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Old 07-18-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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hi so i'm putting together a parts list for a 1993 b230ft block with a 16v head.
firstly I want to replace the stock camshaft gear with a woodruff key gear, has anyone done this before, does anything nead to be done to the crank shaft to accept this? secondly I read that the ford 4.6l v8 valve springs are good upgrade however I don't want to switch to solid lifters is it still worth it otherwise? any other reasonable mods and relaibilty sugestions would be appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:47 PM   #2
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Do yourself a favor and use the search or else you're going to get this ->

I'm running the ford springs and VW hydraulic lifters. The part # for the lifters is somewhere on the forum...

There is a complete write up on the B230 +16V +T conversion. Read it!
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:55 PM   #3
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hi so i'm putting together a parts list for a 1993 b230ft block with a 16v head.
firstly I want to replace the stock camshaft gear with a woodruff key gear, has anyone done this before, does anything nead to be done to the crank shaft to accept this? secondly I read that the ford 4.6l v8 valve springs are good upgrade however I don't want to switch to solid lifters is it still worth it otherwise? any other reasonable mods and relaibilty sugestions would be appreciated.
Markos greetings..Where you writing from with name like that? Sunny Greece?
The stinking lousy roll pin is a worrisome thing, I know....the can and have sheared and it is a mess when they do..However there are a couple of solutions..There are replacement pins in solid steel...Good.
Another thing which can be done and has been in other areas where roll-pin have been a problem is to find a smaller pin and pound it in the middle of the first pin...

You might reflect a bit and ponder than many modern engines they have stopped using pin or woodruf key or anything...Only the bolt being properly tight and that is it..

To me that seems scandalous...outrageous...and I think we should find the engineers, accountants and managers who risk whole engines to save a 5 second machining operation and we should put them against the wall...

Maybe find the solid pin and find some Red number 262 Loc-tite..That's serious Red Loc-tite..Proper torque and red 262 and the bolt stay tight, bolt stays tight the pin isn't a problem...

As for the springs, they're good with solid or hydrualic..And if you're in Greece then i know you know what rally cars are and you know for sure Ford cosworth in Sierra and escort Cosworth..You should know the hydraulic followers are (made by INA in Germany) same PN for Cosworth YB and B234...(dimensionally VW 16v hydraulic follower looks and measures the same, too but its a different part number..I don't know what the difference is...if any)
The follower/lifter is safe past 7000 rpm...

You haven't said engough about your plan..Nobody ever says enough and that doesn't prevent many really experienced 20 year old veterans and a lot of 26 year old guys who have built maybe one motor from telling you everything about building your project..

Me, I'm older, and slower in concluding, so I ask lots of questions..
So, tell us more...what goal? what budget, what power? what gearbox--big worry very soon in Volvo is the box..
Is the car mainly for show, or go?
More info is always better..
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:25 AM   #4
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hey im writing to you from NYC but most of the work would be done in North Carolina in at my brothers shop because he has a 4 axis cnc shop master, alot more tools and space, my goal is to build the car in stages first 16v head then I want to install a t5 or a t6 if possible, once I do that I would like to cram a t3/t4 turbo my goal is to run 15 lbs psi I know that the turbo is alittle big but I'm not worried to much about turbo lagg but mainly I don't want the turbo to choke until max rpm(7200). this is going to be a daily car so im not interested really in handling mods maybe swaybars but not much else. I am hoping to make 250-300hp eventually I imagine that won't be to hard considering the b204ft made 200hp from what I read. I have a 16v engine, a b230ft engine and the b230f engine already in it which is running off ms1( I have ms3 pro for the the b234ft) i'm not really interested in building a fully built motor and throwing tons of cash into car, however I have taken the engine apart and had the cyclinders oversized and deglazed had the block cleaned at a machine shop and skimmed the deck so no blown head gaskets hopefully. mostly I want a car that will not attract alot of attention but can do some decent highway pulls.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:34 AM   #5
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regarding the roll pinn honestly wtf volvo
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:14 PM   #6
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hi so i'm putting together a parts list for a 1993 b230ft block with a 16v head.
firstly I want to replace the stock camshaft gear with a woodruff key gear, has anyone done this before, does anything nead to be done to the crank shaft to accept this? secondly I read that the ford 4.6l v8 valve springs are good upgrade however I don't want to switch to solid lifters is it still worth it otherwise? any other reasonable mods and relaibilty sugestions would be appreciated.
The Yoshifab crank gear bolts on without any modification. No machining needed on the crank.
The 4.6L Ford springs are about 5lbs more seat pressure, and 20lbs open, compared to the used OEM Volvo ones I had... I went with Brian Tooley Racing springs for a 32v ford v8 instead. There's a thread on here where I posted the values. The engine revs to 8k with hydraulic lifters and no issues with those springs and some fun NA cams.

Definitely use new VW buckets.
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