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Old 01-11-2018, 03:53 PM   #1101
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Actually, a high mount alt might provide an even better solution. I think you'll find fabricating motor mounts while clearing the steering shaft will be interesting. Take a look at Alan Groves low mount a/c for a Sanden compressor --- that's about the most out-of-the-way thing I saw. With the turbo living high on the passenger side, I don't think a high mount compressor will work.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:10 PM   #1102
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This kit has two wastegates hanging out on the passenger side. I think they'd be where a stock low mount compressor would go.

I got a set of those slick STS machining LS motor mounts a couple of years ago, which clear the shaft when using hooker cast headers, I'm hoping this drivers side header is tucked tightly enough to not be an issue.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:01 PM   #1103
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But yeah, I forgot that Corvettes do have the alt up high, and the PS pump down low. It would probably work since the PS pump is far more compact.

I was half wondering about a Prius A/C compressor, but those use 200V 3 phase A/C, not in ready supply on an old Volvo.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:45 PM   #1104
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Your probably gonna have to move your steering rack around to clear those. I used hooker cast manifolds flipped on mine and they barely cleared the steering column with a solid shaft in place
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:01 PM   #1105
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You gain 3/4" if you move from the truck to F-body pulley spacing; you gain 1-9/16" if you move from truck to Corvette spacing. Of course, with turbo/crossover piping/etc -- where the accessories end up actually sitting relative to the exhaust bits is probably the bigger issue. Not sure how this kit routes things, but there could be situations where having the accessories further away from the engine (truck mount) makes things better. I don't think John will know until he starts mocking up.
I have a camaro water pump with a 3/4" spacers to put my drivers side hose in a better position. I'll have to look into corvette accessories after the CTS-C supercharger and Corvette C4 swap.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #1106
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This kit has two wastegates hanging out on the passenger side. I think they'd be where a stock low mount compressor would go.

I got a set of those slick STS machining LS motor mounts a couple of years ago, which clear the shaft when using hooker cast headers, I'm hoping this drivers side header is tucked tightly enough to not be an issue.
In that area with the header coming forward - if it clears the mount, the steering comes into play, and if it clears the steering, the mount may come into play. You’ll figure out how to make it work when you start mocking...

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:59 PM   #1107
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I have a camaro water pump with a 3/4" spacers to put my drivers side hose in a better position. I'll have to look into corvette accessories after the CTS-C supercharger and Corvette C4 swap.
Iím running Corvette pump/spacing - seems to make just about everything better. Except of course a front turbo crossover. But the 6.2 N.A. Hp/torque is enough for me.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:26 PM   #1108
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Iím running Corvette pump/spacing - seems to make just about everything better. Except of course a front turbo crossover. But the 6.2 N.A. Hp/torque is enough for me.
By gaining almost 2" that would make it way easier to get a double pass radiator in a 3 row that is more common to find then a 2 row.
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Iím running Corvette pump/spacing - seems to make just about everything better. Except of course a front turbo crossover. But the 6.2 N.A. Hp/torque is enough for me.
how much difference is the corvette vs camaro power steering pump when it comes to front spacing of the pulley?
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:28 AM   #1110
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how much difference is the corvette vs camaro power steering pump when it comes to front spacing of the pulley?
Not sure what you're asking. Post 1097 has the fore/aft differences between Corvette/F-body/truck pulleys.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:29 AM   #1111
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By gaining almost 2" that would make it way easier to get a double pass radiator in a 3 row that is more common to find then a 2 row.
Yup - but as John showed in his picture above, with his exhaust configuration, moving the alternator back (Corvette spacing) past the Camaro spacing puts the alt into the driver's side exhaust. Ya'll swappers know - it's tight in there. You just have to play with it til you get the fit you want.

And yes, tons of room for a big, aluminum radiator in mine.

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Old 01-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #1112
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The factory Corvette stuff might work because the alternator is up above the manifold, and the PS pump isn't nearly as long, so even with it moved back by and inch-and-a-bit it's probably not as close as the Camaro style alternator is.


And then you get into the aftermarket brackets that put things all over the place. It would just be easiest to deal with parts that would be easier to replace in a pinch.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #1113
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Looks like it's the most open where you need it to be open. Also allows the most room at engine front when/if you start squeezing big rads/intercooler/condenser up front.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:47 PM   #1114
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Heh, I don't have that sort of skill. I've welded up downpipes in the past, but doing that sort of work up there is beyond me.

It's an Ebay manifold kit. Trying to leverage off the popularity of the turbo LS swap marketplace. This is a kit that fits a 240SX. After pondering various more popular targets for turbo LS swaps, I figured that one would have a high likely hood of fitting into a 240 Volvo as is. Worst case, I might need to tweak the crossover pipe or downpipe some. I can do that.
how much was that? 242 needs some love.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:58 PM   #1115
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Here's the kit: https://www.cxracing.com/TRB-KIT-LS-S13-T76-NO-IC

They had a 10% off sale to close out 2017.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:30 PM   #1116
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nifty. thanks!

what's the spread on 200 series frame rails?
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:32 PM   #1117
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29” - narrowing as you approach firewall
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:03 PM   #1118
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240SX is 29.13" between the rails, I'm fairly hopeful I won't have to do much to get this to fit. Possibly nothing at all.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:48 PM   #1119
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It will be interesting to see if those clear the steering in the 240 chassis.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:12 PM   #1120
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I'd bet money some fab will be required for the steering shaft clearance. I think the Nissan is a rear-steer set up (rack on the backside of the crossmember) and I believe the LS's sit a bit further forward (relative to strut towers) in the SX than in the Volvo. If I'm remembering that right, it means most of the steering bits on the Nissan are much further back in the engine bay than they are on the Volvos. That's what's making me think that the driver's side header configured for the Nissan is likely to interfere with the Volvo steering shaft. Not a huge deal - hopefully just add some ujoints/heimjoints to jank around it.
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