View Full Version : T5 engine swap into a p1800



pushrodvolvo
11-11-2004, 04:35 AM
I am currently restoring a 1969 volvo p1800 and have concidered doing a motor and tranny swap,preferrebly a T5 out of an S60. The only thing is; I've never heard of this being done but, I know it can be acomplished.I would appreciate any ideas or info concerning this crazy idea. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

gdill2
11-11-2004, 10:57 AM
Crazy, indeed!<p>Look at all the Volvo engine conversion projects for sale world-wide. A heavy V8 in a 740, a Capri V6 in a P1800...<p>Just bolt in a B20 engine (bored to 2200cc, big valves and a street cam) with a properly jetted Weber carb, M410 trans/od from a 164 and all the aftermarket handling goodies (ac, too!) then enjoy the car.<p>George Dill

Volvo Blackie
12-14-2004, 05:58 AM
I now people in Sweden that built P1800 with Volvo B30 slant 6 and with a blown Chevy smallblock and i also heard of a couple of guys that have put the T5 in 544's and 122's and also in some old 142. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">

bigrichinarkansas
01-25-2005, 01:58 PM
check the pics here for those engines in 240s<br><A HREF="http://www.volvonet.org/tpc/vall2003/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvonet.org/tpc/vall2003/index.htm</A>

VolvoBob
02-15-2005, 09:37 PM
Your not crazy but did you know that there are several 1800's with B21/23 & even a B234(16valve)? For more info see <A HREF="http://www.v1800reg.org" TARGET="_blank">http://www.v1800reg.org</A><p>PS been to cochecton, nice area.