Brick -> TurboBrick project

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Myren, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Myren

    Myren Guest

    I've got an 84 240DL wagon. 194k, c'mon gal! My baby. *hug*. Throttle
    body desperately needs a cleaning, didnt replace the timing belt before
    it snapped 4000 miles ago, about 800 overdue for an oil change, couple
    fairly minor dents and paint scuffs, front break pads are well into
    being on their way out, but its mine and i love her.

    I know this is kind of laughable, but how unrealistic would it be to
    convert it to a turbo? Just run up to Crazy Ray's junk yard with a box
    of tools and start pulling apart a 740 turbo or two? Read a couple
    small mod projects of the sort. Doesnt seem all that unreasonable.

    To my defense, i'd keep a low boost? :-] But more seriously, not that
    I need to in any respect (bought at 160k for $800), but i would like to
    keep this car until its a classic. I'm relying on the fact that volvo's
    are built like bricks to keep her running on boost... hell, i figure
    anything that'll put up with me and my driving for 34k probably isnt
    going anywhere for a long long long time.

    There's no bolt in 5 speed i can replace either, is there? At least my
    overdrive is working again...

    I love my brick.

    ps: i accidentally posted this as a reply two days ago. reposting...
    sorry. :-]
    Myren, Oct 10, 2003
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    Boris Mohar Guest

    Join and talk to the inmates.



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    Boris Mohar, Oct 10, 2003
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    James Sweet Guest

    It can be done, but it's quite a project. You need the engine, plumbing,
    wiring, fuel system, exhaust, etc from a turbo model, probably a 700 or 900
    series with EFI will be your best bet. Then you may want to look into
    heavier swaybars that the turbos had, and of course all new bushings. They
    did make a 5 speed later on, the M47, but I wouldn't recommend it with a
    turbo, it's generally known as a weaker transmission.
    James Sweet, Oct 11, 2003
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