Friday, January 6, 2012

Chevy / Volvo, Ford / BMW Creations

Sometimes you just want more horsepower. I'm not really a fan of engine swaps (especially when they involve different manufacturers), but these are interesting cars...

89 Volvo 240 - This Volvo has a Chevy V8 in it.

Just putting a 350 engine in a Volvo 240 would make the car lively enough, but this guy went ahead and did a mild build on the engine. This engine has a competition cam along with a set of ported and polished World Torquer heads. It is also set up for nitrous, but it needs solenoids wired in order for the nitrous system to work. (He calls it a "150 shot" nitrous system... I'm not up on all the latest nitrous terminology, but if I remember correctly, 150 shot means that the nitrous adds 150 HP when applied. If that's so, that's impressive, but I'm not sure the engine could handle it.)

This car needs a bit of finishing. The seller says it will need a carb, battery and the exhaust hooked up.

If you're looking for what I assume is an insanely fast Volvo, and don't mind doing a bit of work, this car is realistically priced at $1500.00.

Located in Haddon Heights, NJ, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

A big thanks to Cory for sending me the link to this car!

1994 BMW E36 3 Series - This car has the ubiquitous Ford 5.0 liter V8 in it.

Like the engine in the Volvo, this V8 has been mildly worked. It was rebuilt around 2000 miles ago and has Edelbrock carburetor, intake and valve covers. It also has a competition cam and a 3.5" exhaust attached to performance headers. Wisely, the cooling system has also been upgraded.

The transmission is a T5 5 speed.

This is a turnkey car. The interior and body are in very nice shape.

Located in Ransomville, NY, click here to see the eBay listing.

4 comments:

Mike P said...

In the Jaguar world, putting a non Jag motor in one makes it a "lump". Doesn't take much imagination to guess what it is a lump of...

Bill said...

Of the BMW all I can say is Why? Wasted good engine and good body to make worse final car than either a Mustang or an E30 M3. The Volvo at $1500 is an instant entry into Grassroots Motorsport Magazine's $2012. challenge.Only I just bought a nice all Volvo 240 wagon Saturday. For a driver. No extra cash left....
Bill Giltzow

vanilla said...

@Bill: maybe the original m52 gave up? it's not exactly a Yenko, is it? nothing to cry over... there are thousands on CL in every state of repair you like if you decide you really need to pamper one.
Watch the youtube vids linked in the ebay listing, it might help you see "why" someone would want a ripsnorting v8 coupe

vanilla said...

er, M50...