New project car 244GL-meatball1
New to me 1982 244GL in red just purchased yesterday and will be driving it back to Sydney from Melbourne in a few weeks. I've had an affinity for the 240 for ages and never been in a place to buy one, until now. The one I bought is in pretty good order, straight and rust free. 292k B230 with the 3 speed auto. Aircon but no power steering and a broken blower motor it would appear. Bought it as a project, the wife gave me a brief of leave it dead stock or make it stupidly fast... Which really only gave me one option... Stupidly fast it is.
Plans so far are literally plans on a page and subject to change, car will be registered and engineered and weekend driven, with some drag duties and some circut fun.
The plan so far is-
16v turbo b230 , not sure if I'll go manual or auto yet, checking to see what options work and are available to suit the power id like.
Haltech engine management for flexibility to be able to run drive by wire and traction control etc.
Suspension I'm leaning toward BC racing coilovers br-ra series.
Brakes will be Brembo calipers and rotors, I see yoshifab has a bunch of options. Braided lines for certain. Unsure if master cylinder will need changing but that's an option I'll cross when it happens.
Differential will need upgrading but not sure what I'll go with had a truetrak in my old daily and it was flawless so that's an option with some upgraded axles in the factory Volvo housing.
Interior will be Alfa 156 seats for the front and most likely retrimmed rear seats to match. Not sure about anything else just yet. I'm sure I'll get opinions that will change the plan, but that's why I'm on the forum. I've got good mechanical skills and knowledge, not too bad at wiring and electronics. More to come when I drive it home. Sorry for average photos but my old man only took one and the rest are from the sale ad.