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Old 01-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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My name is Dug Strickler, I am the owner of the Twin Turbo V8 LS1 powered Volvo Wagon nicknamed ‘the Volvette.’ The car was given to me in stock form when my Dad passed away nearly 10 years ago. He was a major Volvo enthusiest so it didn't take long before I got the brick bug and started building it. Since then this car has transformed into the Volvette. It has become known worldwide in a little over a year since its completion.

In the 2008 season alone, the car has been in over 30 car shows. These include the famous Carlisle Fairgrounds in which the car was specially invited as a featured attraction in 2007 & 2008. The Volvette has also made appearances in numerous motorcycle stunt shows, charity events and multiple dragways throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Future plans include attending the Gumball Challenge someday and possibly the SEMA show in Las Vegas. I currently have a full turbo sponsor called Blouch Turbo, a full paint sponsor,Wise Guy Customs and tuning sponsor called Carolina Auto Masters. Other flow sponsors include Kaplhenke Racing, Lunati, Alky Control and Legacy Inovations.

▪ The Volvette (as seen in The Anti Team's '08 DVD) has been touring the east coast and has made appearances to over a 30 shows this year alone and one the title of "Best Engine Set-up".
▪ It has already been published in "Rolling" and "0-60" Magazine since the car was completed last year.
▪ It will be also featured its third magazine called "S3" Magazine and will also appear in a book on LS1 swaps.
▪ Each Volvette YouTube video has seen tens of thousands of hits from all over the world each time a new video is posted, the exposure has been phenomenal.
▪ This resulted in footage of the Volvette being rated as the #9 most watched video in the automotive section of YouTube for the month of April 2008, as well as featured articles on many top-name car websites.

Please check out the Volvette by visiting my website at www.TheAntiTeam.com. You will find many pictures, write-ups and videos there. In addition, a quick google search of “Volvette” will yield thousands of results.

Here is the rundown on parts.
1989 745 Turbo Volvo Wagon with...

1999 GM 5.7L V8 LS1 Motor
6-Speed T56 Tranny
Twin Garret T4 Turbos
Carolina Auto Masters ECU Tune
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
Walbro Fuel Pump
42lb Injectors
Twin Tial 38mm Wastegates
Greddy BOV
Textralia Clutch
Griffin Radiator
Fully Custom Handbuilt Stainless Headers, Intercooler & Exhaust System
Oil Cooler For Turbos
BBS LM Wheels, 18x10.5 Rear, 18x8 Fronts
Autometer Ultra Lite Boost, Oil Pres Water & Temp Guages
Apexi EBC
Kaplhenke Racing Subframe
Bilstein Shocks
IPD Lowering Springs & Swaybars

The car put down 544 rwhp & 567 rwtq on its stock long block in 08'! The car also gets 28mpg on the highway. It's been proven to be reliable because time and time again as I have driven this car all over the East Coast this year alone and plan on driving it to the West Coast in the near future.

With this upcoming build the Volvette could very easily be the first Volvo Wagon to hit 200mph!
This car is unlike any other car ever built and will continue to break records as a daily driven, street trim and full interior, Super Wagon show car.

For 2009... I’m planning to make it bigger, better, faster and badder than ever by adding a cage, full paint Job, motor build, new turbos and meth injection. The goal is to rock a 800rwhp street car on pump gas(with the help of meth spray only under high boost).

Please sit back and watch this car transform in the next few months from awesome to totally bada$$. I will try to update the thread every week or two untill completion.

Thanks,
Dug Strickler

01/12/09: Motor is out and cage is half done.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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good god yes dug, your car is one of the few i show to people when they say volvos are lame ( after slapping them untill my hands bleed)
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Love this car! So glad you are a part of this community!
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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good god yes dug, your car is one of the few i show to people when they say volvos are lame ( after slapping them untill my hands bleed)
Haha thanks! I actually hear that alot.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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good god yes dug, your car is one of the few i show to people when they say volvos are lame ( after slapping them untill my hands bleed)
how many of them say "yeh but its not a volvo anymore!" or something similar?

I think the car as a whole is awesome, but it does nothing to make volvo's in general less lame because nothing in the drivetrain is volvo anymore.

I can't wait to see it back on the road, and DEFINITELY look forward to riding in it one day
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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sweetness, can't wait to see it when its done!
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:15 PM   #7
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*jaw drops*

I will be tuned in to your progress .
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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Lookin good there cousin..
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:05 PM   #9
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meth injection? did you move to the west coast or something?
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:18 AM   #10
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Looks sweet as Doug! When are ya gunna lease this beast out to the porno industry?? I wanna see a group of lezbos doin the deed in the back!
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #11
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Your going to love the system, I run that set up on my Gn motor and its good stuff.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:40 PM   #13
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Where is a cage with rear stays like that legal? I know the SCCA requires straight rear main stays.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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badass build man! I assume you are going with billet mains and studs right? How big are you going with the motor? Why not go with a iron block?
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:43 PM   #15
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how many of them say "yeh but its not a volvo anymore!" or something similar?

I think the car as a whole is awesome, but it does nothing to make volvo's in general less lame because nothing in the drivetrain is volvo anymore.

I can't wait to see it back on the road, and DEFINITELY look forward to riding in it one day
Yes but it's still a Volvo... just with a motor swap that has more potential than most Volvo Motors. Thats what makes it different and that's the main reason I have sponsors. You cant argue that fact. Also, what's great about the 200 and 700 series is that you can put in almost ANY motor in them without Cutting, Welding or Tunneling. Leaving the car with lots of options to play with! I also LUV the fact that I am driving a very practical, 5 seater car that can whip up on most super cars. VOLVOS FOR LIFE NICCA! Even if there not "Volvo" powered.
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Where is a cage with rear stays like that legal? I know the SCCA requires straight rear main stays.
Its not done...
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #17
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badass build man! I assume you are going with billet mains and studs right? How big are you going with the motor? Why not go with a iron block?
All the motor needs to run 800rwhp is Rods, Pistons, Bearings and a Turbo cam... LS1's are awesome! I am also picking up some LS6 heads on ebay for good measure.
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maybe someday i can sit in that backseat...looks cozy
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I so want to ride in this beast of a volvo.
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Lookin good Dug!
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:31 PM   #22
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I so want to ride in this beast of a volvo.
I wanna drive it to the east coast and back! Giving rides to all that wants them.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:38 PM   #23
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Way to go Dug, I think it's awesome you aren't just sitting on it, and are taking farther...that's steller dedication...can't wait to see this progress, might be the on;y 7XX volvo I like.
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Yes but it's still a Volvo... just with a motor swap that has more potential than most Volvo Motors. Thats what makes it different and that's the main reason I have sponsors. You cant argue that fact. Also, what's great about the 200 and 700 series is that you can put in almost ANY motor in them without Cutting, Welding or Tunneling. Leaving the car with lots of options to play with! I also LUV the fact that I am driving a very practical, 5 seater car that can whip up on most super cars. VOLVOS FOR LIFE NICCA! Even if there not "Volvo" powered.
no, I understand what you're saying. It still doesn't exactly improve the image of a 2 7 or 9...you can swap pretty much anything into pretty much anything else. Saying the volvette (while undeniably AWESOME) gives cred to rwd volvos is like saying a 4g63 swapped hyundai gives cred to hyundais.

And for the record, one of my volvos is sbc equipped too...but for me to actually do anything with it other than put put around I'd have to do so much work it really ceases to be anything other than a shell just as yours is.

anyway, I'll be watchin, I love this car.
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Its not done...
Yeah, I saw you mention that. Where are you putting the harness bar?
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