Originally Posted by Freerider
Rebuilding a 1979 MD11, an engine they don't make parts for anymore? No offence but that's terrible advice......
No offense taken, I'm not an historian on Volvos. I presume you would have agreed, if parts were available.
Good luck with your mods. I'm sure you'll get it to work, but it seems like a remarkable PITA to me. When I think about all the high tech engineering that goes into OEM setups, only to find some nano-tolerance causes a recall 6 months off the shop floor, my head spins to think of this swap out.
Sincerely, good luck with it. Beyond my pay grade.