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Old 10-06-2020, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default 242 2.3L Ecoboost 6spd Swap **Picture Heavy**

I think my IAC valve failed so I did what anyone would do... Swap in a 33 yr newer drivetrain without having a walk-through or template. I have the kinda of friends that won't talk you down from a silly idea so here we are.

The donor: 2017 Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost/MT-82 6Spd with 13k miles on the vehicle. Purchased for $2500 from Copart.com










The destination: 1984 Volvo 242 TIC








A lot more pictures to come!
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:43 PM   #2
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Culbero put one of those motors in a Merkur xr4ti, it was beastly!
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:44 PM   #3
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Neat! That seems like a good price on the donor-stang. How messed up was it?
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:47 PM   #4
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Neat! That seems like a good price on the donor-stang. How messed up was it?
Every panel was mangled because it rolled. Rear windshield was about the only good exterior piece. I saved 3 good wheels, taillights, the HID projectors out of the headlights, fog lights, a bunch of modules, PCM, motor, trans, 1 perfect seat, 1 ok seat, and a few interior pieces.
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:49 PM   #5
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I guess a side impact bag went off on one of the seats.

Yeah, I didn't look closely enough at those pics, I thought it was pretty straight other than a mashed front end.
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:13 PM   #6
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$2,500 for the donor! That's a sweet deal!

This is going to be a fun build!
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:38 PM   #7
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2.5 days of work and we get the motor, trans, and any potentially needed or sellable parts out of the car. The wrecker came and picked it up and paid me $95



















Teardown was super fast when you dgaf. I assume this is how a chop shop feels lol
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:50 PM   #8
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oh this i am exited for
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:55 PM   #9
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Awesome. This swap is probably the only non-Volvo swap I'll get excited for. Very cool.

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Old 10-06-2020, 04:57 PM   #10
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With the motor on the stand and the trans on the table, it's a perfect time to do some upgrades.

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MGW MT-82 Short shifter conversion (short length model - Call or email for the special version)






So short, I sits in the stock shifter position.


Radium Engineering baffle with port for catch can


Tune+ upgraded wastegate actuator & NGK 1-step colder plugs (not pictured)
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:48 PM   #11
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Neat project! Looking forward to seeing progress.

also, do you have three more of these and are they for sale?
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:37 PM   #12
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The engine is narrow enough, but it's pretty tall so some work went into getting it under the stock hood.



















I ended up taking off the sound deadening foam off the vacuum pump and high pressure fuel pump for more room. (Hope I don't regret that)









Happily there were no cuts to the fire wall but the cross member was ultra hacked. May make a new one some day.









It ended up pretty well.





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Old 10-06-2020, 10:47 PM   #13
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Neat project! Looking forward to seeing progress.

also, do you have three more of these and are they for sale?
Unfortunately that was a freebie off a racecar. Shop decoration only.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:51 PM   #14
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:38 PM   #15
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Where’d the shifter end up w/ relationship to the tunnel opening?
That high pressure fuel pump stocks off the back a lot, glad you’re able to make it work.
FYI: there are a few rear sump steel oil pans that are pretty low profile that would allow the engine to sit lower and reduce/eliminate cutting the x-member.

Also, be prepared for some fuel line pressure hammering if you don’t have a fuel pressure damper in the system. Even with a return type FPR the steel fuel lines in the Merkur rattle like crazy from the rapid fuel pressure fluctuations caused by the high pressure pump.
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:16 AM   #16
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Ooooo I like this.
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Old 10-07-2020, 08:19 AM   #17
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Where’d the shifter end up w/ relationship to the tunnel opening?
That high pressure fuel pump stocks off the back a lot, glad you’re able to make it work.
FYI: there are a few rear sump steel oil pans that are pretty low profile that would allow the engine to sit lower and reduce/eliminate cutting the x-member.

Also, be prepared for some fuel line pressure hammering if you don’t have a fuel pressure damper in the system. Even with a return type FPR the steel fuel lines in the Merkur rattle like crazy from the rapid fuel pressure fluctuations caused by the high pressure pump.
Trans pictures coming today! I honestly never thought about water hammer (or knew it had a name) until today so thanks. I ran all new soft lines with AN everything so hopefully that won't be as much an issue. Are you getting rattling in both feed and return?

As far as a different pan is concerned, the only thing I found was Motunes $2300 dry sump kit. It's super cool, but kinda expensive for this project.
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:25 AM   #18
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Here is the connected package. It looks way longer than the B21ft/m46 w/ OD setup, but it worked out great.





Initially thought I could get away without any cuts, but that turned out to be false.







These mounting brackets/braces contacted the tunnel. Also it's easier to remove the trans with access to the top of the shifter.







Made a simple access panel. Once it's in place, there is no flex in the end of the tunnel.











For the trans crossmember, it was important to be able to use the OEM mount for simplicity.









It's a tight fit between the rails with no flex and it made to I can tuck the exhaust high on the passenger side with a bit of heat shielding for the body.





The shifter was too short in height so I put on a 4" extension and im so happy the OEM rubber boot fits nicely.



Oem shift knob with some modification should make all this have a stock look.



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Old 10-07-2020, 09:50 AM   #19
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Nice build and interesting engine!

I will follow this for sure!
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With soft lines you might be (probably will be) okay.

Here’s a link to a rear sump oil pan: https://www.retroford.co.uk/product/...wet-sump-d007/

The trans tunnel and shifter look great!
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Old 10-07-2020, 10:01 AM   #21
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This is the best build in a long time.
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A+ for sure on this one, sticking with the stock ecu or getting something aftermarket?
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Wow!

Another shot of the car in the background with aviation-style riveted panels?
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Wow!

Another shot of the car in the background with aviation-style riveted panels?


This is my buddy, Nate's 300ZX. It even made it to Jalopnik Build of the Week

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A+ for sure on this one, sticking with the stock ecu or getting something aftermarket?
Ford Performance Parts wiring kit with a OEM PCM that has a special flash on it.
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