Greg's car page

This is my car, a 1990 240DL, now officially a 285DL


Ford 5.0 engine swap, done by Converse Engineering

Engine built from the ground up by Racer Walsh of Jacksonville, FL

- 302 block overbored to 306 ci

- 10:1 compression ratio, stock is 9:1

- TFS Twisted Wedge aluminum heads and TFS Track Heat intake

- Ford T5Z World Class 5 speed manual transmission

- Dual 2.5" exhaust system with one hidden outlet for the ultimate sleeper look

A/C system eliminated

Jamex lowering springs and Bilsteins

IPD sway bars 25/25mm

IPD adjustable panhard rod

Full polyurethane suspension bushings

KVR crossdrilled and gold cad plated rotors and Carbonmetallic pads

IPD SS braided brake hoses

IPD lower chassis braces & strut tower to firewall braces

Turbo 3-gauge cluster with Autometer Cobalt series A/F meter. Picture

17" Canisto wheels from C70, along with GilRacing adapters

Goodyear F1 summer tires size 225/45R17

Clear rear turnsignal lenses, 960 style

Dyno tuned, 300 rwhp, but the engine was still in cold enrichment mode. That is why the A/F ratio is not ideal for the green run.

HP estimate at the crank when fully warmed up is 350-360.

The Red graph was baseline.

Custom built Howe radiator and dual Spal fans fitted. Controlled by variable speed Spal fan controller.

Future mods:

Some kind of heat shielding for the intake

Installation of TrueTrac LSD

Installation of Sparco Flash5 steering wheel

Solid swaybar endlinks

Foglights (in progress) and E-code headlights

Tinted windows, 35%

Seats, maybe Sparco Evo

My other car, 1993 944T

Engine is stock

G-valve set at 12 psi

IPD sway bars 25/25mm, Bilstein HD's in the rear, Konis in front

Solid swaybar endlinks from Kaplhenke Racing

SAM strut brace

960 taillights

Glass moonroof, headliner, pillar covers, and seats from 94 960.

My old car, now sold: 1984 242Ti

Engine is stock

G-valve set at 13 psi

Custom exhaust, 3" downpipe, 3" cat, 2.5" cat-back, with Magnaflow muffler. Pictures

Eibach springs, KYBs, IPD sway bars 25/25mm and poly torque rod bushings

Momo Runner steering wheel

ATE powerdisk rotors in front with PBR pads

Steve Bucina's strut tower brace

E-code H4 Cibie headlights

A/C removed

Airbox mod for better airflow

Windshield from 91+ with flush trim

My first Volvo, 1984 245 DL. Gone, but not forgotten.