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About Aibast

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  • Birthday 04/12/1982

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    Milkyway-> Sol -> Earth -> Europe -> Estonia -> Saue
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    Volvo 740 van, Volvo S80 D5
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    Member of the board of a concrete products company

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  1. Aibast

    Idle hands: assorted projects

    Looks like stress fractures in the window corner, if I see it right. Is this usual for Mustangs?
  2. Aibast

    Noll's '82 Lada Niva

    I like the trip pics. Good job. A friend of mine and my parts guy made a "bucket list" trip in a RAF van. From Riga to Vladivastok.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    started getting things ready. First the intake manifold port matching and some smooting over the injectors connecting areas. Here is a pic of half done intake with gasget on it to check things over. Useing the same gasget on the heads intake channels to match things up.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Went to annual technical inspection and everything works. Brakes are good, lights are ok, shocks are good, bushings and steering ok. Emmissions is metered but the result is not counted as the car is over 30 years old. But I'll be converting to injecton and add a catalityc converter to her anyway. Removed fuelpump and filter from the donor car. Waiting on the new gasgets for the injection intake manifold.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Front brakes where a bit hard. Had to realy press on the pedal to make her stop. Removed the calibers and pistons move realy well. The pins that the caliber glides on were a bit rust bitted and didn''t slide so well. Ordered a repair kit and added new pins and rubber boots with new grease. Noticed some weird things behind the bumper and gaps were off. So removed the bumper to get some things off. PS. Volvos 80's safety trick. 2cm thick aluminium girder thats in the bumper attach to these things. When that was done went on to remove the wireing harness from the donor. After some research removed the things that I needl. Most of the wires are not neaded. From 52 wires I only need 15 as minimum and 18 if I use some extra features like ECU controlled cooling fan, fuel pumps, constant idle adjusting to engine load. The Van has a carb engine originaly and use stand alone ignition computer with vacume adjusted load metering, knock adjusted timing, overheating protection and was even used on 16V turbo engines. So no need to use donor ignition. This is what is left on the inside. Still need some relays and fueses from this mess.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Next to it is a friends 1962 Volvo Amazon 2 door. B18 engine and 4 speed manual box. Needs work but in a good condition for the age.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    I just finaly got the turbo engine ECU and wireing removed from the donor car. I removed the engine bay harness ( 1/6 ) before as it had a nice big connector in the engine bay. It was all routed trough this hole and ran under coil and beind the strut tower. This is now a ( 2/6th) part of my colored spagetty monster. I know what goes where so no problem with this. All the + side going trough this harnes, and passanger side front lights. Driver side lights are in the same harness as ABS and Ignition ECU's -going to remove these soon. Next removing the hood and front fenders and but them in storage. And a fotographer that was in the summer Youngtimer Camp found some photos of the van on the sprint run. I did try my best to get the car to lift a wheel and slide a bit, but not enough speed to get it going. Still had a small slide on the gravel corner, but didn't let it go to far. There was a concrete block on the outside edge in the end of the corner.
  8. Aibast

    1961 Uni Hauler

    It is like my Volvo van - brakes that are made to stop 1,5 ton car need to stop 2,5 ton car.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    No mercs for me - I don't want a rusty and ugly car with way to expensive parts. The Volvo will be high and soft - I want to have fun on gravel roads going full lock sideways at 100+ km/h 😄 MX5 gets new set of 15" Classic BBS mesh wheels with a wide lip. It has coils on it and handles like a dream on twisty roads - a nice fun car for hardtop roads. This way I get two cars for different kind of fun 🙂
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Got a donor car for the project. Took some parts off it. It's B230FT engine without the head and busted turbo, 4 speed manual with OD. Taking all the stuff needed for a turbo car from this one. Also all 2nd generation front end parts, rear window and the roof. So I can get some momentum going on the pickup. Work in progress... Donor had Ford RS2000 bucketseats, these are going to the MX5. They give more support in the shoulders area as stock Mazda ones do not.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    I got the gararage insulated for winter, heating with heatpumps.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Got skidstear in to do work on the lighting (all LED now). Forklift was to big to get to the back room. Paintbox full of cars 😄 Ford Eskort RS2000 and Fiat Uno Turbo
  13. Aibast

    Noll saves a Subaru justy

    good work, keep it up.
  14. Aibast

    Hamiltonstövare, the 122 hot rod

    there is always the cool Volvo option of 2,3L inline 5 turbo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnTzhT8qxI
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    Hamiltonstövare, the 122 hot rod

    Nice a sedan Amazon. I like it. We have an Amazon in our garage. He wants to make it as original as possible to get it in oldtimers registry. As for engine go with B20 engine from 140 series as an upgrade.

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