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Old 08-18-2016, 11:02 PM   #126
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Looking great, I bet your trans x member could survive a nuclear blast!
I'm quite sure it could. Lol. If I were an engineer I could have probably saved a few pounds.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:39 PM   #127
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How are you dealing with the stock volvo shifter missing a gear in the actual shifter being that the volvo shifter has P R N D 2 3 and and gm trans has P R N [D] D 2 1 ?

I put a single 24" Magna flow on the car and its quieter then the 16vt was
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:10 AM   #128
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How are you dealing with the stock volvo shifter missing a gear in the actual shifter being that the volvo shifter has P R N D 2 3 and and gm trans has P R N [D] D 2 1
Volvo has P R N D 2 1 you meant. The volvo "drops into" D and then you can shift between D and 2 without pushing the shifter button.

The GM shifter has such close shifts that D 3 2 1 all fit into the slot for volvo D and 2. But 1st gear is not locked out while driving.

P R N D all drop into the correct volvo slots if you measure it out right. the lower gears 3 2 1 are really crunched together.

Does that make sense?
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:23 AM   #129
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I put a single 24" Magna flow on the car and its quieter then the 16vt was
Which muffler is it? The straight through or the XL? 3 Inch? Does it sound good when you're on it?
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:28 PM   #130
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Volvo has P R N D 2 1 you meant. The volvo "drops into" D and then you can shift between D and 2 without pushing the shifter button.

The GM shifter has such close shifts that D 3 2 1 all fit into the slot for volvo D and 2. But 1st gear is not locked out while driving.

P R N D all drop into the correct volvo slots if you measure it out right. the lower gears 3 2 1 are really crunched together.

Does that make sense?
Yes. Glad you were able to understand my words there but makes sense.

I used the straight thru muffler

Sounds awesome.
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:10 PM   #131
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OK. To the muffler shop and back. Twice. Had to re-route the shifter cable a tad.

Ill post undercarriage photos once I get it back up on a lift.

Got ready to drive it and the taillights started smoking. These cars apparently had an ingenious printed circuit board. After reading about all the headaches people have I decided to rewire them. I was not happy with how the thing looked putting spade connectors on the volvo sockets and I could not get solder to stick so I found these little bulb holders (ba15s) on amazon.com. $8 for 5 of them. Plus a couple of extra dual filament (bay15d) holders. I had to re-wire them with heavier gauge wire but all in all they turned out pretty good. They drop in and twist into place. Not an identical fit but it ended up working.

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Old 09-05-2016, 11:22 PM   #132
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After the muffler was installed I was finally able to let it get up to temperature and start troubleshooting the wiring harness and PCM issues that popped up. I had to monkey with ground locations and quality ground eyelets. Got that sorted. Then had to figure out why it was throwing a MAP code. Turned out my oil pressure sender was killing 5v reference. Removed the oil pressure sender (going to replace it with a VDO gauge in one of the factory 52mm locations anyway).

I'm currently working on figuring out the following:

Bulb failure warning light (comes on if the parking lights are on). Will the license plate lights trip the bulb warning "relay"?

SRS light is on. Not sure where to start with this. the ABS controller is under the seat right? From the wiring diagram it shows to get power from the alternator and from the ignition switch. I'm guessing the ignition wire is still in place. The alternator one Im not sure about. It's a red wire so that doesn't really help me narrow it down much. Mabee I removed this wire when I took out all the engine related wiring.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:16 AM   #133
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I wish I knew about those light sockets when I did my hard wire!
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:24 AM   #134
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Do you have a link to the bulb holders on Amazon? I can't seem to find them.

Did you check the codes for the SRS light? If you remove the SRS plate on the dash and ground that wire it will give a code. Check this link:http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=235120
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:06 PM   #135
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Thanks to Henrys Muffler shop in Raleigh. They do great work and it sounds awesome wide open and quiet at idle.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:10 PM   #136
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Wired up VDO Oil pressure and Voltage Gauges. Still looking for a tach. I have found a bunch with the earlier cluster finish but none for an 89 up. 45 Lbs of pressure

Does anyone know of a place to get the gauge covers for the fatory gauge ports?



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Old 10-22-2016, 06:12 PM   #137
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Moved the rack over for steering shaft clearance and cleaned it while it was out. I cant find proper size crush rings. Anybody have a source? One is missing and it leaks.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:14 PM   #138
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Engine bay is pretty much done. Just have to paint the intake tube, isolate the radiator and tie all the wires and hoses down.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:20 PM   #139
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The car is unruly fast. PCM calculates 300 horsepower on the nose at full blast. The suspension is wasted. I just picked up turbo sway bars and will be installing IPD springs and all new suspension rubber.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:22 PM   #140
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Are you going to reroute the wiring harness?
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:35 PM   #141
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Are you going to reroute the wiring harness?
There is not enough wire in the envoy harness to run it behind the intake. I would have to buy a new harness to re-route it.

Is that what you were asking?
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:44 PM   #142
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Are you going to reroute the wiring harness?
But overall the hoses and wires are not in their final locations
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:51 PM   #143
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Great buildup. I bought the addon gauge surrounds and rubber feet directly from Volvo parts. Wasn't much money.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:01 PM   #144
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Moved the rack over for steering shaft clearance and cleaned it while it was out. I cant find proper size crush rings. Anybody have a source? One is missing and it leaks.
I've always just taken some 600-1000 grit sand paper, wet it and place it on a flat surface - I use our kitchen counter tops (when SWMBO is gone) and just sand/re-smooth each side of the copper washer. I've reused them 4-5 times -- seal up and have never leaked.
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I've always just taken some 600-1000 grit sand paper, wet it and place it on a flat surface - I use our kitchen counter tops (when SWMBO is gone) and just sand/re-smooth each side of the copper washer. I've reused them 4-5 times -- seal up and have never leaked.
It also helps to heat them (can use a propane torch) to be sure that they are annealed.
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:32 PM   #146
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Interior Wiring is all done. Here is the fuse and relay panel as installed in the passenger footwell behind the kick panel.

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Old 02-03-2017, 06:06 PM   #147
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Strut tubes are painted and awaiting the struts and springs to arrive in the mail

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Old 02-03-2017, 06:33 PM   #148
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nice work man! so happy to see so many lsx builds on here
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:30 PM   #149
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Thanks to Henrys Muffler shop in Raleigh. They do great work and it sounds awesome wide open and quiet at idle.
Do you have a part number for that 2 to 1 catalytic converter? What size pipe is on the inlet and outlet sides?

I'd love to put a cat on my LS project. I want the car to be quiet, I have plenty of excess power, I need a way to go from 2 to 1 pipe, and I don't see any reason not to clean up the air a bit while I am at it. Guilt free hot rodding!
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:56 PM   #150
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Do you have a part number for that 2 to 1 catalytic converter? What size pipe is on the inlet and outlet sides?

I'd love to put a cat on my LS project. I want the car to be quiet, I have plenty of excess power, I need a way to go from 2 to 1 pipe, and I don't see any reason not to clean up the air a bit while I am at it. Guilt free hot rodding!
I do not have any part numbers. Cat is 2.25 inlet and 2.5 outlet I believe.
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