Concept Build – Engine Out!

After hours of work below and above the car we managed to get the engine (B230FT) and the transmission (AW71) out as one unit.  The Concept 780 had lived a good bit of its life with the third owner on the Pacific coast so there was a good bit of salt air pitting of [...]

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Engine Specifications

Engine Information B280F (1987-1990 780 GLE) Type: Single-overhead cam all-aluminum V-6 Bore & Stroke: 3.58 x 2.87 in. (91 x 73 mm) Displacement: 2849cc (163ci) Compression: 8.8:1 Fuel Delivery: Bosch LH-Jet fuel injection Horsepower: 145 bhp @ 5100 rpm Torque: 173 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm B230FT+ (1989 780 Turbo) Type: Single-overhead [...]

By |2018-05-09T10:31:30-06:00February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Engine Specifications

Equipment Summary

Volvo 780 Standard Equipment, U.S. model Safety Driver-side supplemental restraint system (SRS) Airbag Four three-point seat belts with pretensioners on front belts Front and rear head restraints Anti-lock brakes (ABS) Power central locking system (doors), Power decklid release and fuel filler door release, Remote trunk and fuel door release Locking Differential (1991 only) Power door [...]

By |2018-05-09T11:29:22-06:00February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Equipment Summary

Common 780 Problems

If you have a 780, of any year, chances are you have run into some of the same weak spots in these cars.  When we met with some of the production team from Bertone, they were curious what was causing concerns 25 years later.  Given that few of the actual 780 Bertone team ever had [...]

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