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New Project! 1968 Volvo P1800 "Bullwinkle"

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by 68EFIvert, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Installation of the front clip has started. So far the fit has been terrific. It actually looks better in there than I imagined thanks to the guys at Rhom Innovations and Ron Sutton Race Technologies. This thing is going to be incredible on the track and street!


    I also got the new front tires in last week. Just waiting on some 11" wide Boze Wheels to mount them on.

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  2. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    This is going to be a really sweet car when you get it finished.
  3. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    This thing is sick!

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  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    315's on the front? That's pretty sweet
  5. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Yep, 315's on all 4 corners. This thing will look like a NASCAR rolling down the road!

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  6. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I was going to say that but I thought it would be an insult. It's way cooler than a NASCAR!!!
  7. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    yep, it will look a little like a whelen modified series car, but with fenders.
  8. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Not much to update right now. The fabricator working on my car caught his had in an engine fan and tore it up pretty bad. They have finished mocking up the front suspension and are ready to weld it into place.

    On a side not I have decided to go with a Haltech engine management system. I will be utilizing their traction control setup as a plus.

    Ron Sutton has also talked me into a fire suppression system as well as a data logger. I am looking into those now and should have a sense of direction on those by the end of the week. I am currently leaning toward an Aim data logging setup. I like the software a little more than Racepak and it is also the cost is a bit lower.

    My new wider Boze Wheels should be here this week. Thanks Zak you guys are fantastic!

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  9. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    You thinking an auto suppression setup or pull activated?
  10. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Auto suppression with 3 or 4 zones. 2 for engine, 1 by my feet and one by fuel tank.

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  11. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    I have that setup but pull activated.
  12. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I would ask if it works well but I hope you don't know. After all it doesn't activate when you blow up an engine.

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  13. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    It was easy to install though.
  14. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    My car is almost done with the suspension mods but I have started on a few more. I decided to up the power and will be putting on a set of the new AFR LS3 heads, Yella Terra roller rockers and a Fast 102 intake. From what I have researched this combo with my cam should yield a little over 600 hp.

    I met a guy that does design work at The Roadster Shop and he is helping me with some final decisions. He took the photos of my car and did a fantastic rendering of the end result. This will allow me to change the color or details before it is finalized. It will look killer when done!

    I want to get some input on my mirror selection though. I have 3 choices I am mulling over right now.
    1 is the classic chrome bullet
    2 is a 2nd generation Camaro mirror that would be body color
    3 is a chrome rectangular one like the original.

    What do you think?


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  15. scedd

    scedd Well-Known Member

    The bullet mirrors are calling me.
    The Camaro mirrors are too modern for the cars shape.
    The original mirrors are too square for the cars round lines.
    But thats just my 2 convict cents opinion.
  16. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    I also like #1
  17. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    No body colored as it doesn't fit the car. The contrast of the original mirror caught my eye the most. Gives it a classic look which keeps the overall design retro and not too harshly modern. Its the little things, right?
  18. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    I lean towards number 1, than number 3. Don't care for 2.
  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    1 or 2. 3 just doesn’t flow with the car. If there will be more chrome on the car, then chrome the mirror. If no chrome on car, paint the mirror the same.

    So let it be written, so let it be done.
  20. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    #1, I would not want a stock plastic housing on the car after all that custom work.

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