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Old 02-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hey guys.

I have been following a lot of the projcts on TB and desided to make my own profile project thread.
Before I start rambling along, please forgive my english. I am from Norway and my grammer can do a bit of derailing from time to time so bare with on that.
I'd also like to say that if you expect an update every week, this is not the thread to go to. i'm a student with a hobby that does'nt match my wallet and things take a bit longer time that i wish i would. I'll, on the other hand, try to take a lot of pictures along the way.

sooooo... here goes..

The car in question is a 240 wagon -92. bougth the car right before i got my license in 2011. (YES, i'm that young). Here's a pic from the ad:



The first warningsign was the hight of the car(esspesially the rar) but i went to check it out anyway. The exterior of the car looked great. it ran like a champ, but the signs of abuse where pretty clear. The owner had nearly cut of all the rings on the coilsprings. it was scraping on absolutly everything. I'm all for a low riding car with a nice stance but you ave to be able to drive it whitout a kidneybelt if you know wayh i mean. Do it properly!! other things was the way he had hooked up the stereo. just kick a hole in the door panels an attach the speakers with some woodscrews... well you get the idea. this just goes on and on. lets just say there was a hooooole lot of halffinished jobs on the car that have annoyed me ever since.

You're probebly thinking: why buy this car if ithas so many flaws?. well, it didn't have so much rust on it, witch is pretty common on 20+ year old cars in norway. And when i started pointing out all the ****ty jobs he had done on the car he agreed to a lower price. it also had alot of equipment like: heatet and el-ajusted sidemirrors, heated seats, ABS, electric windows, heated rear window, original antispin rear diff, but most of all it had the 136 hp B230FX engine. The model is called 240 CLASSIC in Europe. dont know if its called that in the US.
Another thing was that a felt the car screamed for help. it needed my salvation!!!!!

More pics from the first days of ownership:




the first i did was to lift the rear. MUCH needed!



The car is registrated with 40/40 lowering springs so that was fitted.




A few weeks later the car was fitted with som Hella foglights. her posing with my friends MB 280SE




Put some nicer wheels on the car. the front lip got stolen by som icelumps in the road (mid-powerslide) the previous winter





So after some time driving the car i felt the need to do a full restoration. This was not the plan to begin with but it sort of just went there. It started with som busted rear brakes, a non-working ABS system and som non-existing rubber-bushes.

PICS!!



OUT with the old!



God i hate road-salt



I forgot to mention that the reason the ABS was'nt working was that the previous owner had fitted a 1030 rearaxel without the 48 hole sensor-ring, resulting in non-working ABS system!
So a "new" one was purchased and restored.



New polyurethane bushings.


Other new parts!


Other restored and painted parts. sorry for terrible picture quality...



The car soon on its wheels


Here's my fiance doing som TLC on my rear bumper


50/50


After testing the car with the new bushing i realised how bad the rubber-bushings where. the car feels so much more nimble and tight trough the corners. Love the difference, but more can be done to improve the handling.

Winter is coming. a new splashpan is coming into good use due to the huge amounts of roadsalt used on norwegian roads. (YES this baders me alot).



The wagon's last winter ever!



The spring of 2013 i desided to start stripping the car and start the FULL restoration.

The dream i got with this car is being able to hav a road-legal streetcar with a sleeper-ish side to it. If I pull up next to a dou*hebag in his dads BMW, at a red light, i'll easily be able wipe the grin of his face in my old 240 wagon. Thats the idea...

The powerplant will "surprisingly" enough be a B230FK with a few tweaks:

-A ported and polished 530 head. 46/36 mm valves. stiffer valvesprings.
-A ported an polished 90+ turbomanifold.
-Garret gt3071r turbo
-"S60R" injectors or injectors from a Ford V8.
-walbro "intank" and 044 bosch "inline" pumps
-960 pre 1994 AMM.
-3" downpipe and axhaust all the way.
-3"+ intercooler with a 940 "tropic" electric fan fitted to it.
-some sort of Griffin alu-radiator.
-300+ hp fuel and spark chips. (maybe some sort of aftermarket engine-management)
.......
thats wath i could remember of the top of my head.

The thing that baders me with the is the lack of handling in the corners. YES, offcourse, i knew this before i bought it. the point is that's where a lot of the budget will be spent. on inproving the handling abbilities.

to buy list.

-25/22 ipd anti-sway bars
-Kaplhenke trailingarms
-kaplhenke Swaybar Endlinks
-kaplhenke Quick Steer Roll Correction spacer
-kaplhenke basic strut-brace
-Bilstein CS shocks front/rear.
-40/40 springs with a welded lower springseat in the front. (so in reality 65/40)
-front wheels 17"x7,5" 205 40 tire profile
-rear wheels 17"x9" 225 40 tire profile

No coilovers will be fitted if anyone wondered. the cops will probably hate me enough with all the other changes i'm gonna do to the car

so here's some pics of wat's been happening.

here's the car minutes before disassembly


Strippin...



The gutsy B230FX on the way out. I'll miss you....(stored away but not forgotten)


tried on som BBS LM replicas... (considering.....)


totally wrong gap between the wheelarches and the wheels offcourse, still....

Inspiration pics. (played with Photoshop a bit)



So thats my volvo story. there will be more and hopefully more exciting updates in the future, but for now, leave some comments if it is something u like or dont like about my project. A little constructiv critisism is never wrong.

at last, for some lols

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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Welcome. Nice project.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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Nice car, looks like you have it off in the right direction! Did you buy something else to daily drive!
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:40 AM   #4
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Nice car, looks like you have it off in the right direction! Did you buy something else to daily drive!
Thanks guys! :-)

As for the daily driver.. Well i dont really need one, i can't afford one. But if the money where there, i'd get myself a hilux arctictruck or something like that. Would be Nice have a car thats able haul a car and lots of tires to trackmeets.

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Old 02-21-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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Got the semi-disassembled b230fk in the "engine-stand", "engine-mount" (dont remember what u call it:P).

looks a bit rough... i know, but it will be taken apart and sent away for a full check and with all new gaskets an forged guts i think i'll be allright.


thats it for now
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:33 AM   #6
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Had a few hours this sunday. Desided to rip the rear axel of the car. it looks alot better after a good clean-up. no pictures of the cleaning session i'm afraid, but i took some of the rest of the job:



Got a little sign to hang up somwhere in the garage. gotta have one...


The axel parted from the chassi. I had no trouble with rusted bolts or nuts thankfully.


Had to do some more testing to see what kind of stance i want. just for fun. the car will never be this low even thou it looks awesome



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Old 03-07-2014, 09:11 AM   #7
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Got some work done yesterday. disassembeld the last of the car. now its ONLY a shell.



Hammered away at som rust in the floor to find out how bad it really was. the rust had started where the rear seats was mounted. in the joint of the floor and the plate the seats are mounted on. therefore... two plates...double the work.

underneath

cutting...

"fresh" steel

a buddy doin the welding. I need more training in that department:P


did'nt get i picture of the finnish, but its at least no holes any more.


More to come.. stay tuned
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:42 AM   #8
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Seamwelded the the fresh metal last weekend.

still needs som grinding tho...


also got a birthdaypresent from the misses. Sparco alu pedalcovers


I'm also collecting parts for a flathood-conversion these days.

Thats it for now. stay tuned
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:07 PM   #9
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Gjutjärnsgädda?

Cast Iron Pike?

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Where did the BBS come from, you get them new or used, they are pretty sweet!
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Love the details you're putting into this! Awesome.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:19 PM   #12
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Nice project! This is probably more along the lines of what my project would look like if we had winters here, lol.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #13
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Where did the BBS come from, you get them new or used, they are pretty sweet!
I borrowed one wheel from a friend who's building a trackracing bmw e36. (explanes the slicks) this are brobably bought in a Norwegian tuniingshop called GS-bildeler(http://www.gsbildeler.no/). they specilize in the BMW's

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Nice project! This is probably more along the lines of what my project would look like if we had winters here, lol.
Tanx! the car will never be driven on the salty winter-roads of Norway ever again. It's very hard to keep a car nice, shiny and rust-free with all the salt and I'm just tired of it. too much work

BUT, the upside is offcourse all the time you get to work on your during winter.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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took the FK-engine apart this sunday. washed it, checked it for cracks and stuff like that.



highpressure washed, then soaked in some oven cleaner and let it do it's thing....



aaaand would'nt you know... it's red!?



when my next pay arrives, the block will be sent of to a tuning shop to balance and polish the crankshaft an make some more room in the sylinders for the forgeds pistons. can't wait
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:54 AM   #15
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My paycheck arrived yesterday! didn't waste any time and delivered the engineblock to the engineworkshop. can't wait to get it back

the next pay will be used tu buy forged pistons and rods.

i've set a goal for myself to have the engine, almost, done at the end of the summer
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:14 AM   #16
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Yea, those were my thoughts when I cleaned my greasy "red"block.

This thing is going to be awesome, wish I had the cash to do a full build but I have to keep reminding myself that it's a daily driver, lol
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Yea, those were my thoughts when I cleaned my greasy "red"block.

This thing is going to be awesome, wish I had the cash to do a full build but I have to keep reminding myself that it's a daily driver, lol
Haha! it's usually the case

This car was originally my daily, but it just happens you know! I was tired of being the slow one and had to do something about it
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considering a flathood-conversion... any thoughts?

this sucker really inspired me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7SpuWLx8a4

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considering a flathood-conversion... any thoughts?

this sucker really inspired me
It looks nice and everything, and on an early 245 I say sure, go for it. But to do it right on a split cowl, requires a fair amount of work, and it doesn't look THAT cool.

No if you do bodywork by trade, or know someone who does who will do it for free, disregard the previous statement and go hunting for a flat hood.

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It looks nice and everything, and on an early 245 I say sure, go for it. But to do it right on a split cowl, requires a fair amount of work, and it doesn't look THAT cool.

No if you do bodywork by trade, or know someone who does who will do it for free, disregard the previous statement and go hunting for a flat hood.
Thats exactly why i'm considering it, i know a guy hehe
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I like where this is going... *subbed*
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:11 AM   #22
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Got the engineblock back from the shop yesterday



Shaved of about 0,1 mm to keep the comp, ratio as low as possible.

ready for paint soon.


cylinders drilled to 96,3 mm



the crankshaft was within the tolerances and just well-cleaned and polished.


also got the windowplate for the flathood-conversion. still need the hood tho


hopefully the block, rods, pistons, and head wil be ready and assembled before fall and the busy huntingseason
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Nice project! I like the BBS on a 240!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:20 AM   #24
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Nice project! I like the BBS on a 240!
agreed! but I'm still not satisfied with the replicas that I've found avaliable I'm lookin for wheels with different widt front and rear and with a deeper dish on the rearwheels. all in all... hard to find
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:37 AM   #25
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Look at the Infiny wheels! They're available in a few offset and dishes!
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