Volvo Head Conversion

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Re: Volvo Head Conversion

Post by timxr8 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:33 pm

Call John V (JVAB) and get the whole YB, all refreshed and nice, with computer and everything. 3 wires, fuel and you're running. Even has a full 4x4 setup as well. You won't pay as much as you would in Europe also.
Tim Spencer
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Re: Volvo Head Conversion

Post by my8950 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:50 pm

DAReese wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:34 pm
andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:19 pm
But it looks so cool when you pop the hood and you're like ya it's dohc.
A YB is cooler.
And will actually run well...

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Re: Volvo Head Conversion

Post by kiwimanz » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:40 pm

Need any help on this conversion just ask away
I just finished doing one
Going to dyno next week hopefully.
I didn't weld the head, I bored and sunk soft plugs on the back of the block.

Cheers
Linz

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Re: Volvo Head Conversion

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:16 am

kiwimanz wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:40 pm
I didn't weld the head, I bored and sunk soft plugs on the back of the block.
That seems to be the better way to go from what I have observed over the years. Welding the block on the back of the Volvo head may seem like the better way, but many have had trouble with sealing the surface once that is done.
Brad

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Re: Volvo Head Conversion

Post by kiwimanz » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 am

Much easier, welding that much on the head was a real concern. Too much heat.
I have had zero leaks with soft plugs etc.
Will post pics soon
Linz

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