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Old 05-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Visited the Volvo Engine museum last month (56k no no no!!!)

Background: As part as my job as a foudry engineer, I am memeber of a Nordic Usergroup for a casting simulation software. The user group activities involves foundry/factory visits, and last month we visited Volvo Powertrain in Skövde (God, I love my job ), the division which produces engines for Volvo Trucks (the car engine plant was separated when Ford bought the car production, but is located next door... Unfortenately, we didn't get to visit that plant this time...). The visit included a tour at the Motor museum, showing most of the engines prduced at the plant.



An example of todays production, a six cylinder diesel engine for truck use.


An early engine, made in 1912, and named Penta (This was when the factory in Skövde was an indipendent engine manufacturer).


The first engine manufactured for Volvo, the DA from 1927, producing a "whopping" 28hp.


Probably a boat engine



The Penta R6 from 1942, 11l displacement, pushing out 140hp. Used in boats and trams.



Crankshaft and cam off a Volvo airplane engine, produced in the mid 40's, pushing out 1475hp (THAT would make a nice all Volvo engine swap )


Forget the Yamaha V8 and the B36, enter the A8A. This is a PROPPER V8, 22.6l displacement, 410 hp. Used in the m/42 tanks.


Volvo HA, 1936, 6 cyl 4.1l 75 hp truck engine. Worked by the Hesselman principle, meaning it was started using gasoline, but once running, the fuel supply was switched to oil.


Another Hesselman engine, the 6.7l 120 hp Volvo FAH. This one was made January 21th 1938.


One of the largest pre WWII Volvo engines, the 7.6l 140hp FB


An early Volvo 6cyl car engine, the 3.3l 65hp EB


A completely INSANE experimental engine design, the Volvo GA roots supercharged X8, X as in 4 cylinder banks of 2 cylinders. Pushing out 70hp from a 1.6 in the late 30's, early 40's!!! Volvo was toying around with the idea of using this engine in the PV444. Now that would have been something!!!!

Instead they desided to use this engine:

The 1.4 40hp B4, the grandfather of our redblocks.


The 9.6l 150hp Volvo VDF for trucks and busses.


Now things starts to look familiar, a 108hp B18B


And it's uncle, the B36AV 120hp V8 used in light trucks.

Now for some whiteblock prn:







Now we're talking. A 850 TWR racing engine



And finaly, a propper redblock, a B230FT, probably one of the last produced.

Unfortenately I didn't get time to take any more pics, as the others didn't share my interest in engines
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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DAMN i was wondering why everything in my PV was green instead of red, thanks!
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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*resounding applause*

great shots. great time!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:04 PM   #4
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that super charge X8 thing was cool! i want to know more!
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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im sure it's in here somewhere.

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Old 05-11-2007, 12:11 PM   #6
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very cool pictures and info, thanks for sharing.

the cooling fans on that 22.6 liter V8 took away 30 hp... 380 chp. efan time

That TWR Whiteblock has a very cool engine stand in the shape of a V. lol

One of the last B230FT's... the end of an era. damn it looks sharp in un-faded non rusted out red and fresh aluminium...
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:48 PM   #7
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:58 PM   #8
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uncracked 90+ ... hmmmm
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:59 PM   #9
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:09 PM   #10
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omfg... so awesome, thanks alot for the pics!!!

Is it possible to buy a spanking new b230ft?
If so how much!!! its so damn beautiful!!!

tWR 4TW!
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:28 PM   #11
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #12
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i think i would faint if i saw a b230ft that clean
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omfg... so awesome, thanks alot for the pics!!!

Is it possible to buy a spanking new b230ft?
If so how much!!! its so damn beautiful!!!

tWR 4TW!
last i heard a long block was around $5000 new
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:17 PM   #15
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Background: As part as my job as a foudry engineer, I am memeber of a Nordic Usergroup for a casting simulation software. The user group activities involves foundry/factory visits, and last month we visited Volvo Powertrain in Skövde (Good, I love my job ),

Thanks for shareing !!!!!!

Want to cast some new heads if I send you the 3D files???
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Thanks for shareing !!!!!!

Want to cast some new heads if I send you the 3D files???
I have had the technical responsibility for the casting of your biggest heads (ship diesel engines, 500kW/cyl), but I doubt you wold like to get them in cast iron, even though it is a much better material than people seem to believe.
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I have had the technical responsibility for the casting of your biggest heads (ship diesel engines, 500kW/cyl), but I doubt you wold like to get them in cast iron, even though it is a much better material than people seem to believe.
only thing I don't like about iron is machining it, it's a "dirty" process...I have a set of vented rotors for a customer on my lathe that I need to remove 2mm off the diameter and I am not looking foward to the mess it is going to make........

I really think a redblock could take the abuse of being converted to diesel, I've been trying to find a cheap VW TDi cylinder head on eBay to purchase and use that for design purposes..if I read this correctly TDi tech, the "firing" order is the same between a TDi and a redblock, so parts of the TDi could be used, such as the camshaft.
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And it's uncle, the B36AV 120hp V8 used in light trucks.
V8 what?

Does it have five cylinders on the other side??



Two seconds later edit: I now see 4 spark plugs. Did they double up the two center cylinders into one exhaust output? Fuggin' weird.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #19
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That´s some really nice pictures

I´ve never been to the volvo enginge museum, and I live in Skövde .....maybe it´s about time i made a visit there...
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And finaly, a propper redblock, a B230FT, probably one of the last produced.

Unfortenately I didn't get time to take any more pics, as the others didn't share my interest in engines
Volvo never put B230FT's in 240's right? only the 740? Also is that a T4 or T5 turbo? Its for a FWD car right?
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:41 PM   #21
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FWD, that must be a typo
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:52 PM   #22
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Why the hell did they ever do away with those trick crankcase service doors.
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I found this while searching google and I thought it was worthy of a bump!
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:50 PM   #25
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Great Volvo engine history lesson!! I always wanted to see the old Volvo engines, always wondered what they made in the past. THANKS!!
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