home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > General > showroom > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default Blue 242, the SlowRide


Glacial, this is the pace. I've been waiting a long time to find a 242.

Originally, I was searching for a b230ft to refresh until I found a rolling 242, or a rolling 242 to refresh until I could put together a motor.

Previously, had a '89 244, but school, Subarus, and responsibilities got in the way and so it goes.




Until a 1980 242 popped up on craigslist in the middle of nowhere North-Central Florida.





The previous owner was previously a volvo machanic in Jacksonville, then worked in a scrap yard that received many Volvos. He swapped in a b230f from a '92 wagon. Originally it was a manual car, but he swapped in an AW71 for commuting between BFE and Jax. It showed up in the Craigslist Orphan thread, and I had to have it.





Had it flatbedded out of its sugar sand paradise to civilization. Came with a trunk full of parts to add to the 10 year old horde that I pulled out of storage. Some 530 heads, LH 2.4 sensors, computers, etc enough for about 2 or 3 different cars. Spare single round headlight bezels and grille (with tabs intact!). Some window seals, manual widow regs, brake calipers... The trunk was packed, I wish I took a picture.




-B&G springs.
-IPd sways fore and aft.
-15" aftermarket alloys, with JDM markings?? Center caps have CCD on them. No idea.
-86+ tail light swap with fat waist trim.
-Saab-looking side markers/repeaters and fog lights.
-Turbo oil coiler with sammich plate.
-850 electric fan.
-Oil pressure and volt meter gauges.
-Wiring for VDO ambient temp gauge.

Allegedly working AC from the 92 wagon that the engine came from... this may stay or go, we'll see.




Blue and black Bertone/diamond plate styling.
And beneath the steel plate? Full commitment, he cut the cards. Joy...

__________________
1980 242 DL, B230f LH 2.4 AW71, B cam ipd adj gear adv 2*, ipd 25/25 sways, B&G springs (+T and M46 swap in waiting)
1982 244 GLT, partial part out, fate unknown
1989 244 DL, in Valhalla... and a few small boxes

Slowest Project Ever
240 parts, +T, and More For Sale
Feedback

Last edited by SlowRide; 04-30-2017 at 02:01 PM..
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Slow Progress: Cleaning, Restoration, Stage Zero

While I hoard the bits for an LH2.4 +T and return to 5-speed, major cleaning and restoration of the interior abd exterior are priority.

Also, collecting medium brown interior pieces to swap out the mismatched blue and black Bertone leather that's there. Yes medium brown, and yes I would change my mind if nice black door cards came my way.




Deep cleaning the engine bay will be put off until I pull the motor for the inevitable +T.

Restored the front fascia to its chromed glory




Badge action




Last edited by SlowRide; 05-21-2017 at 04:58 PM..
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 09:59 PM   #3
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

This one too
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 05:26 AM   #4
InTheWhite
Board Member
 
InTheWhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Sweden
Default

Realy nice with a 242!

The interior looks realy fine.
InTheWhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 08:33 AM   #5
57plymouth
Board Member
 
57plymouth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Blythewood, SC
Default

That's sweet!
57plymouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
mbolton1990
Board Member
 
mbolton1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: 32348
Default

Glad someone scooped this up, looks like a fine example of a 242 with some cool things done to it!
mbolton1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2017, 04:58 PM   #7
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Got banned for a couple days for shenanigans, so I decided to destroy something beautiful.


SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2017, 05:56 PM   #8
JerryJS8
der Junge
 
JerryJS8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Normal Saxony
Default

You're gonna have to change the title of your thread soon
__________________
- 1987 244 (hand-me-down first car)
- 1990 744 (white with red leather)
- 1992 965 (green with tan leather)
- 1990 744 16v (pegleg drift can)
- 1992 480 (Renault disaster)

- 1989 745 16v
- 1991 744 (SE) Turbo 16v (restauration project)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gashog View Post
Unique for sure.
I don't think anyone is going to tell you it looks bad.
Kinda can't go wrong under the hood.
JerryJS8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2017, 06:26 PM   #9
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryJS8 View Post
You're gonna have to change the title of your thread soon
Yeah, we'll see. Still waiting for a late squirter block, but the yards around me get nothing in. This was the first non fwd/awd car this yard has seen in a while. So these bits might go into a storage bin
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2017, 11:02 PM   #10
Uncleknucklez
bruspeed
 
Uncleknucklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Default

That might be the cleanest PnP turbo I've ever seen.
__________________
1986 245
1980 242 Turbo
Uncleknucklez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2017, 03:10 AM   #11
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncleknucklez View Post
That might be the cleanest PnP turbo I've ever seen.
Oh no, it was covered in oil. Then entire engine bay was one big oil soaked spider nest, too. Undoing the bottom bolt on the downpipe was a living nightmare.
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2017, 11:36 AM   #12
okoye
Board Member
 
okoye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: west hartford, ct
Default

Was that a 940se?
__________________
1991 Volvo 940se sedan m90 swapped, 17x10 oz fittistars, Bilsteins.
1994 Volvo 960 turbo b204ft m46

Quote:
Originally Posted by vagabond View Post
no one saw me with my little umbrella and sandpaper though.
okoye is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2017, 11:39 AM   #13
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okoye View Post
Was that a 940se?
89 760 wagon, lh2.2, non egr, automagic.
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2017, 11:14 AM   #14
runt262
Board Member
 
runt262's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Georgetown, ON
Default

Man those are some plush ass seats. Do you have a smoking jacket to match that interior?
__________________
1985 Volvo 240ti
runt262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2017, 03:18 PM   #15
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runt262 View Post
Man those are some plush ass seats. Do you have a smoking jacket to match that interior?
Have you seen the matching Bertone door cards? Swanky
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2017, 03:17 PM   #16
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Sooo... It's been a real struggle keeping this old girl running. First fuel pump was probably fine, so was the second... Only noticed the chewed up wire harness after I bought a brand spanking new bosch pump to install. Got a fuel pump pigtail free with an LH 2.4 harness I bought off another member, hooked her all back up and...

The water pump is howling. Lovely.

And somehow the kickdown cable is so far out of adjustment.

That said, the air conditioning works!

92 system that came from the car that donated the engine. Returned to the carcass of that 760 and pulled the pusher fan and harness, handful of 5 pin relays, and ordered an airdam insert from Phil! Can't wait to show the girls (huskies) the working AC
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2017, 03:01 PM   #17
Uncleknucklez
bruspeed
 
Uncleknucklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowRide View Post
That said, the air conditioning works!

92 system that came from the car that donated the engine. Returned to the carcass of that 760 and pulled the pusher fan and harness, handful of 5 pin relays, and ordered an airdam insert from Phil! Can't wait to show the girls (huskies) the working AC
Ugh... I want A/C so hard, It's next on my list after smog things
Uncleknucklez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2017, 03:49 PM   #18
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncleknucklez View Post
Ugh... I want A/C so hard, It's next on my list after smog things
I'm still on the fence about keeping it. I'm not daily driving this, never plan to, and the engine bay looks so much cleaner without it. One less thing to have to hook back up and trouble shoot if I pull this motor.

That said, got my air ramp from Phil, just to realize I don't have an original airdam

So... Lookin for an airdam!

Since you stopped in, guess who's gonna be fixin' the pinion angle and correcting his rear wheel position with a recently acquired set of adjustable torque rods???


Last edited by SlowRide; 06-29-2017 at 03:55 PM..
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2017, 04:36 PM   #19
Uncleknucklez
bruspeed
 
Uncleknucklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowRide View Post
Since you stopped in, guess who's gonna be fixin' the pinion angle and correcting his rear wheel position with a recently acquired set of adjustable torque rods???
I'm glad to know they're going to a good home, I will caution though, using them to change wheel position for the sake of wheel position is the wrong application for these. In my experience, a little goes a long ways, and you are better off using them to set pinion angle as opposed to anything else.

Because of my swap, and the parts I used, I was running them full out to get pinion angle manageable, which made the rear axle even less centered.

Just my
Uncleknucklez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2017, 04:42 PM   #20
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncleknucklez View Post
I'm glad to know they're going to a good home, I will caution though, using them to change wheel position for the sake of wheel position is the wrong application for these. In my experience, a little goes a long ways, and you are better off using them to set pinion angle as opposed to anything else.

Because of my swap, and the parts I used, I was running them full out to get pinion angle manageable, which made the rear axle even less centered.

Just my
Noted. I'm doing it to correct the angle, and I figure correcting that will move those wheels up a bit. Getting some kind of vibration from the drive shaft and the u-joints aren't sloppy. Motor mounts seem fine, so does the trans mount. Not sure what springs are on here, either.

I've never considered this car to be really all that low, but the drive shaft halves could definitely be more aligned with their respective ends.

Need to get the pan hard bar too, just waiting for one to float back up in forsale. Trailing arm bushings are on the list, but I'm gonna find a shop for that.
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2017, 12:13 AM   #21
Simi
:3
 
Simi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Orlando, FL
Default

I was wondering where this car went off to? It was for sale awhile ago.

I know these cars kinda well in case you ever need any help
Simi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2017, 12:21 AM   #22
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simi View Post
I was wondering where this car went off to? It was for sale awhile ago.

I know these cars kinda well in case you ever need any help
Thanks. Are you on the Florida Volvo Community Facebook group?
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2017, 06:09 PM   #23
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default



No progress to report... but I'm dragging home a 244 turbo tomorrow. Finally found my black headliner and sunroof panel. Maybe a dash swap. M46 swap possible, run it until it dies then do the T5 thing.

Last edited by SlowRide; 07-29-2017 at 01:02 PM..
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2017, 01:01 PM   #24
SlowRide
Cold War Crumple Zones
 
SlowRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ocala, Florida
Default





So many parts in one tasty 244 turbo... but, is it less rusty than the 242? Is the 242 just a flat hood conversion in waiting? Let the rust prodding begin!
SlowRide is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.