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Old 10-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Råda's orange'75 242 DL

Might as well make a thread about my project 242.

Bought the car april 2013, I had been wanting an unmolested 1975 242 for some time. And this showed up. Favorite '75 color along with the pea green. But the 113 orange has the great advantage of having the awesomest interior.

Original plan was to keep it stock because it was in "good condition"

Plans now is:
Fix the small amount of remaining rust
Repaint in 113 orange.
Replace the B20 with LS1. Might go with a B230FT for starters, Depends on funds
Some cool wheels


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The rest of 2013 was mostly driving and maintenance












2014 was almost no driving.





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Old 10-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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I've started with some rust fixing. And excuse my welds, this is the first time I've held a welder.

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This is where I am right now. We'll see when it will make progress again

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Old 10-28-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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Amazing time capsule
Love this colour
Please dont Turbobricks it ;)
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:56 PM   #4
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Love the colour!
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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Jäkligt fin bil. Tyvärr verkar det näst intill omöjligt att få 240 godkänd med LS-motor i Sverige. Möjligtvis kan det gå om du använder någon av de allra klenaste "truck"-motorerna, viktar ner bilen rejält och SFRO-besiktigar som ombyggt fordon.

Eller så besiktigar man med Cheva 262, byter till LS1 och hoppas att ingen märker.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:41 PM   #6
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Jäkligt fin bil. Tyvärr verkar det näst intill omöjligt att få 240 godkänd med LS-motor i Sverige. Möjligtvis kan det gå om du använder någon av de allra klenaste "truck"-motorerna, viktar ner bilen rejält och SFRO-besiktigar som ombyggt fordon.

Eller så besiktigar man med Cheva 262, byter till LS1 och hoppas att ingen märker.
I'm not too worried, I will find a way to make the swap approved
Yes, it will be "ombyggt fordon" anyways when it comes to the LS swap.
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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Don't put non-volvo engine to this awesome car!

I'd do an N/A 16v conversion with twin weber carbs. Easy 200HP, and damn fun to rev the hell out of it.
With a M90 box of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1va5mOcxHU

Anyways, good work!
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:43 PM   #8
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So very orange.
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:50 PM   #9
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That is an amazing color combo. I don't think I could deal with driving it, but it sure is cool to look at it. Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:43 PM   #10
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Thing of beauty. The 70s are sooooo...... 70s. recently purchased a blue '76 242L myself. Same horrible b20 ;)
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:37 PM   #11
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Good work man!! I do envy you majorly!! Will keep an eye on this!!

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Old 10-28-2014, 07:02 PM   #12
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Sweet. Your weldings looks legit by the way. Not a lot who don't end up with a warped door sheet after welding patches in it.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:16 PM   #13
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Thing of beauty. The 70s are sooooo...... 70s. recently purchased a blue '76 242L myself. Same incredible b20 ;)
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:32 PM   #14
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Are you using weld thru primer? If not expect to do the same repairs again in a few years :(
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #15
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Is that your hobby garage? I like the wipers on the headlights.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:21 AM   #16
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I really like the door pouches as opposed to plastic door buckets that tend to bust, i've been planning on trying to do something similar to my car since my map pockets are split so it's comforting to see Volvo was ahead of me.

Awesome old 242! Good to see you learning to do bodywork and weld, I want to get there eventually myself.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:06 PM   #17
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Thanks guys!


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Don't put non-volvo engine to this awesome car!

I'd do an N/A 16v conversion with twin weber carbs. Easy 200HP, and damn fun to rev the hell out of it.
With a M90 box of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1va5mOcxHU

Anyways, good work!
Thanks, but no Volvo engine in this. I can get another car for that

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Is that your hobby garage? I like the wipers on the headlights.
It's the garage at my moms place. I have no own garage yet sadly :( so garage space is what will determine the progress of this build.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:31 PM   #18
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The interior! so much orange haha.

good job. looking good
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:24 PM   #19
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Nice car, interesting restauration

I have also an orange 242DL 75 M41 fuel inj M41 unfortunatly without orange trim with stripes but always trying to fond ones
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Not bad. What's the hassle with the engine conversion for Sweden?
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Not bad. What's the hassle with the engine conversion for Sweden?
Volvo have sat a limit to what they think the car can handle.
And the 240 is rated to 220hp and 275Nm with the vented discs and 1031 rear end.
So the donor engine has to be within that limit, unmodified and catalyzed if it's a 1976 or newer.
1975 has a more free regulation, engine can be modified and with out catalyzer but still within the limit.
That's the easy way of getting a swap road legal.

If you register it as a "modified vehicle" you can register with more power, depending on the cars weight.
But then you need to swap: engine, transmission, all of the brake system and rear or front axle. All to non bolt-on stuff.

That's the route I'm taking.
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I've lost the storage garage for this car. But since I've bought an empty property for a coming house and garage build I placed it there.

I was going to drive it there, so I took the battery out of my '92 244, but it turns out Volvo switched the battery poles over the years so it didn't fit.
So I jump started it and it fired up, smoking and running bad. After a few jump starts I noticed the carb was leaking gas like a mother****er down on the exhaust manifold, so I decided to tow it instead.

So now sadly, it will sit until I build my garage. Like 1.5 years from now...

Out by the property:

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How will you protect it from the weather?
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:53 PM   #24
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How will you protect it from the weather?
A garage that will be built? Until then, it sits. Which isn't bad as long as car cover. Nice as usual Råda
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This does not compute, I thought you were a 7 series only guy! Didn't you confess to this last week?


Great find, rad color! It's perfect the way it is!
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