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jimjawz
02-21-2008, 02:34 AM
This is a show and tell about my 242 that I have had for about 2 years.
It has gone under heavy mods and is soooo awsome...I think. :roll::roll: Enjoy
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/Cruiseandvolvopics104.jpg
This pic below was the original b21 that stopped running in 1995. The pic is from dec 2006.
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/Cruiseandvolvopics087.jpg
Check out the tuner altimeter
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/Cruiseandvolvopics103.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/DSC01464.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/DSC01466.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/DSC01465.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/DSC01463.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/DSC01470.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/jimjawz/DSC01469.jpg

boosted
02-21-2008, 02:47 AM
that is freakin awesome. Good job man.

Alex Buchka
02-21-2008, 02:48 AM
Looks like fun. I'm digging the red interior.

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 02:57 AM
thanks dudes. This car was already in the junkyard on 10-17-06. I scored before they put a salvage title!!

bag3lbit3s
02-21-2008, 03:01 AM
Looks like fun. I'm digging the red interior.
+1 I like the interior. You think about maybe dying it red again, looks a bit faded in some spots.

Awesome...do you have a build page or writeup?

How much did it all cost?

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 03:06 AM
+1 I like the interior. You think about maybe dying it red again, looks a bit faded in some spots.

Awesome...do you have a build page or writeup?

How much did it all cost?
Saddly I do not have a write or build page. This is the offical thread. I will add to it later as
more parts go on.(75 shot of nos and water meth spray).

This upgrade cost me about $300.
$200 for turbo from friend
$ 50 for exhaust wrap
$50 for air filter and piping.

Poik
02-21-2008, 03:36 AM
Did you just use washers as shims on the turbo studs instead of machining the face flat...?

holyoly253
02-21-2008, 03:47 AM
Thats an interesting valve cover....info?

CAPT_BLOTTO
02-21-2008, 03:50 AM
feed the turbo babiez!!!1

mbaker
02-21-2008, 07:56 AM
wow that looks amazing!!! but you might want to watch out that turbo might suck your baby in there!!!

mike

pwschuh
02-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Cute baby.

240_Richmond
02-21-2008, 10:47 AM
I bet, as soon as you put your baby on there, it started reciting poetry and curing cancer.

Mr. Blewregaurd
02-21-2008, 10:53 AM
thats awsome! im Tj's roomate by the way, nice to meet you!

hockey930
02-21-2008, 10:56 AM
looing real nice, where are the solenoids???

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 11:50 AM
Yeah, I used calibrated washers instead of machining the mani. I have put about three hundred miles on it like this and then removed turbo for inspection. All seems well. I also ported the mouth of the of the hx35 and knife-eged the twin scroll beam. I was able to remove lots of material,safely.

babies+hx35 volvos=FTW

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 11:53 AM
valve cover is off of a b21, the engine is a b23. Wont work on a b230.

Poik
02-21-2008, 12:01 PM
No exhaust leaks, really?

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 12:25 PM
No exhaust leaks, really? works freakin awsome. I ported it after I ran it for awhile so I could see the soot marks. Perfect seal...much to my surprise as well. The key is using washers that are exactly the same width of the mani port.( enter grinding wheel and gloves :roll:) Like i said it works so far.

socalsean
02-21-2008, 12:34 PM
works freakin awsome. I ported it after I ran it for awhile so I could see the soot marks. Perfect seal...much to my surprise as well. The key is using washers that are exactly the same width of the mani port.( enter grinding wheel and gloves :roll:) Like i said it works so far.

So are you actually using washers or pieces of flat metal cut to go around the hump on the flange? Pics?

growley
02-21-2008, 12:44 PM
Looks fun. Looks also like it's overdue for a bath though.

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 01:13 PM
Yes, they are the washers from the mani of a red block.

I havent washed it since last nov...my bad.

500dollar744ti
02-21-2008, 01:51 PM
No exhaust leaks, really?

you dont HAVE to machine it flat to run a standard t3 flange turbo, i investigated this some time ago, you just have less sealing area around the flange and you have to figure out a gasket setup i suppose... basically what i did was put paint on the volvo flange of a 90+ manifold, drop my gt35r up against the manifold, lightly tighten bolts and then removed the thing and checked the contact area, there is no reason for it to leak if you seal with a standard t3 gasket.

machining the manifold flat is an extra precaution for those who those who want a tight fit, it really is overrated, as shown with this nice setup here, you don't have to machine anything.

washers are definately necessary to keep the clamping force distributed evenly, i would imagine under the extreme heat that the flange could crack or warp and lose the seal without the washers.

shellshock
02-21-2008, 02:13 PM
zomg baby. Very cute.

Sweet install man! That red interior is the sex

pwschuh
02-21-2008, 02:30 PM
Yeah, I used calibrated washers instead of machining the mani.

I guess I don't see how the procedure you described (carefully calibrating washers to the right thickness) is really that much less work than grinding the flange to flat. :e-shrug:

jimjawz
02-21-2008, 02:50 PM
you dont HAVE to machine it flat to run a standard t3 flange turbo.
washers are definately necessary to keep the clamping force distributed evenly.+1

zomg baby. Very cute.

Sweet install man! That red interior is the sexThanks. I too like the red interior...and the baby...sorta.

I guess I don't see how the procedure you described (carefully calibrating washers to the right thickness) is really that much less work than grinding the flange to flat. :e-shrug:Washers are much lighter and easier to use on a bench grinder vs the 90+, and I could go back to the small turbo for a autox if I wanted to.

norcal505
02-24-2008, 02:26 PM
thats insanely cool
more pics and videos please.

jimjawz
02-24-2008, 02:31 PM
thats insanely cool
more pics and videos please.
I made another post of it completely put together in showroom.