1992 240 sedan V8 swap

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:43 PM
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Hello, I am new to this forum and new to Volvos in general. I have a not so original but fun idea beating around in my head. I will soon be getting a 1992 240 sedan in ok condition from a family friend. As soon as I saw this thing all I could think was sleeper V8 swap. Now that the time is getting closer to me getting this thing, I wanted to actually begin looking into it, and see if this is even fesible, so here I am. My plan (well my pipe dream) would be to put a 390 Fe into it with either a top loading 4 speed or a T5. If the numbers I found online and the measurements I took hold up, the 390 should fit, but it would be tight. Yet I have no clue how it would be mounted or if it even could be mounted without cutting. I have seen people do 302 swaps in 240s but never a 390. So does anyone have any idea if this could even work? And if so, any tips or help with a parts list would be very much appreciated. I have never done an engine swap before, but I have done engine and drivetrain maintenance on a decent few vehicles.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Pritcher View Post
Hello, I am new to this forum and new to Volvos in general. I have a not so original but fun idea beating around in my head. I will soon be getting a 1992 240 sedan in ok condition from a family friend. As soon as I saw this thing all I could think was sleeper V8 swap. Now that the time is getting closer to me getting this thing, I wanted to actually begin looking into it, and see if this is even fesible, so here I am. My plan (well my pipe dream) would be to put a 390 Fe into it with either a top loading 4 speed or a T5. If the numbers I found online and the measurements I took hold up, the 390 should fit, but it would be tight. Yet I have no clue how it would be mounted or if it even could be mounted without cutting. I have seen people do 302 swaps in 240s but never a 390. So does anyone have any idea if this could even work? And if so, any tips or help with a parts list would be very much appreciated. I have never done an engine swap before, but I have done engine and drivetrain maintenance on a decent few vehicles.
Thanks
The easiest thing would be to search the net for Volvo V8 engine swaps. There are various places that advertise this and also have parts available for the swap. Once you find a couple of places give them a call and talk to them about what options you have. My bet is they have lists of parts needed and most likely have them for sale.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:30 PM
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a 302 already has way more torque and horses than the 240 can cope with, unless you also plan $1000s worth of suspension and chassis upgrades, new rear axle, etc.

there was an extensive thread by a guy here who put a ford 5L alloy block into his 740 wagon, made a beautiful car. pretty much everything he did applies equally to a 240. he spent years on it, but sadly I think he's dropped off this forum. a t first he went the 17" rim, super low profile route, but later reverted to 15" wheels with much milder tires for the better ride.
 
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Check out https://jagsthatrun.com/collections/volvo

Enough dreaming, get to work work and post the pictures :-)
 
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