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    M60b40 powered Volvo 240

    Just won this bad boy at an auctionI put in the bid not thinking I was gonna win, but no one else placed a bid.
    1980 Volvo 264gl(264 usually had 6 cylinders but in 80-81 they offered them with the 4 cylinder)








    The plan is to get it running and driving, and drive it around for awhile to fix all the small problems it will probably have not related to the engine/trans.
    Last edited by FireFight; 06-19-2018, 12:47 PM.
    WTB:m60b40 in PNW
    Zachary Ripley

    85 318i M50B25tu.
    92 525it 5 speed.
    80 244gl (m60 prepping).


    #2
    Very cool. The car looks beat. Is it in good shape?
    ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34

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      #3
      Interested to see how this progresses. I recently picked up a 86 wagon with the 4sp and I've been going back and forth on what to do with it.
      89 325 cabrio in progress m52tub28 swap
      99 540it
      86 Volvo 240 wagon
      99 Cherokee
      13 Passat

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        #4
        There's a dude who runs an old Volvo at the AutoX events I go to - super cool coupe. Keep this as a dirty track rat man!
        Paynemw
        1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 - Sold!
        the ebb and flow of 325is ownership - In RVA
        1988 BMW 535is - RIP but my dream BMW

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          #5
          Originally posted by paynemw View Post
          There's a dude who runs an old Volvo at the AutoX events I go to - super cool coupe. Keep this as a dirty track rat man!
          Yeah this thing wont win any car shows anytime soon haha
          Originally posted by gart View Post
          Interested to see how this progresses. I recently picked up a 86 wagon with the 4sp and I've been going back and forth on what to do with it.
          This is my 3rd 240, my first one was a wagon, I was 17 and I destroyed the poor thing, and though it was gold when I tried to sell it. it ended up selling for $200 haha. this is my first non wagon.
          Originally posted by TimeMachinE30 View Post
          Very cool. The car looks beat. Is it in good shape?
          Oh yeah, from what I can gather it sat outside for many years hahahaha. No Volvo purist should have a problem with be bastardizing this thing hahah

          .....

          So I got it home, and man this thing has been out in the elements for a long time.











          But I have found 0 rust on the body
          Interior







          Engine Bay






          I found it had a dead battery so I tossed that on the charger over night, The next day I tried to fire it up, with no success. I pulled the plugs and found them to be Autolites.... so they went in the trash along with all the ignition parts.




          I bought new
          -Bosch coil
          -Bosch cap
          -Bosch rotor
          -Ngk Plugs
          -Bougi wires(oem?)



          No luck, still no spark. I also decided to look in to see if i was getting fuel. Nada. i opened up the fuel pump relay and was able to press the relat closed and could hear the pump turn on. which gives me hope.

          Tossed a new fuel pump relay, pulled the injector, no spray.

          This point I have posted up on Turbobricks, I think its between the distributor or the ICM. both have play in the fuel pump from what the guys over there are telling me.
          The annoying this is tossing money in to the engine when it will likely be out by summer, oh well

          More to come come
          Last edited by FireFight; 06-30-2017, 02:09 PM.
          WTB:m60b40 in PNW
          Zachary Ripley

          85 318i M50B25tu.
          92 525it 5 speed.
          80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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            #6
            sub'd ! this will be cool


            1991 325i
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            @sambhaskins

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              #7
              The boys on Turbobricks will love this.

              1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
              1983 Peugeot 505 STI
              1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
              2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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                #8
                haha what a pile of sh!t but it would be dope to see those ugly ass wheels doing a burnout
                Simon
                Current Cars:
                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                Originally posted by Melon
                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                  #9





                  Well this clearly isn't right, IDK how this could have happened. this must have been why it ended up sitting for so long and then ended up at the auction
                  Jesus that was such a pain to pull that out, it must have never been pulled.
                  From what i have been reading, the distributor not only gives signal to the coil to spark, but also gets the fuel pump going(?)
                  needless to say ill be ordering a used one off ebay
                  Feels like im getting closer to getting this ting running, which means im closer to pulling the oil dripping 2.1lt with Kjet goodness and popping in 24 valves of Bavarian fury
                  Last edited by FireFight; 03-21-2017, 10:22 AM.
                  WTB:m60b40 in PNW
                  Zachary Ripley

                  85 318i M50B25tu.
                  92 525it 5 speed.
                  80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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                    #10
                    Why not find a better motor for the 318 and swap that M50 into this turd.

                    btw the last pic isnt working
                    Simon
                    Current Cars:
                    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                    Originally posted by Melon
                    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                      #11
                      Because i JUST finished that swap hahah, the e30 is becoming my girlfriends car, she would kill me if I pulled that engine out again, she wants it back haha.
                      And I have seen m50s go for ~$2-300 dollars around these parts, I like the idea of all three cars of mine having the exact same engine.


                      **I think i fixed the problem with the pictures**
                      Last edited by FireFight; 03-21-2017, 10:23 AM.
                      WTB:m60b40 in PNW
                      Zachary Ripley

                      85 318i M50B25tu.
                      92 525it 5 speed.
                      80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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                        #12
                        Alright, so since I'm waiting on a distributor to come in the mail, time to start cleaning.
                        Started first busy pulling the seats


                        Already starting to make my money back.

                        Jesus there was a good 100 pens in this car.
                        I also have it on good authority that the past owner was a drunk, I found 2 wine bottle openers, and 10 of those metal things before the cork on a wine bottle.


                        Looks like besides a small rust spot on the hole in the floor where the carpet mounts, the pans are solid

                        Big graveyard

                        All vacuumed up

                        Sorry for the bad pictures, my drop light took a shit and I had to use a flashlight.
                        The front carpet section was trash, rips from a heal and stains. It's in the garbage.
                        The rear I was able to clean up and it's will be going back in

                        The rear seat has two small rips that I plan on stitching for the time being, later I'll try to get late model seats, I like the fabric they used them more

                        My hope is to make it to the junk yard this weekend to pick up the carpet

                        Now on the the trunk




                        To say the trunk was disgusting would be an understatement. There was about 5 inches of stagnate water on the passenger side, a good amount of trash, and plant life every square inch.



                        All scrubbed(or at least as much as I cared to do)





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                        WTB:m60b40 in PNW
                        Zachary Ripley

                        85 318i M50B25tu.
                        92 525it 5 speed.
                        80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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                          #13

                          Carpet back in

                          All the pine needles and such cleaned out




                          Also the total for coins found in this car is $5.06, so that's pretty cool haha


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                          WTB:m60b40 in PNW
                          Zachary Ripley

                          85 318i M50B25tu.
                          92 525it 5 speed.
                          80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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                            #14
                            Awesome project! I love these old volvo's, great to see this one getting saved and really 70 bucks? That doesn't even get me a new battery here
                            Instagram : makeitsnap

                            1985 e28 520i

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                              #15
                              Yeah $70 is what I won it for, after auction fees and a tow I got it in my driveway for $300, which still I can't bitch about

                              Small update at first, I dyed the rear speaker shelf from tan

                              To black


                              Next
                              I found a distributor on eBay,
                              I know condition, found in garage from estate. Matched the Bosch numbers and made an offer.
                              I got it to my house in 2 days for $33


                              Installing it was a little weird at first, use to m20 where you don't really have a distributor in the sense that you don't need to find TDC, and M50s where they are coil over plug, I haven't played with distributors much.

                              But.....



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                              WTB:m60b40 in PNW
                              Zachary Ripley

                              85 318i M50B25tu.
                              92 525it 5 speed.
                              80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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