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NewJordan
post May 12 2008, 02:03 PM
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First I'd like to apologize for all my past stupidity.

Secondly, I'd like to share with you my car. Same car that I bought a few years ago. However, I've spent a few thousand bucks and uncountable hours on her. I am in my first car show this Saturday in Portland, OR at IPD. IPD is a Volvo parts manufactorer.

The car is not done, I am in the midsts of building a higher performance engine for it.
A B230FT (2.3 liter Fuel Injected Turbocharged engine) in place of the B21FT (2.1 same same). Its getting fuel managment from a 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo, a large (3x12x31) intercooler, a Mitsubishi TDO4HL-15G turbocharger (came on Volvo 850 turbo cars), a blow off valve...mostly for cool sounds, Hallman manual boost controller, stronger clutch and pressure plate.

The block was bored out to OS2 (.60 overstock), brand new Mahle pistons, the larger 13mm thick Volvo rods, all new bearings, seals, all balanced. IPD camshaft and adjustable cam gear, Blitz turbo timer and a bunch of other stuff. I have Mustang 5.0V8 fuel injectors for it also known as "browntops". I am using a Walbro fuel pump that is meant for Turbo/Supercharged Mustangs, and MSD 6BTM.

As far as suspension goes, I installed Bilstein HD gas struts and shocks, as well as B+G lowering springs. Then I scored some IPD anti-sway bars for a killer deal.

Appearance wise I cut those lowering springs a bunch to lower it more, bought a set of 2003 Volvo S80 wheels (look HORRIBLE on that car, but I love them on mine), got a hold of a rear window louver, a European plate, and fog lights.

Interior, I took out all the tan stuff (YUCK!) and got what I thought was black carpet, but really turned out being dark dark dark blue. I also got some bucket type seats, same situation with the blue, a really good condition black dash board, center console, door panels, rear parcel shelf, A/B/C pillar covers. Some of the parts weren't available to me in black, so I painted them with SEM vynil paint, including the rear leather seat.












The last two were taken with my cellphone, so they are a little grainy.
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post May 12 2008, 02:33 PM
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I don't know who you are, but I've heard that you had a super cool special car before. Anyway, I like this one a lot, the wheels are great.

(Go Swedish turbos!)
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NewJordan
post May 12 2008, 02:43 PM
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:slowjunk: Haha that used to be an emoticon for my car...
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fiber optic
post May 12 2008, 02:51 PM
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I always liked your project ride. I don't know what the history was about either but I am pleased to see your return and an update on the brick.
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dukenukem
post May 13 2008, 02:28 PM
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Get rid of the ricetastic cut springs. If you are doing a build do it right wink.gif
Rest of the stuff looks great smile.gif
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post May 13 2008, 02:42 PM
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Lookin' good man, can't say that I like the rims, but other than that it's pretty cool.
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post May 13 2008, 11:50 PM
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Haha, he came back to make us eat our words. It seems you've put a lot of money into making an uncool POS into something that looks and seemingly runs quite well. +1 for the Manual also. I can't think of an manual Volvo's I have seen.
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NewJordan
post May 14 2008, 10:30 AM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ May 13 2008, 03:28 PM) *
Get rid of the ricetastic cut springs. If you are doing a build do it right wink.gif
Rest of the stuff looks great smile.gif


Well the only coilover options for the car are either home built stuff, or $2000 short strut coil overs. I don't have the money for that seeing as I am building a motor.

One thing at a time. The car handles great though. It has upgraded struts so its not very bouncy, and big thick sway bars with polyeurethane(sp?) bushings. It rides nice.

QUOTE(UserDrew @ May 14 2008, 12:50 AM) *
Haha, he came back to make us eat our words. It seems you've put a lot of money into making an uncool POS into something that looks and seemingly runs quite well. +1 for the Manual also. I can't think of an manual Volvo's I have seen.


You should really research some high horsepower Volvos... There are quite a few with manuals, not to mention Holset HX35W turbochargers, LSD, roll cages, drag tires, BBS LMs, 650hp motors etc...
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hexagone
post May 14 2008, 11:35 AM
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You know what you should do? Fill those wheel wells some more...

With my wheels wink.gif



Of course they're for sale... smile.gif
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post May 14 2008, 02:23 PM
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Hex, you are the ultimate Sharon.
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post May 14 2008, 02:29 PM
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Hex, everything belonging to you is for sale if the price is right. The clothes on your very back, your carpeting in your room, even the paint bonded to your wall.
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post May 14 2008, 02:30 PM
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Now how much are you selling your V-Card for?
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post May 14 2008, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(Razor @ May 14 2008, 06:30 PM) *
Now how much are you selling your V-Card for?


chicken sandwich and waffle fries.
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post May 14 2008, 05:07 PM
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QUOTE(redlinehappiness @ May 14 2008, 07:22 PM) *
chicken sandwich and waffle fries.

That sounds really good actually...
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post May 14 2008, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE(Phix @ May 14 2008, 09:07 PM) *
That sounds really good actually...


Have you seriously not seen that? Phix, the connoisseur of all things internet hasn't seen Unforgiveable?
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hexagone
post May 14 2008, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE(Phix @ May 14 2008, 03:29 PM) *
Hex, everything belonging to you is for sale if the price is right. The clothes on your very back, your carpeting in your room, even the paint bonded to your wall.


That is so utterly true.
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NewJordan
post May 15 2008, 09:05 AM
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Are those wheels 5X108? What offset?
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hexagone
post May 15 2008, 11:25 AM
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Size: 15 x 7

Offset: -13 mm

Bolt Pattern: 5 x 4.75 (5 x 120.65mm ~ BMW spacing)
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post May 15 2008, 11:37 AM
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Hex, if you ever get a nice set of 15" 5x100's I would love to see them...
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hexagone
post May 15 2008, 01:00 PM
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Adapters, yo.
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