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Old 14-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #91
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Just read this whole thread, cracking read, some amount of cars you go through lol love it!


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Old 14-11-2017, 11:32 PM   #92
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Nice to see the tank getting some attention, more please, i know its nearly winter now, but its an interesting project you've got matey.
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Old 17-11-2017, 02:02 AM   #93
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Great update lad! Very nice seeing the red returning! Gotta love these old shape volvos

Keep it up!
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Brilliant thread...Love the Old Volvos
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This brings back memories, my mom had an 850R when I was 17 (cough not that long ago) and not many new what it was. I used to love seeing things disappear in the rear view mirror! the look on the faces used to really make me smile.

Lovely to see one being brought back and the effort you're going to is awesome!
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Nice to see the tank getting some attention, more please, i know its nearly winter now, but its an interesting project you've got matey.
Thanks everyone for the encouraging words!
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Yesterday I decided to spend a few hours on tidying up the wheels, each wheel was kerbed pretty much on their whole circumference! Couldn't leave them like that and a proper wheel refurb is off the cards for now at least!

I had a friend fit the tyres for me as a favour, which was generous

Firstly I just gave the wheels a general clean, as you can see they don't look too bad considering their age and the mileage of the car.

Volvo 850 R Volans 15-11-17 001 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

Volvo 850 R Volans 15-11-17 002 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

Then I used some autosol on them to get some of the really bad stuff off.

Once they were as clean as I could get them I got clever with how I decided to refurb the wheels...

Volvo 850 R Volans Kerbing Repair 15-11-17 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

Yep, I went and rather laboriously touched in all the damage all the way around!

New set of centre caps (cheap copies).

Volvo 850 R Volans Centre Caps 15-11-17 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

All done, about 4 hours total but they look much better.

Volvo 850 R Volans 15-11-17 006 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

Volvo 850 R Volans 15-11-17 007 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

Volvo 850 R Volans 15-11-17 008 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

I also fitted the new rear pads, discs, fuel filter, oil cap seal and the newer style C70 'fan' washer jets.

As always, more photos in the album if you care...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/839380...57656153819846
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Old 17-11-2017, 07:32 AM   #94
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Brilliant! It's coming together really well!!!

Flippin love that big car!

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I've always followed the thread but I've subbed now that you're cracking on with it. Love these shaped 850/V70's (I had a C70 with that face, my folks had an 850 for a long time, still find them more comfy than an S-Class [that I've been in, I don't own or drive one]).
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Brilliant! It's coming together really well!!!

Flippin love that big car!

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I've always followed the thread but I've subbed now that you're cracking on with it. Love these shaped 850/V70's (I had a C70 with that face, my folks had an 850 for a long time, still find them more comfy than an S-Class [that I've been in, I don't own or drive one]).
I think the P80 C70s front seats are the best seats in the business!!
Hugely comfortable!
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Well, well, well..

Yesterday morning the car was entered for an MOT for the first time in 5 years and it only went and passed first time with no advisories and flattering comments from the tester!

OK, not quite true, when I got there it was evident that the horn didn't work, I forgot to check that!
Quickly Googled the fault to find that it was simply fixed with a little self taper in one of the earths in the steering wheel.

But no, the only thing he mentioned was that the exhaust looked a bit scabby, just surface stuff.

DSC_0307 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

DSC_0309 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

DSC_0310 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

What do you do with a car that has been idle for the last 4 plus years as soon as it passes its MOT?

Drive it of course!

Today I put it straight to work and drove it to Nottingham to deliver an interior.
Brave or foolish?
Well 230 miles completed without a hitch, completely effortless. I am SO impressed with this car, especially when you consider how long it has sat for, its mileage and its age!

Volvo 850 R 19-11-17 001 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

Volvo 850 R 19-11-17 002 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr

And to think, I was given this for scrap!!

I still need to change the PCV system, cambelt as it's just about due, paint the calipers (I haven't painted them yet as I wanted to be sure that they were in good working order.).

Oh, and sort that paintwork! It is still covered in Meguiars No7 as I haven't had the weather or time to do it yet!
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