302 Mustang Swapped Volvo 740GLE!!!Volvo tech owned - $3500 (Sierra Madre)
Date: 2012-04-25, 10:28AM PDT
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Hi CL folks, today is indeed a very sad day, as I am forced to sell my precious v8 volvo 740. The car's name is Frankenstein (by my gf LOL) All I can say is the car can be daily driven NO problems whatsoever, and has incredible reliability, performance, handling all rolled up in a really sleeper-like package. I might be forgetting some things so here goes. *sigh*
1988 Volvo 740 Turbo sedan 4d. converted to v8 using the tried and true CONVERSE engineering mount kit. CLEAN TITLE and carfax.
214k on body, 8k on engine, 1000 miles on cobra t5-z trans and king cobra clutch kit.
Body-Nice shape, no real dents on car except 2 small dents on the aluminum 740 diesel hood (lighter)
European e code headlamps and special grille, new taillamps and new foglamps. Black paint is actually presentable and is decent.
Suspension.-Ipd drop swaybar in front (25mm) and ipd rear bar. TME springs and new bilstein hd shocks with new mount hardware. New ipd stainless brake lines. New ATE rotors and ATE pads all around (about 3k miles on them all. New lower torque arm with new bushings. Ipd cherry upper strut brace and lower suspension tie brace to frame G80 rear locker form volvo 16 valve (3:91) ratio. New steering bushings, tie rods, lower control arms. Basically. The suspension is NEW. Alignment with new falken tires on rare Fittipaldi dealer optional wheels (came off of my Bertone 780). Drives straight. Ride is very smooth and controlled, but able to handle the power of the 306 engine.
Not bouncy or annoying (i hate lowered cars that dont ride nicely.
Engine- 306ci with ported/polished e7 heads, comp cams upgraded camshaft with new frpp pushrods and double valve springs. (cam is equivelant to frpp F cam). Engine is spotless inside and out. Newer ported GT40 upper and lower intake manifold. Headers, X-pipe, 2 highflow magnaflow cats, into a true DUAL exhaust system consisting of very quiet flowmaster 3 chamber mufflers. New 130a SSP alternator, new motors mounts from a convertible stang (heavy duty and a new energy suspension poly trans mount) New king cobra clutch kit and PP. New T5-z spec cobra transmission out of a 1993 cobra. (triple cone synchros in 2nd and 3rd.) Cryo treated gearset, reassembled by myself. Custom flex a lite electric fan conversion with rheostat. Walboro 255lph pump in tank,new filter. New oxygen sensors. Moates quarterhorse chip on a SSP (police) a9l computer. BBK cold air intake and custom bored throttle body and EGR spacer. Custom made spicer driveshaft with zerk fittings on trunions. This car even has the charcoal canister and a/c hooked up!!! (a/c needs r12 freon or upgrade the drier for r134a conversion) Needs smog pump to be 100percent CARB legal. Engine starts right up, has a nice lope at idle, but cruises so nice on the freeway and is not annoyingly loud. You can have a normal conversation in the car, in comfort. Car actually gets 22mpg when not lead footed. Heater works, even the ford EEC4 diagnostic system works. All guages work.
Car is not a half ass conversion. It was an IPD and a converse conglomeration. All fluids replaced recently. I dont drive this car a lot, so it gets used 50 miles a week maybe. I also dont beat the crap out of my cars. I dont redline, or am stupid with them. My friend says I drive this car so slow I don't deserve it: Whatever to that.
Interior- Completely redone upholstery, headliner, and seats. Looks great!!!. Has a 780 bertone steering wheel. Also has a pioneer cd player with usb/ipod, custom speakers in front and backdoors, and a very rare volvo HT-161 speaker system on backshelf area. Panels and interior is in amazing shape. Everything works electrically. Fan, power locks, all of it. You will be amazed by the interior of this car.
-Things i think it could use sometime soon.
Passenger window is a bit slower than the rest of the windows, so that tells me the regulator is starting to get mad. Still rolls up fine, just slow.
A/c (sorry I am spoiled with a/c) It should be charged and have new compressor o rings installed.
-bigger injectors and maf (it is PLENTY fast even by mustang standards, but I think a bigger maf (c&L) and injectors (say 24#) would make this car truly insane. Like I said. I drove it sparingly and not abusingly. When you come test drive the car. You are NOT going to be beating my car up until you pay me for it. Basically no joyrides. And feel free to bring a mechanic or friend who knows mustangs and volvos. I know both VERY well. I am ASE certified and Volvo Master certified level tech. I know my way around cars very well. So you are not buying some pieced together crap. I have WAY to many volvos and have decided with the GF (who doesnt like the clutch) that this is the one to let go. If you have any intgeligent questions, feel free to email me. Thanks for your time!!!!