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its about 3/4 through.<p>That is crazy. that could not have been with the stock engine.<p><A HREF="http://videos.streetfire.net/search/sweden/0/1844927C-C20E-4B4B-8782-CF635792B8BB.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://videos.streetfire.net/s...B.htm</A><p>So who wants to do that to their 240 now? I do! lol<p>If only they showed under the hood...
 

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Re: check out the 240 in this video! (T5atl)

Sounds like he had either one hell of a turbo or possibly supercharger? You can hear the whistle when the guy is doing the burnout as well as when he takes off. just the whine from something that was cranking out some good power.
 

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That was a V8 under the hood buddy. It might 've had a supercharger on it who knows. This is what Volvo should've done long ago. It has such a lightweight frame.
 

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They should've had and engine similar to a 427 Hemi under the hood! If that was the case, the Volvo 240 would've no doubt, been the best sport saloon ever built.<p>To me, Volvo's performance capability is what I call, "the knife hidden beneth the sleeve." People that don't know Volvo misunderstand Volvo.
 

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I would guess that is a Volvo 4-cylinder engine under that hood. With a BIG turbo. Wouldnt say 16 valves... Say, 400+ BHP.... Not that uncommon over here. It wasn´t THAT quick to be a wild 240....
 

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Yeah Volvo had a factory racing team back in the days that produced 400+hp 4cyl Volvos. However, I still believe that what I heard under the hood on that video was probaly a supercharged V8. A V8 is naturally never quick in first gear off the line but that was still a wild 240 I saw to me.<p>I was planning on putting a V8 in mine as well but I want all my parts on my 245 to be strictly Volvo or at least Swedish. It would be nice to see a Swedish Koeingssegg 800+hp V8 in a 240 huh? But since I don't have Koeingssegg money, I wonder how the Volvo 5cyl would work in a 240.
 

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i saw something about putting in the T6 engine from the s80. turbo v6 for about 270hp stock i think. I would like to do that to my 240 too. I was leaning more on the side of a turbo v6 over a v8 anyway. But i wonder are there better engines(non volvo) out there for that type of project?
 

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Yes.<p>A Corvette crate motor in your 240.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=33" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=33</A><p>George Dill<p>
 

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I have the same feeling, dropping a bigger engine but keeping it all Volvo. I had an idea of maybe dropping the volvo/yamaha V8 into a 240. I do not know if that would fit properly. My only problem with that is, I believe the V8 can only be attached to an auto tranny, and I want a manual.
 

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Re: (MenardVolvo)

Where I currently live, there was this one 240 wagon that I was getting a master cyl out of for my 240 wagon and whop deedoo! It had a yellow Mustang 5.0 V8 engine in it.
 
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