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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ruffles, May 15, 2012.
reminds me of this:
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Racing Honda, just badass in everyway....
02 volvo v40.. stage 0.5
lowered on ksport coilovers.. manual boost controller.. k&n filter..red top fuel injectors
(which is my daily driver)
this is my project car
96 855R ( for those who know volvo R's )
once spooled up, the thing pulls like a friggen beast
I picked this up last summer. It hadn't seen a road since 96'. The fuel tank was eating away at itself, the battery ate away at the firewall, but I had it running the same day that I towed it home. Some welding here and there and it will be road worthy.
I consider all of my cars projects, but the Merkur has been taking up the most of my time recently.
I want to know how GFF's vet project rig is coming along.
Cool with the 855R. I've had:
854R with 18t, chipped, konis, the whole 9 yards. 300whp car
850 NA. was my dd for a few years
245 from 91. Sold it before I did anything to it. Regret it
745T, modded slightly.
and now a 1991 945SE:
IPD cam gear
MBC set at 14 psi
just a muffler
VTA PCV system
531 head ported and polished
decent stage 0
BBS rc090 wheels (17 x 8)
BBS "multi x" winters (15 x 7)
Eurosport lowering springs
Tokico HP struts, KYB gas rears
IPD upper and lower chassis brace
IPD sways with poly bushings
V70 rear brakes
Dirty as F
Not done tuning it. need to do accumulator mod and actually running quite rich right now which I need to adjust when I get the time, but it dusts mazdaspeed 3's, E36 M3s, STIs, and pretty much every 'sports car' some dude spent 40k on thinking he's the shiznit. Kinda funny to see faces when a 91 Volvo wagon lights up the rears and leaves them.
all for 5k and my own sweat and tears.
B230's are awesome..... If you don't mind 20mpg. One guy on TB showed dyno vids and results of a B230ft with stock internals running a big turbo (and that's pretty much it) and put over 600bhp on the dyno. There are 2 redblocks in the 5 fastest 4 cyls in the world, but I'm just looking for about 250whp which would make a 3000lb wagon a low 13 second wagon. Plenty for a DD
Track day in the Corolla, testing out some new coils to see if it's fixed a misfire. It did, however I cracked both front rotors (OEM, race pads).
This little thing boogies!
7AGTE (TD05H), LSD, R888 semi slicks, coilover suspension.
MRP Billet T3/4 Turbonetics turbo and race cams going in it next.
My newest project- Harley Evo skinny chop:
Nice! My brother just finished something similar.
I wish I could chop up my Sporty, but I will likely sell it stock to pay for the long haul cruiser.
Forgot I posted this. I eventually got a job and picked up a few old Volvos.
Got a 122 '66 wagon this winter. Body was good but the rest of the car was a basket case. After a lot of work it is now a fun daily driver (unless it is too hot or raining). Drove it to work over a steep mountain pass daily back when I actually had to drive to work. This thing is so fun and easy to work on. I really want a vintage full length roof rack, hard to come by. May try making my own. Been brushing up on my welding skills.
Just picked up a '69 142. Originally intended as a parts car for the high backed seats, 4 wheel disks and a re-buildable B20. Managed to take it from "not running" to a pretty strong runner with little more than a tune up and same spare parts from the '66. It actually pulls pretty hard and handles rather well. It needs some basic rust repair that is well within my abilities. The paint job is super ratty so I have no fears of screwing it up. I will probably end up keeping it and driving the **** out of it.
Edit: A few better pics of the wagon
Scored some vintage rally lights on e-bay.
Sort of want.
cool, show me photos of trunk ..i imagine the bikes would fit in?
My current one. It's just needing a few small things. Runs great. Actually for sale right now.
nice fat chick and boxer....
Thanks. FIgured you'd like it a tad since it's a VW.
It's funny. Nobody around here calls them fatty's or fat chicks. Too many people with fat wives that'll feel bad.
Very nice! Not too far off from something my dad and brother just finished. I'll try to get pics on Friday.
I'm surprised to see so many Volvos here. I used to be on Turbobricks. Here is my old 240:
Now I'm working on this:
that is fvcking nice.
A couple updates:
Love the Amazon.
f*k ya volvo
Built a bike rack for the old wagon.
Scored some super cheap aluminium towers sans clamps from ebay.
Purchased missing clamps from NRS
added some aluminium cross members from McMaster Carr
polish and clear coat aluminium bits
welded some brackets to the remains of a T2 that got trashed when rear ended by a semi.
No profit, but spent chump change compared to a new rack.
Looks good on the old Volvo.
Westy I'm a big volvo fan myself love your cars. You should get this one
Bertone? Not really my style, not to mention the Renault V6.
Wouldn't mind an old school 164. Generally I prefer the pre '73 cars for their simplicity. Although never powerful they were still lightweight and fun to drive. A turbocharged 242 is lustworthy but just too complicated. One should never underestimate the joys or working in an engine bay 3X the size of the engine.
Annnnd it's on the road. Runs damn fine too, I might add. Broke it in a couple weekends ago on a camp trip up to Lake Cachuma off the 154 between Solvang and Santa Barbara.
Some cool projects in here. I'm not a Ford guy, but I saw this on CL when searching for desert race cars... not sure how it came up but whatever. Someone in the midwest should buy this thing and make it go fast, like real fast. Pissed off grocery go getter if you drop a 5L in it.
Inline 6's are sweet. Screw the V8, turbo that fucker.
latest toy. at magnaflow getting new exhaust from downpipes back. Will soon get interior re-skin and motor rebuild.
I'll be turning in my jetta lease soon, gonna let my lady drive my passat tdi and looking to grab a 76-79 rabbit again. Really want a clean single round car I can swap either a 16V or 20V 5cyl into
Add an LSA connect and cruise kit for $18k and have 550+ supercharged ponies.
1985.5 Porsche 944
Finally got a set of Weber DCOEs running nicely on the Volvo 142. That little car is turning out to be pretty quick.
Ported 10.5:1 compression cylinder head with larger valves
Isky VV71 cam
2.5" under axle exhaust with two glass pack mufflers
Two Weber DCOE 45s
The intake noise gives me a semi
Projects on the DD. Camburg UCAs, new tires and an alignment. 170K and drives like new.
How do those tires affect gas mileage? I'm going to be in the market for some new shoes for my Tacoma in the not too near future.
Not too bad. Lost maybe 1/2 mpg over stock. These are 285-70-17s which is roughly a 33" tire. I had 265s on before and haven't really noticed any change from those. Did notice the small drop when I went from stock to the 265s though. It's lifted 2" in front with Bilstein 5100s. One of the best vehicles I've owned.
your carbon footprint sounds awesome.