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Mikeystoy 03-10-2016 01:17 PM

I wanted to keep the 85 hvac system, all the controls stayed in the center panel leaving me a lot of space for outlets, gauges, etc


[IMG][/IMG]http://a67.tinypic.com/2chmkbo.jpg

NO_SPRK 03-10-2016 01:19 PM

FYI YoshiFab said he would make 140 rear trailing arm box kits if he gets around 10 orders

cwdodson88 03-10-2016 02:06 PM

http://a67.tinypic.com/2chmkbo.jpg

very clean look.

MoCounselor 03-10-2016 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by NO_SPRK (Post 5357146)
FYI YoshiFab said he would make 140 rear trailing arm box kits if he gets around 10 orders

Any idea how much these would be? If they are reasonable, I'd be in. :D

-Ben

Redwood Chair 03-10-2016 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by MoCounselor (Post 5357195)
Any idea how much these would be? If they are reasonable, I'd be in. :D

-Ben

It's just a couple strips of 1/8" thick steel.

Tfrasca 03-10-2016 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5356896)
I like the original speedo a lot but it doesn't leave any room for a tach in the dash. My original cluster had a bad dimmer switch so it didn't alway light up or stay lit so I decided to kill two birds with one stone.

Hopefully I can get used to the KPH speedo but if you've been using them since '98 it can't be too hard of an adjustment. 62MPH =100KPH




Yeah these are the warm LEDs. That photo was with the dimmer turned all the way down. They get super bright but still somewhat match the rest of the interior. I'm very happy with the lighting.

Nice. In the photos I've seen, it looks like you can see the individual LED's in the reflections on the chrome bezels. Is that annoying?

Coupid 03-10-2016 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoCounselor (Post 5357195)
Any idea how much these would be? If they are reasonable, I'd be in. :D

-Ben

+1

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Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5357215)
Nice. In the photos I've seen, it looks like you can see the individual LED's in the reflections on the chrome bezels. Is that annoying?

I haven't driven with it since I was still sorting some of the wiring and replacing the rest of the bulbs in the dash (HVAC and clock). I got it all buttoned up a few minutes ago and took a few more photos in different light conditions for you:

Full bright on the dimmer, garage lit up
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1453/...8869c918_z.jpg

Darkest setting on dimmer, garage lights off:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1625/...e6a2e0d9_z.jpg

The Iphone isnt doing it justice, the LEDs look awesome and arent as bright or as white as this photo suggests.

Overall I am very excited about how the interior of the car is coming together:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1626/...d6ec91d9_z.jpg

Just need to get the blue seats redone and it will be perfect!

Tfrasca 03-13-2016 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5357564)
Darkest setting on dimmer, garage lights off:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1625/...e6a2e0d9_z.jpg

The Iphone isnt doing it justice, the LEDs look awesome and arent as bright or as white as this photo suggests.

Thanks for the photos. I'm sending my GT cluster off tomorrow.

Coupid 03-13-2016 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5359408)
Thanks for the photos. I'm sending my GT cluster off tomorrow.

Can't wait to see it back on your car!

Coupid 03-13-2016 07:35 PM

Took Buttercup on a drive to the Mullin Automotive Museum yesterday so the new cluster has over 100 miles on it now!

today I decided to tackle the clock that has been broken since I bought it. I figured there couldn't be much to it so I popped the seal off the back and took a look at the inside. This was clearly disconnected:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1468/...469209b4_z.jpg

I reflowed the solder to it and got it connected again. It doesn't seem to be working so I will try to dig a little deeper. If I can't fix it myself I just won't have a working clock. I'm not spending $100 for one on EBay.

Coupid 03-15-2016 10:55 PM

The clock worked for a while this evening when I was driving around. I think the connection I reflowed isn't that strong. The clock fuse is a problem with all VDO clocks so I read an article on Pelican Parts and will retry.

Even with the clock barely working I was able to buy a new bulb for it. Now I think everything is properly illuminated in the dash.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1700/...78ba364d_z.jpg

Tomorrow my Yoshifab Adjustable Torque Rods should be here along with some replacement IPD swaybar endlinks. The torque rods will allow me to pull the rear end further forward. They will center the wheels in the arches so I can take out even more of the rake. Moving the rear end forward should make the rear springs happier since they are a tad out of alignment with the mounting points.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1614/...81569711_z.jpg

NO_SPRK 03-16-2016 12:06 AM

Great job on the clock. I didn't pull oNE in the JY because I was told they never work.

Tfrasca 03-16-2016 12:15 AM

Looking good. I'm interested to see if you get much more NVH with the torque rods. I've been going back and forth on the Yoshifab ones or shortening stockers w/ poly bushings.

Coupid 03-16-2016 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by NO_SPRK (Post 5361390)
Great job on the clock. I didn't pull oNE in the JY because I was told they never work.

Here is the article I found. http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarti...ock_repair.htm I think Volvo VDO clocks must be "Type 1"

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Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5361398)
Looking good. I'm interested to see if you get much more NVH with the torque rods. I've been going back and forth on the Yoshifab ones or shortening stockers w/ poly bushings.

I'll have first hand driving experience in the next few days and obviously let you know what I find out. The whole driveline and the springs will be a lot happier I'm sure. I've heard the same things about NVH but Josh had them in stock and I'm sick of having the rear end of the car up in the air since I couldn't comfortably clear the 8 inch wide rims in the back with the rear end pushed all the way to the back of the wheel arch.

Coupid 03-16-2016 11:08 PM

Got a lot done tonight!

Yoshifab Adjustable Torque Arms
IPD Front Sway Endlinks

First I jumped on the bits from Yoshifab. The shipping was incredibly fast and the parts are really nicely made. I jacked the car up and popped the original arms off. The new ones popped right in and then I was able to adjust them to bring the rear towards the front of the car. So smooth and easy:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1525/...c0fbc0c3_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1654/...dd9e238b_z.jpg

The tire had about 1/2 inch of clearance to the rear of the opening until I put these on. I may have overshot a little bit and tomorrow I will look at pushing it back a little. The springs are in alignment again so I think they will be a lot happier. Instead of taking it for a drive I decided to put on the new endlinks since I was on a roll.


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1592/...d6571eb7_z.jpg

When I put the 28mm front sway on the car IPD was sold out of endlink kits. I ordered some bushings that I thought were similar enough. As you can tell from the photo that was pretty stupid...

Slowly but surely!

Coupid 03-17-2016 09:46 PM

Alright got the torque arms set where I want them. With how far forward the rear end was set last night, the driveshaft was forcing the pumpkin out of alignment.

Today I centered the wheels in the arches and took it out for a spin.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/...02a3752e_z.jpg

As you can see I have lowered it a little more and can probably go a little lower in the back since there is more clearance in the middle of the wheel opening. I'll do that this weekend since I will then have to redo the adjustments to the panhard and torque rods.

MoCounselor 03-17-2016 11:00 PM

Looking GREAT man!!!!!

amerbritcan 03-18-2016 12:05 AM

Definitely looks very raked. I typically like rake, but I do feel it'll look a lot better if you bring the back down a bit.

Coupid 03-18-2016 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MoCounselor (Post 5362838)
Looking GREAT man!!!!!

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerbritcan (Post 5362884)
Definitely looks very raked. I typically like rake, but I do feel it'll look a lot better if you bring the back down a bit.

The angle of the photo might eventuate the rake. There is about another inch I can lower the rear which will make it sit roughly flat

cwdodson88 03-18-2016 08:01 PM

I think it looks perfect! Great work!

looks symmetrical from the tire to the arch, I like it!

Coupid 03-18-2016 08:06 PM

Thanks for spotting this on Craigslist Keith!

Picked it from from a guy who's uncle collected jerry cans:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1494/...d488001e_z.jpg

A little surface rust on the bottom so I will fix that and also take the opportunity to steel wool and paint the inside of the buttcheeks

NO_SPRK 03-18-2016 08:07 PM

you lucky dog! keep an eye out for another one.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5363400)
Thanks for spotting this on Craigslist Keith!

Picked it from from a guy who's uncle collected jerry cans:

A little surface rust on the bottom so I will fix that and also take the opportunity to steel wool and paint the inside of the buttcheeks


MoCounselor 03-18-2016 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5363400)
Thanks for spotting this on Craigslist Keith!

Picked it from from a guy who's uncle collected jerry cans:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1494/...d488001e_z.jpg

A little surface rust on the bottom so I will fix that and also take the opportunity to steel wool and paint the inside of the buttcheeks

Sweet!!!

MikeSr. 03-18-2016 08:54 PM

I love that yellow-makes me miss the Banana Boat.

Tfrasca 03-18-2016 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5363400)
Thanks for spotting this on Craigslist Keith!

Picked it from from a guy who's uncle collected jerry cans:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1494/...d488001e_z.jpg

A little surface rust on the bottom so I will fix that and also take the opportunity to steel wool and paint the inside of the buttcheeks

Lucky!


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