240 Julian's 240

GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
edited December 2019 in RWD
Hi all!
This is the continuing story of my passion for slow old Swedish steel.
My first car was a 1999 Naturally aspirated V70, she had 230,000kms at the time and was an old Grenda Bus service vehicle in ace condition, I bought a, 86 240 and an 850 T5R as projects that didnt work out, got fed up and bought a 1995 Nissan 300zx TT. The Z was nice, but it wasnt me... so I sold it and with the proceeds bought a 240 T5 conversion kit from the Buchka borthers in the US and waited for the right car.

Ive been looking for a reason to get another 240 since my last one 2 years ago, The conditions were that I would clean it up, chuck a 5 speed manual box in and boost its tits off

This beauty popped up for sale last November and I jumped at it

The plan!

The car:
1992 240
B6304 from a 1995 960
Eiker E1s on RE003s
Ford EL 27mm bar up front
242 GT 23mm bar on rear
GLE 3 guage cluster
Zender spoiler
Rear numberplate trim
Electric windows
Black interior
Alpine type Rs all round

Future plans:
T5 of some description
Lots of mad burnouts
GT35 or Holset HX40/HE351


  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    edited July 2018
    Here she is! My beautiful red 92 240 sedan that I now have on club plates,



    Ive started improving handling by fitting a 79 242 GT 23mm rear sway bar, a 97 27mm Ford EL Front Swaybar, Ive aquired a Zender foam spoiler and a couple of other goodies :)

    (Not fitted and drilled yet)
    In with the new...ish @smithy
  • iceton1975BUTCH @iceton1975 Broadmeadows Victoria
    Very nice see folks I do sell nice cars :)
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    edited March 2015
    Next up is to sort out my swaybars, The rear bolted up no issue, however the front im finding the front is impacting on the hard brake lines mounted to the side of the wheel well, Ive already bent it out of the way, but it keeps hitting no matter how much mechanical persuasion I give it.

    I will eventually be running some of Ash's DVS Lowering springs, would a set of adjustable swaybar links help?
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    So Ive started experiencing a strange problem with the 240, as im driving along - rarely (about 3 times a week) Ill hear a very loud BANG sound coming from my shifter (auto)
    Ill also see the shifter lurch in its place violently and continue going as normal

    It has no effect on driving at the time
    its as if someones hit my gearbox with a stake driving mallet
    It has happened going over train lines and nasty bumps in the road
    Tranny mounts? Driveshaft?!?

    Also my windsheild makes popping sounds in the sun (no cracks), like that of someone flicking it with a plastic pen lid, about every hour in warm weather
  • Vee_QueVee_Que @Vee_Que South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    Not sure on the second one, sounds like incorrect installation.

    The first one can be the shifter isn't in D properly. Push it forwards and back to make sure it's there and see if it still does it.
  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Driveshaft centre bearing/carrier?

    Stop and have a look on the roof , there is probably a wee man on the roof with a pen....
  • RobRob @Rob - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    This discussion was created from comments split from: Ghettobird's 850R (or something similar) hunt....
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    Ill check out the bearings tomorow @Ex850R‌ , dont 100% know what im looking for
    I guess any play or movement is a bad thing

    It is strange, and quite violent :S
    Im thinking of converting the interior to black if @iceton1975‌ has the goods, anyone done any funky things to their headliners? The hard plastic is kinda nasty, was thinking of padding it and going black
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    edited March 2015
    The problem:


    Every time I bent it back, itd hit again 10 minutes later.

    This is how I fixed the issue:

    Larger bracket bolt & 3 Nice zinc spacers

    Glue thoes Mofo's together for easier handling (The Zinc washers)

    Finished product:

    The extra 1cm of clearence was all I needed, I did both sides to be sure.

    Not sure how helpful it will be when the car is lowered... But it hasnt hit in the past 3 weeks!
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    edited March 2015
    Did a little painting...

    Next up!

    I have an oil pressure gauge setup coming from TB!
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott @A_Volvo_Driver Victoria, The Revenue State
    That red paint looks really nice in the flesh. After hearing your plans for the car I am looking forward to see it unfold.

  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    Thanks Scott!
    It was filthy when you saw it too!
    Ill have some pics up tonight of her all cleaned up
    Did you decide if you wanted to sell that cluster or not? Might have some temp gauges coming soon
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott @A_Volvo_Driver Victoria, The Revenue State
    do you want the gauges, or just the frame that the gauges slot in to?
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    I think just the frame
    what gauges did you have?
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott @A_Volvo_Driver Victoria, The Revenue State
    by memory I think that its outside temp, fuel economy and volts?
  • iceton1975BUTCH @iceton1975 Broadmeadows Victoria
    Yep that's right, and the extras was oil pres 3 bar or 5 bar, and oil temp also a digital outside temp gauge
  • GhettobirdJulian @Ghettobird Melbourne - SE Suburbs
    edited March 2015
    Due to unforeseen circumstances ive had to pull her off the road for a few months :'(

    I can however now divulge my plans!

    This is the general idea... More tomorrow when I pick up some bits :P


    Much much more to come :D
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott @A_Volvo_Driver Victoria, The Revenue State
    Out of curiosity, how much was the donor car?
  • Vee_QueVee_Que @Vee_Que South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    With any luck I will be very involved in the process too! Very exciting to work on such a conversion.
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott @A_Volvo_Driver Victoria, The Revenue State
    Take notes Alex, I might do something similar down the road... which means you'll do doing the work :P
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