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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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    74 fiat 124 tc special

    VS Lada/VAZ 2101 was made on the same design, just with some soviet "enginering" added. Made it worse than they are. There is a story on how the Fiat got its metal. After the WW2 Finland had to pay to USSR. So they didn't have much finances as the war did do a lot of damage. Well Fins got the cheapest shit iron they could get from Sweden - the stuff that was bad and writen off from steel mills, scrap metal. Finland melted it up and made it into sheet steel. They gave it to USSR as paymend as high quality steel. Soviets needed finances as the interior ecomony was more or less non existant. They sold it to Fiat as high quality sheet steel. And Fiat made them into cars. So this is why they rust like grazy - they are made from crap steel from Sweden. Not to get you down. These things can be fun. Here is a rally VAZ2106. They still run these in here and can be realy fast.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Video of a sprint run in the Van https://youtu.be/2fl6Huag9TY
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Tomorow (28.07.18) is youngtimer camp and got my van registered to the event. What I did then. Finnished the interior work - seats, door inserts + cab side panels and back panels have new covers. Before it looked like this with white back side panels and back panel. Now it is like this. The rear had metall flooring on the sliders - easy to clean when transporting meatbags. Removed the metall and istalled hardwood flooring in it. And cleaned a little on the outside.
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    '62 Falcon Econoline

    the new fan looks like it can keep things cool. Maby a thermocluch for it? The BMW I had used 2 electric fans up front and one thermcluched can on the engine. Kept it nice and cool. They usualy overheat when the one on the engine fails. Volvo 700/900 series use cluch on a fan. Also can you get a shroud or what yo call it aroud the fan. It will help move a lot of air.
  5. Also can be galvanic corrosion. Seen that to.
  6. think it had more to do with over tightening and long time. Seen this way to many times. Plugs done over spec can get stuck as they are changed when cold and when heated up will lift the pressure as the plug exands and lenghtens a little. It can also have been cold welded a in some places. Threads are not smoothe and scrape off coating on threads, with time they might fuse together a little. +1 on more pics of the thing.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Desided to swap out the 1987 seats foam and textile cover to 2008 seats foam and leather covers. As the 2008 seats can't fit in the car this was an alternative to try. Tear down. You can see the seatback ventilation in the 2008 seat frame. And old ugly foam on the old seat. Next foam and covers. No more wire rings to hold things, zipties work fine. Only used the heating bads and loosed the ventilations as the old seat frames don't have room in them. In the car, still need to make new foam and covers for the headrests.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Changed out the rear springs - new ones are 200 series estate heavy duty ones. Before: After: New and old. Before After Now the front and rear of the car feel the same. No more soft boat like rear end.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Soo, sold my daily driver BMW 320D and got a new more economical daily driver. A 2002 Volvo S80 D5. 120kw 2,4L turbodiesel with auto box - gets me 66MPG's all day long with comfy ride. And painted the Van's side panels black. Just for the fun of it and had some stonechip paint that survided -20C temps in the winter just sitting around. As you can see my "work space" is still "under construction". Just lot of things to do and not a lot of time. What have I been up to these days. Well: went to see local rally event, allmost managed to save a rally car that was on fire, but the forrest went also and getting a forrest fire under control until fire department arrived was more important. The Civic was totalled. Made a +/- 0,5mm concrete weigth for a robot. Here me turning it over with a crane truck and a forklift. Made two 6m bridge components. and some tiles to complete the bridge. Finished first 20 benches of 278 pieces. Still a "bit" to go.
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    New toy '66 ford

    Make it into a flatbed with. Good for transporting stuff. How strong are these things. We don't have these things in here. How much they carry?
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Felt exhausted today :D Installed a new pipes on the car, only difference from stock is now 70cm extension piece behind the first muffler.
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    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Did you calculate the main cable cross sections or did it by the experience?
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Now I have formulated a plan on what to do with this things bag paint - it is repaint time. Standard deep gloss black paint. And tested a red matt decal stripe on a car. Turned out so ´80s :D The painting will need to wait until winter. As it is hobbycar season, need the car for different events.
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    Went to Riga for Youngtimers event. Around 550km trip. Weather was good and road was nice, still no overdrive. After the "event" we visited a Motosport museum. Stalins armored ZIS
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    Aibast Volvo 740 "van"

    In the start of next event. A short one 110km drive (3,5 hours). Having problems with front brakes. They rattle and make grinding noise. Volvo used Girling front brakes on this model - it has guide pins that have worn out the holes in caliber mounting braket. So they move and rattle around.

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