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Hey everyone! New to the forums here. I have an 83 Volvo 244 gl I got for my girlfriend this past Christmas. It was pretty rotten, holes everywhere. I’m almost finished with all of the body repairs, getting ready for paint, but I’m looking into the future a little bit. I’ve seen a ton of people doing swaps on these cars. I’ve decided I wanna put a Ford 5.0 in it. Possibly an efi motor. Does anyone have any experience in this? Anyone have any tips or know of any kits for doing this swap?
 

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There is actually a Forum here on Swedespeed for that,

https://forums.swedespeed.com/forumdisplay.php?33-V8-Conversion-Volvos

But to be honest it is a little bit sleepy, the real source of info for converting all things 200 series to something more permormance oriented, is over on TurboBricks !

The V8 conversion is common, also is ripping out a B230FT from a 940 inter-cooled car, and tuning it to add a few HP's (Boost Control, electronic ignition with dynamic advance-retard etc). It will be PLENTY of power and a more straight forward swap, but not a easy to find in your local pick and pull as a wrecked Mustang.

http://www.turbobricks.com/mods.php

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PS, In what state are you located ?
 

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Thanks! And yeah I have been debating on other Volvo swaps as well, or just beefing up this motor. It’s just that if I’m gonna do a swap, I might as well go all out. And the motor in it now is decent, but it’s got quite a few leaks going on and some other issues did have to chase.
 
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