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 Post subject: Volvo in need of modding (Please don't flame me)
Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:44 am 
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i have a volvo paddock bomb, and me and a few mates want to mod it, what can we do thats free and easy.. here is some info..

Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: 400 Series
Type: Station Wagon
Kilometers: 275111
Doors: 4
Engine Size: 2.4 liter
Date of Manufacture: Feb 1981
Color: White
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Options: Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Windows, Tow Bar

basicly i just want some simple easy mods other then ripping out all the seats and cutting the exhaust..., ok i know its not a ford but you guys are the only people who i know are good with cars...

Here is some pics..

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:55 am 
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Give it a full service, advance the timing if possible and run premium? I don't really know what else sorry...

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 4:01 am 
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Weight reduction is your friend. All that indestructible Swedish steel must take it's toll on a 2.4 engine.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 4:18 am 
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drop a 351 clevo in it : )

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:52 am 
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photoshop?

lol
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... ight=volvo

 

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 Post subject: Re: Volvo in need of modding (Please don't flame me)
Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:43 am 
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This is the only real decent looking Late 70's early 80's Volvo I have ever seen and liked and which is a Volvo 2 door 242GT.
But like others have said their is Volvo that sometimes gets to or use to get to the Drags at Western Sydney. The owner had dropped a 350Chev in to it. Ultimate sleeper that chopped everyone that cared to challenge :D

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:14 pm 
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Learn to spell LITRE correctly is a good start.

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:27 pm 
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Throw a turbo on it...Bodgy up manifolds with arc welder good learning curve...Those engines are strong as...

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 4:28 pm 
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find yourself a 9 inch grinder, and convertiblise it!!!! takes all of 15min to do.... then remover the springs and shocks entirely and you have yourself one pimped ride... consider some chrome spray paint for the rims and you'll be ready for the chicks in no time

 

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 Post subject: Re: Volvo in need of modding (Please don't flame me)
Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:21 pm 
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dark_realm wrote:
what can we do thats free and easy..


Your not gunna find much that's free at all, besides removing stuff from it to make it lighter.

Check out volvomods.com too...

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:47 pm 
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modding paddock bombs is fun, it always ends in butchery,

Run a bit of PVC pipe off the aircleaner snout and towards the front of the engine bay,

cut the mufflers out and replace them with straight bits of pipe (or make sidepipes that come out just behind the B pillars)

remove anything that looks heavy and isnt needed (like everything in the interior except the dash, and front seats)

get someone who knows about cars to remove ALL the anti polloution gear

if your gonna drive it like you should drive a paddock bomb, put a rollbar in it - you probably wont roll it but it does happen

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:03 pm 
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have a look at this site
it is a mate of mines who is a volvo freak
he has had two wagons that he modded

http://members.optusnet.com.au/ashdavies/dvs

tell him brett sent you and he will help you with any questions
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:06 pm 
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Mmmm paddock bombs. We have painted one with racing stripes cost absolutely nothing as paint was sourced from my mats grandparents. As for the side pipes i am interested in this. But we have done the weight save mod, change oil, new coolant, petrol, and a fe wothers. Custom crash damage (ofcourse its custom) broekn headlight mod, blacked out taillights on one. Yeah i'll get pics and stuff. But i have a few videos of our blue car before mods doing a donut, but its on my mobile so yeah.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:12 pm 
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not free but cheap, a set of extractors, they are good for releasing about 30% more power!! seriously, I used to sprint one and this is the easiest way to get more go out of the engine,, btw nice buy from EBAY... I was watching that sale.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Volvo in need of modding (Please don't flame me)
Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:17 pm 
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1 SLY 97EL wrote:
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This is the only real decent looking Late 70's early 80's Volvo I have ever seen and liked and which is a Volvo 2 door 242GT.
But like others have said their is Volvo that sometimes gets to or use to get to the Drags at Western Sydney. The owner had dropped a 350Chev in to it. Ultimate sleeper that chopped everyone that cared to challenge :D


I got a mate with a 242gt, its a 79 model, they are a 2.3l ohc they were good for about 125kw, pretty pokey 4 pot, they are a high comp engine, about 10.6:1 off the top of my head, a turbo manifold from a 7 series bolts straight on, but better off doing the whole running gear, with a little more boost and a decent CAI you can easily pull almost 210kw out of them,

the old 244gl that ran the 351, I know the guy who used to run it, the car was dismantled as he used the engine for another project, something more light weight, from memory the car was good for mid 12's

just some useless info for ya.

 

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