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ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

I do, almost every day.





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    Still here.





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    How’d I miss this one? Check RWD and V8 forums every day.
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    82 242-6.2L; '17 Mazda3; '16 Crosstrek





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    ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

    A couple of times a week





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      I read it with great interest but in some periods, like the last few weeks, I may be offline from it. I wish it had more traffic.

      Andy
      1986 745 w/ 1990 5.0 & T5
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        What are the odds that another guy named Andy has a V8 Volvo? I am on my 3rd!!!
        The first was an '86 745 with a 5.0 and AOD w/shift kit. The second was an '89 780 with hipo 5.0 and T-5 (Edelbrock heads, Cobra intake, etc.). Now I have a '91 745 with a 5.0/AOD from a '91 Lincoln LSC. The drivetrain is bone stock.

        The '86 745 & '89 780 were both converted by my friend Steve Rose. The '86 was purchased by a guy who *had to have it*, it wasn't actually for sale! My brother now has the Bertone as his daily driver. I bought the '91 745 on ebay a couple of years ago, it had already been converted in-house by Ross Converse. I've had some teething pains with it, but now with a ~new fuel pump it's running great.

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          So you are in the New England area? When I was reading your description of the 780, I was thinking it sounded like Steve's car.

          Swedish Car Day is coming up October 19, can you make it?
          http://www.larzanderson.org/

          Greg





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            Hi Greg,

            I would love to make it out to SCD, but I live in Pittsburgh. I'm going on a tour of Dynatech facility in Ohio on 10/18. They are a race shop and Superformance dealer, having an open house for the local Mustang clubs.

            Steve is now thinking about swapping an LS1 into a Porsche 944.

            My brother lives in Georgia (with the 780). He met someone down there with a supercharged 5.0 in a 745 (this car was on ebay several months ago, I think the guy ended up keeping it).

            Andy





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              OK, so it's as much as 10 years! since some of the posts in this thread, but there is a GOLD MINE of information here! Seems like most of the builds were done in 2002-2008 or so, most Ford V8, but now these are being swapped for GM LS. I've had multiple stops/starts on my '84 242DL/ Ford project due to health issues, house moves, etc, but have made more progress in last few months, than last 10 years!
              I have started going through reading posts here from 2001-on. Learned a huge amount and saved a ton of time not going down blind alleys. I find this format easier to use and search archives for specific info than the current Facebook.
              I go to this site about once a week or so, for the last 2-3 years; always find something useful in the archives

              Why Ford and not LS? Have extensive, minutely detailed Ford info, I'm a FoMoCo retiree with a good discount on parts and I live in Dearborn, Mich. within sight of the Ford Engineering complex, surrounded by Ford employees who work at Engine Engrg, the Dyno Lab, etc, etc.
              I hope that this site stays alive and begins to be used more. The Volvo V8 swaps seem to actually be growing of late, though finding rust free examples of 30 year old cars is getting harder and more $$$, (thus making our cars more valuable!). I'll bet that a few bucks could be made by publishing a comprehensive, updated manual/book/CD, etc on Volvo V8 swaps. I would drop $50 for one. The JTR book was OK for its' time, but today leaves a LOT to be desired- a Chevy 305? Why bother?





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    ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

    i check it often but have noticed it's not seeing much activity at all. i posted a volvo v8 project car for sale and did not get one comment or response...which seems like a pretty good indication that traffic on the v8 part of this site is wayyyy low.

    makes me wonder what it's gonna be like in the fall when i start my volvo 240 v8 project...hmmm
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    1978 242 285k (gone) / 1987 240 wagon 250k / 1990 240 wagon v8 project





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      ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

      Well, that's why I posted this, to see who is around. If you asked a question, you'd probably get an answer... eventually.

      As for your sale post, I read it, but what kind of comments were you expecting? Your post doesn't really say much, and there aren't any pictures.

      Turbobricks is more lively for selling this kind of stuff.

      Greg





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        I look at this site about once a week or so. I am almost done with my V8 242 so it fun too see what other people are up to.
        This is the second V8 Ive had in this car. The first was a pretty healthy 355" chevy with trick flow heads and alot of other stuff. The trans is a T56 and the rear end is stock with a 4.10 gear set and true torque locker. One of those dash mounted G meters put the horse power at 347 at the wheels. I took it to the track a couple of times but it never did real well due to lousy 60 foot times (so so tires). The best it did was 13.40 @ 104 mph. The 60 foot times were about 2.2 seconds (really bad).
        This new engine is a 383 chevy with Dart heads and a couple of T3-4 hybrid turbos. Ive been at this swap for a couple of years now and it ran for the first time a week or so ago. Still have some details to work out.
        I really just enjoy the building of the car as much as driving it. Fitting the two turbos in has been a real chalange. I envy people with great big engine compartments.
        I any one is intrested I could fill in the details and baybe post a few pictures.
        Thanks
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          ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

          Damn, of course we're interested! Why don't you start a new thread with some pics?





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        ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

        hi wongg...to answer your questions, I just put the post out there as a feeler....keeping it short and sweet semed appropriate to me and posting pictures is a pain on this board, though I do have some pics available that I was planning on sending to anyone interested. As for what comments I was expecting, I guess I was hoping to get in touch with any interested parties from the v8 board. Pretty straightforward stuff.

        Maybe I will check out turbobricks, but just the name itself suggests it's not the place to find v8 info. thanks for the tip.

        I'll probably scrap the car since I can't use it and nobody seems interested. It seems a shame to me since the car is already set up for a v8 drivetrain. oh well.
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        1978 242 285k (gone) / 1987 240 wagon 250k / 1990 240 wagon v8 project





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          ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

          Turbobricks is really for anyone who has a (mostly RWD) Volvo and likes performance. While it's true that there are some closed-minded folks there who frown on V8 swaps, I don't let them bug me. There are a bunch of people on there with V8 Volvos, and you would probably have much better luck there.

          They WILL pester you if you don't have pics there, though.

          Funny thing about the V8 haters, none of them have every said anything bad to my face, in person. I have to wait and read their comments online to see how they really feel.

          Greg





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    ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

    I check in every week or so. Seems pretty slow though.

    Just finished my 940 Chev LS2 swap. Light motor and fricking RIPS compared to the old small block.





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      Yeah, this forum is pretty slow. It's awesome that there are people who are finishing projects, though! Is the LS2 all aluminum? What trans?

      Greg





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    once a week got new car 1982 black wagon IPD everything chevy 350 new paint this car is sweet cant wait to get it fired up





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      Where are you located? Be sure to get some pics up soon!





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    I visit every few days.





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      ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

      When I want something or when I need an answer on the various quirks of my 240, 850 or 760, I generally look here first.





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    I'm still around. I'm writing up an ad to sell my 1990 740 Wagon with 5.0 HO & T5. It runs great but I have more cars than garage space. Greg, I met you at Volvo show at Larz Anderson. Any suggestions as where else to advertise? Craigslist, I guess.





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      Hey Bob! I figured you had sold your car a couple of years ago. Are you on Turbobricks? That would be a good place to put an ad. I think you'll need to be a member to post a classified ad.

      What other cars do you have?

      Good to hear from you!

      Greg





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    I do occasionally, I have been working on my other car project but I am about to start my first V8 swap into a 1990 740 turbo SE. I am sure I will be visiting more often in the near future. I actually have a question regarding bellhousing/tranny, I will start a new thread.





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    I check in periodically. I actually need some diagnostic help for my V8 Brick, will start a new thread.

    Andy Schor
    Pittsburgh, PA





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    ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

    I check the listing for new entries nearly every day. Although my V8 Volvo is not like any other I've seen I am interested in what's been done. My car is much closer to getting back on the road after an 8 year "retirement" but I have to question my judgement (sanity) in bringing the original car and the new body to my son's shop in NC--meaning $200 in gas to go work on it. I used the all aluminum 215 V8 from a 1963 Oldsmobile F85 (think Range Rover for those not old enough to know of the Buick/Olds origins) and it will soon (hopefully) be sporting a T5 Camaro tranny to replace the Roto-Hydramatic.





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    every now and then

    I built an '82 240 GLT with a 92 Ford 5.0 HO and a T-5 some years ago - still regret selling it - so I like to see what going on these days.





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    I check it every week or so.





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    I try to check up here about 1 x per week . . .





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      ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

      I'm here after I check the RWD forum.





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    I check the forum regularly, but it has definitely been slow.
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    ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

    ...and tumbleweeds blowing in the wind LOL. I still check in sometimes.





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      ROLL CALL - Who still reads this board?

      I wander in from time to time, just to see what kind of issues folks are having.





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    I check in occasionally, but it has been slooooooooow.





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      still around, but read to sell the brick. Love the fun, but bought civilization finally.





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        I read it.
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        Leon Ramseur, Gastonia, NC, 2001 V70T5. 1993 940 Wagon.





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      crickets...





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