GUE555 1988 240 wagon

edited June 2014 in RWD
I bought this car about 9 months ago. It was run of the mill volvo with an m46 and was running dual fuel and was very very slow.

mine-1.jpg (Im not 100 % sure this is my car as it came up when i google "volvo wagon", if not it is exactly the same as mine when i bought it.)

Drove to the other end of the state to pick up some virgos, lowered the suspension a little got some clear front lenses and install a bluetooth stereo and new speakers front and rear.

Sourced a b230ft


Installed it including the ezk (after finding out Chrysler ignition wasn't suited) and got a 3 inch exhaust made, mounted a thermo fan and got the car engineered so its all legal.


Future plans are speaker upgrade, locker, coilovers and if i can convince the wife some 18 inch polaris :)



  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    Current: 1966 120 wagon, 1970 162, 1973 164E + supercharger, 1998 C70 T5 AWD Coupe, 2008 XC70 D5 LE
    Previous: 2001 C70 LPT Convertible, 1979 242GT, 1980 262C, 1984 265GLE, 1985 740T, 1996 850R, 1996 850AWD .... among others
  • volvodrivermanvolvodriverman (@volvodriverman) Barringwood Estate, Tasmania
    So now you can crush that awful Chrysler thing in the garage :))
  • volvodrivermanvolvodriverman (@volvodriverman) Barringwood Estate, Tasmania
    I reckon a few folks on here would be interested in a thread on the vr4, it certainly made me smile ;)
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    Cool wagon!
    360GLT - Will eventually be AQ171 powered!
    240GL - No frills street racecar... Maybe a couple of frills...
  • Vr4's are cool. Love tassie gingerbeering too, looks like getting sane stuff done is easy and it doesn't bankrupt you.
  • edited June 2014
    225066_17173971048_4944_n.jpg my first volvo….on a private road
  • Nice, the classic look with a touch of dark and low.
  • Nice work on the wagon. I'd be keen to see it up close if you're in Tas (which it looks like from the photo).
    '88 245
    '88 245 turbo
  • yeah mate I'm in kingston
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    Nice. What are your a/f ratios like? Any other hassles in doing the engine swap?
  • They are all ok. I'm running 8psi only and it goes to 9.9 under full load. Still using the na 240 fuel pump. Only real other issue other that ezk conversion has been steering shaft clearance for the dump pipe. I'm getting a custom dump made today.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    Did you flip the steering shaft over? I know that the early 240's steering shaft is a bit smaller and works well for the job too. Stock pumps are quite powerful too, YLD ran his k-jet pump for years making big power..
  • edited July 2014
    No both options wereconsidered but the oil return from the turbo needs to be modified and it was difficult to remove it. Will post some pics of the dump when I can.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    The oil return is annoying even on a 740T!
  • edited July 2014
    I had considered using a 740 shaft but haven't tried yet do not sure if it's feasible.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    I've not heard of it. Did you flip the one you have? That's what slowbrick did I think?
  • no its still in the original position
  • This has now gone to its new owner to make way for another project ;)
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