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philg

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #30 on: 08:29, Thu 06 October 2011 »
Bagdge was sanded and cleaned up





Bumper strips and new french pressed plates.



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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #31 on: 08:31, Thu 06 October 2011 »
Larger throttle body was used, it needed a bit of a change about and a bracket making.


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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #32 on: 08:34, Thu 06 October 2011 »
Seats and harness went in.




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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #33 on: 08:37, Thu 06 October 2011 »
Engine was the started on, i bought a mocal oil cooler with a thermostatic sandwich, and new alloy rad and a front mount twin pass intercooler.



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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #34 on: 11:23, Thu 06 October 2011 »
Ohhh sorry.. missed the head & cam part, was too busy looking at the photos  :lol:

What car did that throttle body come off ? and what sort of mods & bracket did it need ? & I presume you used the original TPS, right ?

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #35 on: 13:26, Thu 06 October 2011 »
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Ohhh sorry.. missed the head & cam part, was too busy looking at the photos  :lol:

What car did that throttle body come off ? and what sort of mods & bracket did it need ? & I presume you used the original TPS, right ?


Thats ok  :D

The throttle body is a tricky one, lots of people think its of the 2.0l but im sure mine came of a n/a 1.7, correct i just made an little adapter bracket to hold the original tps. Easy mod to do to  :D

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #36 on: 18:42, Thu 06 October 2011 »
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Quote from: "davidbuttigieg"
Ohhh sorry.. missed the head & cam part, was too busy looking at the photos  :lol:

What car did that throttle body come off ? and what sort of mods & bracket did it need ? & I presume you used the original TPS, right ?


Thats ok  :D

The throttle body is a tricky one, lots of people think its of the 2.0l but im sure mine came of a n/a 1.7, correct i just made an little adapter bracket to hold the original tps. Easy mod to do to  :D


Cheers  :wink:  will try my luck around the scrap yards .. though there's not much Volvos here in Malta

Wouldn't happen to have a spare one ?  :lol:

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #37 on: 10:03, Fri 21 October 2011 »
I had loads of problems getting the car started, tried, plugs, leads, new coil, all sorts. I eventually got the car running with a refurbed starter motor and a new battery. The car would run poor  but with very poor fuel pressure. I then bought a walbro pumps and it ran like dream.

It was then ready to start putting it all together for mot.

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #38 on: 14:49, Mon 07 November 2011 »
nice example fella  8)

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #39 on: 18:40, Tue 20 December 2011 »
Nice re-build buddy,

where did you get your brake lines from?

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #40 on: 19:27, Tue 20 December 2011 »
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Nice re-build buddy,

where did you get your brake lines from?

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All brake lines were replaced with copper, so where the fuel lines. I was using goodridge hoses front and back but when i changed to 4 pots i had to make my front lines up from braided pipe and fittings all bought from rally design :)

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #41 on: 08:47, Wed 21 December 2011 »
thought i should put some more pictures up.

Car got a wax oil treatment all the underside was done and the doors inner wings sill were all injected with clear wax oil.



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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #42 on: 08:53, Wed 21 December 2011 »



I ran around on the standard brakes for a while but my fist track day was approaching so bought a full set up.

Replace rear discs and bearings and ferodo ds2500s

Fronts had a extender made through a fellow rtoc guy, bigger discs 285s, long story but txi discs do not fit 4 pots, so ended up with lancer discs and had the machined to fit, i bought willwood midilites and some ferodo ds2500s which i had to grind a bit to fit :)





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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #43 on: 08:56, Wed 21 December 2011 »



Fitted a stud conversion while i was on to get a bit of clearance for my momo arrows.



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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #44 on: 09:01, Wed 21 December 2011 »
I bought and made some front ducts to replace the fogs, no elecrics where left on this car i did not need :)