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Old 11-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Talking Here's what I bought after my E46...





Yup. That's an '89 volvo wagon with a small block ford V8.

Loud, fast, handles like a pig but soooo worth it.


ps Selling my old 17" winter rims over in the proper forum.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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I bet that handles like a pig with its ass cheeks tied together.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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I call her "the brown streak."

Not really.

But I need to figure out a nickname.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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How much did you get it for?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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It actually handles better than it has any reason to. Bilsteins all around, braces and beefy anti-roll bars do wonders. The steering is way less sloppy than American cars of the same era. The ford PS pump sorta fights with the volvo rack, but the wheelbase is shorter than you think and the weight is low and sort of balanced. When pushed, it's pretty neutral in the corners unless you give it some power, which leads to fun and donuts.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
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Bought it from my neighbor for $2500. He never drove it. He put 2k miles on it in 8 years. I have 3500 miles now in 8 months. The original conversion was done in the mid 90s by a pilot. I googled the guy and found he had some involvement in drug trafficking flights from central america, which somehow makes the car even cooler in a modern-day bootlegger's overpowered swagger-wagon kind of way.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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...and the weight is low ...
Correction, the center of gravity is low. The weight is decidedly *not* low. Probably weighs about the same as a 94 'stang, though.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:30 AM   #9
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OP in the other thread needs to take notes. That's a turn-on for girls
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:02 AM   #11
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Dude that **** is baller, I would drive the wheels off that beast!!! Awesome car man!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #12
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #13
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Lots of 90 Degree Angles.....
If I ever go non-sleeper with this thing (unlikely) I was thinking square angel eyes.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:18 AM   #14
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Still tons of room in there... forced induction anyone?





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Old 11-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #15
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I love it. It looks like it has 3 pedals, yes?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #16
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Yup, T5 manual tranny. Needs a rebuild soonish.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 AM   #17
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Oh, and this is a rarity for this type of conversion: The air conditioning works great.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #18
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LOL, ugly, but has character. Pretty opposite from the standard E46.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #20
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It is nice to be able to carry eight rims with tires, inside with extra space. It's got a tow hitch, so I could use it to drag a track car around, too. Very long term plan. Short term plan is to fix the last few things (throttle cable, two lug studs) to get it ready for autocross. No idea what class I'll end up in - probably end up being ranked against kit racers and heavily modified stuff.
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