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Old 04-09-2021, 05:46 PM   #76
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wow that is a great idea for the accessory bracket. Alternator under the exhaust manifold on the early redblock really wasn't the best design

Maybe I can copy with a slab of aluminum?
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:17 AM   #77
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wow that is a great idea for the accessory bracket. Alternator under the exhaust manifold on the early redblock really wasn't the best design

Maybe I can copy with a slab of aluminum?
Please do! If we think the idea that engine is tilted to right, it has heavy alternator, maybe big turbo and torque to right, I assume that little weight balancing to left would help the right motor mount

I have had this idea for a while, Viking Fabrications @ Facebook did his own version using aluminum. He fabricated whole thing from scratch, I thought that it would be easyer to use OE brackets what comes to lining.
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:46 AM   #78
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Few things happened since last post.

Added adjustable torque rods at rear, took 15mm from original lenght. Seems a good amount with this lowering and 9.5" wheel.





Changed the brakefluid, old fluid was dark and 6 years old low price stuff.

Next I changed carpet to trunk, old was in terrible shape. New is balcony mat, so it should last long. I am going to cut pieces to cover wheelwells and walls from trunk.



Car had some oil leaking so I changed new hoses, and o-ring to sandwich plate. Seems that I didnt took any good pics. Tadk was anoying...

Newest "project" was moving the stereo unit. Since I added gauges radio had to go down, but it was difficult to use. I had one center console that was in baad shape allready, so why not to try move radio to center?

Cutted the switch places and ashtray off so I could put switces to ashtrays location. Stereo unit needed some room behind it so I cutted two cuts to dashboard and bent it a bit. Too shame that I left my phone inside the house and didn't took any pictures. Install needed so much work from fingers so I am not going to remove it for pics anytime soon, sorry for those who are intrested.

Here is final result for now.





Sorry for blurry images. My phone have seen its best days
Unit pokes a bit because it is a standard CD player. I could change it to BT version, but i like to listen CDs sometimes son its not an option for now.

Dramatic foggy pic for the end

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Old 06-24-2021, 02:14 PM   #79
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Soon after shortening the torgue rods I notised some annoying noises, so I changed new rubber bushings.

Big brake disks started shaking, so I put OE stuff back. After that I had some issues with rims and calibers. Trimmed some metal from calibers so they have at least one mm of clerance and next I'll add 5mm thick spacers so small rocks etc. will not make any harm. Some day I will do a proper big brake upgrade...




Innovate afr gauge started to show E8-code again, sensor was like 3k km's on it, so I didn't believe that it could be the broblem. I ordered and installed Aem Uego, old sensor seems to work like it should

Some pics from spring to current date.





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Old 06-25-2021, 08:04 AM   #80
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So pretty! Nice work. That radio spot is unique. You can actually reach it without giving up gauge space?! That's not very 240. Nice job
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Old 06-26-2021, 12:52 AM   #81
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So pretty! Nice work. That radio spot is unique. You can actually reach it without giving up gauge space?! That's not very 240. Nice job
Thank you Plan b was to fit gauges where radio is at, but I am more than happy that I was able to put radio there.
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Old 08-14-2021, 02:27 AM   #82
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Next winter I will be doing lots of interior stuff and maybe fuel lines if I have enough garage time. Car itself works great, There maybe some power upgrades in future, for now this is "enough"

Added a LED bar to DD and took some photos


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Old 03-28-2022, 12:12 PM   #83
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I started doing interior swap at October. First I removed old seats and put them into winter 940, its old front seats had seen the best days.
Mk1/850 seats needed two new holes per seat to make them fit to 940 rails. Heaters are not hooked yet.

I bought a set of 2004 S60 seats at summer, and set of 240 tan interior pieces from Finnish Volvo community member. Donor car was a SE version with electric windows and mirrors, so I got them to my car also. While interior was out, I clened up some electical mess that I had under dash etc. I started to put tan pieces in. That wiring stuff took a while and I lost my interest to do any car related stuff.


After two to three months of playing drums and moving stupid amount of snow I realized that I got to do something or car ain't driveable at spring. I painted dash lower section and assembled S60 seats to 240 rails

Seatframe is luckily quite same as p80 related cars. I made few adjustments to buschings and seats are now at better positions. Drivers seat is now dead center of the steering wheel.
Next job, and that what I am currently doing was rear seat. The place where you put your butt had to be shorten by 70mm or ~3inches and it was a bit too wide around wheel wells. Back rest fits when S60 mounting brackets are cut out. It's a tight fit but it is unnecessary to cut it.



Next job is to make proper attachments and upholster wheel wells.
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Old 06-24-2022, 01:47 AM   #84
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Some update for interior, now it is close to done. Wheelwell covers are cut and right side is covered with s60 leather. Left side skin is missing, I put it on when I find it.



Yesterday I visited at MOT and car had zero issues. Reverse lights illuminates only when gear is at reverse fully. MOT guy mentioned that, but he didn't say is it OK or not.
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