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Old 06-08-2017, 09:55 PM   #251
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DET/Prop -- Oct. 21 EuroFest in Greenville.....fyi. VW featured marque.
A reasonable target, to have "Cheap Thrills" ready for the Eurofest. I'll stand with the Ovlov crowd..... but will always have a soft spot for the C900.
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:56 PM   #252
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In my case, the BNE select mount moved with much less force with the spring mostly unloaded. Could it still be done loaded? Sure, anything is possible..... with enough leverage! Control the energy, and make it easy on yourself.

Regarding MORE CAMBER & CASTER being possible, I didn't find that to be true. My original modified stock mount (which I marked to the strut tower opening before removal) had MORE CAMBER than I was able to get in the set of slots with the BNE mount. Any adjustment you make is "bolt bound" at a point.... and I think I was there for the particular set of slots I chose. However while I lost a bit of camber, I gained a bit more caster. Calling it good enough until I get my FASTRAX installed to see what I got. I'll plan to document those measures with pics in this last hurrah thread for the 940.
If the spring is pushing the strut mount into the strut tower that should be true but if you have the top strut nut fastened and the wheel off the ground, there shouldn't be any difference if the spring is constrained by spring compressors or a fully extended strut.

The mount has additional offset compared to a regular strut mount with evenly spaced studs, its possible to drill it unevenly which may translate to more? You could probably also use unevenly spaced bolts in the aluminum mounts as well to get a similar result. Naturally with the adjustment method the way it is, you will trade postive caster for negative camber. That's what happens when your strut tower opening is a circle instead of a square. No matter how a strut mount is designed that will be the case unless you start cutting or settle for numbers achieved close to the center of the circle.
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Old 06-10-2017, 07:12 AM   #253
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If the spring is pushing the strut mount into the strut tower that should be true but if you have the top strut nut fastened and the wheel off the ground, there shouldn't be any difference if the spring is constrained by spring compressors or a fully extended strut.
The latter comment, not true with my B&G Progressive springs. Considerably taller than IPD sports (linear springs), even with the strut at full droop (sway bar disconnected and LCA inboard bolt "loose") the B&G is still under compression.

For typical short "drop springs" and hack job cut OEMs, I'm sure your statement is correct.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:08 AM   #254
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The latter comment, not true with my B&G Progressive springs. Considerably taller than IPD sports (linear springs), even with the strut at full droop (sway bar disconnected and LCA inboard bolt "loose") the B&G is still under compression.

For typical short "drop springs" and hack job cut OEMs, I'm sure your statement is correct.
Its correct for both, when the strut is fully extended not bolted to car with a stock spring in place, where do you think that force is going?
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:30 AM   #255
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Its correct for both, when the strut is fully extended not bolted to car with a stock spring in place, where do you think that force is going?
In the former case, the force was contained by the strut spring compressors, of course!
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In the former case, the force was contained by the strut spring compressors, of course!
but what about before the spring compressors are installed?
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:35 PM   #257
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My front brake upgrade has been progressing.... carved out some OVLOV time last Sunday afternoon. As I mentioned earlier, the SKANDIX mounts which adapt the later 850/C70/V70 calipers to the 7/9 strut interfered with the ABS pulse wheel. Remedied with some careful grinding & then primered:

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Nothing like summer sunshine to bake on the black enamel paint:

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The assembly of the calipers, abutment mounts, and AKEBONO ceramic pads took a bit of fiddling. Also my FCP stainless hoses had to be reclocked after I threaded them into the calipers. Thankfully Volvo did a nice job with a junction block right behind the brake assemblies so the hose and hardline can easily be disassembled & reclocked so the SS hose is not twisted in it's normal position. AKEBONO requires a moly brake lube be applied at the contact points between their pad "ears" and the SKANDIX abutment mount. I also used the Permatex purple "brake quiet" between the piston/caliper and pads. Here is the pass. side assembled:

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Well the all important fit check of wheel to spindle remained. Since the 7/9s came factory with (as small as) 15" wheels, and the stock 280mm rotors, I presumed that the 302's would clear my 16" MSW wheels. The fit check confirmed they CLEAR, but not by a bunch!

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A little difficult to make out, but the clearance between the 850/C70/V70 caliper and the ID of the MSW wheel is around 6mm.

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I think the next standard disc rotor would be in the 320~325mm OD range.... definitely a NO GO for the 16 inch wheels. My 70 Chevelle Malibu is fitted with C5 brakes all around, and the fronts with 325mm rotors similarly just clear my 17" wheels on that machine.

I'm pleased with the fitment..... you really can't run a bigger rotor setup and the 16" wheels. Those who have followed this thread will note I originally ran 17" Propus wheels, but I've stepped back to the 16" setup for reasons stated earlier.

I think the Zimmermann Sport Coat Z rotors look pretty sweet against those 16" MSWs:

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Brake bleeding will be out in the future, but I'm wrapping up the front brake work and hopefully moving into the other areas of my reconstruction (rear axle assy/LSD/fuel pump/rear subframe reinforcements).
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Old 06-13-2017, 03:18 PM   #258
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:33 PM   #259
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Awesome build thread!!!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:33 PM   #260
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Not so cheap anymore, but pretty thrilling. Great build!

I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the big brakes.

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Old 06-20-2017, 12:36 PM   #261
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Not so cheap anymore, but pretty thrilling. Great build!
You nailed it! If only the wife knew the project name .....
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:05 PM   #262
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No good ever comes from adding up what you have in these types of projects. I can truthfully answer "I don't know."
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