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Old 12-18-2011, 09:04 AM   #61
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I just found this thread and found it very entertaining. Did you get your money back from the origional engine builder?

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #62
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Cool build!! I like what you're doing with it and the color you chose is great! These old Volvos are cool cars and the fact you're doing a resto mod makes it even more unique.

My uncle had this same exact model only in red that he recently sold that had 40 some original thousand miles on it and looked it too. They are definitely unusual cars that you don't see everyday.

Good idea on putting a bigger powerplant in there! Haha, I remember driving my uncle's a few times and boy, it was one of the slowest cars that I had ever driven, albiet, still fun nonetheless. You really had to keep your foot just about buried!

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #63
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Long story short, 2.5L engine we got sent is a boat anchor, new plan is now in place

new engine = LS1 :D The company that is building the suspension kits is doing full cars now and is going to use this as a promo car. It might even go to SEMA!

375HP, 2500pound car,5speed, willwood performance brakes, fully adjustable performance coil overs all around, ford light weight 9inch rearend, LSD, Full ride height and camber adjustment with ease. Other random stuff includes newly developed BeCool radiator for 1800s, newly developed full vintage air heat/ac system.

This thing is gonna be fun :D throw on some camber, lower the ride height and it should do autocross with the best of them (with a good driver)
Oh HELL yea!! NOW we're talkin'! THAT should be fun!!!

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #64
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Oh HELL yea!! NOW we're talkin'! THAT should be fun!!!
Fun, but very civil on the road. Our ultimate goal is to have a car even my mom can drive with ease, but then with some quick suspension adjustment easily hit the race track.

Best part is it should be completed 100% in only a few months. The builder has all of the parts already developed from other vehicles and by the time the car gets to them all they will have to do is modify the firewall/trans tunnel a little bit and other than that everything will bolt on. Because the builder also makes the entire front crossmember/suspension/brakes all of the engine mounts and all that is already done. The most time will probably be spent on the interior which is pretty much a blank slate right now.

What's awesome is that this builder knows the industry extremely well. He's already gotten BeCool and Vintage air to make stock fit new parts that they are even going to fully produce and sell in the future. So by doing these projects he's also helping out all 1800 owners around the world.

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Did you get your money back from the origional engine builder?
Still working on that....it'll be a long process

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:13 AM   #65
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Another company that has been around for awhile:

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html

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Old 12-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #66
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Another company that has been around for awhile:

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html
anyone who drops a V8 into an old jag 6 or 12 deserves to be shot. Learn the electrical (lucas) and they are incredible engines. I've personally done 2 V12s. Nothing like idling in 3rd gear uphill at 40mph and not lugging :D

That site is pretty worthless for this build, but neat none the less. Thanks.

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #67
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Learn the electrical (lucas) and they are incredible engines.
Unfortunately, there's nothing to learn: Lucas stuff is just shit, and no matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd.


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Old 12-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #68
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Unfortunately, there's nothing to learn: Lucas stuff is just shit, and no matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd.


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okay fine, replace the ignition system with a crane fireball system and they are incredible :-P

then again, all you really have to do on the V12 XKEs is relocate the ignition box. It gets no cooling in the stock position so it overheats and the car shuts off. Just moving it into the airflow of the engine compartment and it won't overheat and actually is more or less reliable

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #69
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She's gone to the builder! He's hoping to have it done within just a few months. Absolute latest, it'll be done by SEMA next year but it shouldn't take that long.

car is VERY dusty in these pictures, ice in the night ones














Recap, this is what's being installed

LS1 (this is a mockup in another p1800)



Light weight performance rearend with coilovers, full rideheight/camber adjustable.will have willwood brakes


performance front end, again full adjustable rideheight/camber. Again, willwood brakes (13inch i think)







So end story: 2500 pounds, 350HP, 5speed MT, LSD, performance suspension/brakes, etc etc.


All in a very, very streetable package. Take it to an autocross competition and it takes 20 minutes to lower the car 3 inches and adjust the camber. Put it back and leave not scared of speed bumps.

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #70
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what's the point of building a car with your dad is you ship it off to have it done?

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #71
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what's the point of building a car with your dad is you ship it off to have it done?

If you'd actually payed attention, you'd know the answer. We got screwed by our former engine builder (we can't bore an engine,sorry), and much time passed, my dad is soured with the whole project, and i'm at college much of the time.

This guy was making products we were already buying to put on the car. He came forward and offered to do the entire car to an incredible level as long as he could use it as a promo car in ads and such, and we took the offer. As much as we love building, we aren't capable of this level of fabrication. The builder has too much riding on this thing as a promo car to NOT do an incredible job. His offer was frankly too good to refuse.

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Old 01-07-2012, 01:48 AM   #72
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anyone who drops a V8 into an old jag 6 or 12 is better off. Replace all of the electrical (lucas) and they are marginal and disappointingl engines. I've personally done 2 V12s. Nothing like idling in 3rd gear uphill at 40mph and not having an electrical fire :D

That site is pretty worthless for this build, but neat none the less. Thanks.


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Old 01-07-2012, 10:05 AM   #73
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Gotta spread the luv...



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Old 01-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #74
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So we need some feedback on naming the car/build

so far we have

Original name is Volvo P1800ES

so far we've got

P1800LS (for ls1)
P1800ESX
P1800ESXtreme
P1800ESXtra
P1800EX

suggestions? thoughts?

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:55 PM   #75
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How 'bout P5700/18?




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