Another Small Block-Powered Volvo To Terrorize The Children2
Look hard enough, and you can find a Chevy small block powering just about anything on the planet these days: a Nissan 240SX; a Porsche 914; a Ferrari 360 Modena GT; we’re pretty sure we even saw an LS-swapped toaster oven once.
The GM LS-series engine seems to be a favorite choice among the maddest of Volvo owners as well, as evident by this Volvo 740 build featured on Swedish website Gatbilar.se (pronounced: “Jerrod-dot-shiya,” we think).
The motor in this bow-tie-powered brick is of the 355 variety, fitted with a Weiand 6-71 street supercharger kit to kick out an awesome 700 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque, if you can believe it. Additional mods include an Aeromotive fuel system and MSD ignition, with an electric water pump and plenty of fortified internals.
Sadly, we weren’t able to find any video of the supercharged and Chevy-propelled Swedish brick running and playing; there may be one around somewhere, but not having any staffers who speak Swedish, we can’t very well read the links on the car’s profile page.
But make no mistake; this 1988 Volvo 740 sedan is a hulking monster of an LS-swap. We only wish that we could hear it breathe its 110 octane fire.
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I just don’t get it about the motors Dave still had it right lightweight less moving parts to keep the weight down you were going the right way with the old z06 but now you added more weight more things to break down more brakes to wear out more tires to wear out all you had to do is go back to the 427 or even bigger with a new engine design simple and good is great all these different ideas people have it all comes back to cubic inch and weight I don’t know what they’re trying to prove but if you look at the old z06 427 look with the boys been able to do with that power the new motor would be even greater sometimes you have to go backwards my 427 a long trip got close to 30 miles per gallon the new ones won’t come close to that with the new advanced cam advanced timing I could imagine how great the new motor would be with a bigger cubic inch will bring the cost down on the car make a great car again Dave Hill had a right and Zorro it right to
The Mk1 and Mk2 LS block is dead. So is the Mk1 LT, and the old small block. Why they hell would you advocate for an inferior block?
“sometimes you have to go backwards”
Maybe if you’re in a Lincoln advert, but the old 7.0 mill is dead and gone along with the LS block. Adding displacement isn’t an panacea for GM, ESPECIALLY when GM has a bevy of turbo, super, and cam-phasing options at their disposal.
The Corvette’s competitors are using such options for their cars. Why should GM be barred from doing so? Why should the Corvette be deprived of the same advantages that others may utilize? Because ‘tradition’ and fable of the ultimately meaningless numbers ‘427’? It won’t mean a damn to anyone under 30, and even more so when their cars performance is deliberately hamstrung because someone thinks displacement is the only thing that matters.