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Aloha from the snowy (sorta) North East 5 years 9 months ago #276

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Greetings all! Long time VCOA member, but new to this forum. Looking forward to sharing thoughts! I have a 1957 PV444 that I restored, and am currently prepping for a Ford 5.0L V8 (Converse) swap into my 1993 940 Wagon. Always up for hearing about people's experiences with these 5.0 swaps!

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Re: Aloha from the snowy (sorta) North East 5 years 9 months ago #277

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Welcome to the forum!

The V8 conversions are always fun.

Got any pictures of either car?

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Re: Aloha from the snowy (sorta) North East 5 years 9 months ago #280

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Thanks! I'm looking forward to the V8 conversion. The silver 760 wagon has a 93 5.0/T5 sitting in it, but the body is shot, so its acting as a donor car for the 940. Hopefully pulling that engine out soon to swap some parts and get it all cleaned up. Any experience with these conversions? Also doing a bunch of suspension upgrades to the 940 to help with the added weight/power: Ipd heavy duty springs (highly recommended, the ride is fabulous), Ipd sway bars, upper and lower chassis braces. Still have to get the sway bars thrown on, but very pleased with the other upgrades so far.










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Re: Aloha from the snowy (sorta) North East 5 years 9 months ago #281

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I haven't done that type of a swap as of yet. :cheer:

The guys at turbobricks.com would be your best place for info on that. They have a v8 club over there too.

There is also a v8 conversion section here. No posts yet but someone needs to start one!

Nice PV btw. I likes the orange.

Here's my old one. sold it :( Sorry but the pictures are kinda crappy. I took em while it was in the shed.








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Re: Aloha from the snowy (sorta) North East 5 years 9 months ago #293

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Hello Fresh Boarder,

I am not familiar with engine conversions. Sorry, but I cannot answer your question

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Re: Aloha from the snowy (sorta) North East 5 years 8 months ago #331

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Great 444. I really like the "hot rod" Volvos. Welcome aboard.

My friend and I did a small block conversion in a 780 about ten years ago. It was a 327/250hp. A really nice ride when finished. The extra torque made it a fun car. One fellow who showed up at our show at Lime Rock with a similiar conversion last September, said the drivetrain can manage 300 horses, with the weak point being the diff.

Are you in/near Ct. ? Our group [Southern New England Chapter] has some "modded" cars.

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