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Fred's 1990 Volvo 740 GLE Sedan 
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Water beading on the freshly waxed boot lid in the light rain earlier today:

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Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 pm
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Cruising in the 740 earlier today:

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Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:29 am
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This was the first of three cars I took out yesterday after arriving home from a 2 week trip away just before noon. Started sweetly and purred down the road. Only one issue:

There had been a rain storm while I was away and the small leak around the boot seal at the back had manifested itself as a full passenger foot well again:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0965148673

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A temporary solution would simply be to park facing uphill instead of downhill. This cured the 245 leak, too. Or seemed to.

In other news, I have most of the parts required to turn this into a 500-750hp 16v turbo monster/sleeper! More news in the engine building thread shortly, this is the post above: viewtopic.php?p=43927#p43927 click and scroll down to the next one, if present (will be soon). EDIT: viewtopic.php?p=43958#p43958

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:43 am
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No pressure cap upgrade required on this beast, she already had 150kpa in disguise: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5913366530

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:32 am
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Cross post with the obvious other place.

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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 am
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Might be getting an invite to a private drift session mid December... so if I'm to attend I need to turn one of my RWD cars into something of a drift queen: LSD, or in the case of this 740, Eaton G80 locker.

A list of things from essential to optional:

  1. G80 locker from caravan installed
  2. Rear tyres swapped to front and vice versa
  3. Pulley swapped for non-slipping one from spare B234F and belts tensioned
  4. Upgraded front sway bar installed
  5. Front end urethane all installed
  6. New front rotors and pads installed
  7. Oil changed to proper PAO/Ester synthetic (nearly due)
  8. Trailer wiring made more proper (have dodgy lead that connects to a tail light harness)
  9. Bring all dodgy Volvo wheels/tyres back from storage, and borrow both caravan wheels

And maybe other stuff. I have about a month to achieve some subset of that. But it's a busy month in other ways. 145am, time for bed!

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:45 pm
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A colleague just suggested that I just weld the open diff that's in it. I hadn't considered butchering it like that.

I guess the only down sides are being caught to/from, possible axle breakage (though I doubt it, they're fairly stout), and having to change it for the proper piece before WOF which is due mid April, so no major drama there. Though I do usually park it in a quiet cul de sac, so it'd be obnoxious to pull in there. I could mitigate that by reversing up to the usual parking spot though :-)

It's also something I can do last minute if I fail to do the proper swap in time.

I enjoyed having the MIG-locker in the R32 for a year, will be good to have another crack at it :-)

The ute has a MIG locker in it, too, but I'd prefer that was LSD as it screws your low-speed cornering completely without specific setup for it.

So this will be my third personal MIG-locker if I do it. I think I did another for someone else at some point, too. Can't think who that was, though.

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:57 am
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And another suggestion from the same guy, weld-in plates to ease diff-locking welding:

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:11 am
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After a weekend of Nissan, my body needed some Volvo: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9797392384

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Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:46 am
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equals pulley fix soon, I hope. Sick of it squealing in a rhythmic way.

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