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Old 03-17-2015, 09:51 AM   #126
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nice, side exhaust... i like it a lot. is it custom made from stainless steel? what diameter? do you plan to use this car only on race track or it will be street legal?
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:36 AM   #127
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Mild steel as we will probably end up ceramic coating the whole exhaust and I will have to check measurements. Car is track only so dont have to worry about road regulations

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:26 AM   #128
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Screens in



And thanks to the information on this site and help of members here is the 91-93 240 Screen fitted


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Old 03-19-2015, 03:39 PM   #129
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Yet another late night in the shed by K.

Dummy tank and tow hook in and rear bar on to stay. Please note we have yet to fit the boot/trunk rubber so once we do the height of the boot lid will match the rear quarters.

I am having a leave day today and we are having another late night to try and get it essentially done. Lots of fiddly stuff to do though like sorting and testing dash wiring, gear shift screw mod, fit up interior, assemble internals of doors, etc etc




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Old 03-20-2015, 01:12 PM   #130
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I had a full day at it and we had another late Friday night. On home stretch now.

Today we achieved the following

Wire brush boot and cabin floor and a good vacuum
Painted floors with Urethane paint
Painted inside boot with body colour over Urethane
Changed out bottom hinge on drivers door
Fit Grill
Fit front spoiler
Clean flame Trap
Fit up R Sport Oil Sender and wire to cabin
Fit front and rear carpets
Fit rear interior panels
Fit Boot and door locks
Fit Door handles
Fit door glass
Fitted mirrors
Plus a few other jobs

Here is progress














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Old 03-20-2015, 03:01 PM   #131
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #132
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nice attention to detail
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:29 PM   #133
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Thanks Guys. Support greatly appreciated
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:44 AM   #134
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Little bit more sorted today. Next job is sorting the wiring out and getting the r sport dash all hooked up.

Here is a photo as she stood this afternoon. Front tow hook will sit back in further once we get it sorted properly. DVS front springs still to be fitted so it will most likely sit a little lower up front




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Old 03-22-2015, 06:51 AM   #135
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amazing job
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:26 AM   #136
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We got the dash in today and sorted out all the electrical. We now have the dash fully functioning as well as all lighting. We can now put rest of dash back together and seats in. We plan to be finished next weekend then it will be off for a tune by a Volvo master mechanic as well as getting a wheel alignment. We plan to take it for a track shakedown on 18th April in preparation for our first race meet early in May depending on getting all Historic logbook stuff sorted.

Here is the dash fitted up for final time. Many thanks to Roger Patricio for reconditioning and the tips on using the EGR light for an idiot light for Oil pressure as well as the gauge. The R sport cluster is an awesome looking thing.



Next pictures should be interior complete with all seating and panels in place.

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Old 03-30-2015, 06:46 PM   #137
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One of the best projects I've seen on this site. The history is so rich!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:33 AM   #138
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Thanks for kind words chopstix
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:37 AM   #139
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:45 AM   #140
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Very nice! Will need to see this when it comes racing im Melbourne!
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:50 AM   #141
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VQ - Phillip Island March 2016 for the classic is the plan.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:44 PM   #142
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Wow, excellent job! Really neat to see not only a rare Volvo, but an obscure race car restored back to its former glory with a great attention to detail. Great looking car.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:25 AM   #143
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Another huge day and she fought us to the end but she is done. Final tune and wheel alignment next week and off for a track test the following week.

All day basically spent getting front interior sorted.


Job list completed

1. Fit up windscreen washer container and plumbing
2. Fit up all side/kick panels, door trims
3. Fit up fire extinguisher
4. Fit up foot rests
5. Fit up steering wheel
6. Fit seats
7. Fit race harness and window net
8. Fit centre console
9. Spend over an hour trying to sort out friggen seat belt sensor wiring to stop it from blinking. Finally got it sorted after blowing 4 or 5 fuses in the process.
10 Measure cut and fit plastic liner between door trim and door
11. Fit up door cards including some modified mounts as we cant put the door trays on as they hit the roll bar.
12. Sort overdrive wiring out and fit shifter knob including the screw mod and boot

We got to the final day and we have one item outstanding that is missing from the 4 cars we have to pick from. The passenger side (left) rear light cover that mounts in boot to cover the back of the tail lights. Not one to be found. Go figure! Will have to track one down from a wreckers in the coming weeks.

Any way some shots of the final day. Next shots will be at the track for its shakedown.


















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Old 04-05-2015, 04:01 AM   #144
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DVS Front Springs installed.


A decent photo taken to compare ride height of old springs verse DVS specials. K dropped in the new springs today as well as the project Mu RC09 brake pads (thanks DVS for the parts)and dropped her on the ground for a quick photo prior to loading up trailer for delivery to the tuner on Tuesday. Have also managed to source the missing left tail light cover and it is on its way next week

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Old 04-05-2015, 10:31 AM   #145
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Absolutely stunningly beautiful car an a great project! Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:27 PM   #146
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:16 PM   #147
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Awesome story and so glad you are resurrecting this great piece of Volvo race history!

That roll cage scares me though. The front down bars should not be bent like that. Those will easily collapse in a big roll over. Also the rear down bars to the fender wells do almost no good. They should be tied into a suspension point or at least a structural frame rail area. If your rules allow you to pass through the rear firewall, attack them to the frame rail at the rear shock point.
Agreed. That's a show-car cage the way it's bent around the dash. I had to look back to see if this car was going on track. I'd want to at least gusset those front down tubes. Needs an FIA bar, door bar up to bend at the top of the windshield.

And if that tow hook is aluminum, those tend to break. I can't tell what it's made of, so merely suggesting that it should be steel.

Should be a really fun car to drive, and it looks great. Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:14 AM   #148
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All comments noted. Thanks

Today was tune up day and we decided to have them fit the rear spherical bearing from Kaplhenke too as they have the bush remover. They found a small vacuum leak and issue with fuel accumulator but they have it idling better already and just waiting on the parts to arrive. It is a great feeling being able to take it to an experienced Volvo technician and have it diagnosed correctly and efficiently. Fingers crossed she is back tomorrow running like a top.

Couple of shots on the trailer






Wheel alignment to go and we should be off to track for a shakedown in approximately 8 days

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Old 04-07-2015, 11:49 AM   #149
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Agreed. That's a show-car cage the way it's bent around the dash. I had to look back to see if this car was going on track. I'd want to at least gusset those front down tubes. Needs an FIA bar, door bar up to bend at the top of the windshield.
Agreed, I figured this was more of a show car so it probably doesn't matter all that much.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:52 AM   #150
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Car will be raced and dont worry people the cage will meet the regulatory body (Cams) requirements for its class.
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