1983 Volvo 242 V8 5.0/T5

Price: US $3,500.00 Item location: Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 240
  • SubModel: GLT V8 Swap
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: YV1AX4721D2234165
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 302
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1983 Volvo 240 GLT V8 Swap

Relisting due to non paying bidder.
Short video walk around: http://youtu.be/x-13sxuuiz4
Up for sale is my 302 swapped Volvo. The car is very fun, ulls great, sounds great, ruises smoothly down the highway, nd is reliable. I drive it semi regularly on a 60+ mile commute to school and I take it to work all the time. People are always interested in the car when I'm out and always have questions. On to some of the details:
o 1986 Mustang GT bottom end (flat top pistons)
o Stock H.O cam
o GT40P (4 bar) heads from a 5.0 Explorer
o Trickflow dual valve springs
o 1.7 Crane Cobra roller rockers
o Stainless steel shorty headers
o HEI distributor with Accel coil and module. Jegs 8mm wires
o Holley 650 double pumper on Edelbrock performer rpm intake, resh rebuild on the Holley.
o Explorer 5.0 front dress
o Quickfuel electric fuel pump and Quickfuel fuel pressure regulator
o Radiator is a heavy duty Volvo 3 row that has had the water necks switched to better work with the 5.0 inlet and outlets
o 1989 f150 11" flywheel
o Foxbody motor mounts
o Tremec T5 and bellhousing out of a 1999 v6 mustang (the torque/power ratings are the same as the old v8 world class t5s) I used one of these because they have less miles and they bolt up to a 302 with no issue as long as you use a 11 inch flywheel.
o MGW short shifter that will come with the standard and race handle, really crisp and direct throws. This is my favorite shifter I've ever used and I've driven a lot of manual cars, rom econoboxes to exotics.
o Clutch is from a v6 mustang of the same year as the transmission. The clutch is smooth, light, nd linear. It's very nice to drive in traffic. It is rated to 330ft-lbs if i recall correctly.
o Ford racing clutch fork
o V6 mustang driveshaft with an adapter to the Volvo rear end.
The suspension and brakes are stock, xcept that the front sway bar is removed because it didn't clear the double sump foxbody oil pan. I recently installed new struts and strut mounts as well as new tie rods and one lower ball joint( I can't remember which). Tires are in ok shape.
No power steering but the steering isn't very hard so I never felt the need to install it. I do have the the power steering and A/C bracket (and hardware), long with a good power steering pump and A/C compressor to go with the car, nd the Volvo Condensor if you would like to install A/C in the car. You just need custom A/C lines made.
The body itself is fairly rare, how many 2 door 240's have you seen lately), nd it has a working sunroof with no leaks! The body is mostly rust free, he only area with real issue is where the spare tire sits in the trunk and some of the trunk floor (fairly common on 240s), o structural rust or anything bad. The paint is rough as you can tell by the pictures. The headlights and grill came off an earlier 240 and are somewhat rare just because there's not that many around. I also have a pair of large rectangular e code headlights that I could let go with the car for the right price.
The interior is mostly complete and in decent shape, he seats are comfortable and original . No speedometer, ust a tach, olts, il pressure and water temp. Power windows work.
I know I'm forgetting some stuff since there is so much. I did all of the work myself except the exhaust. The wiring is simple and there's tons of space in the engine bay to work. I love the car but life gets in the way sometimes and it has to go unfortunately. I have the original 86 heads and efi intake to go with the car as well if you would like those.
Feel free to ask any more questions and if you would like to talk on the phone message me and I can give you my phone number.
The car is for sale locally as well, reserve the right to end the auction early.
On Oct-09-15 at 21:37:40 PDT, eller added the following information:

Update 10/10/15
Just wanted to add because I forgot to include in the original ad:
The passengers door handle does not work from the outside, t still opens from the inside.
The windshield wipers work but there is no windshield wiper fluid resovoir or pump
The gas gauge recently stopped working. Between school and 2 jobs I have not had time to diagnose the issue, suspect it has something to do with the sending unit though.

On Oct-13-15 at 05:55:41 PDT, eller added the following information:

I installed a later style 240 steering wheel (non airbag) since the foam on the original was a little shot at the top. This newer one is in much better shape, will put the original horn pad and steering wheel in the trunk of the car.

Buyer is responsible for arranging pickup or shipping.On Oct-13-15 at 15:29:41 PDT, eller added the following information:

Clean Florida title in my name