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Old 03-02-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Sorry for making yet another thread, but I thought I'd post this here. I created a blog for people to follow my build from. I'm going to host technical documents, and any technical info I dig up in the swap, parts lists, etc. Hopefully, it'll build to a point where other readers are contributing as well.


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Old 03-02-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #5
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Haha, me too!!!^^^^


Thanks for all the support guys, I've seen a bunch of hits from here, and some Dutch forum, I'm not sure if somebody here saw it and showed them, but I can't find any mention of it on their site. Oh well. I've also added a used parts for sale database. Mostly BMW and racecar parts at the moment, but alot of the used, unneeded parts off my 960 will get listed on there as soon as the motor comes out and I see whats good, whats trash, and what I'll need to keep.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:15 PM   #6
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My brother's 940 - powered Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L/AODE....

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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My brother's 940 - powered Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L/AODE....



Awesome! Any pics? Link him to the blog and tell him to subscribe, eventually I'd like to turn it into a small forum. That, or talk to the owners of one of the existing Volvo forums to add a V8 subsection to the forum and forward the URL.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #8
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Sweeeet. You will have fun.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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JTR Swap kit showed up the other day. Check out the link for pics!
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
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I thought jtr stopped making kits. How much was it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #11
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I thought jtr stopped making kits. How much was it.
$270 shipped. WELL worth it IMO. Hopefully we'll see in a month or so what the ******* is actually like. I'll probably end up with a pair of setback plates from Carshop.com, and will try moving the motor around a bit. I'll have a little wiggle room before final placement is decided thanks to the slotted design of the JTR brackets.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:39 AM   #12
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It blocks *******, really? fit ment* wtf??
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #13
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I will definitely contribute to this
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #14
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Picked up an engine yesterday. I'll try to update the blog tonight. Picked up a 77k mile motor & trans from an '04 Buick Raineer. They pulled it while I was on my way to get it, and weren't done yet when I got there. They gave me the COMPLETE motor & trans, pulled right out of the vehicle, as 1 unit. ALL the accessories - a/c compressor, alternator, starter, exhaust manifolds, complete, perfect un-cut harness, ecu (which I can't use, but I'm sure ebay will buy it). Fuel lines, trans cooler lines, I mean, absolutely everything - $1500. I can't complain at all. Next step - finish my damn E30 and get it out of the garage by this weekend, lol. Then the V8 package comes apart, motor goes on a stand, and I'll start cleaning it up, discarding the items I don't need, and then I get to start going thru the harness.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #15
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The Ranier had the SSR's aluminum block 5.3. That is going to make for a very refined and powerful swap.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #16
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The Ranier had the SSR's aluminum block 5.3. That is going to make for a very refined and powerful swap.


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Old 04-13-2011, 09:42 PM   #17
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It blocks *******, really? fit ment* wtf??
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #18
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My brother's 940 - powered Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L/AODE....

I almost bought that car, twice, once when it was stock and then looked at it and actually drove it after the conversion, nice ride. Had seen your car around town several time's and couldn't ever catch you out in my SBC powered wagon
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #19
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Is the JTR mount kit the same for a 740 as it is for a 960? Are the front crossmembers & motor mount pads the same for 740 & 960?
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #20
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Is the JTR mount kit the same for a 740 as it is for a 960? Are the front crossmembers & motor mount pads the same for 740 & 960?
IDK about the motor mount pads you speak of, but the kit is the same for both, yes. Next month I'm goinmg to confirm fitment, and see if the subframe needs to be dropped to clear the hood with the truck intake. If it does, I'm going to be drawing/designing/CNC cutting, and selling drop spacers for the front subframe, as well as the trans brace & driveshaft CSB (ideally, want to keep them al on the same plane, put the angular movement on the rear u-joint). I'll probably just make a run of 10 of them (if it's even needed at all), and then email the file to JTR and ask them to start including it as an option for a kit for those of us wanting to use truck intakes.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:26 AM   #21
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It was a nicely done conversion Joe - but the LS series motors are the way to go now - as kendogg is pursuing. Someday I'll pull the sbf in mine and put an LS3 in it. Moved to Charlotte in 2006 - maybe back in the Knoxville/Maryville area someday.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:02 AM   #22
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Check it out guys, blog is updated quite a bit. Added a separate pictures link. Motor is on a stand now, going thru the harness now!
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:51 PM   #23
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SOB, Blogger is down right now!!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #24
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Motor's coming out TODAY!!! So excited, pics and video's to come!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:32 PM   #25
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replace the truck manifold w/an LS1 or LS6, there's no reason to keep it and go thru the hassle of moving the subframe.

My research, which was not extensive, drove me away from using the JTR mounts which were designed for the sbc, and required a second adapter to get to the LS pattern, so I made my own.

Since you're doing an auto, you have more flexibility than I did putting the T56 in with the LS1 in a V90 because I wanted to make the shifter work with the console. my engine ended up close to the radiator, with the big GTO water pump pulley, I ended up with a pusher fan in front, which was an added expense.

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