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Old 03-10-2016, 01:17 PM   #251
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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


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Old 03-10-2016, 01:19 PM   #252
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FYI YoshiFab said he would make 140 rear trailing arm box kits if he gets around 10 orders
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:06 PM   #253
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:17 PM   #254
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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

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Old 03-10-2016, 02:28 PM   #255
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:38 PM   #256
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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?
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #257
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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


Darkest setting on dimmer, garage lights off:



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:



Just need to get the blue seats redone and it will be perfect!
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:29 PM   #258
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Darkest setting on dimmer, garage lights off:



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.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:56 PM   #259
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Thanks for the photos. I'm sending my GT cluster off tomorrow.
Can't wait to see it back on your car!
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:35 PM   #260
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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:



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.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:55 PM   #261
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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.



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.

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:06 AM   #262
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Great job on the clock. I didn't pull oNE in the JY because I was told they never work.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:15 AM   #263
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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.
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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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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.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:08 PM   #265
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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:





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.




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!
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:46 PM   #266
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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.



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.
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:00 PM   #267
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Looking GREAT man!!!!!
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:05 AM   #268
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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.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:30 PM   #269
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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
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I think it looks perfect! Great work!

looks symmetrical from the tire to the arch, I like it!
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:06 PM   #271
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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
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:07 PM   #272
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you lucky dog! keep an eye out for another one.


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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
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:54 PM   #274
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I love that yellow-makes me miss the Banana Boat.
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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
Lucky!
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