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Old 08-05-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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Welp I got another one..



1993 245 Black with mostly converted black interior. I purchased the car from MikeJr in dirty but functioning condition.. Its got the typical 250-300k volvo 240 problems and needs some TLC but its mostly complete. Mike got the car for is niece to drive and she was not volvo material so the car was sold for a good price to me. Mike offered up a bunch of spare parts and pieces to hopefully get this car back in tip top condition. Just spent a chunk of change on FCP's site to get all the necessary volvo suspension wear items. I hope to F+t this car this fall and make it a fun daily driver.




Fixed some A/C leaks




I'm almost positive the odometer is 100k off.. no worries a new spedo gear has been ordered


Holds 4 kids comfortably



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Old 08-05-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:21 PM   #3
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What a turd
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:27 PM   #4
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What a turd
Yup..

mobetta rimz and tyrz



it needs a good wash..
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:56 PM   #5
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:44 PM   #6
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They always come back.

Going for 9's with this one after the 10's in the last one?
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:10 PM   #7
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mobetta rimz and tyrz
Same set from deathwagon? You got your money's worth on those.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:19 PM   #8
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They always come back.

Going for 9's with this one after the 10's in the last one?
Going for low 15's high 14's with this one..

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Same set from deathwagon? You got your money's worth on those.
I had 3 sets of them at one time.. These actually were last on the chump car at Daytona.. I need some more wheels.. I got more 5x114 wheels laying around than anything else I will likely just get a set of adapters and rock them eventually...

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Old 07-28-2020, 11:17 AM   #9
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Its been a few years so I guess I should update this project.. Recently completed some upgrades/changes to this car..

Installed and wired microsquirt and injector dynamics ID1000cc injectors. Installed LS1 style coils on the valve cover.
Installed RSI stage 3 cam into a head I already had ported with bigger exhaust valves.. Port matched 90+ exhaust manifold with S60r K24 turbo installed..
Fabricated a new 3 inch stainless downpipe.. With the head off I had an unexpected surprise of a bend rod in the motor. That required an unplanned engine rod replacement with some Maxspeedingrods from China. Here is a small video of the start of the engine/turbo upgrades.






Some testing last night with the dragy


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Old 07-28-2020, 11:49 AM   #10
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Jeez I can't believe it been 4 years already
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Old 07-28-2020, 12:43 PM   #11
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K24 is a nice TC indeed do you know you can buy 71mm compressor and 9 blade turbine for this?
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Old 07-28-2020, 01:34 PM   #12
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K24 is a nice TC indeed do you know you can buy 71mm compressor and 9 blade turbine for this?
I'm sure there are lots of upgrade options available but for my application with 8 valve mild cam and stock converter auto trans I wanted the best possible power band..
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Old 10-27-2021, 10:30 AM   #13
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Some camshaft testing on the beater

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Old 10-28-2021, 01:28 AM   #14
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Old 10-28-2021, 04:04 PM   #15
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Good stuff Sam & Kenny
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:07 PM   #16
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Some camshaft testing on the beater
This is great info. So many reviews of stuff are about how it feels. I love the dyno proof.
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Old 10-29-2021, 01:12 AM   #17
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I always forget you have this car.
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I always forget you have this car.

So do I.. It needs some TLC but I refuse to give it.
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Old 10-29-2021, 03:43 PM   #19
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That downpipe looks dope. Can you post some pics of the K24/manifold setup? Im struggling on that now, when I flip the turbo to match rwd applications, the upper side of the turbo flange have studs, and if i drill holes on the turbo´s flange threads to insert the manifold´s studs, the nut in the back side will be so hard to tighten properly
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Old 10-30-2021, 02:59 PM   #20
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Old 11-01-2021, 10:59 AM   #21
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Old 11-01-2021, 11:05 AM   #22
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did you do any runs with the RSI cam straight up?
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Old 11-02-2021, 12:49 PM   #23
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did you do any runs with the RSI cam straight up?
No..
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Old 11-05-2021, 01:17 PM   #24
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