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Old 08-07-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Volvo Head Swap

For anyone who wants to try the volvo head swap on the 2.3 LIMA engine, Here are some helpful links for you

Car with the proper cylinder head
89-90 Volvo 740 GLE
91 Volvo 940 GLE (Canadian)

Engine # B234F

Here are some helpful links for you
http://www.turboford.net/ubb/ultimat...c;f=3;t=025541
http://www.turboford.net/cgi-bin/ult...c;f=2;t=041747
http://www.turboford.net/ubb/ultimat...c;f=3;t=025603
http://www.turboford.net/cgi-bin/ult...c;f=3;t=022395
http://www.turboford.net/cgi-bin/ult...c;f=2;t=039858
http://www.turboford.net/cgi-bin/ult...;f=20;t=003080
http://www.turboford.net/ubb/ultimat...c;f=8;t=000021
http://www.turboford.net/ubb/ultimat...c;f=2;t=047427
http://www.turboford.net/cgi-bin/ult...;f=20;t=003170
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/2300-16V/
http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech...es/item045.php

There is also another one at
geocities. c o m /_nitro_/volvoswap/volvoswap

(remove the spaces in the .com)

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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Default RE: Volvo Head Swap

fgtj?

You been painting without proper ventilation or playing with some starter fluid?[sm=alcoholic.gif]



I've read about the swap, but it's more work that I'm interested in doing. I have access toa machine shop if I need it so maybe one day I'll reconsider it.
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It's fixed now, didn't like the geocities site[&:]
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:03 PM   #4
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with these heads what kind of performane increase can be expected?
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It really depends on your set-up.

No one has solid numbers on all stock just the head.

But from all the info Ive gathered, you've got a **** load better air flow which makes it better outside boost I would think
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so this head would be compatible with the t4 engine?
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so this head would be compatible with the t4 engine?
uhh... what? speak engish, not engine to me
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lol sorry. so this head is compatible with the turbo engine in the 1988 thunderbird i have? i can use these on that engine correct? what is the lima engine?
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The LIMA engine is the 2.3 ford turbo engine, the B234T is the engine in the volvo.

The head will fit but only with mods to either the cylinder head or the block.

they share the bolt placment, but the volvo head is a little to short so a aluminum block has to be welded on and custom pistons have to be made.

Im missing most of it, but thats why there are links....
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i think it would be a lot easier to use more boost and port the stock or a dp head than messing with that complicated of a swap.
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