Sven - Volvo 240 wagon

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Sven - Volvo 240 wagon

Lifetime Fuel Economy: 28.03 MPG(US)
90 Day Running Average: 0 MPG(US)
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General Description EPA Values
Year: 1989
Make: Volvo
Model: 240 wagon
Trim: DL
Vehicle Type : Gasoline
Curb Weight: 3070
EPA City: 17
EPA Highway: 22
EPA Combined: 19
Description
2.3l, 8 valve OHC, auto trans., rear drive, 9.8:1 compression ratio
305K miles on the clock!

Car took first place in employee Classic Car Show, 6/20/2007. Entered as an "MPG Modifications Project", which was my own descriptive reason for entering my car which is basically a very safe, long-running humdrum sleeper beloved by those who appreciate such.

EPA #s quoted are the recent "revision" by EPA, weight 3070 lb. is as stock from owners manual.
Modifications
Air dam extension and forward belly pan, grill block/forward face rebuild, elec rad fan conversion, restored/upgraded intake heater in OEM airbox, 15" steel wheels, tach, e-code headlights, upgraded sway bars..

A new nose/grill area treatment recently installed. Single sheet plywood covers area between the corner lights, from hood's forward edge to bumper. Is curved and angled similar to a windshield to help deflect airflow.

Shortie Kamm back added Aug. 7, 2007. Coroplast, duct taped to body. Reaches about 6" back from roof's rear edge. Kamm back removed 9/30/07 to clean up appearance of car.
Planned Modifications
Aero. A new nose/grill area recently installed, as the previous was decidedly not good aerodynamically. Also contemplating side skirts, rear wheel skirts and underbody covering in coroplast or plywood.

Planned for Spring '08: underbody smoothing using aluminum screening and paint, as inspired by "Hateful" here. Will likely use latex/acrylic aluminum primer that I have.
 

 


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