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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 14:16   #21
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hi they are 15 inch alloys with new tyres...i will be selling very soon as i intend to get some new springs and 18 inch wheels,as although it drives fine as it is its a bit low for me...
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audrey old mailed you cheers...
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Old Mar 6th, 2013, 00:47   #23
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I have just managed to get some 8j 18"bbs style wheels 5x108...so my 15" alloys and new tyres will be available if anyone is interested...ones in picture...please pm me...thanks...
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Just found your thread thought i would say hi over here aswell..
Very nice looking volvo.
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Old Mar 24th, 2013, 12:43   #26
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been repairing the pass front wing over last week or so,had some rot around the wing mirror holes,so have cut the square out,treated it and fabricated a new piece in,and the same on the bottom rear of wing,cut out and re made...also done the same on the drivers windscreen scuttle,someone had painted the car in 2005 and done a poor repair which had become like a tea bag and wet feet are not to clever...lol...
oh and fitted accuspark,plugs,coil and rotor arm...51.00 all in...bargain...
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Reason there are few modified ones is that the B30 is an excellent and powerful engine. With a few mods it can be made more so.
Don't exchange engines you will only devalue the car and achieve nothing.
Hi ,
I agree . keep the engine and mod it .

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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 22:28   #28
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I'm am just about to begin. I have a 144 auto and its thirsty and sluggish, so was thinking of an engine swap too. I was going down the obvious route of Zetec and Type 9 box to give the old girl a bit of get up and go. Going for lowered stance too, although struggling to find alloys.

Anyway, await with interest while I get the welding torch out. Anyone reading lower edge rear wing panels are going cheap on ebay at moment from a place in Barnsley.
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Old Jul 27th, 2013, 03:45   #29
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Sorry- but I just can't understand why you would want to do that to an old Volvo. Why waste a lot of time and money trying to turn a rather sedate 40yr old car into a modern performance vehicle. I just think you are missing the whole point of owning a classic car. If you need a high performance car go and buy one, there are plenty of very affordable Celicas, Skylines, Imprezas about at the moment.
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I'm am just about to begin. I have a 144 auto and its thirsty and sluggish, so was thinking of an engine swap too. I was going down the obvious route of Zetec and Type 9 box to give the old girl a bit of get up and go. Going for lowered stance too, although struggling to find alloys.

Anyway, await with interest while I get the welding torch out. Anyone reading lower edge rear wing panels are going cheap on ebay at moment from a place in Barnsley.
arghh! why not convert to B20E which isnt sluggish .
OR fit a modern volvo T5 engine or even a normal 2.4 5 cylinder and M90 gearbox :-)
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