Such a long time between updates.. much has changed.
One of the challenges of this project has been distance, located at my parents property. Initially 3 hours away, then after we moved house 4 years ago, only 30 minutes. More recently, other challenges presented.
Cancer has a way of re-prioritising everything, as I'm sure many here would understand. We lost my father in early 2022. Still trying to navigate grief. He was pivotal in this project, managing the full engine rebuild, and more, and putting it all back together.
Have recently come back to the wagon project with the goal of getting it operational. Perhaps to sell, perhaps for one of the kids down the track, but certainly to move, as it can't stay where it's been living for so long.
Anyway, more than a few solid hours recently spent replacing the PCV system, and reinstalling the intake and injection system with new throttle body and intake manifold gaskets, and I was hopeful. No luck unfortunately, and another visit was required...that was today.
Have spent some time troubleshooting the usual suspects this morning. Then after checking pump, supply, power, fuses (& bypassing), removing and bypass jumping the fuel pump relay, was able to prime, start and eventually run (not for long). No fuel leaks, so the new throttle body gasket has done the trick there. Trouble seems to be the green fuel pump relay (no additional white one, just the single green one for this era of k-jet). So further troubleshooting awaits...
In the meantime, I'd like to give a quick shout out to @Major Ledfoot and @1971_144GL for moral support and friendship, it's great to have local like-minded friends, and to @jamesinc for the forum and the support it provides for us all. I'm sure for many us these Volvo tinkerings provide a positive contribution to our mental health :)
some photos to follow...