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Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By Valve
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas! ...

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas!

The 240 got plenty shiny's.

I haven't been able to do much due to the weather so I gave the headlight assemblies a freshen up.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-12-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
The engine has now gone to my local machine shop...

The engine has now gone to my local machine shop to be bored out for the pistons, have the crank polished and various other bits I wanted checking before its built up. It may take a few weeks there...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Cheers! Keen eye. Yep its a duke, its a monster...

Cheers! Keen eye. Yep its a duke, its a monster 1000 sie. Unfortunately its not mine :( I don't think id trust myself on it. Id be to tempted to keep the throttle open, it sounds fantastic.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-28-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
The block is now home with a closed deck. Not for...

The block is now home with a closed deck. Not for long though, its off to a local machine shop to be bored for the new pistons.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/2...

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151124_182047_5_bestshot_zpsqwgvg4hf.jpg

Took delivery of this today.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
I'm using the in tank OE lift pump assembly from...

I'm using the in tank OE lift pump assembly from a focus ST mk2 and the external sytec version of the bosch 044.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/2...

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151120_202259_1_bestshot_zpsys31lbqh.jpg

I spent some time cleaning up the bulk head, luckily I had a rattle can that matched the discoloured...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By Valve
I eventually retrieved my money through paypal...

I eventually retrieved my money through paypal for this. Funnily enough the minute I pulled the money back I got an email straight through from myranes asking why I had cancelled the transaction......
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Further peeling back of the 240, it just feel...

Further peeling back of the 240, it just feel like I'm going backwards at the moment.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151101_162103_8_bestshot_zpsjrdrjxot.jpg

Wont be...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Good stuff, they should give you a massive...

Good stuff, they should give you a massive improvement. I wanted to go larger than the rx7 callipers with this, but I'm restricted by my choice of wheels (16")

What will you be doing for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/2...

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151023_113947_6_bestshot_zpstsxkbmld.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151023_151647_6_bestshot_zpszbmd4boy.jpg
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Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Ok so the paint has cured and the cross member is...

Ok so the paint has cured and the cross member is back in. I pulled the servo off and need to get that bulk head plate out but this may have to wait until the dash comes out for flocking.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,000
Posted By Valve
Great info! Did the brake pedal travel change...

Great info! Did the brake pedal travel change much or does it require more force for the same amount of braking? Cheers.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Typical aye! Well its not the end of the world if...

Typical aye! Well its not the end of the world if it lets go ill just have to buy one.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151009_173828_2_bestshot_zpszn2muwru.jpg

Its abit...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
I had a word with a couple of holset retailers....

I had a word with a couple of holset retailers. They all said that its not a generic v band clamp and that it was a specific fitment. They were probably just taking me for a ride thinking id be mad...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Bluergh, the clamp used to hold the turbine...

Bluergh, the clamp used to hold the turbine housing and CHRA together snapped at some point while its been in storage, after digging around it seems no one can get me one of these clamps for sensible...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Cheers mate. There called dimple dies. ...

Cheers mate.

There called dimple dies.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dimple-Dies-UK

He's the guy I got them off.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/2...

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20151006_152750_2_bestshot_zpslvjqkey5.jpg

It just needs an engine over the top of it now.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Thanks The coilovers look great but I cant...

Thanks

The coilovers look great but I cant say much until I actually take them out on the road. I see them used within a lot of communities in the UK, like Antz said earlier in the thread they...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
I'm still doing stuff... I promise. Finally...

I'm still doing stuff... I promise.

Finally got all the super sticky glue off the roof, kinda took some paint off on one of them, I got carried away with the wire wheel before realising petrol...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-09-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Cheers Guys. I'm away training again at the...

Cheers Guys.

I'm away training again at the moment so I cant get anything done during the week :-( I have some ideas for the rear suspension setup after talking to a few of the members on here. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Goodbye red block. ...

Goodbye red block.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150905_164552_7_bestshot_zpsrrc7hwvv.jpg
...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,719
Posted By Valve
Sounds like this should work then. Might be worth...

Sounds like this should work then. Might be worth either running softer bushes in the shocks or as said above spherical bearings would probably be a good shout. Cheers for the info everyone.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,719
Posted By Valve
Cheers John some great info on the thread. I like...

Cheers John some great info on the thread. I like the idea of the two turrets in the rear, it looks stronger and opens up the option for running a true rose jointed 4 link setup at a later date. Ill...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,719
Posted By Valve
Cheers towery, The plan was to make a stronger...

Cheers towery, The plan was to make a stronger more universal setup. I know of one company who make coil overs that locate in the standard shock location but use a strengthened stud to anchor the top...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,719
Posted By Valve
Funny you should say that classic swede supplied...

Funny you should say that classic swede supplied my front gaz coilovers. I did order the rear adjustable dampers and spring perches from him as well but realised they were not the route I wanted to...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,719
Posted By Valve
Rear coilovers advice

Hi,

I'm struggling to get my hands on a set of rear coilovers for my Volvo 240 here in the UK so I was looking to make something work with what I already have and can easily get hold of.

I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Cool Iv not heard of that before, are they a...

Cool Iv not heard of that before, are they a direct fit to the 240 bolt holes?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Hey man, Looks that way yes. I wasn't going to...

Hey man, Looks that way yes. I wasn't going to say anything until they arrived but the rear setup that I posted earlier in the thread will no longer be used. I'm still waiting for the new rear setup...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
I got a little back tracked on Sunday resolving...

I got a little back tracked on Sunday resolving some issues on a friends car so I got these finished yesterday instead.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
The engine block has been sent away for some work...

The engine block has been sent away for some work so once that returns I can crack on and get it built up again.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150828_100448_zpshnen1j1p.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Its just tap water and bi carbonate of soda. If i...

Its just tap water and bi carbonate of soda. If i remember right i did it at about 2 litres of water to 1 teaspoon of bi carbonate of soda.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Cheers mate.

Cheers mate.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
More boring stuff. I'm going to strengthen the...

More boring stuff. I'm going to strengthen the trailing arms the same as I have with the lower arms. I cant get them finished or welded into place today because the company who supplied me with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By Valve
Did you not recieve your items in the end? I'm...

Did you not recieve your items in the end? I'm kicking myself now as i had a friend pass through sweden 2 weeks back.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By Valve
Ill have a dig about for one as it seems they do...

Ill have a dig about for one as it seems they do not answer the phone number that they gave on there website

It would have been great if he'd stated a lead time but hey ho.

I don't know how...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By Valve
Ahh that seems to clear things up abit. Cheers.

Ahh that seems to clear things up abit. Cheers.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By Valve
Myranesracing

Hi all,

I'm currently having a couple off communication issues with a company and wanted to know if anyone was having a similar issue recently or currently and if they could offer a solution. I'm...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/2...

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150425_185221_zpsmscjv4k9.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150510_195259_4_bestshot_zpshlrbzw9t.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Another hole sealed up. ...

Another hole sealed up.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150628_163737_zpstdoiaosv.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150629_190705_zpsqfp2pctr.jpg

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Back from college! My last two weeks have been...

Back from college! My last two weeks have been spent in a hotel room itching to get back on this car. The springs, adjusters & dampers have arrived, Oh and some of kaplhenke racing's quick steer roll...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Why thank you. She should hopefully be a fair bit...

Why thank you. She should hopefully be a fair bit lower in weeks to come. Anyway...

Much better.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150411_173118_8_bestshot_zpspgj3aprc.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Just in time for the weekend. ...

Just in time for the weekend.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150410_172915_zpslq1titon.jpg

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/MiniFTW/20150410_173001_zpsqabeomer.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
At last... the winter is over. Sorted the...

At last... the winter is over.

Sorted the terrible rear floor pan. No points for pretty welds, but its strong. A previous owner had bodged It to pass its MOT, the mount for the seat base had no...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Glad to hear that you like them. I couldent find...

Glad to hear that you like them. I couldent find a great deal of information on them from the volvo owners. Alot of other communities seem to like them though so i thought it would be worth a shot. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Here is a link to the kit from classic swede. It...

Here is a link to the kit from classic swede. It has abit of info on the dampers themselves.

http://www.classicswede.co.uk/200_series_full_coil_over_kit/p1733344_13582055.aspx

Hope this helps....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Lame. I'v bailed on the DIY coil over idea. I...

Lame. I'v bailed on the DIY coil over idea. I would have liked to do it myself but when there is a product on the market that is substantially better than what I will be able to produce for a decent...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-23-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Stripped them at work earlier and cut the bottom...

Stripped them at work earlier and cut the bottom cups off. I should hopefully get these turned around quickly, I need to really to see what kind of adjustments the wheels will need to fit on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
A few bits and bobs have been happening. I found...

A few bits and bobs have been happening. I found a set of wheels which I couldn't say no to. The price was right and if they don't end up being used I can sell them on, so no worries there. The rears...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,794
Posted By Valve
Back for the weekend and managed to squeeze in...

Back for the weekend and managed to squeeze in some time on the car today. Nothing major just the adjustments for the oil pick up in the sump.
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