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240 James's 1977 244 DL

jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
edited July 1 in RWD
I flew to Melbourne and bought this non-runner, and had a great time fixing it on the spot and driving it back to Sydney on a permit.








Ran out of fuel just outside of Goulburn...

Safe and sound, and washed

It's come up real nice with a wash, and I've just ordered the parts it needs to pass a blue slip - new engine and transmission mounts, and a new lockset (the passenger lock is broken and the boot lock doesn't seem to match the key I have. The driver's door lock is the only one that works).

Stay tuned. It will likely receive the B230FT drivetrain that's currently in Billie but with a bit more planning. In particular I want to take the full loom and ECU/EZK mounting plates from an LH-2.4 240, as Billie's is a bit hacked together.


  • Sweet! What did it take to get started?
  • Awesome! Great little adventure.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited July 2
    Sweet! What did it take to get started?
    The seller ran me through a list of stuff that had been replaced. They replaced the main pump, fuel filter, plugs, cap, rotor, leads. To get it started, I replaced the entire distributor assembly with a known-good one (probably not necessary but I had it with me and it was quicker to replace it than test it). I wound the timing as far forward as I could, about 22 degrees. The ignition leads were in the wrong order, and the fuel pump fuse had blown.

    The context around advancing the timing was that the seller had told me they had messed with the K-Jet base mixture, enriching it. I had no O2 probe with me so decided against making further blind adjustments.

    The next morning in @Vee_Que's driveway I replaced the in-tank pump with one I had brought with me. It had no filter sock, which may explain why it failed. When I powered it, I felt it trying to spin.

    I also replaced the o-rings around the injectors as those were brittle. That probably wasn't necessary but, eh, I had new ones with me so why not. I gave the injectors a good clean while they were out.

    It still has a bit of an idle miss. I need to hook up my fuel pressure tester and check everything is in-spec, then hopefully with @VolvoHordz assistance I can dial the base mixture back to factory settings (13.77:1 AFR, or 2% CO)
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