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Old 01-26-2010, 01:28 PM
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Volvo Penta Engine

I just got a beat up old Volvo Penta AQ14 (?), all I know is it is a marine version of a B230, which is coincidentally the engine (B230E) in my 1986 Volvo 240. Now, I also have a '91 B230E in my yard (with a rusted up and busted up car around it). If I wanted to build one really good engine, and I wanted to keep the dual carbs from the marine engine, what sort of things should I be looking for (like what parts are generally good or not good on the marine engine vs the street engine)?

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Hi a bit more information on your marine engine would help. In Europe people are building 2.5 /2.8 even 2.9 litre engines using the crankshaft and rods from a marine version of the B 230 Engine, then custom oversize pistons .In Autograss racing in the UK claims of "well "over 200 bhp from these engines with reliability.The class in Autograss racing where these engines are used are limited to a little over two litre when using multi valve engines but when using two valve per cylinder engines ,then there is no capacity limits.
So come back with some more info .
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