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In the start of next event. A short one 110km drive (3,5 hours).

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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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Went to Riga for Youngtimers event. Around 550km trip. Weather was good and road was nice, still no overdrive.

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After the "event" we visited a Motosport museum.

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Stalins armored ZIS

 

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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.

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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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Felt exhausted today :D

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Installed a new pipes on the car, only difference from stock is now 70cm extension piece behind the first muffler.

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Soo, sold my daily driver BMW 320D

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Made a +/- 0,5mm concrete weigth for a robot. Here me turning it over with a crane truck and a forklift.

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Made two 6m bridge components.

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and some tiles to complete the bridge.

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Finished first 20 benches of 278 pieces. Still a "bit" to go.

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Changed out the rear springs - new ones are 200 series estate heavy duty ones.

 

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After:

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New and old.

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Before

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After

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Now the front and rear of the car feel the same. No more soft boat like rear end.

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