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Old 08-12-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Lets throw in some pics of the Volvo Cobra build. This is as far as I know the first time a 4.6 32valve has been put in a Volvo 240.
The car it self is a 88 Volvo 240 originally equipped with a b230 engine and manual trans.

The engine is a 4.6 4v (32 valve) from a 95 Lincoln Mark VIII, which is the same engine as in the 96-98 Mustang Cobra. Then we bolted the intake from a 96 Cobra on it (that shuld raise the hp numbers from 280 to about 300 and give 1000 cool points). Than itl be backed up with a Tremec TR-3650 5 spd manual transmission from 2001 Mustang Cobra.


The good'ol Volvo


The new bad ass power plant.

First the old engine was removed. Than the 4.6 was trial fitted in the hood.
We had to remove the bulky vacuum brake booster and us hydrobooster setup from a mustang to clear the engine.





It seemded to fit almost nicely. But its sure going to be a tight fit!




Looking up between the headers and the frame from underneath the car, looks like there is enough clearance to fit 2.5" exhaust on each side.

Then with the engine and gearbox in, we positioned the engine about 15mm to the passenger side to gain some space where the steering shaft exits the firewall.

When we were happy with all alignments we build the engine mounts which bolt into the original engine mounting holes in the k-member and modified the x-member to clear the transmission.






The k-member had to be cut in about 1 1/2 inch to clear the oil pan.

We had a little clearance issue where the steering shaft exits the firewall so we had to move the lower end of it about 1" to the left (from inside car) an about 1" down. But that's barely noticeable in the steering wheel.



We had to modify the driver side inner fender with the biggest hammer to clear the brake master cylender, as it had to be moved about 1-2" to the left (from inside car) with the hydrolic brake booster to clear the engine.




Engine compartment was then painted gloss black for cleaner looks.



This is our current status. Next up we will install the engine and trans for (hopefully) the last time, and start the wiring process. Hope you like it!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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WOW!!!!!!!!! it fits!!

that is so awesome man! can't wait to see vids and more pics of that beast!

i love it
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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This thread wins.

in 4 weeks, add supercharger!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:55 AM   #5
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:08 AM   #6
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can someone do me a huge favor and host these on the turbobricks image host or something? I need to show someone at work and photobucket is blocked
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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Shens, that motor is TOO BIG to fit!!!

But srsly, epic kick-ass coolness.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:08 AM   #8
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Cool. So how broke are you after buying that engine/trans and having it sent to Iceland?
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:16 AM   #9
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the motor itself is common enough that it shouldn't have cost that much.

The trans though...

There's regularly a few darkVIIIs at the local yard. $185 complete motor no accessories
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #10
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I've always toyed with the idea in my mind of a 240 with a 03-04 Terminator drivetrain.. Looks like it fits pretty well!
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:55 PM   #11
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that is insane
should have dropped in an LS1.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #12
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Sweet. Keep us posted on the progress.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #13
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eh. it has more aftermarket i'd guess, but omg imagine 32 valves + boost
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #15
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What was your decision regarding engine management? Is the engine compartment a stand alone/removable harness? It would seem to to me that it has to be a real nightmare trying to figure where/if ford has been to kind enough to make this Kick @ss project any easier/difficult!!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:11 PM   #16
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This car is going to be EPIC!! I cannot wait to see it when it is finished.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:15 PM   #17
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Wasn't there a whole thread debating whether or not this engine would fit in a 240?

Awesome project, can't wait for the vids of tire carnage.

Here it is: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=143205
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:26 PM   #18
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Awesome! Thanks for proving people wrong!

You could always notch some things to make room for bigger exhaust :D

staying n/a?
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:59 PM   #19
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Thank you guys for your comments!

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Cool. So how broke are you after buying that engine/trans and having it sent to Iceland?
hehe, not so broke, I got it locally for much less than it costs to import it.

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that is insane
should have dropped in an LS1.
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Yea, im with you on that one, Im more of a chevy guy my self but I was looking for a decent modern engine, and this engine+manual trans was available for half the cost of an ls1+auto so that made my choise.

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Ill use the Mark VIII ecu, its a obd 1 unit. I will also use the original ford harness, thats an easy one after few hours of cuting and splicing.

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Awesome! Thanks for proving people wrong!

You could always notch some things to make room for bigger exhaust :D

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Staying n/a for now at least, but 5.0 stroker internals + 15psi would be nice!
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Thank you guys for your comments!
Staying n/a for now at least, but 5.0 stroker internals + 15psi would be nice!
I know the later 4.6 "terminator" motor can take lots of power. But I guess the downfall of the 5.0 is the block itself......so it takes boost well?
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I know the later 4.6 "terminator" motor can take lots of power. But I guess the downfall of the 5.0 is the block itself......so it takes boost well?
Actually the older 93-99 teskid block aluminum blocks are stronger than the terminator block, it "is" the same block but inn 2000 (i think I rembember correctly) ford produced them with less matterial = thinner walls, to save on costs. I was not talking about the ugly old 5.0 motor. You can get a stroker crank for the 4.6l engine that adds displacement to 5 liter. All forged of course, so it loves boost. Thats the way to go!
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Schweet! Please keep us updated on the project.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #24
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I know the later 4.6 "terminator" motor can take lots of power. But I guess the downfall of the 5.0 is the block itself......so it takes boost well?
4.6 and 5.0 are not related (modular v. windsor)
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:31 PM   #25
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When Ford starting using 4.6L 4V motors in '93 they used an aluminum block cast in Italy made by Teksid, hence the reference to Teksid blocks. Later on in the 4 valve model run, 2001 to be exact, Ford changed the design of the block to a lighter-weight (80.40 lbs) casting utilizing SAE 319 modified alloy. This block is known as the WAP block which is short for Windsor Aluminum Plant. JoiOK very cool build btw!!
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