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Old 07-30-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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what all do i need to do the volvo head swap? very much considering doing since we just got the first dohc i seen. and as far as i mean as what i need, intake? fuel rail? exhaust? fuel injectors? timing belt? crank pulley? and do i have to change to DIS or is TFI fine?
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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not TFI, but distributor (whatever its called) or DIS
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:35 AM   #3
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it requires some fab work, it's not a bolt on mod

Tap and thread the rear oil return passage of the block and install a plug.
Seal bottom water outlet
Mod middle combustion chambers to better match the head gasket
Match water passages with the Ford gasket
Tap the head for an external oil feed
Weld a block of aluminum to the back of the Volvo head to run an external oil supply line


you'll find several writeups with a quick google search
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:38 AM   #4
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Which volvo is the head off of?
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:08 AM   #5
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b234f

Found in Early 90's Volvo 740's I believe

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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early 90s 740s lol .. like he said .. wow, nevermind .. thats too much fabrications lol .. ill do that later when i get a spare block and rebuild it lol im kinda like budget wise .. so far i spent 500, including body parts, and i plan only to spend 3000
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:38 PM   #7
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You can find the head on eBay. Type in 'b234f' in the search, and you'll find one, as well as the parts needed to make the swap.

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Basically everything the the volvo head came with as far as fuel rail and injectors, possibly a different timing belt cause it will have to be larger.

I also know that you will need to make a custom intake. i havent looked into this swap much but this is what I have heard. I would love to see someone in this forum to actually do the head swap, all I have seen is turbo swaps here, nothing with a volvo head but just talk about it and never go thru with it. Maybe be the first to do it on this forum and take lots of pics of the progress.
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i want to do it because u know dohc can do better cams and stuff with it and just looks cleaner if u ask me .. im still trying to find all steps into doing it .. but so far sounds like alot of fabrications
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:35 AM   #10
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****!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a whole bunch of links for you but it wouldn't let me post

Go to turboford.net and go to tech bored (left colum) then click search (top right of page) and type in folvo conversion
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