Greg's 79 245GL Barn Find

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  • Thanks, but I have a 145 that is commanding my attention. I'm only going from a B20A/M40 to B21.3(K)/M41. My initial control system change is from single Stromberg and dizzy to a 32/36 DGAV Weber and 123, not k-jet to LH2.4.

    Sounds like a good project. I just ordered a 123 distributor for my 1800ES as I’m having trouble with the Allison/Crane XR700 ignition I installed back in 1990...guess it’s time for an update!
    egads
  • carnut222Greg S (@carnut222) Daylesford VIC
    edited March 2019
    OK I think I made a mistake with wiper pivots. I removed the old clip-on spline wiper pivots and mechanism from the 79 wagon and thought yay, I can use the newer ones from the 93. Now looking at it with the 93 being the post-85 cowl panel that’s higher in the centre, it looks like maybe the one wiper pivot may be longer on the 93. Can anyone confirm this? I haven’t pulled the dash etc out of the 93 yet so can’t measure it. I’m shooting myself now because I pulled the mechanism out of the 81 wagon I wrecked and it had the bolt-on wiper arms...then I turfed the mechanism thinking I didn’t need it as I’d be using the one from the 93...NEVER, I REPEAT NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY! :)
    OK without pulling out the 93 wiper mechanism (haven’t gotten to it yet) I’m starting to think the pivots may be common on all 81-93’s regardless of the cowl change in 86. That’s based on looking at some parts websites including OE Volvo, so it’s possible the original site where I saw a pic of the 2 different length pivots that guy was confusing a left and a right pivot, as they would be different lengths. Anyway, fingers crossed they are common from 81-93 and I will be able to use the 93 ones in the 79.
  • I’d like to think I’m getting organised but chaos will ensue when I start pulling the suspension off both cars simultaneously to do the swap. Got the petrol pumped out of the donor 93 today and starting to undo the handbrake cables so I can pull the complete rear axle and suspension. Decided I have to pull carpet to access cables and of course snapped one of the good B-pillar trims. F**K! Time for a coffee.

    Oh, and went to undo the wire from the starter and the whole plastic terminal and stud snapped off when I tried to loosen the nut with a spanner. F**K. Decided to come in and make a coffee and the croup came undone and coffee assploded everywhere. I’ve filled up my swear jar twice today LOL!
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  • At least everyone has those days
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  • At least everyone has those days

    Mine seems to happen from Monday till Sunday lately....

    If you need them, I can grab a set of wiper posts from the 78 parts car.

    What type of head was on the dodgy B230E? A 398, or.. ?
  • At least everyone has those days

    Mine seems to happen from Monday till Sunday lately....

    If you need them, I can grab a set of wiper posts from the 78 parts car.

    What type of head was on the dodgy B230E? A 398, or.. ?
    Thanks for the offer but I’m trying to fit the later-style wiper pivots with the bolt-on arms as they’re readily available and easier to remove etc. The early-style ones seem to break?

    The head on the B230E is a 530, and has the pulsair holes plugged and the K-jet injectors in place but capped off somehow. The car is running LH2.4 everything else as per original 93 build.
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  • Got the rear suspension and axle out of the 93 donor car. Will replace bushes in upper control arms and Panhard bar, put in the new Kings springs and Bilstein HD shocks. Need to pull rear suspension and axle out of the yellow wagon and pop it in the 93 donor so I can roll it out.
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  • I'm so jealous of your workshop!
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  • I'm so jealous of your workshop!
    Thanks Ian. Yes I’m definitely spoiled with the hoist. Makes some things a lot easier. It was my retirement dream and I am fortunate to have been able to make it happen.

    bgpzfm142
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    You need a forklift or loader attached to tractor, save pulling more out just to get scrap car to roll.
    Dolly's?
  • You need a forklift or loader attached to tractor, save pulling more out just to get scrap car to roll.
    Dolly's?

    I wanna be able to push it out and then have somebody take it away on a trailer.
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    I used my big trolley jack under one end of car a few times in my driveway, outdoors workshop.... Fun...
  • Tassie6erTassie6er (@Tassie6er) West Hobart, Tasmania
    So, this is how I got rid of mine....hHlfF3Xh.jpg
  • Unfortunately my driveway is unsealed so it’s all it impossible to move anything on it unless it has big rubber tyres. :)
  • Tassie6erTassie6er (@Tassie6er) West Hobart, Tasmania
    I've got a whole montage of the stripping of this car, which is the one I realised I'd been watching too much Top Gear when my wife asked me to get rid of the Orchid Shed in the back yard and I simply hoped into the wagon, started it up and back it through the shed, but that is another story. I won't hijack this threat and will wait until the server is working properly and will post.
    carnut222
  • Got my “new” clutch kit from Classic Swede in the UK (along with RHD turbo downpipe for the other 240)...well, I think he found the pressure plate with the wreck of the Titanic...awaiting Dai’s reply on what he wants to do about it. Not really wanting to just try and clean off the corrosion given I paid 80 pounds plus a bit of extra shipping for it. Grrrr!
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  • Got fuel tank out of 93 donor car. All looks good and it was so much easier than wrestling the half-full tank out of the yellow wagon whilst on my back on the floor. I’ve learned a lot about removing tanks from doing it on the parts car, the yellow wagon and the 93. The 93 has a new design rubber grommet where the fill neck enters the body on the tank side. The grommet pushes out easy before removing the tank. The old 79 car just had a bulky rubber/foam surround that pressed up against the hole in the body...unless it’s a wagon vs. sedan thing, but the body sure looks identical on both sedan and wagon in that area. Also learned that you can push the rubber spill lip/grommet at the filler end through the hole in the body before removing the tank, then the whole tank and filler neck (including both grommets) slides out with no tugging, cursing or bending anything. We’ll see how it goes back together, but it appears the spill lip grommet can probably be put into the body opening first then insert neck through it when installing tank, probably with some Vaseline? ;) Otherwise maybe just put tank in then push spill lip grommet over filler pipe and press into the body. I may test that with a spare filler neck I have. I’m always thinking “How did they put this car together” and if you can figure that out it’s a lot easier. You can be sure they weren’t cursing and forcing things when they put it together LOL!

    I really SHOULD pull the sender ring off and check the in-tank pump, sender and hose while the tank is out...but is that tempting fate as it works now? Hmm, guess I’d better as it’s so much easier with tank out. Gonna power wash first to remove the dirt and dust.
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  • Got my “new” clutch kit from Classic Swede in the UK (along with RHD turbo downpipe for the other 240)...well, I think he found the pressure plate with the wreck of the Titanic...awaiting Dai’s reply on what he wants to do about it. Not really wanting to just try and clean off the corrosion given I paid 80 pounds plus a bit of extra shipping for it. Grrrr!
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    "NOOS" - New OLD-OLD stock?
    carnut222
  • carnut222Greg S (@carnut222) Daylesford VIC
    edited March 2019
    Thanks to @ds245 ‘s help today I got the old 93 donor suspension rear torque rod and panhard bar bushes removed. That was a monumental task even with the right bushing tools and a hydraulic press. I reckon we came close to overloading the 20 ton press getting the bushes out. Next time I will just buy new arms with poly bushes already installed! :) Got them cleaned up a bit and installed the new SuperPro poly bushes. Dean also helped me remove the fuel and brake line bundle complete so it can be installed in the 79. Making some progress. Next step is pull rear axle out of 79 and put it in 93 body, and put 93 axle with new bushes, shocks and springs into the 79...then on to front suspension and steering.

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  • Making more progress. I might rename this thread “how to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse”...throw money at it! Got old rear suspension/diff out of the yellow wagon and put donor diff in. Still need to put the new Kings springs and Bilsteins in, and pop in the Panhard bar and upper torque rods. Next I’ll put the old axle in the donor sedan and time to swap places - yellow wagon onto the hoist to finish it up. Donor sedan will be ready for interior and wire harness removal for the swap then. Had an “oh shit” moment with the hoist. Was letting down the donor sedan to access the boot. Looked over and saw front of the car was about 50 mm off the front hoist arms. My first thought was is it tipping? Raced around the front and saw the transmission jack holding up the front under the front suspension. I forgot I had the transmission jack sitting under the front with a drain pan on it to collect some brake fluid from when I undid the brake lines from the distribution block. Oops! Could have been a catastrophe!
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