Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/23/20 8:44 a.m.

I have a 1986 Volvo 240 that I picked up as a shell for 1k (I know a little over priced for just a shell) I purchased a 5.3 out of a 06 Sierra and a nv3500 out of a 05 Silverado. Since I've purchased the three main components I picked up IPD lowering spring, poor man motor sports low profile oil pan. Summit block higher headers, Holley drive by cable 90mm throttle body matted to a ICT 3 to 4 mount adapter plate. I purchased the Holley terminator x to do my wiring. A lokar universal throttle cable so I can cut to length. Running on giffin motor mounts and the stock trans mount motifed to bolt the trans (allegedly)

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/23/20 8:46 a.m.

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/23/20 8:46 a.m.

Medchin
Medchin New Reader
9/23/20 9:33 a.m.

Did you happen to buy that shell around the Raleigh NC area? I distinctly remember a Purple engine bay under tan/gold paint on CL in this area not that long ago.

Should be a good build, the 240 engine bay accommodates just about anything you can think to stuff in there and the sheet metal holds up pretty well to the ravages of time comparatively.

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/23/20 11:26 a.m.

In reply to Medchin : I got this from a guy out near Syracuse Ny

 

Medchin
Medchin New Reader
9/23/20 11:29 a.m.

In reply to Volvo1500 :

Huh, there's no way that's a factory option, I guess great minds think alike? Or maybe the local shell somehow made it's way up there? That seems unlikely. Good luck with the build.

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/23/20 2:16 p.m.

In reply to Medchin : the previous owner may have posted it all over the east coast cause I know he moved far west. Much appreciated 

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
9/23/20 10:22 p.m.

This car was on this forum in some manner previously. Maybe a build thread, or maybe a re-post for sale add. Cool project.

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/25/20 8:59 a.m.

Got one front lowering springs in. Had a few hiccups to get it done going to do the other side today. Would've done it last night but I work early mornings so it wasn't worth being tired over 

Medchin
Medchin New Reader
9/25/20 10:02 a.m.

If those are the IPD lowering springs I think you're going to like them. They're what I have on my 242 and they're a marked improvement in feel/comfort on the 40+ year old factory springs and the improved stance is an added bonus.

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/25/20 11:23 a.m.

In reply to Medchin : they are I'm hoping they will support the ls while keeping the nice stance it has

 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/25/20 11:25 a.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 : there is I originally was continuing a previous owners thread then I started this one instead.

heres the original: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/1986-volvo-240-turbo-ms-mostly-a-cry-for-help-help/141873/page3/

 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
9/26/20 10:18 p.m.

Finished the springs all around. The next step is stuffing the motor and trans in so hopefully will get to that soon

Racebrick
Racebrick New Reader
9/27/20 12:33 a.m.

Looking forward to it.

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
10/1/20 12:20 p.m.

Waiting for the clutch kit to come in then I can throw everything all together. Think about repainting the engine bay and might clean up the hood a bit since there's a dent and surface rust and might just send it black 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
10/1/20 2:04 p.m.

Send it black. 

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
10/1/20 2:24 p.m.

In reply to Volvo1500 :

I've got my eye on that clutch kit. Let me know what you think of it when you drive the car. 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
10/5/20 8:46 a.m.

In reply to Scotty Con Queso :

Will do 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
10/8/20 8:12 p.m.

Got it all assembled. The motor gets dropped in on Saturday. Hoping it all goes in well. Trans tunnel was already hammered out by a previous owner who tried to Ls swap it as well. 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
10/11/20 8:29 a.m.

And now we have the motor in. Still a ton of work to go but now a huge step has been completed 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
10/11/20 8:05 p.m.


shifter is in and clearing all around. No ac but I didn't plan on doing it anyways. Cuts a little close and I did have to shorten it but I'm digging it

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
10/23/20 11:26 a.m.

Just gotta wire and wait for the driveshaft to be done and she's ready to roll I need to just not be lazy and get the wiring finished also gotta order the front core support 

Volvo1500
Volvo1500 New Reader
1/2/21 8:26 a.m.

It's been awhile since I've added an update. I got the front core support out of a junkyard shes beat up but it supports the radiator and headlights just fine. All the wiring and fuel lines are complete. Just installed a radiator from an eagle talon. Just needing to finish the fan wiring and mount the overflow tank. Waiting on my sts clutch pedal to come in and she should be ready for the first drive.

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