245 turbo

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  • Model of Volvo
    200/300/700/900 Series
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    Lancashire
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    THORNTON
  1. Don't all rush to reply at once, will you?
  2. That would be great as long as they're sensible money. I'll get a kidney on Ebay straight away!
  3. Hi all.I'm not new to Volvos or modifying, but this is my first venture into Whiteblock tuning, so thought this might be a better place to start than TB.I've just bought a B5234T3 as the basis for my budget build (2001/2002, I think). It will eventually be going in my 1992 245.Budget is tighter than a gnat's chuff, so things are going to be done bit by bit, as I can afford them. The engine will be getting aftermarket rods, but keeping stock pistons. I shall be making a header myself (fabricating stuff makes me happy), and using an HX35 or similar to provide boost. I already have one of those huge Ebay Evo intercoolers. Injectors will be sized accordingly, and MSII will take care of the engine management duties.I want to get rid of the VVT, but am not sure on my options: is it possible to use a spare intake cam as an exhaust cam? If not, at what position do I lock the original exhaust cam in? Surely the cam as at it's maximum "variable" at highest rpm?I also have a head from an early GLT (92-94), which I'm told is a "big port" head, but I can't any info out there in cyberspace on it, making me wonder if such a head exists at all. Would this head (with N/A cams) flow better than the later head, or not? I'll measure port volumes when I get the chance.What are my boost limits on stock pistons?Do I need to shim the block?Is it worth going to the trouble of fabbing an intake manifold, or is the ME7 one okay? I don't currently have alloy welding facilities, so hopefully won't have to build one!I appreciate that some (or possibly all) of these questions will have been asked before, but I've not been able to find them. I've also probably missed lots of more pertinent questions.
  4. Hi s40rch. There should be a picture of Matilda attached. They stopped making them in 1993 and mine was registered on 30/12/1992, so it's one of the very last ones. Gearbox is very much a matter of debate and also pennies I don't have just yet (does anyone need any welding doing?). The easy option would be a whiteblock M90 from a manual 960, but they're like gold dust, so I'm currently exploring other options, with BMW 'boxes being highest on the list.
  5. Morning all!My name is Mark and I'm on the Fylde Coast (near Blackpool).I currently own a 1992 245 which is just about to come off the road for a +T, but I've also bought a B5234T3 for it, which is the ultimate goal for the car.I'm not new to modifying cars (30 years) and have always been a Volvo fan, but this will be my first experience with whiteblocks (although I'm learning all the time), so I'm going to be asking a lot of questions, if that's okay. I'm a breakdown patrol for one of the big companies and a qualified mechanic, so that side of things isn't an issue, it's the engine specific knowledge that can't be found in your tool box or in a text book.I'll start a separate thread for the whiteblock questions, then?