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  1. As I typed that I knew I was asking for it. Last week the coolant leak got a little worse and to top it off the brake pedal starting going randomly hard as if the booster was failing. As a result I haven't done a lot on the 240. I need the C70 to be dependable for a while as I'm going to be doing some work on the Trafic which is my daily. (Timing chain.. yes I am a masochist.) For a while I've had some random behaviour, such as a stumble at idle when you press the brakes, a loud whoosh from the turbo, and the brakes have been pretty shit from the beginning. I should have twigged at a
  2. https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-heavy-duty-degreaser-5ltr/88668 Use neat, scrub in with a stiff brush, pour some more on and leave overnight. Jetwash the next day. Might have to do it a couple of times if the stains are very deep. Works very well!
  3. Your welding is incredibly neat. This is going to look brilliant.
  4. As mentioned, they are pretty tough. I've had mine for 10 years and they have taken some amount of abuse. They work best with an impact wrench, but they also work with a ratchet if you try to simulate an impact gun by wiggling / shocking the socket until it bites channels down into the bolt for the teeth to grip into. Once it has buried itself in the metal you can apply a surprising amount of torque. With the impact wrench you just hammer one on and the gun does all the work.
  5. @Split_Pin have you got a set of these? They've dug me out of almost every hole regarding rounded bolts. Even when there's only a stud left, you can blob a bit of weld on top and hammer one of these on. I don't think they've ever left me stuck.
  6. I don't mention the C70 much now as it largely just gets on with it. Managed to fix a clonking noise by tightening up the cross shaped nut on top of the spring seat. It then got soundly thrashed around some largely undriven roads. Still enjoying the grumpy T5 warble. I'll probably keep it in the fleet for a while longer. The 240 is in the process of getting treated to genuine parts. And one side is now attached. Braided lines cos it's a GLT m9. Connecting the caliper hard lines was a fight, as they are bent to fit a very precise angle and I mixed them up.
  7. Didn't realise it was drive it day, but had planned a break from welding the 240 and took the C70 out for a random drive down roads I'd never been on. Nothing else interesting out to play. Beautiful weather, the hard top C70 is a decent drive despite what people say. Nice 5 pot drone, handles fine (uprated ARB and bushes) and very comfy. Cyclists riding in twos and refusing to move on hilly single track roads is a pain in the arse though.
  8. It's a nice feeling actually putting clean parts back on this car. Brake line clips salvaged from Volvo land meant I could secure the lines. Reassembling the brakes. New wishbone and bush. Starting to look almost car like. Got a bit angry with constantly looking at this. Using bits off a repair panel to save time. Floor and inner sill repaired. Once the primer dries I'll finish rebuilding that. In the meantime I'm off to do a random point-at-the-map-and-go-there type of drive in the w
  9. I'd be up for any Scottish chod gatherings also. That looks like a nice convoy.
  10. I was thinking the same, the carpet would have to come with it or it's a deal breaker. Just brilliant.
  11. Pair of Swedish battering rams. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284266871734?hash=item422fa03bb6%3Ag%3A0QMAAOSwKaxggHG6&LH_ItemCondition=3000 TURBOT https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174740833302?hash=item28af5d8416%3Ag%3A4S4AAOSwKXNggAZi&LH_ItemCondition=3000
  12. I'm quite fond of this generation of Arouser. This looks pretty clean. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254950924983?hash=item3b5c4262b7%3Ag%3AgxoAAOSwKaxggEK5&LH_ItemCondition=3000
  13. I'm getting pissed off at the (new) driver's side strut on my C70. I noticed months ago the top mount rubber could be turned by hand easily, and I was getting a strange popping noise occasionally. I nipped up the top nut and all was right for a while, until I noticed the noise again recently and the rubber is loose again. Wtf?
  14. I see your angry micra and I raise you.. angry Ovlov. It's pure ragin! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-740-estate-modified/313498265433?hash=item48fdf3e759%3Ag%3AUZkAAOSwxndgYIgV&LH_ItemCondition=3000
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