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I know there's a company that makes a conversion kit to drop a Ford 302and Tremec tranny into any 7xx/9xx RWD Volvo. What is the company name? Anyone got the link? I've seen it before but I'm banging my head against the wall cause I can't remember the name or website.<P>Here's the story. My parents agreed to give me the 940 next year when my sister graduates high school, since it's beat to hell (thanks to my brother) and not worth selling. So I'm going to turn it into a project car/sleeper <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>I plan to start building the 302 (although probably stroked out to a 306 or 318) this summer. Can't wait <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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Ross Converse at <A HREF="http://www.converseengineering.com" TARGET=_blank>www.converseengineering.com</A> <P>I'm not sure about the fitment of a Tremac because they usually use a T5.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B>I'm not sure about the fitment of a Tremac because they usually use a T5.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The T5 is a Tremec. The Tremec 3550 and TKO are direct replacements for the T5<P>
 

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Another question, what size is the rear differential in the 940? And what is the gear ratio? Anyone know?<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B> The T5 is a Tremec. The Tremec 3550 and TKO are direct replacements for the T5<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I see. I thought it was a 6spd, or is that a T56? I guess I haven't been hanging around the Brickboard V8 forum long enough. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>
 

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Yup. The T-56 is a 6-speed. It comes stock with the Corvette, Camaro Z28, V8 Firebird, and the Viper (although the Viper uses a special high-torque version). And guess what? The T-56 is also a Tremec. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P><BR>The T-56 (including the Viper-spec version) will fit any Ford pushrod engine with a proper bellhousing, and there is another version that will fit on the Ford modular engines <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B> The T5 is a Tremec. The Tremec 3550 and TKO are direct replacements for the T5<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hell, I'm having a fabrication shop pop a TR 3550 (non-TKO) into my 1963 122S ("SS"), proof that you can fit one into any Volvo!!! I <A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/leopoldporkstacker/" TARGET=_blank>took pictures</A> yesterday of the beginning of the work - sheetmetal removal. There is still a long way to go, including tubbing the fenderwells inward by 4" either side to accommodate 275/40ZR17 on <A HREF="http://www.petepaulsen.com" TARGET=_blank>Pete Paulsen</A> 11"x17" steel wheels, and then the <A HREF="http://www.markwilliams.com[/url" TARGET=_blank>Mark Williams</A> Ford 9" and a rollcage.<P>Oh, one other thing, you can have your Tremec custom-configured (as did I) in terms of mounting bolt pattern for bellhousing (GM, Ford), input shaft dimensions (GM or Ford splined), as well as three different shifter positions. <A HREF="http://www.fortesparts.com/" TARGET=_blank>Fortes Parts</A> is where I ordered my TR-3550 from, and the staff there is very helpful and knowledgeable.<P>-he who stacks pork<p>[This message has been edited by Leopold Porkstacker (edited 05-13-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leopold Porkstacker:<BR><B> Hell, I'm having a fabrication shop pop a TR 3550 (non-TKO) into my 1963 122S ("SS"), proof that you can fit one into any Volvo!!! I <A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/leopoldporkstacker/" TARGET=_blank>took pictures</A> yesterday of the beginning of the work - sheetmetal removal. There is still a long way to go, including tubbing the fenderwells inward by 4" either side to accommodate 275/40ZR17 on <A HREF="http://www.petepaulsen.com" TARGET=_blank>Pete Paulsen</A> 11"x17" steel wheels, and then the <A HREF="http://www.markwilliams.com[/url" TARGET=_blank>Mark Williams</A> Ford 9" and a rollcage.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>SWEET! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>What engine and rear end gear ratio are you running with that setup?<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B> SWEET! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>What engine and rear end gear ratio are you running with that setup?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, I actually started a thread on this subject, so for the sake of SPAMMING these threads so to speak, I will point you to the URL: <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000043.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000043.html</A> <P>So, I’m sticking with the “stock” (yeah, right) 172HP (@flywheel) engine for now, maybe a year or less from now I’m going to plop in an engine unless I stumble upon a non-refusable deal somewhere between now and then.<P>I’m going to stick with the 4.56:1 gear ratio for now, although the new gears and LSD will be housed in a Ford 9" rearend., and the tire/wheel combo will be larger in diameter. The wheels/tires I’ve been using are Weld Racing Draglite wheels in a 15"x7" size shod with 205/50VR15 tires, soon to make way for much larger 225/45ZR16 in front and 275/40ZR17 in the rear. The acceleration with the 4.56:1 R&P and 205/50VR15 tires is pretty darned impressive right now, but when the drivetrain mods are done the car will weigh more, so it will be slower until a bigger engine is used, but not too slow. It ought to be more “freeway friendly” on the gas mileage, ears and sanity.<P>-he who stacks pork
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leopold Porkstacker:<BR><B> I’m going to stick with the 4.56:1 gear ratio for now</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Tremec 3550 and 4.56 gears <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> Have fun on the highway with that combination <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by anony00gt:<BR><B> Tremec 3550 and 4.56 gears <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> Have fun on the highway with that combination <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I already did the math. The Volvo rearend that was in the car up until I dropped it off at the fabrication shop has 4.56:1 R&P (w/Pow-R-Lok LSD), and the tire size is 205/50-15, and everything was hooked up to the engine via a Volvo M41 overdrive trans. So, I already know what the term "lacking sanity" is all about. However, examine this chart below for gear ration comparisons between the two transmissions:<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">code:</font><HR><pre><BR>Gear Volvo M41 Tremec TR-3550<BR>1st 3.13:1 3.27:1<BR>2nd 1.99:1 1.98:1<BR>3rd 1.36:1 1.34:1<BR>4th 1.00:1 1.00:1<BR>5th/OD 0.756:1 0.68:1<BR>Reverse 3.25:1 3.01:1</pre><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>As you can see, the gear ratios are very similar, but the Tremec has a "stump puller" 1st gear and a <I>very</I> generous 5th gear ratio as compared to the M41.<P><I>Now</I>, I just got off the phone with Tirerack.com. I ordered two 275/40ZR17 tires (sidewall width=~11.2 - 11.6", tread width=~10.4"), and the overall diameter is almost a full two inches larger than the 205/50-15 tires, so that ought to buy me a few hundred fewer revs at freeway speeds.<P>Crap, gotta run off to a meeting.<P>-he who stacks pork
 
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