[V8] All the Best Cars have been built. #2

Curtis fatboy03 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 11:35:32 PST 2009

I've seen videos of the volvette.. That thing is bad at ss!!


On Nov 19, 2009, at 12:37 PM, "Andy Schor" <walbum1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> In addition to the '91 TQA, I have a '91 Volvo 740 wagon with a 5.0  
> V8 AOD,
> in-house Converse swap.  It's a great car, a real sleeper, but I  
> doubt that
> Roger would like it.  It has big IPD sway bars, Bilstein HDs and a  
> few other
> mods.  A better choice for him might be the '89 Volvo 780 Bertone  
> with built
> 5.0 (~300hp), W/C T-5 5 speed, etc. that I sold to my brother (with  
> 1st dibs
> to buy it back).  This car with it's gorgeous Italian leather  
> interior and
> IRS (the 240/740 wagons have a solid rear axle) is more of a grand
> touring/muscle car a'la 928 or DeTomaso Longchamp...or a Swedish- 
> Italian
> Mustang.  Come to think of it, Roger probably wouldn't really like  
> that one
> either.  I have seen Roger's current ride (before he bought it), it's
> beautiful. I'd suggest a mint late 960 wagon which is a much nicer  
> car, with
> a crate 5.0 swap.  PLN and Letterman (and the pres of Exxon at the  
> time)
> each had a supercharged crate 5.0 put into a *brand new* 960 wagon.   
> One of
> the three was sold last year for somewhere between $10-15K, I think.
> I must say that my Lehmann chipped Audi is an easier car to drive  
> quickly.
> The V8 Volvos are a blast to drive, "there's no replacement for
> displacement".  OTOH they run out of traction before they run out of  
> power.
> The Audi has plenty of both.
> My brother and I have also both previously owned a '91 Audi urV8 5  
> speed
> (the same car) with Stebro exhaust and chipped, as well as a couple of
> 4000Qs.  I have had a '90 CQ and an '89 200TQA too.
> Kent,
> Thanks for responding to the A4 CC HU post.  My friend has decided  
> to try a
> used ebay unit.  We'll see how that works out and report back to the  
> list.
> Paul,
> That is one sweet V70R.
> 701,
> The "Volvette" is owned by a guy named 'Dug' who lives near  
> Carlisle.  He's
> got a twin-turbo LS1 in that Brick!  There are a few videos of it on  
> you
> tube.
> Andy Schor
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at comcast.net>
> To: <v8 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [V8] All the Best Cars have been built. #2
>> diemarthadie at aol.com wrote:
>>> I hereby nominate the Volvo 240 DL Wagon.
>> With a Ford V8 transplanted into it.
>> <http://www.converse-engineering.com/index.html>
>> And for Roger, they're in Maine.  :)
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