Vin 5063

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Re: Vin 5063

Postby jerzybondov » Wed May 30, 2018 8:42 am

That’s awesome work! Didn’t go in so easily when we did mine, I seem to remember :)
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Re: Vin 5063

Postby gruffalo » Wed May 30, 2018 9:58 pm

I had to get the crane out again. I forgot to attach the bracket for the clutch line. It helped fitting the shift linkage too.

This second time I struggled a bit more to get it to fall into place, but still somewhat smoothly.
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Re: Vin 5063

Postby gruffalo » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:31 pm

Yo guys, I’m back at it!

Today I replaced the last six pieces of rubber in the piping for the cooling system. I’ve been loathing that for al long time. I hate the sticky mess from the coolant.

I also installed the hoses on the water pump, and the clutch slave. :dance:

Now I’m only loathing the following:
-replacing a ballooning fuel hose at the accumulator
-attaching the shift linkage to the top of the transmission
-bolting on the drive shafts

Then I’ll get on with the fun stuff in the engine bay. :)

But I still need to clean some of the Volvo parts, like the k-jet assembly with the metering plate. More stuff to loath. ;)
Tight squeeze
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Six of these
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Two of those
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Slave done!
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Re: Vin 5063

Postby gruffalo » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:24 pm

Another short session tonight. I got the shift linkage installed, after wasting time trying to locate all parts. I found some other missing parts though, but typically after having ordered replacements. Not the first time this happens...

I also did the trans mounts and driveshafts. The bolts for the motor mounts are also missing, unfortunately. And I thought I had everything perfectly organized...

I test fitted my shiny deloreango headers. They fit perfectly, thanks to me making sure they did while the engine was out. I had to do some minor modifications to ensure a perfect fit back then. I’ll have to do the wiring for the starter and snug up the motor mounts before final header installation.

To my slight displeasure I noticed that the left parking brake had stopped working. Great.

Not long now before I can carry on installing engine ancillaries.
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Getting there
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Re: Vin 5063

Postby Spudmurphy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:58 am

Great stuff.
I'm currently re routing the cables to the alternator, oil pressure sensor and starter - at the moment everything is too darn close to the headers for comfort!
I wanted to get rid of the ugly loom over the top of the engine anyway :-)
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