Overdrive 245

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by alexander rickert, May 4, 2004.

  1. hello

    I'm looking for information 'bout an overdrive "type J".
    How strong is he?
    Can a B230K (carburetor) 116HP run with it without probs? Even if I
    increase the HP a bit?
    Or should i keep looking for the stronger "type P"?

    greets lex
    alexander rickert, May 4, 2004
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  2. alexander rickert

    Mike F Guest

    They used the type J on 240 Turbos with a lot more torque than you'll
    ever get out of your B230K, so you'll have no problems.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, May 4, 2004
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  3. The J-types are very strong. They were also used on Triumphs in the 70's. I
    had one on a tuned Dolomite Sprint that was estimated to have upwards of
    170bhp. The overdrive never had any problems, and the car was sold with over
    110,000 miles on the clock.

    David Balfour, May 4, 2004
  4. alexander rickert

    James Sweet Guest

    I've been pushing close to 200hp through a J type overdrive for a number of
    years now, no problems yet.
    James Sweet, May 5, 2004
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