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Old 03-02-2019, 05:45 PM   #276
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That is really great. Are you considering making theses and selling them?
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:57 AM   #277
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Great build thread. Nice save. You need to mke me a modern replica of the 240 ambient temperature gauge.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:25 PM   #278
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That is really great. Are you considering making theses and selling them?
Thanks! Well, its quite possible that i can make a few sets of these conversion kits. Tomorrow i'm going to get a few gauge faces test printed, as I want it to be as close as possible to the original colour and shine. If we find the perfect setup then it can be printed anytime. Different K value electric speedos can be adopted aswell.

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Great build thread. Nice save. You need to mke me a modern replica of the 240 ambient temperature gauge.
Thank you! What do you exactly mean by a modern replica?
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:17 PM   #279
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Did my first ever 960 whiteblock cam cover reseal, damn, what a pita... Serviced a 940 polar aswell... Fought with a tdci mondeo... Bought a new car:
20190319_143823 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
Fun little car with a healthy engine and light chassis. Has rusty front brakes, huge oil leak from cam cover, few spots that need some bodywork but its mainly solid, and was cheap. Will mostly use it in the city. Eventually it will get lower and will get some good looking wheels.

Slow but steady progress... I finally got the laser cut gauge faces:
20190306_054344 by Péter Gede, on Flickr

Brought it to an UV printer guy and the first batch came out like this:
20190320_180028 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
20190321_115811 by Péter Gede, on Flickr

Real nice fit, the last pic shows the problem which will get fixed next time. The matte black paint they used is not quite matte. In darker situations it fits well, but if some light is reflected on it it shows its rough texture. Other than this the printing itself is impressive, i like it!

Today i just realised how bad my steering wheel and gearshift knob smells. When i assembled the car i washed the wheel in soapy water. Eventually the same smell came back which i believe comes deeper from the material. What should i use to deep clean it which wont dissolve the wheel itself?
Gearshift knob is a homemade wood one without lacquer, with a few cracks. I'll get a new one made with good lacquer, which will help keeping it clean.
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:28 PM   #280
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Finally it looks and works miles better:
20190328_192510 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
Trip reset button is now totally centered, and works perfectly wonderful. Only the speedo needle needs a little work and no one will ever notice the trick.

20190328_174132 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
20190328_192546 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
20190328_192553 by Péter Gede, on Flickr

Speedo PCB still requires some trimming to fit in the cluster housing, then all i need to do is wire&crimp up the stuff and install cluster.
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:58 PM   #281
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Nice work.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:10 AM   #282
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Looks great.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #283
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Looks great.
Thanks guys!
Yeah, i like that it finally looks like a factory setup
20190409_080126 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
The matte black colour will eventually get fixed, but its not that bad. As i know how matte should it be i notice the difference...

Eventually some general maintenance should come. The car was trouble free the last two years, did not let me down. I want to keep its good behaviour.

This means new coolant hoses, coolant change, possibly a new timing belt, valve gap check, repack the front bearings, brake fluid flush, diff fluid check and change if necessary, tie rod check and change if necessary, ps fluid flush, ignition freshening.
I should also repaint the gas tank as petrol flaked the alkyton off. I should bring the car back to windshield guys as it started to separate from the glass.

Bought 5 new bearings to my next M47 rebuild. I will make this 100% proper. 6306s gapped close to 0, glued in.
RNU304 with a snap ring to countershaft front position is NLA from volvo, so i asked a buddy to machine a new NU304 koyo bearing to accept the stock snapring.
received_561315230943843 by Péter Gede, on Flickr
Other two countershaft tapered rollers can be bought from any bearing shop for small amount of money.
Only bought the output shaft bearings from volvo, a special 6306 (this made the worst noise) and the special cylindrical roller bearing which has three separate part numbers and is $$...
Cant wait to have a tight and silent box to roll with!
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:53 AM   #284
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Nice updates! Cluster looks great!
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