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Old 07-21-2005, 02:33 AM
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Have the family volvo to tweak

Hey, I'm wutzu from california. I'm on break from Cal Poly right now, and am occupying myself with the family volvo (1986 240DL wagon). It's been abused since the day it left the dealer's lot in late '85, so at this point I'm doing all the TLC-kind of stuff that's been put off for years.

Once I get that done, and track down some Virgo 15s, I'm going to try and turbocharge it. I've been scouring Pick-n-Pull and have spotted a turbo in a Saab 9000 that i may use, but first I have to get a better understanding of turbos and how, if I need to, i can lower the compression ratio on the slant-four i've got under the hood. Of course, I might save myself some trouble and drop in a Chevy 350. At this point though, i'm more concerned with making the car civilized than I am with breaking land-speed records. I'm going to have many, many questions in the next few months.

If anyone reading this has any general advice, feel free to leave a reply, and if you just want to say hello, that's fine too.


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