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anyone still messing with the folvo stuff?
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just curious.  I'm trying to figure out what to do with the one I have.  at 41 I've come to the realization I'll never get around to finishing it with all the other stuff I have going on.  I just dont even know if the stuff is even worth anything what with the new 2.3t engines out and slowly trickling into the salvage yards etc with stand alone harnesses and such available.  I mean it would probably be best for me to just part the darn thing out at this point...the crower billet rods should be worth something...

main reason I ask is I stumped my toe on the engine stand last night and oooo is it throbbing...
86 svo 1D (sold)
Volvo engine on engine stand since 2004 lol
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#2

Could you add some build info...and where are you located?
Thanks, Howard
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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(11-15-2020, 05:54 PM)Howard Wrote:  .......where are you located?
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His  profile (displayed when clicking on a members' username) .indicates "James Island, SC", Howard.  <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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(11-15-2020, 08:48 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  
(11-15-2020, 05:54 PM)Howard Wrote:  .......where are you located?
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His  profile (displayed when clicking on a members' username) .indicates "James Island, SC", Howard.  <shrug>
Thanks, Ray!
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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(11-15-2020, 05:54 PM)Howard Wrote:  Could you add some build info...and where are you located?
Thanks, Howard

honestly, its been a while, I think I have the cards for the pistons and rods out in the garage in the "2.3t" corner lol....I was going to post a link to my old geocities webpage but internet archive is apparently having a brainfart right now...

off the top of my head...crower billet rods, .030 over diamond pistons cut for b234f heads, gapped rings this and that.  standard 2.3 block bored and oil feed line tapped for head (have tap and such for oil pan just not done...) mitsubishi timing belt (I think 3.0?) god I hope my old page isnt lost forever now, its got all the specs...head is already tapped for oil feed.

welded b234f head with front port closed off and timing tensioner installed and rear distributor hole welded.  custom intake manifold, log exhaust manifold (fits turbo in pretty much stock location).  good used svo turbo.  lots of fittings to finish the oil feed.  spare stock volvo head (cant remember but either the rear ear on the cam tower is broken off...or the valve cover corner is broken off? its 15' in the air right now.  lots of spare head parts in two bins and such.  spare 2.3 t5 bellhousing, block plate, etc.

I wanted to build an engine cradle and fire it up on there and even have all the wiring to do a stand alone with a speed density 2.3 manual ecu just for cranking purposes.  I just have a lot of collected stuff for it and life just keeps getting in the damn way.

I can see someone wanting maybe the long block with manifolds and then I just randomly sell off all the other piddly/spare stuff.  I just dont even know what to do at this point...I do know I want the room in the garage for my riding mower though so it doesnt keep sitting out in the rain all the time.

edit:  apparently the search engine has changed, found a snapshot of the build from 2009...
https://web.archive.org/web/200908051658...oswap.html

and wow, I sounded like an idiot at 25....oh well, cant edit the page now...
86 svo 1D (sold)
Volvo engine on engine stand since 2004 lol
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#6

It’s my understanding the welded heads struggle holding a head gasket because the welding changes the temper (softens it).

In general, I feel there are fewer people building them. In saying that, Wes’ recent build may spark new interest in them.

Have a great day!
Michael
1996 Ford Mustang
2.5t Folvo w/ HE351VE, MS3X, & TKO500

1958 Plymouth Savoy
Flathead 6 and 3-on-the-tree

2018 Audi RS3
2.5t, AWD
11.23 @ 121 mph
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#7

fair enough. I also have a spare unwelded head but when I had mine done back in the day they really didnt have to mill it that much.

finally had a chance to get back online just now and was looking at the thread with that build wow. beast for sure!
86 svo 1D (sold)
Volvo engine on engine stand since 2004 lol
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