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Old 12-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Well, here it is guys! Some of you have seen my handy work. I'm pretty good at butchering up a nice Volvo. When I'm not working 50-60 hrs a week I'm normally in the garage plucking away at this thing. Shouldn't be to bad of a hack job.



I've gone and bought me 1991 940 turbo sedan with 110,000 miles! It was originally owned by General William Westmoreland before it spent some time in New York & then coming up to Maine with a lovely little miss who sold it to me.

This car is pretty CLEAN for a Volvo in these parts. With no rust on the underside - there's no holes in the floor boards either! Yay! It does have some scrapes and scratches and dents, some missing interior pieces and typical worn leather parts.

My goals for this build are to get a solid 250WHP & 270TQ **340HP 290TQ** ****250WHP & 275TQ**** that is conservative & reliable.

Currently still in the research & development phase while I get my stage 0 finished up. Its always a frugal build with me. I don't have mounds of loot to spend on pricey parts so I'm hoping to rock the stock engine internals & use parts I have accumulated.

Here's a brief description of what I've got planned so far. Bold Items Are Still Needed

EDIT// I THOUGHT I COULD BE FRUGAL.


-=Volvo=-
1991 940 110k $500

-=HEADWORK=-
531 Head - $150 on Ebay
RSI Valves (38/46) $141.42
FCP Headset & Head Bolts $94.42
Machine Work @ Butler McMaster $400.00
FCP Gates Performance Timing Belt Kit $130.00
Sand Blast Valve Cover & Paint $50.00

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Total
$960.00
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** Note - Still Need to Spend $250 -/+ on aftermarket cam. Make an intake & header. putting headwork around $1600+


-=REAR END=-
4.10 Rear End $100
Paint $40
Rotors / Pads / Shoes $80

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Total
$220
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-=GAUGES & TUNING=-
Gauges From Aplitz $155.00 *THANK GOD SAVED SOME MONEY HERE!!*
Trippler Piller By Lotek $55.75
AEM UEGO From Revolve40 $125.00

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Total
$335.75
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-=SUSPENSION=-
IPD 25mm Sway Bars $100
Lowering Springs $131.11
Rear Shocks $30

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Total
$260.11
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-=MISCELLANEOUS=-
IPD Tune-up Kit & Misc $220.00
Oil & Fluids $60
Misc Interior $90
Misc Exterior $100

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Total
$470
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NPR 27Row Intercooler ($75 Local Dealer)
Injector Clinic 650cc DSM Low Impedance Ball & Seat Injectors ($FREE IN TRADE$)
Weapon R Fuel Pressure Regulator ($FREE IN TRADE$)
Manual Boost Controller

Custom Mandrel Bent 3" Straight through Turbo Back Exhaust ($300)

UNDECIDED NEED TO RESEARCH


-Turbo: I'm looking into a 16t or a 19t because they're really all I can think of that I will find for reasonably cheap around these parts. I'm hoping not to spend more than $200-$300 on a used turbo.

-Chips/Fuel Management: I've heard alot about memberchips here but I have no idea what to go with for my power goals. I still need to look into this matter. Edit: - Been thinking about mega squirt.. boooo haha



Disclaimer: This is infact my first real attempt at modifying a car. I have no previous history of actually going into the motor to make horsepower improvements. I feel confident that I will be able to get near my power goals with the resources here and around the internet, junkyard networking, and some cold brews. I'm sure I'll fudge and ask some moronic questions as I brain fart my way through this whole ordeal.

Wish me luck. Should be a fun daily!

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Helpful Articles For Others Making The Plunge:
Engine & Valve Headwork - Import Turner
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Do you realize this is a rare car. From what i can see you ruined the eblems, the door lock cylenders, and casued about an additional 1000 in work for someone who wants to actally paint this car. I don't get it. It needed the upper surfaces painted and you completed f-ed the whole car.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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you wont get your power goals with those turbos, go ebay turbo, look at my build thread i made 262whp and 269tq on stock manifolds and a ebay turbo on e85 with lostartof chips and a ipd cam
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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hey i have a 15g that doesnt need a rebuild if you're interested.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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you wont get your power goals with those turbos, go ebay turbo, look at my build thread i made 262whp and 269tq on stock manifolds and a ebay turbo on e85 with lostartof chips and a ipd cam
19t wont make 250whp?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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its a 9...of course it doesnt have any rust.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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19t wont make 250whp?
It will but easier with fleabay turbo and cheapper
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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Can't you just leave something alone for once
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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yea it probably will, but look at what a 19t will run you, and you can get a proven 400whp (with supporting mod) turbo off ebay for 100-130 bucks
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:45 PM   #10
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Oh, I would never choose a 19t over a holset or t3/t4 I was just making fun of Erik
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:15 AM   #11
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No heat. Coolant line has ton of pressure. Smokes. Head gasket?
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #12
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #13
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No thanks. Heads coming off anyways..
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #15
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its a 9...of course it doesnt have any rust.


Plenty of 940's around with rusted out front fenders.
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Everything rusts in Sweden. Even asphalt
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Update: Figured out the heat. Good compression (190-190-190-182) so no blown headgasket. Took it over to North Conway NH this past weekend. 130 mile round trip & it ran great. Smokes a little still, needs a turbo. Pretty sure it has a g80 locker too

Recent work:
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-Sourced 530 Head. Planning on porting exhaust side - 3 way valve job with rsi 38mm valves & springs. Rsi stage 3 cam.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #19
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Pretty sure it has a g80 locker too
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easy enough to find out for sure, no?
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Snowy outside? If you can do clockwise donuts, you have a locker.
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hey when you ruin it can i buy the hydras? LMK.
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hey when you ruin it can i buy the hydras? LMK.
We can talk if I wrap it around a tree.. because it broke loose in 3rd gear


Just an update - got me a '94 945 wagon for parts - pulled the engine/trans rear end & suspension - most of its going to the 86 740 but I did snag some of the interior for this booger.

I'm planning on ordering up the IPD tune up kit for this weekend if the funds permit. I'm also snagging up a set of silver 25/25 IPD sway bars for $100 locally from a friend.

I talked to a local machine shop - quoted me $120 for the 38mm exhaust valves - $50 to plain it & $50 to clean it up. Planning on ordering up the parts I need to do the head with half of the tax returns.

Tonight I managed to give it its first full time cleaning and I got to swap in some of the interior bits I pulled from the wagon part out.


Fixed the Center Console Door
Fixed The Cigarette Lighter Insert
Fixed The Center Vent (Was Missing One Side)
Installed Set of Grey Winter Mats
Ordered a LED Panel for the Dome Light.. Came DOA

Still sorting things out but it does need a turbo bad. Sends out a huge ploom of blue smoke when I let off it while I'm exiting the highway - but it is pretty fun to smoke out others and 'Shoot' them with a backfire when they upset me

Figured out the Rear End was a 3.73 1041

I did notice to the service light has been coming on as of today - not sure whats going on there gonna investigate over the weekend ^_^

Love this car.

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P.S. I still need a Mint Driver Side Headlight Assembly With Fogs & A Nice Turbo Grill. Have 945 Parts To Trade ^.^

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:30 AM   #23
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The service light doesn't mean anything-it's just triggered by mileage. There should be a button under a rubber plug on the front of the gauge cluster to reset it.
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The service light doesn't mean anything-it's just triggered by mileage. There should be a button under a rubber plug on the front of the gauge cluster to reset it.
or more likely: a button behind a hole where the rubber plug once was.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:44 PM   #25
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Picked these up $100.00 25/26?


Got the front on. Need new shocks for installation of the rear.




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