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RE: Brave Sir Robin

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:07
quarterly driveway slumber report rates 2/4 ZZZZ's; van is next to it in the driveway with a drain on the battery. at least the truck runs! chicken is stashed up on the hill, going to go visit it later for a drive-n-fill. the chicken is still in need of stomach surgery, with a bad case of indigestion below half full caused by a faulty lift pump hose.

i have not dug into BSR's fuel delivery problem yet. local competent assistance is thin these days...

RE: Redblock 60-2 flywheel howto for LH2.4 and MS1/2/3/extra

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:56
might be a little bit before the question is answered by those in the thread, wolfie's last login was ~1yr. ago. are you still on the teebeezy? can probably get a quick answer over there from linuxman or if you try PM maybe they get an alert or something.

best of luck


RE: Redblock 60-2 flywheel howto for LH2.4 and MS1/2/3/extra

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:42
So.. with the ECU counting teeth from TDC, is it possible then to full sequential the ignition and injection? Or do i still need something like a DSM CAS for it?

RE: A 745, a car I hated and still regretted selling

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 08:57
i regret disposing of my broken 265. wagons are fun to drive and especially when powered right!

RE: Volvo 245 Turbo

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 08:52
again, that is some nice work. it is difficult to find anyone competent around here to repair anything because of how cars are simply considered to be disposable appliances these days

RE: Volvo 245 Turbo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:21
We used 3 of the 4 free days during easter to repair alot of rust. It doesnt look like much from the outside, because we repaired many reinforcement that cant be seen on the picutres. We did some external repairs aswell, have a look for youself

Rear left quarter panel and wheel well in place and welded

While I welded the left part my dad removed the right wheel well

We ran into some problems with the rear right wheel arch, as you can see both replacement panels arent the same as the original on the car

This almost would have been perfect, but the arch is too round and it dosnt fit well on the rear section where it meets with the wheel well

The arch should smooth out at the bottom, but on this panel it is still clearly visible at the bottom

The problem with the rear arch held us up for some time, but we made a decision and hopefully will be able to turn it into reality tomorrow.

Keep in mind, that this is a restoration, modification and improvement. We will try to improve the car as much as possible. I will explain this more tomorrow and show pictures of our ideas.

RE: Volvo 245 Turbo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:21
Me and my dad inspected the 245 very thoroughly, then decided what parts we need to order and where we need to cut for replacement panels. I replaced the 12 year old tires with some newer ones that were from my GT.
The spare wheel well on the driverside is already out (photographed the whole process but didnt notice that there was no SD-Card in the Camera) and we repaired the rust on the rear left. About 3 weeks ago we took a 500km trip and bought 4 rustfree doors from a 1992 240 Classic. We noticed, that the trunk hinges are bad, which is why the trunkdoor is hanging and rubbed against the metal, causing the rust holes.

I invited my parents to the Retro Classic in Stuttgart, to learn more about patching rustholes and replacing whole panels. We were able to talk to a professional restorer from the BMW Museum.

RE: Volvo 245 Turbo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:18

As a part of my apprenticeship I had to learn to weld all thickness of metal, that comes in handy now. I already repaired some rust holes on my 740, but I guess this is my biggest rust job yet. This is all for now, on Saturday we will clean up all rust spots and decide where to cut for new metal welding.

Btw on the test drive there was a tuned VW Golf GTI mk3 tailgating us and wanting a race and so he got one. Volvo:1, GTI:0
My plans for now are to make it ready for inspection, paint it and then tune it. 0.8 Bar-1 Bar, Group-A Intercooler, B23E intake, 1990+ turbo exhaust manifold and a Group-A Turbo etc.

Volvo 245 Turbo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:17
After selling my restored 740 I was able to pick up this 1983 245 Turbo. At first I didnt want to buy it, but after visiting the car at 2am because of sleeping problems it caught me like a disease. The car had a original Turbo+ kit in it, which means that it has 180hp instead of 155hp because of a Intercooler. Within 1 day I had sold the 740 and bought the Turbo. Me and my dad transported it to our garage, inspected the car a little bit and then we went for a drive.

In the pictures below you can clearly see the Turbos main problem - Rust.... lots of it

All gauges work, but the speedometer wobbles when driving under 50km/h, so I will replace the drive gear later on

It is a original sunroof car, but with a electric BMW Glassroof fitted, its so nice and works like it should.

When inspecting the car we have found loads of rust. Not all was visible right away because of a patch up job with fiberglass by a previous owner. I didnt photograph all of the rust.
Brace yourself!

Rust bubbling near the sunroof

A previous owner tried to treat some of the rust

RE: A 745, a car I hated and still regretted selling

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:11
The new owner now has the car since about 2 months and is really happy with it. All this time he has been fixing problems, but still hasnt finished. In my opinion the car has gotten a very good new owner, because he really takes care of her (this is very important for me). We are still in touch and swap pictures of our cars from time to time.


RE: A 745, a car I hated and still regretted selling

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:59
Here is a picture I took during polishing, it looked so good

I took these pictures after the polishing. For the last time we mounted the summer rims again to take pics. Looking at these photos hurts me inside, because it looks so good and I regret selling it

These were the last days I had with her before the delivery

I went to visit the 740 with my moped to mount the tach and the original steering wheel

The final moments with the car I hated and still regretted selling, the new owner was very happy

Bye Bye

We delivered the car to the new owner, which was about 130km. It was my first drive on the streets with a manual gearbox, but I didnt have any problems with it. But the car had so many problems... still. After about 30km the car was running very rough between 2000 and 3500rpm and the heater broke, again..... at this point I had enough of the car. Currently I dont really miss her, because her replacement is just awesome and 10x faster.


RE: A 745, a car I hated and still regretted selling

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:54
Now to the question, why did I sell a fully restored 740 that we had spent 8 months on? At first I was very happy with my purchase, but as we started to fix things on the car more and more stuff broke. At first everything worked pretty good, so I thought it would only take us 1-2 months to get the car ready. But then the Km counter broke, together with the glovebox lighting, instrument lighting, blower resistor etc. Every saturday for 8 months we spent around 10 hours working on the car but it never really worked enough to get inspected for the registration. Literally everthing you touched or looked at broke, it started to become a money pit. I slowly got demotivated and mad at the car, then at my dad and so the fun "father son project" started to crumble. I talked with my dad a long time about selling the car to try to save our relationship and my bank account, he told me, that I payed for everything on the car and that it is my decision. Whatever decision I chose he will always help me with pleasure.
Thanks dad!

The car only is good to look at, but not to drive or use. Everything breakes on it and it isnt even fast, after 110km/h there is no more power. I´m happy that I sold it, but after 8 months this car started to become a part of the family.


RE: A 745, a car I hated and still regretted selling

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:53

And then I posted an ad on the internet with the following pictures, within 2 hours I already had a buyer.

I decided to fix the many problems with the instrument cluster. For example the Km Counter wasnt working, none of the lights etc. Fixed everything and when I tried to put the speedometer needle back on something inside the speedometer motor broke...

We sanded out all contamination/dirt from the paint and will polish it tomorrow

RE: A 745, a car I hated and still regretted selling

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:51

Decided to install yellow foglamps, that I had bought for my GT

I guess you already noticed the problem with the clear coat... we sanded the whole car, pulled and filled all dents, scratches etc. primered the problem areas and then set off to paint the car.

This was my dads first paint job since 27 years, I think he did a great job on it!

RE: The mighty 242GT that could

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:43
About a month ago I had found the original owner... after over 2 years of searching. After asking some questions I didnt recieve the answers I was looking for:
The Person I was talking to was the wife of the old owner and she told me, that her husband had died in 1999 (thats why she sold the car) and that she doesnt want to meet up/ see the car or talk about it, because she fears that bad feelings will come up. I totally respect that and wont ask any further questions.
Now that I have her name I´m looking for the 2 children and hopefully they can tell me more stories about the car.


RE: The mighty 242GT that could

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:33
wow that is cherry

RE: The mighty 242GT that could

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:32
The car changed quite a lot during 1.5 years between June 2016 and now. I have bought a DSLR Camera, so the quality of the picutres should be better.

April 2017, first Volvo meeting with the GT

One day before the Volvo meeting, the GT got a friend. More info on the car and its restoration in another thread.

Christines Birthday

I had found a NOS Zender Spoiler

I then restored a R-Sport Cluster together with a R-Sport Steering wheel

I decided to buy OZ Futuras later on and bought something else instead. For now that is all. I think the pictures should speak for themselves


RE: The mighty 242GT that could

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:31
I had to work out some electrical issues and we tried on the GT-Stripes, but decided to go with the clean no stripes look.

During painting a circle appeared on the hood. It was in the clear coat and formed within 3-5 minutes and no one was in the paint booth at that time to mess with it. That is why we named her Christine, like the movie, because the car had its own mind.

Christine got a complete exhaust from a B23ET, finally a GT Steering wheel and a lot lot more.

Almost done

And she is officially finished...atleast for now

The drive home

These pictures were taken between January 2016 and June 2016, it only took us 6 months, but over 700 hours were invested.

RE: The mighty 242GT that could

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:30

NOS Parts arrived

Back at the garage

Lowered by 40mm and new Bilstein shocks and the new wheels are painted

RE: The mighty 242GT that could

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:30
Each saturday we worked from 6am to about 10pm and because of that we made good progress.

While visiting a Volvo Specialist to ask for parts (no success) we got 4 of these wheels for a very good price. They came off of a low milage one owner 240 classic that had rusted away.

Fast forward about 3 weeks. We got the car running good and replaced all suspension components, now the car is getting bodywork done.

We transported the GT to the paint booth, then we began our work.

We had 2 weeks avaiable so we had to work fast