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    EFI'd dn010's Avatar
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    Not a whole car but a B280F engine. (Also missing the idler!)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/87-88-89-90...e/332644033772
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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    Not a whole car but a B280F engine. (Also missing the idler!)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/87-88-89-90...e/332644033772
    Why couldn't Renault/DMC put the ignition distributor where this Volvo has it located?
    Nick A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
    Why couldn't Renault/DMC put the ignition distributor where this Volvo has it located?
    Evolution of the PRV. Started as a V8, lopped down to a V6. Designed for carburetors at the time, ignition distributor location wasn't a concern. Engine then evolved to accommodate K-Jetronic. Camshafts remain while cylinder heads are redesigned to mount injectors (why, I have no idea since it was more expensive and killed performance) with the large manifold to incorporate mechanical fuel injection. Later on with EFI and the improvements to the head it made (plus firing order), the distributor was moved to the end of the opposite camshaft. Keep in mind though that they're non-adjustable. Timing is controlled by the ECU, and this design was short lived. Later on they went DIS.

    Along the way, DMC had no say in the design of the engine other than the lower crank case & oil pan which was already tooled for the A310.

    Good engine otherwise, and extremely versatile for a wide variety of installations.
    Robert

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    Owner since 2007 Farrar's Avatar
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    Between the Eagle/Premier 3.0L and that B280F you could build a very nice PRV suitable for boosting! I haven't seen a lot of B280Fs for sale. I hope that one goes to a good home.
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