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Old 10-04-2018, 10:23 PM   #26
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The plate is a mystery. Thanks for the info! I got a bit way too deep into some options this week haha, can't give them up now
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:28 PM   #27
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The plate is a mystery. Thanks for the info! I got a bit way too deep into some options this week haha, can't give them up now
theres a small indignation in the upper left of the glove box. Drill that hole out and the button goes there and the plate goes between the button and the small little rectangle in the upper left of glove box. Pretty self explanatory
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:34 PM   #28
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Texas 240 ftw, thanks man. The plate was the real mystery lol
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:52 PM   #29
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[QUOTE=Texas240;5864571]theres a small indignation in the upper left of the glove box. Drill that hole out and the button goes there and the plate goes between the button and the small little rectangle in the upper left of glove box. Pretty self explanatory[/QUOTE

The plastic plate covers the motor in the trunk. It fits over the motor and is held down with two screws.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:01 PM   #30
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Thanks! That makes more sense cause there is no hole in the plate for the switch.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:26 PM   #31
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I mean this in most positive way: I am so glad you are able to do this to an older Volvo. Looks like another build that will make people in the future realize how cool the community really is
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:19 PM   #32
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Waiting on my TB stickers so people know where to look...when they hear the new engine they will really wonder haha. So many bad a** cars here, its hard to keep up. I've been trying to read peoples project threads in my spare time and the skills, knowledge, and sheer amount of work is really inspiring.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:23 AM   #33
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Don't waste your time on the ls1 intake assuming you're are using catherall heads. use the ls6 intake instead.

There is many ways you can run the ls car intake with different water pump setups. Here was my 242 using a early 6.0L truck water pump I modified. I move the upper hose inlet like hackster did on his old blue 242. Since my car had a flat hood the truck intake does not fit under the hood so I had to use the ls1 intake. When you start going into the car accessories it can get expensive. I am using the ICT bracket and car power steering. The alternator bracket is actually from hacksters old blue 242 I bought from the current owner of the car. Its located on the passenger side.





Dirty dino has this bracket that cost $30. You can use all truck accessories with the 2015 camaro water pump that has the same offset as the truck setup. The pump and tensioner is the expensive part if you go this route.





Or you can all out with the ICT stuff that also requires the 2015 camaro water pump and tensioner. I think with this setup we paid $800.

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Old 10-13-2018, 09:24 PM   #34
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Thanks! I am probably going all out with the ICT setup. I want that truck bracket gone, and the cleanest looking install. I'm going to worry about the intake manifold when I get to the turbo stage of the project, I have the formal hood and am keeping it, sold my flat hood setup so I stop thinking about it haha. I'm not as concerned with the cost (I'm actually using the JRZ RSpro coilovers for this project..), I want to do things right the first time.

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Cherry Bomb Vortex mufflers, 3" in and out, these are are an incredible deal, less than $40 each, super tough, thick steel, and sound good, I tried to remove one from my 740T that was stuck in the over axle pipe, ended up wailing on it with a 5 lb hand sledge and barely scratched it.



Missing pieces for my hydraulic clutch setup. Vertigosity is the f***ing man for helping me out with the specific parts.



What good is a project update without my girl B, dressed for the sudden cold here.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:34 PM   #35
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You can use a tbss intake and fitech TB on it which is the way to go imo. Clears the coffin hood even with the engine as far forward as possible
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:34 PM   #36
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Cool, thanks for the tip. Some googling tells me that is a cable operated TB, how involved is it to get that to work? My engine came with the electronic TB setup.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:29 PM   #37
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Fronts are here!
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:32 PM   #38
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Cool, thanks for the tip. Some googling tells me that is a cable operated TB, how involved is it to get that to work? My engine came with the electronic TB setup.
It's not bad, what ems are you using?
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:02 PM   #39
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The stock one that came with it. They tuned it with HPTuner, but I don't know how they interfaced with it. Its on my list to ask them. There is no ID on the ecu included, not a single thing. Aluminum box with heat sinks, bare aluminum colored lol. I'm going to try to pin that and a few other questions down tomorrow.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:05 PM   #40
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If you're gonna do dbw you can swap on a 4 bolt ls 3 dbw TB Wich has the electric motor off to the side instread of on top
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:22 PM   #41
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What are you planning on using the car for? Street/autocross/trackdays/etc

I'm super curious to hear how those fancy JRZs work for you.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #42
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Ok, thanks man, I'll look into it more.

The car will be 95% street monster with occasional drag racing, and I'd like to try some autocrossing again, I've only done 2 and that was in a very poor handling/extremely overpowered 740T. It was a lot of fun, tons of tire smoke but very slow haha. I was driving the car a lot right now until it recently developed a really strong odor of gasoline, like 20 feet around the car and I can't find where its coming from.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:39 PM   #43
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Turbo v8, stickshift, and autocross..... Those don't go together lol
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:19 PM   #44
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Put it in 2nd and go! Let those coilovers and brakes deal with the rest I don't care if I'm fast on the autocross, its just fun.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:30 PM   #45
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:41 PM   #46
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Turbo v8, stickshift, and autocross..... Those don't go together lol
seems fine to me. Its all in the tuning. you want torque to be good in auto-x... its gonna have torque.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:58 PM   #47
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Lol, k
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:33 PM   #48
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Don't worry. The dog isn't gonna lead him astray. As the real supervisor of the project the pup will make sure that it's a fun all around engine setup.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #49
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Haha, she's doing a great job. Also there will be no stock or unmodified part of the suspension, which if I don't screw up my settings, should help a lot. The real purpose of the car is to be a mean street car anyway.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:50 PM   #50
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Some important stuff haha, Can't wait to be able to start putting stuff together...
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