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    1994 Volvo 940 turbo. now with pics


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    frontal volvity


    MSNS install


    Coilpacks Woot Woot!


    I started off awhile ago trying to build a sleeper. my first iteration of volvo contained a rather simple carputer that contained a few mp3s and played some videos. It was a dell optiplex gx350, mounted in the trunk, powered by a 400w inverter running to a radio via Aux input. It was simple, reliable and worked great. Along with it were some subwoofers and amps for the speaker setup, but that was removed due to weight.

    This essentially is project 2.0 with new parts on a newer car. I am going to perform some weight reduction on the car, but for the most part, I am not going to care too much about weight this time around. I'll just up the boost instead Anyway....Strictly a work in progress. I'm still searching for a few parts, when time and budget permits to finish the carputer and audio setup. The tech portion of the car is nearly finished, with the manifold and turbo build commencing soon.

    Car: Modded Volvo 940 turbo


    PC Setup
    HP E-vectra PC 533mhz
    7" Xenarc Touchscreen
    Double din dash


    Speakers
    Other stuff
    1400w amp for bass
    HP evectra trunk mounted PC
    7" liliput in-dash touchscreen
    3 10" MTX subwoofers
    infiniti door speakers
    1" tweeters
    pioneer 6x9s
    400w amp (for mids n highs)

    Mechanical mods
    B230f+t
    3.5" downpipe
    full 3" exhaust
    ported 531 e-spec head
    custom exhaust manifold
    ported intake manifold
    MSNS with wasted spark and electronic boost control (did away with distributor)
    Holset HX30 turbo and custom manifold (being built)
    Ford f-150 fuel pumps
    42lb injectors with 4 bar regulator
    940se thicker front sways
    Sport steering rack
    Water injection
    Dual trans coolers
    modded shift gates on the trans
    G80 rear-end locker hack

    Exterior Mods
    Window Tint
    maybe e-codes headlights?

    i'll post some pics as i do them. mostly mech mods for now with very few mp3 mods going on right no. iF anyone is interested in megasquirt, i have plenty lol.

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    bump. for teh pics.

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    ????

    old volvo,... no carputer!!!!
    "Most of the users you'll see in this site are still learning specially me"

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    Quote Originally Posted by popi79 View Post
    old volvo,... no carputer!!!!
    mostly engine mods now. Computer is getting built. I have pics i gotta grab of it being attached to a cd-changer mounnt.

    And thats an old *13 second, 105mph* volvo to you lol. I'm building it as a track/sleeper first, mp3 /carpc second.


    Here are pics off the old setup.




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    Hey im doing my first setup as similar to your old one with the 400 watt inverter. You say everything went smooth with that install but everyone and their mother on this site bashes inverters. Can you confirm that you had no problems or noise at all while using an inverter? Also, good luck on your 2.0 project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexdiamond20 View Post
    Hey im doing my first setup as similar to your old one with the 400 watt inverter. You say everything went smooth with that install but everyone and their mother on this site bashes inverters. Can you confirm that you had no problems or noise at all while using an inverter? Also, good luck on your 2.0 project.
    not quite. I had to change out my spark plug wires, going over to a double-grounded setup and had to change spark plugs over to e-type. The e typoe (NGK BPR7ES....colder range for more boost) have built in resistors for less electrical noise. Next, I double grounded my ignition coil. For the PC, I had to double ground the pc, grounding its power supply to the car as well as the PC chasis. Finally, I double grounded the inverter to the vehicle's chasis then used a radio shack ground noise isolator on the power to the inverter. I also used another noise filter on the PC audio jacks going into the radio. This eliminated a large amount of noise, but if you cranked the amp past 80% amplification, you would still hear some. That being said, I'm not that big into bass music and those 3 10" woofers were more than enough for me.

    I'm hoping the coil pack setup ,along with a bit neater harness running the megasquirt will alleviate the engine based electrical noise issues at least. I'm going with a DC power supply this time and am doing a battery relocation to run the PC off of it. Been doing some research here.

    Anywya, I guess most ppl here can't appreciate the speed and are more into the comp aspect. I guess thats why its mp3car.com.

    I'll post more when i have the comp in teh car. Its built and i'm doing things to prep it for the car, but i'm not ready for install yet. Gotta get the big turbo on first.

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    hey nice job with the install. i also have a volvo 940 and was wondering what stereo unit you're using that has an AUX in and how you installed it. where did you route the wires to/from the trunk? also, would you happen to know how to open the front door up to access the window gears? (mine fell off its tracks) thanks.

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    Nice, Im about to do an install in a Volvo 740.

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    What?

    Still same old volvo and no computer...
    Dude I think you're in the wrong forum...

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    Nice ride Mark

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