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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Volvo head...on the car!
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Volvo head...on the car!

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:36 pm
by Colin
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I pulled the iron head (with the help of a friend to lift it... :roll:) and put the volvo head on today. Now I've gotta get me some weld els and start fabbing up a header. I've got a pretty wicked design in mind... if it turns out anything like I hope it will, you won't be disappointed. :)

Colin

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:36 pm
by MerkXRTurbo
Looks VERY nice. Gonna be a monster. :twisted:

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:43 pm
by PiMpIn SmUrF
pretty damn sweet, nice rims btw

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:28 pm
by DPDISXR4Ti
Damn Colin, no grass growing under your hood. :wink: But speaking of hood, what are you going to do about the intake clearance issue? Have you bagged the idea of using the EDIS block?

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:06 pm
by Colin
Yeah, I talked to Phil Marshall at Carlisle and came to my senses. :lol: Apparently I can use stock pistons, so I don't really have any reason to build up a block just yet. I just figured it was more trouble than it was worth... and what would I be gaining? A native serpentine belt setup and a direct-drive oil pump? Screw it. I want the thick-walled, stout-as-hell large journal 2.3. :)

EDIT: spelling (after a year... :lol: )

Colin

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:02 pm
by WesP
Colin it looks good, do I see a cowl hood in your future?

AlexD... check your keyboard the last few post have not made much sense or put the joint down... whichever applies :D

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:23 am
by Colin
NOOO! I'd rather bungie jump by my nutsack than put a cowl induction hood on an XR. I may have to graft a DSM bump in there, though. :?

Colin

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:55 am
by MerkXRTurbo
AlexD wrote:I just noticed you got hood shocks colin, instead of the rod.
Yeah, I like that. Are those the same ones used for the hatch? I want to do that, too.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:12 am
by Colin
Yeah, I copied David Godfrey and others... I did that the day I got back from Carlisle. I just used the struts and ball studs from the hatch of my parts car... they're a little strong, though. :lol:

Colin

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:24 pm
by MerkXRTurbo
Or you just spend $35 on new shocks. :roll:

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:29 pm
by jbuffethed
Freakin sweet. :shock: Did you get that head off Ebay? Isaw a few on there.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:35 pm
by Colin
Uhh...no... I got it from the local junkyard for $125. Then I put about $300 into having a shop do the welding for me... :P

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:36 pm
by Colin
Why would I need the support rod? Even ONE of those shocks will support the hood. If one fails, it's no biggie. Plus, the shocks push the hood up higher than the prop rod will hold it.

Colin

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:46 pm
by DPDISXR4Ti
You're being far too logical Colin. When your only goal in life is to sit in front of the computer and make useless, indecipherable posts all day, the actual content of the post is completely irrelevant.

Given what you've indicated, it sounds like tired, old shocks would probably do the job better than a pair of new ones.

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:12 am
by John Brennan
Hey, cool, now I know what to do when I replace my old hatch struts (although now that it's summer, they work just fine)! :lol: