Raebird's #superheavyracecar

RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
edited November 10 in RWD 385 / 17joined Jan 2014
So I bought this 88' 240gl with an M45 off @Justian to replace the S70, I decided I wanted to get back into a manual RWD car, after a bit of searching found this one for the right price. The plan for it is a track car (primarily drifting) that I can daily drive, it needs a fair bit of maintenance to get it back on the road, so I will start there then move onto performance modifications.

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It was pretty dark by the time I finished moving cars about, so didn't get to fiddle with it much yet, but first 'mod' was the wheels and adaptors off of the S70.

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  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7336 / 36joined Jul 2013
    Interesting, s70 out of reg?
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Was going to be out in October, why?
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    edited September 12 7336 / 36joined Jul 2013
    The way I understood it, the s70 was just a daily, so to replace it with a project car seems odd unless the s70 was out of rego.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    What can I say, I like to party!
    Plus I have a work vehicle...
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  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7336 / 36joined Jul 2013
    That explains everything then ;)
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Get in the boot battery!
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    Found a nice spot for my wideband display too...
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  • 78 / 20joined Jan 2017
    Hope we can tandem some time.
    Two blue 240s skidding in sync *pure bliss*
    Raebirdjamesinc
    Looking for a 240 74-79 model for round lights
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    This one is silver, might possibly be a different colour by the time it's on the road, but I'm down for tandems!
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  • 78 / 20joined Jan 2017
    My bad looks a lil blue in the night pic
  • 97 / 13joined May 2014
    Hope we can tandem some time.
    Two blue 240s skidding in sync *pure bliss*

    Would love to see some volvo skids at archy!
    Raebird
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    It will hopefully be there quite regularly once it is on the road.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Freshened the front up with a touch of black paint.

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    Weekend race cars need tunes too!

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    Got a set of extractors for all the horsepower 😂

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    Also got a dodgy eBay cup holder because all my other cars have cup holders and I'm used to having somewhere to put my beverage.

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  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Also treated it to a new timing belt, water pump & hoses.
  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    5566 / 521joined Jul 2013
    Sic
    Raebird
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    Current: 1966 120 wagon, 1970 162, 1973 164E + supercharger, 1980 262C, 1998 C70 T5 AWD Coupe, 2009 XC70 D5 LE
    Previous: 1979 242GT, 1984 265GLE, 1985 740T, 1996 850R wagon, 1996 850AWD Manual among others
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    edited November 4 7336 / 36joined Jul 2013
    Wow, that's a lot of stereo gear for a car that is meant to be a race car. The amp seems excessive! As do 500w speakers to be fair. What's the rms on them?
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Rob (@Rob) wrote: »
    Sic

    That's travis's 240 mate! 😂
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Wow, that's a lot of stereo gear for a car that is meant to be a race car. The amp seems excessive! As do 500w speakers to be fair. What's the rms on them?

    70RMS, I like sound quality with my stereo's, I feel like this is fairly conservative. I could've put another amplifier, component speakers and subs in an enclosure to make it excessive...
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  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7336 / 36joined Jul 2013
    Wow. All that extra Weight! The stock head units are pretty good now from jvc for controlling up to 40wrms I find and I can never run my stereo loud enough for it to distort before my ears hurt...

    We definitely have different ideas for track cars.
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    385 / 17joined Jan 2014
    Wow. All that extra Weight! The stock head units are pretty good now from jvc for controlling up to 40wrms I find and I can never run my stereo loud enough for it to distort before my ears hurt...

    We definitely have different ideas for track cars.

    Well it is a weekend track car, if we weren't all individuals we wouldn't be so unique now would we.
    I'm amazed that you know how heavy it is by looking at a photo 😏
    I'm confident it won't impact the cars performance to greatly.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7336 / 36joined Jul 2013
    I know how much most amps and 6x9 speakers are.

    So what performance mods are being done?
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