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Old 09-27-2020, 02:12 AM   #51
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Also, the previous owner told me this car's name is Vincent.
Something about the color reminding her of "Starry Night".
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:27 PM   #52
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It took a few weeks, but I finally got these new wheels and tire on.

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Old 10-04-2020, 09:28 AM   #53
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That looks great.
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:22 AM   #54
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Oh hey guys!
I've been busy the past few weeks.
-Put the stock rear springs back on and finished pressing the TABs in so the rear sway bar can fit again.
-Swapped out the front struts for some boring Sachs dampers. Apparently, inverted struts need a drain hole or something because mine were FULL OF WATER. *facepalm*
-Put in a new heater valve and heater fan.
-Rebuilt the front seats with covers and foams from Swedish Car Parts.
-Deleted the leaky roof rack and reinstalled a hitch receiver.

And I have some turbo sway bars and a Thule roof rack to install.

Meanwhile, over at JVAB World HQ, there's a batch of T5's getting rebuilt, and one of them has my name on it.

I'll post pics as soon as I can figure out how to use the new Google Sites.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:35 PM   #55
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You have no fear! I subscribed and look forward to hearing more about the engine and drivetrain upgrades in the future. And very weird about the water in your Bilsteins as normally you don't do anything special to run them. Regarding the rear Bilstein HDs for off the shelf 240s, they're typically sufficiently damped for a stock 240 sedan rear spring, but not much more. John can set you up with something better, I assume, when wanted!

Regarding the brakes, stock 240 brakes with Volvo pads do pretty well in race cars, actually! They do well on the track, but once we got to around 175hp+ or so in our 142, the rears wouldn't make it 7hrs before going down to metal at some tracks. We were using 240 calipers up front with the larger 164 rotors that are becoming very scarce. Now we have race pads in the rear and Wilwood calipers up front.
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:53 AM   #56
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Sounds like the all-too familiar juggle act between keeping the car from falling apart and upgrading it :D Quite nice project though, good substantial goals but nothing too ambitious.
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:46 PM   #57
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Wheels look great!
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Old 12-13-2021, 08:31 AM   #58
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Those wheels look really good. Nothing wrong with a boring old wagon, but this one is starting to come together.
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