I can change the colour, but did the alloys today, the sill below the doors, and the lower half of the front and rear bumpers. I'm going to do the roof, and below the bump strips on the doors.

    Before:


    After some matt black paint:




    And a nice pic I rather like
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    this needs a folding external bbq on the boot, just like top gear !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett craig View Post
    this needs a folding external bbq on the boot, just like top gear !!!
    and a bumper dumper lmfao

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    There are plans for a BBQ dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by leighkaicraigmia View Post
    and a bumper dumper lmfao
    Dudddeeee, nooooo!!! No dumping on my Volvo!
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    Well I've been playing a bit today and really happy with the result of a day's work!

    Done the audio install (just gotta run an RCA lead for the sub amp, and install the stereo tomorrow and it's complete) and done more matt blacking too. Gonna do a bit more matt blacking tomorrow too. I want to do the whole car already, but I can't yet as I don't have the log book to change the colour So just have to do as much as I can really LOL


    Couple of pics for y'all of my audio install





    And done a little bit more matt blacking too, now done from the top of the bump strips down, done the fuel filler flap too, and put another of my warning labels on, a flammable liquid one again


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    Looking good mate. How long till your next drag?
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    This one's gonna be set up for drift, not drag. It drifts quite nicely as standard actually, just needs quite a bit more power though to hold the rear end out
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    I can't wait to see the vids to that Used to have some sideways fun in a old 1.8 sierra saphire You can't beat it! Keep up the good work lol
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    I hope your going to put it on the track at the Gathering.
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    you have a locker diff in that car best to take governer out and have it locked 100 percent of the time.bring the car to santapod

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    Smithy, how to I take the governer out to lock the diff 100% of the time? Going to be doing it as a drift barge. Roof rack will be on it too, so that'll be great fun!!

    Once I've got the rad replaced (cos it leaks a bit) and replaced the cam cover gasket, I'll see about upping the boost. Need to install a boost gauge into it too as it doesn't have one at the moment.


    Been a bit busy today too, painting the car. This is how she looks now

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