1969 Volvo 144 Race Car
My ownership of the car started and a nice clean Volvo 144 automatic that spent it's life as a commuter car in down town Portland Oregon. I got a great deal on it as it ran poorly (flat cam) and the brakes did not work. I promptly pulled the engine and rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted it, replaced the plugged up brake lines with IPD steel braided lines and got it running, then 3 Borg Warner type 35 transmissions later it became a reliable driver. That was about the time I discovered Autocross and hill climbs and decided to give it a try... And from there the car became what it is today...
-The engine bottom end is the original B20 bored 30 over with Mahle pistons, chrome rings, balanced and blueprinted with and Isky Racing cam solid Chevy lifters, Ipd push rods, 164 aluminum timing gear set, the oil pan is baffled and has a wind-age tray. The Head is a Big valve Canadian head from a 1971 carbureted B20. It has Isky (Chevy) double valve springs, with Ipd retainers, and has been ported, polished, port matched, and milled .100 to achieve an 11:1 compression ratio. The induction is achieved through a pair in Weber 40DCOE carburetors with 3" stainless steel velocity stacks, a Warneford intake manifold, and a custom aluminum cold air box. The Exhaust consists of a Swedish tri Y header with a 2.5 inch collector into a 2.5" 40series Flowmaster muffler and a passenger side exit before the rear tire. The engine has had Amsoil Synthetic oil it's entire life; first passenger car oil and then race oil. I have had periodic oil analysis done after every other season of racing with very good results.
-The Drive train is a custom lightened flywheel, sachs clutch and heavy duty pressure plate, stock rebuilt M40 transmission, custom shortened drive shaft, and Dana 30 rear end with a rebuilt plate type limited slip differential, and new 530:1 gears.
-The Front suspension is heavily modified. The lower A arms are reinforced with steel bushings. the spindles have been ground and polished for strength. The upper A arms are steel bushed Stock car A Arms with infinitely adjustable mount plates. Qa1 custom valved shocks. Custom length and rated coil springs with hidden adjustable weight jacks (covered by the cross member) and Ipd racing sway bar.
-The rear Suspension is very similar to the original 5 link suspension, modified trailing arms with adjustable heim joints replacing the large rubber bushings. The upper torque rods are replaced with aluminum adjustable rods with heim joints and the panhard rod is replaced with a custom watts link system (a must see). In addition is an IPD racing adjustable rear sway bar.
-The Brakes are totally rebuilt stock brakes with steel braided lines and Hawk low temp racing pads, the parking brake system has been removed to conserve weight.
-The body of the car has striped to bare metal. All the rust spots cut out and patched and the structural seams have been additionally welded for stiffness. All the sound deadening and almost of the undercoating has been removed. The doors are gutted and (Swiss cheesed) on the inside and windows and frames are removed. All of the trim on the car except around the windshield is removed and the holes filled. The dash, heater, backseat, carpeting, wiring and all the unnecessary weight is removed and replaced with just the bare necessities. The front Fenders have been replaced with Extremely Rare fiberglass fenders with the turn signal lights omitted. The front bumper is removed; the core support has been lightened. The hood and trunk lids are both Extremely Rare fiberglass versions of the originals and all the hinges and latches are removed and replaced with pins and Zuse fasteners. The rear fenders are flared to accommodation the Hoosier 225-45-ZR15 on Diamond racing wheels (Dry tires)as well as the Toyo Proxis RA1 tires on widened stock wheels (rain tires). The engine and transmission have been moved back almost 2" to better the car balance. The driver’s seat is a Momo racing seat and the passenger seat is a Kirkey racing seat. The car has been primed and painted White with a clear coat on the outside as well. The car weighs 1900lbs.
The car comes with its trailer, tie downs and some spare parts.
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