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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      What did the 19t CHRA run you?
      The owner is a really cool guy and Iíve worked with them on K24 hybrids so he gave me a break, but it was still more than I had budgeted!

      The ďstage 2Ē turbine wheel (used but perfect) was $75, the new CHRA core was $25, assembly, low speed and high speed balancing was $250, and the quality rebuild kit with stepped piston ring and steel, dual hole thrust plate form the UK was $86.

      Learned something new today... low speed balancing is performed before the CHRA is assembled and high speed balancing (125K RPM) is performed after assembly.

      Tony highly recommended high speed balancing as the Garret style 9 blade turbine will spun the assembly 30% faster than the stock 11 blade (or other 9 blade) wheel to create boost to redline. So, I paid him to assemble and high speed balance it, which was an unexpected cost.

      Good news is itís inexpensive knowledge and now I know.


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      Not bad at all considering its VSR balanced.
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      Glad I decided to have Vargas assemble and high speed balance the CHRA. I hoped to pick it up today, but VSR balancing took longer than expected and wasnít completed when they closed for the weekend. Apparently they see this a lot with billet compressor wheels, so Iím happy to wait until next week.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Saffron-R View Post
      When RSI still existed they frequently tracked an NA 850 that was fully caged. They went through multiple engines due to oil starvation issues, particularly when running at ORP (Oregon Raceway Park), which is notorious for long sustained sweeping turns. The solution was pretty aggressive baffling fabricated into the oil pan, along with (IIRC) some various trial and error with pick up style and location.

      I donít think just using an RN pan, pickup and cooler is going to cut it. But I trust your ability to figure it all out! Canít wait to see the progress, sounds like a fun project.
      I picked up the oil pan from CJ today and Iím really pleased with it. The updated pickup should be here next week and Iíll get it buttoned up and ready for installation.

      Iím still a few weeks out from engine install with Quaife LSD install, engine harness clean up, AEM gauge wiring, DW300 fuel pump install (and 10AWG pump wiring), but weíre getting closer.




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      850R track car transformation

      Iím going to run AEM AFR, boost, and oil temp gauges.... interested in your input where to mount them. Keep in mind this cars does not have a-pillar interior.

      Iím thinking they should go in vent block off plates, but looking for
      Input.

      You guys always have great ideas and I am out of them.





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      Center HVAC vent location would make sense
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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      Iím going to run AEM AFR, boost, and oil temp gauges.... interested in your input where to mount them. Keep in mind this cars does not have a-pillar interior.

      Iím thinking they should go in vent block off plates, but looking for
      Input.

      You guys always have great ideas and I am out of them.





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      Would you be opposed to installing trim back onto the a-pillar? I find it's a good spot that takes the least effort to glance at when you get the chance on track, since it's on the same level as the windscreen.
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      You could put them on top of the dash pad where the center speaker would go. I also approve of Mike and Will's ideas. A pillar trim wouldn't slow you down that much if you went with that approach.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 140k.
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      850R track car transformation

      Yeah.... pillar is good. Only concern is view obstruction when they would ultimately be mounted to the front down tube of the cage.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      Yeah.... pillar is good. Only concern is view obstruction when they would ultimately be mounted to the front down tube of the cage.


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      Oh right you have a cage going in.....

      I would just wait and see if any new options present themselves once the cage is in.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 140k.
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      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      850R track car transformation

      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      Oh right you have a cage going in.....

      I would just wait and see if any new options present themselves once the cage is in.
      The dash is coming out for fiberglass repair, gauge and fuel pump wiring, so Iím going to take a shot at incorporating a three gauge pod on top. Thinking Iíll dash fill and flock it afterward so it doesnít look like an appendage.


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      All the trans rebuilt parts are ordered and Iím looking forward to getting that freshened up when the LSD arrives. Ordered one of Kristianís short shift brackets to complement the shift cable bearings.

      I think this will wrap up the near-term items so I can get the engine in and start tuning. While I donít really care about absolute HP and TQ numbers I think Iíll put her on rollers to see what we can get out of a max effort 19T.

      Any wagers?


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      As an aside - Iím thinking the 850R 19T green injector setup will make more wheel HP than the K24 / K26 650cc injector setup in my 06 V70R.... what do you think? Not a totally fair comparison given FWD vs AWD, but an interesting discussion.

      My V70R with a majestic hybrid made 343 wheel at 20PSI, but it had too much lag for me.




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      850R track car transformation

      Probably because a 19t can outflow a standard k24. Plus no awd losses. Iíll wager 350 wheel if you can manage the heat properly. Maybe external water spray for the intercooler?

      Iíd skip the short shift kit it binds 2nd and 4th (the push gears). You can cut 2Ē off the top of the gear selector shaft in the car and that would be the same as the B&M short shifter that was briefly offered for these cars way back when.


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      it'll be faster too since it's so much lighter
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 140k.
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      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      850R track car transformation

      Your definitely correct about thermal managment, but I want to keep this project simple.

      Thanks for your input on the short shifter Will... Iíll take your advice. Iíve never experienced one.


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      Intercooler spray is easy: youre building a wagon....

      Run water in the wash tank and redirect the rear wiper wash hose to a new nozzle arrangement in the front end of the core stack. Voila.
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      Made a little progress today, but parts are still gating progress.

      Trans is apart for LSD install, will inspect and get all bearings & seals on order tomorrow.

      Came up with a solution to ensure the extra capacity oil pan will stay sealed using ultra large flange aluminum pan head screws that can be TIG welded to the pan. The pickup and pan seals wonít be here from FCP until 5/27, so plenty of time to finish the pan.

      Turbine housing will opened up and WG ported over the weekend to get the fresh 19T back together.

      Dash is mostly out.... think in going to replace it with a 98 - 2000 P80 dash and install all three gauges in the middle vent. I donít think the stock R dash can be saved.



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      The dashes are different. Too different. Theres a thread on volvospeed about how someone tried and it wouldnt fit the car.

      I spy? aftermarket axles. I would highly recommend against using anything non oem volvo with a manual, having spent 3 hours extracting a semi twisted off axle stub from the drivers side of a M56 in the last year. The rumors are true that the non oem arent hardened spines.
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      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 299k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
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      the wiring in the x70 dash is all different too
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      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 140k.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      The dashes are different. Too different. Theres a thread on volvospeed about how someone tried and it wouldnt fit the car.

      I spy? aftermarket axles. I would highly recommend against using anything non oem volvo with a manual, having spent 3 hours extracting a semi twisted off axle stub from the drivers side of a M56 in the last year. The rumors are true that the non oem arent hardened spines.
      Iím pretty sure the dash will bolt in, but thereís an issue with for heater controls. Many people have done it. My car doesnít have interior door panels, swapping those to match the dash isnít an issue.

      Weíve been running these axles for a long time and theyíre still tight, so Iím not inclined to swap them out at this point. Itís been an M56 car for a long time and both of my boys drove it as their first car.


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      The dashes are different. Too different. Theres a thread on volvospeed about how someone tried and it wouldnt fit the car.
      .
      Iíd prefer to stay with the 850R dash if i can find a nice dash pad, which appears to be mission impossible.

      If I can find a dash pad Iíll put the necessary effort into fiberglass work to repair the dash structure.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      Iíd prefer to stay with the 850R dash if i can find a nice dash pad, which appears to be mission impossible.

      If I can find a dash pad Iíll put the necessary effort into fiberglass work to repair the dash structure.


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      such things exist
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 140k.
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      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      such things exist
      Can you please point me to one? I have been u successful in my search.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      Can you please point me to one? I have been u successful in my search.


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      Not at the moment but I scored one at the JY shortly before I stopped hitting the JYs due to coronavirus. There have been others since. Patience is key.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 297k.
      1997 850R Estate. B5234T9/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 140k.
      Instagram: Jared's Volvo Page

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      And I am. First track day is September, so I have a little time. The 98 - 00 P80 dash assemblies are easy to come by and so much more robust the temptation is difficult to resist.


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      Nice! I'm so glad to find another like-minded person. Last year, my track wagon project lost momentum due to work and family commitments. With the initiation your project, I am re-energized to continue my buildóthanks!

      I started my project about three years ago. After my 98 V70 wagon retired from its family/commuter duties, I decided to turn it into a unique track car that can be driven to/from track. The car is currently completely gutted except for Sparco sport driver seat (to be replaced by a race seat), Schroth 6-point harness, custom harness bar, and a full set of VDO gauges (i.e., oil temp, oil pressure, coolant temp, boost). I did keep the AC as, from my past experience, it is absolutely miserable to drive to/from Southern California tracks with no AC. Although the car started as a GLT, it now has a B5234T5 with 16T, manual conversion with Quaife, do88 radiator and intercooler, IPD sways, etc. For suspension, I'm currently running H&R springs with Bilsteins.

      After multiple track days, my biggest battle was heat. Even with do88 radiator and Water Wetter, after couple of boosted laps, the engine temperature creep up quickly. Couple of hot laps, followed by a cool down lap, makes it tolerable but I'm still trying to find a more permanent solution. The engine oil temperature was easily managed with an addition of a Setrab oil cooler. At this time I don't find the need for a larger rear sway bar or bigger brakes. I currently run Porterfield R4 pads and never had any fading issues. I even changed the rear pads to a stock unit to prevent oversteer going in to a high speed turn (i.e., Willow Springs Turn 1, Buttonwillow Turn 1 CW direction). I think the combination Quaife, 3 to 4 degrees of negative camber, gutted interior, and trail braking really makes the car turn-in pretty well. With the gutted interior, the car is already very front heavy. When I used race pads in the back, the car had tendency to lock its rear wheels. Perhaps a harder coilover suspension can make it better. The next big battle is oil pressure. I used a baffle before, however, a small screw used to secure the baffle to the oil pan came loose while on track and resulted in a creation of a nice sized hole on the side of my block. I'm planning to install an Accusump before my next track event.

      Compared to my previous rear drive track cars, I do believe the Volvo platform is surprisingly competitive. The car does not weigh as much as it looks, it has good structural rigidity, and it is much quicker than people think. In fact, Petrolicious selected Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon as one of eight cars that were unexpectedly well suited for racing. At Willow Springs, I drove my Volvo and my friend's Alfa 4C back-to_back. I was surprised to find out that lap times were very similar.

      Keep up the great work and hope to see you at the track!

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      Good to know that your heat issue wonít be a problem for our ice race challenger.

      I think as soon as I get that car to the shop we might all want to start an individual N Block Racing Effort thread


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      Quote Originally Posted by fortis621 View Post
      Nice! I'm so glad to find another like-minded person. Last year, my track wagon project lost momentum due to work and family commitments. With the initiation your project, I am re-energized to continue my buildóthanks!

      I started my project about three years ago. After my 98 V70 wagon retired from its family/commuter duties, I decided to turn it into a unique track car that can be driven to/from track. The car is currently completely gutted except for Sparco sport driver seat (to be replaced by a race seat), Schroth 6-point harness, custom harness bar, and a full set of VDO gauges (i.e., oil temp, oil pressure, coolant temp, boost). I did keep the AC as, from my past experience, it is absolutely miserable to drive to/from Southern California tracks with no AC. Although the car started as a GLT, it now has a B5234T5 with 16T, manual conversion with Quaife, do88 radiator and intercooler, IPD sways, etc. For suspension, I'm currently running H&R springs with Bilsteins.

      After multiple track days, my biggest battle was heat. Even with do88 radiator and Water Wetter, after couple of boosted laps, the engine temperature creep up quickly. Couple of hot laps, followed by a cool down lap, makes it tolerable but I'm still trying to find a more permanent solution. The engine oil temperature was easily managed with an addition of a Setrab oil cooler. At this time I don't find the need for a larger rear sway bar or bigger brakes. I currently run Porterfield R4 pads and never had any fading issues. I even changed the rear pads to a stock unit to prevent oversteer going in to a high speed turn (i.e., Willow Springs Turn 1, Buttonwillow Turn 1 CW direction). I think the combination Quaife, 3 to 4 degrees of negative camber, gutted interior, and trail braking really makes the car turn-in pretty well. With the gutted interior, the car is already very front heavy. When I used race pads in the back, the car had tendency to lock its rear wheels. Perhaps a harder coilover suspension can make it better. The next big battle is oil pressure. I used a baffle before, however, a small screw used to secure the baffle to the oil pan came loose while on track and resulted in a creation of a nice sized hole on the side of my block. I'm planning to install an Accusump before my next track event.

      Compared to my previous rear drive track cars, I do believe the Volvo platform is surprisingly competitive. The car does not weigh as much as it looks, it has good structural rigidity, and it is much quicker than people think. In fact, Petrolicious selected Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon as one of eight cars that were unexpectedly well suited for racing. At Willow Springs, I drove my Volvo and my friend's Alfa 4C back-to_back. I was surprised to find out that lap times were very similar.

      Keep up the great work and hope to see you at the track!
      Iíd like to connect with you via phone at some point to get your input on my project.... excited thereís someone else here in CA tracking a P80 wagon.

      Cooling is definitely an issue.... Iím thinking about a wider aluminum radiator to utilize the AC condenser space, but still looking at it. Done right it could be a nice large radiator with integrated oil cooler.

      Definitely hope to see you at a track day.


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Good to know that your heat issue wonít be a problem for our ice race challenger.

      I think as soon as I get that car to the shop we might all want to start an individual N Block Racing Effort thread


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      Sounds like fun Will, but shouldnít it be an RN block racing challenge?

      Keeping track cars (especially forced induction) cool is always a challenge that inspires creativity, but is really rewarding when resolved. My Ď17 ZL1 has 11 heat exchangers and is still difficult to cool during mid-summer track days in TN and AL. I have added external capacity, larger coolers, and water wetter to the blower cooling system and itís finally manageable.

      Cooling will be resolved on this car.


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      Just purchased a complete Ď98 V70R as a donor for the entire dash and fuse / harness assemblies.

      The car is complete, but I donít know the condition of everything yet, but let me know if youíre looking for parts. Iíll have possession of the car Sunday.


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      Quote Originally Posted by fortis621 View Post
      Nice! I'm so glad to find another like-minded person. Last year, my track wagon project lost momentum due to work and family commitments. With the initiation your project, I am re-energized to continue my buildóthanks!

      I started my project about three years ago. After my 98 V70 wagon retired from its family/commuter duties, I decided to turn it into a unique track car that can be driven to/from track. The car is currently completely gutted except for Sparco sport driver seat (to be replaced by a race seat), Schroth 6-point harness, custom harness bar, and a full set of VDO gauges (i.e., oil temp, oil pressure, coolant temp, boost). I did keep the AC as, from my past experience, it is absolutely miserable to drive to/from Southern California tracks with no AC. Although the car started as a GLT, it now has a B5234T5 with 16T, manual conversion with Quaife, do88 radiator and intercooler, IPD sways, etc. For suspension, I'm currently running H&R springs with Bilsteins.

      After multiple track days, my biggest battle was heat. Even with do88 radiator and Water Wetter, after couple of boosted laps, the engine temperature creep up quickly. Couple of hot laps, followed by a cool down lap, makes it tolerable but I'm still trying to find a more permanent solution. The engine oil temperature was easily managed with an addition of a Setrab oil cooler. At this time I don't find the need for a larger rear sway bar or bigger brakes. I currently run Porterfield R4 pads and never had any fading issues. I even changed the rear pads to a stock unit to prevent oversteer going in to a high speed turn (i.e., Willow Springs Turn 1, Buttonwillow Turn 1 CW direction). I think the combination Quaife, 3 to 4 degrees of negative camber, gutted interior, and trail braking really makes the car turn-in pretty well. With the gutted interior, the car is already very front heavy. When I used race pads in the back, the car had tendency to lock its rear wheels. Perhaps a harder coilover suspension can make it better. The next big battle is oil pressure. I used a baffle before, however, a small screw used to secure the baffle to the oil pan came loose while on track and resulted in a creation of a nice sized hole on the side of my block. I'm planning to install an Accusump before my next track event.

      Compared to my previous rear drive track cars, I do believe the Volvo platform is surprisingly competitive. The car does not weigh as much as it looks, it has good structural rigidity, and it is much quicker than people think. In fact, Petrolicious selected Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon as one of eight cars that were unexpectedly well suited for racing. At Willow Springs, I drove my Volvo and my friend's Alfa 4C back-to_back. I was surprised to find out that lap times were very similar.

      Keep up the great work and hope to see you at the track!
      Thinking a little about your setup and would like your thoughts about cooling in the absence of the AC condenser.

      Iíve raced both Willow Springs (WSMC Motorcycles) and Button Willow (24hrs Lemons) and those tracks get really warm. We struggled to keep a small block ford powered RX-7 cool at buttonwillow, but eventually worked it out.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      Iíd like to connect with you via phone at some point to get your input on my project....
      Sounds good. I'll PM you with my contact information.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      Sounds like fun Will, but shouldnít it be an RN block racing challenge?

      Keeping track cars (especially forced induction) cool is always a challenge that inspires creativity, but is really rewarding when resolved. My Ď17 ZL1 has 11 heat exchangers and is still difficult to cool during mid-summer track days in TN and AL. I have added external capacity, larger coolers, and water wetter to the blower cooling system and itís finally manageable.

      Cooling will be resolved on this car.


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      Apparently I was too busy thinking about what made a 98 V70 and a 97 855 similar to remember that you have a RN T5. So I guess this means I need to RN NA swap the ice race challenger? I know the original motors probably going to explode so it would be nice to future proof against that. All depends on budget.

      Perhaps Longroof Motorsport challengers is better. A proper name will come to fruition organically Iím sure.


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Perhaps Longroof Motorsport challengers is better. A proper name will come to fruition organically Iím sure.
      I like where this is going....


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