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Old 04-25-2009, 09:56 PM   #51
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cut...holes...center...bumper...
Looking at these pics, I might be able to get away with notching the bumper along the license place surface contour. It would pretty closely match the lower air dam. I'll try it with one of my spare bumper covers before I cut up the new one. I won't be bothering with a front plate on this car.

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i like them rims a lot. you leaving them that color or powder coating them white?
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:07 PM   #52
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #53
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cool project. really like the white you picked.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:55 PM   #54
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good stuff, gonna have to copy the ic install on my own car
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:09 PM   #55
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good stuff, gonna have to copy the ic install on my own car
I actually plan to be in Ithaca later this summer with the car. I grew up there and detailed cars at IFCS in high school. I'll let you know and you can take a look in person.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:17 AM   #56
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Let me know when, id love to check it out. What is ifcs?
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #57
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #58
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super cool project, love it
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #59
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Progress is being made, work is "gittin' done." Got the S60R brakes on using RSI adaptors. The calipers and rotors came off a wrecked 2007 S60R with 15K miles. I had the rotors resurfaced and am using new Volvo pads (for now). Need to re-plumb the front distribution block (per Dave Barton's site) and delete the rear proportioning valves. I PBed everything for a couple days and it all came loose without stripping. I love working on California cars.

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Old 05-03-2009, 03:03 PM   #60
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looks great. did you get all the calipers on or just the one test fitted?
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:11 PM   #61
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looks great. did you get all the calipers on or just the one test fitted?
Both fronts are installed, new braided and hard lines run, and the brake booster/MC reinstalled. I forgot what a PITA the inside upper brake booster nut can be to access.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:25 PM   #62
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Finished up the S60R brake conversion this afternoon/evening. Now I just need to bleed the heck out of it. Might use cheap fluid to get all of the air out and then run some of the good stuff through it.

This has been documented plenty before, but here's a pic of the rear proportioning valve delete using a front distribution block. I need to come up with a more permanent mounting system (other than 3 zip ties).

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:39 PM   #63
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #64
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Man, how the hell did i miss this one? Project looks great, lovin the attention to detail. Two of my buddies work at Herzog-Maier right now, small world.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:48 PM   #65
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Charlie, I am going to be calling you in a few weeks to swing over

In full on mode, put about 12 hours into the car this weekend
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:59 PM   #66
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Need to re-plumb the front distribution block (per Dave Barton's site) and delete the rear proportioning valves
Maybe I'm a dummy, but I never understood why he plumbed it that way .

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He says for his, and I'm assuming you did yours the same way, one circuit is for the front and one is for the rear. Even with deleting the rear proportioning valves, wouldn't you end up with uneven pressure on the two different circuits, and therefore always have the brake light on from the switch in the junction block not being equalized by both sides? The OEM configuration runs opposite corners on each circuit to keep even pressure on the switch, which is what makes the switch work as a warning light. Unless I'm missing something, which isn't at all unlikely!

When I did the R brakes on my 240 last summer I plumbed it like the OEM setup to retain balance on the junction block/switch -- front left and right rear on one circuit and vice versa. Works perfect and no brake warning light

PS -- I love this project and I am super jealous of that paint job!
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #67
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Cameron,

I did plumb it according to Dave's site, by relocating both rear lines to one side and plugging those two top holes. They were easy enough to bend and get to fit. As I was doing it I was also wondering about whether or not this would affect the warning switch functionality, but then was thinking that without the proportioning valves the entire system should have even hydraulic pressure when the brakes are applied (right?). I'm not sure on this one either.

As for the paint, it looks even better in person than in the pics, as a few people who have seen it can attest to. The body shop really did a great job, and when I get it running they want me to bring it back over there for a final buff, etc.
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Well I guess you'll know for sure once you use them I'll be curious to hear what's up with it.

Another thing I didn't like about Dave's plumbing was that it did require you to move practically all the lines at the block. Since I did mine opposite corners all I had to do was remove 2 hard lines and plug those holes. No disconnecting/sorting all those other ones.

Oh man -- if the paint looks that good now it should be incredible after it's buffed out
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:23 AM   #69
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speed holes in the license plate area ftw
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #70
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YES!!!Progress is good! I'm not gonna be able to start on mine till the end of this summer but I'll catch up to you Bob....eventually

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PS -- I love this project and I am super jealous of that paint job!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...pictures do not do that paint justice.

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Oh man -- if the paint looks that good now it should be incredible after it's buffed out
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #71
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When you where working at ifcs you didnt by any chance know my dad john grady or hear of shade tree auto?
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #72
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When you where working at ifcs you didnt by any chance know my dad john grady or hear of shade tree auto?
I've been to Shade Tree Auto before, probably about 10 years ago. Bought my first set of Turbo sway bars there.

Here's the latest engine bay shot. The plan is keep the wiring as clean as possible to really show off the white. I'm waiting for my eBay intercooler piping (arrives tomorrow) before I finish plumbing the remote oil filter. For now I'm not using my RX-7 oil cooler, but might use a stock 240 turbo oil cooler. The injectors are RC Engineering 750cc units.

Also, I'm going to try to find a different radiator overflow tank that I can mount up by the radiator. I was at the junkyard today, but it was pouring rain and I didn't feel like wading through the mud to search for one.

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Man that looks excelent. slick oil filter set up. see you next weekend
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #74
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