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Old 12-10-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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OK, I'm ready to show my project
I've been working on this for about three years. Started with a '65 in questionable condition. It served well as a test bed for this car, and I was able to part out the B20 for a little extra cash.
Then I bought a used V70 for my wife and the guy happened to have this '67 with a blown auto trans. It became a package deal...
Since the '65 needed so much work (body, interior etc.) I just transferred the engine swap over to the '67. It's amazing how smoothly things go when you have done it before.
After many tests, trials, mistakes, redos and cases of beer. I'm just about done.
As it sits now here's what I've got:
'67 1/2 Amazon
'89 B230F LH 2.4 incl. the entire wiring harness (engine & chassis) from the donor
T-5 Trans (Avalanche adapter)
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Acura seats front & rear
I've done all of the work (body, paint, engine, electrical etc) except shortening the driveshaft.



























Getting the once-over at Davis (Drove up from San Luis Obisbo that morning)
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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I really like your car! The instrument cluster works remarkably well in there too! I like the purist gawkers making sure you're okay to hang out, lol. Keep up the great work! ps, go lower.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:52 PM   #3
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looks great! the engine hardly fits, i bet that fun figuring out the wiring harness routing and stuff.



I hope you are going to replace the wooden lift block for the seats. If you cant make them, get me some dimensions and i can make them out of aluminum(you would have to pay for shipping and aluminum)
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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Car looks great. But wait. You drove up from SLO without us?!
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:01 PM   #5
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I would love to go lower, but the driveshaft barely fits as it is and I have issues with the speedo sensor. I have a little "propeller" on the DS which hits when I bottom out.

When you start tearing into Volvos, it is amazing haw many parts haven't changed much over the years. The harness, other than being a little long, fit in fairly easily.



I just got the seats in yesterday, the 2x4 will be replaced.

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Old 12-10-2010, 10:02 PM   #6
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Car looks great. But wait. You drove up from SLO without us?!
Actually I drove up from Long Beach, I spent the night in SLO.
I'm going again this coming year.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:05 PM   #7
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Actually I drove up from Long Beach, I spent the night in SLO.
I'm going again this coming year.
Yea exactly! You missed driving up with our huge caravan. You gotta come up with us this time. No excuses.

Where'd you stay?
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:11 PM   #8
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Yea exactly! You missed driving up with our huge caravan. You gotta come up with us this time. No excuses.

Where'd you stay?
I have a friend in Atascadero He wasn't too happy, we left at 4:00 AM.
After the show, we turned around and drove back!
10 hours and this was the first real outing with the car. I had only logged about 15 highway miles previously.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:15 PM   #9
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...... and the Oscar goes to the green 67.5! Nice job on getting it to better than stock.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:17 PM   #10
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Looks good but you need to polish that cam cover. So how fast is it compared to the B20? Improvement i presume?
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #11
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Damn, nicely done, glad the '65 was able to serve you as a test-bed for this car, it was a little far gone to come out this clean without a lot of time and $$.
The interior fits the car very good, and those seats look pretty comfortable for long trips. Those wheels look pretty good all cleaned up too, keep up the good work.

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Old 12-10-2010, 10:32 PM   #12
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Sean,
Good to hear from you. Lots of parts from your '65 made it to this car.
"Oblio" (the '65) lives on.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:38 PM   #13
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Nice fit on the engine. Think you might squeeze a turbo in there? The car would look sexy closer too the ground.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:46 PM   #14
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O.M.G. beautiful. beauty in simplicity. i like the simple but very funtional mods (E-fan, etc).

if you dont mind me asking (you can PM me if you like) how much do you have wraped up in this?

im having to decide between a 122, and an amazon, when the $ is in hand lol.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:57 PM   #15
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How much???
This is a hobby, who counts dollars?
In reality, this is the compilation of 3 cars: the original '65, the '67 and an '89 240 wagon.
Whatever I couldn't use I sold, ebay, turbobricks, craigs list etc.etc.
Though I've spent more than I care to know, not all of it was out of pocket.
BTW I still have a garage full of stuff left to sell. Watch for it in the for sale forum.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:02 PM   #16
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Think you might squeeze a turbo in there?
There is room..
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:07 PM   #17
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fair enough sir, fair enough.

PM me if you have any good stuffs for a 93 940T
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:11 PM   #18
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There is room..
My original plan was to kick butt in the ecobricks group. But now that I'm not commuting 65 miles a day, it dosen't seem so important now.
I don't really need a hot rod, I've also got a '78 Bertone with a 5.0L for when I need the speed.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #19
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I find that a turbo adds efficiency in prolonged, steady driving. I however lack self control to keep my foot out of it. I have a 94 b230f+t.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:24 PM   #20
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Damn that thing looks sweet!
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:40 PM   #21
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awesome that you got it running!

I was at your house when I dropped off that fuel economy gauge a while ago and saw the work you had put into it. Amazing now that it runs now. Super clean swap. I need to stop by in my 242 sometime
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:47 PM   #22
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it is gorgeous. truly.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:55 PM   #23
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oh and when does the f+t happen?
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:11 AM   #24
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Aside from the steering wheel and shifter, that looks great.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:28 AM   #25
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Looks great! I dig it.

Hanging a cone air filter directly on the air mass meter is not recommended unless you have absolutely no other option. To get a good reading of airflow, the AMM requires a clean laminar airflow. A good rule of thumb is that you need three times the diameter of the pipe before the sensor to give the air a chance to straighten out, otherwise the turbulent air will cause inaccurate readings.

Is your high-pressure A/C hose really as long and inefficiently routed as it looks? I would also think about a stanchion to support the low-pressure hose above the valve cover- perhaps similar to the stock B230F hose support, except attached to the valve cover bolt on the exhaust side between #2 and #3 cylinders.

Best of luck to you- it looks like a fun project!
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