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Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 250
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Posted By kevbot
Thanks - I did absolutely zero sanding, just...

Thanks - I did absolutely zero sanding, just pressure washed it and rolled the paint on with a foam roller. From start to finish it only took a few hours each time. I just taped everything off and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
:lol: that's awesome Well everyone, I have...

:lol: that's awesome

Well everyone, I have some news. The wagon has officially been relinquished of Daily Driver duties and is now unregistered and off the road. At over 300k miles with the...
Forum: showroom 05-16-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
Yeah this thread got off track by about a mil. ...

Yeah this thread got off track by about a mil.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/Mobile%20Uploads/9AB0EC23-78C3-4173-9377-7B6EDA8DA7D1_2.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Agreed. I saved the stock 3 point harnesses, I...

Agreed. I saved the stock 3 point harnesses, I just need another weekend to devote to mounting them in better.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Got some new seats recently. They're an off-brand...

Got some new seats recently. They're an off-brand of some sort, but they're comfy. Made some brackets out of 1/4" steel and they bolted in quite easily. I sacrificed sliders (I think I've actually...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
As always, been a hot minute since I've updated. ...

As always, been a hot minute since I've updated.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/Mobile%20Uploads/9AB0EC23-78C3-4173-9377-7B6EDA8DA7D1.jpg...
Forum: showroom 12-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/Mobile%20Uploads/398EA7F6-E321-4C54-9B42-F647EEE9FC4D.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-30-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Update time. A few changes have occurred, some...

Update time. A few changes have occurred, some larger than others, and some big things planned.

Had this pic taken shortly after my last update:
...
Forum: showroom 08-19-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/Mobile%20Uploads/6070D7D7-4AED-4E8C-879F-EEADD91120E4.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Not at all. They aren't any lower than the...

Not at all. They aren't any lower than the rockers themselves. I'm definitely trying to come up with something for the rear as well, just haven't figured anything out yet.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Thanks for the kind words everyone! It's...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

It's been a hot minute since I've had any major updates. I landed a new job that's a 40 minute commute each way, so I've been racking up a lot of miles on it....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 95,277
Posted By kevbot
Not running the holset?

Not running the holset?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Derp. Totally forgot to even mention... I...

Derp. Totally forgot to even mention...

I messaged Shane (turbotankshane) to get a custom LH2.4 tune for my setup. Mike's fuel chip was good initially, but even after downsizing injectors, I was...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Time for another "It's been a hot minute since...

Time for another "It's been a hot minute since I've updated" update.

Well, shortly after my last update a transmission fluid leak showed up, from the front of the bellhousing. So I figured input...
Forum: showroom 04-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/Mobile%20Uploads/58BA2959-C9FC-4DFE-9417-316E799EE51C.jpg
Forum: showroom 04-14-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/Mobile%20Uploads/3F43A62E-6E9A-4609-B9BC-F967673D0EAC.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By kevbot
AW71 input shaft seal

Hey all,

I've discovered a trans fluid leak from the front of the bellhousing. Fluid is pinkish, and the rear main was replaced a couple years ago so I'm pretty sure it's not that (however I may...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
So having the intercooler in the stock location...

So having the intercooler in the stock location was a quick and easy install, but the fact that was off center has always kind of clashed with my ocd, so I've always wanted to move it more forward...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Thanks, it was rough but it happens. The...

Thanks, it was rough but it happens.

The bumper release is quite convenient, and I'm sure you could figure something else out that might hide better. I just went the quick and easy route.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Two updates in two days? It's almost like I have...

Two updates in two days? It's almost like I have some more free time or something.

Got some V70 T5 blue injectors in the mail today, so I tossed those on after work. I had a spare resistor pack...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Thanks! I agree, it has been too long since my...

Thanks! I agree, it has been too long since my last update. Life, relationships and other nonsense have all just gotten in the way. As far as the bumper holes, I first saw them on Jerd's gold 245 and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Long update part 2 I'll throw out an...

Long update part 2

I'll throw out an interior pic since I haven't posted one in a bit:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/DSCN0935.jpg

Also, I got the greddy style BOV dialed...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Long, delayed update time part 1. Let's see....

Long, delayed update time part 1.

Let's see. I finally got around to doing the camber mod:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/0E226F40-5427-4D29-BB25-FCBD0A64AA34.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-11-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 64,185
Posted By kevbot
Nice looking car Stephen! So glad to see you back...

Nice looking car Stephen! So glad to see you back in a Volvo
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 23,771
Posted By kevbot
I used marine paint on my 960 when I painted it...

I used marine paint on my 960 when I painted it several years ago. Took a week sanding, prepping, filling in scratches etc. then primed and sprayed it myself. The finish came out fantastic and held...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By kevbot
I will check all of that tomorrow and report...

I will check all of that tomorrow and report back, thank you! Also worth noting I've already doubled up on alrernator ground cables.



Oops, should have included this in the first post. Belt is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By kevbot
Charging issue - 740

Vehicle in question is a 1990 745 turbo, 295k

For almost 2 years I was using a denso 100a alternator with no problems. Its voltage slowly started dropping until the battery light in the cluster...
Forum: showroom 01-14-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
No dip. Behr exterior paint from Home Depot. Used...

No dip. Behr exterior paint from Home Depot. Used ~1/3 gallon for the whole car.
Forum: showroom 01-05-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
Thanks! Just trying it out for now to see if I...

Thanks! Just trying it out for now to see if I like it or not. It's 3M matte black vinyl, same material I used for the euro stripes.
...
Forum: showroom 01-05-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/ED090864-5D91-4D20-900A-AAD8B985FAFA.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 95,277
Posted By kevbot
Nice finds! Any plans on what you might do...

Nice finds! Any plans on what you might do manifold-wise for the holset?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,610
Posted By kevbot
Like Kenny said if it's dry don't worry about it....

Like Kenny said if it's dry don't worry about it. But if it looks at all questionable or if the tailshaft has any radial play to it, I'd recommend doing it first. The play just accelerates the demise...
Forum: showroom 12-28-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By kevbot
Reminds me a lot of where I started with mine...

Reminds me a lot of where I started with mine about 3 years ago. Turbo or n/a? Fun cars regardless, you'll enjoy it!

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/DSCN0656.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,819
Posted By kevbot
Yeah, this!

Yeah, this!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,776
Posted By kevbot
Either T in a fitting with a gauge at the line at...

Either T in a fitting with a gauge at the line at the rail, or swap (either temporarily or permanently) to a 940 fuel rail that has an integrated schrader valve. That's what I did, for future ease of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By kevbot
+2, I have an intermittent steering wheel shake...

+2, I have an intermittent steering wheel shake at 50mph and up, got underneath to check the other day and the outers look alright, but one inner is bent (not sure how that happened) and the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,068
Posted By kevbot
I got around 20mpg in mine. The interiors...

I got around 20mpg in mine.

The interiors are nice and comfortable, stock radio & speakers are decent too. Engine is smooth as butter, I would sometimes think it had shut off while waiting at red...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,863
Posted By kevbot
Throttle position sensor? Throttle...

Throttle position sensor?

Throttle linkage/kickdown cable installed properly?
Forum: showroom 10-29-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,653
Posted By kevbot
Nice wheels! I can support the gold centers ;-) ...

Nice wheels! I can support the gold centers ;-)

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/183DC7D4-3EC1-4A0D-A69F-BD25346DEA2F.jpg

I like the way yours look with the centercaps on...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Thanks everyone :) I love these wheels. ...

Thanks everyone :) I love these wheels.



Good to know, thanks.

And I unfortunately haven't been back yet since my last trip when I was having traction issues. Guess I haven't really...
Forum: showroom 10-14-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 155,630
Posted By kevbot
Wheel Brand: BBS "style 5" (the 16" version of...

Wheel Brand: BBS "style 5" (the 16" version of the RC090) from older BMW 5 series I believe.
Wheel Size: 16x8
Wheel Offset: et23
Adapter Thickness: 32mm to 5x120. Effective offset: -9
Tire Size:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
:oogle: ...

:oogle:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/4646D77A-9088-4222-9C44-9055B5975216.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/183DC7D4-3EC1-4A0D-A69F-BD25346DEA2F.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Yeah, has a small dent in it, the angle makes it...

Yeah, has a small dent in it, the angle makes it look worse than it is. Doesn't leak at all, it's pretty shallow and isn't into the bead section at all. It's been thrashed through numerous drift runs...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/B07B42C1-44E5-4027-A1B3-C85B8C728E85.jpg

Got these fitted today.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
How would you recommend resealing it?

How would you recommend resealing it?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
It's only stalled on me one time, and that was...

It's only stalled on me one time, and that was from one stop sign to the next and I revved it out in first to about 5k and snapped the throttle closed. Sounded amazing of course but as I came to a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Pretty positive he did. He told me he's done lots...

Pretty positive he did. He told me he's done lots of cast iron before and he was going to grind (maybe he said drill, I can't remember) a part of it down and he would let me know ahead of time if it...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 81,721
Posted By kevbot
Got the goodies put on this past Friday night....

Got the goodies put on this past Friday night. Crappy pic, but here's the back of the welded 90+ after I picked it up:
...
Forum: showroom 09-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9,452
Views: 3,062,691
Posted By kevbot
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/mrpiepers11/14741313707_c59a78e524_o.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,623
Posted By kevbot
Good to know that it does clear the dryer flipped...

Good to know that it does clear the dryer flipped around. I'm interested to see how you get it working.
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