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Old 10-25-2015, 12:59 AM   #226
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Dope car dude. I was the one who asked for the link to your thread on FB. Will surely look for future updates. Going to steal your home depot paint and side skirts ideas for sure.
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:30 PM   #227
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Saw it in person, nice car. Ment to ask what cam you were using to prop your hood? t cam?
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:26 PM   #228
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Update time. A few changes have occurred, some larger than others, and some big things planned.

Had this pic taken shortly after my last update:




Then I got bored with the OD green. So I felt like trying something new.







Same method as before, Behr exterior paint form Home Depot, rolled on with the same foam rollers. I considered a dark matte blue, a desert tan, and a darker green, but I decided on the red and I'm happy I did. I like how it matches with the interior.

I also (mildly) sanded, pressure washed, and repainted the wheels. Redid the same gold in the centers, a better silver for the lips and then clear coated the whole surface.






I'm super happy with how it came out. The next thing I did just this past weekend was head up to Jacksonville to pick up my next project.







93 B230FT with only ~120k on it. Ran fine when removed from the 940 it was in. Came with an OBX header, never used, with the flange cut and flipped the correct way. The Holset looks just wonderful sitting up top. Also came with an oil filter relocation kit which I'm sure might come in handy at some point.

I need to figure out what exactly I'm planning for this, but I'm thinking just a mild build. New seals upper and lower end, possibly new rings, and then just supporting mods. New downpipe is a must, new oil lines, new injectors. I can use some of my existing parts; RSI cam, cam gear, intake manifold, accessories, etc. A lot to think about and a lot to plan and budget for, but I'm excited for it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:54 PM   #229
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This makes me miss my old 740 and want a wagon.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:52 PM   #230
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I can't even. Awesomeness.
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:54 PM   #231
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Damn, that looks good!
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:28 PM   #232
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As always, been a hot minute since I've updated.





Tore the engine down, took a peek at the pistons and the cylinders. Cross hatching is still there, there's a very minor ridge on the top of the cylinders but it's minimal. I don't plan to bore this out at all - most likely just hone them and call it a day. Just trying to decide if I prefer to do it myself or take it to a shop. The latter may be more preferable because I could have it hot tanked as well.



Bought my first round of replacement parts too. Pretty much everything for the bottom end here sans oil pump. I plan to get a new one of those, hone the cylinders and assemble it. I'll tackle the head next. Rebuild kit for the Holset is sitting on the shelf too. I plan to tear it down and rebuild it but I can't get the damn center cartridge out of the hotside, regardless of how long it soaks in PB blaster. Probably going to try heat next.

That's about it for the work I've done on it so far. Had a couple Volvo get togethers recently, as well as EuroJam 2016 at Orlando SpeedWorld.





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Other than that, I found myself a girlfriend who enjoys junkyard trips just as much as I do, and her dog enjoys rides in the wagon as well.


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Old 04-02-2016, 07:48 AM   #233
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Liking the burgundy!
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:21 PM   #234
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Cool taillight you've got there, like your gf's aviators though
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:20 PM   #235
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Got some new seats recently. They're an off-brand of some sort, but they're comfy. Made some brackets out of 1/4" steel and they bolted in quite easily. I sacrificed sliders (I think I've actually adjusted the seats maybe once in the several years I've had this car) and I'm digging how low they sit.




Lots of drive time on these old guys, complete with the seat covers I got for my Jetta 10 years ago. Put them out in the yard and someone took them the following morning.

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Old 05-05-2016, 02:22 PM   #236
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I feel less safe with a 4 point than a three point. You're more likely to submarine with a 4 point.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:24 PM   #237
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I feel less safe with a 4 point than a three point. You're more likely to submarine with a 4 point.
Agreed. I saved the stock 3 point harnesses, I just need another weekend to devote to mounting them in better.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:37 AM   #238
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Love this thread, This car! keep up the great work! btw, Post some (underneath) exhaust pics if you can when you get a chance, Like that setup up with the dual tips.. bout to do the same to my 940T (gon coat the whole system in flat black tho.) Much love!
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:50 AM   #239
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Still lovin' this car.

Fun fact: I went to get a haircut this weekend and when they asked me what I had in mind, I pulled up a pic of you from your IG.
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #240
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Still lovin' this car.

Fun fact: I went to get a haircut this weekend and when they asked me what I had in mind, I pulled up a pic of you from your IG.
that's awesome

Well everyone, I have some news. The wagon has officially been relinquished of Daily Driver duties and is now unregistered and off the road. At over 300k miles with the majority of its recent life seeing higher boost and being driven hard, I could feel its performance lacking every day I drove it to work. Not to mention sweating my ass off in the Florida heat with no AC.

It will be parked and covered while I finish building the spare engine, and will then see a proper engine swap completed instead of rushed over a weekend in order for me to make it to work the following Monday.

In the meantime, say hello to the new daily:




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Old 06-06-2016, 09:24 PM   #241
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:15 AM   #242
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Awww yes. My brother daily drove a C5 for a couple years - can't beat that handling and performance for the price. And his got excellent highway MPGs too.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:55 PM   #243
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I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw pics at the house....
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:56 AM   #244
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You will suffer a complete loss of luggage space, sir! Loving the vette, though not as much as the 745.
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:38 AM   #245
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paint is awesome, how much sanding was involved and how long did it take you?
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:55 AM   #246
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Hey thanks for bumping this, I was gonna go hunting for it for inspiration for my own 745tic but now I don't have to
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:59 PM   #247
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Think Kev sold this a while back
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:59 AM   #248
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This thing is sitting in Connecticut. My friend from Florida brought it up here and blew the engine and then traded it to a guy up here. And it’s been sitting since
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:09 PM   #249
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paint is awesome, how much sanding was involved and how long did it take you?
Thanks - I did absolutely zero sanding, just pressure washed it and rolled the paint on with a foam roller. From start to finish it only took a few hours each time. I just taped everything off and then did two coats. By the time I made it all the way around the car once, where I had started was dry enough so I just kept right on going with the second coat.


Honestly I'm glad this got bumped as well, because it made me realize just how much I miss this car, and having a Volvo in general. The vette has been a great DD and I have it basically modded just how I want it for DD status (longtubes, catless x-pipe, axle back, intake, tune, wheels and lowered), but lately I've seriously been having the itch to pick up another Volvo.

The GF and I will be moving from our current apartment into a house by the end of September, which should hopefully have some extra space for a project car. Once everything settles, I will absolutely be picking up another Volvo to have as a dedicated project car, one that I don't need to rely on to get me to work and I can just have fun with. I've had a 960 and a 740, perhaps it's time for me to join the 2 series club..


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Old 08-16-2018, 06:49 PM   #250
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