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PostSubject: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 06, 2010 8:11 pm

since i am temp banned on TB (my decision blah blah blah), i can't copy my post from there to here so i'll start a new thread.

I have always been into volvos. my dad got one when i was in 5th grade, and my first memory of it was him powersliding it in the middle of the biggest intersection in town. since then, i was hooked. it turned out that same volvo was going to be mine 5 years later. from then until october 2007, i had 5 volvos. In that october, i decided to get a new car. I had a new job, i wanted something that was newer, and i wanted it to be a little cooler than the n/a clapped out S70 i was driving at the time...so i got a mustang fingerwag tbh, i loved it. but at the same time, i missed driving a volvo. there is nothing i can do to describe what driving a volvo is like. its weird. i was volvo-less for about a year and a half. that all changed when i found out my little sister's boss had an old volvo that he didn't want anymore. the best thing is it was free to me. and obviously i took it.

it is a 1990 740 GL. thats, right, good old regina. It sat for 3-4 years before I got it, so it looked like shit.





i got it all cleaned up and looking pretty, and found an old trans am spoiler, so i installed it.



at the same time, i decided it was too high, so i chopped a few coils.



I also decided to paint the nasty gray bumpers black.





I cleaned up the interior...its just about perfect, except for the standard cracked dash that every 700 comes with.





I bought some cheap yakima roof racks from Cameron over at IPD.



the next step was to get it on the road. I got it inspected and registered and the weekend after, i (stupidly) decided to drive 2 hours to the beach in it. welll...



the bastard broke down.



it would be fine if it was cooled off, but once it warmed up, it would just bog down and die. we towed it home and put it where its still at today. in between diagnosing the volvo and going to work and stuff, i did some visual mods to it. I fabbed up an exhaust tip for it, applied some tape to the bumpers, and i painted the wheels.










and thats where it sits today. I still need to fix the bogging/dying problem. I thought i had a fuel filter in the shed, but i guess i threw it away? gonna buy one once i get paid. I may go ahead and upgrade to a walbro fuel pump for future mods, too. i need to check out the coil, too.

This car, i decided is going to be my college car. I'm going back to school in a couple months, and i do not want to take the mustang. its not a good commuter vehicle and i dont want to risk it getting dinged up by the retards that would park near it. Its going to get great mileage, its going to be comfortable, and it was a free car, so i'm not too too concerned about what may or may not happen at school. I do have some plans for it.

by the end of this year:
-get it reliably running (of course)
-lower it some more....1 coil more in the front and .5 in the back
-some sort of cd player
-window tint (20% all around)

long term plans:
-build a motor for it to turbo
-decent sized turbo
-linuxman ported head
-aw71
-MS&S
-home made coilovers
-wide wheels
-300whp
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 06, 2010 8:43 pm

Waaaaaaaaaaait.

You didn't tell me it's only doing that while warmed up.

The powerstage on Regina cars is integrated into the coil. "Won't run while warm" wreaks of powerstage failure.... so like I said on TB, check that thar coil. Except do that first.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 06, 2010 9:00 pm

yepyepyepyepyepyepyep
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 06, 2010 9:19 pm

240T man wrote:
Waaaaaaaaaaait.

You didn't tell me it's only doing that while warmed up.

The powerstage on Regina cars is integrated into the coil. "Won't run while warm" wreaks of powerstage failure.... so like I said on TB, check that thar coil. Except do that first.

powerstage = the whole coil assembly? i'll have to run to the junkyard this week and see if there are any vagina cars. a new one from fcp or ipd is like $150 Shocked i'm still going to do the fuel filter and, depending on cash availability, i may do the walbro.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 06, 2010 9:28 pm

Unfortunately you do have to get the whole coil assembly. :\

Stupid rex/vajayjay...
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 06, 2010 9:31 pm

well hopefully i can find a couple at the junkyard...
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Fri May 07, 2010 12:39 pm

hot! i miss my 7 sooo much!
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sat May 08, 2010 6:51 am

Mtouring_Tuff*typing wrote:
hot! i miss my 7 sooo much!
I love mine. 700s are the only volvo i truly love. idk why, either.. I guess its because I had a 7 for my first car and had 3 or 4 of them... who knows.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Fri May 14, 2010 1:45 pm





i de stickered the rear for the most part. tb one is crooked... i sneezed as i was pressing it down. i tried to peel the letters off, but they were already pressed too much. i went ahead and just put it on like that. the swedish one says "guys with small cocks drive saab-turbos."


i haven't been able to mess with the problems i'm having with it at all. i've been working a ton the past 2 weeks and have been pretty broke, too. this next paycheck, i should have enough to take care of the crap thats going on with this. i was told the ignition coil bs is most likely causing the problems i'm having. i went to the junkyard the other day and didn't see a single regina car with the coil still there.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Fri May 14, 2010 1:52 pm

okay I laugh at you for having the girlie tb decal. and I love your saab sticker Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Fri May 14, 2010 1:56 pm

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okay I laugh at you for having the girlie tb decal. and I love your saab sticker Wink

flower one was a one-off silver one. all the other ones were hot pink or like bright green. no silver ones. i'm not really feeling it though. i'll have to look around for something else to put there, i think.

edit: and looking at the pic again, the crookedness is killing it. next time i go outside its coming off.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Fri May 14, 2010 1:58 pm

awww.

i envy your silverness. although come on, my pink with my red car just screams that it's a chick car...so...
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sun May 16, 2010 1:13 am

The Saab sticker makes me lol, but stock for stock a Saab Turbo will rape a Volvo Turbo all day long without even breaking a sweat.



If a 900 they will blow transmissions up faster.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Mon May 17, 2010 7:06 am

MrSam wrote:
The Saab sticker makes me lol, but stock for stock a Saab Turbo will rape a Volvo Turbo all day long without even breaking a sweat.



If a 900 they will blow transmissions up faster.

what about an 850T5R?
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Mon May 17, 2010 11:30 am

chirish wrote:
MrSam wrote:
The Saab sticker makes me lol, but stock for stock a Saab Turbo will rape a Volvo Turbo all day long without even breaking a sweat.



If a 900 they will blow transmissions up faster.

what about an 850T5R?

what about a Saab 9000 Aero?
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Tue May 18, 2010 9:22 pm

new sticker



i found a ton of corroded wires...may fix them tomorrow, weather depending
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 20, 2010 5:33 pm

Your car is awesome stephen.

MrSam wrote:
chirish wrote:
MrSam wrote:
The Saab sticker makes me lol, but stock for stock a Saab Turbo will rape a Volvo Turbo all day long without even breaking a sweat.

If a 900 they will blow transmissions up faster.

what about an 850T5R?

what about a Saab 9000 Aero?

What about a 850T like mine?
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Thu May 20, 2010 5:43 pm

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Your car is awesome stephen.

thanks man! it'd be better if the bastard ran. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Tue May 25, 2010 11:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:02 pm

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new sticker



i found a ton of corroded wires...may fix them tomorrow, weather depending

LOL Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:53 pm

haha so we've still got the car at my buddy's shop. i'll go up there every once in a while...its just hard to find time with him. they close the shop at 6, and i can work on it then. the past week and a half, i've been up there 2 days.. they do side work (one brother works at advance auto after 6 and the other works for a 24 hour towing company), so its hard to get our schedules together to work on it. hopefully in the near future, we'll get it running. we've just been testing every sensor in the engine bay. we'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:36 am



so one of my dad's friends owns a shop here in town. he let me bring the car to his shop to work on (i wanted to do that bc of the lift), and to pick his brain about fixing it. we started by checking all the sensors and stuff. they checked out alright, so we changed the fuel filter. it made it run smoother, but it still started dieing whenever it got warmed up all the way. we took it in, and checked the pump. when the car was acting up, it was barely sending a trickle of gas to the fpr. we got a new one, and it seems to be good to go now. I brought it home last night, and just got back from driving around for an hour around town.




messing around with more wood grain..


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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:22 pm

haha, Got Wood?
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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:06 pm

It's ALIVE... Shocked Very Happy

Glad you got 'er going.

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Manbeard's 744 project   Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:16 pm

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It's ALIVE... Shocked Very Happy

Glad you got 'er going.

cheers

We'll see if its a permanent thing though. I'm hoping it was just a fuel pump issue. I'll take it out tomorrow and see if it performs well again. we'll see. when its driving perfect, i'm cleaning it up a lot...it needs it
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