Hi guys new to the site and have plenty of questions to ask. Ill start here.
iv recently been looking into where an intercooler could be mounted to a 83 244 auto. and was wondering if the Volvo evaporator could be made smaller at all? Do they need such a big one? and could it be changed to an after market smaller one?
In my experience, any OEM external transmission cooler on RWD Volvos is quite small.
Are you sure it's not the air conditioning evaporator? This is approximately the same size as the radiator.
Mount stock intercooler in stock location between rad and ac condensor
Yes its the big thing infront of my rad. Well there you go it must be a ac evaporator. Easy fix IM geting rid of ac anyway.
i was looking around for a stock intercooler but already have one off a golf i think(ebay). so ill just use that.
A stock volvo one is VERY cheap and LITERALLY bolts straight in between the radiator and a/c condensor, There is no need to reinvent the wheel (or intercooler in this case) unless you want the car too stand out as being turbo by having the intercooler in the bottom of the bumper like a Jap import.
Angus is up in Ballarat and may even have one to sell you!
I would use a factory if i had one but ill just use what i have. I do want it hidden but on the other hand i do love a big shinny intercooler
if any one from around ballarat (i dont mind a drive) has one and is willing to sell it let me no.
He has many parts , many many many....
Otherwise , @iceton1975 , Mark may have one.
A meet up with Angus could be useful.
I also have one too but I'm in Melbourne. What have you done for the rest of your turbo install? Stock volvo parts?
Yep I can do one cheap PM me for price
As for the rest of my build. I like to do things the weird way so iv decided on a blow through turbo setup.
was k-jet. Now 34 adm Webber. Will need tune and re jeting.
after a 15/16g i have a 12b or a 13t but might be working to hard for 12-15psi
every thing cleaned and acid washed
fresh head and valves
forged piston and rods all balanced
fuel pump yada yada yada?
reckon it will blow up??
34 adm because cheap or because nicking blow through setup from another type of car?
@GT_Paul is the resident king of blow through btw :-D
I'll happily swap you some EFI parts plus cash your way for that carby setup. It would be ideal on my blue car.
I'd suggest not using flat top pistons with 12-15psi.
Also Paul's car is a suck-through setup, not blow-through.
I went the 34 because it was dirt cheep and easy to find.
most of what i have read on blow through set ups comes form Gemini forms or them ugly datsons
this is only the first build but i already have a mega death one built in my mind with a demon carb or quick fuel carb but this motor wont flow enough air to need one.
dauntless I have been hunting for a set of forged pistons. Did the factory 240 have dished pistons for there early turbo cars? B23 motors
i was thinking of converting it to efi but in not a fan of computers and wire. Only takes one shit wire or a mouse to make it all come undone
Efi on cars aren't quite that dramatically bad I think. Yes wires can fail but it happens with any electricals.
Yes there are factory b23 turbo pistons. Look up fcpeuro under 1984 turbo 760 volvo. They had the b23ft but you can also get slightly higher comp b23et pistons. Both forged.
Na i no id just rather simple. easyer to trace faults. I hate chasing wires.
i did read about that somewhere. Thanks for the site tho i couldn't find any(haven't looked very hard though)
Welcome to the forum, I'm about 45 mins from Ballarat but I work in Wendouree so if you are after any parts, getting them to Ballarat is easy.
I don't have a stock intercooler spare unfortunately.
I have a B23ET bottom end from an '84 760 turbo that I might consider selling, it's basically the same block as your B23E but with dished pistons to give 9.0:1 compression when used with a 531 head, and with ports for turbo oil feed and drain. It would need a hone, rings and bearings to make it usable.
As for whether or not it will blow up, that comes entirely down to tuning. If you can keep the AFR in the safe range at all times and keep the timing appropriate, then it'll be reliable.
My personal opinion is that programmable EFI is the only way to go for modded turbo applications, tuning carbies is a bit of a black art to me, but some people get great results from them so there must be a way.
I should have joined this sight ages ago. IM onto a intercooler so that's ok. I already have a good block ready to go. I would be interested in buying the pistons and maybe the rods if there forged though.
it shouldn't blow up. It will only be my daily i don't want to be running it on edge all the time.
Rods are strong enough and all the same on b23s. But they are heavy. There are sources overseas for h beam rods which handle over 500hp though.