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Upgrading my brick

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by ATI_RAGE_, Jun 27, 2005.


  1. ATI_RAGE_

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    My Volvo aka brick is going through some upgrades...

    1. NPR IC -- Done

    2. New 3" exhaust -- Just finished turbo downpipe and next weekend starts the welding of the new cat and muffler.

    3. Turbo camshaft --- Should be here Tuesday

    4. Boost upped to 11 psi ( currently at 8.4 during a hot day 105-110F) -- After exhaust and camshaft. ( in the end I'll probably push it up to 12psi depends because fuel maps on stock ecu are very agressive so pinging and detonation could be a factor)

    5. 36lb injectors up from the 29lb stockers.

    6. MSD coil and new plugs/wires. -- Got the parts just need to do it. Probably next weekend

    I'll include pics and dyno charts after I am done. If anyone can recommend a place to dyno a car in PHX I'd appreciate it. I might be able to get a few other friends to come along also.


    This is the NPR IC I picked up over the weekend.
     

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    kick ass, turbo volvos rock!
     

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    Make sure you find someone with a dyno and have it run to check out you exhaust readings. I would hate to see a grown man cry if it melts down;P
     
  4. Asha'man

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    Nice clean NPR. :) What'd you pay for it, if I may ask?

    Do they fit into bricks as well as they do into Foxes?

    Brian
     
  5. ATI_RAGE_

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    It's a drop in for bricks I paid 270. Crackhead prices I know.

    Streeter69 I'll keep that in mind. I gotta find a place that does dyno testing.
     
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    eat the eat!

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    Ouch, yeah. I paid $125 for mine.

    It's quite the IC, though, and even better that it just drops in. Keep us posted with progress. :)

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    That's very good. Here are is a pic of it in the car.
     
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    Camshaft is in ... should be installed in a couple of weeks.
    :) :)
     
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    eat the eat!

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    Sweet. I'm guessing your stock radiator fits? I have to use an Explorer radiator to fit between the inlet/outlet of the IC.

    Brian
     
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    Stock rad fits , the NPR's are about the same size as the stock volvo ones just about 1 " wider and 1" longer.
     
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    More details, please ;f

    <-- '83 244 and 245, plus a '99 S70 at the house. Only the wrong-wheel drive one is boosted :(
     
  12. ATI_RAGE_

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    lol the FWD

    That said the s70's are beasts.

    I got a B230FT, redblock 90+ ( 13 mm rods ) on right now. IIRC 530 head, 90+ manifold. Currently running LH 2.4, although MSNS may *may* just be in the works.

    I want to see how it does with the new exhaust, cam , and injectors before I mess with the ecu. If I do MSNS ( MegaSquirt n Spark) I can really do some awesome stuff.

    If you are interested you can always +t one of the other Volvo's.

    Lot's of stuff on it at turbobricks.com .


    Here's a pic of my engine
     
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    I'm trying to convince a friend of mine to go standalone on his 242TI - it's already somewhat modded, and being able to fully program the ECU would make a world of difference.

    Then again he's thinking about swapping in a B230FT, which means I'd get his current B21 for one of my 240's. He also has a non-intercooled 244 parts car at his dad's house that we keep talking about swapping in to one of mine. But then again, mine both run so well, I hate to mess with them ;f

    My 245 will turn 245k miles today, and my wife's is somewhere around 320k, if we can trust the former owner (odo has been broken for years).
     
  14. ATI_RAGE_

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    160k here and runs like a champ. If he goes to the B230ft try to find one that is from say a 940 94 and up, they have piston oil squirters helps out the longevitey of that engine.

    Tell your buddy to wait from what I hear their will be a plug and play kit soon in the way of ECU's. Unplug your old ECU and plug in MSnS, that would be very awesome. Then you can have a everyday driving map and then maybe a "fun" may 20 psi boost ;)

    Edit: I saw an odometer fix not too long ago if you want I can dig around.
     
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    Yep, he's got the newer 940 engine. He's forgotten more about Volvos than I'll ever know. I'm still kicking myself for not buying his '79 242GT that he sold to re-buy the TI. Have you ever seen the rally cluster in the GT? Sooo cool.

    Re: Odometer fix - if you're talking about the new gear from IPD, I don't think it applies to mine. Both our 240's are '83 models. I think the fix is for '86 and up, or whenever they changed the sender.
     
  16. ATI_RAGE_

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    Yeah the 940 engine is pretty nice. Wow you passed up on a 245GT, don't worry I kick myself for not buying a Colt 1911 that was US gov issued. BTW what does your buddy have done to the car?

    I got a buddy here who is fixing up a 245 he just found some GT seats in a junkyard very good condition he's gonna run them in his car, they look good.

    [​IMG]

    Some guy awhile back had a set for sale on TBricks.

    Yeah from 86 just looked it up...eh getting parts is sometimes 1/2 the fun. ;Q

    Junkyards are a great spot though for old cars esp Volvo's. If you want I'll ask around. If you get a chance you might want to search around in Tbricks they deal with alot of the RWD and older Volvo's.
     
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    Yep, had to pass on the GT. Just wasn't in the budget at the time. I did find the 244 not long after that - got it for $750. Friend pricing on the GT was more like $1500.

    I'll see if I can get the mod list for my buddy's TI, he has a decent amount of stuff done to it.

    I'm not too worried about the odometer in my wife's car, since the gas gauge still works ;f
     
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    LOL that 940 wouldn't be Eric's red/maroon 940...
     
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    Just did a 3" exhaust and downpipe, it sounds sweet, and I'm pushing about 9.5-10psi now. ;)
     
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    Sweeeet. Was it custom or a ready-made kit?