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1989 Volvo 245 Wagon Turbo 5.3/T56/8.8

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:24 PM
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Default 1989 Volvo 245 Wagon Turbo 5.3/T56/8.8

Year: 1989
Make: Volvo
Model: 245
Price: $13500
Mileage: 230000
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (State): KS
Color: Blue
Transmission: Manual
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
LS Engine?: Car has LS engine

No idea what the car is making, but a buddy with a similar setup made 46x/6xx on 10lbs on 93 only. Car is still on pump gas at the moment.

The car has dings, some scratches, roof and hood are fading and starting to show some awesome patina. It's by no means perfect, but washes up pretty good.

$13,000 as it sits (all spare parts included)
$12,000 without Welds (general 17x7 steelies in the rear)

1989 Volvo 245 - 99% Rust Free
23x,xxx miles
3120 lbs As it sits
Appears to have been involved in 2 accidents in it's life. Both have been fixed at some point.
*Front passenger side headlight support
*Rear driver 1/4 panel
*No A/C
*Heater core and blower have been removed. Never intended to have A/C again, and being in Texas heat is really not a big deal.
***Car is registered Antique in Texas. Has no problem passing safety requirements as everything works, but probably won't pass emissions (if your state has them) due to the open downpipe.


Engine
Handbuilt poly mounts
Notched K factory k member
Pre 2004 5.3 LM7 (roughly 100k miles)
706 Heads
LS1 cam
Standard beehive springs (not sure what lift they are)
ARP Rod Bolts
ARP Head Studs (new)
Shimmed ls1 oil pump (makes 80+psi on the top end)
Fbody oil pickup tube (new)
Fbody windage tray (new)
Fbody oil pan -10an welded bung
Fbody intake
Fbody DBC throttle body
Fbody Water pump
PSC High pressure power steering pump
PCS removable aluminum pulley
Turnkey power steering pump mount
-6AN power steering feed line
-6AN power steering return line
NGK BR7EF
900 series NA radiator - Notched top shroud, pushed all the way forward
LS1 Lokar throttle cable kit
Lincoln Mark VIII fan on heavy Duty 85amp relay

Turbo setup
Turbonetics T72 (3kish miles)
Flipped truck manifolds (No EGR)
Hand built 2.5" y pipe
1/2" t4 flange
2.5" OBX V band flanges
$150 Ebay intercooler 31x12x4 (same one a lot of guys on here run)
T bolt clamps
OBX universal cold side
PTP Turbo Blanket
-10AN braided return line
-3AN feed line
Entire hotside coated and wrapped (not professionally)
JGS 44mm Wastegate (Open dump)
JGS 60mm BOV (100% atmosphere)
3.5" OBX V band
Hand built (reworked truck) 3" down pipe (open)

Drivetrain
M12 T56 GTO 6 speed
Modified AW70 mount
Monster Stage 3 clutch (good to like 650whp IIRC)
MGW Fbody shifter (Tailshaft has Fbody guts)
-3An braided clutch line
Wilwood 3/4 Clutch MC
Texas Drivetrain Specialists 3" Aluminum Shaft
Spicer hybrid U Joints

Fuel
DW 300
-6AN Fragola Feed line (hard line under car)
-6AN Fragola Return line (hard line under car)
FAST Fuel Rails
60 lb Siemen Deka Injectors
Fuel Labs Boost Reference AFRP
Earls 40micron -6AN fuel filter

Rear end
Ford Exploder 8.8
Narrowed 2 15/16"
3.73 ring & pinion
Factory locker
All new National bearings minus pinion (no junk)
Volvo brackets
New brakes
Custom lines to Volvo proportioning valve

Suspension
IPD Blue Springs
1 coil cut out of the rear
Unknown struts
HD shocks
IPD Adjustable Panhard
IPD Poly Trailing Arm bushings
IPD Poly Torque arm bushings

Wheels/brakes
17x8 +38 ESM BBS LM Replicas
17x9 6.5" BS Weld RTS
255/40/17 Nitto NT05's
IPD 25mm spacers
Brembo Rotors
IPD brake pads

Interior/Electronics
Red Corbeau Cr1 (It's not a wide seat)
Corbeau 240 series mounting bracket
2002 Sierra PCM
Badass laser cut PCM mount
Pre 2004 Truck Harness thinned and flipped
AEM Uego Wideband
3 3/8" Autometer Tach (mounted where factory big clock was)
2 1/16" Autometer Boost/Vac Gauge
2 1/16" Aeroforce Interceptor with oil presure sending unit
Running SD currently - 3 BAR map sensor
IAT gauge in coldside

What the car needs:
Tune could be smoothed out, but it makes great power. Just needs to be mapped and VE tables adjusted
Pinion bearing is making noise & leaks a bit sometimes
No speedometer (after rear end swap)


I'm not going to post a bunch of pictures, I'll just link to the build thread.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=266235



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this thing is Awesome
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New expansion tank
New door jam switches
New dash bulbs
New window switches (old were finicky)

Currently no washer pump/resevoir in the car (stock is big and ugly). Going to retrofit something smaller under the fender at some point.
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Id like to make an offer, please text 219 588 5164
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did it ever sell
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No it didnt, trying to do decide wether he wants to do e85 on it.
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Did this LSx Volvo wagon ever sell?
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$12k with the steelie setup. $13k with the RTS setup.

Car has a low mile TRW rack in it now
-New inner/outer tie rods
-IPD 25mm swaybars front/rear
-Poly sway bushings
-5x114.3 hubs included (uninstalled)

Only selling because I want to start on the next build/finish my truck.

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Trades?
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Would rather not at the moment, unless it's something really cool.
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Its no where near as cool as a LS turbo Volvo wagon for sure. But I like it alright lol. 05 GTO 66K miles...cam, converter and some nitrous.
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PM pics on the RTS, or does it need the other hubs installed for them?
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Built the 5x114.3 hubs to swap the front, just haven't got around to it yet. Still running 5x108 Volvo wheels in the front.

17x9 6.5BS on 255/40/17 Nt05's (pretty much the limit unless you want to tub or pull the 1/4 panels out).

Exhaust is a stubby now and doesn't exit under the passenger side bumper any more.
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Any more recent photos interior and out? The OP all the photos are dead.
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Bump. Starting a new build, time for someone else to enjoy a swap you will likely never see.




With the old wheels and roof rack
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So much want
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I'm in love with this thing man oh man
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back up for sale. $11k as is. Car has mint black interior now (including driver seat)

$10k I'll throw some steelies on it and keep the Welds.

Might be interested in a trade. Looking to get back into a Rubicon (preferably 2004-2006). Or a nice LS DD maybe.



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This thing is so sick. wanted last time you put for sale. Don't want to ruin it up in the rust belt though, too unique.
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