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'91 240GLE - The Brapwagon

jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
edited October 2017 in RWD
So I've been gearing up for this for ages. When I was selling the 360, along the way I ended up with a 240GLE that had been sitting in @Philia_Bear's yard for a few years. It was mostly complete and seemed solid enough, so its the new amateur race wagon project.

I also picked up an '87 245 (the Doomwagon) and tonight finally pulled the M47 from it.

Also today I rebuilt the brapwagon's front suspension with King lowering springs and Bilstein HD struts. It needs new ball joints and one of the sway bar droplinks is missing, but they'll all come from the doomwagon (pictured below losing its engine).

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  • SiviiSivii (@Sivii) Brisbane -Ferny Hills
    You dont by chance still have the tail lights?
  • following!
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    @Sivii I don't sorry, one was smashed anyway when the donor wagon fell off a trailer and went for a stroll down the road.
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  • SiviiSivii (@Sivii) Brisbane -Ferny Hills
    @Sivii I don't sorry, one was smashed anyway when the donor wagon fell off a trailer and went for a stroll down the road.

    All good, I'll keep looking for some unicorn teeth
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited June 2017
    Here's some more photos of the brapwagon. Today I finished removing the manual parts from the donor wagon, and replaced the main fuel pump with the one from the donor, and then did the spark plugs, cap and rotor, and oil and filter. The injectors need new o-rings as they are leaking, but it runs shitty on four cylinders now, whereas before it was running shitty on three. We suspect it's just really old fuel, so will be draining the tank next weekend and putting in some fresh 98.

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  • SiviiSivii (@Sivii) Brisbane -Ferny Hills
  • SiviiSivii (@Sivii) Brisbane -Ferny Hills
    The white wagon in the background up for grabs?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    @Sivii you'll need to ask @Philia_Bear
  • The white wagon in the background up for grabs?

    The roof is rusty
    Not sure if you want
    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".
  • SiviiSivii (@Sivii) Brisbane -Ferny Hills
    The white wagon in the background up for grabs?

    The roof is rusty
    Not sure if you want

    Taillights if they're good.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Finally got a bit more done. Figured out the shitty idle was a hole in the inlet pipe after the AMM. Drained the varnish and installed 20L of fresh 98. Finished bolting up the struts and brake lines and bled the brakes with @Philia_Bear. So now it's running and driving (in theory) and resting on its own wheels.

    To do now is put in front seats, new belts, actual coolant, tidy up the interior and take it for rego.

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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
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  • bgpzfm142bgpzfm142 (@bgpzfm142) near Katoomba NSW / Launceston TAS
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    Well, that one sure got a haircut. Maybe repurpose as a ute...

    The Brapwagon is progressing very nicely!
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    Well, that one sure got a haircut. Maybe repurpose as a ute...

    The Brapwagon is progressing very nicely!

    The white one goes to the crusher tomorrow morning
    Bonus points that we discovered it had brand new ball joints and brake lines in the front which were saved
    Also had poly bushings in the upper rear trailing arms (also saved)
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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    edited August 2017
    Small update, today I got a seat into it, repaired the bonnet catch, put actual coolant in, and cleaned out all the stuff from the trunk. I'm going to see about registering it as a two-seater.

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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    And now the flywheel is on its way to @Vee_Que for drilling and surfacing. I need to find a passenger seat rail also.
  • Are you putting a manual into it?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Are you putting a manual into it?

    Yeah, I've got an M47 + conversion bits from the Doomwagon (the one that fell off Mike's trailer).
    Vee_Que
  • So its going to be used as a race car?
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    So its going to be used as a race car?
    Road-legal race car, yes. Basically just setting it up with half-decent suspension and a 5-speed, and a few go-fast bits I have lying around (phenolic spacer, underdrive pulley, extractors, cam), and we'll upgrade parts as we go, based on what we find gives us trouble. Not enough brakes? Time for better brakes. etc, rather than trying to build the perfect setup from the get-go.
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