R3VLimited Forums

Go Back   R3VLimited Forums > General Forums > Members Rides > The Project Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356
M60b40 powered Volvo 240

Just won this bad boy at an auction for $70 hahah, I 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)


Talking to a Volvo nut that comes in to my work a lot, late model cars that came with a true 5 speed use the same guibo as a e30(not sure which size)
The true 6 cylinder cars came with a hydro clutch, but this car is cable so I will need to convert it over so i can run a BMW ZF transmission.

Also I can get adapters to put BMW wheels on it for $150 so essentially I'll be building a BMW out of this Volvo








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.
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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


Last edited by FireFight; 09-15-2017 at 02:54 PM.
FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 09:38 AM   #2
TimeMachinE30
No R3VLimiter
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: DC
Posts: 3,310
Very cool. The car looks beat. Is it in good shape?
__________________
ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34


Say no to panjo.
TimeMachinE30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 09:41 AM   #3
gart
Wrencher
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 295
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.
gart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 10:13 AM   #4
paynemw
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 157
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 - Daily
1987 BMW 325is 2.7L Track Build & Grocery Getter
1988 BMW 535is - RIP but my dream BMW

Say No to Panjo
paynemw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 10:40 AM   #5
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356
Quote:
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
Quote:
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.
Quote:
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
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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


Last edited by FireFight; 06-30-2017 at 02:09 PM.
FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 08:35 PM   #6
sam_
Mod Crazy
 
sam_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 629
sub'd ! this will be cool
__________________


1991 325i
flickr
@sambhaskins
sam_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 08:42 PM   #7
freeride53
R3V OG
 
freeride53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles < Chicago < San Diego < SF Bay
Posts: 11,680
The boys on Turbobricks will love this.
__________________

1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)| 1983 Peugeot 505 STI | 1992 Volvo 245 DL
freeride53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 08:46 PM   #8
2mAn
Moderator
 
2mAn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Culver City
Posts: 11,506
haha what a pile of sh!t but it would be dope to see those ugly ass wheels doing a burnout
__________________
Simon
Current Cars:
-1988 BMW 325i
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 with Nissan Competition Package

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReallyDirtyThirty View Post
Just keep pushing it in... when you think you can't push it in any farther, push harder.
2mAn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 10:14 PM   #9
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356





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
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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


Last edited by FireFight; 03-21-2017 at 10:22 AM.
FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 10:19 PM   #10
2mAn
Moderator
 
2mAn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Culver City
Posts: 11,506
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:
-1988 BMW 325i
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 with Nissan Competition Package

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReallyDirtyThirty View Post
Just keep pushing it in... when you think you can't push it in any farther, push harder.
2mAn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 10:15 AM   #11
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356
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**
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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


Last edited by FireFight; 03-21-2017 at 10:23 AM.
FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 10:55 PM   #12
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356
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)





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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

FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 11:31 PM   #13
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356

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


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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

FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2017, 08:24 AM   #14
bostonvert
Wrencher
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Belgium, near Brussels
Posts: 213
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
bostonvert is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2017, 11:04 PM   #15
FireFight
E30 Fanatic
 
FireFight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canby Oregon
Posts: 1,356
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.....



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
WTB:m60b40 in PNW
Zachary Ripley

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

FireFight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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 Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 - 2020 R3VLimited LLC