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Volvo EPAS Conversion


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This is brilliant! You have inspired me to do this as well, thanks for sharing!
 

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I just watched this video last night. This guy installed the Volvo EPAS on his Mustang. Look away at the engine, it is LS swapped lol :)
 

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Would an alternator upgrade be required or suggested on a 60amp setup? Yup, added to the list.
 
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Would an alternator upgrade be required or suggested on a 60amp setup? Yup, added to the list.
I would recommend it for the sake of engine loading if nothing else.

3.8 3g alternator with 12-6 bolt pattern fits cologne V belt engines. Will give you 130-140 amps.

Just change the pulley to v belt, replace upper bracket with one for a 350 Chevy, and grab the 3g harness out of the donor.
 

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Is there a link to the Alternator upgrade PT# and wiring required? I think I could splurge for a new alternator. Maybe summit has a cheap on that would look better. Prepping for the engine swap so wouldn't mind buying some nice pieces here and there. That being said, if there is a Rockauto taurus alt for $50 for 140amps and plugs right in, i'm down.
 

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Swap is super easy, and required for epas

3g with 12 and 6 oclock mounting tabs

Chevy 350 alternator bracket

Alternator wiring harness from donor vehicle

Big assed fuse (Amazon for a mega fuse holder and 175 amp fuse)

Will bolt into your bottom bracket. Replace rbv top bracket with Chevy. Swap pulleys if yours is.v belt. Run wiring. Make.sure to isolate 3g alternator on one side of fuse by itself.
 

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Any updates on this?
 

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Big wires to battery, grey wire to ignition run.

Cap and stash the others, can code will eventually be available.

harvest as much of the witing and especially the pigtails and metal parts of hydraulic lines when you harvest the pump. Have any hydraulic shop make you a new hose with the Volvo ends or use adapters and tractor supply hydraulic hose. Pump can be mounted anywhere on the vehicle.

Then do this. And party.







I recorded the delay between the key on and pump activation for a reason. They need to boot up, as they are microprocessor controlled and the delay is going into limp mode when no can commands are received
 


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