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An amazing XC build from day 1...with pictures!

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An amazing XC build from day 1...with pictures!

Post by cvergi01 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:18 pm

I looked on the googles for about ten minutes trying to find this thread! I finally asked in another topic and Matthew directed me to volvospeed! after another 5 minutes there...

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.ph ... nt-1529897

It's awesome to walk through, get some ideas, and just admire the love that one man can have for his car.
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Re: An amazing XC build from day 1...with pictures!

Post by matthew1 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:51 pm

Ah, you found it, super! So much information in that thread... you need a couple hours to go through it really. Great attention to detail on that car, and in the documentation. The documentation itself was a large project.
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Re: An amazing XC build from day 1...with pictures!

Post by MadeInJapan » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:50 pm

Unfortunately Hussein detonated his engine and ended up scrapping the entire car and no telling the thousands he put into it trying to get his XC up to 25PSI of boost consistently. I think he was really almost there with his XR (XC-R). A lot of good learning went on over at SS and for the entire Volvo community.
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Re: An amazing XC build from day 1...with pictures!

Post by JRL » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:51 am

I was wondering where he went to?
He blew it up one too many times I guess!
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Re: An amazing XC build from day 1...with pictures!

Post by cvergi01 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:27 am

One of the best, comprehensive build threads I have seen in my 15 years of car/motorcycle enthusiast forums. The hours just adding all of the content...amazing.
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Post by matthew1 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:54 am

^ Yep. Documenting that material in and of itself was many hours of work. A huge undertaking. Kudos to him for writing and organizing all that.

I've been organizing and editing DIYs (and writing some originals of my own) for 15 years here, and I was stunned when I read that. I know how much work that is.

VRD entries take me 20-30 minutes, and that's with everything written -- as a forum post -- in front of me.
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