Volvo 744GL Ice/drift project

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  1. ripper_viruset

    ripper_viruset New Member

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    Hello!
    I'll start by introducing myself.
    My name is Christoffer, I'm 15 years old, live in sweden and has a huge interrest for cars. I love volvo because I grew up with it, my mom, dad, sister, even my grandparents driver or has driven a volvo as a daily car!

    Now It's my turn! But, I will do something they didn't, drive it like i stole it! :D

    However, I got this volvo 744 for a steal! £186, Only thing that didn't work was a taillight and a headlight (had both lying around) Other then that I got half a tank of gas (around 20L) and new wipers! :)

    Some pictures then!

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    For anyone who wonders, it's a B230F engine, and amazingly enought, it has never leaked any oil! It is a common problem for b200/21/23/230 to push oil out of the "lid" on the top of the valve cover.

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    Forgot to mention I got 4 un-used winter tires with the car :D

    Tomorrow I will weld the diff, and after my father has regisered it again, I will build:

    Roll cage
    Turbo
    Propably open up the engine to change the crankshafts
    Send my cylinderhead to Hampus so he can improve it.
    And lighten it as much as possible.
    Get new paint!

    Have a good day and night now everyone!
     
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    Sorry for the bad pics, will bring the camera next time! :)
     
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    xborninthefightx JZX BOSS

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    haha nice, will be great fun. I've always wanted one of these Volvos for a little mess around car.

    Look forward to see more.
     
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    ohhhh, everytime I see a 74x, I miss my old one so much. although I did have a 745 with the 230f.

    lykke till!
     
  5. ripper_viruset

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    Hello again!

    Welded my diff today, going to test it tomorrow, hopefully. As i dont have a track to go to (winter time) I will go on my neighbours farm, my friend will be filming from behind! :D

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    Now I know its a half good result but I have about £60 a month to work on so this is going to be a real budget drifter!
     
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    As soon as the winter is over, I will be tearing down the entire axle to make it better, sandblaster it, and paint it.

    Also a bonus picture of my daily driver! :p

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    And the engine after construction

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    Hi again! :D

    Today I went to my neighbours house and talked a little, luckily enough he had some stuff for volvo to get rid off, and a bigger turbo than I had lying around! :D So for £20 I got this!

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    Also borrowed my mothers camera :)

    If anyone has some info about this turbo I would love to hear it! Would be nice to know it's peak.
     
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    Tonight I measured up how much clearence I'll have when building my new manifold.

    Also gave the suspension some colour.

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    See the difference between my turbo and my fathers? :p His is the TD04, he has a little higher budget than me though ;)

    Edit: Oh the pictures got mixed :o
     

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