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Old 10-07-2019, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hello All!

I have a 79' 245 I was originally planning on dropping a 6.0 LS into and make it a straight line rocket. I've since decided that I no longer wanted a tin-can-drag-car and instead a FAST and FUN can I can drive on the street and/or strip. I've decided I'd like to achieve this by building a balls to the wall B230F Turbo and restoring the cosmetics of the 245.

My main questions is; what are some good resources to shop b230f engines? In my initial search I haven't seen much online. Am I better off buying a donor car? Are there specific sites in which you TurboBrick frequenters shop from?

Any help or direction is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-07-2019, 11:22 AM   #2
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Yoshifab Built B230 turbo 600+

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Old 10-07-2019, 11:31 AM   #3
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That engine is beautiful and what I'm looking to build. Unfortunately I cannot take a 7 grand hit right now.
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Then spend $200 / month for 35 months TB™ style and build your own.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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Then spend $200 / month for 35 months TB™ style and build your own.
Yo.. Thats what I said but I have a b21 and I'm asking for places to shop for a B230f block or full engine... it doesn't have to be built up; I can do that. I just simply need a "Stage Zero B230f"
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http://www.picknpull.com

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http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=351453
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:19 PM   #7
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with prime I got a B230f shipped to my door next day
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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I dont know how close you are to Colorado but you can head south to Denver. There are a number of junkyards that will have red blocks to pull.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:39 PM   #9
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U Pull & Pay probably is your best option... Not too far from Laramie. Alternatively, have Anthony Borders hunt down a 740T to use as a donor.

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In Sweden they would build the B21.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:29 PM   #12
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U Pull & Pay probably is your best option... Not too far from Laramie. Alternatively, have Anthony Borders hunt down a 740T to use as a donor.

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The RWD Volvos at the local salvage yards have really dried up this last year. The Denver upullandpay.com cycles through their import cars in just over 30 days, so they don't stay around long. You'd be best off finding a good running donor car (if you have the space), and either +T a low mileage NA engine, or do some rebuilding on a 940 turbo engine. You could also give Carl Duke in Ft.Collins a call, or Baker Garage in Denver, or Swedish Motors in Boulder, and see what they have for engines.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:47 PM   #13
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There are 2 engine blocks in Colorado...
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:50 PM   #14
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And these are complete engines in Colorado
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~$500 for a rusty pig in a poke on eBay.

Engine 2.3L B230F Engine VIN 88 Fits 85-93 VOLVO 240 SERIES 2854575

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