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Old 05-31-2009, 01:27 PM   #26
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I wish it was a 90* V8..it would have a lower COG for motorsports...but beggars cannot be choosers. I have heard some folks wanting to build a Daytona Prototype with one, but not sure they can get the COG low enough to be competitive.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:39 PM   #27
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There was rumours that Noble were going to use the V8 with a couple of turbo's on it making about 650bhp in the Noble M15.

Whats happening with that or where thats got to who knows.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:47 PM   #28
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I don't think thety have officially begun selling the M15 yet, but yes they have been doing some fun things with that V8
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:10 PM   #29
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Twin turbo 32v FTW though!


BTW why do you guys obsess over transmission adapters as like, the main hurdle of all engine swaps?
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:20 PM   #30
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Thats what you should do if you bastardize a volvo.
A lot of the racing classes that many of us build our cars with at least the idea of fooling around in require the engine be of the same manufacturer.

Otherwise I'd consider a Honda motor. Lighter cheaper more power.

Jon,

Although the swap will require lots of mods either way of course, I can only help but think that given that any dohc V motor is wide to begin with, the 60 degree motor will be a little narrower overall, which is a good thing IMO especially if turbos get involved. Just an extra inch per side simplifies a lot of the fabrication immensely.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:44 PM   #31
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:30 PM   #32
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Whoa, that bellhousing looks interesting.
it's like the V8 belhousing and some inexplicable section of a aw3040 bellhousing then a flat adpter and then a inch thick steel laser cut adapter. whyyyyyy

edit:// ohhhh. Someone had a full adapter solution to bolt a supra trans onto a whiteblock. so they just machined the front of that bell off until its the right length. I guess that works.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #33
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #34
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What is the deal with that engine. I find some things that say it was sort of designed by Volvo and had nothing to do with the SHO V8 and other statements that is was a direct descendent of the SHO engine. Anyone know the real story?
yeah, they are different motors. they may share some design characteristics but only because of the fact they were made by the same company, not because they are based off one another.

i tell you what i did with one... i sold it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #35
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congrats to justin for finding this 2 years late
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #39
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A few local volvo techs have told me that these motors are nothing but trouble. Decent when they are new, but not very reliable. If this is true, I cant imagine choosing this block over an LS or ford V8 when you are paying 2-3 times as much for it.
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I was speaking with someone a while ago about these blocks. If you wanted a transmission that'd bolt up to the block then look to the Ford Ranger with a V6. Apparently they have the same bolt pattern.

What year I'm not certain of, but it's a good place to look.

If I were to do a 32v V8, I'd go with a 1UZ or a 3UZ.
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All this uz talk is poor dreaming. They are an old motor that really doesn't make power like people wish. Ls motors are $20,000 by the time they make 500whp, and Ford blocks split all the time. 2jz is the motor to swap if you want power and reliability.
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I was speaking with someone a while ago about these blocks. If you wanted a transmission that'd bolt up to the block then look to the Ford Ranger with a V6. Apparently they have the same bolt pattern.

What year I'm not certain of, but it's a good place to look.

If I were to do a 32v V8, I'd go with a 1UZ or a 3UZ.
3UR! UZ are **** compared to the UR.

And yes the 2JZ is a phenominal motor in terms of reliability and performance, but its been swapped into every car imaginable, and some people have a desire to be unique, just like everybody else.
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So far we haven't had too many problems with them aside from a couple alternators and one timing cover. I have heard of a couple that had the whatever bearing(not lubricated, rusts out) on 2005s that required repair. There have been a couple instances of needing valve bodies/torque converters replaced that I've heard of as well, but not experienced at our shop yet.

Matt, how many of those valve bodies/torque converters/bearing issues have you seen?
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only if you pay someone else to do all the work. i had a 360whp/465wtq ford v8 in a volvo that i put together for $900. i didn't go further because you're right, the blocks do split. i think i could piece together a 500whp LSx with a $5000 budget. the key is spending the money in the right places, saving it in others and doing all the work yourself.
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Get 6.0/6.2 truck motor at junkyard for 1000-1500 bucks. Add cam. Make 500 RWHP. Profit.

Get 5.3 truck motor at junkyard for 300 bucks. Add Holset for 200 bucks, injectors for 200 bucks, and universal chinese intercooler for 100 bucks. Make 500 RWHP. Profit.

Get 4.8 motor at junkyard for like 100 bucks (or free). Add Chinese ebay twin turbo kit for 1000 bucks. Do a cam and fast intake for a couple grand. File rings for free. Make 1200 HP. Write article in popular hotrodding. Profit.
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The Volvo/Yamaha V8's out of the xc90s are unreliable. We have done about 10 front covers from the bearings locking up an spinning on them. Also the balance shaft will seize and half the time take out the block, other half you have to replace the cover, balance shaft, bearings for the shaft, and a load of other crap. Not to mention that Volvo does not make the motor at all (according to the tech rep) and once they are out at the wear house they are out.
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they aren't bad except for the balance shaft thing. we've probably done 3 or 4 but it's always a person that power washes their engine frequently getting a locked up bearing.

i have a soft spot for an '07 s80 v8 awd, i would love one.

i wish you could eliminate the balance shaft all together. it can't be that rough without it, balance shafts are stupid and designed to satisfy whiny bitchy people.

anyway, i've been a volvo tech for a number of years and i know what you mean about the issues there.
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i wish you could eliminate the balance shaft all together. it can't be that rough without it, balance shafts are stupid and designed to satisfy whiny bitchy people.

anyway, i've been a volvo tech for a number of years and i know what you mean about the issues there.
Remove the shaft, and mount an idler pully in its place, still keep the same timing belt. Besides V-8's are pretty decently balanced as it is. Maybe the 60* angle exacerbates things who knows.
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i have a soft spot for an '07 s80 v8 awd, i would love one.
Pete's may be for sale within the next year or so... He replaced the rear diff and DEM recently with a slightly used one(his car has 80k, I think the replacement had 24k on it?).



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