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Old 06-08-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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It looks like Roadkill is considering a Volvo build. Our community was also mentioned.

http://www.roadkill.com/lets-talk-mo...volvo-engines/
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:19 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:35 AM   #3
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Very cool. Its nice to see someones writeup where they did their homework too... so many volvo performance fluff articles out there full of misunderstood quotes (i'm looking at you NYT. Yes im still bitter), this ones actually very well done!
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:25 PM   #5
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More coming in Roadkill magazine. Myself and several others were at Zip-Tie drags with swapped Volvo's. Elana and the guys took notice, there was a mention of swapped Volvos from Freiburger on a Roadkill Extra too. Elana was going to get my car and some other Volvos for a photo shoot, but the photographer ended up missing mine because there were so many there. Elana asked me to send my photos and story so that she could put it in the magazine. Here is the online article: http://www.roadkill.com/engine-swapp...zip-tie-drags/

And mention for the next issue:
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:39 PM   #6
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His comments in HRM weren't very positive.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:04 PM   #7
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They also mention vintage performance development
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:21 PM   #8
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I might renew my subscription to MTOD if they did a Volvo.

I was a huge Roadkill fan. Somehow the MCM crossover ruined the magic for me...

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Old 06-13-2017, 01:16 PM   #9
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I thought he had been getting better as of late?
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I thought he had been getting better as of late?
Maybe so, but has he made restitution to all the people he screwed over before?
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:53 PM   #12
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Maybe so, but has he made restitution to all the people he screwed over before?
are you thinking of the 122 guy? John Parker is slow with parts but they got there..
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:10 PM   #13
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I thought there was some people that were still waiting on parts, something with the sc/intercooler kits. Maybe they've finally received them or were refunded, been a while since I've been on swedespeed.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:22 PM   #14
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His comments in HRM weren't very positive.
I don't agree Mike. What Freiburger said was that he "couldn't deny that a V8 Volvo was the essence of hotrodding" (or something to that effect). Personally, I loved it...... the Swedish RWD machines have made it to the big time.... how far away can an LS conversion story be? Hell, it could be your car!

You can search Performance and read how it was kicked about by TBers (and the guys themselves whose cars were pictured in the editorial)

Just search Freiburger on the V8 (swapped) Volvo

I'm totally ignorant about ROADKILL but perhaps will begin paying attention...... but then I'm old school and still get a paper HRM in the mail each month.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:44 AM   #15
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