home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2019, 03:51 AM   #1
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default 960 motor swap into another car

hi guys first post here i have a old iveco truck with a 1941 chevy body sat on it but i want to fit a 960 3.0 motor and auto box from a parts car i have does anybody know how difficult the electrical side will be i know a bmw swap is easy only need to add a couple of wires to the ecu and up and running .is the volvo a similar set up

thanks paul
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2019, 11:03 AM   #2
Hank Scorpio
Chubfest 2009 Survivor
 
Hank Scorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The neighborhood with the ******* guitar player.
Default

Other than the chassis difference this thread has a lot of that info: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=323599

(About half way thru he swaps in a 960 motor)
__________________
Hank Scorpio is from the Simpsons. You can call me Doug ;)
Will trade guitars/guitar parts for go fast goodies or stuff I need. Just PM.
www.kauerguitars.com the second best way to upset neighbors and alienate people.
History: Car 1 (242) | Car 2 (t5r) | Car 3 (255)
Hank Scorpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2019, 02:04 PM   #3
Broke4speed
Board Member
 
Broke4speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marionville, Ontario, Canada
Default

Hey, cool, that's my thread, lol.

Quote:
hi guys first post here i have a old iveco truck with a 1941 chevy body sat on it but i want to fit a 960 3.0 motor and auto box from a parts car i have does anybody know how difficult the electrical side will be i know a bmw swap is easy only need to add a couple of wires to the ecu and up and running .is the volvo a similar set up
The wiring depends on how confident you are in your own abilities, ultimately. Pre-97 960s will have easier wiring to swap over, but no matter what version you get, you'll need a proper speed signal for the ECU/TCU (which comes from the 960 gauge cluster IIRC). The transmission can be run manually or with an aftermarket controller, if you don't want to mess with the extra hassle of wiring in the TCU.
__________________
1984 244/ B6304S+T / AW30-40 w/Poi-Shift.
Broke4speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2019, 02:56 AM   #4
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

thanks guys i think i will remove the complete harness from the scrap car use the dash,colum and switches just remove the things i dont need .the truck its going in has no wires in it at all so the Volvo is a good start point just need to lenghen some of the wires for rear lights etc if i could fathom out how to add a picture i would lol
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2019, 02:35 AM   #5
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

quick update engine is now out the volvo and placed in the truck.body of truck sat on more or less in place just need to drop it down over the chassis by a couple of inches to get it looking how i want .full harness is all marked up and pulled through the bulkhead of the volvo ready to start stripping out everything not needed hopefully wont be too hard a job to place it all in the truck to get her running
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2019, 03:46 AM   #6
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

quick update engine is now out the volvo and placed in the truck.body of truck sat on more or less in place just need to drop it down over the chassis by a couple of inches to get it looking how i want .full harness is all marked up and pulled through the bulkhead of the volvo ready to start stripping out everything not needed hopefully wont be too hard a job to place it all in the truck to get her running
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2019, 08:54 AM   #7
Hank Scorpio
Chubfest 2009 Survivor
 
Hank Scorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The neighborhood with the ******* guitar player.
Default

I really want to see pictures!
Hank Scorpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2019, 11:33 AM   #8
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

cant post pics
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2019, 03:01 AM   #9
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

quick question i have the full wiring harness out the donor car now and removing stuff we dont need like electric seats windows etc question is do i need the sensor in the diff connecting i wasnt going to use the volvo axle in my truck . i take it the wire going to the diff is a speed sensor can i connect this to a abs sensor?

thanks Paul
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2019, 09:26 AM   #10
Broke4speed
Board Member
 
Broke4speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marionville, Ontario, Canada
Default

What year is the donor 960? If it's 92-96 the ecu can be run without the speed signal (although it might exhibit a few quirks now and then, the VSS isn't super important). If it's 97-98...I don't know. The later ecu (motronic 4.4) may need the VSS, but there's not much info on what happens if it's deleted. I'd assume it would cause some trouble, being a more complex ecu, but I don't have any real idea.
Broke4speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 08:24 AM   #11
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

donor car is a 1993 so hopefully good we have stripped the harness out the car and removed all wires we dont think we need like electric windows electric seats and all the abs aircon and heating non of which the truck will have
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 09:29 AM   #12
Broke4speed
Board Member
 
Broke4speed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Marionville, Ontario, Canada
Default

That's Motronic 1.8, so it's less likely to pitch a fit if there's no VSS. People have done it and reported no real issues. I've been over the service manual a thousand times and can't find any mention of serious side effects of running without it.
Broke4speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 06:54 PM   #13
VB242
Eany, meany, miny drunk
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In your head
Default

You might want to rethink no heat, it's pretty miserable without it when it's cold and/or you're trying to defrost the windshield.
__________________
Me for President

First candidacy driven entirely by smart phone.

Campaign slogan
"Trump, I wouldn't piss on him if he were on fire!"
VB242 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2019, 02:57 AM   #14
paulisa
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VB242 View Post
You might want to rethink no heat, it's pretty miserable without it when it's cold and/or you're trying to defrost the windshield.
it will have a heater just not the complicated volvo one i have a small compact unit from a dihatsu hijet van just needs 2 pipes and 2 wires switch is already on the unit for the fan
paulisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 06:08 PM   #15
hikerguy
Board Member
 
hikerguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Benton PA
Default

I hope there are pictures of this someday
__________________
+1 million miles of white block sitting in the drive way
hikerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2019, 01:01 AM   #16
Harlard
80/20 speed parts club
 
Harlard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PDX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulisa View Post
cant post pics
You can. It's just a matter of putting the files in a host that allows you to show them in a forum like this one.
__________________


Herr Harlard am Erstens

1979 242 DL

Quote:
Originally Posted by t8fanning View Post
My knob has a big chunk of steel on it
Harlard is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.