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Old 07-11-2011, 12:47 PM   #51
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Yay progress!
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:09 PM   #52
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Yay progress!
yep !!

even removed the front fenders yesterday once I got over my depression of all the bondo in the engine compartment :(
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #53
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yep !!

even removed the front fenders yesterday once I got over my depression of all the bondo in the engine compartment :(
You know what's the best cure for depression over Bondo in the engine compartment?

Pegs.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:03 AM   #54
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Finally made some time to work on the car today.....

Had to make room for this setup....



Broke out the sawzall....
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:47 AM   #55
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Couldn't go outside and play in the garage tonight so I sat in front of the computer to learn a new software package I've had for a while....

This is the rear frame rail, not going to be 100% exact with the tracing method, but it'll be close enough once I grab some numbers off the car and adjust the model.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:51 AM   #56
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^ Looks scientific!

Is this car ever going to run?
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:51 AM   #57
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^ Looks scientific!

Is this car ever going to run?
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:48 PM   #58
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Is this car ever going to run?
Running cars are over rated
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:58 PM   #59
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IRS in a 240? Winning.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #60
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Started on the power steering rack rebuild, (new seals and bushings)

Kit was a little over $100...

So far I have been able to make my own special tools, nothing too fancy.
I need to modify the tool for the collars so that I can use my torque wrench when I put it all back together.














Last pic is the tool on my mill, next version will be nicer


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Old 11-28-2011, 12:36 AM   #61
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Kewl. I'm watching. I agree, though, that if a rebuilt unit can be bought for $150, it would be very tempting.

My first look at this epic thread.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:27 AM   #62
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Lincon 8.8? Close to right width? Looks awsome!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:46 AM   #63
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Couldn't go outside and play in the garage tonight so I sat in front of the computer to learn a new software package I've had for a while....

This is the rear frame rail, not going to be 100% exact with the tracing method, but it'll be close enough once I grab some numbers off the car and adjust the model.
I'm VERY interested in seeing what you'll do with this. I've wanted to play with a bolt-in IRS setup for a 240 but lack of funds kept it in the benchracing arena. Can't wait for more updates.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #64
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Anything new?
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #65
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very cool!
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:44 AM   #66
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killed a few hours day in the shop...instead of working "on" the car and making real progress, I made a few parts that'll never be seen once installed

made 4 of these puppies tonight (only need 2 of course, giving a friend the other 2 for his 244)

still need to clean it up some finish the edges to give in a nicer look...I might try out me anodizing kit that I've had for at least a year collecting dust on a shelf to give the spacers some protection and make them look a little nicer...
Would you be interested n making another set of these?I have tried to pm you but I dont think they are going through.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:23 AM   #67
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Would you be interested n making another set of these?I have tried to pm you but I dont think they are going through.
I replied a few times... email me... mueller914 @ yahoo . com
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #68
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It only took a few months to finish up the power steering rack

Now to install it and finish up the front suspension. That'll have to wait now that is actually raining.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #69
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Do the rear I want to see how that pans out
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #70
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It only took a few months to finish up the power steering rack
Looks nice assembled. Any more pics?... Full tutorial?
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:35 PM   #71
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Nice job on the steering rack. Does the kit have bushings and other wear items, or just a re-seal? Was it the kit from Volvo? I called a while ago and it was around $250, $100 sounds like a deal.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #72
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Nice job on the steering rack. Does the kit have bushings and other wear items, or just a re-seal? Was it the kit from Volvo? I called a while ago and it was around $250, $100 sounds like a deal.
The kit had everything except for the torrington bearings and races. I did not replace the bearings, they looked perfectly fine as did the races.

In this link , there is the supplier as well as some good info on helping ID the rack.

I used the Volvo Greenbook, excellent manual. I might add a few tips to the pictures, such as how to install the top seal for the pinion without the Volvo tool.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #73
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Progress! Nice work.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #74
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Progress! Nice work.
Yep, finally.. I was just heading out to the garage when the wife handed me a shopping list for the grocery store :( I hope to get more work done today
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #75
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Like your work =)

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