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Old 10-15-2013, 05:27 PM   #51
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #52
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Hey man, nice gems! Wanna trade for my Drakes?

I'm gonna be doing an oil change and possibly changing to my CT lower brace this weekend, if you wanna swing by with your intake spacers, we could install them! It took me about two hours on the sedan, so now that I'm 100% on what I'm doing, it should be quicker!
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #53
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Make it an early step, unless you like replacing oil and seals!
Well, already have a blown seal (or seals), so I'll seal that up first before anything else. But life first, you know.
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Hey man, nice gems! Wanna trade for my Drakes?

I'm gonna be doing an oil change and possibly changing to my CT lower brace this weekend, if you wanna swing by with your intake spacers, we could install them! It took me about two hours on the sedan, so now that I'm 100% on what I'm doing, it should be quicker!
Might take you up on that. I'll have to see what my schedule is like. Already packed!

And sorry, they're not Geminis and they're already on the 242. Heh.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:22 PM   #54
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Very nice. Sharp looking car!

Can I have you look at the Vancouver junkyards for some parts for my 940? lol... the selection here in Edmonton kinda sucks.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #55
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I don't have that much free time any more with the new job, but I'll probably be heading to one pretty soon. Row52 has listings of all the cars in the local yards here too.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #56
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Dude... that junk yard :P i would go nuts in there taking all the parts haha

we get them from time to time here in Ottawa / Gatineau at Kenny U-Pull and parts are mega cheap so i take everything worth of them everytime... same thing for 012 on 960's they sell them cheap i got a stash haha
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #57
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Quick update. More later.

Here's winter mode:

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Old 12-20-2013, 12:32 AM   #58
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Agreed! Would be fun to get together again.


eBay? As in when it was originally for sale from New Jersey???
Yep. That guy sold a lot of nice old bricks back then. Such a shame how much they've dried up, makes me sad to think that my current two may be my last. Feel like a part of me is dying.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #59
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Yup, torchlightauto I think was his username. They're gone now? That's a shame.

I flew out and drove it allll the way back to Calgary, circa 2004.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #60
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:50 PM   #61
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A whole bunch of stuff has been done to the car since I last updated this thread. Big changes in life too.

Anyway, pictures are better than words.


Ball joints died. Replaced them.




The dreaded rear main seal job. Thank goodness I work at a shop now.


Winter, at least the snowy part of it, didn't last long.


Bought a do88 silicone intake hose for the 3" MAF. Love it. B-Rod's former car's valve cover will be put on too. The red one is a spare for my 242.


Just before Christmas, the iPd Big Bore TME Sweden stainless exhaust tip got adapted on. (properly, not Bork-ozoku like this haha)

That single part came from a friend off his 850 R and really was the gateway drug to all this madness...

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Old 02-05-2015, 07:29 PM   #62
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Update: 200,000 miles (321,869 kms) as of last night.

Updated first post with stuff I've done. No pictures yet, other than the occasional #DarthWagon update on Instagram.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:29 AM   #63
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TME Sweden adjustable strut tower brace installed! Had to bend the metal by the driver-side strut tower that held the relays first. Worked out.

Of all the stuff I sold with my 740, I regret not keeping the TME brace the most. Glad to see your wagon is still rolling along.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #64
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Yeah, it's kinda awesome. It might also holding my front left strut tower together, as I seem to have stripped one of the studs on that strut mount...

Anyway, the engine bay looks a little different now than compared to that very early pic.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:39 PM   #65
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Summer mode 2015. Repainted the wheels and clear-coated them this time. Worked for my winters.

Many updates, little time. Updated the build list on the first post...

EDITED: MARCH 27, 2015:

Engine
  • Rebuilt 530 head, OEM rear cam seal retainer (came with car)
  • Block-mounted 001 ignition distributor conversion (came with car)
  • Kingsborne Wire Werks 8mm ignition wires in red with boot insulators with custom coil wire for block-mounted distributor
  • iPd Turbo Camshaft
  • Nuke Performance adjustable cam gear in blue, advanced 5º
  • DeeWorks stainless steel cam gear washer kit
  • Gates Racing kevlar timing belt in blue
  • B-Rod's modified upper B230FT timing cover for adjustable cam gears
  • B-Rod's custom painted B230FT valve cover in metallic tan and beige
  • Custom painted valve cover nuts in orange
  • iPd billet engine oil cap in silver
  • Stock air box delete, AEM 3" Dryflow cone filter, AEM Dryflow filter wrap
  • '92 Volvo 960 012 3" air mass meter
  • do88 Volvo 700/900 reinforced silicone turbo intake hose for 3" air mass meter in blue
  • Trust GReddy Oil Catch Can 1000
  • thelostartof-chipped 954 ECU, 6,500 RPM redline ver.
  • thelostartof-chipped 204 gold box EZK
  • iPd magnetic oil pan drain plug
  • do88 Volvo 700/900 Turbo reinforced silicone idle air control valve hoses in red
  • DeeWorks billet turbo 8-valve engine CBV vacuum line bracket in gunmetal
  • Silicone Intakes silicone vacuum lines in red, for throttle body to charcoal canister, CBV line to T-connector, manual boost controller, CBV to intake, fuel pressure regulator, boost gauge
  • OEM Volvo/Koenigsegg (!) 150 kpa coolant expansion tank cap in green (came with black one)
  • do88 Volvo 700/940 Turbo reinforced silicone radiator hose kit in blue
  • Custom painted front plate cover and cover panel deflector in colour code #400 Beige Metallic (in honour of my first car)
  • Auto Meter Sport-Comp (narrowband) LED air/fuel ratio gauge (came with car)
Turbo/Exhaust
  • VDO 15 PSI analogue boost gauge (came with car)
  • Modified 3" thelostartof exhaust: modified stock downpipe to 3" cat/pipes/Dynomax muffler, adapted iPd Big Bore stainless exhaust tip by TME Sweden
  • Perrin manual boost controller in red, set around 10 PSI
Suspension
  • iPd 25mm front/25mm rear anti-sway bars (came with car)
  • iPd 25mm anti-sway bar saddle and end links mounting kit with polyurethane bushings in blue
  • iPd Sport Springs by TME Sweden in black (came with car)
  • Bilstein HD front strut inserts
  • Bilstein HD rear shocks
  • iPd adjustable upper strut tower brace by TME Sweden
  • Cherry Turbo lower chassis brace in red
  • iPd Front Bushing Kit (polyurethane front strut rod bushings, rubber inner control arm stay bushings, rubber inner control arm bushings)
Wheels/Tires
  • Summers: 17"x7.5" ET20 TSW Blades
    • BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S rubber, 225/45R17 94H M+S with silver valve stems
    • Custom gold paint and clear coat
    • Custom painted centre hex nuts in blue
    • Custom painted fake RAYS billet aluminum valve stem caps in blue
    • TSW centre cap inserts
    • TSW rim decals
  • Winters: 15"x7" ET20 OEM Volvo Multi-X
    • Gislaved Nord*Frost 5 rubber, 195/65R15 91T M+S
    • Custom gold paint and clear coat
    • 2012+ OEM Volvo R-Design iron mark centre caps in black
  • Gorilla spline drive lug nuts in blue
Exterior
  • '95+ Volvo 940/960/S90/V90 glass moonroof (came with car from factory)
  • Tinted rear windows (came with car), replaced rear right drop window (no tint) after break-in
  • Calgary Volvo Club decal on the tailgate (came with car)
  • Stock roof rack delete with iPd roof rack hole plug kit (came with car)
  • Volvo-branded roof rack towers by Thule in silver, early Thule 300 locking knobs, 50" load bars, various attachments, Volvo-branded Thule Big Mouth bike carriers, late-model Thule fairing, Volvo-branded Thule Mountaineer I box
  • Volvo P80 S70/V70/C70 angled licence plate spacer
  • VMS Racing billet licence plate nuts front in orange, rear in blue
  • '95+ Volvo 960/S90/V90 smooth door handles (came with car)
  • Volvo 740 SE aero kit
  • Custom "945 Turbo" badge in gunmetal
  • Custom 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo front-end conversion: custom eggcrate grille with chrome GLE frame and 2000 Volvo V40 emblem, headlight trim
  • 200K High Mileage badge (miles) with smokeyfan1000's grille bracket
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 wagon tailgate lip spoiler by FOHA, painted black
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 snowcap, painted black
  • 1998 Volvo V90 rear tailgate latch with key, painted black
  • '95+ Volvo 960/V90 rear tailgate wiper, painted black
  • 2001 Volvo S40 misting front washer nozzles
Exterior Lighting
  • OEM '90+ Volvo 740 LHD E-code headlights (came with car)
  • 35W 6000K bi-xenon HID headlights, slim digital ballast setup
  • OEM Bosch, Scantech (one each) E-code corner lights
  • White CREE LED front running lights
  • Dual rear fog lights (came with car)
  • eBay HOVA replica red/clear 740/940-style wagon tail lights
  • LED turn signal relay, yellow LED turn signals, red LED brake lights/rear fog lights, white CREE LED reverse lights
  • OEM Volvo clear side markers, yellow LEDs, wired as running lights and alternating blinkers
  • White LED rear licence plate lights
Interior
  • Darth Vader LEGO minifig hanging from rear view mirror that the previous owner forbids me to remove (came with car)
  • eBay wood trim decal kit, dash and all doors (came with car)
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 plastic floor mats in black
  • Courtesy handle for driver, clothes hook for both front courtesy handles
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 coin compartment in black
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 pen tray in black
  • OEM Volvo Roma steering wheel, MOMO/Grant steering wheel adapter, Volvo 740 non-air-bag horn ring
  • OEM Volvo horn button for MOMO steering wheels
  • 1992 Volvo 960 collapsible emergency reflector triangle
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 leather cup holder armrest in tan
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 moulded wagon trunk mat in black
  • Napolex Broadway 300R blue glass wide convex rear-view mirror
  • 15A's custom Volvo 780 Bertone double DIN radio mounting frame with LED voltmeter
  • Front and rear door speaker cover grilles in late-model tan
  • '95+ Volvo 960/S90/V90 "Volvo" door sill strips
  • iPd tailgate panel repair/reinforcement kit
  • '95+ Volvo 940/960/V90 deluxe cargo cover with parcel shelf
Interior Lighting
  • Lighted window switches on all doors (came with car)
  • The Tuning-Shop stainless steel gauge rings, red LED dash lights, red LED ambient temperature gauge light
  • White LED lights in dome lamp, cargo area, glove box
  • Interior Volvo 740 bulb socket conversions, red LED climate control unit lights, dash switch lights, fuse area/cigarette lighter light
  • Centre console rear panel w/ seat belt reminder light and custom red LEDs
Entertainment
  • JVC KS-RF150 12-disc RF modulator CD changer (came with car)
  • JVC KW-XR610 double DIN deck
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:12 PM   #66
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Awesome car. Gold on black looks great.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:22 PM   #67
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Thanks!

More current pics, now with more daylight:



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Old 04-20-2015, 01:48 PM   #68
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Girlfriend's dad though it would be hilarious to put this exhaust tip on...I disagree haha

Every time I see this I think he may be correct.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:54 PM   #69
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It's yours if you want it...
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:50 PM   #70
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It's yours if you want it...
Hahaha I would, but dual tips. Maybe when I go 3 inch crazy, after MS after T5 after front suspension...
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:09 AM   #71
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most excellent
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:18 PM   #72
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Thanks!

Small update before I go back in time and summarize 2014...



I did a thing.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:13 PM   #73
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Jurbo!
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:55 PM   #74
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It gets complicated. I broke it down for a friend the other day, actually:

Grille 1:
1990 740: Unique grille, headlight trim, hood.

Grille 2:
1991-1992 740, All 940s without fogs: Shared grilles, headlight trims, hood.

Grille 3:
All 940s with fogs: Shared headlight trims, grilles, same hood as Grille 2 cars.


Thank you for clarifying this! How's it going with this thing?
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Lots of updates since I last posted in here, but I'll get to them eventually.
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