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Old 06-26-2018, 09:28 AM   #51
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This is perfect
Ya except in reality John's thinking 10 years in the past, and everybody's in their 30's now with a wife, a couple of kids, minivan & house payment so the budget is now $14.99 shipped.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:58 AM   #52
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Ya except in reality John's thinking 10 years in the past, and everybody's in their 30's now with a wife, a couple of kids, minivan & house payment so the budget is now $14.99 shipped.
Good point. To the OP, if you like your Volvo then do what you think fits your lifestyle to get it back running properly with more HP that you desire.

Logically, by the time you convert any engine and/or rebuild one you could have purchased a decent used newer Volvo (or other) from the mid-2000s. So it is a labor of love/hobby etc more for personal fulfillment than economic reasoning.

Have fun with it whichever way you see fit within your real capabilities given tools/money/time constraints.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:20 AM   #53
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Ya except in reality John's thinking 10 years in the past, and everybody's in their 30's now with a wife, a couple of kids, minivan & house payment so the budget is now $14.99 shipped.
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Good point. To the OP, if you like your Volvo then do what you think fits your lifestyle to get it back running properly with more HP that you desire.

Logically, by the time you convert any engine and/or rebuild one you could have purchased a decent used newer Volvo (or other) from the mid-2000s. So it is a labor of love/hobby etc more for personal fulfillment than economic reasoning.

Have fun with it whichever way you see fit within your real capabilities given tools/money/time constraints.
Thanks man. Yeah this is in no way being done as a financial investment...I would have better luck buying stock in ENRON LOL.

I have other cars I drive daily so this is more a puttering side project that I take on weekend trips, camping, and drive in theaters
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:34 AM   #54
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Take another pull at the turbo redblock slot machine™, it's way cheaper than fooling around with alien engines.
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:29 PM   #55
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Take another pull at the turbo redblock slot machine™, it's way cheaper than fooling around with alien engines.
Might as well considering they’re a dime a dozen. Try to keep at least a little bit of oil in this one and it won’t seize up.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:57 PM   #56
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Good point. To the OP, if you like your Volvo then do what you think fits your lifestyle to get it back running properly with more HP that you desire.

Logically, by the time you convert any engine and/or rebuild one you could have purchased a decent used newer Volvo (or other) from the mid-2000s. So it is a labor of love/hobby etc more for personal fulfillment than economic reasoning.

Have fun with it whichever way you see fit within your real capabilities given tools/money/time constraints.
Well stated. Truth.
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:02 PM   #57
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Might as well considering they’re a dime a dozen. Try to keep at least a little bit of oil in this one and it won’t seize up.
Ill be sure to let you all know what I find at the yard this weekend
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:23 PM   #58
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two for one 7/9 crush will make my day OP
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:30 PM   #59
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two for one 7/9 crush will make my day OP
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Why buy an engine in the junkyard when you can get an orphaned 7-9 for free?

Turn up the wick and have a double header crush-0-rama.
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Ya except in reality John's thinking 10 years in the past, and everybody's in their 30's now with a wife, a couple of kids, minivan & house payment so the budget is now $14.99 shipped.

OK 'cept they still think little widdle wankers living in mommy's basement.
But you're right the budget has gone down from $17.95...cause the boys all are used to instant-whim-satisfaction of having Amazon dropping it off next day--so yeah I reckon $14.99.
Shipped.

I'll adjust me thinking in futre (<-----that hain't a mis-spelling)
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Attaboy welcome to the new TB.

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Old 06-26-2018, 05:08 PM   #62
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:18 PM   #63
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Good point. To the OP, if you like your Volvo then do what you think fits your lifestyle to get it back running properly with more HP that you desire.

Logically, by the time you convert any engine and/or rebuild one you could have purchased a decent used newer Volvo (or other) from the mid-2000s. So it is a labor of love/hobby etc more for personal fulfillment than economic reasoning.

Have fun with it whichever way you see fit within your real capabilities given tools/money/time constraints.
Well said.
But let's be realistic here... buying a red block Volvo in the first place is an investment that won't make a return... at least in the near future.
I don't think anyone on this site cares much about anything being "worth it." We keep these cars running as a labor of love.

If I was a realistic person, I would sell all 3 of my Volvos and buy an S60 to daily and buy a Miata for my fun car. But I enjoy being unreasonable. That's how I ended up with my 740, which was a wiring mess, didn't run, and the shifter has yet to move... at all. I have questioned myself before as to why I didn't demand money to remove the car from the guy's property instead of paying him...

As for staying on topic, I like the B230FT/F+T idea for keeping it relatively simple. B6304S would be cool too. 2JZ would be awesome, but would take a lot more work.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:13 PM   #64
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+1

Why buy an engine in the junkyard when you can get an orphaned 7-9 for free?

Turn up the wick and have a double header crush-0-rama.
I thought about it, but in my area there arent many that are wrecked in the rear or something
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:12 PM   #65
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Ford Barra?
Probably wouldn't fit but supposedly it's a great engine.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-4-0L-2...e/192314921005
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Ford Barra?
Probably wouldn't fit but supposedly it's a great engine.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-4-0L-2...e/192314921005
Ooooh, now that's an engine I would love to put in something! They sound incredible.
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2JZ would be awesome, but would take a lot more work.
It would not take any more work than doing a volvo 5/6 or gm v8. I'd avoid doing Volvo 5/6 unless you plan to build the engine and if you've got the coin to do that, you might as well go v8.
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It would not take any more work than doing a volvo 5/6 or gm v8. I'd avoid doing Volvo 5/6 unless you plan to build the engine and if you've got the coin to do that, you might as well go v8.
I guess that’s true, you’ll still have to swap to a newer engine management setup, like Motronic in the case of the Volvo engines. And none of it will be 100% bolt-in. I know for sure there’s an oil pan issue with the 5 cylinder.
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I thought about it, but in my area there arent many that are wrecked in the rear or something
I'm talking about a running and driving 7-9 turbo car for snot cheap.
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I'm talking about a running and driving 7-9 turbo car for snot cheap.
Might be similar to my area where you just don't find them. When I bought my 740, it was the only one listed ANYWHERE in the Charlotte area. There are some 940s floating around, but rarely under $1k or turbo. Just a lot of 960s.
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Just a lot of 960s.
Charlotte knows 960 luxury.
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Might be similar to my area where you just don't find them. When I bought my 740, it was the only one listed ANYWHERE in the Charlotte area. There are some 940s floating around, but rarely under $1k or turbo. Just a lot of 960s.
EXACTLY. Nashville yuppies have bought them all up and want 5k for a clapped out 240
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Might be similar to my area where you just don't find them. When I bought my 740, it was the only one listed ANYWHERE in the Charlotte area. There are some 940s floating around, but rarely under $1k or turbo. Just a lot of 960s.
$1K and you're complaining?

Gonna be more than that for the swap even figuring your time @ 17¢ / hr.
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EXACTLY. Nashville hipsters have bought them all up and want 5k for a clapped out 240
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Gonna be more than that for the swap even figuring your time @ 17¢ / hr.
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$1K and you're complaining?

Gonna be more than that for the swap even figuring your time @ 17¢ / hr.
Depends on what kind of swap. If you do a bare bones b230ft with aw71 trans, it can be kept under 1k. Since the car is Regina, it will more than likely need a stand alone ecu(this is another added expense which can range from reasonable to expensive).
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