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greenteagod
12-10-2004, 02:40 AM
http://www.super-crush.com/gallery/albums/Engine-Bay/engine_013.sized.jpg
Alright, I'm going to be running this thing bumperless. Eventually It will have a turbocharger thus an intercooler in front of the radiator. I was thinking about running some Hella black magics behind the grill but am not sure if that would block too much air going to the intercooler. Any thoughts on perhaps other lights or other forms of mounting, ect ect whatever just give me some input.

volvogeek
12-10-2004, 04:15 AM
7-3/8" diameter on those:

http://www.tirerack.com/images/accessories/product_images/hel_black_magic.jpg

Would they fit in the little flat-L leg under the headlights? Maybe if you rounded that out a bit?

noz-e8tr
12-10-2004, 02:31 PM
7-3/8" diameter on those:

http://www.tirerack.com/images/accessories/product_images/hel_black_magic.jpg

Would they fit in the little flat-L leg under the headlights? Maybe if you rounded that out a bit?
The size was the main reason I choose not tho use Balck Magics..Of course the $200 price helped also. I used the Hella 500..They are available in fog or driving at around $60 for the complete kit...I am molding mine into the bumper.The light is counter sunk into the bumper. Here is a photo to give you some idea..
http://home.stx.rr.com/volvogonewild/hella_1.jpg

medfurd
12-10-2004, 04:34 PM
first off, noz-e8tr, that grille is awesome! I love it :party:

greenteagod, sorry I have no aftermarket fog light advice as I am looking for some too, but I know that OEM ones of any type suck and I've never noticed any benefit from having them on. Ah well.

TheJoyOfSix
12-10-2004, 04:51 PM
There is (was) a Volvo GT Grille for the later 140's such as yours with holes for fog or spots in it (both round or rectangular.

http://www.algonet.se/~volvieo/140/album/ac-foglight-grille.jpg

http://www.algonet.se/~volvieo/140/accessories.html has all the accessories for the 140 series

tjts1
12-10-2004, 05:36 PM
If you haven't done this already, before extra fog lamps I would replace the 7" round sealed beams with e-codes. You can run 80/100 H4 low/high. On your car its as easy as installing new sealed beams and it shouldn't cost more than $80.
I would mount the fogs as low as possible. Maybe in the area where the bumper used to be.
Awsome project. That engine looks too good to keep hidden under the hood.

greenteagod
12-10-2004, 08:36 PM
The headlights are the cibie Z beams with the city lights in there. That L shaped dealy where the bumper mounts went the passenger side one is going to be ducted for a cold air intake and I was planning on the drivers side one for an oil cooler just to keep some space free for the intercooler and whatever, though I don't know how much space I'll actually need for it. Those cibie lights have a wonderful cut to them and made an awesome difference over stock lighting. :???: Basically I'll probably end up running the black magics behind the grill so they'll be quite hidden until I actually turn them on, would this block too much air to the intercooler you think or will it be fine. I just can't think of any other way to mount them that wouldn't end up looking like some body kit or a bar poking out of somewhere with them tacked onto the end. Oh well =)

andrewlcraft
12-10-2004, 10:43 PM
The headlights are the cibie Z beams with the city lights in there. That L shaped dealy where the bumper mounts went the passenger side one is going to be ducted for a cold air intake and I was planning on the drivers side one for an oil cooler just to keep some space free for the intercooler and whatever, though I don't know how much space I'll actually need for it. Those cibie lights have a wonderful cut to them and made an awesome difference over stock lighting. :???: Basically I'll probably end up running the black magics behind the grill so they'll be quite hidden until I actually turn them on, would this block too much air to the intercooler you think or will it be fine. I just can't think of any other way to mount them that wouldn't end up looking like some body kit or a bar poking out of somewhere with them tacked onto the end. Oh well =)
Dude, just mount them behind the grill, I can't imagine they would make much of a noticable difference in performance of the intercooler. If your really worried about it, get a water spray for the intercooler to compensate a bit. And there's a car for sale in town with that GT grill from the earlier post. It's got orange fogs in the grill. It's a relatively clean looking '73 144, asking price is $750. Nicole won't let me have it :-(