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BoxDriver2
01-26-2008, 05:26 PM
Well, as I sit here recovering from a serious case of the flu....I've noticed that spring is not too far away. I am going to change the car around...probably the engine bay...but more so the exterior. V90 front end? Not really sure. I already have V90 handles [not installed] and the V90 tailgate pieces [installed]. I know regardless, that I need to change the hood/cowl and have the hood painted. I planned to buy new bumper covers front and rear, have the airflow kit repainted as well. Rust repair for the battery tray.

Was thinking to change over to 92+ exterior trim and mirrors [one side has a mirror from a 92 745T, it came with the door when i changed out all 4 doors].

Planning to add a set of Hellas I have kicking around...the rectangular 550s or round 500s, either one...

Probably remove the AC since it is in the way of the external gate and doesn't function...even though I liked it when it worked. Maybe I'll just modify the system/relocate parts.

Wheels will not change...

V8?

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740ATL
01-26-2008, 05:27 PM
is that a heatercooler?

BoxDriver2
01-26-2008, 05:31 PM
is that a heatercooler?

The temps are actually less with this than the stock IC for the most part. All depends on the cooling medium used.

Fake-R
01-26-2008, 05:37 PM
V90 front would be really cool. Where did you find amber side markers?

Also, a V8, for some reason, seems like it would really fit the look of your car. Either a V8, or drop in a V6 (from some source)and turbo that. That'd be sick.

BoxDriver2
01-26-2008, 05:42 PM
I thought about the 4.3 from a Syclone/Typhoon since I have experience with that motor...as well as the GN but Gotti has that covered :-P Although a former neighbor has 3-4 motors sitting in his dads house[where he used to live down the street], and he has a T-Type that is rusty with a built motor...wonder if he would part with it :-P

I had the amber markers, but FCP sells them as well for $30/pr, clear or amber

GSWAGON
01-26-2008, 05:50 PM
I dreamed of my car for years before I finally built it...a 960/v90 front would be hot as well, something along the lines of NCHOY...A 940 front with E-Codes and an SE bumper...do it!

http://www.pbase.com/mjtoll23/image/76365975.jpg

DaytonAE86
01-26-2008, 09:02 PM
Your car pulls off the ECodes so well, and the airflow kit is pretty rare. I say if your going to do anything to the front, might as well go all out and do a S/V70 frontend conversion. The V90, IMHO, just isn't unique enough, and I really prefer 940/960/760 ecodes over it.


A GN V6 would be neat, hell, anything out of the ordinary would be interesting and cool. I'd really like to see some OHC motor instead of a pushrod V8. A T5/T6 swap would be amazing, but good luck sourcing a trans with the current exchange rates (although, a bit of math, and an adapter plate could probably solve that... noone has done it yet... be the first to figure it out). A T5 with those E-Codes and the airflow kit would be pretty cool, incredibly clean. A T5 w/ a V70 swap would be the worlds first RWD V70 :zeeall:

Rectilinear
01-26-2008, 11:28 PM
Asthetically, your ride needs nothing. That is a super clean brick! It sits just right, the wheels are perfect on it and the color is great! I usually don't like that style wheel at all, but you really pulled it off!!

I vote V8, but the 4.3/3.8 options are great as well. No slushboxes allowed, though IMO.

Pennybridge Pioneer
01-27-2008, 01:21 AM
you should definitely give me your wheels. that is the first thing you should do.

edit// supercharged ls2, btw

340GL
01-27-2008, 01:35 AM
where are your headlight wipers?!

BoxDriver2
01-29-2008, 08:35 PM
where are your headlight wipers?!

In a box with another set of trim which has the holes for them. I was going to use them, but time was a factor...

I probably wouldn't wire them anyway...at least not yet.

you should definitely give me your wheels. that is the first thing you should do.

edit// supercharged ls2, btw

How about you can take the wheels in trade for an LS2? Works for me! On a serious note, I wish I could buy a motor from work, there happen to be LSA engines around - now that would be killer..."550" on tap.

Your car pulls off the ECodes so well, and the airflow kit is pretty rare. I say if your going to do anything to the front, might as well go all out and do a S/V70 frontend conversion. The V90, IMHO, just isn't unique enough, and I really prefer 940/960/760 ecodes over it.


A GN V6 would be neat, hell, anything out of the ordinary would be interesting and cool. I'd really like to see some OHC motor instead of a pushrod V8. A T5/T6 swap would be amazing, but good luck sourcing a trans with the current exchange rates (although, a bit of math, and an adapter plate could probably solve that... noone has done it yet... be the first to figure it out). A T5 with those E-Codes and the airflow kit would be pretty cool, incredibly clean. A T5 w/ a V70 swap would be the worlds first RWD V70 :zeeall:

V70 front end is far too modern. I just don't find that FWD front end appealing on an older body style...

I already have a Supra 5 speed swap for the redblock, which may find its way for the time being before the drivetrain receives a major change of some sort

VQ
01-29-2008, 08:43 PM
Leave it as is, looks sick.

McLovin
01-30-2008, 12:48 AM
Just stay turbo in the engine department. A turbo six from a Typhoon would be absolutely killer.

slammed145
01-30-2008, 01:14 AM
that car looks cool how it is. dont' **** it up just for a "change."

If anything, just clean it up with a wax, wheel polish, and any little interior bits that are missing or ruined.

RedFridge
01-30-2008, 01:50 AM
Get another Volvo for 5 hundo and have a little fun with it.
Your car looks great as is.

That's just me though.

TurboBrickMan
01-30-2008, 02:30 AM
I vote some ridiculously insane motor (if you can get it to fit)...maybe a 383? 496? A cummins 4bt?

gotboost
01-30-2008, 02:49 AM
I agree with the above post. This car is the sickness. Leave it as is and start a new project on a cheap volvo.

n. rippe
01-30-2008, 12:28 PM
Where did you get those corner lights, from overseas? Do they only fit with e-codes? or is it a straight bolt on sort of deal.

Ruben
01-30-2008, 12:48 PM
Exterior wise, leave it as it is.
Engine wise, put a whiteblock with stronger rods in. Maybe a T5 or an i6

WheyDey
01-30-2008, 01:17 PM
dan...don't its nice the way it is.

but if you must, ecodes. 940 w/foggys... amber bulbs in there, hid's in the headlights and driving lights. bwing!

SquareD
01-30-2008, 01:46 PM
dan...don't its nice the way it is.

but if you must, ecodes. 940 w/foggys... amber bulbs in there, hid's in the headlights and driving lights. bwing!

+1 But I'm pretty conservative.

BoxDriver2
01-30-2008, 09:21 PM
dan...don't its nice the way it is.

but if you must, ecodes. 940 w/foggys... amber bulbs in there, hid's in the headlights and driving lights. bwing!

HID kits are not meant to be installed in headlights like this. The headlight is meant to be used with standard bulbs. HIDs look great, but they blind other drivers more than they add useful light.'

Rough crowd as far as leaving it alone. I don't want another car anymore, two is too many now, three would be a hassle [been there, done that with 3 745s at once]. So, thats why I want to change this one a bit...

BoxDriver2
01-30-2008, 09:22 PM
Exterior wise, leave it as it is.
Engine wise, put a whiteblock with stronger rods in. Maybe a T5 or an i6

If I do a motor swap, I am not going with Volvo engines...much cheaper [and more efficient] to go another route

BoxDriver2
01-30-2008, 09:31 PM
Just stay turbo in the engine department. A turbo six from a Typhoon would be absolutely killer.

Turbo will be there regardless, just not in Volvo form if there is a major motor change :)

ICE RCKT
01-31-2008, 02:41 AM
I've always been a fan of boosted BMW i6's... I know it's been done in a Vo overseas.

hockey930
01-31-2008, 10:20 AM
"wheels will not change" you lieing wheel whore!

valvesprung
01-31-2008, 12:28 PM
HID kits are not meant to be installed in headlights like this. The headlight is meant to be used with standard bulbs. HIDs look great, but they blind other drivers more than they add useful light.'

Rough crowd as far as leaving it alone. I don't want another car anymore, two is too many now, three would be a hassle [been there, done that with 3 745s at once]. So, thats why I want to change this one a bit...


Actually with a genuine E-code lens, there is a cut off built in to the housing/lens that make it a very good fit for HIDs. There are several cars on the market with reflector style housings and HIDs, it's all about the beam pattern and cutoff.

BoxDriver2
02-01-2008, 12:09 AM
"wheels will not change" you lieing wheel whore!

I just can't find anything to top BBS RS in this condition for what i paid that pull off the look...if you have suggestions...my ears are open for suggestions.

I am a firm believer in the fact that wheels make or break the car.

BoxDriver2
02-18-2008, 11:26 PM
bump for more ideas :)

SeriousSteve
02-19-2008, 11:20 AM
I'm currently loving the idea of a B6304/M90 swap, should be damn near bolt in.

imorgan202
02-19-2008, 03:34 PM
Do you still have a Saabaru? I say mod that and leave this sexy blue beast alone.

BoxDriver2
02-20-2008, 01:39 AM
Saabaru is going to disappear for something else. I already have three sets of wheels, a larger set of sway bars, a cat back. I have a downpipe and STi turbo in the garage but those will probably not see any action.

I just don't want another Volvo motor...