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Old 05-12-2019, 01:31 AM   #1
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Hey, figured I'd start a build thread and track my progress.
Located in Lethbridge Alberta.

Overall, the car is pretty decent shape.

Plan for the car is to just get it to be a nice clean daily driver cruiser. I wanted a cruising car while I rebuild an engine for my mustang. Once that car is back on the road, then maybe I'll do more heavy modification on this car.


IMG_9604 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_9606 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_9614 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_9628 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_9652 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

Done so far:
-New taillights (fixed broken lights)
-Headlight bulbs (fixed highbeam issue)
-Acquired and installed rear driver trim
-Air filter replacement
-Acquired and installed license plate lights (not working, wiring needs repair)
-New front speakers
-Door sensors
-LED dome lights
-Oil change
-Seafoam
-Fixed reverse light (didn't replace sensor, was unplugged - wiring needs future attention)
-Recharged AC
-Bought and replaced some interior clips
-New license plate bracket (modified to 2 bolt)
-Painted brake calibers bronze
-New wheels
-E code headlights

To do list:
-Replace hatch. Only real rust on the car, have replacement hatch from older 240. Just need to paint and install.
-Rear gate wiring. No wiper, defrost, unlock, license plate lights. Have passenger IPD harness, planning on making drivers side. Doing at same time as hatch replacement.
-1 door door not central un/locking
-Fix heated seats
-Timing Belt (have parts)
-Rear hatch panel repair
-Polish/paint correction
-Clean/paint parts
-Front lip repair
-Cruise control lever. Previous owner replaced lever with cheaper level w/out cruise, have cruise lever hanging to still allow use. Want to replace with correct lever.
-Odometer fix (have part)
-Rear hatch shocks (have part)
-Reverse light wiring


WTB:
-Cruise control lever
-Cool parts?

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Old 05-12-2019, 10:53 AM   #2
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Nice 245! Love Sirius'
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:14 AM   #3
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To do list:
-Tune up. I know the injectors and lifters are noisy, but seems a bit excessive? Trying to clean the system out, change oil and then progress deeper.
-Fix heated seats
Redblocks came from the factory with rubber valve hushers. These usually have disintegrated by now and causes a slight increase in valve train noise. They are un-necessary and many leave them out when building engines. These engines sound like sewing machines normally.
Post a vid and someone on here will tell you if yours is normal or not.

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Old 05-12-2019, 06:24 PM   #4
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Well, there is that, or you could always just swing by...I can tell you if your engine is fine. LOL. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:49 PM   #5
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Well, there is that, or you could always just swing by...I can tell you if your engine is fine. LOL. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:32 PM   #6
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One of the best colors ever used on a 240, but I'm biased. It seems like it's sitting high.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:27 PM   #7
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It's definitely riding high, but looks nice overall!
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:24 PM   #8
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Well, there is that, or you could always just swing by...I can tell you if your engine is fine. LOL. Welcome to the forum.
I'll take you up on that haha, when are you available?



More updates:

I just got the interior detailed. Friends of friends started a mobile detail business, really exceeded my expectations.

Started taking apart my replacement hatch. Removed all components, just need to remove badges and prep for paint.

More photos to come.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:41 PM   #9
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I'll take you up on that haha, when are you available?



More updates:

I just got the interior detailed. Friends of friends started a mobile detail business, really exceeded my expectations.

Started taking apart my replacement hatch. Removed all components, just need to remove badges and prep for paint.

More photos to come.
I live in my garage - there most evenings. PM me if you want to drop by.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:42 AM   #10
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Canuck is the guy I was telling you about that lives three blocks from me. Definitely worth a stop by for his expertise and to see his project car.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:07 PM   #11
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:28 AM   #12
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Cool. I like your wheels. Why not just paint them and buy new tires?
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:49 PM   #13
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Cool. I like your wheels. Why not just paint them and buy new tires?
Its not the paint that is the issue, they are dented and curbed.



I did pick up new wheels!

Also did a few things:
-New front speakers
-Door sensors
-LED dome lights
-Oil change
-Seafoam
-Fixed reverse light (didn't replace sensor, was unplugged - wiring needs future attention)
-Recharged AC
-Bought and replaced some interior clips
-New license plate bracket (modified to 2 bolt)
-Painted brake calibers bronze
-New wheels


IMG_1909 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

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IMG_1913 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_1916 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_1926 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_1929 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_1934 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_1937 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

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Old 09-02-2019, 09:38 PM   #14
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Been very busy at work the last couple months, but found some time to work on the Volvo and continue to strip my mustang parts car.


A few more updates:

- E code headlights, more of a project that I expected... First they came broken from fcpeuro, had a awful experience with shipping and didn't want to send them back for replacements. Repaired them. They also don't work with NA corner lights. Had to make a custom bracket from the corner lights and do significant trimming to the headlights. Also don't use the same bulbs? Had to modify the dust boot to fit with my bulbs/connectors. Still require alignment.
- Amber reflector removal
- Fuel filter - damaged a line, had trim and put barb fitting back in. That was a real treat...
- Flame trap
- Air box - removed heater tube and cut it open for better cold air flow.
- Front brakes - rotor and pads. No more brake vibration.
- Front wheel balance - no more vibration on highway
- Blue lug nuts
- Hella Horns - Doesn't sound like a boat anymore
- Engine bay detail and paint


Before:

IMG_20190817_154449 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

Stock lights

IMG_20190817_155915 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

E-code - tabs don't work with NA corners. Can to trim them off and make my own bracket for corners.

IMG_20190817_160038 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

My custom bracket. A bit roadkill, but used what I had. Worked well.

IMG_20190817_175636 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_20190817_175839 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

Before:

IMG_20190818_134825 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_20190818_134831 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

After:

IMG_20190818_144728 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_20190818_144744 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

Brakes:
Bronze is fancy rust paint. :p

IMG_20190819_113244 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

Hellahorn - not so boaty... Well still a boat, but doesn't have a boat horn anymore.

IMG_20190824_125817 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_20190824_125916 by Richard Brown, on Flickr





As it sits now! Really happy with how it drives. Would like to improve the starting, it always starts but randomly a little rough? Just going to continue to clean and do preventive maintenance.
Once the mustang is back on the road, then I'd like to do some bigger modifications. Right now this shares daily drive duties with my truck.

IMG_3964 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_3965 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_3970 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_3971 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

IMG_3974 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

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Old 09-03-2019, 02:18 AM   #15
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Nice car! Any progress with the hatch?
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:23 PM   #16
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Nice car! Any progress with the hatch?
Stripped and scuffed. Want to get this parts car out of my garage and then spray it.
Have new shocks and wiring to install with it.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:00 PM   #17
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It's still https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmEbyttnxuY, but looking fresh and clean!
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:51 PM   #18
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clean car! keep up the lords work
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