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Old 09-30-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hi all my name is Jonathan and i've owned around 17 or so volvos ( can't get enough).

I went through a few volvo models. It started with 2 99 xc70's and then progressed to 2 98 xc70, 2 S70 T5, a s70 N/a, a 94 850 n/a, a 94 850 turbo, a 940 non turbo, a 91 940 se, 92 245, a v90, a 92 940 turbo (the current car), a 964, an n/a 940 parts car and my other car in the stable my 16v 945 Gle. Here are some pictures!


The 240 wagon before i got my hands on it!

and after i fixed all it's issues and cleaned it up! It has a little morning frost in the photo.



This was the S70 before i cleaned it up!


and after!


This was my first xc70

and after!

I'll continue this a little later! but this is the introduction!
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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So i ended up settling on buying this car




It was decent in the pictures but the paint wasn't the best. Didn't care much though as I'd still make it look cool.

Ive spent the past 2 or so months collecting parts for it.

My first purchase for the car was an IPD 25mm rear sway bar. It made a huge difference over stock.

Then since my shocks were blown I replaced them with a set of bilstein Hd in the rear. That also helped firm up the ride.



here you can see the stock waterfall grille and the turbo grille before I modified it. keep in mind i was taking care of the looks of the car first, I know I know performance first.


this is the by product of the combination.


Well in searching I found an M90 transmission for a sweet deal that I couldn't resist, so I snagged that up too.


I ended up getting a second one, that i need to ship as well!


Volvo S60R k24 turbo that i picked up off craigslist for a rediculously good deal.


Bought a seat off of craigslist for a sweet price.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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This is how the car looked before I put my decor panel and 960 outer tail lights





I got tired of the steel sun roof and put in a glass one from one of my parts 960's

The Plans for the car as it sits right now are;
Swap the new engine in.
Bolt the k24 up.
Swap the axles out and weld the diff.
collect the transmissions.
Eventually swap to an irs rear end.
Change the front end or get a 93 850 bumper and see what it looks like.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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bought an IRS subframe.
and going to get that sand blasted.

Swapping body panels between the two cars.


and this is the spare engine I'm putting into the car.

also planning on getting a set of 16x8 a.r.e.'s for the front hopefully.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Busy busy! Why do you want to swap to the IRS?
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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Nice! You'll like that k24. PM me if you want me to move this into projects.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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Fun project. You are taking it in the direction I wanted my 9 to go.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #8
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Busy busy! Why do you want to swap to the IRS?
Well there are a number of reasons:
1. I can use a proper coilover setup.
2. I won't have to worry about the driveshaft and axle hitting the body when I lower it.
3. I love camber.

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Nice! You'll like that k24. PM me if you want me to move this into projects.
Ok I'll shoot you a message in a day or so once I start taking the current engine out.

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Fun project. You are taking it in the direction I wanted my 9 to go.
Thanks! I've got a lot more to do to it. Hopefully it'll all come together just right.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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M90? Nice!
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Yep two of them! one for my 16v wagon and one for the turbo.


Put the new door, trunk, bonnet and cowl panel on. Hopefully a buff will get the paint on the replaced parts up to par. As far as the body is concerned it needs a repaint on the roof but I will save that till later this year or next.

Anyone know if I can just swap the cam gears between the two engines or would I need to swap other components as well?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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Mmm, gold with black trim looks really sharp on the 7xx/9xx cars. That red reflector dress panel looks a bit weird on the gold paint though, I might consider tinting it or something. Make it closer to black but still reflective perhaps?

Send me your passenger side headlight, mine is broken
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #12
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updates updates,

So the last few weeks have been filled with annoyance with the car.

First the timing belt broke, fixed that.


then the car started over heating fixed that. or so i thought.
ive been tracing the leaks down. till one night the lower radiator hose goes POP WOOSH in the driveway.

anyways i bought one of these for dirt cheap.



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Old 11-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #13
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Then I bought the 245 and fixed all the issues.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #14
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an oldie showing my buddies 850, my 940, v90.

Did some maintenance to the car, going to end up doing the headgasket soon, the car looks like it's due.

and needs a heatercore blah!

BUT i'm working in a car shop now so i have access to a warm garage. hoping to get everything done in a timely fashion
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #15
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Where did you get the M90?
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Where did you get the M90?
Probably from the same source as the B204FT exhaust manifold.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #17
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actually all through different people. i just have a friend in the uk that i have them shipped to. he then ships them to me.
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my car seriously needs to be lowered. but for now this should be the last day with the fittipaldi wheels on the car.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #19
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cut sprangs already
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #20
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Looking nice!
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:30 AM   #21
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ok so this is what's happening tomorrow. 1/11/14

Fittipaldi wheels come off to get shipped.
- Headgasket gets done.
- RSI stage 2 cam goes in. Hopefully the K24 from the S60R goes in too or it'll be pointless.
- MBC?
- Welding in brackets for the sparco seat and the cobra seat
- Cutting springs for now.
- IRS swap by the following week, this one may or may not happen next weekend.
- bypassing the heater core.


If all goes well i'll be picking up a 740 16v m46.
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Since you are in the states, why don't you just get a 940SE instead of putting IRS on a regular 940?
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:39 PM   #23
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I really like the grille treatment. Not sure why it stands out for me.
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Since you are in the states, why don't you just get a 940SE instead of putting IRS on a regular 940?
Well i used to have an se but it was haggard. didnt have funds or the know how to bring it back from the dead.

there are maybe 4 sedan se's i know of for sale via searching CL/searchtempest/bing

1 was green and mint. no engine
3 were white. not a fan of white.

3 cars were in oregon

one was in GA they're asking for 3k for that one and it's white. no thanks.


@ blacknite3 thanks man I love the grille because no one really has done it that i've seen outside of europe where they came standard.

the goal for my project is subtle asthetics
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:09 PM   #25
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Redid the top end of the car. Put in new head gasket, plugs, spark plugs, rebuilt turbo because the one i wanted to get on there we didnt have the oil feed fitting for so that may done this coming weekend. took her on a test drive and she ran moderately ok. but the intake manifold cracked on the car on runner 4. fixed that last night and shes now running tip top.


taking the turbo and manifold off the head of the car.




the block after we took the head off.


installed the strut bar/ car all together in one piece



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