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Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the compliment! Looking forward to...

Thanks for the compliment! Looking forward to making some real progress this month. My hopes are to hear it fire up before I go out of town with my family in the first week of August, call it a...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-15-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Frontend facia and lighting all dialed in. ...

Frontend facia and lighting all dialed in.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/L2DUpx.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pmL2DUpxj)
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By R32RennSport
Keep in mind ride is subjective based on rim/tire...

Keep in mind ride is subjective based on rim/tire combination in conjunction with shocks and springs as the tires themselves are springs and while not directly effecting spring rate they do dictate...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Forward lighting and electrical just about...

Forward lighting and electrical just about wrapped up, need to make up the horn and driving light harnesses tonight as well as throw on the front bumper. With the front fascia being done I'm going to...
Forum: events 07-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By R32RennSport
I know how that goes x2 :rofl:

I know how that goes x2 :rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Yep, factory asymmetric fan.

Yep, factory asymmetric fan.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Seems I've opened up a can of worms over on the...

Seems I've opened up a can of worms over on the Facebook Amazon page with this one. Bottom line is I was going for period looks and performance with this OE upgrade of a 140 series similar to the VCS...
Forum: events 07-10-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By R32RennSport
Maybe next year, would have been good to have ya...

Maybe next year, would have been good to have ya ;-)
Forum: events 07-09-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By R32RennSport
SLORolling Festival ~ 2019 VCOA National Meet, Sept. 18-23rd, San Luis Obispo, CA

Get all the info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/249021595795227/

The 7th year we have held an annual Volvo meet and our 1st year hosting as a nationally recognized chapter. Should be an...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/mMDMGF.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnmMDMGFj)

Front end body work, cooling and electrical coming together this week. Really annoyed at all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By R32RennSport
Will do, thanks gentleman. I'll rope my wife into...

Will do, thanks gentleman. I'll rope my wife into hanging out in the garage one of these nights :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the input Eric!

Thanks for the input Eric!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By R32RennSport
Mirror Mounting

Looking for opinions and first hand practical experience on those that have mounted non standard mirrors, in this case bullet mirrors, in other locations than the standard door placement. I could...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
I think the new pads are Mintex semi metallic, I...

I think the new pads are Mintex semi metallic, I didn't really see any performance options readily available. The other issue previously as well was severely glazed rotors and who knows what pads.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Judging by the condition of my brake system as I...

Judging by the condition of my brake system as I went through each component it was clear that I probably wasnt getting 100% out of my system. Each caliper had at least one frozen piston and the bias...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
It's not written in stone, I'll see how the...

It's not written in stone, I'll see how the completely overhauled brake system feels once I'm out on the road again. Prior to this restoration I was unable to lock up the wheels no matter how hard I...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
I should also add and give a shout out to Ron...

I should also add and give a shout out to Ron Kwas of Swedish Embassy. Between his brake light switch upgrade which is also a great safety improvement (notice the pressure block off on the junction)...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
If I had to do it again I'd mount it under the...

If I had to do it again I'd mount it under the steering shaft, maybe lower down on the firewall since that air space is already being used up by said steering shaft. That way it's tucked out of sight...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By R32RennSport
I found a decent generic relocation kit through...

I found a decent generic relocation kit through NAPA. It did need a little clean up around the threads but I like the orientation of the outlet/inlet ports. It did not come with hose, but I will most...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Finished the trunk lid up with some insulation...

Finished the trunk lid up with some insulation and cover. Finished up the early latch conversion and made new harness for the license plate lights as well. Added a disconnect spade to the harness so...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By R32RennSport
That looks great, just what I need and nothing I...

That looks great, just what I need and nothing I don't. At that price I could afford some 90 degree fittings and nicer lines as well.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 165,892
Posted By R32RennSport
Sweet! Wish you prosperity in your endeavors!

Sweet! Wish you prosperity in your endeavors!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks ;-)

Thanks ;-)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By R32RennSport
Remote Oil Filter Help

Does anyone have an idea where I can find a good quality filter relocation kit for my B20. I'd like to move the filter away from my header while at the same time making the filter more accessible.Any...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks, I appreciate the compliment! Back on...

Thanks, I appreciate the compliment!

Back on it for a few hours over the weekend. There was quite a bit of rust starting to form around the trunk underside were the top skin was crimped to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
OK, I've been putting in some more hours in the...

OK, I've been putting in some more hours in the evenings as the average temperature at night stays well into the 70s until around midnight. Knocked out installing the heater box and reinstalling the...
Forum: showroom 05-08-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,452
Posted By R32RennSport
Thank you! :zeeall:

Thank you! :zeeall:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-08-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By R32RennSport
Speaking of stress fatigue I just snapped an...

Speaking of stress fatigue I just snapped an aftermarket hollow rear swap bar on my Golf as I articulated through a steep driveway, luckily it let go at .5 mph and not while cornering on the track at...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 165,892
Posted By R32RennSport
You remind me of my pal Rod Emory in a lot of...

You remind me of my pal Rod Emory in a lot of ways. He's currently do pretty much the same song and dance you are but he has even less time but luckily a small team including his family to help out.
Forum: showroom 05-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,452
Posted By R32RennSport
Where's all the early cars at??? PV's, Amazons,...

Where's all the early cars at??? PV's, Amazons, 140's???
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By R32RennSport
Dang, that's impressive, nice job!

Dang, that's impressive, nice job!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
I'm still undecided on that, but I luckily have a...

I'm still undecided on that, but I luckily have a reference car parked right outside of the garage so I know it will work. The loop was to allow for routing of drain tube and possibly coil wire...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 48,160
Posted By R32RennSport
That really is a snug fit! I'm all about quiet...

That really is a snug fit! I'm all about quiet these days, call me old, but I'm going to go crazy on sound deadening on mine. All I wan't to hear is that sweet sweet sound of intake noise from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,915
Posted By R32RennSport
Nice 142! I'll reiterate the above. Definitely...

Nice 142! I'll reiterate the above. Definitely don't do what I did... 3 years later still assembling at a snails pace.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! Lots of hours spent in that small square...

Thanks! Lots of hours spent in that small square footage.

I bought the coil relocation kit from the guy in Greece that sells a bunch of stuff on Ebay, it came QUICK, like 4 or 5 days. I opted to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks for the tip, I have a HF right around the...

Thanks for the tip, I have a HF right around the corner from my work, didn't think to look for those there. Yeah, I'm plugging and sealing up everything, this car is going to be weather proof to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! I figured someone would point that out. I...

Thanks! I figured someone would point that out. I already had a heat shield in mind using some unused factory holes along the frame rail. Also, my header will be wrapped so that should provided some...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
Had some fun bending up brakelines last night. I...

Had some fun bending up brakelines last night. I opted for my own routing as I've never thought the factory routing was clean or well thought out. I did the front to rear line after taking these...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
On it's way over!

On it's way over!
Forum: showroom 05-03-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,452
Posted By R32RennSport
Where are all the pictures at???

Where are all the pictures at???
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,172
Posted By R32RennSport
I've been bogged down with the acquisition of the...

I've been bogged down with the acquisition of the '68 Combi, repairs to my Golf (actually just converting more things back to street use) and rampant sickness in my household. Hoping to make some big...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By R32RennSport
Plenty of pictures tomorrow Jack. I plan on being...

Plenty of pictures tomorrow Jack. I plan on being out in the garage most of the day working on the '66 but I'll take a few more of the '68 while I'm out there. Need to pour some Marvel into the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 65,947
Posted By R32RennSport
Looking good! Quit copying me :-P

Looking good! Quit copying me :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By R32RennSport
Key on this will be minimum investment, maximum...

Key on this will be minimum investment, maximum profit. With the shop at my disposal, used parts from my current restoration and my knowledge gained from it I think I'll have this thing up and...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By R32RennSport
Ok, so here are the perks. Perk 1, I'm a...

Ok, so here are the perks.

Perk 1, I'm a repair shop manager so parts at cost or wholesale. Perk 1.5 shop at my disposal.

Perk 2, lots of good usable leftovers from the '66 build including a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By R32RennSport
So keeping in mind that I'm turning this one...

So keeping in mind that I'm turning this one loose down the road I thought I'd play a little bench salesman with you guys that are bothering to pay attention to this thread. Here's a few questions...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 165,892
Posted By R32RennSport
Legitimate question, can I adopt you?

Legitimate question, can I adopt you?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,324
Posted By R32RennSport
I'm I correct in assuming I can apply most of...

I'm I correct in assuming I can apply most of this knowledge to my 122S as well?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By R32RennSport
Thanks! Guess I kinda am... Definitely, not...

Thanks! Guess I kinda am... Definitely, not keeping it. I don't need three toys, I already have one to many.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By R32RennSport
R32rennsport's 1968 Amazon Combi Thread

Well, I went and bought another Amazon, this time a 1968 wagon/combi/estate. I really wasn't planning on it as I'm still wrapping up my '66 2 door. The price on this totally complete, 95% rot free,...
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