'81 244 DL Band-Aid

jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
edited February 2017 in RWD 7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
I saw old mate here apparently abandoned on the side of the road in Mona Vale. Put a note on it, got in touch with the owner, and bought it for $200! I'm picking it up Wednesday and will update this thread then.

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1981, 244DL, B21A, BW55
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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited January 2017 7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    Got me a UVP today without much fuss. RMS also confirmed for me the car hadn't been written off or anything. Unsurprisingly, rego was fully cancelled, so it'll need a blue slip. Fortunately for me, I live literally around the corner from a blue slip mechanic.
  • 5818 / 173joined Jul 2013
    Le Rad. Been looking for an 80's band-aid sticker for you but has been harder than I thought!
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited January 2017 7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    MINE

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  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    2497 / 145joined Feb 2014
    What's the plan for this one? Fix ''n' Flip? Project? Bash car? Le Mons car? Keeper?
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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited January 1 7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    Fix and flip, but probably to @soph

    So first impressions are it's not half bad, slow as balls though. Power steering works, lights work, no exhaust leaks, engine starts up easy and runs fine. Probably just needs a basic tune up. Found one rust bubble on the rear edge of the boot lid, that's it.
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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    Shudder under hard braking suspect stuck caliper or warped rotor (or just rusty from sitting so long), also a small vibration pretty sure from prop shaft centre donut. Finally the blower motor makes a God awful noise, which I assume is seized bearings. Also the head unit is some cheap after market unit and doesn't appear to have any power to it.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
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  • 240240 (@240) Canberra
    686 / 48joined Jul 2015
    Do you know where those centre donuts are available? I reckon I need a new one too.
  • 9985 / 83joined Jul 2013
    240 (@240) wrote: »
    Do you know where those centre donuts are available? I reckon I need a new one too.

    Fill with silicone
    I think you need to add i was in an s80 with three wheels getting pulled backwards and was told to "hold on shit is about to get real".
  • DCW242Duncan (@DCW242) - point cook. victoria
    610 / 102joined Apr 2014
    240 (@240) wrote: »
    Do you know where those centre donuts are available? I reckon I need a new one too.

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-drive-shaft-center-bearing-rubber-cushion-140-240-260-1221635
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  • 678 / 32joined Jan 2016
    Heh heh, 'slow as balls' would be right. This is the same as one of Voldat's loaners, which I would describe as progressing in a stately manner, or in other words...
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
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    I went over the bodywork and found one bit of rust:

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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    Heh heh, 'slow as balls' would be right. This is the same as one of Voldat's loaners, which I would describe as progressing in a stately manner, or in other words...

    Going up the hill out of Mona Vale, up Mona Vale Road, flat out managed to just hold 60km/h.

    I know they make less power than the B21E, but this is significantly slower than my 244, so I think it probably needs cap/rotor, plugs, and base timing set properly.
  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW
    2497 / 145joined Feb 2014
    And possibly a carby kit & air cleaner. B21A of that era was rated at 102 BHP. No ball of fire, but it should get you up that hill on Mona Vale Rd at better than 60 km/h flat knacker, did it countless times in a similar unit many moons ago.
  • A_Volvo_DriverScott (@A_Volvo_Driver) Victoria, The Revenue State
    2811 / 30joined Jul 2013
    James is too heavy for the car :P
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    1992 240 GL Wagon "The TURD"
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  • 5818 / 173joined Jul 2013
    Autobox will be sucking more of the go too
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    It's a nice BW55 you take that back
  • 5818 / 173joined Jul 2013
    Better than a 35 but still a bit torque sucking :mrgreen:
  • 9985 / 83joined Jul 2013
    It's a nice BW55 you take that back

    Want the aw7x back again?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    7854 / 429joined Jul 2013
    No
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