Lily's transformation

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zapcity
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by zapcity » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm

Looking forward to the report on your new exhaust. Mine is booked in for a full system at Demand just before she goes into her winter hibernation.
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C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

dcwalker
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dcwalker » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:43 am

I was lucky on the exhaust front; Lily came with a genuine full Volvo exhaust, fitted brand new in about 2010 - after that she entered her living in a barn days until I "rescued" her. Must have been one of the last available.

The exhaust and boxed still had their lovely clean Volvo part stickers on them and the exhaust gave off that rather odd "new" smell when I drove her at first. My concern about corrosion due to damp due to lack of use proved unfounded.

So hopefully not something that will be a problem any time soon!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:19 pm

Wow ! Zero drone, zero tinniness. In fact, from inside the car it doesn't sound any different, but outside there is now just a discreet rumble, so exactly what I asked for. And the performance really is a transformation so we are more convinced than ever that her dodgy backbox had bits of cat inside and was strangling the turbo. The guy who road tested her said she's faster than his own car - a 2 ltr turbo Audi. How disappointing for him ! They have the tailpipe perfectly positioned as well, previously it was lower and cocked over to the right by the aftermarket box.
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So a big thank you to Viccy and the team, it was worth every penny.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Good to know they are a good company. I shall be going for stainless when I finally need an exhaust. Looks good!‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by jifflemon » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:38 am

Don’t suppose they made a jig? Would be nice to have an “off the shelf” system available!

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:18 am

No jig, every exhaust and back box is built to fit the car it's going on and designed to produce the noise required by the owner. Mine had the angles on the up and over smoothed out a bit and also replaced the cat with pipe as she's old enough not to need it. The design is also dependant on the bhp - lots of science in the calculations so the richmod made a difference. I also had the option of having the tailpipe wherever I wanted it, but stuck with Volvo's design. On the ramp when we collected was a new f type having the whole exhaust replaced because the owner wanted twin tailpipes both sides. They'd had to put a new cutout in the bumper panel - money no object there, he changes his car every year and usually wants the exhaust changed as soon as he gets it.
Somewhere like Powerflow might be amenable to doing a jig for a more standard one, and they are several hundred pounds cheaper as well.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: Lily's transformation

Post by cranna21 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:27 am

Looks great!

What Motor is my system destined for Sylvia? :)
1991 white 480 ES bought with 39800 on the clock end of November 2013, Now sporting a 208bhp/230nm Renault F7R Clio Williams 16v engine!

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