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    Having finally tuned the car to a point where it cold starts reliably, and is reasonable on fuel, I parked it up. In the garage from January to today, and I drove an S60 instead. Now selling the S60 to get this back out for fun times this summer.

    I finally got it into and back out of the bodyshop, it's now 2" wider on each side, but almost OEM looking. Props to Ian at Custom Panel and Paint in Exeter for doing a fantastic job. Some pics attached.


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    I spent the winter mostly working and planning. Reading back over the thread, my goals have changed a fair amount just between posts, and will doubtless continue to evolve. However the next few concrete plans are:
    1) 850R clutch and TTV flywheel - needs doing asap. Have the funds, need to book it in when life calms down a bit with work.
    2) 330mm brake discs with Martin Leaf's adaptors for 4 pot Brembo calipers (not S60R, they're off a Merc M class). If anyone has a good source/recommendations for S60R 330mm brake discs, please shout
    3) fit a tailgate spoiler - scored a genuine (rare!) 940 one from a breaker with an eggcrate grill, needs painting and fitting
    4) adjustable panhard rod, maybe polybush the rear end, but suspension is pretty much where I want it.

    Short term goals are to drive the thing for the summer.
    Longer term, I'm aiming for 300-350 whp in the next year or so. I'm acquiring things for a proper engine build to do so, probably overkill but can always chuck a bigger turbo on when it's done.
    Picked up a spare engine to rebuild on the side with new internals, forged rods etc. and in the process of building a reasonable twin scroll manifold. Definitely a bit further off than the rest, but I've got the engine, the turbo (Holset HE250 with a 10cm2 twin scroll turbine housing), and the beginnings of the manifold. This is at least a year away, probably more, with the way the cost of living is shooting up.

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    Quick update - nothing new to report really. Put a spoiler and eggcrate grill on it, cut the middle box out of it for some more noise. Just been driving it and enjoying it. A few rust repairs to get through its MOT, had to tweak the map at idle to get through emissions, now it's about to go back in the garage for the winter.
    Going to start building the engine over winter, hopefully get it finished for March when I'll get this back out. I'll likely stick with the 16t for a minute to keep it simple while I run the engine in, then throw the Holset on later in 2023 instead of trying to get everything on at once.

    Picked up a flat front 740 saloon too, stripped interior, welded diff, probably 80 whp - perfect for winter roundabouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfxv View Post
    Quick update - nothing new to report really. Put a spoiler and eggcrate grill on it, cut the middle box out of it for some more noise. Just been driving it and enjoying it. A few rust repairs to get through its MOT, had to tweak the map at idle to get through emissions, now it's about to go back in the garage for the winter.
    Going to start building the engine over winter, hopefully get it finished for March when I'll get this back out. I'll likely stick with the 16t for a minute to keep it simple while I run the engine in, then throw the Holset on later in 2023 instead of trying to get everything on at once.

    Picked up a flat front 740 saloon too, stripped interior, welded diff, probably 80 whp - perfect for winter roundabouts
    Sounds awesome, I need to get me a garage so I can do some big projects
    1996 Olive Green 850 AWD - Follow the Project - Forged rods, 19T, big blue injectors, 960 TB, 3.25" MAF, Ostrich, 608 binary, arduino data display, active exhaust control with Focus RS tips, 320mm front brake conversion.
    1996 Nautic Blue 850 AWD - Failed its MOT, now it's a donor for the green thing.
    2004 Sapphire Black S60 D5 - The new daily hack.


 

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