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    TFM's 854R

    As some of you may remember after my mishap with the old 854 T5-R which ended rather badly I borrowed a rather nice Red 850R Saloon from Mr Smithness for a month or so.

    Well ever since turning down the first oportunity to buy it I have regretted every minute...

    Guess what the opportunity arose once more and this time I have the car.

    The previous owner has done the car a real justice and has kept it immaculate, very nice to see an 850R that has been cared for properly.

    Plans are to restore it to full glory, this will include some paintwork and alloy refurbishment.

    Mechanically I have a few ideas... first will be a new turbo and injector combination, this will more than likely be a 16T or 18T with whites or blues. Following this a remap. Also have a 302 conversion to fit and an RIP kit to sort. After that it should be a nice all round car with that little more poke.

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    The Fleet together!



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    getting as bad as me mate i have 3 cars too , bet you don't keep the s70 now

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    First mod was completed today also, fitted a standard grill back on and some original and legal number plates to replace the metal Euro style plates.

    From this:



    To this:



    I think I may possibly re-fit the black grill but with a Volvo slash, I do however like it looking standard at the front.
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    looking good m8
    Back with a 1997 S70 T5 SE

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    nice looking motor you have there TFM! Its nice when they have been well maintained too hey!

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    mate id say 18t or 19, ive got 16t whites and rip kit as u see today... now knowing how the 16t is its not quit enough mate so min 18t id say
    now you see me OPPS now ya dont lololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrotch View Post
    mate id say 18t or 19, ive got 16t whites and rip kit as u see today... now knowing how the 16t is its not quit enough mate so min 18t id say
    listen mate it's never enough you will always want more and more

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    i can beleave that aswell t5frankie
    now you see me OPPS now ya dont lololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrotch View Post
    mate id say 18t or 19, ive got 16t whites and rip kit as u see today... now knowing how the 16t is its not quit enough mate so min 18t id say
    Ive had a 16T/18T and 19T mate infact owned all three turbo's at once. The reason I am considering the 16T is simply because I know good power can be made with little lag.

    The 18T and 19T can be made very well and with little lag on manual cars but its definately a little harder with autos I think, we'll see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Moose View Post
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    atleast it looks nice

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    swap for an estate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5frankie View Post
    getting as bad as me mate i have 3 cars too , bet you don't keep the s70 now
    Well the S70 owes me 200 so Im in no rush to get rid. I think I may well break it and use the turbo, injectors and RIP on the 850R. Would also be ideal for the donor parts for a manual conversion, although id use the M56L I have over the M56H.

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    atleast it looks nice
    Listen it wont be staying auto forever, when I can afford to recon the box and fit a gripper diff then Ill go manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t5frankie View Post
    swap for an estate?
    Thanks mate but not a chance, this ones mint and having temporarily owned it before I know how it runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Moose View Post
    Well the S70 owes me 200 so Im in no rush to get rid. I think I may well break it and use the turbo, injectors and RIP on the 850R. Would also be ideal for the donor parts for a manual conversion, although id use the M56L I have over the M56H.



    Listen it wont be staying auto forever, when I can afford to recon the box and fit a gripper diff then Ill go manual.
    just fit an m59 mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Moose View Post
    Thanks mate but not a chance, this ones mint and having temporarily owned it before I know how it runs.
    ill enjoy destroying it on the strip then mate lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5frankie View Post
    just fit an m59 mate
    Too weak Frankie, as and when I can afford the diff ill probably forge the bottom end and buy a bigger turbo too.

    That said if an M59 comes up cheap then its the obvious choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t5frankie View Post
    ill enjoy destroying it on the strip then mate lol
    Sounds like a challenge Frankie, one I shall dearly accept... (oh dear I need to do some serious work now!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Moose View Post
    Too weak Frankie, as and when I can afford the diff ill probably forge the bottom end and buy a bigger turbo too.

    That said if an M59 comes up cheap then its the obvious choice.
    i dont think they are weak mate i quite abuse mine always have at high boost and flying starts and i've never heard them groan at all

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    & the M59 is reliable which is more than can be said for some diffs lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by p fandango View Post
    & the M59 is reliable which is more than can be said for some diffs lol
    If your reffering to Wobbly then I think its safe to say he has just been extremely unlucky.
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