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 Post subject: Re: A Sexy Volvo...
PostPosted: January 11, 2017, 5:26 pm 
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A shot of the new steering column pass through at the firewall.. had to be moved a bit to clear the LNF intake manifold- shaft has yet to be trimmed to size..

Other pics are of the intercooler pipe pass throughs at the radiator support..


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PostPosted: January 11, 2017, 6:14 pm 
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Adding more bits.. condenser and FMIC go in..

the longer I look at the engine in place, the more concerned I become about the hood clearance I'm certain I'm supposed to have... the hood will shut, right :shock:


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PostPosted: January 11, 2017, 6:32 pm 
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Another unseasonably warm day, so I laid in a bit more Dynamat.. first pic also gives a bit of a wider shot of the steering shaft's new location..

Wanted to include a pic of the now-installed hood closed.. it lives closer to the top of the engine than I thought it would be, but seems it will clear just fine :cheers:

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Up next; time to fab a way to mount the EPS under the dash, and get the steering wheel into the factory position- sort of like hanging a brick in space :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: A Sexy Volvo...
PostPosted: January 12, 2017, 12:26 pm 
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Early Jan 2017...

The goal is to get the EPS column and AC evaporator hung now as those jobs take a bit of time and dexterity, and soon I'll have to pull off of the project for a bit.. really I just want this part of the job done so when I jump back on it this spring I can hit the ground running..

But first a few little distractions.. Nothing is free in this life, and if I want my garage time, I occasionally have to do a 'honey do' for Princess Wife.. this time it's the bathroom vanity.. I found it best to work in the garage during the day and come in at night and do her bidding.. A quick pic of the demolition fun..

Also, Pick-A-Part had a 40% off weekend, so I went out and picked up some wheels for the trailer, a 14" steering wheel hoop for later use on the Volvo, and the little dog-leg shift handle in the pic.. I think it came out of an old Eclipse.. I'll mod a a bit and then I think it will work well in this car..

Finally, as I set to fabbing in the EPS column, I need to take the OEM Volvo bits off of the top of the 1800 column (red circle), and morph them over to the top of the Equinox EPS column (yellow circle) so things will look 'Volvo 1800 factory' once done..


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 Post subject: Re: A Sexy Volvo...
PostPosted: January 12, 2017, 12:54 pm 
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This EPS column is a bit heavy and awkward, but I ended up wresting it into place and replicating the eventual placement of the 1800 steering wheel.. Had to fab up several brackets to marry the new to the old.. While working it in, I decided the pseudo 'tilt' feature (it's not a 'true' tilt wheel, it's the cheesy kind that pivots the whole column up and down) wasn't a benefit for this Volvo's seating/steering wheel position, so I designed this to remain a fixed-angle column.. While at it, I was sure to retain the new column's collapsible feature (that will help me sleep better knowing it's as safe as possible for an old car).. Also, the EPS 'box' in the pic hangs very low... I'll be relocating that up and out of view later..

While working on the column and staring at the dash, I got to thinking about my Speedhut gauges, and how I screwed up when I ordered them.. I LOVE the way they look (Speedhut lets you totally customize your gauge design), but I don't like the way the neon-orange needles look (pic below).. for the last several months I've had them, I figured it would be too cost prohibitive to send them back and have the needles switched out- and that I'd just learn to live with them... Then I thought what the heck, I'll call Speedhut and explain my mess up, and just for grins what would a needle swap cost?.. They were so cool! They could have totally gouged me, but instead were very understanding, and welcomed the work.. I think it's like $2 or so a gauge plus shipping to swap to the "dark red" needles- cool! Here I was hating this one little detail in the build, while the fix is so easy and inexpensive.. hats off to Speedhut for helping me out in a very fair way :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: A Sexy Volvo...
PostPosted: January 12, 2017, 5:16 pm 
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How 'bout a bunch of pics that don't show much? :lol:

I used paint cans and popsicle sticks to hold the evaporator (Vintage Air#68000-VUZ-A) up into position while I measure for clearances and to establish it's eventual location.. It's about as tucked up and away as it can be while still clearing everything and being functional.. Eventually the chosen vents (3) will be through-dash units (Vintage Air #49203-VUQ (2) and 49202-VUQ (1)) to keep the appearance clean, and there will be a snake's nest of duct work hidden up behind the dash to make it all work as it should.. It will be tight, but it should look clean..


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PostPosted: January 13, 2017, 4:33 pm 
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Need to drop these here as I sort out a wiper/electrical issue.. any Volvo 1800 guys know where my wiper motor's GREEN, RED, and BLACK wires (and BATT+) plug into on this?

**hard to see, but #3 and #4 are piggybacked on the switch..

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