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Bud Cowgill

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This is my current work in progress.  It is a 1981 245GLT that originally was a non-turbo.  I have since solved that small problem with the help Chris

The car has been equipped with a Garrett T3 turbo, full TME turbo exhaust, IPD performance wires, IPD turbo cam and adjustable timing gear. I also just tossed out my entire K-Jet system and converted to electronic injection using a Perfect Power 6 and 850R injectors. That system worked great for me to learn on but my desire for more power put an end to the engine somewhere just above 11PSI.  The car now resides in my garage while I prep it for paint and collect upgraded parts for the new B230FT.  Here are a couple pictures of the different stages of completion and the list of goodies I installed.

Full mods list:


The other car.....

Here is the wifes rider.  It is a 2004 S60R 6 speed manual that we picked up from Mike over at Mt Hood Motorsports here in Portland Oregon.  Mike, Kimberly and their team are great and they have amazing vehicles there.  When we saw the car it had just arrived that day.  It came with a quite a few ipd parts already installed including our track spec swaybar kit, a full TME turboback exhaust and TME springs.  Below is a picture of how it currently sits with a fresh set of 19" Pegasus wheels. 


 Full mods list:


Some of my other hobbies include hanging out with the family and riding motocross.  My family includes my wife Amber and our 1 year old son Tanner.  Tanner has already attended his first IPD Garage sale outfitted in the vintage "Staff" shirt and is learning the ropes on the phone.





I also love to ride motocross with my friends.  I spend alot of time on two wheel as well as four.  Here are a few shots of us racing at the motocross track that is in the center of Portland International Raceway.   




245 engine bay
850 bumper with E-codes
The wifes S60R
stock fog lights
New PIAA ion crystal fog light bulbs
New front rotors
With the 18
TME outback
Black grille
R lock pins and bezels
Zach and I talking with Travis Pastrana at Subie Fest
Chris and Kevin Windham at Seattle Supercross
me at PIR
me at Mtn View in Sandy OR
F250 Super Duty and CRF250R

Community Comments

Saturday, December 18, 2010 - MATT K

Would any of those silicone parts fit on my 1998 Volvo S70? That really makes the engine bay stand out....very nice :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - BUD

We do carry some silicone items similar to those for the S70/V70 models. Check out the performance section for the S70,

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - RICHARD STOUD

Bud, Great project car Truly inspireing for a car nut and Volvophile. You gus need to get yourselves on Barry Mcguires show Car Crazy You are the kind of car guys he likes. Rich

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