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Old 01-28-2015, 02:27 PM   #51
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What are your power goals? (in regards to choosing a clutch)
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:38 PM   #52
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I was hoping to be hitting around 400 to 450 ft/lb torque, also around the 400+ bhp mark. I plan to move towards these figures but I didn't want to undershoot on the clutch and start getting slip. I have that problem enough with my current daily wagon.

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:15 PM   #53
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I'm away again. At college this time on training for two weeks. I did get the turbo cleaned up before I left so that's on the shelf ready to go.







Still speaking with a few companies about a clutch for the build, should hopefully have that sorted by the time I'm home.

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Old 02-08-2015, 03:15 PM   #54
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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.











Sourced a clutch kit from helix autosport as they were the only company I could find that is able to guarantee holding 400 ft/lb. It should be here in approximately 2 weeks.

EDIT: Order cancelled until later date, may be doing a group buy to reduce costs.

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Old 02-22-2015, 03:22 PM   #55
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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 are a perfect fit. The fronts are an issue due to the offset. Still working out how I am going to get round this as I don't want to be running huge spacers.







I'm not keen on bright work so near enough everything chromed will be going black.



The stock suspension is going to be in issue with what I plan to do with the car so I will be converting the struts to a coil over layout so I can run more appropriate spring rates and dampers.





That's really all iv had time for, hopefully I can get the struts stripped ready before the end of today.

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Old 02-23-2015, 04:47 PM   #56
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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 front.





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Old 02-23-2015, 09:33 PM   #57
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You are kicking ass on this!
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:00 PM   #58
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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 amount less money then I may as well save myself the time and buy them. The fronts have arrived, just waiting on the rears to arrive now. They should be here at some point this week.







Cheers to Dai at classic swede for sorting this one. Great service too.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:32 PM   #59
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How much costed the overall package for your 245 ?
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:53 PM   #60
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GAZ shocks huh. Are they simply pressed into the stock knuckles?
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:15 PM   #61
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+3 more info on those front shocks!
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:09 AM   #62
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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_se..._13582055.aspx

Hope this helps. There is a graph for the damping rate of the front dampers. I do have this if any of you wish to see it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:53 AM   #63
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Im using Gaz shocks in my 240 but not coilover units. Im just running their adjustable dampening shock absorbers in the original struts. Really good cheap way of better handling but I would like the coilover units eventually.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:12 AM   #64
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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 just hope they perform.

Antz, did you polybushed your front lower arms as apposed to using OEM bushes?

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:13 AM   #65
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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 just hope they perform.

Antz, did you polybushed your front lower arms as apposed to using OEM bushes?
Gaz stuff is really good. They have an amazing name in the old Ford world which is why both me and my dad run them on our Ford Escort mk1 & mk2s.

Im running Superflex bushes throughout the whole car. Not a single OEM bush on mine. I will probably upgrade to rose jointed DVS arb links in the future when I get coilovers though.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:03 PM   #66
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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 support and was able to move pretty freely, and the holes were not ideal.

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Cleaned up



Welded up



Just needs flatting down and spraying.

Lower arms off, cleaned up and sprayed. New bushes on the way.



Back axle removed. Ready for cleaning up & re bushing.



Even she got involved





A new MAF, this will come into play later on.

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Old 04-10-2015, 06:14 PM   #67
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Just in time for the weekend.



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Old 04-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #68
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Digging this build! You're car is identical to mine, so I'm excited to see how it turns out!

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Old 04-12-2015, 01:27 PM   #69
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Why thank you. She should hopefully be a fair bit lower in weeks to come. Anyway...

Much better.





Off to college again for another two weeks, so yeah. Time to spend some more cash on parts.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:07 PM   #70
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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 correction adaptors which look excellent! Happy days.



Work has finally invested in a new oxy acetylene torch which means I could crack on with the bushes.



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Old 08-12-2015, 06:53 PM   #71
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Another hole sealed up.





I need to invest in a nice MIG. Getting sick of using the gasless SIP garbage. But it kinda works so it'll have to do for now.

Anyway, grumble over. More shiny bits arrived! A pair camber plates from Pete at retro turbo. Thanks to Pete for the great service as





I purchased some dimple dies. These will be coming in handy throughout the project. Tool porn



I'v been going pretty mad on the TIG recently (fed up with the MIG) picking up jobs were I can and helping mates out just to get the practice on on different materials.



I decided to box the lower arms to stiffen them up. I will be doing the trailing arms as well when I get some time.
























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Old 08-13-2015, 12:45 PM   #72
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Cleaning rust off every item coming off the car became a chore and I really couldn't be bothered with it anymore. I got talking with a mate and he mentioned an electrolysis bath. 6 hours later.... Hey presto.



The turbo had done a great job of going rusty again so that was the first item in.







Good results, I may have to build a bigger permanent unit.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:50 PM   #73
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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 whole saws have sent me the wrong arbor so it doesn't fit the larger saw. I'm not having much luck buying stuff online atm.





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Old 08-16-2015, 02:16 PM   #74
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Looking good those welds! Like the Dimple dies as well, profi-finish!

Nice welding machine, even looks like a real Binzel torch? Very good!

Planning on doing similar reinforcements.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:19 PM   #75
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