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Old 06-11-2016, 10:29 PM   #201
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Thanks, I was messing with photobucket earlier and didn't realize that I actually posted anything. Here's a few more.





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Old 07-16-2016, 12:04 PM   #202
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Rolling home from Cars and Coffee this morning. Slapped some green giants from Gilber33 on it last night, seems to be running great.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:56 PM   #203
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Never wanted a 940 before, I do now. Killer job.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:02 PM   #204
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Thanks. The exterior looks pretty "OEM plus". It still gets no attention, lolsigh.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:33 PM   #205
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Straight stuntin'.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:17 PM   #206
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Been sitting on these S/V90 door sill moldings for a while. Nice little touch when you open the door.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:10 PM   #207
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Did some work to the cooling system. Rad cleaner/flush, distilled flush, GM heater core valve, new OE expansion tank, Zerex G-05 coolant and Royal Purple coolant additive.

Also did a sick family mod and added a third kid a month ago. 2 girls and now a boy.

No pictures, too tired.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:37 AM   #208
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Nice Vaggen! That OEM paint looks fine indeed...... but forget getting anyone's attention with one of these. Mine only opens eyes with 16 psig, they are otherwise invisible.

M90 this winter? That's when I hope to finally get mine installed.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:58 AM   #209
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I love this wagon.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:52 AM   #210
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:15 AM   #211
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Nice Vaggen! That OEM paint looks fine indeed...... but forget getting anyone's attention with one of these. Mine only opens eyes with 16 psig, they are otherwise invisible.

M90 this winter? That's when I hope to finally get mine installed.
Yoshifab billet flywheel and Clutchmasters clutch kit are supposed to ship today. I'm really hoping I can get the M90 installed in time for the VCOA Nats at Elkhart Lake mid Sept. With 3 kids including a newborn, it's going to be tough; unless I farm it out ($$$). This car will not be what I want it to be until it has a stick. Period. I've dreamed of a 7/9 with a real 5 speed for 20+ years.

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Old 08-04-2016, 05:04 PM   #212
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I figured this thread was sufficiently project-y, so I had it moved. I also updated the first post with some backstory about the car, the work that's been done since I got it and some stuff that will hopefully get done in the next several years...
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:09 PM   #213
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:30 PM   #214
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I'm excited to see your 940 get an m90. I'm sure it will be well documented.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:59 AM   #215
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Haha, thanks. I try to do little things, like wire brushing stuff during reassembly or painting a piece of trim, to slowly bring the whole car's level of detailing up. I probably don't realize how much I've done because it's such a slow process... and I'm so picky.

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I'm super excited about the m90, I hope it stokes a fire to motivate me to do it when I'm already tired as all get-out.

I'm actually not that great at documenting during the process. If I do it myself, it'll take multiple weeks to finish, so I'll probably have time to walk out the garage after the kids are down and snap a couple pictures with my phone.
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:00 PM   #216
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Finished the EGR delete and Yoshifab CCV/catch can installation. Mr. Babbs hooked me up with a modded, non-EGR EZK chip and had it shipped to me super fast for super cheap; big thanks to him. Let it idle and warm up, let it sit and then took it for a drive. Check engine light didn't come on, so it looks like it was a successful couple weekends of work. There's always other projects to tackle tho.
Thanks for the catch can information. Definitely need to do this.

Looking good!
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:37 AM   #217
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Thanks for the catch can information. Definitely need to do this.

Looking good!
You're welcome and thanks for the compliment!

Rounded out my NIW manifold collection. No way these will be in before next spring.



Couple more pics of muh engine bay.



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How do you keep your coolant tank so clean? What kind of witchcraft is this?!
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:44 PM   #219
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How do you keep your coolant tank so clean? What kind of witchcraft is this?!
It's easy to keep clean when it's new.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:47 PM   #220
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Recently flushed out the intercooler and also installed some poly, outer stay rod bushings and iPd braided stainless brake lines on the front. Front end and the brakes both seem a touch better. It seems to have developed a warm start issue the past couple weeks, I'll have to look into that.

Couple snaps from cars and coffee this morning. Of course I had to park next to one of the smallest and roundest cars there. lol



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Old 08-23-2016, 12:11 AM   #221
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Not to mention, one of the lowest to the ground.... I'd pretty much fall into it, rather than sit in it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:55 PM   #222
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Not to mention, one of the lowest to the ground.... I'd pretty much fall into it, rather than sit in it.
Yeah the top of the 550's windshield is basically at the cowl of my wagon. And then there's the massive greenhouse my car has. Thanks again Jans.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:32 PM   #223
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Love what you've done here. Nice car!
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:55 AM   #224
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Love what you've done here. Nice car!
Thanks!

In other news my Yoshifab flywheel and clutch package shipped and should be here tuesday.



With the current kid situation, I'm not going to bother trying to get it in before VCOA Nationals mid september. Might as well take my time and do it over the winter and enjoy driving the car as it is the rest of the season. There are always little things to sort out in the meantime.
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:34 PM   #225
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Spent last weekend at the VCOA Nationals at Road America. Too much awesomeness, not enough time to take it all in. Placed 3rd in one of the many jacked up classes.



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