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Old 10-14-2010, 08:51 AM   #251
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Also have a 2nd cam cover that is getting blasted, so when that's ready I can look into swapping the cams. During all this we're also trying to get LH2.4 to do what we want..
I've finished it saturday! Looks very nice.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:05 AM   #252
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I've finished it saturday! Looks very nice.
It's finished on a saturday, but no that saturday haha.

Hope you like it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:24 PM   #253
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Hope you like it.


Should the oil cap be silver (or a chrome one) as well?



No real updates on the car btw. I'm planning the mods and stuff to do for the summer now, won't be too much.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:42 AM   #254
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Update!

The weather is getting better, so time to start planning mods and maintenance..

I won't make the list too long this time, so I can try to actually finish all the jobs.
- Move battery into trunk
- Install engine heater
- Install new dashboard
- Fix rust when interior is out for battery and dashboard
- Install new shocks and springs for the rear (springs already acquired)
- New windshield
- Touch up paint as an exercise
- Extra bracket for exhaust
- Install PZ cams and paint new valve cover
- Tune LH more

Maintenance is not much more as changing oil..

Drove the car very little last months, we did experiment with the injector constants etc. This has made a good improvement already.

I also bought an aluminium battery tray/holder



Really nice part to fit a standard battery, it will go in the right butt cheek of the car (since fuel tank and driver are on the right)

Also made a short video of the exhaust sound (sounds like a boxer engine..)

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Old 03-05-2011, 09:25 AM   #255
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That almost looked like the beginnings of some kind of sump!
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #256
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Also made a short video of the exhaust sound (sounds like a boxer engine..)
Does it always sound like that? It seems like it's either on 2/3 cylinders or is misfiring because of how lean/rich it is, lol. Does sound cool though.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:28 AM   #257
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Does it always sound like that? It seems like it's either on 2/3 cylinders or is misfiring because of how lean/rich it is, lol. Does sound cool though.
lol, when I heared the video for the first time I thought someone had secretly put a Briggs & Stratton engine in it

But it runs fine on all four cylinders and in real life you and it sounds normal. Maybe it's because I put the camera on the gravel or something.
And afrs are just fine
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #258
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I hate photobucket for not resizing the picture correctly...

Update:

Few weeks ago I changed the speakers in the rear volvo ht-xxx housings for some new ones I got from Ruben (Thanks!). Very good improvement in sound quality.

Last week I finally went to a repair shop for a new windshield. Also put on new clips and the best chrome surroundings I have.

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In the first week of July I dropped of some interior parts at a local company to flock them, since the old green dash and ''a pillar'' plastcis were very tired I got hold of some later 740 parts. To stay in the green theme of the car they are flocked green Sort of a green hell now It's darker as original, but that's good so it won't reflect as much.



Picture with flash makes it more ugly


Fixed some sloppy wiring, still need to address the electric windows tomorrow, and some other small stuff. Also cleaned many of the air ducting and other things.

Since I needed to put the wiring back and I had demolished the small rings that actually hold the straps to the dash I made an M4 thread on the existing pins, so I could then use a small nut and washer.



Since the car failed its MOT last week, we also fixed some rust (more to come in the future, but this was the nastiest sh*t... my brother JW has spent many hours on making really nice inserts that fit so well you hardly see the repairs. Got a welder? You got friends Just need to paint some more etc.

As it was (front left wheel well)




Fixing it:


Now:




Will be finished tomorrow.
The other spot in the chassis is already done. Pics later.


For the meet on Sunday I will finish the interior (install radio etc.) and check some mechanical parts. It has been a mad last week, but a deadline like MOT and EU meet sure works wonders..

Next plans is install the battery in the trunk (all parts are there, need time). Also bought a small spray gun and paint (code 178) to touch up some spots. This car is presenting itself as a time consuming learning object...
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #259
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ZOMG so jealous of the flocked dash. I have been trying to find a place to do that in the states for years.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:28 PM   #260
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ZOMG so jealous of the flocked dash. I have been trying to find a place to do that in the states for years.
You can do it yourself, it's really easy to do. Just cover everything with the appropriate glue, put on the flocking powder and shake off the excess; messy but not hard.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #261
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It appeared that the only company in The Netherlands that can do this was 30 miles away, so I was lucky with that.

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You can do it yourself, it's really easy to do. Just cover everything with the appropriate glue, put on the flocking powder and shake off the excess; messy but not hard.
True, but I've read that the finish will be of less quality, the powder/hairs need to

a. stand upright evenly, not going to happen if you don't use some sort of static dispencer for the stuff

b. the static method ensures the particles are pulled into the glue, and therefore are better lasting.

I've read about the DIY kits, nice for small stuff etc. but a dash that sits in the sun etc. should be done as good as possible I guess. A dash is 125 euro's to flock, i'm not going to mess with glue etc for that I thought about making a static flocking device myself with some high voltage stuff, if you can make that the result will be as good I guess.

Do you have any tips for the DIY stuff Peter? Since I may want to do some other bits in the future (less important stuff).
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:05 PM   #262
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Yeah, I hear the DIY stuff just does not look right. The fibers need to be standing on end.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:11 PM   #263
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Do you have any tips for the DIY stuff Peter? Since I may want to do some other bits in the future (less important stuff).
Frosts do the kits, though I must admit its years since I've played with one. A guy I know has an obsession with flocking so when I need some done I give it to him. As far as I know he just uses the glue method and it comes out pretty good. He reckons it is all on the prep, and rubs the dash with a nylon cloth to set up a charge.

http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-in...rim-tools.html

If there is a company that'll do it there is no doubt that the professional method with an electrostatic charge works best .
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:23 PM   #264
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Wow! That flocked dash is ubernice!!

Too bad I'm too lazy to take the dash out of my car hahaha
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:40 PM   #265
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The rust repair of the bulkhead/firewall was pretty hard, took a lot of time. This week we picked up 20L a bottle of Sagox (82% argon 18% CO2) at a german DIY store and started to attack the rust. Welds a lot better with this mixture than with straight argon!

Just some pics:

Where I spent the last days from 9 i the morning till 11 in the evening:



First I had to make a new piece of firewall, it was rusted badly in the corner where there are 3 layers of sheet metal spot welded together.



The repair piece for the fender:



Tried to do it like the factory did. Used zink-spray on the seams where there are spot-welds, it seems to hold up nicely to the welding heat and is semi Ok weldable. Needs some seam sealer and Mike Sanders grease to keep the rust away for a long time!
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:28 AM   #266
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Too bad I'm too lazy to take the dash out of my car hahaha
It isn't that hard, we managed to put the dash and rest of the interior in (front seats etc.) in the morning so we could get to the apk @ 1300 hours.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:07 AM   #268
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Yeah great job with the rust repairs!
Also loving the dash. This car is one of my favorite 7 series.
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Tried to do it like the factory did. Used zink-spray on the seams where there are spot-welds, it seems to hold up nicely to the welding heat and is semi Ok weldable. Needs some seam sealer and Mike Sanders grease to keep the rust away for a long time!
That's looking good. It looks like you're drilling the plug weld holes. If you're going to do that regularly it's worth hunting out a Roper Whitney hand punch for the holes.
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He reckons it is all on the prep, and rubs the dash with a nylon cloth to set up a charge.

http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-in...rim-tools.html
Good tip, saving that website (has a lot of smart stuff)

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Yeah great job with the rust repairs!
Also loving the dash. This car is one of my favorite 7 series.
Thanks! Welding credits go to my brother

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If you're going to do that regularly it's worth hunting out a Roper Whitney hand punch for the holes.
We still need to address the passenger side floor and the spare wheel well, so this sounds like a good idea to have.

I also forgot to mention that I put in new koni yellow's in the rear with stock wagon springs, much better ride now!
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #271
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Well, I always was against the following upgrade... but after some thinking and a pretty good value for money I came home with this today



Wumbo wheels

Pretty decent set of wheels, complete with anti theft thingies, one small knock (will be straightened out) and 1 shot tire..

They need a bit of attention anyway, but I'll drive them till the tires are pretty (even more) gone and then bring them to some shop to be made all pretty again (and a different color)

The EU6.0 meet was a lot of fun as well, drove a nice lap and was nice to drive to and from the ring.

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #272
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wait so you guys have 2 sets of polaris rims now?
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #273
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I can't follow this. Damn, you lucky man. Is this the set from marktplaats?
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:51 AM   #274
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Nice topic, never seen it before, only the ducht version.
Heard they were the bargain of the month (if it's from marktplaats)?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:01 AM   #275
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Why do I never find Polaris rims on Marktplaats. O yeah, that's right, 'cause i'm busy as ****.
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