Yes, so I was working on the Volvo last night before recording a podcast with questions from oppo. I found out my intake manifold, when flipped to the proper position interfered with my distributor. So I played around for a little bit. Frustrated I thought of my options
Get new intake manifold, hook up all the eltronics from the Mercury villager/ Nissan Quest play nice with the 300z trans and random volvo bits left.
Pros: if it works, I have modern electrics, motor works as intended and is probably more reliable, less fabrication work. I have most if not all parts I’ll need to get it working.
Cons: I could be chasing down electrical gremlins for a while, the whole thing could decide it doesn’t want to work in the Volvo and I’ll have to trick it, which will take time.
Ditch all stock wiring, and go carbureted.
Pros, simple to trouble shoot in the future, I can wire everything how I want. Less wires = less Weight, less to go wrong.
Cons: it’s gonna be twitchy to get running well, I’ll have to buy parts, I will have to figure out a solution to the current distributor. (Might have to customize a dizzy, or buy a expensive one), lots of fabration work.