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Old 08-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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New project for the old man- a baby blue 1981 242 I picked up today. MikeJr., Mark, Brett and I ran across town and picked up a car at Volvotista, a shop run by yet another Volvo Mike. He had this car for some time and we struck a deal, so I finally got it.
Mike Jr. Strapping it down:

Leaving the building

But, Brett had to have some TIG fun:

back at Jr.'s to pressure wash it.

Nice and clean!

Rear view with tiny faux carbon fiber lip visible on decklid.

Gotta clean up that engine bay!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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fix yer sig!!!!

and this is gonna be goooood
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Looks like someone lost weight! Congrats!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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Gotta make room for this:

GM L33 from a 2006 Denali. Only 42k miles,5.3L, all aluminum V-8

And... Has 243 heads, like Corvette.

10:1 c.r., rated 310 hp.

Thanks to MikeJr., Brett, and Mark for help loading and unloading.
(Ignore Mark pointing to more faux carbon fiber- it's coming off!)


I have followed Hackster and 55SuperBeetle's threads closely.

Plans are for Megasquirt, GM 700-R4 tranny, short bumpers, flat hood and white 18"Pegs.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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Following along....
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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nice seein' ya'll again! fun stuff, looking forward to megasquirt.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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I've been to both of those places!

Good pick - following this build.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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As soon as pops gets the 700R4 we'll bolt it up, throw it in there, and start fabbing up the mounts. His plan is to have it ready by SE, but he didn't specify which SE. Should be fun.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #9
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Damn man.....it will be just like my rig only on the east coast!!!

Looking forward to seeing how this comes together.

Great motor. Your gonna love it.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:46 PM   #10
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Nice plan here. More and more Volvos are getting sweet engine swaps.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:51 AM   #11
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Damn man.....it will be just like my rig only on the east coast!!!

Looking forward to seeing how this comes together.

Great motor. Your gonna love it.

Sean
Hey,man-really admire your work and definitely inspired to do this project by watching your threads.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #12
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nice seein' ya'll again! fun stuff, looking forward to megasquirt.
Thanks,man- may need your TIG skills ,too.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #13
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
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... and white 18"Pegs.
awesome!!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #16
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Looks like a fun project...I'm sure it'll be a nice one once finished, looks like it started off right!
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #17
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Cleaned the motor today. Pops also scored a LS2 corvette intake

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Old 08-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #18
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so he got it. looking good.

ya'll got 220 there?
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:41 AM   #19
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ls2 i heard are prone to internal leaking ls6 is the one to get.
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That's awesome! Wish I was there.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:44 AM   #21
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Nice!
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #22
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That's awesome! Wish I was there.
Yeah man, wish you were here,too. You gotta see this and Mikey's 122 is so cool with his latest mods. Sure would go better if you were here. Coronas on ice just waiting!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:03 AM   #23
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90mm throttle body:

Fitting the GM performance windage tray and pickup tube.

comparison of stock truck oil pan and GM performance pan. Nearly two inches more sump clearance forward and 1&1/2" vertically.

Thanks to Joe at Bulldog Musclecars for putting me onto this pan.
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5.3 L of hotness!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:11 AM   #24
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L33's are animals they share so much with the ls more than the reg 5.3's.. I remember i dynoed my truck back in the day 278whp and 302rwtq and they are also very rev happy have fun.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:01 AM   #25
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This is going to be a fantastic ride. Keep us posted.
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