Henry McDonough wanted to combine the classic design of a Volvo 200 series with the power and reliability of a LSx V8. Diving head first into his first swap, he learned along the way with help from his friend Joe Kezo. Henry now owns a Volvo 242 DL with a 6.0 L LS2 V8 from a 2006 Pontiac GTO. The engine sits on STS Machining mounts with a FiTech throttle body and rear sump oil pan to clear the crossmember. The fuel system includes Corvette regulator, Walbro 255 in-tank pump, and upgraded injectors controlled by a Holley Terminator X ECU. Behind the V8 is a T-56 six-speed manual transmission also from the Pontiac GTO supported by a custom crossmember. The transmission uses a F-body shifter in the factory Volvo location thanks to a lever arm adapter and a modified clutch pedal from STS Machining. A 3-inch driveshaft sends power to a shortened Moser M88 8.8-inch full floating rear end with 3.73 gears, TrueTrac limited-slip differential, and 31-spline axles. Helping slow the Volvo down is Brembo four-piston front brakes and Wilwood Dynopro rear brakes.